Tuesday, May 31, 2011

HOT diet coke coupon

Click here for a $1 off any diet coke (16 or 20oz) coupon printable.  Remember to hit your back button after it prints to print two of them. . . . limit two!!   Thanks moneysavingmom

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Old Navy Clearance

Now through Monday, Old Navy is offering a fantastic 30-50% off their already clearanced prices!  Word around blog land is that this makes little girl t-shirts $2.50 each and I'm sure other items are similarly priced!

Thanks moneysavingmom

Friday, May 27, 2011

Kids Bowl Free

Select Bowling lanes around the country are offering free bowling to kids this summer.

Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free bowling games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.

Go to this website for more details on the bowling alleys participating (unfortunately only Bluefield and Grafton, WV are participating).  In the Mid Ohio Valley the Go here to register your child to bowl at the North Hills Lanes in Marietta, OH.  You will receive their bowling coupons by e-mail each week.  Shoe rental and the cost of adults to play along is not included, but this would make for a great, cheap activity on a rainy summer day.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Williamstown Pool

The Williamstown Healthy Lifestyle Swimming Pool is scheduled to open at 2:45 p.m. June 8 and has waterslides, a shaded kiddy pools and a large swimming area.

Hours--12:00 Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday with night swim from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Evening rentals and theme nights will be available Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Daily Rates--???

Season Passes will be on sale at the city building at 100 W. Fifth St. and at the pool. The sale will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 16, 23 and June 6.  The passes will be sold at a discounted price with family passes (for up to five people) at $170 and single passes being sold at $80. The regular prices are $180 and $85, respectively. The discounted prices will be available through June 9.

City Park and Southwood Park Pools (Parkersburg, WV)

The pools in Parkersburg City Park (diving board) and Southwood Park (lap lanes and hillside waterslide) will open on June 9.

Hours- 12:00 noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Cost-$3.50 for children ages 4-years-old to 12-years-old and $4 for 13-years-old and up

Season Passes- $35 per person for the pool and $45 for the pool and slide (southwood park only) and $115 per family (pool only) and $135 for the pool and slide (southwood park only)

Jackson Park Pool (Vienna, WV)

The Vienna pool in Jackson Memorial Park will open on June 9 and has slides, a kiddy pool and a large lap pool.

Hours-12:00 noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Cost- $3 a person general daily admission

Season Passes- $25 for 10 visits as discounted tickets

Belpre Pool, Belpre, OH

The Belpre Pool (Blennerhassett St., Belpre OH)  will be the first to open for the season with the official schedule beginning at noon on May 27

Hours- 12:00 Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday with evening hours pending.

Admission--0-4 Free, 5-18 $4.00, 19-59 $5.00, Military and Seniors 65+ $3.00

Season Pass: Individual $85.00 Family Pass $150.00 for 5 members, $20.00 for each additional member

Swimming Lessons:  
Session I June 20 thru 30th. Registration due by June 16th.
Session II July 11 thru 21st. Registration due by July 7th.
Session III July 25 thru Aug 4th. Registration due by July 21st.

Lessons are on Monday – Thursday 10:30 – 11 am (Age 6-12) and 11-11:30 (age 3-5)

Pool Rental: $150 for the first hour and $125 for each additional hour

FREE Admission to Belpre Pool--THURSDAY ONLY

Sorry, just found out about this now . . . maybe you will read this in time to take advantage.

Come and enjoy the Belpre Swimming Pool (Belpre Swimming Pool, Blennerhassett Avenue, Belpre, Ohio)
Thursday, May 26th from noon to 6PM
Games, Food, Music and Fun for the whole Family

Sponsored by: Marietta YMCA and the City of Belpre
Thanks Moms like me

Regal Movie Theater Coupons

Did you know that almost every weekend Regal Movie Theater offers coupons for food at the theater?  Head on over here and become a fan on facebook for weekly updates.  This week you can get a Zap Pack (16oz drink, tray of popcorn and a fruit snack) for only $2!!  If you are headed to a movie anyway, this would be a great deal!

