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Box Top Thursdays return to Hunters Crossing Chick-fil-a


The Hunter’s Crossing Chick-fil-a is bringing back Box Top Thursdays! Starting Feb. 6, you can bring in a Box Top for Education and receive a specific menu item for FREE!
Here’s the schedule:

February 6 – receive an Original Chicken Sandwich

February 13- receive a Fresh Brewed Iced Tea

February 20- receive a Chicken Biscuit (only valid during breakfast hours, 6:30 – 10:30 a.m.)

February 27- receive a Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Add comment January 31, 2014

Review and giveaway: Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza

Every other Monday my husband invites his interns over for dinner. For dinner this week we had the chance to try Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza.


When I headed to the Maryville Papa Murphy’s store, I had not called an order in (which you can do) and my dinner was still ready in less than 5 minutes! I chose the new Herb Chicken Mediterranean pizza, and I got a family size so I would have enough for everyone. Brandon, who took my order, asked if I liked flat crust, as that’s how the pizza is usually prepared. I was so glad he asked, because flat crust is not my personal favorite, so he changed it to regular crust on the spot. All of their pizzas are easily changed to fit your tastes.


Papa Murphy’s serves pizza in three sizes. We had 4 adults eating and still had pizza left over for lunch the next day. The family size is the best deal, in my opinion.


My pizza was hand-crafted by a couple of very polite staff members! The Herb Chicken Mediterranean comes with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach, and it was amazing. More on that in a second.


I also chose a couple of Mini Murph pizza kits so my daughters could make their own single-serve pizzas.

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And, finally, we got a S’mores pizza for dessert.


There were other options we may get next time, like salads and cheesy bread. They also have other desserts like cookie dough, cinnamon wheels, or  dessert pizza (apple or cherry).


After everything was ready, I headed home to start baking. Papa Murphy’s sells take-and-bake pizzas, which means the toppings are on fresh, uncooked dough, so that you can eat your pizza the minute it comes out of the oven! Each item I had took about 10 minutes to bake. Here’s our dinner:

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I put the Herb Chicken Mediterranean pizza in the oven first, and my kids started creating their Mini Murph pizzas. They had a blast! The kits were so easy and fun, and they’re only $3 each, which is a great price for a kid’s meal.

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Two of my husband’s interns, Jamie and Julie, arrived and joined in the fun.



The pizza tasted amazing! Even my husband, who is very specific in his tastes, really liked it.




(Can you tell he loves being photographed for my stories? :))

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The S’mores dessert pizza was a big hit with everyone too!

So, we are new Papa Murphy’s fans. We are definitely going back, and will be taking advantage of some of the great deals they offer. Here are the ones I noticed:


Box Top Tuesday will probably be happening for us next week. I love that the Maryville store supports two local schools, Fairview Elementary and Union Grove Elementary.


They also have a text club you can join to receive coupons!


Plus, there are sometimes fun holiday-themes pizzas to try, like the Jack-O-Lantern pizza at Halloween:


And in February, the Valentine’s Day heart-shaped pizza:


Want to try Papa Murphy’s pizza for yourself? There are 8 locations locally: Maryville/411South, Cedar Bluff, Bearden, Farragut, South Knoxville, Seymour, Oak Ridge, Broadway/Fountain City, and Clinton Hwy/Schadd Rd.

Here are some printable coupons to get you started!


UPDATE: The winner is #58, Adrian. Thanks to all who entered!

The lovely folks at Papa Murphy’s would like to give a family pack to one of you! This family pack will include a family size pizza, a side or dessert (cheesy bread, cinnamon wheel, S’mores dessert pizza or cookie dough), and a 2-liter drink.

Here’s how to enter to win a free dinner:

Required Entry:

To enter to win, just leave a comment below letting me what your favorite pizza at Papa Murphy’s is. If you’ve never eaten Papa Murphy’s pizza, check out their menu here to see what they offer!

That’s it! (If you’re reading this on Facebook/Twitter hop on over to to leave your comment.)

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 Monday, February 3. I will choose three winners on Tuesday, February 4 using and will contact them via email.

Thanks to Papa Murphy’s for providing me with pizza for my family for review purposes. All opinions in this review are solely my own. Giveaway open to local readers who are able to travel to one of the above locations to pick up their meal. Delivery of your prize will be coordinated by Papa Murphy’s.

