**FREE** Preschool Activities: Learning For The Littles

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If you are looking for some extra practice for your preschooler, or some homeschooling preschool practice, check out this FREEBIE from Meet Penny: Learning For The Littles.  

Learning for the Littles, valued at $13.00, contains over 200 pages of educational fun! Your preschooler will learn about Christ-like character, letters, colors, numbers, seasons, and much more. 

**Free through 9/15/14

FREE Hello Kitty Handwriting Printable Set — Perfect for Homeschooling Families!

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We love these freebies that Blessed Beyond A Doubt offers!  This time, they are offering a FREE Hello Kitty Handwriting Printable Set .  What another fun way to help teach your children to write!

This is free for subscribers of Blessed Beyond A Doubt, so visit their site to get yours! They offer weekly freebies to subscribers!

FREE Minecraft-Themed Handwriting Packs (Cursive and Manuscript) — Perfect for Homeschooling Families!

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We love these freebies that Frugal Homeschool Family offers!  This time, they’ve got a FREE Minecraft Handwriting Practice Packs – in either cursive or manuscript.  What another fun way to help teach your children to write!

This is free for a limited time, so visit her site to get yours!

Free Apples Learning Pack (PreK – K)

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I am LOVING all of these free printables for kids!  Frugal Homeschool Family has another one for you — this time it is an Apples Learning Pack for kids ages Pre-K through K.  Just click the link on her site and follow the steps to download yours!

Purchase Select Kellogg’s Products at Walmart or Sam’s Club and Get a FREE Book!

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Last night, I stopped by my Sam’s Club to pick up snacks for my daughter’s kindergarten class.  On our approved list was Cheez-Its.  On the box, I found a special promotion which said that I could get a FREE Scholastic book.  Of course, rather than keeping this for me, I just gave the code to her teacher as well, so she could get a book for her classroom.

When you purchase specially marked Kellogg’s products at Walmart Stores (which includes Sam’s Club), you will receive a code which you can redeem for a FREE book!!   If you purchase select single boxes, it will take 3 codes in order to earn a book. However, if you purchase larger boxes (ie. the 36 count box of Cheez-Its mentioned above), your code will be valid for a free book!

  1. Purchase select items and collect the codes.
  2. Enter the codes as www.FreeBookOffer.com.
  3. Choose or Donate a book!

It’s that simple!  This is a great way to get a free book for your child’s classroom or even your homeschool class!  Visit Walmart.com to learn more!!

*FREE* Grammar Curriculum (Grades 2-5)

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Thanks for Frugal Homeschool Family for sharing this limited time free offer with us:  FREE Complete Elementary Grammar CurriculumThis 244-pages curriculum is designed for elementary students in grades 2-5.   This will only be free for a limited time, and then it will shoot back up to it’s original price of $14.95.  

FREE Frozen-Themed Handwriting Packs (Cursive and Manuscript) — Perfect for Homeschooling Families!

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I love these freebies that Frugal Homeschool Family offers!  This time, they’ve got a Frozen-Themed Handwriting Pack — in either cursive or manuscript.  What a fun way to help teach your children to write!

This is free for a limited time, so visit her site to get yours!

Free Back to School Photo Printables

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It is about time for Back to School. I know one thing we do each and every year is snap a photo of our kids on the first and last day of the school year.  If you want to help capture the moment in style, you can have your kids hold one of these FREE printable Back to School signs!

We’ve got one for each grade – Kindergarten through Sixth  - which you can download and print.  Just scroll through the list to find the page number you need and then print out just that one.  Then, you can keep this same file to use next year too!

We also just added more (at reader requests).  This second batch includes the following:  Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, Middle School and High School.  So feel free to download those instead if they meet your own situation.

Here is a tip:  You do not even have to PRINT one out!  Just pull it up on your tablet and have your kids hold that – and you’ll get the beauty of the printable without the ink and paper!

 

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Don’t forget about our Back to School Price Comparison Database — free for you to use to find all of the best deals on those much needed school supplies!

