Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CVS Shopping Trip: 8/30/2011

I ran into the panther creek one since I parked just a few spots down to go to Starbucks today. I scanned my card and I received a coupon for a free 20 ct of always panty liners. Woohoo. Summer clearance was down to 75% off. They had a bunch of bubbles and buckets. I didn't need anything and I didn't feel like the deals were complete steals. Maybe when it goes down to 90% off. 

Free Chick Fil A Breakfast

So, I have been busy the last couple of days so I just now signed up for a free breakfast entree at http://www.chick-fil-aforbreakfast.com/ . It was easy to do. There are still thousands of choices available. I guess there isn't a strict time limit, just first come first served at the website. I have done this in the past. All you do on the day of is hand over the paper that says you are there at the right time and they give you free food. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

http://samples.target.com/ has a couple of samples up

A beauty goodie bag and poise hourglass pads.

Reminder: Check the sample sites every few months to see what is available.

Friday, August 26, 2011

$1 McDonald’s Back to School coupon booklets

There are reports in the blogger world about $1 McDonald's Back to School coupon booklets. In the last couple years I have seen the same booklets at the end of September with Halloween themed decorations on them so people can hand them out to trick or treaters. I think it is worth it since most of these items retail for $1 almost all the time at McDs. We like their ice cream. Usually they have usage terms and expiration dates.

Please report to me what McDs around The Woodlands/Spring are carrying them.

ps. Any time you want, you can ask for a free small ice water from McDs.
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From: Couponing to Disney

McDonald's Back to School coupon booklets are available at select locations. The books retail for $1 and inside you will find coupons for 12 FREE products:

3 Free Apple Dippers
3 Free Small Cones
3 Free Apple Juice OR White Milk Jug
3 Free Hamburgers

Fine Print: Limit one certificate per person per visit. Redeemable by children ages 12 and under.

Anti-Bullying Workshop: Saturday, Aug 27 10am - 11am

Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing. Sorry for the late notice post. I got behind in my email. 

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From: Suzanne 

Anti-Bullying Workshop


A special workshop for kids, adults, parents and educators! You will be taught:


  • How to recognize Bullying
  • What you can do if Bullied
  • What parents and educators can do if you witness or are told about Bullying
  • How to intervene
  • Many more topicsw and information!


When: August 27th (THIS SATURDAY) 10:00-11:00 am


Where: Karate Masters Family Martial Arts Center

            4712 FM 2920 #4 (same shoppiong strip as Neal's Restaurant)

            281-288-2001 (www.karatemastersonline.com)


Who:    Workshop is open to all kids and adults!




Call: 281-288-2001 and REGISTER NOW!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Walgreens Shopping Trip: 8/22/2011

I walked in with my $10 RR from the vitamins last week that I made money on that expires next week. Splenda was on our shopping list. I was at HEB this morning and saw the 200 ct at $6.99. So, I saved a $1 today, even though I couldn't find my Splenda coupons. My coupon bag is so disorganized. I suppose I need to attack soon since I have a little free time before my class starts up. 

I also picked up the $4.99 Colgate Toothpaste $4 RR promo with my $1.50 coupon. How could I resist? 

I also got a 8.5 x 11 mailer for $0.39 and 2 $0.15 mini notebooks. 

Total OOP was $0.17 with a $4 RR. Woohoo! It was like buy the Splenda for $1 less than HEB and get all this other stuff free!  

Michael's Shopping Trip: 8/22/2011

I saw last week in the Sunday ad that the clearance that I had scored on a few weeks ago had gone to 70% off, so I wanted to go look. I also had a request from a special someone for sticky velcro. 

The couple of clearance items I picked up rang at $0.20 apiece meaning that they were at 80% off this week! I used the 40% off coupon on the sticky velcro saving an extra $1.20 off the $3.49 12 sticky velcro square patches. I think I have to back. They also had 48 piece Michaels brand wood puzzles at 3 for $10, 50% off bargain books and more. This is a good time of year to find deals there. 

Grand opening of H-E-B North Woodlands Market: Wednesday, August 31

I saw the article in the Villager last week about it. I wanted to say that even though it isn't mentioned anywhere, Grand Openings usually mean festivities and freebies. I will keep you posted if I see something specific. 

Also, have y'all been to the back of The Woodlands recently? It is really developing. 

ps. Sign up for the newsletter from WoodlandsMommy.com. I am impressed with her calendar of activities and Karen usually has a good joke at the end of each newsletter. 

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From: Karen Logan (WoodlandsMommy.com)

Grand opening of H-E-B North Woodlands Market
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 31, when the brand new H-E-B North Woodlands Market will celebrate its grand opening. The 104,000 square foot store will offer an impressive array of products tailored especially for the budding North Woodlands area, located at 3601 FM 1488, The Woodlands, TX 77382.

Office Depot: 8/22/2011 Shopping Trip

I went here first since I was driving from Rayford/Sawdust. 

I found the 12 packs of eraser tops for $0.01 limit 3 pretty easily by heading the left. The sign that they were $0.01 was falling over. 

