Monday, February 28, 2011

Reminder: Deal Finders Meetup Group!

Join Now! And Tell your friends, too! Everyone all over the country can do it! Not just The Woodlands/Spring locals! 

I promise you that you will get out what you put into it! Now is your chance to shine!

Reminder: IHOP March 1st 7am – 10pm Free short stack of pancakes!

I told y'all about it awhile back. 

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March 1st, stop by any IHOP between 7am – 10pm and you can get a free short stack of pancakes! In return they ask you to consider leaving a donation for the Shriners Hospital for Children.

You can read more about the promotion here : Free Pancakes at IHOP Tuesday.

Unexplained disappearance.

Yep! And I am not explaining it! 


ps. I'm back. 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Interesting Demographic info about The Woodlands, TX

Who knew?

Deal Finders Meetup Calendar

Another reason to join our new meetup group:

I think we should post the time related deals to the calendar. Then, with a click, you can export it to your own private calendar.

Pampers deal at Kroger!

Awesome deal finding! What a great baby gift idea!

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From: Suzanne Orgis

I have been needing to get a baby gift and I saw a jumbo pack of Pampers 2-3 on clearance at Krogers for $4.49 and was already buying 3 Pampers tub wipes for $.49 each with thier sale and my coupons.  I had a $2 coupon for Pampers diapers.  Using a gift bag and tissue i already have....Total price paid for Pampers jumbo pack diapers and Pampers tub wipes for gift-$2.98!!!
I have so been waiting to share my great deal with someone!!!
Thanks, Suzanne

Michaels: 20% off your entire purchase Friday and Saturday

20% is pretty good, especially since it includes sale items. The nice things is that you have a 2 day window.

The downfall for all these entire purchase coupons from Michaels is that whenever I get an urge to go, I decide to wait till I have an entire purchase coupon before I go.

I always have fun at Michaels. I usually find inexpensive craft activities and dollar items. Watch your prices. You can sometimes find the same or similar items elsewhere.

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From: Michaels

Michaels Michaels
Hurry! Valid Saturday, January 15 only!
20% off your entire purchase including sale items!
click here for your 20% off coupon
Please check your local weekly ad for all product and pricing information.
Coupons listed in this email are valid Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5, 2011.

FREE Semester: New Mommy & Me class

Wow! What a deal! A whole free semester! That is awesome! Call Karen for more details!

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From: Karen

Good afternoon!
 LWC (Living Water Church) is starting a Mommy & Me program!  In the spirit of community outreach and to combat the ridiculous $25 / hour, $350 / semester price of kids programs in The Woodlands, we are starting our own class!
LWC Mommy & Me will have: music, dance, stories, art, movement, educational games & more for kids ages 18 months - 3 years (with wiggle room on the age) (bring siblings, babies welcome)
Monday's 9:00 - 10:30am - then getting together for lunch at a park or local restaurant afterwards
This is quality time for you and your little ones, with social interaction for them and mommy-time for you. 
We're have limited space.
Please email me back if you'd like me to reserve a spot for you.
Classes will be from Monday February 14th - Monday May 16th (breaking for Spring Break)
Located on Spring Ridge road off of Rayford, behind the Hand Me Up Shop.
This Spring 2011 Semester will be Free.  All enrolled will be guaranteed a spot in the Fall 2011 semester and a discounted rate.
I look forward to seeing you all again!
-Karen & Cara (Boo)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Walmart: Free KY Jelly

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From: The Krazy Coupon Lady

I'm sure you're all stocked up on K-Y by now, but in case you want to add to your stockpile you can get it for Free at Walmart.  Checkout how…

K-Y Jelly 2 oz $2.62
$3.00/1 – K-Y Brand Product, Any (excludes trial size) (
Final Price:  Free!

FINS/Fun IN Swimming: $20 Private Swim Lessons

This is the best price you are ever going to see at FINS so take advantage! You can sign up for as many classes as you want on a first come first served availability. They do fill up, so if you know your schedule, then I suggest you book early!

FWD from
SPRING/KLEIN                                                                                                                       THE WOODLANDS
7827 Spring Cypress Road                                                                                                      3707 College Park Drive
Spring, TX 77379                                                                                                                   The Woodlands, TX 77384
281-379-FINS (3467)

Spring Break Private Lessons

FINS will hold our 20 minute for $20 private lessons over Spring Break, the week of March 14-17th.


These lessons are open to both currently enrolled students and those who are not currently enrolled. These lessons are perfect for students who want a little extra 1-on-1 swim time or those preparing for Summer League tryouts!


We will begin registering for the Spring Break Private Lessons Special on February 14th. Call early to book your time slot.

281-379-FINS (3467)

Post YOUR deals on

So, what deals are y'all going to post on the new meetup group?

Please also post the questions that you have about deal finding and the tips you have for other deal finders!

Build-A-Bear Workshop(R): FREE Sweethearts Candy with any purchase 2/1-2/14

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From: The Club at The Woodlands Mall

February Build-a-Bear

February 1 - 14

Come to Build-A-Bear Workshop® store for FREE Sweethearts Candy with any purchase.

