Couponing for the Rest of Us

Make a Costume Chest for Imaginative Fun!

 Make a Costume Chest for Imaginative Fun!

Halloween is coming, which means pretty soon you’ll be able to find some awesome deals on costumes.  ESPECIALLY keep an eye on thrift stores, as they pull out all their dress-up clothes for the upcoming holiday!

Costumes make great gifts, they bring out kids’ imaginations and get them away from a glowing screen for awhile.  Make a costume chest and you’re kids will always have a go-to place to let their imaginations run wild.

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Restaurant Roundup 8/30: Applebees, Firehouse Subs, Logan’s

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If you’re planning on dining out this weekend, here are some restaurant coupons to help you save a buck!  Thanks to RealHousewivesClipCoupons for sharing this list.

Restaurant coupons

Baskin Robbins – $3 off a $15 Cake Purchase (Exp Oct 31)

Bob Evans – B1G1 FREE Breakfast Entree wyb 2 Drinks (Exp Aug 30)

Boston Market - FREE Kid’s Meal with individual meal purchase (Exp Aug 31)

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Bravo - 20% off Online Order with code LABOR20 (Exp Sept 2)

Buca di BeppoBuca Di Beppo - $40 Dinner for 4(Exp Sept 28)

Carrabbas - $10 off 2 Dinner Entrees (Exp Sept 30)

Carrabbas - $5 off Lunch or Dinner Entree with purchase of Entree (Exp Sept 30)

Carrabbas – Kids Eat FREE with the purchase of an Adult Entree (Exp Sept 7)

Chuck E. Cheese - Various Coupons (Exp Aug 31)

Dave and Buster’s – FREE $10 Game Play with $10 Game Play purchase

Einstein Bros – $3 Bakers Dozen (Exp Sept 10)

Firehouse Subs – FREE Medium Sub When You Buy Sub, Chips (Valid Sept 1 Only)

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Restaurant Roundup 8/16 | Cinnabon, Outback, Papa John’s

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Check out all the Restaurant Deals and Coupons going on this weekend and take a little break from cooking :)

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Shark Cake for Shark Week!

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Shark Cake for Shark Week

As you might know if you have any little boys (or husbands) in your house – it’s Shark Week!   Let the kids know you’re super cool this Shark Week, by making a Shark Cake.  It’s not as hard as you might thank – here’s how to make a shark cake:

 

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How to Make Blessing Bags

 

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How to Make Blessing Bags

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Restaurant Roundup: 8/2 (A&W, KFC, Long John Silvers)

Here are the best restaurant deals and coupons going on this weekend (and beyond) – and don’t forget about today’s FREE Long John Silvers Fish & Fries deal! (No purchase necessary)

KFC

  • Purchase any bucket of chicken and add hot wings for 50 cents each. (Limit 20 wings per order)
  • Click HERE to print this coupon (exp. 8/3)
  • Find a location near you HERE

Carrabas Italian Grill

  • $5 off Any Entrees
  • Click HERE to print this coupon (exp. 8/3)
  • Find a location near you HERE

Quiznos

  • $1 off large sub sandwich or salad
  • Click HERE to print this coupon (exp. 8/12)
  • Find a location near you HERE

Huddle House

  • $2 off Hot Tots Entree with Purchase of a Beverage
  • Click HERE to print this coupon (exp. 8/12)
  • Find a location near you HERE

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Restaurant Roundup: 7/26 (Starbucks, Cheesecake Factory, Spaghetti Warehouse)

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Check out this week’s Restaurant Roundup for some great coupons to local restaurants!  And don’t forget that Starbucks Treat Receipt is back as well!

Restaurant coupons

Beef O’Brady’s – $3 off $15 or $5 off $25 purchase (Exp Jul 31)

Bob Evans – B1g1 50% off Entree wyb 2 drinks (Exp Jul 31)

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Bravo - 50% off Lasagna on July 29

Buca di BeppoBuca Di Beppo - $10 Off 2 Pastas, Baked Pastas, or Entrees

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Carrabba’s - $5 Off Lunch or Dinner Entree wyb 1 Entree (Exp Jul 27)

Carrabba’s - $10 off Dinner Entree wyb 1 Entree (Exp Jul 27)

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Cheesecake Factory- 1/2 price Cheesecake on July 30-31

Chili’s - FREE Chips & Choice of Dip with purchase of Adult Entree (Exp Jul 26)

Chuck E. Cheese - Various Coupons (Exp Jul 31)

Dave and Buster’s – FREE $10 Game Play with $10 Game Play purchase

Dickey’s BBQ Pit - FREE Kid’s Meal with Adult Entree Purchase (Exp Jul 31)

Fudruckers - $7 Chili Cheese Black Angus Hot Dog, Fries & Bottomless Drink (Exp Jul 27)

Hardee’s - Various Coupons (Exp Aug 2)

KFC - $0.50 wings with any bucket purchase (Exp Aug 3)

Lenny’s Subs – New Coupon each Wednesday

Longhorn Steakhouse – B1G1 50% Off Lunch Combos Monday-Friday 11-4 (Exp Aug 8)

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Mimi’s Cafe – B1g1 FREE Lunch or Dinner Entree wyb 2 beverages (Exp Jul 27)

Outback Steakhouse – 15% off entire purchase (Exp Jul 27)


Quiznos - $5 Small Combo – Includes any small sub, regular fountain drink and chips.

