Friday, December 31, 2010

Disney News from Couponing to Disney

If you are a Disney fan, then check out this post by Couponing to Disney: http://www.couponingtodisney.com/2010/12/31/december-disney-news-roundup-time/

Reminder: 25% off Michaels January 1st Sale

Reminder: Michaels is having a sale on New Years Day! Print this coupon to Save 25% off your entire purchase including sale items!

Best of 2010

Someone remind me that I should do a best of Deal Finder E in 2010 soon. I have been blogging for almost a year !

Interesting Wikipedia entry about Hopscotch

We should make a hopscotch play date where we teach the kids all the different versions. or have a goal of doing a different one each week.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopscotch

Fun Kid Things to do for under $5 around The Woodlands: Party City and Chuck E Cheese

Party City:
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.

Extreme Couponing with the Krazy Coupon Lady

One of the blogs I follow is from someone who was actually on the show. Check it out: http://thekrazycouponlady.com/category/extreme-couponing/

Why I coupon/find deals/save money.

I haven't watched Extreme couponing yet, but I just wanted to say that I coupon for 2 reasons. First, l love the thrill of the deal, and second, I really am trying to live beneath my means. The more I save on every day items, the more money I have for other things.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

iT'Z: Free Video Games T/W/Th with Buffet and drink purchase.








A day in the life of Deal Finder E at The Woodlands Mall

Lunch at Which Wich: Total cost $1.07 with 2 coupons for a free sandwich and a $0.99 kids sandwich
$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.

More Extreme Couponing Discussion

http://www.couponingtodisney.com/2010/12/30/extreme-couponing-did-you-watch-it/

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Kindermusik starts Jan 24: Sign Up Now!

If you haven't gone already, call to sign up for your free trial class. I love Kindermusik. I think it is one of the best extracurricular activity that we are doing. Fun for all ages from birth - Age 7. Please say Elizabeth referred you if you sign up so I can get credit. Email me if you want to do your free trial during my little ones class this week (if yours is between ages 36months and 60 months).

KMWL logo smarter kids 
 25218 Grogan's Park Drive  
The Woodlands, TX 77380 
    281-367-0545 
              
 
Spring Semester begins January 24-28.

Regsiter for Spring Semester this coming week to insure the arrival of your home materials and a place in class. 

Find your balance in life.

Here is an inspiring post by Hip 2 Save: http://hip2save.com/2010/12/extreme-couponing-what-are-your-thoughts.html

Short version: Find the balance of deal finding with your life. Missing a deal is not a big deal. Dont go to extremes. 

Freebie Sites

So, today I have sent y'all the URLs to all the freebie sites I am signed up on. I am pretty happy with all of them. Free with no strings attached is awesome!

S C Johnson Freebie Site: Right at Home

Here is the SC Johnson Freebie Site URL: http://www.rightathome.com/

Walmart Freebie Site

Link to Walmart Freebie Site: http://www.allyou.com/sweepstakes-giveaways/

$5 Walmart GC with purchase of 3 products.

Details found here: http://www.allyou.com/coupons-deals/gift-with-purchase-offer-00411000070532/
The cheapest product is probably the Viva Paper Towels.

Proctor and Gamble freebie Website

Here is the URL to Proctor and Gamble's freebie Website: www.vocalpoint.com/registration.html

Kraft Freebie Website

Here is the url to Kraft's Freebie website: http://www.kraftfirsttaste.com/default.aspx

General Mills Freebie Website

Reminder: Here is the URL for General Mills Freebie Website http://pssst.generalmills.com

Randalls Deals this week: Blue Bell Ice Cream at $3.50/half gallon

The new Randalls ad came out today. Here are the deals that I found:

Blue Bell Ice Cream: $3.50 each (HEB has it for $2 more!)
$1 Large Avocados.
$5 Artisan Party Bistro Cake 1/8 sheet
$1 Mangos
$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.

