Ghostbusters is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. To help promote the release, Walmart, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Mars, Wrigley and Kellogg’s are teaming up for the annual Boo It Forward campaign. The idea is to make a bundle of goodies, and then secretly deliver it to someone. The recipient then plays it forward by putting together their own little treat bundle and secretly giving it to someone else.
Netflix has another new series. It’s called Popples. I have not seen the series yet, but I’m sure my kids will want to add Popples to their Netflix list. If the characters in the animated show are anything like the plushie toys we received, I’m positive my kids will love the new Netflix show. Thanks to Popples, I’m giving away a prize pack on my dad blog. The prize pack consists of a Round Table Pizza gift card and some Popples goodies. The Popples plush toys will be available on Walmart.com in mid-November and will be available in stores in December. BTW, Popples is streaming now on Netflix.
Thanks to Shout! Factory, a reader of on my dad blog will win the new Thunder and the House of Magic DVD. The animated movie features the voice of Selena Gomez. The film is about a cat named Thunder. The cat stumbles into a magical old mansion operated by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Thunder and the House of Magic will be available on Blu-ray and DVD exclusively at Walmart on September 30th.
I have new giveaway today. Thanks to Shout! Factory, I’m giving away the upcoming Thunder and the House of Magic DVD on my dad blog. The animated movie is about a cat named Thunder. The cat stumbles into a magical old mansion operated by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. The film features the voice of Selena Gomez. Thunder and the House of Magic will be available on Blu-ray and DVD exclusively at Walmart on September 30th.
Anyone see Nim’s Island (Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Abigail Breslin)? My kids and I watched Nim’s Island several years ago and enjoyed it. Now there’s a sequel: Return to Nim’s Island. The movie premiered on the Walden Family Theater (Hallmark Channel) last week. If you missed it, you can catch it on Blu-ray and DVD, which will be available exclusively at Walmart stores this week. Or you can try to win a Return to Nim’s Island Blu-ray Combo Pack on my dad blog.
There’s going to be a new Bible Series on TV. It will premier on the History Channel on March 3rd. The series, which airs weekly at 8pm on Sundays, is a ten-part miniseries that retells stories from the Scriptures for a whole new generation. According to the press material, the Bible Series features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. To kick off the new series, the History Channel is giving away a $15 Walmart gift card on my dad blog.
The kids and I saw an online screening of Game of Your Life. It’s a movie about a college freshman named Zach Taylor. Zach recently received a scholarship to the prestigious Digital Institute of Game Design (DIGD). Now he must survive the first three months of college because the game design program will eliminate half the class by the end of the term. Bottom line: Game of Your Life is an interesting family-oriented movie. Gamers will most likely get a kick seeing how video games are designed. The new family night movie (Facebook) from P&G and Walmart will premiere next Friday, December 2nd on NBC at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT).
I noticed some really good deals recently and I thought I would share: Dynex Wi-Fi Blu-ray Player for $49.99 (pre-Black Friday), Nintendo 3DS Console for $145 (pre-Black Friday), Xbox 360 gaming console with Kinect for $149.96, Wii Limited Edition Blue Console for $99.96, LG Blu-ray Player for $49, and HP AMD Dual-Core Laptop for $248. These are the official prices released by the retailers, and not based on leaked ads.
Tick tock. Father’s Day is less than a week away. This year, I might get my dad an electronic photo frame. I think he’ll like it — especially if I upload a bunch of photos of his grandkids to the frame. Now that my dad is retired, I can actually see my dad on Father’s Day. He use to be a cook and was never able to get Father’s Day off. I wonder why. Anyways, if you’re still looking for Father’s Day gift ideas, below are some items on my wish list. I found these items in the electronics section at Walmart.
Friday, April 22nd, is Earth Day. Recycling is year round, but this time of the year I usually focus on recycling items that our garbage hauler won’t collect. I store these items in the garage until I’m ready, and then I take the items to the appropriate place for recycling. I mentioned in another blog post that you can recycle your batteries and fluorescent bulbs at Home Depot, but there are several places that offer free recycling:
- Best Buy – electronics like TVs, DVD players, computer monitors, audio and video cables, cell phones, etc
- Target – aluminum, glass and plastic beverage containers, plastic bags, MP3 players, cell phones and ink cartridges
- Walmart – Samsung, Durabrand and Ilo consumer electronics (other brands are recyclable for a fee)
- Ikea – paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, compact fluorescent light bulbs
- Lowe’s – rechargeable batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), cell phones and plastic shopping bags
- Home Depot – batteries and fluorescent bulbs
- Goodwill – computers, computer accessories and some electronics items
- Salvation Army – plastics (old wastebaskets, broken Rubbermaid products, large children’s toys), broken jewelry pieces (including the backs of earrings), stuffed animals, cardboard, metal, cell phones, old computers and computer monitors, purses, clothing, shoes, and books