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Remember how I wrote about Amigos restaurant in Waterford Lakes? Well, today there is a Groupon for $20 worth of food for only $10! This deal expires in 2 days, so get on it!

 

Thanks to Whosaidnothinginlifeisfree for the heads up.

 

Cheap savings- Michaels

Michael’s started advertising a way to get savings in their stores. Simply text “Join1 to create”  to 273283.  Want other ways to save at Michaels? Retail Me Not and the Michaels weekly ad has some great coupons.

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One of my favorite things to do is get free things, and my most favorite is Amazon gift cards. If I build a up a pretty good stash of gift card credits, then any time I need something, whether it be a movie (streaming or dvd), music, books, or whatever, it’s free! So far I have found 2 places where I can get gift cards with just a few moments of my time.

My Points– they will send you a few emails a day. If you click the link in most of the emails, you get 5 points. If you take advantage of the offer you get more. I usually just get points from emails, and it takes me about a year to get enough for a $25 dollar gift card. However, I just discovered Bzzagent from this blog posting. Sometimes Bzzagent will award you a few Mypoints for doing surveys and such! Find out more ways to earn Mypoints here.

SwagBucks– there are so many ways to earn Sb’s and you can learn some of them here. The least time consuming was using the SwagBucks search and getting points for searching. 450 Sb’s gets you a $5 Amazon gift card. You can also do surveys, polls, and tasks which can get you even more.

If I had more time to spend, I would definitely be racking up the points. But every little bit helps.

Where have you found to earn Amazon Gift cards? Post em below! (Christmas is coming!)

Quite a few people have asked me where to find coupons if they are not getting them straight from the restaurant/ store or their website. There are a few different ways. The easiest would be to just Google what you are looking for. Let’s say I am looking for a coupon for Joann’s fabric. I can google “Joann’s coupons” and come up with, for example, this selection from a blog called Mommy Saves Big. The other option, which has a very wide range of coupons is Retail Me Not. They have codes for online shopping or printable coupons. It’s pretty much the first place I go when I need a coupon and don’t have one. I don’t pay full price if I can afford it, and neither should you!

RetailMeNotWhat coupon site do you used to find savings? Answer below!

Ever get the urge for something sweet? Near us we have a combination Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin Robbins and with it comes 2 kinds of desserts and 2 types of rewards!

Dunkin Donuts has started to serve breakfast pretty much any old time, which is a bonus. But if you do frequent a location near you, you should sign up for their DD Perks. Simply charge a DD gift card and sign up for the program. You can:

  • Earn $1 Dunkin’ Dollar for every $20 you spend in a calendar month
  • Earn $2 Dunkin’ Dollars for every $20 you spend on your DD Card if your Card Auto-Recharges once within the calendar month.
  • Plus, you’ll also get:
    • A free medium beverage just for signing up
    • A free medium beverage on your birthday

Doesn’t this sound like a sweet deal? Facebook and Twitter here.

Baskin Robbins has their own deals. Simply text the word OFFER to 31310 to receive special savings once or twice a month. Plus join their club and get free ice cream on your birthday! Check out their Facebook and Twitter.

Near Disney: DD/BR combo located in Kissimee.

Near Universal: DD/ BR combos are located at International Dr, Sandlake, and Kirkman rd.

Near UCF/ Waterford Lakes: DD/ BR combo located at Alafaya and East Colonial intersection.

Near the Airport: DD/ BR combo located on Semoran.

What is your favorite thing to get at these places? Sound off below! (I love the Boston Kreme Pie Donut.)

Found a new blog!

This past week I was reading in Orlando magazine and just happened across an article about Amy Selleck. She lives in Orlando and has a blog where she helps people shop for close to free. Her site also sports a coupon database and savings that you can search by store.  I have loved what I have read so far and am definitely adding her to my Google Reader. Look for her here: Who Said Nothing In Life Is Free? 

Have you found any blogs recently? Post below.

