Archive for May, 2010

JET BLUE $10 FLIGHT DEAL

Monday, May 10th, 2010

JET BLUE
All remaining seats on U.S. originating flights on May 11-12 are just $10 each way! The sale is valid today only and it’s only available online.
Click here to book a ticket:
JET BLUE $10 DEAL

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

RESTAURANT.COM 80% OFF

Monday, May 10th, 2010

RESTAURANT.COM
Get restaurant gift certificates 80% off! Spend $2 for $25 gift certificates! Other gift certificate amounts available at 80% off too.
Use 80% off coupon code: ENJOY
Use on any three of their popular products: Gift Certificates, Dinner of the Month Club, and Gift Cards.
Click here to order:
RESTAURANT.COM 70% OFF DEAL

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

KMART GOING OUT OF BUSINESS – LAST TWO DAYS!

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

KMART
Last two days of the going out of business sale at the Eastlake, Cleveland, and Wadsworth stores. Up to 90% off tomorrow. Found mostly clothes, shoes, and toys left. You can run a 5K in the store without bumping into much there. Always interesting to see what ends up not sold even at 70% off or more. Some of the price tags look like they were put on 40 years ago. And I like how they mark your receipt as you leave the store without looking in your bag. Look for greeting cards at a discount. …the last person turn off the blue light…

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

HANGING FLOWER BASKET DEAL

Friday, May 7th, 2010

HANGING FLOWER BASKETS
I found them this past Wednesday on special at Lowes for $4.50, but the good ones went quick. They are now on sale for $5.98. They are having special deals every day. The other week I brought in an Aldi’s ad showing hanging flower baskets for $5.99 to Lowe’s. And Lowe’s price matched it! Lowes had them priced at $11.98. Pays to price match! You can also take this weeks Lowe’s ad with the $5.98 deal over to other stores that price match like Home Depot and get the same price for an equivalent hanging flower basket.

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

SZABO SHOES DEAL

Friday, May 7th, 2010

SZABO SHOES
Get a $65 gift certificate for $29 at Szabo Shoes at 20900 Center Ridge Rd., Rocky River, Ohio. Deal ends Sunday, 5/9. Certificate expires 1/10/11.
– CityVoter’s Top-Five Shoes
– Focus on comfort and quality
– More than 80 years in the area
– Specialists in hard-to-find sizes

Click here to order:
SZABO SHOES DEAL

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

GIANT EAGLE DOUBLING $1 COUPONS

Friday, May 7th, 2010

GIANT EAGLE
Don’t get too excited yet. But Giant Eagle is doubling coupons up to $1 coupon at their Toledo area stores. Not in at the Cleveland area stores. Coupons of $1 and up will double to a total of $2 off. So a $1.50 coupon will partially double to a total of $2 off. Also earn 20 cents on GetGo gas for every $50 spent. Super doubles end after 5/12. So if you happen to be in the Toledo area – stop on by to take advantage of the deals. Find the Toledo area stores at: http://www.gianteagle.com/StoreLocator/Default.aspx

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

FANNIE MAY CHOCOLATES & CANDY DEAL

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

FANNIE MAY CHOCOLATES & CANDY
Get a $20 gift certificate for $10. Deal ends today. Certificate expires 8/6/10. Get Mom something for Mothers Day tastier than flowers.
Click here to order:
FANNIE MAY DEAL

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

DEALS O’ THE WEEK, DEAR THE COUPON GUY

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

PUREX
Get a free Purex sample: http://www.trypurex.com

CENSUS
Did you fill out your Census? Some states may lose a representative or two in Congress because their population did a poor job sending in their Census forms, meaning they could lose clout and federal dollars. Some talking heads scared people into believing the boogeyman government would use the data maliciously. Yes, yes, they will know that you have two adults and two children in your house so that umm, let’s see, so that umm, they will send more junk mail, yes, that is what they will do and that is scary. I mean, it scares the bejeebers out of me knowing that they know that and I will get more Fingerhut catalogs.