Also, if you live in the Martinsburg, WV (or any other area of the country-outside WV-with a Regal theater you will want to check out this website to see if your Regal is offering $1 movies on Tuesday and Wednesdays this summer.  This was offered in our area years ago and is such a great, cheap way to spend a rainy day!!  Anyone know why the Parkersburg, WV theater isn't offering it anymore?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Borders-Earn a free book for reading this summer

Borders is offering a double dog dare challenge this summer.  Children 12 and under can read 10 books (or have 10 read to them) and they earn a free book!  Simple process and there is no pressure to buy anything at the store.  We did this last year (when my son was 2) and had no trouble at all.

1. Print the form here (set your printer to only print page 2)

2. Fill in the titles of 10 books read (they can be any books you already have or library books)

3. Bring form into Borders between June 1 and September 5 to pick a free book from this list.  (unlike last year, this list has some GREAT ones for very young children this year!!) 

Click here for official information.  (thanks Hip2Save)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Free or Discounted ticket to Cars 2 (or other Disney movie)

If you, like me have a child who is counting down the days until Cars 2 comes out then you may want to cash in on this deal.  Rayovac has partnered with Disney and has a new promotion that will allow you to earn discounted or FREE movie tickets to see the movie Cars 2 (in theaters June 24th).  Here’s a possible deal scenario you can score at Walmart…

Buy 3 Rayovac AA 10 ct specially marked battery packages $5.97
Use 3 $1/1 coupons found here
Pay as low as $4.97 per pack

Then enter the 3 Cars 2 codes found on the packages here to snag a FREE movie ticket!
Here’s how it works…

Just purchase specialty marked packages of Rayovac batteries (see picture above). Then, enter the code found on the package on the Rayovac/Cars website before October 31st, 2011 to earn the following rewards…

*3 codes can be redeemed to see Cars 2 or any Disney/Touchstone movie
*2 codes can be redeemed to save $6 off a Cars 2 or Disney/Touchstone movie
*1 code can be redeemed to save $3 off a Cars 2 or any Disney/Touchstone movie

Thanks Hip2Save for the heads up and the deal senerios

Sunday, May 22, 2011

LOWES Build and Grow Clinic

LOWES build and Grow Clinic this week (Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 AM) will be making this biplane. Go here to sign up for this free kids building clinic. What a fun project for a dad to take his kids to learn how to make, and give mom a little break at home.  This biplane set even comes with add on stickers and a pilot!
Each child will receive all the items needed for their vase as well as a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certificate when they complete their project. Project designed for children in grades 2-5.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Flip Flop Fridays and Saturdays at Crafts 2000

No more boring flip flops . . . you buy the flip flops from the Crafts 2000 store ($2-$4 a pair) and they will provide you with tons of embellishment options and glue for free so that you can customize your flip flops right in the store.  Great activity for bored pre-teen girls this summer.  Or wouldn't this be a great way to start a ladies night out with your girlfriends?  Deal is good any Friday and Saturday now-September 1.  See here for details.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Williamstown Funfest--Williamstown, WV

Don't bother with this event . . . I don't know what happened but there is no funfest at the park . . . no live music and nothing but a horseshoe tournament that we could see at 1:00 what a dud!
Williamstown Funfest
May 21, 2011 9am to 6pm
Tomlinson Park, Williamstown

Williamstown's First Funfest - Lion's Club pancake breakfast, games for kids, bag toss, food, live music along with professional horseshoe tournament and Williamstown pool passes available.  Call Leslie Bucina, 304-375-7826 for more information.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jungle Drive In Movies May 20th weekend

In Parkersburg, WV there is still a working drive in movie theater and if you have never taken your family then this is the week to do it! Great family movies showing!! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and some pillows and enjoy a family night together. For weather updates and other information call 304-464-4063 and be sure and check out the website here for complete directions and photos.

