Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Free Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Jan. 3-8

Chick-fil-A is offering a free spicy chicken breakfast sandwich Jan. 3-8. Go here to make a reservation. Weird that you have to reserve your time slot for free stuff, I know, but it is delicious. We are doing ours the day before school starts to motivate us to get up and get going that day.

Monday, October 18, 2010

50 Pampers Gifts to Grow Points

I'm slow with these points, but this is a great little chunk of change to add into the mix.
Code for 50 points: 2BEGINEARNING50
Go here to register or log in.

Free Picaboo Photo Book

Ever since the last one of these, I am in love with Picaboo. It has tons of options, and a couple of late-nighters is well worth the sacrifice for one of these bad boys. I loved the charred wood leather cover. The quality was great with TONS of options for customizing, which can keep your head spinning trying to choose.
Here are the details:
  • This ends Oct. 25th, so no more facebooking until you get this done.
  • New users get a free classic photo book by entering the code FALLBK at checkout. Up to $39.99 will be deducted from your total.
  • First 20 pages are included, and you can pay for additional if you would like.
  • You pay for shipping, around $9.
  • These are great presents for Christmas!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rogers Corn Maze and More

My kids went on a field trip to Rogers Farm (3831 Nw 156th Ave) today, and it looked like an absolute blast. So here's the scoop:

October 3rd - November 1st
Fridays: 4PM - Midnight / Saturdays: 9AM - Midnight / Sundays: Noon - 9PM
Attractions Only: $8 / Add Maze for $4

The attractions include: a tractor-pulled hay ride that travels around 110 acres of farm land, a no-additional-charge pumpkin to take home, a petting zoo, rubber duckie races, corn launcher (which my son could not stop talking about), play place, mini maze, pony rides, spooky trail, tractor pulled hay ride, tractor pulled cow train, jumping pillow, roping and more.

The maze is only scary after 8 p.m., so if you have little ones or don't appreciate goblins, go before 8.

Also, you can bring a picnic lunch and save some cash, but there is a food stand there.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Free Cold Stone Sept. 30th

Cold Stone will have free ice cream on Thursday, Sept. 30th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. You get a 3 oz. Kate's Creation (but sometimes they let you do something different). For details, head over here. This is usually fun for a family activity, if your family doesn't mind long lines.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Free Sunday-paper coupons

This is an offer for Gainesville residents to get free delivery of the coupons that normally come in the Sunday paper. You can sign up at 1) shopgainesvilleonline.com or 2) 352-337-0374. It offers to deliver the weekly sales circulars, national and local coupons, and savings tips. This deal includes zip codes 32605, 32606, 32607, 32608, 32615, 32656. Hope this works for y'all!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Free state park entry with library card, Sep. 10-12

The Florida State Park Service recognizing literacy Sept. 10-12, 2010, with free admission to any state park when visitors present a library card, library book or make a book donation.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Free photobook + $8.99 shipping

Picaboo (a site I haven't tried before but have heard good things about) is offering a free photobook for the month of August. The site will ask you to enter your e-mail address, and when you do, the code FREEBK appears on the screen and says that it expires August 31st, 2010. That was as far as I got in the process, but I'm definitely going to try this one out!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Free queso day at Moe's, July 21st

Wednesday, July 21st, is free queso at Moe's! Every customer gets a free cup of queso to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. So take the whole family for lots of delicious fun.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Free summer movies at Regal

My kids love these! We'll see how they work with one-year-old twins. Here's the link for more info.

Gainesville Cinema 14
3101 SW 35th Blvd.
Gainesville ,FL 32608

06/15/2010-06/17/2010 Trumpet Of The Swan (G)
Hotel For Dogs (PG)

06/22/2010-06/24/2010 Tale of Despereaux (G)
Astro Boy (PG)

06/29/2010-07/01/2010 Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie (G)
The Spy Next Door (PG)

07/06/2010-07/08/2010 Wallace and Gromit (G)
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (PG)

07/13/2010-07/15/2010 All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (G)
Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (PG)

07/20/2010-07/22/2010 ARCTIC TALE (G)
Planet 51 (PG)

07/27/2010-07/29/2010 Doogal (G)
Alvin And The Chipmunks Squeakquel (PG)

08/03/2010-08/05/2010 Charlotte's Web (G)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)

08/10/2010-08/12/2010 Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (G)
Night At The Museum II (PG)

Free Udder Cover + $9.95 shipping

Use promo code BACKORDER to get a free udder cover from Udder Covers. Great for nursing or just wearing as a loose apron like the girl above.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Blueberry picking

Love this time of year! We tried a new blueberry farm today that is supposed to be certified organic next year (but already practicing). It's in High Springs, about a 40-minute drive from our house. It is near Poe Springs and Blue Springs, if you wanted to make a day of going to a spring and picking blueberries. That is what I wish we had thought of sooner. Live and learn, or live and increase your multi-tasking. Anyway, they are $3.50 a pound. We went at the very end of Saturday, and there were still plenty of blueberries. And I must say that the staff (maybe also the family/house residents) were so great! They encouraged you to eat while you pick and were super friendly.

