Friday, September 30, 2011

Great american cookie co: Free* Cookie on Sat Oct 1st!

Great American Cookies is giving away free cookies on Saturday or bring a book to donate and get a free cookie all month long in October.

Educational dvd Giveaway on

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From: Bobbie Munsey
The Rock N Learn Sight Words dvd giveaway ends 10/03 and can be found

Rock N Learn is now giving away any dvd of your choice for their second giveaway which ends 10/19:

Here are a few other giveaways that might interest you:
30 Day Supply of Natural House Cleaners

Multiple Giveaways From Various Bloggers

Have a great day,

Bobbie Anne Munsey

Buca: Mondays in Oct = With Free Pasta!

The $10 off $20 coupons give you more flexibility.

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Lakeshore Learning: Llama, Llama Red Pajama Reading Thursday Oct 6 every hour 11am-6pm

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From: Lakeshore Learning Materials
Join us in our stores on October 6 to help Jumpstart break the world reading record.

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Join us in-store for hourly readings on October 6 to break the world reading record!

Saturday, October 15, from 11am - 4pm, Vintage Park Pumpkin Patch.

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Saturday, October 15, from 11am - 4pm, at the Vintage Park Pumpkin Patch.   vintage park


Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Movie and More.


The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a pumpkin patch, face painting, a bounce house, arts & crafts, an interactive DJ, hayrides from 12-4 p.m. and an outdoor showing of Hocus Pocus at 7 p.m. For more information about Vintage Park, please visit

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

October 1 1-5pm: National Night out at Northshore Park

Just a reminder: It is happening this Saturday! It sounds cool. I would expect a crowd, especially if the weather is nice, so go early!

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From: ENeighbor

Local, state and federal law enforcement and safety agencies will join residents of The Woodlands to celebrate National Night Out during the community-wide kick-off celebration at Northshore Park this Saturday, October 1 from 1 – 5 pm.

This free event is coordinated by The Woodlands Township, Neighborhood Services Department, and will include many safety and crime fighting demonstrations by local organizations. The National Night Out community-wide kick-off is planned as a great event for families, with free food, a bounce house, music, face painting, games and more. Guests will include Puffy Pine Cone, McGruff the Crime Dog, Smokey Bear and Carey Bear from Memorial Hermann Hospital. Free parking will be available at Aon Hewitt Associates, just a short walk to Northshore Park under Lake Woodlands Bridge.

The official date of Neighborhood National Night Out in Texas is Tuesday, October 4. On that date, residents are encouraged to gather between 5:30 and 8:00 pm on their street or in a nearby park. How a neighborhood celebrates is up to the people who live there; the purpose is to bring neighbors together to help fight crime. At the neighborhood event, residents will have the opportunity to create a thank you poster (paper will be provided) for our deputies and fire fighters. Neighbors will also have an opportunity to collect food and clothing to benefit Interfaith. Collection bags will be supplied by Kroger.

Help The Woodlands compete for recognition from the National Association of Town Watch by sending photos of your neighborhood National Night Out party on Tuesday, October 4. One Grand Prize Winner and one First Prize Winner will be chosen from each village.

Visit The Woodlands Township's web site for more details about National Night Out,

October 15: Wildflower Festival!

The Wildflower festival is super awesome! It is like Arbor Day in terms of fun! The petting zoo is usually Marsha's Petting Zoo, which is my favorite portable petting zoo. Try to go at a non peak time, like when they open or before they close.

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The Woodlands Wildflower Festival to Bloom October 15 at Rob Fleming Park

The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC) and The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau have stepped up as presenting sponsors for The Woodlands Wildflower Festival, an annual tradition set for Saturday, October 15 from 10 am until 2 pm at Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park, according to Susan Vreeland-Wendt, Director of Marketing for TWDC.  The Brickman Group, Ltd., a professional landscape service company with a branch office in The Woodlands, is the participating sponsor.

Residents will be able to collect 12 varieties of free wildflower seeds, distributed by local businesses in The Woodlands, while enjoying displays of native plants, environmental exhibits and booths with nature-related gift items for sale.  Children will enjoy free giant inflatable rides, a free petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and balloon artists. Lovable mascot of The Woodlands, Puffy Pine Cone, will pose for free photographs with children from 11 am until 12 noon.

The official Wildflower Festival poster and tee-shirt, selected from the annual Wildflower Festival contest, will be on sale at the booth of The Woodlands Lions Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Lions Club charities.  The Lions Club provides services for the blind and visually impaired, and assists youth and senior citizen programs.

For more information about The Woodlands Wildflower Festival, visit

Monday, September 26, 2011

Free Ice Cream with Purchase at Hubbell and Hudson

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From: Hubbell & Hudson

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Fall into the Apple Season with
free organic ice cream!

