Category Archives: Freebies

So Long, Summer. Hello, Organization & Productivity!

Make your mornings smoother and more stress -free this school year...

I know that summer doesn’t officially end for another month, but school starts up again tomorrow, so it may as well be over. No more late, leisurely mornings for this family! Three of our children are beginning dual credit courses at the local junior college this semester: Which means that … Continue reading

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2015 Reading Reward Programs

Looking for ways to inspire your kids to read more this summer? Here's a long list of incentive programs to help you do it. | from www.flandersfamily.info

Although our kids are doing a little schoolwork through the summer, their lessons are relaxed enough to allow for lots of extra-curricular reading. That’s why summer book clubs and reading reward programs are always popular at our house. What follows is an updated list of programs that will inspire your … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed? A Free Homemaking Course Can Help!

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As you might imagine, having a family as large as mine leads to massive amounts of laundry and dirty dishes. Even when everybody pitches in to help, it can still be a challenge to stay on top of all the chores. That’s why I was so excited to hear all … Continue reading

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Free Cones, Kids Meals & Birthday Treats

Enjoy a free cone from Dairy Queen March 16

I’ve received several letters from readers lately about local restaurants that have started offering free kids meals on certain nights of the week. Thank you to those of you who’ve written to let me know about these (Andrea, Carlos, and Lauren)! You can now find an updated listing of Tyler … Continue reading

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Where to Find Books for Free

Where to get free books online -- paperbacks, hardbacks, digital and audio books

We have a bunch of bookworms in this family, and a big part of our budget goes to buying new books — especially when you lump in all the textbooks needed by the five of our kids who are in college or professional school. (Textbooks are especially pricey, which is … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Your Frequent Flyer Miles

How We Flew to Europe for Free

We are not a family of frequent fliers. Quite the opposite, actually. Yet with a little ingenuity and intentionality, we amassed enough “frequent flyer” miles with American Airlines a few years back to get ten free tickets to Europe, then spent three weeks backpacking across the Continent with nine children … Continue reading

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2014 Summer Reading Rewards

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Summer book clubs and reading reward programs are always popular at our house. What follows is an updated list of programs that will inspire your child to curl up with some good books throughout the summer and on into the next school year. Know about any I’ve missed? Please leave … Continue reading

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Cows Eat Free at Chick-fil-A

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Tomorrow marks the second Friday in July, and you know what that means! It’s time once again for Chick-fil-A’s annual Cow Appreciation Day. All customers who show up at Chick-fil-A tomorrow (July 12, 2013) sporting a cow costume will be rewarded with free food. Folks wearing full cow costumes will … Continue reading

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2013 Summer Reading Programs

Looking for ways to inspire your kids to read more this summer? Here's a long list of incentive programs to help you do it. | from www.flandersfamily.info

Summer book clubs and reading reward programs are always popular at our house. What follows is an updated list of programs that will inspire your child to curl up with some good books throughout the summer and on into the next school year. Know about any I’ve missed? Please leave … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Sing-a-Long (Free Printable)

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It’s best if you spring today’s activity on your friends and family unaware. We make it easy with these handy labels. Just stick one unobtrusively to the bottom of every dinner plate before guests arrive, then when it is time to eat, let folks go through the buffet line without drawing attention to that hidden surprise.
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Free Kids Hair Cuts

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While standing in line for Chick-fil-A on August 1, I ran into a hair stylist who told me JCPenney was giving away free back-to-school cuts all month long for kids in grades K-6. She didn’t know whether this were just a local promotion, but my Google search indicates it is … Continue reading

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Printable Academic Calendar

Calendar - 2013-14 School Year

We’re working on lesson plans for the new school year at our house, which for me means lots of list making and chart printing. I try to share as many of these as I think may be useful to my readers. I’ve recently added a bunch of new calendars to … Continue reading

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Free Kids Club at Barnes & Noble

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While we were running errands yesterday, I stopped by Barnes & Noble so that my kids could turn in their summer reading logs. In addition to the free books they earned through B&N’s summer reading program, they also brought home this flyer: The 30% off one kids’ book or toy … Continue reading

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Eat Mor Chikin

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Today is the second Friday of July, so that makes it Cow Appreciation Day! All customers who show up at Chick-fil-A dressed as a cow today will be rewarded with free food. Folks wearing full cow costumes receive a full meal. Partial cow attire earns a free entree. Our little … Continue reading

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Free Kids Workshops

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Our kids love getting to build and paint projects at Home Depot’s free Kids Clinics. The workshops are held year-round, on the first Saturday of every month from 9 AM – noon. The projects are designed for ages 5-12, but our local store allows younger children to participate with the … Continue reading

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More Kids Eat Free

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Kids can eat free all day on Mondays at On the Border this summer, and you can get free kids meals at Traditions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings now, as well. View the whole list by clicking here. Many of these offers are good nation-wide, so if you don’t … Continue reading

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