Pez Winner 04/19

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Pez Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS Andrea Tennison!

YOU ARE THE WINNER of a Wilton Comfort Grip Cookie Press!

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Thumper Winner 04/19

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Thumper Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS Donna Quarles!

YOU ARE THE WINNER of a Blue Moroccan Lantern Candle Holder!

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My Kiwi Crate FREE Trial

Try Kiwi Crate for free!

Enjoy a free sample-size project from one of our most popular crates! Only $3.95 shipping. You will be automatically enrolled in a Kiwi Crate monthly subscription*, and may cancel at anytime.

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Your free trial includes: My Jumping Frogs

Build a log launcher and decorate leaping frogs. Play a game to see who can land the most frogs in the pond! Learn about the amazing creatures that roam the Rainforest in our explore! magazine.

CRATE INCLUDES:
All the materials to build your log launcher
Set of 6 crayons to decorate your frogs
2 felt sheets to create your Rainforest ponds
16 page explore! magazine filled with kid-friendly recipes, puzzles and a bonus project

NOTE: This is a sample crate. My Jumping Frogs is one of two projects from our popular Rainforest crate.

* Your free trial project will ship within two business days. You will have 14 days after your trial project ships to cancel your subscription. If you choose to not cancel, you will be charged $19.95/month (see our FAQs for details) and receive 2-3 new projects per month with your Kiwi Crate monthly subscription. You may cancel at any time. Offer only available to U.S. residents.

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DISNEY’S MILLION DOLLAR ARM PITCHING CONTEST OFFERS A CHANCE TO WIN $1 MILLION #MillionDollarArm

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DISNEY’S MILLION DOLLAR ARM PITCHING CONTEST OFFERS A CHANCE TO WIN $1 MILLION

Contestants Can Test Their Fastball Skills at Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif., ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World®Resort in Florida or the Tribeca Family Festival in New York

Nine Finalists Will Advance to the Final Contest Held at Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” World Premiere in Hollywood, California

Burbank, Calif. (April 11, 2014) –Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s  Million Dollar Arm,” an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.

Amateur baseball pitchers—male or female, who are legal United States residents at least 18 years of age or older—are invited to qualify to compete in the preliminary rounds of the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest at either Walt Disney World®Resort in Florida, Disneyland® Resort in California or at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. The three contestants from each location who throw the fastest pitches will advance to the finals and have a chance to compete for a $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, California. Official rules are available on Disney.com’s “Million Dollar Arm” homepage HERE.

Presented by SUBWAY® restaurants, the three qualifying events will take place on April 25 and 26, from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at both Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif. and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® and on April 26 only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day during the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. Contestants will throw three pitches, each tracked by a radar gun, in an attempt to throw the fastest pitch. All participants will receive tickets for themselves and a guest to see an advance screening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” at an AMC Theatres location later that evening.

Nine finalists chosen during these qualifying events will have a chance to compete for the $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm.” The top three eligible pitchers with the fastest pitches from each qualifying round location will be flown with his or her guest to the final contest, which will take place at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, Calif., on May 6. Each of these finalists will throw three pitches on Hollywood Boulevard. Any eligible finalist who throws one 100 mph strike (out of three pitches) will become a potential winner of the $1 million grand prize.
The nine finalists and their guests will be VIPs at the film’s premiere along with stars, filmmakers, major league players, coaches, scouts and celebrities.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Subject to Official Rules available at event or HERE.

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ABOUT THE MOVIE

Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.

Directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay written by Tom McCarthy, Disney’s drama “Million Dollar Arm” stars Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Suraj Sharma, Lake Bell and Alan Arkin. The producers are Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray and Joe Roth. The executive producers are Palak Patel, Kevin Halloran, Bill Simmons and Connor Schell. The film will be release in the United States on May 16, 2014.

Like MILLION DOLLAR ARM on Facebook

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MILLION DOLLAR ARM opens in theaters everywhere on May 16th!

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Trinity Beverage Cooler Review & Giveaway

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 Trinity Beverage Cooler Review & Giveaway

Y’all are going to be so happy with me :D  I was given the amazing opportunity by Trinity to review one of their stainless steel beverage coolers!  But, that’s not all!  They are giving another cooler away to 1 lucky reader.  Oh yes, but first I want to tell you about this amazing cooler.

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I don’t know about you, but we spend, on average, about 4 hours a day outside during the summer months.  Much of that time is spent either in the pool or somewhere hanging out around it.  When I was given the chance to review this cooler, I had no idea how amazing it would be.  We have always had a nice cooler.  It will hold about 36 soda cans or bottles of water along with a bag of ice.  That is NOTHING compared to this cooler!  I put 24 cans, 20 drink pouches and 24 water bottles along with 3 bags of ice  in the Trinity Beverage cooler and there was still room for more!  Not only is this cooler CRAZY spacious, but it also has a shelf below for storage and a bottle opener built right on the front of the cooler!  There is a spout on the back of the cooler for draining melted ice and wheels on the bottom to roll it wherever you need.

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About Trinity:

“We strive to make the TRINITY name synonymous with quality. We devote ourselves to providing not only high quality consumer products, but also high quality customer service. In an increasingly competitive market, TRINITY will continue to distinguish itself through its quality products, extraordinary service, and innovative designs.

