BJ’s Wholesale Club Now Open In Kearny #NJ #ShopTheClub Free 90 Day Membership #spon

BJ’s Wholesale Club Opens In Kearny, NJ- Free 90 Day Membership!

bjsdianeThe newest BJ’s Wholesale Club has now opened its doors in Kearny, NJ! If you are not familiar with BJ’s, it’s a membership only club where you can shop for just about anything. We had the chance to check it out and quite honestly it quite amazing. On our guided tour we were privileged to some great info! This particular BJ’s has over seven thousand items, so we were given a great tip: Make a list! That is a perfect tip, especially for me. I’m sure even with a list I would have to do a little bit of impulse buying at this store- there are just so many choices.bjssoccertown

bjsclothesUpon entering BJ’s the first thing in view was the seasonal zone. This area is always in the front and filled with seasonal things. Right now you can find some end of summer items as well as Back to School. I am happy to report that I did not see any holiday items yet! Pretty soon you will be able to find a BJ’s exclusive: The Top Ten Toys only available at BJ’s Wholesale Club. These Top Ten toys will be labeled with a special “Top Ten” tag and will have some extra included that you will be only be able to find at BJ’s. I know where I will be Santa shopping this year!bjsbooks

bjscandyThe electronics department was also very impressive. The TVs, electronics, and cell phones were all up to date and most items came in  value packs that gave something extra for free. BJ’s also has something new called Tech Advisors! Tech Advisors is a free service available by phone only. A tech advisor is available to help you with your electronics needs when you get home and have a question. What a perk! As we walked along we saw so many items from name brand sweaters and clothing, socks and underwear, to books and blu-rays. There were bargains everywhere. The candy aisle was stocked full with big bags bargains like I have never seen before. We will definitely be back for our Halloween candy! bjslemonadebjsdeliOur group was introduced to the BJ’s house brand- Wellsley Farms. One word- Delicious! Wellsley Farms provides foods that really challenge the tastes of national brands. We tasted a few and they were absolutely amazing. Among the products we taste tested were: Wellsley Farms Red Pepper Hummus, Organic lemonade, popcorn and more. We also had a chance to sample the deli meats croissant party platter and two tiered party cake. The food choices were more than many. There were tons of name brands and the prices made my eyes open wide! I was especially impressed with the milk prices being so low. We buy a lot of milk in our house and I was totaling up how much less it would be monthly in savings to buy that one item alone. I can’t imagine how much we are going to save by shopping at the new BJ’s. I was pleased to see that there were also region specific foods. Something I also did not know about BJ’s is that they have a butcher on hand to cut up your meat choices to fit your specific needs. This is a free service. When it comes to lunch our family lives on yogurt. From the looks of things they have a huge variety of brands and flavors. The new Maple Hill Head Creamery Grass fed Greek Organic yogurt is also available. I cannot wait to try it out. bjshallmarkbjscandles

This was not my first trip to a BJ’s Wholesale Club, but it was the first time I visited with my eyes wide open. I really think it worth your time to stop in at the new BJ’s Wholesale Club in Kearny, NJ. You will not be disappointed. Among other things you can find there are Hallmark cards, American Home Candles by Yankee Candle, tons of diapers and baby supplies and just about anything else you can think of and need in your life. The best part of all is the savings! BJ’s sends coupons out to your house and members and also has coupon racks when you walk into the store. This is a store where you definitely want to take advantage of coupon savings, you will walk out feeling like the king of savings. BJ’s works by membership only. You can find out about the membership here and grab a 14 month membership now for $40. If you are not sure about the whole wholesale club thing and want to test it out, you can print out this coupon and get a FREE 90 day membership! Thank you for always helping out everyone BJ’s Wholesale Club! You are simply amazing and we are thrilled to welcome you to Kearny, NJ!  


As a final note, the new BJ’s in Kearny will be the first one to house a Dunkin Donuts inside of there store. Most people I know will give that a thumbs up, I know I did! One of my first purchases will definitely be a 54 pack of Dunkin’ Donuts k-cups! BEST NEWS- BJ’s will be hosting a Grand Opening Celebration on September 3rd! There will be face painters, balloon artists, and more. Bring the kids and the family and the friends and check it out. You will not be disappointed.


