Free Spring Movies at Goodrich Quality Theaters

Goodrich Quality Theaters

Take your family to the movies as part of your staycation. Here are the free movies for FMG members this spring for all ages on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am. These are playing at Goodrich Quality Theaters.

3/4-3/6: Home
3/11-3/13: Goosebumps
3/18-3/20: Minions
3/25-3/27: Pan
4/1-4/3: Hotel Transylvania 2
4/8-4/10: Max
4/15-4/17: Ice Age: Continental Drift
4/22-4/24: Norm of the North
4/29-5/1: The Princess Bride (1987)

If you are not a member of their free Frequent Moviegoer Club (FMG), sign up
here or at the movie theater! You’ll receive up to 6 free admissions for the shows above with your FMG card per show. Non-members will be charged $1.00 per ticket. Plus, you’ll receive points from your movie ticket and concession purchases towards rewards.

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Cyber Monday #LTDSavings Twitter Party 11/30/15 at 7:30 PM CT – $175 in Prizes!

#LTDSavings

Since you are already joining us for the #LakesideGift Twitter party, stay around right after for another fun Twitter party! Join us at 5:30 PM PT/8:30 PM ET on Monday, November 30th, as we talk about holiday shopping and about LTD Commodities! RSVP and participate for your chance to win $175 in prizes!

Here are the details:

Follow the hosts: @ValpakCoupons, @savings, @maritramos, @queenofreview, @peaofsweetness, and @liveafrugallife.

When: Monday, November 30th at 7:30 PM CT.

Where: On Twitter in the #LTDSavings hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #LTDSavings to be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: We’ll be giving away $175 in prizes from LTD Commodities.

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here to RSVP.

Eligibility: RSVP by adding your Twitter account to the link above, and actively participate during the Twitter party with the hashtag #LTDSavings on November 30th, 2015, from 5:30PM PT/8:30PM ET until 6PM PT/9PM ET. Winners will be chosen from the RSVP list using Random.org. Winners must be actively tweeting with the hashtag at the time they are randomly selected. Winners will be notified with an @ mention, and must respond via DM within 24 hours of being notified. If another winner must be chosen after the party is over, winner will be randomly selected from active participants during the party. There is a limit of one prize per household during the party. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your prize. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Subject to official rules and open to United States residents.

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Cyber Monday #LakesideGift Twitter Party 11/30/15 at 7 PM CT – $175 in Prizes!

#LakesideGift

Cyber Monday is just a few days away! Join us at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET on Monday, November 30th, as we talk about holiday shopping and about The Lakeside Collection! RSVP and participate for your chance to win $175 in prizes!

Here are the details:

Follow the hosts: @ValpakCoupons, @savings, @maritramos, @queenofreview, @peaofsweetness, and @liveafrugallife.

When: Monday, November 30th at 7 PM CT.

Where: On Twitter in the #LakesideGift hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #LakesideGift to be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: We’ll be giving away $175 in prizes from The Lakeside Collection.

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here to RSVP.

Eligibility: RSVP by adding your Twitter account to the link above, and actively participate during the Twitter party with the hashtag #LakesideGift on November 30th, 2015, from 5PM PT/8PM ET until 5:30PM PT/8:30PM ET. Winners will be chosen from the RSVP list using Random.org. Winners must be actively tweeting with the hashtag at the time they are randomly selected. Winners will be notified with an @ mention, and must respond via DM within 24 hours of being notified. If another winner must be chosen after the party is over, winner will be randomly selected from active participants during the party. There is a limit of one prize per household during the party. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your prize. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Subject to official rules and open to United States residents.

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Halloween #PumpkinPak Twitter Party 10/13/15 at 12 PM CST – $375 in Prizes!

#PumpkinPak Twitter Party

Halloween is just a few weeks away! Join us at 10 AM PT/1PM ET on Tuesday, October 13th, as we talk Halloween decor, food, costumes, scary stories and hauntings! RSVP and participate for your chance to win $350 in prizes!

Here are the details:

Follow the hosts: @ValpakCoupons, @DestAmerica, @savings, @bhcosmetics, @maritramos, and @ItsCheapAsh.

