Tax Day Freebies & Deals – April 15, 2015!

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To help ease the blow of Tax Day, many businesses offer freebies and deals to their loyal customers. Check out the offers for this year. Thanks to Sarah from Capitally Frugal for this roundup of Tax Day Deals!

Tax Day Deals for 2015


Bonefish Grill
Show the coupon on your phone or print to redeem for $10 off your next Bonefish Grill visit. Offer is valid through April 20th.*


Boston Market
Buy one individual meal, get one individual meal for free on April 15. Valid with any Individual Meal, Whole Sandwich, Whole Sandwich Combo, Salad Bowl, or Market Bowl. Limit 3 BOGOs per person, per visit. No coupon required.


Bruegger’s Bagels
Show your office some love and take in a Baker’s Dozen of bagels and cream cheese for just $10.40, when you print this coupon.


California Tortilla
Because you pay big cheese on Tax Day, California Tortilla is giving free Chips and Queso (or salsa to the cheese-intolerant) to anyone who makes a purchase and says the secret password “Taxes Shmaxes” on April 15th.


Take 15% off your entire meal with this coupon, through April 29.


Great American Cookies
They will make Tax Day a little sweeter with their free sugar cookie offer. No coupon needed!


Hard Rock Cafe
Sing your favorite song on stage at any participating Hard Rock Cafe on April 15th and receive a free Local Legendary Burger. There is no age limit – so, your children can sing for their meals as well!


Print this coupon to experience a free HydroMassage, through April 17th.


LoneStar Steakhouse
Bring your appetite to LoneStar and enjoy Endless Baby Back Ribs for $19.99, All Day on April 15! Just print the offer on their Facebook page.


Longhorn Steakhouse
Print a coupon for $3 off 2 Adult lunch entrees or $4 off 2 Adult dinner entrees. Coupons are valid through May 3, 2015.


Office Depot/Office Max
Do you have a ton of papers that need to be shredded. Take this coupon into Office Depot or Office Max and they will shred up to 2 lbs for free!


Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
To make the end of tax season a little sweeter, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will offer an exclusive discount to their Facebook fans to fill up their cups with froyo (up to 16 ounces) and toppings on 4/15 for $4.15.


Pizza Hut
Have a little extra time on your hands? Fill out Pizza Hut’s P-2 Form and mail it in for the chance to win a gift card They are giving away (2) $50 gift cards, (30) $20 gift cards, and (30) $10 gift cards. Your chances aren’t really great, but it might be a fun thing to do with your kids!


Outback Steakhouse
Take 15% off your entire check with this coupon, through April 19.


Get a FREE small The Original sandwich on Wednesday, 4/15, with the purchase of chips and medium drink.


Sonic Drive-In
Head to Sonic for their Half-Price burgers, all day on April 15th!


Select Whole Foods in the DC-Area
Get a free 12 oz coffee at select Whole Foods stores in the DC-Area on April 15th.


Printable Coupons this Week: OxiClean, Kellogg’s, Claritin + More! Grocery Coupons

Here’s an updated list of top printable coupons for this week:



$2.00 off any ONE (1) OxiClean Laundry Detergent

SAVE $4.00 off ANY Centrum® or Centrum® Silver® Multivitamin (excludes trial/travel sizes)

SAVE $1.00 on any ONE (1) Newman's Own® Frozen Pizza


$0.50 off 1 Kellogg’s SPK Protein Cinnamon Cereal
$0.75 off one (1) HERDEZ Cocina Mexicana Bowl
$0.50 off HERDEZ Tortilla Chips or Salsa product
$0.75 off any one (1) HERDEZ Cooking Sauce
$0.50 off ONE Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal
$4.00 off Non-Drowsy Claritin-D Allergy Product
$5.00 off Adult Zyrtec 24-30ct or Childrens Zyrtec
$2.00 off any ONE (1) OxiClean Laundry Detergent
$2.00 off TWO (2) ARM & HAMMER™ Detergent Paks
$0.25 off ONE Bounty Paper Towel
$2.00 off TWO Pantene Shampoos or Conditioners
$1.00 off ONE Crest Pro-Health Advanced Toothpaste
$1.50 off Irish Spring Signature™ for Men Wash
$1.25 off ONE Olay Fresh Collections Body Wash
$1.25 off ONE Olay Body Wash Twin Pack
$1.00 off ONE Gillette or Venus Disposables
$1.25 off ONE Olay Hand & Body Lotion
$0.25 off ONE Ivory Body Wash OR ONE 3 Bar
$10.00 off two Purina Purpose brand cat litter


