Wednesday, July 1, 2015

MA/RI Fireworks Displays - Inexpensive Family Night Out

I've mentioned before that I grew up in the Bristol-Warren area - an area well-known for its crazily patriotic displays and the oldest Fourth of July Parade in the nation. Part of the Fourth of July festivities included oohing and aahing at the fireworks displays at Independence Park in Bristol. It  was an inexpensive, fun night out for my family. My mom would bring a cooler of sodas and juice boxes and a couple of bags of chips and cheese doodles and we'd sit out on a blanket and get eaten by mosquitoes while watching the beautiful fireworks in the sky.

No matter what part of RI or MA you're from, there's bound to be a fireworks display nearby. Check out this list for all of the local area displays and Happy Fourth of July!

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-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Savers Cardmember Club

I just received an email regarding some great Savers discounts because I'm a Savers Club Cardmember.

If you're 55+, Tuesdays are Senior Days and you'll get a discount. Be sure to check with your local Savers before heading out just for this promotion.

On Mondays, they'll be rolling out some email-only specials. Be sure to sign up for your free Savers Club Card so you can start receiving these great discounts!

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-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Providence Restaurant Week(s) is Back! 7/12 - 7/25

It's back!! Providence Restaurant Weeks has returned. They finally changed it to weeks from week!

Starting July 12 and running through July 25, many local area restaurants (not all in Providence) are participating in some great prix fixe menu options or Buy 1 Get 1 free deals.

At most restaurants, lunch and dinner prix fixe menus are available.
Lunch - $14.95
Dinner - $29.95 or $34.95 depending on the restaurant.

These great prices do not include beverages, gratuities or anything off the prix fixe menu.

My husband and I love to use Restaurant Week to try out new restaurants that would otherwise leave our pockets empty. Last year, we took my father to Capital Grille for his birthday during Restaurant Week. Even though we purchased off the prix fixe menu, when we told our hostess we were celebrating his birthday, they decorated the table with birthday confetti and brought out birthday candles with dessert.

Check out the list of participating restaurants to see if your favorite is on the list or perhaps so you can find a new favorite!

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-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Free Right Guard Body Wash

CVS currently has Right Guard products for 2/$6 and you'll get $2 back in ECB when you buy In addition, there's $2/2 coupon in the inserts AND $2 rebate through Saving Star!

Buy 2 Right Guard body washes - $6
-Use $2/2 coupon from the 6/28 RedPlum
= $4 out of pocket
-get back $2 in ECB
-get $2 in rebates through Saving Star
= $0 net

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-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Menu Plan Monday - 6/29 - 7/5

It's been awhile since I've menu planned. As a result, my stockpile in my pantry and my freezer has run amok. I've got stuff in the back of the freezer I don't even know about, some of my pantry stockpile has expired and we've gone out to eat on several occasions simply because I don't have the energy to cook come dinnertime or I forgot to take something out to defrost.

This just proves how integral it is to our family that I menu plan. In addition, my husband was recently diagnosed with high cholesterol - something that unfortunately runs in his family. As a result, we've been making changes here and there to what we eat while we're at home.

Monday - Ground turkey American chop suey

with red peppers, broccoli/cauliflower and whatever other veggies I can hide in it. I also sneak some beans in my chop suey - sometimes I'll put some drained kidney beans or I'll smash up half a can of chickpeas. It makes the sauce creamy and thick and the rest of my family has no idea.

Tuesday - Sauteed shrimp naan pizza

I use the 90 calorie Flat-Out wraps as my base and my husband uses wheat naan bread. We add sauteed red peppers and onions and a bit of Sriracha for a kick

Wednesday - My husband's away on business so my sister and I will probably have breakfast for dinner - our favorite go to when hubby's away.

Thursday - Chicken quesadillas

with reduced fat cheese, avocado and sauteed onions, peppers and mushrooms. I make my chicken in the crockpot. Drop a couple of large chicken breasts in a slow cooker along with a jar of salsa. Set it low for 7-8 hours and then you can fork shred it in no time. I keep leftovers in the fridge for sandwiches, salads and tacos for lunch later in the week.

Friday - It's the 3rd of July and I grew up participating in every single Fourth of July festivity available in Bristol, RI. This includes the Bristol Fourth Fireworks! Therefore, we'll probably head out to dinner near Bristol so we get prime seating for the fireworks display.

Saturday - Fourth of July cookout; we'll be bringing a dish but it's currently to be determined. Any suggestions!?

Sunday - Every year my in-laws throw an enormous Fourth of July bash. We'll be heading to their house and will spend the majority of the day there.

My Daddy and the girls at the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in 1991. Nicole on the left, me in the! middle and Stephanie on the right. Happy Fourth of July!!

Want to start menu planning to help save time, money and stress at supper time? Use my menu plan template.

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-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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Free Bloomin' Onion at Outback

Monday, June 29th, head out to Outback Steakhouse to get yourself a free bloomin' onion. Just say "Bloomin' Monday' to your server!

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-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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