ShopRite: Save More with Downtime Dollars

Have you tried ShopRite’s Downtime Dollars yet? It is a simple way to earn dollars off your next purchase at ShopRite.

Here’s how to use it:

  • Go to 
  • Watch short videos or indicate preferences to earn savings redeemable at ShopRite
  • When you reach $3, $6, $9 or $12, you can load the savings to your Price Plus Card  by clicking the “Add Coupon” button
  • Use your Price Plus Club Card at checkout and the money will be taken off your order!
  • You must redeem savings prior to adding additional savings to your card, but you can continue to earn
  • It may take up to 48 hours for your in-store redemption to be reflected on your account

I’ve done this a number of times now. The videos are super short and I earned $3 off a purchase several times. Try it out.

.99 cent Sale at Freihofer’s Outlet

I popped into the Freihofer’s Outlet on Fuller Road yesterday where they were having a holiday .99 cent sale. All bread products were only .99 cents! I’d suggest calling your closest outlet to see if they are holding the same sale.

HOT Amazon Deal on Vitamix

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If you have ever considered investing in a Vitamix blender for your kitchen, right now Amazon has the best deal I have seen! The Vitamix 5200 Blender is currently 45% off!

I drooled over the Vitamix for a while before deciding to purchase one after seeing a demonstration at an expo four years ago (I especially liked that the blender had a 25 year warranty! No more having to replace the blender every few years!). We use it almost daily for everything from smoothies to soups. It can puree anything to a liquid and can even make nut butters.

Check it out HERE.

High Value Coupons in Today’s Times Union

Today’s Times Union newspaper has three high value coupons in the A section of the paper:

$7 off $75 at Hannaford (expires 12/31/17)

$5 off $50 off $20 off $100 at Honest Weight Co-op (expires 12/24/17)

$10 off $50 at Price Chopper (expires 12/31/17)

Hannaford: $10 off $50 Coupon

In today’s Times Union, find a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase (also accepted at many Price Chopper stores).

$5 Movies at Regal Today and 12/23

Enjoy one of your favorite movies back on the big screen at select Regal theatres Saturdays at 12 PM! Tickets are only $5 + an exclusive combo offer is available for Crown Club members.

December 16 Elf
December 23 Gremlins

Regal theaters at Crossgates and Colonie Center are participating. Find more participating locations HERE.

Bountiful Bread: Kid’s Holiday Cookie Decorating Class

Bountiful Bread in Stuyvesant Plaza is holding a Kid’s Holiday Cookie Decorating Class this Sunday (12/17/17) from 10 AM-1 PM. Each child will receive one gingerbread boy or girl and the decorating supplies needed to make their holiday masterpiece. Call 518-438-3540 or stop in to reserve your child’s spot!
$5 per child + Parents/Guardians receive 10% off their purchase during the event.

Giveaway: Juicy Gems Frozen Pomegranate Seeds

One of the vendors I met at the Moms Meet WOW Summit this year was Juicy Gems. They were promoting their pomegranate seeds, one of my favorite fruits, that are sold fresh, frozen and dried (coming soon!) in stores across the country.

In the Capital Region, Walmart and Hannaford carry them. I found the frozen pomegranate seeds (available year round) at Walmart tucked in with the frozen berries:

If you’re a pomegranate fan like me, you probably know fresh pomegranates are typically only available in fall/winter in NY. How nice to have a version available anytime!

Did you also know there are loads of health benefits to eating pomegranates? Everything from improved blood circulation to cancer prevention! (Read more about them HERE)


Here are a few of the seeds defrosted. They do “leak” a little juice as they defrost but I did not find much difference when I ate them with usual yogurt and cereal.

My kids are also big fans of pomegranates and they added them to ice cream:

There was no set date when I spoke with Juicy Gems for when the dried version would be available but we did get to sample them at the Summit! They chewy and sweet and would be perfect in trail mix or any place you currently use raisins or cranberries.

What a fun company! They even gave away pomegranate stress relievers, which my kids scooped up for their play kitchen!


Juicy Gems reached out to me and wanted YOU to be able to try them, too! They have kindly provided me with two $5 Walmart e-gift cards so two readers can buy a bag for free.

Want to win one? Leave a comment below saying “pick me!” Winners will be randomly selected on Tuesday 12/12 and emailed the gift card. Good luck and enjoy!


(Juice Gems provided me with a gift card to buy a free bag to try. All opinions are my own.)

Today Only: 10% off Target Gift Cards

Today only, Sunday, December 3rd, all Target gift cards up to $300 are 10% off! A great time to buy a gift card for someone or, if you’re like me and do a lot of your shopping at Target, a great time to buy one for yourself!

Buy in store or online.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Live Production and Ticket Giveaway!

The Cohoes Music Hall will be hosting a live version of the Park Playhouse production of The Best Christmas Pageant EverThe classic, touching and hysterical children’s book comes to life in this heart-warming and funny holiday musical. Park Playhouse’s incredible student cast will bring the spirit of the season to life on stage in a musical that is perfect for the entire family!

Thurs, December 14 at 7pm
Fri, December 15 at 7pm
Sat, December 16 at 2pm & 7pm
Sun, December 17 at 2pm

THE STORY: The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world-so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. Silent night? Not a chance….but sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas.

TICKETS: Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. Tickets may be purchased in advance by phone at 518-465-4663 or in person at the Palace Theatre Box Office or tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster online (note: an additional Ticketmaster fee will apply.) Tickets are also available for purchase on the night of the show at the Cohoes Music Hall Box Office (Cohoes Box Office opens 2 hours prior to showtime.)
GIVEAWAY: Want to win tickets to see the show for FREE? Courtesy of the Palace Theater/Cohoes Music Hall, I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away to one lucky reader! To enter, leave a comment below saying “pick me!” One winner will be selected on Sunday, December 3rd and notified by email. Winner may select their preferred showtime.