Diet Coke Watch: CVS $0.88 and shopping trip vent.

Diet Coke is $0.88 this week at CVS with a Limit of 6.

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.





Crayola: Tips for raising creative kids

Pretty Obvious stuff, but also a good reminder: http://www.crayola.com/parents/powercreativity/tips_for_raising_kids.cfm

Everyone Is A Winner JR 25th Anniversary Sweeps

Advice: If you are in the Market Street area, run in and ask for a free instant win game piece. You are guaranteed to get something and it is probably free food. Leave comments on this thread if you want to trade what you win. Read the details below:

Visit Johnny Rockets Online.
Sweepstakes.  Every Gamepiece is a Winner!
Donkey Kong Country Returns on the Wii
Two Grand Prize Vacations to Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts in Either Antigua or Jamaica
One Vespa S 50 4V Motor Scooter
2,500 Donkey Kong Country Returns
game copies.
ESRB Rating: EVERYONE
with Mild Cartoon Violence
Free Food Prizes
Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts, Negril
Vespa

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING A PRIZE. Promotion Period 11/15/10-1/09/11. "JOHNNY ROCKETS 25TH ANNIVERSARY SWEEPSTAKES" Distribution Period 11/15/10-1/09/11 (or when supplies are exhausted, whichever is first). Redemption Period 11/15/10-1/16/11. All prizes must be redeemed by 1/16/11. Game is valid at all participating Johnny Rockets Locations in the U.S. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the U.S. 18 or older. For further details, prize details, odds of winning and how to enter without making a purchase, see the Official Rules, available at participating Johnny Rockets restaurants or online at www.johnnyrockets.com. Sponsor: The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc.



From
 

JOHNNY ROCKETS

"25TH ANNIVERSARY SWEEPSTAKES"

PROMOTION OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING A PRIZE.

 

PROMOTION PERIOD: Johnny Rockets, "25th ANNIVERSARY Sweepstakes" Promotion, ("the Promotion") begins on 11/15/10 and ends on 1/9/11(the "Promotion Period") and consists of an Instant Win Game (the "Game"). During the Promotion, "25th ANNIVERSARY Sweepstakes" Bounceback Game Pieces ("Bounceback Game Pieces") will be distributed while supplies last between 11/15/10 and 1/9/11(the "Bounceback Game Piece Distribution Period") with Bounceback Game Pieces presented for redemption between 11/15/10 and ending 1/16/11(the "Redemption Period").

 

ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry, excluding residents of Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories and possessions. Employees of Johnny Rockets ("Sponsor"), Unique Vacations Inc., Piaggio Group Americas Inc., (Piaggio) and Nintendo of America Inc. and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, retailers and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively the "Promotion Parties"), and each of their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child or sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and individuals living in the same households of each of these individuals, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Void in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. �Unique Vacations Inc., Piaggio, and Nintendo of America Inc. are neither a sponsor nor endorser of this sweepstakes.

 

HOW TO OBTAIN A GAME CARD: Visit a participating Johnny Rocket�s restaurant during the Bounceback Game Piece Distribution Period and obtain a valid Bounceback Game Piece while supplies last. Valid Bounceback Game Pieces must be signed and dated, ("Valid Bounceback Game Pieces") by a Johnny Rockets Manager ("Manager") on the day received. Valid Bounceback Game Pieces are available with dine-in, take-out or online orders and upon request without making a purchase. Limit one (1) Game Piece per check per visit during the Bounceback Game Piece Distribution Period.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INSTANT WIN GAME: �During the Redemption Period, participants can bring their Valid Bounceback Game Piece to a participating Johnny Rockets location. This must occur on a separate visit to a participating Johnny Rockets than when the Valid Bounceback Game Piece was received. If the Valid Bounceback Game Piece reveals a prize message, the participant is a prize winner or recipient of the prize indicated, subject to verification of eligibility, and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules as determined by the Sponsor. The manager upon witnessing must validate the Bounceback Game Piece message by initialing and dating the Bounceback Game Piece. If the Bounceback Game Piece is not signed and dated by a Manager, or an authorized Manager Stamp is not visible on the Bounceback Game Piece, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Bounceback Game Piece will not be valid for redemption.�

