Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Saving - Rummage Sales This Week: You Post Here!

If you have a rummage sale this week that you would like to tell us about, please post in the comments below.  Be sure to include address, hours of sale and items on the sale. 

Also if you run across a sale that is noteworthy, feel free to share that as well.

Happy Rummaging!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Living - Red White & Blue Treats!

I found these fantastic star shaped ice cube trays at the Dollar Tree last week for, well a dollar.

I knew they would create all sorts of fun, so I grabbed a couple.

The kids and I decided to make some red, white and blue treats for Memorial Day.  It gave us an opportunity to talk about the holiday as well.

We used simple ingredients and the process was super easy.  If you prefer, you could make these with any ol' ice cube tray.  Or make them larger by using a muffin tin.

Items needed:
strawberries, cut in small pieces
yogurt (we used vanilla)

What to do:
Place yogurt in each star opening, leaving just a bit of room to add the fruit.  For these we found it easiest to put the toothpick through the blueberry and then place it in the yogurt.  Then we added a small piece of strawberry by gently pushing it down into the yogurt.  If your tray openings are larger you can add more fruit.  Place trays in freezer.  The stars froze within about an hour.  Enjoy!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saving - Sunshine Triple Coupons Monday (5/28)!

Sunshine will be offering a Triple Coupon Event this Monday, May 28th.  They will triple a total of 10 coupons with a face value up to $.50 (so triple to $1.50).

Many Sunshine locations will not allow triple (or double) coupons on sale items.  Please keep this in mind when shopping.

Feel free to list your triple (and double) coupon deals in the comments below.

If I get a chance to check it out, I will update this post.

Saving - Wild Water West Savings!

Waterpark season is upon us!  Wild Water West opened it's doors this weekend.  They offer some great ways to save on entrance fees.  You can check out their promotions here.

Purchase Advance Tickets:
Save on your pass by stopping at any Get N Go location to pick up your ticket for $19, saving over $7 per pass!  Passes are limited.

Grab a $1 off coupon good for up to 4 people here.

And there is a coupon good for Buy 1 evening admission get 1 Free here.

Monday Specials:
Consider Friends Night on Monday evenings.  You and your friends can gain entrance for just $40 total from 4-8 PM.

Wednesday Specials:
Family Half Price Night 4-8 PM!

Military Discount:
Show your military ID and receive $5 off a day pass or $3 of an evening pass.

Season Passes:
If you plan on hitting Wild Water West a lot this summer, head on over here and check out the season pass options!

For these and other daily specials, head over here

If you know of any other ways to save at WWW, please leave a comment and I will update the post.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saving - YoCrunch Coupons + Target & HyVee Deal!

I am certain I have told you before how my children love these and will choose a YoCrunch yogurt over any other treat in the store!  They really love this stuff, so when they get to buy it they are giddy for days. ha ha!  It really just goes to show, it really is the little things in life that matter most sometimes.

There are some fantastic coupons good for YoCrunch products over here including one good for $1 off 4 single cups.

For the single YoCrunch cups, there are a couple nice deals as well.

Target -
The YoCrunch single cups are currently on price cut for $.60 each
Use $1/4
= $.35 each wyb 4

HyVee -
These are on price decline at 49th & Louise 3/$2, like $.67each
Use $1/4
= $.42 each wyb 4

Saving - Target Deals This Week!

There is a nice deal on suntan lotion this week, through Saturday at Target that I wanted to make mention.

Buy 2 select Banana Boat and/or Hawaiian Tropic items, receive a $5 gift card.

There are Target store coupons here and manufacturer coupons from inserts (4/22 or 5/13 SS) and possible hang tags (saw a lot of these at the West Target store) to make for a pretty nice deal.

