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Our $0.31 night of fun!

Did you get your $0.31 ice cream from Baskin Robbins tonight? We certainly did!

We've missed a lot of the other recent great food freebies and deals since I was too sick to make it out of the house. But the antibiotics are finally kicking into gear and I'm feeling much more energetic (I didn't know that was possible at 40 weeks pregnant, but compared to how sick I was last week, I feel great this week!) so we ventured out tonight to enjoy some very inexpensive and delicious ice cream.

Of course, apparently we weren't the only ones to have decided to hit up Baskin Robbins tonight. In fact, we had a hard time even finding a place to park–there were scores of people everywhere when we pulled up! The line was stretched quite far out the door but that didn't deter us. After all, patience is a virtue, right?

Waiting on the bench outside for Daddy to bring our ice cream. Kaitlynn wasn't too thrilled at having her picture taken!

And still waiting for Daddy to get to the front of the line! The girls were very patient and had a blast watching through the window as the long line of people gradually made it up to the ice cream counter.


Ice cream at last! Yum!

Yours truly (aka The Very Pregnant and Swollen Mama!) with my two little precious girlies.

It was a fun and memorable evening–all for only $0.31 per person!

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  • trixie says:

    Hello Crystal,

    I love the shot of you with your two little girlies. It won’t be long before you add another little girlie or perhaps a little boy.



  • Holly says:

    we did get to our Baskin Robbins for icecream! Actually got there right before the big crowds hit and was even able to score a table outside! We also went and enjoyed some .89 cent nachos from taco bell afterwards!lol

  • Cindy says:

    you’re little girls are very cute! I hope the next few days go well for you and for your family!

  • Jenny Leigh says:

    Looks like it was worth the wait! Two beautiful girls. And I think you look great!

  • Rachal says:

    How cute! The girls look adorable in their little dresses and I don’t think you look swollen at all…. besides your belly! 🙂

  • Anna Aho says:

    Looks like fun! Thanks for the pictures, too! Your girlies are so sweet, and growing up! And you look wonderful, Crystal, for being full term… You’ve been in my prayers lately! 🙂

  • elizabeth says:

    You Look beautiful !

  • Jen says:

    you look awesome for being 40 weeks pregnant!

  • Marilyn says:

    Beautiful, ejoy, enjoy!

  • Cindy says:

    You’re girls are beautiful and you look great. I’m 37 weeks along so I understand!

    Our Baskin Robins gave out 3 SCOOPS per person for $0.31, we had so much ice cream we didn’t eat much dinner! LOL
    Thanks so much for the heads-up!

  • jessica says:

    You look great! We went to the one that’s just a few blocks from home and I was dumbfounded to see NO ONE there! Just us!

  • Rachlea says:

    Your girls are adorable!

  • You do not even look swollen! You look great.

  • Courtney says:

    Oh my gosh…you’re adorable!! You definitely do NOT look 40 weeks pregnant. Oh, if I were so lucky in my pregnancies. 🙂 Yay for 31 cent ice cream!

  • Leah W says:

    You are beautiful and your girls are so pretty.
    Glad you were able to enjoy a night out after being sick for a while.

  • susan Keyes kando says:

    You and the girls look beautiful & your glowing and you may feel big but you look tiny and my guess is your having another girl : ) god bless and thanks for your blog it has helped my family save lots of money

  • You look WONDERFUL for 40 weeks pregnant! Really, you are glowing!

  • carrie says:

    Our local BR was not too crowded. I took the girls at about quarter after 5 and there was a small rush just before we got in line (seemed to appear while we were in the bathroom) but after we sat down to eat our ice cream the line had evaporated.
    Between my daughter’s birthday and free scoop day at B&J last week, we’ve been having plenty of ice cream lately!

  • Katie says:

    We made it out for cheap ice cream, too! It was even better than usual! 🙂

    ….and you look fantastic!!! I only wish I could have looked that good at 40 weeks!

  • ChefLeisa says:

    You may feel very swollen & pregnant in that picture, but I was the same size at six months! You look terrific! Best wishes for the new arrival any day now.
    🙂 Leisa

  • Elise says:

    Fun! Your family is adorable!

  • Your little girls and you are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pictures! We don’t often get a picture of Money Saving Mom! Also, thank you for all the hard work you put into your blog that blesses us all 🙂

  • kelly says:

    we went too-great fun and price…but we forgot the camera-beautiful family you have!

