Carmel library: Eclipse Extravaganza today from 12-4 Free Eclipse glasses (limited quantities)

Have you gotten your solar eclipse glasses yet for the eclipse on August 21st?  One such place you can score free eclipse glasses is today at the Carmel library at their Eclipse Extravaganza.  The event takes places from 12 to 4 PM, however the quantities of the glasses are limited.  More details from the Carmel library web site:

Eclipse Extravaganza!
August 12, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


A full solar eclipse will cast a shadow on the Carmel Clay Public Library on August 21, 2017. The last full solar eclipse to be seen here was in 1972, so for many people, this is the first time they will stand in the shadow of the moon. To lead up to this historic event, the Carmel Clay Public Library will be hosting an Eclipse Extravaganza on August 12. Enjoy food, music, face painting, and solar eclipse games and crafts!

Our fun, family event will feature daytime telescope viewing of the sun with H-Alpha telescopes provided by the Link Observatory Space Science Institute, as well as educational materials for safe eclipse viewing practices. We will have free eclipse viewing glasses for attendees! The Carmel High School Tech Hounds will show off their robotic skills and promote Women in STEM, and Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation will be here as well.
This solar eclipse will be an event celebrated all across the United States, and the Carmel Clay Public Library wants to celebrate with you!
This event will be held on the North Lawn of the Carmel Clay Public Library. If the weather does not cooperate, the event will move indoors.
No registration is required. For more information, call the Reference Desk at (317) 844-3362.20814996_10213247918694454_1785267559_n (1)


Amazon $5 off $15 through 7/12

If you have an Amazon account and are wanting to order any books, there is a $5 off $15 code good through 7/12 at 11:59 PM PT when you use this promo code:  PRIMEBOOKS17.  Please note that the book must be sold by Amazon and it is not good on digital content.  As an idea, you could pre-order the next Harry Potter book and use this promo code.

Here are the terms and conditions for this offer:

Terms & Conditions
• Enter promo code PRIMEBOOKS17 at checkout to qualify.
• Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) July 12, 2017.
• Offer only applies to products sold by (US only) – look for “sold by” on the product detail page.
• Products sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities will not qualify for this offer, even if “fulfilled by” or “Prime Eligible”.
• Offer does not apply to digital content.
• Offer good while supplies last.
• Shipping charges and taxes may apply to the full value of discounted and free promotional items.
• Items must be purchased in a single order and shipped at the same speed to a single address.
• Offer limited to one per customer and account.
• Taxes, shipping and handling, and gift wrap charges do not apply when determining minimum purchase amount.
• The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $5.
• Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.
• Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.
• Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order.
• If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies.
• If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.
• Unless an Amazon Gift Card is the stated benefit of the promotion, promotional codes (including those placed directly in accounts) may not be redeemed for Amazon Gift Cards.

Meijer: $5 in mPerks rewards with every $50 in gift cards purchased plus sale items

Meijer currently has a promotion going on this month if you are registered with mPerks and you enter your mPerks ID when you checkout where you can earn $5 in rewards with every $50 you purchase in gift cards.  Please note that you must purchase $50 worth of gift cards in one transaction.  There is a limit of 10 rewards you can earn and there are exclusions including Meijer gift cards, ITunes, Amazon Kindle, gaming, Phone, Prepaid Debit Visa, MasterCard, & American Express, Gas Station, In-Store Business, and previous purchases.  I took pictures of the gift cards shown at the Meijer on Carmel Drive.  There are items such as Southwest gift cards and Delta gift cards so if you know you’ll be taking a flight on one of those airlines, it would be easy to earn the maximum in rewards and save 10%!  There are tons of restaurant and other retailers, including some local restaurants as well.  Just make sure to enter your mPerks when purchasing your gift cards.  Some other good deals:  99 cents for peaches and 3 for $5 strawberries.   If you happen to have a Chase Freedom credit card and have activated the quarterly bonus for groceries, you will also earn 5% back on your grocery purchases so a chance to get a $50 gift card for $42.50 when you factor in the 10% discount on the $50 gift card after mPerks rewards and the 5% cashback earned from Chase.  MeijerPeachesMeijerStrawberriesMeijergiftcardsMeijergiftcards2Meijergiftcards3Meijergiftcards4Meijergiftcards5Meijergiftcards6Meijergiftcards8Meijergiftcards9

50 Free 4X6 Prints from Amazon through today only!

Sorry for this late post, but through today you can upload (if you haven’t already) 50 photos and get 50 free prints if you are an Amazon Prime member with free shipping.   You can also redeem this deal with your Amazon account if you are not a Prime member, but you will not get the free shipping if you are not a Prime member.  You can upload photos from your mobile device, but you cannot order the prints from the mobile device.

Go here:  Amazon Prints link and after uploading and adding 50 4X6 prints to your cart, add in promo code 50FREE.  This is a completely free promo shipped to your door if you are an Amazon Prime member.  I love photo freebies!  🙂  DSC00093


Earth Explorers Toys in Zionsville is closing

In case you missed the announcement, Earth Explorers Toys in Zionsville is set to close very soon.  All toys in the store are now 40% off, Legos are 30% off.  They also have fixtures they are selling.

I wrote about this great toy store over the summer and how much fun my kiddos had taking their classes.  I will really miss this locally owned business.  Some of what was left in-store when I went today is shown in this post. They are located at 27 E. Pine Street in downtown Zionsville.



Cutting the grocery bill: Fresh Thyme Deals

I have been trying to figure out ways for our family of four to cut our grocery bills.  This seems like one of our most unpredictable but largest of bills when it comes to shopping.  I am going to try to post more of these types of deals/finds as I know this is an area where others struggle, too.   The deals listed in this post are for the Indianapolis area, this may vary by location.

Fresh Thyme has an app. you can download to your phone and clip additional coupons.  I have not yet done this, stay tuned for a future post on this.

One thing I love about Fresh Tyme and shopping on Thursdays is that you can overlap two sales ads and get all of the savings for both weeks in one day.

The deals that I snagged and found this week included:

Apples for 88 cents/pound (pictured here are the gala apples, but they also had some other varieties on sale for this same price).

They also had red cherries for $3.88/lb, pineapples for 99 cents each, 16 oz. of coffee for 99 cents or you could get a free 4 oz. cup of coffee while you shop, and I didn’t take a picture but they offer free fruit for your kiddos and have a little stand for your kids to choose from.  They also have a spot the red tractor for the kids (I have never spotted this darn tractor) and the kids can get a prize if they can tell the cashier where the red tractor was located.  FreshTyme3FreshTyme4FreshTyme5FreshTyme2FreshTyme1.jpg

Bani Bands Headbands $15 off orders today only!

If you know me, you know I am never without a headband.  I love the Bani Bands headbands and today only you can get $15 off with code:  MOMSRULE.  They have some cute sports headbands if you like a certain team.    Shipping and tax is extra, but some of the headbands are priced at $15.99 so with the $15 off you will pay 99 cents plus tax and shipping straight to your door!