Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mark Your Calendars!

Event: Flick-N-Float
Date: Friday, June 24
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Conroe Aquatic Center
Info: Bring your "noodle" and come relax in the pool while watching "Shrek Forever After" (rated PG) on the big screen--sponsored by Weisner Automotive Group. Only noodle flotation devices allowed. Children must be accompanied by adult. Free root beer floats. Other concessions will be sold.
Fee: $5 per person
Address: 1205 Callahan Avenue
Conroe, TX
Phone: 936-522-3900
Email: recreationcenter@cityofconroe.org
Website: http://www.cityofconroe.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24&Itemid=75

Monday, May 30, 2011

Murphy USA e-Offers

If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for Murphy USA's e-Offers Newsletter! I regularly get coupons for FREE drinks & snacks and coupons for GAS! This weekend they sent one for $2/$25+ Gas purchase! Doesn't sound like much, but hey... every little bit helps with gas prices these days! Plus if you use a Wal-Mart gift card at Murphy USA you get an additional $0.03 off per gallon!

Toys R' Us Memorial Day Deals

If you're out doing some shopping today, take along these Toys R' Us coupons! There's one for $10 off any diaper bag, which should make a great deal! The coupons are also good at Babies R' Us if you're going that direction!

New Clearance Finds-Kroger Willis

There were lots of new clearance items in the bins at Kroger in Willis recently. Lots of Tortilla Chips, $1.29. They had a whole basket full of Kroger brand rubbed Sage for $0.75.

There were only a few of these Happy Baby yogurt bites, for $1.99. Happy Baby often has coupons on there website or partner websites, so be sure to check!

And there was a lot of Annie's Mac & Cheese, specifically the Shells & Aged Cheddar for $0.79.

Check for coupons @ afullcup.com!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mama Juanita's Mexican Restaurant Coupons

We haven't tried Mama Juanita's yet, but have been wanting to! Thanks to Creedance for sharing that she found these coupons on their website, good at all three locations: Conroe, The Woodlands, & Spring! We'll have to go there soon!

More Target Clearance Finds!

There were MORE clearance finds at Target in Huntsville! These Stacy's Pita Chips were $1.88. The Archer Farms Chocolate Truffle Coffee was $3.48. Juicy Juice packs were $2.41. The Wonka Bars were $1.67 and there was a B1G1 coupon in this past Sunday's insert.
These Archer Farms Snacks were not on an endcap, they were in their regular place. These pretzels were $1.53. They also had Flavored Popcorn for $2.05 and Pita Chips $1.88.

In the toy section, there was a lot of Play Doh for $0.67. And as you can see, a few Cars items that might be nice for a birthday gift after Cars 2 comes out!

There were more dresses added to the clearance section in the toddler clothes department! These in the top picture ranged in sizes from 18 mo. to 4T and were $10-14. The adorable dresses in the bottom picture were infant sizes, 9 mo. + and started at $9.

And the BEST find was some of the clearance items from previous weeks that were marked down even more! The Create your own Time Capsule kits were marked down to $2.48. The other kits were still $4.98.

And pretty much everything on the clearance endcap behind the pet food aisle that I posted about earlier, was being marked down as I walked by. The Old Spice Bonus Packs were $2. The Olay Bonus Packs were $2.08. The Lysol Starter kits were $6.98. And the Listerine were $1.24.

I happen to have some great coupons that made some of these items a steal! I had B1G1 Coupons for the Old Spice Body Wash and for the Old Spice Deodorant which you can use along with $1/1 coupon (depending on your store-but Huntsville does allow this). And I also had 2 $1/1 Target coupons to stack with them. So for 4 bonus packs of OS deodorant and 2 bonus packs of OS body wash I paid $1! And I had a $2/2 Target coupon for the Olay, that I can stack with $1/1 Manufacturer coupons I have. Which makes them $0.16 for 2 bonus packs!