SAVE $3.00 off ONE (1) Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® Bath Tissue 30 Double Roll
SAVE $4.00 off ANY Centrum® or Centrum® Silver® Multivitamin (excludes trial/travel sizes)
SAVE $2.00 off ANY Centrum® Product (excludes trial/travel sizes)
$1.00 OFF any ONE (1) Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® 6 double roll or larger.
SAVE $0.50 on any TWO (2) ZATARAIN’S® Rice or Pasta Dinner Mixes
SAVE $1.00 COLORsensational® or ANY MAYBELLINE® NEW YORK Lip Product (excludes Baby Lips)
SAVE $2.00 on ANY L’Oréal® Paris Advanced Suncare (excludes trial size)
SAVE $1.00 on any ONE (1) Newman’s Own® Frozen Pizza


Save $1.50 Any one (1) EVOL single-serve frozen entrée (8-9 oz packages)
Save $5.00 off any (1) Adult ZYRTEC® 24-30ct. or any (1) Children’s ZYRTEC®

New on Netflix + My Current HGTV Favs! #StreamTeam

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I don’t know why, but I have ignored the reality TV section on Netflix for years. Since we don’t have cable, my husband and I had completely missed my (now) favorite TV show of all time- Love it or List it! Do you know it? We are currently HOOKED on the show and getting all kinds of ideas for our sweet home that is lovely but still needs some updating. Oh. My. Goodness. I love that show! Hilary’s design ideas are out of this world! I am pretty sure that I drool over her kitchens. And David’s house finds are none too shabby…

You might enjoy seeing some of our own home projects on this thread: Decorating on a Dime.

Love it or List it

Another favorite we recently discovered is Flip or Flop. Spouses Tarek and Christina enter the high-stakes world of “house flipping”: buying and renovating homes, then selling them for, hopefully, a profit. This one intrigues us because we are interested in getting a little more involved in real estate (than the one rental we currently have) in the coming years.  Neat show.

Flip or Flop

The next series I am headed to is Flea Market Flip. My mom adores the show and it’s right up my alley. I LOVE the concept of repurosing and restoring/painting old furniture. I’ve done just a teeny bit of it myself, but would love to do more…if…I…ever…have…the…time.

Flea Market Flip

Psst!!!  Looking for a Friday night movie? Check out these new family-friendly titles on Netflix!

NEW ON NETFLIX for kids and families


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1. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (3/11)
2. Inspector Gadget (3/27)
3. SUPER 4 (4/10)



How about you? What have you been streaming on Netflix recently? I would love to hear from you!



Note: As part of the Netflix Stream Team I am given movie suggestions, crafts, and recipes each month, as well as a complimentary subscription. This does not affect my opinion in any way. I have enjoyed Netflix as a frugal family entertainment option for years prior to joining the Stream Team.


Free Family Fun this Weekend: April 10-12, 2015


There are lots of fun, free things to do with the family this weekend! Check out this list:


free store events,free local weekend events, free in-store events, free cooking classes, free kids events, free family activities, free workshop,fun free

photo credit – Coupon Mamacita




:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During April, they include Grace’s Sweet Spring Break Event, Adorable Accents: Twists & Braids, Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration, Meal & Memories with Dad and Mom and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.


:: Barnes & Noble

Saturday, April 11th at 11 AM

Storytime featuring I Wish You More plus related activities at many B&N locations

Most stores have free toddler story time, NOOK events, hands-on learning events and author events – find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

free April 11th PBR event Bass Pro Shops

:: Bass Pro Shops

April 11th and 12th from Noon to 4 PM

Free PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Family Event

Free Face Painting, Free Craft, Stick Bull Riding, Steer Head Roping & more!

Most Bass Pro Shops have the same activities, but be sure and check your local store here before you head out.


:: Guitar Center

Saturday, April 11th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}

10:15 AM – Intro to Garage Band Workshop

More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

home depot workshops for adults

:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, April 11th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM – Vertical Gardening

Sunday, April 12th from 1 PM to 2:30 PM – How to Install Tile

You can pre-register online here.

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:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, April 11th from 11 AM-3 PM and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday.

Kids make and take a Sunny Days Birdhouse Craft. Get more information here.

Lowe's See it Grow workshop

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, April 11 at 10 AM

See It Grow Gardening Kit. Register at the website here.

Michaels kids club lady bug clay pot

:: Michael’s Kids Club

April 11th – 10 AM – 12 Noon

Kids can make and take a decorative Lady Bug flower pot. At just $2 per child, they get 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Ages 3 and up. Sessions start every half hour from 10 AM – 11:30. See a store associate to sign up. Get more information here.

botanical flower arranging Pottery Barn

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, April 12th at 10 AM.

