Friday, May 20, 2011

Barnes and Nobles Summer Reading!

The Rome Barnes and Nobles will have a kickoff tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. for their summer reading program. The Rome Braves will be there with Romey! They will be handing out the reading log for the summer program which includes rewards of free books. I wish we could go to this but we have a game at 10:00. You all should go and take your baseball. Brian McCann started in Rome and we met him at the library doing something just like this. You never know whose autograph you might be getting.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Expo Marker Coupon

Go to and print the Expo coupon for $2 off. You know this will be on the kid's school supply list. Don't have a kid? Print it and give it to a teacher or forward to me, I will make sure they are used! Teachers only use these now and go through them fast!

Family Dollar and Food Lion..

At Family Dollar you can get Queen Covergirl nail products for free. Clip May 1st $2.50 off 2 and it could even be a money maker. I replaced our nail clips, emory board, file and cheese grater thingy doo :)

Food Lion deals starting today:

03/27 Red Plum makes M&M singles $0.22 with buy one get one free.
05/15 Red Plum makes Wisk Laundry Detergent 50 ounce bottle $1.99
05/15 Red Plum Sundown Vitamins are $3.00
05/15 Smartsource makes General Mills Cereals $1.50 after buy one free sale and coupon
05/15 Smartsource Kraft Salad Dressing coupon makes it $1.00
04/17 Smartsource Totinos Party Pizza coupon + Buy one get one free sale makes it $0.58 (limit 2 free)
05/15 Smartsource Oscar Mayer Meat or Weiners + buy one get one sale makes them $1.70
05/01 Smartsource Betty Crocker Helper products are $0.75
05/01 P&G Bounty Paper Towels are $0.75
Grapes are 99 cents a pound! We go through those SO fast!

Free Neti Pot!

If you have sinus problems, you have to have one of these! Between honey and this thing, I don't need sinus surgery anymore and my major sinus infections have been cut down at least 90% AND its FREE!!

Click here to like it on facebook and follow the directions!

Disney Store deals..

Disney is having a warehouse sale that brings the price of Disney character beach towels down to 7.99 and cute swim suits down to 7.99 as well. They have some lunch boxes, shoulder bags and PJs at great prices too! I just got Olivia a Minnie Mouse swimsuit with matching personalized Minnie Mouse beach towel for 15.98! She is going to be so excited!

Check it out!

Fandango special..

For Visa Signature Card Holders - This Friday you can buy one ticket, get one free. Follow this link to see if your Visa qualifies you for the special!

Free Stone Mountain Adventure pass..

11Alive is offering one free children's pass for every adult pass purchase! They also updated their laser show this year (for the first time in YEARS!). We will definitely be checking it out.

Follow this link to print your coupon!

Free pass includes:
Summit Skyride
The Great Barn
Scenic Railroad
Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf
Sky Hike
4D Theatre
Memorial Hall Museum

FREE family fun day on the farm on Saturday!

The Pettit Preserve will be hosting what sounds like a great day of family fun with something for everyone.

Check it out here!

Monday, May 16, 2011

One dollar half gallon milk!

Kroger has 1/2 gallon of milk for $1! Buttermilk, skim, 1%, 2% and chocolate all one buck! This is part of a 4-day sale not in the ad so hurry! Also, Sliders (frozen section) are on closeout for 4.99, regular 9.99. I bought two bags but left some for you. :)

Go like Aunt Jemima on Facebook here, watch the short video under our kitchen and get your coupon for $1 off. The price at Kroger is $1.38 when you buy 10 so this coupon brings it down to 88 cents for waffles, etc.

My Bologna has a first name..its a buck too!

Finally, use 04/10 Smartsource coupon for Kellogg's to make select Kellogg's cereal $1.48 a piece. That is $2.48 for a box of cereal and a half gallon of milk. Not bad for a week's worth of breakfast!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Free McDonald's Frozen Treat..

When you are couponing tomorrow, don't overlook Parade. It will have a coupon in it for a free Strawberry McDonald's Frozen Treat.

Look up the freebie's list on my charity site and see if you can help. Lots of good freebies out there this week including WalGreens with Gain laundry detergent!!

