Monday, March 29, 2010

Looking for something to do during spring break?

Pump It Up is soooo much fun! It is on Beach Blvd in Jax-close to the Town Center-we all have a blast here! For the next 2 weeks you can go jump from 9-6:15! It is $8 a kid for ages 12 & under-there are BOGO coupons in the Entertainment book. They also have a pass which we bought since we go a lot that is 50% off. It is $40 for 10 passes so $4 each which is a great deal! We usually go when it is Family Jump Time which is Mon-Wed from 3:15-6:15 & stay the whole time & still not ready to leave! I was even doing it all when I was close to 9 months pregnant! It really is a fun place & worth the drive! It was so empty tonite surprisingly so we had an even better time! Go here to see their website!

Unadvertised Walgreens Deal?!

I guess there is midweek specials which don't start until 3/31-well the sign was already up at the Walgreens for the gimme clips-go here to see them-I can't get the pic to download but they are cute flower clips! BUT the RR didn't print out so they gave it to me in cash instead & then we realized the sign said 3/31 so they took it down but it should start then! I was excited because I think these are so cute & have been wanting to buy them!

They are going to be on sale for $2.99 and then you get a $2 RR so .99! Limit 1. They have a lot of clearance too so walk up & down the aisles & look for the orange tags! The Dulcolax is a great MM this week-I made $12 for buying 2 of them & I got a free large bottled water! 1 of them had a coupon on it for free bottled water up to $2 for buying the product, another one had a rebate up to $5 for buying it-it said it expired 2/28/10 but I called & they said they are accepting them through June-in the 12/13 SS insert there is a rebate in there that you can do that I would assume would work as well-there is an 1-800 number to verify on it but the lady said it will for sure when I called.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

CVS Deals

I forgot to mention mops/brooms were 60-80% off at CVS-there were nice mops for $4-5 too! Just go when you have time & walk up & down the aisles-you never know what you may find!
CVS had lots of clearance (I was at the one at N. Ponce), shoe stuff & shoelaces were 80% off, some coloring books were 80%, picture frames, they even had a voice recorder with the mini tapes 80% off so it was $5! They had CD packs on clearance 80%-lots of stuff so keep your eye out!

The Strap Perfect Bra Straps are BOGO at CVS this week & there were $1.50 off coupons in the paper today so if you have 2 papers then $7 for both! Has anyone used these before?

I also got a $2 off $10 baby care purchase yesterday when I scanned my card so I snagged 2 packages of Huggies diapers for $2 each (sale starts today)! I try to go Sat night to get the deals the following week to get 2 trips done in 1! Most stores put the ad in their system late afternoon on Saturday but this does not work for the 2 or 3 day deals as far as I know.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Shelf Reliance is a food storage website. I have heard great things about it. If you want to order or find out more info email Shelli at

Cheap haircuts!

From 6-8pm Monday-Friday at Fantastic Sams you can get a haircut & shampoo for $8!! They do walk-ins. I've got my hair done there a few times & really like them! You can sit under the dryer to dry your hair a little for free!

Fantastic Sams
228 State Road 312
St Augustine, FL 32086-4241
(904) 824-6595

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

easter egg hunt
Bring the kids down to get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and hunt for treat-filled Easter eggs! For children ages eight (8) and under. Sponsored by St. Johns County Recreation & Parks Department, Beaches Adult Soccer League, Creeks Athletic Association Soccer League and Florida Power & Light. Other contributing sponsors include St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, The St. Johns County Public Library System, Ponte Vedra Athletic Association, The Lawn Ranger and Zaxby's.

