Mother’s Day Deals and Freebies 2015

Mother's Day Deals and Freebies

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching -like THIS Sunday, y’all!  If you’re looking for some ways to help pamper your mom check out these awesome Mother’s Day deals and freebies.  Also, be sure to explore all these great Mother’s Day gifts for under $50.

Amazon – You can save 20% off of any purchase of $100 or more with the code MOMAPP20. This code applies to tops, pajamas, accessories or more. (Only applies to items fulfilled by Amazon.)

Atlanta Braves Game – Treat mom to a Braves game, followed by fireworks.  You can snag discount tickets via Goldstar.

Beef OBradys – All moms will receive a FREE meal (valued at $10) when you dine in. This offer is valid at participating locations.

Boston Market Purchase one individual meal, and get one free for Mom! This offer is valid at participating locations on May 11th.

Champps Americana – When you use your MVP League Card, you get get a $10 off of $30 purchase every month loaded for FREE. Just ask your server when you stop by.

HootersMom can enjoy a FREE entree (priced at $10 or less) on May 11th. This offer is dine in only and Mom must be accompanied by at least one of her awesome kids.

IKEA – Indulge mom in an all-you-can-eat brunch at perhaps her happiest place on earth.  ;)  Menu includes all the brunch trimmings, plus a plethora of desserts, salads, and more.   Adult $15.99 (IKEA FAMILY Members $11.99)  Kids 12 & Under $4.99 (IKEA FAMILY Members $2.99)  Can order tickets in the restaurant and the Swedish Food Market.  9:30 am – 6:00 pm

Georgia Renaissance Festival – On Sunday, the first 100 Moms through the gate receive a free flower.

Medieval Times, Atlanta – Moms are FREE Mother’s Day weekend, WYB one full-priced adult admission! Visit for more information and to secure your tickets on May 9th – 11th.  Book online or over the phone (1-888-WE-JOUST) with code MOMWeb

McCormick & Schimicks – Mom will receive a free chocolate covered strawberry with her meal. It is recommended you make reservations if you plan to dine here.

Public Gardens -  Friday, May 9th, 2014, is National Public Gardens Day. Many will offer free admission (and more). Visit the National Public Gardens page to find out more.

Redbox – Rent any movie and you will get an option to get a second one (select titles only) and save $0.50! This offer has been confirmed to work when reserving online, but not yet at the kiosk.

Shoneys – Mom gets a free slice of strawberry pie with any entree or buffet purchase on May 10th.

ShutterflyGet a personalized card for Mom for FREE! You do have to pay shipping of $0.99, but that is definitely less that you will pay at your local store! Use the code CARD4U at checkout.

Sky View Atlanta – Mom is FREE on May 11th with purchase of a Child’s ticket.

Starbucks - When you purchase one Oprah Chai hand-crafted beverage, you can get another one free! This offer is available only on May 11th, at participating locations.

Stevie B’s Pizza – Mom can enjoy a FREE buffet on May 11th. You will need to present your voucher in order to get this offer (available on their Facebook page).

Walgreens – Get a free 8×10 picture using code free2print.  

Yogurt Mountain
Stop by before Friday, May 9th, and donate $2 to the American Heart Association and you’ll get a free 6 oz yogurt this weekend. Perfect treat for mom!

TCBY — Mom gets a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt at participating stores only.

Zoos – Many zoos around the country offer free admission to mom. You can find a comprehensive list HERE.  For Zoo Atlanta, you can snag BOGO tickets.

Take mom to a free concert. Here in Georgia, there are a couple free concerts happening on Mother’s Day. Red Top Mountain State Park is jamming bluegrass Saturday evening (May 10)! In Sandy Springs, you can attend Concert by the Springs. You could also take her to Historic Fourth Ward Park for the Neighborhood Jazz SeriesThanks Long Live Learning for sharing these!

This list will be updated as more offers are released, so make sure that you bookmark it and check back later!

Jewelry Deals For Under $3

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

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Earth Day Freebies for Kids

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.  :)

Kids Free Summer Reading Programs 2015

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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