DEALS O’ THE WEEK, TRAVEL DEAL TIPS
Tons of deals. A large variety to choose from where you live such as:
50% off batting cage tokens and frozen custard at Bat-A-Rama$40 value for $20!
Del Monte Pineapple - whole - $1.29
Baby carrots - 16 oz - .49 cents
Celery - .59 cents
Red/Yellow/Orange Peppers - 2 pack - $1.29
Mushrooms - 8 oz - .59 cents
Grape Tomatoes - 10 oz - .79 cents
Physician’s Formula Hydrating & Balancing Cleanser Rx201 - profit after $15 extrabucks
Oral B Adult Manual Toothbrush 1ct, SuperFloss 50ct, Satin Tape or Floss 27-55 yds - .27 after .50 coupon and $2 extrabucks - limit 2
Crest Pro Health Rinse 1 liter or Whitening 16 oz - .75 after .25 coupon and $5 extrabucks
Oral B CrossAction Power Brush or Refill 2ct - .99 after $5 extrabucks
Bic Soleil Savvy Comfort, Hybrid or Flex Disposable Razors 3-8ct - $1.79 after $3 coupon and $3 extrabucks
Gillette Venus Disposable Razors Sensitive Skin - get $10 extrabucks when you buy 4 and use two BOGO (buy one get one free) coupons
DISCOUNT DRUG MART
Beaulieu Vineyards wine - $5.52 per bottle with purchase of 12 and $20 rebate.
Fresh Express salad - $1
Garlic - 5 ct - $1
Baby carrots - $1
Celery - $1
Armour Hot Dogs - $1
Butterball bacon - 6 oz - $1
Earn .10 cents in Fuelperks with every $25 spent in Deli, Floral, Bakery, Prepared Foods, Floral, Specialty Cheese, and Greeting Cards.
#10 Hanging Flower Baskets - $4.99 (good for above bonus deal)
Powerade - 15/$10
Milk - gallon - $2.28
Center Cut Pork Chops - BOGO
General Mills Cereal - selected varieties - 4/$6
Kelloggs Special K or Frosted Mini-wheats - 4/$4 after .20 fuelperks - plus look for coupons found at http://tinyurl.com/255z7qp
Philadelphis Cooking Creme - .90 after .55 coupon found at
Freschetta Pizza - $5 - plus use $1/2 coupon
Land O Lakes butter - $1.50 after .75 coupon
Ruggles ice cream - $1.83 after .75 coupon
Luigis ice cups - $1.64 after .75/2 coupon
Swiss Tea - .45 after .55 coupon (UPC starts with 9 so it won’t double)
Tyson Chicken or Beef Stips - .89 after BOGO - plus use $1.10 coupon found at http://tinyurl.com/255z7qp or use $1 coupon on each
Oscar Meyer Franks, Bologna, or Lunchables - BOGO - plus use .75/2 coupon for Franks - some less than a dollar a package with coupon
Boneless Ribs - BOGO
Ekrich Sausage or Kielbasa - BOGO plus use .55 coupon found at http://tinyurl.com/255z7qp
Pampers - 58 to 120 ct - $19.99 each after purchase of 2
Roasts - BOGO
Raspberries/Blackberries - BOGO
Gas rewards at Speedway with purchases of $50 and more with your Shop Your Way Rewards loyalty card.
Use code JUNE30 to get 30% off on your online order from June 6 - 13 online at http://www.kohls.com.
Hanging flower baskets - $5 - I found some Boston Fern ones for $5 too - may vary by store
Baby carrots - 1 lb - .99
Radishes - 1 lb - .99
Strawberries - 1 lb - $1.59
Brownberry bread - 3/$5
Milk - 1 gallon - $2.28
Get 20% off whatever you can fit in their bag.
Shop and save 30% off at Old Navy, Gap, or Banana Republic. Use code 24HOURS at checkout. Ends 6/3!