In honor of it being Sunday (coupon day!), I decided it would be the perfect time to explore where coupons come from. See there’s a momma coupon and a daddy coupon…..

Any serious coupon maven will tell you that the world is your oyster when it comes to coupons. There is no shortage of websites that have links, coupon databases, and email newsletters full of coupon goodness. But where to start? Searching for coupons can be as overwhelming as it is rewarding. My plan is one that is ever evolving, but it works for me. Never be afraid to modify the tips and tricks to make it work for you.

Coupons and where to find them:

  1. Sunday Paper– My family does not read the paper normally, so we purchase just the Sunday edition. I literally open it up, remove all the ads and coupons and recycle the rest. At work there are quite a few people who clip coupons as well, so we will swap the ones we don’t want and get more of the ones we do.
  2. Online Coupon Sites– Once a week I will browse the coupons and print the ones I want. I save the links to these sites to my browser so I get to them faster. Some of these sites include the same coupons, but some don’t. These include Coupons.com, Smartsource.com, Redplum.com, Coupon Network, Saving Star, and Allyou.com.
  3. Points Rewards Sites– Many sites let you print coupons (many of the same from the above sites) but once you use them, you accumulate reward points that can be redeemed for prizes and gift cards. The 2 I use the most are Mypoints.com and Swagbucks.com (more on these 2 sites at another time).
  4. On the individual store’s website– for my area, I can go to whatever store I want to and see what coupons are available. These include Target.com, Winn-Dixie.com, Publix.com, and WholeFoods.com. Publix will actually take store coupons from competitor’s websites as well as price match.
  5. From a Store’s Mailer– for me this usually is only for BJ’s but I know of many other stores that do have mailers with store coupons.
  6. From Facebook and Brand websites– I subscribe to many blogs in order to get the skinny on what brands are offering coupons directly through them. You can read my earlier post HERE to see some of my favorites. Keep on the lookout for sample offers because more than likely coupons will be included as well.
  7. Email Newsletters– when there is a brand I use often or a store I shop at frequently, I go to their website to see if there is some kind of newsletter I can subscribe to. Most of the time this will include some kind of coupon or deal.
  8. Contact the brand directly– Do you like a specific brand and use it a lot? Consider writing them an email and letting them know. Sometimes if you request it, they will send you coupons in the mail.

 Where do you find coupons? Do you think it is easy to find them or confusing? Post comments below.

I recently stumbled across a new website that is in Beta but seems to be a really good idea. Feastie is described with it’s mission below and you can get updates sent to your mobile device.

Anybody else use this and have great success? Comment below!

 

 

 

If you have not dropped in to a Sonny’s recently, I strongly encourage you to visit soon! The one by our house recently got refurbished with new decor and a bar area. With the all you can eat deals, salad bar, specially priced lunchtime combos, and the appetizers of corn nuggets and fried okra, you cannot go wrong! The staff at our location is always friendly and helpful, asking us if we need to-go cups and recommending menu items. And it is a lot of food for the budget conscious.

Plus, REWARDS CLUB! Fill out the online form  for the R U SMOKIN’ Club and they will send an you an email good for a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase. Yeehaw! And don’t forget to LIKE them on Facebook as well. Twitter too.

Near Disney: No location available

Near Universal: No location available

Near UCF/ Waterford Lakes: On Alafaya past Waterford Lakes Towncenter, towards Avalon Park.

Near the Airport: Down Semoran Blvd

What deals have you found at your local chains or favorite restaurants? Post in the comments section below!

Shopkick is a new free app for Iphone/ Ipod or Android which gives you rewards for checking in and gives you the ability to look for discounts at participating stores. I am especially looking forward to the ability to use this in Target, although many of the stores listed on the app I never go into. But nevertheless, I am sure it will grow over time and add many more stores to it’s lineup.

Also, don’t forget to LIKE them on Facebook if this app really floats your boat!

What apps do you use on your mobile device that helps you save? Post in the comments below!