Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Free book download--Curious Folks Ask

Click here for a free Kindle book download Curious Folks Ask: 162 Real Answers on Amazing Inventions, Facinating Products, and Medical Mysteries.  (Kindle is a little machine that lets you read books on it without carrying the book around with you)  Don't have a kindle?  You can download an application here that lets you download the book to your laptop or desktop computer so you can read it on there as well.  If you get really into this reading online/Kindle thing you might check out Money Saving Mom's list of other free e-books here.  Thanks for the info moneysavingmom.

VIsta Print free Photo Gifts and more

Vista Print is offering many of their gift and business items completely free until Thursday (you just pay shipping).  I have only used this company once for Christmas cards and I was THRILLED with the quality.  A friend of mine raves about them all the time so I know they make good stuff.  Anyway, go here to get started making your free stuff . . .

•250 Business Cards FREE

•140 Return Address Labels FREE

•Rubber Stamp FREE

•Sticky Note Pad FREE

•Photo Wall Calender FREE

•Photo Flip Book FREE

•Tote Bag FREE


•Notebook with Photo FREE

•Mousepad FREE
Thanks Krazy Coupn Lady

Chick Fil A Parkersburg

I know it's late notice but if you still don't have dinner plans why not head to the Vienna, WV Chick Fil A for a game night.  From 5-7PM they will have board games available for you to take to your table and play for free with your family.  AND, as always on Kids Night the Chicken Nugget Kids meal is free with the purchase of an adult meal so this could make for a cheap and fun family night for you.

Wildlife Activities in Williamstown, WV

Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge free programs
July 31-Life on the River - 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Participants must be age 3 and up and will have an opportunity to see some of the river's wildlife (mussels, tuttles, fish . . . ) and learn about their world. Call Janet Butler at 304-375-2923 ext 117 for more details but reservations are not necessary.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Crafts 2000 Scrappin Saturday

Crafts 2000 is having a Scrappin Saturday this Saturday, July 17 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!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ramona and Beezus Movie Celebration - Borders Bookstore

Ramona and Beezus Movie Celebration
July 17, 2010 2:00 PM

Where: 850 Grand Central Mall-Vienna - Borders - 304-424-6664
            120 Huntington Mall- Barboursville - Borders -304-736-6233

Celebrate Beverly Cleary's classic books made into a brand new movie! Enjoy games, activities, giveaways (while supplies last) and more at participating stores. Note: this is not a costume character event. Please call the store for specific event details.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Deals for the week of July 11-17

CVS-free scissors and pens Sunday-Tuesday, possible free John Frieda haircare, free contact solution . . . overall a slow week although the school supplies are nice . . . see complete coupon matchups here

Kroger-It's MEGA sale week!!  One of the best promotions of the year so STOCK UP THIS WEEK on all the amazing deals.  This sale usually lasts for two weeks so don't be brokenhearted if you can't get there this week (although their is no guarantee).  Check out this new site for Kroger deals.  She even has a box to check and make your grocery list right off her site.  A new favorite.  :-)  Don't skip this promotion at Kroger . . . it really is a great one with more free and cheap offers than I can list.

Rite Aide-Free after rebate toothpaste and mouthwash and a possible $31 money MAKING deal with the right coupons.
see coupon matchups here or here for the $31 money making deal idea

Friday, July 9, 2010

Odor Grabber Diaper Pail Refill Review

Saw these at Walmart a few weeks ago and thought it was great!  An off brand bag to put in my diaper genie to save money!  I was all for it and excited to try it out since it was $1 cheaper than the diaper genie refill.  I was severely disappointed.  This was not a continuous bag like the genie refills but instead was 10 individual bags that you put on with a plastic ring that is included in the pack. 

I found the ring easy to use and the concept worked as well as the genie brand as far as odor and cleanliness go.  I found that the bags were too big for me to use up in a week though.  So, I was throwing away an entire bag with only a few diapers at the bottom and it seemed like such a waste.  The genie bags let you tear it off right at the top of whatever fill you have so that none is wasted. 

