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Macaroni Grill: Sign Up and Save

A hearty ~~THANK YOU~~ goes to Jill of Frugal Plus for posting about this!  I love Macaroni Grill!  And while it isn’t exactly cheap eats, it is (in my humble opinion) good eats.  So, a couple times a year (when I’m already in Greensboro), I sneak over and indulge. 🙂   In order to spare my budget just a little bit, I only order a cup of soup and a cheesecake.  Now, they give you free bread anyway. So, I get soup, bread, and a delicious dessert for less than the price of one entree.  Yum!  By the way, I don’t want any fruity stuff on my cheesecake.  I always ask for their chocolate ganache.  I love a good chocolate and I love a good cheesecake.  A good chocolate on a good cheesecake is my foodie version of  Heaven on earth!

OK, so here’s the deal, if you go here and sign up for the Mac Pack, they’ll send  you updates and special offers.  I’ve already registered and confirmed.  In my first official email, I received a coupon for a FREE appetizer.  So, next time I sneak over there, I’ll skip the soup, get the FREE appetizer, and enjoy my cheesecake!   I get to have my cake, and eat it too!  *giggle*

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Psst!  In case you were wondering, I do draw on the paper tablecloth.  Well, sometimes!  I usually prefer to play a word game.  Like where you think of a word or phrase (such a Macaroni Grill) and see how many words you can make out of it while waiting for your food to arrive.

Like this…

M A C A R O N I G R I L L

car, girl, cram, ram, grim, liar, rail, ail, air, groin, coin, man, can, ran, clam…

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This Week @ Family Intel: Summary of “Home Sweet Homework”

Hmmmm!  It almost seems like Family Intel has a videocamera watching our house.  Last week’s summary was particularly applicable to our family.  And it seems this week’s summary just may be too.  Even though we’re homeschoolers and homework is not a huge problem around here (everything we do is home-work–hehe!), I’m pretty sure the studying strategies part will be helpful.

Remember that you must register at Family Intel to see the summaries.  As always, registration is FREE!  🙂

SUMMARY RUN-DOWN:

~This Week~  Home Sweet Homework:  A Parent’s Guide to Stress-Free Homework & Studying Strategies That Work by Sharon Marshall Lockett

~Last Week~  Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

~Next Week~ Helping  Hyperactive Kids by Lynn Horowitz and Cecile Rost

Family Intel now has 43 FREE summaries!  Yay!

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Food Lion: Ad w/ Coupons and a FREEBIE Offer

Click here for the new Food Lion ad.

This weeks’ printable Food Lion coupons:

~$1 off $5 purchase of Butcher’s Brand Beef

~$1 off Tombstone Pizza

~$1 off 2 jars of Mount Olive Pickles

~$1 off one box of Grape Nuts cereal

Also, get FREE Food Lion pasta when you purchase three (3) Ragu 26oz Pasta Sauces. (Valid in a single transaction January 20-26, 2010. Participating products include: Any Ragu 26oz Pasta Sauce, Food Lion Regular or Thin Spaghetti, and Elbow Macaroni.)

And use your Ragu sauce to make the weekly recipe, Ragu No Frying Chicken Parmesan.

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This Week @ Barnes & Noble

~Save 30% on Customer Favorites~

~Save up to 90% on Used Textbooks~

~30% Off Select Kids’ Favorites~

~Don’t forget the COUPONS!~

Click here for the ad with coupon links.

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Pedigree Adoption Drive FREE Dog Food Coupon

Did you adopt a shelter dog in 2009?  If so, you may qualify for a coupon toward a FREE 20 lb. bag of Pedigree.  Click here for the details.

[Note:  If the link fails to completely load for you, try refreshing it.  It opened for me only after I tried a second time.]

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Homeschool Freebie of the Day: Tuesday Reminder

Here’s a friendly reminder to visit Homeschool Freebie of the Day today to download the third file from The Big Handbook of Nature Studies.  The Tuesday file is Part III:  Amphibians, Reptiles, & Mammals.

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Bath & Body Works: Anti-Bac Soap Sale & Coupon

Bath & Body Works has released 3 NEW Anti-Bac soap formulas:  Gentle Foaming, Moisturizing, and Deep Cleansing.  These Anti-Bac Soaps are now on sale 5 /$15 or 7/$20.  Pocket-bacs are 5/$5.

The coupon is for a FREE Anti-Bac Soap with any $10 Purchase.  (Valid through 2/21/10; excludes Classic Anti-Bac Soaps.)

Click here for the ad with printable coupon link.

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This Week @ Staples: Ad, Coupon for 50% Back in Staples Rewards on Office Supplies

Click here for the online version of the Staples weekly ad.

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This Week @ Homeschool FREEBIE of the Day: The Giant Handbook of Nature Study

I love what Homeschool FREEBIE of the Day is offering this week!   This week’s FREEBIE download is so big, they’ve divided it up over the whole week.  I’ll try to remember to remind you every day so that you (and I) will not miss any part of it!

Here are the details from their Heads Up email:

Well, this week we’re doing something a bit different at HomeschoolFreebieOfTheDay — bringing you ONE great resource that is so big, we had to divide it into SIX separate ebooks:


THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY

This is a HUGE (940 pages) and absolutely wonderful teaching guide full of hundreds of nature study lessons,
activities and discussion questions. It is a complete multi-year nature study curriculum that you can use
for years to come. It is so big (over 100 megs in size) we had to divide it into six manageable ebooks for you.

Here’s the rundown:

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Monday, January 18th:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART I – TEACHER’S GUIDE & OVERVIEW plus THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART II –  BIRDS & FISH

In PART ONE, you get a very helpful and practical teacher’s guide, including an overview of the purpose, scope and style of the handbook… how each lesson is set up… what nature study should do for your children… how to to tie math, art, geography, gardening, agriculture & science into your nature study, and more. Each lesson begins with a “teacher’s story” which can be read to students along with suggested activities & methods, followed by great discussion questions.

In PART TWO, we jump into the actual lessons, this time devoted to birds & fish. As you’ll quickly see, these lessons are wonderfully written, blending history, humor, a bit of poetry, and a delightful sense of wonder into these nature studies.

Over the rest of the week, then, we’ll bring you the rest of the book:

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Tuesday, January 19th:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART III – AMPHIBIANS, REPTILES & MAMMALS

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Wednesday, January 20th:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART IV – INSECTS & INVERTEBRATES

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Thursday, January 21st:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART V – PLANTS AND TREES

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Friday, January 22nd:
THE GIANT HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY, PART VI – EARTH, WATER & SKY

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Check these out all this week and see why we decided to devote the full week to bringing you this excellent study resource curriculum!  It is just great.

You can find each of these resources on their respective days at:

http://www.homeschoolfreebieoftheday.com

NOTE: If you ever have any trouble accessing the site with that link, try
http://www.homeschoolfreebie.wholesomechildhood.com/

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This Week @ Hobby Lobby: Ad & Coupon

Click here for this week’s in-store ad.  It contains a coupon for 40% off the regular price of one item.  (Valid January 18 – January 23, 2010.)

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