Archive for May, 2015

Today (5/29) is 529 Day: baseball discounts and giveaways, plus free $ for college!

Today (5/29) is 529 Day, where Tennessee’s 529 college savings program TNStars, is offering special discounts at various attractions around the state. The theme today seems to be baseball: you can get discounted tickets and/or enter giveaways to see the Tennessee Smokies, Nashville Sounds, Memphis Redbirds, and the Jackson Generals. Go here to there the giveaways and/or purchase discounted tickets.

Also, Tennessee residents who open and contribute to a TNStars account can get up to $375 in incentives added to your account! Click here for information about incentives for Tennessee residents.  My family participates in the Tennessee 529 plan, among others, and have found it to be a great way to save for college for our kids.

Add comment May 29, 2015

FREE couch to 5K app makes run-walking easy


I’ve decided I need to exercise more, so I thought I’d try out a Couch to 5K program. Let me be clear that normally, my philosophy is that the only reason I could see myself running is if something is chasing me. However, I found a free app that seemed like it would help motivate me, so I thought I’d try it out. It’s only day one, but I feel like I can definitely recommend this app. You start it up when you’re ready to start run-walking, and it tells you what to do when, i.e., “Start running now” and “Start walking now.” Once you’ve started it, you can minimize it and do something more fun, like listening to an audiobook (like the free ones here!)

Here’s where to download the free 5K runner app. Hope it works for you all as well as it worked for me today!

Add comment May 27, 2015

Beautiful indoor/outdoor globe lights for 57% off!

These beautiful indoor/outdoor globe lights are 57% off right now – just $29.99 (were $69.99). I love looking through the photos of how people have used them to decorate their backyards!

Go here to see the sale.

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Add comment May 15, 2015

The Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games May 15-17 at Maryville College

The Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games will be going on this weekend, May 15-17 at Maryville College. My husband, being Scottish in ancestry, already owned a kilt, but he’s purchased all the other paraphernalia he needs and is ready to go.

Kids 16 and under attend FREE! You can also pre-purchase tickets TODAY ONLY for a discounted rate from what you’ll pay at the gate tomorrow. Go here to purchase tickets.

If you’re looking for a deal on kilts, I don’t have one for you. They’re expensive. However, my husband is very pleased with all the purchases he’s made from Sport Kilt, so I can recommend that particular retailer to you.

Add comment May 14, 2015

Get FREE audiobooks all summer long! This week: “Dodger” and “Great Expectations”

I am a huge fan of audiobooks, and one of the things I look forward to each summer is getting my free audiobooks from the the Sync Audiobook program, which is going on now! Here’s info:

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer. Titles are delivered through the OverDrive Media Console.  You can prepare for the program by downloading the software to your desktop and whichever device you anticipate listening on. SYNC gives away 2 FREE audiobook downloads every week each summer.

Right now you can download the following FREE audiobooks, through May 20:

Dodger, by Terry Pratchett

which is paired with:

Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens

You can request weekly reminders to download your audiobooks; just text syncya to 25827.

Go here for the complete listing of Sync audiobooks.

Add comment May 14, 2015

Carmike Summer Kid Series 2015 lineup announced: $4 for movie/popcorn/drink!

NOTE: If you’re looking for the 2016 Summer Kid Series, please go here.

Carmike theaters, including our Maryville Foothills 12, will be showing select kids movies this summer for a $4 admission price (which includes a small popcorn and small drink!) These movies are always well-attended, so if you’re planning on going, get there early! The Carmike Summer Kid Series begins 6/4 and runs through 8/6. The above schedule is good for our Maryville theater only; if you’d like to see the schedule for another Carmike theater, go here.


4 comments May 12, 2015

KEEN kids hiking sandals & shoes up to 50% off

Right now on Amazon, you can get nearly 50% off KEEN footwear when you combine the discount code HAPPYFEET (which should take 20% off kids shoes) with already-discounted prices on certain Keen styles. Go here to search the KEEN sale.

Here’s one deal:

Keen Newport H2-C shoes marked down to $34.99 (Regularly $50)
– 20% off using code HAPPYFEET
= $28!

Plus, you’ll get FREE 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime, or free super-saver shipping with a $35 purchase.

Thanks, Time2Save Workshops!


Add comment May 12, 2015

Walgreens: free photo calendar and Garnier Fructis haircare

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You can get FREE Garnier Fructis shampoo, conditioner or stylers this week at Walgreens! Here’s the deal:

Buy 2 Garnier Fructis shampoo, conditioner or stylers at $2.99 each

  • Use two $2/1 Garnier Fructis coupons from the 4/26 RedPlum insert
  • Use two $2/2 Garnier Fructis coupons from the May Walgreens Coupon Booklet (available in the store)
  • = Free after coupons!

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Plus, at you can get a free desktop calendar (regularly $9.99) when you use the coupon code TOPOFDESK at checkout! You will just pay $5.99  for shipping. This would make a great gift!

Thanks, Passionate Penny Pincher!

Add comment May 12, 2015

2015 opening dates for Springbrook and John Sevier pools

The Springbrook Pool will open May 16, and the John Sevier pool will open May 23. Both pools will close August 2.

Pool passes will be on sale at Springbrook Pool on May 16 11 a.m.-2 p.m., May 18 2-5 p.m., and May 22 2-5 p.m. Cash or check only.

Here’s more info:

Daily Admission

Season Passes*

Students Ages 3-18 $3.00 $65.00
Adults Ages 19 & Older $4.00 $75.00
Sr. Adults Ages 55 & Older $3.00 $50.00
Spectators $3.00
Family of 4 Season Pass*

*Must live in the same household 

Additional Family Members living in the same household $25.00 each
Pool Pass Replacement Fee $5.00 each
Pool Pass  Lamination  Fee $1.00 each









*Season passes cannot be purchased on-line, in office only.

Pool Operating Hours




Springbrook  12-7 PM  11AM-6 PM 12:30-5:30 PM
John Sevier  12-6 PM  11AM-6 PM 12:30-5:30 PM


Lap Swim Time

During pool season, John Sevier Pool is available for lap swim every Saturday from 10:00-11:00 AM.  Only those wishing to lap swim will be allowed in the pool during this time.


Add comment May 12, 2015

Free frosted lemonade at Chick-fil-a Saturday, May 9


Get a FREE frosted lemonade at the Hunter’s Crossing Chick-fil-a May 9 from 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. to celebrate Mother’s Day!


Add comment May 8, 2015

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