Win Dinner For Your Family From Luca Brasi’s Pizzeria

**This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Amy for winning dinner for her family!**

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One of the many things I love about my job is getting to meet fabulous business owners. Today I’d love to introduce you to Richard & Bridgette Stanley. They own the new Chicago style/New York style pizzeria, Luca Brasi’s Pizzeria. This new gem in Forsyth County is family owned and operated right at the corner of Kelly Mill and Bethleview (in the same shopping center as Rucker Pet & Footprints.)

The menu at Luca Brasi’s includes pizza (Chicago style deep dish & New York style hand tossed) as well as a variety of other delicious pizzeria type foods (like calzones, salad, and strombolis). As I spent time with Richard, a few things he said stuck out to me. First, he really loves his job. Second, his food is authentic and fresh. And last but not least, customer service is very important to him. If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out Luca Brasi’s Pizzeria, I highly recommend you order pizza ASAP!

Fresh Ingredients

“We use only the best and freshest ingredients. That means hand dicing our vegetables daily, making our sauce and crust from scratch daily, purchasing our Italian Sausage locally at Sprouts, and using Boars Head meats and Grande mozzarella cheese. We are truly passionate about making the best pizza you’ve ever had.” -Richard Stanley, owner of Luca Brasi’s

I have already ordered several times and you really can taste the freshness and the love that goes into the food. I’m gluten and dairy free and I was thrilled to see they offer a gluten free crust. Disclosure: Of course, there is a chance for cross contamination at a pizzeria. I prefer to say they are “gluten friendly.” 

Weekday Carryout Special

We have taken advantage of this deal a few times already. It sure comes in handy during a busy week.

Buy one pizza, get the 2nd for 1/2 off!

{Offer valid Monday through Thursday only. Be sure to mention the coupon when you pick up the pizza. Discount applies to the equal or lower priced pizza. One discount per customer per visit.}

Insider Information

Y’all know I’m all about sharing the insider information!

Here is some insider scoop about Luca Brasi’s Pizzeria: Soon you will be able to dine in at Luca Brasi’s! They are working on installing the booths now and they have applied for their alcohol permit. The goal is to have dine in available in the next month or so. I will definitely keep you updated!

Also, I’ve been told that soon they will be adding Pittsburgh style sandwiches to their menu. If you don’t know what kind of sandwich that is. Let me enlighten you! It’s basically Italian bread layered with meat (Pastrami or Roast Beef), cheese, fries & coleslaw. YUM!

Giveaway

Now to what you were really looking for – instructions on how to enter to win a family dinner from Luca Brasi’s Pizzeria!

You are entering to win a large specialty pizza, large cheese pizza, and salad for your family to share. Good luck! A random winner will be chosen on Wednesday, July 5th.

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More About Luca Brasi’s Pizzeria:

Richard Stanley started making pizzas for friends, parties and school events in the early 90’s. His pizza was always a hit. In fact, people would constantly tell him that he should open up a pizza joint of his own. Back then, his life was devoted to being a father to five amazing kids. Now that his kids have grown up, he has put all his passion and energy into Luca Brasi’s. It is his calling. Luca Brasi’s opened in January 2017 and has been serving up authentic Chicago style deep dish and New York style hand-tossed pizza to Forsyth County as carryout or delivery.

Address: 4335 Bethelview Rd Cumming 30040
Phone: 470-271-5707

Connect online with Luca Brasi’s: Website | Facebook | Menu | Subscribe to the VIP List


Disclosure Statement:

Giveaway Disclosure (The Quick Version): Giveaway will close on Wednesday, July 4thth at Midnight EST. One winner will be selected from all entries and selected via random draw through Random.org. Winner will be notified via email & have 48 hours from time of notification to submit their mailing address.

