Knoxville Frugal Family Summer Fun on Mornings With Fox 43




Good Morning!  Here are the details for all the Frugal Summer Fun 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 will find all these deals on my Coupon Calendar!

Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut

In honor of National Doughnut Day, on Friday, June 5, stop in to any Krispy Kreme US or Canadian location for a FREE doughnut of any variety!

Sonic Drive-In 50¢ Corn Dogs Tuesday May 26


Tuesday, May 26, 2015 is National End of School Day and Sonic is celebrating with $0.50 Corn Dogs all day!
Don’t forget drinks and slushies are 1/2 priced from 2-4pm everyday and milkshakes are half priced after 8pm for summer!

Summer Movie Programs

Regal Cinema’s 2015 Summer Movie Express Starts June 2nd: See These Movies for Just $1!


Regal Cinemas have announced the schedule for its Summer Movie Express 2015. Family friendly movies are just  $1 each throughout the summer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

In our area, Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, Regal Knoxville Center Stadium 10 and Regal West Town Mall Stadium 9 are participating in this promotion.  Movies will start June 2, 2015. Tickets will be available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am.

You can see the  Summer Movie Express line up here.

Carmike Cin­e­mas Summer Movie Program 2015


This is going on Thursday’s at 10am starting June 4th.  $4 Admission  includes a small Popcorn and small drink. This is happening at select Carmike theaters so make sure to check your location here. In Knoxville this is happening at Carmike 10.

Cinemark Summer Movie Program 2015

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At Cinemark you can see 10 shows for $5 if you pay in advance or pay $1 at the box office starting June 3rd. All shows are Wednesday at 1oam.  You can see all the information here.

Free Fishing Day June 6th


Early in June each year , the TWRA allows all residents and non-residents to fish without a license. Children that are 15 years of age or younger may fish without a license for the entire week starting on Free Fishing Day and continuing through the following Friday. Children younger than 13 may fish without a license at any time of the year. The TWRA sponsors many Kids Free Fishing Day events and stocks thousand of pounds of catfish to help make the events quality experiences for young anglers.

The Cove at Concord Park Free Fishing Day is happening June 6th from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. There will be prizes and snacks!

Anderson County Kids Fishing Day for 5 to 13 year olds is June 6th from 8:30am to 1:30 pm at Eagle Bend Fish Hatchery, 1207 Seivers Blvd in  Clinton, TN.   Please bring your own fishing pole and gear

Every Kid in a Park: FREE Admission for One Year to National Parks For All 4th Graders & Their Families


If you will have a fourth grader this fall (which I will!!)  here is a fun heads up.

A new initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture FREE OF CHARGE!

To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, we are kicking off the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-2016 school year.

Soon, you will have access to your own Every Kid in a Park pass. This pass will give you free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!

The Every Kid in a Park pass will be available for the 2015-2016 school year.

***U.S. military members and their dependents can get a FREE annual pass to the National Parks. Check the USGS website for more information.

Also, don’t forget all the great Summer Reading Programs this summer!


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CVS Best Deals of the Week May 24-30, 2015



Here are the best deals I see happening at CVS for the week of May 24-30, 2015.

If you are new to CVS shopping you can check out my  CVS Store Guide  for tips and how to’s. You may also want to read over CVS’s Coupon Policy . Also, if you want to keep track of your Extra Care Bucks on your smartphone you can read about the new CVS smartphone apps here.

Extra Care Bucks Deals

Spend $15 on Sally Hansen Cosmetics (excludes clearance), Get $5 Extra Care Bucks (limit 3)
Deal idea
Buy 5 Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color -$3.19 each
-4 $1.50/1 Sally Hansen Nail Color $3.19 or more coupons from the 5/3 RP (exp. 6/3)
stack with $5 off any cosmetics purchase of $15 or more coupon printing from CVS Coupon Machine this week (excludes clearance)
Out of Pocket=$4.95
Get Back =$5 ECB
Final cost= 5 items for Free after coupons and ECB

Buy 2 L’Oreal hair care or hair color (excludes Salon & clearance), Get $4 Extra Care Bucks (limit 1)
Deal idea
Buy 2 L’Oreal Advanced Stylers (3.4-8.3 oz.)-2 for $8.50
-2 $2/1 L’Oreal Advanced Hairstyle coupons from he 5/17 RP
Out of Pocket= $4.50
Get Back=$4 ECB
Final cost= $0.25 each after coupon and ECB

Glade spray (8-9 oz.)-Buy 3 for $3, Get $1 Extra Care Bucks (limit 1)
Final cost =$0.66 each after ECB

CVS body Wash or Essence of Beauty cleansing bath pouf -$1.99 , Get $1 Extra Care Bucks (limit 2)
Final cost =$0.99 after ECB

Select Suave Hair Care -2 for $6, Get  $1 Extra Care Bucks (limit 1)
-$3/2 Suave Gold Hair Care Items coupon from the 5/17 RP
Out of Pocket=$3
Get Back=$1 ECB
Final cost =$1 each after coupon and ECB

Colgate Total (5.8-6 oz.), mouthwash (250 ml) or select Colgate toothbrushes-Buy  2 for $6.98, Get $2 Extra Care Bucks(limit 2)
-2 $1/1 Colgate Mouthwash or Mouth Rinse coupons from the 5/3 SS or $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste coupon from the 5/17 SS
Out of Pocket=as low as $4.98
Get Back=$2 ECB
Final cost =as low as  $1.49 each after coupon and ECB

Other Good Deals

Wet n Wild Products (excludes clearance) -on sale Buy One Get One Free
Deal idea
Buy 2 Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color- $0.99 each
– 2 $0.50/1 Wet n Wild Item coupons from the 5/10 SS (exp. 5/24)
Final cost= both items for Free

7UP, A&W, Canada Dry or Sunkist (2 liter)- $0.99
-$0.30 instant coupon printing from the CVS Coupon Machine
Final cost =$0.69

Always Discreet pads (12-20 ct.) or liners (30-48 ct.)- $4.99
$2/1 Always Discreet Incontinence Pad Printable or $2/1 Always Discreet Incontinence Liner Printable
Final cost =$2.99

Arm & Hammer liquid detergent (25-32 loads)- $2.99


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$10 off $10 JCPenney Purchase Coupon (Text Offer)

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Text FB to 527-365 to get a  JCPenney  text coupon good for $10 off any $10 purchase!  You should be able to get something free or almost free with this high value coupon.

