If you visit Starbucks now and then or every day, I would suggest registering a gift card or downloading their APP so you can earn stars and thus earning some fREE cups of Starbucks coffee. If you have already done this, here is a way to get FREE Starbucks Star Codes to help you get that FREE cup.

Another perk for having a Starbucks card or App is you get Free Refills in the Store

Paying with your registered Starbucks Card or mobile app gets you brewed and iced coffee and tea refills at no charge during your visit at a participating store.

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1. Log into your Account HERE.
2. Scroll down to Rewards+
3. Click the “Watch the C.A.F.E. Practices Video” and click go
4. After seeing the TASK COMPLETE message, go back to your Rewards Page.
5. Click continue and enter your email address and you’ll get your star!

* I got mine, it is easier to do on your desktop *

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you’re looking to go on a road trip or take your family somewhere that’s not too close but not too far (I always say 8 hrs. of driving ea. way is our max or I, oh yeah we, are in trouble)…..Ponderosa Resort right outside Zion National Park is a great destination! The 5 of us packed ourselves in our Tahoe last summer and took off to our “cabin in the woods!” I found this place when I saw a Groupon (of course)but couldn’t use it because it wasn’t good for the Summer. Nevertheless, it looked interesting so I checked into their website a bit further and OH MY GOODNESS we had to go there!

IMG_0564Not only did they have real log cabins to sleep in (2 full size bunks + pull out couch) but they had horseback riding, miniature golf, zip lining, quads, a pool w/a rock slide and beautiful grounds so the kids could just run and explore their hearts out! Guess what the BONUS was!!?? Although the Groupon was no longer valid, their every day prices were awesome! Just $89/night for the 5 of us to stay in a “cowboy cabin”……now that’s music to my Qponing ears!!

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe had a blast doing all the activities listed above, rented a rhino to explore the grounds explored a bit one day, visited the North Rim of the Grand Canyon one day (1.5hrs. from there or so), and spent one day at Zion National Park! We never made it to Bryce Canyon National Park so we will have to go back, but that is close too.  This is definitely a trip that my girls (and husband and I) will never forget! I highly recommend (my kids would too) this “resort” and all it has to offer.

 

** Check out my TIPS for Packing for Summer Vacation…..keeping the kids busy on a road trip Blog is coming soon too!

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Many kids love attending VBS programs, and parents love the programs many local churches offer during the summer time. Each one is a bit different in their styles and the programs they offer, some are free (others are very low in cost), and most all offer one during a particular week during the Summer.

I have compiled a list of local churches offering these wonderful programs (in no particular order). Many require that you register your children before school ends in order to save their place (the free programs fill up very quickly). Enjoy, and if I missed one please send me a message at temeculaqponer (at) gmail (dot) com. ;)

I am adding new dates weekly as they become available so check back! Some are open for registration now, others will have their registration forms online very shortly!

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Rancho Baptist Church in Temecula – June 23-27th

Rancho Community Church in Temecula – July 7-11th

St. Catherine of Alexandria in Temecula – TBD

Trinity in Temecula – July 14-18th

Orchard Temecula  in Temecula - TBD

Reliance Church   in Temecula - June 16-20th (8:30-12)

United Methodist Church  in Temecula - June 23-27 (9-12)

Hope Lutheran Church  in Temecula - July 28-Aug.1st

Christ the Vine Lutheran Church  in Murrieta - TBD

West Coast Life Church   in Murrieta - July 14-18th

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San Diego is a great place for a vacation, to visit the zoo, or visit Sea World as well. This is the latest San Diego hotel discount where you can stay for less and it is right by Sea World as well! You can get a night as low as $64 a night + FREE breakfast and discount tickets to the major parks, zoo and Sea World.

Grab your San Diego hotel discount right here.

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We love Mammoth California! It is great in the winter time for great skiing, and fantastic during the summer for hiking and it’s beautiful scenery! Here is a way to get to stay there for a lot less with the newest Mammoth hotel deals I found. This one is good for as low as $42 a night, you can stay with up to six people on certain options, and it is good thru July 2014.

Check out the Mammoth hotel deals I have found here.

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If you’ve never been to the Discovery Science center in Orange, Ca. you must!! It is a great place filled with hands on activities, climbing walls, a dinosaur you can walk right into, sit down a feel an earthquake in a simulator, and much more! Here you can get a two year pass for two adults + four children + four free guest passes for $124!! They change their exhibits each month and have fantastic ones during the holidays that members have exclusive early access to so you will get great benefits from this deal.

Grab this Discovery Science Center coupon right here!

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Here is the next run in the Temecula / Murrieta area and you can bring your dog too!! It is the K9 5K Color Run Temecula and you can choose to run with your pooch or without. Either way I found a discount for you so you can save money with this coupon.

Grab your 5K Color Run Temecula Coupon riht here, run is June 7th.

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Picture People is a great place to get your children’s photos taken, or a family photo as well. This is a great deal for 8 sheets for just $16, and your session is included!! There is one inside Buy Buy Baby store just outside the Promenade Temecula Mall, as well as in Riverside and Rancho Cucamonga. Here is the latest Picture People Temecula coupon to save you some money + on March 6th use code 20OFFLOCAL to get 20% off local deals.

Buy Your Voucher Here and use anytime from now ’til July 2014!

Here is another deal for JC Penney Portrait Studios too!

 

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$16 for a Photo Shoot with Eight Photo Sheets at Picture People ($144 Value)
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If you are traveling to Disneyland you might want to stay the night. Depending on how far you live and how late you want to stay, many times it is well worth it to take full advantage of your time there and not have to make the long trek back home that same day. To save you some $$ here is the latest on hotels near Disneyland deals.

Here is a stay at the Lemon Tree Hotel & Suites close to Disneyland for just $55/night.

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I always have a ton of leftover ham at Easter (and leftover turkey at Xmas), and usually half of it gets thrown out because we have had enough sandwiches and soup using it. This year I came up with this yummy (and super easy) way to make them into little “pockets” that everyone enjoyed!

Here is our fun and easy leftover ham recipe for the night / week after!

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You will need:

1. Leftover ham, cut into small pieces (can use turkey too)
2. About 3/4 c. mayonnaise
3. About 3/4 c. swiss or mozzarella cheese, cubed
4. Crescent rolls (1 pkg. makes 8 which was enough for the 5 of us)
5. Dill, salt, pepper and thyme to taste (could add dried cranberries too)

Lay crescent rolls, spoon mixture & fold over.

Lay crescent rolls, spoon mixture & fold over.

All you do is cube the ham and cheese, add the rest of the ingredients and stir in a bowl. Then lay each crescent roll with the larger part of the triangle inside the muffin tin and the smaller end hanging out. Scoop the mixture inside the muffin cup, and fold the smaller end over the top and tuck it underneath a bit. Bake as directed on the crescent roll container (take out when browned on top), and waaallaahhhhh…..they were great! 

 

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