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The Home Depot: Rockland 3 Piece Hardside Spinner Luggage Set Only $114.98 Shipped! (reg. $480)

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Tis’ the season for fall trips and traveling! If you are like me and have had the same luggage for several years, it is definitely time to upgrade! I have been wanting to get a hard side spinner suitcase, as I have heard really great things about them. I have found an amazing deal on not one, but three pieces! Today only, The Home Depot (crazy place for luggage, right? ) is offering the Rockland Sonic 3-Piece Hardside Spinner Luggage Set for ONLY $114.98 Shipped! (reg. $480) Yes, THREE pieces for that amazing price. And, there are so many beautiful color options to choose from! If this set isn’t your thing, there are lots of other great options on sale as well!

GO HERE to take advantage of this offer.

TIP: Buy each family member their own color of luggage so that you can easily keep track of everyone’s belongings. This is especially helpful when flying and cruising!

The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway Contest!

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If you are anything like our family, we love the beach. There is nothing like a relaxing vacation with just the family at the beach spending time together and enjoying all that the beach has to offer. What if you and your family WIN a Condo in Myrtle Beach valued at approximately $100,000, or you could take $50,000 CASH Prize? What do you think about that? I am not kidding! 

I have never been to Myrtle Beach, but it is actually on my list of places to go. We live about 7 hours away, and I have heard that it is gorgeous there. I think that our boys would really enjoy it too! In fact, it looks like the perfect family vacation getaway location as there is something to do for everyone! Choose from attractions, water sports, dining, shopping, gold, entertainment and so much more!

ENTER TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN BEACHFRONT CONDO

Vacation Myrtle Beach is Giving Away an Oceanfront Condo, valued at nearly $100,000 (or $50,000 CASH, winner’s choice)!!! One lucky winner will own this condo (this is not a timeshare).

Win this beautiful Oceanfront Condo and Change Your Life! Vacation Myrtle Beach, one of the largest providers of family vacation accommodations in Myrtle Beach, SC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway contest, which features the grand prize of a furnished oceanfront condo at The Caravelle Resort located in Myrtle Beach, SC, valued at nearly $100,000 (or $50,000 CASH, winner’s choice)!!! One lucky winner will own this condo (this is not a timeshare). Other lucky winners will receive a 7-night stay or a 3-night stay at one of Vacation Myrtle Beach’s oceanfront properties.

The newly renovated, oceanfront efficiency condo offers room for up to four guests and includes a fully-equipped kitchen. In addition to its prime Myrtle Beach location, the resort provides convenient access to all of the area’s major attractions, restaurants, and things to do. Families and couples enjoy a wide variety of on-site amenities including an indoor pool, a block-long poolscape complete with a large pool, whirlpool, lazy river, kiddie lazy river, kids’ pool, poolside bar, and plenty of relaxing deck options. In addition to everything you need for fun in the sun, the resort offers an array of dining options as well as an opportunity for rejuvenation and relaxation at its on-site spa.

The Great Myrtle Beach Condo Giveaway sweepstakes is now open for entries.

To enter or for Official Rules and more information about Vacation Myrtle Beach properties and deals, please here: https://woobox.com/hsfeoo?source=usfam

I hope that one of you will WIN this gorgeous condo from Vacation Myrtle Beach!

Rockland 3-Piece Hardside Spinner Luggage Set Only $112.71 Shipped! (reg. $479)

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Tis’ the season for summer vacation and traveling! If you are like me and have had the same luggage for several years, it is definitely time to upgrade! I have been wanting to get a hardside spinner suitcase, as I have heard really great things about them. I have found an amazing deal on not one, but three pieces! Today only, The Home Depot (crazy place for luggage, right? ) is offering the Rockland 3-Piece Hardside Spinner Luggage Set for ONLY $112.71 Shipped! (reg. $479) Yes, THREE pieces for that amazing price. And, there are so many beautiful color options to choose from!

GO HERE to take advantage of this offer.

