Deals and Freebies - Celebrating Family

Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse Will Pay You Back this Holiday Season

I love receiving gift cards for my favorite restaurants, especially around Christmas when every dollar really counts. I also love giving gift cards to the people I love. Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse have just made giving and receiving gift cards even merrier. From now until December 24, the following gift card bonuses are in effect: Olive […]

Four Ways To Use Walmart’s Savings Catcher You May Not Know About

My sister is a couponer extraordinaire. She is the one in line ahead of you who gets 85% off once the coupons are tallied.  I have never been able to master that level of savings, but I do what I can. One of the methods I use is the Walmart Savings Catcher which involves downloading […]

Breakfast at Home Makes Cents

We live about 30 minutes from everything. It takes us about that long to get to school, church, scouts, dance class, you name it. Add that to the fact that my daughter takes forever to get ready and my son and I really drag in the morning and it can just be easier to hit […]

Military Families: Save Money at the Commissary

I love shopping at the commissary.  Even though I have to drive for an hour to get there, I try to make it out as often as I can because the prices are unbeatable and I always save money at the commissary. I love the wide selection they have which includes a large range of international items. It is fun to find the German cookies […]

Cirque du Soleil: Kooza

KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil is hitting Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, and Tampa. The Arizona event runs June 8 through July 8 at University of Phoenix Stadium.  If you want to make your Arizona mom happy this Mother’s Day buy now and you can save 25%! In order to receive this special offer you will need to be […]

Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour is Back!

Starbucks is running its Frappuccino Happy Hour May 4-13 daily from 3:00-5:00 pm. My kiddos and I look forward to this every year since 1/2 price frapps means we can each get our own. We love the strawberries and creme. Yum.

Frugal Friday: Coupons for You

Saving money is always a good idea. Here are some coupons that are expiring soon: Coupons ending this month: SAVE $1.00 off any Country Crock® Spread (Excludes Honey and Cinnamon Flavored Spreads) $1.25 OFF On any ONE ICBINB! product Save $1.00 off any TWO (2) Post® Kids Cereal- only good on 11oz size or larger […]

Messy Kids and Restaurant Etiquette

It is no secret that children can create food messes that even Oscar the Grouch would admire. I imagine that many servers and bussers dread having tables with small children who seem to love to throw spaghetti and spit out veggies, but I was surprised when I saw this warning on a restaurant menu in northern Arizona. […]

Saving Money at the Grocery Store

My motivation to save money at the grocery store seems to ebb and flow.  It is usually connected to my cash flow level.  When times are tough, I try to save.  When they are not, I do not pay much attention.  I am trying to move into a mindset where I am always looking for […]

Veteran’s Day Discounts and Freebies!

If you or a family member is a veteran of the US Armed Forces, you know what sacrifice means. Veteran’s Day is a chance for the community to say thanks and recognize veterans. There is no shortage of businesses offering deals to vets this Friday. Here is a list.  Share it with your favorite vet. A couple of things to remember: bring […]

How Krispy Kreme Broke My Heart

Today I took my sister to Krispy Kreme to celebrate her birthday. I was very excited to see that the hot light was on.  Yum-o! I was also excited because we learned earlier this summer that Krispy Kreme gives patrons a free box of a dozen doughnuts on their birthday. We were a little giddy […]

VetTix: A Great Service for Veterans

We are a military family so we know firsthand what sacrifice means. Chances are, with the current global situation, you probably know a veteran or military service member, or are one yourself. There are many wonderful programs designed to help vets today. One of my favorites is Veteran Tickets Foundation, a national non-profit, non-governmental 501c(3) […]