Thursday, October 28, 2010

Disney Store Finds at Arizona Mills Today

So, while I was shopping for a Halloween costume this morning at Goodwill my hubby called me & asked if I wanted to meet him in the food court at Arizona Mills for lunch. I don't make it into Tempe very often because my vehicle GUZZLES gas but he promised to buy me a fruit smoothie so I headed over to meet him. As we were eating I noticed a woman nearby me had a cute Disney trick or treat bag so when we were done we headed over there to pick up a few for our girls. Last year we used those cheap plastic ones & they ended up tearing by the end of the night so I did not want a repeat of that this year. The Disney store had these sturdy, reusable & cute trick or treat bags that can be used by both boys & girls marked down from $2.50 to only $0.99.


Then as we were checking out I noticed that there were 2 huge displays of Toy Story Jesse lunch boxes. The price tag said $12.50 but since the store was a Disney Outlet store I thought they were probably marked down so I asked how much they were. The cashier told me they were only $1.99!!! They are very cute & would make a great gift or back to school item for your favorite little girl Toy Story fan. I was actually going to get one of these at the Disney Store inside Fiesta Mall for my daughter just before school started but she ended up wanting a different style bag.

Here's a pic of the ones at the Disney Store inside Arizona Mills:

Toy Story Jesse lunch box was $12.50, NOW only $1.99 at the Disney Outlet inside Arizona Mills in Tempe

I'm sure there were other great deals in the store as well but since hubby was on his lunch break we didn't have time to shop around. This is my favorite store to get our Disney brand toys & clothes for ourselves & gifts because there are such great deals!


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Halloween Costume Idea for $8 or less

My mom & I were both struggling with what we were going to dress up as for Halloween this year. My idea was that we could wear scrubs because they wouldn't be too expensive & it's something we haven't done before. So, this morning I headed to Goodwill & picked up one for her & one for me.

Here is a picture of hers:

She is going to be a labor & delivery nurse because this was scrub was like new & really cute.

Here's mine:

I'm going to be a veterinarian because my youngest daughter loves animals & I thought this was a cute print.

The scrubs at Goodwill are normally $4.99 but if I printed out a coupon for 20% off your order of $10 or more (not valid on sale items like dollar day or 50% off tags, also excludes food & new items) HERE so they were only $3.99 each. They also had scrub pants. I didn't think they were necessary but if you wanted to go all out you could match up a scrub top with a pair of scrub pants, use the coupon & get the whole costume for about $8 + tax if you use the 20% off coupon.


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Monday, October 25, 2010

The Haunting - Haunted House


The Haunting Haunted House is Phoenix's LARGEST and ONLY indoor Haunted Attraction!


You can follow them on Facebook HERE.
You can find them on Twitter HERE.
You can find them on MySpace HERE.
You can visit their web site HERE.

Tickets:

At the door: $18 (adults) and $15 (children 12 and under)

Discount Tickets:

Fry's Food & Drug or Fry's Marketplace locations : $3 off orig. ticket price

Hours:

September 24 to November 1, 2010

Thursday and Sunday 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. – 12 p.m.


Location:

The Haunting Haunted House
Phoenix, Arizona
Location: I-17 & Bell (at the Bell Canyon Pavilions shopping center)
Contact Phone: 623-225-7624

Benefiting:

Susan G Komen for the Cure

, Future for KIDS (helps at-risk children with life enhancement opportunities through sports discipline and life skills coaching), Helping Hands for Freedom (supports military families facing injury and loss, and improves the lives of military personnel and their children as they transition to civilian life through employment, mentorship and leadership programs), and Catalyst Arts Academy (empowers aspiring young artists through excellence in their chosen art, to bring awareness to and benefit other children’s organizations both locally and globally) will directly receive a portion of the proceeds from “The Haunting”.

