Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service! Free Admission Through Sunday! Free Admission for Fourth Graders and Their Families All Year!





Happy 100th birthday to the National Park Service! To celebrate your family can enjoy free admission through Sunday August 28th.

Check out the national parks in AZ:

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Grand Canyon National Park
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Petrified Forest National Park
Pipe Spring National Monument
Saguaro National Park
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Tonto National Monument
Tumacácori National Historical Park
Tuzigoot National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument



If you have a child in the fourth grade, head over here to score a free family pass good for admission to the parks for this entire school year!


Save Huge on a Highly Rated Ghost Adventure Tour in Jerome!



Halloween is creeping up fast and this deal could really get you in the spooky spirit. Head over here to get a Ghost Adventure Tour for 2 for $53 (usually $90) or for 4 for $88 (usually $180). The extra savings end tonight.

Check out the details:

“Jerome, Arizona, started as a copper mine on a rocky outcrop in 1876. Over the next few years, churches, railroads, and schools sprang up along the side of Cleopatra Hill, forming a small town that still flourishes to this day. But in that long history, this mining town saw its share of fascinating and dark events. Ghost Town Tours takes groups through the historic and mysterious places in Jerome, sharing stories about what it was like to be a miner at the turn of the century and exploring the spooks that still haunt its streets. Tours stop by Jerome’s first radio station, the remains of two local mines, the “sliding jail,” and the haunted high school, where kids get to go home early once it starts raining ectoplasm.”

The reviews are fantastic!


Free $5 Target Gift Card When You Get Your Flu Shot!



You might want to get your flu shot at the CVS Pharmacy inside Target stores this year…they’re offering a free $5 Target gift card for everyone who gets one! Head over here for more information.


Half Off Keds for Women Today!



If you’re a fan of Keds, head over here to save around half off a pair today on Amazon (it’s the deal of the day for 8/25).

There are lots of different options and the pair shown is actually over half off ($20.59, usually $45).

The reviews are great, I’ve always loved Keds!


How Fun! $45.99 for a Holiday Laser Light Projector With GREAT Reviews (Great Alternative to Lights)! Usually $89.99!



Head over here to get a super highly rated laser light projector for the holidays for almost half off…$45.99 instead of $89.99. This sounds like the easiest alternative to hanging Christmas lights EVER! There are 91 reviews and they are almost all five star. Check out the details:

  • “Amazing Illuminations – Plug in, turn on, and watch your garden or house be instantly saturated in gorgeous green and red lights. Perfect for creating a festival atmosphere.
  • Broad Application – The laser lights can cover up to 2,100 square feet from a distance of 25 feet and can be set to motion, flashing, or simply stationary. It’s perfect for Christmas and holiday entertainment, parties, landscape decoration, and anything else you can think of.
  • Easy, Safe and Cost-effective – Never go through the trouble again of unwrapping and hanging Christmas lights just put in the ground, plug in, and enjoy festive year-round energy efficient lights that never need replacing.
  • Automatic Timers – On at dusk or off at dawn. Set a timing mode using the remote control and the light will turn on the same time every day or night and turn off again either 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 hours later.
  • Weather Resistance – Rated IP65 light casing and with an IP44 power adapter. Hide it amongst your landscaping without worrying about snow, rain, dust, and intense sunlight.”

Thanks Hip2Save!



Last Day for New Groupon 20% off Code! Gel Manicure for $13.60 and More!





Just a quick reminder that today (8/24) is the last day to take advantage of this new Groupon code! Head over here to save 20% off things to do, restaurants, spas, and more with code SUMMER20. You can use the code up to three times (though a few deals are excluded which is annoying).



You can head over here to get a gel manicure at Mint Nail Spa and Studio for $13.60 with code SUMMER20, usually $35.


The Comp Train is BACK at Goldstar! Tickets to Flip Orley and Lots of Other Fun Shows for a Small Service Charge!



If you love free tickets, you’ll want to rush over here to check out the comp train at Goldstar. They’re offering tickets to lots of fun events for just the cost of the service fee. 