Disclosure (The Longer Read): While this giveaway is being promoted on Facebook, it is in no way associated with, sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you acknowledge this and release Facebook from any responsibility of such. Furthermore, you acknowledge that any information provided for entry is being provided to Cumming Local and not to Facebook. No Purchase necessary. Giveaway open to all residents, 18 years of age or older, in the US (although it makes most sense to enter if you’re in the Atlanta area where prize is available for redemption). This giveaway opens at time of publish and closes Wednesday, July 4th at Midnight EST. Entry is only accepted via the forms listed above (completion of tasks & entry of comment on this post). Prize is valued at less than $500. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winner(s) will be selected via Random.Org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize & provide a mailing address for shipment. If unclaimed, a new winner will be selected in the same manner. By submission of an entry, reader acknowledges that they are 18 years of age or older and also grants Cumming Local the right to use their name in a winner’s announcement, if applicable. By submission of entry, reader agrees to hold Cumming Local harmless in the event that the prize in some way negatively impacts the winner. Giveaway hosted by Cumming Local, LLC PO Box 1100, Cumming GA 30028. Void where prohibited by law.

101+ Free Things To Do in Atlanta GA Book

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101+ Free Things To Do in Atlanta GA

I am thrilled to be able to share with you a new book that my friends, Sue and Lesli, have put together. In this awesome book you will find over 101 free things to do in Atlanta GA!

In their book, they share with you how to visit Atlanta museums and attractions; explore nature, sports and even the stars; uncover fun in the Capital of the South…and do it all without spending a dime!

Atlanta is a great town to explore; but heading out each day can get expensive. Thankfully there are lots of free things to do in the city… if you know where to look. Time is money too, so we’ve compiled our favorite free things to do in Atlanta into this one book. – Lesli & Sue of www.365AtlantaFamily.com

To learn more about the book, watch this short video from Leslie & Sue:

Purchase your book today and start finding FREE Things to do in Atlanta. Order by June 1 and 365 Atlanta Family will donate 10% of the proceeds to Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary.

Click here to get your copy for only $6.99

Giveaway

{UPDATE – This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Elizabeth for winning and thank you to all who participated!}

365 Atlanta Family has given me a copy to share with you as a giveaway! All you have to do is enter to win. I will choose a random winner on Friday, June 2.

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More About 365 Atlanta Family:

365 Atlanta Family shares attraction, hotel and dining excitement within the heart of Atlanta, as well as family travel ideas around Georgia and throughout the Southeast. We are champions of outdoor adventure, hidden gems and affordable family fun. Parents (and non-parents) also love our regular date night suggestions.

Connect Online: FacebookTwitter | Instagram

Lesli also shared some of their most popular articles with Cumming Local recently. You can read that article here – Introducing 365 Atlanta Family

If you are looking for things to do in Forsyth County & Cumming GA, be sure to check out our recently released e-book – “65+ Days of Summer


Disclosure Statement:

Giveaway Disclosure (The Quick Version): Giveaway will close on Friday, June 2nd at Midnight EST. Five winners will be selected from all entries and selected via random draw through Random.org. Winner(s) will be notified via email & have 48 hours from time of notification to submit their mailing address. 

Disclosure (The Longer Read): While this giveaway is being promoted on Facebook, it is in no way associated with, sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you acknowledge this and release Facebook from any responsibility of such. Furthermore, you acknowledge that any information provided for entry is being provided to Cumming Local and not to Facebook. No Purchase necessary. Giveaway open to all residents, 18 years of age or older, in the US (although it makes most sense to enter if you’re in the Atlanta area where prize is available for redemption). This giveaway opens at time of publish and closes Fruday, June 2nd at Midnight EST. Entry is only accepted via the forms listed above (completion of tasks & entry of comment on this post). Prize is valued at less than $500. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winner(s) will be selected via Random.Org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize & provide a mailing address for shipment. If unclaimed, a new winner will be selected in the same manner. By submission of an entry, reader acknowledges that they are 18 years of age or older and also grants Cumming Local the right to use their name in a winner’s announcement, if applicable. By submission of entry, reader agrees to hold Cumming Local harmless in the event that the prize in some way negatively impacts the winner. Giveaway hosted by Cumming Local, LLC PO Box 1100, Cumming GA 30028. Void where prohibited by law.