 

PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV")/APPROXIMATE ODDS OF WINNING: There are approximately 475,000 Bounceback Game Pieces in distribution. All prizes and discounts in the Instant Win Game are randomly seeded across the universe of Bounceback Game Pieces. There are two thousand five hundred and three (2503) non-food prizes in the Instant Win Game and 472,497 in Food Prizes.

Food prizes: Entrees Approximately 475,000 are available. Prize value applied at the time of redemption or any visit on or before 1/16/11. Limit one food prize per check per table. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Odds of winning a food prize is 1 in 1. Free Single Hamburger. Approximately 118,124 are available. (ARV $7.07). Odds of winning 1 in 4. Original Shake. �Approximately 94,499 are available. (ARV $4.54) Odds of winning 1 in 5. Chili Cheese Fries. Approximately 118,124 are available. (ARV $4) Odds of winning 1 in 4. Soda Pop. Approximately 141,749 are available. (ARV ($2.49) Odds of winning 1 in 3.




Drum Circle MEETUP on NEW YEAR's EVE




SPECIAL MEETUP FOR NEW YEAR's EVE

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

Please email your deals!

There are tons of sales going on so please email me all the great deals that y'all find! I will forward them onto the blog!

Charger Found!

That means, y'all can call me and actually have a good chance that I will pick up or get your message pretty promptly. Hint, hint! Who wants to meetup to play this week?


Must See Movie: Addicted to Plastics

I just watched in on the Sundance Channel. It is a good summary of what I just learned in my Man's Impact on the Environment class with regard to plastics, waste, and endocrine disrupting chemicals. After you watch it, and you want to read my paper or poster, email me and I will forward it on.

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.

Cell phone found: Charger missing.

Ahem...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Birds of Paradise Store on Oak Ridge Drive

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.

http://www.birdsofparadiserus.com/

Birds of Paradise

26406 Oak Ridge Drive
Spring, TX 77380-1965
(281) 364-1005

Reminder: Search My Archives for Ongoing Deals and Reviews!

Just a friendly reminder to check out what I have posted in the past! Look to the right hand side of http://dealfindere.blogspot.com and click month by month in the archives. You can also search the blog.

List of Charities from BBB and tips from the IRS

I know many people like to make sure to give a certain amount of money to charities each year. If you are still trying to decide who to give money to, then check out this list from the better business bureau http://www.bbb.org/charity-reviews/national/ I like how they break everything down for you.

Here are

Ten Tips for Deducting Charitable Contributions from the IRS

Amazon: Buy Toy Story 3 for $6.98

Read the entire deal scenario here: http://www.couponingtodisney.com/2010/12/25/amazon-com-get-toy-story-3-on-dvd-for-6-98/

Friday, December 24, 2010

My cell phone is MIA

If you need to reach me, I can't check texts. Please leave a voicemail or email my email address.

I know it is somewhere in the house.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Apple Grapefruit Juice.

I tried it today for the first time at you know where. I liked it. I just had to share my surprise. My favorite drink of theirs is the pineapple-orange. Yum!

Numi Tea is cheaper at HEB than Hubble and Hudson

Hubble and Hudson definitely carry things that HEB doesn't. They both carry Numi tea. Watch your prices. Hubble and Hudson is costs about $1-$2 more and HEB often has coupons on top of it. Amazon had good prices, too. Numi Tea Bamboo Flowering Tea Gift Set is $21. The other stuff isn't at buy me prices right now. HEB wins this round. For me under $4 is a buy me price for a box of Numi tea. I love their flowering teas for special occasions.

Hubbel and Hudson: Rolls are $0.50 each.

