Friday, December 31, 2010
Things to buy:
$0.79 -$0.99 balloons
15 pieces of Candy for $1 or $0.07 each
Party favors for $0.10, $0.25, $0.49 and $0.99
Strategy: 1 balloon, 15 pieces of candy, 1 $0.99 party favor, 2 0.49, 4 $0.25, and 2 $0.10 (if you got the $0.79 balloon).
Chuck E Cheese
100 tokes for $10 turns into two trips. Plus extra tokens for other coupons like 20 tokens for getting all As, etc... Don't eat there.
More to come: and please add your favorite spots.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
$12.99 Hair Cut at Snip Its (because we prepaid it) + $5 tip
$1 Carousel Ride
$1.07 Sprite Zero from Sonic during happy hour
$27 + $20 for 2 pairs of shoes at Stride Rite Free shipping for the second shoe since it wasn't in stock.
$0 oop for $14 Build a Bear + $6.50 phone - $5 off coupon . Paid with a $25 gift card that we received as a present. $8 left.
$1.99 Kids cone at tcby $2.50 large cone after $1 coupon.
$0 Trolley Ride.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Short version: Find the balance of deal finding with your life. Missing a deal is not a big deal. Dont go to extremes.
The cheapest product is probably the Viva Paper Towels.
Blue Bell Ice Cream: $3.50 each (HEB has it for $2 more!)
$1 Large Avocados.
$5 Artisan Party Bistro Cake 1/8 sheet
$0.99 Diet Coke
$1.99 Florida's OJ 64 oz.
Reminder: Randalls doubles and triples coupons. Watch your prices. Normal priced things are usually cheaper at HEB or Walmart.
I went to CVS. I had a $10 ECB that I had to use. I spent over an hour there. I get excited when I get free or cheap things, but I don't like the time it takes to do it because I am not organized. I also don't like the pressure of a deadline. I only have a $2 ECB left that I need to use up in a month. I definitely prefer CVS over walgreens now. Mainly because their rewards expire after a month instead of 2 weeks and they have coupons that print out in the store. I was also bummed today because I couldn't find my 0.25 off 3 puffs coupons, I only had a $0.75 off colgate coupon instead of a $1 off, and I only had a one $1 off always coupon instead of 2. I know it is small change. It is just the part of me that knows I could have done better if I was more on top of it. Oh, well.
At least, I got toothpaste for $0.24
Puffs for $0.94 (walgreens this week as them at $0.89)
Pads at 2 packs for $3 after $1 coupon and $1 ECB.
Olay bodywash and Olay lotion at about $4 for both after coupons and ECB. I had hoped it would have been less.
6 Diet Cokes at $0.88
I am proud that I resisted the candy promo.
They had a lot of 50% off clearance stuff that didn't interest me.
I also was annoyed because I couldn't find the Prescription transfer coupon for a $25.00 gift card.
I guess I just feel disorganized overall. I think I will feel better once I clean out my trunk and clear out my expired coupons. Time to start the new year fresh.
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Imani Vida Drum Circle will host a New Year's Eve drumming event on Friday December 31, 2010 at 8:00 - 10:30 pm. Drumming will begin promptly at 8:30 pm.
Location: 2025 West 11th Street, Houston Texas 77008 in the Gathering Place.
This will be an exciting way to bring in the New Year. Feel free to invite your family and friends to drum, dance, chant, shake or whatever makes them happy. Everyone of all ages is welcome.
We will resume our usual first Saturday Meetup on February 5, 2011.
Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
The movie is a documentary. You can google to watch it online or rent it. I just caught it on tv and DVRed it.
Did I mention that it is a must see movie! If y'all want to learn more about this topic, email me and I will send more interesting links about it.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Fun place to visit for 20 minutes or so! They have quite a collection of beautiful birds.
It is right near the front of The Woodlands on Oak Ridge Drive. Tip: Turn onto Oak Ridge drive from the I45 southbound feeder road between Woodlands Pkwy and Rayford Sawdust. Start looking for the road right past olive garden.
Birds of Paradisehttp://maps.google.com/?cid=3970823733286287714s=9675762366582766087
Spring, TX 77380-1965
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Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
They are open pretty late on New Year's Eve.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Every week day right before 3pm, there is a couple minute piece about something astronomy related on channel 88.7. Even with my background in Astronomy, I often learn something or have an interesting spot. I highly suggest catching the piece sometime. It is very everyone friendly.
Free Star Date Teacher's Guide Here: http://stardate.org/teachers
Astronomy Learning: http://stardate.org/astro-guide
My rule of thumb is any clothing item under $5 for adults is a good price, under $2-$3 is a good price for kids. Toys have to be 75% off or more. Clearance paper goods at 90% off. I am willing to get nonesense if it is under $1.