To see if there are coupons available for clearance items, search this coupon database at AFULLCUP.com!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Groupon Deal-Galveston

So this doesn't necessarily fall into the "Huntsville-Conroe-The Woodlands" area, but I know everybody goes to the beach at least once during the summer around here, so you might want to take a look at this Groupon Deal!

$20 for $40 worth of beach rentals from Island Bicycle Company!

Some of the Rates listed include:

Beach cruiser or kid's bike ($8/hour, $25 for full day)
Multipassenger surrey ($20/hour)
Tandem bicycle ($15/hour, $35 for full day)
Boogie board or skim board ($5/hour, $20 for full day each)
Paddleboard ($20/hour, $65 for full day)
Surfboards ($20/hour, $50 for full day)
Solo kayak ($20/hour, $60 for full day)
Ttandem kayak ($30/hour, $65 for full day)
Jogger strollers ($7/hour, $25 for full day)
Metal detectors ($16/hour, $40 for full day)

I laughed when I read through these, because I always see the tandem bicycles and wonder how much it is, and think that would be fun...but then I get down to the metal detector and OOOH! There's a little kid in me still that wants to hunt for treasure! What would you rent??

Memoral Day Weekend Fun-Conroe

Looking for something to do on Memorial Day Weekend???

Groupon has a deal today for $14 tickets to Southern Concert Group's performances at Conroe Heritage Park. This is 53% off! Children under 8 are Free! And there are two concerts to choose from:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Clearance Clothes at Target-Huntsville

I didn't have my phone with me to take a picture, but there were LOTS of cute infant-5T clothes on clearance 30-50% off at Target in Huntsville today! This is one outfit that was in sizes 12 mo., 18 mo., 2T, & 5T and other colors/patterns in the same style for $6! If you don't have a boy, these would make great shower/birthday gifts!
There were also some cute 12 and 18 month Girl summer dresses similar to the one below for $3 and some Tank tops for around $2!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

SuperCuts $5 Coupon

SuperCuts has a $5 coupon off any haircut right now! It doesn't expire until 7/31/11 so you have plenty of time to use it! Check out their website for your nearest location!

Thanks STLMommy!

Willis: Kroger Deals

Just a few things to mention from the Kroger in Willis. (Excuse the horrible picture-taking!) The first picture is where the Kandoo Baby Wipes normally are. They were out. Bummer! But, a very kind associate went and checked in the back for me, and said they should be restocked tomorrow morning. These, as you can see, are 10/$10 right now through 5/29. And there were $1/1 Kandoo Product coupons in the 4/3/11 P&G Insert, making them free! If you don't still have that coupon, there are many clipping services that you might find them through. Or maybe even ebay! If they're out when you check, be sure to get a raincheck!

If you've never checked out Kroger's clearance baskets back by the bakery, here's a good reason why! I'm sorry for how this picture turned out, but from what I can remember there were Enfamil Next Step Soy Formula cans $6, Earth's Best Soy ~$14.99 and the small Enfamil Lipil Cans were $2. A lady came up and took about 6 of these, so there's only a handful left! I always see Formula coupons in the Sunday inserts, so there should be some to make these even cheaper!

There were also some Ball Canning Pectin Packets for $0.40. Some NatureMade Vitamins, and lots of other products! Just be sure to always check to expiration date and seals! Just last week I bought some Italian Seasoning on clearance at Walgreens, got home and the seal was completely off!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Free Kindle Book: Craving God

Hurry while it lasts! Right now you can get this free Kindle edition of Craving God: A 21-Day Devotional Challenge by Lysa Terkeurst Don't have a Kindle? Download Kindle for PC on Amazon, too while you're there! There are also several other freebie Kindle downloads mentioned on this page, so check it out!

Reminder: $1 Old Navy Flip Flops Tomorrow!

$1 Flip-Flops for everyone! Stores will be opening at 7am (contact your local store for hours). Arrive early for a tasty treat from our Post Foods friends, while supplies last.

Perk alert! Calling all cardholders! Use your Old Navy, Gap or Banana Republic card and receive 3x points!