When: Tuesday, October 13th at 12 PM CST.

Where: On Twitter in the #PumpkinPak hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #PumpkinPak to be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: We’ll be giving away over $375 worth provided by Valpak.com, @DestAmerica, and @CostumeSC.

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here to RSVP. Fine Print: Must put your Twitter handle there AND be present at the party in order to win a prize. Use the Twitter hashtag in your responses to questions to be eligible. Must be 18 years or older to win.

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2 Free Summer Items with $5 Purchase at Sears Outlet

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Sears Outlet Stores

Even though it is already fall, it’s still a great idea to pick up some summer apparel (especially when it’s free). Stop by your participating Sears Outlet today, October 1st and get a two free summer items with a $5 purchase (includes shorts, tanks, short sleeve tops, capris, and skirts). Sign up for your free Shop Your Way Rewards card if you have not already.

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Don’t forget to link your Shop Your Way Rewards account so that I can be your Personal Shopper. I’ll help you shop, find coupons, deals, and of course, get some great savings!

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#EndlessSummer Twitter Party 8/4/15 at 8 PM CST

#EndlessSummer Twitter Party

How are you enjoying your endless summer? Join us at 8 PM CT on Tuesday, August 4th, as we discuss fun summer activities and how to enjoy the rest of your summer! RSVP and participate for your chance to win many prizes!

Here are the details:

Follow the hosts: @RagingWaves, @blm03, @more4momsbuck, @craftymomof3, @ChiILMama, and @SanitySuburbia.

When: Tuesday, August 4th at 8 pm CT.

Where: On Twitter in the #EndlessSummer hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #EndlessSummer to be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: They’ll be giving away $20 in Jimmy Johns gift certificates, 1 “Wing Party” at the Buffalo Wild Wings (Oswego, IL) (x-large boneless or traditional wings, must have 6 people in the party), 4 tickets to NCG Theaters (Yorkville, IL), 4 tickets to Star Cinema Grill (Arlington Heights, IL), 4 tickets to Hollywood Palms (Naperville IL), and 4 tickets to Raging Waves (Yorkville, IL)

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here:

Eligibility: RSVP by adding your Twitter account to the link above, and actively participate during the Twitter party with the hashtag #EndlessSummer on August 4th, 2015, from 8 PM CT until 9 PM CT. Winners will be chosen from the RSVP list using Random.org. Winners must be actively tweeting with the hashtag at the time they are randomly selected. Winners will be notified with an @ mention, and must respond via DM within 24 hours of being notified. If another winner must be chosen after the party is over, winner will be randomly selected from active participants during the party. There is a limit of one prize per household during the party. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your prize. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Subject to official rules and open to United States residents.

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Free Apparel at Sears Outlet 7/28/15

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#SearsOutlet #free

Whether you are shopping for back to school outfits or wanting to add some pieces to your wardrobe, you will want to take advantage of this deal. Stop by your participating Sears Outlet on July 28th and get a free apparel item (up to a $10 value). Print out this coupon and bring it with you. Sign up for your free Shop Your Way Rewards card if you have not already.

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Don’t forget to link your Shop Your Way Rewards account so that I can be your Personal Shopper. I’ll help you shop, find coupons, deals, and of course, get some great savings!

In case you were wondering what types of apparel you can find at Sears Outlet, I found a DKNY dress for my daughter there:

Sears Outlet DKNY #personalshopper

Terms & Conditions: One free apparel item (up to $10 value). Valid in-store only at participating Sears Outlet stores. Apparel not available at all Sears Outlet Stores. Selection varies by store. Offer excludes associates. One coupon per purchase per household per device. Void if copied, transferred or obtained through channels not approved by Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores. Void where prohibited by law. Any other use constitutes fraud. Cash value 1/20cent. In an event of a return, coupon savings may be deducted from your refund. Valid for redemption only on 7/28/15 in U.S.A. (excluding Alaska, Hawaii) only, not to be used with any other coupon or associate discount.

