Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday: Weekend Warriors Daycation: Zorinsky Lake

As a reminder, I intend for this series of posts to give suggestions of good day trips you can make in and around Omaha with your family. Hopefully it will give some good ideas of things to do close to home for local readers (and for those of you visiting Omaha, it might give you some ideas of what to do while you are here). So far I have talked about the following:
  • The Henry Doorly Zoo here
  • Adventureland in Iowa here
  • Eugene T Mahoney State Park here
  • Shenandoah, Iowa here
Today, I want to talk about a favorite place for our family to visit any day of the week: Zorinsky Lake.  Check out the pictures I took of the sunset over the beautiful lake (this is from up on the trail):

Zorinsky Lake is located at 156th and F streets in West Omaha. There is a HUGE lake with about 7 miles of walking trails around it, a couple playgrounds, lots of picnic shelters, and now a brand new swimming area with water slides (opening tomorrow!!).

We LOVE to walk around the lake as a family and could easily spend all day there. If we were to spend the day there, here is what I would do:

Pack up a cooler for lunch (or the makings of a BBQ), then  choose which of the following activities I wanted to fit in:
  • The new pool (This does cost money, but not bad for a daycation)
  • Walk around the lake

  • Play at the playground
  • If I had a boat (or a friend with one) I would happily just go boating all day!
  • Fishing
  • BBQ
Now, just as an FYI, you can reserve some of the covered shelters if you want to make sure you have a place to eat and hang out. You can find more infor about Shelter rentals here.

Full Rack Ribs $10 tomorrow at Boyd and Charlie's BBQ (Elkhorn)

What an awesome deal this is!! Boyd and Charlie's BBQ in Elkhorn is having a $10/rack rib sale tomorrow (Saturday June 5) from 8-11 am (carry out only, while supplies last). I have not eaten there yet, but have heard GREAT things!!


$150 or less round trip Last Minute Pricebreaker deals

FYI, Priceline has some great last minute round trip Pricebreaker deals right now! Go check them out here. They are $150 or less with no booking fees-GREAT deal if the flight you need is on the sale!


Omaha Royals events coming up!

I am on the Omaha Royals email list, and I just got an email about some fun upcoming days at Rosenblatt (this is the LAST season at the Blatt you know!)! You can read their complete list and more details on each event here, but here are some of the highlights:
  • Saturday, June 5, Fireworks
  • Sunday, June 6, Family FUNday
  • Monday, June 7, Dollar Dogs
  • Tuesday, June 8, Business Person Special with 1/2 off Hamburgers and Kraft Singles Tuesday Night Tickets (bring in a Kraft singles wrapper you get B1G1 tickets) FYI the Kraft promotion is for all Tuesday home games
  • Thursday, June 10, Thirsty Thursday with $1 beer and Coke
  • Friday, June 11, Fritos Family Friday, Bucket Boys Perform, and FIREWORKS!


Omaha FREE concerts at Rockbrook VIllage!

Today must be the day for Events in Omaha! There is a FREE concert series at Rockbrook Village this summer again every Friday at 7PM until August 27.

Tonight's concert is USAF Notables Jazz Favorites starting at 7PM. See full schedule here.


FREE admission to Santa Lucia festival in Omaha

I wish I had known about this earlier to tell you all, but luckily it is still going on through the weekend. The 86th Annual Santa Lucia Festival is going on at the Lewis and Clark Landing in Omaha through Monday June 7. There is FREE admission, and if you bring 2 canned goods to donate, you will get a FREE Fried Bread Dough at Santa Lucia Festival Committee Booths! Please read more about the Festival here.


FREE concerts and kids activities in Omaha

Hey local readers,

Did you know that Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion has an outdoor concert series for FREE as well as Kids club activities? Every Friday from tonight through August 27 from 6:30-8:30 PM is a concert.

Tonight is a FREE concert by The Confidentials (funk, jazz, reggae) from 6:30-8:30 PM.

On Thursday June 10 there is a Kids activity at Borders!

Check out all the details here.


