FREE Backpack and School Supplies from Verizon TCC on July 30th

Mark your calendars! Verizon TCC (The Cellular Connection) will be giving away FREE backpacks filled with school supplies on July 30th! The TCC School Rocks Backpack Giveaway will take place on Saturday, July 30th from 12-3 p.m. at participating TCC locations.

No purchase is necessary, and there is a limit of one free backpack with school supplies per child while supplies last (they will only have 250 backpacks at each store). The child must be present to receive the backpack.

backpack giveaway

The store locator on their website will have a backpack icon by participating stores (for locals, I found 12 locations in the Seattle metro area, all of which are participating).

Please remember that the intent of this promotion is to help families in need. If you know of anyone who would benefit from this information, feel free to pass it on! For more information, visit


Want more back to school deals? Check out our Back to School Central complete with:
*school supply comparison chart
*weekly lists of the best back to school deals
*plus school lunch ideas and tips!


Metro Parks Tacoma Summer Bash + FREE Movies in the Park

summer movies

Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to the park for FREE outdoor family movies this summer in Tacoma!

The series kicks off this weekend and continues on Friday or Saturday nights at various Metro Parks locations around the city. Movies will start at dusk each night, but before the movie starts, enjoy live music, games, food vendors and more during the times listed.

metro parks

Seating is on the lawn, so be sure to bring blankets or folding chairs. Here’s the schedule of events:

Kandle Sunset Cinema – Friday, July 29 from 5-8 p.m.
Minions (PG)
Kandle Park, 2323 N Shirley St

Ethnic Fest and Movie Night – Saturday, July 30
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13)
Wright Park, 501 South I St

National Night Out and Summer Bash – Tuesday, August 2 at 5 p.m.
People’s Community Center, 1620 MLK Jr Way

Summer Bash and Movie – Friday, August 5 at 5:30-8 p.m.
Rio (G)
Stewart Heights Park, 402 E 56th St

Summer Bash and Movie – Friday, August 12 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Inside Out (PG)
Norpoint Park, 4818 Nassau Ave NE

Summer Bash and Movie – Saturday, August 20 from 6-8 p.m.
Zootopia (PG)
STAR Center, 3873 S 66th St

For more information, please visit Metro Parks Tacoma.

PS – Want to know about more area outdoor movies? Sounds Fun Mom has a great roundup of South Sound Summer Outdoor Movies to get you through the summer.


Fred Meyer: 50% off All Candles Flash Sale (7/29 only)

Fred Meyer Flash Sale: Save 50% on all Candles 7/29 Only

Fred Meyer is having another Flash Sale today (Friday, July 29th). This time, take 50% off ALL candles! Also included in the sale are wax melts, diffusers, room fragrance sprays and more. I love sales like these because they are often great opportunities to stock my closet up with housewarming, hostess, and holiday gifts (try saying that three times fast).

I made a quick trip to my store this morning to check this out, and I wanted to share some of the kinds of candles I found this morning. (Spoiler alert: I was not disappointed!)Carolina CandlesThese Carolina Candles are $12.99, but are just $6.49 today only! Fall Candles

I was so excited to find my favorite Empire Home Jar candles in stock. I personally took advantage of this deal! Read More…


Tillamook Summer Tour: FREE Ice Cream Samples at Select Area Locations!



The Tillamook Summer Ice Cream Tour has arrived in Seattle! You’ll be able to visit their specially-marked vans at select locations, dates and times over the next week or so to pick up FREE samples of ice cream. Plus, the first 50 customers at each stop will get a FREE ice cream koozie.

In addition to the ice cream, they’ll also be doling out coupons, buttons, color-changing spoons, and other goodies. Portland folks, they’ll be coming your way from August 10th-22nd!

Some area events have already happened, but there are still plenty to choose from:

Friday, 7/29

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Museum of Flight (9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle)
  • 5-7 p.m. – Number 6 Cider Co. (945 Elliott Ave W #203, Seattle)

Saturday, 7/30

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Three Magnets Brewing Co. (600 Franklin St SE #105, Olympia)
  • 7 p.m. – Lacey in Tune Movies at Dusk (Huntamer Park in Woodland Square, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey)

Sunday, 7/31

  • 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. – Woodland Zoo (5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle)


Thursday, 8/4

  • 12-3 p.m. – Stumptown Coffee Roasters (616 East Pine Street, Seattle)
  • 7-9 p.m. – Adventure Run (Road Runner Sports, 7020 Woodlawn Ave NW, Seattle)

Friday, 8/5

  • 12-3 p.m. – Stumptown Coffee Roasters (1115 12th Avenue, Seattle)
  • 6-9 p.m. – Magnolia Summerfest (West Magnolia Playfield, 3213 W Wheeler St, Seattle)

Saturday, 8/6

  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Children’s Museum of Tacoma (1501 Pacific Ave, Tacoma)
  • 4:30 p.m. – Drive In Movies at America’s Car Museum (LeMay Car Museum, 2702 East D St, Tacoma)

For more information, please visit Tillamook’s website.