Here is the info on the farm from this site:

BlueBela Farms - No pesticides used, blueberries,
7650 NE 40th Street, High Springs, FL 32643. Phone: 386-454-3116. Fax: 386-454-3116. Email:valdes1000@aol.com. Open: Call to confirm current availability and hours; Tuesday to Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM, Sunday 12 PM to 7 PM; Closed on Mondays; Starting May 7th and continuing until blueberries are finished. Directions: From Gainesville, Florida, merge onto I-75 North exit 399 take 441 North towards High Springs, Turn left onto Main Street/US 41NW continue to follow US 41, turn right onto SW Poe Springs Road/ CR 340 continue to follow CR 340 NW, pass Poe Springs on your right keep going until you see the entrance to Blue Springs on your right then turn left onto 80 street go to the stop sign and turn right onto NE 40th street, The farm is on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Mid May until late June or Blueberry are finish. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: March 22, 2010) (UPDATED: May 05, 2010)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Office Depot coupon $10 off $25

Here's a coupon for $10 off $25 at Office Depot. We are using it to restock our printer ink. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chik-fil-A Meal Deal, 5-19-10

Chik-fil-A has family night every Tuesday. You get a free kiddie meal with every adult purchase, and they get to do a cool craft to take home with them.

We did that tonight (as the husband is out of town, and we are trying to make everything as easy as possible). And while there they told us a special they are having tomorrow (and which they weren't sure if they would repeat in the future). Everything you have on your receipt tomorrow, they will match one day next week for free. So if you buy three meals, you get three free next week. I wonder if you can combine this with Family Night? Seems like a good deal, and I hope they do it again.

P.S. The store in Gainesville has the best customer service ever!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pampers Gifts to Grow codes

Here are some codes:


They are worth 10 points each.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Free Splash Park

If you live in Gainesville, you have to check out the free splash park in Alachua. It's perfect for the little ones who can't swim. They have the joy of splashing around in water without the risk involved with pools. Which risk is magnified for me as I will be trying to take four kids to the pool this summer. Two average swimmers and two fearless non-swimmers. It's open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and it's at the Alachua Rec Center. If you want to go one day, call me!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wednesday ice cream deals

Tomorrow, April 28th, Baskin Robbins is serving $.31 cones from 5 to 10 p.m. to raise money for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Also, Wednesday nights are always $.99 cone nights at TCBY (at our Gainesville, FL, locations).

And both of these stores have birthday clubs that you can sign up for and get free ice cream on your special day.

Free CVS 4x6 magnet

Only valid until tomorrow, 4/28. Visit the CVS web site, and use the code FREE4MOM to get a free 4x6 magnet (with in-store pickup).

Free Money magazine

Just what I needed to give me tips to save more money. Check out this web site to get a free subscription. You will have to enter your employment information which takes a second, but if that second later equals great savings, then I'll give them two (seconds that is).

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

$5.99 Crocs Kids' Athens

Head over to Crocs web site. Their kids' athens are on sale for $9.99, and if you enter the code KATHENS599 at checkout, you'll get them for $5.99.
Plus they are offering free shipping for economy shipment. You might have to compromise on color (meaning they are running out of more popular colors), but what the hay -- kids ALWAYS look cute in bright, obnoxious color combos!

Thanks, Celeste!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Buying bone-in chicken

At Publix this week, the bone-in chicken was on sale. And as they ran out of the frozen chicken that I was going to get super cheap with all of the coupons to go with it (thank goodness for rain checks), I bought bone-in. Now I usually buy it boneless skinless because I wait for it to go on sale and stock up. But in researching this week on the best way to cook my bone-in chicken breasts, I found this article, basically outlining how you can get some delicious grub from do-it-yourself deboning and deskinning of chicken breasts. And if you read the article, don't be scared by her meal calendar. Wow, the whole month planned at once! I feel super accomplished if I have jotted down seven ideas on a scratch sheet of paper and loosely attached them to the side of my fridge, but hey, some people just have it together, one ENTIRE month at a time.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

30% off at Old Navy

Get 30% off a single item at Old Navy with this printable coupon. Can't be combined with other discounts (like friends and family or employee), but others have reported using multiple coupons in one transaction. So if you buy four shirts, use four coupons.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Free sea salt sample


Free sample of NutraSalt sea salt.

