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2015 Tennessee Valley Fair Ticket Giveaway & Discount Day Info

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Are you planning on attending the 2015 Tennessee Valley Fair, September 11-20? If so, then you should know admission tickets, ride armbands, and concert tickets are discounted through September 10!

If you prefer to order in person the ticket office is now open at  3301 East Magnolia Avenue on Monday thre Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The fair also offers a number of discount days:
Opening Day Special – $1.00 Admission!Friday, September 11, 2015
In celebration of our 96th year, fairgoers can enter the Fairgrounds on Friday, September 11 for only $1! Discount begins at 3:00 p.m. and ends promptly at 4:36 p.m.


Tailgating DaySaturday, September 12, 2015
Wear University of Tennessee colors and get $1 off each adult admission.


Scout DaySaturday, September 12, 2015
All current Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts (18 years and under) receive FREE admission with proper identification. Come enjoy activities just for Scouts and earn a special patch.


Guidebook $3 Off CouponMonday, September 14 – Thursday, September 17, 2015
Take advantage of $3 off an adult admission (w/ coupon) when you come to the Fair on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Coupon available in our 2014 Guidebook or exclusively from the Knoxville News Sentinel.


Student DayMonday, September 14, 2015
Students 12th grade and under receive FREE admission from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.


Senior Home Assistance of Tennessee Senior Citizen’s DayTuesday, September 15, 2015
Seniors age 65+ receive FREE admission all day. Special entertainment, events and contests for seniors in the Pepsi Community Tent.
Presented by Senior Home Assistance of Tennessee.


Penny 4 Arts DayTuesday, September 15, 2015
Students 12th grade and under participating in the Penny 4 Arts Program offered by the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Greater Knoxville receive FREE admission from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. (Participants must obtain voucher from Penny4Arts website)


Tennessee Education Lottery DayThursday, September 17, 2015
$3.00 off adult admission with any non-winning Tennessee Lottery ticket.
Presented by: Tennessee Education Lottery


Tailgating DaySaturday, September 19, 2015
Wear University of Tennessee colors and get $1 off each adult admission.


Hometown Heroes DaySunday, September 20, 2015
Current and past military, police, deputy sheriffs, firefighters, first responders, nurses and teachers receive FREE admission with proper identification.
Presented by: Regions Bank


**Please Note: Discounts cannot be combined with other offers**
Questions? Call (865) 215-1471

GIVEAWAY!!

The generous people at the Tennessee Valley Fair have given me tickets AND parking passes to give to some of my lucky readers! Two readers will win family 5 packs of tickets and one Free Parking Pass for any night of the 2015 Tennessee Valley Fair!

Use the form below to enter. Good Luck!

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Mornings With Fox 43: Coupon Katie’s Back to School Tips & Deals

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Here are the Back to School Savings Tips and Deals we covered this morning on Mornings with Mornings with Fox 43.  You can stay up to date on all the latest deals by following Coupon Katie on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by signing up for daily emails!  You may also want to check out my Coupon Calendar!

Back to School Saving Tips

Start Now

The Back to School shopping season started early this year and is in full swing. By spacing shopping out you will get the best deals each week. Buy loss leaders each week and Tax Free Weekend is better for your bigger purchases like electronics and clothes.

Just in case you haven’t heard:

The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the first Friday in August and ending at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night.  During this weekend, certain goods may be purchased tax free.  This year’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 7 and ends Sunday, August 9 at 11:59 p.m.

Price Match

To save gas and time take advantage of the price matching policies at Wal Mart, Target or Staples to get the lowest price on all the supplies you need in one stop.

Target Price Match Policy:

We’ll match the price if you buy a qualifying item at Target or CityTarget stores then find the identical item for less in the following week’s Target weekly ad or within seven days at Target.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, BestBuy.com, ToysRUs.com, BabiesRUs.com or in a competitor’s local printed ad. Price match may be requested prior to your purchase. Simply bring in proof of the current lower price, your original receipt and we’ll match the price at the Guest Service Desk.

