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Happy Spring Break 2014: couponing on vacation

If this is your Spring Break, I hope you enjoy it! We will be gone all week so I probably won’t be posting on the site. If you’re going to be traveling, here’s helpful info for couponing on vacation. Enjoy!

Add comment March 15, 2014

Considering Amazon Prime? Rates increase in 5 days, so sign up before 3/20

If you don’t yet have Amazon Prime, hurry… Amazon is raising the price of Prime in just 5 DAYS!

Starting March 20th, the annual cost of Amazon Prime will increase to $99 (currently $79/year).  New customers who start a free trial of Amazon Prime through March 20 will lock in the $79 rate for the first year. Amazon Student will also increase from $39 a year to $49 on March 20.

GO HERE to lock in the $79 Amazon Prime rate or the $39 Amazon Student rate

We’ve been Prime users for years now, mainly because we order a lot of books and really enjoy the free shipping with no minimum order. My husband also watches a lot of the free movies and TV shows they offer. Here are some of the benefits of Prime:

  • Unlimited FREE 2-day shipping on millions of items, no minimum order
  • Unlimited streaming of over 41,000 movies and TV episodes through Prime Instant Video

  • Access to over 350,000 books to borrow through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

  • Ability to add up to 4 family members or co-workers onto your Prime Account. Here’s how to share Your Prime benefits.

  • Discounted Amazon Prime membership if you’re a student. Students get a FREE 6-Month trial of Prime, and then pay only $39/year with an .edu email address. Here’s more info on Amazon Prime for Students

Thanks, Time2Save Workshops!

Add comment March 15, 2014

Rock City presents Fairytale Nights, plus Enchanted Tea with Alice and Friends

Rock City has a new event called Fairytale Nights, coming March 25, and it sounds absolutely amazing!

Here’s the official description:

Join us on a spectacular journey as we travel to a faraway kingdom where magic is around every turn. Help Little Red Riding Hood avoid the Big Bad Wolf; follow Jack as he ventures off the beanstalk into the giant’s lair; enjoy the radiant gardens with Cinderella; learn to sword fight with a knight! Don’t miss this chance to make magical memories at Rock City’s Fairytale Nights!

Here are some of the events and activities taking place at Fairytale Nights:

  • Enchanted Tea with Alice and Friends – special event with VIP Access to Fairytale Nights, see below
  • Fairest of Them All Tailor Shop* – Here children can join the fun and become a fairy, prince, princess or knight! Whatever your hearts’ desire, our Fairest of Them All tailors may have just the outfit for you!
  • Knights’ Training Academy* – Children of all ages can train to scale a castle wall, sword fight & learn basic archery. Knights completing the academy are presented to Queen Guinevere for knighting. (Also a part of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Spring Break Safari Promotion). $13 pre-purchase online or at ticket desk; $15 at Climbing Wall.
  • Seven Dwarves’ Mining Co. Gem Panning*
  • Falcon Shows – Join John and Dale Stokes with “Wings to Soar” for this educational and interactive show. Nightly in the Critter Classroom with showtimes at 5:15pm, 6:15pm, and 7:15pm
  • Ik the Troll King – Appearing in the Stone Forge Tavern (Pavilion) – Friday and Saturday Evenings from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Meet and interact with a real live troll and hear wild and fanciful tales as Ik, the Troll King entertains the crowd at Stone Forge Tavern.
  • Cinderella Meet & Greet with photos by KODAK! – guests can visit with Cinderella and have the special moment captured by KODAK nightly on the Cliff Terrace Porch.
  • Enchanted Carriage Rides – After you visit with Cinderella, take an enchanting 10min ride in her carriage, offered nightly from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. $5 per person, ages 2 & Up. The enchanted carriage can fit 4 adults comfortably with 1 additional adult next to the driver. Children are allowed to sit on their guardian’s lap; however this does not decrease the per person rate.
  • Fairytale Photo Ops! –  Have your picture made with your favorite fairytale characters throughout the Enchanted Trail.
  • Fairytale Marketplace – Leathercraft, jewelry, and the Georgia Winery vendors will be open Thursday – Saturday evenings. The vendor marketplace is located outside of Gardens Gateway at the end of the Enchanted Trail.
  • Magical Souvenirs & Fairy Gardening Headquarters – Fairytale Nights logo souvenirs, Fairytale Story Books, plush Rocky dolls, knight and princess accessories, etc are available for purchase. Woodland Wonders Gift Shop offers a large selection of every essential needed to create your very own Fairy container garden! Also available are souvenir pilsner and pint glasses that come with a free first beer and discounted re-fills coupon in the Stone Forge Tavern.
  • Stone Forge Tavern (Pavilion) – Offering turkey legs, hot stew, and beer on tap nightly from 5:00pm-close. Fresh kettle corn sold nightly in the village of Stone Forge near the Seven Dwarves’ Mining Co.