I always love seeing comic hypnotist Flip Orley and if you hurry you can rush over here to pick up tickets for just a service fee. These tickets go FAST!

Please let me know what comp tickets you find that look like fun!


My Favorite Deals at the Grocery Stores This Week!


It’s time once again for my favorite deals at the grocery stores! Prices are good through August 30th.

Shop at Fry’s? Head over here to load a new coupon for $3 off your $50 purchase to your VIP card.

Download the Ibotta app here if you haven’t already. You can get money back from your purchases at grocery stores  including Sprouts, Fry’s, Safeway, Whole Foods, WinCo Foods, Albertsons and more (think $1 back from Aussie shampoo, $.25 back from any chips, $.25 back from any ice cream, $.25 from any bread, $.25 from any shredded cheese, $.25 from a gallon of milk, $.25 from cereal, $.25 from red bell peppers, $.25 back from Honey Bunches of Oats, $1 back from Lean Cuisine, $1.50 back from Eggo pancakes, $2 back from dog treats, and lots more)! This is one of the best ways I’ve found to save on produce. It’s super easy to use once you get the hang of it and makes shopping way more fun. You can use the app at the grocery stores and other stores and restaurants like KFC, Gap, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and many others! The cash back is in addition to any sales or coupons you have, and it goes right into your Paypal account (or you can get gift cards). You just redeem the offer and upload a picture of your receipt. I just got $5 back!

There are lots of new printable coupons as it’s a new month. Click here to get to coupons.com and print off any coupons you think you’ll use (think $2 off Tide Pods, $1 off Hefty trash bags, $5 off Almay products, $2 off Nutella, $1 off Sara Lee premium deli meats, and lots more). There are over $7c worth of coupons to choose from…that’s money directly back into your pocket! Exciting, now you can print off your cell phone to a wifi printer! You can use coupons along with Ibotta  money back!

For even more detailed coupon match ups, check out another great Arizona blog Bargain Believer (www.bargainbeliever.com) by my friend Juli that could save you a lot of money at the grocery store. You’ll be able to make and print off your list right on her site.

My Favorite Deals:



Sweet green seedless grapes: $.69/lb.

Breyer’s ice cream: $2.77/48 ounce container

Lucerne large AA eggs: $1.49/18 count

Lucerne gallon milk: $1.89



Red seedless grapes: $.69/lb.

Fresh ground round: $2.57/lb.

Tomatoes on the vine: $.78/lb.

Bashas’ large eggs: $1.19/18 pack

Organic bananas: $.59/lb.



Red, yellow, or orange bell peppers: $.97/each

Seedless mandarins: $2.99/3 lb. bag

Fry’s milk: $1.89/gallon

Through August 28th get 30% off when you buy 6 wines or spirits

Mini seedless watermelon: $2

Look for tags for the buy 5 save $5 sale and count in 5’s!



Gala apples: $.77/lb.

Primo Taglio ham, turkey, or cheese: $5/lb.

Lucerne gallon milk: $1.89

Premium butcher block thick sliced bacon: $3.99/lb.



Don’t forget that Wednesday is double ad day!

Large cantaloupes: 3 for $1

Organic Earthbound Farms salads: 35% off

Organic Heirloom tomatoes: $1.98/lb.



Half Off Excel Skin Care Line and Free Shipping…Great Reviews!



Today you can head over here and use codes alicia50 and UF3YRNM2 to get half off the full line of Excel skincare and free shipping (you can use both codes together). The owner of the company wrote me and asked if I’d like to try the products. I have to say I really like them. They aren’t greasy and they make your skin feel great. The codes are good Wednesday, August 24th through Friday August 26th only.

Check out all of the products:


Hydra-Pure B5 Gel – 1oz/30mL – Crystal Clear ProVitamin B5 gel Infused with Hyaluronic Acid & Natural Vitamins for Wrinkle Reduction, Firming, and Maximum Hydration of the Skin-This is usually $19.95 plus $3 for shipping but with codes alicia50 and UF3YRNM2 you’ll get it for under $10 shipped.

