Archive for December, 2009

OUR TOWN COUPON BOOK, MY LISTS

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

EUCLID SQUARE MALL DILLARDS
Yes, there is still at Dillards at Euclid Square Mall. The second floor has even reopened. All the Dillards send their leftover clearance items to this store. Everything is 50% to 70% off PLUS this week get an additional 30% to 50% off on selected items. Ends Sunday, 12/13. You can still see the old ghosts of Orange Julius, Koenig Sporting Goods, Diamonds Mens Store, and Radio Shack just outside their glass doors. I sure could use a frothy orange julius whatever the hay that stuff was. I think they mixed 5 parts sunshine with 18 parts cane sugar to make it. It was splendid.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOK
All books are $19.99! Extra books are $15. Great to use when travelling. This week only.
Click here:
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK SPECIAL

VALU KING (they are owned by Giant Eagle)
Bananas – 33 cents/lb
Chicken – $1.47/lb
Mushroom – 8 ounce – 99 cents

ALDIS
Onions – 3 lb bag – 49 cents (note: many stores have 2 lb bags at double that price)
Oranges – 4 lb bag – $1.49
Grapefruit – 29 cents each

COUPONS
Click here to get new coupons that are available like a $1.50 Wheatables coupon and almost 200 other coupons:
Coupons.com

RESTAURANT.COM
Get restaurant gif certificates for 80% off. Get them now before they sell out. Many people are buying them as gifts. Pay $2 for a $25 gift certificate! Good for one year. Many great restaurants all across the U.S.
Use code: SHARE
Ends 12/14
Click here:
RESTAURANT.COM 80% OFF DEAL

WALGREENS
Free after register rewards:
Touch of Gray for Men …sadly I might need this stuff in the not to near future…for my chest hair too.
Conair brushes & other hair accessories
Neutroagena Mens Facial Care – plus use recent $2 off coupon
Renu Contact Solution 2 pack
Stayfree
Stum-u-Dent Plaque Removers

When you buy $25 in merchandise you will get $5 in register rewards!
Ends 12/12.

TOP TEN THINGS I HOPE SANTA CLAUS GETS ME FOR CHRISTMAS
10) A cobra
9) Superpowers. Preferably being able to catch flies in mid-flight and especially the ones that zig-zag a lot.
8) Toasted Points
7) Pizzazz …picture me smiling with jazz hands with this one.
6) An owl …oh please oh please oh please
5) Wind beneath my wings
4) More fingers
3) Less toes
2.8) The Louisiana Purchase
2) Palmolive..no…make that ketchup…on second thought let’s keep it Palmolive.
1) Tossed salad, especially with a lot of purple cabbage pieces.

TOP TEN THINGS I HOPE I DON’T GET FROM SANTA CLAUS FOR CHRISTMAS
10) Eddie Rabbit’s Greatest Hits
9) Lard
8) Stuffed animals
7) Borchst
6) Headbands
5) Less fingers
4) More toes
3.5) Kix cardboard…I mean cereal
3) Chalk
2) Leopard print Snugee
1) Hiccups

INSURANCE
Some people are doing away with their insurance so that they can use the money to pay off some bills. That’s what the owner of the Lancer Steakhouse did. He let his insurance lapse five months ago. And guess what happened this past week? Yes, his restaurant caught on fire. I’ve known other people that have done the same thing. They decided not to pay their insurance because funds were short. And sure enough, their house burns down. Just like car insurance and health insurance…you may never need it for years and when you do you’re glad you have it. Otherwise you could lose your livelihood and your assets and you may end up having to declare bankruptcy.

DONATIONS
Get your last minute tax write-offs donated this year. But more importantly, there are people that are in need of your donations from food to toiletries to your time. It’s the season of giving and don’t forget the less fortunate out there. All the extra stuff I get always gets donated. Many people that would never think they would have to accept donations will appreciate your generosity.

GOING OUT OF BUSINESS
Weiss Furs
Marlo Jewelers – Great Lakes Mall

2010 OUR TOWN AND ALL AROUND COUPON BOOK
Still need to find some gifts? Get one that is practical this year. The 2010 book is now available with Free Shipping and Handling!