  • Text FB 527-365
  • Click on URL link that is sent to you via text and enter your phone number
  • You will receive a second text
  • Reply to text with FB
  • You will receive your $10 off $1o text coupon!


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FREE Summer Reading Programs 2015 : Earn Great Rewards!



Here is the Free Summer Reading Program 2015 Round Up! These are some great rewards that should definitely encourage your kiddos to keep reading this summer!

Tennessee Smokies Summer Reading Program


If you live in East Tennessee this is a program that you will want to check out. The Tennessee Smokies Summer Reading Program is for Smokies fans 12-and-under.

There are five levels of participation that are to be completed by each child participating. To complete a level all your child has to do is read 10 books, 10 chapters, or have 10 books read to him/her (if your child is not reading yet). Once your child has completed his/her first level, bring the Level 1 reading program form to the ticket office at Smokies Park, and exchange it for prizes and free tickets to a Smokies game. We did this last summer and it was great! Here are the rest of the details:

LEVEL 1 – The Single: Two Smokies Tickets, Shoney’s Bookmark
LEVEL 2 – The Double: Two Smokies Tickets, a Shoney’s Pencil
LEVEL 3 – The Triple: Two Smokies Tickets, a Shoney’s & Homer’s Color Me Pennant
LEVEL 4 – The Home Run: Two Smokies Tickets, a Knoxville Zoo ticket & a Free Shoney’s Dessert
LEVEL 5 – The Grand Slam: Two Tickets to the August 4th Picnic at the Ballpark, a Smokies Card set & a Shoney’s Healthy Kids Meal

Knox County Library Summer Club


Knox County Library’s Summer Library Club is a fun way to help children maintain and improve reading skills through the summer break. The program rewards kids of all ages for reading (or being read to) during the summer. Once kids reach their reading goal, they receive an awesome rewards package! Registration opened May 16th. You can register kids, teens and adults!

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Prizes include a stretchy, flying superhero and a rewards book. The children’s rewards book is filled with vouchers for more than $200 worth of treats and adventures. Check out a complete listing of the rewards.

There is no required book list for Summer Library Club, but if you’d like some suggestions to get started, download the Summer Reading Book List, with lots of super titles for kids ages 3-12.



Barnes & Noble


At  Barnes & Noble, help your children read eight books this summer and track them on the Barnes & Noble reading log. They can then turn their reading log in at any Barnes & Noble store between May 19 and September 7, 2015  get a free book.



Book IT! by Pizza Hut Summer Reading Program


Starting June 22nd-August 15th, each time your child reads 5 books, they can enter to win prizes. There is a total of 50 prize packages consisting of a tote bag, Pizza Hut gift card, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books and More! Go here for more information.


Scholastic Summer Challenge

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Sign your kids up here and you can  download the free Family Participation Guide for children ages 0-6 or for children ages 7-12 for fun reading activities to do at home and watch the “HOW TO” video.
You can also download the Free Scholastic Reading Timer App . Kids can log minutes, time themselves reading and you can track their progress and get daily reading tips. The more minutes kids read, the more rewards and recognition they earn for themselves and their school!


Sylvan Book Adventure

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Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline and then come back to take a quiz on what they’ve read. Prizes can be earned for their reading success. Head over here to register and learn more.

Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards

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Read everyday for 2 weeks and get 10 free Chuck E. Cheese game tokens! You can print your reading calendar here! If you child is not reading there are several other reward calendars you can print for free tokens!


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Buy 1 Get 1 Free Horizon Snack Crackers or Grahams Coupon = 2 FREE Boxes at Target


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Buy 1 Any Horizon Snack Crackers and get 1 free has reset the Buy any Horizon Snack Crackers, Sandwich Crackers, or Snack Grahams and Get 1 Free coupon (up to $4.29)! Print this coupon while you can. IF your Target carries these (mine does not) then you can get two FREE boxes right now. Here’s the deal:


Buy 2 Horizon Sandwich Crackers-$3.49 each
Total = $6.98
50% off Horizon Snacks Target Cartwheel offer (will deduct $3.49)
Buy 1 get 1 Free Horizon Crackers coupon found here
Final cost =2 Free boxes

My Kroger does carry these in the natural/ organic section.  So, even if you’re not a Target shopper print this coupon!

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Free Curad Truly Ouchelss Bandage Sample



While supplies last, you can go here to request a FREE Curad Truly Ouchless sample! Allow 6-8 weeks for sample delivery.

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Mambo Sprouts Free Coupon Booklet: Full of Organic/Natural Product Coupons!



My April savings booklet came in the mail last week and it reminded me to remind you to sign up if you don’t already receive the Free Mambo Sprouts coupon booklets! 

These are filled with coupons for natural and organic products. They are manufacturer coupons so they can be used at any store that carries these products!

Sign up now to get on the summer mailing list. Your book will come in July but it is limited to the first 100,000 people who sign up!

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