Tuesday

Gaylord National's ICE! featuring DreamWorks' Merry Madagascar Review and $3 Off Promo Codes

If you live in DC Metro area or want to get away for a quick trip, I highly recommend taking your family to see Gaylord National's ICE! featuring DreamWorks' Merry Madagascar. From Nov. 18 to Jan. 8, the DreamWorks Animation holiday TV special will be brought to life in an interactive world of colorful ice sculptures carved entirely from TWO-MILLION pounds of ice. 

Relive the story as you stroll through this amazing attraction featuring scenes such as how Santa and his reindeer crash-landed onto the island of Madagascar, and why Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and the wacky penguins must figure out how to save Christmas by delivering all the presents themselves. This is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Now, to the best part... SavingQueen readers can enjoy an exclusive discount of $3 off their ICE! tickets (see details below).  Use the following ICE! promo code to save $3 off of the purchase of your ICE! tickets: MEDIAFRIEND11 



  • $3 off every ICE! Adult Ticket (ages 13+) and $3 off every ICE! Kid’s Ticket (ages 4-12) – now thru Jan. 8.
  • Valid for all Sunday through Thursday dates (excluding all Saturdays and Dec. 24-Jan. 1). 
  • The regular priced ICE! Adult Ticket is $25 (so you’ll pay only $22), and the regular-price “Non-Peak” Kid’s Ticket is $20 (so you’ll pay only $17). Children ages 3 and under are free.


To take advantage of this Promo Code discount:

  • Call 301-965-4000 and mention code “MEDIAFRIEND11” to purchase by phone.
  • Visit www.christmasonthepotomac.com, then click on “Buy ICE! Tickets,” and enter “MEDIAFRIEND11” as the discount code to purchase online.  (The discount will automatically appear whenever one of the available dates is selected.)

*Not valid for walk-up (onsite) ICE! ticket purchases, or for Senior, Military or Group discounts. Cannot be combined with any other offers.


Here is video footage and photos from our trip to Gaylord National's ICE!



There are many dining choices and fun things to do at Gaylord National. We ended up eating at National Pastime Bar & Grill, which is located inside of Gaylord National. I had the best BBQ Pork sandwich that I have ever tasted!  My husband and kids enjoyed watching football on the 30-foot video wall. Then we watched the lighting of the 60-foot glass Tree of Light, fountain show with dancing fountains that shoot 60-feet high, indoor snowfall and we even had a chance to meet Santa (all featured in the video above)! The tree lighting, indoor snowfall and fountain show occur nightly from 6:30pm-6:45pm in the lower atrium of the hotel.

Here is a sample itinerary to get you started: 

ArrivalGaylord National Self-Parking is located at the rear of the hotel; follow the signs for “Official ICE! Parking”.  From parking, proceed inside the ICE! Pavilion, located across the street.

Family Fun Time!ICE! featuring Merry Madagascar (Daily Hours Vary)
·        After experiencing ICE!, practice those figure eights on the ice skating rink!
·         Meet the Penguins of Madagascar!  

Gingy’s Gingerbread Decorating Experience (Noon-9pm)Lower Atrium of hotel
·        This fun, sticky, interactive holiday tradition is now a whole lot sweeter! Create a delicious gingerbread house masterpiece, and then meet Gingy – the famous gingerbread man of all from the Shrek movies!
 
DreamWorks Character Passport

(Saturday & Sunday, 2pm-10pm; Monday-Friday, 5pm-9pm)
Lower Atrium of hotel
·         Meet Shrek, Puss in Boos, Po, Alex the Lion and all of the DreamWorks characters!
·         Character Passport includes Puss in Boots and the Quest for the Magic Beans Scavenger Hunt. Follow the clues to solve the puzzle and earn a prize. When complete, visit the DreamWorks Desk in the lobby for a special prize!

6:30-6:45 p.m. - Tree Lighting, Indoor Snowfall & Fountain Show
(Nightly) Lower Atrium of hotel
Watch as our beloved DreamWorks Characters join together to bring light and life to Gaylord National's Tree of Light. Our beautiful atrium extravaganza features Christmas music and a light show synchronized to music while dancing fountains shoot 60-feet high. There’s even an amazing indoor snowfall! **The best viewing spot is right in front of the fountain***

Click here for more information about fun-filled events, such as the ShrekFeast Interactive Character Meal, DreamWorks Themed Scavenger Hunt, DreamWorks Welcome Amenity with Package Check-In and more!



