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Tax Day Freebies and Deals 2014

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Tax Day Freebies and Deals

Hey Everyone, I almost forgot today, April 15th, is tax day!

Here’s a list of Tax Day Freebies and Deals 2014! Some of these offers expire before or after tax day, and some are available only at participating locations, it’s always a good idea to call and check beforehand. *note: each of the links takes you to the coupon needed or company website*

Restaurant & Retail Deals:

  • Arby’s - Free Curly Fries on Tax Day on 4/15 Only
  • Bonefish Grille – $5 off two entrees coupon. (exp. 4/17)
  • Boston Market - Get two half-chicken individual meals for just $10.40. No coupon required. (4/15)
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise – Get a free appetizer with an entrée purchase. (thru 4/25)
  • Chili’s - Free Appetizer or Dessert when you buy one entree (4/13 thru 4/17)
  • Great American Cookies - get one Free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie. No coupon required. (4/15)
  • Hardee’s – $1 Discount on any Western X-tra Bacon Thickburger combo. (thru 5/4)
  • HydroMassage – Free HydroMassage. Coupon required (4/14 thru 4/18)

  • McDonald’s - BOGO Big Mac, get a second for just 1 cent.  *at participating McDonalds*.(4/15)
  • McCormick & Schmick’s / M&S Grill– Extended Happy Hour 3:30pm – 10:00 pm (4/15 only)
  • Mimi’s Cafe - BOGO breakfast or lunch entree when you purchase two drinks. (exp. 4/19)
  • Office Depot - Free 5 Pounds of Document Shredding (exp: 4/29)
  • Orange Leaf frozen Yogurt – Get a full cup of frozen yogurt with toppings for $4.15. (4/15)
  • Papa Murphy’s - Get a large pepperoni pizza for $5 at participating locations. No coupon required. (4/15)
  • Pizza Hut - Get a large pizza and one signature side for $10.99 when you order online. Use the promo code TAXDAY. (4/15)
  • Schlotzsky’s - Free “The Original (small) Sandwich” with the purchase of chips and 32 oz drink. No coupon required (exp. 4/18)
  • Sonic - Get half price drinks, teas and slushes. No coupon required. (4/15)

Free Tax Filing Offers:

  • Turbo Tax – Prepare, Print, and e-file your Tax Return for free
  • H&R Block – Prepare, Print, and e-file your Tax Return for free

Explore Branson: Showboat Branson Belle Cruise

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This is a beautiful picture huh?

It’s the sight I saw as I peered overboard on the Showboat Branson Belle cruise.

I was so intrigued by the water view I didn’t even take a picture of the ship (oops) :).

I was accompanied by my mother and all of the “Blog Fam” who were also invited to visit Branson; Natasha from Houseful of Nicholes, Donna from Donna Hup,  Betsy from Lip Gloss and High Heels, Kelly from Kelly’s Thoughts on Things, Sherryl from Simply Sherryl, and Heather from Food Hussy.

I really didn’t know what to expect upon entering the boat. I knew that the boat would leave shore and we would cruise along Table Rock Lake, but I had no idea how entertaining the “Showboat Branson Belle” dinner cruise would be.

Once we hopped on board we had a few minutes to tour the ship and explore the souvenir shop. My mom and I posed for a photo in the foyer.


photo credit: Donna Hup

The cruise we took featured the “Made In The USA” show, and we were lucky to see it because the show is in its final year.

The “Made In The USA” show features World-renowned aerial violinist Janice Martin, who actually plays the violin hanging upsides down. It features singing group The ShowMen, these guys have flavor and soul, and keep you jamming with classic American music, from Gospel, to rock ‘n’ roll, to Motown classics, to modern urban songs like Pharrell’s “Happy.” It also features Comedian Christopher James (this guy is hilarious).

Throughout the show, during breaks, and during performances the live band Rockin’ Dockers keeps hit, after hit coming.  [Continue reading...]

Explore Branson: Ripleys, Titanic, and Acrobats of China

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Explore Branson: Ripleys, Titanic, and Acrobats of China.

Branson has some amazing exhibits and shows. I already told you about my experience at the SIX Show, now I’ll ramble about all of the fun museums and shows I was able to see :)

I’ll start with the “Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium .” If you plan on visiting Branson, one of the places you should mark on your list is Ripley’s. The information is quite interesting.

Ripley’s has eight galleries filled with a collection of over 450 unique artifacts, art (that’s truly unbelievable), crazy illusions, and interactive items. The museum is constantly changing.

Fun Fact: There are over 30 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums in ten countries.

One of the coolest things I saw at Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum is this picture of Lauryn Hill made with old cassette tapes. I’m a huge Lauryn Hill fan so this art piece made my day.

There are plenty of things to learn about at the museum, some of the items, artifacts, and videos I questioned was real or not.

My mom enjoyed herself at the museum. She kept saying, “Ericka, come over here, look at this, look at that, did you know? (blah, blah).” [Continue reading...]

one, two, three, four, five…SIX Show Performance in Branson, MO

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six-show-review-branson-moDisclosure: I received complimentary tickets to the SIX show in exchange for my opinions. All opinions are 100% my own. 

My mother and I had an eventful journey heading to Branson, MO. Our tire blew out and we didn’t have a spare. Thankfully we were able to get the help we needed and got a new tire installed. We weren’t able to visit Mel’s Hard Luck Diner with the rest of the bloggers but you can check out Donna’s review, and Kelly’s review.

We were able to make it to Branson just in time for the SIX show performance.

one, two, three, four, five…SIX

Yes, Six biological brothers, Barry, Kevin, Lynn, Jak, Owen, and Curtis all perform together by singing and dancing.

What really makes this group unique (besides the fact they are brothers) is they perform all of the sounds in the show with their voices and mouths. By ‘mouths’ I mean they actually make all of the music by beatboxing. There are no instruments or anything. It took me awhile to catch on to it, but when I did I was fixated on the show.


Justin Bieber Skit

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McDonalds FREEBIE: FREE McCafe Coffee

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Are you one of those people that needs coffee in the morning to get your day started? Well today is your lucky day, check out this McDonalds Freebie! From now thru April 13th, 2014, McDonald’s is serving up a small freshly brewed McCafe coffee for FREE to customers during breakfast. You can also get a […]

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Simple Red Bell Pepper Egg-in-a-Hole

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Deciding I was tired of eating “boring” eggs, I went on a hunt for a creative way to make them. While searching for recipes I stumbled upon a “Bell Pepper Egg-in-a-hole” recipe Natasha’s Kitchen found in a Martha Stewart magazine. The visual she included had me craving this recipe for days. Remembering I had some […]

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My Birthday Freebies Frenzy

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Today it snowed… Yep, it’s March 24th, 2014 and it snowed. I was taking a walk earlier and out of nowhere snowflakes appeared. I thought I was tripping for a minute, but then it really started coming down. I had to run home. I already decided this week I was going to take advantage of […]

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Today is My Birthday and I don’t have 29 Life Lessons…But I Do Have Something to Say.

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Today is My Birthday! I thank God for another year of living…29 years old, the last year of my 20′s. The other day my nieces made me feel old…convo: Z.Z.: Ti-Ti “blah, blah, blah,” (she asked me a bunch of random questions about life, some I knew, some I didn’t.) Me: Z.Z. What does it […]

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Oh No! I’m Getting Older and Gaining Weight…Healthcare Clinic Kansas City Here I Come!

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I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its client. All health related suggestions and opinions expressed in this post are all my own. #HealthcareClinic #CollectiveBias With my birthday quickly approaching (one more year of my […]

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