Discounted and Free Kids Meals

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The best way to save money when dining out with young children is to do so at the locations which offer free or discounted meals. Below you will find a list of restaurants which do just that!

 

Keep in mind that many offers are regional and not available at all locations.
Please check with yours before ordering so you know if they offer the discount or not.

 

Restaurant
Day
Promotion
Details/Exclusions
Applebee'sMonday / TuesdayFor Each Adult EntrŽe Purchase get one free kids' meal ($1 for add'l children)Ages 12 and under
Atlanta Bread CompanySundayOne free kids' meal with paid adult entrŽe'Ages 12 and under
Backyard BurgersTuesdayBuy one adult combo meal, get up to 2 kids meals for $0.99 each (some locations it is free)Ages 12 and under; 4 pm - close
bd's Mongolian BBQMonday / TuesdayKids eat for $2 with paid adult mealAges 12 and under
Beef o'BradysTuesdayPurchase an adult entrŽe and get one free kids' mealAges 12 and under; 4 pm - 8 pm
Bennigan'sTuesdayBuy one adult entrŽe, get one free kids' mealAges 12 and under; 4 pm - close
Black Eyed PeaTuesdayBuy one adult entrŽe, get one free kids' mealAges 12 and under; 5 pm - close
Blue Mesa GrillSundayBuy one adult brunch and kids eat freeAges 5 and under; 9 am - 3 pm
Bob EvansTuesdayFree Kids' meal with the purchase of an adult entrŽeAges 12 and under; 4 pm - close
Bruster's Real Ice CreamDailyFree Kids' cone40" or shorter
Buffalo Wild WingsMondayKids Eat for $0.99Ages 12 and under; 5 pm - 8 pm
Captain D'sThursdayPurchase an adult platter and get up to two free kids' mealsAges 14 and under; dine in only
Chartroose CabooseMondayPurchase $8 in adult entrees and receive a free kids mealAges 12 and under
Chevy'sTuesdayPurchase an adult entrŽe and receive a free kid's mealAges 12 and under
Chick-fil-ATuesdayPurchase an adult entrŽe and get one free kids' meal (some areas it is $0.99)Ages 12 and under; 5:30-7:30 pm
Cici's PizzaDailyKids Eat FreeAges 3 and under
Cinzetti'sTuesdayKids eat freeAges 12 and under; 5 pm - 9 pm
Country BuffetThursdayPurchase up to 2 kids' buffets for just $0.99 each with purchase of adult entrŽeAges 11 and under
Culver'sDailyFree Custard or Ice Cream TreatPurchase of kids' meal required
Denny'sTuesday / SaturdayKids Eat FreeAges 12 and under; 4 - 10 pm
Dickey's BBQ PitSundayBuy one adult entrŽe, and receive one free kids mealAges 12 and under
Double Dave's PizzaDailyPurchase an adult buffet and receive a free kids buffetVaries by location (call ahead)
Fazoli'sTuesday2 kids meals for $0.99 each with a paid adult entrŽeAges 12 and under; 5 pm - 8 pm
Fire MountainThursdayPurchase up to 2 kids' buffets for just $0.99 each with purchase of adult entrŽeAges 11 and under
Firehouse SubsWednesdayPurchase an adult combo and get a free kids mealVaries by location (call ahead)
FreebirdsTuesdayBuy an adult entree and receive a free kids' mealVaries by location
Fuddrucker'sMonday / TuesdayKids Eat for $0.99Ages 12 and under; 4 pm - 9 pm
Gatti TownWednesdayPurchase an adult buffet and receive a free kids buffetAges 10 and under
Godfather's PizzaTuesdayFree child's buffet with paid adult buffet11 am - 1:30 pm and 5 - 8 pm; ages 12 and under
Golden CorralMondayPurchase an adult meal and TWO kids will eat freeAges 10 and under (3 and under always free)
Golden CorralTuesdayKids Eat for $1.99Ages 3 and under