Fun Family Conversation Starters From Here’s A Question {And Book Giveaway!}

 Fun Family Conversation Starters and Book Giveaway

Family conversations can be challenging sometimes and it can be hard to start up a conversation with your family. Around October of last year, I started looking for a list of fun family conversation starters and randomly found this treasure called Here’s A Question online. I decided to purchase this 357 page book as a gift for my kids (age 5 and 7) for Christmas. Since Christmas this book has been a staple for us.

A couple weeks ago, I decided to look into the writer and company behind the book. To my surprise I found out they are a local company located in Alpharetta! After reaching out to them, they agreed to let me write up this article and provide 5 books to give away to my readers. I am thrilled to be able to share with you about this fabulous family resource. It really is one of the best family conversation starters I’ve found.

Now I know you can easily google “fun family conversation starters” and find plenty of online resources. However, I recently read this article – Parents: Get Off Your Phone by Tim Elmore and it encouraged me that it’s a good practice to put your smartphone down to really connect with your family. I think having something hand-held that’s not technology makes a big difference. Now, it’s only been a few months since we’ve been using this book at family dinners out or on road trips. But our conversations are much richer as a family because of it. I can’t wait to use it on our 6-hour drive for spring break!

Sample Questions

If you are anything like me, you might like to see some of the questions provided. Remember, these are family conversation starters. We usually pass the book around and everyone gets to ask one question. Once the question is asked, we typically have some discussion after it. The book is the ignition to simply start the family conversation.

  • What would you buy if money really did grow on trees?
  • What things would you do if you were never embarrassed?
  • Would you tell on a friend if he or she stole something?
  • Who is the most successful person you know and why?
  • How many candy bars will you eat in your lifetime?
  • Would you rather have one loving friend forever or $5,000,000?

As you can see the questions are really good. And I have to say that they are ageless. My husband and I have had fun time answering the questions as well!

Note: There are a few questions that might not be age appropriate for younger children. I usually just skip over those and know that one day they will be good to ask. One example is – “Why are girls gross at 7 and amazing at 17?” Yeah – not ready to talk to my kids about that, lol!

Ready to start the conversation with your family? Purchase your copy of Here’s A Question – Conversation Starters for Families

Book Giveaway

As I said before, I have 5 books to give away to 5 lucky readers! GOOD LUCK!

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More About Here’s a Question:

The purpose of this project is to unlock the dialogue many families, including ours, struggle to engage in. We live in a culture that moves us toward isolation and concealment. Our goal is to see families break the trend and grow closer through great conversations. Children express themselves in many ways, they are all different. But unlocking a great conversation can sometimes be challenging.

All of our efforts at Here’s a Question are designed to make your family laugh and enjoy quality time together. Whether it be around the dinner table, riding in the car or anywhere you spend time together.

Our hope is that your quality time will be enhanced and that your family will enjoy sharing, laughing, and learning about each other. We’ve found that as the kids become more comfortable answering fun questions it paves the way for us to approach the more difficult questions in life.

Connect with Here’s A Question Online: Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram | Newsletter


Disclosure Statement:

Giveaway Disclosure (The Quick Version): Giveaway will close on Sunday, March 26th at Midnight EST. Five winners will be selected from all entries and selected via random draw through Random.org. Winner(s) will be notified via email & have 48 hours from time of notification to submit their mailing address. 

Disclosure (The Longer Read): While this giveaway is being promoted on Facebook, it is in no way associated with, sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you acknowledge this and release Facebook from any responsibility of such. Furthermore, you acknowledge that any information provided for entry is being provided to Cumming Local and not to Facebook. No Purchase necessary. Giveaway open to all residents, 18 years of age or older, in the US (although it makes most sense to enter if you’re in the Atlanta area where prize is available for redemption). This giveaway opens at time of publish and closes Sunday, March 26th at Midnight EST. Entry is only accepted via the forms listed above (completion of tasks & entry of comment on this post). Prize is valued at less than $500. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winner(s) will be selected via Random.Org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize & provide a mailing address for shipment. If unclaimed, a new winner will be selected in the same manner. By submission of an entry, reader acknowledges that they are 18 years of age or older and also grants Cumming Local the right to use their name in a winner’s announcement, if applicable. By submission of entry, reader agrees to hold Cumming Local harmless in the event that the prize in some way negatively impacts the winner. Giveaway hosted by Cumming Local, LLC PO Box 1100, Cumming GA 30028. Void where prohibited by law.