Now these talking heads are back-tracking because it will cause issues partly with re-districting. If they use fear and not data to scare you then they are full of hot air. Fear = higher ratings. Sometimes… Don’t believe the hype! The data is nothing more than what most people can find out on the internet about you anyway. I wonder if these same people afraid to send in the Census have huge profiles about themselves visible on Facebook and MySpace!?

ROAD RANT
Does your street remind you of what it would be like to drive on the moon? Can you climb down potholes on your street with a ladder? The PD is offering a $250 prize if they pick your entry for the worst street. Entry deadline is May 16th. To enter go to http://www.cleveland.com/roadrant.
The News-Herald is doing a similar program, but including unsightly crumbling buildings and overgrown grass. ..but without a contest reward. Report them at jacobnewsherald@gmail.com or SeeClickFix on http://www.News-Herald.com.

BARB & PATTYS
Coupons in their ad in the PD and News-Herald:
Eggs – 49 cents
Half slab ribs – $3.99 lb
Chicken Tenders – $2.99/lb

BEST DEAL MAGAZINES
Daily Deals:
5/3 – Motorcyclist 1 Year – $3.99
5/4 – Elle 1 Year – $4.29
5/5 – Everyday Food 1 Year – $5.49
5/6 – Muscle & Fitness 1 Year – $4.29
5/7 – Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords 1 Year – $4.29
5/8 – Taste of Home 1 Year – $4.29
5/9 – Every Day With Rachael Ray 1 Year – $4.29

Weekly Specials:
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$3.75 for one year
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ROMPER ROOM
Romper, bomper, stomper, boo. Tell me, tell me, tell me do. Magic Mirror, tell me today. Did all my friends have fun with me today? The lady that said that creepily-said creepy saying on the show croaked the other week. May she rest in peace, bomper, stomper, boo.

TAX REFUND DELAYS
Hawaii , North Carolina , and New York delayed tax refunds this year due to issues with finding funding for them. Other states have had the same issue. Did you get yours promptly?

COSTCO
They pay their workers, on average, $19 an hour. Their lowest starting wage in the U.S. is $11. Full-time employees hit the top of the scale at the end of their fifth year. As compared to Sam’s Club/Wal-Mart they also offer more generous benefits. The result: lower turnover. And they are profitable. Good to see that a company is more concerned about paying their workers a livable wage than squeezing every dollar out of them.

But I don’t care much for warehouse clubs because they charge you to shop there. Plus they sell a lot of bulk items and buying in bulk isn’t always cheaper. You have a better chance of throwing out bulk items you don’t use. Plus most don’t let you use coupons. BJ’s does. But I’ll give Costco a shiney star sticker for treating their workers right.

COUNTERFEITS
Ever wonder if that coupon you received via e-mail is counterfeit. There are even rewards of up to $2,500 to catch a counterfeiter. Check out this link to view counterfeit coupons:
http://www.cents-off.com/body_coupon_counterfeiters.cfm

NPR
I was on NPR on WCPN 90.3 FM this past Monday. The show was called Reading , Writing, and Interest Rates and it featured the topic of teens and finances. Sheryl Harris from the PD hosts the show. She tried to get me in studio, but they were full. So I called in as just an average caller. I’ve done classes for teens through Junior Achievement called Economics for Success and Personal Economics. I also taught a class for teens at Lakeland . Most parents don’t teach their kids how to handle their finances. And if they do, they may not be the best to be teaching them since they may have poor spending habits, are in huge debt, or declared bankruptcy. Home Economics hasn’t been a requirement in Ohio schools and most other states for years and years and that is where many students learned about finances. It will become a requirement again for Ohio students.
Listen to the segment here: http://www.wcpn.org/WCPN/soi/30537

PURRING
I decided I wanted to be able to start purring when I wanted to. I know it’s possible because back when I was in Boy Scouts there was a couple brothers in the troop that would purr when they ate. I can still remember one eating cereal and I could hear him making a purring noise. True stuff. Their last name were the Jerays and they lived on Parkwood.

