Thursday, September 27, 2012

Beckee's Best of Scottsdale grocery 9/26-10/2

Here are my favorite deals in Scottsdale grocery this week:

Albertsons Market
  • London Broil (boneless) $1.99/lb (limit 2)
  • 85% lean ground beef $2.49/lb (3 lb or more)
  • Chicken Breast (boneless, skinless, always fresh, NO sodium based solution added) $1.77/lb
  • Driscoll's Raspberries 6 oz $.88 (limit 4)
  • Russet Potatoes 10 lb bag $1.99
  • Kellogg's Cereal 10.5-14 oz, Pop tarts 12 ct, Special K Bars 5-6 ct, or Crackers 4-8 oz $1.99 (Also, if you buy 4 Kellogg's items, you get one free gallon of Albertsons Milk-not chocolate)
  • Albertsons sandwich bread 24 oz 10/$10 (you do not have to buy 10 to get this price at Albertsons-I learned that from a checker there the other day FYI)
  • 7-Up 12 packs 4/$10
  • Pepsi 12 packs 3/$10 (must buy 3-only ok, but I know we have lots of soda drinkers...)
  • Fresh Carrots 2 lb bag $1
  • Large English Cucumbers $1 each
  • Bashas Milk half gallon (whole, 2%, 1%, or fat free) $.88 (first 4)
  • California grown sweet red, green or black seedless grapes $.88/lb (first 5 lbs)
  • Gala Apples or Bartlett Pears $.77/lb
  • Large Tomatoes $.88/lb
  • Coke products 12 packs 3/$11 (kinda crappy, but the best deal I see this week for the Coke fans)
  • Purex Laundry Products (select varieties 60-66 oz liquid, 40 oz powder, 44 oz fabric softener, 120 ct softener sheets) $2.99
  • Haas Avocados 2/$1
  • Dole Salad Blends 5-12 oz $1.99 each
Fresh & Easy
  • f&e whole chicken, never frozen $.64/lb
  • f&e romaine lettuce or Italian salad $.98
  • f&e cantaloupe $.98 each
  • f&e bacon 12-16 oz (thick, sliced, hickory, or applewood) $2.99
Fry's (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Fry's Milk (Vitamin D, 2%, 1%, Skim) gallon $1.59
  • Russet Potatoes 5 lb $.99
  • Sun Chips 9-10.5 oz, Doritos 10.5-11.5 oz or Lays Kettle Chips 8.5 oz 2/$5
  • Navel Oranges $.99/lb
In addition to their regular week long special, Frys also has a 3 Day Sale Friday 9/28-Sunday 9/30 that includes the following:
  • Driscoll's Raspberries 6 oz $.88 (limit 4)
  • Pepsi Product 20 packs $4.99 each (eh...)
  • Cheerios Cereal 8.9-12.9 oz $1.88
  • Nature Valley Granola Bars or Fiber One 5-12 ct $1.88
  • Tostitos Tortilla CHips 9-13 oz $1.88
  • Big K 2 L sodas $.69
  • Kroger Salted Butter 165 oz $2.39
  • Kroger cheese 12-16 oz bars or shreds $2.99
Safeway (Remember their sales are almost always WITH card)
  • Bananas $.39/lb
  • Whole Boneless Pork Loin $1.99/lb
  • Fresh 80% Lean ground Beef $2.49
  • Rancher's Reserve Boneless Beef Top Round London Broil Steak $2.79
  • Fresh Express Spinach or Garden Plus Salads 8-16 oz $.99 each
  • Lucerne Shredded or Chunk Cheese 6-8 oz 2/$4
  • 12 Pack Pepsi Products Buy 2 get 2 free (this ends up being about 4/$13 so only an ok deal...)
  • Safeway Selects Appetizers 7-8 oz 2/$5
  • Almond Breeze Milk 64 oz $2.99
In addition to their regular week long special, Safeway also has a 3 Day $5 Sale Friday 9/28-Sunday 9/30. All of the following items ar $5 all weekend:
  • Lloyd's Baby Back Ribs 1.42 lb (while supplies last, no rainchecks, up to limit of 5)
  • Lucerne or Open Nature cheese Shredded 24-32 oz
  • Coke Producte 20 packs (limit 3)
  • Safeway Selects Artisen Cream Style Cheesecake
  • Strawberries (1 lb clamshell) $.99 each
  • Red Bell Peppers 3/$1
  • Sprouts Butter 2/$5
  • Seapoint Farms Shelled Edamame 2/$4
***Remember that I generally just price match at Walmart as much as I can rather than go to all the stores separately! I LOVE being able to do that. You can also pricematch at Target, but I find it easier to pricematch at Walmart.

