Entries from August 3, 2014 - August 9, 2014


DIY Apple Jars

Aren't these apple jars the cutest craft ever? Find out how to make them here. From 36th Avenue.

Dove Men + Care New Printable Coupon

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School is coming up really soon for my son Cam, who is now going into 7th grade. It's always a busy morning when we are trying to get out the door!

Dove Men+Care Fresh Awake antiperspirant deodorant provides long-lasting freshness in an energizing scent. It's specifically designed for men with a clinically proven non-irritating formula.

Jumpstart your day with its unique combination of one of the most effective ingredients for 48-hour protection against odor and wetness plus 1/4 moisturizer technology.

Click here to print a coupon for $1 off Dove Men+Care deodorant at Walmart.

Sponsored by Global Influence.


New York Times Best Cookie Recipe

Thanks Tender Crumb for this amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!

Jacques Torres' Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Makes twenty-six 5-inch cookies or 8 1/2 dozen 1 1/4-inch cookies

1 pound unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
4 large eggs
3 cups plus 2 tablespoons pastry flour
3 cups bread flour
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 pounds bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats; set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars.
- Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Reduce speed to low and add both flours, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla, and chocolate; mix until well combined.
- Using a 4-ounce scoop for larger cookies or a 1-ounce scoop for smaller cookies, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
- Bake until lightly browned, but still soft, about 20 minutes for larger cookies and about 15 minutes for smaller cookies.
- Cool slightly on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Free $10 Gift Card- Back to School Savings

Ebates is a great way to save online + earn cash back at your favorite online stores.

They are also offering cash back at Amazon!

If you haven't already, sign up for Ebates first and score a $10 gift card, free! Choose from Target, Barnes and Noble, Magazines.com and more. Sign up here.


Target: Apple iPad Mini only $199

If you are shopping for an iPad Mini, starting the week of August 17th, Target will once again be offering the Apple iPad Mini Wi-Fi 16GB for ONLY $199! This seems like a great price, as these regularly go for $299!



Toys R Us: Design a Free Photo Frame

August 9th, from 12PM-2PM, head on in to your local ToysRUs store for a FREE DohVinci Decorating Event! The kiddos will be able to decorate a picture frame plus, there will be special savings and giveaways. 

Free Weekend Events: Aug.9-10, 2014

*American Girl
Throughout the month of August at various locations, girls ages 8 and up can participate in various FREE events. Head over here to see the full list of dates and participating locations as well as a phone number to make reservations.

*Bank of America
Bank of America customers get FREE admission to participating museums, science centers, botanical gardens, and more on the first full weekend of every month – just by presenting your card and photo id.

*Bass Pro Shop
August 1st-17th, participate in the Fall Hunting Classic.

*Brunswick Zone
Throughout the month of August, bowl for 50 cents at a Brunzwick Zone to raise money for America’s veterans. Dates and times for Brunswick Bowl for Freedom vary by location.

*Cinemark Theaters
Participating Cinemark theaters have their Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse promotion and are offering up 10 tickets to select G or PG-rated movies for ONLY $5 when purchased in advance at the Box Office (that makes each movie only $0.50!). OR, if you’d rather only purchase a few tickets to select shows, you will pay just $1 per ticket at the box office! Head on over here for more details, showtimes, or to find a participating theater near you.

*Chuck E. Cheese
Go here to print various coupons for your area. Also, check out their printable Rewards Calendars. Take the completed calendars to Chuck E. Cheese and receive 10 free tokens as a reward.

*Disney Store
The Disney Store is having their “Summer Play Days” and having fun-filled events each day through September 1st, including Art of Animation, Trivia Time, Story Time, and Showtime. Also, you can stop by every week to receive a character button. Go here for more details.

This is the last Friday to head on over here to snag 2-for-1 Fandango movie tickets (up to a $19.50 value limit) to be used TODAY only. The value of the complimentary movie ticket (up to $19.50 including Fandango convenience fee) will automatically be deducted from your single order. Limit of one complimentary movie ticket per Visa Signature card every 30 days.

*Home Depot

On September 6th, attend the FREE Kids hands-on workshop where kids can build a Build a Wizard of Oz TM Birdhouse. Be sure to register now as spaces are limited.

*Kids Bowl Free
At participating bowling alleys across the country, Kids Can Bowl Free all Summer long (up to 6 kids)! Just head on over here and click your state on the map to find a participating location near you. Note that you may want to register your children now (even if you have done this in the past) so your kiddos will then be able to get 2 FREE games of bowling per day. 

*Lakeshore Learning Store
On Saturday, August 9th from 11AM-3PM, kids can make a FREE Summer Spinning Top! Go here for more details.

*Lowes Build & Grow
Attend the various Build and Grow Clinics in August at 10AM. Go here for a list of upcoming clinics. Registration opens a few weeks before each clinic’s date.

Purchase your supplies and create a custom cork memo board Saturday, August 9th from 1-4PM at DIY Day-Elmer’s Cork Memo Board. Attend various Kids Club events for only $2 per child. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM-11:30AM. Go here for details.

*Microsoft Retail Stores
Through August 29th, Microsoft retail stores are hosting FREE YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 8-13 throughout. Go here for more details.

*Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres
Many participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theaters are hosting their 9-week Summer Movie Express 2014. Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard to enjoy a selection of G or PG-rated films for only $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 10AM. Head on over here for more details and to find a participating Regal theater near you. 

*Remington College
In order to make the “Back to School” process easier, Remington College (which has 13 different campus locations) is holding their annual event called Cuts for Kids. All of their campuses with Cosmetology programs are offering up FREE hair cuts for children 17 and under through the entire month of August. Plus, anyone who brings in any sort of school supplies to donate (such as binders, pencils, pens etc.) will score a FREE haircut, manicure, or pedicure! Check out the participating campuses by clicking here.

*Sam’s Club
On August 9th, Sam’s Club is offering Children’s Health Screenings. Go here to find your nearest location.

*Toys R Us
On August 9th, from 12PM-2PM, head on in to your local ToysRUs store for a FREE DohVinci Decorating Event! The kiddos will be able to decorate a picture frame plus, there will be special savings and giveaways. Note that this event is intended for kids ages 6 and older.


Mini Potato Skins

Mini potato skins...these would be great for an appetizer or side dish! Super simple and yummy!