A Hollywood Night Getting Shuttled Away – PLUS $50 GIVEAWAY!

One of the coolest things about St. Louis is that some of the best talent come through to perform. The venues all around the area are all great for a show, however one stands outside the rest, because well it is outside. Hollywood Casino Amphitheater hosts some of the best. Especially when it’s time to step away from the kids for a night out and hang out with your best friend.

What makes Hollywood the best around is for a multitude of reasons, too many to list, but really it’s just a lot of fun. When I am heading out to a show with my friends and family we like to grab seat tickets. That way we have a nice spot to sit during the headliners, but we also like to venture out into the vast lawn area and hang out in the huge crowd. Have a few drinks with friends while soaking up those tunes.

Recently, I got to check out the REO Speedwagon and Chicago show courtesy of Hollywood Casino. The show was rocking and the experience was even better! Our kid free night out started out at Hollywood Casino with a delicious dinner at 99 Hops House, a few drinks and then a quick shuttled drive over to the show. Hollywood Casino has a shuttle service that can drive you to the show curbside! And then drive you back when you’re ready to leave! How cool is that?

It is very cool! As a dad I can be a little crazy but I can’t lie, I am also a fairly responsible dad so there always needs to be a designated driver. This time it was Hollywood Casino got to be the DD! The shuttle was quick, courteous, and ready to take us back to Hollywood Casino without much of a wait. So if you’re like me and you wanna grab some dinner before hand, you totally can at somewhere like 99 Hops House. Try out some of their awesome craft beers, or another one of the popular favorites. Eat some food, get some drinks, hop on the shuttle and enjoy the show. That is exactly what we did. It’s a perfect opportunity to have an easy and worry-free night out, whether it is with friends, family, or that special someone, you are sure to have a blast with Hollywood Casino taking care of ya.

After the show we came back to Hollywood Casino, we weren’t giving up the rest of our kid free night, so we hit up the bar and casino for the remainder of the night. Once we hit the big jackpot of 17 cents we decided to call it a night and grab a room in the hotel. Convenience at its best!

So the next show at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater you see, consider making the most out of your night and using the shuttle service at the casino and grabbing some food at a very tasty 99 Hops House while you’re there!

$50 99 Hops House Giveaway!!!

Let St. Louis Dad make that tasty meal even tastier by commenting below for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to 99 Hops House!

Just comment below with your thoughts on the shuttle service provided by Hollywood Casino! That’s it! Be sure to use a valid email when commenting. I will randomly select a winner on Sunday July 8th! The winner will have 24 hours to contact with their information or I will select a new winner.

St. Louis Dad was provided complimentary tickets and gift certificate for 99 Hops House in exchange for this honest review.

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100% Fresh Beef Quarter Pounder Giveaway

Which words from the title caught your attention? Was it 100% fresh beef? Quarter Pounder? Or how about Giveaway? No matter which I think you’re going to like what you’re about to read.

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McDonald’s is excited to announce that they are launching a new 100% Fresh Beef Quarter Pounder! These new Quarter Pounders are cooked to order and are hotter and juicier than ever before. As a dad, I like to think of myself a burger aficionado to some degree, and I already enjoyed a good Quarter Pounder, now they are even better.

So, head on down to one of your local or worldwide McDonald’s locations and try out the new Quarter Pounder. This dad give it two thumbs up, as does mom. Perfectly cooked, tasty, and made to order. Maybe make a little day trip as a family for dad on Father’s Day next weekend.

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There’s a reason I suggest that. If you’re familiar with McDonald’s, they have the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and on June 14 th through June 17 th, Father’s Day Weekend, the McDonald’s Co-op of Metro St. Louis will host a fundraiser to highlight McDonald’s new 100% fresh beef Quarter Pounder and Signature Fresh Beef burgers. Each time a customer purchases a fresh beef burger this weekend, owner/operators will donate 25¢ to the newly remodeled Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Louis Children’s Hospital near the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Craig Moeller from KSDK/Channel 5 is helping promote the event and if you can you can donate as well. All you have to do is drop your change into the Ronald McDonald House Charities donation box that is located in each restaurant.

Small Change. Big Difference

Here in the St. Louis metropolitan region, all of the 156 McDonald’s are locally owned by business people who care about the community and the lives of their customers and employees. That’s why McDonald’s owner/operators support numerous nonprofits, particularly Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis.

