Double, double toil & trouble – copper cauldron clearance @ Target.com

14488223Apparently Summer is over because the stores are dumping stuff to make room for Christmas items! Frankly, fire pits make a whole heck of a lot more sense in the Fall, right? So why not grab this deal in either size and toast your marshmallows in style!  This Smith & Hawken Premium Copper Cauldron Fire Bowl with Screen is available in two sizes for roughly 65% off list.

Target and Walgreens

photo.JPG Smart-ass FirstBorn sees this display and says “Oh, finally you bought something for me!” I said, don’t be an idiot – they’re backups in case of another flood! Kids. So the Centrum vitamins are all from Walgreens, which I’ve posted about earlier (this is really a great price to stock up with) and all the pads and tampons are from Target using a combination of the $5/$15 store coupon from the 7/20 ad, $2 coupons from the July P&G, 5% Cartwheel and my REDcard.  I bought these more expensive items because they generate a $5 gift card for each set of three.  Weirdly enough, I had both the Pearl and Infinity pads on my Cartwheel for 5% off when I walked in Target, but one disappeared while I was in line and I had to re-add it.  OOP for each box was about $1.50.

my cherries are filled with pits…

photo.JPGI can just imagine someone calling Ultra corporate to complain that their cherries only contained pits, not the advertised filling.  Were I in customer service, I’d say that the pits were the antioxidant filling!  which is why i’m not on that side of the counter…

this is from the new ad, by the way, in case you’re looking for cheap cherries…

Groupon LA: LA County Fair is back!

t440x300The LA County Fair is back for only a buck more than last year’s Groupon!  Pay $20 for two single-day general-admission tickets (up to $38 value) or $37 for four single-day general-admission tickets (up to a $76 value).  Fair runs August 29 Through September 28, so plenty of time to plan!

Children ages 5 and under get in free; tickets for children up to age 12 and seniors over age 60 regularly range from $6 to $12.The 2014 Los Angeles County Fair celebrates the best of Southern California—and many other parts of the world. Luminasia lights up the fair with Asian-inspired, whimsical lanterns that are handcrafted from China. Blossoms sway in the Flower & Garden Pavilion and Atrium, devoted to Chinese-style gardens and exhibits of the flora and fauna of China’s tropical rainforests. The Beneath the Sea exhibit brings fairgoers face to fin with sharks, stingrays, and sea lions. Capuchin monkey Mojo rules over the Wild and Crazy Lagoon and its other creatures. Drawn from closer to home, hundreds of Californian crops surround a barn where visitors can milk a goat or maybe even witness a calf hatching from its egg.

more magazines! Field & Stream, Country Living & O

Field-StreamToday only, subscribe to Field & Stream for only $4.50 per year (54% off)! You can order up to 4 years with coupon code DERANGED

countrylivingfeb2014Today only, subscribe to Country Living for only $5.99 per year (50% off)! You can order up to 3 years with coupon code DERANGED

ojune2014Today only, subscribe to O, The Oprah Magazine for only $6.99 per year (61% off) with coupon code DERANGED

livingsocial – with wings!

unnamed (2)Access your inner bird and get ready for takeoff with this high-flying adventure from Silver Lining Aviation; you’ll soar between 500 and 1,000 feet and reach speeds of 50 to 105 miles per hour:

• $145 ($366 value) for a one-hour introductory powered hang glider lesson
• You’ll wear a headset and maintain communication with the pilot at all times
• Schedule an appointment beforehand, then arrive ready for an action-packed day