Friday, June 22, 2012

A Vacation + An Explosive Giveaway!!

Next week, I'm going on "vacation!" It involves heat, good friends, and lots and lots of EXPLOSIVES!

Every year for the past six years (okay, last year was the exception for obvious reasons), I've spent a whole week in a fireworks tent, sweating it out in the middle of a parking lot, and using a porta potty. As unattractive as that sounds, I missed it like crazy last year, but the sleep deprivation and needs of the kids made it impossible to even drop by. It didn't quite seem like Independence Day since I wasn't hanging out in the tent.

A couple of months ago, out of the blue, Sean suggested that we make it a priority for me to get back out there this year. Honestly, I really need the break and time to hang with friends. So anytime he isn't working, I will be at the tent...starting a week from today!

Me and my sister, Hannah, working the cash stations in 2008.

We seriously have the best tent in the Kansas City metro area. Why? Because in addition to some awesome hanging out with friends time for me (hehe!), they like to reach out to the community:

1) Starting in 2010 the tent has represented Hillcrest Transitional Housing which is a shelter for homeless families in Lee’s Summit. Hillcrest is such a cool organization! They have several different locations across the metro, but our tent will be donating to the Lee's Summit branch. The reason why I love this organization so much is that they don't just hand out assistance and expect nothing in return. Families who use their services are limited to 90 days in the shelter,all adults are  required to work 40 hours a week, and required to attend classes that will help them get back on their feet. With a 95% success rate, I feel like this organization is a benefit to the community without draining the community's resources. We need more of those. Score!

2) They offer 10% discounts to active and retired military (with ID) and homeschool families! I was homeschooled and have family in the military so both of those are close to my heart.

And, I'm happy to say that they are adding a new discount this year!


All Ishum Quad Blog Readers will get 10% off too!

All you have to do is print out a page from the blog or show it on your phone at the big yellow and white tent off of 50 Hwy in Lee's Summit, Missouri, and *BAM* 10% off for you!

I am SO excited!! And what with part of the proceeds benefiting a local organization, that's way better than buying from a big store where most of what you spend goes to overhead.

On top of that, they are sponsoring a couple of giveaways for FREE FIREWORKS on our blog!

Free explosives....um, YEAH! In fact, there won't be just one winner, but FIVE winners!

Up for grabs are four kiddie packs of fireworks: they include sparklers, poppers, snappers etc. Perfect for the younger sector. And because we have quadruplets, they are giving away four packs! I love a multiples friendly business!


They are also giving away a large party package filled with all sorts of different fireworks that shoot up and make noise. This is perfect for a family gathering! These always go so fast at the tent because they are the fun ones! It will either be the Pyro Blast or a like package valued at approximately $75!! That's a huge giveaway!

Entering is easy peasy! In fact, I've set this up so that you can get multiple entries since we are a multiples blog! Each activity you complete gives you one entrance into the giveaway. The more you do, the better chance you have of winning the Grand Prize Fireworks Package valued at $75!!

Make sure you enter the giveaway and then come out to the tent to see us and use your 10% discount just for being a reader! And keep an eye out for the Ishum Quads because I'm pretty sure they will be making an appearance at least one day in their Red, White, and Blue wagon!

(All entries will be verified!)


The fine print: The giveaway will close at midnight on Friday, June 29th with the winners being announced on Saturday, June 30th. Due to laws restricting the shipping and distribution of fireworks, all winner will need to pick up their prizes at the Lee's Summit, MO tent during business hours before the close of business on Wednesday, July 4th. At that point, all unclaimed prizes will be forfeited due to laws preventing the distribution of fireworks after July 4th. Winners assume all responsibility and liability while using their prizes. Winners will receive instructions about how to claim their prizes once the contest ends.


24 comments:

  1. I love the ooooohs and ahhhhhs of fireworks! Laying on a blanket and staring at the sky!

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    1. I love that too! Especially if you get in just the right spot, the fireworks look like they are jumping out at you!

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    2. I love watching my kids with the simplest of fireworks, like sparklers or those crazy flowers!! The joy they have in their heart is contagious.....

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  2. I know where we'll be getting our fireworks this year!

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    1. Awesome, Sarah! I hope you come by while I'm there! I'll show you the novelty table with all sorts of stuff your kids will like! There are always cars that shoot fireworks out the back and hens that lay eggs, along with the snappers (one of my favorites!)!

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    2. Us too!! Can't wait......

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  3. Fireworks and the Nation's birthday has always equaled my birthday and homemade ice cream!!! Gorgeous time to celebrate!!!

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    1. Happy birthday (slightly early!)! Homemade ice cream beats store bought anytime! Sounds like you celebrate in style!

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  4. I am interested about fireworks. Parsonally , I want to join with you. I like this. thanks.

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  5. What a fun give away! I remember when you took me to meet your friends at the tent and then we went out to eat. I miss you friend and I am so proud of you!

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    1. Such a good memory!! We sure do miss you too! If you ever find yourself with some spare minutes while in town, come meet the babies!

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  6. I LOVE the 4th! My favorite part is watching my kiddos' faces as they watch the big show. :-)

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    1. I can't wait for my kids to be old enough to enjoy them! I'm wondering if they might be a little scared this year since they are so young? I'm such a fan of fireworks shows, so hopefully they enjoy them too!

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  7. My son Zach is friends of Joshua and Christopher and he LOVES fireworks. He told Josh that he would buy from him this year. My favorite part is Zach's excitement.

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    1. I've heard them talk about Zach! Josh knows fireworks, so I'm sure between the two of them they can come up with quite the selection! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  8. From Andrea C - we always lived in the city and couldn't do fireworks, but we lived near a country club with a great showing! We'd sit in the backyard and watch.

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    1. Backyard fireworks watching is the best! No crowds! Sounds like a lot of fun! :)

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  9. I grew up in a small town in Texas, so July 4th fireworks reminds me of fried chicken, watermelon, and small town fireworks at the football field which was the highlight of the summer.

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    1. Sounds like the perfect way to spend an evening! I bought a watermelon just for eating in the tent. It's not summer without watermelon...and of course, fireworks! :)

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  10. Super cool organization! I have only been in the Lees Summit area for 2 years and hadnt heard of its good works. Will be very happy to support something that teaches families so much. Was sent over by My Kansas City Mommy.

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    1. Abby, that is awesome! Thank you for coming out to the tent this year! Hopefully I'll be there when you come by, because I'd love to meet you!

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  11. From Fallon C. This is SO bad but my favorite part about the 4th of July is having my husband home for the day.....4 hands is better than 2!

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  12. Flowers, tanks, bottle rockets. Fun stuff!

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