Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Free High Efficiency Toilet: San Gabriel, Saturday, March 17

The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District is giving away free high efficiency toilets to qualifying customers who live within its service area. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

8 am

Gabrielino High School
1327 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel

Click here for more information, including restrictions and information on cities that qualify for the free toilet giveaway.  The toilets will be given away on a first come, first serve basis.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chivas USA & Chivas Girls: Shops at Montebello, Sunday, March 18

Fun With Dr. Seuss: The Shops at Montebello, Saturday 3/17

At The Shops at Montebello
2134 Montebello Town Center Drive, Montebello

Toys R Us Birthday Club: Great freebies!

Toys R Us has a fabulous birthday club for kids aged 1-10!

I have my three kids signed up and I look forward to the freebies and fun things Toys R Us offers for them on their birthday.
  • The month before the birthday the family also receives a coupon for $5 off any $25 purchase with a suggested list of party supplies available at Toys R Us.
  • During the birthday month your child will receive a card from Geoffrey with a gift card for $3.
  • On your child's birthday they will receive a special birthday phone call from Geoffrey.
  • If you take your child to Toys R Us on their birthday, stop by the Customer Service desk. The manager will give your child a special birthday balloon, crown, and will make an announcement over the PA system that your child is celebrating their birthday and sometimes customers will say "Happy Birthday" to them as they shop.

Sign up your kids at http://www.birthdaysrus.com/ and watch for Geoffrey mail on their birthday!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Free Pretzel Day at Auntie Anne's! Saturday,March 3

Stop by an Auntie Anne's location from
10am - 3pm on Saturday, March 3
for a free original or cinnamon sugar pretzel!

There are Auntie Anne's locations at:
The Shops at Montbello Mall
The Citadel Outlets

For details click here.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

How I saved $25 on kids clothes in one hour!

Bins of "Save for Later" clothes.

A couple times a year I run through a routine of cleaning out my kid's closets. I tell the kids we are having a "Fashion Show" and they try on nearly every piece of clothing they own. I make a pile of clothes they've outgrown and put them into five piles: still fits, pass on to friends/family, too big/save for later, yard sale, and throw away.

This round was initiated because my son was complaining that a lot of his school shirts were too tight and he was running out of shirts by the end of the week. I first looked online to see what The Children's Place had in stock and three new shirts with coupons and tax would cost about $25.

The yard sale pile.

Prior to making a trip to the mall, my son and I headed to his closet. After an hour sorting through nearly 100 items while my son was busy making faces in the mirror and inventing new ways to put on a shirt that didn't require the use of hands I realized that my son had outgrown about 1/3 of this clothes. However, he still had seven school shirts that fit perfectly, and we came across about a dozen items that still had tags on them.

So in the end there was no need to spend $25 on new shirts, he has plenty of school shirts and I will probably make about $30 from his old clothes at the next yard sale. Tomorrow, I'll take advantage of the three day weekend and tackle the girl's closet, wish me luck!

That's one organized closet!

Free Scoop Day at Ben & Jerry's! 2/14, 5-8pm!

Get a free scoop of
AmeriCone Dream Ice Cream
at Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops
Tuesday, February 14
5 - 8 pm

The closest Scoop Shop location to Montebello is in Long Beach and there is another shop in Burbank. You can find a participating scoop shop near you by clicking here.

Free Tax Preparation Service with United Way

The United Way has teamed with corporate sponsors to offer free tax preparation to individuals that earned less than $44,000 last year.

To find a free tax preparation service and for more information click here.

Monday, February 6, 2012

El Monte Bike Program: El Monte, Saturdays 2/11 and 3/10

Learn bicycle safety tips, maintenance and simple repairs.  For kids and adults 5 and up.  Some events feature a short bicycle ride (approx. 3 miles) after the program.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Twilight Event @ Target Stores, Friday, 2/10

I have to admit that I know next to nothing about the Twilight series, but I do know that many teens love Twilight. This Sunday's Target ad had an additional wrap around advertisement about this event.

From what I've read, if you head to selected Target locations at 9pm you can get a ticket that guarantees you copy of the Breaking Dawn - Part 1 DVD which they will hand out at midnight. The limited edition 2 DVD set includes a flower that was used as a prop in the wedding scene of the movie. At 11pm, they will show an exclusive preview of the movie, Breaking Dawn - Part 2.

Participating Target stores in our area include: Pasadena, Whittier, Norwalk, and Alhambra.

Valentine Craft Event: Disney Store, Saturday 2/11

Valentine's Event @ the Disney Store

Saturday, February 11
10:30 - 1:00pm

Kids can join other Disney fans to create Mickey and Minnie Valentine Cards at the Disney Store! Lady & the Tramp valentine cards will also be handed out. Stop by the Disney Store with your children any time during the event.

Kid's Corner Event: Albertsons: Montebello, Saturday, 2/11

On Saturday, 2/11 kids can create special treats and gifts for Valentine's Day!

10:00 - 4:00pm

Decorate a mini-cake $2.99
Decorate a message cookie $5.99
Create a rose vase $5.99
Create your own valentine or color a valentine page for free!

Over the past year Albertsons has hosted various kid-friendly events. The decoration events are usually at a table near the bakery and an Albertson's baker is present to supervise the area. The cakes/cookies are there along with a wide variety of sprinkles, candies, and colored frosting for kids to use. My kids love it!

Albertsons Montebello is located on the southeast corner shopping center at Wilcox and Via Campo.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Lego "Friends" Launch Event w/ Free Giveaway at Toys R Us! Saturday 2/4, Noon-2pm!

Lego has a new series called, "Friends". Sets include a house, cafe, pet shop and more. There are five teen girl Lego girls that are part of the series. An exclusive Stephanie Mini Doll is included with any $20 Friends purchase.

LEGO Friends Launch n' Build
Saturday, February 4
Toys R Us Stores

The event details read, "Building is Better with Friends! Build a Lemonade stand and add to your LEGO Friends set!" Event intended for children, ages 5-up. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child.