Saturday, July 30, 2011

54% Off Tickets to the Butterfly Center at HMNS

My friend Bobby found this deal! 4 Tickets to the Butterfly Center for $15

You can sign up to receive more deals from aDealio here

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From: BlogWithMom

Today's Deal in Houston:    
4 Tickets to the Butterfly Center for $15 (a $32 value)
4 Tickets to the Butterfly Center for $15 (a $32 value)
    Color makes everything beautiful - crayons, rainbows and butterflies. Brighten up your world with today's aDealio: for $15 get 4 tickets to the Houston Museum of Science's Butterfly Center, a $32 value.   See Reviews & Offer Details.

Free and cheap Music on Amazon

I just thought I would remind y'all that if you ever are looking for a free place to download mp3s, Amazon has an interesting collection. 

They also are doing a $0.69 mp3 music sale of some top artists. The best part is that you can save your music in Amazon Cloud

Comments WonderWild Giveaway Post are Awesome!

Check out the comments on There are some really awesome tips! 

Totally Target is definitely a good blog to get on. She does all the Target Matchups every week. 

There are quite a few blogs out there that do matchups for the national stores. My current favorite is still Couponing to Disney because she covers most of them and does so much more. Then again, I am subscribed to like 15 blogs. So y'all can be deal finding crazy like me and sign up for a ton. 

Reminder of must be on blogs if you live in the Houston area:

Houston on the Cheap 
Cheap Eats in Houston

CamelBak Sale: 50% off at Zuilly

I love CamelBaks! They are the coolest way to drink water. The only place locally that I know that sales them is Academy. Bladders by themselves go for around $30. Since I hardly ever see sales on Camelbaks, I had forward this sale that I found on Zulily. Some of the Camelbaks are going for 50% off. The catch is that the sale ends 8/01 at 6am pdt so y'all have to act fast. 

Please click through this link so I get credit for referring y'all. They also are having a Melissa and Doug Sale! Woohoo! I see a bunch of things that we have that I know we paid more for. 

Sock Sale at Target

The Krazy coupon lady found a sock sale at target! 

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From: The Krazy Coupon Lady
Date: Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 2:38 PM
Subject: The Krazy Coupon Lady Daily Email - 10

Buy 4 Hanes Boys or Girls Socks, 6+1 pack $4.00
Use 1 $1.00/1 – Hanes Apparel Item, Women's, Men's, or Kids, Target Coupon – (
Pay $15.00, Receive $5.00 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $2.50 each when you buy 4 (after Target $5.00 Gift Card)

Michael's Trip Report: 7/30/2011

My mom and I went to Michael's to get wooden letters to paint as a craft for the kiddos. Since the trip was spontaneous, I just went to the computer and printed off a 40% off a regular priced item coupon. 

Starting tomorrow for the whole week, you can get 20% off your entire purchase when you print  off the coupon from their website. I think I have to go back. They have a lot of fun things on sale and clearance right now. Some of their clearance items were down to $0.40 a piece. 

Annoyingly, they already have their halloween stuff out. Isn't that crazy to put holiday themed merch. out 3 months ahead of time? I guess if you want to get the best selection on crafty things now is the time to go. I saw in a separate sticker aisle some face part stickers that would go great on small pumpkins for $0.99. They would also look cute on apples, oranges or any fruit or veggie. I think I will get them when I go back with the 20% off coupon. 

There was a lot of summer clearance, too. I like their buckets, where were a $1. Think 20% off is $0.80. The buckets can be painted and decorated as a craft. 

So overall, I felt like my experience today beat a trip to the dollar store because I found the same sort of merchandise for less. Make sure you know your prices at Michaels because some of their regular priced merch is overpriced. It is always nice to shop when there is a sale. I guess when I go I can stop by Lakeshore Learning for their big back to school sale. I have a bunch of coupons. The worst part of shopping for me right now is that I have this urge to shop but we don't really have anything that we need to buy. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

WonderWild Review: Part 2

More pros:
You can see into most of the play structure because the walls are made out of netting.

The nursing area is open to the rest of the Women's Restroom

The give away free passes can only be used once and for one child in a family.