Thursday, April 1st 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at:
  • Treaty Park - 1595 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine
  • Davis Park - 210 Davis Park Road, Ponte Vedra
  • Veterans Park - 1332 Veterans Pky, Julington Creek
  • Al Wilkie Park - 6150 South Main Street, Hastings
Pictures with the Easter Bunny 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Easter Egg Hunt 11:00 a.m.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Dollar Tree had lots of name brand sunscreen for $1 today! They have a huge selection of birthday party decorations so check that out! I don't get too much from there-some things I do is craft things, scrapbook stuff, hairbows/headbands for my never know what you may find!
Publix at Mission Trace (on SR 16) is having an Easter Egg Hunt from 10-2 this Saturday! I'm sure other Publix's may be doing something so I would call your local one!
If you printed out the $1 coupon off of Vanity Fair napkins last week then FREE napkins this week at Walgreens! The 100 count napkins are bogo at $1.99-there were 2 .50 coupons in yesterday's inserts so it would make it $1 for 200 napkins (if you have 2 coupon) which I think is a great deal especially for nice napkins (they are like 2 napkins in 1-I even tear them in half-yeah a little cheap-I even have my son trained on that one!). I was at the one across from the hospital & they had good clearance-I got a mega blocks spiderman set for $3.50. There is also a $1 moneymaker on Planter's peanuts this week if you became a fan on facebook & printed off a $1.50 coupon-They are on sale for $1.50 so after coupon FREE but there was a $1 off 2 coupon in the monthly booklet there so $1 moneymaker!

There was a $3 off any schik disposable razor in the paper yesterday & these are .99 at Publix in the travel section so $2 moneymaker!! (Thanks I heart

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kmart deal?

In the ad today if you buy the Barbie Mermaid movie & doll you get $10 automatically off. I think the movie was $19.99 in the store & another Barbie movie is on sale for $5 & there is a coupon on the DVD for $5 off when you buy both movies so that would make the one Barbie movie free! So it would costs you around $2o for a barbie doll & 2 movies-not too bad! I'm not sure if all the DVD's had the coupon on them-I just glanced at it when I was there last week. So I wouldn't make a special trip unless you were planning on going!
Sneak peek of Publix's ad starting Thursday! Go here! And don't forget about the $10 off $50 BP Gas card if you purchase $25 worth of groceries which ends on Wednesday! You can get a rain check if they are all out!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Betty Griffin Bag Sale!

At Betty Griffin tomorrow (Saturday) they are having a $5 bag sale for clothes, linens, belts...

Tomorrow is the Lighthouse Festival!

18th Annual Lighthouse Festival

FREE Admission & Fun for the Entire Family!

Wooden Boat Show
Build & Float Wooded Boat Craft
Pony Rides
Bouncy House
Live Entertainment
Radio Disney AM 600 & the Fun Squad 11-1
Junior Service League 5K
and much, much more

Saturday, March 20

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Looking for a place to donate food?

I called the Salvation Army to find out about donating food & they said that would be great! They are in need of spaghetti noodles & cereal-he said those items go quick! Please see the info below.

Salvation Army Food Bank
1731 Dobbs Road
St Augustine, FL 32084-5252
(904) 819-5670

Hours to drop off food are Tues, Wed Thurs 8-3.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Free Rhymes with Wheeee!

If you have a child 5 and younger, a Free Commemorative Busch Gardens Preschool Pass is waiting! It’s all they need to explore the wonders of Busch Gardens and our all-new Sesame Street Safari of Fun…for all of 2010.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Clay County Fair is coming soon & if you buy tickets before March 31st you get a discount! Go here to find out more info! April 1st is Dollar Day-admission $1, all rides $1~
January 1 - March 31,2010
Ride Armbands $15.00

*The advanced armband can be used any one day except
April 1,2010 and April 6,2010.

Advance Discount Ticket Sale
January 1 - March 31,2010
Adults $6.00
Seniors 65+ $4.00
Children 6 - 12 $4.00
Children 5 & under Free

Regular ticket prices

April 1 - April 10,2010

Adults $8.00
Seniors 65 + $5.00
Children 6 - 12 $5.00
Children 5 & under Free
Lance crackers are suppose to be BOGO this week at Publix! You can print 4 coupons per computer! You can go directly to Lance website & go to! Just click Lance for Brand so you don't have to go through so many pages-& you can print 2 per site! Yay!
I did go get my massage yesterday & it was great! They even have the stone massages for $3 more! But unfortunately I think they are all booked up & not sure when they will have new students to start back up-so I'd keep trying! Makes great gifts! I posted the number on the right hand side under Free/Cheap things to do in St Augustine.

