Favorite Things

Montebello's Bucket List
A list of over 25 things Montebello residents see, do, or experience.

Lego Club Magazine
My kids love Legos! Sign up your kids to get a free two year subscription to the Lego Club magazine or Lego Club Jr. for little kids.

Free Lego Mini-Build
The first Tuesday of every month the Lego Store has a free mini-build for kids. Kids can go in and put together a mini-project to take home. What's not to love about free Legos and creativity?!

Open the Disney Store
If you are the first Guest in line when the Disney Store opens you get the honor of opening the store and get a keepsake to remember the day. You can also celebrate your birthday at the Disney Store, just tell a Cast Member that it's your birthday and they'll put a special show on in the gazebo just for you!

IKEA: Covina
Kids can play for one hour in the supervised play area that includs a giant ball pit while parents shop alone, in peace, without children, it's wonderful. Also, ice cream is only $1.

Lowe's Build & Grow Workshops
Once or twice a month Lowe's hosts free workshops for kids where the kids get to put together a toy from a kit. They use real hammers and get a patch when finished. Moms can go of course, but in our house, it's a great Daddy-Child bonding time.

Free Trial Class at Gymboree & My Gym
Gymboree & My Gym classes have creative play time opportunities for young kids. Trying out a class for free is lots of fun and your kid will love it!

L.A. County Museum of Art
Free family events every Sunday and kids and one parent get in free everyday with a free NEXGEN membership!

Montebello Yard Sale Weekend
I really like yard sales. I like having a yard sale, I like shopping at yard sales. Just the idea of getting rid of stuff, getting a good bargain, and talking to neighbors make me happy! Four times a year Montebello hosts city wide yard sales. Read my top yard sale selling tips and yard sale shopping tips!

Mattel Toy Store
I haven't shopped here in a few years, but I signed my kids up for the birthday club, received coupons, and came home with an armload full of toys for a few bucks. The store has coupons available online with some really great specials.

How To Find a Job
Written by my sister, Bernadette Gilbey, she's has extensive experience hiring personnel and has conducted two job searches in the past few years. She gives great job searching tips in this article.

Where to Donate Things in Montebello
Some people like to avoid the hassle of a yard sale and like to donate instead. Here's a list of drop boxes and organizations that will pick up items from your home for free!

Minor League Baseball Games
Every year my family attends either a 66ers or Quakes game out in the Inland Empire. The tickets are cheap, seats are great, and there are games and activities in between innings.

Extreme Couponing in Montebello
Getting something for a bargain price give me a thrill. To go shopping and pay half price or less makes my day. Read this article to learn how to save big in Montebello!

Toys R Us Birthday Club
Sign up your kids for the birthday club and save $8 with coupons at Toys R Us. Kids can also get a crown and balloon when they visit Toys R Us on their birthday!

The affordable at-home kids shoe sizer! I wish I had this since my kids were born, now it's my go-to gift for baby showers!

Free Department Store Makeup
One year my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I told him I wanted makeup from a department store, no more Rite-Aid for me. I've been hooked ever since. Learn how I get some of my make up for free in this article.

Baskin-Robbins Family Night
Treat your family to Baskin-Robbins on Tuesday nights and get discounted prices on cones!

Dr. Ng, Chiropractor
If you are living in chronic pain, instead of dulling the pain with medicine consider chiropractic therapy as an alternative. Dr. Ng has been practicing for a number of years and she's healed me of back and leg pain I've had since I was a kid. She's great!

Free Online Shipping
When shopping online I hardly ever pay for shipping. Here's five ways to avoid online shipping costs.

Save at the Shops at Montebello
I'm the Official Blogger for the Shops at Montebello mall. A few times a year I'm given a gift card and an assignment to go shopping! This article shows how I stretched a $50 gift card to buy $105 worth of products at the mall. Montebello Mom Super Saver!

Free Art Classes for High School Students
The Ryman Arts program offers high school kids with true artistic ability to take college level art classes for free!

School Supply Shopping Advice
Learn from my 12 years of teaching middle school the best school supplies to buy for your kids.

L.A. Zoo Annual Membership Discount
An exclusive discount for Montebello Mom readers, get a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP for only $95, a savings of $31, for a full year of visits with lots of perks and freebies!

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