Wednesday, March 31, 2010

(AZ) Easter happenings this week around the valley

Bookmans is having a FREE Easter egg hunt in Mesa, 1056 S. Country Club-Hunt for colorful eggs-bring an Easter basket to load with goodies (Mesa) Other Bookmans locations participating as well.

FREE Family Easter Celebration 9am-noon On Saturday at the Snedigar recreation Center located at 4500 S Basha Rd (Chandler)

The Easter Pageant in Mesa is going on this week as well, evenings at 8:00. 525 East Main St (Mesa)

The Phoenix Children's Museum has FREE Admision Friday, April 2nd from 6pm-10pm. It's really fun and crowded. (Phoenix) Cancelled because of Easter (there's always next month)

The Bass Pro Shop in Mesa has a an Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday and Sunday 2pm-3pm-it's located in the same shopping center as the new Yodipity Yogurt shop. (Thanks KC)

Online Rewards-Swagbucks Search Engine

Search & Win

Swagbucks Search Engine: I have posted about this before, but this is a good and easy reward.

I search often and will get them randomly, 1-3 times a day.

They also give out random codes (possible via Twitter, the Swagbucks Facebook page, or on the Swagbucks Blog). You can also check the widget that is currently on the very bottom of this blog, as they also give them out there or will tell you where to go to find a code. Sometimes they expire fast.

If you sign up for Swagbucks here today, you start with 30 swagbucks. I save my 'swagbucks' for Amazon money, but there are other prizes in the Swagstore as well.

(If you sign up, (or have already signed up) make sure and get your extra entry into any of the giveaways-put swagbucks in the extra entry spot)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

15% off Motherhood Maternity, Today only 6-9pm EDT

Since Motherhood rarely seems to have sales, this seems like a good one if you are in the maternity market. From 6-9pm EDT, Take an extra 15% sale Merchandise. FREE shipping on orders of $75 or more with code MHEASTER. Check out the flyer here.

(AZ) FREE Admission to the Phoenix Children's Museum, first Friday of the month

*ETA-this month has been cancelled due to Good Friday*
On the first Friday of every month, from 6pm to10pm, the Children's Museum of Phoenix is open to the public free of charge.

We went and it was a blast!!! Lots of children and lots to do.
Join the Children's Museum of Phoenix Target Free First Friday Nights in 2010:

April 2
May 7
June 4
July 2
August 6
September 3
October 1
November 5
December 3

Online Rewards-Mypoints


Mypoints-Earn points, save for gift cards

Well, if you have read this blog before, then you know I/we really like Mypoints. Once you've signed up for Mypoints, I recomend changing your "Manage Email Subscriptions"settings so that you get the Survey Mail and Bonus Mail (and any others that look interesting). You can always go in and change them.

You can earn points by:

  • Clicking through Bonus Mail

  • Taking Surveys (you get some points even if you don't qualify)

  • Printing and Redeeming coupons

  • Shopping through Mypoints

  • Answering little questions on their homepage (Tell us and Earn Points)

  • Other point-earning opportunities are also all over the main page-the above are the ones I do regularly

  • They currently have a Spin and Win, where you 'spin the wheel' and get bonus points.
***This is one of my faves because you get gift cards as rewards.***

You can sign up for Mypoints here or let us know your email for an invite in.

(If you sign up, make sure and get your extra entry into any of the giveaways-put mypoints in the extra entry spot)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Online Rewards-Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost-Answering surveys online

Opinion Outpost pays out as soon as you reach $5- They pay via check or Amazon money. (Amazon $ is instant, the check takes a few weeks). You can also save your money in your account for as long as you want. Sign up for Opinion Outpost here!

They email out survey opportunities based on your profile. The more profile you fill out, the more likely you are to get surveys. You can sign up for Opinion Outpost here. (The only thing I have gotten annoyed with is sometimes you fill out a number of questions, and then it tells you you don't qualify.)

(If you sign up, make sure and get your extra entry into any of the giveaways-put opinion outpost in the extra entry spot)

*Giveaway*-Disney's Enchanted on blue-ray!