While quantities last.®

Macy's: 20% off with NATIONAL WEAR RED SALE February 2- 6

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From: The Club at The Woodlands Mall
February 2nd through 6th - ALL MACY'S STORES

As is the tradtion of all first Fridays in February, and in honor of American Hearth Month and National Wear Red Day (February 4th), customers wearing anything red will receive a special 20% discount on a wide assortment of merchandise.

However, if red is not the color of choice, but customers still want to support Go Red For Women and receive the special discount, they can make a $2 donation to the American Heart Association and receive the official Go Red For Women red dress lapel pin. All proceeds from the sale of the pin will go directly to the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement.

From Kidstuff Family Newsletter: FREE Mom EXPO Passes

This sounds like the Mom event to go to! I am looking forward to it!

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From: Kidstuff Directory

FREE Passes to Mom Expo at The Woodlands!!!
We sent this information last month, but in case you missed it, here's a FREEBIE for you! It pays to read your Kidstuff newsletter each month!

Mom Expo at The Woodlands will be held at Legends Sports Complex on February 25 & 26, 2011. Visit the website for more info about the event.

To access and print your TWO FREE PASSES, click this link and apply the discount code: SPONSORpasses 

Need more than two passes? Save $5 OFF the Family Weekend Four Pass (admission for four people, PLUS use the pass for both Friday and Saturday) by using the discount code: Kidstuff-SAVINGS

Children under 12 are FREE with adult.
Hurry! Discount codes listed both expire February 15, 2011.

Ruggles Green! 20% off meal on 2/6/2011

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Text and Context of the Declaration of Indepedence

Yay Wikipedia:

Be the first to sign up for the brand new Deal Finders Meetup group!

It is going live on Friday!

Be the first to join at

Please, tell everyone you know all over the world. Instead of just one person posting deals. Everyone can! It is a true market place of ideas!

I will of course continue the Deal Finder E blog! I just want everyone to have a chance to share there deals easily since we are all deal finders. I will highlight the best local deals here!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

P.F. Changs: 20% Off your Online Takeaway

Enjoy P.F. Chang's while watching the Big Game.
Step up your food for the Big Game
P.F. Chang's is on Facebook P.F. Chang's is on Twitter P.F. Chang's Online Reservations
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Save the Date: Bayou City Art Festival
Bayou City Art Festival
Sunday, March 27, 2011 10:00 AM
Memorial Park | S. Picnic Loop Lane
6501 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77007
The juried, fine art event boasts a stress-free outdoor gallery with 300 artists working in 17 artistic media. Adding to the festive outdoor gallery are wine cafés, restaurants, Broadway in Houston's Broadway Café, and a performing arts stage.
Park in the Theater District (location tbd) to ride the festival shuttle. There is no public parking in Memorial Park. Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased online beginning February 15, 2011. (

Target: K-Y Jelly, 4 oz $0.34

I had to share this.

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From: The Krazy Coupon Lady

Valentine's day is bringing sales on K-Y products.  Now Here is A Deal With The New $3.00 Off Coupon

K-Y Jelly, 4 oz $3.34
Use $3.00/1 – K-Y Brand Product, Excludes Trial Size – (
or Use $3.00/1 – K-Y Brand Product, excludes trial – (
Final Price: $0.34

Thanks, Totally Target!

Black Walnut Cafe Valentine's Day and Football specials

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From: Black Walnut Cafe

Black Walnut Cafe

Bring your Valentine to
Black Walnut Cafe,
February 10-16

A Special Dinner for Two; choice of appetizer or salad, two entrées and Valentine's strawberries. Eat-in or take-out, $29.

Click here to view the menu

The Average
Super Bowl
is Over 4 Hours

Good thing we have half price munchies and $10 pitchers during the big game, from 5pm to close. Enjoy the epic battle of football at Black Walnut Cafe

We're open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner

The Woodlands
Rice Village

2520 Research Forest Dr.
The Woodlands, Texas 77381 phone 281-362-1678

5510 Morningside Drive
Houston, Texas 77005
phone 713-526-5551

Courtyard at First Colony Mall
16535 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
phone 281-565-7800

Save the date: Houston Art Car Parade May 22, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011
Allen Parkway
Allen Parkway at Taft St.
Houston, TX 77019


"The Houston Art Car Parade is a free event, thanks to the generosity of our artists, sponsors and Orange Show donors. Any place on Allen Parkway between Taft and Bagby is a great view, but we encourage you to come to the party before the party as the cars line up at Taft and Allen Parkway beginning at 9am - view the magnificent works of art up close and meet the artists. Parade rolls at 1pm!"

Free Concert for Families with Young Children: Mama Doni Band Sunday, February 20th 10:30-11:30 a.m.

From the PJ Library Newsletter:

"Free Concert for Families with Young Children

Mama Doni logo
On Sunday, February 20th, The PJ Library in Houston and Yom Limmud present the Mama Doni Band in a free concert! This lively,
interactive concert will take place in the Barish Sanctuary at Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Recognized in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Jewish Daily Forward, and Jewish Women International magazine, The Mama Doni Band delights families throughout the country. The band was the winner of the Simcha Award for "Inspiring Joy Through Music," at the International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, Holland. They embarked on their first national tour in fall 2009, and their 2010 schedule includes Cincinnati, Hartford, Long Island and New Orleans.


