How to Receive a Letter from Santa with Special Holiday Postmarks from the North Pole & More!

by at December 10, 2016 in Bakersfield, Freebies

Every year, we mail out our letters to Santa via the R.H. Macy Santa Mailbox at Macy’s with their Believe project. To read about this great giving back tradition and how to participate, go here.

Once our letters have been mailed, I love to mail the kids one back from Santa.
I wait about a week and either stick it in the mailbox or have it actually mailed to them from one of the post offices with their special holiday postmark.

To do this, go here and select from images and templates and customize part of your letter.
Download and print it out. They do offer a printed envelope too for an additional cost, $2.99.
But the actual download and standard print or email or FREE!!! 

Now…how to mail it back to them? Simply, put it in your mailbox, no mailing required.
But, you can have it mailed…I love enhancing this by selecting a holiday postmark.
For example, RUDOLPH, WI or North Pole, AK.
This complimentary service is provided by the United States Postal Service!

Directions:
  1. Print the Letter.
  2. Place it in an envelope addressed to your child with your address.
  3. Place a Christmas stamp on the envelope.
  4. Place that SASE (Self Addressed Stamp Envelope) in a Larger Envelope and mail it to:
  5. Post Master – Christmas Re-Mailing
  6. City, State, Zip (see list below)
  7. Include a note that you would like the letter Post-Marked with their Special Christmas Post Mark.
  8. To ensure delivery in time for Christmas, items should be received at the post office by Dec. 15th.

    Here is a list of US Cities with Holiday-Themed Names and has special postmarks:

Antler ND 58711
Bethlehem GA 30620
Bethlehem PA 18016
Carrollton MO 64633
Christmas Valley OR 97641
Frost MN 56033
Holly CO 81047
Holly MI 48442
Hope ID 83836
Hope KS 67451
Hope MN 56046
Nazareth PA 18064
North Pole AK 99709
Saint Joseph MI 49085
Saint Marys WV 26170
Santa Claus IN 47579
Santa ID 83866
Star ID 83669
Star MS 39167
Star NC 27356
Starlight PA 18461

For the North Pole – address to:
NORTH POLE POSTMARK POSTMASTER
4141 POSTMARK DR
ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998

Macy’s Believe and #SantaProject – Mailing Santa Letters

by at December 10, 2016 in Bakersfield, Freebies

Mail your letters to Santa at Macy’s R. H. Macy’s Santa Mailbox and they’ll donate $1 per letter up to 1 million dollars to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This wonderful Santa Mailbox is setup in Macy’s stores around the country and it has become an annual tradition for my family. They count up all the stamped letters throughout the country and even deliver them to the post office!
To find a mailbox near you click here.

Macy’s has expanded the experience to include online letters as well written directly on Macys.com/believe ..they will email them!
Here is their wonderful stationary that Macy’s has too. Simply print it out and have the kids write their letters. We all pack up and head to mail our letters. Remember to put a stamp (they will be brought to the post office) and take pics for the memories!Go here to read about how you can send your kids letters from Santa from the North Pole with the special postmark as well! This just enhances this activity…so fun!

They also have an activity guide on the site, which has coloring pages in it.
I like to do that with the boys on the same day.
To read more about Macy’s Believe project visit the Believe site here.

Macy’s has always believed in Santa and so they created the #SantaProject, a mission to keep the story of Santa alive in our modern age by filling the internet with the magic of belief. Go here and see how you can share socially in the #SantaProject.

Papa Murphy’s 50% Off Pizza Today (11/28) for Cyber Monday

by at November 28, 2016 in Bakersfield, Daily Deals, Restaurant

Today (11/28) only, participating Papa Murphy’s locations are offering up 50% off your online regular-price pizza order when you use the code: SAVEHALF at checkout including Signature, Gourmet Delite, Fresh Pan, Stuffed or Create Your Own pizzas with up to 5 classic toppings (excludes FAVES, sides, Mini Murphs and Dessert Pizzas).

That makes the Large Original Cheese Pizza just $4.50 and/or the Large Signature Pizza just $5.50 after the code: SAVEHALF.

FREE Barnes & Noble Storytime Event Today (11/12) at 11am – Penguin Problems

by at November 12, 2016 in Bakersfield, Freebies

Today’s (11/12) storytime at Barnes & Noble starts are 11am – Penguin Problems.

In Penguin Problems, a penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like. Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it’s a land free of worries and responsibilities … or is it? This book is sure to tickle kids’ funny bones. Don’t miss out on this Storytime!

