Sunday

Medieval Times~ 8 Thumbs up! {Review&Giveaway} CLOSED

Glad tidings M'Lords and M'Ladies! Last week my family had the privilege of entering the realm of valor and chivalry. Do you know where we were? Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Toronto of course!

As special guests of the castle, we were bestowed  King's Royalty Package tickets that included
  • VIP First-Row, All Sections or Second-Row, Center Section Seating
  • Framed Entrance Group Photo
  • Commemorative Program
  • Knight's Cheering Banner
  • "Behind the Scenes" DVD (One Per Party)
Even though we had front row seats(which was fantastic!) I think the view would be great from all areas because of the stadium-type seating.

My family consists of myself, my husband and two teen girls.  Anyone who has teenagers knows how hard it is to get them to participate in a "family fun" outing.  I was surprised at how excited they were(just like when they were younger, I miss that!)

The Castle opens 75 minutes before the show.  It is the perfect time to walk around the castle, get a drink from the bar and visit the horses and gift shops.  MOST importantly get your crown and picture taken with the King or Princess.


The smell of food wafting through the castle was intoxicating, we are a family who loves to eat!  On the bill of fare was:
Garlic bread, Tomato Bisque soup,  oven roasted chicken, herb-roasted potato and buttered corn on the cob.  For dessert, pastry of the castle(we had butter tarts) coffee and tea.  Your wench (waitress) will come by twice to fill up your beverage (Pepsi or water). Vegetarian,  Halal and Kosher meals are also available upon request when booking your tickets. Kudos to the kitchen staff for providing a great meal to such a large crowd!

Now, about the show.  It is packed with dramatic horsemanship, falconry, sword play and a fantastic  jousting tournament that will make you cheer like crazy for your knight! Go red and yellow Knight!  I can only image the intense training that the knights under take to be able to perform with such agility and strength. (they are also easy on the eyes ;)
 Falconry, just amazing to watch!
Sword play while on horse back.  Now that takes skill!
If you are a very lucky young lady your knight may just throw a flower your way! 
Once the show was over and we were on our way home my girls asked if we could go back again soon.  Finally, something we did together that made everyone happy!  I honestly think that this is a great venue for all ages.  My daughter's told my In-laws all about the show and the were so interested that I think they will be planning a visit soon!

Giveaway!

 I have 4 general admission tickets to give away to one lucky reader.  Tickets are valid until September 1/2015.

Please comment below and tell me what you think you would like most about Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament.   Be sure to leave contact info in your comment.  Contest closes May 17/2015.  Good Luck!


Thanks to all who entered.  I have notified the winner, check your emails!

Saturday

$84 cash back for me!

I am super excited! I just checked my Ebates balance and I am getting mailed a check for $84.57.   The great thing about this is that most of this money was made from referring friends to Ebates!

Here's my break down:
$14.57 Cash back from purchases I made
$30 Cash back for referrals that made qualifying purchases
$40 refer-a -friend bonus cash back

I'm going to set this cash aside to help me stock up my pantry again.  My pantry is starting to look like Old Mother Hubbard's!

 Here's some awesome news to pass along.  Ebates referral program has a fantastic deal going right now!
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So get out there and spread the word to all of your frugal friends! I'm sure they would appreciate the great  cash back deals from Ebates!




Disclosure:  The above contains my referral link.  A big thanks to all who use it 


Wednesday

#CheckOut51 Deals Jan 8- Jan 14

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Thursday

#Free #TimHortons beverage coupon!

Tim's is offering a free beverage coupon! Yeah, yeah, super yeah. The coupon is for a new beverage they are offering, The Dark Chocolate Dream Latte.

To receive your free coupon you will need to visit the Tim Horton's site and register for your  free beverage coupon .  It will be sent to you via email within 24 hours of registering.

Offer available in Canada at participating restaurants after 2pm

Cheers!



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Tuesday

#CheckOut51 offers (Nov 20-Nov 26)

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