Price Break:
Buy 10 passes for $85. They never expire.
Buy a membership: This is only a good deal if you have multiple children or if you really plan on going a lot. It says it is good for up to 4 kids in the immediate family.

The monthly price at WonderWild is about the same as a year membership to The Woodlands Childrens Museum. I guess that is the difference between a for-profit vs. a non-profit. The non-profit gets donations to supplement their overhead costs.

Speaking of the Children's museum, I wonder why they don't have a nursing area. I also think all these kids places should have unisex bathrooms.

Entertainment Book: 2 for $10 with free shipping

I couldn't resist getting the 2 books for $10 once shipping became free. So if anyone wants my picked over old book let me know since I don't need it now that I am getting 2 new and shiny ones again. At some point before the expire, I will be happy to pass off these 2 books, too. Probably around October 1. 

I believe that you can go through any of the cash back sites to get this deal. I just clicked through the email I got from them before it was universally available. Too bad I was impatient. I am sure I will still get my money's worth in freebies. 

Entertainment. Dine. Shop. Travel. Save.

Elizabeth, your order has shipped!

Order Summary All prices are in US Dollars.
Order Confirmation #: 509016751
Item Subtotal: $10.00
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Total for this order: $10.00
Your credit card has been billed: $10.00

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Check out my Reviews and Rankings of Indoor Playgrounds around The Woodlands

Link to Map of local indoor playgrounds in Comments at

Know of more indoor playgrounds? Have an opinion that is the same or different than mine? Leave a comment! 

WonderWild Pass GiveAway - 3 ways to Enter

So, we went to check out the new indoor playground in the Grogan's Mill Shopping Center today. We had a blast. My little one kept smiling. I know we will be back. 

To help celebrate their new location, Wonder Wild was kind  enough to share 6 passes for free admission with my readers. 
They can be used any time between now and 9/1/2011. 

OPEN PLAY: M-F 10am-6pm (general public), NEW SUMMER HOURS starting 5/30-8/19 M--F 9am-7pm, $10 for walkers, $8 for pre-walkers + sales tax. We allow outside food and drinks in our party rooms during open play. We are open every weekday (not the weekends) for drop-in open play. Weekends are reserved for birthday parties! Socks are required for all children playing at Wonderwild at all times.

1. Leave a comment to this post on my blog saying that you are signed up to get daily updates via email or RSS Feeder. 
2. Leave a comment to this post describing/naming your favorite post that you have read on Deal Finder E. Hint: Go to my home and look through my archives. Some of my favorite posts are the $5 lunches around town and Indoor Playground Map ( I guess I better update that now that we have a new one.)
3. Leave a comment to this post sharing a deal that you have found or a tip about how to find deals. No limit to the number of entries of this type. The more you enter, the better your chances are to win. 

You can enter one way or all 3. Winners will be randomly chosen one week from today on Friday, August 5. I will then mail the 6 winners their free pass asap. Be sure to leave your hidden email address on your posts so I can contact you if you win. 

If y'all like these sort of giveaways, I will try to do more of 'em. So, tell me that in a comment, too! 

Review of WonderWild From
First, the positives:
It is brand new so it feels nice and clean. All the equipment is clean. 
There is something for all ages. 
There is one giant inflatable obstacle course with a slide. 2 people can race to go through it. 
They have a multi-level play structure connected to slides. I like how their are bridges and varied ways to go. 
They have lots of soft things to climb on. 
There is an area with a pretend kitchen, wooden puzzles, ball pit, and manipulatives to play with. 
This is a great sensory stimulating environment.
I like how it isn't connected to a restaurant 
I like the location. It is super close to me. 

More Positives: 
The staff was friendly, and we had complete freedom to do what we wanted in the play area. 
Nursing Chair and Changing Station in Women's bathroom.
Music: I liked the music it was fun and energetic. 

