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Six Flags 2019 Season Pass Flash Sale

Six Flags America is holding its 5th annual Flash Pass Sale for passes for the 2019 season. This sale lasts through September 3rd, 2018.

Season passes for 2019 are on sale for $53.99 and memberships start at $71.88.  This is a good deal because one day tickets bought online are $49.99 and $69.99 at the gate.

According to the Six Flags America website:

“5th Annual Flash Sale

Welcome to the Flash Sale — the guaranteed BEST sale we have each year on 2019 Season Passes, Memberships, and Dining Passes!

Buy Season Passes During Flash Sale for:

    • 70% off the regular price
    • FREE visits for the rest of 2018
    • FREE upgrade to Gold
    • FREE parking for 2018+2019 (save $20/visit)
  • FREE Holiday in the Park Friend Ticket*
  • 25% Food Discount on Special Days

Sign up for Membership During Flash Sale for:

  • FREE Holiday in the Park Friend Ticket*
  • Includes season admission to Hurricane Harbor New Jersey
  • Save up to 50% on almost everything every visit.”

More information and the link to the sale can be found here: https://www.sixflags.com/america/store/flash-sale

 

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Fair Trade Friday August 2018

It is my favorite day of the month again, Fair Trade Friday!

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I love how the box offers a little sneak peak.

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Cedar Point Christmas in July Sale

From the Cedar Point website:

Limited Time Only! Buy One, Get One FREE!

Make it a summer everyone will remember – tickets just $36* each – when you buy one Cedar Point single day admission ticket at front gate regular price, and get a second one FREE. That’s a savings of $72!

Tickets are valid beginning Saturday, July 28th through Sunday, August 12th – so hurry to the park and enjoy rides on the all new Steel Vengeance or catch one of our live shows like Charlie Brown’s Funtime Frolics and cap off your visit with Cedar Point Nights — our mile-long party on the beach and inside the park – FREE with park admission!

Hurry! This ONLINE ONLY Buy One Get One Free offer won’t last long.

More information can be found here: Cedar Point Link

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Days Inn Mattress Run

Recently I made a mattress run to finish out a Wyndham promotion at a Days Inn in Holland, Michigan.  What is a mattress run?  Its a cheap quick stay to optimize a points or status promotion with a hotel group.  The Days Inn was cheap and I spent roughly an hour at the hotel.

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Fair Trade Friday July 2018

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Dollywood Everyone Pays Kid Price Online Promotion

We have driven a couple of times down to the Pigeon Forge area but have never a visit to Dollywood yet.  I was sent a promotion that is online offering adult tickets at the kid ticket price.  This makes all tickets $56.95 for a one day pass good from July 16 through September 26, 2018.

These tickets are available online only and at this link location: https://www.dollywood.com/Deals/Special-Offers/EPKP?cid=eml_004022&spMailingID=35211097&spUserID=NjU5OTUzNDA4Nzc0S0&spJobID=1321991478&spReportId=MTMyMTk5MTQ3OAS2

 

(This photo from Dollywood Company website.)

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Fair Trade Friday April 2018

 

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The months are coming so quickly I did not realize I was two months behind in posting my Fair Trade Friday boxes.

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Hamilton in Chicago

A new block of tickets go on sale this morning for Hamilton in Chicago.  These dates will be from September 2018 through January 2019. We were successful in purchasing tickets last fall for a spring break family surprise.  These tickets are generally the most affordable way to get into the show.

More information can be found here at the Chicago Tribune website:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/news/ct-ent-new-hamilton-tickets-may-8-20180502-story.html

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Lovers Key State Park

If you are a regular reader of Stretchingittotravel you know we love activities that are low cost.  State parks are great places to visit due to their cheap cost and many activities.

We spent a few nights at Fort Myers Beach with the intention of visiting Lovers Key State Park.  We arrived around 9am Christmas morning to a rapidly filling parking lot.  Admission for the day is $8 a car and the park is open from 8am to sunset daily.

 

 

 

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We waited a bit for a trolley to drop us near the waterfront.  There was some confusion as to if the trolley ran on Christmas so we ended up walking the short path to the beach.

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Everglades Airboat Tour

Over a few trips we have tossed around doing an airboat tour.  The family always thought it would be fun but generally I could not find one at a cost I was happy with. This is not the case in the Everglades.  Competition is fierce and prices are lower than any others we had seen to date.

I also could not chose between taking a grassland tour or mangrove tour.  Then I read about Captain Mitch’s tours.  They offer a tour that visits both on their property.

 

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I was able to secure a reservation online a couple of weeks in advance of our December trip for an afternoon tour.  This location is just outside of Naples.

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Our tour was so much fun!  We started out in the mangroves and ended up in the grassslands.  We saw a few gators, a gator nest and many birds.

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Flying through the mangrove channels is a very unique experience.

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The one hour tour is forty dollars for adults and twenty dollars per child.  There is also a coupon on the website for three dollars off per person.

After the airboat ride you can go inside the office and meet an alligator.  You can take pictures and hold it.  We had a great time and would love to ride again.

More information here: http://www.captainmitchs.com/

 

 

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