Friday, May 29, 2009

Things to do this weekend in PHX

The Disney "A Christmas Carol" Train tour will be in AZ this weekend. May 29-31, 9am-9pm at the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams. Admission is free!

Sesame Street Sunnyday Activities at Changing Hands bookstore. Saturday May 30 11-1, free! Today Changing Hands salutes the longest running children’s program on American television: Sesame Street! We’ll make our own Sesame Street-inspired puppets, read stories and enjoy cookies and milk, just as Cookie Monster would. We’ll also play trivia games and host a costume contest. Kids, perfect your vampire accent because there will be a “Count Like the Count” contest!

Family Fun Day at the Challenger Space Center, May 30 11am-4pm.
Bring the entire family to enjoy some hands-on fun and activities. Launch a fizzy rocket, enjoy arts & crafts, watch a movie or experience a simulated launch into outer space aboard our Earth Space Transit Module and still be home in time for dinner! All activities are included in your paid admission to the center.

And there's always splash pads and pools, here's Tempe's: Pools and Splash Pads. I'll list a different city's water works every week, let me know if there's a particular city you want the scoop on! :).

Have a great weekend everybody!

Be a Mom tester for Parenting Mag!

Sign up here to be a Mom tester for Parenting magazine.  You could get to keep your review items!

This is how they describe the Mom tester:
"Parenting needs your opinion! Sign up for a chance to be a Mom Tester and review toys, beauty products, baby gear and more.
We review items every month, so we need real-mom opinions on lots of products. As items come up for review that are appropriate for you and your family, we may contact you with an option to receive stuff to test (and keep, whether we print your review or not). All we ask is that you give us your honest opinion, good or bad. You may also be contacted for mom-related stories to be used in the magazine and online."

Items we'll need you to test could include:
  • Toys and games
  • Books, DVDs, CDs, or Video Games
  • Health products for babies, toddlers, or kids
  • Bath products for baby, toddlers, or kids
  • Health and beauty products for Mom
  • Gear: strollers, carriers, furniture, items for feeding and diapering, etc.

Save $10 at JCPenney

Click here to get a coupon for $10 off a $25 purchase at JCPenney!  Or use coupon code 10GIFT online. Valid May 28 - June 2.  There's some pretty cute stuff on clearance here, and who knows how much more cute stuff they have in the store for cheap!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Old Navy alert!

Looks like the Old Navy coupons aren't going to refresh until Sunday this week.
From the M80 newsroom
"With skirts and dresses just $15 in store and the fabulous $75 off $100 coupon back, this week at may be our most exciting yet. Hope you’re ready for all the fun to come when we refresh the site this Sunday."

There is some good news though, the $75 off $100 coupons will be back! And I'm hearing they have an extra 50% off of the clearance in stores right now, and the current coupons on can be used on the clearance stuff!

Carter's baby sale 50%-70% off

Carter's is having a baby sale going on now at carter's stores, of 50%-70% off select styles. If you print out this coupon you can save 20% off your purchase of $40 or more May 28-June 3. They'll also give you a $10 gift check for every $25 you spend now through June 14, valid on purchase of $35 or more June 15 - July 4. Find a store near you here, I know there's one by the Chandler Mall :).

OshKosh B'gosh sale up to 70% off!

OshKosh is having a "Summer Blowout" sale with up to 70% off of select styles. And print out this coupon for an extra 20% off of your purchase of $50 or more May 28 - June 3. Also, you can earn a $10 play card for every $25 you spend now through June 14, redeemable June 15 - July 4 on purchases $35 or more! In case you didn't know, they have a store in the Arizona Mills mall, or look here to find a store in your area.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Coppertone $3 off coupon

Click here to get a $3 off Coppertone coupon good on any of the family of Coppertone products. Time to stock up on the sunscreen, we have plenty of the "water babies" sunscreen for our poor pasty Zach :).

Gymboree $7.99 tanks and shorts!

Gymboree is running a sale on tanks and shorts for $7.99, and $10 off of woven shorts, which makes their prices on this stuff a lot more reasonable! :). Click here for baby boys, and here for baby girls.