Fall into the Apple Season! Purchase our freshly baked artisan Apple Pie, and receive Alden's Organic Ice Cream for free! Check out this week's Features Flyer for more Apple inspired features!

Choose From: Vanilla Bean, Cookies n' Crème, Mint Chip, Chocolate Chip, Butter Brittle, Peanut Butter Chip,Strawberry and Blackberry ice cream flavors. FREE Alden's Organic Ice Cream Offer valid thru 9/28/2011. Limit ONE (1) 46 oz. Alden's Organic Ice Cream (Max value $7.19) per guest/visit with a purchase of a Hubbell & Hudson Apple Pie at Hubbell & Hudson Market. Sorry, no rain checks, no cash value.



Rosh Hashanah
& Yom Kippur Catering Menu

Now available for the holidays. Please download our menu, call 281.203.5601 to place an order.



BistroPerfect Patio Weather

Come in for brunch, lunch or dinner & you'll enjoy the patio at Hubbell & Hudson Bistro. New menu items, daily specials & more!

Hubbell & Hudson Bistro

Monday - Thursday: 11 AM to 10 PM
Friday: 11 AM to 11 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 11 PM
Sunday: 9 AM 11 PM

Now booking Holiday Parties!

Call 281.203.5641 or click here to make a reservation.

Free Ice Cream at Marble Slab and Cold Stone Creamery this week

Go here for the details:

TCBY: $1.30 small fro yo on Sept 30


Customers may visit participating stores on September 30 from open to close to receive either a small cup or cone for $1.30 at traditional stores

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

$2 off pump it up at community

$2 off pump it up pop in play at community Unlimited! There a few other good offers that caught my attn like $5 off $25 at hubbell and Hudson.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Borders: The closed with books going 4 for $1

We were riding on the trolley and heard that books were down to 2 for $1. When we showed up at 5:30pm they were 4 for $1. They closed their doors for the last time at 6pm. :( Goodbye Borders. You will be missed.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lion King Coupons

The subway kids meals have $5 off lion king dvd/bluray coupons. I also saw that if you buy wholy guacamole you can get a $5 rebate mail.

What other lion king deals do you see out there?

We're just gonna wait to dvr it on the disney channel.

Also, subway has cute lion king reusable bags with the kids meals. They could be good for snacks and such.

HEB Deals: T bone steak under $10/lb

There are quite a few deals at HEB this week, especially at the new location in the back of The Woodlands. The Wednesday Chronicle has the weekly ads, but you can also find them at the front of the store. HEB does a pretty good job of displaying the deals around the store. The one that caught my attention the most was the Prime T-bone steaks for under $10/lb. Here is the wikipedia entry on T bone steaks: . The T-bone is a combination of a strip steak and the tenderloin. Here is the wikipedia entry on filet mignon: Considering the cost of filet mignon by itself, this really is a deal. You can always request, which steak you think is best and if you don't see one in the display, you can ask them to cut you some more. We have found that a lof the steaks that we get at HEB hold up well to freezing. I would expect each steak to be in the 1lb range so think of this as inexpensive in home dinner compared to going out for the same thing. That is assuming you don't mind grilling.

Saving with Shellie has even more HEB coupon match ups here.

KFC: Free Popcorn Chicken on Monday

Common Sense is reporting this deal here:

It sounds like you just have to sign up for the KFC e-club to get it.

Borders: Entire Store 90% off. Friday last day

I ran in today. I picked up 12 books for under 10 dollars. It is almost empty. Everything is on the ground floor. I wish I had more time to look. Let me know about your finds. Also, buy 8 books get an additional 15% off.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

10 little critter apps on sale this week

Most are $0.99. That is a buy me price. We just bought 4 for the iPad.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Toys r us: leap pad $99

They just came out. Normal retail is $129. This is the best price I have seen so far.

Also, all star wars themed merch is 30% off, as well as all fisher price infant toys this week.

Disney channel movies

Set your dvr because there are quite a few good ones this week:
Snow white
Beauty and the beast
A new Mickey hour long show
Also, if you haven't seen all the Jake and the never and pirates, they are doing a marathon on 9/19

Michaels: Melissa and Doug 40% off

That means lots of good finds for a good price. Also, foam brooches are 20 for $1.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Black Walnut Cafe: 1/2 off menu Monday Nights

I like Black Walnut Cafe. They have the best Ice Cream (it is the same as Hubbell and Hudson!).

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From: Black Walnut Cafe


Half off. All four Quarters.

Join us every Monday night starting at kickoff to watch the games and enjoy our Monday Night Football Specials

$10 Draft Beer Pitchers
15% Off All Bottles Of Wine
1/2 Off Munchies
And more!

Even Mario Williams would have a tough time getting through this line.