I found notebooks that looked like the picture in the ad that were one subject. When I went to check out the checker pointed out that the notebooks in the ad were the 70 page ones not the 100 page ones that I found. He then said they were sold out of the promo. He then had the idea of asking the manager if it was ok to give me the 100 ct for $0.01 and the manager OKed it. Woohoo! I just smiled and was friendly. Total Shopping Trip: $0.06. 

We can always use notebooks! 

Office Max: 8/22/2011 Shopping Trip

This is the week to score deals for School supplies. Even if you don't have a child, I suggest stocking up on notebooks. I ran into Office Max today and picked up the following: 

  • Single Subject Notebooks $.01 (limit 5)
  • 12pk Pencils $.05 (limit 2)
  • White Glue $.15 (limit 3) I only got one because the glue didn't look so good, and I haven't had such great experience in the past with the Office Max brand of products. 
  • Crayola Crayons $.15 (limit 2). These are great to supplement birthday presents with. In the last few years instead of spending the money on giving birthday cards, I have been giving coloring books (some that say Happy Birthday on the cover).

  • Everyone was really friendly and helpful at Office Max today. The store was empty. I saw some good deals on Sprint phones and on blank dry erase boards for kids ($0.99). 

    Sunday, August 21, 2011

    Best of The Woodlands

    I posted this last October: http://dealfindere.blogspot.com/2010/10/best-of-woodlands.html

    Interestingly, my opinion of all of these places stays the same.

    I wanted to post this since school is starting and keep thinking it is almost time to go to playgrounds again. At least, I can hope we can go sometime in the next month or so.

    Texas Ren Fest Opening Weekend Discount: $12 adult Tix!

    Woohoo! More than 50% off if you go opening weekend (Theme: OktoberFest). Adults are $12 (instead of $25 at the gate) and kids ages 5-12 are $6 (instead of $12). Reminder: Children 4 and under are admitted FREE.

    If you can't go opening weekend, but can commit to what day by Sept 23, you can get adult tickets for $18.

    If you stop by HEB or any other ticket outlet on your way to Ren Fest instead of purchasing tickets at the gate, you save $5/adult ticket. I wonder if there is a service fee or if it is included in the price. I did this a couple of years ago. It only took a couple of minutes and was completely worth the savings for our group!

    Be sure to look in your junk mail and local magazines and newspapers for free child admission coupons. They had a ton everywhere last year.

    Also, go their website and check out what the themes are for the weekends so that you can plan ahead on what theme you would enjoy most.

    If you worry about some of the mature behavior that can be found at Ren Fest consider going on a School Day instead.

    From http://www.texrenfest.com/school-days
    "The 2011 School Days will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 1st and 2nd , from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.... All Tickets are $8.00 per person, including same day ticket purchases at the gate. "

    Tip: My favorite part of Ren Fest for kid activities is Sherwood Forest. Look at the map to find it. It is in the map. That is where they have the petting zoo (watch where you step), elephant and camel rides, giant maze, and other kid friendly things to do. Also, I suggest watching the birds of prey show.

    Here are all the available ticket prices.

    From http://www.texrenfest.com/buy-tickets :

    Purchase Tickets





    Gate $25.00 $12.00  
    Opening Weekend $12.00 $6.00 Special pricing on Opening Weekend Tickets is available ONLY online, by visiting one of our ticket outlet locations, by mail, or by phone. Opening Weekend tickets are good for October 8th or 9th ONLY. Limited quantities available! Gate pricing on Opening Weekend is $25.00 for adults and $12.00 for children.
    Advance Ticket $18.00 $8.00 Special pricing on Advance Tickets is available ONLY online, by mail, or by phone on or before September 23, 2011. Limited quantities available!
    TRF Discount Ticket $20.00 $10.00 Special pricing on Discount Tickets is available ONLY online, by mail, or by phone. Limited quantities are available!
    Our Ticket Outlets $20.00 $10.00 Special pricing on Ticket Outlet Tickets is available ONLY by purchasing at HEB, Market Basket or Woodforest National Bank locations. Limited quantities available!
    Group Tickets $15.00 $6.00 Special pricing on Group Tickets is available ONLY by purchasing a group of 25 (adult) or more tickets. The order must be placed by phone or mail through the TRF main office. Group ticket orders should be placed Monday—Friday, 8 a.m.—5 p.m. Please ask for Group Sales. Group tickets are NOT available for purchase at the Gate!
    Family 4-Pack $50.00 N/A Take advantage of our online $50 Family 4-Pack offering (2) Adult tickets and (2) Kids tickets; a $24 savings off the gate price!
    Tickets are valid for 2011 festival dates only.  Children are ages 5-12.  Children 4 and under are admitted FREE.
    Adult 4-Pack $70.00 N/A Take advantage of our online $70 Adult 4-Pack offering (4) Adult tickets; a $30 savings off the gate price! Tickets are valid for 2011 festival dates only.  
    Weekend Pass $35.00 N/A Weekend Passes are available for adults ONLY. They consist of two tickets—one ticket good for Saturday ONLY and one ticket good for Sunday ONLY. The dates of attendance do not have to be consecutive. They are available ONLY at the gate or by calling 800-458-3435.
    Season Pass $250.00 $100.00 Experience all the fun, fantasy, magic and merriment of the 37th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival with 17 tickets, available for use on any festival date! The Season Pass is available for $250 for Adults and $100 for Children. These ticket packages, which offer a discounted ticket per day, are available for a limited time online or by calling 800-458-3435.

