Free National Parks Entrance Days – for 2016

Free National Park Entrance Days: When to Visit for Free

Did you know that there are certain days during the year that you can gain free entrance into National Parks? This can be a good opportunity to plan a day trip with the family and enjoy the great outdoors!

Here are the free National Parks entry days for 2016:

  • January 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • April 16-24 (National Park Week)
  • August 25-28 (National Park Service Birthday)
  • September 24 (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)

For more information on the free entrance days as well as the participating parks, please visit the National Parks Service website.

If you are planning a visit with kids, can I recommend another excellent freebie?

Free National Parks Junior Ranger Program for Kids | The Coupon Project

Your kids can participate in a FREE Junior Ranger Program at US National Parks and earn badges!

Other free pass opportunities include:

You might also wish to read about our 2013 Road Trip through Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.


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Under Armour up to 70% off at 6pm (lots of kids items!)

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Love Under Armour? Check out 6pm through August 28th for some great prices on Under Armour apparel and accessories for the whole family – I saw lots of kids’ items!

Plus, this week only 6pm offers free shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase.

Some of the best deals I found:

Under Armour UA BASE™ 3.0 Crew

Under Armour UA BASE 3.0 Crew: $30.49 (reg. $74.99)
Available in S, L and XL

Under Armour Kids HeatGear® Alpha 3 Printed Short (Big Kids)

Under Armour Kids HeatGear Alpha 3″ Printed Short (Big Kids): $10-$12.99 (reg. $24.99)
Available in sizes S-XL

Under Armour UA Storm Caliber Hoodie

Under Armour UA Storm Caliber Hoodie: $26+ (reg. $64.99)
Available in sizes S-XL

Under Armour Kids HeatGear® Alpha Printed Legging (Big Kids)

Under Armour Kids HeatGear Alpha Printed Legging (Big Kids): $15.99+ (reg. $39.99)
Available in sizes M, L and XL

Check out 6pm for these and other great Under Armour deals!


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Sam’s Club: Get a hot dog + drink for just $1 (Plus, check out this membership deal!)

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Swing by your local Sam’s Club through tomorrow (8/26) to get a Nathan’s hot dog + drink for just $1! This is in celebration of Nathan’s 100th anniversary. You do not need to be a Sam’s Club member to eat at their Cafe.

If you’re looking to join Sam’s Club, check out this great membership deal where you can get all of the following for just $45 total:

  • FREE Plus Membership upgrade ($100 value)
  • $20 Sam’s Club Gift Card
  • $100 in Instant Savings (coupon offers)
  • FREE 16″ Take & Bake Pizza*
  • FREE Chocolate Chunk Cookies (18 ct.)*
  • $4 off Organic Spring Mix Salad*

*The last three offers are only for the first 10,000 to join at this link, so don’t delay if you’re interested!


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*REMINDER* Brown Bear: FREE Car Washes Thursday, August 25th

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Just a reminder that this FREE offer is good today! Spread the word!

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Mark your calendars: Thursday, August 25th is FREE Car Wash day at Brown Bear Car Wash! More details are coming, but in the past you’ve been able to get a “Bear Essentials” car wash at any of the 22 “tunnel” locations in the Puget Sound region between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

This will be the 59th year Brown Bear has offered the free car washes. We’ve taken advantage of this offer for the last few years now and LOVE it. I would like to add that I think they do a great job of moving you through the line – so don’t be intimidated if you see one! To find a location near you, head to BrownBear.com.


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Main & Vine: Gig Harbor Kitchen Daily Deals

Main and Vine Gig Harbor Kitchen Daily Deals

Have you had a chance to pop by Main & Vine in Gig Harbor yet? If not – go back and check out my store review post as well as these current Main & Vine deals (good through 8/30).

One of the things that really impressed me was what they call their Gig Harbor Kitchen. These are all the quick-service counters and easy dinner fixes you’ll find in the front of the store. Here you’ll find sushi, salads, wood-fired pizza, hot soup, and much more!