We are giving away the Disney Movie Enchanted on blue-ray disc! It's a very cute movie.
 Enchanted [Blu-ray]

I joined Disney Movie Rewards and have put in FREE codes that they send out in the newsletter. On my birthday, they emailed me a code to get a FREE blue-ray (minus shipping), and since I don't have a blue-ray player, I thought I would give it away. Enter below.

(and stay tuned this week for the extra entries)

Giveaway ends next Monday, April 5th.

*Giveaway* $5 gift card

If you like shopping online, we are giving away a $5 gift card to a lucky reader! Just fill out the form below.

(and stay tuned this week for the extra entries)

Giveaway ends next Monday, April 5th.

*Giveaway* 2 Digiorno Pizza & Breadsticks combo packs

DIGIORNO recently came out with a Pizza and Breadsticks combo pack. I have 2 coupons from their "HouseParty" for (2) FREE boxes ($8.00 value x 2 =$16.00), and am giving them away to one person. They are a brand new product from DIGIORNO and the coupons expire April 30, 2010.

Giveaway ends next Monday, April 5th.

(and stay tuned this week for the extra entries)

A little change to the blog + giveaways

We changed the look to the blog...for now. It is nothing fancy, but hopefully, it is a little easier to read with the white background.

With the changes, we thought we would do a few giveaways AND introduce a few websites that are rewarding (paypal, gift cards, other gift cards) and only take a few minutes sitting at the computer. This week, I will introduce a few that I have ventured into. All of them are FREE, you can change your subscritions or cancel at any time.

I have a separate email address for the extra stuff...that way, I can check it whenever and let it get full without missing too much.
Have a good week!

For any of the giveaways, you get an extra entry if you have ever shared a deal or giveaway. Make sure you put what deal you shared in the extra entry spot this week. (Abbie, Tricia, Kristi, Raylene, Heather, Suzette...)
Giveaways will end next Monday.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Diapers on sale this week (March 28)


*Buy 2 Huggies Jumbos for $17.98 and get a $5 Extra Care Buck (coupon for you next purchase). You can still print $3 Huggies coupons here at should be able to print it twice.


*Pampers Dry Max double jumbos are $17.99 and you will receive a $3 Register Reward.

Check out Angies full list of diaper/formula deals for the week.

Gerber PJs on sale at Amazon, FREE shipping on $25 order

Some are showing up even less when you click on them.
Gerber Leopard Hearts Thermal Underwear Unionsuit, White, 18 Months

Gerber Football Thermal Underwear Unionsuit, Grey Heather, 24 Months

Gerber Pink Monkey Cotton PJs Unionsuit, Mid Pink, 0-6 Months

Gerber Truck Thermal Underwear Unionsuit, Light Blue, 12 Months

Check out the rest of Gerber. You can sort by Price, Low to High.

***ETA*** It looks like there was a lot of interest because the prices all went up.

(thanks Candace!)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Developing pictures for FREE at Walgreens and CVS

Walgreens-now through March 29th, Register with Walgreens Photo here and get 20 FREE prints... it looks like it is for new Walgreens customers. Use this code: 20FREE4X6B
CVS-sign up for CVS photo here and get 50 FREE Prints.

(AZ) Front Yard Boutique in Mesa, 50% off at Goodwill, Betty Crocker giveaway

The Front Yard Boutique in Mesa is this morning, March 27th from 8 am to 3pm in Mesa. Check out the flyer below:
Today is 50% off at Goodwills around AZ 
(I have bought many pairs of shoes for my kids on half-price Saturdays)

Arizona blogger KC is giving away a baking kit from Safeway and Betty Crocker, looks like some cute Easter ideas! Check out her giveaway here.

Happy Saturday!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

(AZ) Enchanted Island in Phoenix (Always FREE admission, pay per ticket)

(picture taken from

The Valley’s best places to take the family is conveniently located just west of 7th Avenue on Encanto Blvd, right in the heart of Phoenix’s picturesque Encanto Park.
{1202 W. Encanto Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone: 602-254-1200}

Enchanted Island is filled with charm and magic, offering nine fanciful rides and a variety of popular attractions geared especially toward children aged 1 to 10.