    Fall Festival Guide in Houston Chronicle

    I was impressed with all the listings in the guide in today's Sunday Chronicle. It is worthy of looking at if you are interested in learning about the festivals that are scheduled in the area. I couldn't find a link to the guide, but I did explore http://events.29-95.com/ which has lots of events around the city, including The Woodlands.

    Amazon: Buy $50 in qualifying physical textbooks, get $5 in Amazon MP3 Credit.

    I did the promotion in years past. Go here for the full details:

    From Amazon:
    Promotional offer is valid from August 15, 2011 through September 16, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. You must redeem the Amazon MP3 credit by October 16, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST.

    Reminder: You can get Free 2 day Shipping on any purchase when you sign up for Amazon Prime with your .edu account. Here is my post about it.

    Friday, August 19, 2011

    Free Upcoming events at Pottery Barn Kids

    From http://www.potterybarnkids.com/customer-service/store-events.html

    Events for Kids
    Book Club

    The Chocolate Bar: 50% off dipped fruit after 8pm and 20% off Tuesdays

    Yum! I love how all these sweet places have popped up in Rice Village.

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    From: The Chocolate Bar


    After 8pm Special


    Every night after 8pm our daily dipped fresh fruit becomes half off! This special even includes our boxes of fresh strawberries.  How's that for a late night snack!

    t-shirtsCome by one of our locations while wearing your Chocolate Bar t-shirt and get 20% off your entire bill on Tuesdays!  Plus, t-shirts are now 20% off everyday of the week. This sweet promotion will last until September.

    Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions.

        The Chocolate Bar 

    River Oaks

    1835 West Alabama
    Houston, TX  77098

    Rice Village
    2521 University Blvd.
    Houston, TX  77005

    Thursday, August 18, 2011

    Reminder Texas tax free weekend

    Here is a great post by texas blogger saving with shellie about the tax free weekend and it includes coupons to major retailers. http://www.savingwithshellie.com/2011/08/18/texas-tax-free-weekend-retail-coupon-roundup/

    Walgreens: FREE 8×10 collage print

    FREE 8×10 collage print when you enter the code PRINTONE at checkout before August 20th. I suggest choosing in store pick up to avoid shipping costs. You can pick it up any time. They really hold them for what seems like forever. Sign up to Walgreens Photo to get all there promos. 

    IT'Z: $9.99 Back to School Combo This Weekend Only

    This is a fair deal for It'z. Believe it or not, we still haven't made the trek out there. In my mind it is like Incredible Pizza. Any time I think about driving out there I think about how I would rather eat sushi at Kirin down the street in front of Willowbrook Mall. 

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    From: iT'Z Family Food and Fun 

    More about the Fall Festival: Michael Crayton and his Magical Balloons will be there!

    From http://www.houstonwahms.org/festival

    Brought to you annually by:  Chick-fil-AHoustonWAHMs & A Bounce Across Houston

    Saturday, September 24th, 2011
    Located in:  Spring Town Center - In Lowe's Parking Lot behind Chick-fil-A
    5905 FM 2920
    Spring, TX  77388

    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Annual Outdoor Event - Fun for the Whole Family
    MOONWALKs by A Bounce Across Houston

    Face Painting by Houston Facepainting

    Balloon Art by Michael Crayton / Magical Balloons

    A Mom's Golden Friend Sponsors:

    Cypress Creek EMS

    A Mom's Best Friend Sponsors:

    1960 Family Practice
    Provision RX

    A Mom's Buddy:

    Current List of Participants:


    Booth Type

    Member of HoustonWAHMs Organization        $50.00
     Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce Member $50.00  
    Non-Member                                              $65.00

    Annual Chick-fil-A Fall Festival

    We have gone in years past. There are usually bounce houses and tons of freebies and giveaways when you walk around to the different booths. The Chick Fil A there is the same style as the one on Sawdust. Next door is a Jungle themed McDs. It is one of our favorite McDs playgrounds. Be sure to stop by the Chick Fil A booth. They had a wheel in years past that you spin and win free food. FYI: this is really close to bouncin bears, too. Just call to see what the hours are for that Saturday. 

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    From: Spring Moms and Babes meetup

    When: Where:
    Saturday, September 24, 2011
    5905 FM 2920 Rd
    Spring, TX 77388

    Chick-Fil-A Fall Festival on Saturday, September 24. Event is open to the public from 10am - 3pm.

    Subway: Buy $25 GC get a free 6 in sub.

    I just received an email about their New Oven Crisp Chicken. I also saw they had a new dried apple slices product in the store today. 

    Subway Strategy: Buy a foot long and share. or get a foot long and skip the chips and a drink for maximum savings. 

    It seems like Subway is coming out with a lot of new products and marketing these days. I suppose it keeps it interesting. 

    FYI: My favorite dressing is their "Chipotle."

    Did you know that you can ask for more of a veggie if you don't think they give you enough? 