2016 Cumming Fair in Forsyth County

As of 10/3/16, this giveaway is closed. Congrats to the winners!

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It’s that time of year once again for the Cumming Fair & Festival which begins on Thursday, October 6th and ends on Sunday, October 16th. This year marks the 22nd year for the fair that began as just a 5 day fair and now has grown to an 11 day event!

Just thinking about the fair makes my mouth water for all the delicious fair food – cotton candy, fresh popcorn, funnel cakes, giant turkey legs, and don’t forget about the deep fried Snickers or Oreos. The calories eaten at the Fair don’t count, right?

We can’t forget about the rides and games! The famous James H. Drew Exposition returns with the world’s most progressive midway. The Cumming Fair & Festival brings over 40 rides and numerous games. It really is fun for all!

Don’t miss out on the 11 days of family fun!

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Dates: October 6-16, 2016
Times: Monday – Thursday, 4pm – 10pm
Friday, 4pm – Midnight
Saturday, 10am – Midnight
Sunday, 12:30pm – 9pm
Location: The Cumming Fairgrounds

*No Alcohol, Pets, or Coolers Allowed

Admission Prices:

11 Years Old and Up: $7.00
10 Years Old and Under: FREE
All Parking: $5.00

Learn more about the rides (and ticket prices), local entertainment, Heritage Village, ground acts & concerts on the Cumming Fair Facebook page.

Once again, a great line up and some great specials are being offered:

*subject to change – accurate at time of publishing – verify all information here*

Thursday, October 6th:

  • FREE Admission compliments of Northside Hospital-Forsyth
  • $20 Pay One-Price Rides (unlimited rides – $20/ person)

Friday, October 7th:

  • Concert: Atlanta Rhythm Section in Concert at 8pm (free w/ admission)

Saturday, October 8th:

  • FREE Admission & rides from 10am to 11am (all ages)
  • $25 per person for unlimited rides. All Ages. 11am to 3pm (must purchase 11am to 3pm – valid all day)
  • 2015 Miss Cumming Fair Pageant, 10am-1pm.

Sunday, October 9th:

  • Senior Citizen Day – FREE Admission for ages 55 & up.
  • Free Admission & Rides for Students (18 & under) with coupon – 12:30pm to 2pm

Monday, October 10th:

  • Student Night – FREE Admission 18 & under.
  • $15 Unlimited Rides (all ages)

Tuesday, October 11th:

  • Unlimited rides for $20 (all ages)
  • Concert: Lonestar at 8:00 pm (free w/ admission)

Wednesday, October 12th:

  • FREE Admission Compliments of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (all ages)
  • $20 Unlimited Rides (all ages)
  • Marvel Superheros Shows – 5pm & 7:30pm
  • CHOA Parade at 6pm

Thursday, October 13th:

  • Concert: The Charlie Daniels Band at 8pm (free w/ admission)

Friday, October 14th:

  • FREE Admission after 9pm with a valid High School Football Ticket Stub (Please note: The ticket stub must be for 10/14/16)

Saturday, October 15th:

  • FREE Admission AND Rides (all ages). 10am – 11am
  • Unlimited rides for $25 per person. Must purchase b/n 11am – 3pm but valid all day.
  • Chainsaw Carving Auction: 7pm Show
  • American Bull Riding Tour: 8pm Show

Sunday, October 16th – Last Chance to Visit the Fair!

