REWARD YOUR KIDS’ HARD WORK: Good Report Card Freebies List!

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Good Report Card Freebies

With summer peeking around the corner, it’s almost time again to share those good report cards!  With those good grades comes great rewards, aside of course, from the vast knowledge acquired represented by said good grades.  Here is a current list of FREE rewards for kids who bring home good report cards!  Consider using them as incentives to motivate your kids to finish the year odd strong!

Also, make sure to look at all the great Kids Free Summer Reading Programs available to your kiddos over the summer break – you know, to ensure good report cards next school year.

Teachers, feel free to share this with your coworkers, students, and parents!

I HIGHLY suggest calling ahead to be sure that your area business is participating in these promotions!!  Also, if you know of other freebies not mentioned here, please let me know! 🙂

Many thanks to Saving Dollars and Sense for compiling such an extensive list!
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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Mother’s Day Deals and Freebies 2017

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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, as well as this extensive list of bonus gift cards for moms, dads, and grads.

Super special thanks to Mary from Mission: To Save for contributing to this list for national deals!

Atlanta Local Mothers’ Day Deals & Freebies:

Atlanta Braves GameEnjoy a special Girls Night Out event at SunTrust Park and Coca-Cola Roxy.  Pregame party with Electric Avenue before heading over to watch the game.

 

Chattahoochee Nature Center – Moms get in FREE with the purchase of a regular priced admission ticket.

Georgia Aquarium – Moms get special $20 tickets with purchase of one regular-priced ticket on May 14, 2017.  **If you purchase a City Pass, that is considered a “regular-priced ticket”, so with the City Pass, you can enjoy this special for a 1/2-priced ticket for yo’ mama.

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

High Museum – FREE admission for all, as part of their Second Sunday Funday program.  You can pose for a portrait at 1pm, and then make a cute keepsake frame while you’re there.  Extra perks for members, of course, including Eric Carle story time, yoga classes for bigs and littles, and more.

Medieval Times, Atlanta – moms are free with the purchase of a full priced adult using the offer code MOM17. Mother’s Day package upgrade available for an additional $20 during checkout or at the door. Package includes Queen Bee tote bag, souvenir glass of champagne or mimosa (cider or non-alcoholic beverage will be served to minors), and a framed photo of Mom.

Zoo Atlanta – Moms get in FREE with purchase of child or adult ticket, or when accompanied by a Zoo Atlanta Member.

 

National Mothers’ Day  Deals & Freebies

Amazon – FREE one-day shipping

Beef O Brady’s – Free meal for Mom at Beef O Brady’s with purchase of equal or lesser value up to $10 at particpating locations (5/14 only)

First Watch– Mom’s receive a free box of chocolate with purchase while supplies last on 5/8.  You may recall, my son and I enjoyed our dining experience at First Watch in Dunwoody!

Kroger: Load Kroger digital coupons to save on gift card purchases plus load a 4X Fuel Points on the Weekends coupons too.

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.

Shoneys – FREE Slice of Strawberry Pie for mom with purchase of a Buffet or Entree. Also, enter to win $100 Visa gift card.

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).

Tony Romas – 3-course meal only $28 on Mother’s day; check with your local store for details

YouFit Health Clubs – free “BYOM (Bring Your Own Mom)” Zumba® classes at Youfit (including multiple Atlanta locations) for members and non-members from May 8-19.

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

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Kids Free Summer Reading Programs 2017

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With spring break behind us, summer will be here before we know it, which means it’s time for Kids FREE Summer Reading Programs 2016 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 This Mommy Saves Money for sharing this list!

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

Kids Summer Reading Programs

  • Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program:  This Summer, continue to read books! Children in grades 1 – 6 get ready for a Summer of reading adventures! Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal . Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 16th and September 5th, 2017.  Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.

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--Barbara

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Tax Day Freebies 2017

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Tax Day Freebies 2017

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 2017.  Super-special thanks to Mission: To Save, Parade Magazine, and AJC.com for contributing to this list!

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

Tax Day Freebies 2017

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Veterans’ Day Freebies 2016

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Veterans Day Freebies 2016

November 11 is Veterans Day, so make sure you pass on this information to anyone you know who is a Veteran or Active Duty so they can snag a free deal and/or a free meal! All places require proof of military service, proof of service includes Military ID, Discharge Papers, DD214 and being in uniform. What proof of service required depends on the individual establishment.

Special thanks to Gimme Freebies for contributing to this list of Veterans Day Freebies 2016.

Veterans Day Freebies 2016

Center for Civil and Human RightsThe Center offers discounted admission to both active duty military members and veterans with a valid veteran ID or DD-214 form.  [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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FREE Weekend Events 6-12-15

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In addition to all of the local festivities, there are FREE weekend events –  fun activities to enjoy with your kids, for your kids, and workshops for adults only.

Who says being frugal can’t be fun? Free and fun weekend activities are available all across the USA!  Also, check out these free and frugal ways to beat the heat in Atlanta.  Or, if you prefer to hang out at home, there’s plenty of ways to stay cool in your own backyard, and with cool backyard toys for kids of all ages, and backyard toys for little ones!

