Sunday, April 25, 2010

My Mommy Mart Kids Consignment Sale

My Mommy Mart Kids Consignment is opening in the Mid-Ohio Valley again this weekend.  Sale will be located at the Marietta, Ohio Fairgrounds Jr. Fair building.  Public Sale times are
Friday, April 30th 10am – 8pm

Saturday, May 1st 9am – 5pm
Sunday half price sale, May 2nd 1pm-4pm

If you have items to sell plese see website here for special instructions on selling and to find out the special early shopping times for consignors.  I have never been to this sale but have seen it advertised for a couple years and hope to check it all out this year.  Sounds very well organized and worthwhile one stop shopping for parents.

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Nothing planned for Saturday morning? Why not head over to Home Depot for their free Kids workshop.
It's a free "how to" workshop designed for 5-12 year olds. This week (May 1st) they will be making a picket fence planter to take home. In addition to the project to take home, each child will receive a kid sized apron and an achievement pin. The workshop is between 9:00 and 12:00 at all Home Depot stores. Check it out here for more information. What a great activity to take your child to for a little parent/child one on one time. Maybe you will both learn something? :-)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wood County Sales this weekend

5th Annual Used Book Sale- at the National Guard Armory (across from Parkersburg South high school),
April 22-23 8:00 AM-7:00 PM,
April 24 8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Tot to Teen Sale-Ohio Valley University Main Campus Alumni Gym Vienna, WV  April 24, 10:00-2:00 - Spring and summer clothes, equipment and other items for infant through teens.  Admission $1 for adults and stroller infants.  Children 5 and under (outside a stroller) are free.  Call Marlene Turner 304-375-2921 to rent a table to sell items. 

Flea Market-Belleville Community Center
Apr 23, 2010 9am to 5pm
Apr 24, 2010 9am to 5pm

American Legion Yard Sale -100 Central Ave., Williamstown, WV
Apr 24, 2010 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Clothing and Household Items giveaway-Marietta Church of Christ, 228 S. Seventh) 
Apr 24, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Various items to be given away including; clothes, household items, etc. Public welcome

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Michaels free Mothers Day Craft

Are you a dad or grandma that could use ideas for your kids to make for mom for Mothers' Day?  Check out this free workshop at Michaels this weekend.  Click here for more information.

Monday, April 19, 2010

GREAT shopping week

It's a GREAT week to be a shopper!!  Unfortunately, it's also moving week at my house.  I won't have time to update on the best deals around town this week and I won't be able to partake with you on these amazing deals.  For now I will post some links to other people who do have great posts up about the deals in our area.  I hope to be back in full swing again next week.

CVS-free nail polish, heatwraps, womens razor, toothpaste and more

Dollar General-has just started taking internet printable coupons . . . this opens up a world of new possibilities . . . look at some of the great deals this week on this new store possibility.

Foodland-$1.48 poptarts, 3 for $1 Bryers Yogurt, $0.98 eggs, BOGO hotdogs . . .

Kroger-some good deals this week

Office Depot-another great week of freebies after rebate again this week.  The link will take you to their website . . . look at the back page of the newspaper circular for all the details . . . these are HOT sales!!!!

Target-free light bulbs, Motrin, travel size body wash, travel size Tide, click here for Target free socks

Ice Cream for a quarter? I'll take it!!

This week only (April 19-25, 2010), when you purchase one Blizzard at Dairy Queen at regular price, you  get a second Blizzard for $0.25!  Now this is a deal I will be squeezing into our busy week!!! 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Once Upon a Time Princess Tea Party (Putnam County)

Awwww, makes me wish I had a daughter!  snif, snif

Once Upon A Time Princess Tea Party
Apr 24, 2010 10am - 12pm
Hurricane Valley Community Center
You’re invited To A Once Upon A Time Princess Tea Party
Girls ages 2-12 Come dressed as your favorite Princess and take a ride in a carriage with Cinderella

Activities include: Crown Decorating, Jewels in the Sand, Princess Coloring Pages &More

Princesses Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine, Tiana and the Frog Prince, Tinkerbell and the Fairy Godmother will be available for pictures.  Refreshments fit for a Princess

No reservations needed, Free of Charge

For more information contact Karen Haynes 304-757-7584 or Putnam Co. Parks Office 562-0518

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thomas the Train Play Date at Toys R Us

Thomas the Train Play Date will take place this Saturday, April 17th from 11am-1pm at all Toys R Us locations.  They will have storytime, games, trivia, special offers and coloring fun.  Click here for official information (page 5).

