Knoxville Zoo: How to Get $10 Admission May 26th-31st!


Thinking about heading to the Knoxville Zoo? They are running a social media promotion that can get your and everyone you’re paying for $10 admission!!

If you are on Facebook head to the Knoxville Zoo Facebook Page and look for this status:

It’s summer, school’s out…it’s time to zoo it! First, share this pic on YOUR page. Then, come to the zoo Tuesday, May 26, through Sunday, May 31, to get in for just $10!

(Discounted admission is good for everyone that you’re paying for, too! Show your phone or tablet at the ticket booth.)

Thank you for following us on social media! Stay tuned for news, fun facts and of course, adorable animal pics!

That’s right just share the Knoxville Zoo’s  Facebook, Twitter  or Instagram offer and then show your share at the ticket counter for $10 admission!

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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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$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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My Best Tip to Save Money on Sports Drinks



Reader question:  Do you buy sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade? If so, how do you save on them?


A few years ago I would have said no, we don’t spend money on sports drinks, we drink water. Now, while I still am a big fan of making my kiddos drink water, we buy sports drinks. The older two boys are more into sports and in this heat they sweat- a lot. :)

Here are a few ideas on saving when buying sports drinks:

  • Stock up when they are on sale. I know this seems basic but the beginning of summer is a great time to stock up, these are on sale almost everywhere!
  • Do not buy them at gas stations/convenience stores. These are always more expensive. Even if they are not on sale at your grocery store they will still be a better deal than the gas station!
  • My number one sure to save you money tip: Buy Gatorade or Powerade Powder and mix your own!

I learned this tip from my brother and sister-in-law last year at the beach. We had 13 kids to keep hydrated so this was a genius idea on their part.

I have seen this powder at Target and Kroger, you can probably find it at almost any grocery store or on I just mix it with water then pour it in their reusable water bottles. It is super easy and much less expensive.

For example, this week Kroger had Powerade mix on sale for $2.99 (reg. $3.99). The canister I bought makes 2.5 gallons of Powerade, that is 320 ounces.  So I did a quick comparison to see how much I was saving.

I substituted Gatorade for this because it is what is on sale this week. Here is how it breaks down:

Kroger has six packs of  20 oz bottles of Gatorade on sale for $3.49 with coupon. That is 58 cents a bottle. (a GREAT deal when you compare this to $1.58 at my Weigels!)

With the mix I can make 16 20oz bottles, that is 18 cents a bottle!

I usually have a pitcher of this mixed and in the fridge. It is ideal for a house full of boys/friends/neighbors etc.

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nCrowd: Extra 50% Off All Local Orders

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5/6 Only: Extra 50% Off All Local Offers at, code TODAY50

Today 5/6 only, get an extra 50% off All Local Offers at! Just add the deals you want to your cart then use the coupon code today50 at checkout. You will see another 50% come off your deals!

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Sonic Drive-In: 1/2 Price Drinks ALL Day May 5th

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I can feel a cherry limeade calling my name. :)

In celebration of Cinco De Mayo, Sonic Drive-Ins  are offering  1/2 price drinks all day- May 5, 2015!

Check out the Sonic Facebook page or call your local restaurant for more information.

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Staples Offers 40% Back in Rewards for Teacher Appreciation Week



This Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-9, 2015 , Staples has a best-ever offering of 40% back in Staples Teacher Rewards. This  in-store offer gives Teacher Rewards members 40%  back in Staples Rewards on school supplies, teaching and art essentials, posters, cleaning supplies and laminating.

Teachers enrolled in the free Staples Teacher Rewards program will receive a coupon for 40 percent back in rewards. In addition, they will receive a second coupon for 40 percent back in rewards to give to another educator that can be redeemed during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-9. Educators who are not currently Staples® Teacher Rewards members can sign up online or at any Staples store to receive the coupon. Teacher Reward members can also print the 40% off coupon here.

The special savings offer is exclusive to teachers and excludes technology.

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