Jun 19


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Our Disney Mama Tabitha has the scoop for all you mamas who may be planning a Mardi Gras 2018 visit to Disney!


She has the most recent offers and some great deals for NSM readers exclusively! Below are all the details! CLICK HERE to get a free quote from Tabitha for ANY time frame and for ANY Disney property or Cruise. Below is her most recent announcement:


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On June 20, 2017 you will be able to beginning booking Disney World packages for 2018. You will be able to book stays up to 499 days out, November 1, 2018.
Here are some important dates for those planning a trip for Mardi Gras 2018!
• Mardi Gras is February 13, 2018
• Disney Bookings begin June 20, 2017
• Southwest opens flight bookings on June 22, 2017 for travel during Mardi Gras.
• Your first day to book dining if arriving on Saturday February 10, would be August 14, 2017.
• Your Fastpasses Date would be December 12, 2017
• Your Vacation Payoff Date would be January 11, 2018.

Make sure to get on the list for 2018 Package Prices!

It is best to book any Walt Disney World Package early. All you need to secure a package is a $200 deposit per room. You can make as many payments as you like until your final payment is due 30 days prior to your arrival.
The best way to visit Walt Disney World is with a Magic Your Way Package. That include your Room Reservation, Theme Park Tickets and or one of the Disney Dining Plans.
2017 Quick Service Dining Plan – (2 Counter Meals & 2 Snacks)
2017 Deluxe Dining Plan – (3 Meals anyway you like & 2 Snacks)

• Booking Bonus, all 2018 Disney Packages booked by August 1 will receive a $25 Disney Gift Card!
• Second Booking Bonus Refer a friend and you will qualify for an additional Gift. (Mouse Ears or Autograph Books for the kids)

Extra Perks When booking your package with me:
FREE Itinerary Planning (guidance on the best days to visit each park)
FREE Online MousePerks (Tips, Tricks, & so much more)
FREE Dining and Show Reservations
FREE Help setting up your My Disney Experience Account.
FREE Fast Pass + Advanced reservations
FREE Discount Watching
• One on One Contact to answer all of your questions and help with all of your plans.
• Mickey Mouse Autographed pictures for the kids

ADD ON the Best of Both Worlds – Walt Disney World & Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando Add on – Did you know we have Two options to get you over to Universal Orlando from your Walt Disney World Resort. So if you have not had a chance to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter now is the time to begin your next Adventure.
• 1 or 2 Day Park to Park Ticket with Round Trip Shuttle Transfers from your Walt Disney World Resort.
• Take 2 Shuttle Transfer, Stay on site at Disney and get shuttled over to Universal with your luggage and stay on site at Universal for a few days and then the shuttle. Will bring you to the airport at the end of your vacation. You can add this to the front or end of your package.
What are you waiting for let’s get Your 2018 Adventures Started!!!


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Jun 19

Win 4 Tickets to this week’s CLAPS Production: DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK #Giveaway

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For the last several summers, we have been able to see a few of the CLAPS productions. This is a summer production series at Covington High. This year marks their 22nd season, yet many people still may not know they even exist! So, Dr. Ric Watkins asked me to share the schedule with the best group around – the Northshore Mama readers!

This is such a great program to introduce to your children! It may spark a love of theater, or a desire to be a part of this group when they become of age!

Read more about this program below:

CLAPS (Covington Louisiana Actor’s Playhouse System) began in 1996 with a season of two productions, and was expanded to three productions beginning in 2007. The 2009 season began offering four productions in six weeks. Based on auditions, high school students have been selected as actors, singers, dancers, musicians, set crew, light technicians, backstage crew, costume and make-up artists, choreographers, and public relation personnel. We began with only students from St. Tammany, and have expanded to include a five parish area. We provide students the opportunity to learn from professional artists with formal education and professional experience ranging from the stage to film and grand opera to television. In addition we provide career opportunities for both college bound and non-college-bound students. Your continued support is needed for the success of the CLAPS program.

CLAPS is funded solely on ticket sales, and they need to fill the house this year! So, I highly recommend that all of you Mamas take your kids to at least one of these productions this summer! The cost is far outweighed by the quality! These teens are truly talented and these shows are top notch! Not kidding.

The next show of the 2017 season is DINOSAURS BEFORE DARK! It will be on stage this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10am each day.

TWO of you will each win a 4 pack of tickets (2 adults, 2 students) for either the Friday or the Saturday show! Enter below!

NOW – because it gets hard to coordinate who gets the tickets to which date, I am going to set up a rafflecopter FOR EACH DAY! If you can’t go on Friday, don’t enter that one. However, if you are wide open, enter both to double your chances!! You will get the passes for the date you win. It just makes it easier for me to deal with on the back end of the contest!

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.

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Jun 16

FREE Alba Hawaiian Oil-Free Moisturizer for New Members of Top Cash Back!

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Right now, new members of Top Cash Back can order this tropical facial cocktail.  It mixes aloe vera, exotic fruit enzymes and pore-refining Hawaiian extracts to cleanse, tone and moisturize.  Did I mention it has 100% vegetarian ingredients, no parabens and is never tested on animals?  Grab it before it’s gone!

CLICK HERE and purchase yours for just $9.89…then you will get a cash back credit of $10.57 making it FREE! This deal is only available for a limited time, so HURRY!

Here is how this works.

STEP 1CLICK HERE to set up a new account with Top Cash Back. If you have already done this, but never purchased, then you should be able to do this deal!