Gymboree also has it's sale items up to 50% off, not as great deals there, but I do see some baby boy tshirts as low as $6.99 and baby girl tshirts as low as $5.99.

More markdowns at Crazy8

Crazy 8 has new markdowns up to 60% off, they have cute t-shirts for baby boys as low as $3.99, and I see t-shirts as low as $1.99 for baby girls! Remember this is Gymboree's cheaper sister store, none in AZ, but they have $5 flat shipping!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Free card from Shutterfly

Shutterfly is offering a free personalized Father's Day card with the code: CARD4U. They also have 20% off of mugs, coasters, desk organizers, mouse pads, and keepboxes, which make great Father's Day gifts, we gave my mom a mouse pad with a picture of her and Zach for Mother's Day and she LOVED it! Free shipping if you spend $50 or more with code: SHIP50.

Rehash to save money

Rehash is a website where you can trade your used clothes, similar to how swaptree works for books (you can trade books on rehash as well, but I've never tried it). A quick search shows that there are some baby clothes and bottles being traded too, and you can definitely find a cute little something for yourself while you're at it! Saving money and keeping stuff out of landfills, where's the downside?

Sesame Street videos online

Did you know that there are Sesame Street videos that you can play online? You can browse by subject, theme, or character. I don't know about your kiddos, but even though he doesn't watch Sesame Street regularly, my little one is a HUGE fan of Elmo, I often pull up his picture on my computer to quiet him down when he's having a tantrum, so this will be a great resource for us!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Save $5 instantly on Huggies at BRU

Save $5 instantly when you buy any 2 mega or jumbo packs of Huggies Diapers, Pull-Ups, or GoodNites at Babies R Us. Don't forget about the deals on Gerber foods, and formula while you're there!

Things to do this weekend in PHX

Sorry this is a little late..

There's not as much going on this weekend as I would have thought, guess everyone's keeping it low key with events at home.

- Memorial Day Parade and BBQ in Surprise, Saturday at 8:30am, Surprise Stadium, BBQ follows at New Song United Methodist Church

- Memorial Day Rememberance at Goodyear Marketplace Swap Meet, Saturday 11:30am

- Last day for the Spring Concert Series at San Tan Village, Saturday 6-8pm

Kohl's Cash!

The best time to shop at Kohl's is when you can get Kohl's cash! Now through May 25, for every $50 you spend you get $10 in Kohl's cash to use later, in-stores and online. Combine this with one of the extra 15% off coupons you probably got in the mail! If you haven't already, sign up here for their email alerts and they'll send you a $5 coupon to use, and a 15% off coupon in your inbox later!

Pottery Barn Kids Memorial Day sale

The sales continue, Pottery Barn Kids is having a Memorial Day sale too, 20% off of outdoor furniture, and up to 75% off of other things. It's a pricey store, so if you can score a deal go for it!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Old Navy Weekly coupons have refreshed!

Looks like they refreshed the already around 9pm EDT Thursday according to Stacey at afullcup. The good ones are already gone, but here are the locations courtesy of Stacey in case they refresh!  Happy Hunting!

$60/$100 - Take the green bucket to right screen to fill it with water and then to the picture with 3 people wearing goggles to fill that square. It will take 4 times to fill up the square to get the coupon.

$45/$100 - Take spray bottle from girl in purple and spray white girl in blue bikini top 2 times.

$10/$50 - Take head from sand and put it on headless boy

$20/$100 - take the bag with the orange stripes and put it into the hand of the girl with the purlple dress on the top right.

$15/$75 - click on woman's hand at ~4 secs in video

$5/$50 - click on the orange soda in the girl in the green bikini's hand 

Stride Rite Sale

The Memorial Day sales continue, my inbox is being flooded today! Stride Rite has sneakers for $29.99, regular prices $48-$60, in stores and online. Good opportunity to get some nice kicks for the little one :).

Pampers and Luvs sale at Amazon, up to 30% off!

Amazon is having a sale on Pampers and Luvs diapers, save 15% with code PMPRSJN9. AND you can save an additional 15% when you do Subscribe & Save (only on select Pampers and Luvs). Thru May 31. Plus, there's free super saver shipping!

