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Frugal Family Fun This Weekend

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Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Here is a list of free or close to free events around town this weekend. If you know of anymore leave a comment and share.

Family Workshop at Modern Supply-Modern Supply’s Family Workshop on Saturday October 9th between 10am and 12pm. Knoxmoms.com and Modern’s Millie will be co-hosting a morning of family fun at Modern Supply’s Lovell Road store.The kids will love creating their own Halloween Monsters from recycled materials at the Monster Creation Station and decorating cookies at the Cooking Baking Station, while you’re free to explore the showroom. Plus, there will be chalk art, face painting, temporary tattoos, a mystery tunnel, popcorn, cotton candy and a Moon Walk! Mom and dad can shop and get some home improvement advice. Thanks, Ali

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic-Saturday from 10am-11am, kids can build a Fun House Mirror .

Micheal’s:Saturday from 10am-2pm, you can craft your own pumpkin (requires purchase of a 9 1/2 inch craft pumpkin). If you printed the 50% off Martha Stewart Craft coupon you could browse while the kids decorate.

AC Moore: Saturday from 1PM-3PM, you can make a Ghost Make & Take with Styrofoam and Model Magic.

Knoxville Center Mall Dino Days-Saturday at noon in Center Court. Doctor Diggs, the eccentric and funny archaeologist and paleontologist, will bring a vast knowledge of the ancient world to his young audience with humor, bone juggling and mysterious tricks of the trade. (This is a Kidgits Club event but you can join the day of the event and it is well worth it in my opinion.)

Toys R Us: Saturday from Noon-2pm, the Bakugan Battle League event.

I think we are headed to the mountains after soccer games (that explains the picture for this post). The boys love it and it only cost about a half a tank of gas.

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Chocolate Covered Bacon & Other Free Halloween Recipes

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Haven’t you always wondered how to make Chocolate Covered Bacon? It is one of the recipes in Recipe Lion’s new FREE ’23 Spooky Halloween Recipe Ideas’ eCookbook.

I may give the chocolate covered bacon a try because I think THE HUSBAND will love it. If you try any of the recipes let me know which ones and how they turned out.

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$1/1 Ronzoni Pasta Coupon=Free Pasta

You can print a $1/1 Ronzoni Pasta coupon on the Ronzoni Facebook page. This pasta often goes on sale for $1 at Kroger and other stores, so that means free pasta.

You do have to allow them access to all the information you allow your friends access to so if that concerns you read the post here about protecting your Facebook information and still getting all the coupons and freebies.

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Earth Fare:Free Pumpkin & Kids Eat Free at Family Dinner Night (10/7 Only)

Stop by Earth Fare tonight (10/7) for family dinner night and get a Free Pumpkin! You can redeem one Free Pumpkin coupon per person.

What is Earth Fare Family Dinner Night? Every Thursday Earth Fare hosts Family Dinner Night where kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal valued at $5 or more. You can check out the kid’s Itty Bitty Bites Menu here.

So head to Earth Fare tonight for a frugal family dinner and a Free Pumpkin! (and you can pick up some free chicken breasts!)

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My CVS Trip & A Free Halloween Suprise

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I had Extra Care Bucks that expired this weeks so I stopped by yesterday. I scanned my card at the Instant Savings Center when we arrived and got a $5 off any Halloween decoration, costume or accessory.  Surprisingly there was not a whole lot of Halloween stuff on the shelves, we did however, find the “Funny Glasses”.  Here is everything we bought:

Complete Multi-Purpose Solution-$7.89, Get $2 ECB *This was a mistake, I meant to get the free Renu Solution.**
Schick Hydro 3 -$8.97, Get $5 ECB
-$4/1 from the 10/3 SS
Dove Sensitive Soap 6pk
-$2 off $5 Dove soap purchase from Instant Savings Center
Pumpkin Shaped Water Bottle-$.99
Pumpkin Water Bottle-$2.49
Funny Glasses-$1.99
-$5 off Halloween purchase from Instant Savings Center
-$15.50 ECBs
Final cost=$4.08 (including tax)

I checked my ECB and realized I had gotten the wrong contact solution. The clerk was very nice, returned what I bought and allowed me to get the Bausch & Lomb Re-Nu Sensitive 12 oz. $7.99, Get $7.99 ECB
I am not sure how the whole return happened, I got lost in the complicated process. It involved a gift card, some cash, changing of ECBs but in the end I walked out with $15 in ECBs.
Trip Totals
Out of Pocket=$4.08
Total Product Value=$26.42
Got Back=$15 ECB
Now all I need is a great sale next week to put these ECBs to work!

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Vista Print: Everything is Free

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Vista Print has another great offer going on. Everything for free (you do have to pay shipping.)

You can chose from free personalized tote bags, T-shirts, invitations, photo calenders, photo flip books, postcards and more. With the holidays around the corner these could make great hostess gifts or stocking stuffers.

I chose the the 140 address labels, but instead of making them address labels I made them personalized gift tags for Christmas presents. Shipping was only $2.95.  That is a great deal for personalized gift tags sent right to my door.

If you get in on any deals or have any creative ideas on how to use these freebies let me know!

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Two Free Halloween Craft & Decoration Ebooks

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You can download two Free Halloween Ebooks- Homemade Halloween decorations eBook and Easy Halloween Crafts eBook. I think these bats are super cute!

If you make any of these leave me a comment and let me know, or better yet send me a picture!

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