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Knox County Library Annual Book Sale is April 1-4

The Knox County Library Annual Used Book Sale is coming!

WHEN: April 1–4, 2017

WHERE: The Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park,
3301 East Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, 37914 (free parking!)
WHY: To support our amazing Knox County Public Library
Saturday, April 1: Members Only Day, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
(Renew your membership now or at the door on the day of the sale.)
Sunday, April 2: Open to the public, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday, April 3: Half Price Day! Open to the public, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
($5 bag sale for teachers and librarians from 4–6 p.m.)
Tuesday, April 4: Bag Sale Day! Open to the public, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
($5/bag of books; bags will be provided.)

Over 50,000 carefully selected used books arranged by topic will greet you when you enter the Jacob Building. The sale will have something for everyone, from bestsellers to genre fiction to children’s books and more!

Add comment February 24, 2017

Giveaway: win tickets to the Junior League’s 2017 Bag-A-Bargain rummage sale!

UPDATE: The winners are Margie Elizabeth Turner-Schnell, Stephanie Bowling, Michelle Brown, Kendall Rae Prager, Chris Mitzi Hendrich, and Ash Lee. Thanks to all who entered!
I am proud to be a Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Knoxville. I joined the Junior League in 2002, and have thoroughly enjoyed my League experience. My favorite event every year is Bag-A-Bargain, the giant rummage sale for which the League is famous. This will be the 31st year of Bag-A-Bargain!
This year’s Bag-A-Bargain sale will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park (near the Knoxville Zoo).
If you’d like to see what I’ve written about the sale in past years, you can read all of those stories here, including highlights from setup shifts when I was serving as an active member. I’ve been a huge fan of Junior League sales ever since I furnished my first post-college apartment with items from the Junior League of Birmingham’s sale. Junior Leaguers know how to put together great rummage sales!
Here are some of my photos of previous sales:
Tickets to this amazing thrift sale are just $5, and you can get $1 off each ticket at the door by bringing a canned food item to donate, too. There’s also a coupon in the Knoxville Schools Coupon Book (but you can’t combine discounts). Tickets go on sale at 7 a.m. the day of the sale, doors open at 8 a.m., and be aware that people WILL line up to get in. There were even lines one year when it snowed.
You can also purchase tickets to shop early at the Bag-A-Bargain preview party on Friday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m., plus you’ll get to enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, a band, and more! These tickets are $35 each, and can be purchased on the website here. (Please note that although you do get to shop early, prices that night are double the price listed on the tag. I’ve still found some amazing deals at the preview party, especially in the Treasure Chest section!)

Thanks to the League for allowing me to offer a giveaway for you! Go to the Thrifty Christy Facebook page and look for this post to enter to win one of six tickets to shop at Bag-A-Bargain on March 4! You’ll want to RSVP to the official Facebook event here as part one of your giveaway entries. The giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday and I’ll announce the winners Friday morning on Facebook. You’ll have 24 hours to claim your tickets. Happy shopping!

Disclosure: I received passes to this event plus additional passes from the Junior League of Knoxville 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.

1 comment February 21, 2017

Purchase Buttermilk Sky Groupon now for Pi Day celebration later!

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop has a Groupon available: $12 for $20 to spend on delicious pie! There are two locations participating: the one in Bearden, and the one in West Hills. We visit Buttermilk Sky with my kids to celebrate Pi Day each year on March 14 (3.14, get it?) and we are excited to save a little on the pies we’re planning to purchase! Go here to get this Groupon before it disappears!

Add comment February 18, 2017

Giveaway: win tickets to Beauty and the Beast from Adrian Jones with Kingdom Concierge!

UPDATE: The winner of the Beauty and the Beast tickets is Kristin Deal! Thanks to all who entered! Kristin, Adrian will be in touch with you regarding your tickets, so check your Facebook messages!

My friend Adrian Jones with Kingdom Concierge – an amazing travel agency specializing in Disney resorts and travel –  is hosting a private VIP showing of the new Beauty and the Beast movie on March 18 for all her clients. She wants to give you a chance to be there as well, so she has given me a family 4-pack of tickets for one lucky family to win! Read on for details!

