7 Ways to Save on Fireworks

Fireworks are fun, festive, and a great way to ring in the 4th of July. But have you ever felt like you are just watching your money go up in smoke? If so, take a look below at 5 ways to save money on fireworks. You can still enjoy a colorful selection of fireworks while keeping a little cash in your pocket. Take a look!

5 Ways to Save on Fireworks

7 Ways to Save on Fireworks

1. Be patient.
You may be tempted to purchase fireworks as soon as you see the tent go up in your town. But try to be patient as prices are sure to go down the closer the holiday gets. Many fireworks retailers offer discounts if you wait to buy until the 4th. Don’t hesitate to ask the retailer if they will be offering any specials or sales either. Chances are they will be and will be happy to tell you.

2. Check out your dollar store.
Stores like Dollar Tree sell fireworks such as sparklers, snakes, poppers, smoke bombs, and mini fountains. If your children enjoy these items, buy them here instead of the big box retailers or fireworks tents. For a few dollars you can get a fun selection that the kids are sure to enjoy. If you don’t have dollar stores that sell fireworks, try to buy in bulk to get more bang for your buck.

3. Check out free shows.
Enjoy the small items such as poppers and sparklers at home, then head out to the free fireworks shows available in your town. You can watch these shows at local parks and stadiums, typically at no cost. Ask around to find out when these free displays will be in your area, and take advantage of them.

4. Find coupons.
Many fireworks retailers do offer coupons online for their products. Typically you could not find coupons for fireworks, but more and more are jumping on the coupon bandwagon. Coupons may not be valid in all states, so read the fine print. To find coupons that you can use, Google the names of fireworks retailers in your area and add “printable coupons” to the search.

5. Inspect what you buy carefully.
Nothing is worse than spending money on a firework and finding out it is a dud. Inspect everything you buy carefully. Make sure it is not opened and has a decent sized wick. It should not be damaged or show water damage in any way. Ask the retailer if there is a guarantee on fireworks that don’t work. Smart buying can certainly help you get more gang for your buck.

6. Organize a neighborhood fireworks event.
Have each neighbor chip in $20 and purchase some fireworks in bulk. Gather in a designated (and safe) area at the agreed upon time and celebrate! If you get 5 households to participate, you can easily see $100 worth of fireworks for just $20!

7. Visit your local dollar store.
You may not think of your dollar store as being a place to get fireworks, but it is. Dollar Tree stores sell sparklers, small fountains, poppers, colorful snakes, smoke bombs, and other small firework products. For just a buck you can really stretch your budget and get the items that children really enjoy.

When you give these tips a try, you are sure to save some cash on this year’s fireworks display. Happy 4th of July!

Water Country, Water Country, Water Country … Have Some Fun! #WCFamilyFun @WaterCountry

I am flat out totally 100% beyond thrilled to be taking my kiddos to Water Country in Portsmouth, NH this Summer 2014. Words cannot begin to express how awesome this experience is for us, I have looked into Water Country in the past and it’s on a bucket list as a go-to place for my family some day. Just so happens that this is our year to check off that go-to place on our bucket list!

When I was about 13 years old or so, I went to Water Country and had a blast. I am so looking forward to experiencing their Summer 2014 season this June or July. Our date of visit isn’t quite set in stone yet, but I just had to share with you our excitement to be a part of this wonderful opportunity as a blogger family. To showcase our excitement and to show you things you can enjoy at Water Country, I am writing this post …. Please read on to find a discount for your family to save money off tickets to Water Country this season!

NH Family Plans Trip to Water Country

Image courtesy Water Country’s website

This year is a special year to visit Water Country, after all they are celebrating their 30th birthday! This is going to be so much fun! I looked at the Water Country website for some events, for we don’t have our date set in stone and I want to ensure I give the kids an experience of a lifetime while we are there.

This year, a list of Events happening at Water Country are:

  • Every Thursday in July (starting July 3rd) through August 24th there is a DJ series party to celebrate!
  • Radio Disney Crew will be there for you to dance and play along with their “Have Some Fun” tour on June 25th at 12pm.
  • August 9th from 11-2pm you can meet SpongeBob and have your picture taken with him.

There are so many cool family friendly events to be a part of this season, aren’t you excited? Not yet? Okay, well then, let’s share some more ideas of what I want to experience at Water Country with my family this 2014 Summer Season …

Let’s see, a list of attractions I hope to check out on our day trip are:

  • Double Dive Boggan – the parks only head first slide, two lanes are there side by side to race someone if you wish!
  • Adventure River – this looks like what some would call a lazy river at most water parks, this is 1/4 mile long river.
  • Whirlpool - relax in this pool while the current moves you around a bit.
  • Wave Pool -  New England’s largest wave pool containing 700,000 gallons of water, catch the huge waves and have some fun!
  • Bubble Bay – this is a kiddie attraction where your kids can play around and it features spraying geysers and bubbling water
  • Ollie Octopus – this is a kiddie attraction where your kids can climb Ollie and slide off his tentacles.

The list can go on forever, honesty, you can find me most days singing “water country, water country, water country … have some fun” because my kids and are, mostly my oldest, are super excited to have this experience. I wish your family to be able to have this experience too, having been there as a teen myself, I can tell you it was a blast!

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As part of my sponsorship with Water Country this Summer 2014, they are offering my readers a discount code …

$3.00 off of the $38.99 admission price using Blog30 as the promo code

If you have any issues with the promo code please do inform me, but the code Blog30 is setup to work for you to save $3.00 off the $38.99 admission price this Summer 2014 season at Water Country.  Click here to visit Water Country’s website to purchase your tickets today!

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My Brain is on Vacation but it’s Suppose to be in the Office

I love it when I sit down to write and all that comes to mind is “let’s crop some pictures and create a blog post” but honestly it works amazingly! So today my brain is still on vacation mode even though it needs to be in office mode, which means a picture story yet again to share with you!

We went to two different firework shows last week to celebrate Independence Day. The kids were all settled in ready to witness the fireworks on the 4th of July.

Did I say kids were settled? Well two of the three were but this hyper little almost four year old boy was not so calm and settled. This little boy, Mister K, decided it would be cool to yell at the top of his lungs that he sees my penis {for the record I do not have a penis}. I don’t know where he comes up with these things nor do I know why he has all of this energy lately but it’s there and this Mama is exhausted!

This show on Wednesday the 4th of July was pretty good and I missed the smiley face fireworks both times due to the hyper three year old needing a couple time outs during this show but the picture above is a cute circle firework I captured on my smartphone camera.

On Saturday night we went to see fireworks in another town, this is one show we never miss and I probably watched the most growing up too, but I was sadly disappointed with the show that night.  Normally the fireworks in the town we went to on Saturday are amazing but they were short and not as many set off as last few years but still was a fun time!

How many firework shows did you all see?

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