Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Now, I’m going to be very honest with you. My husband and I just had a conversation about not having enough time to figure out what we are going to get/do for each other. So, we decided to put off “celebrating” until the weekend. We tend to not go out to eat on Valentine’s weekend–because it’s crowded and expensive. However, we do like to do simple, inexpensive but special things for each other.
Apparently, we are not alone. Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be expensive and below is a list of a few companies that want to help you keep your costs down by offering freebies, discounts and all-around great deals. So, check out the deals you can get in honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow!
Free one-day shipping on jewelry purchase for Valentine’s Day.
Barnes & Noble
Coupon for $10 off a $40 purchase of Godiva Chocolates through Friday.
Free dessert with individual meal purchase on Friday.
Free dessert with entree purchase through Thursday.
Get a pair of free love songs valued at $2.58 on Amazon.com with any Fandango movie ticket purchase through Feb. 18.
One dozen free Valentine’s Day cards good for free doughnuts with purchase of a dozen through Friday.
A $5 off coupon through Thursday; $4 off lunch through March 2; Also Steak Menu for 2 includes appetizer, two entrees and a dessert through Sunday.
Two can dine for $9.99 with a coupon on Friday.
ProFlowers.com via eBay.com
One dozen long-stemmed roses in cherry vase with chocolates delivered for $57.99.
Rent an un-Valentine’s Day movie and get a free game rental.
Buy a latte and get a free one for your sweetheart on Friday.
Free box of truffles with $75 purchase through Friday.
What are your Valentine’s Day plans? And, how will you keep your costs down?
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A lot of kids started back to school today. My Facebook feed is being blown up with cute kids excited for their first day of the new school year. Most of them were wearing new clothes and shoes too. Back to school shopping is a tradition in most houses and many states have adopted a tax free day for this very reason. Check and see if your state is on there. To find out the full details of the “rules” of the tax free day, click on the link provided.
• Alabama: August 2-4, Click here for more details.
• Arkansas: August 3-4, Click here for more details.
• Connecticut: August 18-24, Click here for more details.
• Florida: August 2-4, Click here for more details.
• Georgia: August 9-10, Click here for more details.
• Iowa: August 2-3, Click here for more details.
• Louisiana: August 2-3, Click here for more details.
• Maryland: August 11-17, Click here for more details.
• Missouri: August 2-4, Click here for more details.
• New Mexico: August, 2-4, Click here for more details.
• North Carolina: August 2-4, Click here for more details.
• Oklahoma: August 2-4, Click here for more details.
• South Carolina: August 2-4, Click here for more details.
• Tennessee: August 2-4, Click here for more details.
• Texas: August 9-10, Click here for more details.
• Virginia: August 2-4, Click here for more details.
Do you have a BBQ hangover? Too many ribs? You aren’t alone!
But if you can get off the couch and make it to the store, there are a lot after the 4th sales going on. Don’t miss out. Here’s what you should get.
Fireworks-this is obvious, but you’ll have to search. Most firework stands close up early on the 4th, but you can find some leftovers. Stores like Target and Wal-Mart usually have packages too that they cut way back the day after.
Meat and BBQ supplies-A lot of stores stock up on meat and reduce it the day after to move it out more quickly. It’s definitely worth checking out since you can freeze meat.
Bread-more specifically buns. These make amazing garlic toast, so buy them up!
Department store sales-Most places like at the mall and such are having 4th of July sales. You can usually find really great deals coupled with coupons they’ve either sent out or they are handing out.
Decorations-All the plates, cups and other decorations for the 4th will be on sale. Go back even on the 6th for deeper discounts. And I’ll let you in on a secret, food tastes the same on those plates a few days later.
Letting you know about all these restaurant deals is making me hungry. How about you!? Check out all these awesome deals. If you are going out, this is the way to go!
Krispy Kreme-buy a dozen doughnuts, get a 2nd dozen for $.76.
On July 13th, some Krispy Kremes will be participating in this deal in honor of their 76th birthday!
Boston Market-50% off family meals.
Use THIS coupon for 50% off one of their family meals. This is only for July 4th.
California Pizza Kitchen-$10 off $40 or more orders.
Using Google you can print out THIS
coupon for $10 off your $40 or more order. You must have a Google account to claim your coupon.
Domino’s Pizza-50% off any handmade pan pizza online order .
Use the code P6A3N and get 50% off your handmade pan pizza. You must order online and this deal ends June 30th.
The most powerful card in your wallet isn’t your debit card, it can be you library card. They are free and open you up to a whole new world of Thrifty Diva living and can provide a lot of summer fun for your family. In addition to books, here are some other things your library card can get you.
1. Movies and books on CD. A lot libraries have movies that you can check out for long periods of time. They aren’t new, but they are just as entertaining the second time around. There are some libraries that have digital downloads for books so you can listen to them on your MP3 player.
2. Free museum entries. Some libraries will have tickets to things like museums to give to library members. Ask your library staff if they have anything like that.
3. Free internet. The library has been known for their free internet and computers for a while. If you can’t afford to buy a computer or have interent, the library is a great place to still get in on all the online action.
4. Access to expensive software. A lot of libraries have their computers stocked with really expensive software like Photoshop and the rest of the Adobe creative suite. Use their programs instead of buying your own.
5. Peace and quiet. Libraries are known for this. This is especially appealing to me as a mom. Our library has awesome couches and it’s nice and quiet. It’s a great place to get away and just read without interruptions from the world.
Even with a long weekend last weekend, I’m ready for a cooking break. I’ll be taking advantage of some of these awesome deals. Which will you be using?
Not just a medium but get a large 2 topping pizza from Dominos for $5.99 for carryout only
. Use coupon sode 9159 when you order online. This deal ends June 2nd.
Go to a participating Burger King restaurant and get a $.50 cent Soft Serve Cone. It’s a nice break from the heat and it’s going to last until August 5th!
Go to a participating Krispy Kreme on June 7th and get a free doughnut for National Doughnut Day, it will be yummy. (My husband’s exact words).
Get $10 off a purchase of $25 or more at Smokey Bones by using THIS
coupon. Offer ends on June 2nd.
Make a purchase of $30 or more and get $10 off with THIS coupon. Offer ends on June 30th.
Macaroni Grill or Joe’s Crab Shack
coupon to get 10% off your purchase at Macaroni Grill or Joe’s Crab Shack. Offer ends on July 8th.
For all your late dinner guests tonight after 9pm local time go to a participating Panda Express get a free order of Orange Chicken for free with THIS
If you’re like hundreds of thousands of Americans, you’re struggling with school debt. We struggle with it. Seems weird to pay for something you aren’t in right now and for us it’s been a while since we graduated. Nonetheless, until we pay off the loans, we’ll have to pay them. However, we’ve been incorporating some techniques to pay it off more quickly.
1. Don’t defer you payments. It’s not hard to put your student loans off. Remember that you’ll eventually have to pay for them. Start now if you financially can. Deferment programs are there for a reason, but if you have the money, start paying it off.
2. Make a plan. Figure out how much you owe, how long you want to pay for it and divide that by months. Make those payments like you would a house or a car.
3. Set up automatic payments. This way you won’t get any late fees and you won’t miss any payments. I LOVE this option. I never have to worry about it and it’s always on time.
4. Don’t extend your payment schedule. It may seem appealing to extend your loan to 20 years instead of say 10, but you’ll end up paying for much more interest, plus you’ll be in debt longer.
5. Make large chunk payments. Wondering what to do with your tax refund or maybe some inheritance? Think about putting it toward your loans and getting out of debt!