Factory Tours: Bud’s Best Cookies – Free cookies, giant ovens, train ride & more

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    Free, hot and fresh out of the oven -Bud's Best Cookies factory -Photo by Christie Dedman
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    The cookie cutter in action, during Bud's Best Cookies factory tour. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Free vanilla wafer samples while touring Bud's Best Cookies factory -Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Inside Bud's Best Cookies factory -Photo by Christie Dedman

Factory tours can be so exciting for kids, but the Bud’s Best Cookies Tour in Hoover, AL will get adults excited too.  As soon as you get out of your car the sugar cookie...


Factory Tours: Bluebell Creamery overlook + Ice Cream Parlor (floor tours are closed)

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    Photo by Christie Dedman

A few years ago we headed down US 280 to the Blue Bell Creamery in Sylacauga for tour. It was a short intro video and then you can overlook the factory from a large...


Winter Break Savings: Legoland, Chattanooga Zoo, Louisville Slugger & More

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I’m always looking for things to do with my kids. But I hate to spend money.  Which means while I’m looking for interesting things to do and see I’m looking for ways to save...


National Park 2017 News: Free Parks Canada pass, US Senior Pass price increase & free admission dates

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    Battle in the Clouds NPS - Tenn. Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Scotts Bluff NPS Nebraska - Photo by Christie Dedman

National Parks are my family’s go-to destination spots – we plan all of our road trips around them so we can continue our Junior Ranger badge tradition with the kids.  Every year in January I...


Dec. 9 Savvy Shopper Segment: Free airplane rides + Santa at Southern Museum of Flight

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Here are the two items mentioned during the Good Day Alabama Savvy Shopper segment this morning: Young Eagles Day at Shelby County Airport is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Flights are free...


Rare buy one get one free coupon code for 2016 Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights

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    Photo courtesy of Callaway Gardens
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    Coupon code for Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights 2016 - photo courtesy of CG
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    Coupon code for Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights 2016 - photo courtesy of CG
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    Coupon code for Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights 2016 - photo courtesy of CG
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    Coupon code for Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights 2016 - photo courtesy of CG

Callaway Gardens posted a 72-hour deal for those of you who want to check out Fantasy In Lights in Pine Mountain, Ga. Details: Buy one “Value Date” ticket, get one of equal or lesser value free...


Five Below: CrossFit gear, Lego Dimensions, Star Wars tees & more

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    Photo by Christie Dedman
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    Photo by Christie Dedman

Sometimes you enter a store and want to buy EVERYTHING – well I was tempted at Five Below this weekend. I spotted CrossFit gear, Lego Dimensions, Star Wars tees, cute ornaments, fun toys and...


Cyber Monday 2016 Family Pass & Travel Deals: Legoland, Gaylord Opryland + more

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Cyber Monday 2016 features a number of deals for family passes, museum memberships and more. I’m more of a “let’s pay for experiences instead of junk” kinda gift giver anyway. Find yourself leaning that...