HomeTown BuffetThursdayPurchase up to 2 kids' buffets for just $0.99 each with purchase of adult entrŽeAges 11 and under
IHOPMonday / Tuesday / WednesdayPurchase an adult entrŽe and one child will eat freeAges 12 and under; 4 - 8 pm
IKEATuesdaySome stores offer free meals to kidsCheck local store
Ingido JoesMondayKids Eat FreeAges 12 and under; 5 pm - close
Jason's DeliWednesdayPurchase an adult meal and TWO kids will eat free12 and under
Lone StarTuesdayPurchase an adult entree and TWO kids will eat freeAges 12 and under
Luby's CafeteriaWednesdayKids Eat for $2Ages 10 and under; after 4:30 pm
Magganio'sSundayKids eat freeAges 5 and under
Marie Callendar'sTuesday / Saturday
Purchase an adult entrŽe and get one free kids' mealAges 12 and under
McAlister's DeliEvery Day$0.99 kids meals dine-in; $1.99 kids meals to goAges 12 and under
McDonald's Various$1.99 Happy MealsLocations are franchises, so vary GREATLY, so check with yours first
Moe's Southwestern GrillTuesdayPurchase an adult entrŽe and get a free kids' mealAges 12 and under from select menu
O'Charley'sMonday - SaturdayPurchase an adult entrŽe and kids eat free (up to 2 kids - drink extra)Ages 12 and under
Old Country BuffetThursdayPurchase up to 2 kids' buffets for just $0.99 each with purchase of adult entrŽeAges 11 and under
On the BorderDailyFree Sunday for kidsPurchase of kids' meal required
PerkinsTuesdayKids eat free all dayOH and PA it is Wed and Sat from 4 - 9 pm
PiccadillyThursdayKids meals are just $0.99; big kids meals just $1.99Ages 12 and under
Pizza RanchTuesdayKids eat freeAges 12 and under
Pizza StreetTuesdayKids eat freeAges 10 and under
Planet SubMondayUp to 3 free kids meals with the purchase of an adult mealAges 12 and under
PonderosaTuesdayPurchase an adult entree and TWO kids will eat freeAges 12 and under; 4 pm - close
Qdoba Mexican GrillSunday / WednesdayKids Eat FreeVaries by location (call ahead)
Red RobinMondayKids Eat FreeAges 10 and under
Ryan'sThursdayPurchase up to 2 kids' buffets for just $0.99 each with purchase of adult entrŽeAges 11 and under
Salty IguanaTuesdayPurchase an adult entrŽe and get a free kids' mealAges 12 and under; all day
Skyline ChiliMondayKids Eat FreeAges 4 and under; 4 - 9 pm
SonicWednesday
$1.99 Wacky PacksAll Day; various locations
Steak 'n ShakeSaturday / SundaySpend $9 on adult entrees and receive one free kids entrŽeAges 12 and under; dine in only
Texas RoadhouseTuesdayPurchase an adult entrŽe and receive TWO free kids' meals12 and under; 4 - 9 pm; dine in only
TGI Friday'sMonday / TuesdayKids Eat FreeVaries by location (call ahead)
Tony Roma'sTuesdayPurchase an adult entree and receive a free kids mealAges 12 and under
UNO Chicago GrillTuesdayPurchase an adult entrŽe and receive a free kids meal or gluten free pizzaAges 12 and under
Zaxby'sTuesday
Purchase an adult entree and get up to 2 kids meals for $0.99 each
Ages 12 and under
Zarda BBQWednesdayPurchase an adult entrŽe priced a $7.75+ and get one free kids' mealAges 12 and under; dine in only

 

Discounts & Deals For Teachers & Homeschoolers

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If you are a teacher or homeschooling parent, many retailers want to thank you for all you do!  Below you will find a list of all of the retailers who offer discounts and deals to educators!  Most will require some sort of proof, so make sure you have that with you when you shop!

