Win a Family 4-Pack to see Scooby Doo Live!!

I am very excited about my next giveaway….one lucky reader will win a family 4-pack of tickets to see Scooby Doo LIVE at the Palace Albany on April 24th!

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Scooby Doo Live! “Musical Mysteries” will be on stage at the Palace Theater in Albany on Thursday, April 24th at 7 PM.

Here’s the scoop:

SCOOBY-DOO and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called in to help solve an epic mystery in Albany, NY! A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and SHAGGY, FRED, DAPHNE, VELMA and SCOOBY-DOO are on their way in the MYSTERY MACHINE to help solve it! This hilarious live theater show brings everyone’s favorite animated series to life. Filled with wacky new characters, fantastic songs and outrageous antics, SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES, presented by Warner Bros. and Life Like Touring, will have audiences on the edge of their seats in traditional Scooby-Doo fashion. See if this time the gang is in over its head!

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Tickets range from $18-$40 or you can purchase special VIP tickets for more and meet the cast. Find out more HERE about the show. I learned that this show is appropriate for children aged 3 and up.

Want to win a FREE family 4-pack of tickets?? I am giving one package away to a lucky Capital Region Finds reader. Enter to win HERE on my giveaways page by 4/22. Winner will be notified Tuesday night and tickets will be available for pick up at the theater.

Good luck and Happy Easter to all my readers who celebrate the holiday!

Win a Basket of Baby Food!

Check this out:

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This fun selection of baby food arrived at my door from Perrigo Nutritionals!

I bet you’re wondering who that is.

Perrigo Nutritionals is the company behind many of the store brand baby food products. They are actually the largest supplier of store brand infant formula and baby foods in the WORLD. Wow! Pictured here are store brands from Walmart, Target, Stop & Shop and Kroger.

I admit, I tend to be a name brand shopper when it comes to baby food but my baby has been gobbling these yogurt bites right up!


And she loooves the puffs and all the the flavors they come in.

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She doesn’t use formula so we haven’t had the chance to try that but this company, Perrigo Nutritionals, is one of only four companies recognized for meeting the strict FDA requirements for safety, nutrition and quality for infant formula-manufacturing in the United States. (And it costs about half the price as “name” brands, saving you about $600 a year!)

In addition to the baby food, I also received a copy of the lasted book from my favorite blogger, Crystal Paine from, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode!


While I love Crystal and follow her blog, I was still surprised by how many new things she had to share in this book. Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More and Restore Your Passion for Life is essentially a time management book but it’s simplified, real and much easier to implement than many would expect. I highly recommend it- and so do 225 reviewers who gave it 5 stars on Amazon!

And while both my baby and preschooler have enjoyed sampling all these baby foods and I have enjoyed reading the book, I am even more excited to be able to give the same gift package away to one lucky reader!!

Enter HERE on my giveaways page by April 19th to have the same package of baby food and Crystal’s book arrive at your door!


The Perrigo Nutritionals product, information and two gift packs have been provided by Perrigo Nutritionals.

Win VIP Passes to The Children’s Guide Easter Egg Hunt on 4/19


This Saturday, April 19th, The Children’s Guide will be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Afrim’s in Latham. The event will take place at 636 Albany Shaker Rd in Latham from 12-2 and includes: egg hunts, dancing, photo booth, face painting, games, egg crafts and a free bouncy house! Find out more HERE.

The egg hunt will be held on two fields: one for ages 5 & under and one for ages 6 & up

General admission passes are $10 and include a swag bag. VIP passes are available for $15 and includes early entrance at 11:30 for a VIP-only egg hunt with bonus prizes in the eggs!

Want to win 2 free passes?? Enter HERE on my giveaways page by April 16th to win!

April is the month of kid-themed giveaways on my blog! Subscribe today so you don’t miss any!

New Price Chopper Coupons

Price Chopper has released new coupons.

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First, here is one for $5 off a $25 purchase. It is an e-coupon that gets added to your AdvantEdge card and deducted at the register but you must load it into your card through Google. Not hard. Here are the steps:

1. Save offer by clicking the
Get offer button.
2. For new Google users, create a Google account here. 3. Link your AdvantEdge card to your Google account.  

Tip: Look to the right after you add this coupon and find more Price Chopper coupons that can be added to your card!

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Second, the Market Bistro by Price has new coupons available in-store (in Latham) or printable HERE. These can be used at any Price Chopper. Hot ones include $10 off a $30 certified Angus beef purchase and half price Pirates Booty with a $25 purchase.

Free Home Depot Kids Workshop

Home Depot stores will be holding a free kids workshop on May 3rd to build this adorable flower planter:


  • Come learn how to build a flower planter. Just in time for Mother’s Day, this planter makes a great gift.
  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12
  • All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Sign up HERE.

I have not been to a workshop at Home Depot yet but we signed up. It starts at 9 AM. I’ll post our final product!

Lots of New Toy Coupons

Toys R Us just released $25 worth of coupons to help you “fill the Easter basket.” Click HERE for a PDF version (these can also be scanned right from your Smartphone). And….


…here are more new coupons to print and use for toys:

$5.00 off one (1) NERF Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow$5.00 off one PLAY-DOH Playsets: Double Desserts
$2.00 off any STAR WARS 12-inch figure from Hasbro$2.00 off $7.99 or more HASBRO MR. POTATO HEAD toy
$5.00 off one (1) EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven$3.00 off Furreal Friends Snuggimals Walkin Ponies
$2.00 off Marvel Captain America Super Soldier$3.00 off MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS doll
$5.00 off SESAME STREET purchase of $19.99 or more$4.00 off NERF ZOMBIE STRIKE CROSSFIRE Bow
$5.00 off Captain America Stealthfire Shield$5.00 off any SCATTERGORIES game from Hasbro
$2.00 off any CLUE or GUESS WHO? game from Hasbro$2.00 off CHUTES AND LADDERS game from Hasbro
$3.00 off any MONOPOLY game from Hasbro$2.00 off one CONNECT 4, SORRY! or Trouble
$3.00 off TWISTER SKIP-IT game$3.00 off any Disney Princess game from Hasbro
$2.00 off TITAN HERO SERIES figure from Hasbro

JCPenney Clearance and $10 Coupon

JCPenney is again having an excellent clearance sale! I shopped at the Crossgates Mall store and hit the kid’s section right when the markdowns were happening. I spent the one hour I had free in the kid’s section so I can’t speak to the other departments but I would expect to find some of the same deals throughout the store. Here are a few highlights:

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Hidden in a corner, these pants and hats were marked down to $1.97 each (including sets of 2 Carter’s pants!). Infant through 6x sizes.

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This rack was not marked clearance but all the blue shirts were only $1.97 each.

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Major markdowns in the Disney section on clothing. These infant (3 month) winter coats were only $3.97 each! All the Disney cotton pajamas, sweatsuits and “winter” tops were also $3.97.

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The sign said $4.97 but all the Carter’s pajamas were marked down to $2.97.

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Another sample of Disney pajamas that were marked down to $3.97. Sizes 2T through 10!

AND to make the deals even better, JCPenney has a coupon (in today’s paper or printable HERE) for $10 off a $25 purchase! Clearance (excluding Disney) is included!