Wilderness at the Smokies-$10 Admission During Fund for Food Drive

wilderness-smokies-food-fundHave you been wanting to check out Wilderness at the Smokies!?  Right now you can for just $10 a person! 

October 31 and November 1,2,7,8 and 9th 2016 you can head to the River Lodge front desk from 10 am to 8pm and purchase day passes for just $10 per person! Kids ages two and under are free.  There is a limit of 250 passes available per day at the $10 rate and all proceeds go tot he Funds for Food Drive that benefits  Sevier County Food Ministries.

You can read our review of Wilderness at the Smokies here.

Don’t forget you can get $1 Admission to Zoo Knoxville November 10-13th!


Wildreness at The Smokies- 4 Reasons We Will Go Back



We recently packed up and head to Wilderness at the Smokies.  We needed some family time and an idea for one of the boy’s birthday- two birds one stone. Wilderness it was.

Wilderness is home to the Wild WaterDome, Tennessee’s Largest Indoor Waterpark, which features a see-through roof that will weather-proof your vacation and give you the opportunity to tan inside all year long. Along with year-round indoor waterpark fun, you will find two outdoor waterparks right outside your guest room door! And remember to check out the Adventure Forest dry, family adventure center. Featuring a 3 story ropes course, multi-level laser tag, black light mini-golf, mega arcade and much more.

Here are a few reasons we will definitely go back



You pay for your room and all water park passes are included with your stay!   If you live close and are just heading up for just one night you still get TWO days of fun.  How great is that?!  You can preregister for you room at the front desk as early as noon;  they’ll text you when it is ready. While you are not guaranteed access to your room until 4pm you can start enjoying the waterpark as soon as you preregister!  So arrive in your swimsuits ready to have fun!  If you need to bring a small bag with your phone, wallet etc you can get locker.

Check-out time is at 11:00am, however, after you check-out you can continue to use the waterpark all day! There is also free WI-fi, free parking and free water .

Be sure to check out the Specials Offers page!  They run some great deals throughout the year.



2. Variety

For a large family like ours it can sometimes be, let’s say “challenging” to find something everyone can enjoy at the same time.  Wilderness has that covered. Not a single child used the word bored, sighed at me or rolled their eyes during our stay. Not a single one.

The indoor water park has slides and rides for kids of all ages.  Everyone had a blast.  Our toddler loved the smaller play areas and the sloped entrances to the larger pools. My older guys were tall enough to ride the larger slides and they loved them.   The layout is great too.  The smaller child areas have just tone way in or out so I could stand there keeping an eye on them and still be able to see the bigs getting on the water slides.

Going in the summer allowed us the option using both the indoor and outdoor parks. That meant more big slides for the older boys and a lazy river for this mama.  During our stay we tried all the rides and no one could decide which was their favorite!  It was too close to call.   (And yes, I tried all of them too. Even the Wild Vortex. A trap door… A 39-foot vertical free fall drop… Speeds up to 40 mph. The boys didn’t believe that I would do it.  Street cred.)


It rained for a bit on our second day, but it was not a problem. We headed inside to Adventure Forest. The boys had a blast on the climbing wall and ropes course and bowling and playground and on and on. Again, there was some thing everyone could do.   We could have spent an entire day just in that area.



4. Various Spacious Rooms


There are a varitey of rooms available at Wilderness so any size family/group will fit. We stayed in a one bedroom deluxe suite. It had plenty of room for our whole crew.   It allowed us to enjoy our time in the room and truly relax.

They boys slept in the room with two full beds.  This allowed THE HUSBAND and I to stay up late in the other room, lounging on the couch by the fireplace watching football. Does fall get any better than that?!

I also loved that we had a full kitchen.  It is great if you live close and are just running up for a weekend, pack a cooler and you can spend all your time at the resort, no need to run out for anything!  If you’re staying for an extended period of time you can run to the grocery store and not have to eat every meal out. The kitchen was equipped with utensils (place settings for up to 12 people), pots, pans, toaster, coffeemaker, full size refrigerator, microwave, stove, and dishwasher.

4. Very little packing

Seriously, we packed toothbrushes, swim trunks, pajamas and a t-shirt or two. We could because everything else we would need was provided.  Towels for example. When you arrive you will get towel cards that you exchange your card for a towel. When you’re done at the waterparks, exchange your towel for a card. Life jackets and tubes are also provided in the waterpark, so don’t worry about packing those. Water is provided free so no need to pack water bottles either.

For those of you that are local did you know you can have a birthday party at Wilderness?!  I did not but it sounds like such a fun option especially in the winter!

Anything else you want to know about Wilderness at the Smokies?!  Leave a question in the comments and I’ll be happy to answer.

*We were given a discounted rate on our room in exchange for an honest review of our experience.  All views and opinions expressed are 100% mine. You can read the Coupon Katie disclosure policy here.