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    From: SUBWAY(R) Restaurants subwayfreshbuzz.com
    Date: Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 10:50 AM
    Subject: Introducing the breakthrough New Oven Crisp Chicken

    Find a SUBWAY(R) Restaurant!


    Score a FREE freshly made regular 6" sub when you buy or reload a $25 SUBWAY® Card! Hurry in to get your better-for-you favorite FREE! This won't last!

    Borders: 40-60% off!

    I ran in today. They have quite a good selection still in the bargain kids books. I would say that there is still more than half the store left. 

    I was tempted to buy, but since we don't really need anything, I am waiting till the prices in bargain go to 50% off before I start helping to clear the store. I did a few things that would be considered deals at 40 % or more. 

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    From: Borders Rewards 

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    Build a Bear: In store events for Bearemy's Birthday on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21* from 2 - 4 p.m.

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    Build-A-Bear Workshop

    Wish Bearemy® a Happy Birthday! Visit us for special mascot appearances on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 from 2 - 4 p.m. Plus, Bearemy® has a special savings offer just for you with any purchase!

    YMMV: CVS takes expired CVS Coupons up to 30 days

    including ECBS? 

    I ran in today to the sawdust location to get the 3 freebies from the magic coupon machine (I only got 2) and they were out of the items on the shelves, so I asked what do I do since the coupons expire tomorrow. The checker said I could still get the items up to 30 days from the expiration date because they were CVS coupons. Who knew? I asked if this was true for CVS ECBs and she said yes. I wish I had known that when I first gotten started doing the CVS ECB game. 

    YMMV means your mileage may vary. 

    Let me know if that works for you. 

    Free Chick Fil A Breakfast Entree

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    From: Surviving The Stores

    Head over to the Chick Fil A website on Monday August 29th to sign up for a day to go get your FREE Chick Fil A Breakfast!!

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011

    Amazon: TI 89 $139

    TI 89s are on sale on Amazon right now for $139.99. I did a mysimon.com on it, and that is the cheapest price available from all the major retailers.

    FYI: TI 89s are my favorite all time calculator. It is THE Calculator for Calculus! 

    TravelZoo: $20 - Texas! at Museum of Natural Science for 2

    This is a good deal!

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    From: Travelzoo Houston


    On behalf of our subscribers in Houston, we have negotiated
    this Travelzoo Local Deal:

    Source: The Houston Museum of Natural Science

    For just $20, snag two tickets to "Texas! The Exhibition" in
    its final weeks, plus admission to the general exhibit hall
    at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Regularly $50,
    this price is less than the cost of one adult admission to
    the special exhibit alone.

    Or, for $14 (regularly $36), receive two tickets to
    "Ancient Ukraine: Golden Treasures and Lost Civilizations,"
    plus the regular admission.

    Both offers are valid anytime from the day after purchase
    through the exhibits' closing date of Sept. 5, 2011.

    To get this deal, purchase a voucher directly from

    *Buy the voucher before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.
    *The voucher can be redeemed starting the day after purchase
    through Monday, Sept. 5, 2011.

    For more information on this deal, click here:

    New comment on Enter giveaways on Blog with Mom!.

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    From: BlogWithMom

    BlogWithMom has left a new comment on your post "Enter giveaways on
    Blog with Mom!":
    My giveaway list keeps on growing! Make sure you check it out!!

    Shofar Factory September 18th, 5:30pm-6:30pm in The Woodlands Children's Museum.

    Finally a Jewish event at the Childrens museum. I think this is one of the first public events in the history of The Woodlands ever having to do with Rosh Hashanah. How cool is that! 

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    From: Rabbi Mendel <Rabbi at jewishwoodlands.com>

    Shofar Factory September 18th, 5:30pm-6:30pm in The Woodlands Children's museum. Make your very own Shofar! Click here for more info and to RSVP.

    Freebie: Swiffer Duster from Vocal Point

    I love Vocal Point. They send out really good freebies. I just my
    Fresh Express Salad freebie coupon in the mail. I just signed up for
    the Swiffer Duster promotion.
    I love getting free stuff in the mail. Vocal Point is free to join.

    From Vocal Point:

    Be the first to sweep up a sample:

    Get a FREE* classic Swiffer Duster® and let your blog readers in on
    the offer. When you receive your package in the mail, use the Swiffer
    Duster® and tell your fans what you think. Meanwhile, look in stores for
    the new and improved line of Swiffer® products designed to provide a
    high quality, HD clean and be the first to tell your blog readers about

    About Swiffer®:

    The new and improved line of Swiffer® products is designed to provide
    a high quality, HD clean. Look for it in stores!

    New Swiffer Dusters® with Dust Lock technology clean better than
    a regular dry cloth, even in tight spaces.
    New Swiffer Sweeper® Dry Cloths clean better than a broom on
    multiple floor types, even on textured surfaces.
    New Swiffer WetJet® solution cleans better to reveal more shine
    than a mop on glossy ceramic tile, hardwood and laminate floors.

    *Must be a Vocalpoint member; limited quantities available. Only one
    package will be mailed per member. Please allow 5-7 weeks for

    Should you choose to share this, please let others know you received
    this offer from Vocalpoint and be factual with the information you

    Amazon and Deal Finder E

    Thank you very much! Simply go to any page on my blog and click through the search amazon feature or on any of the Amazon links. It has my affiliate id embedded inside. Your efforts are greatly appreciated! 

