October 2, 2016

DIY Costume Ideas – Raggedy Ann, bag-o-popcorn, Pacman crew, LEGO man

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I know we’ve blown past Halloween, but I couldn’t move on without sharing some of the DIY costumes readers sent in this week. You’ll have to PIN them for next year, because they are some great ideas!

The adorable Raggedy Ann costume pictured above was sent in by Melissa. She writes, ” I love to craft, so I had the ribbon in her hair and on the straps of the apron sitting around the house already! I purchased some clearance white fabric from JoAnn’s for about $3 total.. And the dress was handmade by a friend who can sew and had fabric on hand. The hat/wig was crocheted, partially by a friend, and the yarn cost me about $10. Some lipstick and eyeliner that I already had completes the Raggedy Ann look! Not too shabby for $13!”

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This Popcorn costume idea was sent in by Kylene, she wrote, “Since I knew I would be carrying my son while my older son goes trick-or-treating, I decided to do something that I could incorporate his carrier with. I decided to have him go as a bag of popcorn! The costume couldn’t have been easier, or cheaper. I took a white piece of felt I bought by the yard (on sale even!) and cut it to fit the carrier. I hot glued red stripes, also cut from felt, to make the bag. For the letters I printed out the text that I wanted from the computer and traced out on the felt. For the popcorn hat, I took a larger, stretchy hat and hot glued popped popcorn. All told, the costume took about half an hour to make, and cost less then $5. I received a ton of compliments during our town’s Halloween celebration, and we took 1st place in the costume contest!”

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This adorable Pacman team was sent in by Clara, she wrote, “I bought the felt at JoAnn’s on 40% off deal so I made costumes for my family of 8 for a little over $10!  And we won the costume contest last weekend at Fred Meyer and got a $20 gift card.  And we did a simple tacking stitch so we didn’t ruin any of the shirts.” 

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November 30, 2015

ABC Family – Christmas Movie Schedule “25 Days of Christmas” – Starts Dec. 1

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ABC Family – 25 Days of Christmas – Holiday Movie Schedule

ABC Family has a pretty extensive Christmas movie schedule!  Here is a complete list of ABC Family Christmas movies starting December 1, 2015  or you can see a copy of the ABC Family Christmas Movie schedule on their Facebook page.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

3:30 p.m.: Frosty’s Winter Wonderland
4 p.m.: Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
6 p.m.: The Year Without A Santa Claus
7 p.m.: The Polar Express
9 p.m.: Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Wednesday, Dec. 2

3:30 p.m.: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
6 p.m.: Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
8:45 p.m.: The Santa Clause

Thursday, Dec. 3

4 p.m.: Jack Frost (1998)
6 p.m.: The Santa Clause
8:15 p.m.: Fred Claus

Friday, Dec. 4

4 p.m.: I’ll Be Home For Christmas
6 p.m.: Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town
7 p.m.: Fred Claus
9:30 p.m.: Elf

Saturday, Dec. 5

7 a.m.: Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
8 a.m.: Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
10 a.m.: I’ll Be Home For Christmas
12:15 p.m.: Prancer
3 p.m.: The Year Without Santa Claus
4 p.m.: Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town
5 p.m.: The Polar Express
7:15 p.m.: Elf
9:30 p.m.: Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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November 22, 2015

BEST Turkey and Ham prices for the week

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Buying a ham or turkey is usually the biggest expense in your holiday meal. If you plan to purchase one between now and December, I thought I’d lay out all the best options available. Be sure to check out our simple guide on How to Brine a Turkey!

ALBERTSONS – thru 11/26

Honeysuckle Frozen Turkey, 10 – 20 lb – FREE with $150 purchase
$0.68/lb with $50 grocery purchase

Butterball Frozen Turkey, 10 – 20 lbs, per lb – $1.59

Cook’s Smoked Shank Portion Half Ham, per lb – $1.79

Jennie-O Fresh Turkey, 14 – 20 lbs, per lb – $1.79
While supplies last

Cook’s Smoked Butt Portion Half Ham, per lb – $1.99

Hormel Cure 81 Spiral Sliced Ham, per lb – $1.99

Butterball or Foster Farms Fresh Turkey, 14 – 20 lbs, per lb – $2.19
While supplies last

Hill’s Smoked Boneless Ham, per lb – $5.49

Jennie-O Whole Frozen Turkey Breast – B1G1

FRED MEYER thru 11/28

Kroger Frozen Turkey, 10 – 20 lb – FREE with $150 purchase and in-ad coupon; Limit 1
$0.69/lb with $50 purchase and in ad coupon; Limit 1

Kroger Spiral Sliced Ham, per lb – $1.69

Butterball Fresh Turkey, 10 – 23 lb, per lb – $1.99

Foster Farms Fresh Turkey, per lb – $1.99

Foster Farms Fresh Turkey Breast, per lb – $2.79

Private Selection Ham, per lb – $2.99

QFC thru 11/26

Private Selection Frozen Turkey, per lb – $0.69 with $30 in store purchase, Limit 1

Cook’s Portion Ham, Bone-in, per lb – $1.29, Limit 2

Hormel Cure 81 Spiral Half Ham, Bone-in, per lb – $1.69, Limit 2

Northwest Natural Fresh Turkey, per lb – $1.79

Private Selection Frozen Turkey, Bone-in, per lb – $1.79

Butterball Frozen Turkey, 10 – 20 lbs, per lb – $1.89

Butterball Fresh Turkey, per lb – $1.99

Mary’s Free Range Turkey, 10 – 20 lb, per lb – $2.49
Vegetarian Fed

SAFEWAY thru 11/26

Honeysuckle Frozen Turkey, 10 – 20 lb – FREE with $150 purchase
$0.68/lb with $50 grocery purchase