If you join their email, you get a Buy one Get one Free coupon, among other deals. (top left-hand side of

Here is a list of all of the rides, including height requirements.
Ride Ticket Prices

*Single Ticket $1.10

*Book of 20 Tickets $17.00

*All-Day Park Pass (Under 54”) $13.50

*All-Day Park Pass (Over 54”) $8.00

*All-Day Splash Zone Pass (Adults FREE w/Child) $3.00

*$5 Friday Nights 5pm-8pm for an Unlimited Park Pass for Children or Adults

*Year Pass (12 months) $59.95 +tax

Special promos seem to be every month or so.
Their FREE Easter Egg Hunt is on Easter day.

Fry's (Kroger) Kraft Cheese, as low as $0.99

If you like to stock up, this week is a good one {in my opinion}.

Kraft Shredded Cheese is on sale for $1.99, $1.49 when you buy 8. There are coupons in {most} Fry's to take $1 off 2 bags, making cheese $0.99 when you buy 8 and use 4 coupons...Cheese freezes :)

PS. I found the coupons in the cheese aisle, not necessarily right next to the cheese that was on sale.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

(AZ) Frys-$0.38 Powerade, $1 Lunchables, $0.99 Flour, and *possibly* cheap Ziploc bags

A few highlights from this weeks ad:

Powerade are on sale for $0.88-when you buy 8, it goes down to $0.38

Oscar Meyer Lunchables are $1.49, when you buy 8, it goes down to $0.99

Mott's Apple Juice is $1.49, when you buy 8, it goes down to $0.99

Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream is on sale for $2.27, when you buy 8, it goes down to $1.77

(You can mix and match with the buy 8 promo)

Gold Medal Flour is on sale for $0.99 (Limit 2)

Pampers Max Dry Swaddlers OR Cruisers are on sale for $8.99

**FRYS has ALL coupons=$1 this week!**

(check out for the rest of the weekly ad)

The Following is from Mommy Snacks (who is not in AZ, but she said at all Kroger):

{Through April 28, 2010, when you purchase any 3 Ziploc bags at Kroger, you’ll get a $2 catalina. (It's not in the ad, )

The prices at your store might vary a little, but coupled with coupons, this should make for very inexpensive Ziploc bags:

Buy 3 Ziploc Bags at around $1.67 each

Use $0.40/1 coupons (from the Smart Source last Sunday, 3/21

Spend $2.XX plus tax, Get $2 catalina.}

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

JCP, $10 off $50, Toy Story $5 coupon, Old Navy 15 or 20% off online

JcPenney has a printable coupon that you can use in their store for $10 off a $50 or more purchase! Expires April 10, 2010. Online, use code THANKU15 to get 15% off. (Thanks Stephanie!)
Toy Story (Special Edition)

If you are interested in buying the Toy Story movies (which officially came out today by the way), check out this post...and thanks to Suzette who pointed out this $5 coupon that can help with the cost too! (Thanks Suzette!)

At, get 15% OFF $75 OR 20% OFF $100, use code ONSAVEBIG.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cute Easel for 2 in PINK, shipped for $28, comes with 77 letters

Step2 Pink Easel for Two
Step2 Pink Easel for Two, $27.54 at Amazon, Ships FREE.
Price jumped to $31+ shipping...silly Amazon

*Includes 77 foam magnetic letters, numbers and signs to use on the magnetic surface

*Large paper clip on either side can hold craft paper giving your artist additional options for drawing and painting activities

*Deep trays and pencil ledges keep paint, brushes, markers, chalk and erasers within easy reach (art supplies not included)

*Sets up quickly and folds flat for easy storage

*Minimal adult assembly required
(Thanks Bargains!)

(AZ) Reminder, Mesa Easter Pageant this week and next

FREE Admission
No donations accepted 
No ticket required

English Performances will be held March, 24, 25, 30, 31, and April 1, 2, 3.
Spanish Performances will be March 26, 27.

