Cuisinart MCP-8NW MultiClad Pro Set (8-Piece), $139.99


Today only, Amazon offers the Cuisinart MCP-8NW MultiClad Pro Set (8-Piece) for $139.99 (reg. $200+)

Set includes: 2.5 Quart Saucepan with Lid, 4 Quart Saute Pan with Helper and Cover, 6 Quart Stock Pot with Cover, 8″ Skillet, 10″ Skillet
Polished cooking surface does not discolor, react with food or alter flavors.
Triple-Ply construction includes the unsurpassed heat conductivity of a pure aluminum core. It insures maximum heat retention and even heat distribution, eliminating hot spots
Drip-Free Pouring, tight-fitting stainless steel covers seal in food’s natural juices and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results. Covers are dishwasher-safe
Cookware features cool grip handles secured with stainless steel rivets and self-basting,
Suitable for use with induction cook tops; Oven Safe up to 550°F

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Free, Fun & Frugal Activities for Kids and Families this Weekend

Free Activities for Kids

If you are looking for inexpensive and Free, Fun & Frugal Activities for Kids, here is a huge list for you! Please keep in mind that it is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

 

Barnes & Noble

Saturday, August 19th at 11 AM

Join in the fun for a special story time featuring Nothing Rhymes with Orange. Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.

Guitar Center

Workshops Series – Guitar Center offers free workshops, online classes or in-store lessons taught by experts that will help you learn and have more fun while you do it yourself. Contact your local Guitar Center store for more information.

Saturday, August 19th from 11 AM – 3 PM and a few locations offer free crafts on Sunday.

Kids ages 3 and up design and take a Fold & Hold Pencil Cup craft. No reservations necessary. Get more information from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.

Michael’s Kids Club®

Saturday, August 19th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Kids Club® – Kids 3 and up make Pom-Pom and Gem Art. The cost is $2 and the rest of the supplies are included. Sign up in store, online or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

 

Michael’s

Saturday, August 12th from 1 – 3 PM

Make Break – Create art inspired by your favorite season. Buy a canvas and the rest of the supplies are free. Sign up in store, online or just drop in.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

FREE National Park Admission Dates for 2017

Here is a list of participating national parks.

  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

Bank of America Museums on Us

Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd

Bank of America’s Museums on Us is offering free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.

Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day

Saturday, September 23rd

This is the 13th annual Museum Day Live! during which participating museums across the United States open their doors for free to those who download a branded ticket. Get more information from Smithsonian Magazine. This year, Museum Day Live! is partnering with Microsoft to create special interactive lesson plans using Minecraft: Education Edition.

Find Free Museum Dates

This site, www.freemuseumday.org, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

Free National Parks Pass for 4th Graders

If you have a child in 4th grade this year, your family can get a free National Parks Annual Pass to give you free entry into national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more! Teachers of 4th graders can also get passes to plan free National Park field trips. This expires on 8/31 so don’t delay!

Apple Store

Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.

Bass Pro Shops – find seminars on fishing, camping, boating and more. Check your local store listings for times and information.

Factory Tours

Find factory tours all across the USA, go here, The site has 570 tours and counting! Many are free but some may have an admission fee. (Thanks to the Happy Housewife for sharing this!)

Flying Lessons

Young Eagles – Kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots.

Home Depot Do It Yourself Workshops

Get the skills you need to improve your home at these free workshops. Get more information at Home Depot Workshops.

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Saturday, September 2nd from 9 AM to 11:30 AM

Kids can build a handy pencil case truck. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin. Go to the Home Depot Kids Workshop website for more information.

Home and Garden Shows

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

Jazzercise

Jazzercise is currently offering FREE dance fitness classes to girls ages 16-21 at participating locations. No strings attached! Contact your local Jazzercise to see if this offer is available in your area. Valid throughout 2017.

Lego Stores Free Model Build

LEGO Monthly Mini Model Build events are typically held monthly where kids ages 6-14 can build a Free LEGO Platypus Mini Model! Be sure to click on the “Open Form” button to register. You must be a LEGO VIP Loyalty Member and use an email address saved in your LEGO VIP Membership account to register. Membership and registration are free. Get more information here: shop.LEGO.com/VIP. Quantities are limited to approximately 120 per store per night and time.

Major League Baseball Clinics

Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)

Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. Find out more information here.

Pottery Barn Kids

Enjoy story time on Tuesdays from 11 – 11:30 AM. For more information, visit Pottery Barn Kids events here.

REI Running Classes

Learn or get back into running with training and techniques classes. Find our more at REI.com.

Kids (Roller) Skate Free – sign up for each of your children to receive 2 free Skating Passes a week for kids ages 12 & under.

SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to www.5thgradeskipassport.com to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th-grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.

Target – Free Community Events

Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

Toys R Us

Saturday, August 26th from 12-2 PM.