Coupon Code: 24HOURS
All Dresses On Sale Now. End Date: 6/12/2012.
SD 4 MB card - $6.99 after $3 UP Reward - limit 2
Butterball Turkey Bacon - 6 oz - $1
Cucumbers - 2/$1
Large Eggs - dozen - 50 cents - crazy good deal
Salad bag - $1.29
Bleach - 96 oz - $1.19
Mini carrots - 1 lb - $1
Mangos - 2/$1
Plus use the $5 off $20 coupon found in the Our Town coupon book - there are 5 of the coupons in the book - they can be purchased for $16 at http://www.joethecouponguy.com/merchandise/index.htm
Find appliances and tools at discounts up to 70% off. Clothes is up to 90% off.
Lotsa freebie deals for June. Sign up for Speedy Rewards at http://www.speedway.com/SpeedyRewards/ and you can get these coupons e-mailed to you too. I got coupons for a free Frito-Lay bag, Shockwave Restore, and Snapple this month.
McAfee Internet Security good for 3 PCs - free after instant savings and rebate
No Staples around you? Shop online at http://tinyurl.com/7gnruta
Take an extra 40% off (up to 88% savings) on clearance items from June 8 - 10.
Check out this story about Valu King. The reporter asked me about the store and there is a snippet comment I made that she used in the story.
Powerade - 10/$5.30 with coupon in ad = 53 cents each
Mushrooms - 8 oz - 99 cents
Breyers ice cream - 48 oz - $2.99
Free after Register Rewards:
Omega Smart Ultimate Fish Oil 30 ct
Walgreens Lansoprazole Acid Reducer 14 ct
Goody Ouchless Hair Accessories 1-2 ct
Kids BrainStrong Supplements 30 ct
PediaSure Drinks 8 ct - profit after $2 coupon and rebate in coupon inserts
$15 off photo orders of $45+
Coupon Code: FIFTEENOFF
End Date: 6/30/2012
50% off photo cards
Coupon Code: CARDSNOW
End Date: 6/30/2012
Two 5×7 Folded Cards for $3
Coupon Code: TWOFOLD
End Date: 6/30/2012
Buy One 5×7 Folded Card Get One Free
Coupon Code: 2FOLDED
End Date: 6/30/2012
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Get these coupons and over 150 more on the site - fresh new coupons now with the start of the month - print two of each with each PC/Laptop:
GE CFL Bulb - $2
Hot Shot - $1
Centrum Pro Nutrients - $5
Cats Pride Litter - $1
Farm Rich snacks - .75
Sea of Change organic product - $1
Dellalo Whole Wheat Pasta - $1
Bar Keepers Friend - .55
SK Energy Shots - BOGO
Raisin Bran - .70
Tabasco Sauce - .75
Bat Sonar Jammers - .22
Trix - .50
Kix - .75
Kelloggs Crunch Nut - .70
BEST DEAL MAGAZINES
Find these magazine deals and more on the site.
Weekly deals on annual subscriptions:
Take an Additional 20% Off Bicycling Magazine. Enter coupon WKLYSPEC During Checkout.
Take an Additional 70% Off Taste of Home Magazine. Enter coupon TASTE During Checkout.
Take an Additional 20% Off Elle Decor Magazine. Enter coupon WKLYSPEC During Checkout.
Daily Deals for annual subscriptions:
6/4 - Ladies Home Journal - 1 Year - $4.29
6/5 - Family Fun - 1 Year - $3.99
6/6 - Whole Living - 1 Year - $4.29
6/7 - Muscle & Fitness - 1 Year - $3.99
6/8 - Yoga International - 1 Year - $5.29
6/9 - Consumer Reports - 1 Year - $19.99
6/10 - Shape - 1 Year - $3.99
DEAL OF THE DAY PRICE MAY BE LOWER THAN LISTED ABOVE ON THE DAY OF THE OFFER. Deal of the Day valid only on date specified through Midnight EST.
