Restaurant and Entertainment

2014 Entertainment Books Only $10.40 (Tax Break Sale Ends 4/17/14)

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by Cassie on April 16, 2014

We are posting this great sale on a coupon book we use regularly! This is a great price and so we didn’t want you to miss out in case you wanted one! It goes through 4/7/14 and then it goes back up in price!

Have you heard of Entertainment Coupon Books before?  Well, we are going to repost the same information we shared before to explain what they are! 

These are the big huge coupon books that have thousands of coupons to your local restaurants, services and more and gives you 50% off of that service/restaurant, etc.

They are very popular and we usually get two books each year to re-visit some of our favorite places.

Well, we bring this up right now because they are usually $35 plus shipping, but until April 14th, they are having a sale on the 2014 Entertainment Book at $10.40 plus $2.49 shipping for each book.

That’s a 70% savings.  You can buy multiples for your household, or combine orders with friends.

These are also great gifts as it allows you or your gift receiver to eat out, be entertained, grocery discounts, museums, outings and so many more things in your local area for 50% off.  There are literally thousands of 50% off coupons in the Entertainment Book!

The coupons all expire November 1, 2014, so you will also have many months to use the coupons. And to us there is no question about the value of the book. The hundreds of coupons available to you will usually make up the price of the $35 book in one transaction – but you will only have to pay $10.40 for their “tax break” sale (get it…. 1040 = $10.40 ;)).

This book is HUGE and thick has thousands of coupons in it for 50% off or Buy One Get One FREE coupons for the businesses in your local area!

Let’s give you an example of why we love our book each year.  Our local Kroger affiliate (Smiths) shows the $5 off coupon – on top of all your other discounts and coupons!  What this means is that in using 2-3 coupons between now and November 2014, you can make up the $35 cost of the book and have the rest of the hundreds of coupons to literally be savings throughout the year!   And their image on the top of the page highlights the “$5 off groceries” which just tells us this is available in many, if not all of their books!

Here’s an example from the 2012 book, but we get them every year! There were 4 of these in the book, one for each quarter of the year.

Plus, not only does the book provide awesome coupons to help you save off a purchase you’re already making, but they also offer great FREEBIES even without purchase!  Notice just a few of the great freebies below, on national brands as well, that don’t require a purchase.  If you’re out and about, this can be a nice way to either get a FREE snack or  help compliment a small snack or meal!

These are examples of just a few of the hundreds of coupons found each year in these books!

Again, they normally sell for $35 plus shipping, but they are having a tax break sale to drop the price to $10.40 and $2.49 for the shipping.

Head to the site HERE to buy your 2014 Entertainment Coupon Book for $10.40

Note: Coupons will vary by location but should compare in their awesomeness and great value!

See more HOT deals here!

Alex & Cassie
 

2014 Entertainment Books Only $15 Shipped Free ($10 for Each Additional Book Too)

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by Cassie on April 4, 2014

Have you heard of Entertainment Coupon Books before?  

These are the big huge coupon books that have thousands of coupons to your local restaurants, services and more and gives you 50% off of that service/restaurant, etc.

They are very popular and we usually get two books each year to re-visit some of our favorite places.

Well, we bring this up right now because they are usually $35 plus shipping, but until April 14th, they are having a sale on the 2014 Entertainment Book at $15 for the first and $10 for each additional and all shipped FREE!

That’s more than a 50% savings.  You can buy multiples for your household, or combine orders with friends to save even more by getting the additional books at only $10 each!

These are also great gifts as it allows you or your gift receiver to eat out, be entertained, grocery discounts, museums, outings and so many more things in your local area for 50% off.  There are literally thousands of 50% off coupons in the Entertainment Book!

The coupons all expire November 1, 2014, so you will also have many months to use the couponS. And to us there is no question about the value of the book. The hundreds of coupons available to you will usually make up the price of the $35 book in one transaction – but you will only have to pay $15 and the shipping is FREE too!

This book is HUGE and thick has thousands of coupons in it for 50% off or Buy One Get One FREE coupons for the businesses in your local area!

Let’s give you an example of why we love our book each year.  Our local Kroger affiliate (Smiths) shows the $5 off coupon – on top of all your other discounts and coupons!  What this means is that in using 2-3 coupons between now and November 2014, you can make up the $35 cost of the book and have the rest of the hundreds of coupons to literally be savings throughout the year!   And their image on the top of the page highlights the “$5 off groceries” which just tells us this is available in many, if not all of their books!