*Additional Charges for some children’s activities (average $3 – $9)

Plus, there will be a special Enchanted Tea with Alice and Friends event on April 5 & 6 at 3:30 p.m. This party will include tea & heavy hors d’oeuvres hosted by Alice and the White Rabbit with special appearances by Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. Tickets also include front of line admission to Fairytale Nights. Children also receive a small gift and photo by Kodak with Alice and the rabbit. The three course tea menu includes crumpets, sandwiches, fresh fruit, desserts, hot tea, hot chocolate, hot cider, coffee, iced tea and Coca-Cola products. Admission to this tea (plus Fairytale Nights) is as follows:

Adult: $29.95
Child (ages 2-12): $29.95 *Child ticket includes special gifts and souvenir photo by Kodak

Fairytale Nights runs nightly from March 28 – April 20 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Rock City Gardens, located at 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain, GA 30750.

Admission pricing is as follows:

Sundays – Wednesdays is $19.95/Adult and $11.95/Child (ages 3-12)

Thursdays – Saturdays $22.95/Adult and $12.95/Child

For more information and to order tickets, visit the official website here.

Add comment March 15, 2014

Regal announces $1 summer movies schedule, starting June 3

Regal has announced the schedule for its Summer Movie Express, where families can see movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for just $1 each! Plus, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. In our area, three Regal theaters are participating: Regal Knoxville Center Stadium 10, Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, and Regal West Town Mall Stadium 9.  Movies begin June 3. (Other areas have different start dates, so if you’re visiting out-of-town relatives and want to see a movie, check the schedule here.)

All movies start at 10 a.m.

2014 Summer Movie Express Movies:

Week Title Rating Start Time
1 Hotel Transylvania PG 10am
1 The Smurfs 2 PG 10am
2 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 PG 10am
2 The Pirates: Band of Misfits PG 10am
3 Arthur Christmas PG 10am
3 Despicable Me 2 PG 10am
4 Lego PG 10am
4 Free Birds PG 10am
5 Adventures of TinTin PG 10am
5 Rise of the Guardians PG 10am
6 Kung Fu Panda 2 PG 10am
6 Madagascar 3 PG 10am
7 The Croods PG 10am
7 Epic PG 10am
8 Turbo PG 10am
8 Walking with Dinosaurs PG 10am
9 Mr. Peabody & Sherman PG 10am
9 Rio 2 PG 10am


For more information on Regal’s Summer Movie Express, visit their website here.

Add comment March 15, 2014

Müller yogurt for $0.40 at Kroger this week


Müller frütUp cups are on sale for $0.80 each at Kroger this week, and there is a $2/5 coupon in this past Sunday’s (3/2) RP insert, so you can get 5 of them for just $2, or $0.40 each. They’re delicious, by the way, and would be great for school lunches!

Add comment March 13, 2014

Free admission to Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga tonight

If your Spring Break travels take you near Chattanooga tonight, consider taking your family to the Creative Discovery Museum, where admission is free tonight only! Here’s the info:

Don’t miss the fun this Thursday, March 13!