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“Small Change. Big Difference” will help pay for the Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Louis Children’s Hospital near the Neonatal Intensive Care unit that is currently being remodeled. It was  ten-years-old and needed upgrading. St. Louis has four Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, which last year alone served more than 12,000 families at no charge and saw more than 60,000 visits at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Mercy Children’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Each family room offers an “oasis” within the hospital so families can access hot showers, laundry facilities, a small kitchen with complimentary snacks and coffee, TV, internet access, toys and games for siblings of ill children, and a quiet area – all free-of-charge and just steps away from their child’s hospital room. These rooms are especially important to the St. Louis community because they serve our local families.

Giveaway!!!

But St. Louis Dad, didn’t you say “giveaway”? That I did, and let’s get into that. For reading my pitch above about supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities I want to offer up some gift cards and other cool prizes.

First up is if you see me out and about, just come up and say “hi” and I will hook you up with a coupon for a free Quarter Pounder, Happy Meal, French Fries, or GoGurt (while supplies last). That’s it, just say “hi”.

The second giveaway is just as easy, all you have to do is comment below with your favorite memory from McDonald’s. I will then collect all of the comments and randomly select four winners to receive a $20 McDonald’s Gift Card! 

The final giveaway will be a surprise mini Happy Meal box with a couple really cool prizes inside! I will select my favorite comment from those submitted for the final giveaway! So share your stories!

All winners will be selected and contacted on Monday June 18th, 2018. Winners will have 24 hours to respond.

McDonald’s provided St. Louis Dad with the coupons, gift cards, and other prizes for the giveaway. Don’t forget to comment for your chance to win!

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Beautiful Kids on Canvas

Canvas Factory reached out and offered to send me a canvas with my two beautiful kids printed on it in exchange for a review and a giveaway. So be sure to stay tuned for the Canvas Factory giveaway, USA and Canada residents only.

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The canvas I received from Canvas Factory is very high quality and looks amazing on our wall. The kids don’t look too bad either. What I really liked about this canvas print is how easy it was to get. You just go to the website, upload your photo, make some adjustments if you want. They even have different filters for your pictures so you can make something color into a black and white photo or sepia, or whatever!

Having photos of our family up on the walls reminds us about the important things that bring us all together. In the photo we had printed, we chose our children. They are the world to us and seeing their love for each other is exactly what we need on our walls to see everyday. Being able to take a simple photo and then uploading it to the internet so I can get a beautiful canvas print in just a few days is amazing. I remember when it would take weeks or months to have something like this done. Now in just a few clicks it can happen almost instantly.

I love our new canvas print. The quality is perfect and it just makes me smile every time I see. I can imagine that I will be picking up a few more of these canvas prints from Canvas Factory once that refund check comes in.

WIN YOUR OWN CANVAS FACTORY PRINT!

To win your own 16×20” / 40x50cm canvas print from Canvas Factory you have to like St. Louis Dad on Facebook and comment on this blog post below and tell me what kind of photo you would print at Canvas Factory. I will randomly select a winner on Friday, February 23rd. So be sure to use a valid email address so I can contact you! If the winner does not contact me in 24 hours I will select a new winner. Giveaway only available to U.S. and Canadian residents. No purchase necessary, like and comment to win!

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This post and giveaway is sponsored by Canvas Factory.

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Take a Trip Down the Yellowbrick Road with St. Louis Dad!

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It’s time for another giveaway! This time I am giving away a pair of tickets to the Fabulous Fox to see The Wizard of Oz! Keep reading to find out more!

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into St. Louis! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs.

A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, THE WIZARD OF OZ will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel Over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.

With several shows you can be sure not to miss this great performance of a stage classic.

Showtimes!

February 23, 2018 / Friday – 7:30 PM
February 24, 2018 / Saturday – 2:00 PM
February 24, 2018 / Saturday – 7:30 PM
February 25, 2018 / Sunday – 1:00 PM
February 25, 2018 / Sunday – 6:30 PM

Win Tickets from St. Louis Dad!

So how can you win some tickets to the Sunday, February 25, performance at 6:30? It’s super easy! Like St. Louis Dad on Facebook, and then comment below and tell me what would you ask for from the Wizard? That’s it! Be sure to use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. I will be selecting a winner on 2/16/18 and will immediatly contact them. If I do not receive a response in 24 hours I will select another winner!

Still want to see the show but didn’t win tickets? There’s plenty of shows to see, purchase your tickets today!

St. Louis Dad was provided complimentary tickets in exchange for running this promotion and ticket giveaway.

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