Here’s an example from the 2012 book, but we get them every year! There were 4 of these in the book, one for each quarter of the year.

Plus, not only does the book provide awesome coupons to help you save off a purchase you’re already making, but they also offer great FREEBIES even without purchase!  Notice just a few of the great freebies below, on national brands as well, that don’t require a purchase.  If you’re out and about, this can be a nice way to either get a FREE snack or  help compliment a small snack or meal!

These are examples of just a few of the hundreds of coupons found each year in these books!

Again, they normally sell for $35 plus shipping, but they are having a special that drops the price to $19.99 for the first book and $15 for each additional book with free shipping.

Head to the site HERE to buy your 2014 Entertainment Coupon Book for $15

Plus, only $10 for each additional book in the same transaction, all shipped free

  • Note: Coupons will vary by location but should compare in their awesomeness and great value!

See more HOT deals here!

Alex & Cassie
 

Over a Dozen Ideas To Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a No or Low Budget

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by Cassie on February 11, 2014

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Valentine’s day is around the corner and so we wanted to share a few ideas with you to celebrate the loves in your life, but stick to it creatively and affordably!

We wanted to share these ideas so that you can realize that you can have a very romantic and special Valentine’s without having to spend any money.

We wanted to quickly recommend that you check out our Valentine’s Shortcuts post to save time and money. Most of the ideas cost nothing to very little money to do!

Ways to Save as a Couple – Have Date Night In

If you have kids, either have the older kids watch the younger in another part of the house, or if your kids are younger (like ours) you can usually plan that they will go to bed early (around 7:30-8).  If you kids are older, they can have their “kids’ date night in” in another room of the house watching movies or playing games.  This frees up your night without the cost or headache of a sitter on Valentine’s Day.

If you can’t buy anything for your date night in, here’s what you can do!

Make a special dinner:

  • For the main dish - Create your entree (pastas are romantic and very inexpensive) with foods you have on hand.  Be creative and pull out some ingredients and then google “recipe for:” and list the ingredients that you have and you will probably be able to come up with a new and fun dinner.  Use the google recipe search as tool to help you come up with the perfect dish!  Its odd how a new dish can get you out of your comfort zone while helping you laugh and have fun in the kitchen.  One of our cheap pasta favorites is pasta with olive oil, sliced fresh green onions, fresh sliced tomato chunks or grape/cherry cut in half with Parmesan cheese – very simple, but elegant and yummy!
  • For dessert - Follow the same steps as you did with dinner and find ingredients that you have in your pantry already and google them to find some new fun ways of using them. For example, there are so many things you can do with a cake mix.  If you have a fondu pot, you can take some simple ingredients and turn them into a very romantic dessert – make your own chocolate dipped strawberries and more.  Check AllRecipes.com and they have a fun search tool to find recipes that include and don’t include certain things.
  • For the beverages - Mix a juice or kool-aid with sprite, ginger ale or other sparkling drink. Again, use Google as a resource for a fun drink!  Also, check our recipe section here where we shared a fun bubbly beverage to make. We also shared a couple of really simple, affordable and elegant desserts (like mini-cheesecakes) too.

For the setting:

  • Make the dinner setting something special using what you have on hand already: tablecloths, flower petals, dim lights and candles, decorations, love notes, etc. You can cut heart shapes out of paper or fabric!
  • We would even recommend moving the dinner setting outside of the kitchen/dining room into the living room or even the bedroom for a change of scenery.
  • Also, don’t forget the romantic music – you do not have to go out and buy any either! Just use Pandora.com and you an have easy listening for FREE (with a few commercials here and there).
  • In addition, our Pinterest board and Valentine’s shortcuts post for lots of last-minute, money-saving ideas!

For the activities:

  • Write a poem or love letter to each other or play a game where you name your favorite memories from each year of your marriage or reminisce about your favorite memories.  Get to know your spouse more by playing a fun game where you ask each other about your favorites foods, vacations you have spent together, or your favorite songs.  Just get talking and it might just spark something more to learn new things about your spouse.
  • Have a do-it-yourself couples massage at home with the classic music and setting.
  • Watch your wedding video or vacation video together, watch movies you have at home and haven’t seen for a while.
  • Play cards or even a board game.
  • Set up a bubble bath with the special fixings.  Even look at making your own bath salts or bath fizzies for the occasion.

