DEALS O’ THE WEEK, VACATION DEALS
Anjou Pears – 99 cents/lb
Grapefruit – 5 lb bag – $1.49
Strawberries – $1.49
Pineapple – $1.19 – best price I’ve seen for a whole pineapple
Cantaloupe – 99 cents
Green grapes – 99 cents/lb
Jelly Beans – free after extrabucks
All Detergent – 8/$14 after $10 CVS gift card with $30 purchase and 8 $1 coupons
Welchs fruit juice – BOGO plus use $1 coupon
Softsoap 2/$2 after $5 extrabucks
DISCOUNT DRUG MART
Mentos UP2U Gum – plus use $1 coupon
No Nonsense pantyhose
Powerade/Vitamin Juice – 14/$10
Wonka/Nestle – .25 after .75/2 coupon
Betty Crocker fruit snacks – 4/$4 after .50/2 coupon plus get .50 coupon on http://www.couponnetwork.com
Ocean Spray fruit snacks – 4/$2 after 4 .50 coupons
Yoplait granola yogurt 2 pack – .50 after .75 coupon
Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls – .40 after .30 coupon plus get .40 coupon on http://www.couponnetwork.com
Mt Olive Pickles – .77 after ,50 coupon
Colgate Toothpaste – free after .75 coupon
Silk Soy Milk – $1.50 after .75 coupon
Gevalia coffee – $2.99 after $2 coupon and $2 eOffer at http://www.gianteagle.com/save/eoffers
Dellalo Organic pasta – $1.79 after $1 coupon found at http://tinyurl.com/255z7qp
Perdue boneless skinless chicken – BOGO
Dei Fratello Salsa – BOGO
Double coupons up to $1 (doubles to $2 off with $1 coupon) – limit 5 with $25 purchase
Free ham with $250 purchase in grocery and drugstore merchandise.
Get gas rewards at Speedway with tiered purchases.
Ragu – 99 cents with coupon in ad
Lean Cuisine – 5/$9 after $1/5 coupon
Get the Cleveland Plain Dealer through the month of March for 50 cents daily and $1.25 on Sundays.
Entenmanns pastry, cookies, or cake – 50% off (list price is around $6.49 though!) – plus use $1 coupon at http://tinyurl.com/255z7qp
Blackberries – $1
Ambrosia, Red or Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, or Gala apples – $1/lb
Pears – $1/lb
Baby Carrots bag – $1
Medium Eggs – 79 cents
Nickles White Bread – $1.09
Bumble Bee tuna can – 69 cents
Dairymans french onion dip or 8 oz sour cream – $1
Reader glasses – BOGO50% (buy one get one 50% off) – buy 2 and get $5 UP reward
A free Amp energy drink coupon was e-mailed to those on the Speedway e-mail list.
Get a $100 Visa Prepaid Card after easy rebate when you buy select Windows 7 PC’s.
SUN PLUM MARKET
No more 29 cent/lb bananas! They are 39 cents/lb. Still a good deal.
Pineapples – 2/$3
70% heating units
Healthy Choice entrees – $1.88
Carrots – 2 lb bag – 99 cents
Red seedless grapes, apples – 99 cents/lb
Mushrooms – 8 oz – 99 cents
Free after coupon in ad and $10 purchase:
Knorr side dish & Kraft Mac & Cheese
Colgate Total Advance Whitening toothpaste – profit after .75 coupon and $3 register reward
Walgreens Saline Spray – free after register rewards
Kettle Chips – .99 after $1 coupon
Foster Grant reader glasses – BOGO
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TOP TEN THINGS I LIKE TO DO WHILE ON VACATION
10) Get a tattoo of the motto of the city I’m in on my bicep.
9) Re-enact Civil War battles in the local supermarket. Use Service Desk as the Garrison.
8) Stuff pants pockets with sticky tadpoles. Go to areas known for pickpockets.
7) To pay for my trip I turn over a garbage can and play it like a drum and sing a little scat while requesting donations.
6) Watching the Bachelor give the final rose to the crazy girl to increase TV ratings (oops that was supposed to be on my list of The Top Ten Things That Irk Me).
