Friday, December 2, 2011

Weekend Holiday Events in Phoenix, Arizona

There's a chill in the air, which doesn't happen often in the Valley of the Sun, making this is the perfect weekend to bundle up in your rarely used mittens and scarves and head out for some holiday fun.


First Fridays in Phoenix is taking part in holiday magic over at the Science Center where they are auctioning gingerbread houses benefiting Phoenix Neighborhood Housing Services. Of course you'll also probably find some cool holiday gifts for friends and family.

APS Holiday of Lights Parade is happening Saturday, rain or shine.

Tempe Festival of the Arts is happening and although it's not specifically a holiday event, you can definitely get some holiday shopping done there.

Glendale Glitters is still going strong offering the perfect place to enjoy some hot beverages while walking amidst twinkling decoration and enjoying festival performances.

Holiday Pet Festival is being presented by the Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary on Saturday. Come on, take Fido out for some fun this weekend.

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{cc photo courtesy of  Mandy_Jansen  Flickr}

Where are you spending your time this weekend?



Friday, July 29, 2011

Eversave Deal and a Giveaway for Lunar Mini Golf

Looks like a ton of o' fun. Eversave Phoenix is offering two passes and two glow necklaces at Lunar Mini Golf for only $9. This is a great deal for beating the summer heat and who doesn't love miniature golf? Want to win this deal? Retweet the following “I want to save with @EversavePHX and @phoenixblogger!” It's that simple. I'll choose a random retweet.

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Lunar Mini Golf is located at Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix, 9617 N. Metro Parkway West Phoenix, Arizona. They are open Monday through Friday from 3pm until 9pm, Saturday from 10 am until 9pm and Sunday from 11am until 6pm. Call to check for summer hours when school is out at 602-870-4800. Parking is on the lower level near Sears.

Has anyone gone? Let me know if you purchase the deal.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Phoenix, When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors

You may know that I am proud to be a Weather Spotter here in Phoenix for the National Weather Service. By no means am I a meteorological expert, but I do love our state's interesting weather phenomenon and nothing pleases me more than when the National Weather Service hosts classes and when I can do my part to help the NWS. So when I was contacted to help spread the word about their "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors" campaign, I was thrilled to help out. Last night it become even more personal as a lightning strike took down a large branch from our gorgeous tree. Thankfully only our carport was damaged, it could have been much worse.  Here's how the events unfolded.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

2011 Arizona All-Star Charity Dance-a-Thon

Baseball fans, Gleeks and anyone who likes to get their groove on, get your dance shoes out! I'm very excited to spread the word about a this year's Arizona All-Star Charity Dance-a-Thon benefiting the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Held on July 9th the event will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center from 3:00 to  midnight. All event-related net proceeds will be donated equally to the mentioned three charities supporting cancer research and education.

Glee’s very own acclaimed choreographer, Zach Woodlee, will lead the crowd in coordinated and spontaneous dance moves. He and other VIP guests will also serve as judges for a soon-to-be announced contest that will be open to Dance-A-Thon attendees. The grand prize winner of the contest will win an exclusive meet-and-greet opportunity on the set of Glee.

Please register for the event, sponsor a participant or just donate for a cure.  Visit the official site and help me spread the word about this fun and worth-while event. Participants who sign up by July 1 will receive a discounted price of $15 (adult) and $10 (14 and under) and spaces are limited.


Thanks to CENPHO on Twitter who informed me this event has been cancelled. What a shame. If you are not following CENPHO, please do. She's making a difference one tweet at a time while helping the rest of us get up-to-date information.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cauzoom Makes Fundraising Easier

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cauzoom for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Having worked with community agencies in the Valley all my life it's safe to assume I am constantly fighting for our ever-stuggling nonprofits. Let's face it, fundraising is difficult for non-profits and even more so when the economy is taking a hit. Even still, there are many people across all income brackets who are still willing to give during tough times. While there are many great causes, it's sometimes difficult to follow the money. Cauzoom helps nonprofits and social groups fund their projects by promoting donations for specific activities allowing people to see the direct benefits of their monetary gift-giving.

By offering specific details for where donations are headed, people may be more likely to not only give, but to also become a part of promoting the project. A visit to their site shows one project raising money to buy an iPad for a child with sickle cell anemia while another boasts purchasing 25 beds for a hospital in India. Just think of the potential for your agency or social group.

Cauzoom also helps groups pursue social media marketing potential with a blog offering ideas and strategies for its members. Visit the site and take a look around. You can get ideas for your own group or find a worthwhile project to support. Cauzoom is also found on Twitter and Facebook showing embracing social media networking. They are definitely a a fundraising possibility to keep on eye on and are worthy of some further research.  It never hurts to have another method to raise funds for your cause and it's always nice to find a new worth-while project to support.


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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Phoenix Deals 4/5/11 - Arts, Yogurt and Golf

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Voice Deal of the Day presented by the New Times is offering $5 ticket (that's half off) to the New Times' Artopia this Saturday, April 9th. Enjoy the art exhibition, dance performance by EPIK Dance Company and samples from local restaurants. Live music will be provided by Shawn Johnson.

Deal Chicken is offering $20 for a $40 gift card at Yollipop. In addition to their 16 flavors of yogurt, the bright, fun shop also offers  in-house made cupcakes,  Boba drinks, parfaits, smoothies, shakes, and hot and cold espresso drinks featuring Seattle’s Best coffee. They are located at 3961 E. Chandler Blvd. Suite 100  Phoenix, AZ 85048.

Eversave's deal is 55% savings at 

Today's Save: Step into spring on the green with $75 toward tee times in your area from

Expires 11:59 PM - Apr 07, 2011

Let me know if you enjoy any of these deals. That Artopia looks like a great time.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Win a Voucher for a HydroMassage at My Resort Tanning & Spa

You, my wonderful readers, are in luck. Eversave is launching in Phoenix and we are all celebrating with a $3 off promo code and giveaway.

Eversave Phoenix is going to be your go-to stop for great deals here in the valley. The first deal is for a HydroMassage through My Resort Tanning and Spa. If you think relaxation must cost a fortune than allow My Resort Tanning and Spa to change your mind. With great reviews on Yelp, Yellow Pages and Google, this budget-friendly spa offers luxury treatments at affordable prices. Ease away stress with their 30-minute HydroMassage session. This alternative to traditional hands-on massage allows clients to rest on a bed offering warm jets of water working from beneath in wave-like motions.  There's no need to remove clothing so treatments are fast, efficient and can fit into even the busiest of schedules. Clients can even enjoy watching movies or listening to music throughout the treatment.

Today's deal through Eversave offers this $39 HydroMassage session for only $18.  However, Eversave is offering a one-time-use celebratory promo code for an additional $3 off.  When you sign up and purchase this great deal, enter code HYDRO and pay only $15 for the session. This is a great way to try out HydroMassage.

But wait! There's more.  I have been offered the chance to gift one of my readers with this HydroMassage deal at My Resort Tanning and Spa. So how can you win? I'm so glad you asked. Follow these guidelines and you'll drift even closer to HydroMassage blissdom.

1. Follow Eversave Phoenix on Twitter @Eversave

2. “Like” Eversave Phoenix on Facebook

3. Join Eversave

It's that easy. Please promise you'll come back and let me know about your experience. And remember, you can buy multiple 54% off deals which will make great mother's day gifts.