Chicago (and Suburbs) Staycation Ideas


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.


– 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.


– 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.


– 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 —
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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Main Event Entertainment – Warrenville, IL Review

Disclosure: I was invited to attend the preview event, which included complimentary food and attractions. However, all opinions are my own honest opinions.


My family and I were invited to attend a preview event before the official opening of the newest Main Event Entertainment location in Warrenville, IL. We were excited to find out more about this entertainment center. Especially with the weather getting cooler, we are always looking for more indoor activities to add to our list.

About Main Event Entertainment:

Main Event Entertainment is a state-of-the-art entertainment destination that packs in tons of fun for everyone, all under one roof with cutting-edge bowling, multi-level laser tag, Gravity ropes, games, billiards and more. Main Event is the fastest growing family entertainment center in the U.S. The new Warrenville center located at 28248 Diehl Road is the 17th location nationwide and the first location in Illinois. Main Event’s dining options include a pizza restaurant with hand tossed pizzas and gelato as well as American casual dining with classic sandwiches, burgers and entrees and a full bar. Main Event is open on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

My review:

First of all, I think they used the space very well to incorporate all of the things they have to offer. I like that there are multiple places where you can sit down and eat. On the lower level, there’s a dining area near the bar, billiards and bowling. There’s even a dining area on the side of the bowling alley, so you can catch all of the action! When the weather is nice, you can dine outside in the patio area. The food is reasonably priced, with kids’ meals starting at only $4.99. My favorite thing to eat there is the gelato – I’m partial to the chocolate one, but they have a good selection.

My family and I liked the arcade game section. There are games for all ages. Each of my kids, ages 6, 9, 10, and 11, were able to find games that were age-appropriate. My son and I battled it out in a hoop shoot game. There are even air hockey tables. You purchase FUNcards and reload them to play the games. Right above the arcade are the Gravity Ropes. This is the favorite attraction for me and my 11 year-old son. While harnessed, you can test out your balancing skills walking on a combination of ropes and steps suspended above the arcade section. I’ll admit, the first time I went up on the Gravity Ropes, I thought I would be braver, but the thought of walking on what looked like a tightrope, started to make my stomach drop a little. I ended up taking the paths with steps on them. However, my son flew through the whole course, taking a cue from Spiderman. The second time I went up, it was with my son and his friend, so I looked to them for a little guidance on how to conquer the ones I didn’t go on before and with their tips, I was able to go through the whole course. It really is a lot of fun!

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My kids did Laser Tag and they enjoyed it. They are given time slots, so it makes it easier for us to enjoy the rest of Main Event while waiting. From now through November 21st, they have a FUNbination special where you can pick your play on Sundays through Fridays. It’s only $5 for each unlimited activity and includes bowling, laser tag, billiards, mini golf, and gravity ropes. (Check here to find out the restrictions to the deal.) When you need a break, you can always visit the photo booth and have some fun photos taken. They have a wide range of backgrounds you can choose from and my family all picked different ones:

Photo Booth Pics #MEWarrenville

Main Event is also a great place to hold a birthday party or corporate event. The upstairs has multiple rooms for birthday parties. There is also a space for corporate events, complete with televisions to beam your presentations on – not to mention the separate bar area, which overlooks the Gravity Ropes and arcade area. There are also stylish lockers where you are able to store your party supplies and gifts during your party. They have packages suitable for all ages. My son is already planning to have his 12th birthday party there.

#MEWarrenville Party Rooms

Besides being fun for the guests, my favorite part of Main Event is that the staff also have fun. Periodically, they will break out into dance. During our visit, the staff started dancing to Cotton-Eyed Joe:

As you can see from the photo below, I recommend visiting the Main Event in Warrenville, IL, as a place where the whole family can have fun together.

#MEWarrenville Family Photo 2

Don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a Main Event Entertainment $25 FUNcard so you can experience the fun we had at Main Event!

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Crystal Light and Miranda Lambert’s Platinum Tour

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Last week, I had the opportunity to attend Miranda Lambert’s “Platinum” tour, sponsored by Crystal Light, at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheater in Tinley Park, IL. It was a beautiful night in Chicago to be with the rest of the crowd that came out for Miranda’s fabulous concert!

I’m a big country music fan, so to be at her concert was incredible! Of course, I had to take a picture in front of the sign when we came in (my cowboy hat from the Save Up conference in Austin, TX, came in handy for this concert):

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A couple of my favorite Chicago bloggers were also there:

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My date for the evening:

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My wonderful husband, Jim.