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Summer Fun Twitter Party 7/14/15 at 8 PM CST – $500 in Prizes! #SDCSummerFun

#SDCSummerFun

Summer is well underway and now is a great time to talk about all the fun vacations, cookouts, and family activities you’re enjoying! Join us at 6PM PT / 9PM ET on Tuesday July 14th, as we discuss all things Summer fun! RSVP and participate for your chance to win $500 in prizes!

Here are the details:

Follow the hosts: @savings, @ValpakCoupons, @maritramos, @sistersshopping, @itscheapash, and @TheSamiCone.

When: Tuesday, July 14th at 8 pm CST.

Where: On Twitter in the #SDCSummerFun hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #SDCSummerFun to be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: We’ll be giving away over $1000 worth provided by Savings.com and sponsors including (10) $20 Fandango gift codes, (1) $25 Amazon gift cards, (2) $50 Amazon gift cards, (1) $75 Amazon gift card and (1) $100 Amazon gift card.

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here to RSVP. Fine Print: Must put your Twitter handle there AND be present at the party in order to win a prize. Use the Twitter hashtag in your responses to questions to be eligible. Must be 18 years or older to win.

Eligibility: RSVP by adding your Twitter account to the link above, and actively participate during the Twitter party with the hashtag #SDCSummerFun on July 14th, 2015, from 6PM PT/9PM ET until 7PM PT/10PM ET. Winners will be chosen from the RSVP list using Random.org. Winners must be actively tweeting with the hashtag at the time they are randomly selected. Winners will be notified with an @ mention, and must respond via DM within 24 hours of being notified. If another winner must be chosen after the party is over, winner will be randomly selected from active participants during the party. There is a limit of one prize per household during the party. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your prize. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Subject to official rules and open to United States residents.

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Father’s Day Twitter Party 6/9/15 at 8 PM CST – Over $1000 in Prizes! #SDCDadsDay

#SDCDadsDay

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Father’s Day is in a few weeks! Join us for the #SDCDadsDay Twitter party on Tuesday, June 9th from 8 pm to 9 pm CST. We’ll discuss everything from your favorite Father’s Day memories to the best gifts for dad this year. RSVP and participate for your chance to win over $1000 in prizes!

Here are the details:

Follow the hosts: @savings, @ValpakCoupons, @maritramos, @aMissionToSave, @itsCheapAsh, @TheSamiCone, and @InspiringSaving.

When: Tuesday, June 9th at 8 pm CST.

Where: On Twitter in the #SDCDadsDay hashtag or on tchat.

What: There are several questions they will tweet and discuss. Be sure to use the hash tag #PakMom to be eligible for the prizes.

Prizes: We’ll be giving away over $1000 worth provided by Savings.com and sponsors including (1) $25 Macy’s Gift Card, (1) $30 Amazon Gift Card, (1) $50 Macy’s Gift Card, (1) $50 Gap Gift Card, (1) $50 Kohl’s Gift Card, (1) $100 Sears Gift Card and (5) $117 Dad’s Dinner Deals from Omaha Steaks.

RSVP: Submit your Twitter handle here to RSVP. Fine Print: Must put your Twitter handle there AND be present at the party in order to win a prize. Use the Twitter hashtag in your responses to questions to be eligible. Must be 18 years or older to win.

Eligibility: RSVP by adding your Twitter account to the link above, and actively participate during the Twitter party with the hashtag #SDCDadsDay on June 9th, 2015, from 6PM PT/9PM ET until 7PM PT/10PM ET. Winners will be chosen from the RSVP list using Random.org. Winners must be actively tweeting with the hashtag at the time they are randomly selected. Winners will be notified with an @ mention, and must respond via DM within 24 hours of being notified. If another winner must be chosen after the party is over, winner will be randomly selected from active participants during the party. There is a limit of one prize per household during the party. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your prize. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Subject to official rules and open to United States residents.

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Chicago (and Suburbs) Staycation Ideas

#Staycation

What are your plans for the summer? How about taking a “staycation” in Chicago and the suburbs? Check out the free and inexpensive events and activities in the area:

Museums and Other Attractions:

– Aurora – Blackberry Farm – Illinois residents get free admission on Family Fun Days on May 19 (9:30 a.m. to noon), June 10, June 24, July 8, and August 5.