Here is a list of some other haunted house attractions in Arizona:

Phobia Tucson
Tucson, Arizona
Location: Foothills Mall
Contact Phone: 520-990-9000


Chambers of Fear
Surprise, Arizona
Location: 114th Ave and Bell Road
Contact Phone: 623-255-6896


Spooks and Thrills
Tucson, Arizona
Location: 4450 S Houghton Rd
Contact Phone: 520-298-8980


Crypt Haunted Attractions
Mesa, Arizona
Location: Fiesta Mall


Jack and Jill's Haunted Hill
Phoenix, Arizona
Location: 9847 N 14th Street
Contact Phone: 602-380-6913


Dark Scares
Mesa, Arizona
Location: 6912 E Hampton Ave
Contact Phone: 602-363-8667


The Haunting
Phoenix, Arizona
Location: Bell Canyon Pavilions Shopping Center


The Slaughter House
Tucson, Arizona
Location: 1102 W Grant Rd
Contact Phone: 520-990-9000


Night of Impending Doom
Phoenix, Arizona
Location: 3836 W. Peoria Ave.
Contact Phone: 480-298-0786


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Fry's 3rd Annual Moonlight Madness (Halloween Party)

Fry's is having their 3rd annual Halloween Party this Thursday night!

They will have FUN FAMILY EVENTS like:

  • Wear your costume & Trick or Treating throughout the store
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Samples & more

During this event on 10/28/2010 they have special deals that are only good from 3pm - 9pm:

Tombstone Original or Garlic Bread Pizza $1.99 (when you buy any 10 participating items - reg. 3/$10)

12 pk Pepsi products 3 for $10 PLUS FREE Doritos when you buy 3 Pepsi 12 pks ($3.29 value - limit 2 per transaction)

Fry's 1/2 gallon milk $0.88 (limit 4 - reg. $1.99-2.59)

The following sales are good thru 10/26:

Nestle Fun Size or Hershey's Halloween Snack Size bags of candy are only $2.17 (reg. $3.69)

Kisses, Reese's or York Miniatures (10-11 oz) are only $3 (reg. $3.69)

Child's Play Candy 3.5 lb. bag $5.99 (reg. $7.99)

25% off selected Trick or Treat Assortment & Pumpkin Carving supplies (reg. $0.25 - $19.99)

33% off ALL Halloween Costumes (reg. $9.99 - $29.99)

15 oz. Lofthouse Halloween Decorated Cookies $2.99 -- Yummy & easy for parties!

Don't forget you can get discount tickets to Schnepf Farms &
The Haunting Haunted House
at Fry's Food & Drug or Fry's Marketplace locations.


Visit Schnepf Farms every Thursday thru Sunday in October from 10 am - 9 pm (10 pm Sat.) for their Pumpkin & Chili Party. If you'd like to learn more about this location & learn how to get a FREE pumpkin please visit the blog I did about it HERE.



For the more adventurous type you can save $3 on your tickets to The Haunting Haunted House, which is Phoenix's LARGEST and ONLY indoor Haunted Attraction! If you're interested in learning more about this attraction please visit the blog I did about it HERE.





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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wendy's AZ Blogger Lunch - Yum!

Today I was lucky enough to have the privilege of attending a blogger lunch at Wendy's in Ahwatukee. I took lots of pics & ate great food with great company.


The blogger lunch was held at the Wendy's in Ahwatukee on the north side of Ray Rd. just west of I-10. We got there about 10 minutes early & were pretty much the only customers there so I was able to take some pictures without bothering anyone. When the manager saw me taking photos he introduced himself & was very friendly. He offered to take this pic for me.


I was happy to see there were 2 televisions in the seating area and, thankfully, neither of them were on a sports channel:


The restaurant filled up pretty fast with AZ bloggers, their kids & their guests:


I was happy to finally meet Sheryl of Cents'Able Shoppin' & enjoy a nice lunch with my parents since they both had the day off of work.


Wendy's was generous enough to provide me with a $7 gift card to give away to one of my lucky readers. Please comment below which item you like the best at Wendy's & I will pick 1 random winner at 2:30 pm on Saturday 10/23/2010.

If you already entered on my Facebook page you can also enter here for another chance to win!
*Note - I will only be giving away one gift card.

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WINNER chosen 10/23/2010 using www.random.org integer generator

Entry #11 was chosen which was placed on Facebook by Teresa Garcia Diaz.

Congratulations Teresa. I will be contacting you via Facebook.