Retailer
Discount/Promotion
 
 
 
1800FlowersNEA members receive 20% off their order.
AdobeTeachers receive discounted software through Adobe, by purchasing Teacher editions.
AerosolesSimply present your teacher ID or pay-stub in store, and receive 15% off footwear items priced $39.99 or higher.
AlamoNEA members receive discount and coupon offers from Alamo. Free unlimited mileage and 24-hour emergency roadside assistance.
AMC regularly offers discount tickets for teachers. Check with your school to see if they have an agreement.
AmtrakSave 15% on the lowest available fare with your International Teacher Card.
Ann Taylor LoftAnn Taylor Loft offers 15% off purchases every day. You will also have access to exclusive sweepstakes, grants, style guides, and appreciation nights!
Apple StoreEducation Pricing is offered to teachers, homeschool teachers, administrators and staff.
Aston Hotels & ResortsAston Hotels & Resorts offer 10% discount at all hotels and condominium resorts in Hawaii, Lake Tahoe and Lake Las Vegas.
AT&TMany educational organizations offer a discount through AT&T for wireless service. Enter your work email address to see if you are eligible.
Banana RepublicReceive 15% off with your teacher ID on full priced items.
Barnes & NobleSave 20% off the publisher's list price on all purchases for classroom use. On Educator Appreciation Days receive 25% off.
Ben Franklin CraftsTeachers receive 10% discount all purchases with proof of school ID.
BJ's has partnerships with many districts and teacher's unions, but do not offer discounts directly.
BlickBlick's offers a discount program on art supplies.
Book WarehouseTeachers receive 15% discount and can receive additional discounts on large orders.
BoseBose offers 15% discount through their Educators' Program. You must call for discount.
BroadwayYou can receive up to 40% off Broadway tickets with your International Teacher Card.
Choice HotelsHSLDA members receive 15% off Choice Hotels International.
Teachers receive 10% off regular price purchase with valid ID.
ChryslerNEA members are eligible for Preferred Price, which is 1% below factory invoice on purchase or lease of most new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles.
CityPassExplore cities on vacation with a 10% discount with your International Teacher Card.
Coldwater CreekTeachers can get 15% off an in-store purchase.
DellK-12 teachers can receive special pricing from Dell, both for classroom and personal use.
Discount Dance SupplyTeachers receive a discount plus cash back and special pricing on certain items.
Although it's not advertised, most Dollar Trees will give teachers a 10% discount with ID.
Enterprise Rent-A-CarNEA members receive special rates with Enterprise.
Farmers InsuranceEducators are eligible for a special discount on your Home or Auto insurance premiums. Contact your local Farmers agent for more info.
FedexOffers 15% most products and services. No limit on savings and you will receive special email offers specifically for educators.
FirestoneNeed new tires? Your International Teacher Card will get you Store cost plus 10% on tires and 15% on Maintenance and Car Repair.
GracelandTeachers tour Graceland for free! Thank you, Thank you very much.
Half Price BooksReceive 10% off already great prices at Half Price Books with your Teacher & Librarian Discount card. Discount is valid for books for you too!
Hancock FabricsTeachers and Parents Educating at Home will receive a 10% discount with their Red Apple Card.
Hertz Rent a CarSave up to 25% every time you rent with Hertz with NEA membership.
With a tax exempt form from your school, you can skip sales tax.
Homes for HeroesHomes for Heroes contracts with realtors, lendors, and other services to offer discounts to heroes, teachers included!
HPRegister with HP Home Stores' Academic Purchase Program to receive discounts.
J. CrewTeachers receive 15% off in store purchases with valid ID, on full-price items only.
J. JillTeachers receive 15% off every day with valid teacher's ID.
Jo-Ann'sTeacher Rewards allows you to receive 15% on every purchase.
JourneyEdJourneyEd offers educators discounts on academic software.
La QuintaShow your International Teacher Card and receive 10% off of your stay at La Quinta.
Lakeshore LearningTeacher's Club Members receive 15% off of classroom items every day!