Awesoem coupon spotted in OK magazine

I am always excited when I get MORE great stuff in stuff I already got free. I have a FREE subscription of OK magazine, and in this month's issue, there is a GREAT BOGO coupon for Old Orchard Healthy Balance 64 oz juice!!! YEAH! That is a great one!

Have you found any great coupons recently in your magazines?


FREE sample of Zantac from Walmart

Click here to get a free Sample of Zantac Maximum Strength 150 Heartburn Relief.

Thanks Combat Clippers.


FREE Starbucks sample from Walmart

Click here to get a free Sample of Starbucks Via Ready Brew.

Thanks Combat Clippers.


Review and available coupons for Scrubbing Bubbles Extend a clean Power Sprayer

This is a repost from May 13, but I wanted to repost it because I really believe in this product and I am still loving using it! I also still have some coupons left to share with you and would LOVE to get some to you! Please read in the last paragraph what to do to get yours!!

I told you yesterday that as a member of Bzz Agent, I am sometimes contacted by them with information or deals for products. Well, I was lucky enough to be chosen to try out a new product for them, and I am really excited to tell you about it. Before I do, just know that they did send me a free product to try out, but all opinions expressed are my own!!

OK, if you know me personally, you know I HATE to clean. I have a few problems with it. 1-I HATE to put so much effort in with such little results, 2-I HATE the smell of cleaning supplies. Well, yesterday in the mail, I got my package containing my free sample of Scrubbing Bubbles® Extend-A-Clean™ Power Sprayer from Bzz Agent to try! Thank goodness it came when it did because I happened to be cleaning all day yesterday preparing for my sister-in-law to come visit. As usual, I saved the bathroom for the end.

Here are a few things I was told about the Scrubbing Bubbles® Extend-A-Clean™ Power Sprayer by Bzz Agent:
  • Works over-time to fight soap scum and grime for up to 4 days with just one application
  • Features the first ever one-touch continuous sprayer, for complete ease of use
  • Designed for occasional deep cleaning
  • Safe for use on most bathroom surfaces including sinks, tiles, counters, showers and tubs
So, this thing has an awesome continuous spray that foams on and cleans like crazy.  Our bathroom sink was gross when we move din 2 years ago and in spite of great effort to make it shine, it never has. I sprayed this on let it sit for about a minute, then wiped it clean, and it was sparkly!! I could not believe it-fast, easy, and it worked well!! Minimal effort with great results! I was sold on that first spray! And guess what?! It has a smell I LIKE-it smells clean AND good.

I seriously loved this product, and the best part is that Bzz Agent sent me coupons that I can share with you. I have quite a few coupons for $5 off a starter kit (runs about $8.99) and $1 off refills (run about $3.99). So, if you would like a coupon to try this out, email me and let me know, and I will send out coupons on a first come, first served basis until my coupons are gone. Email me at with subject "Scrubbing Bubbles Coupon" and include your mailing address in the body of the email so I can mail you a coupon. Trust me, you will want to give this a try!!
Just a reminder about this FREE fun event in Omaha this weekend!!

My friend Julie shared this event with me on Facebook and it looks pretty awesome!! This weekend (Friday through Sunday June 4-6) will be the Omaha Sand in the City Event. Basically it is a fundraiser for the Nebraska Children's Home Society. Corporate temas with architects compete in sand sculpting on Friday from 11 am- 5 pm.

Then "Family Fun Weekend" will be FREE and open to the public from 10 am-8 pm Saturday, and 11 am-5 pm Sunday. At this fun activity, you can see the sculptures, play family fun games, go to face painting, a petting zoo, and nuch more! Please check out details here. Looks awesome!!!

Shop at Home-they REALLY pay out!!

Yesterday I got a Check from Shop at Home for $23.78, and I thought I should tell you guys about it! I was SO excited to see a check really come through!!

Shop at Home is a website where you can earn cashback for your purchases. It lists coupons and has deals for different percentages you can earn back for purchasing through their site. And
Best part-if you are new to Shop at Home, you get a $5 credit.

Whenever you hit $20 in your account, they send you a check! If you want to try it out, please sign up through my referral link here-I would REALLY appreciate it!)

Locals-did you get a $10 Kohl's gift card in the mail?