Quirky, funny and always unpredictable, Mama Doni's music brings a fun new twist to family music, venturing through dance beats, Latin pop, "Jewgrass" hoe-downs and dazzling disco ditties to making Yiddish expressions and Jewish culture cooler than ever. Kids, parents and grandparents will all be dancing and singing in the aisles!


The concert is FREE and open to the community.


Newsworthy: University of Houston is Now TIER 1

I thought this was Newsworthy:

University of Houston Earns Tier One Research Status

I remember hearing about this in the works 10 years ago. This change will have ripple effects throughout the whole community, including increasing property values!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rumor: I am starting a meetup group called Deal Finder

More to come soon!

Benihana Hibachi Steak for Two Only $37

I think this is a great deal for Benihana! Look at all you get for 2 people. It even includes your drinks!

They also have great lunch specials every day.

I suggest going out for V-day not on Valentine's Day to maximize finding a nice restaurant that isn't crowded.
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From: Benihana

Hibachi Steak for Two
Only $37

Share two hibachi steak entrées, served with Benihana onion soup, Benihana salad, hibachi shrimp appetizer, mushrooms, hibachi vegetables, homemade dipping sauces, steamed rice and Japanese hot green tea, all for just $37.
(tax and gratuity excluded)

Available through February 28th only. Not available on Valentine's Day, February 14th. Not available in Hawaii, Las Vegas, Little Rock or International locations. Click here to find a location near you.

From Our Library: Free Tax Help and V-Day Events

If you haven't already, sign up for the E-News Library Newsletter at

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From: Montgomery County Memorial Library System

Tax Forms 

All MCMLS libraries 
 tax forms.  Contact your local library for more information and availability.

open mic5th Annual Open Mic Night

Celebrating Black History Month


Thursday, February 24, 2011 

6:00-8:00 pm

Central Library in Conroe 


Central Library is please to present the 5th Annual Black History Month Open Mic Night, featuring local guest author Tina Lawson.  Tina is a native of Conroe, Texas and took advantage of the opportunity to publish a book of her poetry and writings, entitled The Color of Butterflies.  Her experience should provide a dynamic and exciting introduction to the evening.


All ages are welcome to come and share original writings of all types - poetry, prose, and song!  Please keep content family-friendly in consideration of the younger audience members.


For more information, contact Melissa Baker at 936-788-8377 ext. 266 or Devery Johnson at ext. 276.


taxesFREE Tax Assistance


Lone Star College - Kingwood EMCID

21575 Highway 59 North

New Caney, Texas - 281.312.1750

February 2 - April 13

Mondays & Wednesdays 9am - 1pm


Lone Star College - New Conroe Center

777 Conroe Park Drive North

Conroe, Texas - 936.521.4500

February 1 - April 14

Tuesdays, Thursday, & Saturdays 9am - 1pm


Malcolm Purvis Library - Magnolia

510 Melton

Magnolia, Texas - 936.442.7704

February 2 - April 12

Tuesdays 9am - 12:30pm


R.F. Meador Library - Willis

709 West Montgomery

Willis, Texas - 936.442.7740

January 31 - April 7

Mondays 9am - 12pm

Thursdays 2pm - 7pm


South Regional Library - The Woodlands

2101 Lake Robbins Drive

The Woodlands, Texas - 936.442.7727

February 1 - April 14

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am - 12:30 pm


George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library - The Woodlands

8125 Ashlane Way

The Woodlands, Texas - 936.442.7728

February 9 - April 13

Wednesday & Saturdays 9am - 12:30pm



candy hearts 

Valentine's Celebrations

for Children


R. B. Tullis Branch - New Caney


Wednesday, February 9

10:00 am


Central Library - Conroe


Wednesday, February 9 - 10:30 am

Thursday, February 10 - 10:30 am


South Regional Library - The Woodlands

Tween Valentine's Day Celebration

Monday, February 14 - 4:30 pm

Sign up at 1st Floor Children's Reference Desk or call 936.442.7727 x363

Open to all tweens, ages 9 - 11 years old.  Space is limited. Sign up today!


George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library - The Woodlands

Family Storytime

Tuesday, February 8 & Wednesday, February 9

10am, 10:30am, and 11am


Story Club - Valentine's Day Theme

Tuesday, February 8 - 1:30pm


Craft Fun

Saturday, February 12 - 10am - 4pm


Tween Craft Club (ages 7-12 only)

Paper Bead Making for necklaces

Wednesday, February 16 - 4:30pm - 6pm


More Valentine Day Ideas and Activities

Wrap candy bars in pretty paper, wrapping paper, homemade paper, etc..

make a cut out of a heart on some hard material like card board and glue piece of candy to it (in a wrapper so you can eat it).

Make a heart game. Make lots of little hearts each with a message. Put it in a cute container/box/envelope. Roll the dice pull out that number of heart messages.

Play hide and seek with valentines around the house for the family.

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