*REMINDER* National Cheesecake Day: Half Price Slices at The Cheesecake Factory (July 29th and 30th)


Just a reminder – this is happening today and tomorrow!

Celebrate National Cheesecake Day on July 29th and 30th at The Cheesecake Factory where you can get any slice for half price! Limit one slice per guest; dine-in only.

Their newest cheesecake, Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch Cheesecake (yum!), is debuting in restaurants on July 29th. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.


Crazy 8: $8.88 Kids’ Jeans + FREE Shipping!

Crazy 8 Jeans

For a limited time only, Crazy 8 is offering kids’ jeans for just $8.88 each! Even better, score FREE shipping, no minimum purchase or coupon code required. These jeans are regularly $19.98!

I don’t know about you, but I have a child that can wear holes into jeans like nobody’s business. My solution is to simply wait for a sale like this and stock up. Jeans start at toddler sizes and go up to 14. Slim, husky, and plus sizes are also available.


I also found lots of styles including jeggings, skinny jeans, loose-fitting jeans, bootcut, and more.

Crazy 8 Sale

Also of note at Crazy 8, there are back to school basics for $5 (tees, shorts), $10 (tops, bottoms), and $15 (dresses, pants).

Remember, this deal is good for a limited time only – so don’t wait around. Head to Crazy 8 to get shopping now! And, don’t forget to check out our Back to School Central page for even more back-to-school finds!


Fred Meyer/QFC/Kroger Download: FREE Sparkling Tea Ecoupon (7/29 only)


If you are a Fred Meyer/QFC/Kroger chain store shopper, did you know that every Friday they offer up a FREE ecoupon download? Today’s offer is a FREE Sparkling ICE Tea. The coupon is only available for download today (July 29th), but you have through August 14th to redeem it.

Head HERE for Fred Meyer or HERE for QFC.

Never used an ecoupon before? It’s easy! Here’s how:

  • First, you’ll need to make sure you’ve registered your QFC Advantage Card or Fred Meyer Rewards card.
  • Next, head to the “coupons” section of their website (here are QFC coupons and Fred Meyer coupons).
  • Simply “click” to load them to your card.
  • Purchase the designated coupon items and make sure to use your store card at checkout. The coupon discounts generally come off at the end, once the cashier has hit “total.”

If you’re planning a trip out, make sure to check out the deals happening right now at Fred Meyer as well as these Fred Meyer back-to-school deals.


Amazon: Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphics Calculator, $88 (Lowest Price)!

Texas Instruments Graphing Calculator

Right now, Amazon has the Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphics Calculator priced at just $88. This is the lowest price its ever been on Amazon, and not only that, it’s actually lower than any price we found at several nationally-based chain stores during the back to school shopping season in 2015. Given the strength of this deal, I highly recommend you snag it if it’s on your list.

Here are a few features about this calculator:

  • #1 Best Seller in Scientific Calculators on Amazon
  • Average 4.5-star rating after over 2800 customer reviews
  • Large LCD screen
  • Transfer data between the calculator and a computer using included USB technology
  • Much more!
As always, pricing and availability can change at any time and without warning on Amazon. Given that, I urge you to buy this item while its at this price low! Head to Amazon to snag it now.
Looking for more Back to School Deals? We’ve got you covered. Head to our Back to School Central page for more!


Family Handyman: One-Year Magazine Subscription for $7.99 (7/28 only)

The Family Handyman

Today only (July 28th), you can score a one-year Family Handyman subscription for just $7.99 with coupon code COUPONPROJECT, which includes 11 issues. That works out to just $0.73 per issue, shipped! You can buy up to four years at this price, too:

Here’s a description of the magazine, from Discount Mags:

Family Handyman Magazine is for people who take an active interest in home improvement, yard and garden care, maintenance and repair, and remodeling. Family Handyman also features information on woodworking, auto maintenance, energy efficiency, and decorating.

Not interested in Family Handyman? You can save 20% on many other titles at Discount Mags. Just use coupon code COUPONPROJECT for the discount.


*LAST DAY* ModCloth: Save up to 70% on Select Summer Styles

ModCloth Just a heads up – this is the last day for this sale!

One of my favorite online retailers, ModCloth, is having a sale with select styles for summer discounted by up to 70% off! Note that you can use the coupon code BYEJULY on select items to save an extra 40%.

Never heard of ModCloth? It’s a fun site that offers vintage-inspired apparel for women, home décor, accessories, and more. I love the uniqueness of the pieces and I personally own several items from ModCloth!

Here are a few highlights from the sale:

Romper at ModCloth

Feisty Florist Romper: $14.99 (reg. $49.99) – 70% off

coach tour dress

Coach Tour Dress: $35.99 with coupon code BYEJULY (reg. $59.99) – 40% off

turn back time necklace

Turn Back Time Necklace: $14.99 with coupon code BYEJULY (reg. $24.99) – 40% off

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