* Over 800 pages!! It’s like finding a gift card on every page!
* Over 160 Fine Dining Restaurants with savings of $10 or more.
* Dining alone? No problem, the Our Town book has half off meals for single diners.
* FREE dinners on your birthday
* Over 450 “two for one” or “50% off” offers at fast food giants, pizza restaurants, and neighborhood favorites.
* Over 30 coupons for wineries from across Northern Ohio
* Coupons for over 70 free rounds of golf, movies, comedy clubs, dry cleaners, tanning, and much more.
* Coupons expire December 1, 2010.

The book costs $28 – the book can pay for itself by using only a couple coupons.

To order a book click here (or contact me at joe@joethecouponguy.com if you want a book):
http://www.joethecouponguy.com/merchandise/index.htm

Here is a list of some of the restaurants in the book and the amounts off (some show the half off price if eating alone):

A
AMHERST Angelo’s Pizza Restaurant $10
Church Street Bar & Grille $10 / $5
Don Tequila Bar & Grill Mexican Restaurant Combo Dinner
Single Tree Winery $5
ASHTABULA El Puente II Mexican Grille $10 / $5
Kork & Kettle $10
Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant Combo Dinner
AURORA Doogan’s of Aurora $10
Paws at the Bertram Inn $22 / $11
AUSTINBURG Farinacci Winery Cheese
AVON LAKE Aroma Ristorante & Wine Lounge $12
John Christ Winery Cheese
Vintage House Café $13 / $6
B
BAINBRIDGE Gran Dorado Bar & Grill $10 / $5
North Woods Grille $11 / $5
BAY VILLAGE Arrabiata’s Italian Restaurant $17 / $8
BEACHWOOD CJ’s American Bar & Grill $28 / $14
Houlihan’s $14
Porter’s Seafood & Steakhouse $23 / $11
Porter’s Seafood & Steakhouse $14.95 / $7
Sumo Japanese Restaurant $19 / $9
Yours Truly Restaurant $10
BEDFORD Los Gallos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina Combo
BEREA Maya Combo
Oriole Cafe $11
Tony K’s Bar & Grille $10 / $5
BERLIN CENTER Mastropiétro Winery Cheese
Myrddin Winery Cheese
BERLIN HEIGHTS Quarry Hill Winery & Orchards Wine Glass
BOARDMAN Los Gallos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina Combo Dinner
BROADVIEW HTS. Boneyard Beer Farm & Mesquite Grill $18
BROOK PARK Del Sangro’s Ristorante and Lounge $18 / $9
BRUNSWICK Bianca’s Ristorante Italiano $10 / $5
Casa di Vino $15 / $7
Mapleside Farms & Restaurant $13 / $6
Mucho Bueno’s Mexican Grill & Cantina $10 / $5
O’Hara’s Old School Grille $10 / $5
BURTON Belle’s American Grille $10 / $5
C
CHAGRIN FALLS Joey’s $10 / $5
Yours Truly Restaurant $10
CHARDON Joey’s Italian Grille $10/ $5
CHESTERLAND Chesterland Tavern $10 / $5
My Thai $13 / $6
CLEVELAND 1890 at the Arcade $30 / $15
4th Street Bar & Grill $15 / $7
Amelia’s at the Sheraton-Cleveland Airport $36 / $18
Anthony’s Ristorante and Wine Bar $15 / $7
Barley House $10 / $5
Bo Loong $10 / $5
Bob Golic Sports Bar & Grille $10 / $5
Cadillac Ranch $24 / $12
Corner Alley Bowling
Fat Fish Blue $20 / $10
Ferris Steak House $10
Flannery’s Pub $10 / $5
Great American Grill at the Hilton Garden Inn, The $19 / $9
Harry Buffalo $10
Hilarities “4th Street Theatre” $15
Houlihans $14
House of Blues $20 / $10
Local Heroes Grill & Bar $10
Mackenzie’s Bar & Grill $18 / $9
Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant $11 / $5
Nauti Mermaid, The $20 / $10
P.J. McIntyre’s Irish Pub $10 / $5
Pimentos at the Crowne Plaza $18 / $9
Cleveland-City Centre
Roosters $10 / $5
Saigon Restaurant & Bar $16
Slim & Chubby’s Neighborhood Bar & Grille $10 / $5
South Side, The $14
Stadium 3 Bar & Grille $22 / $11
Tower 230 Bar and Grille $15 / $7
West Park Station Restaurant & Bar $10 / $5
Yours Turly Restaurant $10
Zocalo Mexican Grill & Tequileria $15 / $7
CLEVELAND HTS. Mad Greek, The $10 / $5
CONCORD CK’s Steak House $20 / $10
CONNEAUT Buccia Vineyard Cheese
Joe Biscotti’s Family Winery Cheese
Tarsitano Winery & Café Food
D
DOVER Breitenbach Amish Country Wines Lunch
Silver Moon Winery Cheese
Swiss Heritage Winery / Broad Run Cheesehouse Cheese
E
EASTLAKE Captain’s Club Restaurant & Bar, The $10
Frankie’s Pub & Pasta $12 / $6
ELYRIA Harry Buffalo $10
Moss’ Prime Rib & Spaghetti House $16 / $8
Mr. D’s Restaurant & Pub at the Holiday Inn $14 / $7
Thai House $10 / $5
Wasabi Japanese Cuisine $19 / $9
F
FAIRVIEW PARK Hibachi Japanese Steak House $12
Melting Pot – a fondue restaurant $25
G
GARFIELD HEIGHTS Don Tequila Bar & Grill Mexican Restaurant Combo Dinner
GARRETTSVILLE Candlelight Winery Food
GENEVA Chops Grille & Tap House $10 / $5
Ferrante Winery & Ristorante Dessert
Laurello Vineyards Food
Old Mill Winery $5
South River Vineyard Cheese
Virant Family Winery, Inc. Food
Winery at Spring Hill, The Cheese
GENEVA on the LAKE Farone’s Restaurant & Step Above Lounge $13
Horizons Restaurant & Terrace Grille $22
at the Lodge & Conference Center
Horizons Restaurant & Terrace Grille $12
at the Lodge & Conference Centerr
Lakehouse Inn Winery, The Cheese
Oak Room Dinner Theatre Tickets
Old Firehouse Winery $13 / $6
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake Lodging
H
HARTVILLE Maize Valley Market & Winery Food
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS Harry Buffalo $10
HUDSON The Hudson Room at the Clarion Inn $20 / $10
Marcelita’s Mexican Food & Drink $10 / $5
Tai Wah Chinese & Thai Cuisine $10
Yours Truly Restaurant $10
HURON I-5’s $15 / $7
I
INDEPENDENCE Harry’s Steak House $10
Michael’s Grille at the Holiday Inn- Independence $19 / $9
Shula’s 2 Steak & Sports $20 / $10
J
JEFFERSON Emerine Estates Cheese
K
KIRTLAND Olde Towne Tavern $11
L
LaGRANGE Nine Bistro $20 / $10
LAKEWOOD Harry Buffalo $10
LORAIN Jackalope $10
Rino’s Italian Restaurant $10 / $5
LYNDHURST Bar Louie $14 / $7
Melting Pot – a fondue restaurant $25
M
MACEDONIA Casa D’Angelo Italian Ristorante $10 / $5
Fuji Japanese Steak and Seafood Restaurant $10
MADISON Debonné Vineyards Cheese
Grand River Cellars / The Tipsy Grape Grille $14 / $7
Great Lakes Grille and Flying Burrito $12 / $6
Joey’s Italian Grille $10 / $5
MAYFIELD HEIGHTS Arrabiata’s Italian Restaurant $17 / $8
Boneyard Beer Farm & Mesquite Grill $10 in Gaming
Boneyard Beer Farm & Mesquite Grill $18
Golden Dragon $10
MAYFIELD VILLAGE Yours Truly Restaurant $10
MEDINA Don Tequila Bar & Grill Mexican Restaurant Combo Dinner
River Styx Grille at Blue Heron $16 / $8
Romeo’s Italian Kitchen $10 /$5
Streetside Café $10
Yours Truly Restaurant $10