Wal-Mart Price Match Policy

We’re committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. So if you find a current lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we’ll match it.

The following are guidelines and limitations:

  • The prices on Walmart.com and online retailers* will be matched
  • Our customers must provide the online price and retailer
  • The item must be currently in-stock at the online retailer’s website at the time the request for the price match is made
  • The item must be sold and fulfilled by online retailers listed below*
  • We reserve the right to verify the price of the identical, in-stock item at the online retailer’s website (i.e., size, model, quantity, brand, color)
  • We will limit quantities to one-per-customer, per item, per day

Staples 110% Back To School Price Match Policy
If you find a lower price on a new identical item, just show us the lower price when you buy the item at Staples and we’ll match the price.

1. Find a lower price
2, Bring in proof of that qualifying lower price
3. Speak to a store associate and we’ll match the price plus we will discount it by 10% of the difference

Shop Late

Save some of your back to school budget for the week after school starts. Back to school items will start to clearance. That is when you stock up on supplies for the rest of the year.

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Kroger shoppers, here’s a great way to save on back to school clothes! Right now Kroger has eCoupons available on gift cards. You can save 20% off a Gap or Old Navy gift cards!

You can use these gift cards with any store sale, coupon or coupon codes so it’s like getting an extra 20% off on top of all the store savings! You could also stock up on these now for Tax Free Weekend.

Kroger Giftcard eCoupons

-Save 20% on Old Navy wyb (1) Old Navy Giftcard
-Save 20% on Gap Options wyb (1) Gap Options Giftcard
-20% on GAP when you buy (1) ONE or more GAP Gift Cards
-Save $10 on Ebay wyb (2) Ebay giftcards
-Save $10 on Sephora wyb (2) $25 Sephora giftcards

These offers end 8/1/15.

There is also Save $5.00 on School Supplies when you Spend $20.00 available!

Free Amazon Prime for College Students

 College Students can get a Free 6 month membership to Amazon Prime. Sign up requires an .edu email address.

* FREE two-day shipping on textbooks and tons of other stuff

* Deals and promotions exclusively for Students, can cancel or  join Amazon Prime for 1/2 price at end of 6 months.

 

Target

Buy One Get One 50%  Off on Kid’s character apparel, backpacks and school supplies. Also in ad coupons for $10 off bedding or bath purchase of $50 and $25 off  bedding or bath purchase of $100.

Crayola Crayons (64 count)-$2 you can Price Match these at another store!

Sharpie Clear View Highlighters (3ct)- $4
-$1/1 coupon from the 7/26 SmartSource
Final cost=$3

Print a $2 off $10 Up & Up School Supply purchase coupon!

 

Office Depot/ Office Max

Office Depot Wood Pencils (12pack)-1¢

Office Depot Plasitc 12″ Rulers-1¢

Office Depot 6″ Protractors-1¢

Sharpie Singles  Permanent Markers-25¢ Price Match

Office Depot Mechanical Pencils (6pk)-25¢

Office Depot 1-Subject Notebook-25¢

Ticonderoga Pencils (12 pack)-$1 Price Match

Sharpie Accent Highlighter (4pk)-$2 Price Match

Staples

Staples 1 Subject Notebooks-25¢

Staples pencil top erasers (12 pack)-25¢

Staples Index Cards-48¢

Crayola Markers -97¢(10 pack)- Price Match

Pentel RSVP Pens (5pack)-$1- Price Match

 WalMart

Crayola Crayons (24 count) – 50¢

Fiskars Wooden Ruler – 25¢

Elmer’s Glue Sticks (Singles) – 25¢

Elmers Glue Sticks (2 pack) – 50¢

Crayola Colored Pencils (12 count) – 97¢

Crayola Classic Markers (10 count) – 97¢

Papermate Pens (10 count)-$0.97
-$.55/1 coupon from 7/26 SmartSource
Final cost=42¢

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The Children’s Place : Up to 80% Off and FREE Shipping!

