Monday, August 21, 2017

Grand Junction: Free Subs Aug 22

Grand Junction has been in Bismarck for a year, and in honor of that, they will be giving away FREE subs with the purchase of a beverage and a side.  They will also have decorations, balloons, and cake.  Sounds like a great place to catch a meal tomorrow.

Classic Rock Coffee: Half Priced Smoothies

Classic Rock Coffee is one of my favorite coffee shops in town.  Through August 22nd you can get any of their smoothies for half price!  All you have to do is show them the deal on their Facebook page right HERE.

DQ: Buy 1 Blizzard Get 1 For $0.99!

Today through September 3rd, when you buy one Blizzard, you can get another of equal or lesser value for just $0.99.  This is a great deal to celebrate the start of school!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Starbucks eGift Card: $10 for a $20 Card!

Have a got a deal for you Starbucks lovers!  Go HERE where you can purchase a $20 Starbucks eGift card for just $10!  You're getting double your money!

You'll have to fill out who you're sending it to and who it's from.  I sent myself one!  Then you'll get an email with the gift card.  You can print it out, or you can transfer that $20 to a gift card you already have if you're a Starbucks Rewards member.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Back To School Deals 8/13-8/19

School starts next week in Bismarck Mandan!  But don't panic.  You can still save money while back to school shopping.  And if you already got all the supplies you need for this year, stock up for next year!  Here are the best deals around town:

Office Depot
Penny Deals (limit 3 each with minimum $5 purchase)
Office Depot One Subject Spiral notebooks
Office Depot Wooden Pencils, 12pk
Scholasic Pourable Glue, 4oz
Office Depot 12" Ruler

Staples 1 subject notebooks $0.25 (limit 5)
Staples copy paper, 3pk, 750 total sheets $8.99
Pay $8.99
Submit $8.74 mail in rebate (limit 3 rebates per household)
Final cost $0.25!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Grand Junction: Kids Eat FREE Mondays & Tuesdays

Grand Junction is now offering FREE kid's meals on Mondays and Tuesdays.  You can get one free kids meal per adult meal purchased, and this is valid for kids 12 and under.

Qdoba: $22 Meal Deal

Check out this great deal from Qdoba.  You can get two meals for $22.  This includes 2 20oz drinks, 2 entrees, and 1 chips and queso. You can add kids meals for just $4 each.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Back 2 School Tips & News Story

Hey guys!  I know I shared some back to school tips with you already, but I thought I'd share a link to a news story KXMB did, while sharing my tips.  Hope this helps you save money, and happy shopping!

The link is right HERE.

Classic Rock Coffee: Half Priced Frappes 1-6pm

Classic Rock Coffee is my favorite coffee shop!  The atmosphere, food, and drinks are awesome.  Today and tomorrow they're offering half off all their frappes from 1 to 6pm. All you have to do is show them the post on their Facebook app right HERE.

And if you're thinking you don't want to drive all the way to Mandan to get coffee, it's right off the memorial bridge on the strip!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Papa John's: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Pizzas Online

If you're looking for an inexpensive meal, head on over HERE to Papa John's where you can get a FREE pizza with the purchase of another when you enter code TOUCHDOWN in the box at the top right corner of the page, then apply and customize your pizzas.  The free pizza must be of equal or lesser value.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Raging Rivers: $10 Back to School Event

On Thursday August 10th from 11am to 8pm you can get into Raging Rivers for just $10 when you donate school supplies.  All supplies will be donated to Carrie's Kids!  This is a great deal for a great cause.

Starbucks: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Macchiatos

Starbucks is having a great sale if you're heading out for coffee with a friend.  They are offering a FREE macchiato with the purchase of another of equal or lesser value.  This sale is good through August 7th from 2-5pm each day, and it's good on any size, hot or cold.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Caribou Coffee: Buy Tumbler, Get $2.99 Refills

Head on over to Caribou where you can buy one of these cute tumblers for just $19.99.  Then you can refill it the entire month of August with cold beverages for just $2.99!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saving Money on School Supplies

You can really break the bank when you're school supply shopping, but I have a few tips for you so you don't have to.