Deal Scenario:
Purchase 1 Banana Boat item $6.49 (some are more in price)
Purchase 1 Hawaiian Tropic item $6.49 (some are more in price)
Use $1/1 Hawaiian Tropic Target cpn
Use $1/1 Banana Boat Target cpn
Use $1/1 Hawaiian Tropic manufacturer cpn
Use $1/1 Banana Boat manufacturer cpn
= $8.98
Receive $5 gift card
= $3.98 or less than $2 each!

A couple other nice deals you may want to snag that are not in the ad:

*I found Kraft bbq sauce with peelie coupons good for $2 off Country Time Lemonade or Koolaid canister when you purchase 2 Kraft bbq sauce.  So my deal looked like this.

Purchase 2 Kraft bbq sauce, price cut $1.02 each
Purchase 1 CT Lemonade or Koolaid canister $2.54
= $4.58
Use $1/2 5/6 SS
Use $2 peelie
= $1.58 or $.53 each!

Lawry's Marinade, price cut $1.34
Use $.50/1 here
= $.84

Up & Up Hand Soap $.99
Use $.50/1 Target cpn here
= $.49

Friday, May 25, 2012

Living - Random Fun This Weekend!

Looking for something to do with the kids/family this extended holiday weekend?  Here are a few things going on in and around Sioux Falls.  Know of other events, please share them in the comments.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend All!

Lowe's Build & Grow Workshop 10 AM - here

Memorial Weekend in Mitchell - here

Pool Appreciation Night Drake Springs pool 6:30-9 PM - here

Farmer's Market at Falls Park 8 AM - 1 PM - here

Geocaching 101 at Newton Hills State Park 11 AM - here

Pool Appreciation Night Terrace Aquatic Center 6:30-9 PM - here

Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert at VA Hospital 10 AM - here

Memorial Day Program at VA Hospital 10:30 AM - here

USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial opens - here

Pool Appreciation Night Laurel Oak 6:30-9 PM - here

Living - Reading Programs This Summer For Your Kiddos!

Looking for ways to help encourage your kids to continue reading this summer, while away from school?  There are several companies/organizations around that want to help do just that!  Here are a few around here:

Barnes & Noble -
Your reader can earn a free book by completing this downloadable reading journal.

Chuck E Cheeses -
Children can earn tokens based on their logged reading minutes.  Grab the log here.

Library -
The Siouxland Library offers a reading program where kids can read for prizes!  You can pick up your reading log at the library or download here.  Not from Sioux Falls, be sure to call your local library to see if they also offer a program!

Pizza Hut -
Book It! Reading Challenge, kids can earn a chance at winning a prize package based on meeting the challenge outlined here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Saving - Burger King Smoothies & Frappes $1 This Weekend!

Just saw a fabulous commercial showing that participating Burger Kings will offer the 12 oz Smoothies and Frappes for just $1 this weekend, May 26-28.

My kids dig the Mango smoothie.  :-) 

Saving - HyVee Buy 10 Get $5 Off Deal This Week!

Today is the start of a new ad week at HyVee and there are some nice deals going on this week.  One of them I wanted to take a moment to highlight is the Buy 10 select products (see page 13 of the print ad), get $5 off with in-ad coupon.

Combine this deal with manufacturer coupons & catalina deals to make for some pretty sweet deals!

There is currently a catalina deal on Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts, buy 4, get $3 coupon for your next shopping trip or buy 5, get a $4 coupon.  See details here.

Check out this deal scenario I did today:

Buy 3 Capri Sun $2.18
Buy 5 Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts $1.50
Buy 2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.50
= $17.04
Use $.75/3 Capri Sun 5/6 SS
Use $5 off 10 products in-ad cpn
= $11.29
Receive $4 catalina
= $7.29 or $.73 each!

Another nice scenario:
Buy 5 Oscar Mayer Cold Cuts $1.50
Buy 3 Capri Sun $2.18
Buy 2 Kraft Salad Dressing $1.88
= $17.80
Use $.75/3 Capri Sun 5/6 SS
Use $1/2 Kraft Dressing 5/20 SS
Use $5 off 10 products in-ad cpn
= $11.05
Receive $4 catalina
= $7.05 or $.71 each!