The Odor grabber claims that it has a diaper capacity of 300 and I can't confirm or deny their claim on that . . . but . . . who wants to leave the diapers in the pail until the bags are COMPLETELY full?  Not me!  On trash day, my diapers go out NO EXCEPTION!!  For this reason, I won't buy Odor grabber again.  When trash day comes around I can't justify throwing away a half used bag and I also can't keep diapers in my house longer than a week just to use up a bag.  Yick.

99 Photo Prints for $0.99 plus shipping

Gather up all those summer photos you need printed and check out this photo deal.  Snapfish is offering 99 prints for 99 cents plus shipping through July 11, 2010.

Just log in or sign up for an account here and then add 99 photo prints to your cart and use coupon code JULY99PENNY at checkout to get in on this deal!

Plus, if you’re a new customer, you will also get 50 free prints for signing up!

I'm not sure how much shipping is, but I print a lot of photos for my scrapbooking and this is a pretty good offer if you need prints.

Free Chick Fil A

TODAY, July 9th is COW APPRECIATION DAY! Head over to Chick Fil A dressed like a cow and receive a FREE Combo Meal of your choice! For more details, printable costume ideas, and photos of past participants click here.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Riverfront Roar in Marietta, OH and Williamstown, WV

Lots to see and do this weekend in Marietta, OH and Williamstown, WV as the Riverfront Roar gets underway.  See complete listing of events here.  Races and things most interesting to families (in my opinion) include.
Friday July 9
-5:00pm Powerboats on display on front, Green, and Second streets in Marietta
-6:00-9:00pm Merchant and Artist Walk
-9:30-10:00pm Lighted Boat Parade on the river
-9:45-11:00pm Outdoor Movie (Monsters VS Aliens) at the Armory

Saturday July 10
-1:00-5:00pm-Heat Races
-9:30-9:45pm-Fireworks at the Levee

Sunday July 11
-1:00-4:00 pm- Final Races

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Deals for the week of July 4-10

CVS-Great week for CVSing--even if you don't have existing Extra Care bucks.  Remember, if you are new to CVS see my basics here.  Some of the deals are free dish detergent, free sobe lifewater, free pantiliners, possible free cereal and pain relieving cream with the right coupons. 
See all coupon matchups here.
Kroger-I didn't see much great stuff at Kroger this week but if you are already headed there then
check out the coupon matchups here for a couple free or cheap items this week.

Rite Aid-they seem to be getting more and more complicated . . . I'll have to do some research on exactly what's going on over there at Rite Aid.  In the meantime, you can get a free universal remote this week along with some other free after rebate items. 
See complete list of coupon matchups here.

Wildlife Activities in Williamstown, WV

Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Reguge is sponsoring two free programs. at the refuge center at 3982 Waverly Road (Williamstown, WV)

July 10-Nature Journaling-10:00AM-12:00PM  Participants will create a unique nature journal with help from Bette Cain.  No experience necessary but must be 10 years old or older.  Reservations are helpful but not necessary.  Call 304-375-2923 ext 116

July 31-Life on the River - 10:00 AM-11:00 AM  Participants must be age 3 and up and will have an opportunity to see some of the river's wildlife (mussels, tuttles, fish .  .  . ) and learn about their world.  Call Janet Butler at 304-375-2923 ext 117 for more details but reservations are not necessary.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Free Audio Download of Children's songs

Bible Truth Music is giving away a FREE DOWNLOAD CD of 12 Scripture Songs from the BIBLE SONGS FOR KIDS series! These are designed for children (and grandchildren) and they can certainly help everyone learn the Bible! Click here for the free download.  Thanks Millie.

HOT printable coupon

Click here for a coupon for one can of Libby's vegetables completely free!!  You should be able to reload the page and print this twice.  Thanks moneysavingmom

Free Photo Collage

Through July 7, 2010, you can get a free 8×10 Photo Collage at Rite Aid. Just create your Photo Collage here and use coupon code FREECOLLAGE at checkout. Also, if you choose in-store pick up (under the days option) shipping is free, too. Limit 1 per customer.

Moon Over Mountwood

Mountwood Park-Wood County, WV (off US 50)
Cabela's Moon Over Mountwood Fishing and Outdoor Festival is July 10-11
July 10-Children's fishing tournaments 9am-5pm, Adult overnight fishing 7pm-7am (July 11)
Festival will also have inflatables, kids archery range, Cabela's demonstrations and much more.

