Thursday, June 25, 2009

6/29 Gladden Farms Family 5K with Papa Murphys Pizza

Gladden Farms Family 5K
This Monday's (6/29) Family 5K will be followed by pizza from Papa Murphy's Pizza. We didn't have to make dinner last time they came! Plus he brought lots of coupons for us to take home!

You don't have to live in Gladden Farms to participate. We have families coming from Red Rock as well.

Join us every Monday night at 630! Meet at the corner of Gladden Farms Dr and Lon Adams.

This family friendly 5K route is open to walkers, runners, cyclists, and strollers. Everyone is welcome!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kim Shellenberger's Baby Shower

Join us for a fun evening to celebrate Kim's new baby boy! This is the new date & time for Kim's Baby Shower.
Date:Thursday, June 25th, 2009, 6pm
Location:Jamie East Patio
Address:12594 N Barbadense Dr Marana, Arizona 85653 Located in Gladden Farms

Friday, June 19, 2009


I was just wondering if anyone knew someone or somewhere where I could take Kayla to get her hair permed? She wants a light wave in her hair and I figure why not maybe it will help her start doing her hair on her own. I just don't know if the salon will do one on someone her age.If anyone knows I would really appreciate it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Savvy Savings Tucson Giveaway

1000 Posts

I just celebrated my 1000th post on Savvy Savings Tucson. I hope this blog has been helpful to those trying to save money. I started this blog when friends kept asking me to share all the deals that I was finding. A good deal always needs to be shared!

In celebration of my 1000th post, I will be giving away a signed copy of my New York Times Best Selling cookbook, 101 Things To Do With A Cake Mix.

Click here to enter!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Shelf Reliance Giveaway

One of my favorite products is being given away! I have one of their units and absolutely love it! I'd love for me or one of our Marana Moms to win this one! I posted about the great special that Shelf Reliance was offering at the beginning of June! Click here to see the post.

We'll here's your chance to win one of their Harvest 72″ units! They are giving one away from their blog. I ordered one in June, but I could always use another one! Click here for details on how to enter their giveaway.

On June 4th, I went to Walmart at Cortaro and I-10. They have the large Harvest unit from Shelf Reliance there for $299! It holds almost 500 cans! It's original price is $ 459.99. They were located at the T in the aisles between the little girl clothes and furniture and the movie section.

Height: 72"
Width: 36.5"
Depth: 24.5"
Capacity: Up to 600 cans
Standard Row Configuration: 3 small rows, 1 medium row, 1 large row

My good friend Hallie informed me that you can order it through for $299.99 and that includes the shipping as well!

They also just posted the following deal on their blog!

"I just wanted to take a quick second to let everyone know about a great deal that’s going on right now at Our Harvest 72″ food rotation system (yes, the same model we’re giving away) is currently available at it’s regular price of $459.99. However, from now until this Saturday (June 20th), everyone who purchases a Harvest 72″ (or a Harvest 72″ #10) will also receive a Pantry 39″ free of charge. This is a great way to cut down on costs by getting two great food rotation systems at once, and it also qualifies for free shipping (as with all orders over $199). The Pantry will be added to your order once it has been processed. The Pantry 39″ will not appear in your shopping cart, so don’t worry. Just use this coupon code at checkout: FRSPAN"

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Who needs a good excuse to get a Frosty?

Father’s Day Frosty Weekend

Wendy’s restaurants will be donating 50 cents for every Frosty product purchased over the Father’s Day weekend (June 20-21) to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s initiatives. Customers can also stop by Wendy’s and donate by purchasing a Frosty pin-up for $1 each.

This year, Wendy’s started a new tradition for Father’s Day. Kids can go to to create a free custom Father’s Day eCard and Wendy’s will donate an additional 25¢ to the Foundation for every Frosty Card sent. Kids choose from a variety of scenes and objects, from sandcastles on the beach to baseball in the backyard, or they can give Dad a taste of Hollywood by selecting a pre-designed card created by a celebrity.

Thank you to the many folks across the nation for buying a frosty and helping children who wait for adoption. Last year’s efforts raised more than $1.5 million!


I am in need of a good plumber! Does anyone know/recommend one?
Thanks, Denae

Free Online Photo Editing Class

I'm just now starting to learn more about digital scrapbooking. Here is a great how to class you don't want to miss out on! Jessica Sprague is offering a two week FREE photo editing class! Sign ups begin in June 22nd. GO HERE for all the juicy details. This is the perfect time to really learn Photoshop and what you can do with your photos.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Birthday Freebies

I have discovered another great money saving Arizona blogger recently! I thought I had to share! She recently posted all the birthday freebies available. I about fell off my chair seeing her amazing list! My birthday is next month. I hope to take advantage of a few of these.

Click here to see The Good Deal Gal's post on birthday freebies!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

In Search of: Co-sleeper/Bassinet

Hi Everyone,
I am looking for something smaller than a port-a crib for my 9 month old to sleep in a tight spot on a trip (it will only be for a week). If anyone has something like that and is willing to let me borrow it, I would be very grateful. I am completely willing to pay a rental fee. It will be well taken care of.
Tara Horsley

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fisher-Price Freebie: New GeoTrax DVD “Steamer & Samuel Save The Day”

Free GeoTrax DVD

I’m excited to share that Fisher-Price is offering for FREE a new GeoTrax DVD, “Steamer & Samuel Save The Day“! We've gotten some of their other DVDs for free in the past, and my kids really enjoy them.