TIP: Buy each family member their own color of luggage so that you can easily keep track of everyone’s belongings. This is especially helpful when flying and cruising!

How to Get LEGOLAND® Florida Discounted Tickets

LEGOLAND® Florida and Florida Prepaid have partnered together to encourage Florida families to support their children’s imagination all while saving for their college education! This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Plans. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy.

Now through April 30, 2019, which is the end of the Florida Prepaid Plans Open Enrollment, not only can you save $30 off your admission fee when you use Florida Prepaid Promo Code SWEET19, but you will also score LEGOLAND® Florida tickets for HALF-OFF! Yes, you read that correctly! 50% off LEGOLAND® Florida tickets! It’s time to start building your child’s future all while having fun where “everything is AWESOME!”

How do I get my discounted LEGOLAND® Florida tickets? 

Any family who enrolls in a prepaid plan during this Open Enrollment season will receive a 50% discount on LEGOLAND® Florida tickets for their family! (3 tickets only, including beneficiary)

When do I need to purchase my LEGOLAND® Florida discounted tickets by and when will I receive them?

If you enroll in a Florida Prepaid plan, you can expect an email with more information on how to access your LEGOLAND® Florida discounted tickets after Open Enrollment ends. Your tickets must be purchased by October 27, 2019.

With Florida Prepaid College Plans, Starting is Believing! 

With a Florida Prepaid College Plan, saving for college is simple and stress-free. While your kids are focused on their LEGO® creations, you can make sure they are prepared to attend college and pursue their goals. Now is the time to prepare for their future education!

You can learn more about Florida Prepaid College Plans HERE.

Don’t forget to use Florida Prepaid College Plans promo code SWEET19 to save $30 on your enrollment fee!

Be sure to follow Florida Prepaid College Plans on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube to stay up to date with information on open enrollment, tips and promotional offers.

Do you Still Have Questions About Florida Prepaid College Plans?

Be sure to check out my posts HERE and HERE that will give you more details and information on Florida Prepaid College Plans.

Review of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta + Savings Coupon!

Disclosure: My family and I were provided with complimentary tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

My family and I were recently traveling through Atlanta during the holidays and had the wonderful opportunity to visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Believe it or not, LEGOLAND Discovery Center can be found on the third floor of Phipps Plaza, one of Atlanta’s most prestigious malls. LEGOLAND Discovery Center is the ultimate indoor LEGO playground with 2 rides, 10 LEGO build & play zones, a 4D cinema & much more! Since my boys are huge LEGO fans, there were super excited when they found out that we were going here! 

The first thing that you will notice when you enter, is a fun exhibit all about how LEGO bricks are made. You can even go on a behind-the-scenes Factory Tour to discover how LEGO bricks are made! This is fun for all ages! 

From there, we went on the Kingdom Quest ride. This indoor ride is all about capturing the Princess! Hop aboard your chariot on the Kingdom Quest ride to rescue her.This ride is suitable for children ages 4+. I rode with Brady our youngest, while my hubby went with Drew our oldest. They both thoroughly enjoyed as we were able to shoot targets throughout the ride.

Our entire family loved the LEGO 4D Cinema! While we were there, The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure was showing featuring Emmet, Wyldstyle, Benny, MetalBeard and Unikitty. It was so cute and had real effects like water, wind and more! There are several features available and they have new bricktastic news in store for 2019! 

There are lots of other things to see along the way at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center, including Miniland. This was my personal favorite! It features Atlanta landmarks all built by LEGOS in day and night settings. In fact, Miniland is made from nearly 1.5 million LEGO® bricks, with moving cars and trains, so even the smallest spectator will feel like a giant! It is so cool! 

Other things to do at LEGOLAND Discovery Center include: Merlin’s Apprentice Ride, Pirate Adventure Island, Duplo Village, LEGO Master Builder Academy, Earthquake Tables, LEGO Friends, LEGO Racers: Build and Test, and the Ultimate LEGO Ninjago Experience. These activities are sure to keep your little ones busy for hours. They even have their own cafe which features beverages, snacks and other delicious foods. I noticed that their prices were very reasonable too!

