Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Arrives on DVD and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) on June 27

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The iconic anime franchise with a worldwide fan base returns when Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions arrives on Digital HD June 13 and on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD June 27 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The film celebrates the 20th anniversary of the global phenomenon, which remains one of the top trading-card games in the world. In this installment, Yugi Muto and his friends reunite to battle their enemies in an exhilarating fight that transcends time and space. Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions features new designs and an all-new story from the original creator, Kazuki Takahashi.

Including an exclusive collectible trading card, the Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

The stakes have never been higher; the rivalries never as fierce; the risks never so great. One wrong move, one card short, and it’s “game over” for good. A decade in the making, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions features new designs and an all-new story from the original creator of the global phenomenon, Kazuki Takahashi. His masterful tale features anime’s most beloved characters in their long-awaited return: Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba, and their faithful friends Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor, Téa Gardner, and Bakura.

Check out the trailer below…

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES:

·       “Show Us Your Cards” Featurette
·       “Dan Interview” Featurette
·       “Eric Interview” Featurette
·       “Cast’s Favorite Moments” Featurette

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Netflix Original Beat Bugs Preschool Series Featuring Beatles Songs

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Beat Bugs is a new Netflix Original preschool-targeted animated children’s series inspired by the music of the Beatles. In it, five friendly, child-like bugs learn big lessons about the world around them, all from the safety of their own backyard. Beat Bugs introduces a whole new generation to the music from the greatest and most influential band in rock history, The Beatles.

Each episode ties in a song made famous by The Beatles in an innocent and child-friendly fashion, sung by one of the characters or guest stars that include mega musicians like P!nk, Sia, Jennifer Hudson, Rod Stewart, Eddie Vedder, James Corden and other big-name stars who cover some of the most popular songs from The Fab Four.

You can learn about each of the Beat Bugs, download their activity booklets, watch show clips and find themed activities like how to make a terrarium on the Beat Bugs Website.

In an exciting promotion, Beat Bugs and My Gym have partnered to activate a musically-inspired promotion at 178 My Gym locations in US, UK and Australia this summer. During June and July, children who attend classes at My Gym will enjoy Beat Bugs music, games and other fun activities, including coloring sheets and puppet shows.  My Gym facilities provide a local place where children learn and grow through unique and exciting activities and help kids to develop healthy minds and strong bodies under the guidance of trained and loving instructors in a safe, clean and noncompetitive environment.  Find a location near you at mygym.com.

You can watch the trailer below to see for yourself just how adorable the Beat Bugs series really is.

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Swagbucks Sweet Treat Team Challenge

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To help make your June a little sweeter, Swagbucks is holding a fun team challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!

If you’ve never tried Swagbucks before because you didn’t know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! Their latest, the “Swag Wars” Team Challenge, begins Monday, June 12th at 8am PT.

Here’s how you can join the challenge and the site:

1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
2. Starting June 12th at 8am PDT, in addition to earning SB you’ll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you’ve contribute so far.

All members who participate and contribute at least 400 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card!
Not only that, but if you earn 300
SB before July 1st, you’ll get a 300 SB bonus (as long as you’ve signed up under me)!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 60 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 40 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 3rd place team will receive a 20 SB Swag Up Rebate, and members of the 4th place team will receive a 10 SB Swag Up Rebate, Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, June 16th and will expire on Friday, June 30th at 11:59pm PT.

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Dixie Flavored Vodkas Make a Great Father’s Day Gift

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Father’s Day comes out of nowhere and the next thing you know you’ve joined the masses scouring the aisles for leftover neckties and grilling utensils. This year, break free from the stereotyped Dad interests, and show your appreciation with something he’ll actually love: a bottle of Dixie Southern Vodka. Bottled in Charleston, SC, Dixie Southern Vodka is made from non-GMO American corn. The winner of multiple consumer and trade judged awards, its budding prominence on Southern shelves makes it a distinctive and satisfying Father’s Day gift for any palate.

Check out the Dixie’s Black Pepper Vodka which is infused with Serrano and Szechuan peppers and will bring your Bloody Mary to another level. Or try adding a shot of Dixie Mint Vodka to an icy glass of lemonade and garnish with a mint sprig.  Plus here are some other delicious cocktail recipes featuring Dixie vodkas…

Dixie Firefly

Dixie Firefly

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Black Pepper Vodka
  • 1.0 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .50 oz simple syrup

Shake and pour over ice. Garnish with a fresh jalapeno.

Dixie Darling

Dixie Darlin’

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Dixie Southern Vodka
  • .5 oz Benedictine
  • .75 oz St. Germain
  • 3 heavy shots of  Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 1 oz lemon juice strained
  • .5 oz simple syrup

Served in a martini glass and garnished with a little mint and blackberry.