NERF Fest – enjoy giveaways, demo, freebie and more. Get the details from Toys R Us.

Williams-Sonoma

Sunday, August 27th

Join the free class to learn how to make delicious pizzas at home. There are several other classes in August that are not free. Contact your local Williams-Sonoma store for information and times.

Williams-Sonoma Jr. Chefs

Enjoy free Jr. Chef cooking classes for kids ages 8-13. Get more info from Williams-Sonoma Jr. Chefs.

Find orchards and farms near you where you can pick your own fruits and vegetables at PickYourOwn.org and at LocalHarvest.org.

Find a nearby playground with the free KaBoom Map of Play, playground finder. Just type your location into the search bar.

Find Pumpkin Patches, Hay Rides, Pick Your Own Orchards and Haunted Houses. Many of these will have a fee or admission. Enter your location for details.

Find summer fairs and festivals by location. This site lists state and county fairs, street festivals, food festivals, parades, arts and crafts fairs, music festivals, and more. It’s a great resource to use if you are going on vacation.

Celebrate Crazy and Fun Holidays

Make memories and celebrate fun holidays with your family. This week you can celebrate Serendipity Day, Adopt a Shelter Animal Day, Sponge Cake Day and more. See more at Days of the Year.
For inexpensive and sometimes free tickets to local events, I am a fan of Goldstar tickets. Watch your emails for the heading “Comp Train” from Goldstar. If you are new, you can set up a free account here.

Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and events right in your hometown!

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Toys R Us: Fingerlings $14.99 Each


If you are looking for Fingerlings, Toys R Us has them in stock for $14.99. Shipping is free on orders of $29 or more or choose free store pickup. There is a limit of 2 per customer.

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Amazon: eTextbooks $0.99 & Up


Today only, Amazon offers select eTextbooks starting at just $0.99. Amazon prices can change at any time.

 

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Back to School with Oriental Trading


It seems like every year, back to school shopping sneaks up on me. I know some of your kids have already gone back, but mine won’t start until after Labor Day. I’m grateful for the extra couple of weeks because I truly need it to get all of the school shopping done for my three kids. After all, we’re not only talking about the seemingly never ending lists of supplies, but also clothes, shoes, haircuts, etc. I feel like we’ve been so busy this summer, and while I do love a good sale and all, sometimes I just like to save my time and energy by buying as much as possible at one time.

One of my favorite places to get a chunk of the school supplies is Oriental Trading. They have a huge selection of school supplies and the best part is that I don’t have to leave the house. I love doing this because you’re basically buying in bulk, which means you have leftovers. For me, this means that I have less to buy the next year. Or, if you’re not the stockpiling kind, you can always donate the leftovers.

Here is what I picked up this year.
Elmer’s® School Disappearing Glue Sticks: Comes in a pack of 12.


Pacon® Composition Book Wide Ruled: You can order just one of these, but we needed three so, I got three.

Pencil Boxes: These are pretty sturdy and come in a pack of 12.
Mood Rulers: These are just for fun and also come in a pack of 12.


Fidget Busy Blocks: You get 6 of these in a pack. In my opinion they are better than fidget spinners and I have enough that we can use some for those birthday parties that come up over the school year.


Crayola® Washable Pip-Squeaks® & Paper Set: This comes individually, as do most of the Crayola products.

Still needing a few school supplies, or haven’t started shopping yet? Be sure to check out Oriental Trading. You’ll get free shipping on your order of $49 or more. Click here to shop.

Disclosure: I received free product as part of this post. All opinions stated are my own.


For more must have items for school, be sure to check out my Back to School Guide.

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Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet (10.8-Inch, 64 GB, Intel Atom, Windows 10) (Certified Refurbished), $254.99


Today only, Amazon offers the Microsoft Surface 3 Tablet (10.8-Inch, 64 GB, Intel Atom, Windows 10) (Certified Refurbished) on sale for $254.99 (reg. $329).

  • This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all original accessories plus a 1 year warranty from Microsoft
  • 10.8″ ClearType Full HD Plus Display – 1920 x 1280 – 10 point multi-touch
  • Quad-core Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor (2MB Cache, 1.6GHz with Intel Burst technology up to 2.4GHz)
  • 64GB storage with 2GB RAM
  • Windows 10

 

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Save 30% or more on Gatorade bars and sports drinks


Today only, Amazon offers 30% or more on Gatorade bars and sports drinks. Prices start at $9.99.

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Getaway Today: Lucky $13 Disneyland Halloween Time Ticket Sale


This week only, save $13 off 3-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Tickets for travel during Halloween Time from Getaway Today! And, you can save an extra $10 off any 2-night or longer package (hotel and 2 ticket minimum) with code SD4M15. Call 855-GET-AWAY or book online.

Tickets can be purchased separately or as part of a package, but they must be booked by 11:59PM MT on Monday, August 21, 2017.





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