KidStuff Coupon Books! (4 winners) #giveaway

UntitledDid your children bring home one of these KidStuff Coupon Books in their backpacks on the first day of school? Or has a family member or friend asked you to buy one? Did you know that families easily save more than the $25 cost of the book during the 16 months that the coupons in KidStuff Coupon Book are valid? Momma Lew talks all about why you should pick up one of these money saving coupon books HERE! How would you like to win one of these money saving books? 4 readers will win a KidStuff Coupon Book! Winners will choose from one of the 5 5 editions for New Jersey: BP for Bergen, Passaic and Hudson Counties; MEUWS for Morris, Essex, Union, Warren and Sussex Counties; MOMB for Monmouth, Ocean Mercer and Burlington Counties; MSH for Middlesex, Somerset and Hunterdon Counties; and SNJ for Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic, Salem, Cape May and Cumberland Counties. This giveaway is open to US Residents, 18+, one entry per household. This giveaway will end on October 13th at 11:59p ET. Participating bloggers and Momma Lew are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Good luck!


*Participating bloggers were not compensated for this giveaway.


Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set! TODAY!!  DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 EDITION


 Star Wars Fans!!! This is just for you. If you are a Star Wars family like my family you are going to flip around when you hear what is waiting for you. Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa Included in the playset pack: Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Darth Vader figures also released today!!! So, what are you doing home? Get to the store. You need the Star Wars characters!! I have already tried most of them and they are playable AWESOME!!!  Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm today launched Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empirefor Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, a new Play Set that takes place during the original Star Wars trilogy. Developed by Studio Gobo, in partnership with Avalanche Software, the Play Set takes players through the iconic moments and adventures from Episodes IV-VI, including the characters, vehicles and locations.


The Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set is available at a suggested retail price of $34.99 and includes the Play Set piece, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa figures. Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader figures are also now available and sold separately for a suggested retail price of $13.99.

In the Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set, players will embark on galaxy-spanning missions with legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker, Rebel leader Princess Leia Organa, heroic smuggler Han Solo and his trusty co-pilot Chewbacca to help defeat Darth Vader and overthrow the evil Galactic Empire. With non-stop action, players can explore open world planets like Tatooine on foot or on a Bantha, take down AT-AT walkers on snowspeeders on Hoth, out-maneuver stormtroopers on speeder bikes on Endor, and partake in epic space battles in an X-wing in attempt to destroy the Death Star.


In addition to the characters playable in Rise Against the Empire Play Set, fans will also be able to unlock and play with other Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Star Wars characters from other Star Wars Play Sets. Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack and Disney•Pixar Inside Out Play Set are currently available in major North American retail stores for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360 and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo.  Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition is rated E10+ by the ESRB and developed by Avalanche Software in partnership with Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo and United Front Games.  AdditionalDisney Infinity 3.0 Edition Play Sets, Power Discs and figures will be available later this year.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan has partnered with Disney Interactive to bring you all the latest Disney Infinity  news. This post is part of our #GamerFamily series. No compensation was given for this post. Some sample products were received from Disney Interactive. Contact me at and @3decades3kids everywhere else. Game On!

#Giveaway BARBIE™ ROCK ‘N ROYALS #Barbie

Giveaway: Barbie Rock ‘N Royals!


It’s a total Barbie World around here! Between the gigantic Barbie house sitting in my living room and all the Barbies spread throughout the house sometimes I wonder how exactly this happened!? So, of course Em and Mommy were thrilled to hear about the NEW Barbie dvd that is on shelves now! Barbie Rock ‘N Royals looks like a movie that is going to take residence in our bluray/dvd player! I won’t lie, I’m pretty happy about the Barbie movies. They are great for little girls! Here’s a little bit about the movie- Get ready to rock! In this upbeat musical, Barbie™ stars as Princess Courtney, a modern princess whose world is turned upside down when she switches places with Erika, a famous rock star. Two very different worlds collide when a mix-up sends Princess Courtney to Camp Pop and Erika to Camp Royalty. While the leaders of the rival camps try to correct the mix-up, both Courtney and Erika learn to adjust to the different worlds and have fun while making new, unexpected friends. When the girls learn both camps are at risk of shutting down, they must embrace their differences, find their true voices, and come together for an epic sing-off that shows anything is possible when you dare to dream big! Buy it here.


