Thursday, June 22, 2017

Free Shutterfly Book

Say hello to summer with a free 8x8 photo book, plus 40% off extra books, pages, upgrades AND everything else. Use code YIPPEE by Tuesday, June 27.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Shutterfly 6/21

Use code 10MAGNETS to get up to 10 free magnets.  Exp 6/21

Use code 101FREE to get 101 free prints.  Exp 6/23

Use code FREEPRINTAFF to get a free 16x20 print or 8x10s.  Exp 7/1

Use code 25OFF2017  to get 25% off.  Exp 7/1

Use code CARD4U - free card

Use SHIP39 to get free shipping on an order of $39 or more (after discounts)

Shop through Ebates & earn cash back.

If you are ready to do a photobook, but can't find any free ones, check out eBay for free book codes for around $1.  

I like Shutterfly because codes can be combined.  I just load any codes I found when I find them and then see how I can combine them when I'm ready to order.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Quarter Pincher (I Shop) Rebate

Quarter Pincher site

NOW UNTIL JUNE 18th:

Receive a 50% Rebate on EVERY Gift Certificate you purchase TODAY until June 18th!!

Here is how it works:


1) Purchase as many Gift Certificates you want to use up to $50

2) Use Coupon Code: REBATE50

3) On or around June 12th, we will place 50% of the amount you spent on the Gift Certificates in your QuarterPincher.com account (excludes processing)

It is that simple!!

YOU GET 50% BACK IN CREDITS!!

4th Grader Free National Parks Pass

If you are going to have a 4th Grader in August, check out this deal on a free National Park pass.

We did this when my son was a 4th grader & it was really easy & saved us some money.

Put In Bay Deal

If you are considering a trip to Put In Bay, check out this deal on WKYC.

Put-in-Bay Getaway Package, includes:
  • One $56 voucher for Miller Ferry - Valid for (4) Adult Round Trip Put-in-Bay Ferry Tickets
  • One $20 voucher for Boathouse Cart & Bike Rental - Valid towards a full day of golf cart rental
    • Valid Sunday – Friday only
    • Must be 21 years or older with a valid driver's license
    • Not valid on the following days, any Saturday, 07/04 or 09/03
  • One $25 Voucher to Pasquale’s Cafe/Chicken Patio - Valid at either Pasquale's Cafe or Chicken Patio
  • One Voucher for Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals - $30 certificate Valid for a 1-hour double kayak rental; Or value increases to $40 if used towards a Boat Tour for 4 people
    • Valid Sunday - Friday
    • Boat Tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers
    • Must be 18 years or older with a valid driver's license to sign rental agreement; Children under 16 are allowed on kayaks, but must be accompanied by an adult
    • Valid only at South Bass Island State Park location
    • Advance reservations for boat tours recommended. Please email info@pibjetski.com.
  • One $60 Voucher for Perry's Cave Family Fun Center - Valid for 2 Adult Combo Tickets and 2 kids combo tickets
    • Combo tickets are good for 3 of the following 5 attractions: Perry's Cave, Butterfly House, War of 18 Holes Mini Golf, Fort Amaz'n, or Rock Climbing Wall
  • One Voucher for Boardwalk Water Taxi/F.T. Stone Labs – Valid for either 4 Roundtrip Admissions on Boardwalk Water Taxi to Gibraltar ($24 value) PLUS a tour of Gibraltar Island for 4 people ($40 value) OR can be used for 4 admissions to go to the top of South Bass Island Lighthouse ($12 value)
    • Tour of Gibraltar Island valid on Wednesdays, 6/21/17-8/9/17, 11am – 1pm
    • Pick up water taxi at Boardwalk Restaurant Harbor at 10:45am Wednesday only
    • Tour of South Bass Island Lighthouse valid on Mondays and Tuesdays: 6/19/17-8/8/17, 11am – 5pm
  • One Voucher for Del Sol - Valid for 1 Free Color Changing T-shirt (up to a $29 value)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Kids Under 12 Ride Cleveland RTA Free

Go RTA” summer fun program allows up to three children 12 and under to ride RTA free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult, age 18 or older. Up to three children may ride with each adult.

The promotion runs between Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, August 6.

RTA is working with a host of partners, sponsors and venues to provide awareness of the many family-friendly opportunities, and to help them get there in the most fun, convenient and affordable way possible. Showing your RTA fare card or mobile ticket provides discounts at many restaurants and venues in the area.



Ohio One-Tank Trips


These are some of our family favorite one-tank trips from northeast Ohio for young kids (2-12 probably).  If you are on Pinterest, click out my links on the bottom left side of my blog.  If you have a zoo and/or science center membership (*), you can do these trips very reasonably.  You don't have travel far and spend a lot of money to make memories with your families.

Here's a link to cheap/free activities in our area.