Black Walnut Cafe Locations

The Woodlands
2520 Research Forest Dr. The Woodlands, TX 77381 | Directions
Phone: 281.362.1678

Rice Village
5510 Morningside Dr. Houston, TX 77005 | Directions
Phone 713.526.5551

Sugar Land
Courtyard at First Colony Mall - 16535 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77479 | Directions
Phone 281.565.7800

Cinco Ranch
23233 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, TX 77494 | Directions
Phone 281-371-2233


Saturday, September 10, 2011

ipad Little Critter Books: $0.99- $1.99

I think that is a good price for ipad kids books. Look at the reviews and you can see what the stories are about before you buy. 

New Angry Birds Seasons HD on the ipad: $1.99

We are a little bit addicted around here. 

I have also scored recently on discounted kids books on the ipad. I think right now they are still doing a sale on the 5 little monkeys books for back to school. 

3 Free Samples of Twinings Tea

It seems like every blog I am on is posting about this good freebie.

Free Samples of Twinings Tea

You can get three free samples of Twinings tea. Scroll down the landing page and click to pick the 3 flavors that you want. I chose vanilla chai tea, organic green with jasmine, and the white tea.  Let me know what you choose.

Free Emergen-C Kidz Drink Mix Sample

Here is the link:

I just signed up. It took 30 seconds. I have never seen free samples for the kids Emergen-C before. There are other links floating around the net for the grown up versions. I heard about it from All You, which sends out links daily for freebies.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Effective 9/14/2011: NO Krogers in Texas will double of triple coupons!

Wow! Can you believe that?

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Effective 9/14/2011 NO Krogers in Texas will double of triple coupons! 

Fall Flea Market: Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 7 to 10 a.m.

I've never been to this before (probably because it is in the early hours of a Saturday). If you have, please leave comments about the deal finding experience.

The Woodlands Alert is a must email list to get on if you live in The Woodlands. They let you know about major going ons in the area such as emergencies, crime, and festivities.

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Community Information - Buy or sell at the The Woodlands Fall Flea Market

The Woodlands Fall Flea Market will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 7 to 10 a.m., in the Town Center Parking Garage. The garage is located at the southwest corner of Six Pines Drive and Lake Robbins, adjacent to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Tickets are available at The Woodlands Township Service Center, 2201 Lake Woodlands Drive, directly across the street from The Woodlands United Methodist Church, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The flea market is a cooperative event with all The Woodlands' villages participating. The fees for sellers are $50 per booth space, $100 for a vehicle and trailer. There is no fee for buyers. Any proceeds over cost are funneled back into the community in the form of scholarships, grants and other village association projects.

The Woodlands covenants and deed restrictions do not permit garage sales on residential properties. The flea market provides a means for The Woodlands residents to sell unwanted household goods. Bargain hunters who buy pre-owned items keep them out of the landfill and lessen their impact on the environment. Buying "recycled" products also preserves the natural resources that are used in the manufacturing of these items.

For booth space information, please call Larry Faith at 281-681-0036. For general information, please call the flea market information line at 281-210-3976 or Pamela Woods at 281-210-3900.

For more information on The Woodlands Township government, please call 281-210-3800 or visit

HEB Market Street: Scavenger Hunt on Sept 18 1-4pm.

Every participant receives a prize. Pick up the list when you arrive. I saw this on the same flyer as the story time at the buddy bucks machine and customer service. 

HEB Story Time: Sunday Sept 11 1-4pm every half an hour

It will be in the front of the market street store in the covering with chairs. They are reading a Bearnstein bears book about too much junk food. I don't think I would make a special trip for it, but if you are planning on doing shopping there any ways it sounds like something to stop by. They said they will give each kid in attendance a free prize. I saw the flyer at the buddy bucks machine and at customer service. 

HEB Market Street Fall Festival Saturday, Sept 24 10am - 2pm

They had a flyer about this at the customer service center (We went there because we were instant winners at the HEB Buddy bucks machine today! Woohoo, Free pencil eraser!). They will have a lot of vendor booths and the usual free things that you find at festivals. 

HEB Book Deals Update

We went to HEB today for our weekly shop. I saw some of the books that were for free around the store. They had displays next to the products. I found a bunch at the back of the meat section. If you don't go for the buy something get the book free deal, you can get the books for $0.59 each, which is a deal in itself. We resisted since the books didn't look so special. I couldn't find the mr. brown book next to the mootopia, but I asked about it. They said that one is going for $6 and then you get the $3 Mootopia for free. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

P.F.Changs: 20% Off Online Take Out from Sept 8th - 12th

Yay, this deal continues. We like the take out from PF Changs. They have great customer service and yummy food. You can find deals on their menu if you look. I suggest getting some of their veggies to help stretch some of the entrees for cheap.