Miranda Lambert kicked off her portion by showing us her newest video with Carrie Underwood, “Somethin’ Bad:”

These are just some highlight photos from the concert:

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Before the concert, I stopped by my local Walmart to pick up some Crystal Light. I was able to find the Crystal Light selection in the “Drink Mixes” aisle:

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The varieties include:

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I purchased some of each variety. We’ve made pitchers of Crystal Light at home and I use the On The Go and Liquid Drops in my water bottle when I’m out and about. I recently made a change in my diet where I have cut down on the amount of soda I drink and have replaced it with water instead. Using Crystal Light gives my water so much more flavor without adding on the calories. Even the pickiest person in my family likes the drinks. The best thing is that it does not put a big dent in your budget. In fact, I think it will cut a lot out of my beverage budget. (Just a note: don’t put too much of the Liquid Drops in your water at one time. My son learned that the hard way and it became too saturated with flavor!)

Take a look at how Miranda Lambert likes her Crystal Light:

What is your favorite Crystal Light variety?

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2014 Free Fall Movies at Goodrich Quality Theaters

Goodrich Free Fall Movies

Are you looking for some fun and inexpensive things to do with the family? Here are the free movies this fall for all ages on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 am and 10 am. These are playing at all Goodrich Quality Theaters.

9/6-9/7: Night at the Museum
9/13-9/14: Walking with Dinosaurs
9/20-9/21: The Croods
9/27-9/28: Turbo
10/4-10/5: Epic
10/11-10/12: Rio 2
10/18-10/19: Mr. Peabody and Sherman
10/25-10/26: How to Train Your Dragon 2
11/1-11/2: Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

Check out the other entertainment deals going on right now!

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*HOT* Get a Free Walt Disney World Custom Map

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If you love Walt Disney World, like us, you will want to sign up to get this free Disney Custom Map. Whether you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World or just came back from one, you will want to order this to highlight your family’s favorite park activities and attractions! You can create special keepsake maps of all four parks that highlight your favorite attractions and entertainment.

We ordered one before and loved how they turned out. We asked each of our kids to tell us which were their favorite activities and attractions and had those included on the maps. It definitely allows us to remember our fun times at Walt Disney World. We plan to frame them as a keepsake.

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Savvy Travels Twitter Party 7/8/14 at 8 PM CST – $300 in Prizes!

Savvy Travels Twitter Party

We’ll be chatting about taking summer vacations without breaking the bank. Join us for the #SavvyTravels Twitter party on Tuesday, July 8th from 8 pm to 9 pm CST. RSVP and participate for your chance to win over $300 in prizes!

Here are the details:

Follow the hosts: @savings, @maritramos, @BeltwayBargain, @MyCrazySavings, and @suitcasetalks!

When: Tuesday, July 8th at 8 PM CST.

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

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

Prizes: We’ll be giving away (1) Hyatt $150 gift card, (3) $50 Target e-gift cards, all courtesy of

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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Staycation Deal: Raging Waves Waterpark Admission as low as $12.90 through 7/6/14


If you are looking for something fun to do with your family, especially during the summer heat, then you will want to take advantage of this HOT deal on a Raging Waves Waterpark admission ticket! Right now on Living Social, you can purchase weekday admission tickets for only $15 each (regularly $29 each). To make it even better, use the promo code 14JULY and it drops it down to only $12.90 per ticket.

We were at Raging Waves Waterpark this past Saturday with some of our fellow bloggers and their families and many of us ended up staying until closing time. Our kids were having so much fun with all of the things they have to do there. Here’s a glimpse of some of their attractions:

You can read the reviews on {kidlist} and Front Row Mama.

Terms and conditions of the tickets: Limit 1 per customer, up to 3 additional as gifts. Voucher valid for any non-holiday weekday (M – F) for the 2014 season. Voucher not valid July 4, 2014. Voucher valid for the 2014 operating season and will expire 8/22/14. Please check website for operating schedule; schedule subject to change, operations are weather permitting. After the voucher’s expiration date, base paid value of $15 can only be applied to purchase of Full Day over 48″ admission ticket (1 voucher per over 48″ ticket purchased). Paid value not valid with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Paid value can only be applied in person at guest services. Promotion not valid with any other offers, promotions or discounts. Entire value must be used in a single visit/ Other conditions apply.

