Mark your calendars because Howl O Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg starts September 23rd. People from all over come to see this event that lasts from 9/23 until 10/29. Plus, this year is even bigger and better with some new spooky exhibits!!! Never been before? Well I’ll tell you about the new exhibits that’ll give you the creeps as well as some tips for 1st timers attending this years scariest Halloween event on the East Coast. [Read more…]
I’ll be Key Note speaker for the 2nd year in a row at the Mason-Dixon Outdoor Writers Conference on March 11th. This is an amazing group of authors, newspaper columnists, bloggers, and outdoor tv personalities. I’m so honored to support all things outdoor. Did you know that someone once took a scientific survey of adults asking them to recall their most fond memories of childhood and 85% of those adults recalled a memory that took place outside. There’s something out nature that sticks with us and stands the test of time. The smell, the sights, the feel of sitting on a large granite rock overlooking a valley is something that captivates the human spirit, centers it, and returns it back to Mother Earth!
Well it’s time to announce the winners for the 14 tickets we’re giving away to Monster Jam coming this weekend to the Royal Farms Arena Friday Feb 24th, 25th, and 26th. [Read more…]
Its Maggie….. Beth and I are going to do our absolute best to post as many Mother’s Day bargains as we can find. We’ll post everything from great books, to flowers, to gift card offers. I’m placing a new category to the right side bar for “Mother’s Day.” You can hit that link to find the latest things we’ve posted if you’re stumped on the perfect gift to buy. Maybe you have the mother everyone always wanted…. loving, kind, supportive! Maybe you have the Mother thats been difficult to love and forgive and the perfect gift would act as an olive branch to bring you two closer together. Maybe you are the wife that has to buy a Mother’s Day gift for your own mother AND buy a gift for your Mother in Law as well (thats me!). We’re working on it all! If you have ideas – post them! Thanks!
Lowes is celebrating Earth Day by giving away 1 million FREE trees. You will need to go here and see what stores are participating in your area. On April 23rd go to your participating Lowes store to get your FREE tree!! This is such a wonderful program and I hope you are all able to get a tree to plant!
If you are a frugal coupon shopper, saving money where you can. Order early and get a “Sweet Smelling Deal”
Think Valentine’s Day!
Lets Make a Deal!
Buy 1 Coast Bar Soap 2 pack 99¢
Use the $1./1 coupon for any Coast soap from here
= $FREE! Nice!
Are you ready for Black Friday? Even if you don’t plan to head out to the malls that notorious day, I highly suggest you at least stop by 1 of the drug stores we’ve posted for great Black Friday FREE items. I do think many or most all of those items will sell out so I’d advice shopping sooner instead of later. Many of the drug store sales last all Thanksgiving weekend however I think most of the items will sell out on the first day. Many of the drug stores aren’t willing to offer rain checks over that weekend – so keep that in mind.
Walmart issued a Press Release stating that they are willing to price match any competitor on Black Friday. In order to price match you’ll need the sale circular, in full, of the business you plan to price match and it must be an identical item. You will price match at the register when paying for your transactions. If you’d like to read or print out the Press Release from Walmart click here.
Target is NOT doing any price matching on Black Friday. Very disappointing!
Office Depot is not accepting competitors coupons on Black Friday. Just in case you weren’t aware, most of the office supply stores accept competitors coupons.
On Thanksgiving we’ll be posting on line bargains for Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and some deals that last through Cyber Monday. We’ll also post more Cyber Monday Deals over the weekend. ALL of the drug stores we follow will have Black Friday ads with match ups for FREE and very inexpensive items posted before the end of the day on Wednesday. So you can expect CVS, Rite Aid, & Walgreens. Check with your sale circular for any bargains that you will not need coupons to purchase – like electronics for example. We won’t be posting much in the way of deals with out coupons because you can easily just look in your local sale circular and see what you’d like to purchase on your own. So in a nutshell, if it’s FREE or very cheap or has a coupon match up we’ll post it. If it’s an online sale with a discount promotional code that we can find we’ll post that too.
Happy Shopping! Wear sneakers and pack snacks and drinks for the car!
Some of you may not be planning to head out for Black Friday deals. Maybe you don’t want to fight for a parking space or perhaps you’d just rather spend your time with a relative that is in from out of town. Whatever the case may be – Cyber Monday promises to be just as good as Black Friday this year! We are working on so many deals and promotional codes that are heads are spinning but it’s also very exciting. I have 4 kids I need to shop for as well. Here are a few tips for Cyber Monday shopping.
1) Use a credit card for your purchases that offers buyers security protection. That way if your item is broken after the purchase or came smashed you can have it replaced at no cost to you. Few consumers take advantage of this great service. Call or go on line to see which of your credit cards offers this service.
2) Be sure your credit card is a “rewards card” meaning that it offers a rewards program. Some offer cash back, others offer gift cards and electronics. Whatever the case, make sure you’re getting “credit” for your purchases with a rewards program.
3) Shop with Ebates and or Upromise whenever possible so you can double your “rewards.” If you have a credit card with a rewards programs and go through a rewards cash back site like Ebates or Upromise you’ll double your savings again.
Here are the links for Ebates and Upromise below. Both are great programs to save big when shopping on line! Upromise is a live link – click the box to enroll.
Ebates:Get Up to 25% Cash Back at Over 1200 Stores – Sign-up Free at Ebates.com! Click Here