New School Years Resolutions: Van's foods and Plackers help out!

WOW! How time flies! I cannot believe we are into the school year already! It has been a bit of an adjustment for us this year being in a new place and getting used to a new school for the kids. We have had to make a lot of changes. In fact, we at the Beckee's Deals house are using the new school year as an opportunity to make some New (School) Year's resolutions! We want to start this year out right! Apparently we are not the only ones that make resolutions for the new school year! The makers of Plackers Oral Care and the makers of Van's Natural Foods shared this great New (School) Years resolutions list with me and I want to share it with you:
  • Make breakfast a priority. Kids who start the day right with a solid breakfast keep their minds on their studies and not on their stomachs. Plan ahead to have some quick, easy breakfasts that are high in protein and whole grains and low in sugar (for example, Van’s Natural Foods 8 Whole Grains Pancakes and Waffles, or its latest better-for-you option, Ancient Grains cereal featuring 6g of protein and 5g of fiber), and make sure your morning routine includes time for kids to eat.
  • Have happier trips to the dentist. The morning rush can make time for brushing and flossing scarce. Plan time for kids to brush their teeth before school and add a Plackers Kids flosser, in fun animal shapes and tasty berry flavors, to help keep the dentist’s drill at bay all year long.
  • Go to bed earlier. A good night’s sleep is important for concentration and mood. Reading and other quiet activities before bedtime help children wind down better than TV or video games.
  • Exercise. Kids who play outdoors after school, whether in organized school or community sports or just with friends at the local park, are less likely to gain weight than kids who flop on the couch for hours of TV, and they have an easier time falling asleep at bedtime because they are actually tired.
  • Eat healthier. Lunches and after school snacks don’t have to include chips, cookies and sodas. Healthy snacks like cheese sticks, cut-up fruits, veggies and dip, frozen yogurt, whole-grain versions of kid favorites like Goldfish are just a few ideas for kids who need a snack between and dinner.
All of these items were on our back to school/new years resolutions. One thing in particular I have been trying to improve is to eat healthier and ESPECIALLY to make breakfast a priority.

I have to admit (as I have admitted before on here) that I am not a breakfast eater. Never have been. And as a mom that means it is hard for me to even remember to offer breakfast most days. We are a help yourself to some cereal type breakfast family here, but I am trying to stop that! I am trying to make breakfast good, healthy and something the kids look forward to. SO, I was very glad to get some help from Van's Natural Foods. I was sent 4 coupons-1 for free waffles, one for free English Muffins, and 2 for $ off those same 2 items. I bought the 8 whole Grain Waffles and the 8 Whole Grain English Muffins (thinking I would enjoy them and the kids would not touch them). I was SOOOO wrong! They loved the waffles and the English Muffins and were asking for more! It was an easy and healthy breakfast for my kiddos! (Easy enough for this breakfast deficient mom!!) Fantastic!

I hate to admit 2 terrible things in one post, but another area in which I have been deficient is in Dental work. With our financial situation over the past few years, I admittedly skipped the dentist for all of us. We were obviously still taking very good care of our teeth but we just skipped going  to the expensive dentist (stupidly). About 6 months ago, I made it a priority to get everyone back into the dentist and on a regular schedule again. We all went in and learned that overall, in spite of the lack of dental visits (bad mom!) everyone was doing well-only one cavity in 7 people is pretty amazing. I honestly give a lot of the credit for the great teeth health to the Plackers Kids Dental Flossers. With these babies, my kids LIKE to floss! They ASK to floss and they floss WELL! It is like a mini miracle for me to have this product around...really!

I hope you have had the chance to make some New (School) Year resolutions yourself as a family! If any of your resolutions fall along the lines of ours (healthy foods, great dental care), I have just the giveaway for you! The fantastic people over at Plackers Oral Care and Van's Natural Foods have provided me with a great pack to giveaway that includes the same products I was given: a bag of Plackers Kids flossers, 2 coupons for free Van’s products, plus additional samples/coupons for other Plackers products and a $1 and $2 coupon for Van’s products.

