Thursday, May 27, 2010

FREE NIvea sample

Click here for a free sample of Nivea Happy Sensation Lotion!!

Thanks Mojo Savings.


Omaha Public Library Summer Reading Kick Off Next Week!

I told you the other day about the Barnes and Noble Summer reading program for grades 1-6 that we love to participate in each summer. Well, the other summer reading program we love to participate in each summer is for kids of any age and is run through the Omaha Public Library. It is really neat and there are usually like 4 levels of prizes and you get one level for every 10 books you read with younger kids or that older kids read themselves. It varies a bit each year, but that is the general gist of it. Last year we got free tickets for all our kids to the state fair as well as free books each and lots of other fun prizes. It is a GREAT program! The kick off party for this summer will be on Tuesday, June 1. I know that is a month away, but worth letting you know about to plan on! I will remind you again closer. Here are the details from the Omaha Public Library website:

Event Type: Summer Reading Program Event
Date: 6/1/2010
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description: Make waves at Elmwood Park! Splish splash with animals and have oceans of fun at the dunk tank, among other high-sea adventures. Join Scamper and your friends as we turn on the waterworks to welcome the Summer Reading Program!

Pac up for Summer...

I suspect this will be a popular one and probably hard to get, but I SO want to try!! Be one of the first 50 people at Pac Sun on May 29th (that is Saturday FYI) you will receive a FREE gift bag. The gift bag may include music, clothes, headphones or even trips. Go here for more details.

Thanks Chicks Dig Deals.


June 5-6 FREE admission to National Parks!!

Just wanted to post this reminder since June 5 is just around the corner!!
If you are a fan of the National Parks, you will want to mark your calendar for these upcoming fee-free days at over 100 National Parks:
  • June 5-6, 2010
  • August 14-15, 2010
  • September 25, 2010  (Public Lands Day)
  • November 11, 2010  (Veterans Day)
Please see the National Parks Website here for more details!


Locals: What is your favorite unique Omaha place?

As you know by now, I get the newspaper at my house and love it! Not just for the Sunday coupons, but also for all the great info on upcoming fun and free activities and local goings on. I love to be "in the know".

Today in the GO Magazine section there was an article written by Josefina Loza about 32 Adventures in Omaha. Some were things I, and most Omahans have probably done, but a few were new to me. For example, I never knew The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art even existed. But it does, and it is FREE! What?! How did I not know that. I also liked her idea of driving the hour to Shenandoah, Iowa to see a traditional soda fountain. Oh, and you can tour the Omaha World Herald! Awesome!!

That article made me wonder what other different, quirky, fun things there are to do in Omaha that I don't even know about. So, what do you guys like to do around town that others may nit know about? Did you know there are Gondola rides at Con Agra's pond? Did you know there are river boat tours on the Missouri? Have you ever gone down on 24th street and been to any of the authentic Mexican restaurants?


Disney 50 Days of Music

Today's download is ""An Unusual Prince/Once Upon a Dream"" from Sleeping Beauty. You can check it out in one of the following ways: either become a friend on Facebook, a follower on Twitter or text Disney Music at 66937 so you can get your free downloads.


Thrifty Thursday: Kids Eat Free!!

We have 4 kids, so when we go out to eat, it costs a pretty penny-we are always left with the questions of whether a babysitter or paying for them to come with us will be cheaper. One way we have found to really combat the costs of going out to eat (on those rare occasions we do), is to find places that have Kids Eat Free (or cheap) deals! Remember to check with your local stores to make sure they participate in these promotions before you head over there!

Here are some FREE ones we have discovered in out experience and really like:
  • SizzlerMonday, Tuesday & Wednesday (only some locations have Wednesday's too) Kids eat free Salad bar with an adult entree meal (last time we went in they told us you can get 2 free kids meals with each adult meal. So, we get all 4 kids to eat free at Sizzler-LOVE that)
  • Hyvee: Eat FREE on Tuesdays with an adult meal purchase at any of the following eating locations in the store: Italian, Chinese Express, Kitchen, Deli, or Salad Bar
  • China Buffet: Tuesday kids eat free with adult meal purchase
  • Denny's: Every night 4-10 pm
  • IHOP: Tuesday and Thursday 4PM-close Kids eat free with adult meal.
  • Lone Star: Tuesday up to 2 free kids meals per adult meal purchase.
  • Spaghetti Works: Monday up to 2 free kids meals per adult meal purchase
  • Texas Roadhouse: Mondays 4-10PM one kid eats free with purchase of each adult meal  
  • Golden Corral: Monday 5pm - 9pm  up to 2 kids per adult meal purchase (AND ages 3 and under are always free).
And here are some cheap ones we like:
  • Applebees: Tuesday and Thursday Kids eat for $.99
  • Fazoli's: Tuesday nights Kids eat for $.99 from 5-8pm
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar: Monday Kids eat for $.99 with adult meal purchase
Now, I realize that these are just a few of the deals out there and I am by no means the definitive expert on these deals. This list is just the ones we have actually used or have heard about recently. So, PLEASE add the free/cheap meal deals for kids you know of in comments or you can email them to me! I love when my great readers share their tricks and tips with me, and I am always looking for a new place to eat where my kids eat free!! Please share!

As I was checking around the Internet to see what other places I could tell you about, I found an awesome website where you can search for places where kids eat free in your city. It is My Kids Eat Free. Go check it out-it has a lot of the ones listed I have above and a few more.


Milios Memorial Day Special

One of my favorite places to eat currently is Milio's, and they have and awesome Memorial Day deal going on. 4 subs, 4 sides, 4 sodas, $20. You can order online here (make sure you enter code 4for20 at checkout). Or you can get this deal in the store by printing this coupon. This deal only lasts from 5/28-6/1 and is available for subs 1-6. Please check with your local store to make sure they are participating in this promotion!


Additional 80% off at Graveyard Mall

Today, Graveyard Mall's Deal of the Day is 80% off their alreadylow prices! It is an awesome liquidation sale, and you can check out all the awesome items here.


Get 71% off at Campus Quilt Company

Note that this is an ONLINE Groupon so anyone can get it whether they live in Omaha or not!!

Today's Omaha Groupon is $20 for $70 Worth of Custom T-Shirt Quilts, Pillows, and More from Campus Quilt Company.

As with all the deals, make sure you check out the fine print before purchasing. To sign up for Groupons, click on my referral link here (this does NOT commit you to buying any deal-you choose what you buy) and to see the Omaha page, including today's deal, click here.

Not sure what Groupons is? Then click here to read all about it!


SLC...actually Orem: 58% off at Solase Massage and Oxygen Bar

Today's Salt Lake City Groupon is $$24 for a One-Hour Relaxation Massage, 20 Minutes at the Oxygen Bar, and a 10-Minute Chair Massage at Solase Massage and Oxygen Bar ($57 Value). (I am sitting here in shock to see a place called daughter's name is Solace)

As with all the deals, make sure you check out the fine print before purchasing. To sign up for Groupons, click on my referral link here (this does NOT commit you to buying any deal-you choose what you buy) and to see the Salt Lake City page, including today's deal, click here.

Not sure what Groupons is? Then click here to read all about it!