DEALS O’ THE WEEK

RESTAURANT.COM
This Deal Starts Wednesday, Jan 6th – Save 50% on gift certificates. Get a $25 Gift Certificate for $5 (normally $10). PLUS get a FREE $10 Gift Cert. with purchase. Many new restaurants like Carrie Cerinos, Naya, 100th Bomb Group, and Chocolate Bar.
Use code: CHOW
Ends 01/12/10.
Click here:
RESTAURANT.COM DEAL

1-800-CONTACTS
I get my contacts through this site every year. Great deals. Free shipping. Get new contacts using this year’s eye insurance. They usually have rebate deals along with coupon codes like the following:Save 5% off your $150 purchase.
Use code: SAVE362
Save $5 off your $95 purchase.
Use code: FSA
Click here:
1-800-CONTACTS DEAL

COSTCO
They are in a fight with Coca-Cola, so they are not selling their products.

DRISCOLL BERRIES
Get 50 cents off of Driscoll strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, & blackberries with this coupon:
http://www.driscolls.com/recipes/healthy-recipes.php

LAWSUIT
Outback discrimination lawsuit:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/12/29/business/main6036102.shtml

BANKRUPT
Mesa Air Lines
Speaking of bankruptcies, there were a 1.4 million bankruptcies in 2009, up 32% from 2008. Arizona had the biggest jump at 77% with Wyoming second at 60%.

HEALTHY CHOICE
$5 off purchase of 5 Healthy Choice Meals coupon:
http://www.healthychoice.com/5off5.jsp?WT.mc_id=HCblg0110_60&WT.mc_ev=click

WALGREENS
Bayer Breeze 2 or Contour Meter
$14.99 and earns $5 in Register Rewards
$14.99 mail-in rebate in box
FREE + profit after rewards and rebate!
Electrasol Finish Detergent
$3.49 and earns $1 in Register Rewards
$2.50 off 1/3 SS
FREE after coupon and rewards
Revlon Matte Eye Shadow
priced around $4.99
$3 off in-ad coupon + $2 off 12/13 RP
FREE after both coupons

CVS
Free after Extrabucks:
Crave-NX Diet Aid Spray
GE Energy Smart Light Bulbs

STAPLES
Free after Easy Rebates & Instant Savings:
Scotch Pop up Desk Grip Tape Dispenser
Pentel Hyper G retractable gel pens, medium, assorted 4/pk
A buck:
Staples Photo Plus 4″ x 6″ paper, 60/pk., $9.99 (Limit 2)
Final Price: $1
Hammermill CopyPlus Copy Paper 500 Sheets, $5.99
$0.99 Instant Saving – $4 Easy Rebate (Limit 2)
Final Price: $1

TARGET
Smart Ones Frozen Entrees – $1.89/ea
Get a $5 Target Gift Card when you buy 10
Use recent coupons found on COUPONS.COM for an even better deal.

ROAD RANTS
Vent about traffic or road issues by calling the PD’s road rant columnist at 1-216-999-4575 or e-mail him at roadrant@plaind.com. He usually gets good results.

HOME DEPOT
Do-it-yourself and save money doing jobs around the house. Go to Home Depot for some clinics:
Bath Updates – Jan 14 – 7 PM
Interior Paint – Saturdays at 10 AM
Installing Tile – Saturdays at 11 AM
Closet Organization – Saturdays at 1 PM
Repairing Drywall – Sundays at 1 PM
Do-it-yourself workshops can be found at http://www.homedepot.com/workshops

OPENINGS
Interstate All Battery Center – Highland Hills
Olympia Candy – Chardon

SAVINGS
With the savings rate recently at 6.9% it meant that nearly 700 billion isn’t being pumped into the economy. But overall it’s a good thing since people are now giving themselves a cushion when times are tough, something that should be done before a recession hits. Not too long ago the savings rate dipped as low as MINUS 1%! Feed your piggy banks! With people being unemployed on average 27 weeks, it makes sense to save at least six months worth of savings. But those of you that have enough dough, it’s needed to get the economy rolling again. I think we need manufacturing to come back to this country though before we can get back on our feet. It’s good for security reasons for the country and for its people.

CARS
In a last-ditch effort to clear out inventories of soon-to-close brands, General Motors is offering about $7,000 in discounts on the few remaining Pontiac and Saturn vehicles in stock nationwide.

RITE AID
Play Rite Aid’s THE GAME OF LIFE™. There are $5 million in prizes. Get a game ticket every time you shop at Rite Aid. Open the game ticket to reveal an Instant Win section, four Collect and Win game markers and a Sweepstakes marker. Paste your game markers on the Game of Life player’s board, complete any area with corresponding markers and you may win that prize! Use this link for a complete list of prizes and bonus items plus complete rules.
Free after rebate and coupon:
GE Reveal Bulbs
Listerine

STARBUCKS
Earn freebies at Starbucks with their new rewards card:
http://www.starbucks.com/rewards

YES, HE REALLY DID SAY THIS
“ We have sort of become a nation of whiners… You’ve heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession. ”
— Former Senator Phil Gramm

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
The new year means focusing on new resolutions. Out with the bad habits and things that are taking me down the wrong path and in with the good stuff. To encourage me to make the changes I’ll give myself a reward each month that I keep my resolution. The reward will be a Mentos that I’ll wash down with some pop.

My first resolution will be to stop rotating like a helicopter with my arms extended and my hands clenched into a fist when I walk down supermarket aisles. I usually do it when people clog up the aisles or when I’m honing in on a clearance section and I want to disperse shoppers from what I might buy. But the problem lately is that I get nauseous doing it. It’s a similar spin that Wonder Woman did in the cartoons when she would change from her regular clothes into her costume. I worked on trying to change my clothes while spinning like she did, but I always seemed to trip over my pants and ended up a heap on the floor squirming around which seemed to draw more people over to me. Instead, my resolution is to pass gas to get the same desired effect of dispersing the shoppers.

The next resolution would be to pick up any change I see, including pennies. As I get older it gets harder to lose weight, so I need to force me to do more fitness activities. Bending down to pick up a penny counts as one crunch, arm curl, and squat thrust. It also counts as running because as soon as I spot a coin I’d sprint towards it like a gazelle. I’d run circles around it like a buzzard to let people know it’s mine. I’d then camp around it for awhile like a lion would with its prey and I’d lick it and then play with it some before I’d put it in my pocket. It also counts as weight lifting since a coin is metal and I have to expend the strength to put it into my pocket.

My last resolution would be to pick up hitchhikers. It’s always been my rule not to because I think they would stink up my car. But I can’t let my assumptions ruin what would be a nice deed. I plan to have some shortbread cookies for me to hand out to them because hitchhikers are usually hungry. For the guys I will have warm shaving cream, water, and a razor for them because they always look like they could use a shave. I’d give the female hitchhikers a pair of scissors so they could cut their hair. Little do they realize that if they cleaned up some they wouldn’t have to wait as long for someone to pick them up. And I’ll give them a baseball bat because I just know nobody has given them a gift in awhile. I sure hope I can stick to my resolutions.

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

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