Archive for December, 2016

Family Storytime & Noon Year’s Eve Countdown at the Blount County Library

Got kids that won’t make it until midnight to celebrate the New Year? Or maybe kids that you don’t want to stay up until midnight? Celebrate 2017 early with a storytime, music, some fun, and a balloon drop at noon today! This event is for all ages, and parental participation is required (because it’s more fun that way).
Here’s more info!

Add comment December 31, 2016

Get a free copy of “A Christmas Carol” audiobook from Chick-fil-a and Audible


If you have the Chick-fil-a One app, log in now to get a FREE copy of the audiobook of “A Christmas Carol” added to your Audible account! Tim Curry reads this version, and he seems like a perfect narrator for one of my favorite stories!


Add comment December 22, 2016

Adopt a pet for $30 at the Blount County Animal Shelter

Thanks to the sponsorship of Grayson Subaru, all pets at the Blount County Animal Center will have reduced fees today and tomorrow. During business hours on December 22-23, you can adopt a homeless animal for a reduced fee of $30! This is an incredible opportunity to make sure shelter animals have a “Home for the Holidays”!

In Knoxville, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley and Young Williams Animal Center are also participating.


Add comment December 22, 2016

Starbucks bagged coffee deal at Target, today only

Today only (12/20), Target is offering 30% certain coffee brewers and coffees online; this includes Starbucks bagged coffee – PLUS, automatically save $6 when you buy 3 bags! Plus, you’ll get 5% off for using a Target Red Card! With my Red card discount and tax included, I was able to get 3 bags for $12.87! But, it gets better!

Go here to submit your receipt to Starbucks for having bought 3 bags of coffee, and they’ll email you a $5 Starbucks gift card! I just took a photo of my computer screen as my receipt, and got the UPC codes off Target’s website, and I got my email with my gift card an hour later! So it’s kind of like getting 3 bags of coffee for $7.87!

Add comment December 20, 2016

Chick-fil-a celebrates Ugly Sweater Day with free sandwiches!


My family in our favorite Christmas sweaters a few years ago.

Today is Ugly Sweater Day, and Chick-fil-a at Hunter’s Crossing is celebrating by offering FREE chicken sandwiches (with any other purchase) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m. to anyone dressed in an ugly Christmas sweater! One offer per person.

Add comment December 16, 2016

A Christmas Carol Radio Show at Vienna Coffee House

The Vienna Coffee House Players will be doing their fourth annual production of A Christmas Carol at Vienna on Thursday, December 8th at 7 pm. The version that will be used is based on the 1939 radio theater script used by Orson Welles on his program Mercury Theater. Local musician Bill Cabage (of Pistol Creek Catch of the Day) will be playing Christmas music before the production. Don’t miss this exciting rendition of this much loved story!

Add comment December 6, 2016

Discounts for Knoxville’s Holiday on Ice

Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice is an outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Knoxville on Market Square. Enjoy skating under Christmas lights and stars while listening to music every night! The ice rink will be closed during inclement weather; please check the Holidays on Ice Facebook page to stay updated. For questions about Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice please call 865-215-4423.

Here are some weekly promos and deals for Holidays on Ice:
Monday: Skate with the Knoxville Ice Bears and Chilly- Receive $2 off admission with an Ice Bears ticket stub
Tuesday: Skate with Peppermint Panda – Receive $1 admission when you wear red & white / peppermint attire
Wednesday: Christmas Sweater Night – Receive $1.00 off admission when you wear your Christmas sweater. The most festive skater will win a prize!
Thursday: College Night – Receive $2.00 off admission with a College ID
Friday & Saturday: Skate to disco lights and DJ music provided by Knox Vegas DJ
Sunday: Family Fun Day

Admission price includes entry fee, skate rental and unlimited time on ice! Cash, Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

1 Day Ticket Adult $10
1 Day Ticket Children Age 12 & Under $7
Season Pass Adult $45
Season Pass Children Age 12 & Under $30

Regular Hours Nov. 25 – Dec. 18
Monday thru Thursday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Extended Hours Dec. 19 – Jan. 8
Monday thru Thursday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Special Holiday Hours Christmas & New Years
Christmas Eve 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Christmas Day Closed
December 26: 1 p.m. to 9:00p.m.
New Years Eve 10 a.m. to 10:00p.m.
New Years Day 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Parking is free at all city-owned garages after 6 p.m. on weekdays and throughout the weekend, except for specific special events. City-owned garages include the Locust Street garage, the State Street garage and the Market Square garage.

Save time this year by filling out your waiver forms in advance.
Download Adult Waiver [PDF]
Download Under 18 Waiver [PDF]

Add comment December 5, 2016

Get $5 off a $15 book purchase at Amazon, today only!

Get $5 off a book purchase of $15 or more at Amazon, but hurry, because this deal expires tonight! Go here for all the details.

Thanks, Sara, for texting me about this deal!

Disclosure: This site is an Amazon affiliate, and purchases made through Amazon links (including linked book covers) may result in my receiving a small commission (at no additional cost to you). Thank you so much for supporting this site!

Add comment December 5, 2016

Salon Azure Alcoa Customer Appreciation Day 2016

Salon Azure in Alcoa will have its annual  Customer Appreciation Day this Thursday, December 8. This is a great day to purchase gift certificates, as they offer bonuses and specials that you can’t get any other time of year! (Hint: I buy discounted gift certificates for myself!) There will also be prizes, live music, and appetizers. In addition, Salon Azure will be donating 10% of all service, retail and gift certificate sales to the Gatlinburg community to help them cope and recover from the recent devastating fire.

If you miss the Alcoa Customer Appreciation Day, you can also visit the Knoxville location on Friday for special deals. The hours are:

Thursday December 8, – Alcoa Location (10am-6pm)
Friday December 9, – Knoxville Location (10am-6pm)

Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Add comment December 5, 2016

“Twelve Days of Christmas Deals” at Vienna Coffee House begins December 13

For the second year, Vienna Coffee House and Vienna Coffee Company will be running their 12 Days of Christmas Sale! December 13th – 24th, they’ll be running a series of promotions and sales, but in order to find out what the deals are, you need to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, AND Instagram. They will be posting a new promotion each day on a different social media website.

(Hint: check out Facebook on Dec. 13th, because you may be getting something FREE for this deal!)

Thanks, Vienna Coffee House!

Add comment December 3, 2016

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