Local readers-check you mail!!! I got a $10 "Fathers Day" Gift Card from Kohl's-what a great surprise!! Did you get one to?!


FREE events in SLC

If you are in Salt Lake City, you should check out this facebook event page with loads of free SLC stuff!


AMAZING mail day-you WILL want to read through and get in on the fun!

WOW-I sure made out in my mailbox this week! Tuesday and Wednesday were huge mail days, and I finally got the chance to take couple pictures so I can tell you what I got. (It is in 2 pictures because I forgot to put like half the stuff in the first picture-it's been one of those days).

Above in picture 1 is the following:
  1. Kool-Aid Fun Fizz Drink Drops (up to $2.49)
  2. Kraft Homestyle Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese Dinner (up to $3.99)
  3. DiGiorno Deep Dish Pizza (up to $3.30)
  4. Kraft 100 Calorie Packs Cheese Bites (up to $3.29)
  5. Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Meats (up to $4.50)
  6. Ritz Crackerfuls Filled Crackers (up to $3.49)

And in picture 2 is:
  • Shirley J Universal Sauce Sample
  • Dr Scholl's for Her Sample
  • $10 "Fathers Day" Gift Card from Kohl's-what a great surprise!!
  • Old Spice Odor Blocker Body Wash Sample from Walmart
  • A Check from Shop at Home for $23.78 (I will be writing a whole seperate post about this as well, but basically if you shop online through them, you get money back and they send you a check whenever you hit $20 in your account. If you want to try it out, please sign up through my referral link here-I would REALLY appreciate it!)
  • My latest Netflix movie! I LOVE Netflix!! Have you tried it out yet? If not, I can still get you a FULL MONTH FREE trial until June 15-see details here.

Reminder: Free family activity at Michael's tomorrow

Michael's "The Knack" Free Family Event is going on Saturday June 5. It will be a Klutz® Build-a-Book activity on Saturday, June 5 from 10am–2pm. It is a FREE Make-It Take-It and the offer is only good while supplies last.



Omaha: 60% off at Effervescent Spa

Today's Omaha Groupon is $20 for $50 Worth of Any Service at Effervescent Spa.

As with all the deals, make sure you check out the fine print before purchasing. To sign up for Groupons, click on my referral link here (this does NOT commit you to buying any deal-you choose what you buy) and to see the Omaha page, including today's deal, click here.

Not sure what Groupons is? Then click here to read all about it!


WOW!! Barbie prize finally arrived!!!

If you have been following this blog for a while, you might remember this post about a Barbie Sweepstakes that I entered and my Solace won!

Well, weeks and weeks passed without anything, then a letter arrived saying that they were out of the barbies and furniture that was promised and hoped that sending a Barbie Fashionista purse would do instead. It said it would be arriving in 6-8 weeks. To be honest, I thought it was just a letter to hold me off so I woudl forget about the win and just let it go.

Goes to show me! Look what arrived in the mail yesterday:

Boo-yeah! You have never seen such a happy 7-year-old!!! She LOVES it! And I am so happy when these things actually show up at my house!!!


Mega Swags today

Remember, as with EVERY Friday, today is Mega Swagbucks day! That means more chances to earn more Swagbucks! So, makes sure to use Swagbucks for all your searching needs today!

FYI-I have already made $70 in Amazon gift cards and still have 910 points left (which is enough to get another $10 with 10 points leftover). (450 swagbucks = $5 Amazon gift card) The bucks keep building up!

If you have not joined yet, click on my referral link here and start earning Swagbucks with me! This is a GREAT time to join-with Mega Swagbucks going on today!!

If you are new to Swagbucks, please read my explaination of Swagbucks here. And my explaination of the changes to Swagbucks here.


SLC: 52% off at Rib City Grill

Today's Salt Lake City Groupon is $12 for $25 Worth of Ribs, Drinks, and More at Rib City Grill (in American Fork).

As with all the deals, make sure you check out the fine print before purchasing. To sign up for Groupons, click on my referral link here (this does NOT commit you to buying any deal-you choose what you buy) and to see the Salt Lake City page, including today's deal, click here.

Not sure what Groupons is? Then click here to read all about it!