Free Rita’s Italian Ice March 20, 2012

Just a friendly reminder tomorrow, March 20, 2012, you can get a free regular size Rita’s Italian Ice from noon to 9pm.

It is the perfect way to celebrate the first day of Spring! Love this weather and Market Square. Anyone else planning on going?

Zulily: LEGOS 50% Off

Zulily has LEGO products for 50% off today through Monday 3/19. My boys are LEGO and Star Wars crazy, so I thought this sale was worth passing on.

My favorite is the Star Wars Tie Fighter Carry Case Playmat ZipBin and the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Hardcover.

If you are not a member of Zulily, it is a daily deal site offering some super cute stuff at 50-90% off. You can sign up for free here.

Hours of Fun with our $1.19 Box of Rice Krispies

Rice Krispies are part of Kroger’s Mega Event sale this week. If you printed the $4/4 Kellogg’s coupon that was available last week you can get a box for only $1.19.

Rice Krispies  (20 oz)-$2.19 after Mega Event savings
-$4/1 Kellogg’s printable coupon (no longer available) or $1/2 Kellogg’s printable coupon
Final cost=as low as $1.19

Today we found several ways to use our Rice Krisipes.

1. We used them in math by gathering piles of 1o’s. This helped my pre-schooler with place value and counting by 10’s. My kindergartener worked with 100’s.  Then we ate our math.

2. We used them in science. We used a balloon and a plate of Rice Krispies to talk about static electricity. Just rub the balloon on a piece of wool, or your brother’s head, and then place the balloon over a plate of Rice Krispies. The static electricity in the balloon will attract the cereal.  Then we ate our science.

3. We used them to make crafts. We did not eat our crafts.

We also plan to make these fun Easter Treats with our bargain Rice Krispies.

How are you using the deals you found this week?

Half Off Depot: 17% Off All Orders (3/16/12)

Half Off Depot is having a St. Patrick’s day sale today, March 16, 2012.  You will get an extra 17% Off all orders when you use the code LUCKY17 at checkout.

That means today you could get a $20 voucher to Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q for only $8.30. Or with Spring Break here you may want to check out Half Off Depot’s Family Deals page for great deals on some family fun!

Half Off Depot:Take 14% off Any Order Today for Pi Day

Half Off Depot is cel­e­brat­ing Pi Day today!

Today only you’ll get 14% off any order  when you use the code 14OFF. There are several deals avail­able in Knoxville includ­ing: Fox’s Pizza Den, Smoothie King, White­wa­ter Raft­ing Trip with Raft One, Nori Mod­ern Noo­dle & Sushi, and Sport Clips.

Remember, Half Off Depot has deals in other cities. If you are looking for gifts for out of town families or ways to save on vacations then you should check it out!

Tennessee Smokies Opening Night Game Tickets Only $1!

If you are looking for some frugal family fun this is a great deal!  Until 2:00 am on Wednesday March 14th you can purchase tickets to the Tennessee Smokies opening night game for only $1 We have taken our boys to a few Smokies games and they always have so much fun.

In 2011, the Tennessee Smokies were recognized from among over 160 minor league teams and named the recipient of the John H. Johnson President’s Award. The President’s Award, Minor League Baseball’s top accolade, has been presented annually since 1974 to honor the complete baseball franchise – based on franchise stability, and significant contributions to the community, its league and the baseball industry.

In appreciation of this prestigious award, the Smokies would like to offer our outstanding fans the “President’s Award Ticket Special.” For 160 hours, fans can purchase a $10 ticket to the Smokies’ Opening Night (April 10) game for only $1.00.

Fans will be able to purchase the $1 tickets on the team’s Web site at, at the Smokies ticket office or by calling (865) 286-2300 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7. The “President’s Award Ticket Special” will end at 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14.

Mimi’s Cafe: Buy One Get One Free Lunch or Dinner Entree Coupon

You can print a coupon for a free lunch or dinner entree at Mimi’s Cafe with the purchase of another lunch or dinner entree and two drinks. This coupon is valid through March 14, 2012.

Thanks Jill