– Aurora – Red Oak Nature Center – Admission is always free.

– Aurora – Sci-Tech Museum

– Bensenville – Fischer Farm – Admission is always free.

– Chicago – Adler Planetarium – Illinois residents get complimentary general admission on June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12. Illinois teachers (pre-K through 12) and active military personnel receive free general admission which can be applied to any admission pass.

– Chicago – Art Institute of Chicago – Illinois residents get free general admission every Thursday from 5 pm to 8 pm. Active-duty military and their families receive free admission to the museum from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Free admission is available to Illinois educators, including pre-K–12 teachers, teaching artists working in schools, pre-service teachers, and homeschool parents.

– Chicago – Chicago Botanic Garden – Admission is always free.

– Chicago – Chicago Children’s Museum

– Chicago – Chicago History Museum – Illinois residents get free admission on July 4, August 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, September 1, 2, and 3.

– Chicago – The DuSable Museum of African History – Illinois residents get free admission on Sundays. Children under 5 years old are always free.

– Chicago – The Field Museum – Illinois residents receive complimentary basic admission on June 4, 5, and 8. Illinois teachers (pre-K through 12) and active military personnel always receive free basic admission.

– Chicago – Garfield Park Conservatory – Admission is always free.

– Chicago – Millenium Park – Always free.

– Chicago – Museum of Contemporary Art – Admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays year round.

– Chicago – Museum of Science and Industry – Illinois residents receive free admission from June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, September 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30. Active duty military, Illinois POWs, Chicago firefighters, Chicago police officers and Illinois teachers (pre-K through 12th grade) always get free admission.

– Chicago – Navy Pier – Admission is always free. You just have to pay for the activities or meals there.

– Chicago – The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum – Thursdays are suggested donation days for Illinois Residents. Children under 3 years old are always free.

– Chicago – Shedd Aquarium – Illinois residents receive free general admission or discounted upgraded admission on June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, September 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29. Educators from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin can receive a complimentary Shedd Pass by registering online. Active-duty military personnel, Chicago police officers and firefighters receive a free Shedd Pass with proper ID. Guests who present a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch ATM, credit, or debit card, along with photo identification, will receive one free general admission on the first full weekend of every month: June 6, 7, July 4, 5, August 1, 2, September 5, 6

– Elmhurst – Elmhurst Historical Museum – Admission is always free.

– Glenview – Kohl’s Children’s Museum

– Glenview – Wagner Farm

– Libertyville – Lambs Farm

– Naperville – DuPage Children’s Museum at Fox Valley Mall – Pay as you will admission.

– Naperville – Naper Settlement – Naperville residents get free admission with proof of residency.

– Rockford – Discovery Center Museum – Free admission for children 1 years old and younger.

– Wheaton – Cantigny Park

– There are per car parking fees.

* Borrow the Museum Adventure Pass from a participating library and get free admission to select museums and attractions.

Movies:

– Aurora – Movies in the Park – Paramount Theatre – Classic movies on Mondays for only $1 per ticket.

– Aurora – Movies in the Park – Phillips Park – Always free admission.

– Chicago – Movies in the Park – Always free admission.

– West Chicago – Cascade Drive-In – Bargain Sundays – only $15 per carload.

– Everywhere – Marcus Theatres – Two free passes to Kids Dream summer movies.

– Everywhere – Cinemark – Cinemark Movie Clubhouse – Movies for $1 per ticket or buy a pass for $5 for 10 movies.

– Everywhere – Classic Cinemas – Wednesday Morning Movie Series.

– Everywhere – Regal Entertainment Group – Movies for only $1 per ticket.

Sports:

– Everywhere – Kids Bowl Free – Sign up to receive 2 free bowling passes per day per child.

– Everywhere – Kids Skate Free – Sign up to receive 2 free roller skating passes per week per child.

– Chicago – Chicago Cubs

– Chicago – White Sox Kids Club – Sign up for a free 2015 Kids Club Slugger Membership and receive a voucher to get free tickets to one of the following White Sox game dates: 5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/22, 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/17, 6/18, 7/6, 7/7, 7/8, 7/9, 8/3, 8/4, 8/10, 8/11, 8/12, 8/27, 9/8, 9/9, 9/14, 9/15, 9/16, 9/17, 9/29, 9/30, 10/1, 10/2.