Valid 5/21 only. Select Styles Only. While supplies last. Limit 5 per customer. In-Store only.

As an added bonus take along this coupon for an extra 15% off of your purchase.

Thanks STL Mommy!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sam's Club Membership $10 for 10 Weeks

Now through June 5th you can get a 10 week Sam's Club membership for $10! While, this is not really a great deal, considering you can get a year (52 weeks) for $40, which is less than $1/week...if you don't want to spend the whopping $40 at one time, or you just want the membership for the summer, this is great!

New Target Clearance Finds

These were some of the new Clearance Finds at Target in Huntsville. The Bottle Cap Jewelry Kits were added to the ones I mentioned last week. I had to get one to either save for a gift or something...Of course, last night my daughters saw it and immediately wanted it...so I may have to go back for more! I even thought a couple of kits would make a nice craft activity/party gift for a young girl's birthday party! The Lysol starter packs were about $8. There's a $3 coupon on their website when you register, which would make them $5. The Old Spice bonus packs were about $3-4. The Olay bonus packs were about $5. In my opinion, not great deals, but if you're needing them and combine with a coupon, it's not a bad deal! They also had a clearance endcap behind the snack/chip aisle with lots of food clearance items, but I didn't see anything worth mentioning!

Monday, May 16, 2011

One of the blogs I follow, Nicole's Nickels shares these Magazine deals every week and I just thought I'd share with you, especially since some of my favorites are listed, Family Fun and Weight Watchers!

Weekly Specials:
Family Fun- $3.76 for 1 year with coupon code WKLYSPEC
Weight Watchers- $3.76 for 1 year with coupon code WKLYSPEC
Harpers Bazaar- $3.76 for 1 year with coupon code WKLYSPEC

This week’s deals of the day are:
Monday – Shape, $4.39
Tuesday – Camping Life, $5.39 - HOT Price!
Wednesday – Outdoor Photographer, $4.39- HOT Price!
Thursday – American Cheerleader, $5.39
Friday – Fresh Home, $4.39
Saturday – Elle Decor, $5.39
Sunday – Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, $4.39

Here are this week’s coupon codes:
15% Off Most Titles (Code: PXSS522 Offer Expires May 22, 2011)
$5 OFF $30 (Code: MNDSS522 Offer Expires May 22, 2011)
$7.50 OFF $40 (Code: MQQSS522 Offer Expires May 22, 2011)
$10 OFF $50 (Code: MQPSS522 Offer Expires May 22, 2011)
$15 OFF $70 (Code: MTKSS522 Offer Expires May 22, 2011)


Since I didn't have much time this weekend or today to look for deals, I wanted to take the opportunity to invite everyone to join Freecycle! They say it best:

"It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers. Membership is free."

It runs out of Yahoo Groups and you just post "offers" and "wanted" posts. If you're comfortable with it, the "takers" can pick up at your porch/driveway; or if not, you can meet them somewhere to exchange the items!

I've been a member of Freecycle for at least 1-2 years and love it! I can't stand throwing away things that are still perfectly good or just need a little repair. And if I'm looking for something specific, I can ask on my local group to see if anyone is wanting to get rid of one!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Conroe & The Woodlands: Old Navy $1 Flip Flops

Calling all Old Navy Cardholders for an exclusive One Day Wonder Presale. It’s the mother of all One Day Wonders – $1 solid Flip-Flops! This Presale lets you in on $1 solid Flip-Flops one whole week before the rest of the flip’n pack!

The Cardholder One Day Wonder Presale is this Saturday, 5/14, in-store only. Limit 5 per customer. Excludes wedges, embellished, metallic, printed, and leather styles. Be sure to bring your Old Navy Card and a smile!

I've heard from STL Mommy that the sale open to the public will follow next week! We got these last year when they were $1 and they have lasted all year without getting worn out! So definitely worth an early trip to Old Navy on Saturday morning!

Freebie Coupons from Brookshire Brothers!