OUR GOAL
Here at TRINITY, our goal is to excite and support our consumers – whether by design, value, quality, service, or function. It’s great to create strong, long-lasting retail partnerships, but we know that it all wouldn’t matter without the confidence and support of our consumer behind us. So whether you’re missing a part, or need assistance with a project, or would like to see something changed, reach out to us, and we’ll be happy to assist you.
QUALITY STANDARDS
TRINITY has established quality management systems that comply with the requirements of multiple international, federal, and industry standards. More importantly, we strive to meet or exceed the requirements and expectations of our customers. Our manufacturing sites hold various registrations that comply not only with global industry product specific standards, but also socio-economic standards.”
About TRINITY Stainless Steel Beverage Cooler:

High quality 304 grade Stainless Steel construction
20 gallon / 24 – 12 oz. aluminum can capacity
2″ x 2″ casters for easy mobility (2 locking, 2 non-locking)
Attached bottle opener and cap catcher
Includes drainage plus for easy care
Two-sided easy access lid
Assembled dimensions: 35.5″W x 15.25″D x 34.25H
Weight: 34 lbs.

* * THE GIVEAWAY! * * 

We have joined up with a few other AMAZING bloggers to bring you this super fun Trinity Beverage Cooler Giveaway! Trinity is the quality standard in indoor and outdoor storage solutions. They are environmentally responsible and easy on your wallet.  One lucky reader will win their very own Stainless Steel Beverage Cooler from Trinity. Simply enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win:
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Bugs Bunny Winner 04/18

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Bugs Bunny Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS Melissa Mizzoni!

YOU ARE THE WINNER of a Pink Infinity Bracelet!

You have 1 hour to respond to this post  by sending me a message over HERE on my Facebook page!

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My Review of Disneynature Bears #DisneynatureBears #‎MeetTheCubs‬

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Happy! Happy Earth Day!  How awesome is it that the new Disneynature Bears is coming out today, Earth Day 2014?  I am completely pumped for a couple of reasons.  First, I ADORE this movie and second, we love Earth Day!  Disneynature Bears is a documentary style film that takes you through the life of a mother bear (Sky) and her two cubs; Amber and Scout.  This movie really shows the mother’s love that even a bear can show as she fights for her own survival and that of her two cubs.  There were times during the film where I could really relate to how Sky must have felt as she struggled to simply keep her babies alive, alone in the wilderness.  What a strong mother and unfailing love for her cubs.  You will love this story as it takes you through the snow into the beautiful streams in the wilderness of Alaska.

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About Disneynature:

Disneynature was launched on Earth Day 2008 with the mission of bringing the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire, and entertain theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. The first four Disneynature films, EarthOceansAfrican Cats and Chimpanzee, are four of the top five highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with Chimpanzee garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre.

Conservation has been a key pillar of the label, and Disneynature films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance for all four films, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has planted three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation and cared for chimpanzees.

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About Disneynature Bears:

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska! Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”), “Bears” arrives in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day.

The Disney Store will contribute $1 to the NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION for every BEARS plush purchased between now and 5/11/14. Get yours HERE!

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I was also given a beautiful DODOcase for my daughter’s iPad Mini!  This case is beautiful and perfect for my daughter who LOVES nature <3  DODOcase introduces a limited edition collection of iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPhone 5/5S cases featuring a custom BEARS design. 20% of each sale will go directly to the NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION. Visit DODOcase to purchase and learn more.

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Don’t forget about our Alex Woo DisneyNature Bears Pendant Giveaway going on right now!  To celebrate DisneyNature Bears opening in theaters everywhere this week, Friday April 18; Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom has joined up with some amazing bloggers to bring you this amazing Alex Woo pendant!  You can ENTER HERE!

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Million Dollar Arm Featurette #MillionDollarArm

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Million Dollar Arm Featurette

Can we say excited?! Oh yeah, we are huge baseball fans around here! What can be better than a movie made by Disney about baseball? Well, my son thinks NOTHING LOL He and my husband are the most excited about this new movie coming out next month. I thought, for a moment, that I might let them go watch it by themselves while the girls and I watch a more “girly” movie, but then I remembered it has Joh Hamm in it! Ummmm, I think I’m going to want to watch this one too :D

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From Disney:

Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.

Like MILLION DOLLAR ARM on Facebook

Follow MILLION DOLLAR ARM on Twitter

Visit the Official Site

MILLION DOLLAR ARM opens in theaters everywhere on May 16th!

Acadiana's Thrifty Mom receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate( marketing )links . All opinions expressed are solely from Acadiana's Thrifty Mom and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Please see the Disclosure Policy for complete details. Acadiana's Thrifty Mom is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Roger Rabbit Winner 04/17

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THRIFTY GRAB BAG!

CONGRATULATIONS Perla Guillen!

YOU ARE THE WINNER of a Pink Infinity Bracelet!

You have 12 hours to respond to this post  by sending me a message over HERE on my Facebook page!

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN THE MESSAGE:

  1. Your name
  2. Mailing address
  3. Prize that you won

The above information must be included in your message or your prize will be void within 1 hour.

Be sure to check back often to see if you have won!
These giveaways are sponsored by Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom and are in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or Google+. Void where prohibited by law.

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Thank you to everyone who played along. It was so much fun!  Be sure to keep an eye out for more of these fun giveaways :D

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MALEFICENT “The Legacy” JUST RELEASED

MALEFICENT “The Legacy”

Angelina SAY WHAT?! I am so stinkin’ excited about Maleficent coming out next month; YES NEXT MONTH! I cannot believe it is already here. It seems like it was just yesterday when I was drooling over the first pictures coming out and here we are with, yet another, video. This one is different though; it has behind-the-scenes footage of an interview with Angelina Jolie. This is the new “Legacy” featurette. I can’t wait for the movie!!!

From Disney:

“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

Like MALEFICENT on Facebook,  Twitter,  YouTube Playlist,  Instagram,  Pinterest,  Tumblr

MALEFICENT releases in theaters everywhere on May 30th!

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