NET 10 Great Ways to Have a Phone with Frugal Costs

Net10 Wireless

We have been using the Net10 Wireless Service(pay as you go) and a great  Net10 Android LG Optimus Net with  One Month Unlimited Text/Talk/Web.  My son has had a great time trying it out and we have been anxious to see how a 12 year old can budget himself or if he can properly use a cell(hmmm, what kid gets a phone and can budget, and not over text? )

The service has helped us out a lot.  I did not believe he needed a phone.  The last month has changed my mind.  Their school bus broke down twice, a little odd, but it did and he was able to tell me why he was late and beyond normal drop off time without me calling busing, calling the school, I had all the answers first hand.  Additionally, as I have 2 other children, I often drop off and pick up everyone at the same time for sports because it all seems to happen at the same time for each kid.  I dropped him off to a hockey game, drove off to drop the other child to his activity and got a call while I was 2 miles down the road that, “mom, the game is cancelled, can you come back?”   I was more than happy to turn around and pick him up and again, his phone made the difference.

The touch screen is  really easy to use and navigate.  The service was dependable and believe me we drive everywhere.  As with anyone phone there were some ‘garbly’ moments, but I could hear him and he could hear me.  We could communicate and he could text if all else failed!

I am an advocate of this particular type of phone service due to the fact that it is something you can budget, either money wise or usage wise. As a consumer we pay WAYYYYY to much for cellular coverage.  The NET10 Plan allows you to pick how you will spend your money or your minutes.

We had choices:

There was unlimited use of data/texting/calls for as little as $50 a month, that was EVERYTHING, I pay way more than that for my cell service!  My son loved it, he used the phone as he needed and NEVER had to worry about running out of minutes.  In order to teach budgeting, we have not begun the other extreme, which has ROLLOVER minutes but has only 200 minutes.  Once they are used they are gone but it was only $20.  These minutes are with him all the time.  The one drawback here is if he begins to use the phone and runs out of minutes without realizing it, he could be left without phone service in time of need.  There are other choices that allow you to purchase monthly minutes but the minutes do not roll over, it is monthly, period.  You really have to know what you want. Then again, you could just try each different one and see what works, because the cost on ANY Of these plans is so FAR less than any cellular plan, it is almost nuts to not try it out.

This service is great for a people that may fall into any of these situations:

-phones in emergency times only

-children who are just needing a phone for minimal usage to contact parents

-those that want phone service with great flexibility and low cost

-those that want great phones with great service.

This service is an excellent way to have coverage, have a cell phone and not break the bank!

How is this great if you live by an Giant Eagle/Market District?

Now, I have to mention this:  Why in the world I would purchase a phone from Giant Eagle instead of any other wireless pay- as -you- go carrier?  Perhaps because of an item known as the Advantage Card… Fuel Perks come to mind for every $50 you spend you get .10 off gas?  “ Do I earn fuelperks! for both the purchase of my no-contract phone and prepaid wireless cards?”  Yes, your purchase of a no-contract phone and prepaid wireless cards counts toward your regular fuelperks! earnings. Earn 10¢ off per gallon of fuel for every $50 you spend! (Directly from here)

 

Net10 Wireless

 

My next release of … I am giving you the chance to win Net10 Wireless service as well as a phone! Good luck and happy holidays.

 

 

 

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

BURGATORY

“Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them fact to face” ~ Nelson DeMille

Burgatory ~ have a devilishly good time eating! 

 

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Sometimes you just need a good date night, out away from the kids, with your partner or friends or other adults, and with plenty of great foods to nosh on like: Shakes, Fries, Burgers, Huge Onion Rings and Nacho Platters.  In other words a night to eat all the food that you are dying to gorge on but you don’t want your kids to know you love too or they could beg your for it and you would have to cave. Kids night out in Adult Bodies~ HA!   You are going straight to BURGATORY!

PLAIN and Simple: there is no way to come out of  BURGATORY feeling any less than ETERNALLY FILLED.   I simply can’t remember having so much fun Eating food and Burgatory is absolutely, passionate about their food from the all natural + hormone free beef to the hand formed burgers that are created from these meats to the hand-crafted, home made shakes.  The food here is not your average burger!

