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Frugal fun for the weekend!

Posted August 27, 2010

There are a number of frugal activities and events to enjoy this weekend. My first frugal suggestion is to enjoy the outdoors! It looks like it is going to be a beautiful weekend.  After soccer practices Saturday morning, we are going to do some much needed work on the front yard - trimming, mulching, training the crazy gourd vines so they don't take over the entire driveway.

Here are some other fun activities to enjoy if you don't want to come help us in the yard:

Free Build and Grow event at Lowes Home Improvement on Saturday 8/28 from 10 –11 AM. Kids get to build a wooden school bus with compartment for holding important kid stuff as well as a chalkboard and chalk. This summer, each child who attends an event also receives a coupon for a free junior Frosty from Wendy’s. You will need to register for this free event because they are very popular! Click HERE for the details and registration information.

There are a number of events happening at the NC State Fairgrounds this weekend including a free Summer Arts and Crafts Extravaganza, free Children's Good News Spectacular and the Body, Mind, Spirit Expo ($12 for adults and kids 10 and under).  Click HERE for the details.

Sarah at Go Ask Mom posted a number of frugal and fun events including the following. Click on the Weekend Plans link in the box above for all the details.

Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Cary is happening on Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm. There will be free entertainment, crafts, lots of food vendors. There is also a free shuttle from Cary Towne Center so you can avoid the traffic.

Bentonville Battlefield's free annual summer living history program will be held Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. There will be musket demonstrations, artillery firing and demonstrations on how soldiers made meals, trained for battle, maintained their weapons and more.

Kids Fest at Triangle Town Center in Raleigh on Sunday from 2 pm - 5 pm. There will be inflatables, magic man, and even some free ice cream from the Breyers All Natural Sundae Showcase!


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 28, 2010

    Thanks for the Model Airplanes info Jill!

    I do love a toasted Quiznos sub Sara. Good job using the coupons!

  • jillwiencek Aug 27, 2010

    Along with the regular Farmer's Market the RDRC Model Aiplanes will be back at the commons!

  • workingm0m Aug 27, 2010

    Just started the weekend off great with Quiznos lunch coupons. My husband and I just ate lunch for $6.50. $2.99 lunch coupon from Quiznos + plus tax for two!