Red Robin – $3 off with movie ticket from Hercules Movie July 28-31

Smokey Bones - 15% off online order with code OLO.E.072214 (Exp Jul 27)

Spaghetti Warehouse – B1G1 FREE 15 Layer Lasagna or Spaghetti & Meatballs (Exp Jul 31)

Spaghetti Warehouse – $6 15-Layer Lasagne on July 29

Steak Escape – $5 Off Regular Sandwich, Bowl, Wrap (Exp July 31)

Which Wich – FREE Chips & Drink with Sandwich Purchase (Exp Jul 27)

pizza-coupons

Papa John’s – Any 2 Large Pizzas for $11 each with code T715ANY2

Papa John’s – 25% off Regular priced order with code PNC25

Pizza Hut – 1 Medium 3 Topping just $6 with code TEOMED3T6

Pizza Hut – $9 for any pizza, any size with code ONLG9

Little Caesars – $1.99 for Crazy Bread & Sauce

Domino’s – Large 2 Topping Pizzas just $5.99 each (Carryout Only)

 

 

- Thanks, RealHousewivesClipCoupons

The Drive-In: Go before summer’s over!

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The Drive-In | Frugal Family Fun (if you can find it)

(Jamie here!)  One of my favorite summer activities to do with the family is going to the Drive-In Movies.  For a family of 6, going to the movies is just too expensive for us. But at the Drive-In, our family can see two movies back-to-back for $10 total.  (With a healthy does of nostalgic charm at no extra charge. :) )

The Drive-In has been on my summer to-do-list for years now – and somehow or other we always waited too long and then they were closed for the year.  But a few summers ago, we finally loaded up ye old Land Rover with kids, blankets and lawn chairs and drove the 30 minutes to the nearest drive-in.

If you’re not lucky enough to live near a drive-in theater, I am so sad for you :(

See that sad face?  That is my sad face of pity for you!  Just come visit me some weekend and I will TAKE you to the drive-in – that’s how much I want you to go!  (Although you’ll maybe have to scrunch up on the floor – or we could tie you to the roof- because my family of 6 has a way of filling a Land Rover right on up)

Our favorite night to go is Sunday nights in the summer.  That’s when it’s Carload Night at the Swingin’ Midway Drive-In – where you can squeeze a whole carload of people in for just $10 total.

This.  Is. Awesome-Sauce.

When I was a kid, we would borrow my Paw-Paw’s old station wagon and take half the neighborhood with us to carload night.  (It was just $5 a car then)  Mom would pop a brown grocery bag full of popcorn to take along, and we’d lie a bunch of blankets in the back end of the wagon for movie time – cue total happiness.

 

 

Being the nostalgic sort – I insisted on backing up to the screen with our tailgate out, so the kids could lie on blankets to watch the movie.  Dad & I sat in lawnchairs with a gallon-sized cup of soda to share, and the kids happily sipped on juice boxes and munched popcorn.  Before the movie and during intermission – the kids roamed freely on the playground in front of the big screen.  Squeaking see-saws, merry go rounds, and swings kept time with the 1950′s music blaring through the bulky metal speakers.

When the show started, they raced back to the truck to throw off flip-flops and snuggle back into their blanket nest.  Somewhere between the begining of Mr. Popper’s Penguins and the end of Captain America – dad and I even got time to sneak in some hand holding…

We finished the long double-feature night by bundling the sleeping kids into their car seats and hanging our speakers back on the wooden posts.  As the tires crunched through the gravel out the drive, I smiled knowing the kids would be reliving drive-in memories for years just like me.

If you’re interested in finding a Drive-In Theater in your neck of the woods – you can search by state HERE. If you plan on heading to my very own Swingin’ Midway Drive-in, they even have a Facebook page with info on upcoming flicks.  Just remember – if you’re heading out to Carload Night, make sure to heed the following rule posted on their page:

*All vehicles are subject to random trunk search for SNEAK INS. SNEAK INS pay DOUBLE

Don’t be a sneak in!  :)

Tell me – what’s your favorite summer fun thing to do with your family?