Let us know what scenarios you are getting this week!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Saving - Family Getaway Deal!

If you are looking for a last minute getaway for up to 6 people, there is a great deal over here at Deal Garden.

Get a one-night stay at Radisson Hotel Bloomington (by Mall of America) and 6 Waterpark of America passes for just $99!

They offer specific check-in dates with this deal.  Check them out here.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saving - Thunder Road Family Fun Park Groupon Deal For 2!

I love when I can save money on entertainment for the family!  Here is a great deal from Groupon good at Thunder Road Family Fun Park in Sioux Falls.

For just $18, you will get to enjoy mini golf, a golf cart ride and Tilt a Whirl for 2!

This voucher expires July 17, 2012.  For additional details, check it out here.

Father's day is coming up!  Why not surprise Dad with this fun gift to share with their child or maybe Mom! :-)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Living - Shredding Event Today!

I always have good intentions to shred our documents after a few build up, but then it seems a "few" items quickly turns into a pile and I just don't get around to it.  The box is now overflowing.

Thanks to Our Redeemers Lutheran Church at 2200 S Western, you can bring your box of items from 10 AM - 1 PM and Dakota Data Shred will be on hand to shred your items!

Donations are being accepted to help support mission trips.

Living - Random Fun This Weekend!

Looking for something to do with the kids/family, here are a few things going on this weekend in and around Sioux Falls.

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Sculpture Walk downtown, check out the new sculptures - here

Sea & Sky Saturday at Butterfly House 10 AM - 2 PM - here

Free Camping and Fishing weekend - here

Fantastic Family Fishing at Palisades State Park Garretson 2 PM - here

Youth Activity Day at Newton Hills State Park near Canton - here

Creatures of the Night at Chief White Crane near Yankton - here

Sculpture Walk downtown, check out the new sculptures - here

Free Camping and Fishing weekend - here

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Saving - Yankee Candle $10 off $25 Purchase!

I tell ya, this warm weather is not candle weather for me.  However, this coupon for $10 off a $25 purchase at Yankee Candle is a great coupon nonetheless! 

Grab some great gifts now for the cooler weather.  Or stock up on air freshners, these can also make nice gift tags or add-ons. 

They even sell these fun candle holders for mosquito repellant candles!  Great idea for all those fun nights on the deck!

I may be the only one that doesn't like to turn my candle warmer on this time of year, so go all out and ignore my sillyness. :-)

Saving - Lunchables w/Fruit Coupon & HyVee Deal!

There is a printable $1/2 Lunchables with Fruit coupon over here.  In addition there was one in the 4/15 SS insert.

HyVee has these on sale this week for $2, so just $1.50 (wyb 2), after coupon!

I don't usually purchase these, however at a nice price like this, they will come in handy for last minute lunch in the park or a road trip meal/snack!

What clever ways do you like to put Lunchables to work for you/your family?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Saving - High PAM Coupon, Chef Boyardee & More!

There are some nice value and rare coupons available this morning.  You can grab them from here.  Check out zip 90210 if needed.

PAM $1/1
Chef Boyardee canned pastas $1/4
Hunt's Snack Pack $1/3
Reddi Wip Dairy Whipped topping $1/1
Very Cherre $1/1

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Saving - Mother's Day Flower Gift Deals!

Here are a couple fun flower gift ideas for Mother's Day.

Shopko - under $25 get a plant stand and 10" hanging basket

Ace - take the kids along and have them decorate a flower pot for Mom for $6.  Then fill with potting soil and plant flowers! Then finish it off with a plant stake! See store for details.

Saving - Pepsi Next 12 Pk $1/1 at HyVee!

If you are a fan of Pepsi Next, you can grab a store coupon good for $1/1 12 pk Pepsi Next from the HyVee Facebook page.

