Free Movie Downtown Albany Thursday 8/29

Presented by Berkshire Bank, there is FREE outdoor summer movie series, Bites Camera Action, that will transform a section of South Pearl Street in Albany into an open-air movie theater Thursday nights! South Pearl Street will close to vehicular traffic from Beaver Street to Hudson Avenue at 6:30 PM on Thursday, August 29th.

Music and games for all ages begin at 6:30 PM, feature movie begins at 7:00 PM. Don’t forget to bring your chairs for this family-friendly outdoor event!

Free parking after 5 PM on the street and in the Times Union Center and Green-Hudson Garages. No glass containers allowed.

This Thursday’s movie: Avengers: Endgame

$5 off $50 Hannaford Coupon

Find a Hannaford coupon for $5 off $50 on page A18 of today’s Times Union newspaper.

Sunday: 1st Annual T.R.E.A.T Kids Event in Troy

Join award winning author Coleen Murtagh Paratore on Sunday, August 25th for the 1st Annual T.R.E.A.T. (Troy Reads Every August Together) event.

This FREE event is from 3 to 4 PM at the Riverfront Park in Troy. Arrive at 2:45 PM and pick up your family’s FREE autographed copy of The Big Book About Being Big as the author reads the book aloud and has a fun family chat about how you can be big.

FREE frozen treats for everyone! FREE Parking. Bring blankets or chairs to sit in. Everyone is welcome! Find more information HERE.

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!