Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Weekly deal wrapup 6/27-7/3

I'm going to try a new format for the weekly deals.  I think it will be easier for me to just list my favorites for each store and then a link to someone who is doing all the deal matchups for you.  This way I can promote my favorite websites without listing everything myself and repeating what they already do so well.  Also, hopefully by a quick glance at what I post for each store you can see if it's worth it for you to shop there this week.  Let me know what you think.

CVS-free Aveeno after mail in rebate, $0.50 brownie mix-kind of a slow week at CVS overall
see coupon matchups here
Kroger-If you drink coke-be sure and get in on the 5 for $12 deal on 12 packs this week!  Also, the Daytona 500 event is going on again and lots of deals can be had for free or almost free convienence foods.  GREAT week for Krogering!
 See all the coupon matchups here.

Giant Eagle-looks like it's all about sauces and seasonings at Giant Eagle this week.  cheap BBQ sauce, salad dressing, sour cream, dip . . . otherwise pretty slow.  Remember Giant Eagle deals run from Thursday to Thursday so if you are headed there for this weeks deals be sure to get there by Wednesday night.
See all the coupon matchups here

Become a fan of Snapfish on facebook for a "free" 8x10 Collage

Become a fan of Snapfish on facebook and get a "free" 8x10 collage. 

After shipping cost ($0.99) and tax this ended up being $1.05 for me in WV.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Home Depot Kids Workshop will be held this weekend at all Home Depot stores from 9-noon.  They will be making a periscope this week (great science lesson on reflection!)  Workships are designed for children ages 5-12.  Go here fore more details, but no sign up is necessary.

"The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, this fun time allows for quality one-on-one time between adults and children."

In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

FREE TICKETS to Circus in Belpre, OH

I have about 25 free tickets that were sent to me to the Carson Barnes Circus in Belpre, OH for Thursday July 1 at 4:30 and 7:30PM to give away.  These are free children's tickets and are only good with paid adult ticket (around $20).  Anyone need some?  Send me an e-mail with your address and I'll get them out to you.  Mountaineermoneysaver@hotmail.com  Circus will be at the City Lot at Washington Blvd.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Clifford the Big Red Dog visits Parkersburg

Join Clifford the Big Red Dog and friends at the Parkersburg City Park on June 25th--9am!! We will have a parade around the pond to show are support for JuLePs Pathways Playground.

Decorate your bikes, wheelchairs, strollers, scooters....after the parade we will have story time with cookie and milk!!!!!! Hope to see you there!!! (contact Juli Kurns for more info)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Another great family week at the Drive In Movie theater in Wood County

Did you know there are still Drive In Movie Theaters open in WV? One of them is in Wood County-this theater offers two movies each night and with your admission price you can stay for both movies. Most people bring along blankets and chairs and just sit outside so everyone in the car can see better but you can also sit right in your car like the old fashioned movies. This week is a GREAT family week since both features are rated PG.

"Jungle Drive-In" -- June 18-30

"Shrek Forever After" PG

"Robin Hood" PG

Box office opens 7:30 pm. Show starts @ 9:15 pm.

...Admission: $7 EA - Children 12 & under FREE when accompanied by parent

Concession stand serving Popcorn, Drinks, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Fries, Nachos, Candy, Ice Cream, Snow Cones

Phone: 304.464.4063
Thanks moms like me

Kroger Daytona Promotion

This is the week for stockup at Kroger if you have coupons!  They are running a buy 10 items get $3 back promotion.  Be sure to head to kroger.com, shortcuts.com, and cellfire.com to add e-coupons to your Kroger card before you head to the store since many of the items on the promotion are also offering e-coupons.  (for some reason the Marietta store doesn't seem to work for e-coupons very often so be warned that if you shop there you may or may not get the e-coupons taken from your bill)

I was able to get Country Time Lemonaide mix for .50 after coupon (peel off one I found last week), Frozen pizza's for $0.62 each, Oscar Mayer Hotdogs for 0.99, Pizza Rolls for $0.55, Betty Crocker Cookie Mix for $0.69 . . . you get the idea.  It's certainly not a health food week but if you want to stock your freezer and cupboards with easy convienence foods (or kid foods) this is the week for you.  See this website for actual coupon matchups for the Mid Atlantic Region (most of WV) and links to printable coupons.