See website for more details on registration or call the park at 304-679-3611

Free Audio Download

During the month of July, Christian Audio is offering a free download of The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer. Use coupon code: JUL2010 at checkout here to get it free.  I love to listen to these downloaded books as I clean house . . . what an uplifting way to have your mind fed as you do your daily chores.  Thanks moneysavingmom

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Free Jr. Deluxe at Arbys with drink purchase

Head over to Arbys on July 5 to try their new Jr. Deluxe for free (with drink purchase) on this one day sample event.  (thanks Lia for the heads up)  See details here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

$1 Flip Flops at Old Navy

If you missed the first flip flop day . . . you are in luck . . . they are gonna do it all over again this weekend!
Old Navy has just announced that all their solid color flip flops will be $1 on Saturday, July 3, 2010. While supplies last. Limit of five pairs of flip-flops per customer.  I have seen this advertised other places but on facebook it says you must have a copy of their official facebook form to get the deal.   See here for official details and for the form you may, or may not need to print to get the deal.  (did you need the form?  post in the comments for others to see before they head out to the store)

July 4th Activities in West Virginia

Charleston, WV
Haddad Riverfront Park on Kanawha Blvd.-Sunday, July 4
8:00 pm WV Symphony
9:30 pm Fireworks

Parkersburg, WV
North Hills Veterans Parade-10:30AM-12:30PM begins at 213 North HIlls Drive

Parkesrburg City Park Carnival opens tonight (July 1) and runs through the entire holiday weekend.  Admission is free but all rides and games are additional ticket prices. 
3:00-Sunday afternoon at the City Park bandshell the July 4th Choral Celebration will begin.
10:00-Sunday night-fireworks at City Park

Parkersburg Country Club-July 4 fireworks (at dusk)

Marietta, OH
Parade-Parade from Fort Harmar to Armory Square 10:00 AM on July 4th concert and picnic to follow
Fairgrounds-Carnival opens
July 2 - Rides start at 4 p.m. ; ATV Drag Racing at 6 p.m.
July 3 - Modified Garden Tractor Pull at 9 a.m. ; Carnival Rides start at Noon ; Horse, Pony & Mule Pull at 6 p.m.
July 4 - Gates open at noon ; Carnival Rides start at 1 p.m. ; Demolition Derby at 7 p.m., Fireworks at 10 p.m. ; Rides, Games, Concessions all day

Wheeling, WV
July 3- Oglebay 4th Celebration (fireworks at dusk)
July 4-City of Wheeling fireworks (at dusk)

Barbour County, WV
Barbour County Fairgrounds-  Both the event and parking are free. Gates open at 4 p.m., a ceremony to honor our troops and veterans is set for 6 p.m., with the fireworks scheduled for 10 p.m.

Chester, WV
July 3-fireworks (at dusk)

Clarksburg, WV
July 2-"Symphony Under the Stars", featuring the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will be held again this year at the Clarksburg City Park, in Nutter Fort. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., with fireworks to follow.

Elkins, WV
Elkins City Park -a car show, a cruise-in, a country music showdown and fireworks. Events run from 5 to 10 p.m. and are free.

Moundsville, WV 
July 4-fireworks (at dusk)

Ritchie County, WV "4th of July Celebration" will be held at the 4-H grounds in Harrisville. Live music will begin at 7 p.m. with fireworks at 10 p.m. The event is free, but you are asked to bring your own chair.

Roanoke, WV 
July 3-Stonewall Resort fireworks (at dusk)

Pine Grove, WV
July 3-fireworks (at dusk)

Buckhannon-Upshur High School - A "Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration" will be held at the Buckhannon-Upshur High School football field. The gates will open at 4 p.m., with entertainment starting at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per carload. The rain date is July 10.

Reminder-Carson Barnes Circus tonight!

Belpre, Ohio is having a Carson Barnes Circus today at 4:30 and 7:30 pm at the City Lot on Washington Blvd.  Not sure of the admission prices but likely according to their website between $16-$20 each adult.  Lots of free kids tickets available so be sure and search around before you go.