For gifts for each other:

  • Make a scrapbook or photo gift together and you’ll find even more to talk and reminisce about!  Seriously, if you are planning on making the scrapbook already, then doing it together can be a great way to make it that much more meaningful.
  • Write a poem or love letter that you can keep in your keepsakes or create a gift that brings back memories.
  • Make the classic coupon book!

Ways to Save as a Family and Kids – Enjoy a Family Valentine Party at Home

Family Valentine Parties can be a great way for each in the family to get to know each other more, to appreciate time spent with one another and to learn to be “gracious and loving” even more with one another.  Here’s some ideas.

For the Dinner: Make a fun dinner with ingredients you have on hand (see tips above) and use red food coloring to turn as much of it as you can pink or red. For a special dessert, use some of that food coloring to decorate sugar cookies or ice cream sundaes.

See our treats on this post HERE. 

For the activities:

  • Have the kids make valentines for each other, listing why they love and appreciate their siblings and parents, etc.
  • Have a dress-up where everyone comes to dinner and acts like ladies and gentlemen (great time to sneak those etiquette lessons in there).
  • Play family games together or watch a favorite family movie.

For valentine exchanges: Make homemade valentines!  There are HUNDREDS of ideas and ways to do this, but the Family Fun site has a lot of ideas as well as Pinterest.  Find projects that use the supplies you have on hand already so that you do not need to purchase anything.  In addition, you will find a ton of other ideas on their site for foods, parties and more.

For gifts for family and friends, make your own:

For the Home Decor:

These are only a few ideas for a virtually no cost Valentine’s Day celebration this year.  Remember that sometimes activities that you might do together anyway can become a great date-night opportunity when you set aside the time.  We would love to hear more ideas that you have – please leave a comment and share some of your ideas too!

Alex & Cassie
 

Thrifty Eating Out Deals For The 01/24/14 Week: Big List of Restaurant and Entertainment Coupons and Deals

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by Alex on January 24, 2014

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Here are the Eating out deals and coupons for this week!

First don’t miss these other resources available on our site:

Now on to the specials available for this weekend!

Restaurants:

Many Local Restaurant Coupons/Discount Gift Certificates: get $25 for $5

Right now you can purchase $25 restaurant gift certificates for $5 with coupon code: CHOW.  Head over to Restaurant.com here to see what’s available in your area!

Au Bon Pain

Bob Evans

  • Bob Evans - $3 Off $10 Purchase + More (exp: 1/31/2014)

 Buca Di Beppo

  • Buca di Beppo - $15 Off 2 Pastas, Baked Pastas, or Entrees (exp: 12/31/2014)
  • $10 off any purchase of $30 or more from the 1/5 Smart Source Insert (exp: 2-9-14)
  • $5 off any 2 Lunch Items, not valid on Lunch Specials or Combinations 1/5 Smart Source Insert (exp: 2-9-14)
  • 10% off any Party Pan purchase 1/5 Smart Source Insert (exp: 2-9-14)

California Pizza Kitchen

Chuck E Cheese

  • Number of coupons found in the 12/8 Smart Source Inserts (exp: 2/1/2014)

Denny’s

  • Denny’s - 20% Off Entire Check (exp: 1/26/2014)

Friendly’s

IHOP

  • $2 off any guest check with a minimum purchase of $10 from the 1/5 Smart Source Insert (exp: 2-7-14)
  • 20% off entire guest check from the 1/5 Smart Source Insert (exp: 2-7-14)
  • Buy 1 Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner entree and receive the second entree of equal or lesser value for 50% off from the 1/5 Smart Source Insert (exp: 2-7-14)

Jersey Mike’s

  • Jersey Mike’s - Free Chips & Drink WYB Any Regular or Giant Sub (exp: 1/24/2014)

Longhorn Steakhouse

  • $3.00 off two Lunch entrees or $1.50 off each single adult entree from the 12/8 Smart Source (exp. 1-26-14)
  • $4.00 off two Dinner entrees or $2.00 off each single adult entree from the 12/8 Smart Source (exp. 1-26-14)

Maggiano’s

  • Maggiano’s - $5 Off $14 Stuffed Pasta Entree (exp: 3/26/2014)

