October 29, 2018

Best Candy Deals of the Week – Updated October 29, 2018

Best Candy Deals of the Week

With Halloween around the corner, we’ve decided to put together a list of the BEST candy prices around town. We’d love to hear from you if you spot any especially good deals!

Target released several new Halloween Candy Cartwheel offers that should stack nicely with any coupons you have. All of these offers expire October 31.

FRED MEYER thru 10/30

Snicker’s or Kit Kat Fun Size Candy – $3
– $2.00/3 Mars M&M’s, Snickers, Twix, Milky Way, Dove, 3 Musketeers, Maltesers, or Dove Fun Size – 10-7-18 RMN; Includes 7.94 – 27.4 oz Only; DND (exp. 10/31/18)
Final Price: $2.33

Child’s Play Candy, 56 oz Bag – $8.99
$1/1 Fred Meyer eCoupon available
Final price: $7.99

Tootsie Roll Mega Mix, 56 – 64 oz – $8.99

Hershey’s Halloween Candy, 25.8 – 41.3 oz – $9.99

Reese’s or Kit Kat Halloween Bag Candy – $14.99

RITE AID thru 10/31

Brach’s Candy Corn, 16 oz 2/$4 (or $2.49 each)

Hershey’s Holiday Candy Bags, 18.5 – 21 oz – $5.99

Hershey’s or Mars Chocolate Variety Pack, 18 ct – $11.99

Mars XXL Candy, 250 ct – $19.99

Mars brand Candy, 400 pc – $24.99
While Supplies Last

Holiday Popcorn Tin – B1G1 50% OFF

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June 10, 2018

Point Defiance Zoo (Tacoma) – Half-price admission for dads, June 17


Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium – Father’s Day

Next Sunday, June 17, is Father’s Day and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is offering half-priced admission to all dads! Stroll through the open air Budgie Buddies exhibit to feed the friendly birds, touch a stingray and a sea star, see the live animal show, and more.

Will you be headed to the zoo next weekend?

October 30, 2017

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

Chipotle Halloween Boorito

Chiptotle is offering a burrito, bowl, salad or an order of tacos for just $3 when you wear a Halloween costume tomorrow. This offer is valid from 3 p.m. to close on Tuesday, October 31 only. You can find your nearest Chipotle here.

Will you be going to Chipotle on Halloween?

December 6, 2016

6 Family-Friendly Activities To Do in the Snow, plus enter to win a year’s worth of Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa! #StephensCocoa


This post was sponsored by Mom It Forward and Stephen’s Gourmet Cocoa. All thoughts, ideas and opinions are my own. 

Growing up in central Alaska every winter we played outside for hours in the snow and the cold. With temps easily under 20 degrees (and often below ZERO) we would bundle up from head-to-toe and we’d play until we were too tired or cold. And then we’d head inside for a mug of hot cocoa to warm us up from the inside out.

growing-up-in-the-snow-alaska{Me playing in the snow when I was about 4 years old in Alaska}

playing-in-snow-smiles{My daughter playing in the snow when she was about 4 years old!}

And now, my kids do the same thing here in Northern Idaho. Although the temperatures aren’t quite as cold, the hot cocoa hits the spot just the same. And there really isn’t much better than snow and hot cocoa when you’re a kid.


We recently had the opportunity to try Stephen’s Gourmet Cocoa and it really sets a new cocoa standard than the traditional mixes we’ve tried in the past. With flavors like Salted Caramel, Candy Cane, Mint Truffle, Dark Chocolate and S’mores – it’s rich and creamy while being a super tasty cup of hot cocoa.

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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!”

Baby-in-Bjorn-costume-PopcornPin it.

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!”

Pacman-Crew Pin it.

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


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


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


Spiral Ham, per lb – $1.98


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!)

Christmas-Card-DealsMy cards from Minted from 2011

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!


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!


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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