Friday, October 15, 2010

NEW Goodwill Store Opening in Chandler, AZ


Not too long ago Goodwill opened a new store on Recker & Main St. in Mesa to add to their other 6 Mesa locations. This month they have another new store opening in Arizona. Visit the newest Goodwill located in Chandler on 10/15/2010 for their grand opening.

Here's the e-mail they sent me:


Evening of Goodwill RafflesJust in time for Halloween, Goodwill of Central Arizona is hosting one of our spookiest store grand openings ever!

On October 15 at 9 AM, we will open our newest Goodwill store at 1095 S. Arizona Ave, on the northeast corner of Arizona Avenue at the 202. The new store and donation center is the second retail store for Goodwill in Chandler.

You can find great Halloween costumes, spooky home decor and many more fantastic treasures including jewelry, furniture, electronics, house wares and toys.

The new, modern store features about 18,000 square feet of retail space and offers customers nearly 100,000 freshly-stocked, unique items. Each Goodwill store also offers on-the-job training and skills development for participants while providing quality goods at remarkable prices.

• Click HERE to learn more about Goodwill stores and donation centers in central Arizona.



Evening of Goodwill RafflesGoodwill of Central Arizona is excited to announce that Felicia Berg is the lucky winner of our October 13 Evening of Goodwill Raffle! Berg won a Nintendo Wii!

But we still have one more prize to give away on Friday, October 15!

Will YOU be the winner of the SuperDraw - Travel Package which includes two (2) Southwest Airlines Travel Vouchers, a Hotel Gift Card and a Camcorder with Tripod?

If you purchased a raffle ticket from July 19 to October 11, then you are entered into this drawing! The winners of the previous drawings are also eligible.

We thank all of you who bought raffle tickets at our Goodwill of Central Arizona stores. The proceeds earned from the raffle and the Evening of Goodwill event support Goodwill's General Education Fund for local at-risk youth and the Barker Post-Secondary Scholarship Fund for disadvantaged adults who want to gain an education but don't have the means.

Good luck to everyone!



Are you still on the fence about attending our 10th Annual Evening of Goodwill on October 16 at Desert Foothills in north Scottsdale?

Our Evening of Goodwill online ticket window is now closed but you can still purchase tickets by calling Alicia Moskowitz at 602.535.4047 until 5 PM on Friday, October 15.

The theme of this year's event is Denim and Diamonds. This will be a great opportunity for you and your posse to get gussied up in your favorite western digs! If you missed out on last year's festivities, we had so much fun kickin' up dust in the Scottsdale desert, we couldn't resist the opportunity to do it again!

The Evening of Goodwill is our only fundraiser and provides businesses, organizations and individuals with a fantastic occasion for giving a "hand up" to disadvantaged Arizonans through scholarships, who want an education but don't have the means to pursue it.

For just $100 per ticket, you will enjoy a night to remember beneath a canopy of twinkling stars in the middle of the majestic Sonoran Desert.

Also, the evening will include a silent auction, hosted reception, buffet-style barbecue dinner, western-themed games, live entertainment and a special award presentation honoring clients, partners and other community advocates who support Goodwill's mission and clients. All proceeds from the event fund educational opportunities and scholarships for Goodwill's adult program clients and at-risk youth attending our Ecademie Charter High School.

For more information about our Evening of Goodwill event, please visit www.eveningofgoodwillaz.org today!



We invite you to click on the October Coupon below for great savings in all of our central Arizona stores! When you click on the image below, the October coupon will pop up in a new window on a PDF file.

October Coupon:

October 20% Coupon - Click here to print!

Click on the graphic above and a printable version of the coupon will pop up in a new window.



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Already a Goodwill e-mail subscriber? Don't forget to print & bring along your monthly coupon for 20% off your order of $10 or more. If you're not signed up yet you can do so HERE:

*~*Special Offer*~*
If you don't want to sign up for Goodwill e-mails you can print a coupon for 20% off your purchase of $10 or more during the month of October HERE.


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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Target Printable Coupons & a few ad match ups + good ad prices

This post is going to cover a lot of things because it is everything I went through to make my weekly shopping list.

Target:

Have you visited Target on-line to print coupons lately?

