See The Blue Angels, April 2-3 at the Sun ‘n Fun 2011 Air Show

sun n fun logo See The Blue Angels, April 2 3 at the Sun n Fun 2011 Air Show

This week Lakeland Linder Regional Airport becomes the busiest airport in the world during the annual Sun ‘n Fun event, with over 40,000 recorded aircraft movements. Sun ‘n Fun’s mission is to share the aviation experience with people of all ages through education, information and inspiration.

For those of us who are not pilots, Sun ‘n Fun is a time to see hundreds of unique aircrafts, learn about the history of aviation, and of course experience jaw dropping air shows. The highlight of this year’s event is the Blue Angels performances on Saturday and Sunday.

Florida residents can get a one day adult pass for $25 for and $10 for ages 11-17. Kids under 11 are free. You can buy tickets online or at the gate. Also, if you buy a ticket for Saturday, you can come back on Sunday for FREE. Parking is $5/day.

If you are planning to attend, check out Sporty’s Sun’n Fun iPhone/iPad App which provides up to date schedules, maps, and more.

Sun ‘n Fun is in Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Click for a Map.

Check Sun ‘n Fun’s Facebook page for pictures and current info.

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Amazon’s Super Delicious Sale on Snacks, Chocolate, and More

MandMs1 Amazons Super Delicious Sale on Snacks, Chocolate, and More

Amazon.com is having a fantastic sale on food. Check out the complete list of items on sale during their “Manager’s Special”.

There are a ton of amazing deals on chocolate and candy.

Our Favorite Deals:

  • Cooking and Baking Items
  • Snack Foods
  • M&M’s Dark Chocolate Candy, 19.2-Ounce Packages (Pack of 4) – $11.43 (Almond M&M’s)
  • Glenny’s Whole Fruit and Nut Bar, 1.4-Ounce (Pack of 12) $7.65
  • Goetze’s Cowtales, Chocolate, 1-Ounce Packages (Pack of 36) – $5.67
  • Sugar Daddy Milk Caramel Pops, 48-Count Packages (Pack of 4) – $12.96
  • Nestle Milk Chocolate Candy, 1.45-Ounce Bars (Pack of 48) – $17.64
  • Libby’s Splenda Apricot Halves, Unpeeled, 23.5-Ounce (Pack of 8 – $11.40

** Of course with any hot deal, price may change at any time (so hurry!)

Coby SNAPP Pocket Camcorder/Camera – Only $14.14 at Amazon.com

colby camcorder Coby SNAPP Pocket Camcorder/Camera Only $14.14 at Amazon.com

Amazon.com has the Coby SNAPP pocket camcorder on sale for only $14.14. List price is $73.99. This isn’t the highest quality camera out there, and it won’t perform as well as a Flip video camera, but at 15 bucks, how can you go wrong? It makes a great gift for a teenager.

Specs:

  • The Snapp Pocket digital camcorder 2″ TFT LCD full color display
  • 3MP CMOS sensor ( 2048 x 1536) with 4x digital zoom. Video resolution; VGA (640 x 480) @ 30fps, AVI file (Motion JPEG codec)
  • 32MB built-in memory (expandable to 8GB with optional SD/SDHC card) .
  • View recorded videos and photos on a TV with the included AV cable. Edit video
  • Connects easily to computer for use as a webcam (requires included diver installation).

* As with all hot deals, the price may change at any time.

Angry Birds RIO – Free for the Android at Amazon

angrybirdsrio Angry Birds RIO Free for the Android at Amazon

Amazon.com is offering Angry Birds RIO free for Android devices for a limited time!

..and just for fun check out the trailer for the new Angry Birds movie (Thanks Christian!)

Quiznos Coupon | $2.99 for Small Sub and Cookie

qz299C Quiznos Coupon | $2.99 for Small Sub and Cookie

Hurry and print your coupon for a $2.99 small sub at Quiznos. It’s a one click print!

In addition, share your email address with Quiznos and they’ll reward you with a free Cookie. Quiznos signature subs normally cost over $5 for the small and the cookies are $1.39 each.

Plato’s Closet | Brand Name, Slightly Used Clothing on Consignment

platos closet storefront Platos Closet | Brand Name, Slightly Used Clothing on Consignment

While searching for a pair of shoes to fit one of our kid’s fast-growing feet, we recently had the opportunity to visit Plato’s Closet.   Plato’s Closet is a national franchise, with 6 locally owned consignment stores in the Orlando area.  We visited the one located at 2912 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando.

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It was our first trip to a Plato’s closet and we were quite impressed. Not being sure what to expect, it was evident from our first step into the store that this was not your average used clothing store. Walking in the front doors, we were greeted with a friendly “hello” and a bright smile from behind the checkout counter, and we immediately noticed the huge collection and “up do date” styles.

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We had come shopping for shoes, but each one of us in the family were quickly drawn to our respective racks looking for something in our size. You’ll find a hearty selection for both men and women of tops, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, shoes and accessories. Nearly everything was in style, and most items looked like the fashions you’d find currently on the racks at the mall.

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Prices were fair and reasonable. You won’t find thrift store prices, but you can’t compare the selection to a thrift store either. At Plato’s Closet you’ll only find clean, name brand items in excellent condition on very well organized shelves and racks.

For high quality, hip clothes and accessories for teens and young adults, we think you should check out a Plato’s Closet near you!

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Orlando, Florida area Plato’s Closets:

Plato’s Closet Altamonte Springs
924 West SR 436
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
321-594-5661 | MapIt

Plato’s Closet Ocoee
11107 West Colonial Drive
Ocoee, FL 34761
(407) 877-0099 | MapIt

Plato’s Closet Waterford Lakes
610 North Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32828
407-601-3017 | MapIt

Plato’s Closet E. Colonial
2912 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
407-898-2779 | MapIt

Plato’s Closet Orlando
7677 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
407-855-9950 | MapIt

Plato’s Closet Oviedo
59 Alafaya Woods Boulevard
Oviedo, FL 32765
407-706-0999 | MapIt

For more similar ideas, see our “buying used” tab in our menu.

Free Pancakes today at Perkins

pancakes Free Pancakes today at Perkins

Today, March 21, 2011, is Free Pancake Day at Perkins restaurants. Stop in for a free short stack of pancakes and have the opportunity to donate to “Give Kids the World”. More details here.

Find an Orlando area Perkins.

Leu Gardens Plant Sale and Free Admission March 19th & 20th

 

white flower Leu Gardens Plant Sale and Free Admission March 19th & 20th

Harry P. Leu Gardens is having their annual plant sale this weekend, March 19th and 20th. Their beautiful gardens are free to the public on these days. Hours are 9 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. For more information call 407-246-2620. MapIt.

 

Char-Griller Duo Gas and Charcoal Grill on Sale at Lowe’s $199

grill Char Griller Duo Gas and Charcoal Grill on Sale at Lowes $199

Lowe’s is offering $100 off a Char-Griller Duo 3-Burner Black Gas and Charcoal Grill. The reviews are great for this grill and you can’t beat the price of only $199.00. Order online and select either in-store pickup or FREE delivery. Several Orlando area Lowe’s locations are already out of stock, but there are still locations with availability at the time of this post.

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Friday thru Sunday.

wpsaf Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. Friday thru Sunday.

The 52nd annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is Friday, March 18th through Sunday March 20th.

Come enjoy the beautiful Orlando spring weather and stroll through Central Park while enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of the festival between 9 am and 6 pm Friday and Saturday, and from 9 am to 5 pm on Sunday.

Highlights include food vendors, live music, unbelievable weather, and of course all types of art. One thing to note is that they are not allowing any pets in the park for this event.