Archive for August, 2014

Get a FREE Redbox rental with code, today (August 28) only

Receive a FREE DVD rental at the Redbox website or using the mobile app when you enter coupon code 5477THH7 at checkout! This code is valid today (August 28th) only. It may work at the kiosk too, but I’d reserve online just to be safe.

Thanks, Freebie Radar!

Add comment August 28, 2014

Get up to 60% off Frozen merchandise on Zulily


Zulily has a huge Frozen sale that starts today! You can get up to 60% off Frozen merchandise, including some really cute costumes! Go here to check it out.

Add comment August 28, 2014

Giveaway: win a family 4-pack of tickets to the 2014 Tennessee Valley Fair!

The Tennessee Valley Fair will be September 5-14 of this year, and my family is so excited about attending! Remember, admission tickets, ride armbands, and concert tickets are discounted through September 4, so if you plan ahead, you’ll save money! The fair also offers a number of discount days, which I’ve listed here.

The generous folks at the Tennessee Valley Fair have given me some family 4-packs of tickets to give away to you all! If you’d like to win one of the sets of passes (4 winners!) head to the Thrifty Christy Facebook page and look for the above photo to enter!

If you’d like to go ahead and order tickets without waiting on a giveaway, you can do that here.

This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Wednesday, August 20. I will choose four winners on Thursday, August 21 using and will contact them via email. Giveaway open to US readers only.

Disclosure: I received passes to the fair for my family plus additional passes to share with my readers. Tickets will be mailed out to winners at the addresses provided. I cannot be held responsible for any problems with postal delivery. All opinions stated in this post are my own.

Add comment August 15, 2014

Coupon and giveaway for Adrienne’s Dollhouse American Girl shop in Maryville!

My girls are huge fans of Adrienne’s Dollhouse Boutique, an American Girl and 18-inch doll shop in downtown Maryville. It’s such a cute store, and they throw amazing birthday parties there too! They’re running a promotion now where you can enter to win a birthday party for your daughter, as well as receive a 15% off coupon for any store purchase. To enter, just text “doll43” (without the quotes) to the following number: 24247.

Add comment August 15, 2014

The East TN History Fair is this Saturday, August 16: free events, music, food, & more!

This Saturday is the East TN History Fair downtown! My girls LOVED this event last year, and we’re making plans to go back. There are so many fun things to do that you’ll want to plan to stay all day!Here’s a really short video that will tell you more:

Here’s all the info you’ll need, from their website:

Seventh Annual East Tennessee History Fair presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society

From the Cherokee to the Present – Celebrating Our Region’s History

10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, August 16, 2014
East Tennessee History Center, Krutch Park,

and various downtown locations

Music ~ Historic Crafts ~ Historical Characters ~ Walking Tours ~
Historic Home Tours ~ Graveyard & Museum Tours ~ Authors ~ Children’s Activities ~
Living History ~ Davy Crockett’s Birthday ~ Vintage Base Ball

“History Hound” Dog Costume Contest
9:30 a.m.  Registration, Krutch Park
10:15 a.m.  Judging

WDVX and Clayton Country Music Stage
11:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Enjoy live music in Krutch Park from the WDVX and Clayton Country Music Stage

11:00 a.m.   Good Thymes Ceilidh Band
12:00 p.m.   David West and the Cider Mountain Boys with Special Guests
1:15 p.m.   Appalachian Hippie Poet
1:30 p.m.   Nostalgia
2:30 p.m.   Grassroots Gringos
3:15 p.m.   Appalachian Hippie Poet
3:35 p.m.   Russ & Becky Jeffers
4:30 p.m.   Naughty Knots

Free Movies at the Historic Bijou Theatre – “East Tennesseans on Film”
11:30 a.m.   Sergeant Alvin York: The Showman and the Hero
1:00 p.m.   Bill Landry: An Actors Showcase – Screening and book signing
2:30 p.m.   Louie Bluie: Sweet Old Song with live music by Nancy Brennan Strange & Don Cassell

Market Square Farmers Market
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Vintage Base Ball @ The World’ Fair Park (Performance Lawn)
12:00 p.m.   Franklin Farriers vs. Dry Town Boys of Roane County
2:30 p.m.   Nashville Maroons vs. Knoxville Holstons

Meet the Authors Book Signing Tent
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.    Gordon T. Belt, Martha Wiley, Natalie Sweet
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.    Jack Neely
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.    Bill Landry

Special Children’s Events

Children’s Activities & Crafts
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Davy Crockett’s Birthday Party  
2:15 p.m.   “Friend of Davy” Storytelling
3:00 p.m.    Birthday cake with Davy Crockett

Sean McCullough – Kidstuff Music Show
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.    East Tennessee History Center Auditorium


First Presbyterian Church
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.     Tours of Cemetery and Stained Glass Windows

Historic Homes Bus Tours
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.   (depart from Krutch Park, Gay Street, Last tour departs ~ 2:15 p.m.)
Visit Blount Mansion, Civil War Gateway Center, James White’s Fort,
Mabry-Hazen House, Bethel Cemetery and Museum, Underground Gay Street

Tours of Underground Gay Street
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.    (100 Block of Gay Street)

Tours of the Tennessee Theatre
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.     (tours begin every half hour, last tour begins at 1:30 p.m.)

Civil War Bus Tours – Reservation required, register in Krutch Park
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on the hour

“Knoxville in Story, Song, and ArtWalking Tour
10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.   (depart from the steps of the East Tennessee History Center)

Tours of Wanda Sobieski’s Office and Women’s Suffrage Memorabilla

  • Times to be announced
All Day Events – 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Free Admission to Museum of East Tennessee History

Living History Timeline – from the Cherokee to the Vietnam War

Historic Craft Demonstrations – including Blacksmithing, spinning, chair caning, basket making, cornhusk dolls,
woodworking, clayworks, dying with natural fibers, lye soap, and more!

History, Genealogy, and Preservation Groups from Across the Region

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Make Your Own Raku Pot with Peter Rose

Dale’s Fried Pies

Finny B’s


Add comment August 12, 2014

Tuesday nights are Kids Nights at Menchies in Alcoa: BOGO froyo!


Every Tuesday night from 5 – 9 p.m. at Menchie’s in Alcoa, adults with kids 12 & under get a BOGO deal on their frozen yogurt. My girls love any excuse for frozen yogurt!

Add comment August 7, 2014

Jen Hatmaker’s book 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess is on sale for Kindle TODAY ONLY (August 4) for $2.99

Jen Hatmaker’s book 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess is on sale for Kindle TODAY ONLY (August 4) for $2.99! This is one of those books everyone says is life-changing and I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t read! Here’s a synopsis, below. Go here to purchase.

American life can be excessive, to say the least. That’s what Jen Hatmaker had to admit after taking in hurricane victims who commented on the extravagance of her family’s upper middle class home. She once considered herself unmotivated by the lure of prosperity, but upon being called “rich” by an undeniably poor child, evidence to the contrary mounted, and a social experiment turned spiritual was born.

7 is the true story of how Jen (along with her husband and her children to varying degrees) took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence.

Food. Clothes. Spending. Media. Possessions. Waste. Stress. They would spend thirty days on each topic, boiling it down to the number seven. Only eat seven foods, wear seven articles of clothing, and spend money in seven places. Eliminate use of seven media types, give away seven things each day for one month, adopt seven green habits, and observe “seven sacred pauses.” So, what’s the payoff from living a deeply reduced life? It’s the discovery of a greatly increased God—a call toward Christ-like simplicity and generosity that transcends social experiment to become a radically better existence.

Go here to purchase 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess.

Add comment August 4, 2014

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