92 comments January 29, 2014

Huggies Pull-Ups as low as $3.64 at Target

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Huggies Pull-Ups are on sale for 15% off this week at Target. There is also a new Huggies Pull-Ups Target coupon that you can combine with a manufacturer coupon to make them as low as $3.64.

Here’s what it would look like:

Huggies Pull-Ups $7.64 (sale price)

Pay as low as $3.64 after coupons and sale.

This deal is good through 2/1/14.

Thanks, For the Mommas!

Add comment January 29, 2014

$1/1 Wholly Guacamole/Salsa coupon, great for Super Bowl parties


There’s a $1/1 coupon available to print on the Wholly Guacamole Facebook page here. This coupon is good for guacamole or salsa, and would be great if you’re needing one of those ingredients for appetizers at a Super Bowl party on Sunday! Since this is a Bricks coupon, you can hit the back button on your browser and print a total of two coupons. Expiration 2/12.

Add comment January 29, 2014

Biltmore tickets just $39 through March 19, plus free children’s admission and hotel deals

If you’ve been wanting to visit the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, NC, this is the time of year to do it! When you reserve your tickets ahead of time, you’ll get them for just $39 each, plus your audio guide will be free. These are the lowest prices they offer! Plus, children ages 10-16 are just $19.50, and ages 9 and under are free.

You can also find deals on Asheville hotel packages here. We love the Biltmore and try to go at least twice a year!

Add comment January 29, 2014

Coupon plus sale: get DiGiorno pizzas for $2.67 each


There’s a new coupon worth printing for a free DiGiorno pizza when you buy two. These are part of Kroger’s “Buy 6” deal, so you can use two coupons, purchase 6, and get them for $2.67 each. Go here to print your coupon.

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Add comment January 29, 2014

$10 for a $20 Tanger Outlet gift card through Feb 9


Tanger is celebrating Chinese New Year with a gift card deal. Head to Guest Services at any Tanger Outlet and you’ll be able to get a $20 gift card for just $10. This gift card is good at any of the stores in the outlet. There is a $1.50 gift card activation fee, but in the past Tanger Club Cardmembers could get those fees waived. (Tanger Club is their frequent shopper card, and it’s totally worth signing up for. Here’s more information.)

This offer expires Feb. 9.

Add comment January 29, 2014

Review: the Wet-Stop3 potty training alarm, plus a Potty Monkey giveaway!


UDATE: The winner of the giveaway is comment #82, Theresa! Thanks to all who entered!

My daughter, who is 4, has recently begun nighttime potty training. She has been potty trained during the daytime for years now, but both of my children are such deep sleepers that they were unable to potty train successfully at night. We successfully potty trained my older daughter a few years back using a nighttime sensor that woke her up and eventually taught her body how to successfully wait until the morning to go potty. However, the system we used was messy and cumbersome, and I wasn’t a huge fan. (I was a fan of the results, just not the product itself!) So when I saw that PottyMD (makers of the Potty Monkey that moms know and love) offered a bedwetting alarm that seemed simple and clean, I was eager to try it out. The Wet-Stop3 comes in three colors, and we chose pink, since we’re all very girly around here. We have been using it for a little over a week and I’m so very pleased with the results! Here’s the official product description, and then I’ll share our experience.


Wet-Stop3: a Vibrating Bedwetting Alarm and a Traditional Bedwetting Alarm, All in One.

There are many features for the Wet-Stop3: 5 variable alarms, alarm and/or vibrating capabilities, flashing LED button, magnetic shirt fastener, uses 2 AAA batteries, replaceable sensor, easy to dry, easy to attach sensor, 2-step turn off process, instructions in six languages, and a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty against defects. The Wet-Stop3 comes with a reward system with chart and star stickers and the “The Complete Bedwetting Book” on CD. You may also now purchase an extra sensor for the Wet-Stop3.

Wet-Stop3 is convenient as well as effective. The Wet-Stop3 reacts immediately to the first few drops of moisture, teaching the child to stop the flow of urine before the bed becomes wet. During this learning process, dry underpants will be needed but the family will be spared the bother of remaking the entire bed. In less than six months, many children will no longer require use of the Wet-Stop3.