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    From: Heather 


    Did somebody mention at some point that you get a kick back if we go through your site to place orders on Amazon? Let me know how to do that. We order A LOT through Amazon and I'd love to be able to help out your site when we do it!

    Hope you and Ben are doing well!


    Monday, August 15, 2011

    Enter giveaways on Blog with Mom!

    Hurry! They Wed! 

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    From: Bobbie 

    Check out all the giveaways on my site:   http://www.blogwithmom.com/enter-list-giveaways-here/

    Bobbie Anne Munsey


    Thursday, August 11, 2011

    Free Screening of Dinosaur Train Movie at BounceU Houston SW Aug 18 5pm

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    From: BounceU of Houston

    BounceU of Houston has left a new comment on your post "Dinosaur Train
    Movie: PBS Aug 22":

    BounceU Houston SW is also offering a FREE screening of this movie, on
    Thurs Aug 18 at 5:00 pm. For details and directions visit our website

    Posted by BounceU of Houston to Deal Finder E at August 11, 2011 4:18 PM

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    Borders Update from Suzanne

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    From: Suzanne


    You may want to go now....My parents and I were there the week before
    the closing announcement and a book my mom loved somehow did not make
    it in our stack.  I told her I would go back and get it, especially
    since the announcement to  close-I wanted to check out their lego
    prices.  We were there last Monday....there were almost no legos left
    a few of the duplo sets.  The bargain books were nearly wiped out and
    there was no way to see if they still had the book my mom wanted as
    their system for that had been shut off the previous Friday.  It was
    crazy,  All the chairs and couches had been removed, they want you to
    buy and leave, not browse and linger! lol

    I seem to remember the magazines being wiped out too...a lot gone as
    of a week after the announcement. Awesome to hear they are still
    accepting rewards for those who have them though.


    Tuesday, August 9, 2011

    South Regional Library's Fall Children's Schedule Up! Starts Aug 22

    Check out the South Regional Library's Children's Schedule for Fall
    2011. Weekly storytimes begin the week of August 22nd. Events appear
    in ORANGE on our online calendar at
    http://www.engagedpatrons.org/EventsCalendar.cfm?SiteID=7689 .

    South Regional Library
    2101 Lake Robbins Drive
    The Woodlands, TX  77380
    936-442-7727 ext. 6363

    Rare: 30% off Super Duper Code

    Super Duper is my favorite place to go for speech therapy material. Please forward onto anyone you think might be interested. 

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    From: Super Duper Publications

    Dinosaur Train Movie: PBS Aug 22

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    From: Houston Zoo

    Dinosaur Train movie 




    Come See the Dinosaur Train Movie Here at the Houston Zoo!

    Saturday, August 20

    10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. 


    You're invited to a special screening of everyone's favorite dinosaurs as they make their way to the city for Dinosaur Big City, a one-hour DINOSAUR TRAIN movie. The movie airs on August 22 on HoustonPBS/Channel 8, but you can watch it two days early at the Houston Zoo!


    We're having three screenings of this fun kid's movie in the air-conditioned Brown Education Center. This special screening is FREE with your Zoo admission! Seating is limited, and first come, first served, so be sure to get there early.
     Click HERE  for more info!

    Hubbell and Hudson: $4.79 Hamburgers and Live Music

    $4.79 Hamburger? That is cheaper than Fuddruckers, Becks Prime, Chilis and is comparable to some fast food restaurants. The challenge will resisting their other higher priced items. 

    Reminder: Free Citrus and Cucumber water on the Mezzanine. Free garage parking with validation. 

    I wonder if they have seen an increase in customer traffic just from having covered parking. It definitely makes a difference when it is scorching outside or raining. I wish the mall had covered parking. 

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Hubbell & Hudson

    Hubbell & Hudson Features

    New Prime Burger

    Introducing the new Prime Burger at Hubbell & Hudson Market. All-Natural Angus house-ground ribeye, sirloin & brisket patty, served on our artisan house-made bun with all-natural toppings. Only $4.79!

    Try the Primer Burger with our new rosemary skinny fries or sweet potatoes fries.

    New 'Ready to Cook' Seafood

    Give meat a break! Try our new Ready to Cook Seafood selection today at Hubbell & Hudson Market. Pesto Salmon Patties, Bacon Shrimp & Jalapeno Skewers; Teriyaki Halibut Fillet, Crab Stuffed Salmon, Tequila Lime Swordfish, Tuscany Tuna Kabobs & many more to choose from!

    New Frappes

    Cool down from the triple digit heat with a Frappes! Now available in five new flavors: Caramel de Leche, Matcha, Extra Toffee Coffee, Chocolate Decadence, & Red Velvet! Now available at Hubbell & Hudson Market.



    Live Music Every at Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen

    Join us every Tuesday night at Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen for a great dinner, ice-cold draft beers, no-corkage fee on wine & live music from 7pm to 10pm.