They have a nice variety of yummy rolls at $0.50 each. I tried the brioche roll today. Yum! I also like their pretzel rolls. Lots of salt. They have lots of great cheeses and spreads to match them with.

Brooklyn Bagel Bakers Dozen: $10.50

That is a fair price for 13 bagels. They are delic! Look for 20% off coupons in various coupon magazines.

Tea at Hubble and Hudson

I just discovered the loose leaf collection at Hubble and Hudson. It is amazing! I found quite a few new teas to try in the $2/ounce range. Have fun!

Hubbell and Hudson are Open every day!

In theory you could go watch movies at Cinemark on the 25th and eat lunch at Hubbell across the street.

They are open pretty late on New Year's Eve. 

 
Happy Holidays

 

Holiday Hours
Christmas
Eve

Christmas
Day

New Year's
Eve
New Year's
Day

Market

24 Waterway Ave.
Tel: 281-203-5600

7 am to
7 pm


12 pm to
6 pm

7 am to
11 pm

9 am to
7 pm

Bistro

24 Waterway Ave.
Tel: 281-203-5641

11 am to
9 pm
4 pm to
9 pm

11 am to
2 am

9 am to
11 pm

Kitchen

4526 Research
Forest Drive
Tel: 281-203-5650

7 am to
7 pm
12 pm to
6 pm

7 am to
11 pm

9 am to
7 pm





Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Transcript of NPR's StarDate

Cool. I just found the place to find transcripts of Star Date. Here is today's: http://stardate.org/radio/program/2010-12-22

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

Reminder: Best time of year to find deals is coming.

After December 25, keep your eyes open for deals. Most of them will be unadvertised. You just have to be on the lookout. Some of the best ones happen in January, too. I expect there to be a target sale in the middle of January, and a big borders toy sale, too. Watch the clearance racks. Some of the clothing stores are already advertising that they are getting rid of this seasons stock to get the next seasons in. Macy's often has a $5 rack. Know your prices so you know what is a deal. Don't just buy something because they are advertising it as a mark down. I often will stock up on classic things when I see them on clearance. You can always wear black or jeans. If you don't change sizes much, then this could be a good time to by pieces for cold weather. If you do or your little ones do, you could be stuck buying things that wont fit down the road. Also, we haven't had most of our cold weather yet, so if you haven't got a coat yet you should find them for cheap pretty soon.

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.

Things to Do When the world shuts down due to holidays (inside and out)

If the weather is nice:

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
11. Sleep!

Money Saving Tip: My favorite Drink at Restaurants is Water with a lemon and a straw

I usually order water with a lemon or lime with a straw. Why you ask?

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,
12. Free!

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

Free Spicy Chicken Biscuit at Chick-fil-A From January 3 to 8, 2011: Everywhere!

http://www.getspicychicken.com/

Make your reservation for an EXCLUSIVE premiere tasting of the Spicy Chicken Biscuit. From January 3 to 8, 2011, Chick-fil-A® is giving a limited number of FREE Spicy Chicken Biscuits to customers who make a reservation. It will not be added to the menu until January 10, 2011.

Fun Winter Craft Item: Cotton Balls

You can pile them and bury cars in them. Get a bull dozer to plow them out.

Use them to make a snowfilled scene.

Be creative !

$10: Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show In Houston!

Tickets are as cheap as $10 apiece plus fees. You can select which section you want instead of just hitting best available to get a better angle.

Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show Is Coming To
The Toyota Center in Houston - Sun. JAN. 2!
Share the magic of Disney Live! with your family;
get your tickets now and SAVE $5 per ticket!*


SAVE $5 per ticket this Holiday Season!*

Use Code: 5SAVE

Buy Tickets
*Exclusions apply. See SPECIAL NOTES.
Hurry! Great Seats Are Going Fast!

