$5 Admission to Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster on November 15th


Alison sent in a great tip for a discount on admission to the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster: they offer several days each year where admission is just $5, and the next one is coming up on Saturday, November 15th!  Admission is normally $9.50 for adults and $6.50 for kids.  If you’d like to go but […]

Free Chris Tomlin CD, Marriage Book at Mardel after Reward


Mardel is doing something that I think is new to them: they have two items this week (through November 1st) that are “free” after Mardel Cash.  You can purchase the Chris Tomlin CD Love Ran Red, or the book From This Day Forward by Craig and Amy Groeschel, for $9.99 and receive $10 in Mardel […]

Veterans Eat Free on Veterans Day at On The Border


The Veterans Day dining deals are starting to pop up, and as usual, I’m keeping a running list of all the deals on this Veterans Eat Free page.  Here’s one that you might like: On the Border is offering veterans a free meal on Tuesday, November 11th, with proof of military service!  You can get […]

My Latest & Greatest Idea for Menu Planning


I mentioned a few weeks ago that I’ve started planning menus three days at a time/twice a week, and grocery shopping twice a week for those meals.  It is working so well for me, and a few of my friends have asked how it’s going so I thought some of you might be interested, too. […]

What Are the Best Deals at Trader Joe’s?


A couple of readers have emailed me and asked if I’d be doing a Trader Joe’s list each week like I do for the other stores.  Trader Joe’s doesn’t have sales or weekly specials, so I won’t be regularly featuring them.  But, one reader also asked if they have any amazing deals in general, so […]

Free Personal Pan Pizza to Former Book-It Participants


I had just finished explaining Book-It to my kids and helping them set their goals yesterday when I got an email from Book-It saying that they’re offering free personal pan pizzas to former participants in the program, to celebrate their 30th anniversary!  You can sign up for your freebie here.  (I just tried signing up […]

Sprouts Weekly Deals (10/1-10/8): Great Deals on Granola, Raisins, Grapes, Mahi Mahi


Sprouts has grapes for $0.99/lb, vanilla macaroon granola for $1.99/lb, raisins for a cheaper price than Sam’s Club, and a great deal on lamb chops and Mahi Mahi this week.

Reader Request: Economical Photo Backup


Do you have recommendations on the safest, most economical way to store digital photos? My computer is on the fritz and after our recent natural disasters I figure online storage is the best.

Random Chatter: 9/25/14


Can someone tell me when sportswear attire became so that you have to be in shape already to wear it?  What is with 90% of it being spandex shorts and clingy shirts?  Where can I buy some plain old shorts and a t-shirt – and have more than one or two styles to choose from?  […]

$10-$25 Sam’s Club Membership Discount for PPLD Cardholders


Susan sent in this tip for Sam’s Club:  I just wanted to pass on that if you are renewing your Sam’s Club membership or most likely getting a new one – you can get a gift card simply for having a PPLD library card. I did this about 2 years ago and went to renew […]