Thanks ClipperGirl

Monday, June 21, 2010

LOWES Build and Grow Clinic

LOWES build and Grow Clinic this week (Saturday, June 26 at 10:00 AM) will be making this monster truck as well as some cardboard cars for the truck to run over!  :-)  Any little boys (or girls) in your life that would enjoy this project?  If so, go sign up here

 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.  Project designed for Kindergarten and up.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Charleston Area Town Center Mall kids event

Charleston Area Town Center Mall: FREE children's meet & greet - Diego from Nick Jr.'s, Go, Diego, Go! June 21 @ noon in the Food Court. Enjoy Spanish Day at the Mall!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Crafts 2000 Scrappin Saturday

Crafts 2000 is having a Scrappin Saturday this Saturday, June 19 from noon - 5 p.m. You can use their classroom and their tools to make your scrapbook pages. There is a $5 registration fee but with that fee you will get a coupon for $10 off a $10 purchase in their store. Just sign up at the service desk. Get more info here

ALSO, every Friday and Saturday May - September is Flip Flop days. You buy the flip-flops they offer in the store and then you can get free embellishments and make your own unique style of shoes right in the store. Such a fun little project and the shoes are just a couple dollars in the store. Sounds like a great mother/daughter date day to me!

Decadent Desserts free cookbook download

Do you watch Mr. Food on WTAP or your local TV station in the mornings?  Well, his website is offering a free download of the cookbook Decadent Desserts if you go here. If you like new recipies this would be a great way to get a bunch of new ones for free!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vienna, WV Public Library offers Summer fun program

Vienna Public Library is sponsering a summer reading program again this summer.  There are reading logs available in the library for every age group from 2 year old through adults.  When you read the specified number of books for your age group; you turn in your log for a chance at some great prizes.  The logs are already out and ready to be filled out so get started reading right away.

In addition they will be having "story hour" type events for children of all ages this summer.  For a complete list click here.  I'll try to feature them again several times this summer as a reminder of some of their best events.

Friday, June 11, 2010

GREAT FAMILY WEEK at the drive in!

Did you know there are still Drive In Movie Theaters open in WV?  One of them is in Wood County-this theater offers two movies each night and with your admission price you can stay for both movies.  Most people bring along blankets and chairs and just sit outside so everyone in the car can see better but you can also sit right in your car like the old fashioned movies.  This week is a GREAT family week since both features are rated PG.

"Jungle Drive-In" -- Jun 11-16

"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" PG [Jake Gyllenhaal]

"The Last Song" PG [Miley Cyrus/Greg Kinnear]

Box office opens 7:30 pm. Show starts @ 9:15 pm.

Admission: $7 EA - Children 12 & under FREE when accompanied by parent

Concession stand serving Popcorn, Drinks, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Fries, Nachos, Candy, Ice Cream, Snow Cones

Phone: 304.464.4063
thanks moms like me

Know any military families?

Great deal for our active and retired military.  Thank you for your service to our country.  The first weekend is already passed but perhaps you will be able to make use of the second.  This is good at Cedar Point, Kings Island and many other locations-see here

FREE regular admission ticket to any active or retired military personnel on Sunday and Monday of both the Memorial Day and July 4th weekends.

Along with free admission, active and retired members of the military will be able to purchase discounted admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) at a special military discount price.

LOWES Build and Grow Clinic

Sorry this post is late but you can still get in on the Build and Grow Clinic at LOWES tomorrow if you don't have plans.  They will be making this cute picture frame for father's day.  Clinic is designed for 6 through 12 year old children.

Just go here to sign up.  Remember, each child that attends will receive all the items needed for their frame,  as well as a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certificate when they complete their project.

also, consider signing up for the clinic in a couple weeks to make this monster truck.  Might just sneak my 2 year old in for this project, right up his alley.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Party Hoppers Discount Admission

It's MOPS day at Party Hoppers in Vienna, WV today (Thursday, June 10) They will be discounting admission to $1 at 10:00 and are encouraging moms to come and meet other area moms and make some new friends while the kids jump around and play.

