Posted by: thesavinghabit | May 19, 2010

Summer of Savings / weekly deals 5/20-26/2010

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s almost summertime. The kids will be out of school soon, and looking for fun activities to do. And, we all like activities that are free or cheap, right? If you take the time to look around, there are usually quite a few activities that are free or almost free. Here are a few ideas.

1. Kids Bowl Free. – Kids Bowl Free allows your family to bowl 2 Games FREE everyday all summer. Plus, there is a family pass option where parents, grandparents, older children that don’t qualify for the Kids Bowl Free passes and babysitters can join in the fun and get the same great 2 FREE Game offer every day. Visit for all the details. In addition, if you sign up and enter my email address ( I’ll get a chance for a vacation to Orlando! ? I’d love that free trip!

2. Free Summer Movies for kids. . They usually offer these on a specific morning each week. In my experience, they are also very lenient about bringing in your own bags with snacks and not having to purchase them, but check with your theater on the rules. They  offer a “G” and a “PG” rated movie each week. Here are links to three different theater groups which offer free summer movies for kids:



Phoenix Theatres

There are probably more that are smaller, local theaters so call your local theater to see what they have to offer. Some offer low-cost movie options also.

3. Parks and Recreation – check your local Parks and Recreation website for parks and nature centers.

Palm Beach County –
Broward County –

4. Swimming – if you don’t have your own pool, or a community pool, you should be able to search public pools using your local parks & recreation website. Public pools are generally very affordable, and often offer other amenities, such as kiddie splash/wading areas or water slides. Or perhaps even investing in a small water play area for your backyard would be worth it.

Be creative and I’m sure you can come up with other ideas as well!

Now, on to the deals this week!

Know the Lingo
BOGO – Buy one, get one free
SS – Smart Source (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
RP – Red Plum (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
PG – Proctor & Gamble (coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
GM – General Mills (occasional coupon inserts in Sunday’s papers)
Blinkie – coupon dispensers in stores
Peelie – coupons found on products that you peel off
Hangtag – coupons found hanging on bottles
All You – Magazine sold at Walmart or via subscription

Whole Foods: Click here for their coupons. If you prefer to shop at Publix, they should accept these as competitor coupons.

Publix Greenwise: Click here  for their weekly ads.

As always, a special thank you to for their list of deals!

IHeartPublix has started a new Q&A section. You can check it out here.

For Publix “Super Deals” with coupon match-ups for week of May 20-26, click here

For Publix full sale list with coupon match-ups, please click here

Renita’s Favorite Money-Saving Sites

E-Book now available!
I’m excited to tell you that my book is now available as an e-book! So, you can save money while you learn to save even more money by purchasing an e-book instead of a traditionally bound book! For more information, please click here.

Renita is a resident of Palm Beach County, and author of “Wow! You Saved How Much?” For more information, visit her website at

I grant permission for every reader to reproduce on your website the article you are now reading but copy this article, without any alteration whatsoever. Include the copyright statement, too, please.

“Copyright © Renita R. Perrone All rights reserved. Permission granted to reprint this article on your website without alteration if you include this copyright statement and leave the hyperlinks live and in place.”


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