THE DEVIL IN ME, FORGIVE ME FATHER FOR I HAVE SINNED, AT LEAST 3 FOODS BIG THIS EVENING

~maybe that should say if being a food vixen is this devilishly fun, maybe I should jump to the ‘dark side’ all the time ~

We spent our night, Sunday night retiring our food restrictions and dining on a many different great foods that BURGATORY offers. The angel that I usually am~~ let’s just say I  let the devil get the better side of my appetite and I let the Burgatory experience begin.  I was so excited(possibly too excited)  to learn that Burgatory had House Turned Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and that Ice Cream was made into a classic Shakes! My first sin at the Burgatory, was the Salted Nutella Crunch Shake,  these just make any other shake I have had anywhere else pale in comparison.  The second time Satan visited our table that evening: Pale Ale Onion Rings and then the real time to burn or churn was the Bison Burger, and the Crab Shack.  I’ll give you the scoop in a second but first, take a look at some of the food and then let you give you a bit of background on BURGATORY!  Just know this, your appetite will meet is match!

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Massive Crunchy Onion RIngs ~ A meal on their own!
Burgatory

 

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Burgatory Lump Crab

ATMOSPHERE:

You can not possibly surmise from the outside, basic Sign, what the inside of Burgatory Bar is like- sleek, and trendy.  Booths, tables and a bar, all deco’d and all waiting for your arrival. It is a gathering hub, a place to chat, drink and hang, because something as simple as a burger is as complex as getting it right, and that is one thing BURGATORY BAR has done, is take a simple food and make it intensely right! The deco is trendy, eco-cool and just right! The sign basic as it is, kind of exemplifies the notation of a burger, basic, but get ready because unlike the basic signage marking the restaurant,—what sits inside of your bun is so so far from Basic, actually it’s closer to BURGATORY!

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A NOTE TO ALL THE LADIES:

I have a note for all the ladies reading this and it has to do with the bar area:  while we did not visit it because we were seated IMMEDIATELY:::)))))(Thank you Jimmie)  We did sit right next to the bar and I have to let the ladies in on a secret:  you know how you haul your purse around or throw it on the ground(not me and not my Bag), or back of a chair and do battle with it all the time you spend while hanging at the bar areas?  There are hooks all underneath the bar area, wonderful, beautiful hooks for your purses!  Thanks for taking care of the detail things BURGATORY BAR!

YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A DEVIL OF A TIME CHOOSING YOUR FOOD

:::::THE MENU

Prepare to be overwhelmed by a simple few page menu, we sure were! Honestly, it could have all been overwhelming because the menu, though only a few pages long is EXTENSIVELY INTRICATE and allows you to create a palate full of delicacies!~~the difference between overwhelming and pure perfection …..our waitress…Laura.  Laura guided us through the choices because she was a PRO and knows every facet of the menu, all the flavors, tastes and combinations and can talk the talk and walk the devilish walk tempting you to try everything.   One very operative and relative statement that Laura issued at the beginning of BURATORY Creations 101 was:  “do not overload the burger, because too much does not make it better” !  We  listened.  I believe a burger at the BURGATORY could stand on its own trident, without much in the way of toppings, or add-ons because they are that tasty!  We made our deal with the devil right at the beginning: Finger Food,  Shake, and Burgers.

A FEW THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW:

My ONE favorite ingredient, or maybe it was just the name was Angel Dust.  Care to guess what ANGEL DUST is?  Angel Dust is Salt, Pepper & Garlic salt dusted across the burgers.   I think Angel Dust would make anything taste great. 

Heinz Ketchup is on the table and they make sure to Let you know that they carry this item(check out the menu under FINGERS) …. Go PITTSBURGH!

SHAKE IT UP ~ the shakes are ‘ridiculously thick + spun to order‘, smooth, creamy, blended,satisfying, sweet, creamy and rich.  The extra was also set on the table, and I ate this too! When you are done, if you have not finished your shake Burgatory Bar will give you a TO GO cup(ahhh like a kiddie cup for Adults)

Shakes are served with a  TUBE STRAW

SHAKES CAN be made into Hard Shakes, you just have to dish over the Hard Truth if you are OLD ENOUGH or not!

You can create your own burger, just remember not to over do the toppings, and add-ons because too much of a good thing, well….. enough said.

Finger Bites  could probably a meal make.. oh yeah and don’t forget to add a side of a Shake.

One note too: if you get ‘brain freeze’ from sipping to quickly on the shake(trust me you will because it is THAT good, just press your tongue against the roof of your mouth and that ought to stop that little devilish infliction.

