Washington State Fair Discounted Concert Tickets {8 Shows!} on Groupon

washington state fair concert series groupon

Planning to see a concert at the Washington State Fair? Before you pay full price for tickets, be sure to check out this awesome Groupon deal in which you can save on select Washington State Fair Concert Series events!

Plus, use the coupon code SURPRISE to save up to an extra 51% – the amount you save will vary by customer (I got 14% off).

Options include:


Seating is in lower grandstand sections 6 or 16 (see the map above). Bonus: this deal also includes admission for two to the Washington State Fair (up to $25 value)!

Here’s the fine print:

Expiration varies. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Online redemption required; seating assigned on a first come, first served basis. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects merchant’s current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Please note that this Groupon is only available to purchase through today (Tuesday, July 26th), so don’t delay if you’re interested!


LEGO Disney Princess Arendelle Castle Celebration for $46-$48 (Reg. $60)!

LEGO Disney Arendelle Castle Celebration 41068 Building Kit

Get your little Frozen fan this awesome LEGO Disney Princess Arendelle Castle Celebration for $47.99, which is the lowest price we’ve seen. It’s available at Amazon and Target.com at this price. Plus, if you order from Target.com you can use your REDcard to take an extra 5% off, dropping the price to $45.59.

This set gets stellar reviews – it has a 4.8-star rating on Amazon and a 5-star rating on Target.com!


Features include:

  • Elsa and Anna mini-doll figures with outfits from Frozen Fever, plus Olaf the snowman and 3 mini snowmen
  • Arendelle Castle features a living room with fireplace, sofa and a grandfather clock; Anna’s bedroom with vanity and fireplace; and Elsa’s ice room with a lock on the door and slide from the roof.
  • 2-tiered birthday cake, table with 2 seats and 2 balloon stands
  • Accessories including cupcakes, glasses, ice skates, presents, cup and a party invitation

As always, prices on Amazon can change quickly and without notice, so head to Amazon or Target.com ASAP!


The Best Fred Meyer Back to School Deals {Updated Weekly}

The Best Fred Meyer Back to School Deals {Updated Weekly}

Fred Meyer Back to School shopping season is underway! I will be updating this post each week through summer to help you find the best back to school deals at Fred Meyer.

And, make sure to keep an eye on my Back to School Central page for all the best back to school deals! We’re covering Fred Meyer, Target, and Amazon this year as well as participating on a blogger round-up compiling the top deals at a number of nationally-based store chains.

Last Updated: July 26, 2016

Fred Meyer Back to School Shopping Tips

Fred Meyer Back to School Shopping Tips

Before I launch into the current deals, I’d like to provide you with some tips for shopping for school supplies at Fred Meyer:

  • No need to rush. You’ll see a bunch of advertised deals each week in the ad. However, as you’ll see below – many of the top deals and “Price Blaster” items are good for at least a month.
  • Make use of coupons. Make sure to keep your eyes out for both store and manufacturer’s coupons. Keep an eye at fredmeyer.com/coupons for e-coupons you can load to your Rewards card, too.
  • Stock up! Many of these items are at my school supply stock-up prices (or are very nearly so). I’ve never had an issue with stock on these items at Fred Meyer.
  • Watch for the Friends & Family Discount. Traditionally, Fred Meyer has put out a “Friends & Family” coupon in mid August. This coupon saves you an additional 10-15% on many items in the store and the exclusions are few. In the past, it has worked on Price Blaster items and school supplies. Heads up.
  • Watch for Clothes, Shoes, etc. As Fred Meyer is more than just an office store, you’ll find lots of stuff for back to school – backpacks, clothing, lunch items, organizers, shoes, and more. Expect to find advertised sales on all of these items.

Read More…


The Best Amazon Back-to-School Deals {Updated Weekly}

The Best Amazon Back to School Deals {updated weekly!}

Amazon Back to School shopping season is underway! Up through Labor Day, we’ll be providing you an updated post of the very best deals. Watch for the updated list to post to the blog each Tuesday. Items in RED meet or beat our 2016 Stock-Up Price as listed here.

Besides this roundup, make sure to keep an eye on the Best Back to School Prices comparison chart for the best deals available in-store!