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By way of disclosure, I was provided the same prize pack I am giving away for the sake of this post by the pr company as well as information about the New Years resolutions! I was not compensated in any other way and as always all opinions are my own.

Thanks for reading and good luck on the giveaway!!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

@PretzelCrisps :My Favorite New snack (GIVEAWAY & review) ends 10/3

I often like new products I try, and I often tell you about them. However, RARELY do I try a new product and love it so much that I contact the company and ask (I would have begged if it came down to it) if they would have me review it. Recently I tried an amazing food that motivated me to do just that-email the company and ask if I could do a review! They were extremely kind to comply! The amazing snack I speak of is the one, the only Pretzel Crisps®. I was lucky enough to be sent the whole deli style crisps collection
 to sample (with an awesome bag to boot!):

The flavors above are (from left to right) top row: Original, Everything, Sesame, Chipotle Cheddar, bottom row: Garlic Parmesan, Buffalo Wing, and Jalapeno Jack.

I seriously cannot tell you how much our family LOVES these! Seriously amazing! As far as I am concerned these are the ultimate snacking experience! (And BTW-love the background story which you should all check out here: Way to Keep at it until the perfect snack was achieved-perfect in my words, not theirs) All flavors are straight out of the bag or with dips or toppings. You could make some SWEET and easy appetizers with these babies!

The basic idea behind the  Pretzel Crisps® is that it is a flat pretzel cracker. Check out what a single one looks like:

And how flat and thin they are:

Such a perfect idea to make topping and dipping so easy, and to make it easy to eat! So awesome!

Let me tell you about them flavor by flavor:

Original: This is the favorite of both my daughters. My oldest said it is her fave because it is just "the classic". It is basically a crisp, flat, salted pretzel. Really tasty, and for my tastes I like it better than other pretzels. Of course the completely functional bonus is how easy these are to top! And the original could seriously top with just about anything. We liked cheese-any kind-on these ones or dipping them in a cheese dip for a savory snack. But we also found that you can sweeten these up for a salty sweet snack by dipping them in frosting or melted chocolate. Both are awesome options!

Everything: This is like an Everything Bagel, covered with Poppy seeds, Sesame Seeds, Onion, garlic and a pinch of salt. This was my 2nd favorite flavor and I am all about eating this one alone. Plenty of flavor and so, so good! But that being said, my aunt, husband, and XiaXia (grandma in Greek) liked them plain, but liked them even more when paired with hummus.

Sesame: My middle son LOVES this kind and calls it his favorite! When I asked him why it is his favorite he said (in his most "duh!" voice): "Um, its sesame and salt on a pretzel, how could that be bad?" And I have to agree-it is fantastic! This is the favorite flavor at our house to pair with any kind of hummus or dip (like a ranch or french onion).

Chipotle Cheddar: My Oldest Son claims this one as his fave! He loved the spicy, cheesy flavor. I think this one is a great one to pair with a salsa or cheese as a topping. It would be great with a cream cheese based dip as well (though I did not get to try that before this bag was devoured!)

Garlic Parmesan: My baby boy LOVES these. In fact, as I was typing this, he woke up from his nap, came downstairs, went to the pantry and dragged the bag out, and brought it to me to open as I typed. He eats these like crazy-and it is this flavor he picks out (he is only 18 months old though so we do break down the pieces a little). These are like a classic Italian flavor. At the request of the children, we ate them the other night as a side with our Spaghetti and dipped them in our marinara sauce-FANTASTIC! I think a great Alfredo sauce would be awesome as well!

Buffalo Wing: Oh.My.Gosh. This is the flavor that sold me and motivated me to email Pretzel Crisps®. Really-this is my absolute favorite snack. I have not tasted anything like it. It is like the spices of a buffalo wing on a  Pretzel Crisps®! INCREDIBLE! Want the ultimate snacking experience? Throw a really nice bleu cheese chunk on this baby or dip it in Bleu cheese dressing-HEAVEN!! (Can you tell I LOVE this one?!) By far my favorite! YUMMY!

Jalapeno Jack: This is a spicy bold flavor. Pairs nicely with guacamole or salsa (or pop a slice of chees on it if you want to tone down the spice on this one). It was a little spicy for a couple of my kids and me, but my hubby thought it was not spicy enough.

