Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Like" Montebello Mom on FB, get a free Albertson's card!

Albertson's has a new "Healthy Eaters Kids Club" card program. Everytime you visit Albertson's, your child can pick up an apple, banana, string cheese, or fresh bagel for free! I have extra cards to give away for fans of Montebello Mom. The first five people to "like" Montebello Mom and post on my wall will get a card for their kid!

Friday, October 29, 2010

I found a Halloween Activity in Montebello!

I visited the Montebello Parks and Recreation Department at Acuna Park and found a notice for a teen dance that's happening tonight, Friday, October 29. No information on the start/end times. It's called "Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree" cost is $5, picture ID (school ID?) is required. The party is at the Cathy Hensel Youth Center,236 George Hensel Drive. 887-4577.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Day Events & Activities

Besides the YMCA's Halloween Party tonight I don't know of any other Halloween activities in Montebello. Here are three that aren't too far from Montebello: at the LA Zoo, the shopping center Americana at Brand, and the Aquarium of the Pacific. The Zoo and aquarium activities require a ticket or membership, the activity at Brand is free.

----A Scary Good Time----
Sunday, October 31, 2010 from Noon-2pm
It's all fun- no fright- during the Halloween Kids Club at The Americana at Brand. Wear your favorite costume and take home ghostly candy and enjoy spook-tacular entertainment (by Melissa Green)! Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Costume Parade, Treats for all in costume. Off Brand Boulevard in Glendale. 818-637-8982

----"Spooktacular" Kids Activity Morning----
Saturday, October 30, 7:00-9:00am
Come to the Aquarium for fun in your Halloween Costume. Enjoy "Kiddle Karoo and Her Krazy Krew" Halloween Adventure puppet show. Watch the Aquarium animals eat their breakfast. Have your face painted with a spooky bat or kitty cat! Each child will take home a special surprise (while supplies last)! Enjoy a special breakfast in Cafe Scuba(~$4)! RSVP Required: (562)437-FISH (3474)

----Join Us for Boo at the L.A. Zoo!----
Saturday October 30 & Sunday October 31, 2010 - 10am - 4pm
Have a safe and spooky Halloween at Boo at the L.A. Zoo! Eucalyptus Grove will become a giant Pumpkin Patch with jack-o-lantern carving, photo opportunities, and eerie crafts. The Creepy Creature Encounter at the Winnick Family Children’s Zoo will feature trick-or-treating, a chance to get up close with some creepy creatures, and Halloween entertainment. All activities are free to GLAZA members and with paid Zoo admission.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Free Pampers Potty Training Kit: Free Sample & Coupons + Huggies DVD

Use the link above to get a Dora or Diego themed potty training kit from Pampers Easy Ups. You can hit the back button after you submit your information and send the kit to friends and family too!

UPDATE 12/2: Here is an offer for a Potty Training DVD from Huggies. Click here to order.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Gasoline for Less: Exxon/Mobile & Shell

When my car is on empty I try to time my fill ups with a trip that goes past South El Monte to visit my three favorite gas stations:

The Mobil at Santa Anita Avenue, just north of the 60 Freeway. 3/31/12
1220 PECK RD

1130 N PECK RD


All the stations are an easy off/on from the 60 Freeway. I've found the pricing to be consistently about 10 cents cheaper than other gas stations in Montebello and comparable or sometimes less expensive than Arco or Costco gas station prices.

The stations on Peck Road have a drive through car wash that costs about $5 with a fill up.

Click here to read how you can save an additional 10 cents a gallon with a Ralphs card and find a link to find current gas prices in your area.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Toys R Us "Bricktober" Event

Toys R Us is hosting a "Bricktober 500" event where kids can make a free Lego car to race and get a Lego driver's license.

Saturday, October 23, Noon-2pm

The fine print says, "Event activities are intended for children ages 3 and up. Parental supervision required at all times. Free gifts and all event activities are available while supplies last and are distributed to participating children only. Quantities limited; no rain checks."

If you are heading to the mall on Saturday for the Disney Costume Parade, then you can make a stop at Toys R Us either before or after for the Lego event. What a fun Saturday for the kids! Have fun!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kids Eat Free Restaurants

If you like to share a restaurant meal with your family but don't care for the huge check at the end of the meal here are restaurants in Montebello and surrounding areas that have Kids Eat Free nights. There is a Kids Eat Free night every day of the week, how great is that?

One free kid meal per adult entree. Tuesdays and Saturdays 7am-9pm.
The kids dinner menu has about 8 options and comes with desert! Marie Callender's website also has downloadable coloring pages, print them out, color them and your kid can get a free meal any day of the week! Click here to visit Marie Callender's Kids!
Northeast corner @ The Shops at Montebello
1852 Montebello Town Center Drive
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 722-7437

One free kid meal per adult entree. All day, every day! Located in Uptown Whittier, the diner has a 50s juke box feel. *Thanks to Aiddee from Montebello for suggesting this restaurant!
6757 Greenleaf Avenue

Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 907-3377

One free kid meal per adult entree. Wednesdays and Thursdays after 4pm.
2501 W. Via Campo
Montebello, California 90640

One free kid meal per adult entree. Every day 4-10pm.
2060 S. Atlantic Blvd
Monterey Park
323-887 1111

One free kid meal per adult entree. Limit 3 kids per family. Wednesdays and Thursdays after 4pm.
2271 S. Atlantic Blvd.
Monterey Park
(323) 264-5511

1021 San Gabriel Blvd.
(626) 288-5633

Two free kid's meals per adult entree. Tuesdays and Saturdays 4-10pm.
2727 Via Campo

8600 East Whittier Blvd
Pico Rivera

7268 Gage Avenue
City Of Commerce

5142 Triggs St.
(This site is Tuesdays only)
City Of Commerce

TIP: Be sure to ask if the child drink is included with the meal, sometimes it's not and it's an unexpected charge. Enjoy your family dining out experience!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Free Pennysaver Ad for Halloween!

Most people I've talked to about this do not read the PennySaver magazine that comes in the mail every Wednesday, but I do! They are having a promotion where you can place a Halloween greeting for Free!

You have 15 words including title for free! You can call it in 800-995-3333 or tweet your message to #pennyshout with your zip code and message. 2 free ads per household.

Think of the possibilities! You can write a message to your parents in another city, you can wish your kids or their teacher a Happy Halloween. I know my kids are going to be thrilled when they see their name in print.

Deadline is Thursday October 21 @4pm. Call or tweet your greeting ASAP!