Last Updated: July 26th, 2016

Amazon Back to School Shopping Tips

amazon school supplies

Before I launch into the current deals, I’d like to provide you with some tips for shopping for school supplies at Amazon:

  • No need to rush. It’s true that Amazon’s prices can change quickly and without notice, but we’ll see deals pop up from now until school starts.
  • Watch for Clothes, Shoes, etc. Obviously Amazon has lots of different items available, so check their selection of clothing, shoes, household goods, snacks, etc. as well as school supplies.
  • Check school supply lists. Teachers now have the option of posting their school lists on Amazon; check to see if your teacher has posted his/her list here.
  • Deals can go quickly. Some of the hottest deals can come and go quickly, especially anything under $1 with free shipping with Prime. We’ll try to let you know about these deals as they come up throughout the week.
  • Try Prime. Since these items are so low-priced and you might not want to wait until your order meets the free shipping threshold, you may be interested in signing up for a Prime membership (you can get a free 30-day trial to check it out).
  • Not a one-stop shop. While you can get everything you want from Amazon, you’ll pay a lot more total than you would if you were to visit, say, Fred Meyer or Target. I’m using Amazon to get hot deals as they pop up and to buy organizational items, household goods, etc.

Read More…


Old Navy: All Uniforms on Sale up to 50% off (Polos from $5, Pants from $10)!

Old Navy Uniforms

In need of some uniforms for back to school? If so, consider Old Navy! Right now all uniforms are on sale, up to 50%!

Here are a few things I’m spotting this morning:

Boys Polo

Boys Polo Shirts: $5-6 (reg. $9.94)
Available in multiple colors as well as regular, husky, and slim sizes.

Boys Khaki Uniforms

Boys Plain-Front Uniform Khakis: $10 (reg. $19.94)
Available in multiple colors as well as regular, husky, and slim sizes.

Girls Uniform Skinny Pants

Girls’ Uniform Skinny Pants: $10 (reg. $19.94)
Available in multiple colors as well as regular, plus, and slim sizes.

Girls Uniform Polo

Girls’ Uniform Polo Shirt: $5 (reg. $9.94)
Available in multiple colors as well as regular and plus sizes.

Shipping is free on orders of $50 or more. In some cases, you may be able to nix the shipping fee on a lower order by opting for in-store pickup. Head to Old Navy to shop all the sale uniforms!


Top 10 Target Deals: 7/24 – 7/30


The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

Check out this week’s Top 10 Target Deals! Every Monday we round up the best advertised and unadvertised deals of the week matched up with any applicable coupons and savings opportunities, with a special thanks to All Things Target for the highlights.

Some of these deals are also available online at Target.com for the same price, so we’ve linked to those deals where applicable in case you want to shop from the comfort of your home. Don’t forget that you can save an extra 5% and get FREE shipping when you use your REDcard to pay (credit and debit options are available)!

Love Target? Here are some other posts that may be of interest:

cat & jack

$5 off Cat & Jack Kids’ Apparel or Shoe purchase of $25 or more with in-ad Target coupon (or text KIDS to 827438)
Also available online with coupon code KIDS, plus save an extra 5% and get FREE shipping with your REDcard!

Cat & Jack Boys’ or Girls’ 4-16 Graphic Tee $5 (reg. $6)

Cat & Jack Boys’ or Girls’ 4-16 Jeans $10 (reg. $12.99)

Deal idea:
Buy 1 Boys’ or Girls’ Jeans for $10
Buy 3 Graphic Tees for $5 each
Use in-ad Target coupon (or coupon code KIDS online)
Bottom line: $20 for all ($30.99 value)

Purell Hand Sanitizer, 8 oz $2.19
$0.50/1 Target printable coupon
Stack with $1/1 coupon from 7/24 SmartSource
Bottom line: $0.69

Aquafresh Toothpaste, 5.6 oz $1.50
$0.75/1 printable coupon or $0.75/1 coupon from 6/26 Red Plum
Bottom line: $0.75

Dentek Floss Picks, 90 ct $2.22
20% off Target Cartwheel
Stack with $1/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: $0.78

Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Cookies, 10.5 oz $2.50
30% off Target Cartwheel
Stack with $0.75/2 coupon from 6/26 SmartSource
Bottom line: $1.38 each when you buy 2

Black Forest Value Size Fruit Snacks, 22 ct $3.59
25% off Target Cartwheel
Stack with $1/1 coupon from 5/1 SmartSource
Bottom line: $1.69 ($0.08/pack)

Select Kleenex Facial Tissue, 3 or 4 pk $5.99
Buy 3, Get $5 Target Gift Card
$0.75/1 printable coupon after sharing
$0.50/1 coupon from 7/10 SmartSource
Bottom line: $3.66 each when you buy 3 (as low as $0.91/box)

GoGo squeeZ Applesauce Pouches, 12 pk $5.99
Buy 3, Get $5 Target Gift Card
$0.75/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: $3.82 each when you buy 3 ($0.32/pouch)

Quilted Northern Double-Roll Bath Tissue, 12 pk $6.99
Buy 3, Get $5 Target Gift Card
5% off Target Cartwheel
Stack with $0.55/1 printable coupon or $0.55/1 coupon from 6/26 Red Plum
Bottom line: $4.42 each when you buy 3 ($0.37/double roll)

target jeans

Try on a Pair of Jeans, Get a Coupon for $10 off your Jeans purchase
Also available at Target.com with coupon code TRYON10!

