Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Walgreens (use at Publix) Coupon $5 off $25

Here's a link to a $5 off $25 Walgreens coupon. Good for today and tomorrow. And you can use it at Publix!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Boston Market, Buy 1 Adult Meal, Get 2 Free Kid Meals

For those of us who have many little people to feed, this feeds three people for $6 (or in my case five for $6). Which I consider awesome when I'm tired and hungry and in the vicinity of Boston Market. And they even have vegetables that taste good to kids. And me. So I'm totally going. See the details here. Most important is no coupon required. And they want to see your kids. So no sneaking two kid meals back to your husband (wink, wink). And it ends on Halloween.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Target 75% off Swim Gear

While returning some items today, I noticed that they were marking down swim gear to 75% off. I picked up a couple of mega floats for the twins and a backyard pool with a slide and waterfall for about $20. The pool is going to be one of Enoch's b-day presents next year. Just in time for swimming to get started.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

More Museum Events

The following are more activities to try at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

October 3rd is the opening of the Amazon Voyage exhibit 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit has an entrance fee, but there are other crafts and activities available for free that day.

October 24-25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is the ButterflyFest. From their web site: ButterflyFest offers something for everyone! Throughout the weekend, all ages can participate in fun and educational activities, including take-away crafts for children, informative workshops, and presentations on conservation and attracting butterflies and other pollinators. Take part in a special field trip or tour and shop for unique butterfly and garden gifts.

Monday, September 21, 2009

$5 off $25 at CVS (use at Publix) for taking quiz

Take this quiz to get to the $5 off $25 coupon for CVS. You have to use within two weeks of printing. And remember that you can use this coupon at Publix, which is how I will be using it!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

You just have to see this

Does it make me a bad person that I find this amusing? OK, so not the broken chicken legs and scalding to death. Maybe it's the suggestion that we wear the evil Ronald mask to school. Something about it just had me laughing silently. Maybe they should send out Evil Lisa masks next.
Oh, and it's FREE!

Free Starry Night at the Museum

Florida Museum of Natural History is having a Starry Night this Friday, Sept. 25th, from 5 to 10 p.m.

This is what their website says about the event:

See the night sky closer than ever before. Join the Florida Museum of Natural History, the UF Astronomy Department, the Alachua Astronomy Club, and the Florida Space Grant Consortium for an inside look at the universe beyond! Build a telescope, see a portable planetarium show, or view a moonscape in 3-D!

Join astronaut, Captain Winston Scott, for an inside look at what it takes to visit space!

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled night of astronomical proportions!

The best part is, it's FREE. Of course.

Also, I want to share a personal museum experience we had this week. We went to Orlando to visit with friends, but we needed a quick activity to do while we waited to meet up. Of course the parks are astronomically (I'm on a space kick) priced, and even going to the Orlando Science Center was going to cost $60 for our whole family. So we joined our local (see above) science museum to go to all of their temporary exhibits for free and go to the Butterfly Rainforest free (we did the membership plus). Then, whenever we travel anywhere, we can look up the museum network and visit a new museum. So we got in the Orlando Science Center for "free." Which I won't actually count any of it as free until we have used the passes enough to surpass our membership fee. So I'll give you updates later. But I am pretty excited about the future educational fun we'll be having. But the point is that in the end we will have a year of fun for less than it would have cost to go to one of Orlando's many giant money traps (which are super fun, but also super pricey). It's hard having a big family and still wanting to have fun (outside of the living room)!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Jamba Juice-Buy One Get 16 oz. for $1

Jamba Juice broke my heart when they took over Zuka juice back in my BYU days, but I soon came to realize that all fruit mixed in a blender with sugar is delicious. So I loved them in time. Sadly we don't have a Jamba nearby.
Use the store locator to see if you do.
And then print this coupon to buy one and get a 16 oz. one for $1.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Free Mrs. Fields Cookie on 10/1/09

National Cookie Month brings you a free cookie. Just show up at Mrs. Fields between 11 am and 1 pm on Thursday October 1st. Check here for your nearest store. If you live in Gainesville, it's in the mall! You can get your free cookie and free Picture People pics and your free teeny bopper socks/headbands from Sears all in the same day. It's leaving me breathless just imagining the freebiness of it all.


So if you knew this and didn't tell me, I am unofficially mad at you.
Publix takes all competitors coupons. So this means that if a store like CVS gives you a $5 off $25, you can redeem it at Publix. I am freaking out over all of the missed opportunities for savings.:) OK, so I'm really OK (after several hours of discount therapy), but this is huge! I always thought those coupons were junky because I hardly ever spend that much at CVS. Sigh.
If you know any other coupon tricks, post them in the comments below! Fast so I don't hyperventilate over more missed savings.

TCBY Wednesdays $.99 Waffle Cones

This is ongoing, but we took advantage of it today so thought I'd remind you guys. From 5-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, TCBY (in Millhopper -- mayber others, but I'm only sure about this location) has $.99 waffle cones. You can choose either the soft serve from the machine or the scoops.
The waffle cones aren't as big as I remember them being back in the 90s. Maybe my face was just smaller then. It's a fun treat for the kids without bringing home a bunch of sweets (which will inevitably be eaten by me in a fit of nursing hunger at about 1 am).

$5 Burgers at TGIF

From an e-mail I recieved:
Drop everything, the tastiest deal in town has officially arrived at T.G.I. Friday's® Restaurants! Get Jack Daniel's® Burgers and Chicken Sandwiches for only $5! Or Take $5 off any entr�e on the Jack Daniel's® Grill — yes, even the Glazed Ribs. We don't call it the Take $5 for nothin'! But hurry, this deal's so good, it won't last long! (Good thing you don't need a coupon.). MAKE A PARTY OF iT & TAKE $5 WiTH FRiENDS! Share the love — and the juiciest deal in town — with your peeps. Just click the INViTE FRiENDS (duh) button and invite them to celebrate pretty much anything?like your amazing party planning skills.

