Free Ice Skating at HVCC This Weekend

Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) is opening up their ice skating rink to the public this weekend and for two days (10/25 and 10/26) admission is FREE!



The rink is open weekends from 4-6:15 PM and noon-2 during the week.

After opening weekend, the admission is just $3 for adults and $2 for children (skate rentals are $3). Read more on their website HERE.

Price Chopper: Progresso Soup for .50 cents a Can

My family loves Pasta e Fagioli soup and though I have a great recipe and make it often, they can’t get enough of it so this was just HALF of our purchase yesterday at Price Chopper:


Yes, we stocked up on soup for those “there’s no food in the house” kind of days- and we got a fantastic deal on them!

Progresso vegetable soups are just $1 a can this week at Price Chopper (note: they are listed as 10 for $10 but you can buy any amount and they will ring up $1 each).

We bought 12 cans at a time and used these coupons:

Three $1.00 off any four Progresso™ products (Print 2 per computer. Also, scan your AdvantEdge card at the i-save machine* in store to see if you get more- I did!) or use this .50 cents off 2 cans coupon from their website (print twice- each will double to $1! Thanks, Terry!)

One $2 off $10 store coupon

Save $1.00 when you buy FOUR (4) CANS any flavor canned Progresso™ Soups..Expires 10/31/2014.Save $1.00.
We rolled our $2 coupon into our next purchase and spent a total of $12 for 24 cans of soup! This is the best deal I have seen on Progresso soup!

CVS: Great Deal on Huggies Diapers

Since we’re in the diapering stage, I’m always on the lookout for good deals on diapers. One of the best places I find to buy them is CVS. This week, I picked up all these for just $7!

CVS Huggies

Huggies diapers are on sale for $8.99 this week, wipes are $2.99 and when you spend $20, you get $5 back in ExtraCare Rewards.

I opted to buy $30 worth of diapers and wipes so I could get an even better deal. Here’s how:

Manufacturer Coupons

I used three coupons for $2 off one package of diapers (from last weekend’s paper or you can print some HERE for $2 off and HERE for $3 off!) and one coupon for .50 cents off wipes (I actually find much better deals on wipes at Price Chopper and ShopRite but I needed a “filler” to get to the $30 mark).

Store Coupons

When I scanned my card at the coupon machine in-store, it printed a CVS coupon for $5 off $30 of diapers/wipes. Scan your card every time to see what you get!

ExtraCare Rewards

I used $12 in ExtraCare Rewards from a previous purchase. I like to “roll” these by using them just for deals that offer more ExtraCare Rewards back. Plus, my store (Glenmont) will take them even after they expire!


Final cost was $7.26 AND I got back $5 in Extracare Rewards AND I will submit this REBATE form for another $5 back. So, yes, I actually will MAKE money on this deal in the end. Can’t beat that!

Kimberly Clark rebate

For more tips on how to save at CVS, read my CVS post HERE.


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!

Food Should

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!