Mossimo Supply Co. Men’s Jeans $24.99
Use $10 off coupon (or coupon code TRYON10 online)
Bottom line: $14.99

Mossimo Women’s Jeans $29.99
Use $10 off coupon (or coupon code TRYON10 online)
Bottom line: $19.99

Head to All Things Target to find even more Target deals!


Amazon Daily Deal: Hoover Pro Pet Bagless Vacuum, $74.99 (7/25 only)

Hoover Bagless Vacuum As one of its daily deals for today (Monday, July 25th), Amazon is offering the Hoover Pro Pet Bagless Vacuum for just $74.99 – 46% off the regular retail price of $139!

Here are some features about this vacuum:

  • Pet tool pack included (pet turbo tool, pet upholstery tool, telescopic extension wand)
  • Multi-floor brushroll on/off
  • Reusable/rinseable HEPA filter
  • Up to 12 feet of cleaning reach

This vacuum also happens to be the #1 best selling commercial indoor vacuums! Remember, the special $74.99 pricing is good today only (Monday, July 25th) or while supplies last. Head to Amazon to snag yours now!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: 10 Items that Have Me Drooling!

NORDSTROM -  Shop the Anniversary Sale through August 7NORDSTROM.com

We shared late last week that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now in progress! This is a huge sale with a lot going on, so I decided to spend some time checking it out this morning and seeing what caught my eye. For fun, I decided to come up with a list of 10 items that I’m totally drooling over (it was hard to limit it… but I managed!).

As with any sale, selection and sizing may go quickly, so I encourage you to shop early for the best selection!

Zella Live in Leggings

Zella Live-in Leggings: $33.90 (reg. $52)
These are just amazing! I own a pair of Zella Leggings and they are very high quality. Don’t just take my opinion – these leggings have an average 5-star customer rating after nearly 2500 reviews! Wow!

Zella Crop Leggings

Zella Crop Leggings: $24.50 (reg. $48)

Franco Sarto

SARTO by Franco Sarto Bootie: $99.90 (reg. $149.95)
I have owned this brand before and it is very high quality and holds up for years! Read More…


Best Back to School Prices: Comparison of Store Sales

Find the best back to school supplies prices happening right now - side-by-side store comparison

Wondering what the best prices on school supplies are this week? Wonder no more! Once again, I’ve teamed with bloggers from across the country to provide you with a very handy price round-up tool. This means, at any given week during the next two months (through August 21st), you can come here and know where to shop to get the best deals on the supplies on your kids’ lists!

I am excited to be teaming up for this effort in 2016 as I did not in 2015 and sorely missed giving you deals in this format.

Updated: for the week of 7/24-7/30

Here’s how it works:

      • You have a few options for accessing the comparison list: 1) Head to this Google Doc (7/24), 2) download this week’s 2016 Back-to-School Price Comparison Chart – 7_24 School Supply Deals  (7/24), or 3) just use the embedded list down this post.
      • You’ll see an extensive list of school supplies running down the document (scissors, pens, backpacks, calculators, notebooks and much more). You’ll then see a side-by-side comparison of the advertised deals happening in the stores this week.
      • Stores we’re tallying deals for this year include: CVS, Dollar General, Office Depot/Office Max, Rite Aid, Staples, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart. (Note: I also cover Fred Meyer on my weekly matchups, but as this is a regional store, it’s not included in the comparison list above.)
      • Green highlighting indicates this is the lowest price this week for that item. When dealing with multi-pack items, highlights are the lowest per unit price (even if it means spending more money).
      • You’ll also note that the Doc has a “Lowest price of the 2016 season so far” to give you an idea of the lowest price we’ll likely see all season for that item. If you’re trying to time an item for the absolute best price, this may be a helpful indicator.
      • Some of the items on the list may indicate there is a coupon or rebate involved to obtain that price. For the details, scroll down to the related blog post for that store that week to get the full scoop.

Need more guidance?

I’ve written about identifying good stock up prices as well as general tips and tricks for back to school shopping (I will be updating this post this week). You might also wish to check out my Back to School Central page.