Disclaimer-we attended this event at the Parkersburg location last year and were very diappointed.  We did get a free train conductor hat, coloring book and some Thomas coupons but we were unimpressed.  They had a table set up just inside the door of Toys R Us with a book that you could read to your child, some crayons and coloring books, and some free hats.  There were no other kids there and no adults manning the table to encourage the kids or anything.  We are not huge Thomas fans so we were unimpressed.  Perhaps other Toys R us do a better playdate?  Or maybe if we really loved Thomas we would be really excited about the free stuff . . . I doubt we will make the extra trip this year . . . might be good for true Thomas fans or anyone who happens to be out and near their Toys R Us this weekend.

Ringling Bros and Barnum and Baily Circus comes to Charleston

Wednesday-Sunday April 21-25 at the Charleston Civic Center
Ticket prices start at $13 opening night and $15 each night after.
Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.
Be sure and get there an hour early for free all access pre-show where you can meet the animals and performers.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dogwood Arts & Crafts Festival, Huntington

April 23 - 25 - Dogwood Arts & Crafts Festival, Huntington, WV

Big Sandy Superstore Arena is the only place in the Tri-State that features over 100 quality vendors offering you hand-crafted jewelry, wood items, candles, quilts, metal works, children's clothing, West Virginia made food products, and a whole lot more. Call 304-696-5990 for more information and times.

It's Tax Day!!!

Mail your taxes in and then celebrate with these freebies today only!!!

CHICK-FIL-A-Receipt day-see details here (most WV locations . . . call your store to be sure)  Vienna store IS participating

MAGGIEMOO'S: Get one free slice of ice cream pizza -- ice cream with red frosting to look like sauce and white chocolate to look like cheese -- Charleston locations from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. 

STARBUCKS: Get free brewed coffee all day Thursday if you bring your own mug.

IHOP: Expanding on the tax deduction parents get for kids, the restaurant chain is offering free dinner for one child age 12 or younger with each adult meal purchased 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. all month long. Charleston locations

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Online Reading for School age children

I discovered a great online reading site today for school age kids.  Its called Disney Digital Books and can be found here.   It has TONS of disney books online for reading, over 500 to be exact.  You can choose your reading level, get definitions of words you don't know, and even design and write your own books.  It's all Disney characters and books but there are tons of stories to choose from to read.  As a former teacher, I especially love that while you are reading they stop now and then and give you a comprehension question.  If you get it right you earn points for your "bank" that can be traded in for awards later.  Use this code for a free two week sample (you will need an e-mail address but no credit card info.  FAMFUNMAR14

More Free Redbox Codes

Some new Redbox Codes for you to try.  Each should be a free rental.  These codes are often tricky and work for some people and not others.  The movies are only $1 though if the code doesn't work or just walk away with nothing if the codes don't work.

DVDATWAG (good at Walgreen’s Locations)
DVDKROG (good at Kroger Locations only)
Redbox are basically a video rental kiosk located in front of or inside stores that give you instant access to the DVD's you want. The rentals are all $1 a day and can be kept out as many days as you want (your credit card is charged $1 each day). The rentals can be returned to ANY Redbox so it's really convienent while traveling to pick up one at one location and return it in route. You can even go to and reserve the movies you want so they are ready for you to pick up when you get there. Pretty cool little system if you ask me. If you have never used a redbox before, try the code DVDONME, or BREAKROOM for free trials to see what you think. These codes are good for anyday but can only be used once per person. In WV they are located at the following locations (see below) see for the most complete up to date listings

