Your kids’ prayers have been answered, with free ice cream singles given away by Bruster’s Real Ice Cream in exchange for their love of reading. And with multiple options to accomodate dietary needs such as sugar free ice cream and lactose free Italian Ice, any kid can indulge in this sweet deal. Also available according to season, are ice cream flavors made with real, fresh fruit. And their Italian Ice is loaded with Vitamin C!
All you child has to do is get one of the Bruster’s Read Your Way to a Reward book marks from a participating school, library, or Bruster’s Ice Cream, fill it out, turn it in, and they’ve got their free sweet treat!
Here’s how they work: your child writes a list of ten books that they have read on the book mark, fill out their info, and turn it in to any participating Bruster’s Real Ice Cream in exchange for getting a free single scoop of ice cream.
Unfortunately you cannot download the bookmark from their website, but you can tell the participating store ahead of time, and they will order as many bookmarks as you want, so you can keep your child and his or her friends reading!
Seriously what could be better than telling your kid that they can get free ice cream and all they have to do is read ten books, or even just list books that they have already read!
You know it can be complete havoc bringing your kids to Chuck E. Cheese. They get so excited, maybe have a bit too much sugar, and just feed off of each other’s energy! It’s awesome, but it can get a little overwhelming if the kids get really out of hand.
But no worries, Chuck E. Cheese has started a program to reward good behavior. Here’s how it works: you download and print the free reward calendars that will help you keep track of their accomplishments, and help your kids work on issues that are most challenging in your and their lives. You can download the calendars from Chuck E. Cheese’s website in the Promotions section. Once you have it all filled out, you bring it back to Chuck E. Cheese and get ten free tokens as a reward!
Seriously, what could be better? Free rewards for your kids to behave, and for them to have a nice, fun outing! Also in the same section of their website, tokens for good grades! And did I mention right now each Chuck E. Cheese game only takes one token?
This tip will fix two problems: Keeping your kids busy while being cooped up in the winter, and save yourself some money on gift wrapping and greeting cards. I mean think about it – stock Christmas cards are nice and everything, but you spend $.50-5.00 a piece, and in the end they just get thrown out! Same with wrapping! So here’s what you do…
- Set out a big poster board and water colors for your kids to save money on wrapping and cards. Make sure you put a garbage bag underneath the posterboard in case your kids go really crazy with it. The poster board can be any color you like, but it’s best if it is a light color so the water colors show up.
- Dress your child in clothes that you don’t mind being ruined if they go really, really crazy.
- Have your kids paint to their heart’s desire on the poster board. Even have them write words for the holidays like – Santa, Ho Ho Ho, family, spirit…ecc.
- Wait for poster board to dry.
- Clean your kids – just kidding – that’s really up to you. Haha.
- Cut the poster board in about 8 even pieces.
- Fold each piece in half to make it look like a greeting card.
- Then, have your family write their own holiday message and sign the inside! Voila! Free greeting cards.
- To make gift boxes with it, go to any craft store that carries clear plastic boxed. They either come in square, rectangular, or oval. They’re pretty cheap, too.
- You can take the big poster board piece and cut any piece out of it that will fit the interior parameter of the clear boxes, and tape it in place with clear tape.
- Presto change-o! You’ve got yourself some saved money on gift wrapping and greeting cards!
What kinds of gifts do you get your loved ones?