Archive for November, 2011

$13 for two Fandango movie tickets on Eversave

You know I love my Fandango passes. I’m basically collecting them. Here’s another Fandango deal available today from daily deal site Eversave: $13 for two movie tickets ($24 value). That’s a decent price for a non-matinee movie.

Fandango codes must be redeemed by 01/12/2012.

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$0.50/1 Luna Bar printable coupon = free or almost free

The $0.50/1 Luna bar printable coupon is back at Mambo Sprouts. This will double to $1/1 at Kroger, which should make it free or almost free.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

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Small Business Saturday: get $25 free to spend at Little River Trading Company or other local businesses

It’s time for the Second Annual Small Business Saturday, which will take place on November 26. Go here to register your American Express card, and then on Nov. 26 head to a small, locally-owned businesss and spend $25 or more using the card you registered, and you’ll receive a $25 statement credit within a few days. (Only one credit per account – not per card – and a few other small-print details here.)

You can never be sure that this kind of thing will work, but I did this last year and it worked like a charm. I spent $26 before tax at Little River Trading Company, and in about 48 hours I had received a $25 credit on my AmEx account. I love this because I’m supporting a local company – they get to keep my $26 – and it’s American Experss that’s giving me my money back.

What qualifies something as a small business? I have no idea, other than the obvious: that it’s locally owned and not part of a chain. A number of small businesses don’t accept AmEx, either. If you know of another locally-owned business that does, please let me know.

I’m heading to Little River Trading Company for the second year in a row and will be getting my husband’s Christmas present there!

1 comment November 21, 2011

Giveaway and review: Kimochis (ridiculously cute) stuffed animals. Five winners!

We have a new addition to my household. This is my daughter’s new cat. We call her Kimochi Cat.

I hadn’t heard of Kimochis before doing this review, but now I’m a huge fan. Kimochis are precious stuffed animals made by the Plushy Feely Corp. Kimochi (Key.Mo.Chee) means “feeling” in Japanese, and they are intended to provide children, parents and educators with playful tools for learning to identify and express feelings. Each stuffed animal comes with a mini comic book and a stuffed “feeling.” Cat came with a stuffed “curious” keychain.

From the Plushy Feely Corp’s info:

“When kids can communicate their feelings effectively, they develop positive social skills that lead to lasting friendships and success in all aspects of life. Kimochis build confidence and character…one feeling at a time.” For more information about Kimochis and their educational program you can visit the Kimochis website. (Sound will play, so don’t do this at work.) For those of you who attended Kidtoons last month, you saw the Huggtopus music video before the Spookley feature.

There are four other Kimochis:

Octopus (Hugtopus), Bug, Cloud, and Lovey Dove


You can also print three cute coloring sheets to give to your kids here, here, and here.

Kimochis come in different sizes and can be purchased on the official website here, or at Toys R Us, among other places.

Kimochis and Kidtoons have teamed up to offer a free Kimochi to FIVE of my readers! Here’s how to win.

Required Entry:

Leave a comment on this post and let me know which Kimochi you like best. (If you’re reading this on Facebook/Twitter hop on over to

Additional Optional Entries:

You can do each of the following things for an additional entry in the giveaway. You can only do each of these once, for a possible total of 9 entries. Please leave a separate comment for each method of entry. If you only leave one comment then you only have one entry, as each comment is numbered and I randomly choose a number. Make sense?

This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Tuesday November 29. I will choose FIVE winners on Wednesday November 30 using and will contact them via email.

Giveaway open to US readers only. I received one Kimochi for review and five more are being provided by Kidtoons. All opinions are my own. You will not able to choose which Kimochi you receive, and delivery of your prize will be coordinated by Kidtoons. I cannot promise you’ll receive your prize by Christmas – sorry!

246 comments November 19, 2011

Breakfast with Santa at the Foothills Mall

Chick-fil-a at the Foothills Mall will be having Breakfast with Santa tomorrow! Here are the details, above.