Marie Callender’s 

Olive Garden

  • Save $2.00 on two lunch entrees or $1.00 off each single lunch entree, Mon-Fri 11am-4pm from the 1/19 Smart Source Insert (exp. 3-14-14)
  • Save $4.00 on two dinner entrees or $2.00 off each single dinner entree from the 1/19 Smart Source Insert (exp. 3-14-14)

Shoney’s

Smokey Bones

Stevie B’s

Texas De Brazil

Village Inn

  • $5 off purchase of 2 Entrees and 2 Beverages or $2.50 off 1 Entree and 1 Beverage from the 1/12 Red Plum Insert (exp. 2-7-14)
  • 20% off entire guest check from the 1/12 Red Plum Insert (exp. 2-7-14)

Fast Food Restaurants:

Burger King 

  • Burger King - Free Small Coffee with Any Breakfast Sandwich (exp: 1/31/2014)

Corner Bakery

Del Taco

  • Del Taco - Free Turkey Taco with Purchase + More* (exp: 1/31/2014)

Einstein Bagels

  • Many coupons in the 1/5 Red Plum Insert (exp. 1-29-14)
  • Einstein Bros - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Egg Sandwich (exp: 2/5/2014)

Noah’s Bagels

Stevie B’s

Taco Bueno

  • Taco Bueno - Free Crispy Beef Taco with Any Purchase + More (exp: 1/26/2014)

White Castle

  • White Castle - 2 Free Sliders with Any Purchase (exp: 1/31/2014)

Desserts/Treats:

Jamba Juice

  • Jamba Juice - $2 Small Fit ‘n Fruitful or Small Whole Food Nutrition Smoothies (exp: 1/28/2014)

Wetzel’s Pretzels

Movies:

RedBox Movie Rental

  • Check out this list of Red Box codes. Many of the codes listed are 1 time use codes but if you use different credit cards or debit cards you can re-use a code.

Fandango

Also, be sure to check our “Best Deals on Restaurants and Entertainment” throughout the weekend as any more deals or coupons that we find, we will be posting there!

Email or newsletter signup freebies

Continual Restaurant Coupons with email or newsletter sign-ups (most of these will arrive via email within 24-hours after sign-up!):

Applebee’s

Arby’s

Baskin Robbins

Boston Market

Burger King

California Pizza Kitchen

California Tortilla

Culver’s

Dairy Queen

  • Join the Dairy Queen email club for a FREE Blizard with email sign up

Del Taco

Flat Top Grill

IHOP

  • Join the “Pancake Revolution”  club. You’ll get one free meal right now, one free meal on your birthday, and one free meal one year from signing up.

Joe’s Crab Shack

Macaroni Grill

  • Join the Macaroni Grill email club and receive exclusive offers including an initial coupon for $5 off your next purchase at the Macaroni Grill.

Macayo’s

NYPD

On The Border

Papa John’s

Rubios

Texas Roadhouse

Wendy’s

  • Join WendyMail and receive a coupon for $1 off

Weinerschnitzel Club

Thanks to  The Cents’able Shopping and Surviving The Stores for some of the above coupons

 

Alex & Cassie
 

Thrifty Eating Out Deals For The 01/17/14 Week: Big List of Restaurant and Entertainment Coupons and Deals

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy here.

by Cassie on January 17, 2014

steak entree

Here are the Eating out deals and coupons for this week!

First don’t miss these other resources available on our site:

Now on to the specials available for this weekend!

Restaurants:

Many Local Restaurant Coupons/Discount Gift Certificates: get $25 for $10

Right now you can purchase $25 restaurant gift certificates for $10.  Head over to Restaurant.com here to see what’s available in your area!

Au Bon Pain

Bob Evans

  • Bob Evans - $3 Off $10 Purchase + More (exp: 1/31/2014)

 Buca Di Beppo

  • Buca di Beppo - $10 Off 2 Buca Small or Large Pastas or Entrees
  • $10 off any purchase of $30 or more from the 1/5 Smart Source Insert (exp: 2-9-14)
  • $5 off any 2 Lunch Items, not valid on Lunch Specials or Combinations 1/5 Smart Source Insert (exp: 2-9-14)/li>
  • 10% off any Party Pan purchase 1/5 Smart Source Insert (exp: 2-9-14)

California Pizza Kitchen

Chuck E Cheese

  • Number of coupons found in the 12/8 Smart Source Inserts (exp: 2/1/2014)

