The Sims 3 is one of the most popular game franchises available today, and it dominates the simulation genre of video games. It is developed by The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Art, also known as EA or Origin Powered by EA. The game was released in 2009 and became an instant hit, selling more than 1.4 million copies in its first week.

The Sims 3 also has a spinoff called The Sims Medieval, which is similar but set in a medieval time period. Players can choose to be monarchs, wizards, knights, bards and more. One improvement Sims Medieval introduces is geography. The landscape has different altitudes and layouts, which gives a more realistic style to the land.

Monday is Martin Luther King Day and the kids have off from school. Want to prevent cabin fever? Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls Canada wants to help. Check out their “Cabin Fever” package which includes: Two Nights Stay, all you can eat breakfast buffet each morning, free parking, 20 arcade tokens for each child per day and access to the indoor water park for three days! Weekend packages start at around $400.00.Use the toms promo code student “FEVER”.

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AMC Theatres — Buy $50 worth of gift cards, get a $10 gift card to keep for yourself. Offer valid only in theatres and doesn’t apply to online purchases; while supplies last.

Because I want to make sure everyone has time to get their order in to Julian Bakery and receive their bread, we’ll run this contest through May 14, 2009 as the deadline for submitting your recipe to me. Upon evaluation of each of the recipes submitted, one winner will be chosen to receive a ONE-MONTH supply of the Julian Bakery Smart Carb breads-that’s one loaf of the Smart Carb bread and one loaf of the Cinnamon Almond Raisin Smart Carb bread for four weeks in a row! WOO HOO! Is that a prize worth winning or what?

For more help with your back-to-school budget, save thirty cents per gallon of gas. Shop Your Way members spend $50 or more at Kmart and get a coupon for thirty cents off per gallon to redeem at your local BP. That really helps busy Moms and Dads.