Michaels Kids Club Event: Reindeer Clay Pot & Family Ornament Making Event – Saturday, November 12th

by at November 11, 2016 in Bakersfield

Michaels Kids Club event for Saturday, November 12th is a Reindeer Clay Pot. 
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Cost: $2 per project, supplies included
Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per project, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Michaels is hosting a Family Friendly Make It Merry Ornament Event on Saturday, November 12th from 1-3pm. You can enjoy some hands-on family crafting. Create these adorable thumbprint ornaments. Simply purchase the ornaments and the rest of the supplies are free to use.

Don’t forget they also have a 20% off your entire purchase coupon through 11/12 and many doorbusters – go here for the coupon and list of deals!

FREE LEGO Nexo Knights Event at Toys R Us (11/12)

by at November 11, 2016 in Bakersfield, Retail

Toys R Us is hosting a FREE LEGO Build event featuring Nexo Knights Saturday, November 12th from 12-2pm. Kids can build & take home a FREE LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS Monster! Plus, if you download Merlok 2.0 app game before your visit you can go on a Clue Hunt for Power in store!

Plus, you can save 20% off all LEGO Nexo Knights construction sets!

*Event intended for ages 6-up. Parental supervision required at all times for minors. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Limit one per customer. Quantities limited; no rain checks. Excludes Toys”R”Us Outlet and Express stores.

Date & Time:
Saturday, November 12th 12-2pm local time<

Mickey’s BIG Celebration Fathom Event November 12th – Disney Junior at The Movies Event

by at November 11, 2016 in Bakersfield, Retail

Special Fathom Feature: “Disney Junior at the Movies – Mickey’s BIG Celebration” is coming to a cinema near you tomorrow, 11/12! Come celebrate Mickey’s Birthday and be the first to see Mickey’s all new series Mickey and the Roadster Racers on the big screen. You can sing and dance along with all your Disney Junior favorites, so grab the wheel and join the fun!

Attendees will also receive a $5 offer to the Disney Stores and a free e-book download, as well as other giveaways.

(Credit: Disney Junior)

“Mickey and the Road Racers” is an all-new series. Mickey and the gang now run a super-cool garage where they take care of their brand-new, transforming roadsters, as they get ready for races around Hot Dog Hills and around the world! When they’re not on the road with Mickey competing for trophies, Minnie and Daisy run their own business, “The Happy Helpers”, solving problems for anyone needing a helping hand. Minnie’s skills know no limits and her style will still be as fashionable as ever.

Kids and families will be racing into local theaters to be a part of this fun and interactive experience designed especially for Disney Junior fans! Purchase your tickets here!

Toys R Us Holiday Toy Fest Event Saturday, November 5th 12-2pm Plus FREE $25 Gift Card with $100+ Purchase Coupon

by at November 3, 2016 in Bakersfield, Coupons, Retail

Toys R Us is having a Great Big Awwwesome Holiday Toy Fest Saturday, November 5th from 12-2pm at all stores. There will be toy demos, make and take activities, raffles and giveaways. Plus, a visit from Geoffrey, so bring your camera!

This is a great event to let the kids browse and create their holiday wish lists as well. Plus, if you are ready to do some holiday shopping, go here to get a coupon for a FREE $25 Toys R Us/Babies R Us Gift Card with any $100 or more purchase. Valid until 11/5.

Don’t forget you can also browse the toy book online!

Rules and Restrictions:
Gift card valid 12/1 – 12/24/16. Cannot be combined with any other coupon offer. Excludes baby food, diapers, formula, wipes, gift cards, Red Hot Deal& Hot Price items, American Girl Truly Me, Baby Jogger, Bugaboo, Claire’s, Converse Clothing& Shoes, Ergobaby, Halo Bassinest Swivel Sleeper, Itzy Ritzy Shoes, Kan Jam, Lifetime Mammoth Basketball Systems, Maxi-Cosi, Nike Apparel, Peg Pérego, Quinny, Stokke, Ugg Shoes, electronic learning hardware, laptops, netbooks, tablets, video game hardware, video games, Apple iPad& iPod, SquareTrade Protection Plans, phone orders, Special Orders, all fees, and shipping.

Terms and Conditions:
Offer available in store only. Quantities limited; no rain checks. No substitutions. Promotional Gift Card valid beginning 6 hours after activation and expires 12/24/16, except where prohibited. Limit one Promotional Gift Card per customer. Offer expires 11/5/16. See card for Terms& Conditions. See store or Toysrus. com/helpdesk for return policy details concerning this promotion. One coupon per customer. Not valid on prior purchases. Must be surrendered at time of purchase. Only original coupons accepted. Void where prohibited. Valid USA only. Cash value 1/100 of 1¢.

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