Free organic notepad

Free organic notepad. Scroll to the bottom of the page for info on the notepad.

Free Cream of Wheat sample

Get a free sample of yummy Cream of Wheat.

Free sample of Baby Barn wash and lotion

Free sample of Baby Barn wash and lotion. Their products are "all-natural, organic, vegan, cruelty-free, and extremely effective." Wow, I didn't know soap could be vegan. Well, I guess it is safe to say that I have never seen my soap eat anything at all. So I guess most of the soap in my house is also vegan, or anorexic.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

$30 Coupon Book

Visit Home Made Simple for a free coupon book with $30 of coupons for products like Mr. Clean and Cascade. As if I didn't already have enough reminders that I should be cleaning instead of posting this.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Two free bowling games per day

May through September, you can sign up for two free games of bowling per day (at Alley Katz in Gainesville, but other locations nationwide). Shoe rental is not free.
Thanks, Lisa L.!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pampers Gifts to Grow codes

Here are some codes for Pampers Gifts to Grow.

Worth 30 pts. each.
Worth 10 pts.

I've been doing this for awhile, and with two babies you know I use a lot of diapers! Sadly I only have about 400 pts. Anyway, since I'm keeping my eye out for more codes to move my sad total up, I thought I'd keep you guys in the loop.

Free Ben and Jerry's ice cream, TODAY

Free scoop of Ben and Jerry's ice cream at from 12-8pm at their stores. The hardest part of this is waiting in line while you watch people walk out with their delicious ice cream cones. The only bonus is that it is that the weather may be slightly un-hot, which it hasn't been in years past. Sweating with four kids in a sometimes enormous line for free ice cream, not pretty.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Coupons getting in the wrong hands

I posted the K-mart coupon link, which has worked for some and not for others. It didn't work in our town (Gainesville, FL), and according to some testimonials, K-mart workers were trying to accuse people of distributing forged coupons or making it themselves to steal from K-mart. So I found this story interesting.

It looks like K-mart put out a coupon on the web intending for people in only certain areas to use it, even though it says valid in all stores. I guess they forgot that it is the WORLD-WIDE WEB or, for those of you more savvy users, WWW.

And can I just say that the most frustrating thing for coupon users is to be told that you are trying to steal from a company! Just because you are trying to stay within a budget, you are not a thief. Companies have specials so that you will visit their stores and use their products. It's not stealing; it's patronizing (not the condescending kind). And a good way to get you to not do it is to accuse people of thieving when they are standing at the helm of a crowded check-out lane. Awkward!

Friday, March 19, 2010

$10 off $20 at K-mart

Note: This coupon is dunzo. K-mart is not accepting this coupon at the Gainesville location, but others had success in using it in other areas.

Here's a coupon for $10 off $20 at K-mart. I don't usually shop here, but this could be good for some items like toilet paper or diapers! After the first 40,000, the coupon will change to $5 off $50. Expires 5/15/10.

Friday, March 12, 2010

$1.99 Happy Meals on Tuesday and Thursday

I recently saw a commercial listing this deal. It didn't give an expiration date or specific locations, so I'm assuming it's everywhere and until they randomly decide to be done. Their web site didn't list info on the sale. So try at your own risk, but if it works out, you might have some happy kids along with their happy meals.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Free photo canvas from Canvas People

Get a free 8x10 canvas, or use the discounted amount towards the purchase of a larger canvas. You pay for shipping (prices not listed on the site, view at checkout). Visit Canvas People to start creating. When I was on earlier today, I had a hard time getting pictures to upload, maybe because the site was really busy.

Update: I was able to upload a picture. Shipping for 8x10 was $14.95, and shipping for 11x14 was $17.95.

Free sample of InkBGone

While unable to find the trash can, dishwasher, or shoe basket, my kids have a magic sense of how to discover hidden objects around the house, such as any type of permanent ink or paint. Oh, and also Christmas presents, but I don't think InkBGone helps with that.
So visit InkBGone to register and get a free 1 oz. sample of their product, which they said usually sells for $14.99. Made from natural ingredients and designed to get out Sharpie and other permanent markers from leather and more.

Free Sample of Ink-B-Gone


Who doesn't want a magic way to get sharpie off of clothes? Even though your child is not able to find the trash can or their toothbrush, they can somehow find all of the hidden things that they are not allowed to play with, such as any type of permanent ink or paint.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

8 Free 8x8, 20-page photo books from Arts Cow

You have to pay $7.99 for shipping per book (at least that's what it calculated for me), but still a decent deal. They ship from Hong Kong. I've ordered from them before and didn't have a problem with my order. One of their good points is that the books are sewn, not glued, together. But some reviewers said that their Shutterfly photobooks came out with a little better photo quality.

