Saturday, August 6, 2011

Walgreens: Saved 90% on Contact Solution & School Supplies

Yay, I made it to drugstores two weeks in a row!  Pretty big accomplishment when toting along the little guy.  :)
Items Purchased:
1 - Complete Contact Solution (used $1/1 Complete Multipurpose Solution, exp. 9/30/11 (SS 07/31/11))
5 - 6-packs of Highlighters
3 - 2-packs of Sharpie Markers
Total Retail Value: $35.41
Total after Sales / Coupons: $11.86
Register Rewards Earned: $8.00 from Complete
Final Cost:
Total Savings off Retail:
$31.55 or 90%

If you're looking to snag a great drugstore deal before the week ends, make sure you check out my CVS and Walgreens Weekly Ad Match Ups!

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Crayola Dry-Erase Crayons and Board Coupons on Facebook

The Crayola Facebook Page has some new coupons available: save $0.50 off Dry-Erase Crayons and save $0.75 off Dry-Erase Board Sets!  Both coupons are limited to 10,000 prints.

Plus you can stack either of these coupons at Target with the printable $1 off Crayola Dry Erase Target store coupon!

While you are on Facebook, don't forget to "like" My Kansas City Mommy!

Thanks, My CNY Mommy!

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FREE Activia Selects Single Serve Coupon on Facebook

Activia on Facebook is giving away coupons for FREE Activia Selects Yogurt!  Choose from new Activia French or Greek style yogurt!  Head on over and become a fan so that you can request a coupon; just clikc the Activia Selects link on the left side to sign up.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can use this alternate link to request a coupon. Note: free coupon offer void in LA, NJ, and CA. Alternate offer ($1 off 3 Activia Selects) is available for residents of LA, NJ, and CA.

While you are on Facebook, don't forget to "like" My Kansas City Mommy too!

Want to keep up with all of the free stuff?  Subscribe now! $25 Gift Certificates for $3

There's a new 70% off sale at!  Most $25 restaurant gift certificates retail for $10 - which makes them just $3 when you use coupon code MENU at checkout.  You can also receive 70% off $10 Gift Cards (making them just $1.50) or the Dinner of the Month Club when you use code MENU.  This code is valid through August 10!

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Trumpette Disney Socks Up to 70% Off on Totsy

Trumpette Disney socks are being featured on Totsy today with prices as low as 70% off!  Boys and girls individual pairs of socks start at $2.25.  Plus, if you are a new Totsy member (registered within the last 30 days), your order will ship free!

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Sunday Coupon Preview - How Many Papers Will You Buy?

Want to know what coupons you will find in this week's paper? 

There will be one Smart Source insert, one Red Plum insert, and one General Mills insert this week (8/7).  Head here for the list of coupons!

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FREE Foutain Water Shows at Crown Center

Crown Center has so many fun opportunities for families – Fritz’s Restaurant and the Coterie Theatre come to mind. But one thing many people may not realize is that the fountain in the Crown Center Square provides free entertainment too! From December 8th to October 1st every year, Crown Center Square Fountain dances to famous melodies. The fountain was programmed by the same company behind the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas and the music is specially recorded by members of the KC Symphony.

If you're headed down to Crown Center this weekend, make sure you check out the fountain show!  It sounds like fun.  :)

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In the Middle Cupcakes - It's Cupcake Friday!

In the Middle Cupcakes, located in downtown Lees Summit, is offering a special cupcake deal today!  For directions and other info, you can check out their website here!

Today's special cupcake is just $2 - a great price to try out one of these yummy creations!
August 5 Cupcake Appreciation Friday

YUM.  Make sure you stop by and try one today!

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Don't Forget August's Summer Concerts in Kansas City

If you're looking for some great FREE fun around the Kansas City area this weekend, don't forget about all of the concerts happening in August. There are concerts for kids, families, and adults - something for EVERYONE!

Check out our list of August Summer Concerts in KC! If you know of any concerts that aren't on the list, let us know and we'll add them.