So, my suggestions on visiting the new BJ’s in Kearny, NJ

  1. Print out the Free 90 Day Trial Membership and bring it to BJ’s this week before the crowds hit. There is an extra service mobile set up outside for overflow so you will not have to wait in a huge line.
  2. Go to the Grand Opening on Labor Day weekend. I’m sure there will be quite a few surprises planned.
  3. Bring the coupons that are being mailed to your house and check for additional coupons when you enter the store.
  4. Try to make a list when you walk around for the “next time” you come back.
  5. Walk the store! There is so much to see. They even have an eyeglass center.

For more information on BJ’s Wholesale Club click here.


3decades3kidslogoDisclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a BJ’s Wholesale Club partner ambassador blog. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect those of the parent company represented. A media invite was provided to preview the newly opened BJ’s location in Kearny, NJ, along with a membership. This is a sponsored post. Please contact me at and @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. Snapchat us at: ThreeDecades.  

Chaos Caught on Video: The Joker Takes First Test Run @sfgradventure #SummerMustDo

Chaos Caught on Video: The Joker Takes First Test RunjokerWho’s ready? I know our family cannot wait for this one! Six Flags Great Adventure Plans to Debut Insane 4D, Free-Fly Coaster Memorial Day Weekend! Six Flags Great Adventure’s insane, new 4D, free-fly coaster The Joker took its first test run late afternoon Wednesday. The flawless run was captured by on-board video. The coaster’s first riders were water-filled, plastic dummies that simulate the weight and proportions of human thrill seekers. A dummy named “Harry” captured point-of-view video of the ride from a chest-mounted GoPro camera.    

PHOTO Harry with GoProAfter being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, The Joker will wreak havoc as riders flip head-over-heels at least six times along the seemingly weightless journey. Thrill seekers will experience exhilarating leaps and dives along a horizontal plane, along with unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to the next. The wing seats amp up the pandemonium since riders will experience all of this chaos with no track above or below ─ just the sky, ground and adjacent Great Lake churning around them.joker1During the next month, engineers will fine-tune the ride control system and complete extensive testing, followed by a series of inspections and certification by New Jersey ride inspectors. The coaster is expected to debut Memorial Day weekend. The Joker is the second 4D, free-fly coaster of its kind anywhere in the world. For more information about the 2016 season at Six Flags Great Adventure, visit

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Six Flags Great Adventure partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane and completely honest. They do not in any way reflect the opinion of the parent company represented. No compensation was given for this post. Information provided by Six Flags. This post is part of our #SummerHotSpots series. Contact me at and @3decades3kids across all social media platforms except Snapchat where we are ThreeDecades.

You Are Invited To The Advance Screening of Risen! #Screening @RisenMovie

You Are Invited To The Advance Screening of Risen!Risen

You Are Invited To The Advance Screening of Risen

Thursday, February 4th

AMC Garden State 16

4000 Garden State Plaza

Paramus, NY 07652

7:30 pm


Download free screening passes on the link above. Please remember to arrive early. Event is overbooked to ensure a full house.

 Risen is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer.  Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus (referred to by the Hebrew name Yeshua in the film) in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Risen stars Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Peter Firth (The Hunt for Red October;“MI-5”), and Cliff Curtis (“Fear the Walking Dead”).

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Sony Partner Blog.  No compensation was given for this post. We love to connect our readers to advance screenings. Contact me at and @3decades3kids across social media. 

You Are Invited To The #Screening of #EddieTheEagle One Month Before It Premieres!!! #FreeScreening

You Are Invited To The #Screening of #EddieTheEagle One Month Before It Premieres!eddietheeagleOur readers are pretty lucky people! We have a screening invite just for you to see EDDIE THE EAGLE one month early! This movie looks amazing and I cannot wait to see it with the kids. We have a choice of two NJ locations. Check them out below and download your passes!eddietheeagle2You Are Invited to Choose From One Of The Two Locations:

Tuesday, January 26, 7:00PM
AMC Garden State Plaza – 4000 Garden State Plaza

Paramus NJ, 07652

To RSVP and print your passes, click here:


Tuesday, January 26, 7:00PM
AMC Loews Jersey Gardens 20 – 651 Kapowski Rd.

Elizabeth NJ, 07201

To RSVP and print your passes, click here:

This invitation is non-transferable and does not guarantee you a seat at the screening. Please follow directions on above website to print your screening pass(es).

Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out.  With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.  Eddie the Eagle is produced by the team behind Kingsman: The Secret Service and stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude. In Theaters February 26

Cast: Taron Egerton, and Hugh Jackman

Follow the social meadia fun and tweet #EddietheEagle Also, don’t forget to post your screening pics tagging us at @3decades3kids! 3decades3kidslogoDisclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Partner Blog.  No compensation was given for this post. We love to connect our readers to advance screenings. Contact me at and @3decades3kids across social media. #EddieTheEagle

The All-New Skylands Stadium to Hold ‘Frozen in Ice,’ This Feb! #NJ

The All-New Skylands Stadium to Hold ‘Frozen in Ice,’ an Ice Sculpture Extravaganza, in February – 19 Days of Cool Family Fun!
FreezeDon’t dread winter – embrace it! With a huge 50-foot long working ice slide, a real ice cabin, an ice bar and wine tasting, Frozen in Ice will have plenty of fun for the whole family. We love love love winter and we love anything to do with snow or ice! When we heard about Frozen in Ice in NJ the entire family was pretty happy. We cannot wait to check it out! You can, too!  Skylands Stadium, North Jersey’s newest event venue and home to the Sussex County Miners professional baseball team, today announced that during the month of February it will host an exciting new attraction called Frozen in Ice, the stadium’s first-ever ice sculpture extravaganza, with 100 tons of breathtaking, sculpted displays that will thrill both children and adults.
“Frozen in Ice celebrates the beauty and elegance of winter, with awe-inspiring exhibits and ‘cool’ activities for the whole family. Bring the kids and let them slide down the huge 50-foot-long ice slide, tour an ice cabin, and take a selfie while sitting on a giant-sized throne,” said Al Dorso, President of Skylands Stadium. “There will also be a gold-mine maze, featuring old-fashioned gold miners as well as Miners baseball players, all sculpted in ice by the area’s leading ice sculpture artists.” The indoor exhibit at the Skylands Stadium Event Center will also include an all-ice horse-drawn carriage, working lighthouse, carved boat, an ice bar and ice lounge complete with cocktails and wine tasting for adults. Kids and adults can test their skills at carnival games. Cupa Cabana will be serving hot chocolate, coffee, cappuccino and espresso. The stadium’s in-house caterer, wheelHouse Kitchen + Bar, will be providing hot food for the whole family.
Outdoors, visitors can check out the stadium pavilion for live ice-carving demonstrations and competitions on the weekends. Out on the baseball field, visitors can build snowmen and take a wagon ride, weather permitting.  Or, visit the fire pit to make s’mores. Frozen in Ice will take place at Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta, N.J. The event is open Wednesdays through Sundays fromFeb. 5 through Feb. 28, 11 am to 8 pm. It will also be open on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 15, from 11 am to 8 pm.
Entrance is $20 per person at the door; children 3 and younger are free. Families won’t want to miss “Kids Go Free” Wednesdays. Kids Go Free tickets are available on the day of the event at the stadium box office; children must be 12 and younger, and accompanied by a paid adult (two children allowed per adult). All food and drinks are available for extra charge.Five-dollar off discount tickets are available at Walgreens and Duane Reade stores, for use any day the event is open.  Or, sign up at the website for online coupons worth $5 off on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and $3 off on Fridays. For questions, call the Box Office directly at (973) 940-0222.

“Bring your hat, mittens and cozy snow pants – this is the coolest event you’ll attend all year! A great way to combat cabin fever in the month of February,” said Nick Savva, Skylands Stadium Director of Events. Frozen in Ice welcomes school groups on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  The class trip rate is $15 per student. Contact Mr. Savva at (973) 820-3460 for more information.
The Frozen in Ice sculptors hail from “Sculpted Ice Works: Crystal Cabin Fever Ice Festival” in Lakeville, Pa., known as the “Poconos’ Coolest Attraction.” Frozen in Ice at Skylands Stadium is presented by Skylands Ice World of Stockholm, N.J. Supporting sponsors are The Orthopedic Institute of NJ, Toyota World of Newton, Culligan New Jersey, Dominick’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria,  Off Shore Marine, Holiday Inn Express Newton, Pompton Sport Center and the Sussex County Miners. Sponsorship positions for Frozen in Ice are still available.
While at Frozen in Ice, visitors can also enjoy fine food, great craft beers, and scrumptious cocktails at the stadium’s new restaurant, wheelHouse Kitchen + Bar. Starting in February, wheelHouse will be open Wednesdays through Sundays. Please visit for hours and live music schedule.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Skylands Event Center partner blog. No compensation was given for this post. This post is part of our series #Roadtrip2fun All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and have no reflection on Skylands Event Center. Contact me at and @3decades3kids across social media.