Main and Vine Gig Harbor Kitchen Areas

Well, I recently learned that Main & Vine offers Gig Harbor Kitchen Daily Deals! These are valid every week at the store:

  • Sunday: $2 off Simple Truth Roasted Chicken in Deli Department (made fresh daily)
  • Monday: $5 Sandwiches or Wraps (made fresh daily)
  • Tuesday: $5 Sushi; participating items (made fresh daily)
  • Wednesday: $5 Salads at the Salad Station (made fresh daily)
  • Thursday: Buy 5, get 1 Free Fresh Dumplings (made fresh daily)
  • Friday: 2 for $6 Pizza Slices (made fresh daily)
  • Saturday: $2 off Dinner for 2 in Deli Department

The last time we were in, my kids had the pizza and I have to say, the portions were very generous and it was absolutely delicious (I may or may not have had a nibble!).

Keep these deals in mind during busy school days and if you just happened to be in town. And, remember to check out my Main & Vine introductory post to learn more about what makes this Gig Harbor store unique and worth the trip!

Have you had a chance to check out Main & Vine yet? If so, I’d love to know your thoughts!


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Amazon: Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, $39.99 (8/25 only)

Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker

As one its daily deals for today (Thursday, August 25th), Amazon is offering the Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker for just $39.99, down from the regular retail price of $49.99 and the lowest price its been on Amazon. This slow cooker has an average 4.5-star rating after over 700 customer reviews.

What makes this particular slow cooker special is that it comes with a thermometer probe for meat! This way, you’ll know when that roast or chicken is perfectly cooked. It also comes with manual and program settings that you can use depending on what you’re cooking and if you’ll be home.

With fall approaching, this would be the perfect time to start thinking about throwing some slow cooker recipes on the menu again! Here is one great idea you could consider using your new slow cooker – and a $5 Costco roast chicken:

Costco White Chicken Chili

Remember, the Slow Cooker is good at $39.99 through today only (Thursday, August 25th), so I recommend you snag it now!


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Best Amazon Subscribe & Save Deals: V8 Energy Drinks, Annie’s Granola Bars, Olay Body Wash + more!

Comprehensive list of the best Amazon Subscribe & Save deals – all with free shipping! Updated weekly.

This feature here at The Coupon Project rounds up the best Amazon Subscribe & Save deals from their gigantic list of eligible Subscribe & Save items. We’ll keep this list updated at least once a week, but you can find the deals at any time by clicking the button in the sidebar.

Highlights This Week

The latest deals include V8 V-Fusion energy drinks, Annie’s chewy gluten-free granola bars, Olay ultra moisturizing body wash, and lots more. New deals this week are highlighted in yellow.

For an overview on how Amazon Subscribe & Save works, read my post on How to Maximize Your Savings with Amazon Subscribe & Save.

Please note: Amazon’s prices and coupons are constantly changing, so the products and prices you see listed here may not last. We’ll update this post at least once a week as well as give you the heads up on popular deals that may sell out quickly.

Don’t forget! You’ll save 15% instead of the usual 5% when you receive 5 or more subscriptions on your monthly delivery day. Some of the deals listed here would work well as “fillers” to help maximize your savings.

To make your life a little easier, we’ve created bookmarks within the post so you can jump directly to your choice of category instead of having to scroll through the entire list. Enjoy!

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Last updated: August 25th, 2016

Baby Products

Diapers

Huggies Little Movers Diapers, Size 3, 174 Count (Packaging May Vary)

*PRICE DROP* Huggies Little Movers Diapers, Size 3, 174 Count (Packaging May Vary) for $27.92 after coupon with Amazon Family – $0.16/diaper (other sizes available)
Save $3 on Huggies Little Movers diapers with this clippable coupon.

Huggies Overnites Diapers, Size 3, 92 Count

Huggies Overnites Diapers, Size 3, 92 Count for $18.99 after coupon with Amazon Family – $0.21/diaper (other sizes available)
Save $1 on Huggies OverNites diapers with this clippable coupon.

Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers, Size 1, Economy Plus Pack, 276 Count

Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers, Size 1, Economy Plus Pack, 276 Count for $33.79 after coupon with Amazon Family – $0.12/diaper (other sizes available)
Save $3 on Huggies Snug & Dry diapers with this clippable coupon.

Pampers Swaddlers Diapers Size 3 Economy Pack Plus 162 Count (One Month Supply)

Pampers Swaddlers Diapers Size 3 Economy Pack Plus 162 Count (One Month Supply) for $30.65 after coupon with Amazon Family – $0.19/diaper (other sizes available)

Feeding

Enfamil Infant Baby Formula - 121.8oz Powder Combo Pack

*NEW* Enfamil Infant Baby Formula – 121.8oz Powder Combo Pack for $117.05 after coupon ($103.15 with 5 or more subscriptions) – as low as $0.85/oz.
Save $15 on Enfamil powder baby formula with this clippable coupon.

Gerber Good Start Gentle for Supplementing Non-GMO Powder Infant Formula, Stage 1, 22.2 oz

Gerber Good Start Gentle for Supplementing Non-GMO Powder Infant Formula, Stage 1, 22.2 oz for $16.75 after coupon ($14.17 with 5 or more subscriptions) – as low as $0.64/oz.
Save 30% on Gerber Good Start with this clippable coupon.

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Great Wolf Lodge 48 Hour Sale: Family Suites as low as $129.99/night!

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Great Wolf Lodge is having another 48-hour sale and you can score a family suite for as low as $129.99 per night at the Grand Mound, Washington location! (It’s possible rates may differ at other locations.) You may need to enter the coupon code H48HOUR to get this discount. Just make sure to book by Friday, August 26th at 9 p.m. PST to get the discount!

The Family Suite is the one that’s pictured above. It comfortably sleeps 4, with a max of 6, making it a good choice for smaller families/fewer people.

Here is the rate/date calendar I received in my email:

great wolf lodge 48 hour sale august 2016

Here is the fine print stuff:

Offer valid only at the location, and only on dates listed above. Offer must be mentioned at time of reservation and based on 2016 standard rates. Limited number of rooms available for each date. May not be valid during holiday and blackout periods or combined with any other discount or promotional offers. Must stay by date listed above for offer to apply. Offer based on 4 guests per room and may be terminated at any time without notice. Must have one individual 21 years of age or older staying in each room. Offer is not redeemable for cash.

After book by on August 26, 2016 at 9 p.m. (PST), the promotional rate is no longer valid on any (future) reservation changes.

Is this a good deal?

Yes! We usually see a price drop on family suite rates in late August, so this is right on schedule. This is typically the lowest price per night we see all year.

As a reminder, I encourage you to read my post Saving Money at the Great Wolf Lodge. In that post, I’ve taken a close look at trends of their sales and offers over the past couple years and done my best to note “best prices” to book at.

Head to Great Wolf Lodge to book your stay!


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Amazon: TravelWise 3-Piece Packing Cube System for $10

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While it’s always nice to get away for the weekend…ya’ll, I hate packing. I made a master list a few years ago that helps me remember everything I need to bring with four kids ages 1 to 7, but I still need to do the actual work of pulling it all together.

Maybe this would make it easier: this TravelWise 3-Packing Cube System is currently priced at $9.95 on Amazon, plus Prime members get free shipping. This set includes small, medium, and large double-zipped packs to keep things separate. It’s available in five colors at this price.

Since I still do most of the packing for my kids, I usually pack them together in one or two suitcases (their clothes are still really small) but then their things get jumbled together easily. These packs could help keep that from happening. I also like that you can see what’s inside the packs with the open mesh design.

As always, prices on Amazon can change quickly and without notice, so check it out ASAP if you’re interested!


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Sonic Drive-In: Buy one, get one free Boneless Wings (through 8/25)

Boneless Chicken Wings

At participating Sonic Drive-In locations through tomorrow (Thurs, 8/25), you can score buy one, get one free boneless chicken wings from 5pm until closing! Choose from a variety of flavors including hot honey and garlic parmesan. There is no coupon needed.

For more information, please visit Sonic’s website or find a participating location near you.


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