Tuesday nights are great nights at if you are a Vegan Menu Person as you can enjoy their burgers and their shakes … Vegan Style ~

The Devil has matched Heaven up with Hell —your waste line!  Hell never felt so good going down! Yeah, these will shake a few cow bells for you.

The Burgatory Bar makes their own House Turned Vanilla Bean Ice Cream which is added to the shakes that will ROCK your world.  There are feature shakes and each shake can be spiced up a bit with shots of vodka, rum, gin, etc(you gotta be of age though) !  I can attest as to the flavor  of these shakes because I Attacked a  Salted Nutella Crunch Shake,  these just make any other shake I have had not even noteworthy – and I sank my appetite.  I could have made  meal on the milk shakes and onion rings!

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shake in my stainless steel cup

The Shakes are thick, frosty,cool,refreshing, and unimaginably chocked full of whatever you pick. My Salted Nutella Crunch Shake had so many great pieces of  Crunch in it and the THICK TUBE STRAW allowed them to navigate from the bottom of the glass to my mouth with ease ~ ummmmmm.. The Devil has got a little bit of shaking going on (lol) I was so thankful for this ‘thoughtful’ tube straw because I have drank milkshakes before that can not even be ‘sucked up’ through a the tiny-holed straw that is provided.

Salted Nutella Crunch

Salted Nutella Crunch

I think what I liked even more was that the shake stainless steel cup that came to the table with my left over pieces of my shake creation, I ate it like it was my last meal. ( I am so glad the kids were not with us because I behaved like they do, drinking before a meal and filling up, how would I ever combat that argument again if they had been with me? )

 

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Perfect Crunch and Perfect Onion Ring

Crunchy Shell, soft inner onion, non-grease laden and cooked to a golden brown perfection, those were the outstanding qualities of the Pale Ale Onion Rings at Burgatory.   ( I honestly could have just consumed the milk shake and the onion rings and been in heaven) The Onion Rings are Fat Brew Battered, come five to a platter and they are as big as your hand, honestly they are HUGE!.

The breading is not thick or cake like, rather thin enough to get crunchy but thick enough to slide that onion ring out of.  Which brings up another point- this is full round onion slices not Minced Onion! Lightly breaded and served with a dipping sauce that has a KICK! The Spicy Ketchup has a Kick that will provide your mouth with a bit of zesty flame but how it compliments the Onion Rings is the real story: onion alone, onion fry batter or together it is just Heaven on your plate and in your mouth.  The Chipotle Horseradish Sauce did not make my mouth or nose burn, but it sure did have a great smoked wood taste!  By the way, our table had Heinz Ketchup for all of you not wanting to get ‘spiced’ up!

C-R-U-N-C-H

C-R-U-N-C-H & Hand-Sized Onion Rings

 

Onion Rings

BURGERS: The flames of the Burgatory work their magic on the all natural + hormone free beef  that is hand formed into burgers.  My husband chowed on a Bison Burger Created by himself. I created my own form of the Crab Shack and these are not YOUR typical burgers.

Lump Crab Creation

Lump Crab Creation a la PFM

Lump Crab

Lump Crab, Farmhouse Cheddar, Angel Dust, Romaine, Cucumbers

You get to chose your burger, buns, rubs, cheese, sauce and toppings.  Make no mistake, it is not just an offering of lettuce there is iceberg to fancy field greens and the cheese is not your basic line either as it ranges from Farmhouse Cheddar to Amish Gorgonzola.  

The Crab was Crunchy on the outside, sins grease,  and absolutely divine with BBQ, Farmhouse Cheddar, Cucs, and Romaine.  My husband’s NATURAL BISON BURGER was fresh, flavorful, meaty, well-formed, with perfect presentation and was the perfect compliment to his ALE!

Each burger comes standard with the mix of homemade chips both potato and sweet potato.  You can sub in fries or a side salad for additional cost.  My husband tried the fries and they have a great seasoning because naturally I had to steal a few!

There are several other burgers on the menu, including a Phat Patties Veggie(just in case you don’t eat meat) and chicken for those of you that are not burger lovers.  Again, there are several standard burgers but the creations allow you to create several hundred different types of burgers.