MENTOR Branding Iron Cookhouse $10 / $5
Cabana’s Island Restaurant & Party Bar $10 / $5
Casa D’Angelo Italian Ristorante $10 / $5
Deekers Side Tracks $10 / $5
Don Tequila Bar & Grill Mexican Restaurant Combo Dinner
Hooley House Sports Pub & Grille $10 / $5
Imperial Dragon $10 / $5
Noosa Bistro $10
Potpourri Fondue Restaurant $13
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill $20 / $10
Sumo Boy Sushi & Teriyaki House $10 / $5
Yours Truly Restaurant $10
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS Rivals Sports Grille $15 / $7
Teamz Restaurant & Bar $10 / $5
N
NEWBURY Punderson Manor Resort & Conference Center $20 / $10
NORTH OLMSTED Boulevards at the Radisson $17 / $8
Daishin Japanese Steak House & Sushi Restaurant $10
Flavors of India $13 / $6
Harry Buffalo $10
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill $20 / $10
NORTH RIDGEVILLE Bullfrog’s Sports Café $10 / $5
City Diner $10 / $5
Lone Tree Tavern $16 / $8
Petey’s Filling Station $10 / $5
Tommy’s Pizza, Chicken, Ribs $10 / $5
O
OBERLIN The Feve $10
Garden Restaurant at the Oberlin Inn $20 / $10
OLMSTED TOWNSHIP Rockers Café $10 / $5
P
PAINESVILLE Chester’s Legacy Tavern $15 / $7
China Blossom Chinese Resaturant $10
Harry Buffalo $10
Hellriegel’s Inn $15
Hibachi Japanese Steak House $12
Rider’s Inn $14
PARMA Blue Moose Saloon, Eatery & Big Deck $10 / $5
Dimitri’s Restaurant $10
PARMA HEIGHTS Cuisine of India $16 / $8
Don Ramon Mexican Restaurant Combo Dinner
Knockouts USA Sports Bar & Grill $10
Scorekeepers Bar & Grill $10 / $5
PERRY Sammy K’s Steakhouse & Sports Bar $14 / $7
PUT-IN-BAY Heineman’s Winery & Crystal Cave Cheese
S
SANDUSKY Firelands Winery Cheese
Gitchigoomie Grill at Great Wolf Lodge $20 / $10
Hermes Winery Food
SHAKER HEIGHTS Saffron Patch $14 / $7
Via Van Aken $15 / $7
SHEFFIELD LAKE Amber Oaks $10 / $5
SOLON Blue Fig $10 / $5
STRONGSVILLE Gran Fiesta Combo Dinner
Houlihan’s $14
Slim & Chubby’s Neighborhood Bar & Grille $10 / $5
T
THOMPSON St. Joseph Vineyards Cheese
TWINSBURG Beef O’Brady’s Family Sports Pub $10 / $5
Bongiorno’s Ristorante $14 / $7
Brewsters café • bistro • pub $15 / $7
D’Angelo’s $14 / $7
Rav’s Creekside $10 / $5
Rush Hour Grille $10 / $5
U
UNIVERSITY HTS. Don Tequila Bar & Grill Mexican Restaurant Combo Dinner
V
VALLEY VIEW Hoggy’s Barn and Grill $18 / $9
Yours Turly Restaurant $10
VERMILION Old Prague Restaurant $10 / $5
Paper Moon Vineyards Cheese
W
WAKEMAN Matus Winery Cheese
WARRENSVILLE HTS. River City Grille at the Marriott Hotels & Resorts $25 / $12
WESTLAKE Agave Tequileria & Cocina $10
Boneyard Beer Farm & Mesquite Grill $18
Houlihan’s $14
Huntington’s Restaurant $17 / $8
at the Holiday Inn-Westlake
Loco Leprechaun Irish Cantina $10
Mahle’s Restaurant & Lounge $12 / $6
White Oaks Restaurant $19
WICKLIFFE Barrel Room Winery, The $11 / $5
Sussex Seafood & Grille $10
Vittorio’s Buon Appetito $10
WILLOUGHBY Ballantine $17 / $8
Burgers-n-Beer $10 / $5
Dino’s Restaurant & Banquet Center $10 / $5
Dino’s Restaurant & Bar $10 / $5
Hong To $10
Yukiho Japanese Restaurant – Hibachi $14
Yukiho Japanese Restaurant – Traditional $10
WILLOUGHBY HILLS Spectators Sports Grille $17 / $8