*North lawn of the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors' Center
525 East Main St., Mesa, Arizona

For more information, check out

Toy Story 1, Toy Story 2, and Tickets to Toy Story 3

Toy Story (Special Edition) Toy Story 2 (Two-Disc Special Edition)
These 2 movies are coming out tomorrow, and for each one you buy, you get 1 FREE movie ticket to Toy Story 3.

Kerry has a scenario her to get both at Target for $15.98  (especially good if you currently have the VHS copies  of both movies)

Toy Story is $16.99 and Toy Story 2 is $11.99 at Amazon right now as well.

Diapers on sale this week (March 21)

*Buy 1 Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers for $8.97, get a $3 Extra care buck (limit 2 OR 3)

*Huggies jumbos are $8.97-spend $25 (3 packs) and get a $5 Register Reward

Check out Angies full list of diaper/formula deals for the week.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Printable $3 Huggies coupons (up to 4 coupons) currently has a coupon for $3 off a pack Huggies Jumbo diapers (the picture on the coupon is  of Huggies Little Movers). Usually, when they come out they are for $2 off, so this is a great coupon. It expires fast, mine says April 1st, so you'll have to use it quick too.

You can print it twice :)

***Update***Become a fan of Huggies on Facebook, click the link on the top, and you should be able to print 2 more $3 Huggies coupons when you push the back button.

(AZ) Movie discounts, drive-ins, Harkins Summer

Mesa: The Picture Show at Superstition Springs Center (formerly Super Saver Cinema) offers eight screens of movies at discount prices. Movies are just $2 all day and only $1 on Tuesdays. Check out the remodeled theatre with a bright, inviting atmosphere, new seats and enhanced projection and sound presentation. Check out their website or give them a call for current movie times. (480) 832-4302 (I just saw New Moon there last week on Tuesday...for $1!)

Phoenix: Bell Canyon Pavilions (2710 W. Bell Road St., Ste. 1125 in Phoenix). Check movie showtimes here (I don't know that this theatre has a website)
Tempe: Pollack Tempe Cinemas, home of the $3 movie and $2 Tuesday movie! This tempe theatre is located at 1825 E Elliot Rd in Tempe, see the map here. You can check out their showtimes here. You can also rent an auditorium. 
Tucson: Oracle View Theatre is located on the 4th floor of the former American Furnishings building on the southwest corner of Oracle and River RD, near Wetmore to the north of Tucson Mall. They always seem to have some kind of coupon available. Check out the their showtimes here.

Tucson: Crossroads Theatre-(Swan and Grant). They are owned by the same people that have Oracle View and have the same deals. Tuesdays are always $1 day. Shows after 9pm are also $1! everyday. They have the "bargain cup" where you buy one for $5 and then get it refilled for $1 throughout 2010.  Check out their showtimes here. (Thanks Kristi!)


Glendale West-Wind Theatres (5650 N 55th Ave). Check out their double features. You can also sign-up for their e-newsletter and get discounts emailed to you. Adults are $6.50, Kids 5-11 years old are $1.00 and kids younger than 5 are FREE. Tuesday is Family Fun Night and adult tickets are $4.50

Scottsdale: West Wind Theatres  (8101 E McKellips). Check out their double features. You can also sign-up for their e-newsletter and get discounts emailed to you. Adults are $6.50, Kids 5-11 years old are $1.00 and kids younger than 5 are FREE. Tuesday is Family Fun Night and adult tickets are $4.50.

AMC Theatres (most theatres) have an A.M.Cinema where you can catch the best ticket price* before noon at AMC.

If you are interested in the Harkins Summer Movie Fun, tickets should be available April 16th. $7 for 10 movies! If anyone's schools are selling them sooner, let us know.

(Any discount theatres that were missed? Please share.)

Toddler beds, shipped for $60, baby bedding, 10-piece sets for $50

Dream On Me Classic Toddler Bed - Black

Dream On Me Classic Sleigh Toddler Bed - White

Dream On Me Classic Sleigh Toddler Bed - Pink

Boutique Pink & Brown Suede 10pcs Baby Crib Bedding Set

Baby Fire Trucks Crib Nursery Bedding SET 10 Pcs

Check out more of Amazon's Soho Bedding.