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It's Mega Swag Bucks Day - Earn Cash & Prizes Just for Searching the Internet!

If you're not already a Swagbucks member, today is a great day to join - it's Mega Swag Bucks Friday!  Today when you search online with Swagbucks, you might win Mega Swag Bucks - which have higher denominations than normal.  Wondering what to do with your Swag Bucks?  Exchange them in the Swag Store for gift cards and tons of other prizes!  I have personally cashed in $70 worth of Amazon gift cards since last fall - this definitely works!

If you're not already a Swag Bucks user, sign up today - you'll earn 30 Swag Bucks automatically just for joining!  Use Swag Bucks as your search engine and be rewarded with random Swag Bucks deposited into your account!  You can also earn 1 Swag Buck per day just by voting in the Daily Poll.  Get paid to search - it's easy and fun!

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Fandango Movie Tickets Buy 1, Get 1 FREE on Fridays w/ Visa Signature Card

Fandango - Movie Tickets Online

Are you headed to the movies tonight?  Weekend movies can be expensive, but here's a way to save!  It's Friday - which means Fandango is offering 2 for 1 movie tickets when you use your Visa Signature card!  2-for-1 tickets must be purchased on a Friday and used the same day. One offer per card per month. Offer valid for a limited time and while supplies last.

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Preview (w/Photos!): Blue Springs Kid's Closet Connection Consignment Sale August 5-7 + FREE KC Mommy Coupon Classes

Don't forget about the huge kid's consignment event taking place this weekend - the Blue Springs Kid's Closet Connection SaleYou can also check out the Kid's Closet Facebook page for more info. Plus, read my review of the spring sale!

The sale will be held at Sports City in Blue Springs today through Sunday (doors open at 9am today)!  For more info on sale times, you can go here.  There is no admission charge to the sale.  And guess what else?  The sale is during Missouri's tax-free holiday - which means you'll save EVEN MORE! 

Now if that's not exciting enough - here's yet another reason to come: I will be there, teaching some Couponing 101 workshops!  Here are the times:

Saturday, August 6 - 10:30am (during general public sale)

There is no charge for my workshop during the sale.  It will cover basic couponing highlights such as where to find coupons, how to organize, etc.  Let me know if I should look for you there!  Hope to meet some of you!

I headed over tonight to check out the sale and give you all a first look!  If you need a stroller, this is definitely the place to go.  Wow!

There's a great selection of Halloween Costumes for kids - Halloween will be here before we know it, so plan ahead and save a bunch!

Many, many tutus!  If there's a little ballerina in your family (or one who aspires to dance), she will love these for sure.

Here's one tiny portion of the girl's clothing available - all at prices greatly reduced.

You can never have too many cute baby socks, right?  Love these!

L was in a super mood the whole time we were there tonight.  He was chatting up a storm and got lots of smiles from other shoppers and volunteers.  If you were there and heard the crazy jabbering baby - hope he didn't bug you too much!  :)

Make sure you check out the sale this weekend - you won't be disappointed!

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

2012 Entertainment Book Now Available - NEW Coupons Valid Until November 2012

Save on all the things you love to do!

Good news!  The 2012 Entertainment Book is now available!  The coupons are valid immediately and can be used through November 2012.  If you've never purchased an Entertainment Book, you are missing out - it's a great way to save on local dining, retail, entertainment, and much more.  I haven't seen this year's book yet, but there are usually great offers for the Kansas City area.  Prices start at $35 per book, but with over 15 months to use the coupons you will definitely make back the cost and more.

If you're planning a vacation, you might want to pick up an Entertainment Book for your destination too - you could end up finding an amazing new stop you never would have discovered without the coupon.  Saving money while vacationing...that's dedicated frugality!  :)

Click here to shop now!

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FREE Kids Workshop at Home Depot Saturday 8/6

Need something fun to do with the kiddos this weekend?  How about something free?  Home Depot will be offering a FREE Kids Workshop Saturday, August 6, from 9 AM - 12 PM!  The project is a Pencil Box - just in time for back to school! 

