Friday, September 23, 2011

Kristin's Kickbacks List Week of 9-23


September 24. 10 a.m. FREE Build and Grow Clinic at Lowes. Bring your child to Lowe's and they can build a project. The kids get goggles and an apron and a kit to build an item. They use hammers their size and get a patch afterward for completing the project. I would recommend trying to sign up online and getting there early.

September 24. 12-6 p.m. Deaf Festival Los Angeles at Woodley Park. 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA. This is a wonderful free annual event that my family attends most years. Here’s the link to read more about it:

September 27. 10-11:30 a.m. Second and fourth Tuesday of each month). Home School Nature Adventure at Stough Canyon Nature Center. $5 per child per class ($4 per additional sibling). Ages 6 -12 years (There were younger siblings and this seemed to be fine). I would definitely recommend this program! 2300 Walnut Avenue, Burbank, CA 91501. For Mapquest directions, use 1500 Walnut Avenue. 818.238.5440.

September 27. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Free ice cream at participating Cold Stone Creamery locations. Gett a free 3-oz. Sprinkled with Wishes Creation Sundae. In exchange, donations will be accepted for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Sprinkled with Wishes Creation consists of sweet cream ice cream mixed with brownies, rainbow sprinkles, and fudge.

September 28. Free movie at Santa Monica Place. Enjoy Classic Favorites under the Stars Wednesdays at 7pm on the Dining Deck, Level 3. Movies are shown in their original, unedited format. This week: Viva Las Vegas (NR). It is first come first serve, these showings are free. Feel free to bring your own blankets, chairs, food, etc. Santa Monica, CA 90401. (310) 260-8333.

September 29 (and subsequent Thursdays). 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free Mommy and Me Class at The Church on The Way for children under 5 years of age. Please bring a snack for your child. King’s Kid’s Building, West Campus, 14800 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, 91405. Call 818-779-8000 for more information.

Ongoing Events and Deals

Here’s a link to Jamba Juice coupons, good until 9-27.  They include $2 smoothies and $2 oatmeal.

Here’s another Jamba Juice coupon, buy one smoothie, get one free, good until October 4.

There’s a Subway deal going on in September. They have 6 inch subs for $2 (Cold Cut Trio, Meatball, and Veggie Delight).

There's an amazing deal on a massage right now! Massage Simple, one of my favorite places for a massage, is offering a great deal this weekend on Amazon Local. For $22 (normally $45) you can get a 60-minute Swedish massage, or pay $27 (regularly $55) for an hour-long deep-tissue massage. You can buy a voucher and it’s good until March 26, 2012. Massage Simple is located at 19520 Nordhoff Street Suite 6, Northridge, CA 91324. 818-882-5878. Here’s the link to the deal:

LAUNCH PAD is TCOTW’s new free after-school program offering academic tutoring, exciting field trips, motivational activities, and youth mentoring. We launch at 3:00pm on Tuesday, September 20, in the Multipurpose Room, West Campus. Come that day to register. Space is limited and registration is required.

We are actively recruiting volunteers to:

:: Become mentors to students
:: Help with homework and basic tutoring
:: Assist with activities, recreational games, crafts, etc.
:: Be a featured guest speaker

For more info or to volunteer as a mentor, tutor or helper, contact TCOTW at 818.779.8442 or email

September 3-October 2. L.A. County Fair. There are all kinds of deals for this. Below are a few of the deals:

Book Drive Thursdays: Free admission Thursdays, noon-6 p.m., with donation of a new or gently used book. Books will be donated to a charity with a portion returning to a local community-based organization.

FairKids Field Trips: Teachers of classes from preschool through eighth grade may bring a chaperoned school group to the Fair, free of charge. School trips are held Wednesday through Friday, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7. Groups visit various educational Fair exhibits, including Jurassic Planet, FairView Farms, California’s Heritage Square, America’s Kids, Millard Sheets Center for the Arts and many other exhibits. Special shows and events are scheduled specially for the FairKids program. The educational extravaganza offers teachers and students hands-on experiences that cannot be found anywhere else. Must be reserved in advance. Subject to availability, call (909) 865-4075.

Ralphs Food Drive Fridays
Guests must bring five Ralphs private label canned products Fridays for a free Fair admission good that day only, noon- 6 p.m. only. The canned products will be collected by Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. A portion of the canned goods will be donated to the honored community of the day for distribution to their charity. Presented by Ralphs.

Looking for costumes for your children? There were some cute ladybug and fairy wings at the 99 cent store. Thrift stores often have costumes and don’t forget about borrowing one from a friend!

Upcoming Events

October 2. Free admission to the Natural History Museum!

October 6. 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time with Jennifer will be starting again in October at Barnes and Noble in Woodland Hills at 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

October 24-30. Legoland is offering FREE Legoland Admission October 24-30 to all LEGO-VIP Members! “Two (2) registered VIP Members per household only, with up to six (6) additional friends and family eligible for $10 off one-day admission when accompanied by a registered VIP Member.” {go here for more information on free admission} If you don’t already have a VIP Lego Membership card… Here’s the link to register for your Free LEGO-VIP Membership! {you’ll be able to print and show them your welcome email if you don’t get your card in time!} (Thanks To Frugal Girls for this kickback!)

And don’t forget about homeschool days at Legoland! You must preregister. Here’s a link to read more about it:

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