    Louis Lamb

    Live Music Schedule:

    Date Musician
    August 9 Cheyenne
    August 16 Louis Lamb and the Gentle Lamb Experience
    August 23 Silver Shoes
    August 30 Yelba
    September 6 Yelba
    September 13 Louis Lamb and the Gentle Lamb Experience
    September 20 Cheyenne
    September 27 Silver Shoes
    October 4 Yelba

    Monday, August 8, 2011

    Borders: Still Accepting Borders Rewards PLUS cards (for 3 days)!

    I l love Borders. I am going to miss them when they go. Interestingly, I haven't gone to check out what they have left yet. Anyone been? I wanna hear reports. I am trying to hold out till the sale hits the 50-75% off range. I wonder what they are doing with the bargain books up front? What promo is on them? 

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    From: Borders Rewards 

    Sunday, August 7, 2011

    Winners of WonderWild Giveaway

    Lorena L
    Heather S
    Bobby M
    Samantha F
    Suzzanne O

    Thank you to everyone for participating in the giveaway. I really like all the comments.

    Saturday, August 6, 2011

    Popeyes Chicken deal: Aug 25 - 8pc for $4.99

    Thank you Lorena for sharing this deal with us! 

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: lorena 

    Aug 25th only
    Popoyes chicken
    8 pcs mixed for $ 4.99

    Friday, August 5, 2011

    Build-A-Bear: ANY bear, ANY outfit, and ANY shoes $29.99

    Sale starts today! Considering the normal price for some of their bears, clothes, and shoes this is a deal.

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: Hip2Save

    From August 5th through August 18th, Build-A-Bear is having a $29.99 in-store only sale where you can chose ANY bear, ANY outfit, and ANY shoes for only $29.99! 

    Sunday: Free Children's Museum Event

    I'm sure it will be crowded.

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    From: Dorothy

    Free Admission
    THIS Sunday August 7th at the
    Children's Museum of Houston!

    Target Free First
    Sunday August 7th
    Noon - 6 p.m.
    Don't miss All-Day Activities!

    What is in Your Backpack?
    Power Science Lab :
    Make your Plate and Backbone Breakdown

    EcoStation :
    Plant Parts and Tree Tales
    Science Station:
    Giant Pasta Structure
    Sail Cars and Paper Copters

    Special Activities:
    Inventors' Workshop:
    Roller Coaster Physics
    Workshop Time:  12:30pm-5:30pm
    Free back to school vaccinations during Thursday Free Family Night!
    Every Thursday, Aug. 4 – Aug. 25

    All children under 18 needing immunizations will have the opportunity to receive FREE vaccinations at the Children's Museum of Houston this summer!  Texas Children's Hospital will administer back-to-school vaccinations every Thursday Free Family Night from Aug.4 to Aug. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. to the first 150 people.  To qualify, parents and guardians will need their child's immunization records.  No need to pre-register

    Conroe's Incredible Pizza: August 12 Special Activities

    If you are looking for something to do, this is a fair deal.

    Every Thursday 11am-4pm Lunch buffet and drink is only $5.

    I still like the Wed unlimited video games and ride night.

    Interestingly, we haven't been to IPC or Chuck E Cheese all summer. Both have indoor playgrounds.

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    From: Conroe's Incredible Pizza

    Elmer’s School Glue 6 pack: $1

    elmer's school glue sticks

    There are some nice back to school deals on Amazon right now.

    Elmer's School Glue 6 pack is just $1 with free shipping via Amazon Prime, which you can get for free through Amazon Mom.

    Thanks Mama Cheaps for the lead!

    Little Gym Luau Enrollment Party and Gym Price comparisons

    Little Gym Classes are about $18.50/class if you pay up front for the whole year or half a year.
    -Free Intro Class.

    FLIPS is $66/month. 25% off second class $45 annual fee or $30 fee for returning members who sign up by August 18.
    -No free intro class, but you can go there to watch a class.
    -45 minute classes

    My Gym closed
    JW Tumbles closed

    Welcome to Gymboree Play & Music of The Woodlands
    - FREE Trial Class o­n us!
    - $50 OFF First Month!*
    - UNLIMITED Open Gym Times!
    - $25 in Gymbucks with every enrollment and new birthday booking!**

    - 45 minute class: $69/month
    - 60 minute class: $79/month
    - 120 minute class: $114/month
    - New Member Fee: $40 (One time o­nly fee at enrollment of first child)
    - Second Class/Sibling Discount: 20% off lower priced class per month
    - Membership includes FREE, unlimited PlayGym and class make-ups as long as you are currently enrolled.
    Enroll in the month of November and December and attend unlimited classes in your age appropriate Music Level and Play & Learn Level.

    So, it looks like FLIPS is the cheapest Gym around at $66/month. Gymborree the second, and Little Gym the third.

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    From: The Little Gym of The Woodlands

    From the Vault | The Little Gym

    AUGUST 2011


    Parent Survival Night's

    August 12th

    August 26th


    $25 Members

    $30 NonMembers

    $15 Siblings

           LUAU PARTY





    If you want to get enrolled, are already enrolled or just want to get more information about our new upcoming Season... join us for the enrollment party!

    Also, you get a t-shirt when you enroll... We
     are passing out the t-shirt at the event at a first come first serve basis on size. If you are not going to make the event you can pick your shirt up the first class day, however, it will be more benifical to come to the event and get your shirt with the size you need!