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Giveaway: $15 gift certificate to the Nest of Knoxville home furnishing resale shop

I have a new favorite resale shop! Okay, I admit it, I have a soft spot for cute things for my home, and I am currently in love with a store in Knoxville called Nest. It’s a home furnishing resale shop that’s located at 149 N. Peters Road, just to the left of Panera Bread. Formerly known as Andrea’s Home Decor Boutique, it’s been featured on WBIR and Everything Knoxville.


Here’s what I bought, the pretty things I saw, and a chance for you to win a $15 gift certificate to Nest to get some treasures for yourself!

I’ve been searching for just the right painting for my living room. Here’d the one I picked up. Isn’t it pretty above my splurge books? Nest was having a sale on artwork, which made the reasonable pricing even better!


I also purchased a lion’s head knocker that made me think of A Christmas Carol. Here are some of the others they had:

My husband, the intellectual, purchased a bust of Homer for his study. Here are some of the other, smaller versions they had:

Something I did not purchase but that I liked was this Kate Spade checkers set. It would make a great gift!

Here’s my photo tour of all the other pretty things I saw. Remember, the merchandise is always changing.

Nest is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and are accepting new consigners.  They are currently offering the following promotions:

-New consigners  earn 60% of the sale price

-Enjoy an additional 20% if you spend your consignment balance in the store

Andrea, the owner of Nest, moved here from New York and obviously has gerat taste. Plus, she’s super nice! She did not mind that I brought my preschool daughters into her store and even gave them gift bags with Fancy Nancy pens, bracelets, and other cute treasures.

Andrea has graciously given me a $15 gift certificate to give away to one of you. Since the prices at Nest are so reasonable, this will buy you quite a bit! Here’s how to win:

Required Entry:

Leave a comment on this post and let me know if you’ve ever been to Nest. (If you’re reading this on Facebook/Twitter hop on over to That’s it!

Additional Optional Entries:

You can do each of the following things for an additional entry in the giveaway. You can only do each of these once, for a possible total of 4 entries. Please leave a separate comment for each method of entry. If you only leave one comment then you only have one entry, as each comment is numbered and I randomly choose a number. Make sense?

This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Tuesday November 29. I will choose a winner on Wednesday November 30 using and will contact them via email. Giveaway open to US readers only.

21 comments November 18, 2011

Sunday Coupon Preview for 11/20/11

This Sunday we will only be getting 1 Smart Source insert. Here’s a listing of the coupons you can expect to receive. Rememver, these can vary by paper and location.

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Shutterfly: great deals on photo cards, Christmas gifts, and more! Plus the funniest Christmas card I’ve seen in a while.

Have you started thinking about your Christmas cards yet? I know, we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet, but if you’re planning on ordering something customized, like photo cards, it’s time to get started! Here are some specials that Shutterfly is currently offering.

  • 1 free 5×7 greeting card OR 1 free 5×7 stationery card OR 1 free 5×5
    stationery card Enter Code: CARD4U
  • Free standard shipping on orders of $30 or more. Enter code:
  • 20% off on greeting cards, stationery cards, photo cards and note cards. Not sure when this will expire, so I’d hurry if you’re interested.

My husband and I have a cute photo card planned, and if we ever end up getting it done I’ll share it with you. In the meantime, here are some cute ideas currently available on Shutterfly. I love this Christmas card!

If you need gifts, photo gifts are super fun. (Especially for Gramma!) I bought a photo mug last year and I love it.

Also, Shutterfly has a number of their Christmas invitations on sale, too!

Finally, since I’m not positive I’ll get my creative Christmas card done, I wanted to share one with you that cracked me up. Love this!

What do you have planned for your family’s Christmas card?

Disclosure: Shutterfly gave me 25 free cards in exchange for posting about their Christmas specials. Don’t get your feelings hurt if I don’t mail you one. I’m so behind I probably won’t get my Christmas cards done until February.

2 comments November 17, 2011

“Clean Break From Abuse, Fresh Start Towards Love”: cleaning supply drive for Haven House and Heaven Sent Home

Here’s info from my friend Landra on a cleaning supply drive she’s spearheading for Haven House (our local women’s shelter) and Heaven Sent Home (our local homeless shelter). My church, Pleasant Grove Baptist, is participating as one fo the drop off sites. Please let me know if you have any questions and I’ll get answers for you right away!


