Redbox: $1.25 Off ANY 1-Night Rental (Text Offer)

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Today only, Redbox is offering $1.25 off ANY 1-night rental whenever you text TOUCHDOWN to 727272 on your mobile device, valid online or at the Kiosk. Keep in mind that if you already receive Redbox texts, you ‘ll need to first text STOP and then TOUCHDOWN to receive your code.

Remember, this code will also take $1.25 off Blu-ray rentals or video games, but the code is only valid once and you can only use one code per transaction, regardless of the number of rentals.

Tennessee Residents Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Just $10, Other Ripley’s Attractions $5!

TN Residents can get into Ripley’s Aquarium  of the Smokies for $10 as well as the other Ripley’s TN Attractions for $5 from January 18-24, 2017! 20% of all proceeds will benefit local animal shelters!

Mention: ‘TENNESSEE SPECIAL’ to receive discount. All Adults must show TN Resident ID. Discount is available at ticket booths only.

And if you are wondering about kids prices for the Aquarium, children 2-5 are $7.99 and children under 2 are Free!

Zoo Knoxville: Win a VIP Behind the Scenes Tour or An Annual Zoo Pass This Weekend + BOGO Admission!

–For the second year in a row, Zoo Knoxville has had a record attendance, surpassing the 2015 record of 440, 115 by more than 30,000 visitors. To encourage a strong finish to the biggest year in the zoo’s 68-year history, the zoo is offering the last visitors of 2016 the chance to win a behind-the- scenes tour of an animal area or an annual pass.

As the year comes to a close, the zoo anticipates attendance could surpass 473,000 visitors to the park. To help reach that number, the zoo will be offering a special surprise to Friday and Saturday attendees; the 473,000 th visitor through the gates will win a VIP behind-the- scenes tour and a Zoo Knoxville gift box to commemorate the occasion. To make entry for all Friday and Saturday zoo-goers wildly fun and suspenseful, current attendance numbers will not be released.

The zoo will also be offering visitors on Friday, Dec. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, the chance to win an annual pass when they check in and post a photo taken at a special photo op, the Wildly Fun Zookeeper Truck, parked in front of Black Bear Falls. To be entered to win a 2017 annual pass, visitors just need to check in at Zoo Knoxville on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and post a photo of themselves or their family and friends taken at the Wildly Fun Zookeeper Truck. The winner will be chosen by a random drawing and notified the week of Jan. 2, 2017, via social media.

Zoo Knoxville Hosts Wonderfully Winter Princesses During Holiday Break

Zoo Knoxville is celebrating the holiday break with a unique and magical visit from Neverland and Company’s Snow Queen and Snow Princess. The zoo’s Wonderfully Winter Princesses event will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The Snow Queen and the Snow Princess, along with famous friend Beauty, will be greeting visitors in the zoo’s cozy Winter Village, located in the enclosed and heated Kids Cove tent. The regal visitors will be available for photos and to meet their majestic guests, who are encouraged to dress as their favorite fairy tale characters.

The Wonderfully Winter Princesses event is included with general zoo admission and free for Zoo Knoxville members. The zoo is currently offering buy one, get one free tickets during Kroger BOGO Days through Feb. 28, 2017.

ZOO Knoxville to Host Star Wars Holiday Event this Saturday, Dec 17th!

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Zoo Knoxville is hosting an out-of- this world holiday event with Star Wars characters from the MidSouth Garrison of the 501 st Legion this Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the festively decorated and heated Kids Cove tent.

Star Wars characters will be meeting guests and posing for holiday photos, including that jolly old Jedi Darth Vader, who will be appearing from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Activities also include an intergalactic craft.

The MidSouth Garrison of the 501st Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans and the preferred Imperial costuming group of Lucasfilm Ltd, creator of the “Star Wars” film franchise.

The Star Wars Holiday event is included with general zoo admission.  And don’t forget Zoo Knoxville is currently offering buy one, get one free admission tickets during Kroger Bogo Days.

Groupon Coupon Code= Great Deals on Local Fun (Perfect Gift Ideas)

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Through 12/10 Groupon is offering a discount when you use the code OFF at checkout.  Your discount will depend on how much you spend, $5 off $15, $10 off $30, $20 off $60 and $30 off $100.  This is a chance to save more on some local events that will make your families holiday more fun or could be the perfect gift/stocking stuffer for someone on your list.

Here are a few examples:

Need an idea for what to do with the kiddos on their two weeks off-  Max Air Trampoline Park.

Right now  the deal is $16 for one-hour open air pass for two ($24 value) or $26 for one-hour open air pass for four ($48 value). Use the code OFF at check out to save $5 on either deal and that will make your passes just $11 for two or $21 for 4- as low as $5.25 each!

Do you know someone who love LEGOs?  Check out this deal on BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Expo at the Knoxville Convention Center.

For $15 get one general-admission one-day ticket (up to $32.64 value).  The coupon code OFF would make your ticket just $10. You can use this code in up to 3 transactions, so you could get 3 tickets at this price!

What It Is: a LEGO extravaganza that brings fans together with professional builders, LEGO exhibits, seminars, games, and hands-on play stations such as The Challenge Zone and The Building Zone
The Challenge Zone: These are timed challenges that dare families and individuals to create a specified design as fast as they can.
The Building Zone: Build whatever you want, however you want with thousands of available bricks.

And, if you need a birthday party idea you can use this code to get an even better deal!

It’s $75 for a two-hour birthday party for up to 15 at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge ($150 value). The code OFF would take $20 off making your party just $55.  You get:

Use of a special party room for up to 15 children
Choose between the Birthday Room, Discovery Lab, Pre-School Room, or After-School/Sea Life Room
Free admission for accompanying adults
Self-guided tour of the museum, including the Doll House, Rain Forest, and all other exhibits

There are several other deals on things to do, gifts, restaurants etc.  Check them all out here.

Zoo Knoxville: Kroger Buy One Get One Free Admission Days Dec 1- Feb 28


Zoo Knoxville is offering “Buy One, Get One Free” admission tickets during Kroger BOGO Days, December 1 through February 28, 2017.

During Kroger BOGO Days, the zoo encourages guests to discover why this is the perfect time to see animals, including red pandas, river otters, elephants, gorillas, red wolves, lions and tigers, actively enjoying the cooler weather. On days when the temperature drops below 40 degrees, some animals will be
moved indoors, but visitors can still see many animals in their indoor viewing areas. The Pilot Flying J Wee Play Adventure is a popular indoor play area that’s an entertaining stop for creative play during winter visits as well.

A December trip to the zoo may even include a visit to Santa’s Village, a special holiday encounter and photo opportunity with Santa Claus. Santa’s Village will be open for holiday photos and Christmas wishes December 8 through 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day in the heated Kids Cove tent.

Buy one, get one free tickets can be purchased at the zoo ticket window during regular zoo hours and online at Discounted admission tickets must be used by Feb. 28, 2017, and cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount, or coupon.