Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Triangle Kids Club Giveaway & Review

What with Living Social, Groupon, and Our Local Deal, there are all sorts of competing discount sites out there on the Internet these days. So what makes Triangle NC Kids Club different, and why do they think they can stand out? Good question! So let's chat....

I have been researching Triangle NC Kids Club these past few weeks. I like them, folks! Triangle NC Kids Club is part of a national organization of "kids club" that are being created all over the US and Canada. Their mission is to get kids and parents engaged in the community and out exploring, primarily to fight childhood obesity (and that is a mission that we at MiCHill can fully support and understand, as you can guess).

Their approach is two-fold:
1. provide information about events and activities to do; and
2. provide discounts to ongoing events and activities.

NC Kids Club wants to make sure you know what is available to you and that you can do it cheap! No excuses.

There are two tiers of membership:
1. you can sign up for a free membership and get an email to your inbox weekly listing FREE activities to do; and
2. you can sign up for a paid monthly membership (more on that in a minute) to take advantage of discounts at some of the hottest places for kids.

Monthly membership is not a coupon, it is a card. Which means that you can use your card as many times as you want and get a discount each time you go. So none of that Living Social/Groupon thing of making sure you get the expiration date right, have enough coupons, bring them with you, and can only redeem once. Do you go to Monkey Joe's a lot? You can get $2.00 off each time you visit with your Triangle NC Kids Club card.

The membership card also comes with 2 FREE kids meals at various restaurants each month. These are places such as Chili's and iHop - although since this is all to fight childhood obesity no ordering your child the tall stack with these coupons! Ok, that isn't a true restriction, I just made that up, but just sayin'....

With over 75 different businesses throughout the Triangle (and further afield) participating in Triangle NC Kids Club you could be set to get discounts at spots such as: BigEBounce, Hurricanes Games, Snip Its, BounceU, Little Gym, PlayNation, Mardi Gras Bowling, Triangle SportsPlex, The Tumble Gym, Kindermusik, Scrap Exchange, Pump it Up, Gymboree, and more! You can see the full list at their website. Some of these places offer party packages for NC Kids Club members, too. It really is a variety.

Like I said, membership is assessed monthly. Usually membership is $12 a month. But we have a deal for you! If you are a Mom in Chapel Hill reader, you can get membership to the NC Kids Club for only $7 a month - ONGOING. Like, forever. Which means that as long as you stay an active member you will only have to pay $7/month instead of the regular $12 (note that if you let your membership expire, you will have to pay the regular rate upon renewal). But you have to act now. The deal expires October 15, 2011. (We'll have this up on our Special Offers page, too.) Just head to the website and enter the coupon code "mominchapelhill." Who doesn't love discounts on discounts?!

AND, it keeps getting better! We are giving away 2 free memberships to the Triangle NC Kids Club! These memberships will be good for a 3 month period, so you can try it out, get all the discounts you can out of the Kids Club, and have a great time this fall (yes, there are discounts to local farms and pumpkin patches here). Who doesn't love discounts for free even more!? To enter, post a comment below telling us one of your favorite activities, especially one you'd like to see a discount to!

You can earn extra entries this time for following Triangle NC Kids Club on Facebook, us on Facebook, us on Google Follow, or us on Twitter. Please post in your comment if you follow us on any of those platforms (Scouts' honor).

We'll announce the winners of the 2 free Triangle NC Kids Club memberships next Wednesday, September 21st, so get your entries in by the night of the 20th. And remember that even if you don't win, or you aren't feeling lucky, you can still get an amazing rate just for reading this blog.

Triangle NC Kids Club


At September 13, 2011 at 9:10 PM , Anonymous Bonnie Hacker said...

Thanks for the info. Following you on facebook and twitter and triangle kids club on face book. Notes from Mom in CH is in my google rss feed.

At September 13, 2011 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Tabitha said...

This is great info. I'll definitely check it out. We tend to do activities that are free, but our big outing of the fall is a pumpkin patch. I'd love to see a discount on one of our favorites. I also follow on Facebook.

At September 14, 2011 at 11:14 AM , Anonymous Rebecca said...

Love your blog. :) I also follow you on twitter.

At September 15, 2011 at 2:41 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome info! I follow you and Triangle Kids Club on FB. I'd love to see discounts to the indoor play places with winter around the corner!

At September 15, 2011 at 9:23 PM , Blogger Sallie said...

This looks like a great resource! Thanks! I like you on facebook, follow on twitter and like Triangle Kids Club on Facebook. (Does Google Reader count?)

At September 20, 2011 at 1:31 PM , Blogger Janice said...

I follow you on Facebook.... Would love to see some discounts on birthday parties, as I have 2 to plan soon! Also on pumpkin patches/corn mazes

At September 22, 2011 at 11:17 AM , Anonymous Missy said...

Thank you all for following and participating! The Kids Club does have lots of birthday party discounts and a discount for Vollmer Farms. Check the list on the join now page www.nckidsclub.com We are working on new ones daily!


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