Kid Frugal Fun: Father’s Day

Each week Mom on Dealz brings you a craft to do with your kids that is fun, educational, and frugal. Since Sunday is Father’s Day, I couldn’t let that holiday pass without a cute and inexpensive craft made just for dad! This craft is combination of 2 other crafts I have seen done before.

**Flag Day is also this week and if you’re looking for a fun craft for that holiday, visit a flag craft HERE.

Dad Rocks Business Card Holder
Materials
Cassette case
Hot glue gun (obviously for adult use only)
rocks
index card
picture
scissors

Directions:
1. Open tape case and slide the lid forward until it is sitting upright. This cassette lip will be what holds the business cards. It should click and stay up by itself but I hot glued mine to ensure it didn’t slide forward.
2. Cut an index card to fit on the back side of the cassette case. Have your child decorate it however they would like and then add the words “My Dad Rocks”. We chose to put a picture on the card instead of coloring.
3. Take your child outside for a rock hunt allowing them to pick different sizes and colors of rocks.
4. Hot glue the rocks all over the cassette case for decoration.
5. Fill with business cards.

Educational Adaptations:
Science: Discuss the rocks you and your child find on your hunt. Talk about size, shape, color, and texture. Activities like this lend themselves to teaching observation skills.
Language Arts: Have your child review steps in the process by retelling you how you made the business card holder. They can also create a nice card or poem to go along with the gift.
Math: You can have your child measure the cassette tape with a ruler to help cut the index card the correct size. You could also measure each rock when discussing the different sizes of rocks you find on your hunt.

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Our First Coupon Swap!

The 1st Hampton Roads Coupon Meet was a great success!

Not only did A Frugal Chick, The Coupon Challenge, and Momondealz have the chance to meet some of our awesome readers, but our readers also got some needed coupons! Participants were able to view different coupon organization methods, ask questions, and learn more about couponing from each other and the bloggers. Expired coupons were also gathered for military overseas!

In addition to coupon conversation, attendees were given goodie bags full of samples and coupons from our sponsors AND some were lucky enough to walk away with door prizes.

Thanks to a couple of participants everyone else received several items from a Philly House Party and free egg coupons from Target! It was a terrific time and we are looking forward to our 2nd one which will be held in Yorktown. Be on the lookout for complete details that will be posted this week!

Thanks to Debbie for the Philly Creme items and Donna for calendars!
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Eating Healthy On A Budget: Water

***Missed the first post in the “Eating Healthy On A Budget” series?  Check it out here.***

Juice and soda can be expensive both in the cost of your groceries and the cost on your physical body.  (I am a BIG fan of juice but not of drinking calories.)  So I need to find an alternative when I am thirsty!

May answer is water.  It can be very inexpensive and has many health benefits

I know this seems really basic but it’s an area I struggle in.  Sometimes I will get through a day and realize the only water I had was at the gym.  That’s NOT good.

So now I am trying to drink more water.  And keep an eye on ways to have inexpensive quality water!

I have a Brita pitcher in my house.  It has saved me thousands of dollars in bottled water since I am not crazy about my tap water.  I also keep a few extras of the Brita filters (that’s an item I stockpile) so that I am never paying full price.  My Brita pitcher is about 8 years old and still works great.

And, of course, there are coupons for many water purification companies:  

$2/1 Brita Filter Product printable
$5/1 Brita Water Pitcher printable
$4/1 Select Brita Systems, exp. 6/26 (SS 04/17/11)
$1/1 Brita Multipack Filters, exp. 6/26/11 (SS 04/17/11)
$1/1 Brita Bottle, exp. 6/26/11 (SS 04/17/11)
$4/1 PUR Faucet System @Target, exp. 8/15/11 (RP 06/12/11 R)
$2/1 PUR Replacement Filters @Target, exp. 8/15/11 (RP 06/12/11 R)
$3/1 PUR or PUR Flavor Options System, exp. 7/31/11 (P&G 06/05/11)
$4/1 Pur Faucet Water Filter System @Target, exp. 6/15/11 (RP 04/17/11)
$2/2 Pur Replacement Filters @Target, exp. 6/15/11 (RP 04/17/11)
$2/1 PUR Replacement Filter @Target, exp. 6/15/11 (SS 04/17/11 #2)
$4/1 PUR Faucet Water Filter System, exp. 6/15/11 (SS 04/17/11 #2)

You can also snag some of these items on Amazon.  These are the ones I use:

Brita 42629 Slim Pitcher $9.99 (FREE shipping)

Brita Water Pitcher Replacement Filter (3 pack) $20.10

Whether you get purified water or drink from the tap, increasing the water consumption of yourself and your family can have a positive affect both on your body and your wallet!

