Saturday, October 16, 2010

Santa Barbara Axxess Blogging...Year 2 #1

My town, Santa Barbara, has their own book like the Entertainment Books. It is $30 each year and starts on Oct 1. These books have tons of discounts on golf, retail stores, restaurants, amusement parks and more.

Last year, I was determined to use my card more than the 6 times I had used it the year before.  Unfortunately, I already threw away my old card so I don't know exactly how many times I used it.  I do know I achieved my goal though!

This year, I want to take even more advantage.  I have already bought movie passes, in anticipation of saving money at the movie theater!

And...I already went to my first restaurant and got my first punch.  My mom, dad, and I went to China Pavilion on Chapala.  They are on the fancier side, a bit expensive, but have delicious food.  The Axxess offer is Buy 2 Entrees, Get 1 Free.  We ordered Pine Nut Fish, Beef & Broccoli, and Lemon Chicken.  They were all great!  We all shared, but I ate a ton of the Lemon Chicken.  It was like a fancy chicken tender in yummy lemon sauce!  I would have eaten a lot more of the fish if it was in big pieces instead of little cut up ones.  And  beef isn't my thing...but the broccoli and sauce were great!

We saved close to $15 and went home very satisfied.  I would highly recommend China Pavilion!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Apple-A-Day Giveaway

If you want to add to your own apple pie baking knowledge and materials, check out the fun Apple-A-Day Giveaway sponsored by Pillsbury and Taste of Home at from September 15 to October 15, you can enter for a chance to win a grand prize of $1,000, as well as pass along the fun to other friends. Each time you enter, you also have a chance at winning daily prizes. If you want to share this giveaway on your blog, simply provide the link.

Pillsbury provided me with the information through MyBlogSpark.