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FREE Fandango ticket with any Starbucks purchase, plus coupons!

Right now you can get a FREE Fandango ticket with any purchase at Starbucks (up to a $10 value). Simply text the word LATTE to 811811 with a picture of your receipt or mobile receipt and you will be sent a unique code. Go HERE for more info on this promo. This offer is while supplies last.


Also, check your Starbucks account for possible coupon codes. I had the above coupon for 50% off any espresso drink!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Add comment November 19, 2014

Christmas at Sevier Heights FREE tickets available now

The Sevier Heights Living Christmas Tree won’t be at Thompson-Boling Arena this December because of a scheduling conflict, instead, they will be presenting “Christmas at Sevier Heights” at the church’s main campus (3232 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920). 
Christmas at Sevier Heights is a one hour and fifteen minute collection of holiday favorites and Christ-centered music mingled with the telling of the Christmas story. They will also have family-friendly activities (ice skating, crafts for kids, FREE hot chocolate and cider, photo booths, and more) on-site before and after each presentation.
There will be six presentations December 18-21. FREE tickets are available online here, or you may call the ticket hotline at 865-577-2937. You can choose to pick up your tickets at Sevier Heights or have them mailed to your home.
For more details about Christmas at Sevier Heights, visit their website here.


Add comment November 19, 2014

Starbucks: $5 for $10 gift certificate!


There’s a Groupon available for Starbucks this morning: pay $5 for a $10 gift certificate! Go here to purchase. Limit 1 per account. If you’re interested, I’d hurry, because Starbucks Groupons often don’t last long.

Add comment November 18, 2014

Knoxville Opera offers free student performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore

The Knoxville Opera will be performing Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore November 21 & 23. If you’d like to see it at a really deep discount, consider attending the student dress rehearsal this Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. This full dress rehearsal is exactly the same as the regular performance (the show runs without stopping with full costumes/set) and is FREE for students and just $5 for accompanying adults! For more info on the student dress rehearsal, go here.

Here’s what the show is about:

From the brilliant team of Gilbert & Sullivan comes this timeless maritime classic! Millions of fans have flocked to this lampoon of the British class system, poking fun at party politics, the Royal Navy, and buffoons in positions of authority. You’ll be humming Pinafore’s ever-popular songs along with an all-star cast of G&S; veterans led by audience favorite Sean Anderson. Bring the entire family to this beloved operetta filled with clever wordplay and rollicking comedy!

If you’re not able to attend the student dress rehearsal, you can attend the Sunday, November 23 performance at 2:30 p.m., where you can get a student ticket for just $0.01 with purchase of an adult ticket at regular price. Just let them know you’re interested in the Penny4Arts discount (more info here). Advance reservations recommended.

Add comment November 17, 2014

Giveaway: win tickets to Junior Service League of Maryville’s Breakfast with Santa, Saturday Dec. 6

UPDATE: The winner is comment #28, Jessica W! Thanks to all who entered!

Junior Service League of Maryville‘s Breakfast with Santa, which is presented by Foothills Bank & Trust, will be held on Saturday, December 6th at the Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa. There are four seatings to the event: 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $15 each and include a full breakfast buffet and a photo with Santa.While you’re there, you can also get some shopping done in the vendor area which features gifts from Scholastic, Dandy Lion Gifts, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, and face painting.

Children ages 2 & under are free.

Tickets are available for purchase at Dandy Lions Gifts in Maryville. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time, as they’re not available at the door. You can also purchase your tickets online here. Don’t have kids to bring? You can also purchase tickets at Dandy Lions to be donated to local agencies so a needy child can attend the breakfast.

100% of the proceeds go to support Junior Service League’s efforts to supply underprivileged children with toys at Christmas through the Toys for Blount County program. This annual toy drive has collected Christmas gifts for Blount County’s children in need since 1972. The Junior Service League of Maryville works year round to provide toys to more than 1,400 area children in need each year.

We have our tickets already. We attend this breakfast every year, and my girls always have a fantastic time!

My sweet girls at JSL’s Santa Breakfast a few years ago!

Junior Service League is giving away two Santa Breakfast tickets to one of you (a $30 value!) Plus, if you’re the winner and would like to purchase more tickets, I can take care of that too.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

Required Entry:

Leave a comment on this post and let me know who you’d like to take to the breakfast. Kids? Grandkids? (If you’re reading this on Facebook/Twitter make sure you’re commenting on

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 5 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, November 24. I will choose a winner on Tuesday, November 25 using and will contact them via email.

29 comments November 17, 2014

Get Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Fruit & Oat Harvest Bars for $0.25/box with printable coupon

$1.00 off Kellogg's Nutri-Grain or Special K Bars
There’s a great printable coupon for Kellogg’s Fruit & Oat Harvest Nutri-Grain Bars that pairs with a Target sale tomorrow, making them just $0.25/box! Here’s the deal:

Buy 4 Participating Kellogg’s Items = FREE $5 Target Gift Card (Starting 11/16)
(Including Nutri-Grain Bars, Special K Bars or Crackers, Special K Pastry Crisps, and Granola Bars)
Deal Idea:
Buy 4 Kellogg’s Fruit & Oat Harvest Nutri-Grain Bars $2.50 each
Total = $10
Use four $1/1 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Fruit & Oat Harvest Bars or Special K Moments coupons found here
Pay $6
Get back a FREE $5 Target gift card
Final cost: just $0.25 per box!

$1.00 off 2 Kellogg's Nutri-Grain/Special K Bars

Buy 4 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars or Special K Bars, ANY variety $2.50 each
Total = $10
Use two $1/2 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Bars and/or Kellogg’s Special K Bars coupons found here
Pay as low as $8
Get back a FREE $5 Target gift card
Final cost as low as $3 total, just $0.75 per box!

