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Today’s Tips on B105.7: $.01 Office Max Backpacks and Indiana State Fair Discounts!

This deal has ended.

by Ann-Marie on August 1, 2012

Office Max Manager's Chair

If you missed my money-saving tips this morning on Indianapolis’ B105.7, here’s the rundown!

  • The huge deals this week are at Office Max! How about a new black swivel chair for your home office, for just ten bucks after MaxPerks rewards? The price on the Glee II Mid-Back Manager Chair is $79.99, and you’ll earn $70 back in Rewards. This was offered a few months ago, and I absolutely took advantage of it, the timing was perfect as we were needing a new office chair!

Would you like to win tickets to the Indiana State Fair?  Enter to win at these fellow Indy blogger contests, WritRams and Mom for Less.

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Tune in this Friday morning for Friday Freebies on B105.7 during Sean Copeland’s morning show for more money-saving tips!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

by Ann-Marie on May 13, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope you enjoy a nice day celebrating with your family and make new memories.

I’ll be enjoying lunch with my family and my parents, then heading to the Rhythm Discovery Center in downtown Indy for some fun banging drums!  Later this afternoon I might sneak off to my favorite local coffee hotspot and enjoy a little ‘me’ time with one of my umpteen unread magazines. What I won’t be doing is cooking or cleaning, except for laundry which I’m a stickler on.

What are your plans for the day? Share in a comment what your family is doing for you today or the fun you have planned!

If you’ll be heading to lunch or dinner (or even a mid-day snack!), don’t forget about my list of Mother’s Day Restaurant Freebies & Deals to shave off a few bucks or get a free sweet treat!

Here’s a little quote I found on Pinterest that I think speaks for all moms…

When you are a mother,
You’re never really alone in your thoughts.
A mother always has to think twice …
Once for herself, and once for her child.
~ Sophia Loren
Source: Faithful Provisions

Have a wonderful day!

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Hoosier GIVEAWAY: Win a 4-pack of Conner Prairie Admission Tickets!

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by Ann-Marie on March 23, 2012

Opening weekend of Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is March 31st!

Several new additions to the Prairie include the Barker Brothers Pottery Shop, an Amazing Race Through Time and lots of new animal babies to see on the farm!

We have been as a family several times – and I’ve even taken my kids to the playground many times during the summers. We see several more trips in our near future as we’re buying a family membership this month! When you figure in the cost of a family of 5 (as we are), going just twice pays for the membership, and we’ll have all the awesome perks and discounts.

Psst … Here’s a bit of a tip for you if you’ve ever thought of a Conner Prairie membership: prices are going up after March 30th. So whether you want an Adventurer membership that gets you 2 extra friends in with you at each visit, or just a simple family membership, go online or call Conner Prairie to buy your membership now before the price goes up on March 31st.

Conner Prairie has graciously provided me with a 4-pack of admission tickets to give away to one Chaos Is Bliss family! While you don’t have to be an Indiana resident to enter this contest, please only enter if you plan to travel to the Indianapolis area before May 31st to enjoy Conner Prairie, as these tickets will expire 5/31/12.

How to Enter

Required Entry:

1. Leave a comment on this post sharing what you think your family would most enjoy at Conner Prairie.

Extra Entries (purely optional, but increase your chances of winning)

2. Subscribe to Chaos Is Bliss via RSS or via e-mail (and confirm your subscription). Leave a comment letting me know you’re a subscriber.

3. “Like” Chaos Is Bliss on Facebook below and leave a comment back here letting me know you’re a fan!

4. “Like” Conner Prairie on Facebook below and leave a comment back here letting me know you’re a fan!

The giveaway begins NOW and ends at 9pm EST Wednesday, 3/28/12.

Conner Prairie was kind enough to provide me with tickets to use for my family and to give away to a Chaos Is Bliss reader. Regardless of compensation, all opinions are 100% my own. If you really want to know more legal stuff please read my disclosure. This giveaway is not associated with nor sponsored by Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. The contest is open to Indiana residents ages 18 and older. For each task you complete and comment on, you will gain one entry. Winners will be verified of completing the tasks listed prior to the winners being announced. One (1) winner will be selected at random using And The Winner Is. Duplicate entries and falsifying entries will be disqualified. The winner will be notified and given 48 hours to confirm. After this time if a winner is not confirmed, a new winner will be drawn.