5) Join in any double-dutch jump rope competitions in the neighborhoods.
4) Look for mimes in parks and help them get out of their ‘box’.
3) Gather as many coins as I can from the town center fountain. Buy candy with it all.
2) Purchase a souvenier from the city I’m in. Use them to barter for maize and pelts.
1) After I ask someone to take out picture I ask them for a little massage.
I’ve been getting requests on where to get deals for vacations. There are a variety of ways to find travel deals. Flights are getting more expensive and deals are harder to come by. Hotels and car rental deals are easier to find.
Staying local for a vacation is the best frugal option. Ever been to the other side of town? East siders check out the west side and vice versa. Ask folks from the other side of town for their favorite desinations. A good resource for U.S. road travel is http://www.roadtripamerica.com.
For hundreds more tips on travel deals and tips purchase my Savvy Shopper booklet at http://www.joethecouponguy.com/merchandise/index.htm
Use http://www.Kayak.com to find the best deals. I like http://www.farecompare.com to see a map of where to find the best round-trip flights prices are across the world. It allows you to set-up a feature that will send an e-mail when the price goes down of the flight you are interested in.
Over three million people have bought tickets from CheapAir.com. Here’s why: Price Drop Payback – If fares drop after a purchase, they’ll credit you back the difference. Mix & Match Fares – CheapAir searches up to 100x more low fare options that other sites miss.
Cheapoair has a 100% low airfare and hotel guarantee.
Use Promo code TRAVEL20 & Save $20 on all tickets with minimum Two Passengers on CheapOair. Hurry!
Find weekly deals on United flights not found elswhere but here: http://www.united.com/web/en-US/apps/booking/specials/default.aspx
At times JetBlue offers unlimited flight deals for a month. They are one of the lowest airfare companies around.
Southwest doesn’t participate in travel aggregator sites. You have to check their deals separately. You can find one-way flights to Chicago, Nashville, and Baltimore from Cleveland for $69. The deals change every week. Click on this link to find deals for all the cities they serve:
One of my favorite sites to find hotels is Hotels.com. They have a limited amount of rooms available at low rates. Check them often for price drops, rebates, and percentage off sales. Best to book a room early and keep checking to see if the price went down. If so, rebook at the lower rate.
Click here for Hotels.com deals:
Try Groupon and Living Social, Eversave for hotels now too. They now offer limited time hotel deals that sometimes include airfare. Many offer dinner credits, entertainment tickets and even spa credits. I’ve used them and they have deals you won’t find elsewhere. Unique deals too!
Roomsaver.com is good for those that are travelling on the road. You can find their deals in magazines at stops off the freeway like a Denny’s or gas station. They are low-end deals, but you can find rooms for $50 and less.
Bed and Breakfasts are like staying at home on the road. Most include a great breakfast. B&Bs offer up great ideas and deals for local attractions since the owner has a vested interest in getting you back there. Ask them for coupons and discounts for local attractions.
Best Western has very reasonable prices for a hotel for three star hotels. They include breakfast and wifi for free.
AAA members save up to 20% off lowest rates at Best Western
Register now at ChoiceHotels.com to earn unlimited free nights during this promotion. After your second stay with arrival between March 8 and May 8, 2012 you’ll receive enough Choice Privileges® points to redeem for a FREE night at over 1,500 hotels.
Many hotels offer better rates for seniors, students, military personnel, and others. Ask to see if you qualify for any.
Special Rates For Military Personnel at Radisson. Book Now!
Book great hotel specials and packages at Park Plaza.
Renting time shares can be very economical. Many of us know people that have time shares and are willing to about give it away just to make some of their money back.
Resorts are great since they offer all you can eat and drink options. No need to travel all over the place when everything is right there for you. They usually offer great air and hotel packages.
Sandals is well known for offering great resort deals. Apple Vacation is the other. Always read the comments for the resorts to make sure they offer what will satisfy you.
Save up to 60% off and 1 Night free plus a $100 Red Lane Spa Credit at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa.