For more info, visit www.DisneyLive.com

To Order By Phone, call 1-866-4HOU-TIX

*SPECIAL NOTES
SAVE $5 Holiday Offer excludes Front Row ($50) and VIP Floor ($36). Seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Popular performances sell out quickly, so act now! This special eBuzz offer is only available online and by phone only. This offer is not valid at ticket outlets. This offer may not be combined with any other offer and does not apply to group sales orders or prior purchases. This offer is valid only for performances noted above. Service charges, facility and handling fees may apply. 



Sunday, December 19, 2010

Review/Rankings/Map of Indoor Playgrounds around The Woodlands Area.

Since the weather is starting cool off again, I thought I would send out a link to my Review/Rankings/Map of Indoor Playgrounds around The Woodlands Area. Please leave comments sharing your opinions.

Reminder: Sign Up for Daily Email Updates to Deal Finder E

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Click through the link to sign up for daily digests of whatever I post! That is the best way to stay informed. Please, forward this on to anyone you think might be interested in Deal Finder E!

Set Your DVR: Monday at 7pm Beauty and the Beast on Disney Channel

If you catch them, you can watch all the Disney Classics on the Disney Chanel. For me, it is channel 41.

Vote for Nakia!


Mike entered her in this so I couldn't resist!
Happy Holidays!
 
xoxoxoxo  Deb + Nakia
 


The Gerber Generation is looking for its next star!
Don't you think my child is simply adorable? Of course, you answered, "Yes!" So please cast your vote and help us win a Flip SlideHD™ video camera* and a featured spot on Gerber.com. Voting is easy! Select "Vote for Me" on my child's photo.


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Melissa and Doug Deals on Amazon

Spend $30 on Select Melissa and Doug products get 10% off continues! Stack this promo with their sales and you really score big on some of the best of Melissa and Doug!

Melissa & Doug Storage Case -  Painted Wood $12.99 aka same price as wire rack. Only holds standard size puzzles. Down from $39.99.






 







 



Melissa & Doug Shapes - Chunky Puzzle $4.99 This is one of my favorite Shapes Puzzles. Perfect for a 2 year old.


Gap Sale: 30% off in store through Monday

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.



Eight deer. Eight deals. Only five days.

Project Reindeer from Gap is here!
Get 30% OFF everything in store,
and check back daily.
Eight real, live GPS-enabled reindeer pick a new bonus deal every day.
Help decide tomorrow's bonus deal at
www.ProjectReindeer.com

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.

Total Lunar Eclipse Monday (12/20-21) night around 12:30am

Here is what I found about what time to look for it. I haven't seen the local news organizations talking about it yet.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101218213532AAuVFeX

About Lunar Eclipses:
http://www.mreclipse.com/Special/LEprimer.html

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hot Wheels Cars: $0.49 each at Walgreens this week

Starts at Midnight tonight and goes for 7 days. First come, first served. I stocked up on them last year. If you need more than 10, you can always come back another day or to a different store. 

From My Frugal Adventures:



If you are new to Walgreens shopping than start HERE and HERE.

Be sure to check out the new Walgreens Coupon Policy!

Hot Wheels are .49 this week (limit 10)

Sunday Coupon Insert Preview for 2011

Nice!
Now, I know how to find out what inserts are coming our way! 

Wanted: More Reader Comments!

Keep the comments coming y'all! It keeps me inspired to post more! Thank you to everyone who emails me! I appreciate it. It makes me feel like someone is actually reading my posts. Also, please forward me your deals, and I will forward them on!

Re: Deal Finder E

The best deal I have seen is Dionysus in Market Street. Dionysus is offering "Buy a $100 Gift Card, get a $25 Gift Card free." Their prices are high to start with so this is a good way to rationalize the splurge. FYI: It is also my favorite places to get a haircut! Dennis is AMAZING. I feel like a Model with him!

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!

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 2:34 PM,
hey Liz,  any good spa deals out there?  I am having my 41th B-day and really need something not too expensive.
thanks,

deb

La Madeline Holiday Meal Deal

I love La Madeline! They are one of my favorite restaruants. Delicious and kid friendly!