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

JC PENNEY

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

JC PENNEY
Check your mail for a $10 off a $10 purchase coupon. It’s in a foldable postcard-like from with pop-out coupon cards. So look for it before you get ready to chuck it into the garbage. And there are probably some of you that are going through your garbage right now and looking for it under a days worth of garbage full of slime and smells. The cashiers at JC Penney will know who the garbage diggers are and I’m sure could tell some great stories.

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

RESTAURANT.COM 80% OFF, WALGREENS

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

RESTAURANT.COM
Get restaurant gif certificates for 80% off. Get them now before they sell out. Many people are buying them as gifts. Pay $2 for a $25 gift certificate! Good for one year. Many great restaurants all across the U.S.
Use code: SHARE
Ends 12/14
Click here:
RESTAURANT.COM 80% OFF DEAL

WALGREENS
Free after register rewards:
Touch of Gray for Men …sadly I might need this stuff in the not to near future…for my chest hair too.
Conair brushes & other hair accessories
Neutroagena Mens Facial Care – plus use recent $2 off coupon
Renu Contact Solution 2 pack
Stayfree
Stum-u-Dent Plaque Removers

When you buy $25 in merchandise you will get $5 in register rewards!
Ends 12/12.

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

ENTERTAINMENT BOOK DEAL

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

ENTERTAINMENT BOOK
All books are $19.99! Extra books are $15. Great to use when travelling.
Click here:
ENTERTAINMENT BOOK SPECIAL

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

DEALS O’ THE WEEK, TREE

Monday, December 7th, 2009

WALMART
I listed the wrong site for that shows some of the bizarro people that shop at Wal-Mart. The site is http://www.peopleofwalmart.com. It’s a treat. Check it out. Make me feel better about the messy get-up I wear when I go shopping.

MORTGAGE RATES
Mortgage rates have reached new record lows. If your mortgage rate is above 6%, look into refinancing. The 30-year fixed rates have gone below 5%. Or go for a lower term like 10-, 15, or 20-years to shave years off your mortgage. The rate will be lower with a shorter term allowing you to save even more. Or instead of refinancing, if you can, put an extra payment towards your principal each year and it will shave years off your mortgage. Check out the rates at: http://www.bankrate.com.
Read story about the mortgage rates here:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091203/bs_nm/us_usa_mortgages_rates

INSURANCE
When was the last time you checked your insurance rates? Car, home, wedding ring, boat, gold doubloons, whatever you have insured. We recently did after Nationwide decided to value my house to insure much more than I could ever sell it for. The price they estimated to replace the house was incredible. All of our insurance was with Nationwide, so we shopped it around and compared it to others apples to apples. We found another company that will save us tons. Get this…we are saving over $800 a year by going to another insurance company. Some things were even better with the new company. We went through someone we knew to give us more comfort in switching. Do yourself a favor and shop around for your insurance.

A CHRISTMAS STORY
This weekend we went out to get our Christmas tree. We usually cut our own. I prefer the smell of a live tree and experience of getting one. I have gotten some deals by waiting until the week of Christmas to get a tree when we didn’t have time to cut our own by going to Lowes or Home Depot when they practically give it away just before Christmas. I have used some coupons for it too. We went to a tree farm in Madison and got an 11 foot white pine for $25. Great deal for a tall tree.

