Here are this week’s offers from Savvy Scholarships & Savings. They offer big discounts on family-friendly things to do in your area while helping out a great cause- as 5% of purchases are donated to the Savvy Source Preschool Scholarship Fund for children in financial need. You can also sign up for Savvy Scholarships & Savings to be alerted by e-mail for new offers or when they will have offers available in your city:
ATLANTA: $10 for: Admission for 4 to an improv puppet show, just for the kids($20 value)
Giggle, grin and guffaw at Uncle Grampa’s Hoo-Dilly Storytime, only at Dad’s Garage Theatre.
BOSTON: $21 for: Family 4-pack of admission tickets to the Discovery Museums ($42 value)
Children can discover the world around them and explore their own imagination at these 2 museums.
DALLAS/FT. WORTH: $5 for: Frozen yogurt from Cassie’s Yogurt Shop ($10 value)
Enjoy a sweet treat while watching your wallet and your waistline.
DENVER: $40 for: Family Premium Membership to the Colorado Railroad Museum ($80 value)
Climb aboard and let your imagination start you on your own rail adventure as you lose track of time.
HOUSTON: $42.5 for: 10-pack of open play time at Wonderwild ($85 value)
Nurture your child’s sense of wonder and indulge his wild side, all under one roof.
MINNEAPOLIS: $5 for: Half off a $10 coupon to Wild Rumpus Bookstore ($10 value)
Books, animals, children, and all the Wild Things of their imagination live cozily together here.
NEW YORK: $25 for: Coupon to Steiner’s Last Licks plus a free sundae ($50 value)
A place for a sweet treat and some sports history.
PHILADELPHIA: $25 for: Half off a coupon to Kids on 12th: Philadelphia Kids Club ($50 value)
A fun environment where your child’s mind and body will thrive.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA: $47 for: Family membership to the Oakland Zoo ($95 value)
Have a zoo-per day with the bears, elephants, lions and more.
SEATTLE: $30 for: Family membership to the Burke Museum of Natural History ($55 value)
Take a journey into the rich history and culture of the Pacific Northwest.
My friend Kristin had a cute idea for the Everything for $0 Vista Print Offer. I have a bunch or return address labels but I may just have to do this ’cause I think they are so cute! One of the offers is for 140 Free Return Address Labels and you will just pay shipping. These would be great for return address labels on Holiday Cards or use them for gift tags. You can customize them however you want. Just go HERE and look for the return address labels on the right side, click on “Get Started” and choose “Personal & Family” then “caricature” from the drop down menu to make your own. Standard Shipping is right around $3 and it never takes as long as they say it will whenever I choose this option.
Vista Print actually has several freebies right now going on for this offer and you just pay shipping! There is lots to choose from including business cards, wall calendars, address labels, and many more. I also made a super cute Trick or Treat Bag for Austin which you probably would still be fine on time as long as you ordered soon. You can check out my post HERE.
-Thanks for the idea on the labels to Kristin of CouponingtoDisney!
I love these little Holiday Booklets that McDonald’s puts out. The latest is a Halloween Coupon book which only cost $1, and inside there are coupons for the following:
(3) FREE Apple Dippers
(3) FREE Small Cones
(3) FREE Small Apple Juice or Milk
(3) FREE Hamburgers
These Qs are only good starting November 1 and expire December 31. You can ask at your local McD’s to see if they have them in stock yet. Sometime these booklets aren’t advertised and you won’t know they are available unless you ask!
Thanks Clippin With Carie!
Kai has her weekly Restaurant Roundup for you with deals & coupons from Bob Evans, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Baja Fresh, Old Country Buffet, and Hardee’s. You can check out her post HERE.
-Thanks to Kai of Smart Couponing!
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T.G.I. FRIDAY’S: Go HERE to join the Give Me More Stripes program and get all kinds of perks including a FREE Appetizer or Dessert just for signing up and an $8 Food Reward for every $100 spent on food and beverages.
CHILI’S If you join the Chili’s Email Club HERE you will be able to immediately print a coupon for a FREE order of Skillet Queso. And if you enter the last 4 digits of a credit card you use at Chili’s, you will be rewarded with an additional coupon for a FREE brownie Sundae dessert.
BOSTON MARKET: Print coupons that are good until October 24 for $1 off any individual plate, $2 off $10 Purchase or $4 off $20 purchase when you go HERE.
QUIZNO’S: Invite your friends to join the Q-club and then you will get a coupon for a free sub when you buy a sub of equal or greater value and a regular fountain drink.