Anyone tried this?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Living - End Of School Year Idea! Plus Barnes & Noble Coupon!

A friend on Facebook recently posted a fantabulous idea for the end of each school year, leading up to graduation day.  And it was so fun, I thought I would share it with you!

The idea:
Purchase the book "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" by Dr Seuss.  At the end of each year (best if you can start with Preschool or Kindergarten - but definitely not necessary!) have your child's teacher secretly sign the book with a few words (or as many as they want) about a memory of your child, where they see your child going in life, a few qualities about them, etc.

Repeat this at the end of each school year and then present the book to them graduation day!

How fun is that?!

Not familiar with the book, check this page out to read the book!  Definitely a fitting message for your grad and to have it filled with messages from their teachers throughout the year, well kinda tears me up just thinking about it.  Yes, I can be a bit sappy. *smile*

We don't currently have this book in our personal library, so I may purchase an extra copy to read with the kids to make additional memories with the book as well. 

Child Graduating This Year:
Maybe your child is graduating this year?  You could also grab this book and use it as a guest book at their open house!  Have the guests each write a message to the grad!

Pricing on the book:
And you know me, I had to do a little research on the cost of the book before just running out and purchasing it.  Below is what I found on a hardback copy.

Shopko - $17.99
Target - $16.58
Barnes & Noble (in store) - $17.99
*Be sure to use printable coupon for 15% off - here
Barnes & Noble (online) - $10.89

Want an even better deal online and delivered within 1-3 business days?  Here is a scenario for you:

Head over to Ebates (sign up and earn a bonus credit, if you aren't already signed up) and search Barnes & Noble so that you can earn 2% cashback.

When you are at the Barnes & Noble website, search for the book.  The Hardcover is currently priced at $10.89. 

After adding it to your shopping cart, enter code: T4T8J4A to save 15% on one item.

Choose Members Free Shipping 1-3 business days!  (This option is for B&N Members only, however if you aren't a current member you can sign up for a free 2 month trial to get the free shipping as well - cancel before the 2 month trial is over and you will not be charged for membership.) Woot!

Just purchased my copy for under $10 (even after tax) - and should have it before the end of the school year!

Saving - Mc D's $1/1 McCafe Chiller, Frappe, Smoothie or Frozen Lemonade!

There is a great coupon over here good for $1/1 a McCafe Chiller, Frappe, Smoothie or Frozen Lemonade from McDonald's!

Have to tell the truth, I enjoy a Frappe almost weekly! :-) This coupon just made my day!

Saving - Free Redbox Rental For Moms!

Head on over to the Redbox Facebook page and send a free Redbox Rental to the Moms you know.  And you will receive a free rental for sending it to a friend!

Just the thought of being snuggled up with my kiddos watching a fun movie, makes my day!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Saving - Beach Nut Stage 4 or 5 Product Coupon!

There is a nice coupon over here good for $1 off 1 Beach Nut Stage 4 or 5 product!  This is a nice high value coupon.  Should make for a good deal, maybe on the Fruties pouches!  These are great on the go snacks for the little ones!

Saving - Free Sample Propel Zero!

Head on over to Propel's Facebook page and request a free sample of Propel Zero!

Saving - Miracle Gro Coupons!

So how many of you have already started planting your annuals?  Perennials?  I am itching to do it, but have been so busy inside the house I will have to just set aside the time.

Here are a couple nice coupons to help you with your planting this season.

$1/1 Miracle Gro Moisture Control Garden Soil or Potting Mix - here

$3/1 Miracle Gro Expand n Gro - here

Living - Headboard Re-Do For My Little Superhero!

Sometimes saving money at my house means getting a little creative and having a little fun! 

Up until recently, our kids shared a room.  Now that my son has his own room, I wanted to be able to make it less 'girly' and give him his own little space to be proud to have. We are in the process of getting our house ready to put on the market, so our decorating options are limited.

