Best Buy: FREE Jurassic World Movie Ticket with DVD Purchase (as low as 49¢)

Best Buy has a great deal on a movie ticket to see Jurassic World – simply buy any select DVD (they start at $7.99!) and you’ll get a code good for a FREE movie ticket to see Jurassic World!  That is like getting a ticket for 49¢!

This is an awesome way to save some money on a family movie night while getting a few cool dvd’s in the bargain.  Consider using these dvd’s to make a family movie night gift basket for a friend or a dad for Father’s Day!


And if your crew is a big fan of the movie theater, make sure to check out our post on Cheap Summer Movies for Kids !

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Easy Memorial Day Treats | Fruit-Kabob Flag and “Sparklers”!

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Looking for an Easy Memorial Day treat?  Don’t bother heating up the oven to bake something red-white-and-blue  instead  check out these ideas for Fruit Kabobs!  For instance, this cute and yummy flag made of Fruit-Kabobs is easy to put together and makes a nice presentation!

All you’ll need is some bananas, strawberries, blueberries and kabob sticks!  TIP: Aldi’s has their strawberries on sale for $.99 per carton this week where we live in Tennessee!



Or ty these Red, White & Blue Fruit Kabobs or “Sparklers”!   This take on fruit-kabobs is extra fun for the little ones – just alternate blueberries, watermelon and mini-marshmallows on a skewer.  Stick them all into half of a cut watermelon for a cute skewer-holder!

*Actually, you wouldn’t really need to cut the watermelon – you could probably skewer through the rind easily enough :)


For more yummy patriotic treats – you may want to check out our roundup of 4th of July Desserts & Ideas!

Pool Party Fish Cake Recipe


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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15 Fun Water Games for Kids!


15 Fun Water Games for Kids

Now that temps are heating up – wanted to remind you about these ideas for fun water games!  Also check out another 10 Water Balloon Games – with over 1K pins so far!

The forecast is predicting highs of 105-108 over the next few days here in Tennessee – which means we’ll be spending a lot of time inside where it’s cool.  But kids will be kids – and they have energy to burn!  Here are some fun ways to keep cook outisde with – what else – water!

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Cheap Summer Movies for Kids | Cinemark 50¢ Tickets and Drive-In Movies



Each summer, select theaters offer cheap summer movies for kids.  These are G or PG rated films that you’ve likely seen already – but are great for something to do to get out of the house ;)

Be sure to check you location for participation.  Not all theaters in the same group participate in the same promotions. Also, most theaters have not discounted concessions so be prepared to pay full price for snacks.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse:

Ten movies will show – one per week starting at 9:45 am on Tuesdays.  Cost is $1 per show – OR buy a Ten-Movie-Pack for $5!  Check out all the upcoming movies here.

I also HIGHLY recommend going to the Drive-In with your family this summer.  Around here – you can get in a whole carload on Sunday Nights for $10!

We’ll update this post with more cheap summer movies when I can find more of them listed – let us know if you have info about other theaters!





Teacher Appreciation Week!


 Teacher Appreciation Week Freebies!


Just a reminder that this week is Teacher Appreciation Week!  If you plan to show your teacher some appreciation, you may want to let them know about these fun freebies around town :)  My favorite is the Chik-fil-A daily freebies!


Also – here’s a fun DIY you can give – a DIY Sharpie Mug signed by all the kids!

Aerosoles – Take 15% off footwear that is $39.99 or higher.  Present your teacher ID or a pay-stub in one of their stores, or call 800-798-9478 to place your order.

Ann Taylor Loft – Enroll in the free Loft Loves Teachers program and save 15% off full-price purchases.

Banana Republic – Present a valid student or teacher ID at any store to get a 15% off discount on all full-priced purchases.

Barnes & Noble – Save 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for classroom use when you join the free B&N Educator Program.  Get up to 25% off the publisher’s list price during Educator Appreciation Days.  Receive valuable email offers and information on special Educator events.

Books-A-Million – Fill out a BAM Educator Discount Card application at any register and present your valid educator and photo identification to receive an educator discount card.  Educators, librarians and homeschoolers pre-K through 12th grade receive a 20% discount off the original price on most books used in the classroom.

Book Warehouse – Book Warehouse offers teachers an additional 15% discount.  Show your teacher ID and then fill out their Educator’s Card.

Chick-fil-A – Select locations offerings to teachers who present a valid teacher ID every day this week. Free offers vary by location.  Of note, some stores have restrictions on free menu items for teachers and are serving free items only during breakfast hours.

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CiCi’s Pizza – FREE Teacher’s Buffet on May 5th from 2:00 PM to close.  Drinks not included.

Crayola – Artful lessons, classroom resources and the latest information regarding special programs and offers.

teacher appreciation week educents Educents – Teachers can sign up to receive a free $40 Educent/Peekapak gift basket.  The gift comes with $10 in Educents gift cards and three months’ worth of Peekapak lesson plans.  Thelesson plans include three digital storybooks, 12 in-class lessons and 12 at-home activities.

FedEx Office – Offers teachers, professors, faculty and staff members 15% off on most products and services at participating FedEx Office nationwide. To receive your discount, simply present your discount card when making a purchase in-store or at and the discount will automatically be applied.

J Crew – Show your college or teacher ID in store to receive a 15% discount.  The discount cannot be applied to previous purchases, used in combination with another promotion or used to purchase a gift card.

teacher appreciation week deals

Lakeshore Learning - Join the free Teacher’s Club and save 15% off purchases everyday and receive special offers every month!  PLUS, enter to win prizes including gift cards, teacher totes and teacher aprons!  This drawing will take place on May 8th at 6PM EST.

McDonald’s:  Offers vary by location.  Some locations are offering free breakfast.  Other locations are giving away free a McCafe beverage with a purchase.  Check with your local McDonald’s for more details.

Michaels – All teachers receive 15% off an in-store purchase with valid school ID.  Some exclusions apply.  See store associate for details.

New York & Co - Teachers who show a valid ID can receive 30% off during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Or use promo code 9818 at checkout online.

Scholastic Teacher’s Store – Awesome discounts for teachers – up to 75% off!

The Limited – Students, educators, and military personnel receive 15% off every purchase made at any The Limited store location – just show your school or military I.D.   This offer is valid in stores only and cannot be combined with other coupons when redeemed at the cash register.

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort – The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort offers teachers and school support staff special room rates, starting at $139.00 per night!

Thanks, DealsInTheMitten!