A sale for the Mommas :)

Just wanted to throw in another Memorial Day Sale, but this one for the Mommas :). DSW is celebrating the birthday of their online store now through May 26 by offering $10 off a $50 purchase in stores and online, use code DSWBDAY, or print the coupon here.

Memorial Day Sale at the Disney Store

The Disney Store is having a Memorial Day sale too, take 15% off of your purchase of $59 or more, 20% off your purchase of $79 or more, 25% off your purchase of $99 or more, or 30% off your purchase of $149 or more using code: MEMDAY

Could be a good sale, you can combine with their $5 shipping promotion, but there are a TON of restrictions: Qualifying purchase based on pre-tax, post-discount amount and excludes Shipping & Handling charges, gift cards, Books, CD's, Blu-ray Discs™, DVDs, Video Games, Club Penguin, Disney Parks Merchandise, Up Boutique, Disney on Broadway, Adventures by Disney, animation art, Walt Disney Classics Collection, Jim Shore, Pooh & Friends, Olszewski, Lenox, Precious Moments, Wall•E Toys and Electronics,personalization, gift wrap and gift boxes and items not in stock.

Gap Memorial Day Event

Gap is having an online only Memorial Day Event, save 25% off your purchase of $100 or more with code: SUMMER. And there's free shipping when you spend $150 or more.

Crazy 8 Memorial Day Sale

Crazy 8 is having a Memorial Day sale now thru Monday, they are offering 25% off a purchase of $50, or 15% off a purchase of $30, no coupon code needed. No stores in AZ, but they have $5 flat shipping!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

the bzzz on a new OFF! Product

Okay, so I recently became a bzz agent, and got my first bzz kit in the mail yesterday. It has 2 new OFF! products, OFF!® Clip-On Mosquito Repellent, and OFF!® PowerPad® Lamp. I'm especially interested in trying the clip-on repellent, I am usually an all-you-can-eat buffet for mosquitos in the summer time and I HATE spraying on greasy, smelly repellent, so if this works I'm sold! Info on this: All you have to do is clip it onto your belt or bag, and a quiet little fan circulates an odorless repellent all around you.

The second product, the lamp, could be equally useful for outdoor get togethers, BBQs, etc. They claim that it provides protection for a 15'x15' area, the same as lighting 15 citronella candles. I'm excited to try both of these items, I swear every time I step outdoors in mosquito season I come back in with an itchy red welt :(. Any-who, I have a bunch of coupons for $3 off these items (MSRP $8.99 for the clip-on and $9.49 for the lamp), leave a note in the comments telling me which one you want to try and why and they're yours, I'll email you for contact info.

Oh, and I will post a product review for both of these items when I try them out, this is definitely not an endorsement yet, just info and coupons :).

BRU Memorial Day sale

Babies R Us is having a 4 day Memorial Day sale May 22-25. There are some pretty good deals they're listing, save $5 on any 2 Huggies Mega packs, free $5 gift card when you purchase any 2 Enfamil powder cans 23.4oz or larger, 10/$5 all Gerber 2nd and 3rd food jars, and more. Don't forget to use your coupons!

Robeez sale

Robeez is having their "Spring into Summer Sale", you can get lots of their cute soft soled shoes at a discount, they even have a couple tredz and mini-shoez on sale too. It's not a huge sale, but still worth mentioning, and there's free shipping if you buy any 2 pairs.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

IKEA free breakfast and big sale this weekend

I just got an e-mail from IKEA telling me to "Seize the Days" :). They are having some fantastic sales this weekend, May 23rd they'll have the POANG armchair regularly $89.99 on sale for $39! We have one of these and it is SO comfy! On May 24th they'll have their RITVA curtains 2pack on sale for $9.99 regularly $29.99, on May 25th they'll have their BEDDINGE LÖVÅS sofa-bed on sale for $149, regularly $249. And these are just SOME of the deals they'll have, PLUS they'll give you free breakfast.

