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


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)


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
    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
  • 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
    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 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

For information on Thomas & Friends, visit

Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at and Twitter @ThomasFriends.  #DayOutWithThomas


FREE Weekend Activities 5/13-5/14 | St. Clair & Jefferson County

Here are some FREE things going on in and around St. Clair County & Jefferson Counties for the Kids this weekend!

Babies ‘R Us:

Saturday, May 13th, 11:00am-12:00am
Baby’s First Birthday Event Is your baby turning one soon? Join us in store to celebrate this milestone with free activities, giveaways and great gift ideas for planning baby’s big day. Plus, meet local parents—and their babies, too! Our Baby’s First Birthday events are held the second Saturday of every month! Can’t make it to this one? Be sure to come to the next!

Barnes & Noble

Saturday, May 13th @ 11:00am
Storytime: How to Raise a Mom
This hilarious, heartwarming new story about raising a happy, healthy mom is filled with charming role-reversal humor, creative ideas and lots of love! Activities to follow. 

Events and times can vary by store or region so be sure to look up what’s going on at your store here.

Don’t forget about Barnes & Nobles Summer Reading Program!

Bass Pro Shops:

Mother’s Day FREE PHOTO Opportunity

Saturday  May 13   Noon to 5pm
Sunday May  14     Noon to 4pm

If you’re familiar with the Bass Pro Events, you know the drill.  You get one free 4×6 with the option to buy more prints.

Plus, Sunday, May 14th, first 100 to have their picture made get a FREE tote bag!  (One per family).

Birmingham Museum of Art:

Museum admission is always FREE.  They have a children’s play area with supplies for making crafts as well as Bart’s Art Cart under the stairs with blocks, books and more!  (All these things are available every day!)

Birmingham Zoo:

Mother’s Day Weekend at the Birmingham Zoo

On Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, families can enjoy a free child’s admission ticket to the Birmingham Zoo with the purchase of a full-price adult admission ticket (offer exclusive only on Mother’s Day Weekend).


Lowe’s has canceled their Build and Grow program.


Friday, May 12th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
MAKE Mom Handprint Art*

*up to $20 for supplies

Saturday, May 13th, 10:00am-12:00pm
**Kids Club: Mother’s Day Card

**Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2.00 per child.  Ages 3+

Saturday, May 13th, 1:00pm-3:00pm
MakeBreak: Mother’s Day Fujifilm Instax Frame – Buy the wood frame and the rest of the supplies are free.

Sloss Furnaces:

The grounds are open for self-guided tours on from 10am-4pm Tues-Sat and 12pm-4pm on Sundays.  If you’ve never been, it’s a super cool place to walk around!  And it’s FREE!

Saturday, May 13th, 10:30am-11:30am
Second Saturdays at Grandmother’s Garden at Sloss Quarters


Please join us for our third WALK & TALK of the year. Take a stroll in the garden as we introduce the medicinal and historical uses of two of our signature plants at Grandmother’s Garden: Passionflower & Mulberry.

Passionflower works as a nervine and helps promote restful sleep; hence, considered an effective treatment for insomnia. As well it is the sole food source for the Gulf fritillary or passion butterfly!

Mulberry, considered a blood tonic, helps cleanse the blood, improving its circulation and supports the kidneys and liver.  We hope our trees will be full of berries for tasting, so make sure to wear something you don’t mind getting “dyed.”

Please enter through the gate under the First Avenue North viaduct.

Toys ‘R Us:

Saturday, May 13th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
POKEMON Trade and Collect Event

Saturday, June 3rd from 3:00pm-4:00pm
Geoffrey’s Birthday Club Event!
Birthday Club members get special surprises and coupons. Plus there will be storytimes and fun activities!
You read about why we love the Toys ‘R Us birthday club here!


Saturday, May 14th at 10:00am (Williams-Sonoma is located at the Summit)
FREE Jr. Chef Class: We Love Tacos!
  If you love tacos as much as we do, this is the class for you! There’s no end to the amazing fillings you can make—and then you can top your taco with whatever you please, be it sour cream, a yummy salsa or a squeeze of lime juice. Then dig in! Suitable for ages 8–13.

Rooms To Go Spring Sale and Clearance Going On Now


Find beautiful furniture at affordable prices with these great deals from ROOMS To Go.  Buy the room, Save even more.  Always Beautiful Furniture, At Always Low Prices

Decorating and saving money is easy at Rooms To Go.  Spring Sale and Clearance going on now! 


BOGO Milkshakes at Jack’s 2-5pm thru 4/18/17



Thru 4/18/17, milkshakes are Buy One Get One Free at Jack’s from 2-5pm every day!

That’s a cool tasty treat for these warm afternoons we’ve been having!

Bass Pro Shops: FREE Picture with the Easter Bunny 2017


Here is the info for the Easter activities at the Bass Pro Shops in Leeds, Alabama!

Bass Pro Shops are having their annual Easter free activities again in 2017 – from 4/8 t0 4/16.  Get a FREE 4×6 picture with the Easter Bunny and check out these other fun activities!

Easter Egg Hunt:

Ages 2-10 Saturday, April 15th ONLY.

Registration will begin at 1:30pm. The egg hunt will begin at 2 pm and last for 1 hour only!! Once they have found five eggs, they will return to the registration table for candy.

Crafts for the Kids:

Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9, 1-4pm “Easter Picture Frame”

Friday, April 14, 2-5pm “Easter Totebag”

Saturday and Sunday, April 15 & 16, 1-4pm  “Tree Stump Bunny Box ”

Free pictures with the Easter Bunny:

Saturdays 11am-6pm, Sundays, 11am-4pm, Monday-Thursday 6-8pm, Friday 2-8pm

Bass Pro Shops Customers will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny and receive a FREE 4 x 6 photo. Additional packages will be available for purchase.

Print this coupon and save $5 off the $20 photo package.    Package includes (1) 6×8, (2) 5×7, (2) 4×6, (4) wallets and the digital download of your print – all for $15 with coupon.

Resurrection Rolls

Want more Easter ideas?  

Make Resurrection Rolls
–Easter Egg Learning Games
Crushed Eggshell Art
17 Spring Crafts for Kids
Rice Krispie Easter Egg Treats
Dollar Store DIY Easter Wreath

$5/$25 Purchase at Dollar General on 4/1/17


There are no shortages of Dollar Generals in the St. Clair County area!  And you can SAVE on Saturday, 4/1, 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!


Dollar General: $2 off $10 Purchase on 3/20 and 3/21


Shop Dollar General on March 20th or 21st and get   $2 off a $10 or more purchase with this Digital Coupon (Click here to add it to your account!)!  

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!

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!

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!