I didn’t make much of it. That was their thing. I think I should’ve asked them about it since maybe they didn’t realize it. It wasn’t annoying like a nose whistle or open-mouth eating sounds. I can’t stand gum cracking and noisy nail-biting myself. On the other hand, purring is soothing. I was more intrigued by it. Perhaps their esophagus and windpipe were vibrating from enjoyment when they scarffed down tablespoons of Lucky Charms, their favorite.

Is there anyone else out there that has heard people purr? Or maybe another neat habit? There are plenty of bad ones out there, but how many are intriguing. My next collaboration with my body will be to grow a tail. I know back in the day us humans had some kind of tail and that is why we have tailbones. I think if I concentrate enough on that spot I can pop one out. I just better not strain too much. I might end up finding that nickel I swallowed back in 4th grade.

DEAR THE COUPON GUY
I get asked a lot of questions of where to find the best deals for a variety of items. As I get them I’ll add a new portion of my blog to these questions. If you have a question, comment, or whatnot, please feel free to send me a message at joe@joethecouponguy.com.

Q: Hello, I was just wondering if there are deals on dry cleaning expenses. I have king size comforters that kill me to get cleaned. Thanks

A: There are a few places to find some deals on dry cleaning. The Our Town and Entertainment book both have dry cleaning coupons You can purchase them on my site in the links section http://www.joethecouponguy.com/links/index.htm.

Try http://www.valpak.com and http://www.goldclipper.com or other coupon mailers sites, if not the coupons they mail themselves.

Check the companies web-site such as http://www.fussycleaner.com/coupons.cfm. Sign up to their frequent customer cards to earn discounts. Ask the stores about when they run comforter specials and how to find out about them and what savings they normally are.

Check into purchasing a new washer and dryer too that can delicately handle large comforters. That’s what we do. Frontloaders will save on energy costs – your water bill may drop in half. Owning one may pay for itself over a relatively short time. The Ohio appliance rebate program may help pay for one. Looks for display models and request more off.

Taking a step back, are there pets maybe soiling them more often than if they weren’t allowed on the bed? Time to get them their own sleep bed. Or maybe is the boogeyman under your bed dripping blood and tar on the comforter. Tell him to shower up before it’s night-time escapades.

JUST ADD WATER
Get one Discover Scuba class at Just Add Water for $12. Normally $30.
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RESTAURANT.COM
Get restaurant gift certificates 70% off PLUS receive a $15 off ProFlower order! Spend $3 for $25 gift certificates! Use 70% Off coupon code MOM on any three of their popular products: Gift Certificates, Dinner of the Month Club, and Gift Cards. Ends 5/9.
Click here to order:
RESTAURANT.COM 70% OFF DEAL

MOTHERS DAY DEALS
COLD STONE CREAMERY
Each Cold Stone Creamery location is individually owned, so you’ll need to call your local store to find out how they are specifically giving away this Sunday. Some are giving a free ‘Creation’ sundae or in some markets, a free ice cream when they buy a kid’s cone, or just for having their kid with them.
TCBY
Free frozen yogurt in a cup or cone.
CARRABBAS ITALIAN GRILL
Moms who dine at Carrabba’s on Mother’s Day will receive a “special surprise.”
FLEMINGS PRIME STEAKHOUSE
Mothers dining at a Fleming’s location on May 9 will go home with a free $25 gift card to use on a future visit. In addition to the free gift cards, they’ll be serving up a special brunch buffet from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm.
ROY’S HAWAIIN FUSION CUISINE
Free $20 Gift Card at Roy ’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine. May 7-9 moms dining in the restaurant will get a $20 ‘bonus card.’