1. Go to playgrounds. Most playgrounds are open and empty.
2. Go for a nature walk on the nature trails
3. Ride a bike or do something sporty.
4. play outside with sidewalk chalk and bubbles
If the weather is not nice:
1. Watch all those movies that we DVRed ahead of time
2. Watch more movies. (stay away from the tv since nothing is going to be on except reruns)
3. play inside games and toys
4. read a book
5. Go eat chinese food
6. Go to the movies (except there is nothing I wanna watch. Yes, I am whining. )
7. Get together with friends
8. Do arts and crafts
9. Clean the house/car/garage/attic
10. Catch up on household chores
1. Water is the healthiest
2. Easiest way to hydrate.
3. Lemons make any water taste good
4. I subconsciously think that the citric acid from the lemon actually does something to make the water cleaner to drink.
5. Vitamin C.
6. Straw for ease of drinking. I definitely drink more when I have a straw
7. No Calories
8. No Caffeine
9. No sugar
10. No artificial colors
11. No carbonation/carbonic acid. Not that I am against carbonated drinks,
Most of the time, when I am out drinks are $2 or more. Just think about what percentage of your bill is going towards drinks. I often don't even like the drink choices offered. Fountain drinks dont taste the same as drinks straight from the bottle. I also try not to drink caffeine past a certain time of day. Plus, I don't like to drink things high in sugar, so that usually leaves me with tea. I have become a tea snob over the years. My favorite brand right is Numi by the way. So, that leaves me with water with lemon and a straw! One point in my life, I super hydrated. I simply carried water with me all the time AND DRANK IT! I lost a lot of weight by doing that. See if it helps y'all. (Reminder to self: Buy that Camel Bak and drink more water!!!)
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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Sunday, December 19, 2010
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Melissa & Doug Storage Case - Painted Wood $12.99 aka same price as wire rack. Only holds standard size puzzles. Down from $39.99.
We struck big today at the Gap Kids/Baby in Market Street! Grandma had fun and spent the least yet for our winter wardrobe. It sounds like the 30% off sale continues through Monday. It was also 40% off sale prices. I think I have to run back tomorrow to see what is left. My mom did say that the store looked pretty picked over.
FYI: We love Gap (even though I was "against" it in High School because everyone was wearing it) because they make the softest clothes. We also like the classic look. They seem to be copying Ralph Lauren a lot these days. Gap also runs big, is stretchy, and fits a variety of body types.
Project Reindeer from Gap is here!
Get 30% OFF everything in store,
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Offer valid from 12/15/2010 through 12/20/2010 at Gap stores in the US only. Not valid at Gap Outlet or gap.com. Offer not valid at Gap 1969 stores located on Robertson Blvd and Rush Street. Excludes all jeans. Offer limited to one time use only. Discount applies to merchandise only, not value of gift cards purchased, packaging or applicable taxes. No adjustments on previous purchases. Not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts including Gap Inc. employee discount. Discount taken at register. Cashiers use US30 to apply the discount.
About Lunar Eclipses:
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Be sure to check out the new Walgreens Coupon Policy!
|Hot Wheels are .49 this week (limit 10)|
Other Spa Deal ideas:
Euphoria on 242 next FINS. I know they were offering 20% off any purchase. I am not sure if that promo is still going on. This spa is beautiful and the staff is friendly.
I know there are quite a few spots on Rayford Road with lower than averages prices on mani/pedis. My goal is to find a Spa pedicure with a manicure for $25 before tip. I haven't really found that in The Woodlands area. I saw a $15 pedicure advertised somewhere on 2920.
The place in The Woodlands Mall near Dillards on the ground floor says they will take competitors coupons.
Let me know how it goes!
hey Liz, any good spa deals out there? I am having my 41th B-day and really need something not too expensive.
I believe there is a 15% off coupon in The Woodlands CVB Discovery Guide. I bet it can be combined with the gift cards, too!
FYI: Other places where you can order dinner:
Hubble and Hudson
Also, Guri Do Sul is open Dec 24.
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thanks Houston on The Cheap for the lead.
For more ideas for NYE check out Houston on The Cheap's article here: http://www.citysbest.com/houston/news/2010/12/13/houstons-family-friendly-options-for-new-years-eve/
Illuminated Art Car Parade, Fire Spinners, 3D Light Show? I can't believe this is happening in Houston. Too cool!
From All You:
Free Cup of Yoplait Original YogurtFree sample: Get a coupon for a free cup of Yoplait® Original Yogurt.
I usually see them on sale between $0.50 and $0.75
Yoplait is one of my favorite yogurt brands with regard to taste.