– Geneva – Kane County Cougars

– Schaumburg – Schaumburg Boomers – There is a Family Sunday Deal where you’ll receive 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 sodas on any of the following dates: May 25, June 8, June 22, July 6, July 13, July 27, August 10, and August 24.

Water Parks:

– Aurora – Splash Country Water Park – There are Twilight discount admissions.

– Des Plaines – Mystic Waters Family Aquatic Center

– Gurnee – Hurricane Harbor

– Gurnee – Magic Waters Waterpark – There are many special packages, which include waterpark admission.

– Rockford – Magic Waters Waterpark

– Yorkville – Raging Waves – Children 2 years old and under are always free.

Zoos:

– Aurora – Phillips Park

– Brookfield – Brookfield Zoo

– Chicago – Lincoln Park Zoo

– Wheaton – Cosley Zoo – Free admission for birth to 17 years old.

* We’ll continue to add more to this list as we find more events and attractions in the Chicago-area to help you have a wonderful staycation! Check back often for our updates. Leave a comment for us if you have any ideas on what to add to our list.

If you are looking for staycation ideas in other areas of the country, check out the city nearest you:

A – D

Phoenix, Arizona — Saving For Someday
Fresno, California — Living A Frugal Life
Orange County, California — More With Less Today
San Diego, California — Southern Cali Saver
Denver, Colorado — Bargain Blessings
Washington, District of Columbia — Kidventurous

F – I

Disney World, Florida — The Happy Housewife
Jacksonville, Florida — Saving The Family Money
Orlando, Florida — Coupon Mamacita
St Augustine, Florida — Simply St. Augustine
Tallahasse, Florida — SwagGrabber
Tampa Bay, Florida — LaToyaEdwards.net
Atlanta, Georgia — Pretty Frugal Diva
Dahlonega, Georgia — Kathys Cluttered Mind
Savannah, Georgia — This Mommy Saves Money
Aurora/Chicago, Illinois — A Savings WOW!
Chicago, Illinois — Entertaining Chicago
Indianapolis, Indiana — Chaos Is Bliss

K – P

Lexington, Kentucky — Homeschool Village
Louisville, Kentucky — The Kennedy Adventures
Northern Kentucky, Kentucky — Simply Sherryl
Carroll County, Maryland — Looking at life CreativLEI
Boston, Massachusetts — Maven of Savin
Battle Creek, Michigan — Pichea Place
Grand Rapids, Michigan — Give Me Neither
Metro Detroit, Michigan — Saving Dollars and Sense
Kansas City Area, Missouri/Kansas — Redefined Mom
Omaha, Nebraska — Family Fun in Omaha
Central, New Jersey — Our Good Life
Cincinnati, Ohio — Adventure Mom
Cleveland, Ohio — Kosher on a Budget
Columbus, Ohio — Cleverly Simple
Dayton, Ohio — Savings Lifestyle
Mansfield & Richland County, Ohio — The Traveling Praters
Miami County, Ohio — Something 2 Offer
Northeast, Ohio — Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring
Portland, Oregon — Frugal Living NW
Harrisburg/Central, PA — Family Balance Sheet
Erie, Pennsylvania — Growing Kids Ministry
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Moms Need To Know
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — The Coupon High

R – W

Arlington, Texas — Grocery Shop For FREE
Fort Worth, Texas — Coupons and Freebies Mom
Houston, Texas — Melissa’s Bargains
Katy, Texas — Moms Confession
San Antonio, Texas — How to Homeschool My Child
Tyler, Texas — iLoveMy5Kids
Charlottesville, Virgina — How to Have it All
Norfolk, Virgina — The Talking Suitcase
Richmond, Virgina — Vacation Maybe
Seattle, Washington — Thrifty NW Mom
Tacoma/South Puget Sound, Washington — Queen Bee Coupons
Oshkosh, Wisconsin — A Little Bit of This and That

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