Halloween Candy Buy Back Programs

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Have you heard about the Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program?

Children (and parents too) can take Halloween Candy to participating dentist offices and exchange it for items like cash, coupons, toothbrushes, etc..

Operation Gratitude collects the candy and sends it to military troops deployed in harms way. Operation Gratitude accepts candy from anyone, not just dentists. They are working with schools, businesses, gyms, religious and civic groups, and individuals who collect candy and then ship it to them.

Click HERE to find out more about the Halloween Buy-Back Program, find a participating dentist office, or HERE to learn more about Operation Gratitude.

According to the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program website the following dentists are participating locally and have registered with them for 2014:

Hampton

  • Dailey Orthodontics 2118 Executive Dr Hampton, VA, 23666
  • Kool Smiles 2165 Cunningham Dr. Hampton, VA, 23666

Newport News

  • John J Denison, DDS, PC 895 Middle Ground Blvd Newport News, VA, 23606

Norfolk

  • Kool Smiles 5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk, VA, 23502
  • Kool Smiles 2338 East Little Creek Rd. Norfolk, VA, 23518

Portsmouth

  • Kool Smiles 4072 Victory Blvd. Portsmouth, VA, 23701
  • Weis Pediatric Dentisty 5915 High Street West Portsmouth, VA, 23703

Virginia Beach

  • Bay Colony Dentistry Pinewood Square, Suite 506, 32nd Street & HollyRoad Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
  • Body Logic Massage and Chiropractic 2004 Sandbridge Rd #103 Virginia Beach, VA, 23456
  • Kool Smiles 4239 Holland Rd. VA Beach, VA, 23452
  • Partners in Dental Health 317 Edwin Drive Virginia Beach, VA, 23462
  • The Smile Center 200 Grayson Road Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

A big thank you to My Active Child for the information!

Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities 11/1 – 11/2

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Looking for something fun to do on a budget this weekend in Hampton Roads?

Check out this list:

All Weekend
 Saturday
Sunday
Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

Amazon-HOT Disney Frozen Exclusive 9 Inch Plush Figure Olaf $21.00 Shipped

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Olaf

Do you want to build a snowman? Just Kidding. I couldn’t resist.

If you have Frozen fans in your house RUN over to Amazon to score this Disney Frozen Exclusive 9 inch Plush Olaf Figure. It is on sale for just $21.99(originally $42.99).

Product Details:

  • Detailed plush sculpturing – Embroidered features
  • Satin tooth
  • 9” High seated, 11″ including hair
  • Genuine, Original, Authentic Disney Store” patch on foot
  • Part the Frozen Plush Collection, each sold separately

This deal has sold out quickly in the past so order now. Amazon prices can change at any time.

 

The “No Eating Out” Budget Challenge: Analyzing Previous Spending (I Want To Kick Myself)

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The -No Eating Out- Diet Challenge Analyzing Previous Spending



The second step in preparing for my “No Eating Out” Budget Challenge (which I am beginning November 1) has been to look back at the previous three months and see what I have spent on food.  I also need to set a goal for November.

I am REALLY ashamed of myself now that I have looked at the numbers.

My only defense is that a good portion of it was after rehearsals and shows in August and September.  That isn’t normal spending for me.  You can see by the big drop in October that once my show was closed my spending decreased greatly.

 

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However I still spent roughly $300 on food in October which is ridiculous for a person who only occasionally cooks for others.  75% of my meals I am only cooking for myself.

So for the month of November I am setting myself a $100 food budget.  I should be able to do the bulk of my cooking from what I already have in my kitchen and I pick up 40 pounds of chicken from Zaycon on November 12th, which has already been paid for.  I will only  need to pay for fruits, vegetables, milk, eggs etc over the month.  The one unknown factor is whatever I take for Thanksgiving Dinner with the family.

Here are the things I am going to do to be ready:

1.  Loading the car up with snacks.  The hardest thing for me to do is going to be not grabbing food on the go.  I am going to throw some cereal bars and bottled water in the car to help with this.

2.  Letting my friends know what I am doing.  Many of my friends don’t actually read my website (for those who do- I LOVE YOU!).  So I want to be sure they still invite me to hang out with them (including going out for meals) and know that I am just going to grab some water and enjoy the conversation.  Or that we can plan dinner parties and I will be happy to help cook!

