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Free and Cheap Summer Activities for Kids 2015

My kids were both done with school last Thursday, so our summer break has officially begun! With the cooler temps and some minor health issues over the past month to deal with, I think that my brain is still in denial that break is here.

One of my favorite things about summer is all of the great Free and Cheap Summer Activities for Kids that are available in Central Ohio. I had no idea how great of a park system we had until my kids were born and we started exploring! Not to mention most movie theaters offer $1 (or discounted) movies, the local libraries and Barnes & Noble offer great summer reading programs, some local bowling alleys offer FREE bowling…and so much more!

While we do pay for a Zoombezi Bay/Columbus Zoo membership and 1-2 camps per girl each summer, we offset those expenses by taking advantage of tons of freebies and discounted events.

You don’t have to live in Central Ohio to take advantage of great summer freebies for kids – many of these programs are national!

If your are looking for information on Free and Cheap Summer Activities that you can do with your kids, including FREE Bowling, FREE Summer Reading Programs, $1 Movies and MORE, check out my most recent posts here.

I will be adding activities as they become available. If you know of activities that you would like for me to add to my list, please leave a comment on this post.

**FREE AND CHEAP SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS**

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iPhone 6 Case for $11.95

May 24, 2015
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Right now on Amazon, you can purchase this iPhone 6 Case – Heavy Duty Dual Layer Hybrid Case for iPhone 6 4.7 inch cover (Blue / Pink) for $11.95. This item ships FREE with Amazon Prime or qualifying $35+ purchase. Find more great Amazon Deals here. Note: Amazon prices and promotions can change at any […]

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10 Free Amazon Kindle Books | 5/24/15

May 24, 2015
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Free Amazon Kindle Books I love to read, and usually get my books from my local library. I might be a little old school that way, but it saves me a ton of money each year. I do like to purchase eBooks if I’m too impatient to wait for a new or popular book at […]

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Vera Bradley Memorial Day Sale | 30% Off + Free Shipping

May 24, 2015
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  Now through 5/25/15 you can take advantage of great savings during the Vera Bradley Memorial Day Sale! I especially love that you can get FREE Shipping on any order right now – there is no minimum purchase requirement! Here are the details: Vera Bradley Memorial Day Sale: Save 30% off newly retired colors: Emerald Paisley, […]

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Sterling Initial Bangles for $10.98 Shipped

May 24, 2015
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Have you checked out Jane.com yet? I am new to this site myself, and at first glance I’m seeing tons of really cute items available at great prices! According to Jane, they offer hundreds of boutique and handmade deals a day at up to 80% off! For example, the super cute Sterling Initial Bangles seen in […]

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Meijer Weekly Ad Deals | 5/24/15 – 5/30/15

May 24, 2015
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Here are a few of my favorite deals at Meijer this week. Please check your local ad to confirm deals in your area, as some prices and sales vary by region.  

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Best Amazon Deals of the Day | 5/24/15

May 24, 2015
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DEAL OF THE DAY: 27% Off Black & Decker LST136W 40V Max Lithium String Trimmer 58% Off Extra Plush Rayon from Bamboo Fitted Mattress Topper – Made in America – Queen Pad TOP LIGHTNING DEALS: 9:30AM EST: Rowenta Steamium Steam Iron (Prime members can access 30 mins earlier) 9:30AM EST: T-fal Ultimate Stainless Steel Copper-Bottom […]

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Target Weekly Ad Deals | 5/24/15 – 5/30/15

May 23, 2015
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Here is a list of the best deals that I see this week at Target. Please check your local ad before shopping as some sales and prices vary by region. Tip: Print Target’s Coupon Policy and take it to the store with you. Also be sure to check out Target’s Price Matching and Printable Coupon […]

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Discount Mags Memorial Day Sale

May 23, 2015
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This weekend (through 11:59 PM on 5/24/15) Discount Mags is having a HUGE Memorial Day Blowout Sale. Over 150 Magazines are on sale, and no added fees or auto-renewals are part of the deal! Here is a list of what’s available: Home Every Day with Rachael Ray (1yrs: $4.99, 2yrs: $9.98, 3yrs: $14.97, 4yrs: $19.96) […]

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