Ripley’s Tennessee Attractions: $5 Admission for Sevier, Blount, Cocke, Jefferson or Knox County Residents May 3-7, 2015




RIPLEYS Sevier County Days  are happening May 3-May 7, 2015.

If you live or work in Sevier, Blount, Cocke, Jefferson, or Knox counties, you can visit all Ripley’s attractions for $5 per person (per location)!!

$1 from each admission will be donated to Sevier County Food Ministries.

This $5 promo includes:

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium

Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze

Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf

Ripley’s Old McDonald Mini-Golf

Guinness World Records Attractions

Each person in the party must live or work in a qualifying county to get discount. You will need a photo ID and a pay stub (if you don’t live in one of the counties).  I know utility bills have been used in the past but I have been told they will not work this time.  You can call 888-240-1358 with other questions.


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Easy Minecraft Birthday Cake & Party Ideas



My middle child is turning 5.  Because Minecraft is all the rage around my house he wanted a Minecraft party.

Because I have a seven week old I am tired and did not do a lot of planning ahead.

Somewhat last minute I starting searching Pinterest for a cake idea all things Minecraft party. I was  totally impressed and completely overwhelmed by the cakes I found. They had fondant and cake spray paint and so much more.

I would love to one day take cake decorating classes,  but as that has not happened yet I was looking for easy. Like really easy.  It just didn’t seem to exist. So, I chose the easiest Minecraft character I could think of and went with it.

The Cake

Here is my Creeper Cake.

Bake your caked in a 16x9in pan, cut it in half and cover with green icing.

For the face I used a Hershey bar. It only takes one. Four squares for each of the eyes, one for the “nose”, six for the mouth and a half a square for the bottom of the mouth. Done.  My 5 year old will love it.


For the Minecraft decorations I used free printables from Catch My Party.  The banner was so cute.

Minecraft-party-printableHere is how we used some of them:




Carrots-Carrots :)

Diamonds- Blueberries (I didn’t think ahead, blue ring pops would have been great for this)

Gold Bars- Pineapple

TNT- Red twizzlers wrapped with TNT  printable from here

Cookies- Mini chips ahoy cookies

Redstone- Red raspberries

Coal-Dark chocolate covered raisins

I also wrapped  TNT & Creeper printable from here  around some party poppers.

And there you have it – an easy Minecraft birthday party!


What are your best homemade cakes/ideas!?  Here are a few more of my humble attempts.  They are not even close to perfect but I love the idea of always making my boys their favorite cakes. :)

In my career as a mom I have tried Elmo cupcakes

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I have tried a LEGO cake

Lego-cake2Paw Patrol cakes


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WBIR Mornings With Fox 43 Deal Round Up 4/28/15


Good Morning!  Here is a breakdown of all the 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!

Deals for Today!

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Through  today ,The Children’s Place is offering 50% off + free shipping on all orders when you use coupon code PLACE3 at checkout. This is a great chance to stock up on summer clothes and accessories.  You can get flip flops for under $2 shipped!


Deals for This Week


Krispy Kreme

April 28, 2015, Krispy Kreme is celebrating Super Hero Day with a free dozen doughnuts when you purchase another dozen. No coupon needed.

If your super hero is a mom, dad,  teacher, local law enforcement, etc Kripsy Kreme want to help you celebrate them. So grad a dozen and share a dozen.


Target: Huggies Pull-Ups as Low as $3.69 + More

Buy 1 Huggies Pull-Ups Jumbo Pack priced $7.99-$8.99
$2 off Pull-Ups training pants Target store coupon found here
stack with the 5% off Huggies Pull-Ups Cartwheel Offer (will deduct $0.30 if they are $7.99)
stack with$2.00 off PULL-UPS Training Pant s coupon
Final cost =as low as only $3.69

Plus is you use your Target RedCard debit card you’ll save another 5%!