This sale is already going down.

Also, if you make friends with Woody
on facebook by Sept. 30th you will get a free burger coupon from TGIF. You have to add him as a friend and then go back and register your e-mail address so they can send you the coupon.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

$10 of $10 Sears Juniors Apparel

$10 off of $10 coupon for Sears
So maybe this is a stretch for me (pun intended), but I am hoping to find $10 worth of something in the juniors' dept. at Sears. Maybe it's just a headband or some socks, and maybe it will have Hannah Montana or the Jonas Bros. on it. But dang it, I will redeem this coupon.

Free Portrait Package at Picture People

I love this sale! Go to Picture People with this coupon. You will have the photo session, and afterwards, you'll get a free 8x10, 2 5x7s, and 8 wallets of one pose of your choosing. You DON'T HAVE TO BUY ANYTHING ELSE, even though sometimes you really want to. I always tell myself that another awesome coupon is just around the corner, and the kids WILL take equally cute pictures next time.

Moes $2.99 Joey Jr. Bundle, Wednesday and Thursday Nights

We want to get this week into full swing with our Beat Tennessee Special!

Wednesday September 16th and Thursday September 17th at our Archer Rd location only!!!

Any of our Junior Burrito Bundles (The old Moo Moo Mr. Cow) with free chips, cookie, and a drink for ONLY $2.99!!!

Offer Available at 3443 Sw Archer Rd Only!!

FL - Gainesville (7770 West Newberry Road) • 7770 West Newberry Road • Gainesville, FL 32606 • 352-332-7606

Target 75% OFF School Supplies

Starting today, lots of school supplies are 75% off. Backpacks and lunchboxes are still only 50% off, but they were marking everything else down today. Lots of paper (notebooks and drawing paper), highlighters, binders, cute and sassy folders, pens, and more.
Update: Wednesday, Sept. 16th
Backpacks and lunch boxes are also 75% off!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Free Cold Stone Ice Cream, Sept. 24th

Free 3 oz. Make-A-Wish-Creation at Cold Stone Creamery.

Thursday, Sept. 24th from 5-8.

We went last year and got a sweet hook-up. We went at the end of the night. Some other friends of ours went, and got a bit shortchanged. So maybe the later you go, the better. This is purely a guess, and mostly because we are usually late anyway. So this advice fits our MO.

Here’s what their microprint says:

Donate and receive a 3 oz. sample of Jack’s Creation served out of a ready-to-love pan in a Like It™ Cup. Valid only during published date and time. While supplies last. No substitutions. Limit one per customer. An estimated 85 percent of all donations in September will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation®

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Free Sample: Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal

Get a free box of Total Blueberry Pomegranate Cereal.

Get a little smidge of blueberry goodness in your mailbox. And when I say smidge, I mean it. These cereal samples are a bit tiny. Apparently, I eat way more than one serving in my jumbo breakfast bowl in the morning.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

$10 Free Food from Schwan's

$10 free food from Schwan's

Schwan's is offering $10 worth of free food to the first 500,000 new customers to be delivered right to your door. No purchase necessary. They have many items $9.99 and less. No tax. Free delivery. Check out your zip code to see if you qualify.

Thanks again, Janene!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Free Bowling on Saturday

So what do you do after your free hip hop class? Go bowling and break a record. Those go together, so you won't have to use extra gas to break the record.
Free game of bowling for National Bowling Day. Trying to break the record of most games bowled in a day. Usually these coupons don't include the cost of shoes, which vary depending on your location.
The kids should be exhausted after these two.
Thanks, Janene, for letting me know about this one!

Cheap-ish Diapers

Go to Target to get 20% off diapers, wipes, and other baby products when you purchase 3 or more cases marked by "Buy More, Save More" with an additional 10% off coupon S6BP388J available and free shipping on $50+ orders (before discounts).
I purchased three packs of Luvs Size 1 diapers, and the cost came out to about $.10 per diaper. Depending on what you order, price per diaper will vary. And you don't have to make any late-night trips to the store. They bring them right to your door! You can choose any brand as long as it is marked "Buy More, Save More."
1.Choose your diapers and add three to your cart
2.Apply additional 10% off coupon code S6BP388J when you get to the last step of your order
3. Check out

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Free Hip Hop Class for Kids

This Saturday, September 5th, there will be a free kids (ages 5-11) hip hop class at the Powerhouse Gym (corner of 34th and University) at noon. Also they will have a special guest performer who specializes in pop-n-lock style. Cool!
And the girl above is either doing something hip-hoppy or a sweet yoga move.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

UF Soccer -- It's free entertainment

Here's the 2009 schedule for UF soccer home games:
9-11 vs. Duke at 7 p.m.
9-13 vs. Colorado at 1 p.m.
9-18 vs. Florida State at 7 p.m.
9-20 vs. Eastern Kentucky 1 p.m.
9-25 vs. Kentucky at 7 p.m.
9-27 vs. Vanderbilt at 1 p.m.
10-9 vs. Alabama at 7 p.m.
10-11 vs. Auburn at 1 p.m.
10-22 vs. LSU at 7 p.m.
10-30 vs. South Carolina at 6 p.m.
The games are held at James G. Pressly Stadium, and they are all FREE! Alice the alligator is usually there giving away prizes, and the kids think that seeing a walking alligator is a prize. I took my kids to the first game this season, and they loved it. We just did the second half in case their attention span wasn't up to it.

Free Nature Valley Nut Clusters

So the rumor is you get a full-size bag with this sample. So go to this site and get to redeeming. Oh, and you will probably get some coupons too.