Things we have seen before. 
You can climb the stairs to go up the climbing structure or you can go up a couple of multi-level towers similar to what we see at the Chick Fil A on Lake Woodlands. (These are definitely cleaner!)
Soft Mats that turn into an obstacle course. Some of them were new to me, but most of them I had seen before at The Woodlands Rec Center for the Preschool meet and greet. (Cost: $1 only once a week, though).
Ball Pit. Actually, the last ball pit I saw was at My Gym, but now they are closed. 
Giant inflatable (a different one, but down the street is Pump It Up and I am still really impressed with Bouncin' Bears when it comes to a place to go for inflatables. 
Melissa and Doug Puzzles. Love them! 
Play Kitchen. Reminds me of when we go to Lakeshore Learning to do crafts. 
3 lane slide. Reminds me of the slides at carnivals, just safer. 

Things I haven't seen before. 
Some of their soft climbing things like the mat that looks like swiss cheese and the ride ons. 
Some of their bridges. 
The two sit and spins attached to poles. 
Some of the obstacles up in the play structure. 

Shoe cubbies not obvious until pointed out. 
Men's bathroom hiding a bit. 
Standard get wet water fountain. 
Most of the floor has new carpet, but I wish it was padded or spongy in case someone falls on it. 
Normal Price Tag for Drop in play is $10/kid unless you get a membership. 
The space is a good size, but I hear that he Heights location is much bigger. 

Business ideas:
They could sell snacky food for extra profit. 
They could also sell sensory merchandise similar to the play things there. 

We were there from 4-5 today, 7/28/2011, and it wasn't too busy. I didn't know what to expect after experiencing the week after The Woodlands Children's museum opened. So, try it out and leave a comment with your opinion! 

HEB: GoldFish is $1/bag Limit 5

That is a buy me price! 

Walmart Sock Alert: Hanes boys 12 pack under $6.

That comes out to less than $0.50/pair sock. Much better than over $3/pair. 

Reminder: Look through your Junk Mail for Coupons.

Sometimes, I find the best coupons in my junk mail. Last week, I found a free coffee at Burger King, and this week I found some decent Sweet Tomatoes coupons.

Target 75% off Clearance

So, I couldn't resist running in today when I was in the area and had 20 minutes of free time child free.
There were still lots of items even though you could see that much of the shelving was truly cleared out.

I picked up two battery operated bubble sets for a total of $3.50.  There wasn't much else I wanted/needed/couldn't resist.

I saw some shopping carts piled high so I guess it is just luck for the age group of your children and gender to see if you find some hidden treasures.

2 Deal Finding Tips about the $2 Meal Deals at Taco Bell

Tip Number 1: You can substitute Beans for Meat on any of the 4 meal deals.
Tip Number 2: For $0.20 more you can upsize your drink from a medium to a large.

I like these meal deals, especially if you factor in the cost of a soft drink by itself.

The also are still doing their $0.99 Burrito Supreme.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stride Rite Socks on Amazon

I was playing around on Amazon tonight and since I had socks on my mind I found out that Amazon carries Stride Rite socks. I knew they were pricey at around $10/3 pack of socks.

Amazon does have some styles on sale, and they are eligible for free shipping with Amazon Prime.

They have other brands of socks for sale, too. What are y'alls favorites? Leave comments sharing what y'all like to get and where the deals on socks are.

Amazon Mom: Free Amazon Prime = Free Shipping and Discounts

Reminder: You can get free 2 day shipping from Amazon when you sign up for Amazon Mom. You also get 30% off Diapers!

From Amazon:

What Is Amazon Mom?

Amazon Mom is a free membership program aimed at helping parents in the prenatal through toddler years use Amazon to find all the products their family needs.

Despite the name, you don't need to be a mom to join. Amazon Mom is open to anyone caring for a baby or young child, whether you're a mom, dad, grandparent, or caretaker. We just thought "Amazon Primary Caretaker" didn't have the same ring to it.

Why should you join Amazon Mom? We offer great benefits, including 30% off diapers and wipes, exclusive offers, and FREE Two-Day Shipping on Amazon Prime-eligible products.

College Students: Free Amazon Prime for one year!

Reminder my post last year?

Free Amazon Prime for One Year for College Students! How cool is that!

Amazon Prime free for one year ($79 value)
Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on textbooks and millions of other items
No minimum order size
Upgrades to One-Day shipping for $3.99/item
E-mail alerts for exclusive deals and promotions
It's free for students - sign up by providing your school and major

All you need is a .edu email address to get the Free Amazon Prime for One Year. If you aren't a student, don't despair. Anyone can get a free trial for one month by going here, and every now and then they offer a free 3 month promotion.

