Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Borders: Free Dr. Seuss Kids Event Sept 18 at 11am

Special Kids' Event

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33% Off the List Price of One Item (Borders Rewards Members):

Recalled: Lakeshore Learning Magnet mazes

We have the alphabet one.

I wonder what the replacement product will be.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

How to maximize a $10 Gift Certificate:

Yesterday, I went to World Market because I received a free $10 gift certificate for my birthday. I walked out paying exactly $0. How did I do it? I purchased 4 items that were on sale for 2 for $5.

The challenge with a lot of coupons is most items are priced at $X.99 so you have to buy a filler item to get over the minimum amount. Watch for sales like the one I found to maximize the gift cert. I love when it is 100% off.

Watch your receipts for free stuff

I just filled out a quick survey for La Madeleine and I recieved a free dessert! Woohoo! The info was at the bottom of my receipt. I have seen a few restaurants and businesses do this. Chick Fil A comes to mind.

Hubbel and Hudson: Make your own Trail Mix for $5.99/lb

I went into Hubbel and Hudson yesterday for a couple of specialty items, and I discovered their Make your own trail mix for $5.99/lb. All the ingredients looked quality, and some of the items usually retail for much more than $5.99. It was fun for me to mix and match. I had about a 1/3 of a bag for a 1/3 of a lb at $1.98. I was excited because they had chia seeds. Chia seeds are supposed to be flavorless, high in fiber, and high in omega 3s. This make your own trail mix section is right by the candies. Yum!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Free Saturday, August 28th, 3:00 - 5:00pm at the Branch Crossing YMCA Waterpark

Free Family Fun at the YMCA Back to School Luau Pool Party.
The South Montgomery County YMCA invites the community to the End of Summer and Back to School Luau Pool Party and Open House.

The free event is Saturday, August 28th, 3:00 - 5:00pm at the Branch Crossing YMCA Waterpark, 8100 Ashlane Way in The Woodlands.
Bring your friends and family for an afternoon of free family fun including luau games and activities, cool treats and much more. YMCA Membership is not required and admission is free.
For more information call 281-367-9622 or visit http://www.southcounty-ymca.org

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Legends: Little Kickers Open House - Sat Sept 25 9am to 12pm

Little Kickers Open House Sat Sept 25 9am to 12pm
FREE HIGH ENERGY AND FUN soccer activities and games!  Age 18 mos. to 9 Yrs.

Legends: Friday Open Play 9am -2pm $3

Fun Friday Open Play

09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
The Legends Sports Complex

Come join us for free play and tons of fun on our indoor turf field every Friday from 9am-2pm. Rain or shine your kids are sure to have a blast playing on our inflatable bouncers and obstacle course while burning some energy and getting some great exercise too! Parent's are required to stay with child during free play. The cost is free to members and $3 per child for non members. For any questions please contact Adrien at 832-457-7124 or email.

For more information: Visit Website

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sales Tax Weekend: August 20 - 22, 2010

Tax Free School Supplies

The 81st Texas Legislature passed HB 1801 (2009) expanding the list of items qualifying for exemption from Texas state and local sales and use taxes during the annual sales tax holiday in August. In addition to clothes, footwear and some backpacks, Texas families also get a sales tax break on most school supplies priced at less than $100 purchased for use by a student in an elementary or secondary school.

The following is an all-inclusive list of qualifying school supplies (if priced less than $100):

  • Binders
  • Book bags
  • Calculators
  • Cellophane tape
  • Blackboard chalk
  • Compasses
  • Composition books
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
  • Glue, paste and paste sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Index card boxes
  • Legal pads
  • Lunch boxes
  • Markers
  • Notebooks
  • Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
  • Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Protractors
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Writing tablets

HEB: Goldfish $1

All Goldfish varieties: $1
Diet Coke: $1 when you buy 5

Dr. Seuss Storytimes in The Woodlands

Dr. Seuss Storytimes

Central Library in Conroe
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tullis Library in New Caney
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Mitchell Library in The Woodlands
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Montgomery County Memorial Library System presents special Dr. Seuss public storytimes for preschool-age children. These programs are offered in conjunction with a partnership with HoustonPBS to support the THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!™, a show premiering on PBS Kids September 6. THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!™ offers children a whimsical introduction to science, and sneak previews with more information can be found at their website http://pbskids.org/catinthehat/.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Walgreens: Free 8 X 10 Today!