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Here’s to Empty Plates, Full Bellies, Tempting Treats, Great Gatherings and Burgers that flame at BURGATORY!  Burgatory Bar has 3 Pittsburgh Locations.  The service was excellent(thanks LAURA).  We will return again and again.  Thanks to Jimmie the GM for hosting us and for the fabulous night we had!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

 

Frugal Fridays with Melanie Taylor & Pittsburgh Frugal Mom #Bubbashow

 

Me and Melanie Taylor!

This week it’s all about the Sparkle, Sparkle Season that is and you will have a great time with all the FREE that will leave your Sparkle(money) in your wallet! Yeah…

THINGS FOR YOU

Do you hate lugging those shopping bags all around town? This Friday kicks off the Fabulous Holly Trolley.  Each Weekend -  November 24,2012- December 22nd, 2012 from 11a-5p the Holly Trolley travels throughout the Downtown area and picks up at many shops FREE.  This happens every 15 minutes.  Rest those feet and don’t drag those shopping bags, let the Holly Trolley Help you out! Hosted by Santa’s Little Helpers

OXFORD CENTRE

If you are going to Oxford Centre On Friday Night to see the tree lighting at 5:45p, you might want to hang around because there is a lot of fun, free stuff going on. The Rick Gallagher Trio will offer some great entertainment while the Centre’s 30 Foot Tree is going to be lit.  Starting at 6p  Santa Claus will arrive and there will be a plethora of activities for the kids from face painting, to caricatures, and balloon art.  Outside of One Oxford Centre will offer you a bit of Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides and if you want to see live reindeer this will be your chance as they will be on display outside.

The Party Continues on Saturday November 17, 2012 at Oxford Centre from 11a-3p there are more Family Activities, visits with Santa and great activities like face painting, balloon art and free gift wrapping with any purchase from the shops in the Atrium of One Oxford Centre. Don’t forget the Holly Trolley does stop at Oxford Centre and you can take a Free horse-drawn carriage ride! Fun, and Free!

Sewickley Public Library has a ton of fun for kids and families. Registration is necessary Check out their site.  Here are the top three for this weekend:

Pumpkin Pie & A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – November 17, 3-4p, Apple or Pumpkin Pie and eat this while watching  “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!” Family Program.

On Sunday, there is a Barbie Party – November 18, 2 – 3PM – Barbie Party with games and stories. Preschool – Grade 3.

Star Wars Trivia – Monday, November 19, 7- PM – Test your knowledge with other Star  Wars fans.  You will be making Fortune Wookies! Grades K-5.

KEEP THEM BUILDING

With Santa coming to town there is not better time to join the Lowe’s Build & Grow for a North’s Sleigh Creation. Saturday at participating Lowe’s from 10-11.

BUILDING  ANYONE?

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and all of its branches offer wonderful FREE programs and this one is super exciting for those LEGO fans! Mt. Washington Branch: Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM  – Bring your imagination and build structures with building blocks and building toys! What fun!

 

KIDS, FOOD, MOVIES & MORE

Market District, Eagle’s Nest has a great Movie for the kids this weekend. Friday Night, the 16th Kids can watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving at 7p.  This will be shown in the Learning & Activity Center.  Did I remember to mention it is FREE! (Robinson)

On Sunday November 18, at 9am, come create a Fun Food Craft of Cornucopia.   Again this will be at the Learning & Activity Center.(Robinson)

 

 

 

sleigh

The following Items May not be mentioned with Melanie Taylor, but they are happening around the Burg’

Happy holidays and we are off. Light up Night is this weekend and that always brings in great Family Entertainment Free: This is one of the most fabulous time of the year in Pittsburgh~ LIGHT UP NIGHT ~ Friday, November 16, 2012. Bring the family out and enjoy all the fun free things to do.

THINGS FOR YOU  All of the following can be found in depth HERE and on the Pittsburgh Light Up Night FB Page

MUSIC TO MY EARS  & OTHER GREAT NOISES

If you love  music,& great  entertainment, then you will want to visit any of the three stages as there will be performances at different times all night, all free:  Northwest Savings Bank Stage -Market, Square, The EQT Jazzmasters Stage-EQT Plaza, and Trib Total Media Bridge Party-Clemente Bridge.  Each will have entertainment at various times starting at 5pm at all locations.  Music from Dancing Queen, Joe Gruschecky and The Houserocker, Roger Humphries Quintet, The Billy Price Band and more. See site for details.  Oh, did I mention this is all FREE!

SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO TOWN!

