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4th of July Events Planner

July 1, 2009

While I would love to attend one of these celebrations, we’ll probably be staying at home guarding the house from the bottle-rocket toting teenagers who like to do drive-by’s in our neighborhood.  A couple years ago they burned down one of our bushes, and we’d like to not risk the same fate for our house…


July 2- American Pride Concert in Collegedale:

Collegedale is hosting it’s annual American Pride Concert and Fireworks on the Collegedale Greenway (at Veterans Memorial Park, Apison Pike) this Thursday(July 2) at 8 PM. The East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra will be performing several patriotic pieces, and the fireworks will begin at the end of Tchaicovsky’s “1812 Overture”.

If the greenway is too packed, feel free to park your lawnchair in the Ooltewah Middle School Parking Lot or some of the parking lots in the Four Corners Intersection!

Admission is FREE, call 580-4999 for more details!


July 4- Pops On The River in Chattanooga:

On July 4th, head on down to Coolidge Park with your lawn chairs and picnic blankets for some more patriotic music and fireworks.  The concert will begin at 8:00 PM, featuring The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Orchestra and including such acts as The Dismembered Tennesseans and father/daughter duo Tim & Sara King who will sing songs from recent Disney movies (i.e. Pocahontas and Beauty & The Beast).  The Chattanooga Fire Dept. Color Guard & a T-34 military flyover will present a salute to the red, white, and blue.  Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture will finish off the night with a fireworks display over the river.

For more details, especially bus and parking information, read all about it HERE!


July 4- Soddy Daisy Lake Festival:

I’m just going to warn you guys, this festival sounds like the cutest thing ever.  You might just get cuteness overload from the write-up alone. This sounds like the one to take the old folks to!

The city of Soddy Daisy is presenting it’s annual 4th of July celebration at Soddy Daisy Lake on Saturday. This free family event will start at 9 AM and last all day, ending in the city’s fireworks show at dark.  The high-school marching band will lead a parade down Dayton Pike…and there will be cake!  Local firemen will test their ladder and strength skills in the annual Fireman’s Muster competition!!  (Does this celebration just get more and more adorable, or what??)  Wander up and down Dayton Pike and enjoy the car show/swap meet, food and craft vendors at the ball field, and a kids area with inflatables.

Lots of local bands (Bluegrass, Rock, Christian, etc..) will be entertaining the masses, including “Elvis” (Gene Hodge) and rising Nashville Star Barlee Norton. “Dancing is encouraged”!!

For any questions, call Laura Oaklet @ 842-0379


Kraft/Nabisco $55 Coupon Book!!

July 1, 2009


Dudes and dudettes- it is imperative that you sign up NOW for this great Back-To-School Coupon booklet from Kraft/Nabisco.  It says “While Supplies Last”- so that means they will probably run out soon.  Lunchbox treats aren’t cheap!

July 1st = Time to cash in your CV$ $PRING REWARD$!

July 1, 2009


We’ve all been busy little Coupon Bees this spring- and more than likely you have racked up some CVS rewards along the way.  If so, then surprise-surprise!  Today’s your lucky day! July 1st is the first day to print out the ECB rewards bucks you’ve earned in the last few months.  To see if you have any, and to print them out, go HERE and have your card number ready!

If you don’t have a printer, just go into any store and swipe your card under the magical coupon machine- it’ll print out.  If your store is magical coupon machine-less, purchase something you need anyway, and it will print out with your receipt!

I’ve got $2.50 to print out….not much, but I’ll probably be able to stretch it pretty far!

$1 OFF Wendy’s Menu

July 1, 2009


I got an email in my inbox last night to print $1 OFF Wendy’s new Sweet & Spicy Asian Chicken, or ANY of your favorite menu items.  I’m sharing the love with you guys- so Click HERE to print yours!

CVS: 99¢ MILK: Appears to NOT be working in our region.

July 1, 2009

Guys/Gals- I’m sorry to get your hopes up, but I posted this before I checked on it- and it’s not a deal that works for our region.   I had my store manager check both Mayfield and Fieldcrest brand milk- and neither one of them printed out any ECB’s.  If you do have Borden’s or Dean’s in your area for a cheap price though, it is worth a try!  My apologies- Jamie


I have a family of 6, and we go through A LOT of milk.  Almost a gallon a day, to be exact.  Growing boys need their calcium- they can’t help it!  So I was pumped when I found out about this sweet deal just now at CVS…..

Buy 3 Gallons of Dean’s 2% Milk or Borden’s 2% Milk (Only working on the 2%, so far as I know).

You will pay $2 per gallon, for a total of $6

You will get back $3 in ECB, making the total 99¢ each!!

It looks like it has worked for several people so far, so I’ll be trying it sometime today- I’ll let you know how it goes!

AND…. Don’t forget to print out your Post Trail Mix coupons for NEXT week’s Moneymaker!!!

(Thanks DailyEssentialsandDeals!)

FREE Food Lion Party Cups!!

July 1, 2009

Food Lion’s Home 360 party cups are on sale this week for 89¢.  They have a FLIP for $1 OFF any Home 360 product, which makes these FREE! To get your FLIP:


What’s a FLIP anyway?  Check out my Coupon Lingo Page!

FREE Science Theatre Grand Opening Thursday!

July 1, 2009


My friend Jenny, who works at the Science Theatre, wanted me to tell everyone about a great event happening at Northgate Mall this Thursday- check out all the fun to be had:

  • Starting at 9 AM there will be FREE climbing for kids all day as well as free prizes, coupons, and various hands-on activities.
  • 10:30 is the ribbon cutting ceremony w/FREE CAKE
  • From 1:30 to 4:30 there will be FREE Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream (ooooh-ahhhh!)
  • At 1:30 and 3:30 there will be FREE Spy Shows

This event will be going on from 9-5 at the Creative Discovery Science Theatre in Northgate Mall.  For more info, call 875-8532.