Target 75% Off Clearance Toys and Baby

I wanna hear. What have y'all been finding?

Stride Rite Shoes: Buy One Get One 50% Off: Now through 9/06/2011

Strategy: Find 2 pairs of shoes that are close in price to maximized savings.

Idea: grab a buddy to split the difference if you both only want one pair of shoes.

Watch out: The socks are super soft and probably the best socks around, but they are pricey.

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to redeem online discount use code: BTSBOGO at checkout

Free Food Reminders

On July 28:
Free 32 oz. cup of McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea
Free Lasagna with purchase at Buca

Saturday, July 30th: half-priced slices of cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory
$2 subs at Subway through July 31
Free Lettuce Wraps at PF Changs till July 31 with coupon from Facebook

Sign up for Cheap Eats in Houston and Houston on the Cheap for more local restaurant freebies.

Save $10 and Free Kindermusik Preview Class

Sign up by August 1st and you save $10 when you pay in full.

If you haven't been yet, you get a free preview class.

Here is the latest news from Kindermusik.

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From: Kindermusik of The Woodlands
KMWL logo smarter kids 
Fall Semester Begins Soon!
Enroll Now in your favorite class time.

Enroll by August 1st and your will receive
a free music download card
Pay in full by August 1st and you will receive
$10 Fall Early Bird Discount
Enroll additional children and you will receive
$10 Multiple Child Discount for each child
Refer a friend who enrolls and you will receive
$15 credit on your account
Refer 5 friends who enroll in one semester and your name will be entered in a drawing for

Kindermusik - a good beginning never ends
We say goodbye to Ms. Laetatia. She and her family are moving to College Station.  Thank you Ms. Laetatia. You have been a wonderful teacher to our families. We will miss you very much!

Welcome our new teachers:
Laura Yakunovich and Miranda Murphy.

Many of you already know Ms. Laura. She has been a parent in our program for about 7 years with three adorable girls: Larissa, Vanessa and Natasha.  If you were in class with her, you probably remember her beautiful voice and smile!  Ms. Laura will teach Village and Our Time.

Ms. Miranda is moving here in August from Baton Rouge, LA.  Ms. Miranda will be teaching Our Time and Imagine That and also piano lessons in our Hall's Musik Studio.

Ms. Nancy, Ms. Becky and Ms. Rena are also back this fall. We are all looking forward to seeing you again in Kindermusik!

Because of Ms. Laetatia leaving, we have changed some of the after school schedule for Village, Our Time, and Imagine That class times. The Young Child schedule remains the same. The new schedule is online.
 A Maestro Conductor Award
Top 1% Award
Master Teacher Certification
25218 Grogan's Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
In The Woodlands since 1988
Click here for the new
Fall Schedule

Monday classes begin August 29 with no class on Labor Day, September 5.
Tuesday through Friday classes begin after Labor Day,
September 6-9.
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Discount Codes for Enrollment Online:

FEBD (Fall Early Bird Discount) save $10
MCD (Multiple Child Discount) save $10 on additional children
The codes are in the Welcome Screen of the Shopping Cart
Whether you put them in or not, you WILL RECEIVE the discounts because your credit card is not being charged online but by our office. You are basically leaving your credit card information in a secure location, our shopping cart.
Kindermusik works! Check out the research! Visit the Benefits of Kindermusik page for information on how Kindermusik helps your child learn, grow, and develop.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

$1 off admission at Houston Children's museum

This isn't such a big deal, but I wanted to talk about parking at the museum.

The garage right next door is a bit pricey. If you look for street parking, you might find some that is free or $1.50/hour. The big negative is the walking distance if you aren't lucky. Plus, the idea that your car is less secure.

Every Thursday night is free from 5-8pm.

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From: Children's Museum of Houston <>
Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 2:38 PM
Subject: Become a Secret Agent at the Museum


Aug. 4 - 10
Challenge your mind as we celebrate how art, science and technology can combine to spark the most ingenious ideas!  We're welcoming the wild imaginations of young inventors for inventive activities that will ignite their imagination during MindFest™. Don't toss your empty bottle water!  Clean it and bring it to receive $1 off admission per person, per visit.