Party Hoppers is a collection of inflatables for kids to jump on, slide down and in general get their energy out.  They have very resonable priced food there and picnic tables and benches for the adults.  A very well run, clean, safe place to take your kids for some indoor play.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

$10 off any $10 purchase at JCPenney online (Mens dress pants-$10.06 shipped

Use coupon code DADROCKS to get $10 off any purchase $10 or more at JCPenney.com
below is what I did to get some dress pants for my hubby

St. John's Bay Worry Free Pants for $10.06 (OR LESS) shipped (many are backordered-so don't plan on shipping by fathers day)

1. go to JCPenney.com
2. Search for St. John's Bay Worry Free Pants
3. Pick a pair of pants for $14.99 (a few sizes and colors are actually cheaper than that if you scroll down)
4. Go to checkout and when asked for a coupon code use DADROCKS to get $10 off your order.
5. Choose shipping to the store and only pay $4.50 for shipping (it's $5.95 to ship it to your house)
(this code is for ANY order $10 or more so if you don't need pants just use the code on something else for a cheap item . . . maybe check out the clearance section of the website.  Code is good until June 20)

TODAY ONLY, you can get some Mens Khaki Pants from Target online. You can get them for $9.53 shipped! Here’s how:

1.  Go to the Deal of the Day page (IGNORE SOLD OUT SIGN) and click on the “Both on Sale for Father’s Day” link.

2.  Add a pair (or more) of the Khaki pants shown to your cart. (IGNORE free shipping only with $30 purchase sign)

3.  Use coupon code TCJ09UAB to get an additional 10% off the Daily Deal price bringing your total down to $8.99 with free shipping (9.53 if your state charges tax-WV does)
thanks moneysavingmom.com

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Toy Story 3 Movie Release Party- Borders Bookstore

Toy Story 3 Movie Release Party -- Jun 12, 2010 at 11 am (Saturday)

Where: Borders - 850 Grand Central Mall-- Vienna, WV
            Borders- 120 Huntington Mall--Barboursville, WV
Buzz and Woody and the whole gang are back in the brand new movie opening June 18. Celebrate with stories, games, giveaways and more at this very special movie release party for kids ages 4 to 9.  (there will NOT be costumed characters there)

Call the store for details. 304-424-6664

Are you a member of Kraft First Taste?

If you are not a member of Kraft First Taste then you should be!  Look what I got in the mail yesterday.  Coupons for 6 completely free items worth over $21. It's their way of getting the word out about their new products.  I can't wait to try some of these items!  (free digiorno deep dish individual pizza, free oscar mayer deli meat, free ritz crackerfuls, free cheese bites, free macaroni and cheese dinner, free koolaid fun fizz drinks)

Sign up is simple here and all you have to do is when new items become available-click on the ones you want to try and they will send you a coupon.  It's that simple.  Of course, they do want you to come back and offer feedback on whether you liked the new product or not but that is NOT required. 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Free Call from a Disney Character

Do you have a little one in your house, or a grandchild that is in love with all things Disney?  How would they like a call from their favorite disney character?  Sign up here and the character will call your special child on their very own surprise phone call!

Thanks Saraboo's Savings

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Free Bath and Body Works

Bath and Body works is giving out free "Pocket Bac" to everyone who visits the store today (June 5)  from 10AM-9PM.  Check them out on facebook for specific event details.  I LOVE this stuff and always have some in my purse.

The Vienna, WV store in the Grand Central Mall IS participating.  To see if your store is participating check out their website here.

Free Razor from your favorite team

Head to your favorite football team's "gab" site for a free Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor.  They are offering this free sample to fans BEFORE the razors come available in stores.  My hubby doesn't use this kind of razor but we will use our free sample to donate to the homeless shelter where I'm sure someone will be thrilled to have it.

The Brownsgab.com site still had 889 razors left when I logged on this morning.  Not sure about the other teams websites.  Just type your favorite team then gab.com (no spaces)

Blockbuster Express FREE movie codes

There is a new video rental system in town.  Blockbuster is headed the way of the Redbox and is now offering movies through a kiosk for $1 a day as well.  The system is easy to use but you must have a credit card or debit card to charge the movie to.  If you return the movie by 9:00 pm the day AFTER the rental then you will be charged only $1 (or nothing if you have a code).  Every day after that your credit card is charged $1 a day.  Also, like redbox, you can go to the website here and reserve the movie BEFORE you drive all the way to the kiosk, but be warned . . . your credit card is charged when you reserve it online so only do this if you actually plan to go pick it up.