  • Janna says:

    I just have to say that you look darn good for 40 weeks pregnant, at least by that picture! I know that none of us think that when we’re the ones that are pregnant, but I thought you should hear that!

    Our local BR is a Dunkin’ Donuts combo in a teeny building – I doubt I could have gotten anywhere near the building!

  • Elizabeth says:

    “Very Pregnant and Swollen”– no way! You look amazing!

  • Tricia Peters says:

    I must tell you that you look absolutely beautiful for 40 weeks!!

  • Janice says:

    Thank you for sharing! It’s great to see I’m able to put a face with all these great deals I get from your site!

  • marcie says:

    You look GREAT for how far along you are! I am 7 1/2 months pregnant with #3 and I already look the same size as you!

  • melissa french says:

    bummer we totally forgot. we did this last year and so enjoyed it! Loved your pictures and documentation! Thanks for sharing!

  • paula says:

    The waiting made the ice cream all the more delish.

  • Ella says:

    Wow! You look really tiny for being nine months pregnant!

  • Lisa says:

    We had some ice cream last night too! My husband worked late, so I took the 3 kids by myself. Thankfully we only had to wait about 5 minutes in line.

    The local fire department was there handing out play fire hats and letting the kids tour the trucks.

    Lots of fun for $1.31!

  • stacie says:

    You and your family are so cute.

  • Tatiana says:

    Im glad you guys had fun! They shut our Baskin Robbins down because of ‘Swine Flu’, but said they would do it another week. Im happy with that.

  • Kama says:

    We went too! It was pouring rain here, but the line was still out the door! We both had 2 scoops and by the time I was home, I was about to throw up!!! 🙂 They had run out of one that I wanted, so I ended up with 2 chocolate n peanutbutter because the guy misunderstood my order. Oh well. It was fun!

  • Oh, I am so glad the Lord gave you a reprise to enjoy your fun $0.31 night out. Looks like the girlies are having a great time – precious pictures. We missed it because I was way too busy stockpiling at Harris Teeter during triple coupons. 🙂 Yep, took all the kiddos, divided out the coupons and made them double check we were getting almost everything for “free.” We went before and after church….hee hee. And then the meat manager even found me in the aisle at 9pm as he was leaving and asked if I wanted these lamp chops that they couldn’t sell the next day. I’ve never made lamb in my life, but when he said that each was marked at $41, and he’d give them to me for $5…it was a sale. Hope my hubby likes lamb, don’t know if I can eat it, but I’ll make it. 🙂

  • Lorilyn Tarr says:

    You look great! Hang in there cuz that baby’s gonna make his/her arrival on May 3 at 2:17 pm. I’ll be praying for you! Grace and Peace to you, Lorilyn

  • Marli says:

    You look beautiful with that pregnant ‘glow’! Not at all “swollen” and your girls are just as cute as always!

  • That’s all the bigger you are? *wink* Geez! You look great!

  • Toni says:

    I just wanted to tell you how great you look! I would’ve never guessed you are full term. I looked like a swollen whale at 40 weeks. LOL You don’t even have a double chin! haha Good luck to you and God Bless You and your family!

  • You all are very kind! 🙂 If I ever need some extra affirmation or something, I guess I’ll know where to turn now. 😉

    But seriously, since I’ve gained 30 pounds and that’s more that 25% of my usual body weight, it is quite a lot for me. It happens every pregnancy, though, and it’s for a wonderful cause, so it’s every bit worth it! However, I am definitely anxious to get back to my usual work-out routine once this baby arrives. 🙂

  • Megan says:

    Just wanted to say that you look great – way better than I ever did at 40 weeks!

  • Melissa says:

    We were able to get our, too- and the fireman were so nice- They let my 3 year old go up into the firetruck and even wear a real fireman hat! They gave him a kiddie one and sticker to take- he was talking about it all night!

  • Tasha Via says:

    Wait…where’s the belly?! You look GREAT! Glad you finally got that ice cream=)

  • Zoya says:

    Your girls are absolutely adorable! 🙂

  • megan says:


    “Very Pregnant and Swollen Mama”….hardly! You look great!

  • connie says:

    You look just beautiful! What a great pic 🙂 ~C

  • emily says:

    You look wonderful! I can’t believe you’re 40 weeks AND getting over sickness; you look great. Hang in there.