Please, oh PLEASE, if you have not yet tried  Pretzel Crisps®, DO IT! DO IT NOW!! They are fantastic and can be found in most grocery stores near the deli. In fact, I want you to try them so much that I am going to do something that is very hard for me...I was sent a coupon for a FREE bag of  Pretzel Crisps®. This came with my review bag and I am not required to give this away, but I am going to! Just so one of you amazing reader will get the chance to try this awesome product for free! Please enter below on the rafflecopter form-this will be an easy entry giveaway that will end in a couple weeks.

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Reel Cash Critters Game + more from @Gamesville (Review)

Do you ever wish you could play games like Bingo, Slots, 21 and Poker without risking your own actual money? In a way that is not gambling? In a way that you are not risking your money? I do. I like casino-like games, and I like playing them online. But most Online sites I find have limited abilities. And I have to admit, I play a lot of games online. A LOT. I just like to play when I have a chance.

So, I JUMPED at the chance to learn about, try out, and review the Reel Cash Critters Game on Gamesville. (And actually I got to try out all the games on Gamesville. ). I am excited to tell you about what I thought.

First, let me tell you about Reel Cash Critters Game as described to me (since I cannot describe it better myself):

Reel Cash Critters is not your typical slots game. To play, you wager your GVs (Gamesville’s virtual currency that you win by playing games) and spin. You can win cash prizes from $5-$10, obviously a great part of the game!

What make the game unique are the mini games and critters – who doesn’t love cute woodland creatures? Within the game, you can hit the “Spin-o-Matic” which is a dial that you spin and depending on the critter that you land on, you get an extra GV bonus.

If you are a Gold member you get another game on top of the Spin-o-Matic. “Reel Slots Shots” is a county fair-style shooting gallery where you can win GVs. Ducks, rabbits, and even our mascot Poke pop up for your chance to hit. The more you get, the more GVs you win.

Finally, the favorite part of this slots game is the team battle aspect. At the beginning of your game, you get put on either the Skunk Team or the Raccoon Team. When the team battle starts, you can choose to go to the room where the battle is happening or choose to skip it. After everyone is dispersed to their teams, you try to spin your machine as many times as possible to win the most GVs. You play with your team and the team with the highest total amount of GVs wins. There are 6 battles throughout the day, and 2 of them give out cash prizes. Since everyone is a winner at Gamesville, for the cash prize games, one member of the winning team and one member of the losing team are selected to win the cash prize.
What did I think?!

First, let me tell you about my experience specifically with the Reel Cash Critters Game. Let me preface it by saying that I am not much of a slots player. Even in virtual currency it is hard for me to watch the money disappear as I play. BUT, with virtual money (GV's) I can enjoy myself as I am not stressing that I am losing actual money. A few things I love-first, I love that I do have a chance to win actual money and prizes in the game. I have not won any money thus far, but I have 61,202 GV's right now to keep trying! Awesome, right?! The second thing I love is the Spin-O-Matic shooting mini game! I seriously love that game! It is more exciting for me to win that than to win more GV's! I have gotten to play that game quite a few times now and I really enjoy it!!

I have not had the chance to try out the team battle. I have not been on there at the right time, but I am watching out to try it soon!

I will say that sometimes when playing I won:

But most times I lost (miserably):

I had fun playing though. and all in all, if you like slots, you will like this game. If you like min games, you will like this game. If you like slots AND mini games, you will LOVE this game! And if slots aren't your thing, luckily Gamesville has A LOT more to offer!

On Gamesville you can play Bingo, 21, poker, and more! I am a bit of a Bingo junky. Really. My family has a week long time share at Snowbird in Utah and my favorite part each year is BINGO night! Yeah-FAVORITE as in I like it more than swimming, hiking, the yummy food and treats, and riding the tram! It is so fun to go play for prizes! LOVE IT! So, naturally my favorite part of Gamesville is the Bingo games! Not only to I get to play Bingo, but I EARN GV's while I play! It is a major win win for this gal! (Though a bit of a loss for this gals house as it has been severely ignored in the cleaning department while I have been "reviewing" this...IE playing Bingo...)

If you are looking for some online fun, go check out Gamesville and make sure to give Reel Cash Critters Game a try! If you sign up using this link:, you will get 10,000 GV's added to your new account! SWEET! Go sign up and try it out, and while you are at it, you can follow  Gamesville  on Twitter ( and Like them on Facebook (

Please note, by way of disclosure: This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a Gamesville Gold Membership and compensation for my time investment and work on this campaign. 