Your family will love the Celebrate Santa -Lighting of Market Square Season of Lights is at 7:15P, & The Light Up® Night Fireworks, at the Warhol Bridge scheduled for 9:38p! Makes Sparkle Season… Sparkle.

Here are some of the main things you might want to be the first to see this year:

The Official Lighting Ceremony Schedule means that you get to see things unveiled and ready for Sparkle Season.

12p – Enjoy the City-County Buildding Tree Lighting by Mayor Ravenstahl & the U.S. Steel Tower will Dedicate the Crèche at the same time.  The beautiful tree in One Oxford Centre will be lit at 5:45p, Macy’s will premier their windows in an unveiling at 6:15p and at 7p Highmark Unity Tree Lighting with Rooftop Fireworks will happen.  The biggest part of the party will be at 7:15 with Celebrate Santa   , but the fun does not stop there.  At 9:38p from the Fireworks will be launched from the Warhol Bridge, a display that makes the Holidays Sparkle BIG!
MACY’S WINDOWS

This is always a huge event, the unveiling of the Macy’s windows.  This year there will be activities for your whole family starting at 5:30p.  There will be everything from trivia to giveaways, face painting and more.  Performances of  “The Nutcracker” will be on the 4th floor, and the windows will be unveiled at 6:15p.

OXFORD CENTRE

If you are going to Oxford Center On Friday Night to see the tree lighting at 5:45p, you might want to hang around because there is a lot of fun, free stuff going on. The Rick Gallagher Trio will offer some great entertainment while the Centre’s 30 Foot Tree is going to be lit.  Starting at 6p  Santa Claus will arrive and there will be a plethora of activities for the kids from face painting, to caricatures, and balloon art.  Outside of One Oxford Center will offer you a bit of Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides and if you want to see live reindeer this will be your chance as they will be on display outside.

The Party Continues on Saturday November 17, 2012 at Oxford Centre from 11a-3p there are more Family Activities, visits with Santa and great activities like face painting, balloon art and free gift wrapping with any purchase from the shops in the Atrium of One Oxford Centre.

Don’t forget to drop by Fifth Avenue Place for Fifth Avenue Freeze.

 

 

Remember, these are only based on events found on websites. All events are subject to change, and as always please contact venue before attending to make sure event is scheduled to happen.  We have no affiliation with any of the aforementioned.

Cite Source: Much of the Light Up Night Info was taken from and credited to:

http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com/play/market-square/light-up-night-2012

LEGO KidsFest Returns ~ Pittsburgh, PA

LEGO KidsFest Pittsburgh

November 30 – December 2 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

LEGO KidsFest

LEGO KidsFest

My boys are counting the days down until they get to start building, start shopping and begin enjoying those small ‘bricks’ that cause so much joy it is almost undescribable. I love to see my kids building with their LEGO sets because I know they are thinking, dreaming and using their imagination to create the next ‘big thing’ in their minds. I love seeing the beginning of the project and the end. I can not tell you how many rainy days were cured because of LEGO sets being built!

THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE? ALL THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LEGO KidsFest~ Pittsburgh, PA

LEGO KidsFest

WHO: The LEGO KidsFest is a giant traveling LEGO expo.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click Here to be taken to the site.
WHERE: Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center
WHEN: November 30 – December 2, 2012. Five identical sessions are available.
WHAT: This hands-on, educational, all-ages LEGO extravaganza features millions of LEGO bricks not to mention lots of construction zones, dozens of life-sized LEGO models and displays, LEGO Ninjago and LEGO Games, group builds such as Creation Nation, live LEGO Master Builders, and so much more covering three acres of space.
COST: Tickets are $18 for kids and $20 for adults.

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BUT WHAT IS THERE TO DO AT LEGO KidsFest?

Don’t worry about what there is to do, it will be more like what did you not get to do, because there is so much!