Buy One Adult Admission, Inspire a Child Free

For a limited time, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex - the place where dreamers and doers come together - is offering Florida residents one free child (3-11) admission when they purchase one adult admission at regular price.

Save on the adventure of a lifetime. Strap yourselves into the Shuttle Launch Experience, tour behind the scenes, see actual launch pads and walk beneath a massive moon rocket. Enjoy cosmic IMAX® films and meet a real astronaut, or even train like one, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. A day of fun. A lifetime of inspiration.

Thanks Jenell!
I know that a lot of us aren't getting every insert in the Record-so if you have time call & complain so maybe they will! I just talked to 2 different departments & they both told me we should be getting all the inserts so I am not sure why we're not! But they extended my subscription another week-which they will do if they ever forget to give you a paper so always call! The number is 819-3430 so call & complain so we can start getting all of our inserts!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Check your walgreens freezers-there is a ton of food on clearance! A lot was gone-but there was cool whip for .50, breakfast sausage for .70....! At the Walgreens across from the hospital it was printing out a coupon for $10 off $25 purchase at Fashion Bug (excludes clearance though! they had some cute sandals on clearance for around $11!), but I have 3 of them & they expire 3/29/10 so if you shop there & want them email me (email on top right hand side) & I'll get them to you somehow!

And you can get free Jello this week! At Publix next to the Royal Jello there is a coupon for $1 off 5 & they are on sale at Walgreens this week 5 for $1! And it is in a coupon so you can bring it to Publix & price match! Thanks Judy!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Yay a VERY early sneak peek for Publix! Go here to view!

And lots of garage sales this weekend! I went to a few today & found some things-I have been getting lucky finding things I need! I even found 5 cute pairs of shoes for my girls for $3 for all of them! Found 3 of them at Betty Griffin! I love thrift stores & garage sales & most of all I just LOVE my hubby for watching the kids while I go & get "me" time & score some great deals!!

But Kids Bridge on San Marco is closing down so they are selling lots of stuff even cabinets & their sink! They have lots of kids magazines (like Highlights-which I love for my son! & National Geographic for .10)-their prices are very reasonable! I got 2 kid's DVD's, 3 magazines, 3 cute baby my little pony's that my little girl will not put down-they probably had at least 50 of them! a batman toy & a barbie activity book with crayons all for $2! I just get so excited to find great deals-my poor husband has to listen to me tell him all about them-poor thing!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dino-ROAR tonite at Southeast Branch!

Dino-ROAR at the Southeast Branch!

classThursday, March 11 @ 6:00 PM

Is your child interested in prehistoric beasties? Elementary School-aged children are invited to join Ms. Beth for a roarin' good time! Watch a movie about these fascinating finds! Dig your own Florida Fossils! You'll have a DINO-mite time!

I wanted to post this since some of you may not know about it! It's so fun getting a new book every month!

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Parents, are you interested in how to receive up to 60 FREE hardcover books to read to your child?

Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Putnam & St. Johns County brings a special offer to children born in the counties after May 1, 2008.

All parents need to do is enroll their child and they will begin to receive books in the mail in about 6 weeks. After that, all you need to do is read to your young child!

Free Sun-Maid Recipe Books!

Sun-Maid has 5 FREE recipe booklets available here (they’re on the right hand side)! You can choose to either have these mailed to you for FREE or you can download them.

Thanks Hip 2 Save!

These make great gifts! or a nice little gesture if you make bread or cookies for someone & give it with the recipe book!

Blockbuster Express now has it where you can rent online! GOLIVE is a promo code for a free rental that ends 3/18. I assume you can use it online -redbox you can't that I know of.

Target Deals!