Orange Bullet

ORANGE BULLET

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Dixie Citrus Vodka
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • 4 oz. ginger beer
  • Juice of 1/4 lime

Stir and garnish with orange slice.

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Shaun the Sheep Animal Antics Arrives on DVD and Digital HD June 13

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Shaun the Sheep and his farm friends are “baaack” with all-new, hilarious adventures when Shaun the Sheep: Animal Antics arrives on DVD and Digital HD June 13 from Lionsgate. Just in time for summer fun, the whole family will enjoy the one-of-a-kind slapstick comedy from the creators of the Academy Award® nominated film, Shaun the Sheep Movie (Best Animated Feature Film, 2015). With seven laugh out loud episodes and new special features, the Shaun the Sheep: Animal Antics DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $9.98.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS:

Get ready for farm-fresh fun and laughter with Shaun the Sheep and his barnyard buddies, as they set the scene for more mayhem on the farm. Laugh out loud as Shaun tries to outfox a fox, Bitzer discovers his jazzy side, and the sheep try to sell everything on the farm to the highest bidder. Shaun and his friends deliver seven hilarious adventures full of animal antics that will make the whole family cock-a-doodle doo!

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Showing Roots Arrives on DVD at Walmart on June 20

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Return to the 1970s when the inspirational drama Showing Roots arrives on DVD at Walmart on June 20 from Lionsgate. The film tells the story of two women who cross racial boundaries to form a friendship and fight against inequality in their small town. Maggie Grace and Uzo Aduba lead an all-star cast that includes Adam Brody, Elizabeth McGovern and Cicely Tyson. From director Michael Wilson, the Showing Roots DVD includes a behind-the-scenes featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS:

In 1977, as the miniseries “Roots” hits the airwaves, two women are inspired to try and integrate their small Southern town. In a place where there are still “right” and “wrong” sides of the tracks, these two young women — one white, one black — forge an unlikely friendship that sparks a journey of independence and self-discovery, and ultimately results in the creation of the perfect hairdo. Stars Maggie Grace, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth McGovern, Adam Brody, Cicely Tyson.

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Swagbucks Father’s Day Sale

sb-fathers daySwagbucks is currently offering double cash back or more at a number of stores for Father’s Day. From Best Buy to Lowes, you’ll get cash back (in the form of SB points) for buying your gifts online through Swagbucks. They also have offers where you can earn SB points towards free gift cards for getting the Dad in your life a subscription to Hulu or Dollar Shave Club! It’s a smart way to buy the gifts you were already going to get, and Swagbucks offers coupons and deals when you shop online to your favorite stores on top of the points you earn.

You can find all of the details here. If you haven’t signed up for Swagbucks yet, you can also do that at this page and start earning points towards your first free gift card. As a bonus, if you sign up through me a spend at least $25 shopping online through Swagbucks, you’ll get a 200 SB bonus – that’s $2 in addition to the points you get for each dollar you spend.

These deals will run all the way through Father’s Day on Sunday, June 18th.

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Disney Beauty and the Beast Arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DMA, DVD and On-Demand on June 6

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, brought the story and characters audiences know and love to spectacular life and broke box-office records. The release invites viewers to get up close and personal with the filmmakers and cast to see how this beloved animated film was transformed into a new live-action classic, from the first enchanted table read to a fascinating look at how the film was brought to life utilizing lavish sets, elaborately designed costumes and props, and state-of the-art technology. A feature on the amazing women behind the enchanted tale hosted by Emma Watson; and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes along with musical extras, including the “Beauty and the Beast” music video starring Ariana Grande and John Legend, Celine Dion’s heartfelt take on the new song “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” and jump directly to all you favorite unforgettable songs. Bring home the timeless tale beloved by generations on Digital HD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD, and On-Demand on June 6.

Beauty and the Beast features an extraordinary ensemble cast, including Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as The Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as LeFou, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Hattie Morahan as the enchantress and Nathan Mack as Chip with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts. 

Check out the trailer below…

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Swagbucks Memorial Day Sale

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Most Memorial Day sales are about saving you money. With Swagbucks, you’ll earn money too! They’re offering increased cash back (in the form of SB points) at several of your favorite merchants.

If you haven’t heard of Swagbucks, when you shop there you get cash back in the form of SB points for every dollar you spend. Then you redeem those points for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, and more! Sign up here to get started 

Plus, if you’ve signed up through my links at some point this month (or do it now), you’ll get a $2 (200 SB) bonus added to your account when you spend $25 or more through Swagbucks Shop before the first of June!

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