A Charlie Brown Christmas Live at the Palace- Win Tickets!!

I have another great giveaway, courtesy of the Palace Theater in Albany! Win tickets to see A Charlie Brown Christmas live at the Palace this Sunday, December 21st at 3 PM.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Presented by Albany’s Park Playhouse, the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.

Show tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults. One show only! Click HERE for more information.

Want to win 4 tickets to see it for free?? Comment below with “pick me!” to be entered to win! 

Winner will be notified via email on Wednesday 12/17 after 9 PM. Enter now and be sure to follow Capital Region Finds on Facebook for news on the winner!

*****Updates: Congratulations to the winner, Tavia R.! ************

Double Five $1 Coupons at ShopRite This Week (in Today’s Paper)

Don’t miss these 5 coupons in today’s Times Union to double $1 manufacturer coupons at ShopRite.

Pair with these printables:

$1.00 off 1 Starbucks Iced Coffee premium coffee

$1.00 off (2) Milo's Kitchen home-style dog treats
$1.00 off any three STOUFFER'S Entrees for One
$1.00 off (2) bottles V8 V-Fusion juice
$1.00 off when you buy two 1 lb Deli Salads
$1.00 off any THREE Kellogg's Cereals
$1.00 off ONE (1) KETTLE BRAND popcorn
$1.00 off 2 HORMEL REV Wraps
$1.00 off two HORMEL BLACK LABEL bacon products
$1.00 off Folgers Flavors™ Liquid Coffee Enhancer
$1.00 off one (1) Minute Maid Juice Box 10-pk
$1.00 off one (1) Minute Maid Drops Water Enhancer
$1.00 off any Colgate Enamel Health™ Toothpaste
$1.00 off ONE Downy Liquid 48 load or larger
$1.00 off TWO (2) Kettle Brand Chips
$1.00 off ONE Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants
$1.00 off any TWO BOXES Chex™ cereals
$1.00 off 2 Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal
$1.00 off any TWO (2) Milk-Bone dog snacks
$1.00 off ONE Old Spice Body Spray
$1.00 off Hot Chocolate & TWO Keebler Cookies
$1.00 off ONE (1) box of 20 Mule Team Borax
$1.00 off ONE Secret Clear Gel Deodorant
$1.00 off ONE Crest 3D Whitening Rinse 237ml
$1.00 off any two Ziploc brand bags
$1.00 off any Glade product
$1.00 off any two Ziploc brand containers
$1.00 off OxiClean™ White Revive™ Stain Remover
$1.00 off ONE (1) package of HUGGIES Baby Wipes
$1.00 off any TWO Kellogg's Special K Cereals
$1.00 off any 4ct or 8ct Smucker's Fruit-Fulls

Two *HOT* Limited Time Holiday Gift Ideas- This Morning Only!

There are two ideas for awesome holiday gifts for someone else or even yourself that will be available this morning only!

jill's steals and deals

1- Jill’s Steals and Deals on the Today Show will be announcing a HOT deal on American Girl dolls this morning! Stayed tuned to the Today Show website (and HERE) a little later this morning. She usually offers the dolls for up to 60% off and they will go FAST!

American Girl

2- Tiny Prints (an affiliate of Shutterfly) is offering a customized phone case like this one for half price this morning only until 12 PM PT (3 PM EST)!

Simply Snapped iPhone Cases

There are literally hundreds of designs you can choose from for iPhone or Samsung phonse at Tiny Prints. You can also design one from scratch.

Here’s how to get this offer:

1. Check out Tiny Prints phone cases and choose from iPhone or Samsung and if you want photos or not.

2. Add photos if you want, select your fonts, type in your message, choose your colors. Make it personal. Make it uniquely you (or whoever you are getting it for).

3. When you checkout, use the code EARLYBIRD1210 to save 50%.

It’s that simple.

Two other coupon codes are available for their site:

  • SWDEAL30 to save up to 30% on your order (cards, photo gifts, etc.)
  • FREESHIP49 will get you free shipping if your order is more than $49


Perfect gifts that may just leave a loved one flabbergasted! (Love that word)



(Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting this blog!)


Moms Meet WOW! Summit

Moms Meet

Last month, I had the chance to attend the WOW! Summit hosted by Moms Meet in Orlando (yes, poor me. Orlando). Moms Meet is an online community “empowering moms to connect, learn and share their thoughts about raising healthy families and living green.”

Featured at the conference were these fantastic products and companies. I met with representatives from Zevia soda (and tried lots of flavors) and Solgar vitamins (my new favorite “clean” vitamin)


I LOVED the Smart Flour pizza that is made with ancient grains instead of white flour.

music togetherAnd I connected with some great brands from New York (yup, flew to Florida to meet these New Yorkers) such as  Maty’s Healthy Products, Kidfresh and Party-Tizers.

Maty'sI’m sharing this with you for 3 reasons:

  1. Some of these brands have offered me FUN giveaways for my readers! More to come on those soon.
  2. This was a great conference that I would love to see more moms attend. (I’m a big fan of natural and healthy products.)
  3. Moms Meet has a “Mom Ambassador” program where you can try and review many of these products and more- for free!

The Moms Meet Ambassador program is a lot like HouseParty.com. Sign up and you will get email invites to try out certain products with a group of your mom friends and your kids. You won’t get picked for every one but when you do, you get a box of goodies in the mail to try! This month, I was picked to try Kabrita Goat’s Milk Fruit and Yogurt pouches and got this (okay, I admit it sounded odd but my toddler LOVES them!):


This summer, we also sampled CocoVita coconut milk drink pouches (a whole case came in the mail for my daughter and her friends), Fresh Express salads and, mostly recently, So Delicious Yogurt. It’s such a great way to try new products with your mom friends and kids- and a good excuse to have a big playdate!