Buckhannon, WV-Walmart, Kroger
Charleston, WV area-Foodland, Kroger (Delaware Ave), Kroger (Maccorkle Ave.) Kroger (Fledderjohn Rd), Kroger (Riverwalk Mall), Walgreens (Washington St.), South Charleston Walmart, Dunbar Kroger, Marmet Kroger
Clarksburg, WV-Kroger (Pike St.), Walmart, Kroger (Emily Dr.)
Crosslanes, WV-Walmart
Elkins, WV-Walmart, Kroger
Fairmont, WV area-Shop N Save (Indiana Ave.), Jamieson Family Foods, Shop N Save (Country Club Road), White Hall Walmart, Mannington Jamieson Family Foods
Gassaway, WV-Kroger
Grafton, WV-Walmart
Kingwood, WV-Walmart
Mason, WV-Walmart
Morgantown, WV area-Kroger (Town Center), Kroger (Patteson Dr.), Kroger (Earl Core Rd.), Westover Shop N Save, Giant Eagle (University Town Center), Granville Walmart, Giant Eagle (Greenbag Rd.), Walmart, Shop N Save (Venture Dr)
Moundsville, WV-Walmart
New Martinsville, WV-Walmart
Parkersburg WV area-Kroger (Division St), Kroger (7th St.), Vienna Walmart, Walmart (Pike St.), Giant Eagle (Marietta, OH), Walmart (Marietta, OH), Kroger (Marietta, OH)
Philippi, WV-Shop N Save
Rainelle, WV-Kroger
Riply, WV-Walmart, Kroger
Spencer, WV-Walmart
Triadelphia, WV-Walmart
Weirton, WV-Shop N Save
Weston, WV-Kroger, Walmart, Shop N Save
Summersville, WV-Walmart

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Circus is coming to town! (Marietta, OH)

This isn't technically in WV but for those of you in the Wood and Pleasants County areas this might be an event you are interested in.

Star Family Circus is coming to Marietta, OH
Thursday and Friday, April 15-16 at 7:00PM
Washington County Fairgrounds Building (rain or shine)
Adults $10.00, Students 15-17 $5.00, children 14 and under appear to be free

Free Fishing Derby for kids (Wood County)

Fishing Derby Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 9:00am to Noon
Southwood Park Lake and City Park Lake
30th Annual Parkersburg Fishing Derby - Free fishing for children 3 to 14 years of age for rainbow trout.  Fishing license is not required for the children adn each child is allowed three fish for measurement an awarding of prizes.  Fish will be stocked in the pond on Thursday.  Catch the tagged fish (5 in each pond) and win $50 prize!  Catch the golden trout and win $100!!
Contact Vickie Marshall 304-424-7311 ext 201 for more information

Chick Fil A Tax Stimulus Week

Chick-fil-A in Vienna, WV and Grand Central Mall locations are having Tax Relief Stimulus Week.  Each day there will be an offer for something for free. 

Day #2 Tuesday. You get a deduction for children on your taxes, so on Tuesday Chick-fil-A is doing the same. Free Kids Meal (4 Nugget) All Day (10:30am-Close) with the purchase of an Adult Combo Meal.  (Thanks for the heads up Tracy)

Day #3 Wednesday, April 14 Free Chick-Fil-A Chick-n Mini's (3 count) no purchase necessary.  6:30AM-10:30AM at the Vienna location only.

Day #4 Thursday, April 15 Receipt Day-save your receipt from any purchases made today and come back any day in May for the exact order FREE!! 10:30AM-8:00PM only

Most Chick-fil-A's across the country are doing something this week to celebrate "tax day" so if you live in an area outside of Vienna, WV and you know what your Chick-Fil-A in is doing, send me a message and I'll get yours listed as well.  I know of some OH stores that are doing a "receipt day" on the 15th as well.

