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.

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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!

Conner Prairie Friends & Family Discounted Membership through 3/31/2017

If you have been thinking about getting a Conner Prairie membership or renewing your current one, you can for through 3/31/2017 save $15 plus get two balloon tickets at the link here:  http://www.connerprairie.org/ff2017

You must give the name of an employee.   The name I have been given permission to use in the past is Mackenzie Ruark Daniels.

The cost of a basic family membership is normally priced at $110, but with the Friends & Family link above the cost is $95.

The link about membership information is here:

http://www.connerprairie.org/membership/family-membership

What you get with Family Basic Membership

  1. Unlimited FREE general admission for a whole year.
  2. Discounts on camps and Balloon Voyage rides.
  3. Save every time you make a purchase at Café on the Common or our Conner Prairie Store.
  4. Free admission to special events, including Curiosity Fair, Festival of Machines and Headless Horseman on select nights in October.
  5. Free admittance to other Smithsonian Affiliated Museums across the country.
  6. Reciprocal benefits to 250+ history museums across the country.

If you are interested in a Family Plus Membership, the cost is normally $140 but only $125 with the Friends & Family link above and the Family Plus Membership includes this:

What you get with Family Plus Membership

  1. All the benefits of our Family Basic Plan. ?
    • Unlimited FREE general admission for a whole year.
    • Discounts on camps and Balloon Voyage rides.
    • Save every time you make a purchase at Café on the Common or our Conner Prairie Store.
    • Free admission to special events, including Festival of Machines, Curiosity Fair and Headless Horseman on select nights in October.
    • Free admittance to other Smithsonian Affiliated Museums across the country.
    • Reciprocal benefits to 250+ history museums across the country.
  2. Two guests for daytime general admission.
  3. FREE admission to Headless Horseman on any night (does not include two guest admissions).
  4. PRIORITY registration for Summer Camps and other select programs.
  5. The option to add a designated caregiver to your membership at no charge.

 

 

Amazon: Today only save $8.62 off $50 purchase for items sold by Amazon, including gift cards!

If you have an Amazon account, today only you can save $8.62 off a $50 purchase for items sold by Amazon.   This also includes gift cards sold by Amazon including:  Starbucks, Subway, Netflix, JcPenney, Sears, Whole Foods, Southwest, and other retailers!

Here are the details:

We are excited to report that for the second straight year, customers ranked Amazon #1 in the annual Harris Poll on corporate reputation. Harris surveys more than 23,000 people across six corporate reputation dimensions: Social Responsibility, Emotional Appeal, Products and Services, Vision and Leadership, Financial Performance, and Workplace Environment. We hit a new high-water mark for the 18-year-old survey with a record score of 86.27 and ranked in the top 10 for the ninth consecutive year. To say ‘thank you’, we are offering $8.62 off your purchase of $50 or more, for today only. Just insert the promo code BIGTHANKS at checkout. And, be assured, we’ll continue working hard for you every day.