Summer boredom busters that won't break the bank

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- If the kids are bored I have ideas that won’t break the bank! I hope you'll "like" Alicia's Deals on Facebook where I'll give you ideas to "live life better for less" every single day. 

Click here to pick up discounted passes to AZ Airtime. This trampoline place lets kids use up LOTS of energy (and it’s indoors)! You’ll pay $19 for two kids for two hours including foam pit passes (usually $44).
Head to Desert Ridge Marketplace or Tempe Marketplace. If you collect $150 of same day receipts, you’ll earn two all-day passes to Dave and Busters (worth $70). Pick up your passes Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m at the management office. Fill the cars up with gas, go to the grocery store at Desert Ridge, buy a gift card, fill up the wine fridge, go to Target, it’s really easy to spend $150 in a day on things you’re buying anyways!
If you’re heading up north, the family will enjoy this deal. Click here to get a scenic chairlift ride at Snowbowl for a huge discount. You’ll pay $17 for two (usually $30) or $32 for four (usually $60).
We love our POGO passes (and they’re perfect for summer fun)! Head over here to pick one up for just $39.98 with promo code ALICIA, usually $99.95 and worth $1500 if you go everywhere! You’ll enjoy admission to Sunsplash, the Sea Life Aquarium, the Phoenix Zoo, JumpStreet, the Phoenix Rock Gym, Dbacks games, the list goes on and on. 
I am loving the summer reading programs. Head to your local library and get the kids (and yourself) signed up. The Scottsdale Library has prizes from Chipotle, Benihana, Chick Fil A, and more!  Encourage reading and win prizes…definitely a win/win!
This Friday is a great day for free fun!
Head to 7-Eleven anytime on 7/11 (July 11) between 11a.m. and 7 p.m. for a free small slurpee! Head over here for more details!
Tess Rafols checked it out
Friday is also Cow Appreciation Day at Chick Fil A. If you dress like a cow from head to toe you’ll get a free meal! If you’re dressed in partial cow attire you’ll get a free entree. You can actually head over here for a  printable cow starter kit.
Check out Tess Rafols' head-to-hoof cow costume!

Deals Diva Alicia Markham has one goal -- to help you live life better for less.

"I only post deals I truly love and would buy or participate in myself," she says.

A stay-at-home mom of two, Markham describes herself as frugal and says she is passionate about saving money. She wants to help you hang on to your hard-earned dollars, too.

"I think it's so important to save without sacrificing your quality of life," she says.

Markham's blog won Phoenix Magazine's Best of the Valley recognition in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and Arizona Foothill's Magazine's Best of Our Valley award in 2014.

If there's a deal to be had, Markham will find it and share it with you.

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Twitter: @aliciasdeals