Friendly’s

IHOP

  • $2 off any guest check with a minimum purchase of $10 from the 1/5 Smart Source Insert (exp: 2-7-14)
  • 20% off entire guest check from the 1/5 Smart Source Insert (exp: 2-7-14)
  • Buy 1 Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner entree and receive the second entree of equal or lesser value for 50% off from the 1/5 Smart Source Insert (exp: 2-7-14)

Longhorn Steakhouse

  • $3.00 off two Lunch entrees or $1.50 off each single adult entree from the 12/8 Smart Source (exp. 1-26-14)
  • $4.00 off two Dinner entrees or $2.00 off each single adult entree from the 12/8 Smart Source (exp. 1-26-14)
  • Longhorn Steakhouse - Free Appetizer or Dessert WYB 2 Adult Dinner Entreees from the 12/8 Smart Source Insert (exp. 1-19-14) 

Maggiano’s

  • Maggiano’s - $5 Off $14 Stuffed Pasta Entree (exp: 3/26/2014)

Marie Callender’s 

Olive Garden

  • Save $2.00 on two lunch entrees or $1.00 off each single lunch entree, Mon-Fri 11am-4pm from the 12/8 Smart Source Insert (exp. 1-19-14)
  • Save $4.00 on two dinner entrees or $2.00 off each single dinner entree from the 12/8 Smart Source Insert (exp. 1-19-14) 
  • Save $5.00 on your To Go Order of $30 or more from the 12/8 Smart Source Insert (exp. 1-19-14) 

Outback Steakhouse

  • Outback Steakhouse - $5 Off 2 or $2.50 Off 1 Curbside Take Away Entrees (exp: 1/23/2014)

Shoney’s

Smokey Bones

Souper Salad

Stevie B’s

Texas De Brazil

Village Inn

  • $5 off purchase of 2 Entrees and 2 Beverages or $2.50 off 1 Entree and 1 Beverage from the 1/12 Red Plum Insert (exp. 2-7-14)
  • 20% off entire guest check from the 1/12 Red Plum Insert (exp. 2-7-14)

Fast Food Restaurants:

Burger King 

  • Burger King - Free Small Coffee with Any Breakfast Sandwich (exp: 1/31/2014)

Corner Bakery

Del Taco

  • Del Taco - Free Turkey Taco with Purchase + More* (exp: 1/31/2014)

Einstein Bagels

  • Many coupons in the 1/5 Red Plum Insert (exp. 1-29-14)

Stevie B’s

Taco Bueno

  • Taco Bueno - Free Crispy Beef Taco with Any Purchase + More (exp: 1/26/2014)

White Castle

  • White Castle - 2 Free Sliders with Any Purchase (exp: 1/31/2014)

Desserts/Treats:

Starbuck’s

  • Starbucks - $1 Off Lattes When You Take the Taste Challenge (exp: 1/19/2014)

Wetzel’s Pretzels

Movies:

RedBox Movie Rental

  • Check out this list of Red Box codes. Many of the codes listed are 1 time use codes but if you use different credit cards or debit cards you can re-use a code.

Fandango

Also, be sure to check our “Best Deals on Restaurants and Entertainment” throughout the weekend as any more deals or coupons that we find, we will be posting there!

Email or newsletter signup freebies

Continual Restaurant Coupons with email or newsletter sign-ups (most of these will arrive via email within 24-hours after sign-up!):

Applebee’s

Arby’s

Baskin Robbins

Boston Market

Burger King

California Pizza Kitchen

California Tortilla

Culver’s

Dairy Queen

  • Join the Dairy Queen email club for a FREE Blizard with email sign up

Del Taco

Flat Top Grill

IHOP

  • Join the “Pancake Revolution”  club. You’ll get one free meal right now, one free meal on your birthday, and one free meal one year from signing up.

Joe’s Crab Shack

Macaroni Grill

  • Join the Macaroni Grill email club and receive exclusive offers including an initial coupon for $5 off your next purchase at the Macaroni Grill.

Macayo’s

NYPD

On The Border

Papa John’s

Rubios

Texas Roadhouse

Wendy’s

  • Join WendyMail and receive a coupon for $1 off

Weinerschnitzel Club

Thanks to  The Cents’able Shopping and Surviving The Stores for some of the above coupons

 

Alex & Cassie