Monday, May 21, 2018

2 Entertainment Books $14

Have a vacation coming up?  You might want to check out the deal on Entertainment Books.  One book is $10 but you can get 2 for $14 with code SUMMER.  You could get 1 for your local area & another for your vacation destination.  At this price, they could probably pay for themselves with 1 or 2 coupons.  I have found their rental cars deals to be really good.

Domino's Large 2 Topping 5.99

 Carryout Only: All Large 2-Topping Pizzas - $5.99 each

Super Easy & Cheap Wood Signs

 Finished product I made for less than $5

If you are local to me, you are probably familiar with P G Dunn.  They sell tons of blank plaques of varying sizes, usually for just a few bucks.  I saw instructions on line for making my own signs like you see at some many stores now.

First print off a free printable phrase or word you like online.  I downloaded some free fonts to make the Grateful, Thankful, Blessed sign.  The others I found the phrases on line.

 Turn the paper over & rub charcoal where the letters were.

Put the paper charcoal side down on the sign where you want it.  Trace over the letters with pen.


 After you trace over the words/phrases

Fill in the tracing with markers or paint pen

  My 9 year old & I made this one.



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Shutterfly Deals 5/17

Use code ROYALWEEK  to get 10 Save the Dates, 10 RSVP Cards, Custom Envelopes, Custom Set of Wedding Address Labels, 10 Menu Cards, 12 Wedding Thank You Cards, Metal Ornament   Exp 5/20

Use code GIFTS4DAD to get 50% of books & wall art & 40% off everything else.  Exp 5/20
Use code APPGIFT to get up to 2 8x10's and unlimited prints.

Use code APPONLY to get up to 10 free magnets.


Use code 25OFF2018 to get 25% off your order.  Exp 6/30

Use code CARD4U - free card


Use SHIP39 to get free shipping on an order of $39 or more (after discounts) or SHIP49 on orders over $49 if SHIP39 doesn't work

Check out with Visa Checkout & earn a $25 off your next order.

Check out with Masterpass & earn $30 off your next order.

Shop through Ebates & earn cash back.

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.

New Traveling with Deals Blog


Check out my travel deals blog. I'll be adding more posts. They are on the blog.  Working on getting the post to the FB page - Traveling with Deals.  Like the page to keep up to dates.

If you go to the blog, you can click on the label of whatever city or state you are looking at to see what we have done there. You can also sort by hiking, waterfalls, zoo, science, cruise for ideas.

I’m not a travel expert but I often have people ask me where to go or what to do. I’ve had this blog for 10 years so I just removed the family posts & added a few travel ideas.
If you are planning a trip this summer, check it out.


Orrville Christian Bookstore Going out of Business

Orrville Homestead Bookstore on Main St. is going out of business.  Most everything in the store is 35% off.

Friday, May 11, 2018

NE Ohio Mother's Day Free Admissions

Sunday May 13
FREE Admission for Mothers & Grandmothers at the Akron Zoo
FREE Admission for Moms at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
FREE Admission for Moms at the Cleveland Aquarium
FREE Admission for Moms on Mother's Day at the Cleveland Zoo

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Dairy Queen Treat Night After 8 PM



Amazon Prime Going up May 11

Amazon announced that it will raise the annual price of its Prime membership from $99 to $119. The new price takes effect on May 11 for new members and on June 16 for those renewing.

If you were on the edge about getting a membership, you might want to do it before Friday.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Local Restaurant & Kids Meal Deals

I found these on various websites. Please comment if something isn't right or if you know of other deals for kids to eat free or cheap.

Here's a link to Canton Kids Meal deals.


Restaurant Deals

  • Sunday -
    • Jake's - discount with church bulletin
    • Lincoln Way Pizza - Medium Specialty Pizza or 3 Item - $6.99
  • Sun-Thurs - Tumbleweed - Free kids meal
  • Monday -
    • 91 - kids eat free
    • Texas Roadhouse - kids eat free
    • Buehler's 11am - close – 1 free kids meal per adult entrée 
    • Pizza Hut - Kid’s ages 4-10 get one FREE Personal Pan Pizza® per adult dine-in entrée purchase. PLUS, different, fun activities are planned for each Monday Kids Night from 5pm to 8pm
    • Baja West Coast Kitchen - Pizzas $6
    • Old Carolina - Until 4 pm
    • Two Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken Minis for only $5
    • Pulled Pork Sandwich plus any side for $6.99
    • Big Cue Pulled Pork Sandwich plus any side for $8.49

