Monday, October 20, 2014

Wings Over Houston Airshow

   The week end of Nov 1st and 2nd is going to be full of air power, when the CAF 30th Anniversay Wings over Houston Airshow is back in town. The US Navy Blue Angles will be the headliners of the show. Watching the Blue Angles is like watching a ballet with really big dancers who are just as nimble as the dancers with two legs.  "Fat Alber" the US Marine Corp C-130 Hercules Airlifter that is the support plane for the Blue Angles will be flying it's own solo performances demonstrating how nimble a 4 turboprop transport can be.

  The Air Force Heritage Flight performances of modern millitary aircraft flying with World War II, Korea or Vietman era fighters display USAF airpower history. It also honors the brave men and women who have and are currently serving in the United States Air Force. The Heritage Flight is flown by select civilian and military piolets who train together to learn the characterics and differences between modern jets and prop-driven warbirds. My Dad was in the Army Air Corp so this  is one of the things that I really want to see.
   You can learn more about what is going to be happening over the weekend and get  your tickets on line . You can also conect with the airshow on Twitter and on  Facebook.

   MoneySavingParent has a great giveaway going. Grand prize is a Pair of Eagle Squadron Sunday VIP tickets and a ride in a vintage aircraft (subject to restrictios). The plane ride is worth trying for so hurry over and give it a try. Who knows maybe you will be seeing the world from way up high.

Friday, August 1, 2014

School Days

It's hard to believe that school will be starting in a few short weeks. An education is so important and having the right supplies makes it so much easier.

Disclosure: I was provided $25 by our sponsor Ebates to purchase a backpack and school supplies. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. All opinions are my own. #givingbackpack #ebates.

There are some families that as hard as they try getting all of the school supplies that are required it is next to impossible. I was given the opportunity through Ebates to help out. I was given the challenge of getting a backpack and as many school supplies as possible for $25.
It has been a long time since I bought school supplies so where to start? I got a supply list for one of the schools in my district and got started. I decided to try to get all of the supplies a first grader would need. Then I decided match what I was given by Ebates and help 2 children.

First I checked the ads for sales. I got the following at Walmart:

2 - 24ct boxes of crayons $.25 each, 2 - 2pk erasers  $.50 each, 6 - spiral notebooks  $.25 each,
2 - pencil boxes  $.97 each and 2 headphones  $4.99.

At Office Depot I got 3 - 4pk Glue sticks $.25 each, 2 - 24ct boxes of crayons  $.25 each, 2 pair of 5" scissors  $.50 each  and 2 12ct boxes of wooden pencils  $1.00 each.

At Walgreens I hit the jackpot. I got 2 - 20ct boxes of wooden pencils  $.69 each, 2  - 12oz bottles of Purell  $1.99 each, 11 - 2 pocket folders  $.09 each, 1 - 1" 3ring notebook  $.69, 4 - large boxes of Facial Tissue $1.29 each and 2 back packs $2.99 each.

Other ways to save is look for coupons or shop on line for the supplies.  Ebates is where it pays to shop on line. Ebates is the pioneer and leader of cash back shopping. Ebates pays members cash back every time they shop online as well as provides them with the best coupons and deals online.Founded in 1998, Ebates Inc.'s websites have paid over $250 million in cash to its members. That is why millions of people have joined  Ebates.

Here is what I will be taking to my chosen school. I am going to help a child get a better education, how about you?