Me & the girls had fun running errands in the rain today-went & got free bkfast at Chick fil A & went to Staples & Target! We actually had a lot of fun getting wet & running in the rain! I was in Target today & found a few great deals! Almay make up remover pads are $1.49 in travel section & there is a $2 coupon off ANY Almay product! And there was a set of pots on clearance for 50% off-TFAL brand-regularly $100 on clearance for $50-I have the same brand & LOVE these! They clean so easily! They were in the kitchen section on an end cap. They also have the gillette razors for $4.99 & if you use your $4 coupon only .99 after coupon! I grabbed some oral b stages toothbrushes (will make great baby gifts-I love making little baskets with little things!) for free-used the $1 Target coupon & $1 manufacturer coupon!

Staples I grabbed some copy paper for $1 (after easy rebate that you can submit online), dry erase markers for $1, dry eraser for $1 & a 3 punch hole mini one for $1 which I have been wanting to keep in my notebook for church! I am already ahead & buying things for my son for kindergarten this year & for preschool for my daughter-you can look at the lists ahead on the website or call! But it's a good idea to know so you can grab it when it's cheap!! He needs 2 reams of copy paper so I got that marked off my list! And I did the kleenex deal at Walgreens last week since he needs 2 boxes of those! But that saves me a ton!

Also-I've had a couple people ask but the sippy cups at Walgreens is in a bin next to the cosmetic counter-they had playtex Disney Cars & Princesses-bogo, $3.99 each-so makes it $2 for each one!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The number for the cosmetology school is 904 829-1048 if you want to check exact prices or make an appt! This is located over off of SR16.

Thanks Claire!

Looking for something to do with the kiddos?!

I've posted before but Ripley's now has a new pirate exhibit-I haven't been yet but plan to go soon! And there is a coupon in the mint magazine for St. Johns County Residents-buy a ticket for $5 & get 1 free! And kids under 6 are free (don't quote me on that! I'm not for sure on the age!) so $5 for my family of 5 to go to a neat little place-great deal! We went about 6 mos ago & had fun-the last part is worth the $5 to me!!

Yay! There’s a new Smucker’s Uncrustables coupon available! Just head on over here and fill out the form to print this new $1/1 Smucker’s Uncrustables coupon. Walmart and Target have the 4-pack of Smucker’s Uncrustables priced around $2 per box! After the $1/1 coupon ONLY $1 per box!

Thanks Hip 2 Save! There are also coupons for .55 off for it in the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Booklet at Publix-not sure how much they costs there though!

I have been printing so many good coupons today! has $1 off any Johnson & Johnson baby product which means FREE Buddies Soap! And FL posted $1 off $3 of green produce! & you can go here to print a coupon for free yogurt cup from Publix (was in the SS insert this past week Thanks Judi!) & you can go here to print out a free coupon for Snikiddy snacks (thanks Laura) -the closest place that carries them to St Augustine is World Market. It doesn't expire until May 31, 2010! We've been wanting to make a trip to World Market!

Cascadian Farms $1 off coupon!

Cascadian Farms $1 off any cascadian farms product reset-Yay! I love their granola bars-I hope they go BOGO soon! You can use these off the frozen veggies & get a good deal!
There is a new site called I heart Wal-Mart! Go here to view! I don't do a whole lot of shopping at Wal-Mart-there are a few things that I get there-because if you shop the BOGO deals at Publix they are a ton cheaper!

Target coupons!

Target has a couple of good apparel coupons-$5 off $30 purchase (limited to Cherokee or Circo brand) & a $1 off Hanes kids apparel of socks, underwear or shirts-I've seen girls panties on clearance for around $2 & with the coupon that is a great deal! I also love getting white tshirts for my son to wear under his polo shirts. Remember you can print 2 per computer! And you can NO LONGER print them in stores! And bring a reusable shopping bag and get .05 off your purchase for each bag!

Go here to get the coupons! Click clothing on the left hand side!

Does a massage sound good?!

My neighbor just told me about hour long massages for $25 at First Coast Tech. College (FCTC). Number is (904)547-3480! I have lived here over 6 years & had no idea! I already booked my appointment! I have lots of back pain but never wanted to pay the normal amount so I am way excited! I'll call it an early Mother's Day Present!!

