Kids FREE Summer Reading Programs & Prizes

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Here is a great list of kids FREE Summer Reading Programs. School is almost out for the summer and we know that keeping up with reading over the summer is so important.  There are a LOT of great programs that your children can take advantage of to earn FREE books, prizes, and cash! This can help make reading a bit more fun this summer.

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Junie B Jones Reading Club – Sign up and get a FREE starter Kit that includes a copy of Junie B Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Activity sheets and a membership ID card while supplies last.

Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination - This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives your child the ability to earn a FREE book after reading 8 books and keeping track of them in a reading log.

Book Adventure - Sylvan offers this FREE reading incentive program. Basically your child reads books and then takes a simple comprehension quiz to make sure they understood what they read.  The quiz is usually about 10 questions long.  They earn points based on how much they remember from reading the book.

There are hundreds of books to choose from in all reading levels.  These are common books that can be found at your local library.  Once they have earned enough points they can trade them in for some really neat prizes!

Chuck E. Cheese - Earn 10 FREE tokens every time your child reads for 2 weeks in a row.  Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free token.

Half Price Books – They are offering kids ages 14 and under a chance to earn a $5 Gift Card for reading just 15 each day throughout the summer!

Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays - Your child can earn a FREE movie ticket from National Amusements Theaters when they read a book and complete a book report.

Local Public Library - Don’t forget to check out your local libraries to find out which programs they’ll be offering this summer.  My kids have participated in several Summer reading Programs through the library and it always includes FREE books & prizes.

Pottery Barn Summer Reading Challenge - Open only to children under 10 years of age on any day during the promotion period. Must present completed Award-Winning or Early Reader book list to receive a free book at participating Pottery Barn Kids stores.

TD Bank Summer Reading Program – Read and keep track of 10 books this summer and your child will get $10 added to their Young Saver Account FREE!

Scholastic Summer Challenge - Log in your reading minutes to the Scholastic site and your child will be able to participate in a World Record challenge as well as earn digital prizes!

Programs like these are a great way to encourage our children to continue reading throughout the summer months.  If you know of any other programs that aren’t listed here, please feel free to leave the information in a comment below.

Thanks Saving Dollars and Sense for this great list!

20% Off Tea Collection with Friends and Family Sale

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Tea Collection’s Friends and Family Sale  starts today! They are  offering 20%  off  everything  for two days only. You just need to enter the  code FRIENDS20  at checkout. This code works on your entire purchase including SALE items! [Read more...]

Bookstock – Non Profit Metro Detroit Used Book Sale – Schedule & Specials

 

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I was selected for this sponsored post by Hay There Social Media. All opinions expressed are my own.

I love books and reading and  I know how important reading is for  both children and adults. Books can be expensive though and that it why I am a huge advocate for using your local library. However, kids especially love to have books that they can own and read again and again That is why I was excited to learn about  Bookstock. It is a huge book sale that benefits non-profits in Michigan. Books at a great price and helping out those in need. That is a win/ win in my book!

WHAT IS BOOKSTOCK?
Bookstock is an annual, non-profit used book and media sale. All merchandise sold comes from donations and all workers and organizers are volunteers. Proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations and merchandise remaining after the sale is donated to area non-profit organizations and schools.

100,000 ITEMS! Pre-sorted books and merchandise

  • Current fiction, children’s books, biographies, cookbooks
  • Records and CD’s
  • DVD’s and Videos
  • Books on tape
  • Dozens of Categories

WHEN IS THE SALE?

April 27 to May 4, 2014

  • Pre-sale: Sunday, 8:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.  $20 entry fee for first shot at the books. Buy your pre-sale admission ticket here. 
  • During regular sale hours, admission is FREE!
  • Sale Hours:
    • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Most books cost between $1 – $4.

LOCATION:

Laurel Park Place
37700 W. 6 Mile Road
(1/4 mile east of I-275)

SPECIAL PRICING DAYS:

This year, Bookstock will feature five days of special sales:

  • Monday Madness – Monday, April 28: One lucky buyer will receive a $500 gift card and 750 shoppers will receive spectacular giveaways.
  • Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday, April 29: Bookstock is celebrating teachers by giving 50 percent off to all teachers with a valid ID, from 3 – 9 p.m. At 5 p.m. Bookstock B.E.S.T.* Awards, (Bookstock Extraordinary Student/School/Teacher) will be presented to fourth grade students from Detroit Public Schools who best describe how “My Favorite Book…and Why.” Awards will be presented by a Local 4 News personality and cash prizes will be given to five students, their teachers and their schools.
  • Bookbuster Special Days – Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1: Buy 3 books and get the 4th book *free (*least expensive item), from 3 – 9 p.m. Spend $25 or more and be entered in a special drawing for a football signed by Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Staffrord or an exciting sports collectible.
  • Half Price Finale – Sunday, May 4: All remaining books and media will be sold for half price!

Bookstock is brought to the community by the Jewish Community Relations Council, and a consortium of communal non-profit organizations that support education and literacy projects throughout metro Detroit.

WHAT BENEFITS DOES BOOKSTOCK GENERATE?

