Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 5

Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 5

Disney, Travel
153/365 In yesterday's post, we finished up our stay at Universal Orlando, but I had a small surprise for the kids: We're going to Disney! We stayed our last night at Pop Century to explore the Walt Disney Resort and have a character breakfast at BoardWalk Inn. You can read Part 1 about our budget and planning here, Day 1…
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Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 3

Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 3

Travel
151/365 Our second day in the parks gets a little more interesting since we move over to the Royal Pacific Resort and pick up our Express Passes. You can read about our budget and deals in this post here, Day 1 here, and Day 2 here. Packing and Moving After having gotten myself to bed after 11:00pm the night before,…
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Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 2

Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 2

Travel
150/365 In yesterday's post, I wrote about the rocky start that our trip to Universal Orlando got off to. Today, we try to get back on track by going to the parks for the first time. You can also read about our budget and deals in this post. Late-ish Start In the morning, I figured that the kids would need…
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Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 1

Trip Report: Universal Orlando, (Part 2) Day 1

Travel
149/365 I usually don't break my trip reports into more than two posts. Most times, Part 1 is all about the deal and the budget, and Part 2 is all about the itinerary. However, this trip is more complicated to write about than I anticipated, so I'm going to break the itinerary portion of my report into daily segments, starting…
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Trip Report: Universal Orlando (Part 1)

Trip Report: Universal Orlando (Part 1)

Saving Money, Travel
148/365 My kids LOVE Harry Potter. I read all of the books to them a few years ago. Now, the audio books are playing on our Echo device most days, and the movies are frequently chosen for family movie night. They both have wizard robes and wands, and know their Hogwarts House and Patronus. In 2017, we bought cheap annual…
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Update on Birthday Swago

Update on Birthday Swago

Earning Money
147/365 I've been hard at work on my Swago this morning, so I thought I'd give a quick update for those of you confused by the new board this month. New Center Activity: SB Local The center activity is no longer the MyGiftCardsPlus square. Swagbucks has replaced it with Earn SB from SB Local. This is an app that you…
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Target Circle

Target Circle

Saving Money
146/365 Target has introduced a new rewards system in beta, so if you reside in a few lucky cities, check your Target app to see if you can join Target Circle. Select Cities Target Circle started testing in Dallas-Fort Worth, and began expanding to a few other cities yesterday. If you live in Charlotte, Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and (yay!)…
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