There also is a cosmetology school too-she said she got her hair cut for $7, hair colored for $7-what a deal! I personally like these places-I use to go when I was in college-they do a great job & they have someone double check them!

Give a Day. Get a Disney Day. ENDS!

Disney gave out the free 1 million tickets for volunteers-10 weeks after they started it! Go here for more details.

Thanks Lacey!

Monday, March 8, 2010

More Walgreen clearance!

Baskets-$1.79 each (2 pack), sippy cup $2, spaghetti thing .50!

I lucked out tonite & found more pullups on clearance for $2.89! And I had $2 off coupons & I got a RR for $5 for buying 3 huggies products so I actually got paid $1.80 for buying 3 packages of pullups! Whoo hoo! And I found these cute baskets for $1.79-I love to organize so I was excited about this find-one was a perfect fit for our "warm fuzzy jar" I posted about earlier. They also have great toys on clearance. The one on A1A definitely had a better selection but the one in Southpark had great toys too (across from the hospital)! They had a vanity for a little girl on clearance-I can't remember how much-but a lot of toys are 50%-75% off! And make sure to look in the clearance section! I grabbed a spaghetti thing for .50! Mine just broke! And the Disney sippy cups are BOGO! So $2 each which is a great deal for Playtex brand & can make a great Easter basket stuffer! I thought they were so cute!

And if you are familiar with the huggies rewards codes-pullups also has a website to enter codes! Go here if you have any to enter! Thanks Lacey who has been lucky to win a free package of diapers, $25 off electric bill & a $10 gift card!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt at Treaty Park!

Easter Egg Hunt – The St. Johns County Recreation & Parks Department presents the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, April 1st, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at four local parks. Bring the kids down for this fun-filled event and even get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny!
Check out Walgreens & CVS clearance if you are in there-I got some great deals tonite! CVS over on the island had a cart up front with LOTS of clearance! I got Bayer Quick Release Aspirin 4 ct for .74 & I had a $1 off coupons! They had tons of make up stuff.

Walgreens had lots of clearance all over the store-a lot of toys are 50% off-I found a gillette razor for $3 & I had a $4 off coupon! & I got my little girl some girly chapstick (yes I know chapstick is normally free but I liked the girly kind!) for .49-they had lots of sets for .99 & lots of makeup for real cheap. They had throws 75% off -I grabbed one for $2.49! They had 3 pack onesies for 1.50 & 2 pack sippy cups (like the nuby kind) for .75! But walk around the store & keep your eyes out!

Bruster’s Free Ice Cream 3/6


March 6th or Saturday March 20th, is PJ Day at Bruster’s Ice Cream. Wear your pajamas out to get ice cream and get a free single scoop waffle cone! Check with your local store before going out to make sure they are participating and to find out what date they are running this.

One cone per person per visit.

Thanks Southern Savers!

What a deal! I LOVE bruster's! Unfortunately they all closed down here but there is one on San Jose.

Anyone have a transport chair?

I am looking for a transport chair in good condition & for a good price! If you have one or see one at a thrift store or something please let me know!


Friday, March 5, 2010

There is a big garage sale today & tomorrow in the south-1015 Prince Road! Lots of brand new items-you can buy & regift! I spent $14 & got lots of great stuff! Some thngs were over priced but for the most part it was priced right!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

18th Annual Lighthouse Festival

FREE Admission & Fun for the Entire Family!

Wooden Boat Show
Build & Float Wooded Boat Craft
Pony Rides
Bouncy House
Live Entertainment
Radio Disney AM 600 & the Fun Squad 11-1
Junior Service League 5K
and much, much more

Saturday, March 20

Florida students take their FCAT (state test) on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. So on March 9th all students 15 and under who come to any McDonald’s in Florida (accompanied by a parent) between 6am-9am will get an Egg McMuffin, Apple Dippers and Orange Juice or Milk for FREE!!

I would call ahead to verify!

Thanks for the post!