I just got mine. It is not a collage, just an 8 X 10. Here are the details. Today only. I wonder what the deal of the day will be tomorrow. I suggest getting on their mailing list for periodic freebies!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Highlights from HEB

I ran into HEB today. Here are my highlights

Philadelphia Rolls are $1 off in the sushi section: OOP $3.79.

Cafe Emmi: $1 - $1 Manufacturer's coupon = Free! (drink near milk, I have a couple of coupons from awhile back)

I bought the SILK Almond Milk to try, and I received a Catalina for a free Almond Breeze Half Gallon.

Cantalopes were $0.97

Large Avocado's were $0.97

That's all I got, I didn't spend much time looking around so I am sure there are tons of deals that I missed.

Free Family Event at HMNS Saturday, Aug. 28, 12 - 4 pm

Free Family Event Camels of the Silk Road
Saturday, Aug. 28, 12 - 4 pm
Free Camel Crafts at HMNS while Doug Baum and his Texas Camel Corps present Camels of the Silk Road.
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Michaels: 25% off Sunday August 15 4-8pm

25% off their entire purchase is the best coupon out there that I have seen. They do it every few months on major holidays or occasions.

You need the coupon that comes in the Sunday paper or email to get 25% off.

Summer Madness
Sunday, August 15, 2010 4pm-8pm
Bring your coupon to your local Michaels store to save 25% on your entire purchase, including sale items!*

Library Schedule!

The new library calendar for the fall is up!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

1/2 price fajitas at Airtex Pappasitos on August 13

Pappasito's Cantina
15280 I-45 N. at Airtex
Houston, TX 77090

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Disney On Ice Toy Story 3 In Houston: $14 Opening Night

Wed. APRIL 13 - Sun. APRIL 17
To Reliant Stadium

Exclusive Presale Opportunity For Our Preferred Customers!
*See SPECIAL NOTES for details.

Hurry! Offer Ends Mon. AUGUST 16!
Use Customer Code ZTS3

To Order Tickets by Phone, please call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000


Wed. APRIL 13 at the 7:30 PM performance.
[Excludes Front Row ($90), VIP Floor ($75) and VIP ($45) seats. No double discounts. Cannot be used for prior purchases or group sales orders. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply.]

Have you heard the buzz? The toys are back in town!
Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar's Toy Story 3!

The summer's biggest hit movie, Toy Story 3, and memorable moments
from Toy Story and Toy Story 2 are hitting the ice in this sensational
live production coming to your hometown! Catch all the heroic action
when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from
the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home in their
most daring adventure ever. A few new faces join the fun including
Barbie's groovy bachelor Ken and Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear. It's the biggest
Toy Story experience on ice, jam-packed with fast-paced adventure such as
Buzz's galactic battle with Emperor Zurg and a hoe-down at Woody's Roundup.
Rediscover the humor, friendship and charm of Toy Story when
Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar's Toy Story 3 takes family fun to infinity and beyond!

Let's Celebrate - Kodak Camera
The Disney On Ice Kodak single-use camera offer is available
with online transactions only thru Mon. AUGUST 16.

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 thru Mon. AUGUST 16. 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 in the cities listed above. Service charges and handling fees may apply.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Meet The Cat in The Hat on August 18 at Whole Foods.

I saw the commericial today on PBS. I super excited about the new series starting. I hope it is well done. I wonder what they are getting rid of and if they are changing the line up.

Go here to see the schedule of visits

"The beloved Dr. Seuss character, The Cat in the Hat, visits four Whole Foods Market locations as part of Whole Foods Market's Community Giving Day. A portion of that day's receipts will be donated to HoustonPBS.  

Fans of the mischievous feline will have an opportunity to take pictures and will receive fun activity worksheets and other fun give-a-ways."

I wish we had a Whole Foods here in The Woodlands.

Free Galveston Historic Attractions Sunday, August 22, 2010

Galveston Historical Foundation to Offer "Free Day" August 22

"On Sunday, August 22, 2010, Galveston Historical Foundation will offer free admission to four of its historic attractions. Bishop's Palace, Menard House and St. Joseph's Church will be open to the public for free tours from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The Texas Seaport Museum, including the restored 1877 tall ship Elissa, will be open for free tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours at Menard House and St. Joseph's Church, which are not normally open to the public, will be self guided. On Free Day there will also be a 10 percent discount on all merchandise in the gift shops at Bishop's Palace and Texas Seaport Museum shops."