GIVEAWAY: Yep, we are pretty pumped to be partnering with Barbie Rock ‘N Royals to give a bunch of our readers their very own copy. Enter on the rafflecopter.  Win it for yourself or your friends! They’ll love ya for it! Giveaway ends Sunday night. Winners will be emailed Monday morning. Please respond within 24 hours with your shipping address in order to claim prize. I am sorry but after 24 hours I will have to choose a new winner so names can be submitted on time. USA/18+ only. Thank you.

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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan partnered with Barbie Rock ‘N Royals to bring you the best information on new Barbie dvds. No compensation was given for this post. Sample dvd will be provided. Contact me at and @3decades3kids everywhere else.


Dorney Park Kicks Off Halloween Haunt and Boo! Blast Sept 19th

Dorney Park Kicks Off Halloween Haunt and Boo! Blast Sept 19th



Although Wildwater Kingdom may be closed for the season and an autumn chill in the air but, Dorney Park has plenty of events lined up this fall to bring families together. Daytime family fun can be found at Boo!Blast, with kid friendly activities such as mask making, pumpkin painting and a petting zoo. As darkness falls, Dorney Park transforms into a horror-filled nightmare for the seventh season of Halloween HAUNT driven by SafeAuto. New for 2014, Dorney Park turns Sunday into FUNday with an Oktoberfest style All You Can Eat Meal complete with beer tasting featuring Sam Adams seasonal favorites.

On September 21 & 28, there is something for everyone at Dorney Park. In addition to Boo!Blast activities in Howl-o-Fest Cove for younger guests from Noon – 5pm, Dorney Park will host an All You Can Eat Buffet from 1:00-5:00pm of Oktoberfest favorites such as Foot Long Frankfurters and Apple Roasted Pork. Of course, an Oktoberfest celebration would not be complete without games and beer tasting! Guests will be able to purchase individual 12 oz samples or a flight of 7 oz samples of Sam Adam’s seasonal brews at the meal, including Jack-O Traveler, Samuel Adam’s Oktoberfest, Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Samuel Adam’s Boston Lager, and Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale. Sam Adam’s Pumpkin Ale will be available in bottles. Meal tickets to Oktoberfest can be purchased with park admission online for $37.99. Meal tickets are $15.99 separately or $10.99 for Season Passholders. All prices are plus tax.

            Guests looking for a more haunted experience this weekend will find plenty of scares during Halloween Haunt. New for 2014, Dorney Park has expanded its Fright Lane program. Guests with a Fright Lane pass can now unlock more scares in six mazes in Skeleton Key rooms that contain more intense and interactive scares requiring a task to be completed in order to be released into the rest of the maze. Also exclusive to Fright Lane guests is access to an all new maze, BLACKOUT, where your fear of the dark is tested. Fright Lane is available online or at the park for as low as $35 per person.

Dorney Park also introduces a new maze this fall, Madame Plarr’s Chamber of Horrors Wax Museum. Guests will enter through a red carpet queue line into the museum, where the exhibits are so life-like guests may even think they are alive! The clowns of the former Psycho Circus maze have been moved to a new outdoor scare zone in CarnEvil, located in Hydra Plaza. This scare zone will also feature a new live entertainment show, Skeleton Crew. This high-energy action show debuts to park guests on Friday, September 26. These experiences are added to guest favorite attractions such as Cornstalkers, a corn maze where the scarecrows are not so friendly, and Mansion House Hotel, complete with a VIP option to dine in the haunted house, will make this year’s event larger and scarier than ever before!

With the kid-sized fun of Boo!Blast, cheers of Oktoberfest and scares of Halloween Haunt in addition to world class coasters and thrills rides, Dorney Park is the premier destination of fall family entertainment. Special for this weekend,guests who live in Lehigh, Berks, Monroe, Carbon, or Northampton counties can purchase tickets for a full day of fun at only $27.00 when they present a valid ID at the ticket window. For additional information, visit for hours, attractions, pricing and much more.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a Dorney Park partner blog. All comments are my own and honest. No compensation was given for this post. A complimentary family pass and VIP dining at the Haunted Hotel was included. Contact me at and @3decades3kids everywhere else.