In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates' aprons, and an achievement pin.

Mark your calendar!  Home Depot offers a fun kid's workshop the first Saturday of every month!  I'll remind you before the next one as well.

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SavingStar - Sign Up for Digital Coupons and Save More!


SavingStar is a new digital coupon site that offers coupons that can be used at CVS, Hen House, and Hy-Vee!  Have you signed up yet? If you're not in KC, visit the SavingStar website to look up participating stores near your zip code.

Here's how it works:
  1. Select the eCoupons you like on the website or mobile app - they will be automatically linked to your store card.
  2. Use your card at checkout and the money is added to your SavingStar account. The savings don't change your bill at the register and the savings are not printed on the receipt. Instead, they get deposited into your account within 7-30 days depending upon where you shop.
  3. Once your SavingStar account reaches $5 in savings, you can pick your payout from a bank account deposit, a PayPal account deposit, an Amazon gift card, or a donation to charity. More options to come!
Here are the current eCoupons available:
  • Elmer's Project Popperz, Save 50¢ Expires 8/31/2011
  • Diamond Crystal Sea Salt, Save 35¢ Expires 8/31/2011
  • Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt, Save 35¢ Expires 8/31/2011
  • Diamond Crystal Salt Sense, Save 35¢ Expires 8/31/2011
  • Diamond Crystal Water Softener Salt, Save 50¢ Expires 8/31/2011
  • WACKY MAC & Cheese Dinner, Save 40¢ Expires 8/31/2011
  • WACKY MAC Veggie Pasta, Save 40¢ Expires 8/31/2011
  • NO YOLKS, Save 40¢ Expires 8/31/2011
  • Krazy Glue, Save 50¢ Expires 8/31/2011
  • Buy 2 Elmer's School Glue, Glue-All or Glue Sticks, Save 75¢ Expires 8/31/2011
  • Femystique® personal lubricant, Save $1.00 Expires 8/24/2011 (Only at CVS)
  • GlenOaks Drinkable Yogurt quart, Save 50¢ Expires 8/24/2011 (Only at Jewel - Osco)
  • GlenOaks Drinkable Yogurt quart, Save 50¢ Expires 8/24/2011 (Only at Ralphs, Bell/Cala)
  • GlenOaks Drinkable Yogurt quart, Save 50¢ Expires 8/24/2011 (Only at King Soopers, City Market)
  • PERDUE® SHORT CUTS® Carved Breast Strips, Save $1.00 Expires 8/24/2011 (Only at Kroger Southwest)
  • PERDUE® Refrigerated Baked Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Variety, Save $1.00 Expires 8/24/2011 (Only at Kroger Southwest)
  • Purina® Dog Chow® or Purina® Puppy Chow® 4 lb or larger, Save $2.00 Expires 8/17/2011
  • L'Oréal Studio Line Styling Product, Save $1.00 Expires 8/17/2011
  • Purina® Cat Chow® or Purina® Kitten Chow® 3 lb or larger, Save $2.00 Expires 8/17/2011
  • L'Oréal Vive Pro Shampoo or Conditioner, Save 75¢ Expires 8/17/2011
  • Bayer Aspirin product, Save $1.00 Expires 8/4/2011
  • Phillips' product, Save $2.00 Expires 8/4/2011
  • Aleve Product 20 ct or higher, Save $2.00 Expires 8/4/2011
  • One A Day Multi-Vitamins, Save $1.00 (does not include One A Day Kids) Expires 8/4/2011
  • Purina ONE® Cat Food 3.5 lb or larger, Save $2.00 Expires 8/3/2011
  • Purina ONE® Dog Food 4 lb or larger, Save $2.00 Expires 8/3/2011
Sign up now - don't miss any great coupon offers!

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Save Up To 35% on Entire Purchase at Gap!

