Archive for October, 2012

Try out a free latte from the new Starbucks Verismo System from 4 – 6 p.m. today

Starbucks will be offering free Caffe Lattes made on the Verismo System  today (October 15th) from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. There is no purchase necessary. Go here to see if a location near you is participating. (Our Maryville Starbucks is!)

I saw this machine in action at Williams Sonoma and it looks great. A lot like Keurig, obviously.

 

 

 

Add comment October 15, 2012

“The Secret of Saint Nicholas” for sale at Foothills Fall Festival, Amazon

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I wanted to share a great book I bought today at the Foothills Fall Festival. It’s called The Secret of Saint Nicholas and it tells the story of the man upon whom we base the story of Santa. I was in a discussion recently with some other moms about the whole idea of Santa, how to best approach it, whether to do it at all and of so when to stop…all those issues. I think this book is going to help me with the whole “Santa thing” this year!
You can buy a copy from the author, Ellen Niboli, at her booth at the Fall Festival; it’s located in the Art Way food court. (Incidentally, she’s the mother-in-law of Emily Niboli who appeared on our first Blount Moms Today cover. Small world!) You can purchase a copy for $17, and that price includes a signed inscription by the author. You can also purchase a copy here and she’ll be glad to sign that too. And, of course, you can get an unsigned copy on Amazon for $12.37.

Add comment October 13, 2012

Free offer for a Disney planning DVD, available again


Wishing you were at Disney for Fall Break? Wanting to take a trip soon, or just to dream about it? Here’s a free offer for a Disney planning DVD, above.
We’re trying to figure out what ages to take our girls if we can only save up to take a trip once. We’ll see…

Add comment October 10, 2012

The final winner of the Disney on Ice passes is…

The final winner of Disney on the Ice passes is Ann Moore (website comment #61). I’ve sent you an email about your passes, so check your inbox. Congratulations, and I hope you enjoy the show!

Add comment October 10, 2012

Winners: Guppy Moon passes and Mia & the Migoo

The three winners of copies of Mia & the Migoo are comments #57 Tiffany, #28 Brandy, and #71 Jennifer.

The two winners of an early-entry pass to the Guppy Moon Consignment Event are comments #1, Mandy K, and # 6, Lucretia.

I’ve sent you each an email with info so please check your inbox.

Thanks to all who entered!

 

Add comment October 9, 2012

Giveaway: Potty Monkey, a potty-training helper from PottyMD

I first became acquainted with Potty Monkey when a representative from PottyMD came to speak at my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group a few years ago. PottyMD is a Knoxville-based company that sells potty training products to customers all over the world. I bought a Potty Monkey at that meeting even though neither of my girls were ready for potty training yet. I held onto Potty Monkey and brought him out when we started the process of potty training my oldest daughter. It was a huge help, and we have now used Potty Monkey to potty train both of my daughters! How does it work? From the website:

This is the ultimate toy for any child learning to potty train or dealing with various potty issues. Potty Monkey  has a timer, asks to use the potty, makes positive statements and sings songs when he is placed on the toy potty. The child teaches the monkey to potty while the monkey helps to potty train the child. Includes plush monkey, flushing toilet and Monkey Learns to Potty children’s board book and The Potty Trainer parent’s book.

Here’s my youngest daughter with her Potty Monkey. The girls still play with him even though they are both potty trained.

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Want a Potty Monkey for your child? They retail for $27 and can be purchased on the PottyMD website.

The folks at PottyMD are allowing me to give a Potty Monkey away to one Thrifty Christy reader! Here’s how to win:

Required Entry:

Leave a comment on this post and let me know which product on the PottyMD website would be most useful in your family. (If you’re reading this on Facebook/Twitter hop on over to thriftychristy.com)

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 7 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 Monday October 29. I will choose a winner on Tuesday October 30 using random.org and will contact them via email. Giveaway open to US readers only. Delivery of your prize will be coordinated by PottyMD. I was not compensated in any way for this review. I just really like Potty Monkey!

376 comments October 6, 2012

Big Lots: 20% off everything October 6 & 7 (tonight with Buzz Club card and tomorrow with coupon)

Big Lots is having one of its occasional 20% off weekends, making it a great time to stock up on basic groceries! This is when I buy A LOT of Nutella- it’s priced at $3, so after the discount it’s $2.40. I’ve also seen 18 packs of K-cups before for $9, so $7.20 after the discount.

To get 20% off everything tonight you just have to have a frequent shopper card. They’re free and you can get one at checkout. Tomorrow you’ll need a printable coupon found here.

There’s also a $1/$10 coupon in the Blount County Schools coupon book you can use.

Add comment October 6, 2012

Giveaway: two early-entry passes to the Guppy Moon Consignment Sale October 11-13


Guppy Moon is a new consignment event from the owners of The Emperor’s Newly New Clothes, a consignment store in Greenback. The sale will be October 12 & 13 at the National Guard Armory in Maryville (1721 W Lamar Alexander Parkway (Hwy 321). They are still accepting consignors, too!

The sale hours are:

Friday October 12: Public Sale 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday October 13: Half Price Public Sale 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The folks at Guppy Moon are letting me give an early-entry pass away to TWO of you! This pass will allow you to shop on Thursday October 11 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Want to win? Here’s how:

Required Entry:

Leave a comment on this post and let me know if you’ve ever been to The Emperor’s Nearly New Clothes or the Guppy Moon sale that just happened in Lenoir City. That’s it! If you’re reading this on Facebook/Twitter hop on over to thriftychristy.com.

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.

This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Monday October 8. I will choose a winner on Tuesday October 9 using random.org and will contact them via email.

9 comments October 6, 2012

Two sales that you won’t want to miss today: fundraising garage sale and benefit book sale

I love garage sales and I love book sales, and I’m excited to be going to one of each today! The huge fundraising garage sale will begin at 8 a.m. at Rick McGill’s Toyota, and will raise money for my friend Kara’s sister-in-law, who has cancer. All the information is above.

The used book and media sale will begin at 10 a.m. and will benefit Blount County Birth to Three. More information can be found here.

Add comment October 6, 2012

Disney on Ice Giveaway Number 5: win four passes to see “Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy”!

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy is coming October 17-21 to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Of particular interest: Tickets for opening night on October 17 are just $14! (excludes rinkside and VIP)

Also, there is a special show on Friday morning, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. That week is Fall Break for Knox County, so you might enjoy taking your kids to a Disney on Ice show as part of a fun stay-cation week!

I’m so excited, and can’t wait to take my girls to see this show. I think they’re going to be particularly thrilled about the Pixie Hollow portion of the show!

If you’d like to go ahead and order tickets without waiting on a giveaway, you can use the discount code MOM5 for $5 off the $25 and $17 tickets (valid for all Thurs – Sun performances.) You can also purchase rinkside tickets for $45 and VIP tickets for $35.

The lovely folks at Feld Entertainment are allowing me to give some passes away to you! These passes can be exchanged for tickets at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum box office, and are good for all reserved seating tickets except for front row and VIP tickets.

This is the last of my five giveaways. Good luck! Here’s how to win:

Required Entry:

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

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 6 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 October 9. I will choose a winner on Wednesday October 10 using random.org and will contact them via email. Giveaway open to US readers only. You must be 18 or older to enter. I received passes to Disney on Ice for my family plus additional passes from Feld Entertainment to give away to my readers. Passes will be sent to the winner via US Mail, and I cannot be held responsible for any loss or delivery delay on the part of the mail. Feld Entertainment and The Walt Disney company are neither sponsors nor endorsers of this promotion. All opinions are my own.

83 comments October 6, 2012

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