Schlitterbahn’s Inaugural National Women Learn to Surf Day a Success

Photo Credit: @Schlitterbahn on Instagram

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels and Schlitterbahn Galveston hosted the very first National Women Learn to Surf Day on Wednesday, 07/12.  I was glad that my girls (ages 11 & 13) and I were invited to be a part of it.  We received lessons from mom/daughter surfing champs, Cathy and Morgan Seabert, who were amazing.  We surfed on the Boogie Bahn, which is actually the very first inland surfing ride ever invented.

All ages were represented, from the young to the young at heart, as more than 2 dozen ladies were selected for each park.  We cheered each other on as each of us took a turn on the Boogie Bahn. Everyone was so supportive and encouraging.

The Boogie Bahn has been around since I was a teen, but I’ve never had the courage to try it.  After all these years I can finally say that I’ve tried it (I have the tattoo to prove it 😉 ) and I was actually decent at it (that’s me in the pic).  It had me feeling like a kid again and wanting to come back for more.  I’m hoping next time to maybe master a spin.

If you’ve never tried your hand at the Boogie Bahn, I highly recommend it.  Private lessons are available as an add-on to your Schlitterbahn ticket.  For $25 you’ll receive a lesson before the park opens, between 9 am – 10 am.  You can sign up here.

Check out more photos from National Women Learn to Surf Day on the Schlitterbahn News page and on Instagram.

17¢ Spiral Notebooks & 50¢ Composition Books are Back at Big Lots!

The new Big Lots ad starts today, 07/15 and is valid through 07/22.  We have another great deal on spiral notebooks and composition books this week!  You can see the full ad here.

  • 17¢ 2 Pocket Folders
  • 17¢ Spiral Notebooks 70 Sheet
  • 50¢ Composition Books 100 Sheet


Don’t forget that Big Lots has a new rewards program!  For every 3 qualifying purchases you’ll receive a $5 reward!  A qualifying purchase includes in-store and online transactions, but doesn’t include gift cards, rentals, price holds, or donations.  Limit one transaction per day. Get more info here.

FREE Head & Shoulders, Aussie, & Herbal Essences Using Only Digital Coupons (for some)!

If you shopped at Walgreens this week you may have received a coupon at the register for 7000 Bonus Points when you spend $25 (I shopped Friday and mine expires on 07/17).  If you happened to get it, here’s a nice scenario I put together using only digital coupons found on the Walgreens website.

(2) Head & Shoulders Shampoo and/or Conditioner 4.3 – 13.5 oz (includes clinical) 2/$12
(2) Herbal Essences Hair Care 2/$6
(2) Aussie Hair Care 2/$6
(6) Wexford Mini Composition Books or 2-Pack Erasers 6/$1
= $25
Scan 7000 Bonus Points when you spend $25 coupon (if you got it)
– $3/2 Head & Shoulders digital coupon
– $3/2 Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styling Products digital coupon
– $3/2 Aussie Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styling Products digital coupon
Pay $16
Get back 7000 Bonus Points ($7) for spending $25
Get back a $5 Register Reward for buying 2 Head & Shoulders
Get back 1000 Bonus Points ($1) for buying 2 Herbal Essences
Get back 1000 Bonus Points ($1) for buying 2 Aussie
Then submit your receipt to Ibotta and earn $2 cash back ($1 each) on Head & Shoulders)
Final price FREE!

*If you have Register Rewards from previous visits you could use up to 6 of them (the number of Wexford items, since there are no coupons attached) to lower your out of pocket more.

$10 SwissGear Backpacks & School Supplies Under $1 at Office Depot/Office Max!

Office Depot/Office Max will have $10 SwissGear Backpacks starting Sunday, 07/17!  These are regularly priced at $28.99.

In addition, you can get these deals all $1 and under:

25¢ Scholastic Pourable Glue 4 oz
25¢ Office Depot Brand 2-Hole Pencil Sharpener
25¢ Office Depot Brand Plastic 12″ Ruler
50¢ Office Depot Brand Scissors
50¢ Office Depot Brand Wood Pencils 12 pack
50¢ Office Depot Brand 2-Pocket Poly Folders
$1 Office Depot Brand Notebook Filler Paper

Also, did you know that you can save $2 on a new binder when you bring in an old binder to be recycled?  There is a limit of 6 discounts per household.  You can see the full Office Depot/Office Max ad here.