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Chicagoland Events

Fun, Free and Frugal Weekend Events!

by admin on August 12, 2011

AC Moore – Saturday 1-3pm, Hands-On Demo: Cricut Autumn Celebrations Cartridge! They are also having Free Make & Take kids crafts on Wednesdays from 3-5pm all Summer long.

Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores - Saturday 11am-1pm, Crayola Owl Bookmark Make It-Take It. 1-3pm, Classes Open House: Meet instructors & see class samples! 50% off selected classes all day. 3-5pm, August Demo: Buy a base & embellish for FREE with Wrights & Jacquard!

Lakeshore Learning – Saturday 11am-3pm, Dinosaur Puppets: kids decorate puppets with horns, scales and foam claws.

Lowes Build and Grow – Saturday 10am-Noon, Kids build a School House Photo Holder! Be sure to sign up for this event here.

Michaels – Saturday 10am-Noon, Clay Pot Event: Create a crafty bookworm from a clay pot. Make-It Take-It with purchase of clay pot. Noon-2pm, Duck Tape Folder Event: Create a stylish and sturdy folder to keep you organized. FREE Make-It Take-It.

Pottery Barn Kids – Saturday 10am, Decorating Class – Planning Your Nursery: get advice on designing a warm and welcoming space for your baby. Attendees get 10% off select products. Call your local store to RSVP.

Target – select a city to find free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events in your area, sponsored by Target.

Walmart Event Finder – enter your zip code to see what is going on in your area. My store is featuring: Brach’s Favorites Candy Sampling Event, Snickers Peanut Butter Squared Sampling Event and Beneful Dog Food Event.

Thanks Keeping Cents!

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Just a heads up to those in the Chicagoland area! Cosmetique is having one of their Warehouse sales events Saturday August 13th & Sunday August 14th from 9am - 4pm– NO KIDS ALLOWED!

Cosmetique is a local cosmetics and facial care manufacturer the make products for lot’s of different companies….and their warehouse sales are unbelievable. You’ll find lip gloss, mascara, lipstick, makeup remover, perfume, eyeliner….etc etc…..at rock bottom prices! We’re talking as low as 50 cents!

All sales are final and they accept Cash, Check, Visa and MasterCard!

This is a great time to stock up on make-up and it’s a great stocking stuffer for teenagers. A couple of years ago I bought make-up bags at an after x-mas clearance at Target…then hit this sale and filled the bags to bursting with make-up and accessories for the teenage nieces…they were thrilled and it cost me very little!

Here is the address:
200 Corporate Woods Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 913-9099

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All Chicagoland and NW Indiana Salvation Army Thrift Stores will be having a Back To School Sale through August 13th! All kids clothing, from size newborn through size 16, will be $.49 per piece.

This would be an ideal time to shop for back to school clothes! I shop at Thrift stores all the time, if you have the patience to look through the racks you can find some great deals! Don’t turn your nose up at slightly worn and torn items either…they make ideal play clothes!

You can goHERE and enter your zip in the top right to find a location near you.

Thanks Couponing in NWI

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Family Finds is offering up BOGO tickets for Peter Pan playing at the Chicago Tribune Freedom Center North through August 21st!

What You Get

  • 2 tickets of any value for the price of one when you use code FINDS at checkout
  • 3D computer-generated imagery brings Edwardian London to life in this theater production in the round
  • Tiered rows mean a great view of the 360-degree action for everybody
  • Valid on all performances through August 21st

Head over here to check it out —>

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Fun, Free & Frugal Weekend Events!

by admin on August 5, 2011

AC Moore – Saturday 1-3pm, Free Make & Take: Pom Pom Monsters! They are also having Free Make & Take kids crafts on Wednesdays from 3-5pm all Summer long.

Bank of America – Saturday & Sunday, Free Museums On Us days for Bank of America cardholders! There are over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US.

Home Depot – Saturday 9am-Noon, Free Kids Workshop: build a pencil box.

Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores - Saturday 11am-1pm Provo Craft Cricut Machine Bookmark Make It-Take It. 1-3pm Provo Craft Cricut Machine Demo. 3-5pm Tulip Body Art Face & Body Paint Make It-Take It (For ages 12 & older).

Lakeshore Learning – Saturday 11am-3pm, Space Craft: kids create colorful space scenes with scratch-through rainbow paper.

Target – select a city to find free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events in your area, sponsored by Target.

Walmart Event Finder – enter your zip code to see what is going on in your area.

*It’s always a good idea to call your local store to confirm participation!

Thanks Keeping Cents!

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Head over to Pepsi Musica on Facebook to  RSVP now to see some of the hottest Latin bands in concert and hottest movies in select cities. There are 24 events in 6 cities including Chicago which takes place on August 13th!

Los Angeles – August 6th
Houston  - August 6th
Dallas – August 6th
New York City – August 13th
Chicago – August 13th
Miami – August 13th

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Many of you may know that Lollapalooza will be happening in Chicago this weekend! But you may not know that they will be featuring a family friendly stage that will be hosting a FREE Very Important Rocker (VIR) event on Augutst 7th!

They will be featuring top-selling family artists Ralph’s World, The Happiness Club, Brady Rymer and adult favorite Haley Bonar.

Families are invited to The James Chicago for a morning of music, entertainment and wholesome family fun. Headlining performers will be available to sign autographs and take pictures. Additionally, Paul Frank Industries, the successful creative design house and apparel company known for its unique colors and graphics, will provide giveaways at the event.

Healthy Snacks Included!

In celebration of Kidzapalooza, Lifeway Kefir and Applegate Farms and The FruitGuys will be offering  kid-friendly dairy drinks, organic treats, fruit and more.

When: August 7th 8:30 am
Where: The James Chicago Hotel 55 East Ontario
R.S.V.P: The event is FREE but you must reserve by email kidza

For more information head over to their Facebook page —>

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Hey, Chicago peeps do you have electronics laying around taking up space that you’d love to get rid of in an environmentally safe manner?

The city of Chicago is hosting a Summer Electronic Waste Collection event on August 6th!

Where:

4619 W. Homer St.
6453 W. Higgins Ave
6441 N. Ravenswood Ave.

When: 1o am – 2 pm

What is accepted:

  • Desktop Computers
  • DVD & VHS Players
  • Cell phones
  • Computer Mice
  • Video Game Consuls
  • PDA’s
  • Monitors
  • Laptops
  • MP3 Players
  • Scanners
  • Keyboards
  • Fax Machines
  • Zip Drives

For more information call 312-744-7606

See my post here on more e-cycle resources —>

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Fun, Free & Frugal Weekend Events!

by admin on July 29, 2011

AC Moore – Saturday 1-3pm, Buy a T-shirt & Decorate it for FREE! Print a 40% off 1 Regular priced item coupon. They are also having Free Make & Take kids crafts on Wednesdays from 3-5pm all Summer long.

Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores - Saturday 11am-1pm, Duck Tape Purse (Watermelon design pictured). 1pm-3pm, Crafting with 3M.

Lakeshore Learning – Saturday 11am-3pm, Under the Sea: Kids create an underwater scene featuring kelp, sea stars, sparkling fish & more.

Michaels – Saturday 11am-2pm, Passport to Fun Make-It Take-It Event Brazil: Create a mask & snake with purchase of a mask. Print a 40% off 1 Regular priced item coupon.

Target – select a city to find free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events in your area, sponsored by Target.

Walmart Event Finder – enter your zip code to see what is going on in your area. Possible Big G Sampling Event.

Heads upLEGO Mini Build Adirondack Chair is Tuesday & Wednesday, August 2nd & 3rd at 5pm!

Thanks Keeping Cents!

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Okay, now this is a cool site! Factory Tour USA is a database with 560 tours and counting! Just plug in your zip code and a mile radius, or search by category to find Factory Tours near you! What a great way to celebrate “Made in America”!

The information on the site is maintained by many people throughout the United States who enjoy visiting American industry. You can even become a contributing member!

Head over here to check it out —>

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