Show Cars.com Your Happy #newcarface & They Might Pay Off Your Car Loan up to $25,000!

Show Cars.com Your Happy New Carface!

By Erin

*Disclosure: This post is Sponsored by Cars.com, all thoughts and opinions are my own, and I really need to start looking for a new car myself!*

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I remember car shopping for my last “new” car I had. My car had died on me on my way to my last final as an undergrad in college. I didn’t have a parking pass that semester so I had stopped to pay for a day pass. My car wouldn’t start back up… and I couldn’t just leave my car parked like that in the middle of the road. Panicking as my final was an appointment with my professor to go over one-on-one my portfolio and to turn in my final essay, I couldn’t be late. Hurriedly making a few phone calls to AAA and my parents, my mom was able to get to me in time and drive me up campus close to where the classroom was that I needed to be at, then went back down to my car to wait for AAA to come for my now dead car. A few days later on Christmas Eve, we went to find me a new car. I ended up buying myself a very expensive Christmas present! Now, many years later, I find myself in the same spot. This car I bought on Christmas Eve many years ago is now on it’s last leg (tire?) and I will be looking to buy another new car in the very near future.

Whenever you make a purchase like that, you are extremely happy for the new wheels and may be grinning from ear to ear with your new car face, but then when you think about the monthly  payments for the loans you may have had to take out to purchase said car…. then you might not be smiling as much anymore.

This is where the cars.com contest comes in. We all know that Cars.com takes the drama out of car shopping but now they’re taking it out of buying a new car by paying off someone’s car loan up to $25,000.

How can YOU enter?

*A “New Car” is considered a new or used car bought or leased on or after 1/1/2012.*

1. On Twitter: Upload a photo of your new car  with you and your happy new car face. Use #newcarface and mention/tag @carsdotcom in your post.

2. On Instagram: Upload a photo of your new car with you and your happy new car face. Use #newcarface and mention/tag @carsdotcom in your post.

3. On Facebook: Post a photo of your new car  with you and your happy new car face on the Cars.com Facebook wall (as a new post). Be sure to use #newcarface for your entry to be valid.

 Need some inspiration to get your creative ideas flowing for your own happy new car face entry?

My hair dresser and dear friend Richie that I have known for many years recently got a new car. He has a very special story about his car, which I hope to be able to share with you at a later date and time. Never the less, you can just see the pure joy and happiness that his new car has given him! Here’s Richie with his happy new car face that I love! It’s such a happy photo!

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Check this one out too! I’d be dancing as well if I got a brand new car like this! 🙂

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Horsing Around In the 2014 Subaru Forester #SubaruForester

The 2014 Subaru Forester

By Erin

Disclosure: I am a voluntary participant in the Subaru of America Forester Blogger Program. I have been asked by Subaru of America to review their products in exchange for the use of a short-term vehicle loan and a gas card. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

It’s getting to be that time for me when I need to start thinking about what car I’d like to get next. My current car is a 2001 model, and at 13 years its on its last leg. When the opportunity to try out the Forester from Subaru presented itself to me, I could not pass up the chance to drive it around and see what it would be like to have a “new” car again. I need a reliable car driving on the crazy freeways and roads in the Los Angeles area, and the Forester was a perfect choice for me to test drive.

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The car was delivered right to my house. It doesn’t get any easier or better than that!

It was a particularly warm weekend, boy was I ever lucky to have chosen this weekend to have this wonderful loaner car! Air conditioning? SCORE! My current car does not have a working air conditioning system, thus making having this loaner car even more of a luxury to have for a few days.

I don’t think you can truly appreciate and value having air conditioning in your car until you get a taste of what it is like when you do NOT have access to air conditioning.

Now, what else is so great about the Forester you may ask? Well here are some highlights the Forester has that I enjoyed. Take a look for yourself! 😉

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        The 2014 Forester. The Forester has a sleek design with a super spacious trunk for all your toys, beach gear, luggage for that road trip, groceries, or anything else your heart desires. One of my favorite features is the EyeSight Driver. I felt more at ease with this feature in the car, being able to see behind me when backing up in reverse was a huge relief as I always get a little worried wondering if there is something I cannot see behind me. I tend to worry and wonder if I am getting too close to any cars or other objects, with this feature I was able to see everything that was behind me and how close I was to anything that was behind me. Such an important safety feature I think every car should have these days!

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Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park

If you have not yet been to Disney California Adventure Park, then you should make sure to put that on your list of things to do the next time you are in the Orange County or Los Angeles area. If you are an annual pass holder like myself, then what are you waiting for?? If you are sadly blocked out for the summer, then make sure to go the first day you are able to! It is well worth it. Disney got it right and did a marvelous job designing this land, tailoring it so that there is something for everyone here. It’s NOT just for kids…. 😉

This was my first time to California Adventure since they finished construction on the park and opened up Cars Land, so I still have much left to explore and see myself. This is a list of my “Must-Do’s” and “Must-Sees” thus far while you are in the park.

 

 

1. FAST PASS/RIDES–

If you get to the park early enough in the day, as soon as you enter the park make sure to get a Fast Pass for the Radiator Springs Racers ride! Otherwise if you get there later in the day like we did around 6:30pm, go eat dinner first. The line will die down a little bit and it will save you at least an hour or so! The line for that ride was 195 minutes when we got there. After we had some dinner and drinks and looked around a little, the line had died down to 120 minutes! Notice the wait time listed on the right tire! LOL 😉 *Radiator Springs Racers is an AWESOME ride, so make sure to hit up that ride! It’s especially awesome when your car wins like ours did! 😉


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. FOOD & DRINKS–

Be sure to try some of the amazing food and drinks offered in Cars Land! We ate at Flo’s for dinner and then grabbed some treats at the Cozy Cone for the long line awaiting us at Radiator Springs Racers. I had a vegetarian potato bake with pasta salad. It was very light and refreshing for a warm evening. My friend had some Sangria (they have a few wine choices at Flo’s to choose from), which I had a taste of. It was pretty good! My FAVORITE drink I found though was at the Chili Cone Queso at the Cozy Cone! They have a Vodka Pomegranate Limeade drink, can you say YUM!!!!??? You MUST try it. The Chili Cone Queso was good too, and I am not even a Chili person. So that says a lot.

3. LIGHTS AT NIGHT–

Be sure to stick around until the sun goes down to see how awesome Cars Land is at night when it lights up! It is sure to awe you, and will give you tons of photo ops for you photographers out there!

4. DJ Dance Party–

Perfect for kids, or if you just want to listen to the music, people watch and enjoy a drink outside by Flo’s it’s fun for everyone.

5. STARBUCKS–

You can use your pass holder discount AND your Starbucks card to get your Starbucks fix at California Adventure. The mark up on price isn’t too horrible either. There was about a 32 cent difference between what my Grande Mocha Frap would cost me at the local Starbucks near my house and what it cost at Disney.

6. TREATS–

You MUST try some of the delectable treats offered in the shops on Buena Vista Street, the main street when you first walk into California Adventure. Chocolate Covered Brownie Truffle Micky Ears? Don’t mind if I do!! 🙂

This is just a tiny glimps of what Dinsey California Adventure has to offer. I hope to add more to this list as I get a chance to explore the place more in depth. Will you be making a trip to Cars Land anytime soon? Or maybe you have gone already? I’d love to hear all about it!