Insider Savings: discount kids books and cheap yummy cookies


by LAURA THORNQUIST/special contributor


Posted on May 12, 2011 at 11:45 AM

As summer approaches it is time to start planning some activities for the kids.

Insider saver Laura Thornquist is back with her insider savings tips and inspiring kids to read.

O.K. kids and summer!

The first three weeks are great… after that, if you're like me, you're thinking… what am I going to do to keep these kids entertained for two more months?

I put together a list of a ton of free things you can take advantage of with your kids this summer that I will share over the next couple of weeks.

First, let's talk about "Feeding Their Brain"!

There are a ton of great summer reading programs with freebie incentives!

--Half-Priced Books- $5 Gift Bucks

--Borders- Read 10 Get 1 Free

--Barnes & Noble- Read 8 Get 1 Free

--Price books has a deal where you read 600 for minutes or more and turn in your completed form for a $5 "Back to School Bucks" reading reward.

Borders has a Summer Reading program and if you read 10 books … you'll get the 11th Free.

At Barnes & Noble, you can earn a free book when your child reads 8 books throughout the summer.

Basically, I just make my kids read and cash in on all the great opportunities! There are more deals so just check out my blog for details.


Who doesn't love cookies right?

Cheap cookies are even better!

This Saturday, Tiff's Treats new location at Hillcrest and NW Highway will sell a box of cookies for $3 each.

The proceeds will benefit Dallas "Wish Kid" Matthew, an 8 year old boy whose dream is to take a cruise to Alaska and experience dog sledding.

You will also have the chance to win a $100 Tiff's gift Card. Great deal, great cause!