The code for 8 free books is 88820BOOKS. It expires 3/11/10.

The site is here.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Family Fun & Fitness Day, March 20, 2010

Mark your calendars for Family Fun & Fitness Day. From 10-1 at Kanapaha. This is one of my favorite things! Lots of free fun to be had with the kids. You won't regret going.
Fitness childrens illustration outside by Matt Hamm.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Free Excedrin

Update: I received my coupon in the mail today (3-1-10). Yay!

To recover from all of those sleepless nights. Or just if you're trying to break a Diet Coke addiction. Get a free Excedrin product (you get a coupon to print out -- up to $5.99 off) for taking a one-question quiz. Tip: Do not check that you have used Excedrin in the last 12 months, or you will not get the coupon.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Free IHOP Stack of Pancakes Feb. 23rd

From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., go in to IHOP for a free stack of pancakes.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Free Children's Dance Class at Grace United Methodist

Bella started a new dance class today at Grace United Methodist (on Newberry Rd.). It's for kindergarteners and first-graders, Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30. Their site gives you more details about other classes available too. The have something for Pre-K through adult. It's called Worship Dance and is run like a pretty standard dance class, but all of the music is about Jesus! Bella seemed to have fun, and we are planning to continue going. The class was quite large, with a little over 20 kids.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

$10 Publix Gift Card for purchasing $30 of Participating Products

Publix is offering a $10 gift card for purchasing $30 in participating products. I bought two boxes of Huggies diapers (with a $13 off in coupons and free wipes) for mine.
From the rebate form, the participating products are :
HUGGIES® diapers, PULL-UPS® Training Pants, GoodNites® Underpants, COTTONELLE® Toilet Paper, KOTEX® Products, VIVA® Towels, KLEENEX® Facial Tissue, SCOTT® Towels, SCOTT® Bath Tissue, DEPEND® Underwear, POISE® Pads, Bertolli® Dinner for Two, Bertolli® Oven Bake Meals™, Bertolli® Pasta Sauce, Breyers® Ice Cream (1.5 qrt.), Breyers® Novelties, Brummel & Brown® Spread, Country Crock® Side Dishes, Shedd’s Spread Country Crock® Spread, Good Humor® Ice Cream, Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®, Klondike® Bars, Knorr® Sides™, Lipton® Iced Tea Mix, Lipton® Green Tea, Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Mixes, Lipton® Tea (24-100 ct.), Popsicle® Frozen Novelties, Promise® Buttery Spread, RagĂș® Pasta Sauce, Skippy® Peanut Butter, Slim-Fast!® 3-2-1 Snack Bars, Slim-Fast!® 3-2-1 Meal Bars, Slim-Fast!® 3-2-1 Shakes,Wish-Bone® Salad Dressing, Caress® Beauty Bar or Body Wash, Degree® Deodorant, Dove® Beauty Bar and Body Wash, Dove® Lotion, Dove® Hair Care, Dove® Deodorant, Lever 2000® Bar or Body Wash, Pond’s® Facial Care Products, Q-tips® Cotton Swabs, Suave Kids®, Suave® Hair Care, Suave® Deodorant, Suave® Body Wash, Vaseline® Lotion products.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Free tickets to Gator gymnastics, 1-29-2010

Go by Chik-Fil-A to pick up free tickets to Gator gymnastics meet this Friday, Jan. 29th. The match, vs. LSU, starts at 7 p.m. If you are one of the first 1,000 fans to show up, you get a free t-shirt. This is also the special Link to Pink night to promote awareness of breast cancer. So it is 100% acceptable to wear pink. Phew, Bella is set then.

Monday, January 18, 2010

50 FREE photo cards

At seehere.com you can make 50 free personalized photo cards for free. Go to the photocard section, browse, and choose your style (4x8's). When you are ready to check out, use the code newbaby at checkout. You will pay $4.99 for shipping. You may be able to split the order (20,20,10) if you don't want all of one picture/style. You can use these as Valentine's cards, or Christmas thank-yous, or party invites. So many fun options!

Plus if you are new to seehere.com, you can get 100 free 4x6 prints (shipping not included) by entering the code prints at checkout.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year, New Freebies

Start off your new year with this free photobook from Shutterfly. This may not work on all accounts. The code is JANBOOK for a free (plus shipping and tax) 8x8 photobook.