To make the deal even sweeter.  You can get one movie a week free if you are a Speedy Rewards member and your Kiosk is located in front of a Speedway.  Simply make an instore purchase and it will print at the bottom of your receipt (as long as you scannned your card first) OR print one from the Speedy Rewards kiosk in the store (just click on the button to print your speedy points and it will print at the bottom of the receipt)  This code is good ONLY for you and ONLY on the day you print it but you can print one new code for a free movie a WEEK!

Try these free codes and see if you can't score a free rental to try it out.  Each code is good once PER credit card or debit card NOT once per customer.  This could keep you full with movies for quite a while.  :-)  It seems like this might be the only way to rent DVD's very soon as many of the stores are going out of business (see post here). 

Please note that often codes do not work for everyone.  I'm sorry about that but I have no way to know what will work for whom so I'll post them all.  Here are some to try.

GT14A(expires June 30, 2010)

For a Kiosk near you head over to their website here

In the Wood County Area you can find them at the Speedway in Marietta, Speedway on Murdoch Ave, Speedway on Pike St-Parkersburg, Speedway on 7th St. Parkersburg.

Friday, June 4, 2010

QUICK!! Coupon for Cheez-IT going fast!

It's national cheese day?  Who knew?  Evidently Cheez-It did because they are offering a $1 off a box coupon to facebook users TODAY ONLY!  Just head over here and look at the comments section and you will see the link for the coupon.  Make sure you have your printer on black and white printing . . . looks like this one would use a lot of red ink if not.  Should let you print the coupon twice!

Thanks Krazy Coupon Lady

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Did you get the free Chicken?

Did you take advantage of the free Chicken sandwich sample I posted about here?  We did it last night and were quite impressed with Chick-fil-a.  We had a Spicy Chicken VIP table waiting for us.  We were not only given a free sandwich but free fries and large drink as well.  We were even waited on at our table as we ordered our son's kids meal and got refills.  We just got to the restaurant and sat down . . . we were waited on hand and foot after that.  Quite impressed with the entire event and saw four other tables of people taking advantage of the event as well while we were there.

The spicy chicken sandwich was WAY too spicy for my liking . . . I couldn't even finish it all.  My husband, however, loved it and said he will order it again when it is available to the public.  We were recommended to put some ranch dressing on it to cut the spice but neither of us tried that since we are not a fan of the dressing.  They also offered various cheeses to either spice up or tone down the sandwich.

One of the most fun and interesting free events we have ever attended.  We felt very important sitting at the special table and getting all that free food.  Did you redeem your free coupon?  What did you think?

High Value Juice Coupon

Head over to the Welch's Official Fan page on facebook here and click on like.  Then go to the promo's tab for your coupon for $2 off any 1 Welch's juice.  Should make for some cheap grapejuice when paired with a sale in the next couple weeks.  Thanks moneysavingmom.com

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Swimming time!!

Pool Openings for Wood County, WV and Washington, OH area

Parkersburg pools: June 9.

Williamstown Healthy Lifestyle Swimming Pool: Open June 5 & 6. Opening for the summer June 9.

Jackson Park (Vienna, W.Va.): Open Memorial Day weekend and June 5 & 6. Opening for the season on June 9.
Belpre pool: Open June 5 & 6. Opening for summer June 10.

Beverly-Waterford Community Pool: June 3.

Devola-opening Memorial Day weekend and June 5 & 6. Opening June 7 to 11 for limited hours. Opening June 12 for the summer.

Lowell pool: June 3.

Marietta Aquatic Center: Open Memorial Day weekend and June 5 & 6. Opening June 10 for summer.

(thanks for the info Mom's Like Me)

Drugstore/Grocery Store Flop--TARGET Deals!

It's really a bummer week at CVS, Rite Aide, Kroger and most of the local places this week.  I am taking a week off from shopping and saving my Extra Care Bucks and coupons for another week in hopes that it will get better next week.  If you have a Target, however. . . you are in luck!!  Check out all the deals that can be had at Target this week-she even has photos up of what she got!

In the meantime, if you are waiting, like me . . . I found a new facebook page for moms in the Mid-Ohio Valley looking for things to do.  Check out Moms Like Me - Things to do with your kids in the Mid-Ohio Valley on facebook.  Should be a little picture of a blue flower/star thing as the profile picture.  They seem to update a LOT with info on events and going's on if you are interested.