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I saw this tweet and wanted to share something with you. You can find inexpensive things to do in Indianapolis with Twitter and Facebook. Most of my success has been with Twitter.
Don’t have a Twitter account? Get one! There are tons of free opportunities listed on here for you and your family. You don’t have to tweet about your cat and what you had for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Use it as another source to find inexpensive things to do.
Most family friendly places and events have Twitter accounts to help promote their attractions. They even offer discounts. Some have contests asking you to RT( how to re tweet) something they posted on Twitter. I have won tickets to Cirque du Soliel, the Brickyard 400, and some kids shows this way.
Here are a couple Twitter accounts to start you off
The Queen of Free
Or you can subscribe to someone’s list. Here’s mine.
None of the above links compensated me for mentioning them. These are Twitter accounts of places I would take my family or accounts that provide information about things happening in the city. Also, consider following neighborhoods that are known to have events. I know Broad Ripple and Carmel have accounts.
Yes, I am going to see a kids show for free. Because my wife rebroadcast a Twitter post, she entered a contest to win free Max and Ruby tickets from a local public relations firm.
I am not sharing this with you to brag. I am sharing this with you as information that you can use to do more in Indianapolis, with your family, for less money.
How can you do this? It is extremely easy.
Create a Twitter account. You don’t have to constantly share pictures of your food and cats. You are using it as a medium to find out what is going on in your city. You can follow me here or here and follow Michelle here.
Find the Twitter or Facebook brand pages of things you want to do in your city. If you don’t want to follow them, you can create a Twitter list or follow a list of local brands that someone else has created.
Start watching what these attraction post. Most of the paid events will have offers on Facebook to ‘Like’ and or comment on their page to win tickets. Or, on Twitter, they will ask you to RT something they posted as a chance to win.
Will you win every time? No, I believe your chances are pretty good for less popular events. I also entered the same contest Michelle did and also won tickets. Once I found out Michelle won, I informed the PR company so someone else could have the tickets.
Take Care and Good Luck.
It’s tougher being in a relationship on Valentine’s Day than not being in a relationship. Trust me. Especially if you are in more than one relationship on a single Valentine’s Day(This is information that you can’t trust me on, this is from observations). You have to remember who gets what. It’s like being Santa Claus because you also have to remember who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Except this is the day that it pays to be naughty.
If there is only one person, you have to try not to forget to buy something. You also have to buy the right thing.
My favorite part of the day is when people proclaim their love on Facebook to their significant other. “To the love of my life. I love you with all my heart but I am too lazy to put on some pants and head to a store and spend $1.99 on a card that someone else wrote.” That is true love! If the only way they can show their love is by typing out 20-50 words on their phone, you can rule out getting a hand-made card. Facebook is the new lazy.
There is also the first time the a wife tells her husband( or whatever she got going on) that “this is the year” they are not getting each other gifts. Usually, the wife “will become upset” because, even though no gift or flowers was agrreed upon, she did not get a gift-complete opposite of the new contract. Then the next, she is surprised because of what happen the previous year. Because the man didn’t buy a gift, again( my experience). I am not saying that single people should get over being single, just that there is another side of the coin.
This post is a day late because I thought that Valentne’s Day was today. Funny how that worked out, huh?
This Thursday, December 15th, my friend @CS_Indy and I will attempt to break the Salvation Army’s current bell ringing record of 38 hours.We will be stationed on Monument Circle and be there until they pull us away. We will be posting to Facebook and Twitter as much as we can. You can also search twitter with #RingItOn
Here are the rules.
The official rules* of the event include:
1.Participants must stand the entire time
2.Participants may not eat
3.Participants may drink hydration products only such as water, Gatorade or juice. Other drinks such as protein shakes are not allowed
4.Participants must ring a bell at all times
5.Participants may use a bathroom (Once every four hours, 10 minutes per break)
6.Participants may not take any other breaks (Please note that accommodations can be made for persons valid medical concerns (mobility issues, diabetes, etc.)
As elite overweight athletes, we are concerned about the no eating rule. However, we shall overcome and bring a victory to the Salvation Army Indiana Division.
We found some other people on Twitter who will be in the contest. There is a guy in Anchorage Alaska. He told me it’s suppose to be in the 20′s this week. We also talked some smack with the Salvation Army rep in San Francisco. Very cool people.
Send CS a note and asked about his preparations for this contest. This dude thinks of everything.
Please come down and see us. Be sure to bring your change and vote for Team Kahuna.
The semester is over and I am back on the blog action. I am happy to say that I passed the class and received an A on my proposal presentation on Furries. I hope to be posting a bit more on this bad boy.
What else is new?
Kids – getting bigger by the day. AfM is in a growth spurt. He is eating all the time and very tired. It’s like he’s a teenager. MaM is doing great as well. She is half way through first grade. Kicking butt and taking names.
Wife – Her work situation has greatly improved since she left teaching. No more crazy parents calling my house during dinner with non-emergencies. Blogging is also blowing up for her.
Me? Got a new job and it’s a lot more work than the previous guy let on. It is going very well, I am happy to be employed.
If you are in the downtown INDY area this Thursday to Friday, my friend Caleb and I will be ringing a bell for the Salvation Army in their Bell RInging World’s Record contest. We are shooting for the gold. We figure that we will be in good shape if we can make it to 6-630a on Friday. For more info – IndyStar I would have sent you a SA link, but their server is down for maintenance. We will also be posting updates to Twitter and Facebook