Butterball Frozen Turkey, 10 – 20 lbs, per lb – $1.59

Honeysuckle Frozen Turkey Breast, Whole, Bone-In, per lb – $1.79

Jennie-O Fresh Turkey, 14 – 20 lbs, per lb – $1.79
While supplies last

Butt Portion Ham, Bone-In, per lb – $1.99

Hormel Cure 81 Spiral Sliced, Bone-In, per lb – $1.99

Open Nature Whole Turkey, All Natural, per lb – $2.49

Caranado Spiral Sliced Half Ham, Bone-In, per lb – $2.99
Honey or Hickory Smoked

Butterball Frozen Turkey, 10 – 22 lbs, per lb – $2.99

Safeway Select Whole Boneless Ham, per lb – $3.49

Foster Farms Whole Turkey Breast, per lb – $3.49

Butterball Frozen Smoked Turkey, 10 lbs – $29.99

TARGET – thru 11/28

Market Pantry Frozen Turkey, 10 – 24 lb, per lb – $0.79

Butterball Frozen Turkey, per lb – $0.99, Limit 2

Market Pantry Frozen Turkey Breast, per lb – $1.29

Archer Farm Spiral Sliced Honey Ham, per lb – $1.99

WINCO

Spiral Ham, per lb – $1.98

COSTCO

Kirkland Signature Spiral Sliced Ham, per lb – $1.99

Kirkland Signature Master Carve Ham, per lb – $2.49

Hempler’s Black Forest Ham, per lb – $2.89

Kirkland Signature Roasted Turkey Breast, per lb – $3.99

Do you have know of any other good deals on turkey or ham? 

November 8, 2015

*HOT!* Minted.com – Score 35 FREE holiday postcards shipped (or up to $50 off an order!)

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This is a fantastic deal over at Minted.com (one of my favorite places to order holiday and special occasion cards).

For a limited time, when you create an account through this link (my referral link) you’ll get $25 off your order of $50 or more. PLUS through tomorrow only (November 8), Minted.com has $25 off ANY holiday card order and FREE shipping – score!

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Here’s how to get 35 FREE postcards:

1.) First create an account through this link to get $25 off your $50 order, this credit is applied automatically on your way to checkout

2.) To get your FREE postcards, click on Minted Stationary –> Holiday tab and sort from low to highest price. Look for postcards for $58 – $59. Your total needs to be a minimum of $50 to get the promo codes to come off.

3.) Design your postcards. At the preview page, select EXPRESS service and you’ll save $10 off your order!

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4.) Head to checkout. Enter code BRIGHT25 to get your $25 off your order. This should stack with your $25 from creating a new account through my referral link and your total should be ZERO!

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(Thanks, Hip2Save!)

November 6, 2015

Great Clips – FREE Haircut for Military on Veterans Day, November 11

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Save the date! Great Clips is offering a FREE haircut on Veterans Day to anyone with proof of Military Service. This includes active, inactive, and retired military member of any branch – including the National Guard. If you’d rather not get your hair cut that day, you can also pick up a free haircut card to use any day before Dec. 31, 2015.

Great Clips will also give out FREE haircut cards to anyone who comes into Great Clips on November 11 to pass along to any veteran to thank them for serving our country. They will require proof of service to be redeemed.

October 28, 2015

Best Halloween candy deals of the week – includes Costco!

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Best Halloween Candy Deals of the week

It’s been reported that Americans expect to spend an average of $74 on Halloween decorations, costumes and candy (according to the National Retail Foundation). But who wants to be average? We want to help you spend less this Halloween – especially on the sweets, so twice a week we’ll post the best candy deals – so you don’t have to pay scary prices!

We will republish this list every Sunday and mid-week (as new ads come out). Please leave a comment if you find a better deal!

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Current candy printable coupons:

Best Deals of the Week:

  • Albertsons – Hershey’s candy $0.12/oz
  • Fred Meyer – Snickers or Milky Way $0.13/oz
  • Rite Aid – Twizzlers $0.13/oz
  • Safeway –  Hershey’s candy $0.15/oz
  • WalgreensMars Fun Size Bags $1.09 each thru 10/27
  • Costco – Kirkland Fun Size Mix for $0.15/oz or Kirkland All Chocolate Mix $0.18/oz

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October 21, 2015

Chipotle Halloween Boorito – Wear your costume to Chipotle on Halloween and get $3 burritos, bowl, salad, tacos

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Chipotle Halloween Boorito

Chiptotle is offering a burrito, bowl, salad or an order of tacos for just $3 when you wear a Halloween costume with an “unnecessary additive” this year. This offer is valid from 5 p.m. to close on Saturday, October 31 only. You can find your nearest Chipotle here.

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Even better – Chipotle is donating all proceeds, up to $1,000,000 to The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to creating a more sustainable and healthful food supply and to raising awareness concerning food issues.

Will you be going to Chipotle on Halloween?

June 21, 2015

Point Defiance Zoo – Half-price admission for dads, TODAY

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Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – Father’s Day

Today, to celebrate Father’s Day, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is offering half-priced admission to all dads! Dads also receive a 50% discount on the Deep Forest Challenge zip line at the zoo.

Visitors can check out the all-new exhibit, Jammin’ with Jellies, and see a variety of jellyfish in specially constructed tanks. They can also can feed the budgies and ride a camel.

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