Arrgh! FREE @krispykreme donuts for pirates TODAY!

Well, If you haven't heard about this one yet today, I am thinking you have nott been on the computer long. Or you haven't been on Facebook or Twitter yet...anyway, It is REAL that Krispy Kreme is giving away FREE donuts to Pirates today! By that I mean that if you go into Krispy Kreme today, dressed in full Pirate garb, you get a FREE DOZEN!! Seriously! Don't have a pirate costume laying around? That's ok, you can still get one FREE DONUT by just going in and talking like a pirate! So if you live near a Krispy Kreme-stop by in character to get some free treats!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me...

For the last 2 years, I have posted the following list of Birthday Freebies I got.  I thought it was worth revisiting and reminding you of all the free stuff you can sign up for so you will be ready to watch the birthday freebies start rolling in as well!

Here is what I got last year:
  • FREE $30 gift certificate for a Birthday dinner from Benihana
  • FREE bowl of Noodles from Noodles and Co.
  • 10 FREE wings from Hooters
  • $10 Free Game Play at Dave and Buster's
  • A FREE Creation from Cold Stone
  • A FREE Drink from Caribou Coffee
  • FREE birthday Burger from Ruby Tuesday
  • FREE 1/3 lb Burger (or entree or equal value) from Fuddruckers
  • FREE Gourmet Burger of my choice from Red Robin
  • FREE Ice Cream Cone from Maggie Moo's
  • FREE one scoop Sundae from Culver's
  • FREE dessert at Buffalo Wild Wings
  • FREE 16 oz Julius from Orange Julius
  • FREE SEPHORA COLLECTION Beautiful Eyes Kit featuring: Lash Plumper Volumizing Mascara in Black, Nano Eyeliner in Silver Green, Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Aspen Summit from Sephora
  • FREE Dessert in one email and Free cookie with purchase of adult entree in another email at Fazoli's
  • FREE Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity or menu item of equal or lesser value at IHOP
  • FREE Grand Slam at Denny's
  • FREE cookie at Brueggers
  • FREE brownie Sundae (with purchase or adult entree)from Chili's
  • Birthday Surprise from Famous Dave's (what you get depends on the code in your email. My code is B08 and I called them and found out that is a free appetizer-excluding the sampler)
  • Free Mini, 12 or 16 oz Blizzard when you buy a 16 oz Blizzard at Dairy Queen
  • Free 12 oz Shake with any purchase at Arby's
  • Free Appetizer with the purchase of an entree at Lone Star
  • Buy one Pretzel Item, Get one Free at Auntie Anne's
  • Buy on Entree, get one free at Fox & Hound
  • Free Mousse cake with purchase of regular size sandwich at Gandolfo's
  • Free Dessert with entree purchase at TGIFriday's
  • $3 off any Ice Cream Cake from Baskin Robbins
  • $10 off purchase of $20 or more at Mimi's Cafe
  • In snail mail I got a coupon from Lofthouse cookies for a FREE package of any package of Lofthouse frosted cookies
  • A Sephora birthday surprise
  • A Procter and Gamble coupon booklet
  • A coupon from Chicken of the Sea
  • A trip to Disney World with the family from my husband!! :)
I will tell you this-we are not going to Disney World this year! :) But Here are the things I have received via email from different companies this year:
  • FREE $30 gift certificate for a Birthday dinner from Benihana. This is by far my favorite birthday freebie each year!!!
  • Free "Auzzie"-tizer from Outback Steakhouse
  • Free Cookie Dough from Papa Murphy's (with the purchase of any pizza)
  • Free small cup of Dippin Dots
  • Free lipstick from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics (with next purchase)
  • Free Mousse cake from Gandolfo's (with purchase of regular size sandwich)
  • Free Donut and small coffee or soft drink from Krispy Kreme.
  • FREE brownie Sundae (with purchase or adult entree)from Chili's
  • Free Bagel and Cream Cheese (with purchase of drink) at Brueggers.
  • Free Entree (with purchase of second entree and 2 drinks from Mimi's Cafe.
  • FREE dessert at Buffalo Wild Wings
  • FREE Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity or menu item of equal or lesser value at IHOP
  • Free 12 oz Shake with any purchase at Arby's
  • FREE Grand Slam at Denny's ON your birthday only!
  • Buy one Entree, get one free at Fox & Hound
  • Free entree (with purchase of entree or equal or grater value, up to $15) at Famous Dave's.
  • FREE Ice Cream Cone from Maggie Moo's
  • Buy one Pretzel Item, Get one Free at Auntie Anne's
  • A FREE Creation (with purchase of another creation) from Cold Stone
  • FREE 1/3 lb Burger (with purchase of another entree of equal value) from Fuddruckers
  • FREE Medium Beverage (Must be ON your birthday) from Caribou Coffee
  • Free handcrafted Burger of my choice from Ruby Tuesday.
  • $10 Free Game Play at Dave and Buster's (with purchase of $10 game play)
  • $2 Kashi Soft-Baked Cookie coupon
  • Free Appetizer with the purchase of an entree at Lone Star
  • Free Appetizer or Sidekick of Ribs with purchase of entree from Texas Roadhouse
  • FREE 2.5 oz scoop or a 3 oz swirl of soft serve from Baskin Robbins
  • $5 off any 2 Adult Entrees at Red Lobster
  • 10 FREE boneless wings from Hooters
  • Free Hamburger with purchase of any entree and drink from Johnny Rockets
  • Free small drink at Scooters.
  • 50 Swagbucks (which BTW-if you have not joined yet, you should go join Swagbucks here now!!)
  • $10 Gift Card from the MapMyFITNESS Marketplace
  • $1 off any premium combo at Wendy's
  • Fresh's Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo FREE from Sephora.
  • Free Dessert with purchase of Entree from Applebee's
  • FREE one scoop Sundae from Culver's
  • 10% off my next House Specials purchase from House Party.
  • 100 points from Disney Movie Rewards.
  • 3 Free Birthday coupons from Sonic.
WOW-lots of great stuff-make sure to sign up for your favorite places if they have birthday clubs or email newsletters and you too can get spoiled on your birthday! All the links above are clickable so you can sign up for whatever birthday surprises you like above as well-I highlit my favorites!!! :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