No trip the LEGOLAND Discovery Center would be complete without visiting the LEGO Store! They offer LEGO sets, plush, toys and more!

Overall, we had such a fantastic time at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Atlanta, and I would highly recommend it if you live in the area or you are passing through! There is definitely something for everyone in your family! Right now you can save $5 off one (1) walk-up full price admission ticket! Get the details of this offer HERE. Use code 1040. 

Be sure to follow LEGOLAND Discovery Center on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all the latest promotional offers and bricktastic news in store for 2019! LEGOLAND Discovery Center has several other United States locations as well as locations in select countries. You can GO HERE to see the entire list of locations.

Busch Gardens: FREE Preschool Card for Kids 5 & Under!

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Many of you have been waiting on this……Well, it’s back! Busch Gardens is once again offering their FREE Preschool Card for kids five years of age and under!

Limited-time offer: Kids 5 and younger can enjoy FREE admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island throughout all of 2019 with the Preschool Card. There’s never been a cooler time to be a kid!

Must register online. Not available at the park. 

Redeem your Preschool Card by visiting a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Adventure Island ticket window and present all of these:

  • Your registration confirmation
  • Your child’s birth certificate or travel passport
  • Your Florida resident ID

Does not include free parking, separately ticketed events or other discounts

Visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta!

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Calling all LEGO lovers! If you are in the Atlanta area or you will be passing through, you need to check out the LEGOLAND Discovery Center! With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is a LEGO lover’s dream! I am so excited to take my boys Drew and Brady to visit here over Christmas break! We have been to LEGOLAND here in Florida several times so this will be fun for them to experience! 

Come share our world of color, creativity and family entertainment. Bring your mateys and race your own pirate ship on our aquatic table at NEW Pirate Adventure Island! Come ride Merlin’s Apprentice and Kingdom Quest! Don’t forget to check out local Atlanta landmarks in our MINILAND and learn new building tricks in our Model Builder Academy. Don’t forget to check out one of our five 4D movies, including NEW The LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure! It’s the ultimate place for LEGO fans young and old!

Right now you can save $5 off one (1) walk-up full price admission ticket! Get the details of this offer HERE. Use code 1040. 

Stay tuned for our full review of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta!

*Not valid with any other discounts, coupons or offers, and cannot be used with online or pre-booked tickets. Only one coupon per transaction. Printed coupon must be surrendered upon purchase. No cash value. LEGO, LEGOLAND and The LEGO logo are trademarks of The LEGO Group, 2014 The LEGO Group

Experience the Rescue, Rehab & Release Efforts at Clearwater Marine Aquarium + Tampa Bay Resident Special!

Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets and a tour to Clearwater Marine Aquarium in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I often feel that living here in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, we sometimes take for granted the most remarkable attractions that we have right in our back yard. One such example for my family and I is Clearwater Marine Aquarium. I cannot believe that we have never visited this remarkable facility until this past Saturday.

Many of you may be familiar with Clearwater Marine Aquarium as it has been made famous by Winter the Dolphin. She is the bottlenose dolphin with a prosthetic tale, and her story and experience have been portrayed in The Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 movies. Winter, along with her dolphin friend Hope live at Clearwater Marine Aquarium where they, along with many other animals are taken care of by volunteers, trainers and staff.

During our visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, we were given a personal tour by Allie. Allie is one of the many volunteers who give of themselves to help in the rescue, rehab and rehabilitation efforts which is the Aquarium’s number one mission. Once you step into the Aquarium, you can see why it is so easy to immerse yourself into the world of marine life rescue!