Remember, Target store coupons can be stacked with manufacture coupons & used together on the same item (for a limited time) at Fry's Food & Drug & Fry's Marketplace stores. Also, at Fry's all manufacture coupons $1 & under are worth $1 right now so if you have a coupon for .25 it will be quadrupled to $1. Lastly, Target brand merchandise coupons can be used on Fry's brand merchandise.

Today I printed out these coupons that don't expire until November:


TARGET STORE COUPONS:

$1 off Purina dog treats
50¢ off Hillshire Farm lunchmeat
$1 off With purchase of two Market Pantry® cheese items
$1 off With purchase of two Nabisco crackers
50¢ off up & up™ eye care item
$1 off 48-oz. Market Pantry® ice cream

MANUFACTURE COUPONS:

$1 off Snuggle® Fabric Softener

$1 off when you buy FOUR any flavor Progresso® Soups*
*Safeway has a coupon in their ad flyer for these for .88 limit 8. You can use 2 of these coupons & buy 8 soups for 5.04 before tax.

55¢ off when you buy ONE BOX Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal*
*Albertsons has these in their ad for $1.49 when you buy a combination of 8 items that are all $1.49. You can use as many of these coupons as you can print to get them for only .49 per box. Cookie Crisp, Yoplait frozen smoothie blend, Pillsbury cinnamon rolls are also included in the 1.49 when you buy 8 ad.

$1 off With the purchase of three 8.67-oz or larger bagged Mars candy*
*Mars candy includes 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, Snickers, Twix or M&Ms

A few worthwhile ad & coupon items at Safeway this week:

Fresh Express Green & Crisp Salad is only .99

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars are only $1.88

Safeway ad coupons that can be cut out & used at Fry's:

Cheetos $1.49 (LIMIT 4)

Cottonelle bath tissue $4.99 (LIMIT 2)*
I have 2 $1.00 of 1 coupons for this so I'll be using them at Fry's to get 2 for $3.99 each.

A few worthwhile ad items at Fry's this week:

DiGiorno frozen pizza $3.99 (when you buy a combination of 10 items)
Pop Tarts $1.49 (wyb10)
Kraft Mac n Cheese (blue box) .49 (whyb10)
Dreyers Fruit Bars $2.77 (wyb10)
Capri Sun 10 pk juice pouches $1.49 (wyb10)

A few worthwhile ad items at Albertsons this week:

Lays Potato Chips & Doritos are both on sale for $1 each when you buy a combination of 10 of them (other items are included in the buy 10 but these 2 are the most marked down).

$1.49 Mix & Match When You Buy 8:

Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal 10.6-14 oz.
Cookie Crisp cereal 10.6-14 oz.
Yoplait frozen smoothie blend 7.6 oz.
Pillsbury cinnamon rolls

$1.99 Mix & Match When You Buy 8:

Yoplait Go-Gurt 8 pk.
Yoplait Delights Yogurt 4 pk.
Yoplait Splitz Yogurt 4pk.
Nature Valley Granola Bars 6ct.
Pillsbury Toaster Strudels 10-11.5 oz.
Pillsbury Sweet Moments 5.6-6.1 oz.
Pillsbury Simply Cookies
*I know there have been coupons for all 5 of these items so if you have them now is a good time to use them.

Don't forget if you're shopping at Fry's you can print this Fresh and Easy coupon for $6 off your purchase of $30 or more. It is a coupon that can be printed multiple times & expires Sunday 10/17/2010. You should be able to separate your order in two halves if it is $60 or more & use 2 of these coupons.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

EIGHT Printable Scotch Coupons, e-mail club & contests to enter



Today I found lots of great coupons from Scotch plus contests & special offers:

There are eight different SCOTCH coupons you can download and print.

Scotch Tape printable coupons

All coupons expire on 12/31/2010 and are .pdf files linked directly from the 3M site so you can print individually multiple times!