1. Keep a stockpile of supplies.  When an item is super cheap, buy extra to keep on hand for the next school year. We have tons of folders, loose leaf paper, and pencils on hand.  Whenever we get free pencils at events around town, I save them in a drawer.  The kids just picked out 24 to go into their pencil pouches for the year.

2. Shop the sales each week, starting in July. People often think Office Depot and Staples are more expensive, but they have the best sales.  They usually have their best deals on the front page of their ads.  Stock up on those!  You can even get items for a penny!

3.  Don't buy your kids a new backpack each year.  Most will last a couple years.  This will save you a ton of money.

Do you have any other tips to add?  Let us know!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Field & Stream Magazine: FREE Subscription!

Go HERE to get a FREE subscription to Field & Stream magazine.  You will never receive a bill!

Dairy Queen: Miracle Treat Day

If you need an excuse to go to Dairy Queen, I have one for you.  Tomorrow is Miracle Treat Day which means at least $1 from every Blizzard will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  This is such a great cause!

Bismarck Outdoor Pools: FREE Swimming!

Today you can swim for free at all outdoor Bismarck pools.  They are offering multiple sessions to allow more people to enjoy this opportunity. The sessions are from:


The Wachter Wave Pool closed this afternoon because of a sanitation incident, so you'll have to head to Elks or Hillside Pool.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Target Starbucks: 15% off Frappuccino Beverages

You can get 15% off all frappuccino beverages at Target Starbucks locations when you use your Cartwheel app.  This is good through August 7th.

Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine: FREE Subscription!

Head on over HERE for an absolutely FREE subscription to Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.  No strings attached!

Schlotsky's: FREE Chips and Drink

Check out the deal pictured above.  This could make for a cheap lunch or supper today!  This is valid July 25th only.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Target Starbucks: 50% off Handcrafted Teas

Through July 24th, you can get 50% off all handcrafted teas at Target Starbucks locations using the Target Cartwheel app.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cash Wise: More Rewards

I've been meaning to tell you all about a great way to save money on fuel at Cash Wise.  They have a new More Rewards program, and since I joined, I have saved a TON on gas!   The picture above is from their ad this week.  If you see in the top right corner, when you buy this item, you will earn 10 cents off per gallon of gas!  They have these rewards all over their ad.  Most of them are for 1 or 2 cents off, but they add up.  Just be sure to only buy items you will use, or you'll be wasting money!

Here are the facts you need to know about the More Rewards program:

*it's free to join
*each time you are checking out, all you have to do is give the cashier your phone number to earn rewards
*there are also rewards for baby, pet, and liquor items
*the rewards you earn expire after 30 days
*you can still pay at the pump and use your rewards to get money off your fuel purchase
*at the bottom of your grocery receipt, it will tell you how much money you can get off each gallon of gas, up to 15 gallons (I got over $0.60 off per gallon one time!)

Go HERE for more info or to sign up.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Starbucks: FREE Teavana Teas 7/14

It's going to be a hot one Friday, but Starbucks has you covered.  From 1-2pm on July 14th, you can get a FREE Tall Teavana Shaken Iced Tea Fusion. Limit one per customer and no customization included. These come in a quite a few flavors and sound awesome!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Bismarck Parks & Rec Deals

We are so blessed to have an amazing Parks and Recreation District in Bismarck.  There are parks and trails everywhere and lots of fun programs and activities to do throughout the year.

Well, Bismarck Parks and Rec is hosting a July Celebration with plenty of free and/or reasonably priced activities throughout the month.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: FREE junior golf from 7:30-11am through August (Tuesdays at Riverwood and Pebble Creek, Thursdays at Tom O'Leary)

Wednesdays: FREE kid's summer stage with Kitty Ko and other performers at Custer Park from noon-1 through August 9th

Saturdays: FREE yoga in the park at 9:45 in Custer Park through August 26th

July 8-15: FREE fitness classes at the BSC Aquatic Center and Capital Racquet and Fitness Center

July 22: FREE tent camping at Sibley

July 26: FREE swimming at outdoor pools

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Papa John's: 40% off Pizzas!