    *Member's only event

    Thursday, August 4, 2011

    Free Activia Coupon when you like them on Facebook

    I posted this to the Deal Finder E Facebook page first. I am reviving that idea. My goal is to post all the facebook specific deals there and the local and national deals here on the blog.

    The Woodlands Childrens Museum: August 12 Shake The Summer Sillies out

    It looks like there are quite a few activities to do on August 12 at The Woodlands Childrens Museum. 

    30% off Sale at the Gap This Weekend!

    You need a coupon or a copy of an email, which can be found on this post: 

    Disney Channel Monday: Lots of Movies!

    Set your DVR. There are quite a few good shows to record on the Disney Channel on Monday.

    6:50-7:45am Mickey's Adventure in Wonderland
    7:50am-9am Alice in Wonderland (Disney's original)

    Also, Beauty and the Beast  and Phineas and Ferb

    Btw, we bought Mickey's adventure a long time ago when it came out on DVD and the DVD is already destroyed. Definitely if you can do it, waiting till shows come on the Disney Channel or a premium channel is the way to do it.

    Wednesday, August 3, 2011

    FREE Baby Educational Community Fair at Memorial Hermann: Saturday, August 6, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    From http://www.memorialhermann.org/classesandevents/

    Baby Fair for Expectant, New & Experienced Parents

    Saturday, August 6 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Conference Center A & B

    Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, 9250 Pinecroft

    FREE SOPAPILLAS Aug 9th at Taco Cabana from 4pm- 7pm

     FREE SOPAPILLAS Aug 9th at Taco Cabana from 4pm- 7pm

    Thanks Cheap Eats in Houston for the lead!

    Tuesday, August 2, 2011

    I'm on the Mom Expo Website!


    Reminder: Search This Blog feature on home page

    Look on the right hand side at http://dealfindere.blogspot.com/

    I was just talking about playgrounds today with someone so that could be a good search word.

    Upcoming Events at Moody Gardens

    Some of them are free and some of them are good deals.

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    From: Moody Gardens

    Calendar of Events

    Keeper For A Day (Age 12-14)
    Date: August 4
    Admission: $75.00
    Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Keeper for a Day is a fantastic gift for the young animal enthusiast! This camp provides the rare opportunity to work with many different Moody Gardens animals, from preparing their meals to enriching their habitats. Registration required at least one week prior to the scheduled date. 

    Bands on the Sand - Hanna's Reef
    Date: August 5
    Admission: $10.00
    Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Location: Palm Beach stage area
    Based out of the Galveston Bay-Port Arthur area, this band knows firsthand about life on the Texas coast, even deriving their band name from the popular fishing spot in Galveston Bay. Hanna's Reef blends a mixture of their own extensive catalog of original beach and sailing songs with classic Jimmy Buffett covers and other tropical tunes.

    Cadillac Presents: Rainforest Saturdays
    Date: August 6
    Admission: FREE
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Location: Moody Gardens Visitor Center
    Live entertainment from Red Door Productions' Animal Dancers, sponsored by Cadillac.

    Furs, Fins, Feathers and More! (Ages 5-6, 7-9)
    Date: August 8
    Admission: $250/week or $65/day
    Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Experience science like never before! The Moody Gardens Pyramid Kids Camps offer hands-on learning about the world we live in, from the critters that dwell in the depths of the ocean to the ones that nest in the tops of the trees. Registration required at least one week prior to the scheduled date. 

    Bands on the Sand - The Slags
    Date: August 12
    Admission: $10.00
    Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Location: Palm Beach stage area
    The Slags are an exciting and versatile cover band from Houston, Texas. Formed in 2002, they continue to be one of Houston's successful cover bands, giving the audience an opportunity to listen to a wide variety of music. Their set list spans decades and covers everything from today's hits to classics from the past.

    Rainforest Rap Preschool Camp (Ages 3-4)
    Date: August 13
    Admission: $20.00
    Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Experience science like never before! The Moody Gardens Pyramid Kids Camps offer hands-on learning about the world we live in, from the critters that dwell in the depths of the ocean to the ones that nest in the tops of the trees. Registration required at least one week prior to the scheduled date. 

    Birding 101
    Date: August 13
    Admission: FREE
    Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Location: Moody Gardens® Aquarium® Pyramid Lobby
    Presented by Moody Gardens® and Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council, Birding 101 is a series of free classes designed to educate and excite people about the tremendous variety of bird life routinely seen around Galveston Island. Participants meet at the Aquarium Pyramid® lobby. Birding 101 classes will be offered the second Saturday of each month.

    Birding 201
    Date: August 20
    Admission: $5.00
    Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Location: Moody Gardens® Aquarium® Lobby
    Birding 201 classes will allow participants, led by an instructor, to visit areas on the island and spy some of the tremendous variety of birds here. Participants should meet in the Aquarium Pyramid® lobby. Moody Gardens® will provide the transportation and soft drinks. Birding 201 classes will be offered the third Saturday of each month. To reserve a spot, please call 409-683-4105 no later than the Wednesday prior to the Saturday class.