  • FREE Students Admission (18 & Under) and Rides with school coupon. 12:30 – 2pm.
  • Bring 7 non-perishable canned goods and receive one FREE Adult Entry (Benefits the Feed the Hungry Forsyth, Inc.)
  • American Bullriders Tour: 6pm
  • Heroes Day: All Law Enforcement, Firefighters, First Responders and All Active, Reserved or Retired Military are admitted FREE with Valid ID.

All information believed to be accurate at time of posting. For official information, please visit The Cumming Fair online.

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The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today! Giveaway

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today is out on DVD September 6 from Sony Home Entertainment! In the brand new original animated film, Princess Alise is training to be the perfect royal but in her heart all she wants to do is sail the seven seas as a swashbuckling pirate! After setting sail, Princess Alise is shipwrecked and washes ashore on an island where she meets Lucas, a young boy who has been living there by herself. They have to work together to survive and get back to civilization! Buy The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today! Follow The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today! **Sony Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. The opinions I share are my own.**

Are you fit for a storybook fairy tale or a swashbuckling high seas adventure? Find out in this quiz…

Giveaway Information

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Buford Corn Maze Ticket Giveaway

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Giveaway for a Family Four Pack of Tickets to Buford Corn Maze

Today we have a four pack of tickets to giveaway for a fun trip to the Buford Corn Maze. There is nothing that says FALL better than working your way through a Corn Maze. It is truly FUN for the whole family! Running through and trying to find the exit is fun, challenging, and exciting. If you have never done it, this year is your time. As of September 3rd, Buford Corn Maze is officially OPEN for the Fall Season! Buford Corn Maze is located at 4470 Bennett Road, Buford, GA 30519. It’s a short drive from Cumming, GA & Forsyth County. September Hours: Fridays: 5pm – 10pm Saturdays: Noon – 10pm Sundays: Noon – 10pm We’re Open on Labor Day! Hours: 10am – 7pm Ticket Prices* $15 Corn Maze $15 Haunted Forest $25 Combo Ticket *All tickets include access to Kid’s CORNer play area and activities, concessions, unlimited hayrides & more! Kids 3 and under are free!

Giveaway

We’ve got a family four pack of tickets to giveaway to visit the Buford Corn Maze. You can enter here: {And good luck!}

Buford Corn Maze

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Learn more about Buford Corn Maze:

header05 Rodney Miller dreamed up Buford Corn Maze 15 plus years before it opened. Over many years Miller had assembled equipment and knowledge in the field of Agriculture was poised to be successful. In 2009, with partners he asked to join him, the Buford Corn Maze opened and his dream became a reality. Rodney Miler is President/CEO of BCM. Kendra Miller, Jerome Beggs, and Tina Beggs are partners who have embraced that dream and work hard to make it successful. Together, they form a strong team and will take Buford Corn Maze to many more successful years. Connect with Buford Corn Maze Online: Website | Facebook | Phone: 678-835-7198 | 4470 Bennett Road, Buford, GA 30519


Disclosure Statement:

Giveaway Disclosure (The Quick Version): Giveaway will close on Sunday, September 18th at Midnight EST. One winner will be selected from all entries and selected via random draw through Random.org. Winner(s) will be notified via email & have 48 hours from time of notification to submit their mailing address. Disclosure (The Longer Read): While this giveaway is being promoted on Facebook, it is in no way associated with, sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you acknowledge this and release Facebook from any responsibility of such. Furthermore, you acknowledge that any information provided for entry is being provided to Cumming Local and not to Facebook. No Purchase necessary. Giveaway open to all residents, 18 years of age or older, in the US (although it makes most sense to enter if you’re in the Atlanta area where prize is available for redemption). This giveaway opens at time of publish and closes Sunday, September 18th at Midnight EST. Entry is only accepted via the forms listed above (completion of tasks & entry of comment on this post). Prize is valued at less than $500. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winner(s) will be selected via Random.Org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize & provide a mailing address for shipment. If unclaimed, a new winner will be selected in the same manner. By submission of an entry, reader acknowledges that they are 18 years of age or older and also grants Cumming Local the right to use their name in a winner’s announcement, if applicable. By submission of entry, reader agrees to hold Cumming Local harmless in the event that the prize in some way negatively impacts the winner. Giveaway hosted by Cumming Local, LLC PO Box 1100, Cumming GA 30028. Void where prohibited by law.

