Whole Foods Kids Club

I feel like I keep discovering fun, new things at Whole Foods every time I go. Did you know Whole Foods has a Kids Club?th-1

It’s simple to sign up- just go to customer service and they will provide you with a card for each of your kids.

Whole Foods Kids Club

Every time you go to the store, show the card and your child gets to pick out one of these snacks for FREE from the shelf (and a tattoo!):


My kids both love getting free cookies at Price Chopper and ShopRite but I LOVE that Whole Foods gives out free fruit and other good snacks! My kids are going to love this!



Tent Clearance Sale at Walmart

I stopped by the Walmart Supercenter in Glenmont today while they were setting up a tent sale. I browsed through but didn’t see any great pricing. By the time I was leaving the store, the tent was full of people so I took another peek and saw that the clearance prices from earlier had been marked down significantly.


I found toys (Legos, Fisher-Price, Barbie and more) marked to at least 50% off. Summer clothing for adults (shorts and tees) were $2 each and there were lots of pools and inflatable summer items for very low prices.


Here are a few of the things I picked up for birthday/Christmas gifts:

LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra eBook: Cinderella for $3 (costs $16.75 on Amazon), Frozen notebook for .25 cents (lots of notebooks and school supplies marked down), swim shoes for $2 (regularly $7).Walmart



Legos for a birthday gift marked down to $10 (50% off).


And this cute table for the playroom, marked down to $5:

Walmart table

I don’t know if all the Walmart stores are having the same sale but the staff at the Glenmont store said the tent sale would still be on tomorrow and it appeared to me that they kept bringing more items out. (Inside the store were additional items) I also saw kids items such as bubbles, stickers and more for .50 cents, baseball bats for 50% off, packages of socks for $2 and housewares for various prices.

If you find a sale at your store or get something good, let me know in the comments!


Whole Foods: $10 off $50 Saturday (10/4) Only!

Whole Foods is doing it again! Just print this page or show the coupon image below on your smartphone and get $10 off a $50 purchase on Saturday 10/4.

I paired this coupon last time with their 5 for $25 meat deal (check out the in-store flyer for what products are included). I bought 10 packages of meat (everything from marinated chicken to burgers and meatballs) and my order went from $80 down to $40! Here’s what I got:



Here’s your coupon:


Whole Foods coupon


Valid Saturday, October 4th only. Valid on purchase of $50 of more in our Whole Foods Market Albany, NY, store. One coupon per customer. Void if duplicated or where prohibited. Simply share this image with your cashier to redeem. PLU 303249

Food Should Taste Good: Free Chips at ShopRite!

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Have you tried Food Should Taste Good chips? We were pleasantly surprised to get a box of four bags to sample in the mail (a perk of writing a blog!) but this wasn’t the first time I have had them. I actually buy this brand on a regular basis.

I like this about them:

non GMO

And this was a fun new flavor (Guacamole) to try:


I like them all and I’m happy to tell you that you can get a FREE bag this week a ShopRite! Heres’s how:

Print this coupon for .75 cents off (will double to $1.50)

$0.75 off Food Should Taste Good™ Tortilla Chips
ShopRite Coupon
Food Should Taste Good chips are on sale at ShopRite for $2 this week so when you use both coupons, you will EARN .25 cents! So make sure you have another item in your cart to absorb the overage.
(Prices and e-coupon good through 10/4)
Don’t you love FREE?
Disclosure: I received the product for free and some links are affiliate links but opinions are my own and I received no compensation from Food Should Taste Good for writing this.

Free Class at The Little Gym Friday


We love The Little Gym! Such a great gymnastics/dance studio in Colonie. This Friday night, October 3rd, they are offering a free class for grade school kids aged 6-12 at 5:15 PM.

The Little Gym

Sign up for their FREE Sample Session by calling 518-729-3230. Members and Non Members Welcome!

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers

Have you seen the new Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers packaging? They took the same product but put it in smaller, compact packaging. More convenient for storage.

To coincide with back to school, General Mills gave me a free Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers package to try for when I’m (we’re) running out of ideas for dinner during the busy week. Their website is a quick place to find new recipes using the steamed vegetables.

Here is what we tried:

And I chose to make this recipe for Healthier Sloppy Joes from their Easy Peasy Meals collection but I have to say, they have lots of intriguing (and many healthy) recipes on this site. Next I want to try their Harissa Green Beans and Kale recipe.

The secret to the Healthier Sloppy Joes is to puree a box of frozen vegetables and add it to the meat! Next you add the sauce and the veggies are all “hidden.”

I used the teriyaki vegetables even though the recipe called for another kind and it still came out great!

My husband, a self-proclaimed “sloppy Joe connoisseur” declared these the “best sloppy joes” he had ever had! Wow. (I waited until after dinner to tell him how many hidden vegetables were in it!)


Click HERE for a $1 off 3 coupon! Green Giant Steamers are on sale at ShopRite this week for $1.79 (some really fun new flavors!) and their traditional steamer bags are on sale for $1.50 at Price Chopper.


Disclosure: The information and product have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op, though all opinions are my own.

Free Kids Workshop at Home Depot 10/4

Since I happen to be an EMT, I love the theme of the next Home Depot Kids Workshop: Build an EMS Truck

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Kids can learn how to build an EMS Truck for Fire Safety Month at this FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12.

Kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 4th. Register HERE.

Disney Saving Tips- Coming Soon!



We are preparing for a Disney World  trip in 2015 and while I’ve been there many times, I’m still working on getting better deals. Soon I will be posting my top tips for saving on a Disney trip but in the meantime, I’m looking for yours!

If you have a tip for saving, send an email to me at CapitalRegionFinds@gmail.com. The best tips will be featured in an upcoming post and who knows, they may even win a prize. ;)

So send your best ideas- big or little tips on reducing lodging costs, saving on meals, deals on flights and more!

While you’re waiting, check out what I just made online:

Disney mapThis is a close-up view of a customized Disney map (this one is Animal Kingdom) that should be arriving in the mail within two weeks- for free!

I made it online on Disney’s website. It’s a customized map with all our favorite places (or places we want to visit) at each park highlighted.

Here is the what the final product will look like:

Disney map

Make yours for free HERE.

Yoplait Kids Yogurt- Great Ideas and Coupon!

I recently told you about my kids yogurt find (Hello Kitty Yoplait and more) that you can find at Price Chopper for $1.99. Maybe Yoplait heard how much my daughter liked it (though she often doesn’t even finish a cup she did declare, “It’s so good, I could eat more than one every day!”) and they sent me 3 packs to try. One of each of their newest kinds- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Hello Kitty and Despicable Me.


I like the yogurt because they do not use artificial colors or sweeteners. And no high fructose corn syrup.

They also sent me a link to their recipes and we discovered a really fun way to eat the yogurt. Check this out (I’ll share their website photo since it looks much prettier than my version):



How cute is that??

So we tried it. Simply add a popsicle stick to the containers and freeze and out comes frozen yogurt! (My daughter was very excited to be allowed to eat one after breakfast.)

Lots of cute ideas like this on Betty Crocker’s party page. (Love the TMNT pizza, too!)

There’s a new coupon to print for .35 cents off one pack. This will double at Price Chopper (making it only $1.29 a pack) and at ShopRite.

$0.35 off any one Yoplait kids yogurtThere is also a coupon on Betty Crocker’s website for $1 off 2. This makes a great coupon to double at ShopRite this week (they are doubling $1 coupons until the 27th!), where it is on sale for $2.49 a pack.
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Disclosure: The information and product have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op, though all opinions are my own.