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If you have kiddos you need to check out the BIG sale over at The Children’s Place!   Right now you get an EXTRA 40% off clearance items – this additional discount will be applied after qualifying clearance items have been added to your cart. In addition, you can use the promo code 25PLACE3 at checkout to get an additional 25% off your entire online order and shipping is FREE on every purchase.

This is a great way to buy ahead or get ready for school!  Check out all the deals here and let me know what deals your getting!

Thanks to reader Elizabeth for sharing this on the Coupon Katie Facebook page! 

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LEGOLAND Home School Discount- As Low As $10 Per Student!

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Heading to Florida any time soon? Check out this deal for home schoolers, courtesy of LEGOLAND .

There are designated days home school families can get a huge discount on LEGOLAND admission. A normal adult ticket (ages 13+) is $89 and a child (ages 3-12) is $82. With the home school deal, tickets are $13.38 per child (up to age 18 as long as they are home schooled) and $26.75 per adult. If you want to add a second day, on a home school day, it’s an additional savings of $10 off per adult for the second day, making each adult $16.75 on the second day.

You can see all the details here.

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Knoxville Zoo Recruiting Volunteers This Saturday

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Ever wanted to volunteer at the Knoxville Zoo?!

Knoxville Zoo is recruiting volunteers who are interested in supporting the zoo’s mission of conservation and education. This Saturday, July 11th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., people interested in being a part of Knoxville Zoo’s team of volunteers are invited to come by the zoo to learn how they can contribute their time and talent.

Those interested in volunteering can talk to current Knoxville Zoo volunteers and zoo staff to learn more about the variety of ways to get involved. Zoo volunteers assist the zoo with programs and events throughout the zoo year-round, including animal education programs for zoo visitors and assisting with special fundraisers like BOO! at the Zoo. The zoo has a variety of ways adult and youth volunteers can be involved, from high-profile interaction with guests as well as behind-the-scenes.

Knoxville Zoo invests in their volunteers with specialized training to prepare them to be well-informed ambassadors. Zoo volunteers are required to work a minimum of 50 hours and attend six monthly meetings each year. The sign-up cost to cover uniforms and training materials is $75.00 for adults over 18 and $125.00 for ages 13 to 17. New volunteers must also be a Knoxville Zoo member to enter the program. Zoo volunteers can earn credit toward their annual zoo membership based on the number of hours they participate.

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Mornings with Fox 43 Coupon Katie Fourth of July Deals

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Good Morning!  Here are the details for all the Fourth of July deals I talked about this morning on Mornings with Fox 43.  You can stay up to date on all the latest deals by following Coupon Katie on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by signing up for daily emails!  You may also want to check out my Coupon Calendar!

Free Shutterfly 20 Page Photo Book

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Shutterfly is offering a FREE Photo Book for both new and existing customers!

Just create your 20-standard finish page 8×8 hard cover photo book and use coupon code SUNNYBOOK at checkout and you’ll just pay shipping (around $7.95 to $8.95).

This offer is only valid through June 30, 2015. Check out more details on this offer here.

Also through June 30th, Shutterfly.com is offering up 100 FREE 4×6 prints when you use the promo code 100FREEPRINTS at checkout. However, this deal gets even better when you order 99 photo prints instead of 100, you’ll save $2 in shipping costs and pay just $5.99 to have the prints shipped to your door – that makes each photo print ONLY 6¢! Note that if you order 100 prints, your shipping charges will be $7.99.

Knoxville Zoo FREE Admission For Veterans, Military and Civilian Service Members July 3rd-5th, 2015

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To celebrate the Independence Day holiday, Knoxville Zoo salutes military and civilian service members and veterans with free admission to the zoo Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th. Active service personnel eligible for free admission includes active duty military and members of the National Guard, as well as police, fire, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Military and civilian service veterans will receive free admission as well. (Free admission is for active service personnel and veterans only, and valid identification conveying their status as an active military or service member or veteran will be required for entry.)

AND, you  can see the sweet new baby gorillas!