50% off Navitat Canopy Adventures When Renew or Purchase Zoo Knoxville Membership


Zoo Knoxville and Navitat Canopy Adventures are partnering to make Knoxville even more wildly fun!

To kick-off the partnership and encourage locals to take advantage of the adventures they can have at Zoo Knoxville and Navitat, all new and renewing zoo members will receive a gift card for 50% off a Navitat tour for up to four of their friends and family if purchased through Nov. 15, 2016. The 50% off gift card can be redeemed through May, 2017.

If you are a current zoo member and opt to renew your membership early to get in on this great deal don’t worry, Your membership will be renewed for one year from its expiration date, not the date of their renewal purchase.

Zoo Knoxville members now receive $5 off Navitat treetop tours at Ijams Nature Center, which include more than 60 adventure elementsincluding ziplines, bridges, swings, nets and elevated tunnels. Toursare offered during the day and night, when the treetops are transformed by twinkling lights.

Amazon: Rubbermaid Storage Container 42-Piece Set Only $9.95

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Today only, Amazon is offering this Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container 42-piece Set for just $9.95 (regularly $23.98). This set includes: five 0.5 Cup, five 1.25 Cup, five 2 Cup, two 3 Cup, two 5 Cup, two 7 Cup containers and 21 Easy Find Lids.

I am hoping that they can help this situation:


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Krystal’s 84th Birthday Prize Pack Giveaway!


It is Krystal’s® 84 th birthday, but it’s giving all the presents away to its guests this year with big-time values, free food and a chance to win a free car. This year’s Birthday Celebration offers everything from free coupons on Krystals and multi-packs of 24 Krystals to a grand prize giveaway of a Kia Soul – a stylish square-shaped ride.

To win the grand prize, guests will need to visit their favorite local Krystal restaurant location on Wednesday, October 12 to receive a secret SMS code word* that can earn each person an entry in the Birthday Car prize drawing. One lucky fan will win their own Kia Soul.

Additionally, on October 12 all classic original Krystals will be 50 cents, because nothing says “Happy Birthday, Krystal” like a special deal on everyone’s favorite square sandwich.

To join in the fun we’re giving on lucky Coupon Katie reader a Krystal special prize pack which includes the following: an air freshener, car shade, key chain, steam box coupon and Krystal boxes. Just leave a comment below telling us your favorite Krystal food! It’s that easy!


Note To participate in the free Kia Soul giveaway you must be 18 years or older and be a legal resident in the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA.

Coupon Katie winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries and winner will be notified via email used to enter. Coupon Katie LLC, was given a prize pack to participate in this giveaway. Giveaway ends Oct 12, 2016,  5pm EST

Zoo Knoxville BOO! at The Zoo 2016 Ticket Giveaway #2


BOO! at the Zoo presented by U.S. Cellular® is Knoxville’s largest Halloween event featuring 12 nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun perfect for preschool and elementary-aged children. A Halloween tradition for 30 years, BOO! at the Zoo is a family event featuring trick-or-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo. Each night of BOO! at the Zoo will have a variety of entertainment including dancing with some of your favorite characters in the Chick-fil-A Monster Mash Tent, the Zoo Boo Choo Choo and the only “haunted” carousel in East Tennessee, the Scary-Go-Round. (How can you tell it’s haunted? It goes backwards, of course.)

When is this super fun event!?

October 6 – 9, 2016
October 13 – 16, 1016
October 20 – 23, 2016

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
each evening

$9 per person
Children under 4 admitted free
Free parking

$2 off for Zoo Knoxville members and U.S. Cellular customers

Tickets are available for purchase at Knoxville Zoo, or by phone at 865-637-5331 or online by clicking here.

Please note – toy guns will not be permitted at Boo at the Zoo. Thank you for your cooperation.

I am excited to be working with Zoo Knoxville to give some lucky Coupon Katie readers a four pack of tickets to this years BOO! at the Zoo!!   Just leave a comment telling us what costumes you’ve chosen this year!   

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Winner will be chosen at random from all entries and notified via email used to enter. Winner must be in US and 18 years of age and will have 24 hours to claim prize. Winner is responsible for transportation and all other costs associated with attending Boo! at the Zoo 2016.

Coupon Katie Food City Food Show Recap

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Hi and welcome to all of you who are visiting Coupon Katie after today’s Food City Food Show money saving talk!  It was great to meet so many of you today.

I hope to get a thorough recap of my talk up soon but for now here are just a few links and some info from today:

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And if you are searching for a specific coupon you can use the Coupon Katie coupon database here.

You can also join the Free cash back apps SavingStar here and Ibotta here.  For more information on how to link your ibotta account and Food City card go here.

You can sign up for all the Free Food City Savings Clubs and digital coupons here.

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