Houston Zoo Members Only: Free 4-D Experience 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. July 26, 27, and 28, 2011

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From: Houston Zoo

4 D Experience -kids w/glasses

Exclusive Member Only Offer: the 4-D Experience!

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

July 26, 27, and 28, 2011 


If you're a Houston Zoo Member, visit the Zoo Tuesday, July 26 through Thursday, July 28 for your opportunity to enjoy the 4-D Experience for FREE! 


Our brand-new 4-D Experience is a one-of-a-kind adventure which will take you beyond 3-D into a 4-D experience captivating all of your senses! From the scent of fresh jungle fruit to the spray of water on your face as you splash through a rainforest river, this takes movie watching to a whole new level.



Monday, July 25, 2011

BlogWithMom Giveaway - Please Enter

My friend Bobbie is doing a giveaway on her blog. Check it out! 

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From: Bobbie
  1. Enter my giveaway for a chance to win a free $10 Starbuck's Giftcard and a child's audiobook by clicking mom blog entry.          (contest ends 8/3)
Please email me if you have any questions concerning your entry.
Thank you,

Bobbie Anne Munsey

What Deals and Posts interest you the most?

Please leave a comment with what sort of deals and posts you like the best.

Office Depot: Shopping Trip 7/25/2011

I went in for the $0.25 dry erase markers, but of course they were already out.

We picked up 3 $0.01 pencil sharpeners which we don't need, and a 4 pack of glue sticks for $0.50, which we questionably need.

It was hard to walk out of the store empty handed. They were surprisingly busy for 3pm on a Monday.

My CVS Shopping Trip: 7/25/2011

So, I had an $8 ECB from buying contact solution a week ago that I wanted to use up.

The CVS on Sawdust is out of the RENU Contact Solution for this week.

I still found $9 worth of things to buy, which made my oop $1.

$1.99 Pens: Received $1.99 ECB
$3.49 Kotex Pads - $1 Manu coupon: Received $2 ECB
$5.49 Nature's Bounty Magnesium B1G1 - $2 coupon from CVS machine
$0.25 Notebook
$0.97 Palmolive - $0.25 Manu coupon

Plus, received $1 for scanning my reusable bag 4 times.

So, I have $5 in ECBs to use with a total oop for $9 for the last two trips to CVS.

Buca: Free Lasagna w purchase July 28

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From: Buca di Beppo

Click here to print your Lasagna Day Certificate!
Click Here to Make A Reservation! Click Here to View Our Menu! Click Here to Visit Buca Online! Click Here to Visit Buca On Facebook! Click Here to Visit Buca On Twitter! Click Here to Visit Buca Online!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Borders: Going Out of Business - Save Up to 40% Off - Everything Must Go!

Thanks Desireah for the forward.

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From: Desireah Riley

Sent from my iPhone

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From: "Borders Rewards"
Date: July 22, 2011 4:27:42 AM CDT
Subject: Going Out of Business - Save Up to 40% Off - Everything Must Go!
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40% Off Everything

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For questions, write to: Borders Customer Care, 100 Phoenix Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sad news from Borders: Borders stores across the country are closing

I will try to get more info on our local one in Market Street. I love Borders. They always have the best bargain book finds. 

Official Starbucks Treat Receipt Press Release


Starbucks Invites Customers to Take a Summer Afternoon Break

Starbucks Treat Receipt offers customers a refreshing afternoon break with their favorite Starbucks® cold beverage. From July 18 through September 5, 2011, customers who make a purchase in the morning can bring in their receipt after 2 p.m. and enjoy any Grande cold beverage (16 fl. oz) for just $2 (plus tax) at participating Starbucks stores* in the U.S. and Canada.

Customers can choose from an extensive selection of customizable, handcrafted cold beverage including delicious and refreshing iced coffee and iced tea beverages. For more information, visit

WHEN:    Available starting July 18, 2011 through September 5, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Starbucks: $2 Drinks with Receipt after 2pm (insider information)

I was in Starbucks today on Grogan's Mill/Sawdust Rd, and I got 3 receipts for $2 drinks. My Barista let me in on the fact that they will accept the receipts on any day not just that day. Woohoo!