Check here for a free Arby's Market Fresh Chicken Salad Sandwich or Wrap with a 22 ounce Pepsi purchase! I had one last night and it is gooooood!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sunday coupon round up!

05/15 inserts are and include one SmartSource and one RedPlum here!

Notice - Pert 2 in 1 will be free at Wal-Mart AND Sensodyne at Wal-Mart.

What couponing web site do you HAVE to have before going shopping?

Free Dairy Queen Blizzard..

Sign up here to get a blizzard and many other freebies! My advice is go to gmail or yahoo and make a secondary email to sign up for these offers. This way your main box isn't full of offers and you can go check out your email set up for these when you have time to sift through them. I have one that I use for clubs and freebies. So, print this out and go get your free sweet potato fries at Chick-Fil-A. Great Friday afternoon snack right there for nothing!

Fridays Coupon!

Click here for $5 off a $15 purchase at Friday's.

It is looking like a great weekend for the movies!! Don't forget any movie that starts between 4-5:30 is 5 bucks at Carmike in Cartersville. We can't wait until Kung Fu Panda comes out here. What are you wanting to see?

Don't forget to follow my blog, comment my post and you can win a family pack of homerun hill tickets to the Rome Braves who are in town all weekend.

Free Arby's Market Fresh Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad!

Click here and like Arby's on facebook for a free Market Fresh Chicken Salad with purchase of 22 ounce Pepsi. I had one of these earlier in the week and they are so good!

Free Beach/Fun in the Sun kit...

Hurry - First 20,000 gets a free kit including Bandaids, Sunblock, Wet Ones, Lip Balm, aspirin and more!!

click here to sign up! I just got one so you should be able too as well.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Berry College Meat and Cheese Sale!

That's right! I did not know this until I read about it here. These are organically fed cows right from Berry! Prices are in the story! We are definitely going to check it out!

Cute socks!

If your kids are like mine, they love cute socks! Eversave has a deal from Sockgram for 50% off. You pay $6 and get $12 worth of socks AND free shipping.

Click here for the deal if you already have Eversave.

If you are not a member of Eversave, click here, sign up and check out the Sockgram deal for Sacramento. If you do not have an Eversave account, you will only pay $3 for today's deal if you sign up today!!

Publix announces new coupon policy..

This coupon policy is being handed out in stores as of today. It is not online but will be posted soon! This newspaper covered the basics of the change!

Publix New Coupon Policy


S&H in Adairsville is going out of business. Most of their merchandise is buy one get one free and will be marked down until closing day in the next few weeks. You can read the story here.

The Children's Place

I love this place!! They are having great online deals for $6 matchables and swim wear. Shipping is always $5 too.

Here is how I save money:

1. Go to EBATES and follow the link for 3% cash back. If you do not have an ebates account yet, you should get one. All you have to do is find your store and follow the links for money back. A check is sent right to your mailbox. Start here if you do not have an ebates account and then look up Children's Place in the top right search box.

2. Using The Children's Place page that opened via Ebates, shop away. I always start with the sale tab and clearance tab and go from there based on what Olivia might need. (So sad Micah has outgrown TCP.)

3. Check out using promo code MARIAH for 20% off your entire order through the 15th. So that is $6 matchables, 25% off swimwear, $4.99 spring deals, $0.99 items in clearance, 20% off that total and a 3% check back from Ebates! Perfect time to stock up for summer and some winter items for next year.

Happy shopping!

Starbucks Happy Hour!

Starbucks brought back their Mocha coconut frappuccino just in time for frappuccino happy hour. Now through the 16th, from 4-6:00 p.m., you can get half off any frappuccino including Mocha coconut. It taste like a girlscout cookie in a cup - so GOOD!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Smokey Bones

$10 off a $20 purchase at Smokey Bones. There is one located at Town Center. They have some of the best BBQ around.

Freschetta coupon + Kroger deal

Go over to Facebook and like Freschetta for a $2 off coupon. Combine that with Kroger's buy 10 (mix and match) get $5 off and the price is $2.49 per pizza - not bad for a quick, easy lunch. Sale is good thru Saturday.

