The state of Tennessee has changed its annual sales tax holiday: it will now begin at 12:01 a.m. on the last Friday in July and end at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night. During this weekend, certain goods may be purchased tax free by ANYONE, not just students. This year’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 29 and ends Sunday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m.
What is tax free?
Add comment July 26, 2016
Compass Classroom is having a big $1 sale: try streaming any of their great classes or seminars for just $1 when you sign up by July 27! Streaming is available on any device: laptop, tablet, desktop, etc. Your first month is $1, and after that it’s regular price, but you can cancel anytime. I actually signed up to watch Carole Joy Seid’s seminar called Homeschool Made Simple during one of their $1 sales, and when I canceled after my first month I found their customer service to be very, very friendly! I later ended up just purchasing that DVD from Compass Classroom, and if you find that you also prefer DVDs to streaming, mark your calendar for their big fall sale, starting August 2.
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Add comment July 21, 2016
This Monday, July 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be a free performance of Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” at the Blount County Public Library. We love the library’s annual free performance of Shakespeare – in fact, this is how we celebrate my birthday every year! Here’s more info:
Enjoy William Shakespeare’s rollicking comedy of romance and romantic misadventure when it is presented by professional actors with the Tennessee Stage Company. This live play will be presented in the Main Gallery of the Reading Rotunda. Go here for more info.
Add comment July 19, 2016
Celebrate Dandy Lions Gifts’ 9th birthday with a sale on the entire store! July 21-23, visit Dandy Lions and pop a balloon to receive 10% – 50% off all in-stock merchandise. There will be cake, too!
Add comment July 18, 2016
Home Depot and Lowe’s both offer great free projects for kids on a monthly basis. I’ve never been, but have had both highly recommended to me! Home Depot’s next workshop is August 6 (always the first Saturday of each month), and Lowe’s is July 23. If you have Marvel fans, Lowe’s project this month will feature Thor!
Add comment July 15, 2016
Maryville City will be presenting Movies in the Park again this year! This is always one of our favorite summer events. The movie schedule begins July 22 with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You can find that FB event here. The rest of the lineup is below, with links to the individual FB events. Most movies start at 8:30, but that may be updated, so check before you go!
July 29: Finding Nemo
August 5: Inside Out
August 12: Jurassic World
August 19: The Princess Bride (Super excited about this!)
These free movies are shown at the Theater in the Park across from the courthouse. Get there early to reserve a good spot!
Here’s more info on this event, from the City’s website: (last year’s info; will update if it changes.)
Picnics, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.
Bring bug spray to show the bugs their boundaries.
Be sure to bring extra blankets to keep toasty throughout the movie!
No concessions will be available, but feel free to bring your own coolers and picnic baskets.
Weather related delays or cancellations will be communicated through the following outlets:
865-273-3407 (a recorded message will be provided after hours)
Facebook (Like us to receive updates!) Keyword search–Maryville City Government
• No smoking – including e-cigarettes or tobacco products
• No alcohol
• No glass containers
• No pop-up tents or other structures
• Please turn off cell phones
• No illuminated devices during the movie except in the device zone (pavilion)At the discretion of the City, a movie may be shut down due to the following weather related conditions:
• Pending or present lightning or thunder. (The theater will remain closed until 30 minutes after the last sighting of lighting.)
• Storm warnings or tornado warnings have been issued
• Other weather conditions that present a safety concern such as heavy winds or hail
• Rain – if damage to electronic equipment is probableIn non-severe weather, Guests may be asked to leave the theater and seek shelter in the restrooms, a picnic shelter or their vehicle.
In extreme severe weather, Guests may be evacuated to a pre-determined location.
2 comments July 12, 2016
Today is Amazon Prime Day, a day when Amazon offers special deals to Prime subscribers. If you’re nor a Prime subscriber, you can go here to get more info. We have found it to be worth the money in our family!
Plus, you can try Prime for FREE today and still get in on the deals!
Sometimes the “deals” aren’t too great, but I’m hoping this year will impress me! I know if you happen to be in the market for a new or refurbished Kindle or other device, there are some deals you’ll want to check out here!
Grocery, home, personal care, and beauty are also great categories to search!
Also, Kindle Unlimited is part of Amazon Prime Day. Go here for more info on unlimited summer reading and audiobook listening.
Go here to see all the Amazon Prime Day deals, and please let me know if you find anything amazing!
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Add comment July 12, 2016
Cow Appreciation Day is TODAY! (Tuesday, July 12) from opening until 7:00 p.m. at all Chick-fil-a locations. This year they’ve simplified the reward: anyone wearing anything “cow-like” will receive a free entrée! Guests in cow attire may select any breakfast, lunch or dinner entrée. Kids dressed like a cow may select a Kid’s Meal. This is a fun event we do every year, and this year even the baby has a cow costume!
Add comment July 12, 2016
The Southern Bell Kids Consignment Sale is this week in Knoxville! This is a fantastic sale, run by some of the sweetest ladies around! The sale takes place at Ball Road Baptist Church, located at 6323 Ball Road in Knoxville. For directions and info, visit their website here.
My friends at the Southern Bell Consignment Sale have given me FOUR early shopping passes to give to my readers! These passes will allow you and a friend to shop the early sale July 12th at 7 p.m. AND the Black Friday half price sale on July 15th! You can shop BOTH events before they open to the public! To enter, just visit the Thrifty Christy Facebook page post here. Giveaway ends TONIGHT (7/11) at 9 p.m. and I’ll inform the winners tonight after drawing names.
Add comment July 11, 2016
Tomorrow (July 12) IHOP is celebrating its 58th anniversary by offering $0.58 short stack pancakes from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.! Go here for more details. Don’t forget to tip your server on the original price!
Limit one short stack per guest. Not valid with other coupons, and dine-in only.
Add comment July 11, 2016