Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Deal of the day - Free indoor Halloween

Join the Church of Living Water and Westfield Capital on Wednesday, October 31 from 6-9pm, for a free, fun and safe alternative to outdoor trick-or-treating. Enjoy face painting, bounce houses, trick-or-treating at participating retailers (while supplies last), raffles, games and more.

Link to Facebook page

Pumkpin Patch Bash

Monday, October 29, 2012

Deal of the day - Mattel Toys up to 60% off

Today is the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping.  Mattel has lots of toys on sale up to 60% off.  They also offer free shipping when you spend $50 or more.  If you sign up for their emails, they will send you a coupon for 10% off your first order.  Link to sign up for emails

We gave this rocket car science kit as a gift last year.  It was very cool, and worked really well.  It is on sale for $6.49.  Extra fuel packets are on sale for $2.49, but you can use the traditional baking soda and vinegar.  They also give you recipes for other fuels to use.
Link to Mattel sale

HOT WHEELS Rocket Car Science Kit -  HOT WHEELS Rocket Car Fuel Kit -

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Quick and easy Granola Bars

I came across this recipe on for No-Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars.  She adapted the recipe from Rachael Ray.  I thought this must be too good to be true.  Granola bars in less than 10 minutes?  Well my friends, let me tell you it is true, and they are delicious!

I added flax seeds to the recipe.  You could add all kinds of things to these like chopped nuts, sunflower seeds or dried fruit.  They are pretty healthy, and really could not be any easier.  The recipe calls for a jelly roll pan.  I used a casserole dish that I lined with a silicone mat to make it easier to remove.  You could also use parchment paper.

Quick and Easy Granola Bars
Yield 10-12 bars

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups quick cooking oats (not rolled oats)
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1/4 cup flax seed
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 T mini chocolate chips

In a large bowl, stir oats, rice cereal, and flax seeds together.  Set aside.  In a small pot, melt butter  honey and brown sugar over medium high heat until it comes to a bubble.  Reduce heat and cook 2 minutes stirring occasionally   Remove from heat, add vanilla and stir.  Pour over dry ingredients and mix well to coat evenly   Pour into a lightly greased small jelly roll pan (about 12x8x1) and press to evenly coat the bottom.  You really, really want to press it down to pack firmly.  If you do not pack it down, the bars will not stick together   Sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips and press them down lightly.  Cool at room temperature for two hours to set before cutting them into bars.  Wrap in parchment or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bonus deal of the weekend! - Tumwater Fred Meyer Grand Reopening

The Tumwater Fred Meyer is done with their remodel, and they are celebrating big this weekend!  And I mean BIG!  All coupons are good for Friday-Sunday.

There is an ad in the Olympian today with these coupons.  I imagine that they will have this ad available in the store as well:
Fred Meyer Tender Twist Bread $0.88 - Limit 2
Fred Meyer Large Eggs $0.99 - Limit 1
Campbell's Chunky Soup $0.99 - Limit 4 Link to coupon for additional $0.50 off three
Fred Meyer apple juice 64 oz $1.50 - Limit 2
Angle Soft Bath Tissue 4 pk $0.79 - Limit 2
Oreo Cookies $1.50 - Limit 2
Bulk rice, beans, or pasta 40% off - Limit 10 pounds
Starbucks Latte 12 oz, select varieties
Extra 25% off apparel shoes and accessories for men, women and kids
$25 loaded to rewards card for a transferred prescription

There are also lots of great deals in the store.  Here are some of my favorites:
50% off all 2013 calendars
Buy 2, get 1 free Skylanders single characters
Green bell peppers $0.39 per pound
Cantaloupe $0.29 per pound - limit 4
Foster Farms Whole Fryers $0.77 per pound - limit 2
8 piece fried or baked chicken $4.99
8" fruit pie $2.49

Here are additional coupons to print:
$3 off $3 or more of seafood
$3 off $3 or more of meat
Bananas $0.39 per pound  - Limit 5 pounds
Simple Truth Organic Milk $2.79 - Limit 4
All Zero, Pur and Brita pitchers 50% off
All throws 50% off
Extra $4 off any BluRay or DVD movie

Extra 25% off apparel shoes and accessories for men, women and kids

Link for extra coupons to print

There are lots of things going on in the store:
Saturday, October 27
Fred Meyer bear from 11am-4pm
Combo deLuxe Noon-3pm
Clowns 11am-5pm
FREE ice cream cups 1pm-3pm
Activities at the store:

Sunday, October 28
Fred Meyer bear from 11am-4pm
Combo deLuxe Noon-3pm
Clowns 11am-5pm
FREE cupcakes 1pm-3pm

Deal of the day - Free Halloween Lego Set at Toys R Us

Toys R Us is giving away free Lego Monster Accessory Packs today from 12-2 pm on Saturday, October 27.

Link to event info

Join us for LEGO Bricktober Saturday, October 27 12-2PM Receive a FREE LEGO Monster Fighters Accessories Pack!  Plus, help us build a LEGO Monster Fighters Spooky City for your local Toys"R"Us store!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Deal of the day - Winco pumpkins and almost free soda

I stopped by WinCo yesterday to pick up a few things.   I noticed their pumpkins were only $0.17 per pound.  Then I noticed the soda sitting right in front of them, and just couldn't pass this deal up.

