Mornings With Fox 43 Coupon Katie Summer Fun Ideas and Deals


Welcome to Coupon Katie!  If you are visiting after seeing me on the Fox 43 Morning show this morning,  or if you want to know what we talked about, here is the round up  of  some ideas to keep the kids entertained and busy this summer for free or really cheap!


Bass Pro Shops Free Family Summer Camp

June 8th through July 14 every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Bass Pro Shops are offering Free Family Summer Camp Activities.  Activities include free crafts, homemade ice cream, carousel, photos, casting challenges and more. There will also be free workshops on water safety, bird watching, archery, outdoor exploration and conservation and much more. You can check out all the Free Bass Pro Shop Family Summer camp activities here.


Summer Movie Programs

Summer movie deals are great for rainy or really hot summer days!

Regal Cin­e­mas
Regal Sum­mer Movie Express is Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am. It is $1 admission to G and PG movies. In the Knoxville area  Knoxville Center Stadium 10, West Town Mall Stadium 9 and Pinnacle Stadium 18 are participating.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse is each Wednesday at 10am. You can get tickets to all 10 shows for $5 if you purchase them in advance at the box office or at You can get $1 admission if you buy tickets the day of at the box office. Oak Ridge, Cinemark Tinseltown USA is participating in our area.

Carmike Cin­e­mas
Carmike’s summer movie offering is on Thursday starting at 10am. It is $4 for admission, popcorn, drink and a snack for each person to G and PG movies. Wynnsong 16 and Carmike 10 typically participate.


Summer Reading Programs

Tennessee Smokies

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 two free tickets to a Smokies game.

Knox County Library

1. Register as a Reader or a Listener online or at any library location. Readers read for 20 hours. Listeners (for those not quite reading yet) listen to 40 books being read to them.
2. After registering online, pick up a reading log at any Library location or download one (for Readers or for Listeners).
3. Read!
4. Take your completed log back to the Library to pick up your great prize!

Barnes and 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 21 and September 3, 2013 to get a free book.

Chuck E Cheese

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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