Bookstock benefits the entire community by recycling gently used books and media and then offering them for sale at value prices.  Most books and media range in price from $1-$4, although there are “special selections” (more valuable books) at various price points. This is a great chance to stock up on books at amazing prices!

Plus this is a cause you can get behind. In 12 years, Bookstock has donated just shy of $1,000,000 to non-profit organizations in Detroit and the metro area, including those comprising its coalition.  Additionally, Bookstock donates large quantities of unsold books to other non-profit organizations and schools.  For example, the Salvation Army receives the bulk of the remaining books and media.  Bookstock also underwrites a scholarship at the Wayne State University School of Library Science and supports the Bookstock Fund, a literacy fund that provides micro-grants to enhance literacy and learning in Detroit and the metro area.

 

For more information about Bookstock, call (248) 645-7840, ext. 365 or visit bookstock.info, or follow on Facebook  or Twitter.

 

50% Off Loft Coupon Code & FREE Shipping No Minimum


 

Loft is offering a  50% off Loft Coupon code today.  This Loft coupon code works for everything online!!! Plus you get FREE shipping with no minimum purchase!  This coupon code is only good through today Monday, APRIL 21, 2014  at 11:59PM PST. This is a great time to update your spring and summer wardrobe at bargain prices.

You will need to enter the code CYBER50 at checkout.

The 50% coupon code works on full priced and sale items. There are some serious bargains if you look in the sale section.

 

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I am loving white jeans for spring. I bought these super cute cropped white jeans and have already gotten a bunch of compliments on them.

If you are worried about sizing remember that you can can return online purchases to the retail store.   Loft purchases can be returned at LOFT stores.  If you are worried about sizing, you may want to order two sizes to make sure you get the best fit and then return one to the retail store. This sale is good today only so be sure to order today online and then just return the items that don’t work out.

Purchases of reduced price merchandise that have the words ‘Final Sale’ in the description, and/or a .44 or .88 price ending, are deemed Final Sale and may not be returned or exchanged.

 

Get 50% Off Your Entire Order & FREE Shipping  At Loft Today!


This Week’s Grocery Store Sales & Coupon Matchups

 

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Here are this week’s  sales and coupon matchups.  These pages will help you find the best deals this week. Plus they will also help you find the coupons that match up with the sale so you can get the best deals this week.

Extra 20% Off Vera Bradley Sale Items & FREE Duffle

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Today is a great day to shop Vera Bradley.  These bags make great grad & teacher gifts! Stock up today with big savings plus you can grab a duffle for FREE!!!!

This weekend only, take an additional 20% off Sale Items. That makes for saving of up to 60% off!   There is no coupon code needed and the extra discount will automatically show up once you add a sale item to your  shopping cart. You will not see the extra 20% off until the item  is added to your cart.

There are also two great specails that are good today only!

Receive a free Collapsible Duffel with any purchase of $125 or more! Valid April 19, 2014.

Receive the exclusive Girls Mini Tote for $38. Valid April 19th

Shipping is FREE on orders over $75.

Shop Vera Bradley Today!

Magazine Sale – Starting at $2.99 For Year

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Today only, subscribe to Food Network & Weight Watcher’s Bundle Magazine for only $19.99 per year (33% off)! You can order up to 1 years at this price! Just enter coupon code BARGAINSHOPPERMOM.  This is a great deal since Food Network alone is $2o. This offer expires at Saturday 04/19/14 11:59 PM EST

 

$4 or Less Category

  • Maxim (1yrs: $4.00, 2yrs: $8.00, 3yrs: $12.00, 4yrs: $16.00)
  • INC (1yrs: $4.00, 2yrs: $8.00, 3yrs: $12.00, 4yrs: $16.00)
  • Old House Journal (1yrs: $4.00, 2yrs: $8.00, 3yrs: $12.00, 4yrs: $16.00)
  • Golfweek (1yrs: $4.00)
  • Motorcyclist (1yrs: $4.00, 2yrs: $8.00, 3yrs: $12.00, 4yrs: $16.00)
  • Nylon (1yrs: $3.50, 2yrs: $7.00, 3yrs: $10.50)
  • 4 Wheel & Off Road (1yrs: $4.00, 2yrs: $8.00, 3yrs: $12.00, 4yrs: $16.00)
  • Tennis (1yrs: $4.00, 2yrs: $8.00, 3yrs: $12.00, 4yrs: $16.00)
  • Ebony (1yrs: $3.50, 2yrs: $7.00)
  • Black Enterprise (1yrs: $2.99, 2yrs: $5.98, 3yrs: $8.97, 4yrs: $11.96)
  • Complex (1yrs: $3.50, 2yrs: $7.00)
  • Jet (1yrs: $4.00, 2yrs: $8.00)
  • Latina (1yrs: $3.50, 2yrs: $7.00, 3yrs: $10.50)
  • Arthritis Today (1yrs: $2.99, 2yrs: $5.98, 3yrs: $8.97)
  • Snowboarder (1yrs: $3.50, 2yrs: $7.00, 3yrs: $10.50, 4yrs: $14.00)
  • CBS Watch! (1yrs: $2.99, 2yrs: $5.98)
  • Orange Coast (1yrs: $2.99, 2yrs: $5.98, 3yrs: $8.97)
  • The Red Bulletin (1yrs: $2.99, 2yrs: $5.98, 3yrs: $8.97)