These usually take their time showing up (I have yet to receive the Precious Places DVD I ordered back in April). They normally take 6-9 weeks to get to you.

6/10 FREE Make 'n Take at Pages In Progress

TUCSON, AZ 85704
(520) 887-5656

Fiskars Make 'n Take
Noon to 2pm

Make this Cute Invite
with Kathleen while learning
about Fiskars Tools.

6/13 Super Why! Play Day at ToysRUs

Monday, June 8, 2009

6/9 Magician Event at Bookmans


Tucson on the Cheap shares the following information, "This week at Bookmans Summer Kids Events, Patrick the Magician will say things like abracadabra, alacazam, and poof! Items will disappear and re-appear, just like . . . uh . . . magic! Kids love him.

Note that this event will be offered 3 times this week—each at a different location. So choose a store near you … or go to all three.

* Where: Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Rd., Tucson 85741 (520) 579-0303.
* When: Tuesday, June 9, 2009. 10:00 AM.
* Where: Bookmans, 6230 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson 85712 (520) 748-9555.
* When: Wednesday, June 10, 2009. 10:00 AM-11:00 AM.
* Where: Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Rd., Tucson 85719. (520) 325-5767.
* When: Thursday, June 11, 2009. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

How much: FREE

To download a full summer schedule for kid fun at Bookmans, click right here."

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Water Barrels

Barrels have been ordered! THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Delivery: Wednesday June 10th at 9am Marana Church Building.

Save Marana Playroom for our Kids!


Last week I was notified that my 4 year old had made it into the Marana Parks & Rec. Preschool Program. When I asked if he would be automatically enrolled for the 2nd semester or Spring session, I was informed that the program is being cancelled and will be ending in December. I couldn't believe it! With parents lined up in the middle of the night, and lottery processes to get your child enrolled, it seems to me that the program is highly valued! Marana Parks & Recreation has stated some reasons that the program is being cancelled ( community needs & finances), and while they may be valid concerns, I don't beleive that they warrant doing away with the preschool program. There is a council meeting next week on the 9th, and it is the perfect opportunity to voice concerns. Please pass this email on to anyone who might be interested or affected by this decision. I am trying to gather a group together to work on a "respectful opposition" to Marana Parks & Rec's decision and to attend a council meeting together to share our concerns, and to make suggestions. I really feel that if we act quickly, we can turn this thing around! I apologize if I have already contacted you, I am just trying to get the word out as quickly as I can! Feel free to call me at 323-6312 or 878-6518, or email me back at Email is a great way for us to communicate and to reach as many people as we can!

Thank you!
Kelly Allen

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Great Restaurant Deals

We love Papa Murphy's Take N' Bake Pizza! We were excited that they put one in at Cortaro and Silverbell right by Fry's. If I'm running my errands on a hectic day, I can just swing in a pick up a pizza that I can toss in the oven that night or the next! So, convenient! They always have amazing specials for the month and coupons are generally available (just ask the manager about coupons)! Sign up for eclub and get a coupon for 50% off one pizza when you purchase one at regular price. I just got some great Coupons in the mail with my grocery ads yesterday!

Papa Murphy's has also been great at supporting the Gladden Farms Weekly Family 5K. They've brought out pizza for our runners, walkers, and bikers twice now!

Right now they are offering one of my FAVORITES- their BBQ Chicken deLite Pizza for $7.99 as their special. No Coupon Needed!

I posted a whole list of restaurant deals and the grocery deals for this week on Savvy Savings Tucson!

Time Warner's Friends and Family Magazine Discounts

Time Warner is offering their Friends and Family Discount Magazine Subscription Program again! One of my favorite magazines is included in the deal. They are offering a year subscription to Real Simple for only $19.95 (Savings of 63%)! My subscription had run out and I had been waiting to find a great deal to start it up again!

Here are some of the other great deals available:

Cooking Light 12 issues $12.00 (78% Savings)
Entertainment Weekly 55 issues $10.00 (94% Savings)
Fortune 25 issues $10.00 (91% Savings)
Money 12 issues $10.00 (79% Savings)
Time 56 issues 19.95 (92% Savings)
And Many Others!

Click here for details!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Monsoon Mondays at the Tucson Children’s Museum

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Our friends at Tucson on the Cheap shared this low cost summer activity with us!

"The Tucson Children’s Museum has a GREAT deal for the kiddies. It’s called Monsoon Monday Nights, and the deal is that everyone is admitted to the museum for $1 on Monday evenings. Details below. Typically, kids up through about the age of ten love going to this museum. They always have cool stuff going on.

Where: Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. 6th Avenue Tucson, 85701 (520) 792-9985.

When: Monday evenings from Memorial Day, 2009-Labor Day, 2009. 5:00PM - 8:00 PM.

How much: $1 admission"