Father’s Day Weekend Restaurant Roundup

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Father’s Day weekend means dads get to choose the restaurant /dinner – here are some ways to save a little on the bill if you’re going out to eat!  Make sure to check out Groupon restaurant deals for some awesome Father’s Day discounts right now.  In fact, if you purchase by June 19, you can use code SUPER25 for an extra 25% OFF any local deal!

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

  • $5 off your next purchase
  • Click HERE to print this coupon (exp. 7/1)
  • Find a location near you HERE

Togo’s

  • $1 off any regular or larger sandwich
  • Click HERE to print this coupon (exp. 6/30)
  • Find a location near you HERE

Honey Dew Donuts

  • $1.00 off any smoothie
  • $1.00 off any sandwich
  • Click HERE to print this coupon (exp. 6/30)
  • Find a location near you HERE

Qdoba Mexican Grill

  • Buy any entree and receive a second entree for free when you mention “Mid-week buddy pass
  • Click HERE to check this out
  • Find a location near you HERE

Bruegger’s Bagels

  • FREE 100% Florida Orange Juice with Breakfast Sandwich Purchase
  • Click HERE to print this coupon (exp. 6/30)
  • Find a location near you HERE
Long John Silvers Restaurant
  • FREE Dr Pepper or Slice of Pie
  • Click HERE to print this coupon
  • Find a location near you HERE

Olive Garden 

  • 2 Meals for $25
  • includes unlimited soup & salad for two, your choice of 2 Entrees from a select menu, tiramisu to share for dessert
  • Click Here for more info

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes

  • 20% off Lunch Family Combo
  • 25% off Dinner Family Combo
  • $11.59 Dinner beverage included
  • $10.49 Lunch beverage Included
  • $16.99 Family Deal (1 adult , 1 child)
  • $32.99 Family Deal (2 adults, 2 child)
  • 2 for $17.99 breakfast
  • Click HERE to print these coupons (exp. 6/24)
  • Find a location near you HERE

Steak Escape

  • Any Regular Sandwich $6
  • Click HERE to print this coupon (exp. 6/30)
  • Find a location near you HERE

Souper Salad

  • $5.99 Adult Buffet
  • Click HERE to print this coupon (exp. 6/21)
  • Find a location near you HERE

Long John Silver 

  • FREE Dr Pepper or Slice of Pie
  • Click HERE to check this out (12/31)
  • Find a location near you HERE

Panda Express

  • FREE Single Serve Entree w/ online purchase of any item via coupon code “NOLINE
  • Click HERE to check this out (exp. 10/31)
  • Find a location near you HERE

Arby’s Restaurant

  • FREE roast beef sandwich with Purchase of one drink when you sign up for emails
  • Click HERE to print this coupon
  • Find a location near you HERE

Cinnabon

  • FREE MINIBON Cinnamon Roll
  • Click HERE to Join the Club Cinnabon
  • Find a location near you HERE

Souper Salad

$5.99 Adult Buffet

Click HERE to print this coupon (exp. 11/16)

Find a location near you HERE

Burger King

  • 10 Chicken Nuggets for $1.49
  • 2 Croissan’wich only $4
  • Click HERE to check this out!
  • Find a location near you HERE

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Good to Know…. FREE Summer Meals for Kids

Because Time2Save is a frugal living website, we aim to write for people all over the financial spectrum.  If you’re in need of help this summer to feed your kids – or if you know a family struggling – this is good info to know!  If you’re here looking for Free Kids Meals/Deals at local restaurants – check out our Restaurant Deal Archives!

Many cities across the country offer completely free summer meals to kids. Those families who depend upon free school breakfast and lunch during the school year need not worry about their kids going hungry just because school’s out.  Free meals are handed out daily, in convenient city parks, pools, schools and other locations, to fill this exact need.

For instance, our community pool, the school down the road, the museum and 25 locations within a 5 mile radius of me all hand out completely free brown bag lunches to kids every day during the summer. (Do a check HERE to find locations near you!)

I have met with several moms at the community pool who come at a certain time of day specifically to take advantage of free lunches.  You don’t have to be starving or homeless to benefit from these free meals, you just have to be needing a helping hand.  If you’re struggling, don’t hesitate to take advantage of this program.  Oftentimes I see the older man who hands lunches out at the park, put several bags back into his cooler when it’s time to leave.

If you know someone who could use a hand, pass on this information!

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool to find a site near you.

 

If you’re passionate about helping other through couponing, frugal living and giving and more – check out these ideas in our Time2Give archives :)

How to Make Blessing Bags

Gas Station Mission

Operation Christmas Child

Becoming a Purposeful Giver 

Pool Party Fish Cake Recipe (Great for Father’s Day too!)

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UPDATE: This would be such a fun Father’s Day cake as well, for the fishing dad!

To celebrate summer break – the kids and I made this fun Pool Party Fish Cake and invited the neighborhood kids over for cake and water games!  Check out our post on 15 water games HERE!

It turned out super cute – and would be appropriate for any pool party, summertime soiree or even Father’s Day for the fishing dad.  Here’s how to make your own Pool Party Fish Cake.

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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?

10 Summer-Fun Ideas To Try At Home

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10 Summer Fun Ideas to Try at Home

Jamie here!  Having fun doesn’t have to cost money – or even require you to leave home.  In fact – some of my kids’ favorite things to do require only that I drop everything and dive into pretend play or poke holes in the lid of a mason jar.  Here is my list of 10 Summer Fun Ideas To Do In Your Yard – also check out the Top 10 Neighborhood Games you can play on summer evenings!

1.) Flashlight Tag.

The thrill of hide-n-seek lies in the fearfully giddy waiting period – while the seeker wanders about the yard yelling “GOTCHA” at the unlucky.  The thrill is heightened to a new level when done in the dark – with flashlights!  Grab some neighborhood kids to join in – and then sit back in your lawn chair with iced tea to supervise.

2.) Homemade Bubbles & Bubble-Makers.

 

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Make your own “Water Bombs” for the Pool with Sponges!

Make your own water bombs with sponges!

I saw this project on Pinterest a few weeks back and I ran out and bought several sponges and made them with the boys.  It was so easy and you would not BELIEVE how popular they were at the community pool!  All the kids loved them – and I sat on the edge of the pool tossing them back and forth with all the boys.  It got me wet – but hey, when it’s 100 degrees, getting wet is really not so bad is it? ;)

Photo courtesy of Make and Takes

You’ll Need:

Directions:

  1. Cut each sponge into 4 long strips and group them together in your hand.
  2. Fasten the middle with a rubber band very tightly so that the sponges fluff out all around it.
  3. Dunk in water – throw – enjoy!

For more water games – check out our post on 15 water games HERE!