How did I get 3 receipts you ask?
I needed to reload my rewards card and I got a receipt for that.
I bought my $1.59 Pike's Place Tall in a Grande cup (room for milk). 
I got a free refill on my coffee. 

She said I could share the receipts with friends, too. They are lenient. 

Here is an old press release about from Fox News:,2933,397624,00.html

ps. Make sure you sign up for their rewards program. You get a free drink of your choice on your birthday! 

Lake Conroe Townhome WORTH 90K+ SELL $29.9K !!!

Every now and then I come across what sounds like a good real estate investing deal. Here is the latest. I am asking for a $200 bird dog fee if you close on it. Email me off list, and I will send you more details. 

FYI: This house needs serious repairs, including the foundation. 

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From: Nik


3 BED / 2 BATH / 1872 SQF

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Houston on the Cheap: Deals at HMNS

Definitely sign up for Houston On the Cheap if you haven't already. Her blog is awesome!

Also, check the Entertainment book for B1G1s


Thanks to my new partnership with Houston Museum of Natural Science, readers of Houston on the Cheap can take advantage of great discounts to the museum exhibit hall, special exhibits, planetarium, Butterfly Center and more. Discounts are for both the Houston and Sugar Land locations with no expiration date.


   Discount Original
HMNS Exhibit Hall $7 $15
IMAX $8 $12
Planetarium $6 $8
Cockrell Butterfly Center $6 $8
Texas! The Exhibition & Hall $15 $25
Ancient Ukraine $10 $18
Big Bite Nite $60 $77
Sugar Land location $5 $12

To get these prices, head to the museum coupon link here and use promo codeshells (no caps). Then print the entire page. This is your coupon. Bring this to the box office, and your entire group will receive the discount prices. Only one page required per group. Any questions? Contact Yanet Rodriguez at or 713.639.4645.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation to offer this deal. Just a few free museum tickets!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Boogie Bash at The Woodlands Children's Museum aka Parachute Play every Tuesday at 11am

Hey guys, 
We caught the parachute play this morning at The Woodlands Children's Museum. It was awesome. Everything that I would want in parachute play. We just happened to be in the area around 10:50am, and it started early. It is free with museum admission, which is $5/person. I am looking at the July calendar and Boogie Bash is on it every Tuesday at 11am. Also, if you haven't seen their awesome magic show, the next one is scheduled on July 26 at 11:30am. 

The museum is open every day in July from 10am - 5pm except Sundays when they are open from noon -5pm. 

Today was their one year anniversary. They also gave out sweet treats to all upon leaving. 

FYI: It is located right next Brooklyn Bagel, TCBY and Sears in the Panther Creek Shopping Center. 

Tip: The afternoons are the least crowded. They have special events most days at 11am. You can check out the calendar on their website. 

Tips of things to do with M & Ms

Tips of things to do with M & Ms:
Sort them by color
Count them
Add and subtract them
Make Shapes, letters, and numbers with them
Spell out words

Did you know candy could be so educational? The challenge is to wait to eat them till After the learning. 

Buy 10 Great American Cookies get 3 Free

They already do buy 5 cookies get 1 free year round. This sweetens the deal. If you haven't already, sign up for their email list to get a birthday treat. 

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From: Great American Cookies 
Great American Cookies

Woodlands Mall
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(281) 363-4410

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Back to School Deals and Diaper Deals

Saving with Shellie did the best round up of the back to school specials that are happening this week. She also delinieated all the diaper deals that are  going around. Go to her blog at to check it out.

Also, Toys R Us is offering 24 packs of Crayola crayons at 4 for $1 and you must buy 4. 

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From: Saving with Shellie>
Date: Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Here are the best Back to School Deals going on this week at Office Max.

:: $.01 DEALS
These items are only available Sunday-Wednesday only. They are limit 5 and require a $5 minimum purchase.

