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Progressive, Free Spring Break Dinner March 12, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — zellner @ 9:13 pm

Today was our first full day of Spring Break. We spent the first part of the day watching WCA play baseball.  It was beautiful outside and our kids learned tons about the sport (by asking everyone around them all kinds of questions).  After a good nap, the kiddos played outside and even got a little ride on daddy’s 4 wheeler.  Eric said that was all for their enjoyment and not for his at all.

For dinner, we decided to pull together all the random gift cards and coupons that we have and see what we could eat. Here is what we started with:


I took orders based on what we had.  Olivia chose McAllister’s.  We had a $3 off coupon from one order and two coupons for free cookies.  We paid $.77 at that stop.

Emma and I chose Chick-fil-a.  We have three Chick-fil-a calendars and they will let you use the coupons from the current month or any month that has already passed.  We got two bowls of chicken noodle soup, two yogurt parfaits, two bottles of water, and a large diet coke for free 🙂

It was also movie night in our car.  While we traveled down University Drive, the kiddos watched a movie.

The kids participate in a reading program at school and if they meet their goal they receive a free personal pan pizza- soooo, we headed to Pizza Hut and picked up the two personal pan pizzas that we had called ahead and ordered.  It was all FREE.

Then we headed to Wendy’s.  We actually stopped in here and ordered some food for Cord.  But we also had four free small frosty coupons from Halloween.  We spent $6.74 here off the value menu 🙂

We ended the night by making a stop for our breakfast.  We had five coupons from Valentine’s Day  for Krispy Kreme dougnuts. Each child selected what doughnut he or she wanted for the morning.  All FREE.

Our total we would have spent was $42.  We spent $7.49 and got $36.23 FREE.  We had so much fun and got to eat out 🙂


6 Responses to “Progressive, Free Spring Break Dinner”

  1. Mary Says:

    Don’t you love when you get deals like this. I spent $11.00 at Winn-Dixie a couple weeks ago and got a free gallon of milk, half gallon of orange juice, package of coffee and a dozen of donuts. The donuts went to work on Monday morning. Saved $17 plus dollars.

  2. Sallye Grainger Says:

    My kind of dinner!

  3. Meredith Says:

    Y’all made bank.

  4. Becky Says:

    That’s the kind of evening that would have left me high as a kite. LOOOOVE those deals. And it sounds like such fun too.

  5. Katy Kirkwood Says:

    Love, love,love the coupon dinner! The joy of choosing exactly what you want as a kid and the satisfaction of “fun for a whole family under $10”. Well done :o) Hope this week was a blast!

  6. Dot Zellner Says:

    What fun to be a kid in your family!!!

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