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Monday

Target - As Low As FREE Up & Up Cleaning Products

Click here to print this new Target store coupon for $1/1 off of an Up & Up Cleaning Item (household category).

Then head over to Target for one of these deals:
-Up and Up Scrubbers, $.99
-Up and Up Ammonia, $1.19
-Up and Up Bleach, $1.64 (96 oz.)
Minus Use the $1/1 Target Printable Coupon
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Macy’s Printable Coupon $10 off $25 (12/26-12/27)

Click here to print a coupon for $10 off of $25 at Macy's through Tuesday December 27, 2011until 1PM that day.  Pin It now!

JC Penney - $10 off $25 Printable Coupon

Click here to print a coupon for $10 off any JC Penney Purchase of $25 or more in the store! There are no brand restrictions, but it excludes Sephora Stores. Valid through December 27th.

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Walgreens - 25 FREE Photo Prints Through 12/31

Now through December 31st, you can get 25 FREE 4×6 photo prints from Walgreens Photo. Use promo code: PRINTNOW at checkout to get the FREE prints. Choose in-store pick up to avoid shipping costs.  Click here to get started!

If you need more than 75 photo printed, you can get them for $0.09 each + FREE shipping. Use promo code: GREAT9. Pin It now!

Friday

Old Navy - 30% Off Printable Coupon through 12/21


Click here to print a coupon for 30% off of your next purchase at Old Navy during their friends and family sale.  You can print the coupon once and use it multiple times.  Valid through 12/21/11.
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Target - Glade Printable Coupons with FREEBIE Deal Scenarios!


Hurry over to Coupons.com to print all of the Glade coupons twice from each computer and take advantage of the following deal scenarios at Target:

If you have access to only one printer: 


-Buy 3 Glade Holiday Cheers Twin Refills at $2.50 each
- Buy 2 Glade Jar Candles at $2.50 each
= $12.50
- Use the $1.50/3 Target store coupon found here
- Use the $1.50/2 Glade Jar candles coupon found here
- Use 2 $2/1 Glade Twin Refill coupons found here
Pay $5.50 out of pocket
Receive a $5 Target gift card from the cashier
= Final cost only $0.10 each!

If you have access to more than one computer: 

Buy 4 Glade Holiday Cheers Twin Refill at $2.50 each
Buy 1 Glade Premium Room Spray at $2.50 each
= $12.50
- Use the $1.50/3 Target store coupon found here
- Use 4 $2/1 Glade Twin Refill coupons found here
- Use the $0.55/1 Glade Premium Room Spray coupon found in the 12/4 SmartSource coupon insert
Pay $2.45 out of pocket
Receive a $5 Target gift card from the cashier
= Final cost FREE with a $2.55 overage!




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Thursday

$5 off $10 printable Hallmark Coupon is back!

Click here to print another coupon for $5 off of your next purchase $10 or more at your local Hallmark Gold Crown Store.  The link to the coupon is located at the right side of the page.  This is a great place to purchase stocking stuffers, cards and ornaments Pin It now!

High Dollar K-Y Brand Product Coupon - FREE at Walmart

K-Y Jelly is priced at $2.62 for the 2oz bottle at Walmart.   

Click here
to print a coupon for $3 off of any K-Y  Brand Product. 
You will get the K-Y jelly for FREE and have a  $0.38 in overage that will be applied to your additional purchases.

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FREE Sample Pack - o.b. Tampons


Click here to request your FREE sample pack of o.b. tampons. Pin It now!

Saturday

Starbucks 12 Days of Christmas - 12 Daily Deals

Starbucks is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas right now!  From December 1st - December 12th, Starbucks is offering a daily deal in stores and online.  Text MERRY to 697289 to receive their daily deal on your mobile device.  Click here for details.