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic

This week is an Earth Day project at the LOWES Build and Grow Clinic-FREE building clinic at all Lowes' locations. They will be making a See it grow planter. Sounds like a great spring project!  This would be a great daddy or mommy bonding project with your child (they are recommended for K and up). The clinic is from 10:00AM-11:00 AM on Saturday, April 17th. Each child will receive all the items needed for their game as well as a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certificate when they complete their project. Go here to sign up and get more information.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hiking in Kanawha State Forest--Wildflower Walk (Kanawha County)

On Sat. Apr. 24th you outdoors loving families can head on over to Charleston for the Ksff Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks at the Kanawha State Forest

Registration 9:00am to 9:30am at swimming pool area of Kanawha State Forest

Admission: $5 for adults, $2 for kids under 16

Walks: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Several different walks including wildflower identification, beginning and advanced birding and photography (be sure to bring a camera and binoculars)

Door prizes, raffle, hot dog sale and free drinks

For inquiries, call (304) 925-2771 or (304) 558-3500

Sounds like a great way to spend time together as a family learning something new together and getting some excersize at the same time.  I have never done anything like this before but would love to hear from those of you that have on whether your family enjoyed it and what ages it's most appropriate for.

Hot Coupon Printables

Become a fan of Sara Lee on facebook and then click here for a $2 off one package of lunch meat. (should be able to print this coupon twice) This will get you a whole package of quality lunchmeat for about $0.60 at Walmart (in the front of the store near the deli).  This lunchmeat freezes well so stock up your freezer for the summer even if you don't need it now.  (thanks for the heads up krazy coupon lady)
Click here for a $1.00 off coupon for Scotch-Brite Brand product.  Coupon doesn't expire until the end of June.  The single pack of sponges usually runs $1 or less at most stores so this should result in free sponges for your spring cleaning.  Best part?  The coupon can be printed as many times as you want, but be cautious because many stores (including Kroger and Foodland) will not honor more than two per transaction.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

CVS Deals 4/11-4/17

I am planning a post on how to make the most out of CVS Extra Care Bucks later, but if you are already familiar with CVS there two of the deals that I thought were really great this week.

Dial Nutriskin body wash at $5.49
- $4.50 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 1)
- $1 printable coupon here
=Free after coupon and ECBs

Dove Shampoo or Conditioner (12 oz.) at $4.49
-$4.49 Extra Care Bucks (Limit 1)
=Free after Extra Care Bucks
If you have the $1.50 off coupon from the 3/28 RedPlum insert you can actually get $1.50 overage on this purchase!

You can check out all the deal ideas this week here (no sense me reposting them all when she already did such a great job).

Free after "rebate" batteries, printer labels and more

Office Depot has some free after "worklife rewards rebates" this week.  You will pay up front for each of these items and then receive an Office Depot reward card at the end of the quarter for a full refund of the item. 
1.  Become a worklife rewards member if you are not already.  Sign up here or in store.
2.  Take your card or card number and buy listed items.  Must earn at least $10 in the entire quarter so if you don't shop there often, I would buy at least $10 worth this week.
3.  Wait until end of rewards time period. (current one ends in June)
4.  Receive your Office Depot Reward Card, just like an Office Depot Gift Card. (will arrive in late August)
5.  Spend gift card like cash at Office Depot.

This week you can get 100% of purchase price back on these items (see back of Office Depot ad or online here)
$9.99-Letter and Legal Storage Totes
$9.99-Bankers Box 5 pack
$9.29-100pack Standard Photo paper
$7.29- Sharpie Liquid Highlighters 5 pack
$11.99-Compact Stapler
$1.19- Paper Clips box
$29.99-Letra Tag Handheld Labeler
$4.99- Natural Spring Water 20 pack
$7.99- Energizer AA/AAA Batteries
$4.99-Legal Writing Pads
$9.99- Liquid Rollerball pens
$25.99 White Printer Labels (3000 pack)
$9.29 Scotch Refills Tape 4 pack

We have had good success with this worklife rewards program before and have had no trouble using our rewards card on ink and other supplies we need.