RUBY TUESDAY’S: Sign up HERE for “So Connected” at Ruby Tuesday’s and you can print a B1G1 Free entree Q (up to $10). You get other perks too like a free handcrafted burger on your birthday!
Restaurant.com has a new 80% Off code. Use the code ENJOY at checkout and you’ll get $25 in Restaurant Gift Certificates for only $2! Here are there current Offers Valid through 10/12:
Save 80% Off Restaurant.com $25 Gift Cert. orders. Use codeENJOY and Pay $2
Save 80% Off Dinner of the Month Club Purchases. Use code ENJOY
Restaurant.com Gift Cards starting at $15 for $25 cards. Use code ENJOY to get 80% Off
UNFAMILIAR WITH RESTAURANT.COM? READ ON…
If you have never ordered certificates before- it is a great way to save money dining out. Go HERE to find participating restaurants by first entering the zip code, state, or city. You can further refine your search by a number of search criteria such as cuisine, price, restaurant name, etc… Once you locate a restaurant you can see the specific offer available for that restaurant.
These requirements will vary depending on the restaurant so be sure to pay attention to what they are. They are clearly described under the “add to cart” button in each offer. For example, the certificates do not usually apply to alcohol, take-out, or other specials at that restaurant such as happy hour. Additionally, there may be an expiration date and a minimum purchase requirement. For example you may need to spend at least $35 to use that $25 certificate. But it is still a huge savings on on dining!
After you pay for your certificate via credit card or paypal, you will receive it in your email to print out. Happy Dining – you are eating more for less!!
Here are some FREE events going on this weekend (unless noted otherwise). While many may seem to all have consistent national participation- it is always wise to call your local location to be sure they are participating.
AC MOORE: Saturday, October 9th from 1-3 pm and Monday October 11 th from 1-3pm. Saturday you can make and take a Floracraft & Crayola Ghost created with styrofoam and Model Magic. Then on Monday they will be hosting a Orbeez Demonstration and you will be able to take home a free sample pack while supplies last. Designed for kids aged 4 and older. Go HERE to find out more.
FREE NIGHT AT THE THEATER: Tickets for this event will be for various performances during the month of October. Go HERE to get details on your area. This event is designed to allow people to experience live theater absolutely free.
MICHAELS: Saturday, October 9th. 10am -2pm. This Saturday is the Great Pumpkin Event. You will need to purchase a 9 1/2″ craft pumpkin and then use the provided supplies to make an adorable Halloween decoration. Go HERE for more information.
TOYS R US: Saturday, October 9th. noon-2pm. There is a Bakugan Battle League Event this Saturday. Go HERE to find a location near you.
LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, October 9th. 11am-3pm. Kids can make a really cool briefcase that can hold papers, pencils and other supplies. Go HERE for more information or to find a location and to print a coupon for 15% off an in-store purchase on Saturdays through October 30th.
LOWES BUILD AND GROW WORKSHOP: Saturday, October 9th. 10am. This week’s free clinic is to make a Halloween Fun House Mirror. Go HERE for more information.
DISCOUNT ACTIVITIES & DINING WITH GROUPON
You can also sign up and receive a daily email from Groupon with coupon offers for savings at up to 90% in a city near you. Visit the Groupon Site, choose your city and enter your e-mail. Each day they feature something cool to do in your city at an unbeatable price. If you want to find out more about how Groupon works, go HERE, and see if there is a city close enough to take advantage of some of the great deals. You can also check out the FAQ and they even have a short video which explains how the program works in more detail.
-Thanks to Who Said Nothing in Life is Free for rounding up most of these!
There are some really super cute baby costumes in the $5 section at BuyCostumes.com! There are 2 Animal Planet costumes- a Beaver and Tiger Cub for $4.99 in plenty of sizes and the lamb is as low as $3.99 but only available in 6-12 months. Youcan use the code extra20 to get an additional 20% OFF, making it a super deal! Shipping is very reasonable too- starting at $4.99 and in many cases – the shipping stays the same if you buy more than one. Just go HERE, and look for the red SALE button at top right. You can then click on the “Five Deals Under $5” section toward the bottom left to find the costumes. These look nice and warm and cozy too for a crisp Fall Halloween day!
When you choose to “Like” Regal Entertainment Group on Facebook HERE, you can print out their weekly coupon for the concession stand at Regal Cinemas. This week there are actually 2 new coupons! one for a $1 Small PopCorn and a $1 Small Fountain Drink! Coupons are also good from Friday, October 8-10th. If your unsure if there is a location near you, go HERE to enter your zip and find the closest Regal Theater.