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
HEB

Also, Guri Do Sul is open Dec 24.

From my friend Becky!


The frugalista came out in me today.... as we live on another continent to family, I have cooked the full Christmas dinner every year for a decade, and having a 6 month old and 3 other kiddos, I decided to press the 'easy' button this year and to order Christmas dinner from La Madeleine - great food, and they have the best deal in town ($64.99 for a meal for 4-6 adults). Went to Market St today to order it when I saw in store "buy $25 gift card and get $5 card for free". So I bought $50 in gift cards, got $10 for free, and then used them to pay for my dinner order!

Easiness and Frugality = priceless!

Happy Holidays!!

Becky

$10: 1 MONTH of Martial Arts Training AND a gift wrapped Uniform

From my friend Suzanne:
 
Family and friends... We have something awesome going on... SPREAD THE WORD!! Forward to all of your Family and Friends.. people at church, school etc!!!
What an AWESOME GIFT!!

Give the Gift of Karate
From the Best Martial Arts School in the Area 
with the most Experienced International
Award Winning Instructors!! Celebrating over 40 years of experience!!

1 MONTH of Martial Arts Training
AND a gift wrapped Uniform for only $10!!! 
 
Please tell them the Orgis family sent you.  Thank you and enjoy your Christmas season!

Call or Stop In TODAY!! 281.288.2001
Karate Masters 
Family Martial Arts Center
4712 #4 FM2920
Spring, TX 77388

 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Radio Flyer Sale on Amazon: Many 67% off items!

Wow! I am drooling over the cool Radio Flyer toys on Sale RIGHT NOW on Amazon. Too bad we don't need anything and we overstocked in toys for awhile. I consider Radio Flyer a good quality brand that makes durable products. I remember looking at them a lot a couple of years ago when Ben was in the 18 months - 2.5 age group. They have a lot of classic items. It is rare to see such a big sale. There are some major discounts and lots of items are at "buy me" prices. As with all things, read the reviews. Some things that are labeled Radio Flyer are better made and cheaper by other brands.

Leap Frog Learning DVD Sets are under $20 each!

Price Drop! We have both sets and LOVE them! We paid over $20 for each set.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Calling on PBS on Dec 20 & 21

Spread the word about the two part, two night broadcast of The Calling on PBS on Dec 20 & 21. The Calling airs from 8-10pm CST and 9-11pm PST & EST on both nights.
 
I know the Rabbi! He is my age! He went to school at UT-Austin. How cool is that! I can't wait to watch it!

Guri Do Sul half price

http://www.buywithme.com/houston/deals/2804-guri-do-sul-

Yay, Amazon!


Amazon keeps pulling me in! There is a ton of cool stuff under $5 or over 40% off. I heart Melissa and Doug!

$10 off $20 Purchase at Barnes and Noble when you use a Mastercard

You can combine this with their Buy 2 Get 1 Free promo.
 
Read Couponing to Disney's post for more details on how to maximize this promotion: http://www.couponingtodisney.com/2010/12/15/barnes-noble-save-10-off-any-20-purchase-with-a-mastercard/
 
So, possible deal scenario is to find 3 games that are just over $10 each that qualify for the Buy 2 get 1 promo. It would turn into Buy 1 get 2 free!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Winter Solstice: December 21st

I learned something: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_solstice


Houston New Year's Eve Party: Gloworama

Wow! This sounds cool: http://www.gloworama.com/

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!

Free Cup of Yoplait Original Yogurt

I love this daily email freebie site!

From All You:

Free Cup of Yoplait Original Yogurt
PreviousTue, December 14, 2010
Today's Free Sample

Free Cup of Yoplait Original Yogurt

Free sample: Get a coupon for a free cup of Yoplait® Original Yogurt.

https://yoplait.com/get-your-free-cup

I usually see them on sale between $0.50 and $0.75
Yoplait is one of my favorite yogurt brands with regard to taste.