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If you’ve been holding off on getting your Christmas tree or simply would like some “filler” greenery, head to Eckert’s in Belleville or Millstadt and take advantage of their 50% off sale!

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Eckert’s is celebrating the grand opening of their newly-expanded Belleville restaurant with a buy one, get one free entree coupon!

Click on the image above to access and print your coupon, which is valid November 7-17.

Can’t go during that time? Then remember you’ll get a BOGO entree coupon when you sign up for Eckert’s mailing list! Just be sure to sign up shortly before you intend to eat at Eckert’s as the coupon will have a relatively short expiration date. We used ours recently and the meal was nice; it reminded us a bit of Cracker Barrel.

Take your kids 12 and under in costume to Eckert’s Fun Farm in Millstadt on Sunday to get them free admission! And while you’re at it, get a good deal for everyone else in the family too.

Tomorrow, October 29, you can get free admission to Eckert’s Fun Farm in Millstadt for your whole family!

  • 4-10 PM
  • Mention “MomsLikeMe” at the admission booth to get in free
  • Get one free haunted hayride/person (I am not endorsing this hayride and have no idea how scary it is; just giving you the facts.)
  • Free trick-or-treating from 5-6 PM
  • Expect crowds!
  • Click here for directions.

We just returned from Eckert’s Fun Farm in Millstadt tonight, and I’m pumped about our frugal adventure!

With four people requiring paying admissions (normally $8/person), a large kettle corn ($5.50), funnel cake ($4) and hot chocolate or coffee at McDonald’s on the way home (used coupons from the Entertainment Book), we spent a total of $13.50.

Here’s how you can maximize your savings at the Eckert’s Millstadt fun farm:

  • If you have the 2010 Entertainment Book, use the “buy-one-get-one” admission coupon (look for “Eckert’s in the alphabetical section at the back). Unfortunately, these are not in the 2011 Entertainment Books.
  • Or – if you have the 2011 Entertainment Book, register online the card that came with the book and print a “half off” coupon from the Entertainment Book site.
  • Or – print out the $1 off coupon from Eckert’s site here. I’d recommend printing a couple of these “just in case”.
  • Have one (or two, if using the BOGO coupon) person from your group pay using one of the above coupons. That person will then receive a brochure with coupons attached.
  • Have the first person who paid pass this brochure back to the rest of your group. There will be a “Half Off Your Next Visit” coupon that can be used for up to four people*. The remainder of your group should pay using this coupon. We did this both last year and this year with no problems.
  • BONUS! Included in our brochure was a yellow coupon insert that had a FREE admission coupon to the Millstadt Fun Farm for one person! One person in your group can use this. My husband’s idea was that each person would just go through separately, handing the free admission coupon to the person in line behind them. Personally, I think that’s pushing the limits of Eckert’s kindness too far, but do with that info what you will.

I hope all of this makes sense! If you work it right, it is entirely feasible that a family of four over the age of two years could get into the Fun Farm for $15 instead of the regular price of $32. Or, if you decide to try my husband’s scheme, all four people could get in for $7.

*The brochure we were given upon entry was dated 2009, with an expiration date on the Half Off coupon of 10-31-09. Apparently, they are simply using up excess brochures from last year. We had no trouble using the coupon this afternoon.

In search of the “Great Pumpkin”? Perhaps you should look at Rombachs pumpkin patch.

Located on Olive Street in Chesterfield, Rombachs will be open September 25 through November 1 daily from 9-6.

What you need to know before you go:

  • Free parking
  • Free admission
  • Food available for purchase
  • Some activities available for a fee – such as face painting and pony rides, weekends only
  • Free wooden maze and fort, as well as animals to view
  • Country Store with jams and jellies
  • Pick your own pumpkins, or buy from those already picked
  • Reader Katie pointed out in the comments that there is a haunted tunnel, but it is avoidable. Be on the lookout! Thanks, Katie!

Certainly some of our readers are Rombach regulars. Do you have any pointers for us newbies?

If you’ve decided not to go to the Balloon Glow tomorrow night, then perhaps you’d be interested in a FREE evening at Eckert’s Fun Farm in Millstadt!

Normally $8 per person, you can get free admission to the farm and free tickets to the haunted hayride if you mention “MomsLikeMe.com” at the ticket booth between 4-8PM.

There’s plenty to do for the family, even apart from the haunted hayride: mini-golf, a fun house, carnival rides, shows, corn maze, and lots more!

What a great frugal family outing!


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