Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Free McDonald's cone

Get a free cone at McDonald's on Sun July 7/16 with the McDonald's app.

National Parks for Life for Seniors


If you are over 62 now would be a great time to get a lifetime membership to the national parks for only $10. The rate is going up significantly in Aug.

One of the best senior travel bargains anywhere is a low-cost lifetime national park pass that admits seniors free of charge to most U.S. national parks, forests, refuges, monuments and recreation areas, from Denali National Park in Alaska to the Florida Everglades.

Senior Pass Eligibility

As part of the American the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass program, U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are at least 62 years old can purchase a Senior Pass for a one-time processing fee of $10.
This Senior Pass to national parks and lands offers benefits to you and your traveling companions.

Senior Pass to National Parks Benefits

  • In National Parks that charge an entrance or standard amenity fee, the Senior Pass admits you and the passengers in your car or other private vehicle.
  • In National Parks where a "per person" entrance fee is charged, the Senior Pass admits you plus three other adults (who need not be seniors). This is an especially good deal if you are also traveling with grandchildren because children under 16 have free admission.
  • The lifetime national parks Senior Pass also gives seniors a 50 percent discount on federal use fees charged for camping, swimming, boat launching, parking, and tours.
  • In some cases where use fees are charged, only the person named on the Senior Pass will be given the 50 percent discount.
  • The senior pass is non-transferable and does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or concession fees charged by private companies.

How to Buy a National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass

The Senior Pass to national parks cannot be purchased by mail or online. It must be purchased in person at a federal area where entrance fees are charged, or at regional offices of the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Proof of age, such as a valid driver's license, is required at the time you purchase your senior pass.
For more information about the National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass, call the National Park Service at 1-888-ASK-USGS.

Shutterfly Freebies


Use code PIZZAPARTY to get a 1 or 2 - puzzle, magnet, $10 off of $10, or 2-8x10s.  Exp 7/12

Use code WELOVE to get up to 50% off.  Exp 7/12

Enter a code from a Coke lid or box at the new Coke Rewards website (click here) & earn a free 8x8 Shutterfly book.

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, July 10, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Bible Walk Museum 3.30/3 Tour deal


What a great deal on the Bible Walk Museum in Mansfield.  I took my boys for their 25th anniversary deal & my then almost 4 & 6 year old really liked it.  They have been asking to go back.  A great visual on Bible stories coming to life.  I remember going in junior high one of the first years it was open.

30th Celebration

Ohio's Only Wax Museum

Take an Unforgettable Walk of Faith Through The Bible!


  • 78 scenes, over 300 life-sized wax figures
  • Each scene underscored by original music
  • Non-denominational
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Free parking

Experience the Holy Bible come to life with “Miracles of the Old Testament “ & “Life of Christ," two 60 minute tours that feature life-sized dioramas of beloved Biblical stories.

Three additional 30 minute tours, “Museum of Christian Martyrs,” “Heart of the Reformation,” & “Amazing Grace: The Journeys of Paul” provide an insight into the hearts of men & women as they willingly gave their lives for the Word of God.

What was it like for Adam and Eve in the Garden? What was it like for Daniel as he stood praying in the lion’s den? Did Lot’s wife really turn into a pillar of salt?

These questions are not only answered; the answers will become your experience.

Were you there when they crucified the Lord? Were you there when they laid Him in the grave? You can be. BibleWalk is a Must See and a Must Experience.

CVS and Rite Aid 7/9-7/15

Check out this week's deals at CVS.

Check out this week's deals at Rite Aid.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Free 111 page Shutterfly Book

Enter a code from a Coke lid or box at the new Coke Rewards website (click here) & earn a free 8x8 Shutterfly book.

Use code UNLIMITED to get up to 91 free pages.  Exp 7/9  Could make for a great deal when combined with a free book from Coke

Use code SAVEFORTY to get 40% off everything.  Exp 7/9


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, July 3, 2017

Quarter Pincher - Formerly I Shop Rebate


Quarter Pincher

Now until July 8th:
Make any of the following purchases and receive a rebate back into your account for your next shopping trip!!

Spend $25: Get a $10 rebate
Spend $50: Get a $25 Rebate
Spend $75: Get a $50 Rebate
Spend $100: Get a $75 Rebate
Spend: $200: Get a $200 Rebate

Below are your coupon codes to apply to your order for your rebates!

Spend $25 use coupon code: july25
Spend $50 
use coupon codejuly50
Spend $75 
use coupon codejuly75 
Spend $100 
use coupon codejuly100
Spend: $200 
use coupon codejuly200(rebates do not include any processing & handling)
All rebates will be placed in your account on or around July 10th, for futures purchases

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.

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.

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. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My Coke Rewards Going Away


Enter & use your Coke Codes now.

Here are the key dates and changes to look out for as we transition to the new experience:
March 22, The last day to enter codes for Points - June 30, The last day to spend Points in My Coke Rewards catalog - July 1, The fun continues at Coke.com