    • Smoke - Half price milkshakes
    • Lincoln Way Pizza - $3.25 Gyros
    • Dominos - Large 3 Topping Pizza $7.99
    • Gionino's - 1 large 2 topping pizza & 1 Dozen Wings
    • Macaroni Grill - Kids eat free
    Kids Eat FREE Mondays & Tuesdays
  • Tuesday night –
    • Beef o' Brady's - 4pm - 8pm kids 12 and under eat free with adult entree purchase
    • Bob Evans - free kids meal with adult meal, includes dessert  
    • Texas Roadhouse - kids eat free
    • Lone Star - 2 kids eat free with each adult entree      
    • Skyline Chili - kids eat free
    • Denny's - kids eat free 4-10pm
    • Macaroni Grill - Kids eat free
    • Papa Gyro's - One free kids meal per adult platter purchased. Valid after 4pm for kids 12 and under. 
    • Baja West Coast Kitchen - 2 tacos for $5
    • Cabo's Mexican Grill - 3 tacos for $5
    • Lincoln Way Pizza - 10" Sub $5.99, Burger $4.99
    • Dominos - Large 3 Topping Pizza $7.99
    • Gionino's - 1 large 2 topping pizza & 1 Dozen Wings
    • Buffalo Wild Wings - BOGO Snack size traditional wings
    • Old Carolina - until 4
      • Pulled Pork Sandwich plus any side for $6.99
      • Big Cue Pulled Pork Sandwich plus any side for $8.49
  • Wednesday Night
    • Zoup - Stop into any Zoup! location on Wednesday after 4 p.m. and get a KidZ! Meal with the purchase of an entree. An entree is a TryTwo! combo, bowl of soup, whole salad or whole sandwich.
    • Rice Bowl - $5 Wraps
    • Lincoln Way Pizza - Chicken 4 piece mixed $5
    • Smoke - $5 burgers after 4 pm
    • Old Carolina - until 4
      • Pulled Pork Sandwich plus any side for $6.99
      • Big Cue Pulled Pork Sandwich plus any side for $8.49


      • 3 Wings for $2.99
  • Thursday
    • Lincoln Way Pizza  - Large 1 Item Pizza - $6.99
    • Buffalo Wild Wings - $0.70 boneless wings
    • Quaker Steak & Lube - free kids meal with adult entree
    • Old Carolina - until 4
      • Pulled Pork Sandwich plus any side for $6.99
      • Big Cue Pulled Pork Sandwich plus any side for $8.49
  • Saturday
    • Sam's buffet in Smithville - Kids eat free (multiple kids per adult)
    • Denny's - kids eat free 4-10pm
  • Everyday -
    • IHOP - 4pm - 8pm - Kids ages 12 and under eat free- 1 Kids' Menu item per Adult entree (Drink NOT included)
    • Wendy's $1.99 kids meals after 5 pm
    • Quizno's - Kids 12 and under get one free Kidz Meal w/ the purchase of an Adult Entree.
  • All Day. Every Day. Carryout Deal
  • Sat & Sun - Steak N Shake - Kids Eat Free - One kids combo free when adult entree of $9 or more purchased (excludes drink/shake). Dine In Only.
Here's a website I use when we travel to find local restaurants

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Favorite Phone Apps


  • Auntie Anne's - free pretzel for getting the app & then free pretzel on your birthday
  • Old Carolina - earn rewards towards free meals + $5 during your birthday month
  • Dunkin Donuts - earn rewards & get coupons.  Add a gift card & get a free drink.  Get a free drink on your birthday
  • Starbucks - earn rewards.  Get a free drink or food on your birthday
  • Panera - earn rewards.  Get a free treat on your birthday
  • McDonalds - get coupons
  • Menchies - earn rewards.  Get a free $5 on your birthday
  • Pedometer - turns your phone into a pedometer
  • MyFitnessPal - keep track of your food/calories when trying to lose weight
  • Snapfish - get 100 free prints a month for 1 year
  • Saving Star - load free coupons on your store loyalty cards
  • Orrville Library - I save their website on my home screen, then I can renew & reserve books
  • Overdrive - check out free audio & ebooks from the library
I know there are a lot of fun game apps, but I'd like to know some of your favorite apps that save you money, save you time, or make your life easier or better.

Some of mine are:
  • GasBuddy - save money on gas by finding the cheapest gas in the area
  • Kindle - read free books from Amazon
  • Holy Bible - lots of good reading plans and a ton of different versions of the Bible.  You can also select to listen to the Bible (You Version & Bible App for Kids)
  • Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Joann's, CVS, Rite Aid - coupons 
  • Yelp - good for finding restaurants or stores in the area
  • MapQuest - GPS
  • TV Guide - TV guide
  • iHeartRadio - I like to listen to the Dave Ramsey channel
  • Focus on the Family Daily - the daily broadcast.  Great to listen to while I exercise
  • Pandora - free radio
  • Relax Melodies - noise machine to help me block out noise & sleep
  • Netflix, Hulu, DIY Network, HGTV, Amazon Instant Video - stream tv & movies
  • Cardstar - stores my loyalty card numbers so I don't have to carry them around.
  • Shop Savvy - can scan barcodes to compare prices
  • Echo - set up texts for prayer request reminders

Let me know your favorite apps.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Birthday Freebies 2018

 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 - 50 points
  • Kellogg's Reward - 500 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  & ice cream sundae - I had a $10 lettuce burger & salad
  • Denny's - free Grand Slam on your birthday.  You have to show driver's license
  • Michael's - 20% off
  • Best Buy - 10% off
  • Joann's - 20% off
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 with 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
  • Rockne's - 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. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

3 Months Amazon Prime $33

Check out this post if you want to give the gift of Amazon Prime for $33 for 3 months or if you want to use it yourself for Christmas shopping & streaming tv/movies