Playing May 20th, 21st, &22nd are Rio (rated G) and Gullivers Travels (rated PG)

The first movie starts at 8:55 and the cost is $7 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

Neighborhood and Church Garage Sales this weekend

Big sales this weekend (May 19-21) include.

Parkersburg, WV

Westwood Community Yard Sale (South Parkersburg off Rt. 95)
Saturday, May 21 8:00AM-1:00PM rain or shine.

Vienna, WV
Block Yard Sale (1403-1410 10th St. Vienna)
Saturday, May 21 8:00AM-3:00PM

2 Family Sale (403 53rd St. Vienna)
Friday, May 20-Saturday May 21 8:00AM-3:00PM

Model Train Exhibit--Parkersburg, WV

Guess where my train loving son is going to be this weekend? 

Open House and Model Train Exhibit
May 21, 2011 10 a.m. - 4 p.m
MOVMRC Clubhouse, (behind NOE Office Supply), 610 Green St., Parkersbureg

The Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club's Armed Forces Day Open House. Model train layouts of a variety of scales will be operating. Admission and parking are free.

$1 Flip Flops at Old Navy

This event is a MAD HOUSE!!!  If you love a crowd and a bargin then this is the event for you.  I have been to this before at the Parkersburg,WV store and it was a crazy crazy event with TONS of people!!  Be prepared to wait in line.  I have found lots of other great unadvertised deals hiding in the racks on flip flop day too so stick around and shop a while.  Here is what Old Navy's facebook page said about the event.

"Get ready to flip out! It’s the One Day Wonder you’ve been eagerly awaiting- $1 Flip-Flops for everyone! We know how much you love this day so we will be opening stores at 7am (contact your local store for hours). Arrive early for a tasty treat from our Post Foods friends, while supplies last.

Perk alert! Calling all cardholders! Use your Old Navy, Gap or Banana Republic card and receive 3x points!

Valid 5/21 only. Select Styles Only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer. In-Store only."

Scrappin Saturday at Crafts 2000

If you are a scrapbooker you will certainly want to check out Scrappin Saturday this Saturday (May 21) at Crafts 2000.  From noon to 5 their classroom will be set up with scrapbook "tools" for your use.  Registration is required at the Service desk and a $5 fee will be charged.  With your fee, however, you will also be given a $10 off any $10 purchase in the store on Saturday.  So, if you have some craft supplies to buy you would be better off to register and get the coupon to save 50% of your $10 order even if you don't scrapbook.  :-)  Remember that you must PRE register though in store BEFORE Saturday noon!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Stamp Out Hunger TOMORROW

Don't forget that tomorrow (Saturday, May 14) is the day for the national letter carriers association food drive.  Just place non-perishable foods in a bag beside your mailbox and your mailman will pick it up.  A GREAT time to clean out your pantry of unexpired items you find yourself with a little too big a stockpile of.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Jungle Drive In Movies May 13th and 20th weekends

In Parkersburg, WV there is still a working drive in movie theater and if you have never taken your family then this is the week to do it!  Great family movies showing!!  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and some pillows and enjoy a family night together.  For weather updates and other information call 304-464-4063 and be sure and check out the website here for complete directions and photos.

Playing May the 13th, 14th,15th and 20th, 21st, &22nd are Rio (rated G) and Gullivers Travels (rated PG)

The movie starts at 8:55 and the cost is $7 for adults.  Children 12 and under are free.


Become a fan of Redbox on Facebook to receive a free movie rental Thursday, May 12 ONLY.   As soon as you become a fan just click on the "fan freebie" page to get your free code.

