Thursday, December 29, 2011

Walgreens: 25 Free 4x6 Prints With In-Store Pickup


Use the code PRINTNOW to get 25 free 4x6 prints at Walgreens online and choose in-store pickup for free shipping.

Code is good through 12/31/11.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Clearance Shopping

After-Christmas clearance starts today. Most Christmas items will be at least 50% off today. Where are you heading for the bargains? I like Target myself.

Think outside the Christmas aisles and look for other holiday themed merchandise. Take it to the scanner and see if it's clearance. You can find Christmas themed paper towels, napkins, toothpaste (yes, toothpaste-the kid's kind), tissues, candles, air fresheners, toys, games, coffees, baking mixes and candies. There are lots of coupons for things that might also be on clearance so take your coupons with you and get some great deals! These items might not always be with the Christmas items, as some may have gotten scattered throughout the store. I look at it like a sort of scavenger hunt.

At Target, check the Dollar Spot for Christmas items that should also be 50% off.

If you really want a great deal wait until around December 30th-January 1st when the price usually goes to 75 % off before you go. OR if you are like me, wait until January 4-6th when the price drops to 90% off. (Keep in mind that once the price hits 90% off, it's only a day or two before everything is GONE.)

Where do you go for Christmas clearance shopping? Any tips for your favorite store?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Reminder: Lowe's Build And Grow Castle 1/14/11

 Don't forget to sign up for the next free Lowe's Build and Grow clinic. I think the castle will be pretty popular!

Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project.



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Earth Fare: Free Ice Cream w/ $5 purchase

Log in to your Earth Fare Welcome Home account to print a coupon for Free Earth Fare brand Ice Cream with a $5 purchase.

Coupon is valid today and tomorrow only! (12/20-12/21/11)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lowe's Build and Grow 1/14/11: Castle


Today was the last day of the Christmas Train at Lowe's and as a surprise the kids got to bring their hammers home. I don't know why except maybe Lowe's is changing the hammers that they use or something.

I asked what the next Build and Grow project is and the nice lady at our Lowe's showed me on their computer. (It's not up yet on the official website. In fact the website is acting really weird right now and showing info about June 2009!)

It's a CASTLE on January 14th. It's going to be sooo cute! I can't wait. I wish I had a picture to show. I will be sure to let you know when it's time to sign up, because I am sure this will be popular with all the little handy princesses and knights!

It had a knight and princess and a dragon (little cardboard characters like the Santa from the sleigh build) and the drawbridge opens and closes.

Who else is excited for a new year of Build and Grow?

Friday, December 16, 2011

River Region Free Weekend Activities


If you see or hear of anything else that you would like to share about, please do, on the River Region Family Facebook wall or in the comments of this post.

Remember: Bass Pro Shops activities including free photo with Santa, crafts and games are every day through Christmas Eve. Complete info and Schedule here.

Friday 12/16/11
7 pm The Coming King presented by the King's Praise Ballet- Free
at Hunter Hills Baptist Church


Saturday 12/17/11


10- Noon  Lowe's Build and Grow- Train Engine-Free
Final part of the 3 part Christmas Train.

10 am-Noon Michael's Passport To Imagination
Mexico-Duck Tape Luggage Tag

Noon-2pm Michael's Passport To Imagination
Mexico-Poinsettia Card

4pm The Coming King presented by the King's Praise Ballet- Free
at Hunter Hills Baptist Church

Dream in December will take place December 17 and 22 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with the Snow Machine, Caroling and Santa at the park at the corner of Commerce and Tallapoosa Streets in Downtown Montgomery. Christmas Lights Trolley Tours are $5.00 per person and Carriage Rides are $15.00 per person. Departs at 7 pm. Corner of Commerce/Tallapoosa. For more information you can call 240-INFO.


6-9 pm Baptist Health and the Wyndridge neighborhood are hosting a Live Nativity at the Baptist Medical Center East Campus (400 Taylor Rd-Montgomery) with animals. There will be a driving route or you can walk up to view the display. (Also Sunday)


Sunday 12/18/11
6-9 pm Baptist Health and the Wyndridge neighborhood are hosting a Live Nativity at the Baptist Medical Center East Campus (400 Taylor Rd-Montgomery) with animals. There will be a driving route or you can walk up to view the display.