Here are the coupons available:

  1. Save 50¢ off one Scotch double sided tape
  2. Save 75¢ off one Scotch Pop Up Band Dispenser
  3. Save 50¢ off one Scotch tape in donut dispenser
  4. Save 75¢ off one Scotch™ Precision Cutter
  5. Save $1.00 off any one package of Scotch® Clear Reusable Strips, Tabs or Sheet
  6. Save 50¢ off one package of Scotch® Foam Mounting Squares
  7. Save 50¢ off any one Scotch® Advanced Formula Super Glue Gel or Liquid
  8. Save 75¢ off Scotch® Easy-Grip Packaging Tape Dispenser

Scotch® Solutions eNewsletter
Sign up to receive special offers and coupons

Whether you’re looking for deals on Scotch® Magic™ Tape or other products, creative ideas and reliable home/office solutions, Scotch® Brand is your source. Want to receive our latest offers and news in your inbox? Register for the Scotch® Solutions eNewsletter, and be among the first to hear about:

  • Valuable coupons and rebates
  • Sweepstakes and contests
  • New products from Scotch® Brand and other 3M brands

It only takes a minute to sign up, and it’s free!

Sign up for the Scotch Solutions Newsletter to get coupons e-mailed to you HERE.

If you're crafty they also have 5 different ways to win HERE.

You can find stores in your area that sell Scotch products HERE.

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McDonalds & Redbox GAME

HUNGRY FOR MOVIES?

Redbox and McDonald's® are teaming up to give away over 1 million DVD rentals to some very lucky winners!

Get started with this FREE CODE to enter on-line at PlayatMcD: CHANCEMONOP


HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:


Purchase food items at participating McDonald's® restaurants.

You could win a redbox prize instantly at PlayatMcD.com... or by peeling off a winning Game Stamp at McDonalds.

If you receive a winning message, follow the instructions on the Game Stamp or in the Online winning message to claim your Redbox prize.



This promotion only lasts through November 15th, so head to PlayatMcD or your local participating McDonald’s to start playing!!

To find a Redbox location near you please click HERE.

To find a Redbox movie please click HERE

If you don't win a prize here are some DVD rental codes that are still available for a free rental if you haven't used them yet. Limit one use per debit or credit card:
  • -358
  • -DVDONME
  • -DATE124
  • -CLIMB5
  • -BREAKROOM
  • -CHANCEMONOP valid only at McDonald's locations (first 1 million uses only).
  • -DVDKROG valid only at Kroger locations.
  • -DVDATWAG valid only at Walgreen’s locations.
  • -DRIVEIN valid only at Sonic locations.
If you'd like a tutorial on how to rent movies from DVD kiosks click HERE.

Redbox Help
Get answers on FAQs
Call redbox! 866-REDBOX-3


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

FREE Redbox DVD Rental Code


Use code: 358 to get a free Redbox movie rental. Expiration unknown, but last reported working today (10/12)!

To find a Redbox location near you please click HERE.







Here are some older codes that are still available for a free rental if you haven't used them yet. Limit one use per debit or credit card:
  • -DVDONME
  • -DATE124
  • -CLIMB5
  • -BREAKROOM
  • -CHANCEMONOP valid only at McDonald's locations (first 1 million uses only).
  • -DVDKROG valid only at Kroger locations.
  • -DVDATWAG valid only at Walgreen’s locations.
  • -DRIVEIN valid only at Sonic locations.
If you'd like a tutorial on how to rent movies from DVD kiosks click HERE.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

FREE Blockbuster Express Rental TODAY Only


If you've never rented from a Blockbuster Express kiosk before here's some information about them:
Each DVD is $1 per day (some machines may have Blu Rays for an additional charge) & are due back by 9pm on the night after you rent them to avoid getting charged an additional $1. Even if you use a promo code for a free rental you still have to swipe your credit or debit card in case you keep the movie longer than one day. You can find out which kiosk has the movie you want by checking on-line here: http://www.blockbusterexpress.com/
In my area they are only at Circle K, Quik Trip, Safeway & Bashas stores. Most of these machines are located outside the store. Sometimes there is a line at the kiosk so give yourself a little bit of extra time if you're trying to return a movie before your 9pm deadline.
Here is a list of different codes I found recently:
Free Blockbuster Express DVD Rental Today Only (10/11/2010) with code MBBX2
Free Rental Codes:
G718A exp. unknown
G418A exp. unknown
GT17A exp. unknown
I can NOT verify that they all work but if you use one you can comment here & let us know when & where it worked.
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