  • Jennifer says:

    Unfortunately, no Baskin Robbins in my town anymore. 🙁 And you look wonderful! You may feel swollen, but you certainly don’t look it.

  • Rebecca R says:

    You look awesome and your girls are so adorable. I have two boys, so dresses are out of the question. sigh. -Becky in NJ

  • You look so great! I can’t believe you’re at the end of your pregnancy. Your little girl’s dresses are so cute.

    ~ Jennifer

  • wendy says:

    You look great! We totally forgot about 31 cent night!

  • Wish we had one here:) Looks like a very fun night!
    3 very beautiful ladies-no way your 40 WEEKS! I looked like death warmed over by then…
    Best Wishes for an “EASY” delivery;)

  • Robin says:

    We went last night. It wasn’t too crowded at our BR, but there were definitely more people than usual. And the ice cream was excellent!

  • Tracy says:

    You look great! I don’t think you look anywhere near as big as I remember feeling at full term!

  • Lisa says:

    You look absolutely terrific, Crystal!

    If that’s what sick and swollen looks like, you have nothing to worry about, honey! I only wish I’d look half that good when I’m sick!!!

    Take care!

  • Muddy says:

    Cute pictures, glad you guys had a fun night out as a family before the new little one arrives.

  • Lady Di says:

    Missed it, can you believe I forgot? But thanks for the pictures of you & your girls.

  • Julie says:

    You look great!

  • So nice that you were able to get out. You look amazing at 40 weeks. At that far along I was so huge, I don’t like anyone to see those pictures. Hot 40 week pregnant mama alert here! 🙂 BTW love your girl’s dresses!

  • Nicole says:

    How cute! You look to be in the same boat as me. I’m not sure if you mentioned before how old your girls are but I’ve got three under 3. Oldest daughter turns 3 at the end of June, youngest daughter is 19 months, and then we had baby number three out little boy who is 6 months. Good luck to you! I can’t to find out what you’ll have! And yes, you look great!

  • Your girls are just darling! I love those pretty dresses you dress them in;-) And, you look wonderful, especially considering you’re just getting over being sick AND you’re due to have that baby any day now!

  • Staci says:

    Yes we got the yummy ice cream. Kids loved cotton candy. It was fun. Thanks for the post on it. I hope you have a wonderful birth of your new baby. I love your blog!!! Staci from

  • Ahh! You guys are too cute! Here’s wishing you an easy labor, Crystal…


  • Patti says:

    You look great!! Best wishes in the days ahead. We went to BR last night – dh and I were able to get two scoops each for 31 cents a scoop. We walked there and back on a beautiful spring night so it was a fabulous “cheap date”.

  • Cindy says:

    No Baskin Robbins here but I love the pictures of your girls enjoying their icecream. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Great picture of you and girls also

  • Nancy says:

    You’ve got a beautiful family!! I have three teens and had to wait for the third to get my girl. Girls are definately worth waiting for. BUT boys are WONDERFUL too. Good luck to you and your family as you go through the transition of expanding your family. Enjoy every minute it truely does go by in a flash.
    Nancy in Alabama
    PS: thank you for all you do to help us build better financial lives!!

  • Kelly says:

    Your girls are adorable and you look amazing! Enjoy the last couple days as much as you can before number 3 arrives! Trust me, once you and your husband are outnumbered, it’s a whole new juggling game. It’s great, but exhausting.

  • Kimberly says:

    Wow! To be 40 weeks pregnant and look that great, especially after being so sick! You are one awesome mama! Thanks for posting this pic. We’ve all been so curious as to how you look pregnant, that I think everyone will enjoy this post.

    By the way, I know if the baby turns out to be a girl, it will be a good thing, since you already have so many girl clothes and things. But for your husband’s sake, I hope it’s a boy, to kind of even things out!! Hee hee. Can’t wait to hear the offical news!

  • Diana says:

    I’m so excited that you’ve finally put up a picture of you pregnant! As far as I can remember, you haven’t until now. You really do look great and fabulous! And the girls are gorgeous as usual. And you actually don’t look 40 weeks pregnant! You could definitely pass for 7 months!
    I’m personally hoping you add a little boy to the mix. 🙂

  • Jana Liebermann says:

    So great you got to get out! My hubbie and I had a little ice cream cheapie date night!! The BR was so efficient! They were ready for the crowd!! Kudos to them! We pitched in the change to their tip jar, so they got a whole $1 from us! Woo hoo!!

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