Monday 12/19/11
5:30-8:30 Governor's Mansion Candlelight Open House
1142 S. Perry St. 834-3022
 

Friday, December 9, 2011

River Region Weekend Activities

Saturday 12/10/11

10 am Lowes Build and Grow-FREE
Coal Car (Part 2 of 3 part Christmas Train)

10 am-Noon Michael's Passport To Imagination
Iceland-Reindeer Frame

10 am-8 pm Christmas On The Coosa-FREE
Annual Christmas Extravaganza with arts & crafts (10 am-6 pm), street parade (3 pm), food, concessions, handmade quilt show (9am-2pm), classic car show (10 am-1:30 pm), entertainment (children's entertainment at Goldstar Park 10 am-2 pm & Wetumpka Pops Band concert in Gold Star Park 4:30 pm) and activities on the Coosa river (Santa ski-in and boat parade beside Gold Star Park at 5:30 pm) culminating with a spectacular fireworks exhibition at dusk.
(9 am- 8 pm-Shuttle buses running between National Guard Armory, Food World Parking Lots and Downtown)

Noon-2 pm Michael's Passport To Imagination
Iceland-Santa's Letter

6-9 pm Victorian Front Porch Walking Christmas Tour-Opelika FREE
Walking tour through the North Opelika Historic Neighborhood district, where families lavishly transform the front porches of their elegant Victorian homes into a magical Christmas wonderland of of Victorian Christmas scenes that include life-sized Santas, carousel horses and other figures. Area churches and businesses offer visitors hot chocolate and light refreshments on this night.

7pm My Favorite Christmas Card:A Musical Frazer UMC FREE
Experience the warmth, humor and inspiration of our favorite Christmas Cards "come to life" through stage and song as we celebrate God's Christmas Card to the whole world—the birth of Jesus Christ. Beautifully produced with 200+ voice choir, orchestra and original drama.
Admissions is free, no ticket required, and childcare ages 0-3 is provided.

Sunday 12/11/11

1-3 pm Michael's Passport To Imagination
Japan-Snowman Ornament

3-4 pm Michael's Passport To Imagination
Japan-Snowflake Frame

6 pm The Best Christmas Pageant Ever- Eastern Hills Baptist Church FREE
Presented by the EHBC drama ministry


7pm My Favorite Christmas Card:A Musical Frazer UMC FREE
Experience the warmth, humor and inspiration of our favorite Christmas Cards "come to life" through stage and song as we celebrate God's Christmas Card to the whole world—the birth of Jesus Christ. Beautifully produced with 200+ voice choir, orchestra and original drama.
Admissions is free, no ticket required, and childcare ages 0-3 is provided.

Monday 12/12/11
5:30-7:30 pm Governor's Mansion Christmas Candlelight Tour & Open House FREE
1142 S. Perry St. 834-3022
Tickets are complimentary and can be picked up at the Mansion Gift Shop on 30 Finley Avenue in Montgomery. Tours are for the Hill House and for the Governor's Mansion and will be on December 12th and 19th from 5:30PM- 7:30PM.

Tuesday 12/13/11
7 pm Messiah Sing-a-long The New Church @ 301 Dexter (formerly Dexter Ave Methodist Church)
6th annual Messiah Sing-Along featuring the Montgomery Chorale led by Rebecca Barrineau Taylor and accompanied by members of the Montgomery Symphony . This free event is a wonderful way to begin your Christmas season and has become a tradition for many families and groups of singers or friends. A casual reception will be held following the event in the Fellowship Hall. The event will be from 7-8 p.m

Free Concert Tonight: Glenn Miller Holiday Concert Featuring Airmen of Note


At 7 p.m. Friday, December 9, 2011 you can catch the 30th Annual Glenn Miller concert at Troy University's Davis Theatre, 252 Montgomery St. The concert celebrates both the heritage of the late big band leader and supports the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

The U.S. Air Force “Airmen of Note” will perform big-band swing and holiday music, in the style of band leader Glenn Miller, who was stationed at Maxwell Air Base in 1942.

Admission is free, but non-perishable food donations are encouraged. Call 953-3500 or go to www.maxwell.af.mil.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Reminder: Lowe's Build & Grow Train Sign Up

Just a reminder: If you are planning on taking your precious little snowflake to build the second part of the Christmas Train at Lowe's on Saturday (12/10/11), you should go a ahead and sign up today before it gets filled up.

You can also go ahead and sign up for the 3rd part-the engine- that is next Saturday (12/17/11), while you are online.

Tip: Write your child's name and the year on the bottom of each piece in permanent marker. So you can always remember what year your little pumpkin made which train.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

River Region Free Weekend Activities

Saturday 12/3/11

9 am-Noon Home Depot Kids Workshop
Snowman Napkin Holder

10 am Lowe's Build and Grow
Caboose (part 1 of 3 part Christmas Train)


10 am-Noon Michael's Passport To Imagination- Australia
Christmas Calendar

10 am-8 pm Bass Pro Shops Free Photo With Santa

11 am - 8pm Montgomery Interfaith Nativity Exhibit

Noon-5pm Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland
Free crafts, games and activities- Winter Animal Ornament Craft

Noon-2pm Michael's Passport To Imagination-Australia
Stocking

1-4 pm Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Holiday open house

Sunday 12/4/11

Noon-5pm Bass Pro Shops Santa's Wonderland
Free crafts, games and activities- Winter Animal Ornament Craft

1pm Free Docent-led tours at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

1-3pm Michael's Passport To Imagination- Germany
Rudolph's Kitchen-Make

1-8 pm Montgomery Interfaith Nativity Exhibit

3-4 pm Michael's Passport To Imagination-Germany
Santa & Rudolph's Treat Bag Craft