Toruk – The First Flight is Coming to Infinite Energy Center

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Toruk – The First Flight is Coming to Infinite Energy Center Jun 15 – 19 , 2016

Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, TORUK – The First Flight, a live experience by Cirque du Soleil, envisions a world beyond imagination thousands of years before the events depicted in the film. 

Starting June 15, TORUK – The First Flight will open at Infinite Energy Center. There are 7 shows to choose from from June 15th to June 19th. This would be a great Father’s Day outing! All the ticketing information is listed below. As well as a chance to win a family 4 pack of tickets. So make sure you enter to win before June 10. Good luck!!

Show dates/times:

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 7:30 PM
Friday, June 17, 2016 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 18, 2016 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, June 18, 2016 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 19, 2016 – 1:30 PM
Sunday, June 19, 2016 – 5:30 PM

Ticket information:

Tickets can be purchased, by clicking here.

For Cumming Local readers, you can purchase a family 4 pack of tickets for 20% off, by clicking here.

Enter to win a family 4 pack:

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Giveaway Disclosure (The Quick Version):   Giveaway will close on Friday, June 10th at Midnight EST. One winner will be selected from all entries and selected via random draw through Random.org. Winner(s) will be notified via email & have 48 hours from time of notification to submit their mailing address.

Disclosure (The Longer Read): While this giveaway is being promoted on Facebook, it is in no way associated with, sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you acknowledge this and release Facebook from any responsibility of such. Furthermore, you acknowledge that any information provided for entry is being provided to Cumming Local and not to Facebook. No Purchase necessary. Giveaway open to all residents, 18 years of age or older, in the US (although it makes most sense to enter if you’re in the Atlanta area where prize is available for redemption).  This giveaway opens at time of publish and closes Friday, June 10th at Midnight, EST.  Entry is only accepted via the forms listed above (completion of tasks & entry of comment on this post). Prize is valued at less than $500. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winner(s) will be selected via Random.Org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize & provide a mailing address for shipment. If unclaimed, a new winner will be selected in the same manner. By submission of an entry, reader acknowledges that they are 18 years of age or older and also grants Cumming Local the right to use their name in a winner’s announcement, if applicable. By submission of entry, reader agrees to hold Cumming Local harmless in the event that the prize in some way negatively impacts the winner. Giveaway hosted by Cumming Local, LLC PO Box 1100, Cumming GA 30028. Void where prohibited by law.

Win an Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit

Win an Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit

Win an Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit

The Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kits are fun for the whole family! I know both of my kids would LOVE one of these kits. If you think you’re kids would enjoy one as week for this summer, it’s super easy to enter. Good luck!

Each pack includes:

  • 2 Bug Catcher Craft Kits: These awesome DIY bug catcher kits will let your family’s personality shine through while also learning about nature and the world around us. The kits include a variety of foam ladybugs, dragonflies and more!
  • 2 Bug Nets: Explore the great outdoors with these fun mesh insect nets. They can be used to collect and study butterflies, ladybugs, caterpillars and many other backyard creatures.
  • 2 See-Through Bug Jars: Reveal the wonders of your backyard with these clear bug jars. Each transparent plastic box has a magnifying lid for better insect viewing. Young explorers love discovering worms, butterflies, ants and insects. These containers allow them to make homes for their new discoveries.
  • 2 Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters: Scratch faces, designs and more on these Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters! A perfect kids’ activity for critter lovers, simply scratch away the black coating to reveal vibrant rainbow colors. Includes butterflies, frogs, turtles and more.
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Creepy Crawlers: Turn off the lights and let them glow! These vinyl glow-in-the-dark bugs are lots of fun for all ages.

Instructions for entering this giveaway:

Are you prepared for mosquito season this year? Take the quiz to see if you’re ready to earn your badge in Mosquito Season Prep.