Friday, August 6, 2010

Free Glitter Ball at Borders

Free is Free! We have one of these glitter balls from Snip-Its. Anyone know how to blow them up again? Ours needs air.

Educator's get 25% off every day, and homeschooling counts. If you haven't signed up for your educator's discount card yet, then use this coupon to get 25% off your purchase.

Coupon: Free Glitter Ball!
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Free Concert at The Woodlands Mall Saturday, August 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Saturday, August 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at The Woodlands Mall

Live Concert @ 11am

Free Pottery Barn Decorating the Nursery Class Aug 14 10am-11am

Pottery Barn Kids

Decorating the Nursery
August 14, 2010, 10am - 11am

Complimentary one hour class taught by our design experts. Attendees receive a 10% discount on products featured in the class.*

Space is limited. RSVP recommended.
*Must attend class to receive offer certificate for discount. One-time discount offer valid on select merchandise at participating Pottery Barn Kids stores, while supplies last. Offer valid on purchases made on the day of the class only and on merchandise that is in the store at time of purchase. Offer not valid on furniture or for merchandise that must be ordered, prior purchases, taxes, shipping and gift card purchases. Offer may be redeemed on sale items, but may not be combined with any other discounts or offers. Offer is not applicable to Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids or Pottery Barn Furniture Outlets, catalog or internet. Offer cannot be resold or otherwise bartered. Pottery Barn Kids reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time.

Sawdust Chick Fil A : Monday Milkshake Madness

Buy a milkshake on Mondays and get a free spicy chicken sandwich. No coupon required

Monday, August 2, 2010

Oktoberfest: September 24 - 26 at Town Green Park.

Oktoberfest is set for the weekend of September 24 - 26 at Town Green Park.


The weather should become pleasant by then.

Free Food Tuesday Night: Taco Cabana and Whataburger

Both are located on 242 near I45.

FREE Chicken Taco from Taco Cabana from 4 – 9 pm on Tuesday August 3rd.

Free Whataburger when you wear orange from 5-8PM on August 3. Dine in only.

HEB Diet Coke Watch: $1.59

In case anyone cares: Coca Cola 2L Products are $1.59 this week.

:( Target 75% OFF

We finally went to Target on Lake Woodlands today to get Cat Food, and of course we had to look at what was left in the Clearance Toys Aisle. Let's just say not much. I saw a lot of $1.99 Splash Out toys still left, and few sand toys. There were a few Iron Man and some other Movie themed items that didn't look so cool. I can't believe I walked out of Target not buying any toys. I did buy a $0.20 pencil sharpner from the school supply aisle. I also saw that they had 24 packs of Crayola crayons for $0.25 each, which is the same price as Toys R Us.

KRAFT HOMESTYLE DELUXE Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

I finally found KRAFT HOMESTYLE DELUXE Macaroni & Cheese Dinner.

I couldn't find it at either HEB or Randalls. I finally found it today at Target.

Walgreens: Free Bayer AM

It is on sale this week for $1.99 after the $3 Walgreens instant coupon, and there is a $2 Manufacturer's coupon that came in the paper yesterday.

This is the week to buy school supplies.

So, after looking through all of the ads in the Sunday paper, I highly suggest that if you need school supplies to shop the sales now. There are some really good deals out there. You could also use the deals at Walgreens as fillers.

FREE Waterway Square Events

I love the Water Way Fountains. They are beautiful. It is a great spot for kids to play or to walk on a date or to stop and have lunch. It seems like there is always some organized event going on every week. The Trolley is free, and has a stop right in front. There is also a free parking garage across the street from Hubble and Hudson's garage. Here is an updated list of activities from The Woodlands CVB:

Waterway Nights Summer Series ContinuesWaterway Nights continues every Friday evening from 6–8 p.m. thru August 27, 2010.

This FREE event series features a variety of different entertainers each week including musicians, jugglers, face painters, balloonists, caricaturists, and more!

Picnics, chairs, blankets and coolers are allowed.


  • Live at Night Fall Series – Every Wednesday starting September 8-22, 2010 from 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Trick or Treat Trail – Sunday, October 10, 2010 from 5 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Movie Night Fall Series – Every Saturday starting October 23-November 13, 2010 from 7 – 9 p.m.