A little birdie told me to expect the following deals each day:

Day 1 (December 1st): Holiday Starbucks Petites 4pk $3.95 or 2/$6

Day 2 (December 2nd): Starbucks Christmas Blend 1/lb (includes Christmas Blend, Decaf Christmas, Espresso Roast and Holiday Blend) $9.95 or Starbucks Via Ready Brew Christmas Blend 12pk $7.95

Day 3 (December 3rd): Holiday Themed 16fl Cold Cup $9.95


Day 4 (December 4th): Holiday Mugs $4.95

Day 5 (December 5th): Starbucks Coffee Sampler Gift Pack $9.95

Day 6 (December 6th): Let’s Merry or Red Cup Tumbler $7.95

Day 7 (December 7th): 50% off Cranberry Bliss Bars, 6pk $6.95

Day 8 (December 8th): Any Starbucks VIA Ready Brew 12pk $7.95

Day 9 (December 9th): Free Starbucks VIA Ready Brew 3pk with purchase of 1/lb Christmas Blend (includes Christmas Blend, Decaf Christmas, Espresso Roast and Holiday Blend) $14.95

Day 10 (December 10th) Tazo Tea Sampler or Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Gift Pack Sampler Pack $12.95

Day 11 (December 11th): Holiday Boxed Mugs $6.95

Day 12 (December 12th): FREE Brewed Coffee During the Month of January 2012 when you buy and use their 16oz Tumbler ($19.95) Pin It now!

$10 & $5 Off Printable Coupons for Norelco Hair Clippers & Trimmers


Click here to print the following Phillips Norelco Hair Clipper and Trimmer coupons (use zip 20603, if needed)

- $10/1 Philips Norelco Stubble Trimmer Pro QT4022
- $5/1  Philips Norelco Bodygroomer, Hair Clipper or Multigroom Pro QG3270

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Friday

Pepperidge Farm Cookies & Crackers - New Printable Coupons

Click here to print the following new Pepperidge Farm coupons:

- $1/2 Pepperidge Farm Cookies Coupon
- $1/2 Pepperidge Farm Crackers Coupon
- $1/2 Pepperidge Farm Pastry Sheets or Shells Coupon Pin It now!

Bath & Body Works -FREE Lotion through 12/4 with Printable Coupon

Click here print a coupon for a FREE Be Enchanted 2 oz. Body Lotion ($3.50 value) from Bath & Body Works.  No purchase necessary!  You also have the option to show it to your cashier from your mobile device.  Valid through December 4, 2011. Pin It now!

Thursday

Subway - $2 Subs for the entire month of December!


 For the entire month of December, Subway is offering their 6" Cold Cut Combo and Meatball Marina subs for only $2!  Click here for more information.  I'll take my favorite: a 6" Meatball on Italian Herb & Cheese bread with provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, extra pickles, green peppers, hot peppers and vinegar!

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Deer Park, Poland and more printable Bottled Water Coupons


Do you buy bottled water?  If so, Coupons.com has quite a few new printable water coupons.  Click here to view and print all of the new coupons.
  • Save $1/1 Arrowhead Sparkling Mountain Spring Water 1-liter bottle, any flavor
  • Save $1/1 Zephyrhills Sparkling Natural Spring Water 1-liter bottle, any flavor
  • Save $1/1 Poland Spring Sparkling Natural Spring Water 1-liter bottle, any flavor
  • Save $1/1 Ozarka Sparkling Natural Spring Water 1-liter bottle, any flavor
  • Save $1/1 Ice Mountain Sparkling Natural Spring Water 1-liter bottle, any flavor
  • Save $1/1 Deer Park Sparkling Natural Spring Water 1-liter bottle, any flavor
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Amazon - FREE Christmas Song Every Day through 12/25

Amazon is offering a FREE MP3Christmas song download every day through December 25th.  Click here to download today's FREE Christmas song... Ave Maria! Pin It now!

20 Holiday Cards for $7 Shipped!

For a limited time, get 20 4x8 cards delivered to your door (within 7 days) for only $7! Upload photos of your family or pets and add a special greeting.  Click here to get started! 
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New Printable Hallmark Coupon - $5 off $10

Click here to print a new coupon for $5 off of your next purchase $10 or more at your local Hallmark Gold Crown Store.  The link to the coupon is located at the right side of the page.  This is a great place to purchase stocking stuffers, cards and ornaments.  Expires 12/13/11.

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