When I got my first tree some years ago I was worried that our cats, Dummy & Dummy, would propel themselves up the tree as soon as I propped it up. I envisioned them up on the top of the tree scouting out the sight lines as if it was a ship’s crows nest. Then I can see it falling down, ornaments and all, onto the living room floor. I would then have to scold my cats, wagging my finger and talking in my stern human to cat voice. Instead, my cats took a couple sniffs of the tree and seemed mildly interested but then squired themselves back to their normal sleeping posts.

The same thing happened with the aquarium. I worried that I would find them scuba diving for my fish while I was away in another room. All they did was tap the glass a couple times as the fish swam by and that was enough excitement for them for their lifetime with tropical fish.

Anyway, back to the tree. One morning I woke up when my wife was screaming that something was in the house. She saw the cat chasing it. The cat was in the bathroom and going ’round and ’round. I didn’t have my glasses on since I got right up out of bed when I heard her screaming. So all I could see was the blur of the cat moving around in circles. There was something the cat was chasing.

My wife finally noticed that there wasn’t “something live” it was chasing. It was then I found out that you shouldn’t hang tinsel from a Christmas tree when you have cats. Apparently it goes through their system and doesn’t always make it way out cleanly. The “thing” it was chasing was it’s own caca…attached to the end of a tinsel string. I was relieved and disgusted at the same time.

The honors went to my wife to “detach” the tinsel from the cat. Oh, don’t worry. I had the honors a couple days later when I noticed another piece making an appearance from the cat’s behind just before I had to leave for work. There it was, a shimmering string of silver for all to see, well, it wasn’t shimmering all that much after the trip it took through the cat’s intestines. With a squirming cat in place I had to pull it out, but it snapped. Damn cat had to clench. Now I had to get closer to “get it”. It came out that time, but I can tell you that was the last time tinsel would ever go on our tree. And as I found out it can be dangerous to cats. Ahh, memories…

Speaking of a Christmas Story, the movie was filmed here in Cleveland. You can visit the house as it is a museum now on the near west side, fishnet stocking lamp and all.

LETS MEET HALFWAY
There will be a lot of get-togethers during the holidays. To make things fair, some people meet at a half-way point. But is it really a half-way point? Is Independence half way if one person is from Brecksville and the other in Kirtland? Turns out the half-way point is more like Beachwood. Check out the site at http://www.meetways.com.

RITE AID
There is a $25 prescription transfer coupon in the ad. Get $75 worth of coupons with it too.
$5 off a $25 purchase coupon:
http://img.ionmx.com/ionmxweb2/MXOrgs/6008/Content/images/dts/20091129/DTS-11-29-Coupons2.pdf

AIRPORT PARKING
Park Place – $5 per day – plus get a free carwash

PD
Classified sales ad – 3 lines – 7 days – only 99 cents – per item valued under $500. Call 1-216-999-5555 or place your ad through http://www.cleveland.com/placead

BOOKCLOSEOUTS
Get books 50% to 90% off.
Click here:
Bookcloseouts Deals

WELW
Listen for me on Monday mornings at 7:18 AM on WELW 1330 AM radio for a little segment of mine on the Wake Up Lake County Show with Mike P and Mike G on the radio. Check out old segments or listem live at http://www.welw.com.

GOING OUT OF BUSINESS
Big Lots – Northfield Plaza – closing date 1/31/10 – up to 20% discount currently (thanks Karen P for the tip)
Get your bling for cheap this year. Apparently jewelry stores are suffering with this economy with some recent closings. I plan on stocking up on mood rings. I’ll give them out as gifts this year too. I’ll give them to people that are moody so that I will know when to avoid them.
Bailey Banks & Biddle (jewelers) – Beachwood Place – up to 70% off
Alvins Jewelers – all stores – up to 81% off

OPENINGS
Big Lots – Parma

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

WALGREENS

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

WALGREENS
New deals good from 12/2 to 12/5:
Free after register rewards:
Natrol Acai – look for BOGO packages
Dentek Dental Care Floss Piks – plus use recent $1 coupon to make money
Goody Ouchless Hair Accessories – (I’m guessing their Ouchfull items don’t sell that well)
Soft & Beautiful Botanicals Relaxer Kit or Texturizer
Complete contact solution – look for $1 coupons on package

Also Coke 2 lites 4 for $3 after register rewards.