Don't forget to follow my page, leave a comment and send a friend over. Someone who leaves a comment will win a 4-pack of Braves Homerun Hill tickets when I reach 2300 views.

Groupon /Coupons of the day!

Diapers Direct $25 for $50 worth of diapers and supplies. Click here to get the deal.

Outdoor Adventure Rafting $38 for rafting and rock climbing, a $77 value.

Mike the Gardener Enterprises For $12 you get a seed of the month for one year, a $25 value.


Christian City Living Coupons for Coupons out of Rome and Cedartown.
Support Bartow for coupons good for the Bartow area including Karma Consignment, Psycho Sister's, The City Cellar.

If you do not have an account for Groupon yet, go here.

Eating out, 05/10/2011

Kids eat free today at Chili's. Just follow this link to print out your coupon!

Also, kids eat free at Las Palmas, Denny's in Resaca and Beef O' Brady's in Cartersville. has some local deals as well and with promo code TASTY you can get a $25 certificate for $4.50.

Restaurants include the Great American Grill in Cartersville, Johnny's New York Style Pizza in Cartersville and Wow Cafe and Wingery in Rome.

Don't forget CiCi's Pizza in Cartersville, next to Target, will be donating 20% of all proceeds to United Way of Bartow County specifically for storm victims. That's roughly $2.50 per family and could add up! Make sure you pass this on!

Chick-Fil-A Fam Grab! YUM

Anyone who knows me at all knows how much me and the girls LOVE, LOVE Chick-Fil-A so this deal makes me haaaappy. You can get $20 worth of food for $10 at four locations in Atlanta - one of those being Chastain which is on the way to Town Center so definitely doable. That is exit 271 off of 75, take a left and you will see it on the left.

First you will need to set up an account at Fam Grab. This is alot like Groupon but targets family fun in and around Atlanta and spotlights new places you might not know about otherwise. After you sign up, go to Today's Grab and Chick-Fil-A is the deal of the day!

Don't forget I am giving away a 4-pack of Braves tickets when I reach 2300 visitors! Check out this post for more information!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Upcoming events:

May 13-14th

Roman Roast on the River is at Ridge Ferry Park this weekend. Kids 7 and under are free and adults are $5. All slots are full for competing teams so there should be some good eats out there.

Bartow 10th annual duck derby is this Saturday. Follow the link to learn about the derby and the full day of entertainment scheduled for a great cause. You can also buy your ducks on that page for a chance to win a new car! I have never been but it sounds like fun and I plan on going this year. Everyone should see 15,000 rubber ducks racing to the finish line at least once in their life.

Don't forget about the Father/Son campout at Calhoun Chick-Fil-A on the 13th that I posted about here

Right now movies at Cartersville Carmike are only $5 for any movie that starts between 4:00 and 5:30 and Tuesday is stimulus Tuesday with $1 popcorn and $1 drinks. I am excited about some great family friendly movies coming out soon.

The Rome Braves will be back in town this weekend for games Friday and Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. If you haven't taken your family out to homerun hill for a night of baseball, you are missing out! Also, they have $1 deal kiddy corner including french fries, hot dogs or coke. Homerun Hill tickets are $4 a piece and are great with little ones because they can run around and make friends instead of being confined to a seat.

Also, if I can get 2300 views, I will do a giveaway for a 4 pack of Homerun Hill tickets for you and your family. Just comment on any of my post and share with your friends so we can get to 2300 views! Not a lot of traffic right now so it might be easy to win! :)

Monday freebies..

Blockbuster Express has a free renal code good for today only. Perfect chance to try out the kiosk near you. You can rent online and use MONDAYFUNDAY for your promo code.

Kids eat free at:
Bella Roma
Pasquale's (5 and under)
Legacy Grille

Also, Chick-Fil-A in Calhoun has a drive going on for cases of water for storm affected areas. If you bring in a case of water, you get a free chicken sandwiches. With the deals at Kroger and Ingles this week, that is a wash. Why not do it?

Groupon and other daily deal sites!