    Fintastic Festival Preschool Camp (Ages 3-4)
    Date: August 27
    Admission: $20.00
    Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Experience science like never before! The Moody Gardens Pyramid Kids Camps offer hands-on learning about the world we live in, from the critters that dwell in the depths of the ocean to the ones that nest in the tops of the trees. Registration required at least one week prior to the scheduled date.

    Brewmasters International Beer Festival
    Date: September 2-5
    Admission: Prices vary
    Time: Times Vary
    Join Moody Gardens over Labor Day Weekend as it hosts the 2nd annual Brewmasters International Beer Festival. This beer lover's paradise features 400 craft and specialty brews, as well as events like BrewTopia in the Garden, BrewHaHa Grand Tastings and BrewLicious in the Ballroom. This special celebration of beer is sure to get you hoppin'! Visit moodygardenshotel.com for more information

    21st Annual Adaptive Sports Festival for Individuals with Special Needs
    Date: September 10
    Admission: FREE for individuals with special needs and their immediate families and caregivers
    Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Individuals with special needs are invited to a day at the beach with Moody Gardens and Texas Adaptive Aquatics to participate for free in adaptive sports designed just for them. Immediate families and caregivers can enjoy free admission to Palm Beach, and extended family can participate by purchasing a regular admission to Palm Beach. For

    Walgreens Trip Report: 8/2/2011

    Walgreens on Sawdust Rd.

    I found that the Crayola Washables RR promo is for both the fat and
    thin markers, so I got both in separate transactions. I went to
    Walgreens for the Complete Contact solution $8 RR promo. I didn't see
    any one the shelf so I asked a friendly employee and she got one for
    me from a hidden stock pile. They were out the kids dha promo. They
    said they would order more for the Friday delivery truck. I also found
    3 $1 School Zone work books that look pretty awesome in the school
    supply aisle. They had a lot more and a few more choices. I thought it
    was worth $1 for books on mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures. School
    zone is one of my favorite work book brands. This is the first time I
    have found books so cheap.

    They had summer clearance down to 50% off, but I didn't see anything I
    couldn't resist. Maybe when the discount goes lower. CVS was only at
    20% off.

    CVS Trip: Aug 2, 2011

    I scanned my cvs card till it ran out of coupons. No free Kotex for me. The CVS on Sawdust is also out of Diet Coke and Skinny Cow. I got a rain check for the skinny cow. All I picked up were 3 boxes of Puffs at $0.88 each - $0.25 manu coupon for buying 3. I used one $1.99 ECB I had so oop was $0.43. I still have $3 in ECBs to use up. They said a truck was coming in Friday. So, I guess I will be back for the $0.99 diet coke and to scan my card again.

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    From: Printable Coupons | Deal Seeking Mom™ www.dealseekingmom.com

    FREE U By Kotex at CVS

    Posted: 02 Aug 2011 10:51 AM PDT

    Be sure to scan your CVS ExtraCare card at the "magic coupon machine" this week. Many readers are reporting receiving a coupon good for a FREE 18-ct. U by Kotex package!

    Check out these other CVS deals for more savings.

    (Thanks, For The Mommas!)

    Theater District Open House: August 28 from noon to 4pm. FREE admission.

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    From: kuhf.org
    Date: Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 3:25 PM
    Subject: Houston Public Radio's Tuned In : Beat the Summer Heat with Houston Public Radio

    Explore Houston's Theater District
    Visit the Alley Theatre, Hobby Center, Wortham Theater Center and Jones Hall for Theater District Open House! See performances on stage at all four venues, tour backstage, dive into the costume trunk, get up close with musical instruments at the instrument petting zoo and visit the Houston Public Radio booth in Jones Hall to meet KUHF on-air hosts and staff and spin the prize wheel! August 28 from noon to 4pm. FREE admission.

    Lunch at Guri do sul steakhouse $19.99

    Lunch is half the price of dinner. Get a Gift Card and it is half that price! 

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    From: Guri do sul steakhouse

    Did you know that we serve lunch at Guri Monday thru Friday from 11:00am till 2:00pm.Walk in or make a reservation @281-907-4146.On line @OpenTable.com. By the way, the price is just $19.99, which includes our full salad bar,meat selections,and seafood selections.Salad bar only is just $14.99, See you soon. Guridosulsteakhouse.com

    B1G1 Gift Cards at Guri do sul steakhouse

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    From: Guri do sul steakhouse



    August Promotion:Because of our recent success we've extended our Gift Card promotion through  August 25th. Buy a gift card for $50 or more and receive one of equal value.These cards have no expiration and no fee's associated with them. They cannot be used with other promotions,and cannot be used for private party reservations of (8) or more.Gift cards and certificates have no cash value.Take advantage of a true two for one special exclusively at Guri Do Sul.


    Offer Expires:August25,2011


    Monday, August 1, 2011

    I missed it. Living Social was giving away 5 Passes to Wonderwild for $25.

    Anyone have any extra that I can buy off you at 5 for $25? Somebody told me about it, but I couldn't find the deal at the time because they told me it was groupon. Oh well. Now I am going to sign up for all the local deal sites. My plan is to forward on to y'all all The Woodlands/Spring ones that I think are good. 

    Wonderwild Indoor Party Playground (Woodlands)

    Five-Session Play Pass