There's a hot new sale at Gap - for 4 days only, save 30% off your entire purchase (including New Arrivals).  To get the deal, just use coupon code 30OFF at checkout!  If you are a Gap, Banana Republic, or Old Navy credit card holder, use that card and coupon code 35OFF and you'll receive 35% off your entire purchase!  Remember that shipping is free on orders over $50!  This sale is valid through August 7.

The Fine Print:
30% discount is valid on Gap merchandise from August 4-7, 2011 at Gap stores and online in the US only.  Not valid at select stores in New York/California.  Not valid in stores on Juk Food or Charm It Merchandise.  Not valid online on baby sleepwear, Design Editions Shoes, Keds, Junkfood, Medela, or Leading Lady.  To receive the 35% Discount, a Gap, Banana Republic, or Old Navy credit card must be used.  Discount applies to merchandise only.

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Available Again - Papa John's $10 Gift Card for Just $6!

Here's another chance to snag a hot Papa John's gift card deal at Saveology!  Today you can get a $10 Papa John’s gift card for just $6!
Limit 1 per customer per household per credit card. Voucher will not be available until 24 hours after purchase.

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FREE Sample of Honey Nut Cheerios

Head over and request your FREE sample of Honey Nut Cheerios (plus a $.75/1 coupon)!  You must sign up for the Betty Crocker newsletter to qualify for this offer.  Sample should arrive within 6-8 weeks.

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Dreamworks 'The Help' Opens Wednesday 8/10 + Giveaway

Kathryn Stockett's critically-acclaimed and New York Times best-selling novel The Help is getting the big screen treatment this summer. Starring Emma Stone (Easy A, The Amazing Spiderman), Oscar-nominee and Tony-winner Viola Davis (Doubt, Eat Pray Love) and Oscar-winner Sissy Spacek (Four Christmases, Tuck Everlasting), The Help follows three 1960's Mississippi women who form an extraordinary friendship despite societal rules. The story is both provocative and inspiring and you will be glad you have seen this timeless tale about creating change.

I have not personally read The Help yet - but it's been on my list for awhile.  I work at a library and I have seen it passed around many of the book clubs in this area!  If your book club is reading this title again in celebration of the upcoming movie release, make sure you check out this Book Club Kit put together by Dreamworks especially for this occasion!

Have you read the book?  Either way, are you excited for this new movie release?  If you see it next week, let me know your thoughts!


 One My Kansas City Mommy reader will win a The Help Prize Pack including The Help T-shirt, pocket jotter and pen, fan, and nail file/mirror! This giveaway will end on August 15  at 11:59 PM Central time.

To enter this giveaway:

First, leave a comment on this post - tell me what your favorite summer movie has been/will be this summer! Then fill out the ENTRY FORM. Completing these two steps counts as one entry.

You can also receive additional entries for the following (you will check these off on the entry form - please do not leave additional comments relating to these! They will NOT be counted unless they are filled in on the form.):

* "Like" The Help on Facebook
* Subscribe to My Kansas City Mommy's feed or email subscription
* Publicly follow My Kansas City Mommy with Google Friend Connect
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* Tweet about this contest! Use this: I just entered to #win #TheHelpMovie prize pack - you can too! Ends 8/15. Enter #giveaway via @MyKCMommy

Don't forget to click here to fill out the entry form. Please note that this prize can only be shipped to a US address!

Looking for more stuff to win?  Check out the Giveaways page for current giveaways and past winners!

Thanks to Walt Disney / Dreamworks for providing the giveaway prize! I received no compensation for hosting this giveaway and all views expressed are my own.  For more information, you can read My Kansas City Mommy's Giveaway Policy.

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Free Freschetta Pizza Slice Today - Starts at 11am!

Want some free pizza?  Do I even have to ask?

Freschetta is giving thousands of slices of their By The Slice Pizza today, August 4!  I think all freebies should be this delicious.

Here's the scoop:  Head over to the Free Freschetta page at 11am CST sharp - that's when the giveaway will begin!  If you miss out on the first round, don't fear - 5,000 slices will be given away every hour until 3pm CST!

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