It’s that time again! It is time to help the bravest women I know–the women and families at Haven House. Last Christmas, we were blown away with the enormous support for these families! By God’s grace, the community donated over 700 pair of pajamas to this center! This past summer, this same community donated over 1000 pieces of undergarments (underwear, bras, and pairs of socks)! This year, the center has asked that we help with cleaning supplies and toiletry items. Once again, I know God is in charge of all, and He will be glorified! We are asking that the community donates NEW, and UNOPENED (all for safety reasons) cleaning supplies, toiletry items (toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.), laundry detergent (High Efficiency (HE) kind preferred), etc. for these families. They are always in need at the center, and with the home caring for up to 20 people at a time, the need is great. We hope this will care for them through the year!


Local friends, when shopping for your own supplies, perhaps buy an extra and take to one of the drop sites. Anything would help. For my “extreme couponers”, talk about impact! You can make a HUGE impact in the community by using your talent of couponing! If you can get something, for close to nothing, then do it for an amazing cause and for the amazing families!


For my “non-local” friends, all shelters are in need of these supplies. What a great time to give back and help those needing a “Fresh Start”.


There are close to 20 “Drop Sites” here in Blount County. We’ve tried to focus on “Locally owned and operated businesses”, as we love to support our community whether individual or business! Here is a list of “Drop Sites”. While there, thank them for their participation. The list, along with an article, will be printed in the Daily Times on Sunday. May God be glorified!


“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Eph. 3:20,21


Beds to Go

562 Foothills Plaza Dr.

Maryville, TN 37801


Mon-Sat 10:00a.m-7:00p.m

Sunday 1:00p.m-5:00p.m


bebe Salon

1500 W. Broadway

Knoxville, TN 37801




Blount Discount Pharmacy

131 Montgomery Lane, Maryville

(865) 681-0520


Blount Discount Pharmacy

129 Gill St.

Alcoa, TN 37701



The Daily Times

307 E. Harper Ave

Maryville, TN 37802



Dandy Lions

300 East Church Avenue

Maryville, TN 37804-5737

(865) 977-5466


Dotson Memorial Parent’s Day Out

814 Dotson Memorial Rd

Maryville, TN 37801



Dotson Memorial Baptist Church

814 Dotson Memorial Rd

Maryville, TN 37801

(865) 984-9240


Faith Promise Church

539 North Foothills Plaza Drive

Maryville, TN 37801

(865) 251-2590


First Christian Church

400 South Court Street

Maryville, TN 37803-4914

(865) 983-1281


The Market in Maryville

606 High Street

Maryville, TN 37804-5838

(865) 977-8462


Maryville Foot Clinic

1515 East Lamar Alexander Parkway

Maryville, TN 37804-5131

(865) 982-2119


Maryville Christian School

2525 Morganton Road

Maryville TN 37801

Phone: (865) 681-3205


Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

3736 Tuckaleechee Pike

Maryville, TN 37804

(865) 977-1526

8:30 am – 2 pm M-F


Price & Associates Realtors,LLC


547 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy

Maryville,TN 37801

Laura Sutera, Broker


SonRise Preschool

Monte Vista Baptist Church

1735 Old Niles Ferry Rd

Maryville, TN 37803-5505

(865) 982-6070


Southland Books

801 E. Broadway

Maryville, TN 37804



Sweet Celebrations

1400 West Broadway Avenue

Maryville, TN 37801

(865) 233-2849


United Way of Blount County

1615 E Broadway Ave

Maryville, TN 37804

(865) 982-2251


Maryville Vineyard Church

713 William Blount Drive

Maryville, TN 37801

(865) 268-9668

Add comment November 17, 2011

$1.50/2 Breyers printable coupon plus BOGO at Food Lion

There’s a new $1.50/2 Breyers coupon available to print.  Go here and scroll all the way to the bottom, then click on the Breyers banner ad (that looks like the picture above) to print it. Plus, I hear these are BOGO at Food Lion this week.

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Add comment November 17, 2011

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