For Groupon deals, you need to join Groupon which is free! I have purchased 21 deals from Groupon this year and check it daily. ♥ it! If you are going to buy anything at Groupon, go through Ebates first. This way, every Groupon purchase you make will give you some money back and this adds up! They send out a paper check right to your door every quarter. If I am going to buy anything online, I check their site first so I can route through them and earn cash back. Nothing hidden - Just money back that you can keep up with in real time on their page. Follow my links above to sign up for each first!

You can check out all the deals if you wish but I will post family friendly ones here:

Museum - So, no kidding, this is a tow truck museum in Chattanooga - but at a great deal! :)
Faux Real Painters: Pay $112 for 2 coats of paint in one room - Atlanta deal with mileage restrictions. Read the information before buying. We recently had estimates for this and this is a great deal!
Kid to Kid: Kid's clothing and maternity clothing at several locations - Pay $7 for $15 worth of clothing in Cobb county.
My FAVORITE! Blockbuster Express $2 for 5 rentals. We now have these in Cartersville, Rome and two in Adairsville! Great for new releases and you can rent online at BlockbusterExpress. Enter your zip code to find the kiosk closest to you, choose your movies, enter your code from Groupon and you're done. Go to the kiosk, swipe your credit card and your movies will pop out. So quick and easy and CHEAP! This is a national deal even though it says Naples. It doesn't matter where you use it. You can buy 5 of these. They do not expire for one year and I like to give a code to the person in front of me or behind me. It's not much but a free movie is nice!

Make sure you load Groupon onto your Mobile to have access to all your codes on the go.

Invite to LivingSocial:
The Smoothie Express: Located in Cobb County - Get $10 to spend for $5.

PuttnPlay: Two options to choose from for miniature golf and more in Loganville.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Freebies for my couponing friends!

Freebies for the week!

Reach Access Starter 04/17 Smartsource
Reach Toothbrush 04/17 Smartsource
Nivea Body Wash for women 04/17 Red Plum
Nivea Body Wash for men 04/17 Red Plum
Brut deoderant 04/10 Smartsource

Reach Floss 04/17 Smartsource
Carefree Pantiliners 05/08 Smartsource
Ivory Bar 3-count 05/01 P/G
Super Poligrip 03/27 Red Plum
Nivea bodywash 04/17 Red Plum

Clean and Clear Body Wash (2) 03/27 Smartsource

Similar RTF Formula 04/03 Smartsource

Carefree Actifresh Feminine Care 03/27 RedPlum
Similac Formula 04/03 Smartsource
Nivea bodywash 04/17 Smartsource
Carefree Pantiliners 05/08 Smartsource

Similac RTF 04/03 Smartsource

Gas X Anti-Gas 04/17 Smartsource
Sundown Natural B6 04/17 Red Plum

Food Lion


This is it for the week. PLEASE, PLEASE let me know if I am missing a store you would like to know about. I will look up their ads and see what I can find!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Father/son fun!

Chick-Fil-A in Calhoun is having a father/son camp out that sounds like fun! It's only $10 per person and includes dinner, breakfast and a midnight snack. Check it out!

Friday, May 6, 2011

May is Strawberry month!

Two area farms have a self picking farm. Grab your baskets and pick until your heart is content.

Payne Farm (sign at the airport will point the way)

Monday through Saturday - 8:30 to 7:00
Sunday - 10:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Pick your own for $1.75 a pound or pick up already picked strawberries (NO fun in that!) for $2.75.


LCCL Strawbery Farm
3743 Old Dalton Road
Rome, GA 30165

Mon - Sat: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$1.60 per pound for self pick and $2.50 per pound pre picked.

I am partial to the Rome location because they have the best strawberry ice cream ever!

We have not been since two summers ago! It is in the plans though - The kids loved it and you can take a picnic and enjoy the scenery.

Our last visit:

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spring has sprung!

With Spring comes new things - flowers, family outtings and a new blog! Sounds about right. I had this idea a few weeks ago when I realized how many web pages I frequented to get the community news. Adairsville is 9 miles from Calhoun, 19 miles from Cartersville, 14 miles to downtown Rome, 60 miles to Chattanooga and 60 short highway miles to Atlanta - something is always going on but we don't always hear about it. I hope we can share money saving ideas, family outting plans, sound off when we need to and introduce local companies we can use!