FREE admission to National Parks, this weekend, April 19 – 20

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It’s National Park Week and more than 100 national parks are waiving the entrance fees all this weekend, starting today April 19 through 20! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

The next entrance fee-free day will be Monday, August 25. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

April 19 – 20 – Opening weekend of National Park Week
August 25
- National Park Service Birthday
September 27 - National Public Lands Day
November 11 - Veterans Day

If you love the outdoors, check out The Clymb, it’s a great Northwest daily deal site featuring all outdoor equipment, clothing and more at great prices. REI Outlet is also one of my favorites.

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FREE admission to National Parks, next weekend, April 19 – 20

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Next weekend is opening weekend of National Park Week and more than 100 national parks will be waiving the entrance fees! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

The next entrance fee-free day will be Monday, August 25. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

April 19 – 20 – Opening weekend of National Park Week
August 25
- National Park Service Birthday
September 27 - National Public Lands Day
November 11 - Veterans Day

If you love the outdoors, check out The Clymb, it’s a great Northwest daily deal site featuring all outdoor equipment, clothing and more at great prices. REI Outlet is also one of my favorites.

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Great Wolf Lodge – one night stay for six, with $25 resort credit – $219 (reg. $355)

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Great Wolf Lodge is on Amazon Local! This means you can save up to 38% off the cost of a room. This particular deals is for the Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound location (in Washington), but check your city’s Amazon Local to see if the lodge nearest you is being promoted!

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This is for the extra fun rooms – the Wolf Den or Kid Kamp suites that have tents and bunk beds for the kids! These are usually more expensive than the standard rooms.

They have Great Wolf Lodge discounts available through Amazon Local:

  • $219 ($355 value) for Sunday through Thursday check-in: one-night stay for up to six guests in a Wolf Den or Kid Kamp suite
  • $249 ($395 value) for Friday check-in: one-night stay for up to six guests in a Wolf Den or Kid Kamp suite
  • Includes six waterpark wristbands and $25 resort credit
  • Private tent or cave in each suite includes bunk beds and private TV

You’ll want to read the fine print on the deal page. There are specific black out dates and a time period in which you have to travel. There is also $14.99 resort fee and 10% tax. Limit two vouchers per purchaser and up to two additional vouchers may be sent as gifts.

See the Great Wolf Lodge discounts here.

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Northwest Trek – FREE Admission for kids next weekend, Feb. 15 – 18

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FREE KIDS N’ CRITTERS EVENT

Northwest Trek is offering a Kids n’ Critters event this weekend, Feb 15 – 18, with free admission for up to 4 kids (ages 12 & under) per paying adult or senior. The theme this year is insects and there will be free activities, crafts, and special trailside encounters all weekend to match the theme. Activities are free and will be offered Saturday through Tuesday.

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

  • What Are They Eating? (9:30-3:00) Learn what insects eat and make an insect to take home.
  • Insects A-Z (9:30-3:30) There are millions of insect species. Learn some of their names!
  • Story Walk (9:30-3:30) Stroll through the forest and enjoy bug-themed storytime.
  • Ants! (11-3) What’s it like to live in a colony? Learn about these amazing critters and build an ant to take home.
  • Flight (11-3) How do insects fly? Learn about the muscles that make flight possible.
  • Animal Presentations (11:30 and 1:30) Learn more about insectivores: animals that eat insects!

You can read more about the event here. Tram seating is limited to the first 1,500 visitors each day. All trams are 30-minute tours during Kids ‘n’ Critters. Offer not valid with other discounts or promotions and there are no rain checks.

(Thanks, Thrifty NW Mom!)

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FREE admission to National Parks, this weekend, February 15 – 17

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In celebration of Presidents Day Weekend, more than 100 national parks are waiving the entrance fees all weekend, February 15 – 17! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

Entrance fees to National Parks will also be waived from April 19 – 20 to celebrate the opening weekend of National PArk Week. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

February 15-17 - Presidents Day weekend
April 19-20 - Opening weekend of National Park Week
August 25 - National Park Service Birthday
September 27 - National Public Lands Day
November 11 - Veterans Day

If you love the outdoors, check out The Clymb, it’s a great Northwest daily deal site featuring all outdoor equipment, clothing and more at great prices. REI Outlet is also one of my favorites.

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FREE admission to National Parks, next weekend, February 15 – 17

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Next weekend, February 15 – 17, more than 100 national parks will be waiving the entrance fees for Presidents Day Weekend! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

Entrance fees to National Parks will also be waived from April 19 – 20 to celebrate the opening weekend of National Park Week. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

February 15-17 - Presidents Day weekend
April 19-20 - Opening weekend of National Park Week
August 25 - National Park Service Birthday
September 27 - National Public Lands Day
November 11 - Veterans Day

If you love the outdoors, check out The Clymb, it’s a great Northwest daily deal site featuring all outdoor equipment, clothing and more at great prices. REI Outlet is also one of my favorites.