If you think your child has any delays you can contact 18002276036 ask for Vivian Wilson for more information. She works for Child Find & depending on your child's age she will set you up where you are suppose to be.

I was concerned with my daughter not talking & went to Jacksonville today to the Early Intervention Program for a screening-go here for more info-& she did fail the test so we will be getting assistance to help her start communicating more. This is a free program. It is from birth up to 36 mos-the screening is for free.

If your child is older than 3, then they would do a free screening here & go from there.

Thanks Brianna for all the info!
I had no problem doing the All price match & the V8 juice deal at Target! I now have 15 laundry detergents-yeah a little crazy!! But my friend went & did it this morning too & also had no problems!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Food Lion has a Shamrock Game you can play & receive $1 off coupon-you get a new coupon each week! Go here for more details! This week it is a $1 off Lucky Charms!

Chick Fil A FREE Breakfast again!

Chick fil a is doing FREE breakfast again this month! Yay! Same as last month-FREE chick n minis this Thursday!
There are TONS more activities at the library-go here to view them! The library is a great place! Especially since everything is free!

Check out my previous post here for more great library tips!

Women's Self Defense Class!

Women's Self-Defense Class

Monday, March 22nd @ 6:30 PM

This is the first of a three-part course, which is instructed by Deputy Diana Bryant of the St. Johns Sheriff’s Office. Learn strategies and techniques to protect yourself against potential threats and violence. Please call (904) 827-6900 x 0 to register. Part 2: March 29th and Part 3: April 5th.

Upcoming events at the Library!

Dino-ROAR! @ 6:00 PM

Thursday, March 11 @ 6:00 PM

Is your child interested in prehistoric beasties? Elementary School-aged children are invited to join Ms. Beth for a roarin' good time! Dig your own Florida Fossils!

Happiness, Bliss Yoga

YogaMonday, Mar. 15 @ 10:30 am
Let the natural healing power of yoga transform your body, breath, and mind into a peaceful state of pure relaxation! Students should wear comfortable clothing, and bring a mat, towel, and water. Class taught by Jessica Anandi Healy, a certified Integral Hatha Yoga Instructor. Ms. Healy has requested that anyone planning to attend bring one or two non-perishable food items, to be distributed by a local food pantry to those in need.

new moon
Saturday, March 20 @ 5:00 PM

All ages are invited to enjoy the popular Twilight sequel "New Moon" (rated pg-13, 130 min) shown on our big screen. Party refreshments provided.

Children's Art Activity

classWednesday, March 31 @ 3:00 PM
If you like art and you're in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, come to the Bartram Trail Library on Wednesday, March 31 at 3:0

Dr. Seuss Party tonite!!

Main Library - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Party!

Tuesday, March 2 @ 6 pm
Is it too dark to play outside, since the sun does not shine at night. Don’t sit at home with nothing to do or delight. Come and see him, you know where he’s at — the library, tonight — the Cat in the Hat! It’s a Happy Birthday party for good old Dr. Seuss, so hop on a bike, in the car or even your red caboose. Come celebrate and have lots of good fun that is funny. Bring moms and dads, it won’t cost any money!

Monday, March 1, 2010

I scored some great deals tonite!! Walgreens has Purex detergent BOGO this month & if you have the BOGO coupon you get 2 for free (.36 tax). And Lindsay Olives are on sale for .99 with the in ad coupon & if you go here you can get a coupon for $1 off 2! So .50 each-thanks Judi for link!!

Winn-Dixie I got Prego pasta sauce for .30 a jar-they are bogo for 2.59 & I got the heart smart ones & used the 2, $1 off coupons! yay! & I grabbed some more pillows for $2 each which I really need! they also had valentines day stuff up to 90% off so check out the clearance section-I also was being nosy & saw in someones buggy a chicken from the deli & it has a $2 coupon on it-I assume they have to get rid of them if they are marked for today so they mark them down? I didn't ask but if so that is a great deal!

If you didn't see in the paper yesterday-World Gym is celebrating their 10 year anniversary & it is only $10 a month!! They have 2 locations!

829-344 US 1
471-8887 Beach