There are hang tags on the Fanta and Barq's display right in front of the pumpkins.  The soda is on sale for $1.12.  The hang tags are good for $1 off when you buy a pumpkin.  Score!

Here is the break down of what I paid:
29.91 pounds of pumpkins (the two pictured) at $0.17 per pound = $5.08
Two 2-liter sodas $2.24 - $2 in coupons = $0.24
Grand total  $5.34

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Deal of the day - Free game rental at Redbox

Redbox is offering a free video game rental   Text "justdance" on your cell phone to 727272.  They will text you back a code to enter for a free game rental.  The code is good until  December 31, 2012.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Deal of the day - Date night for $24

Today's deal is from Spreebird Deals.  Today they are selling two tickets good at Cinemark, Century Theaters, CineArts, or Tinseltown plus a $50 gift card for for $24.  This would be great for a date night or Christmas gift.

There is no expiration date on the tickets or gift card.  The movie tickets are good for any regular movie.  There may be an extra charge added for IMAX or 3D movies when redeemed.

Link to Spreebird Deal

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Deal of the day - BOGO at Burger King

Amazon Local is offering  BOGO vouchers for Burger King.  You can get your choice of:

  • Free Whopper Sandwich with purchase of another
  • Free Original Chicken Sandwich with purchase of another
  • Free Real Fruit Smoothie with purchase of another
Vouchers will be good until November 4.  Limit one voucher per person.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Deal of the day - Garage sale at the OLD OHOCM

This Saturday, October 20, there will be a garage sale at the OLD Olympia Hand's on Children's Museum   They will have toys, games, office furniture, file cabinets, and more.  Basically, they are selling off everything that will not be going in to the new museum.  The sale will be from 9 am-2 pm, and they will accept cash or credit.

116 11th Ave SW
Olympia, 98501

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Deal of the day - Free 8x10 Photo at Walgreens

Walgreens is offering a free 8x10 photo print.  This offer is good through October 20.

Enter code TRULYFREE at checkout.  Choose to pickup at the store to avoid shipping costs.

Link to Walgreens photo

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Deal of the day - Cereal at Albertsons for $0.75!

What kid doesn't like cereal?  I am the kind of Mom that only buys the healthy cereal, unless it is your birthday or we are on vacation.  My kids eat cereal for snacks as well as breakfast, so we go through a lot.

This week (October 17-23) is the perfect storm for savings!  Albertsons is having their Round Up Sale, which means they will round up EVERY coupon to $1 off!  Combine that with their cereal sale for great savings.

They have Multi-Grain Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios  Lucky Charms, Golden Grahams, Cocoa Puffs, Reeses Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Frosted Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cookie Crisp, Trix, and Kix on sale for $1.75 each when you buy four boxes.

Here are some links for sites to print coupons on these cereals.  Each coupon will be rounded up to $1 off, bringing to cost to $0.75 per box!
link to
Link to Betty Crocker for cereal coupons
Box Tops for Education coupons coupons

Be on the lookout for specially marked boxes with codes good for a free movie ticket when you buy two.  Link to site to enter codes for free movie ticket  Your free ticket will be good at most theaters.  The website has a list of theaters which will accept the free ticket coupon.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Deals galore!

Here are a few deals I have found around town:

  • The Fashion Bug is going out of business.  I have not checked it out, but the signs say markdowns up to 60% off!
  • The Albertsons at Pacific Ave (corner of Carpenter Rd) is also closing.  Markdowns are 75% off!  The only catch is the craziness of the store!  It is worse than any Black Friday I have ever seen.  After  driving around for a parking spot (should have been my first clue), when I entered the store the line was crazy!  The employee standing there said the wait in line was about two hours!  I didn't have that amount of time to kill, and waiting in line is my biggest pet peeve!  I may brave it again another day.
  • Regal Crown club members can get BOGO free tickets to see "Won't Back Down" October 12-18.  Swipe your club card when purchasing tickets to get the free ticket.  Link for showtimes
  • Amazon is having a huge sale on TP.  You can get 48 double rolls of Quilted Northern for $23.94.  If you want to save even more,  there is a link under the price info for an extra $1 off, and if you subscribe and save they will take off an extra 5%.  These discounts bring the total to $21.74 for 48 double rolls delivered to your house for free.
    Subscription dates are at monthly intervals, i.e. 1 month, 2 months, etc.  You can change your preferences for the delivery date of the subscription at any time or cancel it if the price goes up. Link to Amazon deal

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Deal of the day - Free movie or game rental at Redbox

Redbox is celebrating it's 10th birthday by giving away free movie or game rentals for Wednesday, October 10 only.

Enter promo code "birthday" when checking out to get the discount.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Deal of the day - Free kids day at Huntamer Park today

Today is Kids Day at Huntamer Park in Lacey.  They will have lots of free events including: music, giant slides, bounce houses, crafts, games and more.  The event is from 11am- 2pm October 6.

Link for more info and directions

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Deal of the day - Lord of the Rings Blu-Ray

Walmart has the Lord of the Rings Trilogy on Blu-Ray for only $9.86!  This is a pre-order that will ship on December 4.  What a great Christmas gift!

Link to Walmart deal