$45 for 1-Year Sam’s Plus Club Membership, $20 Gift Card & Food Vouchers

Through May 4th,  Groupon is offering new Sam’s members a One-Year Sam’s Plus Club Membership, a $20 Sam’s Club Gift Card, AND three FREE Fresh-Food Vouchers for ONLY $45 (a $142.94 value!). The free food vouchers alone are valued at $22.94 and include vouchers for a rotisserie chicken, a container of Italian Rose Fresh Salsa and Gourmet cupcakes 8-count.

Because this is a Sam’s Plus Membership you will also get:

$10 cash rewards for every $500 in qualifying purchases, up to $500 annually
$130 in special members-only instant savings
Early shopping hours, 7 a.m. Monday – Saturday (hours may vary by club)

Expires Jul 27th, 2015. Limit 1/person. Not valid for membership renewal. Not valid for current members or those that were members less than 6 months before 4/21/15. Valid for U.S. locations only; not valid in Puerto Rico. Not valid until 4/24/15. No refunds for purchased vouchers. Must activate membership in club by 7/27/15; membership expires 1 year from activation date.


This Month


Looking for a fun and frugal activity this summer?

It is easy, sign up at to get a voucher for two free games of bowling for each of your children every single day all summer long. Check to see what nearby bowling alleys are participating here.

Follow these simple instructions to sign up:

Register your children online
Select a participating bowling alley (there are 3 in the Knoxville area!)
At the beginning of each week, you’ll receive tickets that your children can use.
Head to your local bowling alley & enjoy!
*You will  have to pay for shoe rental, but it’s still a great deal!

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April 26 through May 23rd scan your ExtraCare® Rewards card at the Coupon Center for their 30% off select product lines including CVS Brand, Gold Emblem Abound, Gold Emblem, Total Home, and Caliber coupon. (Limit of one coupon each week per ExtraCare member.)

You will also receive a Free reusable shopping bag with purchase! All of CVS store brand product lines and CVS Brand products come with a 100% money-back

Offer excludes sale items, vitamins, sun-care products, gift with purchase offers, CVS/pharmacy gift cards, clearance and all products containing pseudoephedrine, ephedrine and items limited by law.

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nCrowd: Extra 40% Off Local Deals This Weekend

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4/25-26: Extra 40% Off Select Local Offers at, code SELECT40

This weekend get an Extra 40% Off Select Local Offers at    Chose the deals you love and use the coupon code SELECT40 at checkout.
If you are thinking about Mother’s Day check out the massage and salon deals!

muse-knoxvilleThis code would make a family 4 pack of tickets to The Muse of Knoxville just $5.40! Totally worth it!

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If you’re heading to Pigeon Forge soon or already planning your summer fun check out this Lazer Port Activity Pass including Go-Carting, Laser Tag & Blacklight Mini-Golf deal. After code SELECT40 this Lazer Port activity pass will be only $9!

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FREE Disney Personalized Stick Figure Decal-Available Again!


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Right now you can create a FREE Disney Family Decal! Just click “Build Now”  on the banner above and then create your decal by picking your family, adding names, and choosing your background. Once you have done so, you’ll be able to order your decal completely FREE of charge (including FREE shipping!).


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Children’s Festival of Reading 2015 – Mark Your Calendars!

Mark you calendars for this year’s Knox County Public Library’s  Children’s Festival of Reading!!  It is happening May 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at World’s Fair Park.  This is event is always SO fun, your kids will love it.  Admission and parking are free.
You have a superpower: READING.
Show it off this summer as we kickoff Summer Library Club and meet world-class authors, illustrators, storytellers and musicians at the Children’s Festival of Reading.

BOOM! Enjoy arts and crafts, storytelling, games, music, food, and dozens of interactive enrichment activities from community groups

POW! Chase a working robot or participate in an experiment at the Science Village, join the Book Parade, and watch local child performers show off their budding talent in the Amphitheater

KABLAM! Watch performances by world-class children’s book authors and illustrators, then meet and ask them questions at the Authors’ Tent, and even get an autograph!

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Free Admission to National Parks This Weekend (April 18-19, 2015)



If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure here is a deal for you! You can get free admission to all National Parks this weekend (April 18-19, 2015). You can find a National Park near you here.

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