Botanical flower arranging. Get more information and RSVP here.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes for Kids

Saturday, April 11th at 10 AM

Junior Chef: Lunch Box Lessons – kids will learn to prepare the best lunch box ever from sushi and sandwich wraps to fruit kabobs. The Jr. Chef’s class is suitable for kids ages 5-13.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes for Adults

Sunday, April 12th -contact your store for class time

Spring Market Cooking Techniques Class: Showcase local produce in a seasonal soup, pasta and stir-fry.To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.




:: Free National Park Entrance

April 18-19th
opening weekend of National Park Week

Find out the list of participating parks (over 405 of them) right here.

:: Free Comic Book Day

May 2nd

Find participating stores here.

: Free Admission to National Public Gardens

May 8th

A favorite annual events just in time for Mother’s Day. Find Gardens Near You

:: Free Art Museum Day

May 18th

Many art museums will be offering free or discounted admission. Find our more information here.

:: Free Zoo Admission for Dads on Father’s Day

June 21st

Most zoos all across the USA offer free admission for Dad every Father’s Day. Contact your local zoo for details.

:: Amtrak Train Days

Kickoff is May 9th at Chicago Union Station

Community events happening all across the USA from May 9th through November. Get more information here.

:: Bass Pro Shops

Kids Archery Workshops ongoing through November 18th

Most Bass Pro Shops have the same workshops, but be sure and check your local store here before you head out.

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, May 2nd from 9 AM to 12 PM

Kids Learn How to Build a Picket Fence Photo Frame ~You can pre-register online here.

:: KOA Campgrounds Kids Camp FREE for Father’s Day Weekend

June 19th through June 21st

Kids camp free this weekend. Find the participating campgrounds right here.

:: Lego Stores Free Model Build

Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

:: Michael’s Classes for Adults

Find out more information right here about creative classes happening all week long.

:: Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)

Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. Find out more information here.

:: Pottery Barn

May 10th at 10 AM

Botanical flower arranging. Get more information and RSVP here.

:: Pottery Barn Kids

April 21st at 11 AM

Decorate biodegradable flower pots and plant seeds for Earth Day. Call your local PBK store here for a reservation.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: FREE National Parks Admission for 4th Graders in 2015 – 2016 School Year

Starting in September 2015, every 4th grader will get an Every Kid in the Park pass food for FREE admission to all of America’s National Parks. The pass will be good for one full year and will be good for the 4th graders & their families as most parks charge admission per car. This is part of President Obama’s Every Kid in the Park initiative. Thanks to Thrifty NW Mom for the info!

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is open for kids ages 8-12 to attend Apple Camp. This is popular free camp where kids learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Hurry, spots fill up quickly. Go here to sign up.

:: Athleta Stores

Free fitness classes, group runs and special events at your local store. Visit your local store page here for more information.

:: Apple Store

Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.

:: Beauty Events in Stores

Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.

:: Bowling for Kids all Summer

Kids Bowl for Free all summer at select bowling centers. Get two free games for each child, every day, all summer long. She rental is not included. Check to see what nearby bowling alleys are participating here.

:: Factory Tours

Find factory tours all across the USA, go here, The site has 570 tours and counting! Many are free but some may have an admission fee. (Thanks to the Happy Housewife for sharing this!)

:: Family Movies for $1 During the Summer

Participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists, & Edwards Theaters offer 9 weeks of family movies, rated G or PG, for just $1 on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings at 10 AM. You can see the schedule, starting dates and movies here on the Regal website.

:: Flying Lessons

Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.

:: Home and Garden Shows

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: Lululemon Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Major League Baseball Clinics

Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

:: Playground Finder

If you find yourself in a new location and are looking for a playground, use the free KaBoom Map of Play, playground finder and just type your location into the search bar.

:: REI Running Classes

Learn or get back into running with training and techniques classes. Find our more at

:: Roller Skating

Kids Roller Skate for Free: Find the closest participating facility right here.

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club ,( free) and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.

:: SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.

:: Target – Free Community Events

Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site,, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

:: Celebrate Crazy Holidays

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, Sibling Day, Pet Day and more. See the full schedule here.

* For more ideas for family fun, be sure and check Groupon, Amazon Local and LivingSocial in your area. Join each site for free and start having more fun on a budget! These vouchers make great gifts too!

For inexpensive and sometimes free tickets to local events, I am a fan of Goldstar tickets. Watch your emails for the heading “Comp Train” from Goldstar. If you are new, you can set up a free account here.

Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and events right in your hometown!


Thanks, Living More with Less Today!

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