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and will close again at 8 p.m. for this evening of free family fun. Come make a splash in RiverPlay, dig the dinos in Excavation Station, create a masterpiece in Arts Alley and more! The evening ends with an incredible science demo in the Museum Auditorium.


Great things come in small packages. Come explore the small of it all on nanonight.

Add comment March 13, 2014

Upcoming consignment sales in Maryville and Knoxville for Spring 2014


Here are some of the upcoming consignment sales in Maryville and Knoxville for Spring 2014. Thanks to Kristi for sending me the list!

March 21-22 First Baptist Lenoir City

March 19-22 PB&J’s

March 28-29 Concord UMC and Dixie Lee Baptist

April 2-5 Duck Duck Goose and First Baptist Concord

April 11-12 East Maryville Baptist Church

July 9-12 Southern Bell Consignment Sale

Also, Fairview UMC has a great sale each summer, and that date is TBD. I will let you all know when I hear a definite date.

Thanks, Kristi!

Add comment March 11, 2014

Get 20% off cabbage purchase – great for St. Patrick’s Day!


Does your family fix corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day? My husband does every year, and I was pleased to see there’s a new SavingStar e-coupon for  20% off on any single purchase of loose cabbage at participating retailers. This offer expires 3/17, which is St. Patrick’s Day, so it should be perfect for your Irish meal, but you must load the coupon today or tomorrow!

Remember, SavingStar e-coupons are returned to your account in rebate form. Here’s more info on how that program works.

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Add comment March 11, 2014

Easter book for kids from creator of Truth in the Tinsel: “A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families”

I’m a big fan of the Advent book Truth in the Tinsel, and have made it a part of our Christmas celebration for years now. The Author, Amanda White, has just released a book for Easter called A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families. Here’s more info:

In A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families, each activity focuses on one of the five senses–for example, smelling the perfume Mary used to anoint Jesus’ feet, hearing the rooster crow after Peter’s denial.
It’s a little different from Truth in the Tinsel for a few reasons:
1. It’s only 12 activities, instead of 24. (Whew, imagine 24 activities about Jesus’ death!!)
2. It’s a little heavier because it is about something so serious–death and resurrection!

3. The activities are not just crafts–they are big memory-makers (like making bread for the Last Supper) or what I like to call “memorials” where you make a craft-project that transforms your home (like making sparkly window catchers to remind you of the bright angel who rolled Jesus’ stone away).
We are going to be trying this out in my house this Easter season! If you’re interested, you can get a copy of the book here.

Add comment March 10, 2014

Disney Live giveaway #5: Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure featuring Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates

If you’re the parent of a young child, you probably already know about the Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure coming to Knoxville on Friday, March 21. People are so excited about this show that they’ve moved it to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum (from the Auditorium) to accommodate ticket sales! If you’d like to go ahead and get your tickets now to ensure the best possible seats, you can use the discount code MOM5 for $5 off per ticket. Tickets can be purchased here or by phone at 865-656-4444.

There will be two show times on Friday March 21, one at 2 p.m. and one at 6 p.m.

Tickets prices: $55.00 / $40.00 / $30.00 / $25.00

Thanks to the folks at Feld Entertainment for giving me four tickets to the 2 p.m. show to give away to you all! To enter this final giveaway, just head to Facebook and look for this Disney Live giveaway post.

This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Tuesday, March 11. I will choose a winner on Wednesday, March 12 using and will contact them via Facebook. Giveaway open to US readers only. You must be 18 or older to enter.

Disclosure: I received passes to Disney Live for my family plus additional passes from Feld Entertainment to give away to my readers. Tickets will be mailed out to winners at the addresses provided. I cannot be held responsible for any problems with postal delivery. Feld Entertainment and The Walt Disney company are neither sponsors nor endorsers of this promotion. All opinions are my own.

Add comment March 10, 2014

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