  1. After you take the Buzzer Beater quiz, comment with the most helpful or surprising fact you learned for one entry.
  2. You can also get social with it for extra entries:
    • Tweet using the #LearnWithOrkin hashtag and mention @TheOrkinMan and @CummingLocal
    • Share the quiz with your friends on Facebook and be sure to tag @CummingLocal.

 

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3.  Watch the “How to Deal With Mosquitoes” & “Do Mosquitoes Prefer Adults over Children” videos, as well as the rest of Orkin’s How-To video series, to get the most up-to-date knowledge on dealing with pesky home invaders. After watching, you can comment your most helpful tips for another entry.

Disclosure – Each household is only eligible to win Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Contest will close at midnight on Sunday, May 8th. Winner will be chosen using random.org on Monday, May 9th

More about Orkin

At Orkin, we use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that’s right for your needs. To learn more about our pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.

Connect with Orkin online:

Facebook | Twitter | YouTube channel

A New Look for Cumming Local

*As of April 29th, this giveaway is closed. Congrats to our winners!*

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A New Look for Cumming Local

As the new owner of Cumming Local, I thought it would be fun to give Cumming Local a new look. I have been working with several great designers over the last few months on a new logo and website. I am so excited to share with you the new look. But not yet! First, I wanted to highlight the people and businesses that I have been working with. Then I have some great giveaways. And last but not least, I have a sneak peek for you! I hope you are as excited about this new look as I am!

Designers

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Find Local Company is an Atlanta based SEO, Social Media and Website Design Company that has built a reputation for excellent customer service and SEO strategies that help clients create a meaningful internet marketing presence. Find Local Company has a diverse client base that includes medical practices such as Plastic Surgeons, Dentists and Dermatologists as well as service companies like Landscapers, Plumbers and Contractors. Find Local has clients in just about every state and their client base continues to expand as their reputation for being a top level service provider continues to grow.

We are not interested in massive growth that would put a strain on customer service… we are interested in doing the best job possible and providing a consistently high service level to each and every client and maintaining a growth rate that allows us to meet our clients high expectations – says David Borel – the President of Find Local. If you are a business that is interested in creating a meaningful internet marketing presence with a reputable company that will provide knowledgeable guidance and excellent on-going service, Find Local Company is a great choice. To learn more about Find Local, please visit their website or Facebook page.


Forsyth Central High School – NEW Cumming Local logo design by Aaliaya Coke
Aaliaya Coke, 17 years old, is a senior at Forsyth Central high school. She enjoys singing, playing guitar, graphic designing, and photography. After high school, she plans to attend Emory University. She would like to major in Medical Laboratory Science or Biochemistry and minor in graphic design, vocal music, or photography.

Currently, she is enrolled in the Honors Mentorship program which is a program that is designed to give students the opportunity to be matched with a professional who serves as a mentor by providing real- life career experiences. She has a website with more information about her mentorship experiences, you can visit by clicking here. 

To learn more about the Honors Mentorship Program, visit online by clicking here.

And Now For The Giveaways:

542962_424117717628076_2088362511_nCollage Salon & Day Spa
4924 Atlanta Hwy, Alpharetta (Forsyth County)
Phone: (770) 752-8092

Giveaway item: Haircut and style

Experience their many options for balance, relaxation and rejuvenation. Collage Salon offers a full menu of hair, color and makeup services that support your personal lifestyle. Try out a new stylist and get a new hairstyle!

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Vickery Chiropractic Cumming GA Forsyth County Vickery Chiropractic
5830 Clarion Street. Suite 101 (Vickery Village)
Phone: 678.947.4449​

Giveaway item: 50 minute massage

Vickery Chiropractic offers everything from chiropractic care to therapy to essential oils. With this giveaway you will have a full 50 minute session to relax and get your muscles loosened up!

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10403401_888986567780467_1388927159971101137_n Shakeaway Georgia
1050 Marketplace Blvd, Cumming
Phone: 470.297.4694​

Giveaway items: Two gift certificates for a milkshake.