Toledo
  • Zoo* - Very nice zoo
  • Science Center* - Imagination Station - one of our favorite science centers
  • Sauder Village - kids are free on Sun
Erie - It's about 1/2 way between where I live & Niagara Falls.  Twice we have stopped here & spent a night to 2 on the way home from the Falls.
  • Splash Lagoon - Friendly indoor water park for young kids, can ride double on some of the slides
  • Waldameer - Memorial Day-Labor Day - great amusement park for young kids (under 12 probably).  Usually doesn't have long lines.  It's free to get into the amusement park which is great if you don't want to ride the rides but the rest of the family does.  All day wristbands not that expensive.  Also has a fun big water park.  We can easily spend a day at each park.
  • Zoo*
  • Presque Isle - nice beaches
Pittsburgh
  • Science Center - Carnegie* - very nice for variety of ages
  • Children's Museum* - nice for young kids
  • Zoo*
  • Aviary* - within walking distance of Children's Museum (save on parking)
  • Inclines
  • Kennywood - I have heard good things about this amusement park south of Pittsburgh
Cleveland
  • Natural History Museum* - park once & go to art museum & botanical garden
  • Art Museum - free
  • Botanical Garden 
  • Great Lakes Science Center*
  • Zoo*
  • Aquarium
Columbus
  • COSI*
  • Zoo*
Dayton
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery* - on science center & zoo memberships
  • Air Force Museum - free
  • Young's Dairy
Cincinnati
  • Zoo* - one of our favorites
  • Aquarium
  • EnterTRAINment Center - for kids that like trains
  • Creation Museum & Ark
  • Trammel Fossil Park - dig for your own fossils in nature for free
I'd love to know some of your favorite destinations.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

QuarterPincher (formerly I Shop) Rebate

I Shop & now QuarterPincher.  Check it out

NOW UNTIL JUNE 3rd:

Receive a 100% Rebate on EVERY Gift Certificate you purchase TODAY until June 3rd!!

Here is how it works:


1) Purchase as many Gift Certificates you want to use up to $50

2) Use Coupon Code: REBATE

3) On or around June 5th, we will place the amount you spent on the Gift Certificates in your QuarterPincher.com account (excludes processing)

It is that simple!!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Shutterfly 5/29

Use code FREE to get up to 3 free address labels or 3 free 8x10 art prints.  Exp 5/29

Use code MEMORIALDAY to get up to 101 free prints and 16x20 print.  Exp 5/30.  Note shipping costs have gone up.  They are around .09 a print.

New Customers - use code AFFPHOTOBK to get a free 8x8 book.

Use code TIME2SAVE to 50% off hardcover books, 40% off gifts & home decor, 30% off cards.  Exp 5/31

Use code KOHLS to get 2 free 8x10 prints.  Exp 6/15

Use code FREEPRINTAFF to get a free 16x20 print or 8x10s.  Exp 7/1

Use code 25OFF2017  to get 25% off.  Exp 7/1

Use code CARD4U - free card

Use SHIP39 to get free shipping on an order of $39 or more (after discounts)

Shop through Ebates & earn cash back.

If you are ready to do a photobook, but can't find any free ones, check out eBay for free book codes for around $1.  

I like Shutterfly because codes can be combined.  I just load any codes I found when I find them and then see how I can combine them when I'm ready to order.

Monday, May 8, 2017

BOGO Baja Pizza

Mention WQKT the day after an Indians win at Baja West Coast Kitchen in Orrville and get a BOGO pizza.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pure Flix Streaming


I'm doing a month free trial of Pure Flix right now.  I really like that it's full of family friendly movies and shows that we can all watch together.  I can watch it my Fire Stick, phone, tablet, computer, etc.

The price is increasing for new subscribers on May 1.  It's currently 7.99 a month.  If you are interested in trying it, now would be a good time to try.

I got this e-mail today -

Thank you for being a loyal PureFlix.com member.

Beginning this week, you may notice our advertising indicating a price increase for newcomers as of May 1st.
However, because we highly value your loyalty to PureFlix.comyour price will not change as you continue to enjoy the best in our Faith & Family videos.
In fact, today would be a great time to tell family and friends that they too should start a free trial and lock-in the current low price before the May 1st price increase.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Free Shutterfly Book

Have a My Coke Rewards account?  Log in & get a free 8x8 Shutterfly book for 0 points.

Use code FREEPRINTAFF to get a free 16x20 print or 8x10s.  Exp 7/1

Use code 25OFF2017  to get 25% off.  Exp 7/1

Use code CARD4U - free card

Use SHIP39 to get free shipping on an order of $39 or more (after discounts)

Shop through Ebates & earn cash back.

If you are ready to do a photobook, but can't find any free ones, check out eBay for free book codes for around $1.  