River City Tavern and Grill-Kids eat free on Sundays

edit: I saw a sign this morning with a price list for Childrens' menu on Sundays . . . perhaps the new ownership does not plan to do free Sunday lunch anymore for kids.  I'll check into it and let you know ASAP.  Sorry if you were there today expecting free lunch for kids . . . I had no idea that was changing.
Headed out to eat today after church, or any Sunday for that matter?  Head to River City Tavern and Grill (Soon to be renamed Murdoch's River City Grill) in Parkersburg and your kids will eat free (up to 2 kids per adult entree).  My son especially loves the waterfall and fishpond at River City (in addition to the food of course).  I am excited to see their new remodel job that finished up this past weekend!
A unique locally owned restaurant right on Grand Central Avenue-casual dress is fine.  Check it out here for a menu and price list.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Swagbucks-are you winning free stuff?

Are you winning free giftcards?  If not, you need to join Swagbucks.  It's so easy to earn points and redeem them for gift cards and other free stuff.  I literally use swagbucks for NOTHING but online searches (instead of google or or any other search engine) and I have earned $20 in giftcards from Amazon which I used for Christmas gifts in December and I am already up to another $20 in Amazon if I choose to redeem them there again.  They often have bonus periods to get bonus points too but I have never made any effort and still earn about $20 every three months or so.  Those who actually put some effort into it say they can earn much faster than that.  It's super easy.  Check it out here or scroll down to the bottom of my website at any time and click on the ad at the bottom of the page.  Sign up is easy and takes only minutes.  Happy Searching!!! 

WV Book Faire-Martinsburg

WV Book Faire will take place at Old Towne Martinsburg
April 16-17 (see website here for event times)
Sounds like kind of a meet and greet of some great authors.  They will have children's contests, programs and numerous other activities.  A great opportunity to take your children to meet their favorite author and get their books signed.  I remember my little sister getting to do that as a kid at our local library.  These two authors I have heard of and own some of their books but there are a ton of other authors listed on the website.  Check it out here for a complete list and for times and locations of events. 
Dave Pelzer-A Child Called It
Nancy Shaw-Sheep in a Jeep

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Free or almost Free 7 UP

Click here for a $1 off any 1 7 up product . . . includes 20oz bottle, 2 liter bottle or 6 pack!!  This should result in almost free 7up!!  Thanks moneysavingmom

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kids day at the Park (Parkersburg, WV)

Saturday, April 10, 2010-City Park Pavilion
12th Annual Kids day at the Park-11:00AM-1:00PM
--free event for kids 4-12 and will feature activities, crafts, games, treasure walk, story time, and door prizes.  Sponsored by WV Association for Family and Community Education and the Parkersburg and Wood County Library
--for more information call the library at 304-420-4587

Finding Healthy Foods at the Grocery Store Seminar (Wood County)

Finding Healthy Foods at the Grocery Store with Dr. Heather McCarter. 
April 15th at 10:30 AM at the Vienna Public Library (Wood County)

Understand food labels in order to eat nutritionally and stop the yo-yo diet.  Lost weight naturally WITH food rather than without.  Call 304-295-7771 to register for this important seminar

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Huntington YMCA Healthy Kids Day

YMCA healthy kids day is free to the public and will teach kids and their parents the importance of physical activity. It will be from 9:00-12:00 on Saturday (April 10) at the YMCA

Monday, April 5, 2010

Quizno's free chips and drink

What is a sub without chips and a drink?  Get the chips and drink free with sub purchase and this coupon at Quizno's.  Coupon says one per person, per order but has an unlimited number of prints so if you are a frequent sub eater you could print several.  Coupon expires 4/18/10 Thanks krazy coupon lady for the info

Unadvertised K-Mart Super Double Coupons

K-mart is having super double coupons this week at most of their stores.  Check if your store is included on this list.  Both Parkersburg stores ARE participating but the rules are strict.

1. You MUST have a "Shop your way Rewards Card" available for free at the service counter or at Sears or online here.  GIVE THIS TO THE CASHIER before scanning your items.

2.  Coupons up to $2 will be doubled (making them worth $4 off)

3.  You can only use up to 5 coupons a day!

Many people are reporting that when they called their K-mart and asked they were told their store was NOT participating.  Others were told by a Cashier that they were not participating BUT . . .as long as you found your store listed on the official list, the cash registers were set to double as long as you follow the three steps above.  I took the risk today and all 5 of mine doubled perfectly.  I had two $2 coupons, two $1.50 coupons, and one $1 and they all doubled just fine with no conversation with the cashier at all.