It does say "Offer not valid at IKEA Charlotte, IKEA Houston, IKEA Stoughton, IKEA Tampa or IKEA Direct." but IKEA Tempe IS participating :).

Save an extra 20% off sale items at Gymboree

Now through May 25 Gymboree is having a Memorial Day sale where you can save an additional 20% off of sale items for a savings up to 60%. AND you can earn Gymbucks now too. The sale is in stores and online, check it out if you've had your eye on something!

Johnson & Johnson's coupons

Check the right side of this page for printable coupons from Johnson & Johnsons!  There's some for Desitin, Lotion, Shampoo, and Baby wash!

Save $3 instantly on Huggies at Kroger

Save $3 instantly at checkout when you buy $15 worth of Huggies at participating Kroger stores 5/17 - 5/30.  Mix and Match from the entire Huggies brand!  Don't forget to combine this deal with your Huggies coupons!

Planning a vacation? Here's where to go for half price hotels!

The weather is starting to heat up and this is about the time of year that we Arizonans start thinking about where we can escape to to get out of this heat.  My family is headed to San Diego in July, we were able to score half price hotel accomodations at Hotel del Coronado (supposedly a fancy type place) on Coronado island, on the beach.  How, you ask?  We managed to stumble upon this site, they highlight super discounted hotels, flights, and packages, and the great part is in this case you know what hotel it is ahead of time, so no guessing and hoping that 5 star really means 5 star.  If you click on "Places to go" on the top it shows LA, Napa, San Francisco, Sedona, San Diego, and more.  Here's what they're offering for San Diego today, 40% off a downtown hotel, making it $89 incl. weekends! 50% off peak-season hotel in mission valley + a complimentary upgrade, making it $89 as well!  These are great deals to take advantage of, and get a little vacation for not a lot of mula :).

$1 flip-flops at Old Navy!

Old Navy has $1 flip-flops one day only, in stores only, they call it the "one-day wonder", so get there early on May 23rd to take advantage of this great deal!  Also, don't forget to head over to beforehand to score some of the coupons and save even more!

30% off at Piperlime

Piperlime is having their "The Sweet Deal Event", they're offering 30% off on selected styles including kids' shoes!  They have free shipping and returns :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Kelty carriers on sale!

While I'm listing great Amazon deals, it's definitely worth mentioning that they have Kelty carriers on sale too!  I just got the Kelty K.I.D.S. FC 3.0 Frame Child Carrier for $146.97 with free shipping (normally $209.95)!  And it got a great review from my friend Kris, she says as soon as you get it adjusted correctly it's awesome :).

They also have the Kelty K.I.D.S. FC 2.0 Frame Child Carrier for $125.97 with free shipping if that's the one you want.

I don't know how much longer this deal will last, so if you're in the market you should jump on it!

Thomas & Friends DVDs for $5!

Amazon has Thomas and Friends DVDS at up to 57% off!  There are several for $4.99 and they ship free with super saver shipping.  Zach's not in the movie watching stage yet, but at these prices, it's worth it to get a couple to put away for later :).

Friday, May 15, 2009

ahh, sweet Sophie

Our Sophie came in the mail this week, yes I finally broke down and got one, Zach's teething has been rough, and when we saw a friend from baby group with one praising her usefulness I decided to bite the bullet and get one. Thanks Laura :).

So what's the big deal with her? She's made of 100% natural rubber, and food grade paint, she's small, light, easy to grip, a new and fun texture, she squeaks, she's soft, and she's easy and comforting to chew on.

Admittedly, Zach wasn't sure at first, I think he was a little freaked by the texture, but the second time I offered her he snatched her and started munching on her right away, it seemed to soothe his little gums. She's a little pricey at around $20, but definitely worth it if it makes the little guy feel better, and being all natural makes me feel good about it too. The other, slightly anticipated drawback? The dog is infatuated with her, she looks, smells, and sounds just like all his favorite toys (latex squeaky things), and I'm pretty sure it's torture for him to watch Zach play with it and know that he's going to get in trouble if he gets a hold of her. We caught the dog with her the other day after we'd inadvertently left them alone, he knew he was in trouble, but the face he gave us, was pretty much "Mom, I HAD to, I couldn't control myself".