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*Still available!* Great Wolf Lodge Groupon discounts – locations nationwide! – Save up to 40% off

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Groupon has Great Wolf Lodge deals at locations nationwide. See a full list of Great Wolf Lodge Groupon deals here. This post specifically features the Great Wolf Lodge Washington location – other locations can vary in price and details. 

Original post:    This morning I was checking out the new vacation deals on Groupon and found Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound location (Centralia, Washington)! It’s a 2-night package – including two nights for up to SIX people, plus a $50 resort credit with prices starting at $369.  That comes out to $184.50 a night, plus you have the $50 resort credit – which is sort of like paying $159.50 a night if you factor in the credit.

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2-night stay for six in a family suite with water park wristbands and a $50 resort credit – with these two options:

  • Option 1: $369 to check in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $610 value)
  • Option 2: $399 to check in Thursday (up to a $650 value)

You have until March 5, 2014 to use the stay. And you will pay a 10% hotel tax at check-in (which is a typical charge whether you pay with a Groupon or not).

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 1/19 or 2/16–2/21
  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $30 fee; 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1-night’s stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 10% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $14.99 daily resort fee not included

Fine print: 

  • Must book by 3/4/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/5/14
  • Not valid 1/19 or 2/16–2/21
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift for option 1
  • Limit 1 per person for option 2
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $30 fee; 72-hour cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1-night’s stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • $14.99 daily resort fee not included
  • 10% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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FREE admission to National Parks, today, January 20

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, more than 100 national parks are waiving the entrance fees today, January 20! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

Entrance fees to National Parks will also be waived from February 15 – 17 for Presidents Day Weekend. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15-17 - Presidents Day weekend
April 19-20 - Opening weekend of National Park Week
August 25 - National Park Service Birthday
September 27 - National Public Lands Day
November 11 - Veterans Day

If you love the outdoors, check out The Clymb, it’s a great Northwest daily deal site featuring all outdoor equipment, clothing and more at great prices. REI Outlet is also one of my favorites.

This post may contain affiliate links. These affiliate links support this site, see our disclosure policy here

Disney Vacation – FREE travel planning DVD

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If you’re considering a Disney vacation this year – request your FREE Disney Vacation planner DVD. We dream of going someday and I’ve requested this before. It’s fun to watch, full of helpful information and you can’t beat the price – FREE!

To request your Disney Vacation planner DVD click the banner above and fill out the form. Should arrive within a couple weeks! No obligation. No credit card required.

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Enter to win a “Best of Adrift Hotel” stay (Long Beach, Washington), valued at $200

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I’m thrilled to announce a very generous giveaway for Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, Washington. We did a giveaway this last summer and I shared all about our trip here. It’s a very cool place and we so enjoyed it.

Adrift is giving away a “Best of Adrift Hotel” package that’s valued at around $200 and it includes:

A one-night stay in a Deluxe queen room (pet-friendly or not) plus a $50 dining voucher for on-site restaurant Pickled Fish (yum), two Adrift water bottles, two Fort George beers (for guests 21 years old or older), Pink Poppy cookies and an Adrift tote bag

Doesn’t this sound like fun? The stay needs to be redeemed by April 15, 2014 and excludes holiday weekends – November 28-30, December 25 – 29, January 17 – 19, February 14 – 17.

Adrift-Hotel-Long-Beach-HotelMy kiddos playing on the beach in front of the Adrift Hotel!

Adrift-Hotel-Long-Beach-how-far-from-beachThe location is PERFECT, close to the beach and great views!

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ENTER TO WIN
Now for the fun. Enter to win a A one-night stay in a Deluxe queen room (pet-friendly or not) plus a $50 dining voucher for the on-site restaurant Pickled Fish (yum), two Adrift water bottles, two Fort George beers (for guests 21 years old or older), Pink Poppy cookies and an Adrift tote bag. FREE amenities include complimentary bikes for taking rides on the beach, DVDs/games in the lobby and game room on second floor. Transportation to Long Beach not included. One person will win. 

There are FOUR possible entries per person. Leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry. Each comment counts as one entry. Don’t cheat or you’re totally be disqualified.

1.) REQUIRED entry. Leave a comment on this post. Any comment will you do. Some ideas for comments - Have you been to Long Beach before? What are your favorite activities to do in Long Beach? Have you stayed at Adrift before?

2.) Share this giveaway with someone! Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, email, word-of-mouth, text message, homing pigeon, sky writer – whatever way you want, just share the love. Tell me you shared it in a separate comment as your second entry!

3.) Head over to Queen Bee Facebook and “like” us. If you’re already a Facebook fan, share the giveaway with your friends by posting it on your wall. Leave a separate comment on this post saying you did this.

4.) Head over and like Adrift on FacebookLeave a separate comment letting me know you did this.

This giveaway will end Sunday, November 30 at 9 p.m. PST. I will select one winner using a plugin called And the Winner is and I will email the winner to notify you – so pay special attention to the email you use when you enter.

This post is sponsored by Adrift Hotel. The will hostmy family for a night and treated us to dinner, so that I could write about our experience. They are providing the free night stay to the lucky winner. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are mine (would you expect anything else?)

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