      • LEGO Model Gallery: 40 life-sized models made entirely from LEGO bricks (these are incredible, my kids made me take pictures of many of them last time, including Sponge Bob and Darth Vader)
      • LEGO KidsFest

        Previously at LEGO KidsFest

      • LEGO Master Builders: live demonstrations and activities from the crew who get paid to play
      • Creation Nation: build your own creation to add to a custom map of the U.S.
      • Race Ramps: build your own custom car, then race it down the ramp against friends and family

aerial view

LEGO Games Arena: roll the dice to play LEGO board games

  • Construction Zones: creative free build, play and display areas
  • LEGO DUPLO®: younger visitors can explore imagination through building
  • LEGO Retail and KidsFest Marketplace: purchase LEGO merchandise and official KidsFest tour goods
  • Brick Pile: a gigantic pile full of LEGO bricks for creative play and enjoyment
  • Monochromatic Builds: bricks of a single color to foster group creativity
  • LEGO Friends: fantastic displays that combine lots of LEGO and DUPLO sets

Brick Pile

*“Any family who likes to be inspired, get hands-on and have fun together won’t want to miss LEGO KidsFest,” said Vince Rubino, LEGO events manager. “We’re bringing so many activities for Pittsburgh-area families to test and showcase their creativity and building skills in what is sure to be a family event to remember.” 

 Based on sell-out attendance in previous markets, advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged.

Five sessions – all identical – are available for the Pittsburgh November 30 – December 2 tour stop.  LEGO KidsFest tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for children and can be purchased online.

 

 

 

LEGO Fun Facts
More than 400 billion LEGO® bricks have been produced since 1949.

The LEGO® minifigure represents the world’s largest population of people! Over 4 billion minifigures have been produced in the last 30 years. This is almost 12 times the population of the United States!

LEGO® minifigures are out of this world, literally. The 2 Mars Rovers have an image of the LEGO® minifigure etched into their front grill.

Approximately 7 LEGO® sets are sold each second.

There are about 62 LEGO® bricks for every one of the world’s 6 billion inhabitants.

Laid end to end, the number of LEGO® bricks sold in a year would reach more than 5 times around the world.

There are 915 million ways to combine six eight-stud LEGO® bricks.

Children around the world spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO® bricks.

With a production of about 306 million tires produced a year, the LEGO® group is the largest producer of tires in the world.

LEGO® is the contraction of two Danish words, “leg godt” which means “play well”.

There are about 62 LEGO® bricks for every one of the world’s 6 billion inhabitants.

19 billion LEGO® elements are produced every year. 2.16 million LEGO® elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.

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LEGO

LEGO Systems, Inc. is the North American division of The LEGO Group, a privately-held, family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of creatively educational play materials for children.  The company is committed to the development of children’s creative and imaginative abilities, and its employees are guided by the motto adopted in the 1930s by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen: “Only the best is good enough.”  Visit the virtual LEGO world at www.LEGO.com.  LEGO, the LEGO logo, and DUPLO, are trademarks of the LEGO Group.

© 2011 The LEGO Group.

 

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

* (*press release quotes)

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS ONE NIGHT ONLY DECEMBER 26, 2012 7PM

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS LET FANS DETERMINE RULES OF THE GAME IN Pittsburgh ON Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour brings unprecedented fan participation to

CONSOL Energy Center

PITTSBURGH EVENT

DECEMBER 26, 2012

(PHOENIX, Oct. 15, 2012) – Known as innovators of the game of basketball for decades, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters are again introducing something unparalleled in the history of sports and family entertainment, taking kid participation and fun to a whole new level when the Globetrotters come to CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.

 

For the first time ever, during the Globetrotters’ 2013 “You Write the RulesWorld Tour, your family’s smiles will begin before you even get to the show. Fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. This could be anything from playing with two basketballs at once, to getting double the points for each basket made.

 

Go online with your kids to www.harlemglobetrotters.com to vote for which ground-breaking rule you want to see implemented in the game.  Then, get your tickets, and see the winning rules in live action at the Globetrotters’ world championship game.

 

Tickets, starting at $19.00, are on sale now at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

 

Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you get to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters one-on-one – shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos.  The unique 30-minute pre-show, “Magic Pass,” will create memories of a lifetime.#  After virtually every game, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.*

 

This year’s Globetrotters roster features stars such as Hi-Lite Bruton, Dizzy Grant, Ant Atkinson, and female star Mighty Mitchell.**

 

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The North American leg of the 2013 “Your Write the Rules” World Tour will tip-off on December 26, 2012, and will run through April 2013.  The team will play over 270 games in nearly 240 cities in 45 states and nine Canadian provinces.

Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 87th consecutive year in 2013, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents—over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

 

* Subject to availability.

** Rosters may vary in each city and are subject to change.

# All customers must have a game ticket AND Magic Pass for entry. Magic Pass sold separately. Soft/rubber soled shoes must be worn on court.

 

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

CONTACT: (602) 258-0000

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