Thanks to CrossFit Chesapeake for their contributions to the “Eating Healthy On A Budget” series!

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Locals: Coupon Class Open To The Public

Another local church has opened their doors for a coupon class!

On Saturday July 16th Asbury-Cradock United Methodist Church (4608 Deep Creek Blvd, Portsmouth, VA) will be hosting a coupon class at 10 a.m.  The class should be finished by about 12:30.

There are 10 spots open to the public.   You MUST RSVP and pre-pay for the class either via Paypal or check.  The cost is $10 and it is non-refundable and non-transferrable.  The spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. 

So if you have been wanting to take a coupon class but don’t want to host one, this is your chance!

Drop me an e-mail and I will send you the payment details!

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Locals: The Daily Press Coupon Rumors

I don’t usually address coupon rumors but this is a very important one (for Hampton Roads readers anyway). 

The word on the street is that The Daily Press will no longer be including coupons in any of the papers you buy at the store.  Readers are being told the only way to get coupons is to get the paper delivered.

So I e-mailed Nicole at The Daily Press and asked her about it!   This is what she received from her contact:

“It is absolutely true that you will not be guaranteed the same amount of coupons when you buy a single copy from the rack. However, we always try to put at least one coupon insert in the single copies when we can… we service (home delivery) customers first.

 The rumor that the Daily Press will no longer offer coupons in single copies is false. We cannot tell you how many coupons will be included in the single copies each week, because our Sunday home circulation is growing, but the intention is to include at least one insert in the single copy stand newspapers.”

So if you want extra copies of the coupons you can still grab The Daily Press at your local store.  Just be sure to check the paper before you buy it!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Each week Charlotte at My Active Child puts together a list of the best fun frugal activities for you and the kids in Hampton Roads. Here is what she found for this weekend:

Weekend

All Weekend: Friday/Saturday/Sunday- 18th Annual COOP North American Sand Soccer Championships at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront (Kids Clinic Friday from 7-8:30pm at 29th St Beach)      ***Family Events are listed here***

All Weekend: Friday & Saturday (12-11pm), Sunday (12-6pm)- 35th Annual Norfolk Harborfest at Town Point Park 1 Waterside Drive Norfolk VA 23510 (757) 441-2345 

All Weekend: Friday (6-11pm), Saturday (2-10pm) – Seawall Music Festival at Portsmouth Seawall, Water Street Portsmouth VA, 23704 (757) 393-8481   

All Weekend: Friday (5-11pm), Saturday (8:30am- 11pm) Latin Fest- On the beach at 24th Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront   

Friday

10:30am- Up Center Books Children’s Storytime & Craft 1011 W. 25th St. Norfolk VA, 23517 (757) 623-1119   
6-9pm- Pizza & Movie Night (Free event)- “The Water Horse” at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA 23607 (757) 247-8950  
6-11pm- Beach FamFest -Series Pre-party! (Justin Bieber- Never Say Never Movie starts at 9pm!) at 17th Street Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach
8pm- Movie- “Gnomeo & Juliet” at Red Mill Commons Shopping Center Nimmo Pky & Upton Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23454   
Saturday
10am- Kid’s Build and Grow Workshop – Goofy Golf at All Lowe’s Stores
10am-6pm- Arts in the Park & Beach Boogaloo at Buckroe Beach and Park End of Pembrook Avenue Hampton, VA (757) 851 1768 
12-3pm- Second Saturday (Free) Family Day- Curious George Saves The Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey at Chrysler Museum of Art, 245 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 (757) 664-6200 
6:30-10pm- Saturday Nights LIVE in the Garden! at Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 (757) 595-1900 
Sunday
9am-9pm- Surviors Not Victims, Inc. Community Awareness Funfest at Buckroe Beach & Park at North First St and Pembroke Ave Hampton, VA 23664  
7-9pm- Big Bands On The Bay at Ocean View Beach Park 111 West Ocean View Avenue Norfolk, VA 23503 
Click here for the complete list of events!
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Locals: Running Etc 20% off Store

If you are a runner you probably are VERY familiar with Running Etc.

If you are thinking of running I HIGHLY recommend heading to Running Etc to get fitted for shoes.  They watch you run in the store and make sure you are in the right shoes!