Our tour started with a stop by the animal hospital. We were able to see right into the area where animals are brought when they are sick. They have an actual surgical suite and triage where the sick animals are brought to receive treatment from the trained veterinary staff. The care given to these animals truly is remarkable! In the window, were little containers with items that they had pulled from turtles. Many turtles are brought here because they have swallowed huge fishing lines. The veterinary staff is able to remove them and to rehab the turtles. The picture below portrays just some of the reasons why animals are brought to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Look at the wall of Sea Turtles that the Aquarium has brought back to rehabilitation!

From here, we moved along and saw the kitchen where they prepare the food for the animals. They have huge freezers filled with food, and staff are there very early every morning to prepare healthy and delicious meals for the animals. Some of the animals will eat pounds of fish each day! One of the fun facts that I learned on our tour…they feed Jell-O to the dolphins, otters and pelicans to help them with their fluid intake. How cute is that?

We loved meeting Thelma and Louise two Nurse Sharks on our tour. Did you know that Nurse Sharks are actually bottom dwellers? This means that you will more than likely find them “resting” on the bottom of the ocean floor during the day since they are nocturnal animals. Nurse sharks can grow to be as long as 13 feet and weigh as much as 330 pounds! Wow!

Of course no trip to Clearwater Marine Aquarium is complete without seeing Winter and Hope! It was hard for me to get a good picture in the lighting, but here is Winter playing! You can see where her tail is cut off. In the photo below you can see Winter’s prosthetic that attaches to her tail. This has greatly helped to aid in her rehabilitation! If you have not seen the Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 movies, they are a must! These movies will tell you the story of how Winter was hurt and brought to the aquarium for rehabilitation. Since our trip on Saturday, my boys have watched both movies twice!

We also got to meet pelicans Ricky, Tyndall, Skylar and Matthew. Pelicans are such beautiful creatures!

The aquarium is in the middle of a huge renovation! If you visit right now, you will see that they are in the process of giving Winter a new home! There will be a new rescued dolphin complex, dolphin observation window and much more! You can see more details of the expansion HERE.

As you walk around the aquarium, you can’t help but feel the love that the everyone has not only for Winter, but for all of the animals as well. If you have never visited Clearwater Marine Aquarium, I highly suggest that you plan a trip in the very near future to see what their mission of rescue, rehab and release is all about! You will not be disappointed!

I want to send a huge thank you to Allie and the staff at Clearwater Marine Aquarium for making our trip so enjoyable! They also gifted our family with 2 huge bags of stuffed animals, books, mugs and other goodies that we have been loving! Thank you!

Tampa residents, I have one sweet deal for you! Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is showing appreciation for their Tampa Bay neighbors! 

To show appreciation for local residents, CMA is featuring a special admission offer for the month of September. This offer applies to residents of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Hernando, Citrus, Manatee and Pasco counties. Click HERE for more details. 

  • $14.99 – Adults
  • $9.99 – Kids 12 and under
  • FREE – Children 2 and under

In addition, September 22-23 and 29-30 CMA is celebrating with Hopetember. YOU can give hope to the community with the RCS Pinellas Food Drive benefiting people and pets. Bring a non-perishable canned food item, or canned or dry dog or cat food to benefit RCS Pinellas and receive discounted general admission.

Discounted admission for Hopetember:

  • $12.99 – Adults/Seniors
  • $9.99 – Kids 12 and under
  • FREE – Children 2 and under

This is a great time to visit CMA if you have never done so! My boys are already asking me when we are going back!

Be sure to follow CMA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all of the latest news and promotional offers!

$50 Off LEGOLAND Awesomer Florida Annual Pass!

