69% Off a new Sam’s Club Membership Package

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Sam's Club Membership

Sam’s Club has teamed up again with Groupon to bring you a heck of a deal: $45 for a Sam’s Plus Membership package ($142.94 value – 69% off!).  With the purchase of the Sam’s Plus Membership package, you’ll receive: [Read more...]

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--Barbara

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Jewelry Deals For Under $3

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Amazon Jewelry Deals

Did you know you can score some killer jewelry deals for $3 or less on Amazon??  Each week, I will bring you jewelry deals that you can snag for super-cheap.  These items are fantastic for keeping in stock for Mother’s Day, birthdays, Christmas presents, teacher gifts, ….and just about any occasion!  Make these deals even sweeter with FREE two-day shipping via Amazon Prime.  You can  try Amazon Prime FREE for 30 days.  Or if you’re feeling especially generous, you can bundle one of these jewelry deals with the Gift of Amazon Prime.  …just a thought!

Super special thanks to Couponing for Freebies for sharing!

Jewelry Deals for Under $3


Bracelet Tibetan Tibet silver Bangle $2.84 shipped [Read more...]

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--Barbara

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Earth Day Freebies for Kids

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Earth Day freebies

Earth Day is April 22nd, how will you celebrate this year?  There’s a few local events going on, including the Decatur Earth Day Festival, crafts and storytime at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, go Party for the Planet at the Georgia Aquarium, attend the Earthshare Earth Day 20th annual party,  or check out all the great events available at the Atlanta-Fulton public libraries.

In addition to all these events, I’ve got some fantastic Earth Day freebies for kids of all ages.  Check them out, and let me know which you plan to get.  (And you can even “share” this post with your favorite teachers, homeschoolers, friends, and so forth.)

10 Earth Day Freebies for Kids

  1. Earth Day Sort – Help kids learn the difference between reducing, reusing, and recycling!
  2. Happy Earth Day Writing Activity - Kids of all ages can reflect on ways their family, school, and themselves can help keep the Earth healthy. Also encourages handwriting practice!
  3. Earth Day Coloring Pages - Creative kiddos can color the Earth with their colors of choice, or follow the color-by-code page to add critical thinking to art hour.
  4. Earth Day Poof! Subtraction to 5 - This Earth Day themed game builds fluency with subtraction facts to 5. It can be played in a small group or as a partner game. It is a fun way to practice those facts!
  5. Earth Day Word Search Freebie – Enjoy this Earth Day themed word search puzzle with 21 eco-friendly terms like atmosphere, compost, and recycle.
  6. Earth Day Bookmarks - The perfect Earth Day treat for your students. Available in full-color and black-and-white.
  7. Earth Day Survey and Graph – A fun and different way to practice graphing in your classroom while encouraging collaboration between students.
  8. Spring Coloring Book – Let your little ones COLOR & SPELL Spring words.
  9. Love the Earth Mystery Picture Graph – Students will love discovering the mystery picture by coloring in the correct squares on the alphanumeric grid using the coordinates given. This is a great addition to an Earth Day or recycling unit!
  10. April 2015 Journal – A month of free journaling for learners age 8 to 100! Read about important historic, artistic, and current events that happened during the month of April – including J. Robert Oppenheimer’s birthday and Earth Day on April 22nd. Then develop vocabulary and critical thinking skills.

Want to turn your Earth Day celebration into an educational experience? Discover new ways to learn about the amazing planet we live on (without breaking the bank!) –>  Earth Day learning resources.

Do you have a great Earth Day activity or event you’re planning to do this year, or have done in the past?  Please comment below – I’d love to hear what y’all are up to.  :)

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Kids Free Summer Reading Programs 2015

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With spring break behind us, summer will be here before we know it, which means  FREE Summer Reading Programs I have compiled for you.  Make sure to also check out the free story times around the Atlanta area, while they’re still in session!  Super-special thanks to Saving Dollars and Sense for sharing this list!

If you like this then you might also be interested in this list of Good Report Card Freebies.