Apply HERE to join. More to come on the giveaways!

Hello from Florida! At the Mom’s Meet Luau-Themed Cocktail Party!



My Favorite Ways to Earn Cash Back When Shopping


Most of us are shopping a lot lately to purchase holiday gifts. Below I am sharing my favorite ways to earn cash back for things you are going to buy anyway.

If shopping online, my favorite cash back site is Ebates. Read more about why HERE.

For shopping in stores, here are my TOP 5 ways to earn cash back with your smartphone:


1. ibotta

I have earned the most money back using ibotta. It works for everything from groceries to movies. After a shopping trip, just open the app and click on the store where you shopped. If any items are listed that you bought, snap a picture with your phone and they give you cash back for it! Each item is usually worth .25 up to $10! Redeem the cash for gift cards.

berry cart

2. BerryCart

BerryCart is just like Ibotta except you can purchase the item at any store. The products listed here are generally healthy foods. A hot item right now: buy ANY produce item at Whole Foods and get .30 cents back. Click HERE for details. Redeem for a PayPal deposit or gift cards.


3. Checkout 51

Checkout 51 has a new list each week of items you can earn cash back on. Pick from things such as produce to salsa to facial care products. Earn $20 and they will mail you a check.


4. Snap by Groupon

Snap is a fairly new app. It is another one that allows you to buy the item at any store. I scan through the list about once a week to see if I purchased any of the items and then snap a photo of my receipt if I did. They frequently have $3 cash back on Huggies, so I earn a lot that way but there are also many produce items available. Earn $20 back and they send you a check.


5. Shopmium

Shopmium has a smaller number of items but many you can redeem multiple times. Click HERE to sign up and if you use the code GHHKMFVY (my referral code) you will get an offer for a FREE Lindt Chocolate bar. Redeem your cash back for a PayPal deposit.


Want not earn extra cash back with these apps? It’s generally quick and easy. Happy shopping!


(Disclosure: This post contains some referral links. Read my disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting this website!)

Win Tickets to See The Fresh Beat Band Live in Albany!

My little one watches the Fresh Beat Band on Nick Jr. and is so excited that they will be coming to the Palace Theater in Albany next week! We’ll be there!

I love that the Fresh Beat Band was referred to as “Beatlemania for tots” by the New York Times. So true.

Fresh Beat Band

The Fresh Beat Band will be performing their greatest hits live on December 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Tickets start at $30.50 and can be purchased online or at the Palace Theater box office.

But…..right now you can also get even better seats for $37 each on Groupon (and this includes all fees!).


Would you like to WIN tickets to see to see the concert?? I am very pleased to be giving away a FREE family four-pack of tickets to this event!

How to enter:

  1. Leave a comment below about who you would take to the show.
  2. Be a fan of Capital Region Finds- subscribe to emails (see top right), LIKE on Facebook or FOLLOW on Twitter or join my circle on Google+ (or all of the above :)

That’s it! Once your comment is approved, you are entered to win! Winner will be randomly selected using the “And the Winner is….” plug-in after 9 PM on Thursday, December 4th. Winner will be notified via email.

One entry per family, please. Good luck!

(Tickets were generously donated by the Palace Theater Albany)

25% off Living Social Deals until 2 PM Today

Today (11/28) until 2 PM, use the code SKIPTHELINES to get 25% off any Living Social deal. (After 2 PM, it goes down to 15% off) Maximum discount is $50.

Lots of good deals to choose from including:

snip its
 Snip-its Glamour birthday Party for 8 for $179 ($134.25 with discount!)


sage theater

Tickets to “A Christmas Carol” at the Theater Institute at Sage for $10 (only $7.50 with discount- and almost sold out!)


Picture People

Picture People photo session with prints and photo tags for $18 (only $13.50 with discount)

And LOTS more to choose from!!

New to Living Social? If this is your first purchase on the site, click HERE and you will automatically receive a $10 credit when you sign up!


(Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Thank you for supporting this website!)

Up to $30 Worth of Free Purchases with Amex on Small Business Saturday

American Express

If you have an American Express card, you can get up to $30 worth of free purchases on Small Business Saturday- this weekend! On Nov 29, use your registered American Express card to spend $10+ in a single, in-store purchase at a qualifying small business (find participating stores HERE) and get a $10 statement credit.

Limit 3 statement credits per registered card. Registration is limited. Register your card by logging on to the Amex website.

A few of the great places to choose from:

Honest Weight Co-Op                    Empire Wine & Liquor                     16 Handles

Hewitts                                            Pho Yum                                          Delmar Health Hut

Cardona’s Market                           Lemon Drop                                     Wild Sage


Keep an eye out for other Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals. I found this Honest Weight coupon in the Times Union on Friday- look for it to appear again this week!

Honest Weight coupon

The Fresh Market: $1 Raspberries Now Through Friday

****Update: The Fresh Market has discontinued the sale on raspberries due to “unprecedented demand!”****

It must be a good time of year for raspberries because they seem to be on sale everywhere. The best sale on raspberries right now is for the next three days at The Fresh Market where they are 10 for $10!


Don’t forget that Driscoll’s has coupons on their website, too.


Whole Foods also has raspberries on sale for $2 and BJ’s Club has the very large packages of Driscoll’s raspberries currently at $3.49.
The Fresh Market