Terms and conditions of the 14JULY coupon code: *Maximum savings of $20 USD on purchases made in USD Dollars, $20 CAD on purchases made in CAD Dollars. Promo code must be used between July 1, 2014 12:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) and July 6, 2014, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time). Promo codes may only be used on new purchases and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Promotion requires a LivingSocial account, and is subject to terms and conditions found at here. Entire amount must be used in one transaction; no partial redemptions; may not be combined with any other offer. Promo codes not valid for ticket or Deal purchases required to be completed on a third party site. May not be used on government provided services. LivingSocial reserves the right to cancel the promotion at any time. This offer is single-use and non-transferrable. If you return your purchase, you will be refunded the amount paid. Offer good while supplies last. Void where prohibited. Valid in the US and Canada only.

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Rascal Flatts Concert – Illinois Lottery #APMusicSeries

Disclosure: I received a free tickets to the Rascal Flatts concert from the Illinois Lottery in exchange for writing a review on the blog.

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We had so much fun attending the Rascal Flatts concert, courtesy of the Illinois Lottery, as part of their Anything’s Possible Music Series (#APMusicSeries). Since we aren’t taking any out-of-state vacations this year, this was a perfect “staycation” for us, as well as a long-overdue date night.

Once we arrived at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre in Tinley Park, IL, one of the first things we saw upon entering the gate was the Illinois Lottery tent. There, we were able to purchase lottery tickets, plus they had a special game we could play for a chance to win prizes if we purchased a certain number of tickets.

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Lucky for me, one of my lottery tickets was a winner! I won $4, enough to cover the tickets I purchased. I just knew it was going to be a good night!

Because of the amount of traffic heading into Tinley Park, we missed the first opening act, which was Gloriana, but we were able to catch Sheryl Crow. She did not disappoint. Jim and I made sure to take a selfie to commemorate our first date night in over a year (since his stroke last year).

Once Rascal Flatts took the stage, the audience cheered and we were treated to many of their hits. I’ve always loved listening to their songs on the radio and watching them perform on awards shows, and seeing them live was even better than I could have imagined! Here are just some of the songs they played:

Their newest hit, “Rewind:”

“Love You Out Loud:”

Then, Sheryl Crow joined them onstage for a couple of songs, including “Picture:”

and “My Wish” (one of my favorites):

My favorite part of the concert was when they introduced their band, but they didn’t do it the traditional way. They sang a couple of songs acapella with their band. Who knew there could be so much vocal talent backing them up? Here they are singing “Happy:”

Our kids favorite song from Rascal Flatts, “Life is a Highway:”

Once they finished their set, the screens starting showing the words “Rascal Flatts” and we all started chanting for them to return to the stage. They obliged with a final performance:

The best thing about seeing Rascal Flatts live in concert is watching them interact with their fans. They went into the audience and took selfies with the crowd, at times even grabbing the phones themselves to take the pictures, like Gary LeVox did:

#APMusicSeries Rascal Flatts Selfie

“Rewind,” on

It was our first time at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre and we were very impressed. Our tickets were on the Illinois Lottery’s Anything’s Possible deck, so we had a good view of the stage. We were under a covered area. We also liked the fact the parking is free. My only suggestion would be to give yourself plenty of time before the concert to get in because with the traffic on the exit ramp and then entering the parking, it was almost twice the estimated arrival time on our GPS.

If you’d like the chance to win a flyaway trip to a Live Nation Show and $5,000, you can enter at one of the #APMusicSeries concerts throughout the Chicago-area this summer, or you can visit the Illinois Lottery’s website. They’ll also be at different festivals and locations throughout the summer, so keep your eye out for the Illinois Lottery’s tent and stop by!

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Half Price Books Kids Books Giveaway for Nonprofits and Educators