First, an important question: do you have your Spring Break plans finalized? If you’ve been thinking of a Disney trip, please give Adrian a call! Her services are FREE to you, plus she saves you money and time in planning. It’s so nice to have an expert on hand when you’re doing a Disney trip. You definitely don’t want to be stressing about all the details when you should be relaxing and enjoying Disney, and since using a travel agent doesn’t cost you a dime, there’s really no reason to turn over all the planning to Adrian! Plus, she does fun things for her clients like the upcoming VIP showing of Beauty and the Beast! So, on to the giveaway…

To enter to win four tickets to see Beauty and the Beast on March 18 at 10 a.m. at Carmike Cinemas in Maryville, go to the Thrifty Christy Facebook page and look for this Beauty and the Beast post! For more information on Kingdom Concierge and all the ways Adrian can help you have a stress-free Disney vacation, visit her on Facebook here, or request a quote here!

Adrian Jones | Disney Vacation Planner with Kingdom Concierge

“Every detail for a magical Disney vacation.”
(m) 865-363-2569

This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Sunday, February 19. I will choose a winner on Monday, February 20 using and will contact him or her via Facebook. Giveaway open to US readers only. You must be 18 or older to enter.

Disclosure: I received tickets for my family plus additional tickets from Adrian Jones at Kingdom Concierge to give away to my readers. Winners will be contacted via Facebook and are responsible for replying within 48 hours to claim tickets. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.


1 comment February 13, 2017

Free student performance of La Boheme tonight at the Knoxville Opera (+$5 for accompanying adults)

The Knoxville Opera will be performing Puccini’s La Boheme on February 10 and 12. If you’d like to see it at a really deep discount, consider attending the student dress rehearsal TONIGHT (Wednesday, February 8 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 (cash only, MUST be accompanying a student). You’ll enter the Tennessee Theatre through the Gay Street entrance beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more info on the student dress rehearsal, go here.

Add comment February 8, 2017

Get the audiobook version of “Teaching from Rest” by Sarah MacKenzie for just $4.95, plus other Audible deals

Right now you can get the audiobook version of “Teaching from Rest”, by Read Aloud Revival host and popular speaker Sarah MacKenzie, for just $4.95! There’s no need to have an Audible subscription to grab a la carte deals like this from Audible. Just follow the link, check out on Amazon like normal, and then listen with the free Audible app. I found this book to be SO encouraging, and I purchased this audiobook deal because even though our local library has “Teaching from Rest,” it is ALWAYS checked out. Plus, this way I can listen while walking on the Greenbelt or something else fun! I plan to make listening to this book an annual habit.

Also, if you love audiobooks, here are two more great deals! (Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.) One great way to get free or cheap audiobooks is by purchasing the Kindle version of the book and then adding on the audiobook version.

You can grab Tom Sawyer on both Kindle AND Audible for $0.99! ?? Head to this link to get the Kindle book for free, and then before you check out, click the box that says “add Audible narration for $0.99.” You’ll get the audiobook version shown above, read by Nick Offerman -regularly $19.99!

You can also get “The Wizard of Oz” on Kindle and audiobook for just $0.99!

Just head to this link, and right under the “buy now” button, choose “add Audible narration for .99” then check out like normal. You’ll get the Kindle book for free, and  – here’s the BEST part – the audiobook version read by Anne Hathaway for only $0.99!

Thanks, Read Aloud Revival!

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Add comment February 8, 2017

Save the date for the Junior League’s 2017 Bag-A-Bargain!

The Junior League of Knoxville’s 31st Annual Bag-A-Bargain event will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, inside the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park. Admission to Bag-A-Bargain is $5.00 per person. Tickets to the event are $4.00 per person if you either bring a canned food item for Mission of Hope, or bring the coupon from the Knox County Schools coupon book that is good for $1 off Bag-A-Bargain admission. Tickets that are purchased online will be available at will-call on the day of the event. You can purchase tickets here.

Add comment February 7, 2017

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