Half Off at TNT Fireworks

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Are you buying fireworks this year? Might as well save some money! Through July 4th head over to Groupon where they are offering $20 Worth of Fireworks at TNT Fireworks Stands, Tents, and Retail for only $10! You can  go here to see a list of participating locations near you.

* Not valid on TNT merchandise at other retailers. Excludes “WOW items” where applicable. Valid photo ID required. Stands & tents come down on 7/4. Unused vouchers will automatically be refunded after expiration.

Fourth of July  Food to Buy Tip & Charcoal Deals

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Tip of the week: Think through the rest of your summer (or longer) events and stock up on ketchup, mustard, mayo, salad dressing, chips, soda, hot dogs, barbeque sauce, seasoning, pickles,  crackers, and sports drinks this week!   These are some of the lowest prices you will see for these items so stock up  now.

Strawberries, blueberries, corn on the cob, and watermelon will be on sale everywhere this week too.

Charcoal Deals

Lowes– Kingsford 2-Pack 18.6-lb (37.2-lb Total) Charcoal Briquettes for just $9.99
Food City-starting July 1 Kingsford Charcoal (15.4lb) is on sale for $3.99.  Use the  $1.50 off 1 coupon from your June 28 SmartSource that to get  this for $2.49. (thru July 7)
Kroger-Kingsford Charcoal (15.4lb) is on sale for $4.99. Use the  $1.50 off 1 coupon from your June 28 SmartSource to get  this for $3.49. (thru July 7)
WalmartKingsford Charcoal Briquets, Two 15-lb Bags for $7.94.

Back to School Deals Start  Sunday July 5th

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If you are like me you cringe at hearing “Back to School Deals” already but like it or not they start Sunday.

Office Depot/OfficeMax-

Pencil Pouch-1¢ with $5 minimum purchase, limit 3
Office Depot Brand Beveled Erasers (3 pack)-1¢ with $5 minimum purchase, limit 3
tug 2-hole pencil sharpener- 1¢ with $5 minimum purchase, limit 3

Office Depot/ OfficeMax Plastic Ruler- 25¢
Scholastic Pourable Glue (4oz)-25¢
Scholastic Art Broad Tip Markers-25¢

Staples

2-Pocket Tab Folders-15¢
Wood Ruler-35¢
Composition Books-50¢
Crayola Makers (fine or broad) and Colored Pencils (10-12 pack)-97¢
Bic Pens or Mechanical Pencils (5-10 pack)-$1

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Knoxville’s Largest Kid’s Party is Tomorrow May 29th

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If you’re planning on going here is the latest info from the Knoxville Largest Kid’s Party Facebook page

First – the event is on Friday, May 29th from 11am-8pm at the World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn (the one with the fountains). Admission is $5 per person (kids 3 & under are FREE)

Once you pay your $5, all of the activities inside are free with the exception of face painting and anything you might want to purchase from the vendors. There will be free doughnuts provided by Krispy Kreme, free pizza samples from Wood Fired Pizza, a very special free treat from Chickfila, and lots of free goodies from our wonderful vendors!

Activities for kids and adults include the giant gymnastics obstacle course, 28 foot rock wall, eurobungee trampoline, Frozen shows, magic shows, inflatable, Days Gone By old timey fun area, face painting, caricatures, free Karate classes, Lego play area, Cross Fit demos for kids and adults, The Vortex interactive science Van, brain teaser games, Xbox games, photo booth, hand and arm massages from Aveda, coloring contest and prizes by Pop A Lock, tours on the Krispy Kreme Cruiser, fun booth provided by The Muse, and exhibitions from Premier Athletics!

Our food vendors include Brusters Ice Cream, Rollin Smoke BBQ Truck, Wood Fired Treats, & New Orleans Style Snow Balls.

****Everyone over the age of 3 must have an arm band to participate in any activities or freebies provided by our vendors. Admissions tables will be located at both ends of the Festival Lawn. The event goes on rain or shine!

 

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