Take An Additional 15% Off at Best Deal Magazines
Enter Coupon Code PXCJ0610 During Checkout
Offer expires June 10, 2012
250+ Magazines under $10 with this coupon!
70+ Popular Magazines - Just $3.99 with this coupon!
30+ Popular Magazines - Just $5.24 with this coupon!
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Offer expires June 10, 2012
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Offer expires June 10, 2012
TAKE AN EXTRA $10 OFF $50 ORDER COUPON
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Offer expires June 10, 2012
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We decided to get away for another adventurous vacation. I’ve been to all 50 states, but I haven’t been to parts of the Southeast so we flew into Orlando and drove back to Cleveland stopping at cities inbetween.
We took advantage of the one-way Florida car rental deal. We got a full size car. It was only $224 total and that included taxes to rent a car for ten days. I priced it out to see how much it would’ve cost without the deal and it would’ve cost up to $2,000 to $3,000 for the rental. There are still some one way deals I saw from Hertz available availbable in June.
We flew with Southwest for $132 for a one way flight. I like to check http://www.kayak.com to find the best flight deals. Southwest allows two checked bags for free so we took them over a flight with United that cost $140. Most of the trip was last minute as we planned it only about a month before we left so I was glad to find a good deal on a flight.
Hotel deals are the toughest to find with last minute deals so we had to move fast to book the best deals and try to improve on them. I kept looking for a Groupon Getaways deal or Living Social Escapes , Eversave Travel Deal, and Hotels.com Deal of the Day for better hotel or B&B deals at BedandBreakfast.com. None popped up that worked. They have great deals if you can find one before they sell out. None popped up for the cities where we were staying except Daytona, but they were for longer than what we were staying there.
We picked up the car in Orlando. The deal from National allowed up to 21 days to return the car. The deals from other car rental agencies allowed only 7 days. One ways are very expensive, but in the spring the rental agencies need to move their car up north as there are less people vacationing in Florida during the summer months.
For some bizarre reason whenever we take a trip there is usually a natural disaster or weather event that follows us or just misses us. This time around there were not one, but two tropical storms that were almost hurricane strength to hit the area we travelled. Tropical Alberto came close to Charleston, SC and we saw the bands of clouds from it when we drove to Savannah. Tropical storm Beryl hit Jacksonville, Florida. It was the first time in 100 years that two tropical storms hit the same area in May. Charleston last saw one in 1988. When we went on our cruise last August two hurricanes also hit where we were travelling. We just missed both. You may not want me travelling anytime near where I go to unless you want more fodder to write in your diary.
Our first stop was in Daytona Beach. I bought Restaurant.com gift certificates to most every place we were staying. I checked out the restaurants to make sure they were good on http://www.tripadvisor.com. The first place we ate at was Captain Steamers. Great seafood even though the place was a bit campy. Plus they were on http://www.idine.com giving me an additional 10% off via my credit card. IDine offers discounts of 5% to 20% off on your total check by linking your credit card with them. Once you collect $25 in savings or more, they send you a gift card for that amount. They have tons of restaurants and you can sign up with them for free.
The restaurants we went to using the Restaurant.com certificates were mostly great - favorties were Martins in Myrtle Beach, Meridian in Winstom Salem, JJ Bonerz (ribs folks), and Leaf Cafe in Charleston.
The Entertainment book is good to get for cities where you plan to stay for a few days. There are also coupons for national chains good throughout the U.S. All 2012 Entertainment Books are now only $5 with FREE SHIPPING when you join the Annual Renew Program (All books $9.99 and $4.99 shipping otherwise).
We stopped at a cool wine bar called Wine Bank later. No cork fees and a great selection of wines, with some under $20. They sell only boutique wines, those with small production. The gals that worked there sat with us and chatted some. They said we needed to stop at Saint Augustine where Ponce DeLeon found the Fountain of Youth. So we made a point to stop there. Cool town with forts and a neat walkable shopping and restaurant area. I drank from a water fountain there and turned into a baby for about 24 hours. It was cool because I was able to get in free everywhere being a toddler.
