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Anderson Farms Coupon

andersonmaze4x6The corn maze at Anderson Farms is one of our favorite activities to do when the days shorten and we slip closer to fall. This year, we’ve been invited to check it out in exchange for a review, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, here are some discount tickets if you’d like to check it out for yourself!

LEGO Brick Fest – Denver

LEGO Brick Fest

Okay, I need to post a couple disclaimers. First, I was given free tickets in exchange for writing about this event. The tickets were $25 a person. We did pay $5 for parking out of our own pocket. That means, had we just been regular ol’ people off the street, this would have been an $80 event.

Second disclaimer: We love, love, love all things LEGO. (I daresay we’re LEGO snobs.) A few years ago, we went to LEGO KidsFest at the Convention Center in Denver. We loved it. We felt like we got our money’s worth, and then some. (That event was SO much bigger AND cheaper to attend!) Also, my husband and Claire love going to MAKER Faires, and the pricing to get in there was a fraction of the cost of this event, and some of the same groups were there.

So, what about this event? Honestly? I don’t feel it was worth the $80 we would have spent to go. I feel ungrateful writing this, because we were given free tickets, and we did enjoy ourselves, but I’m under no obligation to twist the truth about this. I appreciate it when people are straight with me, so I try to do the same.

As I said above, we’re LEGO snobs, and even we thought this event paled in comparison to other LEGO events we’ve been to. If you’re NOT a LEGO snob, I have a feeling you’d be even more upset about the price.

Was it fun? Sure. We had a good time, as you can see by the photos below. Did we have $25-a-head worth of a good time? Nope. Did I keep thinking about how MIFFED I’d be had we actually paid full-price to go? Absolutely, and that’s what I want to be clear about in this review.

There was a lot to do, but even after doing everything we wanted to, we were only there for two hours.

LEGO Brick Fest Collage

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Some LEGO creations glowed in a blacklight!
We built and raced our own race cars. (Red is the fastest color, but Claire’s car won!!)
Dad and Claire created masterpieces on a LEGO wall. (A Pirate, an Alien Dude, and a Fox.)
Claire free-built a creation to add to the city.
The signs warning people not to touch other creations were hysterical!

The event was well-run. The location was relatively easy to get to. We did enjoy ourselves.

…but we enjoyed ourselves even more because we had free tickets. 😉

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…and my first review has been published!

Where are you spending your money?  That’s a question on everyone’s mind these days!

Well, when it comes to money, in order to see where it goes, you need to know where it went.  Discover® Card has created a really cool tool to help answer this question, and I had the opportunity to review it!  It’s called the Spend Analyzer Tool.