Looking for a quick and easy supper during these hot days? Papa John's is offering 40% off all regular priced pizzas when you enter code THANKYOU when placing an order HERE online. This offer is for a limited time.  You can get 40% off each pizza you order by clicking on "enter promo code" and hit apply each time you order another pizza.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Wendy's: $0.50 Small Frostys This Summer!

Are you a fan of a Wendy's Frosty?  Well you can score a small chocolate or vanilla frosty for just $0.50 through August 25!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Starbucks: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Iced Espresso

Check out the above sale Starbucks is offering.  They have so many different iced espresso drinks, so grab a friend and enjoy!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings: Unlimited FREE Fries 6/25

Head on over to Buffalo Wild Wings on Sunday, June 25th where you an get unlimited FREE fries when you buy a small, medium, or large order of boneless wings!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Starbucks: 50% off Macchiato Coupon

Starbucks lovers I have a coupon for you.  Go HERE and enter your cell phone number.  You'll get a text coupon for 50% off any macchiato.  Valid through June 28th.  One per person.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Father's Day Deals

Father's Day is Sunday, June 18th, and I found some deals to help make your celebrating a little less expensive.

Dairy Queen: buy a sundae, get dad's FREE

Dakota Zoo: dads receive discounted admission and a FREE train ride

Ground Round:dads get to spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize like a free meal, dessert, etc

Raging Rivers: dads get FREE admission

Sickie's Garage: dads get a FREE meal with the purchase of another of equal or greater value

TCBY: FREE treat for dads

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Papa John's: 50% off Pizzas

Through June 25 you can get 50% off regular priced pizzas when you order online from Papa John's.  Go HERE to start your order.  In order to get the deal, enter promo code PAPA then click "apply and customize" to create your pizza.  You need to enter the code before you create each pizza in order to get 50% off each pizza.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

McDonald's: FREE Happy Meals Tuesday Nights

Did you forget to plan supper for tonight?  Well here's a solution if you have kids.  Our Bismarck/Mandan McDonald's locations are offering FREE Happy Meals with the purchase of an Extra Value Meal on Tuesday nights from 4 to 8pm.

Scotty's Drive In: $2.49 Cruiser Meals

Head on over to Scotty's Drive In every day after 4pm where you can get their kid's Cruiser Meals for just $2.49 with adult purchase.  So fun!

Taco John's: Fiesta Hour 2-4pm

In honor of summer, Taco John's is offering a Fiesta Hour from 2 to 4pm each day.  This means you can get any 20oz drink for just $1!  This includes their new sparkling lemonades.  Yum!

Taco Bell: FREE Doritos Locos Taco 6/13

Today from 2-6pm you can get a FREE Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell!  No purchase necessary!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sky Zone: $15 Jump Deal

Have you taken your kids to Sky Zone yet?  It really is a great place to take your kids....especially if they need to burn off some energy.  Right now they're offering a great deal.  Monday through Friday from 1 to 8pm when you bring in three paying individuals they will get 90 minutes of jump time plus a slice of pizza and bottle of water for just $15.  This would normally cost $24.50!  All you have to do is mention the "Friends and Family Deal."

If you don't have Sky Socks, you will need to buy those as well for $3 but you can use them over and over again.

Thanks for the tip Missy!

AMC Theaters: $5 Icee & Popcorn Deal

Through July 30th, AMC Theaters in Gateway Mall has a deal for teens.  They can get a 20oz Icee and small popcorn for just $5.  Go HERE to print the coupon.  They will need a student ID as well.

