My 1/1 Michael’s Trip – $89.93 for $21.86 or 76% Off

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The kids go back to school tomorrow (oh happy day!) and the boys had a day out with mommy last week, so I took my daughters for a girl’s day out today. We hit a few stores then had lunch at Chick-fil-a and even stopped to skip some stones in the creek on the way home. Our best shopping trip of the day was at Michael’s where we found lots of their $1 stocking stuffer items on sale for a quarter, and a bunch of great gift and craft items for 70% off. I let them pick out a bunch of stuff for themselves and their brothers for a quarter each, then I got the cake pop kit for $3.49 (I couldn’t buy the candy melts inside for that price, and there is a bunch of other stuff in the box), and these big activity boxes were only $4.49 each, marked down from the $14.99 retail price. I was also able to use a $5 off $25 coupon so I ended up with $89.93 worth of goodies for $21.86 or 76% off!

**Note: Oops – I just found another bag of quarter stuff in the car that didn’t make it into the picture. We also picked up a few pair of exfoliating gloves, some holiday themed baking cups, and some glitter stickers for the girls.

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100s of Halloween Items on Sale at Michael’s

We get most of our craft supplies and holiday decorating items at Michael’s because they have such a great selection and they always have terrific coupons!  Now they’ve got hundreds of Halloween items on sale – just click the banner above to check them out and print this week’s coupons!

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20% Off Purchase or 40% Off 1 Item at Michael’s

I’ve been spending way too much time at Michael’s recently between the quads’ hibernating animal project for pre-k and their new project where they’re making Mardi Gras floats out of shoe boxes, but I’m still excited to see these new coupons because I’m sure there will be another trip necessary before the floats are finished!  If you could use some great deals on craft supplies, then grab these coupons from Michaels:

20% Off Your Entire Purchase, including sale items, from 2/20 thru 2/21

40% Off Any One Regular Price Item, from 2/21 thru 2/26

Extra 25% Off Entire Purchase Wall & Table Top Frames, Framded Art & Display Cases, from 2/20 thru 2/26

Extra 20% Off Entire Purchase Artist Canvas, Paper Pads and Open Stock Paper

Extra 40% Off Entire Purchase Artist Paints, Pencils, Pastels & Markers, from 2/20 thru 2/26

Extra 25% Off Entire Purchase Ribbon, from 2/20 thru 2/26

60% Off Custom Framing Order, from 2/19 thru 2/26

Date Night: Michael’s and T.G.I.Friday’s

We’re such geeks and homebodies around here that it seems like we don’t get out much except to chauffeur the kids around, so I hope you’ll forgive me for being all excited about our plans to head for an early dinner and a trip to the craft store 🙂  Since we don’t get out without the kids very much, we really like to plan a Friday night meal out each week where we can sit down, slow down and actually have an adult conversation (sometimes we can even go without talking about the kids).  We work really hard at keeping the budget down in other areas so that we’re able to afford a nice meal out once a week, but of course I never like to pay full price for anything so each week I look for specials or coupons available at our favorite places and pick the one that’s the best fit.  This week it’s T.G.I. Friday’s since we haven’t been in a while and they actually have two great coupons out to choose from.

Buy One Entrée Get the 2nd Half Off at T.G.I. Friday’s thru 2/8

$5 Off $15 or More at T.G.I. Friday’s thru 2/21

Then after dinner we’re going to go wild at the craft store, with this 20% off your entire purchase at Michael’s coupon, and get all the stuff the kids need for a Mardi Gras float project they’re doing for school.  Don’t laugh, after a long, cold week stuck in the house this sounds like a hot date to me 😉

Michael’s September Coupon Bonanza

Michael’s has just released a slew of coupons for their September Coupon Bonanza.  Grab these coupons and get crafty . . .

50% Off Any One Regular Price Item (9/5-9/6)

40% Off Any One Regular Price Item (9/7-9/11)

50% Off Your Custom Framing Order (9/5-9/11)

Extra 10% Off Your Custom Framing Order (9/6 only)

50% Off Entire Purchase Jolee’s Jewels (9/3-9/6)

50% Off Entire Purchase Blue Moon Beads (9/3-9/6)

30% Off Entire Purchase Jewelry Tools (9/3-9/6)

Extra 20% Off Entire Purchase Martha Stewart Crafts (9/3-9/6)

Extra 15% Off Lemax Spooky Town Collection (9/3-9/6)

40% Off Artist Paints, Pencils, Pastels and Markers (9/5-9/11)

25% Off Entire Purchase Wall & Tabletop Frames, Framed Art & Display Cases (9/5-9/11)

Extra 25% Off Entire Purchase Ribbon (9/5-9/11)

Get 20% Off Your Entire Purchase at Michael’s

From July 30th through August 7th you can get 20% off your entire purchase with this coupon, including sale items!  I LOVE when these 20% off coupons come around, I use them to stock up on projects and activities for the kids.  Michael’s has a terrific dollar aisle and it just gets even better with 20% off.  Click here for your coupon and you can also get a coupon for 40% off any one regular price item and a coupon for 60% off a custom framing order.

Michael’s Coupon Bonanza – Lots of Great Printables!

I love Michael’s because they always have lots of inexpensive activity ideas for the kids, their $1 deals are awesome, and in addition to the craft supplies they have neat stuff for the house.  Of course the best part is getting all the great stuff for cheap when they run good coupons – well this week Michael’s is having a coupon bonanza with lots of terrific printables available: