Friday, April 27, 2012

YMCA Free Healthy Kids Day 4/28 (10am - Noon)

The 2012 YMCA Healthy Kids Day in Marion is Saturday, April 28th from 10am - noon.  Admission is FREE to the public & they will be having activities going on.  Other communities are running similar promos all during April, but check with your local YMCA for the exact date & time. 

We are members at the YMCA, and we LOVE it!  We take advantage of the free childcare while my husband and I work out, the discounted kids sports, and  the pool for the whole family.  Have you been thinking about joining?  This is your chance to check it out... for free! 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Got Drugs? Medicine Collection Event April 27-28

The Marion Police Department, along with Marion Utilities, is holding a medicine collection event  this weekend for SAFE disposal of expired and unused medication.

Friday, April 27th from 6pm -8pm
Saturday, April 28th from 11am - 2pm

Event is at the municipal building parking lot in downtown Marion. 

Did you know that...
  • Unused or expired Rx medications are a public safety issue (leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse?)
  • Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription/doctor's supervision?
  • The non-medical use of Rx drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America?
  • The majority of teens abuse Rx drugs by getting them from family & friends' homes?
  • Unused Rx drugs throw in in the trash can be retrieved and abused or sold illegally.  
  • Unused drugs that are flushed down the toilet contaminate the water supply 
  • Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

Note: all containers will be destroyed along with medications, so you can just drop the whole container off.

Questions?  Contact Pam Kirklin at Marion Utilities at #664.2391 x128

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

FREE Pretzel - National Pretzel Day!

Remember, Thursday, April 26th is National Pretzel Day!  Go into your local pretzel place (Pretzelmaker or Aunt Annie's in malls) and say "Happy National Pretzel Day" to get a full-size free pretzel... no catch! 

I've "celebrated" Nat'l Pretzel Day at the Marion Mall the past two years.... and it really works! 

Happy National Pretzel Day!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day - Sunday, April 22, 2012 - FREE Entrance into Nat'l Parks all Week!

Monday, April 23 is Earth Day, and in honor of Earth Day the National Parks are offering FREE entrance into over 300 National Parks through April 29th.  For more info, click HERE.   

Not near a National Park but want to do something to celebrate Earth Day?  Here is an idea... how about a clean-up day in your neighborhood?  My neighborhood association sponsored a clean-up day for our neighborhood this weekend, and it was a GREAT opportunity for my entire family to walk around and pick up trash while teaching my kids respect for the Earth, and for our neighbors.  A lesson I'm hoping will stick with them! 

Another idea... visit your local library.  I know that the Marion Public Library (and I'm sure many others) have GREAT books and exhibits out for Earth Day.  Learn something new.... and teach your kids too!

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Grand Cupcakery - Free Tasting Saturday, April 21 in Marion

  •  What?
    Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st in downtown Marion the Grand Cupcakery, a cupcake bakery (currently run out of someone's home) that is trying to get started in Marion is having a cupcake tasting event from 10:00am until 5:00pm.

  • Where?  
    5th and Washington, Marion IN (across from the Centrum Mall in downtown Marion)


    Everyone in and around Marion, Indiana that likes cupcakes!

    They will be serving mini sized cupcakes in 4 flavors to help promote our yummy cupcakes. Everyone can sample a free mini cupcake in each flavor. If you would like to take some home, they we will sell a 4 pack for $2.

    I don't know much about this place, but have seen it on Facebook... I'm excited to try it out! 

    (sorry I'm having formatting issues with the bullets on this post!)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Free PhotoCard from Shutterfly

Free PhotoCard from Shutterfly
Not sure how long this is good for, so use it now!  Doesn't have to be a Mother's Day card, can be any kind of card.  You will have to pay shipping, but they can ship directly to your recipient.  I've used Shutterfly for these cards before and they come out beautifully! 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

National Pretzel Day - Thurs, April 26th, 2012

Did you know that there is a National Pretzel Day?  Even better, it is coming up soon - Thurs, April 26th, 2012, and many national pretzel chains, including Pretzelmaker (at our own Marion Mall), and many participating Aunt Annie's are giving away FREE Pretzels!  All you have to do is go to your local store on the day and say, "Happy National Pretzel Day!"  I've done this the past two years with my kids - the only day each year that we get a pretzel at the mall (even though I want them every time I walk in and smell them!).  There is no catch to this - so don't miss is! 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

FREE Subscription to FamilyFun Disney Magazine

Get a FREE 20 issue subscription to FamilyFun Disney Magazine!  Not sure how long this offer is good for, so do it today!  CLICK HERE

FamilyFun is the magazine for parents with children ages three to twelve. Family Fun is an ideabook for all the exciting things families can do together. FamilyFun is the essential information source, offering creative activities, party plans, family travel, learning projects and all clever ideas that busy mothers and fathers need to have at their fingertips.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Buy 1, Get 1 FREE on CARS Toys & FREE SHIPPING!

Have a CARS fan in your house?  I have 2. :)  The Disney Store is having a B1G1 Free on all Cars toys & Plush items AND FREE SHIPPING!  This sale is today and tomorrow (April 9 & 10) ONLY.  Make sure to enter Promo Code KACOW to get these discounts.  I thought this was too good to be true with Free Shipping, so I checked it out myself... it works!  Do you have bday parties this summer?  These will make great gifts for little boys! 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

National Walk to Work Day - Friday, April 6th 2012

Friday, April 5th is National Walk to Work Day.  Have you broken out your walking/running shoes this spring yet?  If not, now is the time.  Can you walk to work?  Can you park a little farther from your building than you usually do an walk a little extra?  Can you walk on your lunch hour for 20 minutes?  Can you walk to the grocery store, to a friend's house, or just around the block with your kiddos?  How can you walk MORE? 

Need some help or inspirations?  See articles below from PREVENTION magazine on walking:
10 Biggest Walking Pains, Solved
14 Walking Workouts
How to find the best shoes to walk in

Need some new shoes?  Enter Prevention's April FREE SHOE GIVEAWAY!

Happy Walking! 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Google Offers - $5 for a $10 Starbucks Gift Card

Have you heard about the new Google Offers?  It is essentially Google getting into the daily deals (e.g. Groupon) business.  It is pretty new, and they're running a great deal today for a $10 Starbucks eGift Card for only $5!  And, when you make your purchase, Google will donate $3 to Create Jobs USA

Registration is quick and painless, and you're on your way to a treat.  CLICK HERE for more info & to purchase.
Note: a physical gift card isn't mailed to you, rather you print out an eGift you use in stores. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

MASSIVE Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 7 at 10am (Marion High School)

This Saturday, April 7th is the annual Easter egg hunt in Marion sponsored by New Life Church (in conjunction with other churches & organizations in the area).  The event is held at Marion High School, and starts at 10am (but you should be there by 9 or 9:30 at the latest).  They have a bunch of giveaways (bikes, prizes, etc.) and then commence with a massive egg hunt on the high school football field.  It is a little crazy with people, but fun too.  My kids & nephews had a blast last year.  Make sure to wear good walking shoes for wearing on the football field & bring a bag or a basket for your kid to collect their eggs.  Happy hunting!