My favortie car rental site is http://www.autoslash.com. They were able to lower my car rental from about $250 down to $100 for a weekly rental! They check every day to find a better rate for you and you can rebook it under the better rate.
Always book the cheapest car and most likely they will have to upgrade you for free. They will usually wheel and deal with you if you want to upgrade at the counter. I booked a subcompact car once and they didn’t have any and I ended up with a convertible for $10 a day.
I’ve found Payless to be very cheap.
Get the Entertainment book for deals on entertainment for the city you’ll be travelling to. Lots of BOGO deal coupons in them. You’ll make your money back on the book with probably one coupon. There are lots of golf coupons in them and sport tickets deals too. You can find them on sale for $15 at times during the spring on my site and around $10 during the summer.
AAA is a great place to find deals on tickets for a variety of events including amusement parks like Kings Island or Cedar Point. Check with your employer to see if they offer discounts for tickets. Also check area stores to see what they offer for deals. For instance, Discount Drug Mart offers discounts on tickets to many events and attractions.
While travelling you will need to eat. That brilliant deduction will be met with another one. You will need to find deals at area restaurants when you travel. Get the Entertainment book for the city you’re travelling to. Or try Restaurant.com to get $25 gift certificates for as low as $2 with their 80% promo codes. Check my site for the codes.
Expedia offers combo deals. Great to check them to make sure you are getting a good deal.
Cancun Early Spring Sale! Up to 50%!
Expedia.ca: Cancun Early Spring Sale! Up to 50%! – Expires 3/12/12
Priceline has you bid for their deals. Find out how to bid at http://www.betterbidding.com for tips to get the best deal.
Thousands of Hotels on Sale with No Bidding! ends 3/19/12.
Las Vegas 3-night vacations from $89/night per person! ends 3/4/12
Travelocity offers a variety of deals. They are also great to check to make sure you are getting a good deal.
Escape to the Hawaiian Islands for less! Save up to 40% on flight + hotel getaways with Travelocity. Ends 3/31.
The Caribbean Super Sale: Save up to 55%, earn free nights, and get free resort extras with Travelocity! Ends 3/15.
What is the London Pass? The London Pass is the ultimate sightseeing package that has been specially tailor-made for visitors to the city. It allows holders to make the most out of their trip, saving them both time and money.
With the London Pass you will get the following:
•Free entry to your choice of over 55 popular attractions, tours, sights and museums
•A useful 160+ page guidebook about the attractions plus helpful tips about the city
•Ability to skip the lines at various selected attractions to save time
•Optional Travelcard to cover all of your transport needs
•Over 20 exclusive special offers
•Money back guarantee with London Pass insurance option
•Exclusive for 2012! Each London Pass comes with a specially made 2012 commemorative pin badge
You can get all of this for one low price!
Traveling by train in Europe can be the best way to travel while in Europe. Fast trains that allow you weekly or multi-day passes for unlimited travel between many countries.
Eurail Sweden Pass Free Day Promotion:
Now get one additional travel day free on 6 and 8-day Eurail Sweden Passes when you book between January 1- March 30, 2012.
Incredible 2 for 1 offer. Book two travelers on a Swiss Saver 4-day Pass or Swiss Saver 4-day Flexi Pass by May 25, 2012 and only pay the rate for one traveler!
Rail Europe: Specials & Promotions
My favorite cruise deal site is http://www.vacationstogo.com. Find discounts on cruises up to 85% off! You can find 7 week cruises for $299 at times! Repositioning cruises are the best way to travel to Europe of other parts of the world instead of flying. It’s cheaper plus you get free meals, in essence!
Gilt City is about delivering the most exclusive and one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences and services to a growing list of cities and destinations worldwide. Gilt City offers sought-after dining, beauty services, premium entertainment, cultural events, and nightlife, to everything in-between.
GOOD MORNING CLEVELAND
Check out this segment that I was on with Leon Bibb talking about gas deals. In my life I never thought I would be talking about gas with Leon. Before the segment he asked what we were going to talk about and I said gas, but not the stuff that comes out the back end. I’m glad he has a sense of humor.
$12 for $25 worth of reusable grocery bags, totes, lunch bags and more.