$5 Magazines Category

$7.50 Magazines Category

$10 Magazines Category

$15 Magazines Category

$20.00+ Category

Target Weekly Sales & Coupon Matchups – Apr 21 – 26

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This post includes the best deals for this week at Target.If you have a smart phone or iPad be sure to sign up for the money saving app Ibotta to save even more!New to saving at Target? Be sure to check out all these great tips on how to save at Target.  These same matchups are available on your smartphone with this  FREE money saving grocery app. 

View all the Target sales and coupons for this week here and create a custom shopping list.

Target pricing can vary a bit from store to store throughout the country.

Grains, Pasta & Sides

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Barilla Pasta, 12 or 14.5 oz – $2.00

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Out-of-Pocket Price: $1.63
Final Price: $1.38
Buy 2; Use Target coupon and submit for $0.50 Ibotta Offer

Baby Food & Care

Buy any 3 participating Formula, Get a $10 Target Gift Card

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Similac Formula, 23.2 oz – $24.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $22.99
Final Price: $18.66
Buy 3; Use $5.00/2 Coupon, $2.00/1 Coupon, and Target Mobile Coupon; Includes Gift Card Savings

Home Supplies

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Glade Splash Out Aerosol, 9.7 oz – $2.99 – B3G1

Final Price: $1.62
Buy 4; Use $1.50/2 Coupon and $0.55/1 Coupon

Personal Care

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Herbal Essences Naked Shampoo or Conditioner, 10.1 oz – $3.99

Final Price: $1.99
Use $1.00/1 Target mobile and $1.00/1 coupon
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Tums Berry Fusion Smoothies, 60 ct – $3.69

Final Price: $1.64
Use 15% cartwheel and $1.50/1 coupon

Pharmacy

$5 Target Gift Card when you buy any over-the-counter item listed

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Zyrtec 24 hour tablets, 30 ct – $18.99

Out-of-Pocket Price: $14.99
Final Price: $9.99
Buy 1; use $4/1 coupon and includes gift card offer

Two FREE Yogurt Coupons

freechobanicoupon   Don’t forget that Friday is the day to add free grocery items to your digital accounts. If you are near a Kroger (or Kroger family of stores), be sure to add the Kroger Friday Freebie to your Kroger card. This can only be added to your account on Friday but you do have some time to redeem this coupon. Today (Friday, April 18) ONLY download a digital coupon for one FREE Chobani Yogurt Cup. The coupon will be available TODAY ONLY, but you will have through 5/3/14 to redeem it as long as it’s loaded to your card.

Save 100% when you buy ONE (1) 5.3oz. single serve cup of Dannon Oikos® Greek Yogurt. Check back every Friday for a new Freebie!.Expires 4/20/2014.Save 100%.

Today’s SavingStar Friday Freebie is 100% rebate on your purchase of 1 Single Serve Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt.  This coupon can be activated in your account TODAY only and you must purchase the product by 4/20/14! This is NOT an Ecoupon that comes off at checkout.  With Savings Star, you pay the full amount, but  the amount will go into your SavingStar account within a few weeks.  Once you have $5 in your account they will send you a check.

Disney Pirate DVD Sale

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Amazon has the The Pirate Fairy on DVD for the HOT price of only $13. This is a great price on this new DVD! My girls and I were invited to see a preview of this movie and we thought it was really cute.  This is another great title for any Disney Fairy fan. We loved learning the backstory of Tik Tok Croc and  Peter Pan.  I like that this movie teaches kids  about the importance of friendship, never giving up, self-discovery, & forgiveness.

 

From the world of Peter Pan comes The Pirate Fairy, a swashbuckling new adventure about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities. When Zarina’s wild ideas get her into trouble, she flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell (voice of Mae Whitman) and her friends must embark on an epic adventure to find Zarina, and together they go sword-to-sword with the band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (voice of Tom Hiddleston), who’ll soon be known as Captain Hook, himself. Enjoy the laughter, heart, magic and thrills of The Pirate Fairy.

Shop The Pirate Fairy on DVD

 

 

40% Off Kids Clothing at Target – Today Only

 

 

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Today only , 4/17, There is a Target Cartwheel coupon for 40% off your purchase of tees, pants, leggings, shorts, dresses, underwear, socks and sweaters for  kids sizes  4-16!

PLUS, you can also stack a  $5 off your $25 apparel coupon Target coupon  too!  (search for apparel to find quickly). Don’t forget that you can use the paper coupon before the Target Cartwheel offer. That mean you can buy  $25 on kids clothing and give the cashier  your Target coupon for $5 off. Your new total is  now just $20 and you’ll receive 40% off $20. That means your final price is just  $12 for $25 worth of kids clothes! 

There are tons of other great deal at Target this week so be sure to check the out here.