Alex is a huge superhero fan and I wanted a way to incorporate this into his interim bedroom.

So, I decided to make him a superhero headboard!  And here is how I did it for about $30!

I took an old headboard that we had on hand and sanded it down.

Then I painted it.  (And then I had to fix a crack in it and paint it again - after it fell over in the wind....oh how sad I was....but it did turn out nice anyway.)  I chose a nice grey, thinking this was a color that could grow with him.

And the fun part.  We added superhero wall clings to it, Alex getting to choose where he wanted them!  (Purchased 2 sets of wall clings at Menards, each at $9.99 each.)

The fun (and frugal) part is that after he is beyond superheros, the clings can easily be removed from the headboard.  We can add different clings or leave it plain!  It really turned out nice and he is SO proud of it!  And to think we were going to toss this headboard! *smile*

To add to the decorations in his room, I took the framed pictures down that were already in the room.  I took out the pictures and added superhero wall clings in the frames!  Super fun decor, that is mobile, that our potential buyers do not have to be concerned about whether they will come off the walls or not!  And believe it or not, we still have several extra wall clings leftover.  What to do next?!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Living - Random Fun For The Weekend!

If you are looking for something to do this weekend for the family or kids, check below for some events going on in and around the Sioux Falls area.

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Mother's Day Expo at Church of Holy Apostles 9 AM- 4 PM - here

Spring Open House at Oakridge Nursery in Brandon - here

Critter De Mayo at Great Plains Zoo 1-4 PM - here

Cinco De Mayo Festival at Falls Park - here

Home Depot Kids Workshops 9-12

Family Storytime at Main Branch Library 11 AM - here

Farmer's Market Season Opener at Falls Park - here

Mother's Day Card Make It Take It at Michaels 1-3 PM - here

Springtime in the Country at The Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum 11-3 - here

Spring Open House at Oakridge Nursery in Brandon - here

Loyalty Day Parade in Brandon 2 PM - here

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Saving - HyVee 2-Day Sale & This Week's Top Picks!

HyVee has a 2-Day starting Thursday with a few nice deals:

Post Kid's Cereal $1.67
Use $1/2 here (no longer available)
= $1.17 each wyb 2
*Note there is a catalina deal on Post Pebbles.  Purchase 3, get coupon for $2 off next visit or Purchase 4, get $3 off next purchase.  Fantastic deal if you have the coupon!

Powerade 32 oz $.59
Use $1/2 here
= $.09 each wyb 2

Colgate toothpaste $.99
Use $.50/1 4/29 SS
= $.49
HyVee large dozen eggs $.88

Also check out the top picks for this week's ad below.  For a full ad matchup, you can head over here.

Ragu pasta sauce $.99 with in-ad coupon

Del Monte gold pineapple $1.99

There really hasn't been much for hot deals lately in the weekly ads, but there are some nice deals to grab if you are needing the items for sure.  Happy shopping this week!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Saving - RARE Powerade Coupon + HyVee Deal!

There is an awesome and rare coupon over here for $1/2 32 oz Powerade! (Be sure to hit your back button 3 times to print it twice).

HyVee has the 32 oz Powerade on a 2-day sale this week (Thursday & Friday) for just $.59, which is a fantabulous price anyway.  Add the coupon and you can grab them for just $.09 each!  That's a hot deal!

And if you are not a fan of Powerade, why not consider grabbing these as great donation items at a very minimal cost to your budget!

Note: coupon does print with Rite Aid logo on it, however is a regular manufacturer coupon and should be valid anywhere that accepts coupons.

Thanks for the heads up on the coupon, Hip2Save!

Saving - Rummage Sales This Week!

If you have a Rummage/Garage Sale this week that you would like to share, please do so in the comments below.

Include an address, dates/hours of sale, items included, etc!

Check out the tips for shopping these types of sales over here!

Happy "Rummaging" Everyone!