Redbox are basically a video rental kiosk located in front of or inside stores that give you instant access to the DVD's, Blue Ray Discs, and Video Games 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).  (Game and Blue Ray Rentals are a bit more expensive and not available at all locations)  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 redbox.com 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.
In WV they are located at the following locations (see below) see http://www.redbox.com/ 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

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blennerhassett Island opens for business

Blennerhassett Island is once again open for the summer.  The island itself is free but you must pay for the sternwheeler ride to the island.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for children 3-12.  The Sternwheeler docks at Civitan Park in Parkersburg and leaves every hour from around 10-4:30 (call 304-420-4800 for daily schedule).  Also, you can find up to date info in this website.

While on the island you can do mansion tours ($4 for adults/$2 for children), horse drawn wagon rides ($5 a ticket), and bicycle rentals ($4 per hour for adults/$2 for children)

Rendezvous on the River will be occurring  from May 11-May 14 which will bring muzzle loaders and mountain men to the island to recreate frontier life with authentic camps, demonstrations, and period dress.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kroger Mega Event

Check out what I scored for FREE (or under $1 for the cookies) after coupons at the Kroger Mega Event this week! 

If you have not matched up your deals yet then head over here for some great ideas and coupon matchups.

CVS looks like a bit of a dud this week . . . unless you have ECB's to spend, you might consider skipping that stop this week.  Walgreens didn't look much better  . . . slow week!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Free Market Fresh Grilled Chicken & Pecan Salad Sandwich at Arby's

Head on over here for a free Market Fresh Grilled Chicken & Pecan Salad Sandwich at Arby’s with any 22 oz. Pepsi beverage purchase.

This coupon is good through May 15, 2011
thanks moneysavingmom

Chick Fil A Family Night--Safety Day

It's family night at Chick-fil-A tomorrow!  Come enjoy a free kids nugget meal with purchase of an adult value meal.  This week's theme is fire prevention and safety.  Here is what their website said about the event.

"Safety Day at Chick-fil-A will be Tuesday, May 10th from 5-7pm. Wood County Fire Prevention & Safety Team will be joining us to share valuable safety tips and give everyone a close up look inside several emergency vehicles. We will be joined by Vienna Police & Fire Department, Air Evac Lifeteam, St. Josephs Ambulance service and the Fire Prevention & Safety Puppets courtesy of Fairlawn Baptist Church Puppet Ministry. Bring the whole family for a full filled evening and enjoy some great food. See you there!"

Friday, May 6, 2011

FREE Photo Collage

If you love photos like I do then you will certainly want to take advantage of this deal!  Walgreens Photo is once again offering up another FREE 8×10 Collage Print!

There are two coupon codes available right now so you can actually get TWO photo collages simply use the code FREECOLLAGE or FORMOM at checkout.  NOTE--you must make two separate transactions.  You can not use them both in the same order.

To get started, just go here, click on the banner advertising this promotion and create your collage print. During checkout, use coupon code FORMOM or FREECOLLAGE and the cost of the Collage print will be deducted.  Then, choose in-store pick up and you’ll score FREE shipping!

*These promo codes are only valid through Saturday, May 7th. (thanks Hip2save)

Before you head to Walgreens to pick up your order why not see if you have the right coupons to match up the deals here as well.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

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 tulip planter for Mothers Day this week.  Workships are designed for children ages 5-12. Go here for 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.

Skate Country

No plans for the weekend?  It seems to be a pretty quiet weekend around the Mid-Ohio Valley (at least that I have found so far)

Why not take your family and check out Skate Country on the south side of Parkersburg (between the Sonic and the south side Burger King in the back)

Public Skating Times
Friday and Saturday night 7:30-11:00 Admission is $5 with skate rental included

Saturday Mornings 10:00AM-12:00 noon Admission is $1.00 and skate rental is $1.00  (Saturday morning skate is for children 12 and under and their parents only--no exceptions)

Sunday Afternoons 1:30pm-4:00pm Admission is $2.00 and skate rental is $1.00

call 302-422-6600 for more information

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Church and Community Yard Sales this Weekend

HOT weekend for some BIG Sales!!!  Here is a list of the ones I found in the Mid-Ohio Valley Area

May 7, 2011 8AM until 2 PM
First Christian Church, 1400 Washington Ave, Parkersburg
Washington Ave. Historical Society 3rd Annual Yard Sale
call Cheryl Robinson, 304-482-4329 with questions or to donate items

May 6, 2011 6th - 9 - 4, 7th 9 - Noon
May 7, 2011 6th - 9 - 4, 7th 9 - Noon
First Presbyterian Church, 1341 Juliana St., Parkersburg
"Everything Goes" Sale. Refreshments available.

