Category Archives: Around Rome, GA

Fun free stuff to do, neat stuff to see, and places to go in Rome, GA.

AMC Silver Movie Ticket for $5

$5.00 for an AMC Silver Movie Ticket, worth $12.00 is a pretty good deal, especially if you are in a place where tickets are more expensive. Around here, we generally go to matinees, but my son really likes to go to see movies at night. He says “There’s just something about walking out of the theater when it’s dark.”

When I can find a good movie deal online, it helps us afford to go at night for the same price or less than a matinee. This is for AMC theaters only.

To get your deal, click here:

$5 AMC Theatres® Silver Experience™ Tickets $5 for an AMC Theatres® Silver Experience™ Ticket (Valued Up To $12)

Free Ream of Paper (After Rebate) at Staples

Staples has a deal until 1 October 2011 where you can get a free ream of paper after rebate.
You need the coupon at the link below:

(It’s the coupon at the top, so just print page 1 if it is the only one you need.)
Take that coupon to Staples and get the paper, have the cashier scan the paper and your coupon, and then pay. When you get your receipt, it will have information on it that you will then come home and fill out online. (At least that is what happens where I live and for most folks, but a few stores maybe different if their system is not online yet.)

I’ve completed several rebate offers from Staples in the last year. They have always paid me, but it usually took about 6 weeks. Still, free is free and I always need paper to print coupons with! Just DO NOT forget to file your rebate. I have learned to do it as soon as I get home.

$5 for $10 Steak and Shake Card from Saveology

Here’s a deal we like – when combined with Steak and Shake Coupons, you can get a great meal out for 2 for $5.00!

To get this great deal, click this link:

Real-Steak Steakburgers™ and Hand-Dipped Milk Shakes — for half off! $5 For A $10 Steak ‘n Shake® Gift Card

One per household according to the rules.

(They have great milkshakes!)

Two Free Tickets to Participating Museums Sept. 24, 2011.

Link to Get 2 Free Museum Tickets

Smithsonian Magazine is sponsoring a FREE Museum Day on Saturday, September 24, 2011. You can get a ticket for 2 to participating museums. We’ve done this for a few years now – you might want to note that some of the more popular museums can become really crowded, so you might want to go earlier in the day to those so you have time to see everything.

What’s Cooking? Johnsonville Italian Sausage

This week my ‘big buy’ was Johnsonville ® Italian Sausage at Kroger, which I stocked up on. I bought 6 packs because I have a limited, $30.00 grocery budget this week. That’s ok – by stocking up and utilizing my stockpile and garden, we eat well and have plenty! I purchased some portabellas too, because I have several packs of imitation crab, and the seafood portabellas are looking good! They call for crab and Italian sausage. Recipe for Italian Seafood Portabellas

We’ve discovered that Italian sausage is often much less expensive than ground beef, and tastes as good, indeed, better, in many dishes. We use it in lasagne, spagetti and other pasta dishes, on pizza, and as a stuffed bread dish using the 15 minute a day breaddough.

Italian Sausage freezes well and it is easy to work with, and I find that there is much less fat than with 80/20 beef. I also like how it is easy to use a couple of links at a time, and freeze the rest. Often I only need a couple for pizzas. I remove mine from the casings, I just take a sharp knife and cut down the side – the sausage comes out cleanly and easily.

Johnsonville Italian Sausage is on sale at Kroger for $3.99 a pack this week. Locally Kroger doubles (many do) so after .50 coupons it was $2.99 a pack. Ronzoni Garden Pasta is $1.00 a box, and with the 1.00 off coupons that are out, it was free. I found both of these great coupons on which is my favorite coupon site.

Also, Carolina Pride ® Bologna is $1.00 a pack, and is free if you have the .50 cent coupon from the 7/31/2011 SS Insert and your store doubles. I’m not a huge fan of bologna, but I do like it on Subway’s ® Cold Cut Combos, which can be easily made at home.

So that’s how I’m stretching my dollars this week. If anyone has a good Italian Sausage recipe, please share it!