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Get your Rock Painting Kits & Supplies on Amazon

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You have to be living under a rock to not know that rock painting is all the craze right now. If you don’t know, here’s the short of it —

Rocks are painted, hidden in public places to be found.  Finders can keep OR re-hide to keep the game going.  The bottom of the rocks usually have the name of a Facebook group written where you can post the rock you found so the creator knows it has been found.  You will also likely find clues to where more rocks are hidden in the FB group.

We’ve had fun hunting down suitable rocks in our back yard for this purpose but we are quickly exhausting our rock supply AND the larger, smoother ones you can buy do paint so much better.  So I know soon we will have to get a kit or at the very least, a bag of rocks.

Indeed.  A bag of rocks.  Jack Sparrow needed a jar of dirt.  I need a bag of rocks.

Pictured above - Panacea 70005 River Rock, Mix Color, 2 Pounds $8.09 on Amazon.

If you need the paint and brushes also to get started on your rock painting adventure, there are plenty of kits you can get on Amazon that have paint and rocks.

Rock Painting Book and Kit - $17.50
–8 paints and a large assortment of rocks

Creative Kits: Rock Painting – $14.11
–8 rocks, 10 paints, brushes and idea book

Creative Roots Pet Rocks by Horizon Group USA - $15.56
–5 rocks, 6 paints, brushes and idea book

The Art of Rock Painting: Learn to Paint Fun Designs and Doodles - $12.38
–5 rocks, 8 paints, brush and idea book

To find a Facebook Group for the Rock Painting, search Facebook for the name of your state, county or town and the word “rocks”.  There is a St. Clair County AL Rocks group for this area but also several spin-off groups that are hyper local (like Pell City Rocks).

 

Alabama’s 2017 Back to School Tax Free Shopping Weekend July 21-23

Tax Free Back to School Shopping for Alabama will be July 21-23, 2017.  That’s earlier than usual to help you get your shopping done.

What does tax-free weekend shopping mean?

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday, July 21, 2017, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday, July 23, 2017, Alabama will hold its annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state sales or use tax.  Local sales and use tax may apply – see list of participating cities and counties.

Retailers in the state are required to not charge state tax on purchases during this weekend.  Also, counties and cities themselves may choose to waive local taxes also.

Here are the local areas participating in the waiving of additional local taxes (some with restrictions listed):

Anniston

Argo

Ashville

Birmingham

Blount County

Clay

Gadsden

Homewood

Hoover

Jefferson County - ONLY applies to Jefferson County’s regular sales and use tax of one percent (1%). Jefferson County DOES NOT GRANT a holiday for the “Education” (7137) sales and use tax of one percent (1%).

Leeds

Mountain Brook

Odenville

Oxford – ONLY applies to Oxford’s 4% sales and use tax.  Oxford DOES NOT GRANT a holiday for the remaining 1% levied for education.

Pell City

St. Clair County

Springville

Talladega/ Talladega County

Trussville

These locations are NOT waiving local taxes:  MOODY, Margaret and Ragland.

Looks like the best places to shop will be Pell City, Springville and Odenville since they will be waiving city taxes and are within St. Clair County (which is waiving all but 1%).  Or Leeds or Trussville since they are waving city taxes and Jefferson County is waiving all but 1% of county taxes.  If you shop in Moody, you will pay city taxes, but not state or county.

Items that will be exempt:

Clothing – less than $100 per item restriction (some exclusions apply)

School Supplies – less than $50 per item restriction
includes but not limited too: backpacks, binders, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, paper, calculators, etc.

Books – less than $30 per item restriction (some exclusions apply)

Also included are computers and certain accessories and software.

See the full list here.

Library Summer Reading Programs (St. Clair County & surroundings)

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Don’t miss out on the Summer Reading Programs at the local libraries!  You have plenty to choose from!

Ashville Public Library -Summer reading starts June 13th and runs through July 18th.  Details here.

Clay Public Library - Kickoff party for summer reading is June 3rd.  Details here.

Leeds Public Library - Summer reading kickoff event is June 3rd at the park from 10am to 2pm.  Attend the kickoff or visit the library for details on the program.  (I couldn’t find much online)

Moody Public Library – Program starts June 7th with shows on Wednesdays at the new Civic Center.  Details here.

Odenville Public LibraryTheir event calendar says summer reading started May 30th.  I can find zero information online so I would just check at the library.

Pell City Public LibrarySummer reading started May 24th.  Drop by the library to get signed up!

Springville Public Library - Summer reading starts June 1st and runs through July 13th.  Shows every Thursday at 11:00am.  Details here.

 

Trussville Public Library  - will not be having a summer reading program due to building construction and potential closure dates this summer.

 

And don’t forget to print a reading log from Barnes & Noble so the kids can record 8 of the books they read!  Turn it in to B&N and they’ll get a FREE book!

If I missed a library please let me know!

Sonic: Half Price Cheeseburgers on Tuesday Nights

 

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Did you know that Tuesdays are Family Nights at Sonic

Grab half-price Cheeseburgers EVERY Tuesday from 5pm to close.

Single-patty cheeseburgers only. No Limit. Tax not included. Add-ons cost extra. Cannot be combined with other offers. At participating Sonic drive-ins.

 Plus, don’t forget shakes are 1/2 price after 8pm!  For an even cheaper treat!