I always pick up coupon booklets in town. We used them to get discounts at the shops and restaurants. Stop at a visitor Center for the booklets if you can’t find them at your hotel or tourist areas.
Water bottles can cost $1 or more each at stores. Instead we bought a 24 pack at Walgreens for $2.69 and drank them through the trip. I also got a 99 cent RC cola 2 liter that lasted through the trip. A lot cheaper than what they charge at fast food restraurants or pop machines. And whatever you don’t finish drop in a Mentos or two and watch it explode like a fountain for cheap thrills.
We booked most of the rooms through http://www.hotels.com. They list the available deals for area hotels in an easy format. I had a code for an extra 10% off that they sent me. Deals change all the time but they have an easy format that lets you find rooms closest to your destination with good amount of reviews on each hotel. Best to find deals early as once they sell out of the deal there are none more available.
You can also find better deals by getting non-refundable deals from the hotel itself, but you may save a little more and if you cancel you pay for the room anyway.
Our next stop was in Savannah, Georgia. We stopped at Paula Deen’s restaurant and there I had a hoecake for the first time. I never had a hoecake before. Before you start calling you pals about that statement… a hoecake is a bread-like pancake. There were some “other” hoecakes around but they don’t fit on a plate. Savannah is a neat town with a lot of history. The odd thing I noticed was that CVS and some other stores down South didn’t sell newspapers in the store, only in boxes outside the store.
We made a point to hit the happy hours for food and drink specials. Over the trip we found plenty of deals. Check http://www.gotime.com for deals or grab one of the Scene-like Entertainment rags that they have in every city to find the happy hour deals.
Next up was Charleston, SC. I really liked the town. Plenty of restaurants and architecturally-unique buildings.
We stayed at a place that said they were a half mile from town. Turns out they didn’t make it clear that it was a half nautical mile meaning I had to learn to walk on water to make to town. Luckily the hotel offered a free shuttle. They had free bikes to ride too.
After some issues with the room and the cost for us to have to take a taxi they comp’ed the room for a night. Hotels always ask for feedback so I always let them know what we liked and had issues with. The hotel in Savannah didn’t clean our room the one day and when I checked out the manager asked how our stay was so I told him and he gave me his card so that I can get a deal next time we’re in town.
In Myrtle Beach we went jet skiing. I got a deal on it. They said they offered a better deal for rentals made before 11 AM. The tropical storm whipped up the swells and waves so I was doing a Dukes of Hazard jumps over them.
It was bike week during our stay. I prefer to have a clock radio wake me up rather than a revving engine at all hours of the night.
In Winston Salem/Charlotte we saw the Nascar race. A relative of mine is an engineer for the Jeff Burton team. It was the first Nascar race I went to and I found out how loud the races are. Most everyone wore ear plugs. I waved to the drivers as they drove by and apparently they were too busy to wave back.
I had a coupon for IHOP that expired the day before. I gave it to our waiter and asked if we could still use it and he said yes. Restaurants that aren’t hurting for money will usually take an expired coupon as long as it is not that old. I used IHOP gift cards that I got from Giant Eagle that I earned 20 cents Fuelperks on too.
We hit some North Carolina wineries. The wines were better than I expected. They charge way too much for tastings at around $5 per person. I could see if they waived it if you bought a bottle, but they didn’t.
We stopped in Mayberry of all places. Yes, the town (actually Mount Airy, NC) is the one where they filmed the Andy Griffith Show. I bought some Goober Toe jam at one of the shops. I haven’t tasted it yet, but it is Tangerine Orange Elderberry jelly (yep, TOE for short). I better take a look at the ingredients first before I slab any of it on my peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Our last stop was in Hocking Hills. After all the food and drinks we had we needed to excercise. We hiked the trail there. I heard lots about how people liked it so we needed to check it out. I was impressed. I should have kept hiking through there for a few more days as I think I gained a pound for every day of the vacation.
