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Save $5 to $15 Off at Schwan’s Home Service

Schwan's Home Service delivery truck

Have you heard of Schwan’s Home Service? I know everything, but until recently, I have not heard of them either. According to the press material, Schwan’s have been providing superior frozen foods with convenient home delivery for over 60 years. Their foods are flash frozen at the peak of freshness and flavor. Choose from USDA Choice meats, wild-caught seafood, flavorful skillet meals, Grade A fruits and vegetables, plus their heritage ice cream, distinctive desserts and much more. Now’s your chance to try them out. Readers of my dad blog can get a discount off their first Schwan’s order.

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Candle Warmers, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls Giveaways Winners

Three winner announcements today. If you didn’t win the Candle Warmers Etc., TJ Maxx, and Marshalls giveaways, feel free to enter the other giveaways on my dad blog:

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Marshalls Mother’s Day Giveaway

On the same trip to TJ Maxx last Saturday, I also went into a Marshalls for the first time. Like TJ Maxx, Marshalls (Twitter | Facebook) is an off-price retailer. And just like TJ Maxx, Marshalls is a great place for frugal dads to shop for a Mother’s Day present. There are a lot of good deals waiting to be found at Marshalls. And thanks to Marshalls, I’m giving away a $25 gift card on my dad blog.

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TJ Maxx Mother’s Day Giveaway

I took a quick trip to TJ Maxx last Saturday. In my opinion, TJ Maxx (Twitter | Facebook) is a great store for a frugal dad like me. The store is full of sweet deals. For instance, I saw a cool looking iPod speaker system for $17 (regular price: $30) and a nice looking lamp for $50 (regular price: $100). I think TJ Maxx is a wonderful place for frugal dads to shop for a Mother’s Day present. Thanks to TJ Maxx, I’m giving away a $25 gift card on my dad blog. Gift cards are great for the moms who has everything.

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How to See Attractions for Free

Previously, I shared a tip about how dads and moms can get into popular attractions for free or at a discount. Today, I have another tip for seeing local attractions for free. And with spring break just around the corner for many dads and moms, this money saving tip will come in handy. Read on to find out how.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

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How to Save Money at Your Favorite Place to Visit

When you’re a family of six, it’s not cheap to go out. Even with free admission for our baby, a trip to the zoo costs $43.50 and a trip to Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) costs $49. Ouch! And that’s just for the price of admission and doesn’t include extras like parking, train rides, submarine tours, or foot massages. Just thinking about the cost is making me poorer. What’s a dad to do? Read on and I’ll tell you how you can get into popular attractions for free or at a discount.

Here’s my tip for frugal dads and moms: a lot of places offer special days when you get in at a discount or for free — that’s when you should go. Duh. Thanks to these special discount days, our entire family can go to OMSI or the zoo for only $10. That’s a saving of 77% to 80%. And thanks to the Internet, you can find the special promotion days listed on the attraction’s web site. You might have to look around because most of these places don’t highlight their special promo on their home page. Try looking on the pricing or special events page. If you still can’t find it, do a Google search on the name of the place and the word free or discount. And if that fails, call them and ask if they have a special day when admission is discounted.

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