Staples Block Party Today: Giveaways and 20% off School Supplies!


Staples is holding a “block party” in select stores this weekend. There are raffles, kids activities and giveaways plus get 20% off school supplies! Find locations here.

Kids can play Bingo by finding certain items around the store and pick a prize from the treasure box. My kids picked these toys and were so excited:

Then they made their own slime at tables set up for kids with games and activities:

And each child got to take home a prize pack with candy and pens:

Block parties in the Capital Region stores are this weekend only!

Heroes Week at Great Escape- Free Admission to Select Professions/Volunteers

This week (July 22‑28, 2019) is Heroes Week at 6 Flags Great Escape. All military, police, correction officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, EMS and CNA personnel will receive free admission to Great Escape, valid with occupational ID. Up to 4 guests accompanying one of these great heroes will receive park admission for kid’s price. Just show your work/volunteer ID at the main gate to get your free ticket!

Plus, show your support with a special donation drive. Bring at least $10 in non-perishable items, July​ 22-28, and you’ll receive 50% off general admission for the day. All donations will go to Operation Adopt a Soldier, Inc. to create care packages for enlisted servicemen and women. Suggested items include toothbrushes, chips, hard candy, journals, energy bars, board games, bar soap, beef jerky and more.

Learn more HERE.

Big Lots Coupons: $10 off $50 and More!

Big Lots has printable coupons available for $10 off $50, $20 off $100, $40 off $200 and $100 off $500. Valid through 7/26/19. Find them HERE.

ShopRite $10 and $5 Coupons in Today’s Newspaper

Find ShopRite coupons on the front page of today’s Times Union for $10 off $100 at ShopRite and $5 off $50:

30% Off Misfits Market Fruit and Vegetable Box!

If you have been wanting to try Misfits Market or just to increase your fruit and veggie intake in general, July is the time to do it! Misfits Market is offering 30% off your first box if you order in July! Just click HERE to use my referral link for the discount.

I receive the smaller size “Mischief” size box every other week and there’s lots in it! With the discount code, it comes to less than $18 shipped! And it’s all organic! (Then, if you refer others in July with YOUR referral link, you’ll get 50% off your next box!)

I had intended to pause my subscription starting this week since I belong to a local CSA in the summer BUT I forgot and this week my box arrived! Oops. Though I am happy to also have the organic FRUIT that is included with Misfits Market box (it does not come with my CSA share):

So…..we have lots of veggies to eat this week!

I made a “Zucchini Pie,” which the hubby loved:

And pasta was sautéed garlic scapes and chard plus kale chips, which, fortunately my kids will eat, too!

Amazon: Toys and Games 50% Off!

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Amazon Prime Day continues today and select toys and games are up to 50% off! Here are some highlights:

Pictionary is half price at $10!


Jenga less than half price at $7.19!

Connect 4 is 47% off at only $6.88!


Baby Alive Bundle half price at $19.99! My daughter loves these dolls!


Melissa & Doug Fairy Garden Wooden Stamp Set for half price at $9.99.


We have a little obsession with Melissa & Doug Play Food in our house. Find sets today for 47% off on Amazon! This set is $7.95 and so cute!


Harry Potter’s Wand with Spell Book is 36% off at $16!


These make great ideas for birthday gifts! And if you are not a Prime member, you can get a 1-week trial membership for only $1.99 and get Prime Day pricing (and free shipping) today!


One more hot deal not related to toys and games- magazine subscriptions through Amazon start at just .99 cents today! Order before midnight for this pricing! Lots to choose from!

Amazon Prime Day Starts Today!


Amazon Prime Day starts today (7/15) and despite its name, it actually runs two days through tomorrow (7/16). You will find hot deals throughout Amazon over the next two days in every category!

If you got your $10 Amazon credit from Whole Foods last week, don’t forget to use it now!

Here are a few of the hot deals available right now:

Echo Dot for only $22! (normally $50)

The 6-quart Instant Pot with wi-fi is on sale for only $89 (normally $174.94) and comes with a free Echo Dot! I loooove my Instant Pot!


Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote half price at $24.99! (regularly $49.99)

Ring Doorbells are on sale today. This one is only $69.99 today! (normally $99.99). We have used this for years and love it!

Amazon Prime Day Starts Monday- More Ways to Earn Free Amazon Credit!

Amazon Prime Day starts tomorrow (and runs for 2 days) and they are promising some really hot deals (I already have my shopping cart full and waiting!).

In addition to the $10 Amazon credit you can earn from Whole Foods (promotion is still available through Tuesday), Amazon is offering several others ways to get free credit for your next order:

  • Reload an Amazon gift card with $100 or more for the first time and get a $10 bonus
  • Install the Amazon Assistant to your desktop and get a $10 credit off your next $50 purchase
  • If you have not already installed and used the Amazon app, download it for a free $10 credit and get another $10 credit the first time you use it to place an order!

Click HERE and scroll down to find out more about these offers.

Target: Summer Items 50-70% Off!

I popped into the Target store in Latham and found a few isles of summer items all marked down to 50-70% off this week!

Some Dollar Spot items and 4th of July items were half price:

Lots of summer outdoor BBQ/picnic items, little kid toys, pet toys & treats and pool items were 50% off:

Gardening and patio items were 70% off:

Any good finds at other Target stores?

Proctors Free Hamilton Singalong Event in Schenectady July 18th

Music Haven and Proctors are hosting HAMILTUNES – An American Singalong on Thursday, July 18th at 7:00 PM in Central Park, Schenectady.

This official Hamilton singalong event brings Broadway karaoke all the way back to the American Revolution. Admission is free, so don’t miss your chance to beltout all your favorite numbers from the show, all while enjoying an unforgettable night under the stars in Schenectady’s beautiful Central Park. Learn more HERE.