LegolandFlorida teachers can receive one year of free admission to Legoland and Legoland Water Park.
LegolandCalifornia teachers can enjoy several free admission days.
LenovoTeachers receive discounts on laptops, tablets and computers through the Academic Purchase Program. Simply enter your school!
Liberty MutualHome Schooling teachers can receive up to $300 or more a year on auto insurance.
Just like Home Depot, with a tax exempt form you can skip sales tax.
Macy'sReceive 10% off at Macy's when you use your International Teacher Identity Card.
Madame TussaudsReceive special rates with your International Teacher Card.
MadewellJ.Crew's sister store also offers teachers 15% off in store purchases with valid ID.
Present your school ID when checking into a hotel and you could receive a discount.
Medieval Times30% off admission with your International Teacher Card.
MichaelsOffers 15% off your entire purchase every day!
Motel 6Motel 6 offers 10% off your stay with your International Teacher Card.
National Car RentalHSLDA members receive 5% off rentals at National Car Rental.
National GeographicEducators can receive the Geno 2.0 kit at a discount.
NEA MagazineTeachers who are NEA members can receive up to 85% off cover price on magazines.
New York & CoTeachers receive 15% off any in-store purchase all year with ID at register. You will receive 20% off your first purchase just for signing up!
Office DepotStar Teacher program gives you 10% back in rewards on classroom supplies, ink, toner, case, ream & photo paper. You will also receive 15% off of copy and print services.
Visit Old Navy during Teacher Appreciation Week and receive 10-20% with teacher ID.
Panera Bread will give you their leftover bread goods for conferences or meetings when you show them an ID.
Need party supplies for a lesson or a classroom party? Just mention it at Party City and receive a teacher discount.
It isn't advertised, but Pizza Hut will give discounts for teachers between 10-20%. Contact your local store.
Red Roof InnAs a member of NEA, you and your family can enjoy a 20% discount at Red Roof Inn locations.
ScholasticTeacher Store has products and discounts for educators only.
Schuler BooksK-12 Educators receive 20% discount.
SeaworldReceive 15% off online ticket purchase with your International Teacher Card.
Painting your home or classroom? You can receive a discount on paint at Sherwin Williams.
Simply StampsIf you are an AAE member, you will receive 20% off purchase price with code AAETEACH.
SonyTeachers can get both discounts and rewards by earning "extra credit" points for your school to be redeemed on Sony Products.
SpaFinderYour International Teacher Identity Card will get you 10% off SpaFinder gift certificates.
SprintMembers of the National Education Association, as well as members of state education associations, Sprint offers 18% off select plans for new accounts.
STA TravelAt STA Travel, you can take advantage of several teacher discounts with top airlines.
StaplesEarn 5% back on purchases when you sign up for Rewards program. Teachers can also create wish lists for parents to purchase items and receive additional rewards.
Texas InstrumentsMath and Science teachers can receive discounts on qualifying Texas Instrument Products.
The Container StoreOrganized Teacher Members receive discounts throughout the year.
The LimitedTeachers receive 15% off every purchase with valid teacher ID.
Mark Twain Boyhood Home & MuseumContact the museum to receive a discount.
The New York TimesTeachers receive a digital subscription for $0.99 for the first 4 weeks and then 50% off the regular rate after.
Uno Chicago GrillShow your International Teacher card and receive 10% off your meal!
Vacations To GoSeveral cruise lines offer discounts to active and retired teachers. Check the website for current offers.
Verizon WirelessContact your school district, union, education association, or visit a store to see if you are eligible for a teacher discount at Verizon Wireless.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin ResortTeachers and school support staff receive special rates on rooms.
Warner Bros. V.I.P. Studio TourYou can receive 20% off ticket price when ordering online with your International Teacher Card.
WhirlpoolNEA members receive special pricing on appliances for yourself or family members. You may purchase up to 12 products a year.