So, moral of the story, it's a good product, baby will love it, but maybe get the pup a toy at the same time so he's not fixated on her too! :).

Things to do in PHX this weekend

Things to Do

Lots to keep the little ones entertained this weekend..

- For the little ones ages 2-5, "Under the Sea" event at Sahuaro Ranch Park in Glendale, basically a bunch of water activities for the kiddos to play and stay cool. This is free, today 10am - 12pm

- Open House with Elmo! at My Gym Children's Fitness center in Scottsdale, Saturday and Sunday 2:30-6pm, pictures, prizes and giveaways, and it's free!

- Movies in the park at Tempe Kiwanis Park is still going on, Ratatouille this week, such a cute movie! This is a free event, tonight at 7pm.

- Schnepf farms Peach & Art Festival, t
he festival includes hay rides to orchards, peach picking, a peachy pancake breakfast, a peach pie eating contest, arts and crafts booths, amusement rides and chef demonstrations. $2 per person 7:30-4pm Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.

- Armed Forces Wave Pool Theme Weekend at the Tempe Kiwanis wave pool, May 16-17, 1-3pm, show your military ID and get in free!

- Animal Hike and Seek Flashlight Walk at Usery park, tonight at 7:30. $6 per car.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Old Navy Weekly coupons have refreshed!

Looks like they refreshed the at 9:25pm EDT Thursday according to Stacey at afullcup. The good ones are already gone, but here are the locations courtesy of Stacey in case they refresh!

$60/$100 - Click on the dog to "pet it" multiple times and a coconut falls - catch the coconut for the coupon. "Pet" dog by clicking and dragging for 10 strokes and as soon as you see the coconut fall bring the cursor down to the very bottom of the page under the orange striped bag to catch it! (actually you can click and drag anywhere in the frame 10x and the coconut will fall, but that thing is FAST)

$45/$100 - Close the red umbrella

$10 off $50 - Go to movie and click on the water background when Heather is swaying and it says "Tankini coverup"

25% off - Bottom right corner click "Download PDF"

20% off - Move orange striped bag on top of Blue striped bag

15% off - Move flag from girls Tshirt to little boys hand.

10% off - Starfish in girls hand

CHEAP Born Free at Amazon

UPDATE:  Bummer, looks like this deal is dead :(.

It's Hip to Save! posted today about a fantastic deal on Amazon today where you can get Born Free bottles 80% off! There's shipping of $9.99, but even with that it's a GREAT deal! If you're looking for more bottles stock up now :).

Brilliant product and a giveaway!

Nichol at Kiddie Corner Deals is doing a giveaway of what I think is an awesome product!  It's called "No Throw", and it's basically a tether for the sippy cups and bottles that the kiddos LOVE to throw out of the carseat, stroller, etc.  Head over to her blog and enter for the giveaway!

Save $1 on new Johnson & Johnson's product

Click here to get a $1 coupon off of the new Johnson & Johnson's baby bubble bath and wash.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Personalized Birthday book for under $5!

Identity Direct is offering a super cheap, $0.01 + $3.99 shipping, personalized birthday book for your kiddo! They'll include your kid's name, address, friends, and birthdate. We still have 4 months before we celebrate Zach's first birthday, but I'm ordering one now to put away for him! The sale ends today so get over there quick!

Hallmark is doing it again?

UPDATE: Apparently this code is expired now

Looks like Hallmark is doing it again, another code, another free card!
They are offering a free personalized 5x7 paper card, just use coupon code: CARD4U they'll even address and mail it for you!

Thanks "The Freebie Blogger" for the tip!

Macy's Semi-annual baby sale!

Save 25% - 50% on Carter's, Levi's, Guess, and more! Spend $50 online and get free shipping using coupon code SOSWEET. Free shipping offer ends today!

Save 20% at Carter's!

Use this coupon to save 20% off your purchase of $50 or more at Carter's. AND they're having a $5 Summertime sale right now too, so, a good opportunity to score some deals!

Thanks to Sara The Savvy Shopper for this tip!

Save 20% at Kohl's

Spend $100 or more at and receive 20% off and free shipping, with this coupon code: SAVE20MDT, or save 15% off of any purchase with SAVE15MDT. This offer is from 11am - 4pm MDT today only! Although if you're like me, you always have one of those coupons for 15% off lying around anyways :).

Save $10 off of $30 at Crazy 8

Crazy 8 is a cheaper sister store to Gymboree for those that don't know, we don't have any in AZ, but there's always online shopping, and they have $5 flat shipping! Use this coupon code: SAVE10 to save $10 off of your purchase of $30 or more. They're running a sale of $6.99 tanks and shorts right now, so you can save even more :).

Thanks to babygoodbuys for this tip!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Mini Social, deals on robeez and more!

The Mini Social "provides private access to the most hip and modern designer clothing and accessories for mom, baby and child, all at up to 60% off" I checked it out today after reading this blog post and they have robeez and crocs on sale for near half price! This Thanks to Kiddie Corner Deals for this tip!

Free One-Day membership at Sam's Club!

Use this coupon to get a free one-day membership at Sam's!  If you've been curious if it's worth it to sign up for a membership and haven't been in there recently as a guest, this is a great chance to check it out!  I'm a Costco girl myself, so if anyone knows of great deals you can get at Sam's speak up! :).

20% off Toys R Us NBA shop

Toys R Us has a new NBA shop and you can save 20% off your purchase in the NBA shop using this coupon.  You can also get a free growth chart with your purchase of $25 or more in the NBA shop in-store only.  Our Phoenix Suns aren't in the playoffs but maybe your kiddo's favorite team is!

30% off at Gymboree!

Gymboree's Circle of Friends sale runs May 14-17. Use coupon code GYMFAMILY online to get 30% off everything or use the coupon that came in your inbox! You can print the coupon to use in-store here. If you're not getting Gymboree coupons emailed to you yet, sign up at the bottom of their home page where it says "Join our email list". Oh, and I forgot to mention, you can earn Gymbucks now too!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Another free card from Hallmark!

UPDATE: Apparently this code is no longer valid :(

Hallmark is certainly dishing out the free cards lately! They are offering another free personalized 5x7 paper card, just use coupon code: ICTCARD they'll even address and mail it for you! Thanks "Engineer a Debt Free Life" for the tip!

Coupons for organic and natural products!

I just came across, if you sign up on their webite they'll mail you coupons for natural and organic products such as Earth's Best and you can print coupons off of their website here.  Thanks "The Thrifty Mama" for this tip!

Want to feed your baby organic all natural food..

but don't have the time or aren't brave enough to make it on your own?  Like everything, someone has thought of this! :).  The "Mama Bite" newsletter from Ideal Bite I got in my inbox today has a bunch of links to companies that make this kind of baby food, you can find their products in the freezer section!  And to this list I would also add Happy Baby, I stumbled up on this site when I was looking for organic puffs to start finger foods with my little one, product review pending on this :).  I've seen their products in Sprouts and Target.

Coupons for baby products

You can get a $3 off coupon for Huggies pure & natural here.  There's also a Pull-Ups and a GoodNites coupon there as well.

You can take the pledge here and get a $3 off gerber and $5 off Good Start coupon.

Print a coupon for Desitin here.

Check out the Disney Outlet online for cheap stuff from the mouse !

The Disney outlet online has GREAT prices on super cute clothing for the little ones.  I found this onesie for only $2.99!  And while your at it you can find some cute stuff for you too, like this sassy tinkerbell ringer tee for only $3.99.  Thanks to Kris for this great tip!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

$2 off Similac!

Another tip to the Similac users out there, there's another coupon for it in today's paper! $2 off in the SmartSource insert. Get them while you can, I rarely see formula coupons in the paper!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

$5 Target GC with purchase of Pampers!

May 10-16 you can get a $5 Target gift card with the purchase of any 2 Pampers Super Mega diapers. Since we practically live at Target, we'll definitely be cashing on this deal, don't forget to use your Pampers coupons!