Dollar General: $2 off $10 Purchase on 5/29 and 5/30

If you haven’t signed up for Dollar General’s digital coupons you can still sign up!  If you already have an account, then be sure to log in and add your coupons to your account!

This is a digital coupon so you have to sign up for their digital coupons but it’s quick and painless!  You’ll use your digital coupons account to activate the coupons you want and then at the checkout in store you’ll enter your phone number on the keypad.  Your digital coupons will be applied! It really is that easy!

Be sure to browse through the rest of the digital coupons for more savings!  Like this one:

Don’t forget to check your Ibotta app for rebates you can pick up when you shop! 

Looking for a specific coupon?  Check out the searchable coupon database!

Print more coupons … Save more money!

$5/$25 Purchase at Dollar General on 5/27/17

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There are no shortages of Dollar Generals in the St. Clair County area!  And you can SAVE on Saturday, 5/27, with this coupon!

If you haven’t signed up for Dollar General’s digital coupons you can still sign up!  If you already have an account, then be sure to log in and add your coupons to your account!

 And don’t forget, that’s the price you have to spend BEFORE your manufacturer coupons!  So you can bring your total down even more using printable coupons, newspaper coupons and other Dollar General eCoupons.

This has become such a regular occurrence that I keep a running list of items I need or like to get from DG that we’re running low on and make a trip to get them and use my coupon.  It’s great because Dollar General is the closest store to my house!

This is a digital coupon so you have to sign up for their digital coupons but it’s quick and painless!  You’ll use your digital coupons account to activate the coupons you want and then at the checkout in store you’ll enter your phone number on the keypad.  Your digital coupons will be applied!

Don’t forget to check your Ibotta app for rebates you can pick up when you shop! 

Looking for a specific coupon?  Check out the searchable coupon database!

 

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program Gives FREE Book to Kids

Got kiddos that love to read?  They can get a new book because of it!

Kid’s can earn a FREE book this summer from Barnes and Noble for reading eight books from May 16 to September 5,  2017, with their Summer Reading Program!

Fill out the reading log and when it’s full (8 books read), take it to your local Barnes and Noble and pick a FREE book from the list of selected books.

Summer Reading Program is for Grades 1st-6th.

If they are participating in a library summer reading program, they can log 8 of those books into their Barnes & Noble reading log!

Kids Bowl FREE all Summer at Spare Time in Trussville | Coupon Code for 10% off Family Pass

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Sign the kids up for the Kids Bowl Free summer program! 

Spare Time in Trussville is participating in the Kids Bowl Free program so after you sign up the kids will get TWO FREE GAMES EVERY DAY all summer!

Shoe rental not included.

You can also sign up teens and adults for a summer pass for $29.95.  Up to 4 people get two games every day during the summer with the bowling pass.  Shoe rental also not included.

Try code IPHONE10 to save 10% ($3) off the Family Pass!  I just ordered mine tonight and the code worked!

 

Regal Cinemas (Trussville) $1 Summer Movie List 2017 (starts June 6th)

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Climb aboard the Summer Movie Express to enjoy a great selection of films. Participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00.

Go here to find a location near you!  Regal Cinemas in Trussville is a participating theater!

They will show two different movies each week for 9 weeks (each week’s movies will be shown on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am both days).

Regal Cinemas in Trussville starts their $1 movies on June 6, 2017.

  • Week 1 – June 6
    Kung Fu Panda 3
    Ice Age:  Collision Course
  • Week 2 – June 13
    Trolls
    Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Week 3 – June 20
    Monster Trucks
    Penguins of Madagascar
  • Week 4 – June 27
    Rio 2
    The Boxtrolls
  • Week 5 – July 4
    The Secret Life of Pets
    Sing
  • Week 6 – July 11
    Kubo and the Two Strings
    Ratchet and Clank
  • Week 7 – July 18
    The Spongebob Square Pants Movie:  Sponge Out of Water
    The Adventures of Tin Tin
  • Week 8 – July 25
    Happy Feet 2
    Cats & Dogs 2:  The Revenge of the Kitty Galore
  • Week 9 – Aug 1
    Storks
    The LEGO Batman Movie




A Day Out With Thomas 2017 Calera, AL, May 12-14 & 20-21 | Tickets Still Available!


A Day Out With Thomas: The Friendship Tour
Coming to The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera, AL - May 12-14 & 20-21, 2017.

All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him for a day of friendship and family fun at Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017. Children everywhere can spend a day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine pulls into Calera, Alabama on May 12-14 & 20-21, 2017. Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017 is presented by Mattel.

Day Out with Thomas is a fun-filled event that provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas as well as participate in Thomas & Friends™ themed activities.  The tour, now in its 22nd year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada, and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2017.  For two back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25-minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends fun.

For the 21st consecutive year, Thomas The Tank Engine returns to the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, for two back-to-back weekends in May. The day offers plenty of fun outside the ride aboard Thomas including putt-putt golf, a petting zoo, jumpstation, bubble station, maze, sandbox and more.

Did you know that Thomas the Train TALKS at these events?

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com/dowt or by calling toll-free 866.468.7630.  For more information and directions, contact The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at 205-668-3435 or visit http://www.hodrrm.org/.

For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com

Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends and Twitter @ThomasFriends.  #DayOutWithThomas