Share this page with your friends and family. If you know of any others to share, please let us know! Also, it is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

:: Free Fishing Days

Check the calendar and plug in you location to see when Free Fishing Days are happening in your community.

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:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During June, they include Discover Truly Me Event, Adorable Accents: Twists & Braids, Jewel Highlights, Meal & Memories with Dad and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

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:: Barnes & Noble

Saturday, June 13th at 11 AM

Story time featuring Touch the Brightest Star plus related activities at many B&N locations

Most stores have free toddler story time, NOOK events, hands-on learning events and author events – find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--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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Veterans Day Freebies 2014

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Veterans Day Freebies 2014

Veteran’s Day is this Tuesday, November 11 – and restaurants across the country are preparing to honor our military veterans, past and present with free meals – typically for the veteran and his/her spouse.  You’ll want to call your individual location to confirm that they’re participating, just to be certain.  I’ve compiled a list of places in or near the Atlanta area that are offering freebies and discounts for Veterans Day.  Unless otherwise noted, all deals are on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

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--Barbara

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Chalk Preschool – FREE Online Curriculum

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This is a sponsored campaign with Mums the Word Network and Chalk Preschool . However, all opinions are my very own.

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Now that school is out for the summer, I am constantly searching for ways to keep my kids actively entertained.  While we want to be outside as much as possible, we also need to take frequent breaks from the sun!  (Remember, I have two fair-skinned gingers!)  Since I want to maintain my rising daughter’s budding reading skills before she heads to Kindergarten in the fall, and DON’T want her to park her brain, I’m tapping in to FREE resources I/she can utilize at home.

Enter: Chalk Preschool

It’s super-easy: sign up for a FREE account here for each child.  Each day you have new lessons that are in video format and also printables that go with it. The lessons are simple and easy but are fun for kids too. Plus, did I mention, everything is FREE!

The premise behind Chalk Preschool comes from their brick and mortar schools in Chicago and in Los Angeles.

My 5-year-old daughter and I set up an account for her the first week after school was out, and she started watching the videos.  What I liked about the program is it completely reinforces concepts she learned last school year in pre-K, and does so in a fun manner.Chalk Preschool Orange Room Collage

I also created an account for my 2-year-old son, who LOVES “pwaying on da iPad”, so introducing him to the fun and games available to him through Chalk Preschool was an easy step.  And to sneak in learning was a bonus!  😉

For both kids, I was even able to differentiate the printable activity, which was the letter “f” this time.  For my 5-year-old daughter, who is a reader, we talked about words that begin with the /f/ sound.  Had I not just donated a handful of magazines, I would’ve had her cut and paste pictures representing the /f/ sound.  *sigh*

For my 2-year-old son, who can recognize letters and numbers, I had him identify the letter presented to him, trace it with his cute, pudgy fingers, then talked about how the letter “f” makes the /f/ sound.  He got to basically hear that when I discussed it with my daughter.  He got to color the letter “f”, and we followed up with finding frogs, fingers, and a football around the house.

Here’s what you’ll find with Chalk Preschool:

  • Preschool lessons align with Early Childhood Learning Standards
  • Hands-on activities
  • Integration of cooking, geography, and weather
  • Play-Based teaching methods
  • Both indoor and outdoor activities
  • References using real life visuals
  • Optional activities that continue the learning beyond the computer

As I’ve mentioned before, this is a great way to supplement what you’re already doing.  You cannot rely solely on one program or app or online program to teach your child, but Chalk Preschool is a great way to reinforce what you’re already doing, and to help maintain skills while on long-term school breaks.

To stay abreast on the lastest with Chalk Preschool, go “like” Chalk Preschool on Facebook – also check out the Chalk Preschool Blog, and the Chalk Preschool News Room.  And if you’re not sure where to start with the Chalk Preschool program with your child, check out the Parent Portal to help get you started.

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Free Baby Magazines for Expecting Parents

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If you’re expecting, or have a new little one in your life, then I have some great FREE baby magazines offers for you.  Check ’em out, and let me know if you get them!  :o)

Free Baby Magazines for expecting parents

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Enjoy a FREE subscription to BabyTalk Magazine and a FREE subscription to American Baby Magazine. Signing up for it is simple and easy. Just enter your basic information and the subscription is YOURS — without charge!  I signed up for both BabyTalk and American Baby when I was pregnant with each of my kids, and thoroughly enjoyed getting each!

Go to snag this one — if not for yourself, perhaps for a friend or family member who is expecting.

Finally, here’s a chance to grab Parents Magazine for 2 full years for only $7.99 – this includes all the benefits of their hassle-free automatic renewal guarantee. You also get their Ultimate Birthday Party Planner ABSOLUTELY FREE! (U.S. orders only).

Have you taken advantage of any FREE baby magazines for expecting parents before?  Leave a comment and let me know, and to let other expecting parents know how you liked the deals.  

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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