Saturday, July 26, 2014

Starbucks Treat Receipt: Bring in your receipt after 2 p.m. to get a $2 Grande drink!

Starbucks brought back their popular Treat Receipt program!
Now, through August 10, 2014, if you make a purchase at Starbucks in the morning, you can bring in your receipt after 2 p.m. that same day and get a 16 fl. oz. Grande drink for just $2 (plus tax) at any participating Starbucks store.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Allen County Fair 7/24

Today's happenings at the Allen County Fair:

Thursday, July 24: Windows Doors & More Kids Day
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Air Rifle Shooting
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. – 4-H Animal Contact Tent
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Straw Maze
11 a.m & 1 p.m. - Indiana Wild Animal Show
Noon to 7 p.m. - Donkey & Pony Rides
2 to 10 p.m. - Monster Truck Rides
3 p.m. – 4-H Western Classes
4 p.m. - Pizza Eating Contest
6:30 p.m. - Little Miss Coronation
7 to 9 p.m. –Free Ice Cream Social, sponsored by Blue Bell Ice Cream
7:30 p.m. - Kiddie Tractor Pull
7:30 p.m. - Hot Air Balloon Fly Out
8 p.m. – Donkey Races
9:30 p.m. - Hot Air Balloon Glow

Free Parenting Workshops

Read below for three great opportunities to learn how to be a better parent.  Also, all of the classes are free!

40 Developmental Assets


10:00 am-12:00 pm or 6:30-8:30 pm

ACPL Meeting Room A

Are you concerned about your child becoming involved in “risky” behaviors, such as alcohol and drug abuse, sexual activity, and violence? Would you like your child grow up to be a healthy, caring, responsible adult? Come and learn about the 40 DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS, building blocks of healthy youth development. More is better! The more ASSETS young people have, the more likely they are to engage in positive behaviors and less likely to engage in “risky” behaviors. You can build ASSETS in your kids!

CLICK HERE to register


Say Yes to No—Teaching Kids Self-Discipline


10:00 am --12:00 pm or 6:30-8:30 pm

ACPL Meeting Room A

Research indicates a strong link between self-discipline and success in life. But what does self-discipline look like and how do we teach it? Based on the book “No: Why Kids of All Ages Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It,” this class will address setting boundaries and expectations for children and using “NO” to build self-discipline.
CLICK HERE to register


Parenting in the Digital Age


10:00 am --12:00 pm or 6:30-8:30 pm

ACPL Meeting Room A

Many kids spend more time on “screens” than any other activity (even sleeping!) Should parents be concerned? How does electronic media effect brain development? Is there a daily recommended allowance for screen-time? What do those TV, movie and video game ratings mean? Discussion will include all these topics and more!

CLICK HERE to register

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FREE Colgate Teacher’s Kit (free samples for all your students + more!)

If you’re a teacher, head over the Colgate website to request your free Bright Smiles Bright Futures Kit.

If you signed up in the past, you don’t need to sign up again. They’ll send you another kit automatically.

This kit includes free toothbrushes and toothpaste for each student, posters, storybooks, and more. Kits will arrive in February 2015.

Riverfront Planning Meetings

Interested in what is going on with the Fort Wayne Riverfront project and planning?  Here's your chance to find out more and give your input:

Riverfront Public Meetings — See the latest concepts for the downtown riverfront with community input forum, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, Main Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, free, 311

Allen County Fair 7/23

Here's what is going on at the Allen County Fair Today:  

Wednesday, July 23: Home & Family Arts/Senior Day - $3 Senior Discount (ages 55 and older).
Noon – 4-H Dairy Show
3 p.m. - Pie Baking Contest
4 to 6 p.m.- Kids Crafts with Queen & Court
5 to 10 p.m. - Monster Truck Rides
6 p.m. - Pedal Car Races
7:30 p.m. - Team Pig Wrestling

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Target Free Sample of Weleda Skin Care

Head on over to to sign up for a free sample of Weleda Skin Food.  I am never disappointed with Target's free samples.  They are usually very generous, large samples!

$1/1 Coffee-Mate Creamer coupon (Facebook offer)

There’s a new $1/1 Coffee-Mate Creamer coupon available on the Coffee-Mate Facebook Page.

CVS: Free Paper Towels

Stop by CVS  and scan your Extracare Card at the coupon kiosk to get a coupon good for a free roll of Just the Basics Paper Towels—a $0.79 value.

This offer is good through July 26, 2014, or while supplies last.  I know that my kids need paper towels as a part of their back to school lists, so I am headed to CVS!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Arby’s: FREE Jamocha Shake on July 23, 2014 (sign up now for your coupon!)

Because it's their 50th Anniversary, Arby’s is giving away FREE Jamocha Shakes on July 23, 2014. Sign up for your coupon for a free Jamocha Shake here.  Yum!

Reminder: New Haven Farmer's Market

Just a reminder that the New Haven Farmer's Market is Wednesday.  Here's the blurb from their website:

Farm Market in Schnelker Park this summer on Wednesday evenings from 4:00pm-7:00pm. This will be a great opportunity for families to pick up some healthy local seasonal food and handmade goods. Growers and craftspeople will be able to showcase their wares to the community. Our market will also feature kids fun educational activities and provide space for local non-profits to promote their missions.