If you're in Huntsville, be sure to sign up for email updates from Brookshire Brothers! Almost every week you'll get one with anywhere from 1-3 coupons for free items with an additional $10 purchase. I know for us, spending $10 in one week is pretty easy, as we buy at least that much in fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, and bread every week.

This week's coupons include:

You can use all three coupons with one additional $10 purchase. You don't have to use one coupon per $10 purchase. AND you can combine manufacturer coupons with these!

Summer Movie Deal!

I have been anxiously waiting for blogger to be back up and running to post this exciting deal!

Cinemark Theaters are hosting Summer Movie Clubhouse, where you can get 10 movies for $5 if you pay in advance, or just $1 each at the door! AND they're all family-friendly movies! What a good way to get out of the house in the Summer, yet avoid the heat!

The Woodlands Tinseltown is participating and the movies all start at 10am on Wednesdays and Thursdays. HERE is the schedule:

And don't forget to sign up for their newsletter to get concession coupons!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Free Lunch at Arby's WYB Drink!

Maybe it's not too late for some of you today, or maybe this will be lunch tomorrow! Arby's has a coupon on their website for a free Arby's chicken salad Sandwich when you buy a 22oz. Drink! The coupon is good through May 17th!

Thanks Nicole for sharing this sweet deal!

Enter to Win Symphony Tickets

Enter to Win Two Reserved Tickets to a Houston Symphony Performance at The Pavilion!

Win two reserved orchestra tickets and two Woodforest Bank VIP Club passes to the Houston Symphony Dvorak's Cello Concerto May 20 at 8 p.m. at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. One winner will be drawn at random from the entries on May 19 at noon.

Enter Here!

Groupon: The Woodlands, The Little Gym Camp

Groupon: $70--One Week of Half-Day Children's Summer Camp at The Little Gym--The Woodlands

"With more than 30 years of kid-entertaining experience, The Little Gym exercises the brains and bodies of wee ones and maturing moppets in a safe, noncompetitive environment. Summer camps, open to ages 3–8, pack three-hour sessions with diverse activities that cater to differing interests and a shared hatred of vegetables. Gymnastics, games, crafts, and other themed pursuits keep the indefatigable energy motors of small- and medium-size tykes revving as they learn about subjects of their choosing, such as animals in the Guppies to Puppies! session, sports in the Sports Spectacular! session, or bedtime negotiation in Debating Debacles. A minimum instructor-to-child ratio of one to 10 offers personalized attention, helping to boost listening and social skills, attention spans, and sunglass-wearing self-confidence. Check the schedule at your preferred location for full summer-camp offerings and times."

Camp Schedules

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Target Clearance Alert-Gift Ideas

I don't know about you, but with all the birthday parties we go to, plus Christmas... I'm always on the look out for inexpensive birthday gifts! Target in Huntsville has some great clearance gift ideas on the endcap between rows B21 and B22, near the office supplies.

Crayola Chalk & Colored Bubble Set $6.98 (Buyer Beware--I've heard lots of things about the colored bubbles staining!)

Create Your Own... Time Capsule Kit or Friendship Stone Kit $4.98

There were lots of these, but they probably won't last long!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Couponing for Community Week

This coming Saturday is National Stamp Out Hunger Day...where you leave a bag of food/non -perishables by your mailbox for your postal worker to pick up. Well, as a mission to encourage more donating, not just of food, a great cause has started the week leading up to National Stamp Out Hunger Day! And I LOVE it, because it is right up my ally!

This whole week is known as Couponing for Community. I began couponing a long time ago before kids and put it on the back burner for a while during college and then when I had our first daughter. But for about 3-4 years now I have been practicing getting better and better at couponing and saving money. One of things you do to save money and avoid paying full price is have a little "stockpile" of items when you buy them dirt cheap or free with coupons. Well, as experienced couponers know, there are certain items you begin to NEVER pay for because they are ALWAYS on sale and free or dirt cheap with coupons. So, for quite some time now, I've been donating items as I get "too many" in my stockpile. But to be honest, I have neglected going through my shelves and donating for a while now...So when I heard about Couponing for Community Week, I was elated! The perfect motivation to clear some things out AND contribute to the cause's 10,000 item donation goal!

