Monday, June 18, 2012

Giving AND Getting!

One thing I really love about having this blog is that my friends and family tend to think of me and email me with great deals that they find! Yesterday I got an email from a high school friend with the following deal, and it's a really good one! Incidentally, she's also a very good tour guide when you take a day off and end up spontaneously wandering around her town for the afternoon.

So I'm a little late in posting this, but there is still plenty of time to cash in. If there is a Shaw's near you, you have until Thursday to get a coupon for $20 off your next purchase when you buy $100 in gift cards. This may sound like a lot of money to spend, but think of all the possibilities:

  • Headed to a wedding this summer? I'm sure the couple could use gift cards to Home Depot, Lowe's, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc.
  • Have a road trip planned? Stock up on gas cards and save money on groceries at the same time! In fact, this is a great idea without the road trip planned because you will always need gas!
  • Christmas is only 6 months away (I'm really sorry to do that to you..!), so stock up on gift cards for friends and family now!
  • Treat yourself! Is there a restaurant you like to eat at, or a store you shop at regularly? Buy yourself the gift card now, use it the next time you make a purchase, and get $20 off your next grocery purchase too!

Make sure you check the weekly ad to confirm that this promotion is available in your area. Had I known about this sooner, I could have taken advantage for Father's Day and my boyfriend's birthday this week (Happy Birthday, Favorite!). Then again, most gift cards do not expire, so I can always stock up for next year!

Please keep sending me all of your great deals! 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Do You Have Gas?

If you're running low (in your car, silly!), definitely check out this new game from Shell. You get to spin the wheel 3 times to try to score a discount on your next gasoline purchase, a free fill-up, or free gas for a year!! Be careful though - if you chose to spin more than once, you will lose your previous spins, so lock in once you spin the discount that you're happy with. I got 25 cents off on my first spin!! I'm not much of a gambler, so I locked that in and registered for my Fuel Rewards card right away!!

You can also use the rewards card to earn points for purchases at restaurants, grocery stores, retail stores, etc. Then you can use these points for savings on every gallon of gas! Just in time for summer road trips!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Date Night?

So now is definitely the time to ask out that cute, nerdy chick who likes Mexican food and wants to see Prometheus (who does this actually apply to..?), because you can treat her to both real cheap!

First step: Go here and print this coupon. Using this, you can get any entree on the Qdoba menu for only $5. The coupon can be used multiple times from now until July 8th. If you are really going to take my advice and invite a girl, may I suggest NOT ordering beans??

Step Two: From now until June 17th, if you go here and select two tickets to the movie you want to see, one of them will be free when you check out. You must go through this link though. Incidentally, the 17th is also Father's Day, so if the girl turns you down, you can always bring Dad.

I know some girls might think you're cheap, and using coupons might be inappropriate first date etiquette, but I am not one of those girls. So if she turns you down, you're more than welcome to take me and my friends instead.