AWESOME Freebies and Deals in San Diego for October

If you are a reader of this blog, you are probably aware that a couple months ago, my husband finished his radiology residency in Omaha Nebraska and we moved across the country to Scottsdale, AZ for him to do a Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. We will be here is this desert paradise for only one year so we have determined to make the most of it!

One thing that was really exciting for me and the kids is the fact that we are a mere 6 hour drive from one of my favorite places int he world-Disneyland! So, we planned a couple trips there, and after doing the math, we determined that buying annual passes was less money than multiple 3-Day passes. Once we had the annual passes we decided we better use them and we have plans to go there when the kids are off school. Luckily for us, The kids have a full week for fall break here in October so we will be spending that week in Southern California.

Knowing we would be there, my mom was so excited to find a whole packet in her newspaper from that announced "The First Annual Kids Free in San Diego this October! WOW!!! It is pretty awesome and I want to share some of the deals in there with you:

From the ad in the Salt Lake Newspaper my mom sent me:

First, Places with free Kids Admission in October:
  • Sea World: kids' admission as well as premium experiences like Dine with Shamu, Dolphin Interaction Program, and Beluga Interaction Program are Free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • San Diego Zoo & San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Kids 11 and under get in for free
  • LEGOLAND California Resort and SEALIFE Carlsbad Aquarium: Kids admission free with a paid adult (For this deal go to
  • Surf Diva: Kids ages 5-12 can catch their first wave for free with the help of this surf school
Here are some places where kids eat free in October in San Diego:
  • Croce's Restaurant, Gaslamp Quarter
  • Hard Rock Cafe, Gaslamp Quarter
  • John's Incredible Pizza Co., South Bay
  • Vigilucci's Ristorante, Coronado
Also, in October the San Diego Museum Council partnered with 34 museums to offer FREE admission to children 12 and under who attend with a paying adult. Here are some of them:
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
  • California Surf Museum
  • Lu Art Institute
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Reuben H Fleet Science Center
  • San Diego Air and Space Museum
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • San Diego Museum of Man
  • San Diego Natural History Museum
  • The New Children's Museum
  • USS Midway Museum
For details on the above mentioned deals, and for more great October deals in San Diego, see the website here.

And don't miss this great article on 25 Fun and Free things to do In San Diego.

I think we will be spending a day or two in San Diego when we go to Disney in October.