This is our dining room table covered with 160 items (that I paid zero for out of pocket) I'll be dropping off tomorrow at a nursing home, The Hospitality House, The Animal Shelter, and SAAFE House. There were so many other items I'd like to donate, but need to find somewhere to take them first! This is not intended to be a brag post, my hope is that readers will in turn be encouraged and motivated to give from our abundance! I love couponing as a hobby and as a way to save money for our family. It allows me to do things I love...SHOP...and MATH! LOL But one of the GREATEST joys of couponing is that it allows me to donate so much when otherwise we would not be able to. I really do consider it a talent and a ministry!

If you're new to couponing and want to get a better start, check out the links on my sidebar and my Monday Deal posts. These blogs ARE the main blogs I follow that basically hand the deals to you every week! It's that simple! Getting "hauls" like the ones pictured on TLC's Extreme Couponing show are just that....extreme! Experienced couponers know that those shopping trips are not realistic and are probably set up for the show. However, once you get into the blogs that lay the deals out for you, it is very easy to slowly build a stockpile and begin donating for little to no money!

Monday, May 9, 2011

This Week's Hot Shopping Deals!

Check out WildforWags for this week's best deals at Walgreens! Christy puts together awesome scenarios to help us spend the least out of pocket!

For Deals at CVS this week check out STLMommy's list or SimplyCVS. I prefer STLMommy because she gives scenarios! But SimplyCVS is awesome for store updates and unadvertised deals!

For Target's best deals for this week, check out TotallyTarget!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Free HydroMassage in Conroe

In honor of Mother's Day, HydroMassage is inviting moms everywhere
to treat themselves to a FREE massage.

Beginning on Sunday, May 9th and continuing through Saturday,
May 15th
, simply download a free massage coupon and schedule
your FREE massage at any one of the over 900 participating
locations across the U.S.

Participating Locations in our area:

Conroe Family Chiropractic
3401 W. Davis St, #A-2
Conroe, TX 77304

Tieperman Chiropractic
1610 East Main St Ste 140A
Madisonville, TX 77864

Planet Beach Contempo Spa
6503 FM 1488 #409
Magnolia, TX 77354

Groupon: Conroe---300 Bowl Deal!

Yesterday's Groupon: for $18, you get three games of bowling for two, two shoe rentals, a bucket of popcorn and two drinks at 300 Bowl in Conroe (a $35.70 value).

Sorry I'm just now posting this great deal, but weekends are busy! And as of now, there is still one day and 4 hours left to buy! Sounds like a fun, cheap date night!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Get a FREE Comic Book Saturday

I learned from ClippingWithPurpose about Free Comic Book Day--Saturday, May 7th, and thought I'd share. According to the Free Comic Book Day Website, HASTINGS in Huntsville and Conroe, and SPACE CADETS COLLECTION in Oak Ridge North are participating!

I don't know if my girls are ready for comic books, so I'll be following the lead of ClippingWithPurpose and picking up one to add to our Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes next November! If you don't want to hang on to it that long, I'm sure places like Hospitality House or the Boys & Girls Club would gladly take them!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Local Clearance Finds-Target

Here are some of the clearance items at Target, Huntsville. I didn't write down prices and didn't see anything TOO great, but there are a few mentionables! In the top picture there's a VIO ultraviolet light toothbrush sanitizer. We have one of these and ordered it online for around $50 plus shippping. It was about $24.98 if I remember correctly. So that's a good deal if you're wanting one!

There were quite a few Iams dog food as you can see, but in my opinion, it was still pricey. But if that's the brand you like, try to stack a $1.00 Target coupon with a $1.00 Manufacturer coupon to get additional $$ off! Other items there were some deordorants, Luna snack bars, vitamins, Airwick Refill Twin Packs, and various Beauty items.