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From: P.F. Changs China Bistro

20% Off Online Take Out from Sept 8th - 12th

P.F. Chang's
Enjoy 20% off your online order Sept. 8-12 Kickoff Professional Football season with P.F. Chang's. Select any day between Sept. 8-12 as your pick-up date, then enter your pick-up time. Enter FOOTBALL in the promotion code field during checkout to receive 20% off your online order.
Click to place your order
* The promotion code is only valid for online orders being picked up between September 8, 2011 - September 12, 2011. Promotion code must be entered online and will not be accepted in the restaurant. The discount is applied pre-tax. Offer may not be combined with any other offer or discount, including Warrior® Card, and it may not be used to purchase a gift card. Promotion code valid for regular online orders and large-party online orders only. No cash value. Not valid at Pei Wei. Void where prohibited. Offer expires at the close of business on Monday, September 12, 2011..

Fwd: Free $10 Gift Card | Fall into Style

This is a must email list to get on. They sent out an offer to pick up a free $10 Gift Card tomorrow with no purchase necessary. These happen every few months. I expect more as we enter the winter months.

Remember you can stack your savings with store coupons and discounts. Just have your total out of pocket over $75.

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From: The Club at The Woodlands Mall

Shop Thursdays in September

Gift Card RewardsFall Style TrendsSpecial Offers

Spend $75 or more in same-day purchases**
between 11am - 2pm on Thursdays in September and
get a $10 Shop Etc. Mall Gift Card
While supplies last

Shop and Redeem
Thursdays • 11am - 2pm

**Offer valid while supplies last, restrictions apply. For complete terms, see redemption location. To claim your $10 gift card, bring your same-day mall receipts for purchases totaling $75 or more and purchased between 11am - 2pm on one of the following Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22 and 29 to our Redemption Location between 11am - 2pm. Each Thursday is considered a separate "Promotional Period."

Children's Museum of Houston: Free Admission for GRANDPARENTS on September 11

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September 11
Bring out the inner kid in grandma and grandpa by spending the day together at CMH! Grandparents will receive free admission in honor of National Grandparents Day, so long as they come with their grandchildren. They can save $15 when they buy any Museum membership on Sept. 10 and 11 and can also take 20 percent off their purchase at Fiddle Sticks Toys (Must be accompanied by grandchild; offer cannot be combined with other discounts; one discount per person per sale).

Check out how we are paying tribute to Grandparents!

Free Books at HEB with Purchase

Here is something different. HEB is giving away with the following books when you make the corresponding purchases. Let me know what y'all find. Where are the books located? Near check out? Please report back with rprices and success. Also, HEB is accepting book donations.

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Save 40%
H-E-Buddy Book of the Month only $2.39!
September's Pick: The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food by Stan & Jan Berenstain
More about this Book
Buddy Coloring Pages
Hot Deals at your H-E-B
All deals valid with in-store yellow coupons.
Coupons expire 9/20. See store for details. Book variety varies by store.
Pack up the savings with

BUY H-E-Buddy Drinkable Lowfat Yogurt (8 pk., 3 oz., assorted varieties),
GET A FREE Shimmer Fairy Board Book.

BUY One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Book,
GET A FREE Fisher Boy Qwik Stix (16 ct.).

BUY Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Book,
GET A FREE H-E-B MooTopia® Lactose Free Milk (64 oz., assorted varieties).

BUY H-E-B Premium Orange Juice (59 oz., assorted varieties),
GET A FREE Children's Book from the Richard Scarry Collection.

BUY Hill Country Fare Mac 'N Cheese Cups (4 pk., 2.05 oz cups),
GET A FREE Children's Die Cut Board Book.

BUY two (2) boxes of H-E-B Honey Nut Toasted Oats Cereal (12.25 oz.),
GET A FREE 1,2,3,Sí! Bilingual Book

BUY one (1) Suave Professionals Shampoo or Conditioner (28 oz., assorted varieties) or Styler (1.75-9.4 oz., assorted varieties),
GET A FREE Kyla & Carlos Children's Bilingual Book.

BUY Healthy Ones Lunchmeat (7-8 oz., assorted varieties) tub,
GET A FREE Ratatouille Book.

BUY one (1) Crest Kid's Toothbrush (assorted varieties) and one (1) Crest Kid's Toothpaste (4.6 oz., assorted varieties),
GET A FREE Pooh, Disney or Dora Workbook.
BUY H-E-B Fully Cooked Burgers (24-32 oz., assorted varieties),
GET 4 ITEMS FREE with in-store coupons: H-E-B Soft Drink (2 L btl., assorted varieties), H-E-B Corn Chips (9.75 oz., assorted varieties), H-E-B American Singles (12 oz.) and a Brainy Baby or Glitter Bugs Book.