Kicks Off Sept 19th! Biggest, Scariest Fright Fest in History Unearthed at Six Flags Great Adventure

Biggest, Scariest Fright Fest in History Unearthed at Six Flags Great Adventure


Okay, in my eyes it is never ever too early to start celebrating Halloween. There are not enough weekends in October so I was just thrilled to find out that Six Flags Great Adventure kicks off Fright Fest Saturday Sept. 19th! Six Flags Great Adventure promises its biggest, scariest Fright Fest in history this fall with 22 Halloween-themed attractions including three new haunts and four new shows. The seven-week festival that features family-friendly Thrills by Day and a zombie-filled Fright by Night  runs weekends through Nov. 1 and includes admission to some of the world’s best and most terrifying thrill rides. “Fright Fest has become the most popular time of the year at Great Adventure, and this year’s event is our largest and scariest yet,” said Park President John Fitzgerald. “Fall is also the perfect time to enjoy our award-winning thrill rides like El Toro, Kingda Ka, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom and the new El Diablo in the crisp night air.”



 By day, families can enjoy the new Spooky, Kooky Magic Show featuring the zany Doc Swan, and Just My Rottin’ Luck, a new comedic juggling and magic show. Back by popular demand, children under 12 can gather sweet treats in the Trick-or-Treat Trail and join in the fun at the Spooktacular Street Party. Families can also experience the park’s famous line-up of thrills for all ages, including the Safari Off Road Adventure, SkyScreamer, Skull Mountain and more.



Beware! At 6 pm, the festival transitions to Fright by Night as 200 zombies are released into the midways during The Awakening. An array of crazy clowns, mutants and angry flesh eaters mingle among mortals throughout five themed areas known as “scare zones,” three haunted houses and four outdoor terror trails. New this season:

 Big Top Terror 3-D – This new, indoor haunted maze transports guests to a forgotten carnival trapped in the netherworld, where freaks and inbred horrors need fresh, new souls to escape. This 3-D, in-your-face adventure blurs the line between reality and imagination. 

Demon District – Ugly, twisted villains have seized control in this new scare zone. Guests must make their way through a blanket of fog, laser lights and demons running amok.

Blood Shed – This new terror trail features half-human, half-pig mutants in a backwoods adventure through a gory slaughter farm.

Nighttime shows, known as “monstertainment,” provide thrills, laugher, shock and awe. The iconic Dead Man’s Party, The Awakening and Circus of Thrills return by popular demand. New this season:

Hypnosteria – Comic hypnotist Denny More takes guests on a journey of the mind into the realm of ridiculous with side-splitting laughter and hilarious antics.

Doc Swan’s Sideshow of Oddities – Magician, illusionist and freak show master Doc Swan thrills and awes audiences with amazing feats of skill and superhuman strength.

Bad Bob the Bone Butcher – Guest can journey to the Wild West where a bumbling sheriff and his deputy try to defeat the evil Bad Bob.

All scare zones and monstertainment are included with park admission. Terror trails and haunted houses require an additional fee. Fright by Night is not recommended for children under 12 and those who scare easily.

Spooktacular Events

On Sept. 19, Six Flags hosts the Central Jersey Blood Center for its annual Fright Fest Blood Drive.  Guests can donate a pint of blood to earn a free ticket to Fright Fest between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Reservations must be made by visiting on the Events tab.  Up to 200 donors are needed and will be taken on a first call, first serve basis. Donors must be 16 years of age or older, at least 110 lbs. and in good health to donate.

Six Flags will hold its final Fright Fest zombie audition and technician call Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. in the park’s Employment Center. Scare-actors and support staff are needed to fill remaining positions from the undead who roam the midways to terror trail performers and technicians. No prior acting or scare experience is necessary, just individuals with a passion for Halloween and scaring. Auditions include several fun acting exercises in a group setting. If interested, please complete the pre-employment application prior to attending the open audition, or scheduling an interview for technician positions,

Six Flags Great Adventure will host the 9th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Oct. 4 – New Jersey’s largest 5k run/walk.  The day honors breast cancer survivors, those lost, and unites a community in the fight against breast cancer.  In 2014, approximately 10,000 participants and spectators turned out to support the Race for the Cure.  For more information, visit

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a Six Flags Great Adventure partner. No compensation was given for this post. A media invite was extended to our family. This post is part of our #Roadtrip2fun series. Contact me at