Sunday, March 18, 2018

Free Little Caesar's Lunch Combo 4/2

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Check out this week's deals at CVS.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

March 20 Free Dairy Queen Cone

On the first day of spring, March 20th, Dairy Queen will be offering everyone a FREE Small Vanilla Ice Cream Cone! This event supports the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, so please consider making a donation.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Free Audio Book

This month you can get a free audio book for Talking With Your Kids About God by Natasha Crain from Christian Audio.

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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.

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.

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 - $5.99
  • 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 - $2.75 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 - King Size Sub $5.50
    • 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
  • 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
  • Thursday
    • Lincoln Way Pizza  - Large 1 Item Pizza - $5.99
    • Buffalo Wild Wings - $0.70 boneless wings
    • Quaker Steak & Lube - free kids meal with adult entree
  • 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 incl)
    • 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

Monday, October 2, 2017

Baja West Coast Kitchen App

It pays to be loyal. Rumor has it Wednesday is National Taco Day and our Rewards Members MAY be getting FREE tacos. Not a member yet? It's absolutely free to join... Must be signed up by Tuesday, October 3rd at 5pm to be eligible for these rumored FREE tacos...

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Family Binder/Legacy Drawer

Whether you are single or married, with kids or without, young or old everyone should have some basic information written down in a safe, but accessible place.  If something would happen to you, would anyone know the information to help you in the hospital or take care of final decisions?  It's not something anyone wants to think about, but it's inevitable that everyone will pass away unless Christ returns first.  Why not make this hard time a little easier for your family/friends.

I have attached 2 suggestions below for ideas to get you started.

We have folders with our insurance, wills, POAs, important papers, etc locked up.  We also have all account numbers, log ins, written down for both of us.  I have a list of auto payment - when & what account they come out of.

I also just learned you can set a Legacy Contact in your Facebook account.  Then if you pass away & Facebook memorializes your account, the person you designation can still access your account.  Go to settings, account settings, general, manage account, & set your Legacy Contact.

I encourage everyone do this & tell someone they trust where the info is located.

Family Binder
Here's a link to some printable forms.

Dave Ramsey Legacy Drawer
We recommend that your Legacy Drawer contain 11 things. Although it may seem daunting to gather all of this material together, you will be happy you did once the Legacy Drawer is created.
  1. Cover Letter – This is simply a letter stating the purpose of the Legacy Drawer. Nothing fancy, just a way to introduce your loved ones to the contents of the drawer.
  2. Will and Estate Plans – All information pertaining to your will and estate, including names of the executor and Power of Attorney should be located in one file.
  3. Financial Account – Anything that has money in it and your name on it should be listed in the Legacy Drawer. This includes account names, amount and account numbers.
  4. Funeral Instructions – All details and specifications for funeral plans should be listed so the family can fulfill your wishes. If you are married, you need one for you and one for your spouse.
  5. Insurance Policies – All insurance information, including health, car, disability, term life, etc., should be combined into one single document for easy reference. List the type of insurance, who the policy is for, contact information and policy numbers.
  6. Important Documents – Any legal or other important documents you have should be noted in the file. This includes deeds, birth certificates, Social Security cards and titles.
  7. Legacy Letters – Since the intention behind the Legacy Drawer is to keep your legacy going after you've passed away, it's a great idea to include letters to your loved ones.
  8. Monthly Budget – Add a copy of your written budget, so your spouse or loved ones know how to operate your household once you're gone. This will help your family keep track of bills and focus on more important things.
  9. Tax Returns – Keeping tax returns in your Legacy Drawer is like an insurance policy for yourself in the event that you get audited from the IRS. Hopefully you never have to pull them out, but if you do, at least you are prepared.
  10. Safe Deposit Box – Keep copies of all your Legacy Drawer papers in a safe deposit box—you can never be too careful. Include information in your Legacy Drawer on where your safe deposit box is and who has access to it.
  11. Passwords – Write down all passwords, combinations, usernames and PIN numbers. This information allows your loved ones access to any documents, money or information that is left when you are gone.
If you put your mind to it, you can create your Legacy Drawer in 30 days! It's tedious to gather all of the documents and paperwork that goes into the drawer, but it's a necessary task in order to protect you and your family.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Natural History Museum* - park once & go to art museum & botanical garden
  • Art Museum - free
  • Botanical Garden 
  • Great Lakes Science Center*
  • Zoo*
  • Aquarium
  • COSI*
  • Zoo*
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery* - on science center & zoo memberships
  • Air Force Museum - free
  • Young's Dairy
  • 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.