COUPONS
New coupons loaded for the month of May. Get over 100 coupons at: COUPONS.COM

ALDIS
Strawberries – 1lb – 99 cents
Eggs – 85 cents
Tomatoes on the Vine – 99 cents/pack

MARCS
Blackberries – 99 cents/pack

CLOSING
Brookpark Golf Range – A vets hospital purchased the property

OPENING
Style Furniture – North Randall

LINKS
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FACEBOOK
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WELW
Listen to me at 1330 AM or http://www.welw.com at 7:18 AM on Mondays going over the Deals o’ the Week and other topics of interest with co-hosts Mike Gutierrez and Mike Pelsozy along with Lauren Walden.

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

LEMONGRASS THAI CUISINE

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

LEMONGRASS THAI CUISINE
Get a $20 gift certificate for $9 for Lemongrass Thai Cuisine at 2179 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Click here to order:
LEMONGRASS DEAL

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

RESTAURANT.COM 70% OFF + $15 PROFLOWERS

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

RESTAURANT.COM
Get restaurant gift certificates 70% off PLUS receive a $15 off ProFlower order! Spend $3 for $25 gift certificates! Use 70% Off coupon code MOM on any three of their popular products: Gift Certificates, Dinner of the Month Club, and Gift Cards. Ends 5/9.
Click here to order:
RESTAURANT.COM 70% OFF DEAL

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

GIANT EAGLE

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

GIANT EAGLE
Oscar Mayer bacon – BOGO – use .75 that doubles and get it for around $1.50.
Ortega – seasoning packets – 78 cents – use 2/.75 coupon – 3 cents each after doubling
Betty Crocker potatoes – $1 – use .35 coupon that doubles = 30 cents
Colgate Toothpaste/Toothbrush – $1.50 – use .75 coupon = free
Kraft Melts – free after $1 coupon
Dole Fruit Crisp Bowls – 50 cents after .75 coupon

Amazingly, I get people asking me when Giant Eagle doubles. They’ve been doubling coupons 24 hours a day, 7 days a week since about 2000 on any coupons of 99 cents or less. In some of their markets they have doubled coupons of $1 and less at times.

I recommend shopping at Giant Eagle over a store that has everyday low prices. Why? Because I get groceries for 70% and more consistently there, something that can’t be done at Wal-Mart or Marcs. Yes, Giant Eagle has high everyday prices on items that aren’t on sale. But when they go on sale, you can’t beat the price when it’s paired with a coupon. Just don’t buy the full price items. Wait until they go on sale, usually once every six week cycle. If you mix the sale items with items that aren’t on sale, you’ll save around 20% at the most. Wait for the items to go on sale, particularly when they are 50% off and paired with a coupon you can save 70% or more.

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

IRON MAN 2

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

IRON MAN 2 MOVIE TICKET
Get one movie certificate for IronMan2 with a qualifying purchase at JC Penney frim May 2nd to 4th of 2 or more boys’ IronMan2 or Marvel merchandise items (some are on sale half off at $8.99 and $9.99).

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

FREE NETI POT

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

FREE NETI POT
Become a fan of NeilMed NasaFlo Nasal Wash Neti Pot by clicking on the Facebook “LIKE” button, fill out the survey and get a free NeilMed Neti Pot. Offer limited to the first 20,000 requests! And they can double as great tea party pots and creamer containers. Click here for the offer: http://www.facebook.com/pages/NeilMed-Neti-Pot/109791295699813?v=app_7146470109

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

INDIANS TICKETS

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

CLEVELAND INDIANS
If anyone wants 4 free lower box tickets (row E – section 134) to Sundays game 5/2, be the first to let me know and they’re yours as long as you can pick them up. E-mail me at joe@joethecouponguy.com.

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com

IDINE

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

IDINE
Get 5% to 20% off your restaurant meal at http://www.idine.com. You can use a separate gift certificate or coupon and get the discount via your credit card with the way this works. Discount comes off the total bill including tip, tax, meal, and alchohol.

Joe
http://www.joethecouponguy.com