Running etc. is having their 25th Anniversary Sale and everything in the store is 20% off. Great time to get new sneakers at their locations in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

Thanks Charlotte!

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Welcome 92.9 The Wave Listeners

If you are stopping by because you heard me with the amazing people on 92.9 The Wave, thanks so much for coming to check out my site! If you like what you see, please consider following me on facebook or twitter!

Here are the deals we talked about today:

Extra 20% Off Kids Sale and Clearance Clothes at Macys

Target: Breyers Ice Cream Coupon Stacking Opportunity

$10 off of $50 at Harris Teeter

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Coupon Swap Sponsors

The Hampton Roads Coupon Swap at Princess Anne Park in Virginia Beach is this Saturday, June 11th! We are so excited to meet everyone who has registered for Swap! If you completed your registeration, you recieved an email from us on Sunday.

If you were unable to attend this Coupon Swap or were unable to complete your registration, we are currently working on dates for more swaps in the coming months.

We have lined up some amazing door prizes and discounts for the attendees. Below are the confirmed sponsors for the June Coupon swap:

Manual Food Processor – Door Prize
Sponsored By: Tiffany Foreman with The Pampered Chef
Website: http://www.pamperedchef.biz/tiffanymforeman

Demi Purse in Circle Spirals - Door Prize
Sponsored By: Meghann Scott with Thirty-one
Website: http://www.mythirtyone.com/meghannscott

Diva Hat - Door Prize
Sponsored By: Ann Clayton with Clayton Creations

The Knapsack Children’s Consignment Shop-Coupon
Receive 50% off any one toy or clothing item
Website: http://www.theknapsackconsignments.com

Seren Fach Boutique

Seren Fach Boutique – Door Prize
4th of July Hair Bow
Website: HERE

$25 Print Credit - coupon
Website: http://www.angeladouglas.com

Jaime D. Designs

Jaime D. Designs
Hat- Door Prize
Website: HERE

Smoked From Above
FREE BBQ Sandwich for All Participants
Website

Kristina Schaper, Shaklee Distributor
Full size Basic H2 with a set of 3 spray bottles – Door Prize
Website

The Silver Rattle
Coupon: $5 off any $25 Purchase
Website

Jessica Jackson- Avon Representative
Samples for attendees
Email- subject line Avonswap

Mt. Pleasant Farm Fresh
Donuts and Starbucks Coffee for Attendees
Website

Please take a moment to visit our sponsors to say “Thank You” for being a part of the event. The sponsors are based out of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, but can ship nationwide for those in other areas (where applicable).

*The Swap is currently full

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Kids Frugal Fun- Ice Cream Theme

Each week Momondealz brings you a craft to do with your children that is fun, educational, and frugal!
June 7th is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day so to celebrate the craft today is ice cream cones! There is also a recipe for making ice cream in a bag HERE.

Materials:
Construction paper
Scissors
Crayons

Directions:
1. Using brown construction paper cut triangles out to make “cones”.
2. Draw an ice cream scoop shape on various colors of construction paper to create your “ice cream”.
3. Decide what topic you would like to reinforce and write on the shapes (different topics listed below). I chose to use A, B, C and common words that begin with those letters. Will can mix up the “scoops” and then match the words to the correct beginning letter.
4. After making your game, enjoy some real chocolate ice cream!

There are endless learning topics you can use with these ice cream cones:

Language Arts:
1. Word Families-Write a word family such as st on the cones and then write st words on the scoops to match up such as star or stop.
2. Story elements-Write the title of the story on the cone and setting, characters, problem, solution on the scoops.
3. Sentence practice-Write a sentence on the scoops and have your child put the sentence in correct order on top of the cone.
4. Story retelling-Put the title of the story on the cone and put beginning, middle, and end on the scoops and have your child fill it out after reading a story.

Math:
1. Number recognition-Write different numbers on the cones and put the corresponding number of scoops on top of the cone.
2. Number families-Write different numbers on the cones and put different ways to make that number on the scoops. For example, put 6 on the cone and put 2+4 on one scoop, 2X3 on one scoop, 12/2 on one scoop and have your child match them up (obviously for older kids).

Other Uses:
1. Color recognition-Put different colored scoops on the cones and have your child ID the different colors.
2. Potty Training-Tape the cone to the wall and each time your child uses the potty add a scoop. When they reach 3 scoops, enjoy some ice cream as a treat.
3. Art-Have your child cut out different toppings and decorate the scoops. You could also do the color wheel with these scoops-put purple on the cone and then put scoops with the colors used to create purple on top of the cone.

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