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WOW! If you and your family have been waiting on a deal for LEGOLAND passes and you are Florida residents, now is the time to take advantage of this deal! Right now we can get $50 off the LEGOLAND Awesomer Annual Pass for LEGOLAND® Florida and Water Park! With this amazing deal it is just $99 per person! The regular price is $149! GO HERE for more details.The offer will be valid from 10 a.m. May 18 through 11:59 p.m. May 20, 2018 or while supplies last.  Offer valid for purchase of new Awesomer Annual Passes only. Offer cannot be applied to previously purchased passes or pass discount offers or combined with any other promotional discounts. Online only

The LEGOLAND Awesomer Annual Pass includes:

  • 12 months unlimited admission to Madame Tussauds Orlando, SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando and LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
  • Free Standard Parking
  • Discount on dining, retail, LEGOLAND Hotel and Beach Retreat stays
  • Discounted guest tickets to LEGOLAND Florida
  • Admission to Special Events at LEGOLAND Florida
  • Collectible LEGO bricks
  • LEGOLAND e-newsletter (exclusive invitations, previews and more!)

Exclusive Tour of the Newly Renovated Tampa Westshore Marriott

Disclosure: I was invited to the Open House event for the newly renovated Tampa Westshore Marriott in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy.

Last week my husband and I were invited to tour the newly renovated Tampa Westshore Marriott during their Open House event. The $20 million-dollar redesign, which includes many new amenities and features, is sure to be popular with millennials, business travelers AND even locals who are looking for a great staycation right here in beautiful Tampa Bay!

Tampa Westshore Marriott is located a few miles from Tampa International Airport and is in close proximity to the local malls, attractions and restaurants. The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle service as well to all locations within a 2 mile radius. So, if you don’t have a vehicle, no worries, they have you covered!

During the Open House, we were invited to tour the hotel and to see what amazing amenities that the hotel has to offer its guests. In addition to the state-of-the art rooms, the hotel offers fine dining at their Tampa Bistro Blue Restaurant, a Fitness Center, Pool, Meeting Rooms and more. If I were planning a visit to the Tampa Bay area, I would definitely be booking a room at the Tampa Westshore Marriott!  This would also be such a fabulous venue for business meetings, weddings and other events. Our evening started off with food and drinks. Let me tell you, the food and drink was amazing! The catering staff went over and beyond with all of the delicious food offerings that were made available to the guests. By the time that we left the event, I was stuffed! We were offered everything from sushi and lamb chops, to sandwiches, caprese salad and everything in-between. Oh and the dessert! They offered mini trifles, strawberry shortcakes, macarons and so much more! I loved the espresso drinks and how they had their own Marriott logo on them. They were so cute!

After the delicious food, we headed outside to tour the pool area. This was such a stunning area that any pool lover is sure to enjoy! I really appreciate how both the inside and outside area are connected. This allows for a nice way to cool off from the hot, Florida sun. This is also a great option for those families with smaller children who are visiting.

…..Look at the beautiful fruit spread that was prepared for us in the pool area!

After we finished touring the pool area, we headed up to the 14th floor of the hotel to view the Concierge lounge. This is a special area that is reserved for Gold & Platinum Marriott reward members. It is a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy a bite or drink with friends or even to conduct business. The lounge overlooks the airport, so this would be a great place to watch the airplanes land or to enjoy a beautiful Tampa Bay sunset! 

On to the guest rooms! The guest rooms have a fresh, new modern look that is sure to please everyone. We toured the Kings and Double suites on the 14th floor and they are all so spacious! I love the suite option as it provides room for every member of the family to relax and unwind. Each room offer wifi, Netflix, charging stations, a coffee bar, mini refrigerator and even a balcony to enjoy the views!

We were very impressed with the renovations at the Tampa Marriott Westshore, and both hubby and I would love to take a little getaway here for the weekend! The location is prime, as it is right in the heart of the airport, restaurants, shopping and attractions. If you are planning a trip to Tampa Bay this hotel is a must! It checks off all the features that I look for in a hotel and more! Be sure to check out their website for pricing and availability.

What are you waiting for? Get ready to live a lavish lifestyle and to relax and unwind when you visit the Tampa Marriott Westshore!

The Tampa Westshore Marriott is located at 1001 N. Westshore Boulevard in Tampa. You may contact them at (813) 287-2555. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all of the latest up-to-date news and promotional offers.