May 7, 2011 8 am - 2 pm
Stout Memorial UMC
Rummage sale to support the Parkersburg Day Nursery
call the nursery at 304-422-0862 with questions or to donate items

May 7, 2011 8am-2pm
Wildwood Subdivision annual sale (great neighborhood for a sale!)
off 95 South Dupont Road

May 7, 2011 8am-4pm
Chesterville United Methodist Church, Chesterville Rd., Mineral Wells, WV
Yard sale to help pay for vacation bible school. Lunch and baked items will also be sold.
call Chris Derenberger, (304) 489-2524 with questions or to donate items

May 7, 2011 9am-2pm
North Hills Town Wide Yard Sale
just off Emerson Ave.

May 5-7, 2011 9am-12:00pm
Greenmont Hills
1203 55th St.

May 6, 2011 8am-2pm
Williamstown Womens Club house
by the Williamstown park, also serving lunch and baked goods

May 7, 2011 8am-3pm
Ewing School Parking Lot, 1701 Colegate Drive, Marietta
Yard Sale for Autism - All proceeds benefit the Autism Center of Southeastern Ohio
For additional information, to sell your items or to arrange to drop off donations of items for us to sell, call Karen Smith, 740-376-2608

May 6, 2011 3:00-7:00pm
May 7, 2011 9:00-2:00pm
Tractor Supply Building Marietta, Ohio
Yard Sale to support Harvest of Hope which distributes otherwise discarded food to area food pantries.
call Barbara Welch, 740 568 0945 to donate items

Monday, May 2, 2011

Farmers Market Reopens in Parkersburg, WV

Downtown Parkersburg (by the courthouse) Farmers Market reopens on Friday May 6 at 9:00AM

Be one of the first 100 mothers at the information booth and receive a free plant for mothers day.

Shame on me, I have never been . . . but this year I promise to check it out and see what they have to offer us moneysavers!!  On a positive note, they are now taking credit and debit cards so shopping should be easier!!

LOWES Build and Grow Clinic

LOWES build and Grow Clinic this week (Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 AM) will be making this vase for Mothers Day.   Go here to sign up for this free kids building clinic. What a fun project for a dad to take his kids to learn how to make, and give mom a little break at home--plus it saves a little money but still gets mom a beautiful Mothers Day gift!

Each child will receive all the items needed for their vase as well as a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certificate when they complete their project. Project designed for children in grades 2-5.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Throne of Fire Release Party AND Pharaoh's Quest LEGO Giveaway!--Borders Bookstore

The Throne of Fire Release Party AND Pharaoh's Quest LEGO Giveaway!
(ages 8-12 only please)

May 07, 2011 2:00 PM
Borders Parkersburg--304-424-6664
Borders Barboursville--304-736-6243

Put on your favorite pharaoh gear, brush up on your hieroglyphics and get ready to party with Rick Riordan's The Kane Chronicles and LEGO's Pharaoh's Quest!
Space for this event is limited, call the store to RSVP.  see event details here

Functional Fitness Workout--Williamstown, WV

Join us at Williamstown Park EVERY Tuesday night at 6:30pm for 45 minutes of functional fitness! Cardio, strength training and core work using your own body weight! All fitness levels welcomed!

$5/person for the 45 minute workout (see more info at the trainers facebook site here)

I have never tried her workouts but $5 for a personal training session is a great price and in the least will give you some things to do on your own the rest of the week.