Discover the best things to do with kids in your neighborhood at unbeatable prices.
Widely recognized as one of the best deal websites for parents, CertifiKID helps parents provide incredible experiences for their kids on a budget. From family outings and recreation to kids’ summer camps and classes, to children’s theatre and museums, to birthday party packages and family getaways, CertifiKID connects parents with amazing kids’ activities and family-friendly fun in your community – and nationwide – at prices that won’t break the bank.
Our Family of Brands
CertifiKID acquired Macaroni KID in August 2020. Macaroni KID's local Publishers provide parents with the scoop on the best things to do and places to go with kids in more than 4,000 communities across the country.
In January 2023, CertifiKID acquired Hulafrog, which produces a weekly must-read email geared toward busy moms.Learn More
We know how busy you are because we’re all parents, too.
Founded by a bargain-loving mom with a passion for making parents’ lives easier, we make it our mission to be “in the know” about all the newest, hottest play spaces and family entertainment coming to your neighborhood, while saving you money at the same time. No monthly fees or membership required; no wading through hundreds of deals to find what you’re looking for (what busy parent has time for that?!) – just great savings on all things families want and need conveniently delivered to your inbox so you don’t miss a thing.
Raising kids is expensive, and deciding which activities are “worth the price” can be overwhelming.
Our dedicated team of parents in cities across the country hand-picks every deal. We visit businesses, test products, and take our own families to many of the places featured on our site. We also enlist “real moms” to experience many of these activities first hand so you can see what they are all about before deciding to invest your hard-earned dollars. We’re always open to suggestions from our community about what you want to see on our site, so email us anytime.
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CertifiKID is here to support families through all stages of life. If you’re a parent (or grandparent, aunt, uncle, nanny, or au pair) looking for fun, affordable things to do with your kids, you’re in the right place.
Meet Our Team
Jamie Ratner, CertifiKID Founder & CEO
Jamie founded CertifiKID (with her husband Brian) after years of writing a popular Washington, DC-area blog geared to moms looking for affordable things to do with their kids. A self-professed “Expert Deal Finder”, Jamie was an early follower of daily deal websites but recognized a huge void in the market for deals geared to families. While many sites offered discounts on things like spas and restaurants, there wasn’t anything out there for parents looking for fun, affordable things to do with their kids.
Over the past decade, Jamie and Brian have grown CertifiKID from a regional website to a coast-to-coast powerhouse in the family-focused deal market. Jamie was named one of the region’s Top 40 Under 40 “Brightest Young Business Leaders” by The Washington Business Journal and one of Greater Washington’s top women business leaders by Washington SmartCEO. CertifiKID has also been featured in numerous media outlets and publications, including The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal, Washingtonian, CNBC, NBC4 News, Fox5 News, WUSA 9 News, ABC2 News, Baltimore Business Journal, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Jamie and Brian’s goal for CertifiKID remains the same since they started the company at their kitchen table: To allow parents to find and save on the best experiences for their families, while building relationships with local businesses that last beyond the initial transaction.
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