$12 for $25 worth of premium teas and tea accessories.
$35 to turn your photo into ceramic tile mosaic + free shipping ($79 value)!
At Bluefly.com pay $25 for $50 to spend, or pay $75 for $150 to spend on the latest designer clothes, shoes, handbags, and accessories for up to 65% off retail prices.
STUDIO J ACADEMY
Get dance lessons with one month of unlimited ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, pointe, Pilates, and contemporary dance from Studio J Academy of Dance in Beachwood. Spend $25 for twirlers ages 3 to 10, or $49 for ages 11 and up (regularly $80 and $160).
View Niagara Falls from the Marriott Gateway on the Falls. This newly renovated, upscale hotel in Ontario, Canada, is poised to put you up close and personal with one of the natural wonders of the world with all the fanfare of its grand re-opening. Let relaxation wash over you with a two-night stay for two, Sundays through Thursdays, in a Cityview Room ($199) or a Fallsview Room ($249) – save 46%.
LAKE ERIE ARTISTS GALLERY
Lake Erie Artists Gallery gets you the grown-up version of this artistic activity of yore: For $25, attend a two-hour jewelry-making party, including two non-alcoholic drinks, dessert from the Shaker Square Farmers Market, personal instruction, and the materials you need to create something breathtaking (regularly $60).
Enjoy this deal at the Artmore Hotel in Midtown Atlanta ($404 value):
•$242 for a two-night stay for up to four in an executive king or deluxe two-queen room
•$50 dining credit
•Valet parking each night
$20 for One Craft Class ($40 Value) at Crafty Goodness in Lakewood.
SEARS AIR DUCT CLEANERING
For $85, you get cleaning of up to 10 air ducts, including mains, from Sears Air Duct Cleaning (a $209.99 value, including a $10 travel fee).
With WonderGro, Inc. pay $69 for Spring Lawn-Care Package with Aeration, Fertilization, and Weed-Control Treatment ($145 Value).
Choose Between Two Options at the Mad Cactus in Strongsville:
$29 for a Tex-Mex dinner for two (up to a $57 total value)
•One appetizer (up to a $10 value)
•Two entrees (up to an $18 value each)
•One chocolate-chip-cookie skillet (a $6 value)
•Two soft drinks (a $2.50 value each)
$58 for a Tex-Mex dinner for four (up to a $114 total value)
•Two appetizers (up to a $10 value each)
•Four entrees (up to an $18 value each)
•Two chocolate-chip-cookie skillets (a $6 value each)
•Four soft drinks (a $2.50 value each)
KMart – Westlake – grand reopening – free refreshments while they last, $10 Kmart gift cards to the first 100 people, and more on Saturday, March 10th from 8 AM to 2 PM.
Listen at 7:18 AM on Wednesdays to WELW 1330 AM as I go over the deals of the week on the Wake Up Lake County Show. Go to http://www.WELW.com to listen to old podcasts or to listen live.
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Be sure to register for libraries that require registration as many have waiting lists.
Monday, March 5, 2012 – 7:00 PM – North Ridgeville Library
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Streetsboro Parks & Recreation – call 330-626-3802 to register – $20 fee
Thursday, March 15, 2012 – 9:30 AM – Goldwood PTA – Rocky River
Monday, March 26, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Chick-Fil-A – Willoughby – Register at http://www.ourchickfila.com – 35441 Euclid Ave – Free Coupon Book Giveaway for Attendees good at Willoughby Chick-Fil-A restaurant – class is FULL
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 – 12:00 PM – Geauga County Retired Teachers – Chardon
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Mayfield Library
Monday, April 16, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Burton Library
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Avon Library
Saturday, April 21, 2012 – 2:00 PM – Ida Rupp Library – Port Clinton
Monday, April 23, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Avon Lake Early Childhood PTA – Avon Lake Library
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Bay Village Library
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Streetsboro Parks & Recreation – call 330-626-3802 to register – $20 fee
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Middlefield Library
Monday, May 21, 2012 – 7:00 PM – Independence Kiwanis Club
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 – RSVP Lake County – Chick-Fil-A Willougby
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