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

RESTAURANT.COM 60% OFF, ENTERTIANMENT BOOK DEAL

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

RESTAURANT.COM
Take 60% off Restaurant.com Gift Certicates. Get a $25 restaurant gift certificate for $4 (normally $10)! New Inventory available!
Use code: LIST
Code ends 12/3/09
Gift Certificates good for one year.
Click here:
RESTAURANT.COM 80% OFF DEAL

Also give someone a free $10 restaurant.com gift certificate for free! Click here to send one:
http://feeditforward.restaurant.com/

ENTERTAINMENT BOOK
Get $10 off the 2010 Entertainment Book and Free Shipping! Plus order additional Books for ONLY $15! Offer valid through 12/6.
Click here to order:
Entertainment Book Deal

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

HEALTHCARE, DEALS O’ THE WEEK

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

HEALTHCARE
Someone at one of my classes needed information on affordable health care, since her COBRA insurance was going to run out. The government is meeting to see about extending COBRA coverage, but it may not get passed leaving many people at risk.

Premiums have more than doubled in the past 10 years. Health care premiums were $2,196 for singles and $5,791 for families in 1999 as compared to $4,704 and $12,680 respectively in 2008.

During this time, health care costs have increased substantially. In 2008, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, employer contributions made up $3,983 for singles and $9,325 for families. In 1999, employee contributions were $721 for singles and $3,354 for families.

Only 1 in 5 people eligible for COBRA takes the coverage. In Ohio , the average unemployment payment for a family of four in 2008 was $1,327 a month. It would cost the same family $1,030 a month to pay for COBRA. COBRA allows workers to keep their former employer’s insurance for up to 18 months at the price their employer pays.

Health coverage can be very expensive. Not having proper insurance can lead to bankruptcy. Health care debt is now the leading cause of individual bankruptcies.

There are options for free or reduced cost health care through various organizations. Find free government-funded health care options at http://www.coverageforall.org. Other options for healthcoverage include COBRA found at http://www.cobralearning.com. Check http://www.nahu.org for catastrophic coverage with a high deductible. Check Healthy Start for state-funded coverage for families, children, and pregnant mothers at http://www.jfs.ohio.gov/OHP/consumer.stm. The Free Medical Clinic of Great Cleveland offers free medical services. Check them out at http://www.thefreeclinic.org/. Look for fee medical care such as the free clinic that was offered in July 2009 at http://www.medworksusa.org/. The group that was part of the effort was called RAM Ohio (Remote Area Medical). Call United Way ’s First Call for Help for additional assistance by dialing 211.

MCDONALDS
There was a free pop coupon in their coupon ad this past week along with a lot of BOGO coupons. Speaking of pop, do you call it soda or Coke? Find out who says what at: http://www.popvssoda.com.

SNAPFISH
CYBER MONDAY – One Day Only – find some great personalized gifts on the site.
Offer: Free Shipping on all Snapfish Gifts for one day only
Coupon Code: NOV30
SNAPFISH CYBER MONDAY DEAL

RITE AID
Free after rebate:
Complete contact solution
Oral B toothbrush – after $1 coupon
Gillette Fusion razor – after $4 coupon

WALGREENS
Free after register rewards:
Complete contact solution
Ecotrin – plus use $2 coupon to make profit (plus Walgreens ad coupon – give manufacturers coupon first)
Oral B dental piks – after using $1 coupon

GOING OUT OF BUSINESS
Vidstar Video – Coventry

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

WALMART

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

WALMART
Did you see any of these fine folks while shopping at Wal-Mart? – click here: http://www.peopleofwalmart.com

Granted when I go shopping I’m no fashion plate and I’m not dressed to impress, but these folks bring a whole new meaning to fashion. I might just have to go there and buy some stale popcorn while sitting on a bench and watch humanity walk on by.

BLACK FRIDAY FOLLOW-UP
Look for a breakdown on deals at:
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