Summer is approaching, and before we know it, the kids will be out of school. Each year, the summer starts out with great expectations and the kids have big plans for swimming, visiting amusement parks, and playing outside.
However, before long, us parents start hearing “I’m bored. What is there to do?” This is when I seize the opportunity to spend some quality time with the kids. Before I know it, Charlotte and Phoenyx will be in high school and will be in that phase where spending time with their mom will no longer be “cool.”
To help you make the most of this quality time with your kids, Discover’s 5% Cashback Bonus program this quarter (which runs now through June 30, 2015) allows for cardmembers to earn 5% Cashback Bonus on up to $1,500 in Restaurant and Movie purchases. Cardmembers just need to activate their 5% Cashback Bonus for the quarter on Discover.com. With this, everyone wins!
Need some inspiration on how to use your 5% Cashback Bonus to spend some quality time with your kids? Check out these tips.
Four Ways To Spend Quality Time With Your Kids
Have a parent-child date night. Spending one-on-one time with your children is important. This gives you time to listen to them without interruption. They can talk to you about things that are bothering them, things they are proud of, or what they are excited about. In the crazy shuffle of everyday life, these things can sometimes be overlooked.
Take shelter from the weather at the theater. A great place to get out of the heat or keep out of bad weather is at your local movie theater. There are tons of great-looking family-friendly movies coming out this summer, so enjoy some candy and popcorn and spend some time with your family.
Take advantage of your local parks. If the weather is nice, you could plan an afternoon at the park. Gather up the kids, stop and pick up some take-out food, and enjoy a day playing on the playground, riding bikes, or just spending time with your kids.
Plan a family movie night. Get the whole family involved with a movie night in. You can order a pizza and pick up a movie from RedBox. Pop some popcorn, snuggle up on the couch with some blankets, and spend a night bonding together. These years won’t last forever so take advantage of them while you can.
As I said, these years are fleeting, and any time that you get to spend with your children and family is precious. Allow Discover’s 5% Cashback Bonus to help you make family memories which will last a lifetime.
Are there any restaurants you have been waiting to try out or movies you have been wanting to see with your family?