I like Shutterfly because codes can be combined.  I just load any codes I found when I find them and then see how I can combine them when I'm ready to order.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ways to Save Money on TV


We haven't had cable since we have been married, almost 15 years.  For the most part I haven't missed it, but new technology has made it easier.  We do have an outside antenna so we can get most local channels.

Other ways to watch/stream tv and movies - The big thing to think about is how much data it uses and how fast is your speed.  We have the slowest/cheapest internet Armstrong has.  Only 1 month have we come close to our data usage.  They have since doubled our data & increased our speed.  It really hasn't been an issue for us.  If you have kids that are also streaming then maybe it would be.

Any of the options below can also be streamed on your phone, tablet, or laptop.

Amazon Prime - $99/year.  You can stream movies & get 2 day free shipping.  You can also just steam movies & tv for 8.99 a month or get Prime for 10.99 a month if you don't want to commit for a year.  You can try for a free month.

Netflix - price varies by how many devices you want on at the same time.  Around $9/month. Stream tv & movies.  no commericals.  You can try for free.

Hulu - Around $8/month  Big downfall for me - commericals.  You can also do $12 a month with no commercials.  They don't have a dedicated kids section so you have to pass a lot of questionable shows to find what you want.  You can try for free.  After that they keep sending emails to get another month free so you can usually get a few months free.

Sling - Basically like having cable.  I tried it free for a week & got a lot of the Indians playoff games that weren't on local channels.  They have plans for $20, $25, $40 a month depending on the channels you want.

Pure Flix - I'm doing a month free trial of Pure Flix right now.  I really like that it's full of family friendly movies and shows that we can all watch together.  I can watch it my Fire Stick, phone, tablet, computer, etc.  The price is increasing for new subscribers on May 1.  It's currently 7.99 a month.  If you are interested in trying it, now would be a good time to try.

I got a Amazon Fire Stick for $25 on Thanksgiving a few years ago.  I really like it.  I can stream my Amazon Prime through the stick.  I can also watch cable "app" channels.

My favorites so far DIY Network, Food Network, A&E, History, ESPN (including highlights of Sports Center from the day before), & HGTV.  You can watch older episodes through the tv with the Fire Stick.

You can also watch on a phone, tablet, or computer without subscribing to channel for free.  Not all episodes are available but enough for me for free.  Some of the shows have 60 seconds commercials for other cable shows.

There are also apps for network tv, but I haven't tried them because I typically don't watch network tv.

There are other options out there including Ruku & Apple tv.  I'm just commenting on what I have found to work for us.

What are your favorite ways to save money on tv.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Papa Gyros Kids Eat Free Tuesday's

Papa Gyros Canton Kids Eat Free after 4pm today and every Tuesday! (One free kids meal per adult platter purchased. Valid after 4pm for kids 12 and under. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Birthday Freebies 2017

Since last month was my birthday I thought I'd mention some of the fun birthday deals I have enjoyed (or at least got e-mails about)

  • Baja West Coast Kitchen - $5 from the app
  • Old Carolina - $5 from the app
  • Coldstone Creamery - B1G1 free ice cream
  • Arby's - free shake with any purchase
  • Macaroni Grill - free dessert (all you have to do it ask)
  • Melting Pot - Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Dairy Queen - B1G1 Blizzard
  • Baskin Robbins - free cone
  • Starbucks - any menu item free on your card if you have a gift card registered
  • Dunkin Donuts - free drink your registered card
  • Red Lobster - $5 off of 2 entrees
  • Applebee's - free dessert at restaurant. They also have a kids club to sign up in the restaurant.
  • Panera - if you have a gift card registered, they'll add a freebie to it
  • DSW - $5 certificate
  • Disney Rewards - 100 points
  • Kelloggs Reward - 100 points
  • Speedy Rewards - 200 points
  • Menchies - $5 credit on my Smile card
  • Auntie Anne's (from the app) - Free Pretzel
  • Carrabba's - freebie
  • Qdoba - freebie
  • Red Robin - free burger - I had a $10 chicken sandwich & fries
  • Denny's - free Grand Slam on your birthday.  You have to show driver's license
  • Michael's - 20% off
  • Best Buy - $5 certificate
My husband also does California Tortilla - for a free burrito

Here's a bigger list that covers more parts of the country.

We also have the kids registered for:
  • Bob Evans - free kids meal for adult. These certificates don't expire.
  • Red Robin - free burger
  • Cold Stone - free ice cream
  • Toys R Us - it's either $3 or $5 off . They have each gotten coupons for a free Thomas train around 3 years old
  • Burger King - free kids meal

If any of these places interest you, just go their website & register for their "clubs". Obviously we don't use all of these. Many of them are only good for 2 weeks. It's just fun to have the option.