Shakeaway has 180 items that can be blended into a milkshake. The options are endless! They also have lots of other choices as well. Try something new if you win one of the gift certificates!

Connect with them on: Facebook | Website


12971011_2010095012549127_2169555629792097077_o Lake Burrito
3040 Keith Bridge Rd, Cumming 30040
Phone: 770.886.3449

Giveaway item: A taco party box (feeds 6 people – 12 taco shells, 2 proteins, salsa, lettuce, pico de gallo, and shredded cheese)

Lake Burrito is family operated and you can tell for sure. They put love into serving every customer. Plus their food is delicious! It’s FreshMex farmers market food served in a awesome communal atmosphere. Try out their new menu!

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And a Sneak Peek:

Here is the new and updated logo for Cumming Local that Aaliaya designed for us:

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Giveaway Disclosure (The Quick Version):   Giveaway will close on Friday, April 29th at Midnight EST. One winner will be selected from all entries and selected via random draw through Random.org. Winner(s) will be notified via email & have 48 hours from time of notification to submit their mailing address.

Disclosure (The Longer Read): While this giveaway is being promoted on Facebook, it is in no way associated with, sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you acknowledge this and release Facebook from any responsibility of such. Furthermore, you acknowledge that any information provided for entry is being provided to Cumming Local and not to Facebook. No Purchase necessary. Giveaway open to all residents, 18 years of age or older, in the US (although it makes most sense to enter if you’re in the Atlanta area where prize is available for redemption).  This giveaway opens at time of publish and closes Friday, April 29th at Midnight, EST.  Entry is only accepted via the forms listed above (completion of tasks & entry of comment on this post). Prize is valued at less than $500. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winner(s) will be selected via Random.Org and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize & provide a mailing address for shipment. If unclaimed, a new winner will be selected in the same manner. By submission of an entry, reader acknowledges that they are 18 years of age or older and also grants Cumming Local the right to use their name in a winner’s announcement, if applicable. By submission of entry, reader agrees to hold Cumming Local harmless in the event that the prize in some way negatively impacts the winner. Giveaway hosted by Cumming Local, LLC PO Box 1100, Cumming GA 30028. Void where prohibited by law.

Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Expo Atlanta GA

As of 3/22/16 the giveaway is closed. Congrats to Brittany and Kristine for winning the tickets!
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Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Expo Atlanta GA – April 2nd and 3rd

Whether you’re looking for specialty products that taste great or trying to learn how to cook and bake to meet your dietary needs, the Expo is the place to be!

Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Expo information:

When: April 2-3, 2016 from 10am-4pm

Where: Cobb Galleria Centre–Exhibit Hall A, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30339

What do you get with your Expo Ticket?

  • Entry into the vendor fair with over 100 brands
  • Valuable coupons at the vendor booths
  • Samples from the vendors (all food vendors meet the FDA guidelines of less than 20ppm – not all products are manufactured in a dedicated facility and not all products are certified gf). Check with each exhibitor.
  • Discounted products available for purchase
  • Informative classes related to the gluten free and allergen-friendly lifestyle
  • Free reusable bag to carry your goodies
  • Meet your favorite vendors, authors and bloggers

Why buy your ticket online?

  • Guarantee that you don’t miss out on the Expo – limited tickets available each day
  • No need to wait in line at the Expo to buy your ticket

The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is dedicated to meeting the needs of the celiac community, those with gluten and food sensitivities, auto-immune/inflammatory diseases, and autism. The public is helped through vendor expositions, educational sessions, and online resources. The manufacturers are serviced through vendor expositions, marketing programs, and consultative services.

This team can’t wait to meet you!

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Ready to purchase your ticket?

I have FIVE tickets to give away to this event. All you have to do to enter is comment on this post with who you’d bring with you. I will choose the winners by 3/30/16. Good luck!

If you are ready to purchase tickets today, click here. If you purchase your tickets before 3/1, use the promo code “EARLYBIRD” to get 30% off. If you purchase your tickets before 4/1, use the promo code “ADVANCE” for 20% off. 

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