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Friday, May 19, 2017

Great Wolf Lodge with Teens

Come check us out at TheVacationGals.com, where we posted about taking teens to the Great Wolf Lodge. No fear, though, there's plenty of information for those of you with tots and slightly older kids too.


Have you been to Great Wolf Lodge, in Anaheim or the other 13 locations? Let us know what you thought about it in the comments section!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Focus Group: $200+ in San Bruno

Probe Market Research is looking for families (same household) to do an opinion study in San Bruno.

Here's what they need: "We have an opinion study taking place in San Bruno on 5/24/2017 from 5:45pm - 8pm. We are looking for families in the same household to come to our facility in San Bruno. Pay is $200 for the first 2 members of the household, $25 per additional child and $50 per additional adult member of the household (extended family living with the family - like grandparent, etc.) We will also provide a pizza dinner for the entire family. If interested, please fill out the pre-survey."

Friday, May 12, 2017

Free Peet's coffee today

Free Peet's coffee today between 1-3! Stop by any participating Peet's retail or Capital One Cafe locations on Friday, May 12. You can get one non-bottled beverage, any size, for free! No coupon needed. One free drink per transaction. You're welcome!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Universal Studios Hollywood v. Disneyland

Guest post by Dori Kaplan

Both Disneyland and Universal Studios are popular theme parks in California, but what are the differences? This year, we skipped our usual day at California Adventure and substituted it for Universal Studios. After two consecutive days of Disneyland and Universal, I noticed many striking differences between the parks.

Disneyland has lots of kids' rides, unlike Universal. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

Friday, April 28, 2017

Hacks for Universal Studios Hollywood

Guest post by Dori Kaplan

This spring break, our family headed to Universal Studios Hollywood for our first time, and I can comfortably say it will be our last. While we enjoyed ourselves, we found the lines to be too long, and there wasn't that much to do. The few rides they had were mostly simulators (note: anyone who gets motion sick easily should probably not go. My mom and aunt get nauseous on spinning rides and boats, so they were done with most of the rides pretty quickly. Even the Studio Tour included several 3D simulators that shook us around). Here are some nuggets of wisdom we can pass on after visiting the park.

The entrance for the Simpsons Ride. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
1. Buy your tickets online 

Disneyland Tips: How to Make the Most out of Your Day at Disney with the Family

This is a guest post by Dori Kaplan.

My family is not one to dilly dally when it comes to Disney. Our motto is: structured, organized fun. In our most recent visit, we managed to go on all of the best rides within three hours of arriving at the park. Not only that, but we did not wait in a single line longer than half an hour. Those of you familiar with Disney lines will understand how big of an accomplishment this is, especially for a beautiful day during spring break. To help out other families who are hoping the maximize their day at Disney, here are some tips from my family.
Every 15 minutes, It's a Small World has a little clock show. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
**Note: usually we go to California Adventure and Disneyland - each for one day - but this year we just went to Disneyland. These tips apply for both parks.

Sephora Focus Group for Teen Girls

This one is right on the money for my teen girl! Sephora is looking for girls ages 13-18 for a 90 minute opinion study on May 8, 9 or 10 - at 6 or 7 p.m. in San Francisco. They're offering a $100 Sephora gift card for participating.

Parents or daughters can fill them out (one survey per child). You'll be contacted if you qualify. Here's the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SHLZPTL