WooHoo! The Tippr deal is back today under Atlanta! It sold out rather quickly last time, so if you’re interested grab the deal quick before it’s gone. Right now Tippr, (a collective buying power site like Groupon) has a Weekly Cinema offer for 4 movie tickets for $20. Each ticket is valued up to $14, so this has up to a $56 value. If you are new to Tippr and sign up through my link HERE you will also get a $5 credit, which would make this deal $15! Just look under Atlanta to grab this deal. If you want to learn more about Weekly Cinema read below to see how it works and how I get the most value out of my tickets. You will be able to redeem your Weekly Cinema Codes at Fandango or Movietickets.com.
The fine print for this offer…
•Limit per person: 10 (+10 as a gift), •Expires on December 30, 2010, •Tickets may be split between 4 customers, and do not need to be used in the same visit., •Tickets must be claimed at WeeklyCinema.com by 12/30/2010 and redeemed at Fandango and Movietickets.com theaters within 90 days of being claimed., •Customers are NOT required to sign up for any monthly subscription.
How I make the most of my Weekly Cinema Tickets…
This deal is nice, since it is subscription-free through Tippr, and gives you a way to try out something without commitment. But I am actually a member of Weekly Cinema, and I make the most out of my tickets by saving them up for 3D movies. When you do this deal and redeem at Weekly Cinema, you will be given 4 movie codes that are to be redeemed at Fandango.com. Each code has a $14 value at Fandango. So for me, since the codes have long expiration dates, I wait until there is a 3D movie I want to see. When I took Austin to see Toy Story 3D, what would have normally cost me $24 ($13.50 + $10.50 which is price in my area for 3D adult & child Tickets), only cost me $10 through my subscription! That’s a 60% savings for me and lets me take him to movies that I may not have splurged on otherwise. Of course it’s up to you how you use your tickets, but I feel like I am getting an even better deal by using them on special 3D movies like that which cost more.
-Thanks for the heads up on this deal to Heather at Frugal Reality!
Vista Print has a new Fall special. They are giving away several freebies HERE and you just pay shipping! There is lots to choose from including business cards, wall calendars, address labels, and many more items, and you can customize them all too!
One of these offers includes the free customized canvas tote bag that would make a really nice Halloween Trick or Treat bag. Just select Holiday in the drop down menu where it says “Select Industry or Styles” for the tote bags. They have lots of different designs and themes for each freebie to choose from, including Weddings, Babies, Holiday and other themes.
These products, whether you choose one or all ten, are FREE, however keep in mind you will have to pay shipping on each one. So you may just want to choose one or two, skip all the other offers, and then choose the slowest shipping option, to keep this an awesome deal. Shipping on just the tote came out to be just over $4 for me by choosing the least expensive, and typically items arrive quicker than when they say they will. Go HERE check out the different freebies you have to choose from.
If you missed out on the Tippr deal last week, here’s another chance at a Weekly Cinema offer without any obligation. The Jacksonville Groupon offer for today is for four movie tickets through Weekly Cinema. Each ticket is valued up to $14, so this has up to a $56 value. To get the deal, Log into your Groupon Account HERE which should take you straight to the deal. If you still don’t see it, choose Jacksonville from the list of cities, or you if you are not a Groupon Member yet, you can sign up HERE. This is a very good deal in my opinion, especially if you use your tickets wisely (you can read below if you’d like on how I make the most of mine and to learn more about Weekly Cinema).
The fine print for this offer…
Expires Jan 5, 2011. Limit 10 per person. Must redeem Groupon at WeeklyCinema.com by 1/5/11. Tickets must be redeemed via Fandango or MovieTickets.com within 90 days of Groupon redemption. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. May redeem across multiple visits.
How I make the most of my Weekly Cinema Tickets…
This deal is nice, since it is subscription-free, and gives you a way to try out something without commitment. But I am actually a member of Weekly Cinema, and I make the most out of my tickets by saving them up for 3D movies. When you do this deal and redeem at Weekly Cinema, you will be given 4 movie codes that are to be redeemed at Fandango.com. Each code has a $14 value at Fandango. So for me, since the codes have long expiration dates, I wait until there is a 3D movie I want to see. When I took Austin to see Toy Story 3D, what would have normally cost me $24 ($13.50 + $10.50 which is price in my area for 3D adult & child Tickets), only cost me $10 through my subscription! That’s a 60% savings for me and lets me take him to movies that I may not have splurged on otherwise. Of course it’s up to you how you use your tickets, but I feel like I am getting an even better deal by using them on special 3D movies like that which cost more.