  • “Hyaluronic acid is the body’s natural hydrator responsible for water re-tension of cells in the dermal layer assist in absorption and deliverance of active ingredients by binding moisture to the epidermal skin layer.
  • Pantothenic acid helps promote elasticity and heals damaged skin cells by facilitating tissue repair and skin renewal. Your skin will feel smoother, more radiant, and better hydrated!
  • Reduces Wrinkles and Fine lines, providing a smoothing and tightening effect on the skin.”

The product is clear and is absorbed into the skin immediately. My skin has felt soft since I started using it.


Hydrating with Peptides – A Renewal Complex – 1oz/30ml – A Professionally Formulated Combination of Unique Patented Peptides ArgirelineTM, Matrixyl® 3000, and Syn®-coll, Synergistically  Work to Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles – This is also usually $19.95 but codes alicia50 and UF3YRNM2 get the price down to under $10.

  • “Matrixyl® 3000, a dual peptide which functions having an anti-wrinkle efficacy. Also assists in cell repair and renewal at the cellular matrix through its healing capabilities.
  • ArgirelineTM, a neuropeptide which functions to relax facial muscle tension, thereby significantly reducing the spread angle of wrinkles.
  • Syn®-Coll, a unique peptide which mimics the human body’s own mechanism to produce collagen with skin firming and lifting effects.
  • Hyaluronic acid is the body’s natural hydrator responsible for water re-tension of cells in the dermal layer assist in absorption and deliverance of active ingredients by binding moisture to the epidermal skin layer.”

I’m used to my Olay Regenerist and I have to say this is completely different in a good way. It takes a few days to get used to the formula being clear versus creamy. I love how it absorbs right into your skin and works beautifully under makeup.


  • “Powerful ingredients Matrixyl® 3000 and DarutosideTM complex treatment for stretch marks and scars
  • Darutoside TM facilitates wound healing and cellular regeneration. ability to restructure stretch marks.
  • Matrixyl® 3000 assists in cell repair and renewal healing. Originally an anti-wrinkle solution.
  • Highly effective for cellulite, burns and scars in addition to stretch marks. Paraben free.”

I LOVE this stuff! Most of us deal with stretch marks (if you don’t, I’m crazy jealous) and this product seems to really help mine. I also love that it’s paraben free.



Dark Circles Under Eye Serum – 1.0oz/30ml – Contains EyelissTM, HaloxylTM, and Regu®-age Technology for Immediate Under-eye Dark Circle and Puffiness Reduction– Codes alicia50 and UF3YRNM2 will get you a bottle for less than $10 shipped.

  • “REGU®-AGE – The dual function of soy peptides strengthens connective tissue, reduces inflammation, and the appearance of dark circles and puffiness.
  • EYELISSTM – Improves the oxygen supply to the tissue leading to increased microcirculation, thus a reduction in under-eye puffiness.
  • HALOXYLTM – Reduces a variation of dark circle color at the contour of the under-eyes.
  • Three Powerful active ingredients contribute directly towards under-eye dark circle and puffiness reduction.”

This is the only product I didn’t try and I’ve heard it works best if you have extremely dark under eye circles.

Codes alicia50 and UF3YRNM2 are good Wednesday August 24th-Friday August 26th. I hope you enjoy the products as much as I do…especially the stretch mark cream!



International Wine Deal for $5.99 Per Bottle SHIPPED (Usually $14.99-$19.99)!



Head over here to get six bottles of international wine for $5.99 each (usually over $17) shipped. This is a one time buy (not a club) and we just tried these and really enjoyed the whites, especially the French and Italian options! The reds are probably great too, I’m just not a big fan of red.  The weather is cooling down so the wine will do even better delivered. The Fed Ex driver was telling me what a huge thing wine deliveries have become on his route…it really is a great convenience!

Hope you enjoy too!