Target Starbucks: 25% off Smoothies

Now through June 17th you can get 25% off all smoothies at Target Starbucks locations using the Cartwheel app.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Red Lobster: Seafood Lover's Lunch Deal

Red Lobster is offering a seafood lovers lunch Monday through Friday from 11am to 3pm.  For $9.99 you get to choose one of three entrees plus a soup or salad and unlimited biscuits.  Go HERE to check out the entrees and see more details.

Caribou: 2 For $5 Tuesdays

Check out the above deal from Caribou Coffee.  This is a really good deal and is good on food, too!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Amazon: Pampers Size 5 Swaddler Deal

If you have a child in diapers, get this deal NOW.  You can get a box of 124 count size 5 Pampers Swaddlers for just $15.80 shipped.  These are normally $53.99!  That's a savings of $38.19 a box.  Go HERE to get this deal before it's gone.  There is a limit of four boxes.

Thanks Kendra!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Buffalo Wild Wings: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Small Boneless Wings

Today only when you buy one order of small boneless wings at Buffalo Wild Wings, you'll get another FREE!  Just show your server the offer found HERE on your smart phone

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

AMC Summer Movie Camp

AMC Theaters in Gateway Mall will be having their Summer Movie Camp.  This means every Monday and Wednesday at 10am you pay $4 for a movie ticket and kids pack of AMC snacks. Go HERE to see the list of movies they are offering.

Summer Reading Promotions

Summer has begun and kids are out of school.  In order to keep your kids reading this summer, there are a couple programs they can participate in.

Barnes & Noble:
Go HERE and print off a reading journal.  After your kids (grades 1-6) have read eight books and filled out the journal, bring it to Barnes and Noble and they will get to choose a free book from the featured book list.

Bismarck Public Library:
The Summer Reading Kickoff is this Friday, June 2nd from 10am to 3pm at the Heritage Center and Capital grounds.  There are tons of free activities, and the kids will receive a log to track their reading minutes.  Turn in minutes each week at the library and they will get prizes.  Go HERE for more information.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sickie's Thursday Specials, and Other Dining Deals

I just found out about an awesome deal at Sickie's Garage.  On Thursdays guests 55 and over get their age in discount!  This means if you are 60, you get 60% off!

Go HERE to see more restaurant deals in Bismarck-Mandan.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Saving Money on School Supplies

It's the end of the school year and I bet your kids are coming home with lots of stuff.  My kids keep bringing home papers, and papers, and more papers.  But another thing that came home today was my daughter's leftover school supplies.  Instead of chucking everything, I went through it and saved what she could use again or what we could use at home.  Here's what I kept:

For her to use again-pencil pouch, lots of pencils she didn't use, a big eraser, her scissors, and her marker box

For us to use at home-crayons and markers

Also, if their backpack is in good condition, save it!  Although, my daughter's will be going in the trash after this year.

Hope these tips save you money in August.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Domino's Pizza: Large 2 Topping $5.99

Through May 28th you can get large 2 topping pizzas from Domino's for just $5.99 when you order online.  Go on over HERE to start your order.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Bismark Parks & Rec: Park Passport

Kids to Parks Day is May 20th, so Bismarck Parks & Rec is celebrating by giving your kids a chance to complete a park passport.  The passport is for kids of all ages.  Kids will go around town to a few parks and answer some questions about each park.  When complete, turn in the form to the Bismarck Parks & Rec office by June 2 and they will receive a FREE day pass to an outdoor pool.

Go HERE to print your passport.

Touch A Truck: May 20

Mandan's Touch a Truck is back.  We took our kids last year and it was a blast!  It will be May 20th from 11am to 4pm on Mandan Main Street.

Touch A Truck offers children an up-close, hands-on opportunity to explore heavy machinery, safety vehicles, and other cool trucks, as well as ask questions of the people who operate these machines.

They will be closing off several blocks on Main Street in Mandan to bring in the equipment and hold the event. Admission to Touch A Truck is free, but attendees will be asked to bring a non-perishable food item. All of these donated goods will then be given to the Aid Incorporated Food Pantry.