Kids Free Summer Reading Programs 2015

  • Junie B Jones Reading Club – Sign up and get a FREE starter Kit that includes a copy of Junie B Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Activity sheets and a membership ID card while supplies last.
  • Book Adventure – Sylvan offers this FREE reading incentive program. Basically your child reads books and then takes a simple comprehension quiz to make sure they understood what they read. The quiz is usually about 10 questions long. They earn points based on how much they remember from reading the book.
  • There are hundreds of books to choose from in all reading levels. These are common books that can be found at your local library. Once they have earned enough points they can trade them in for some really neat prizes!
  • Half Price Books - They are offering kids ages 14 and under a chance to earn a $5 Gift Card for reading just 15 each day throughout the summer!
  • Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays - Your child can earn a FREE movie ticket from National Amusements Theaters when they read a book and complete a book report.
  • Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination - This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives your child the ability to earn a FREE book after reading 8 books and keeping track of them in a reading log.
  • Local Public Library - Don’t forget to check out your local libraries to find out which programs they’ll be offering this summer. My kids have participated in several Summer reading Programs through the library and it always includes FREE books & prizes.
  • TD Bank Summer Reading Program – Read and keep track of 10 books this summer and your child will get $10 added to their Young Saver Account FREE!
  • Chuck E. Cheese - Earn 10 FREE tokens every time your child reads for 2 weeks in a row. Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free token.
  • Scholastic Summer Challenge - Log in your reading minutes to the Scholastic site and your child will be able to participate in a World Record challenge as well as earn digital prizes!
  • Pottery Barn Summer Reading Challenge – Open only to children under 10 years of age on any day during the promotion period. Must present completed Award-Winning or Early Reader book list to receive a free book at participating Pottery Barn Kids stores.
  • Six Flags Read to Succeed - K-6 students who complete six hours of non-school-related reading approved by their parents and teachers are eligible for free admission to their nearest theme park.

Programs like these are a great way to encourage our children to continue reading throughout the summer months. If you know of any other programs that aren’t listed here, please feel free to leave the information in a comment below.

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Retail Therapy Anyone? Printable Retail Coupons Roundup

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printable retail coupons - shopping bagsHad a long week?  Need to get away?  How about some retail therapy?  :o)  Here are the top printable retail coupons that are currently available!  Huge thanks to Surviving the Stores for this week’s list!

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--Barbara

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2015 Alive! Expo Atlanta

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As you may recall, I’m working hard these days on cleaning out my pantry.  Imagine my delight when I was invited to attend this year’s Alive! Expo Atlanta.  It’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about all things natural, green, and healthy.

11th Annual Alive! Expo Atlanta 2015

May 2 & 3, 2015
Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C4
235 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Tickets: $10 ($5 discount below!)

FREE for kids 16 and under, as well as
for Active Military with a Valid ID

Alive Expo 2015

Alive! Expo is an interactive “Natural Products & Green Living” consumer event filled with cooking demos, health lectures, fitness demos, kids area and lots of natural product and food samples. Alive! Expo brings together local and national companies that specialize in natural, organic, and eco products to showcase, sample and educate attendees interested in leading a green, clean and healthy lifestyle. Alive Expo is a fun and exciting weekend event for the entire family.

Its mission is to inspire and encourage individuals to embrace a life of health, wellness, fitness and environmental living through awareness of natural, organic and alternative products and solutions, advanced medicine research, education, nutrition, exercise and lifelong benefits of living a green, clean and healthy lifestyle.

Get your tickets Alive! Expo Atlanta tickets here – use my exclusive discount code*: ATLFRG15 to get $5 off your ticket.

* disclosure: When you purchase using my discount code, I make a small commission.  It’s just another small way you can support Atlanta’s Frugal Mom.

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Atlanta restaurant coupons

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Here are some great Atlanta restaurant coupons for this weekend.  Also, don’t forget to check Scoutmob, Groupon, and Living Social for additional deals near you!  Super special thanks to Surviving the Stores for contributing to this list!
Atlanta Restaurant Coupons

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--Barbara

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Tax Day Freebies 2015

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Tax Day Freebies

Ahh, April 15th is upon us.  Can you smell the panic in the air, the long lines at the post office, of those frantic to get their taxes filed before the stroke of midnight?  Ok, so I can’t either, but you get the drift.  And in any case, with tax day comes cool Tax Day Freebies.  Super-special thanks to More with Less Today for sharing this list!

Sometimes individual franchise owners choose not to participate in freebies and discounts so be sure and call ahead to avoid disappointment.

18 Tax Day Freebies 2015

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--Barbara

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Orkin’s Guide to Ousting Bed Bugs

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So if you’re at all like me, the title alone of this post just sent you spiraling in to an upheaval, complete with the childish on-the-chair “it’s a bug” dance.  What?  No one else does that?  Mmkay…

Ask the Orkin Man

Recently, Orkin  hosted a blogger event for Atlanta bloggers.  In exchange for sharing skin-crawling information during the event and in this post, I receive a form of compensation; however, all opinions and bad puns are completely my own.  I also wish to note, as I’m typing this, I’m listening to the clickety-clacky crunchy sound of stink bugs fluttering around my den.  Bonus points?? [Read more...]

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--Barbara

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Atlanta Baby and Child Expo 2015 {giveaway}

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Atlanta Baby and Child Expo 2015 logo

The Atlanta Baby and Child Expo is fast approaching! I had such a delightful time attending in years past, and am super-excited about it’s upcoming return.  Also, I’m happy to offer tickets to give away, too!  (see details below)

Atlanta Baby and Child Expo 2015:

The Atlanta Baby and Child Expo is considered THE premier event for expecting and new parents in the Southeast.  We bring in the ultimate in parenting and baby products and professionals.  It’s an elite experience, intimate in setting and not overwhelming.  It’s a party for expectants, new parents, grandparents and their family and friends. [Read more...]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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