See a list of potential free items here.  (I found that many of her prices were NOT the same as the prices at my store, but it's still a decent place to start).  I didn't get anything completely free because I found 5 coupons for things I actually needed to get this week so I had to skip the freebie stockpile for today.  Maybe another day.

Swap Till you Drop Clothing Party (Wood County)

Apr 10, 2010 8:30am till 10:45am
Jackson Park Community Building (Vienna, WV)

Community Swap Till You Drop Clothing Party - Now is the time to get a new wardrobe without spending a penny.

This is a clothing party, at No Charge, for all ladies, teens and children.

All clothing must be gently used or new and fashionable, cleaned and pressed with no missing buttons or broken zippers. Suits, jackets and coats on hangers. No Lingerie, Underwear or Socks are permitted. Jewelry must be in a plastic bag. Purses, hats, gloves and shoes are permitted if gently worn. A dressing room will be provided. Refreshments will be served.

With questions contact . . . Kay Battin @ (304) 580-0008 or Jenn Hunt @ (304) 481-6536

Harding's Family Restaurant kids eat free on Mondays--Charleston, WV

Harding's Family Restaurant 2772 Pennsylvania Ave. Charleston, WV

Monday nights 4:00-10:00pm, kids (10 and under) eat free!!  One free meal from the kiddie menu per adult meal.  Also, head over to their website here for a free dessert coupon!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

LOWES Build and Grow Clinic

Another boring weekend planned?  This week is an exceptionally cool project week at the LOWES Build and Grow Clinic.  They will be making a mini-baseball game.  I can't wait until my 2 year old is old enough for these clinics (they are recommended for K and up).  The clinic is from 10:00AM-11:00 AM on Saturday, April 10th.  Each child will receive all the items needed for their game as well as a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certificate when they complete their project.  Go here to sign up and get more information.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

More free Samples

In addition to the Walmart free samples I listed here.  You can also get free samples from Kroger right now.  The Kroger samples include one for Cheddar Cheese popcorn?!?  Ummmm, okay, I'm game to try for free!

Check it out for yourself here and get in on the other freebies at that site too.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Bored This weekend?

Click on the stuff to do tab on the right hand side and scroll down for a total list of events going on in your area.  Lots of Easter related events and free craft events this weekend!  Click on your area below for an Easter specific list (lists updated this morning).  Craft events can be found under the stuff to do tab.  Know of events I don't have listed?  Let me know and I'll add them ASAP.

Charleston Area
Huntington Area
Parkersburg Area
Tucker County

Final Four Meal Deal at Chick-fil-A (Vienna, WV locations)

WVU Final Four Chick-fil-A Special!!!
All Day Saturday both the Vienna Free Standing and Grand Central Mall locations Combo #1 (original sandwich, waffle fry and drink) $4.44 plus tax.
It's WVU Day at Chick-fil-A on Saturday/game day!
(thanks for the heads up Tracy!)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

HOT coupon DiGiorno Pizza

Click here to go to a facebook "game" and get a $3.00 coupon for Digiorno Pizza and Breadsticks (I've never seen these packaged together, I hope my store sells them).  If you don't want to play the game just click on the first link (fool your friends for a $3.00 coupon) and then on the second screen just scroll to the bottom where it says "get coupon without fooling your friends"  Let me know where you find them . . . I have two coupons to use.  :-) Thanksfor the heads up moneysavingmom

Michaels free Easter Pail Craft

Cliek here for more information

Free Samples this week

Walmart has some great free samples out right now.  These usually arrive MUCH sooner than the 6-8 weeks most samples take to arrive.  Remember that many free samples come with coupons for the product too so it's two great reasons to sign up.  Walmart is really good about not sending a bunch of junk mail after the samples too.

Free Sample of Parents Choice Formula here

Free Sample of Dove Men+Care bodywash here

Crest 3D White Strips sample here

Free sample of Tide plus Fabreeze here

Free Sample of Benefiber Orange here