Please check with your insurance company as many insurances are now covering enuresis alarms. Use HCPCS code S8270 when contacting your insurance company.


I have been putting off the nighttime potty training process, mainly because I really love sleep, but we were reaching the end of our Pull-Up supply and I figured it was probably time. The night we started the process, my daughter put on the Wet-Stop3 and then used a Pull-Up over it (which is not necessarily what the official instructions said to do, but it’s working for us.) The alarm went off three times the first night, two times the next night, and then one time per night for about a week. When I heard the alarm over the baby monitor I met my daughter in the bathroom and helped her change into a new Pull-Up. I was really pleased to see progress so quickly, as I am well aware that sometimes it can take months! We are now on night three of no alarm, and my daughter asked last night to stop wearing the alarm. I’ve agreed, with the caveat that we can continue to go alarm-free as long as her Pull-Ups are dry. I have been SO pleased with the Wet-Stop3. It has been simple and not at all messy. Plus, it was so easy to detach and reattach that I was able to get back to sleep quickly during the night, which was very important to me. My daughter really liked the star stickers and progress chart that came with the Wet-Stop3 (see above photo). I highly recommend this product to anyone whose children need a little help with potty training (ages 4 and older, according to the official product information.)

The Wet-Stop3 system retails for $50 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! If you’re not familiar with Potty Monkey, please read my full review here. It’s a fantastic product!

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

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, February 4. I will choose a winner on Wednesday, February 5 using and will contact them via email. Giveaway open to US readers only. Delivery of your prize will be coordinated by PottyMD. I was provided with the Wet-Stop3 for review purposes and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.


126 comments January 29, 2014

Ibotta coupon app: $0.50 off any milk coupon + $2 bonus for new users


If you redeem any two offers from Ibotta this week, you can also get $0.50 back for buying any brand of milk. Also, Ibotta is offering a free $2 bonus to anyone who signs up for a new account and redeems at least one offer within 10 days.

If you’re not familiar with the Ibotta coupon app, you can read my post about it here.

Here are the basics of Ibotta:

  1. Sign up for Ibotta and download the free app.
  2. Choose the products that you plan to buy at the store and do the required actions to add the deal to your account.
  3. Purchase the product at an approved retailer. Combine your purchase with a sale and a coupon to make the deal even better!
  4. Take a picture of your receipt when you get home, scan the bar code of your product, and submit! Your cash will be added to your account.
  5. You can transfer your cash to your Paypal account whenever you want to cash out. You must have at least a $5 balance to do so. Or, you can choose to donate your Ibotta balance to a nonprofit.

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

Add comment January 24, 2014

Giveaway: Let’s Play Football book and app for kids

UPDATE: The winner is #8, Meaghan M. Thanks to all who entered!

Let’s Play Football, arriving just in time for Super Bowl season, is a story- and character-based book and a FREE APP, both of which introduce the fundamentals of football to kids ages 2 to 6 (and their parents). This is the first of a planned “Let’s Play Sports”  series of media products for kids and families from Andy Blackman Hurwitz (founder of Baby Loves Disco) and Jon Richter, two dad-coaches.

The book and app feature a papa bear and his two young cubs who are learning about how the game is played as they watch the “Lions” and “Bears.” You’ll recognize the bear players’ names and personalities, and you’ll find it fun to hear pro ESPN football announcer Ron Jaworski giving the play-by-play. All in all, it’s a very cute gift for kids.

For more information, visit the website, download the FREE app, or like the Let’s Play Sports Facebook page. The book is currently available in hardcover for $13.99.

Here’s a video that will tell you a little more:

The folks from Let’s Play Football are letting me give a copy of the new book to one of you! Here’s how to win.

Required Entry:

To enter to win, just leave a comment below letting me know who you’ll be cheering for in this year’s Super Bowl: Seahawks? Broncos? No opinion? (which is also a valid answer!)

That’s it! (If you’re reading this on Facebook/Twitter hop on over to to leave your comment.)

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 Monday, January 27. I will choose one winner on Tuesday, January 28 using and will contact him or her via email. Winner must respond to me within 24 hours or I will pick a new winner. Giveaway open to US residents only.

43 comments January 22, 2014

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