Attention teachers, educators, and other nonprofit organizations! Half Price Books is giving away free books throughout April at their following locations:
– Wednesday, April 2 at 2 pm – Independence, MO
– Wednesday, April 2 at 3 pm – Fremont, CA
– Thursday, April 3 at 10 am – Beavercreek, OH
– Thursday, April 3 at 2 pm – Marion, IA
– Friday, April 4 at 2 pm – Olathe, KS
– Tuesday, April 8 at 10 am – Madison, WI
– Tuesday, April 8 at 10 am – Mason, OH
– Tuesday, April 8 at 4 pm – Mayfield Heights, OH
– Wednesday, April 9 at 10 am – San Antonio, TX
– Wednesday, April 9 at 2 pm – Columbus, OH
– Wednesday, April 9 at 2 pm – Clive, IA
– Thursday, April 10 at 10 am – Monroeville, PA
– Friday, April 11 at 10 am – San Marcos, TX
– Saturday, April 12 at 10 am – Corpus Christi, TX
– Saturday, April 12 at 10 am – College Station, TX
– Saturday, April 12 at 10 am – Niles, IL
– Saturday, April 12 at 10 am – Naperville, IL
– Tuesday, April 15 at 10 am – Rockford, IL
– Tuesday, April 15 at 9 am – Ft. Wayne, IN
– Tuesday, April 15 at 2 pm – Dallas, TX
– Tuesday, April 15 at 2 pm – Omaha, NE
– Wednesday, April 16 at 9 am – Indianapolis, IN
– Wednesday, April 16 at 10 am – Round Rock, TX
– Wednesday, April 16 at 4 pm – Lexington, KY
– Thursday, April 17 at 9 am – Bloomington, IN
– Thursday, April 17 at 10 am – Phoenix, AZ
– Tuesday, April 22 at 10 am – Appleton, WI
– Tuesday, April 22 at 2 pm – Plano, TX
– Tuesday, April 22 at 4 pm – Bowling Green, KY
– Wednesday, April 23 at 10 am – Edmond, OK
– Wednesday, April 23 at 4 pm – Louisville, KY
– Thursday, April 24 at 10 am – Tacoma, WA
– Thursday, April 24 at 2 pm – Ft. Worth, TX
– Saturday, April 26 at 10 am – Houston, TX (North Oaks)
– Saturday, April 26 at 10 am – Houston, TX (Westheimer/Montrose)
– Saturday, April 26 at 10 am – Roseville, MN
– Saturday, April 26 at 10 am – Schaumburg, IL
– Tuesday, April 29 at 10 am – Olympia, WA
– Saturday, April 30 at 10 am – Everett, WA
– Saturday, April 30 at 2 pm – Rockwall, TX

To participate, register by filling out the form on Half Price Books’ website. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. Print out and bring the confirmation email to the event to check-in.

Please observe the following Half Pint Library giveaway rules:

  1. Books donated through the Half Pint Library program are not to be sold at any time for any reason.
  2. Depending on the number of books collected and the number of agencies coming for pick up, quantities may be limited. Books will be given out on a first come, first served basis to qualifying nonprofit organizations & schools while supplies last. Pre-registration does not guarantee that you will receive books.
  3. Agencies must arrive with their own transportation to pick-up books. 
  4. Books will be an assortment of children’s and young adult books in manageable boxes ready to be loaded. Agencies will not be able to sift through boxes to pick and choose books.
  5. They reserve the right to request identification of your nonprofit or education status at any time.
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Sunday Coupon Insert Preview 3/9/14


Here are the coupons that are scheduled to be in the inserts:


Ajax $.25/1 dish liquid 30oz+ or auto dish pacs (3/29)
Aussie $1/2 shampoo, conditioner or styler products ets (4/30)
Belvita $1/2 breakfast biscuits 8.8oz+ (4/25)
Benefiber $1.50/1 product (5/11)
Better Than! $1/1 dog treats (6/9)
BIC $3/1 disposable razor (4/5)
Chicken of the Sea $.55/2 5oz solid white albacore tuna dnd (4/12)
Clairol $3/1 age defy, nice’n easy foam or perfect 10 hair color ets (4/30)
Claritin $2/1 children’s syrup or chewables 20ct+ (4/6)
Claritin $3/1 children’s syrup 4oz+ (3/16)
Claritin $4/1 D 15ct+ (4/30)
Claritin $4/1 D 15ct+ (4/6)
Claritin $5/1 children’s chewables 20ct+ (3/16)
Clear Care $1.50/1 solution 12oz+ (4/30)
Clearasil $.75/1 daily clear product (4/20)
Clearasil $1/1 ultra product (4/20)
Colgate $.50/1 kids toothbrush (3/29)
Colgate $.50/1 kids toothpaste 4.6oz (3/29)
Colgate $1/1 360 or slim soft manual toothbrush (3/29)
Colgate $1/1 mouthwash 8oz+ (4/5)
Colgate $1/1 total, optic white, max fresh or sensitive toothpaste 3.4oz+ (3/22)
GenTeal $1.50/1 lubricant eye drops (4/30)
Gevalia $1.50/1 product (4/5)
Glade $.55/1 premium room spray (4/19)
Glade $1/2 premium room sprays (4/19)
Hansen’s $.50/1 12oz natural cane sugar or diet soda multipack (7/31)
Herbal Essences $3/2 shampoo, conditioner or styling products ets (4/30)
Hormel $.55/2 chili products (5/5)
ICaps $3/1 eye vitamin formula (4/30)
Irish Spring $.50/1 body wash excludes 2.5oz (3/29)
Irish Spring $.50/1 multi-bar packs 6pk+ (3/29)
Jolly Time $.50/1 microwave popcorn (4/30)
Kraft $.75/1 mayo or miracle whip dressing dnd (4/12)
Kraft $1/2 natural cheese blocks (4/9)
MiO $1/1 regular, energy or fit 1.62floz (4/9)
Nature Made $2/2 products (4/9)
Nature Made $3/1 adult gummies product (4/9)
Nature Valley $.50/1 soft=baked oatmeal squares 6ct+ (5/3)
Nature Valley $.75/1 protein crunchy granola (4/19)
Nonni’s $1/2 biscotti (5/9)
Opti-Free $1.50/1 puremoist solution or replenish solution 10oz+ (4/30)
Pillsbury $.30/2 refrigerated grands biscuits (5/31)
Prevacid 24HR $10/2 28 or 42ct products (4/5)
Rachael Ray $1/1 nutrish dog treats (6/9)
Rachael Ray $1/2 nutrish delish wet dog food 8oz+ (6/9)
Rachael Ray $2/1 nutrish dry dog food 4lbs+ (6/9)
Resolve $.50/1 stain remover product (4/20)
Resolve $1/1 powder, foam or steam product (4/20)
Resolve $2/1 easy clean product (4/2)
Sharpie $1.50/1 product 4ct+ (6/9)
Speed Stick $1/1 mens or lady 2.3oz+ (3/29)
Starbucks $1.50/1 k-cup pack 10 or 16ct (5/19)
Starbucks $4/2 k-cup packs 10 or 16ct (5/19)
Systane $1.50/1 lubricant eye drops formula (4/30)
Woolite $1/1 product 50oz+ (4/20)
Zaditor $5/1 allergy drops 2x5ml twin pack (4/30)
Zaditor/Naphcon-A $3/1 Zaditor 5ml or Naphcon-A 15ml eye allergy drop (4/30)


Bertoli $.60/1 excludes twin packs (4/6)
Country Crock $.50/1 spread excluding honey or cinnamon flavored spread (4/6)
Gillette $1/1 disposables ets (4/30)
Gillette $3/1 mach3 razor ets (4/30)
Gillette $3/2 disposables ets (4/30)
Giovanni Rana $1/1 refrigerated pasta (6/16)
Giovanni Rana $1/1 refrigerated sauce (6/16)
Hefty $1/1 clip-fresh permanent food storage containers (4/15)
Hefty $1/2 slider bags 12ct+ (5/31)
L’Oreal $1/ Paris skincare item ets (5/3)
L’Oreal $1/1 paris moisturizer ets (5/3/14)
L’Oreal $3/2 paris skincare items ets (5/3)
Purina $1/1 10oz+ t-bonz or tiny t-bonz (6/9)
Purina Pro Plan $2/1 dog snacks (5/19)
Purina Pro Plan $3/1 dog food bag (5/19)
Purina Pro Plan Buy 2 cans or tubs, get 1 can or tub free up to $2.39) (5/19)
Ragu $1/2 products (4/6)
Suave $.50/1 body wash product excludes kids and trial (4/6)
Suave $.50/1 deodorant product excludes 1.4oz and trial (4/6)
Suave $1.50/1 body lotion 18oz+ ets (4/6)
Suave Kids $1/1 body wash product ets (4/6)
Suave Kids $1/1 hair product ets (4/6)
Suave Naturals $.50/2 shampoos or conditioners 22oz+ ets (4/6)
Suave Professionals $1.50/1 infusion shampoo or conditioner gold bottles only ets (4/6)
Suave Professionals $1.50/1 moroccan 10oz body lotion ets (4/6)
Suave Professionals $2/1 infusion styling or treatment item gold bottles only ets (4/6)
Suave Professionals $2/1 moroccan 18oz body lotion ets (4/6)
Success $.50/1 rice product (6/1)
Wisk $1.50/1 item (4/20)


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