  • Basic Pencil Sharpener
  • Schoolio 2-pocket Folders

:: $1 DEALS
Require in-ad coupon. Valid all week

  • Papermate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencils (2pk) – Limit 3
  • Office Max 1-Subject Poly-Cover Notebooks (100 sheets) – Limit 2
  • Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers (12pk) – Limit 1
  • Schoolio 1′ or 1.5″ Poly Binders – Limit 3

Snip-its: $5 OFF a haircut

I just wanna say that we love Ms. Rhonda! She is the best! Please tell them I referred y'all so that we get credit. 

My mall strategy is to do the hair cut and then the Carousel after. Maybe a trolley ride and ice cream. 

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From: Snip-its Haircuts For Kids


Tell your friends about Snip-its! Give them your Snip-its Referral Card or have them mention your last name and/or family code (last 4 digits of your phone number) at their first visit and we'll do the rest!

The Snip-its Referral Cards are available at your local Snip-its.


Give your friends and family $5 OFF a haircut.

Kids Regular Haircut Only. Cannot be combined with other offers. New families only.

See your stylist or receptionist for program details.


The Snip-its experience
- Specially-trained stylists
- Kid-friendly hair products
- Parent chair at cutting stations
- Animated shows & video games
- Prizes from the "Magic Box"
- Birthday parties, events and more...

We speak kid.


Kids. Haircuts. Parties. Fun.
1201 Lake Woodlands Drive The Woodlands Mall The Woodlands, TX 77380 (281) 419-4222

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Enter to win a Flip Camera from

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From: Bobbie Munsey

For your blog::

Enter to win a Flip Camera from sponsored by  The winner will be drawn on July 21, so you get your entry in now by clicking "mom blog contest."

Elizabeth-----please enter yourself to start the contest off!!!!!

Bobbie Anne Munsey

Movie Tickets: As low as $4

Couponing to Disney is one of my favorite blogs. I usually read what she posts every day. I suggest signing up for hers since she covers most stores and finds a lot of coupon deals. 

FWd From Couponing to Disney

Sprint and Fandango have partnered together to lower the prices of movie tickets. Through August 14th, you can register your mobile number to help reduce the price of tickets. The more people that register, the lower the tickets cost (the lowest is $4 a ticket). Then on August 15th, you will be able to get your promotional code that is worth up to $14.50. You will have until October 15th to use your code. This is limited to the first 100,000 people who register.

I read through the terms and it doesn't look like you have to be a Sprint customer to participate.

(Thanks B'ham Bargain Mom!)

Friday, July 8, 2011

MFAH 9.5 Hr Movie Screening: “Shoah” Part I Saturday, July 9, at 2 p.m. Part II Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m.

The MFAH will present "Shoah" on a new 35-mm print. Part I will screen on Saturday, July 9, at 2 p.m., and Part II on Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m. The MFAH presentation celebrates the 25th anniversary of the film.

July Session of Kindermusik starts this week

I love Kindermusik! The July Session starts this week. Go to the website to check out the schedule. Everyone gets a free trial. Just call ahead to reserve your spot.

Please let them know I referred y'all so I get credit.

I think Kindermusik is one of the most educational activities out there. It really stimulates all parts of the brain. It also is one of the least expensive.

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From: Kindermusik of The Woodlands 
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Earn $15


I'm sure you will enjoy the Kindermusik class with your young child, so why not take the time to tell a friend about your Kindermusik experience?  We are offering a $15 credit on your account for someone you refer to us (with your name listed on their registration form) for new families who you refer to us. Take advantage of this limited offer! If you would like to invite a friend for a free visit, please do (then let us know in advance).
Offer Begins July 8, 2011 and Expires August 1, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cinemark Tinseltown Prices went up! Also, Winnie the Pooh comes on July 15. 1st Showing $5.25 at 12pm

The movie is only 1 hour and 9 minutes. I wonder why the first showing is at noon? I'm ok with that 'cause we happen to have morning plans that day. We went to Cars 2 and noticed that the concession prices had gone up, too. The Kids Pack is now $5 even (was $4.50). C'est la vie. 

Winnie the Pooh
DP (Digital Projection) Showtimes 
  • 12:00
  • 2:20
  • 4:40
  • 7:00
  • 9:20
Early Bird 1st Matinee Showtime (7 days a week).