GOOD MORNNG CLEVELAND
I chatted with Jen Strathman on Good Morning Cleveland on ABC about the travel deals. Click here for the story:
RED ROCK CASINO
$199 for a two-night stay at Red Rock Casino, Resort + Spa in Las Vegas.
$7 for $15 worth of novelty socks and gifts from Sock Grams.
$89 for a one-night ocean view stay at Bahama House in Daytona Beach.
Stay at the Metropolitan Hotel Toronto in Toronto, Canada and rest easy with this deal:
A One-Night Stay for Two in a Deluxe Room ($139) or Luxury King Room ($159) with Complimentary Self-Parking for Friday and Saturday Stays
Breakfast Buffet for Two at Hemispheres Restaurant
Two Glasses of House Wine or Two Domestic Beers at Hemispheres Bistro
Combine Unlimited Vouchers for an Extended Stay
NETTIES NEAT AND TIDY
With Nettie’s Neat and Tidy for $39, get two hours of house cleaning services (regularly $80). Or, get seriously down and dirty with that dirt when you pay $59 for three hours (regularly $120) or $79 for four (regularly $160). An experienced cleaner will travel up to 45 miles of zip code 44319.
At the Red Onion in Brunswick get $20 to Spend on Pub Fare for $10.
MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS
•Comfort Zone 10-inch memory-foam mattress (up to 63% off). Choose from the following sizes:
•$349 for a twin (an $899.99 value)
•$429 for a full (a $1,149 value)
•$479 for a queen (a $1,249 value)
•$549 for a king (a $1,449 value)
•$549 for a California king (a $1,449 value)
At Agni Yoga in Mayfield Heights find these deals:
•$45 for 10 yoga classes (a $95 value)
•$70 for 20 yoga classes (a $190 value)
SKY ZONE COLUMBUS
$12 for two 60-minute open-jump visits valid Monday–Thursday (a $24 value)
$22 for four 60-minute open-jump visits valid Monday–Thursday (a $48 value)
$150 for a birthday party for up to 20 valid Monday–Thursday (a $300 value) that includes:
•One hour of jump time and shoe rental
•40 minutes in a hosted private party room
•Three large pizzas
•Four pitchers of soda
•Paper plates, napkins, and plastic ware
Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Ted Nugent Concert in Cuyahoga Falls on June 30 (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.
•For $23, you get one G-Pass for reserved bench seating in sections 42–48, rows A–D (up to a $46.50 value, including all fees).
•For $29, you get one G-Pass for reserved seating in sections 33–37, rows C–M (up to a $58.50 value, including all fees).
$299 for a Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two ($650 Value) at HiLife Ballooning in Akron.
Old Carolina BBQ opened this week (today or yesterday) in Lyndhurst near Richmond/Mayfield behind the Boston Market. (thanks Lyn T for the tip!)
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.
Learn how to save a ton of money at one of my classes! Learn how to save 70% and more grocery shopping and over 90% toiletry shopping. Also find out how to save money on restaurants, utility bills, cell phones, travel, gas, prescriptions, and tons more! To view my upcoming class schedule please go to: http://www.joethecouponguy.com/schedule/index.htm
If you’re interested in booking a class for your organization, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to register for libraries that require registration as many have waiting lists. I hope to see you there!
Monday, June 11, 2012 - 7:00 PM - Twinsburg Library - call 330-425-4268 X2 to register
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - RSVP Lake County - Chick-Fil-A Willoughby
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 12:00 AM - Cleveland Clinic
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 7:00 P.M. - Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services - Avon Lake Library
Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 7:00 PM - Parma Heights Library
Friday, October 12, 2012 - 1:30 P.M. - National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association/NARFE - Westlake Porter Library
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