ALSO: there will also be an upcoming FREE $10 Target gift card with a food and/or beverage purchase of $50 or more store coupon available in the weekly ad tomorrow (Sunday 11/16), valid through 11/22. You will also be able to text GROCERY to 827438 to score this on your mobile device (starting tomorrow, 11/16).

Thanks, Hip2Save!

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Add comment November 15, 2014

Small Business Saturday: get 3 $10 credits when you shop at 3 small businesses on Nov. 29 and use AmEx!


Saturday, November 29 is the fifth annual Small Business Saturday, and many local businesses will have deals to celebrate! My favorite promotion on this day is the one from American Express. This year, when you shop at an approved small business (must be independently owned and must accept American Express, see list here) and spend at least $10, AmEx will refund you $10 via a statement credit. The best part is, this year, they’re allowing you to receive three $10 credits at three different businesses! You must purchase $10 or more in store (not online), and it must happen on November 29. Also, you MUST register your American Express card ahead of time, and you can do that here starting November 16 (tomorrow).

I’ve done this for the past four years and it has always worked like a charm. I love this because I’m supporting a local company – they get to keep my $10+ – and it’s American Express that’s giving me my money back.

What qualifies something as a small business? It must be locally owned and not part of a chain. Call ahead, because a number of small businesses don’t accept AmEx, either.

Local Blount County companies that accept AmEx include Little River Trading Company, Dandy Lions Gifts, and Bristol & Bragg. What’s your favorite business to shop at on Small Business Saturday?

Add comment November 15, 2014

Our big news: baby #3 arriving in April!


We have big news….baby #3 is arriving in April! So, that means you can expect more diaper deals from me 🙂 And, if I fall off the radar at any point, you’ll know why!

1 comment November 13, 2014

Veteran’s Day 2014 freebies and discounts


Happy Veteran’s Day! For those of you who serve (or have served) in our nation’s Armed Forces, THANK YOU!

As a special thanks to you, many restaurants and businesses are offering discounts today.  Here are just a few of interest; for a full list go here.

On Veteran’s Day, November 11th, veterans and active duty military enjoy a free signature entree at all Applebee’s.  Dine-in from limited menu only.  Must show proof of military service.

Bob Evans Restaurants
This Veterans Day, Bob Evans Farms salutes service to country with a hearty plate of hotcakes. The company announced today that veterans and active military personnel will receive free all–you-can-eat hotcakes at its restaurants on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11.  All these honored servicemen and women need do is show a valid military ID.

California Pizza Kitchen
On November 11th, all veterans and active military can choose one entrée from their special Veterans Day Menu, dine-in only.  Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service. Offer valid at participating locations; not valid at locations in Guam, airports, stadiums, or international locations.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Through November 11th, all active and retired veterans can enjoy a free appetizer at Carrabba’s. Choose from any of their hand-prepared appetizers, like their Calamari or Bacon & Caramelized Onion Flatbread. It’s their way of saying thank you for serving our country.  With proof of service; military ID or in uniform.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM on November 11th, IHOP invites all veterans and active duty military personnel to enjoy 2 buttermilk pancakes, topped with strawberries, whipped topping, and blueberry compote.  Served with 2 eggs, hash browns, and your choice of 2 bacon strips or 2 sausage links.  Dine-In only.  Proof of service required.

Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme will celebrate Veteran’s Day on Tuesday, November 11th by offering a Free Doughnut (any variety) and a Small Coffee to all Veterans at participating Krispy Kreme shops locations. No purchase necessary. A free doughnut and small coffee will be given to anyone who identifies themselves as a veteran or active duty military personnel (no ID required).

Longhorn Steakhouse
On November 11th, LongHorn Steakhouse will offer veterans and active military members a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcohol beverage with proof of service.

Olive Garden
Olive Garden restaurants will offer a free entrée from a special menu to active-duty military and military veterans. The special menu features seven of Olive Garden’s most popular items. The entrée is served with unlimited homemade soup or garden fresh salad and warm, garlic breadsticks.

On the Border
Veterans with military ID or proof of military service receive a FREE Create Your Own Combo entrée (Choose 2 or Choose 3 options). Valid on Monday 11/11/14 only. Dine-in only.

Outback Steakhouse
Military Personnel with valid ID will receive a FREE Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on November 11, 2014.  Also, between November 12-December 31, 2014, Outback Steakhouse is offering a Military Mates 15% OFF discount  to any Military Personnel with valid ID.

Red Lobster
From Monday, November 10th through Thursday, November 13th, Red Lobster will be thanking veterans, active duty and active serving military, as well as reservists for their service with a free select appetizer.  The full list of Veteran’s Day free appetizers is as follows: Crispy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, Sweet Chili Shrimp, Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Lobster-Artichoke-and-Seafood Dip, Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms, Lobster Pizza, Chilled Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Crispy Calamari and Vegetables, Mozzarella Cheesesticks, White Wine and Roasted-Garlic Mussels, and Shrimp Nachos.

Red Robin
Red Robin is inviting all veterans and active-duty service members to join them on November 11th for a FREE Tavern Double burger with bottomless steak fries!

On November 11th, Starbucks is offering Free Tall Brewed Coffee for veterans, active duty military and their spouses.  Note: Please call ahead to make sure your local Starbucks is participating.

Thanks, Capitally Frugal DC!

Add comment November 11, 2014

Ijams Rummage Sale this Saturday, Nov. 8

Saturday, November 8 from 9 am – 1 pm Ijams Nature Center will have a fundraising rummage sale! The sale will feature good finds on art, furniture, toys, tools, housewares, and more. Early shoppers will have the best selection; late shoppers may find the best deals! All proceeds from the sale support education programs at Ijams. For more info, visit Ijams’ website.

Add comment November 6, 2014

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