STEP 2 – you will get a validation email to activate your account. Do that.

STEP 3 – Finally, come CLICK HERE to find this hidden deal! Click the button where you see  GET OFFER NOW.  It will take you straight to the Target site and you simply check out.  You can add other things to your cart, as well.

STEP4 – In approximately 14 days, you will see your $10.57 credit as payable! FREEBIE!

*****If the links above do not work for you, copy this and paste into a new window —>http://topcashback.com/ref/KariNSM/target-moisturizer-freebie/
****This is completely legit. I post these offers several times a year. To be clear, you will pay for this up front, and get the cash back making it free in approximately 14 days. Their customer service is great, and I am happy to help anyone with questions.

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Jun 16

DADS EAT FREE and other Father’s Day Deals – 2017

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Here is a list of offers for dear old dad this weekend…..


Fine Print: *This coupon cannot be combined with rewards redemptions for My Chili’s + Plenti. Receive 50% off purchase of any full-size steak or baby back rib adult entree. Coupon not valid on 3 for $10, 2 for $22, 3 for $35 bundles or on custom or Smokehouse combos. Offer valid only at participating locations in the United States. Offer not valid in Puerto Rico. Multiple coupons cannot be combined. Limit one offer per table. Not valid with any other discounts or special offers. Excludes tax and gratuity. OFFER VALID ONLY 06/16/2017 – 06/18/2017.





OUTBACK – Check your email or their Facebook page for this offer. It ends TONIGHT June 16.


RAISING CANE’S – Must have the Caniac Card. Get one at your local Cane’s. This offer will be loaded onto your card and is only good on Sunday. You must have a card and have it registered before they send out the offer. They do this a few times a year, so it’s worth it!




TCBY – this was posted on the Slidell Page, Hwy 59 page,  Covington page as well as several for the South shore.  So, it appears to be good anywhere.


Texas De Brazil (Baton Rouge) – .  All fathers dining will receive a  gift certificate for $20 off 2 dinners combined to use on their next visit, valid Mon.-Thurs., 6/19/17-8/31/17.  Opens at 11am, serving dinner menu/price all day.


The Velvet Cactus – Free Margarita or dessert!



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Jun 11

Amanda’s First CLAPS experience! Win tickets to this week’s show! #Giveaway

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The 2017 CLAPS season started last week. As in years past, I have tickets to giveaway each week. But, last week, one of our new Mamas, Amanda, went to her first show. So, I wanted to let her review it for y’all as a newbie to this program! Below is her experience and below THAT, is this week’s giveaway!

When I was offered tickets to the CLAPS (Covington Louisiana Actor’s Playhouse System) performance of Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens Jr., I jumped at the chance. My four year old twins are starting theater camp next week and this would be a perfect introduction to some of the things they would be doing. I originally planned to take all three of my kids but my older son didn’t want to miss summer camp. So, I loaded up my mom and the twins and off we went. By this morning, I was getting a bit nervous about the content of the play. I hoped against hope that it wouldn’t be too scary for 4 year olds (I mean, it is called “A Ghost Tale”) and that they would keep still long enough for me to be able to write some kind of review. Honestly, with my kids, you just never know what to expect.

We got to the Elmer E. Lyon Performing Arts Center at Covington High School and settled in. Immediately upon the performance starting, my kids were hooked. The costumes were fantastic, the music was intriguing, and there was enough action to keep them engaged through the entire hour and 10 minutes of the show. The story follows Annie and Jack, from the Magic Treehouse book series, as they are whisked to Victorian England to keep Charles Dickens from quitting writing. We were introduced to a cast of characters who really set the time period and immersed us in the action. From the adorable horse drawn carriage, to the soot covered chimney sweeps, to the salespeople on the streets of London, we saw quite a bit of Victorian England. Throughout the play, we watch Annie and Jack convince Mr. Dickens to continue writing and even help him find the inspiration for his famous “A Christmas Carol” by magically conjuring 3 (mostly) friendly ghosts. Every actor in the play is truly talented. It would be hard to call out just one or two of the cast members, because they were all amazing!
While my mom and I really enjoyed the story, I’m not sure how much of it the twins understood. This particular story was probably a bit over their heads. But, they truly enjoyed the show. They weren’t scared, although Oliver hid his face when Mr. Pinch (Dickens’ inspiration for Scrooge) was singing “Bah Humbug!” Oliver’s favorite part was the 3 ghosts and Annabelle liked the part about the treehouse and “the horsie”. Annabelle loved walking through the cast as we were leaving and Oliver asked to come back and see another show!

I would definitely recommend this show to families with kids 4 and up. Younger kids may have a hard time sitting still for the entire performance. There are 3 more shows in the summer lineup! The next two shows are also Magic Treehouse shows; Pirates Past Noon Kids on June 15th, 16th, and 17th at 10 am and Dinosaurs Before Dark Kids on June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at 10 am. CLAPS wraps up the summer series with evening performances of Into The Woods on June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at 7 pm. These are great shows to introduce your kids to theater close to home.

Now, to win tickets to Pirates Past Noon, fill out the rafflecopter below! Choose the day you can go, or enter both if it doesn’t matter which day!

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Jun 06

**BEST DEAL!!** Ninja Professional Blender Down to $85.78!! (Reg. $125.99!!)

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Check out this BEST DEAL on the HIGHLY RATED Ninja Professional Blender which is down to $85.78!! This is usually $125.99!! WOW!! This is a great tool to help you eat healthier and it is also fun! It will ship FREE for EVERYONE!!

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