Monday, July 16, 2012

Teachers - free stuff

I was fortunate enough to learn about this fantastic organization called Operation Kid Equip over the weekend.  Teachers working at low-income area schools are invited to make an appointment to shop for free for their students.  If you have 28 students, you get 28 of necessary things for your students.

Like them on Facebook too!
Oh, and I just found out, they are sponsoring a contest.  Deadline July 24, 2012.  Details here:

While I'm on a "Teacher" kick, here are some other things teachers will be interested in to help them out in their classrooms.

Kids in Need Foundation is offering a $25 grant to teachers for bulletin board making materials.  Apply at this link:

SOUP ANYONE? Over $64,000 granted!
Detroit Soup offers micro grants to creatives for programs that will help others.  Everyone pays $5 for soup, bread and a vote.  Usually four people/groups present.  The idea with the most votes at the end of the evening receives the money collected at the door.  Often $300-600!  There are other SOUPS across the country.  
Ferndale Soup started in 2012.
There is a Soup in Flagstaff Arizona.  You can start your own in your town too!

Check into your local area at this link Sunday Soup:

Back To School Sales are starting already!  Why?  Well, having taught in AZ, school starts in July there, so, national companies offer savings for families as early as the beginning of July.
Office Depot
Office Max


Best Back-to-School Savings Tips From Moms Around the Country  

Please leave a comment with your best Teacher Deals!!!
Thank you and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Friday July 13th Deals

I'm awake.  
Sorry I missed the reminder about yesterday's Free Slurpie at 7-Eleven.  I hope many of you did partake in that yearly tradition.

Enjoy this video:  HAVE A SUMMAH!

I just received an email from Starbucks about a free beverage this Friday, July 13th from noon-3 pm.  Enjoy!


Thanks to for the following list of free & cheap stuff to do on Friday July 13th.  

  • Oakland County Fair in Davisburg, MI
  • Summer Palooza in Milford (fun for the family)
  • Downtown Rochester Sidewalk Sales (Main Street is closed to traffic while under construction)
  • Camping at Groveland Oaks in Holly, MI ($10 entry fee) 
  • Teen Rock 'n Bowl at Classic Lanes in Rochester Hills 
  • Friday Night Campfires at Heritage Park (24915 Farmington Rd) Farmington MI (make Smores for $1)
  • Free Summer Concerts at Riverside Park (Auburn Rd & Squirrell Rd) Auburn Hills 7:00-8:30
  • Free Summer Concerts at Depot Park (5856 S. Main St) Clarkston 7pm
  • Free Concert at Riley Park Farmington 7:00-8:30pm
  • Free Summer Concert at Town Square, Northville 7pm
  • DIA free to Detroit residents on Friday night
  • Free Family Fun at Fuerst Park (Taft & 10 Mile) Novi  "Candy Band" is playing at 7pm
  • Free Concert in McHattie Park (400 Dorothy St) South Lyon 7:30pm