3.  MENU PLANNING.  In order to stay on budget and not eat peanut butter and jelly for the next month I am going to do even more menu planning and spend some time cooking big batches of things that can be frozen/reheated.  I have created a Pinterest Board and as I find recipes I like I will be adding them.  There are already a few I know I will be using pinned.

So I have about 24 more hours to get everything ready?  For those of you joining me- are you ready?

Have no clue what I’m talking about?  Check it all out here!

Amazon-LeapFrog AlphaPup Toy, Pink $14.99

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Today on Amazon you can score the LeapFrog AlphaPup Toy in Pink for just $14.99(originally $19.99) and it will ship free with Prime or a qualifying purchase of $35 or more.

Product Details

  • AlphaPup (Pink) helps kids become familiar with letters and words while walking
  • Interactive letter buttons enable children to hear letter sounds and the alphabet
  • Floppy fabric ears and a wagging tail give this pup lots of character
  • Includes the alphabet, phonics and gross motor skills
  • Ages 12 to 36 months

What a great gift for a little girl!

Get this deal now-Amazon prices can change at any time.

Amazon-Pre-Order Planes Fire and Rescue (2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack) $19.99

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Fire and Rescue

My kiddos enjoyed Planes Fire and Rescue especially since they love firefighters and fire trucks.

Pre-Order Planes Fire and Rescue(2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack) now for just $19.99.

Summary:

World-famous air racer Dusty joins forces with a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft in a comedy adventure. Together, the fearless team battles a wildfire at Piston Peak National Park, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

This DVD is to be released on November 4th!

Pre-order Price Guarantee! Order now and if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you’ll receive the lowest price.

 

Kroger Mid-Atlantic Region Coupon Match Ups 10/29 – 11/4

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Here is the Kroger Mid-Atlantic Weekly Ad Week  of 10/29/14. Prices listed in this post are valid from 10/29 – 11/4.

Visit kroger.com to download special e-Coupons that can be redeemed up to five times in a single transaction. These digital coupons will be available to load as soon as the sale cycle begins. Pair coupons with items to save even more on your total grocery bill! Remember, digital coupons cannot be combined with paper manufacturer coupons.

Click here to see the complete list
Cookies, Snacks & Candy

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Werther’s Original Caramels, 9 oz bag – $2.50

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $1.50
Frozen Foods

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Blue Bell Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt, 64 oz – $4.99

Includes: Select varieties

Final Price: $3.99

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Kroger Breaded Shrimp, 9 – 20 oz – B1G1

Includes: Select varieties

Meat, Poultry & Fish

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Honeysuckle Turkey, per lb – $0.79

Limit 1 with Additional $35 Purchase; Excludes Alcohol, Tobacco, Fuel and Prescriptions.Includes: Whole, Frozen, USDA Grade A, 12 – 24 lb

Packaged Meats

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Oscar Mayer Lunchables, 1.95 – 4.4 oz – $1.00

Includes: Select varieties

Personal Care

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Aquaphor Healing Ointment, 1.75 oz – $4.99

Includes: Select varieties

  • $2.00/1 Aquaphor Skin Care, Lip, or Baby Care Product, 0.35 – 14 oz – 10-26-14 RP – (exp. 11/23/14)
Final Price: $2.99

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Colgate Toothpaste, 4.6 oz – $1.00

Includes: Select varieties

  • $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 3.4 oz or Larger – 10-26-14 SS – (exp. 11/15/14)
Final Price: $0.50
Produce

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Apples, per lb – $0.99

Includes: Fuji or Jonagold

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Pomegranates, ea – $2.00

Target: Luvs Printable Coupon and Gift Card Deal (Stock Up Price)

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LUVS

Beginning 11/2, Target will have Big Packs of Luvs Boxed Diapers on sale for $16.99 per box and when you buy 3 you will get a $10 Target Gift Card.

You can use 3 of the $1/1 Luvs Diapers Printable Coupon and you will pay $47.97 out of pocket and get a $10 Gift Card Back!

Here is how the deal breaks down:

Luvs Diapers – $16.99
Buy 3, Get $10 Gift Card
Use 3 $1/1 Luvs Diapers Printable Coupon
OR $1/1 Luvs Diapers, exp. 11/30/14 (RP 10/12/14)
Final Price: $12.66 each wyb 3 after coupons and Gift Card!