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Aug 23 2013
4 years ago
12:15 PM MDT

Weekend Restaurant, Entertainment, & Retail Deals (+ Tax Free Shopping Weekend for Connecticut!)

Aug 23, 2013 @ 12:15 PM MDT
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With Back to School sales upon us, you may be interested in checking out when your select state is offering Tax Free Weekend! If you live in Connecticut, this is the tax-free shopping weekend for you! Head on over here to check out the details for your specific area.


*A.C. Moore
On August 24th from 1-3PM, attend the FREE ArtSkills Back to School Sign Demonstration at select locations. Go here and click on View Events under the store nearest you for more details.

*American Girl
Throughout the month of August at various locations, girls ages 8 and up can participate in this Free Art Event: Saige’s Art Event with Crayola Model Magic! During this free art event, your girl can create a mini hot-air balloon sculpture using Crayola Model Magic. Head over here to see the full list of dates and participating locations as well as a phone number to make reservations.

*Boccieri Golf
Go here and click on “Get One for FREE” to snag a FREE Secret Grip! After you fill out the form, you’ll receive a printable certificate to take with you to a Dick’s Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy or Edwin Watts store along with your driver or 7-iron for the FREE installation. Valid through September 3, 2013 – While supplies last. Limit one coupon per customer.

*Busch Gardens
Through September 2nd, Florida Residents can get unlimited admission to Busch GardensTampa, unlimited WEEKDAY (Monday – Friday) admission to Adventure Island, and unlimited WEEKDAY (Monday – Friday) admission to Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark Orlando for $99 per person. Go here for details.

*Chuck E. Cheese
Go here to print various coupons for your area. Also, through September 1st, every kid will get a free game piece that is guaranteed to win tickets, tokens and more. Go here for more details.

*Cinemark Theaters
Go here to print a coupon valid for $2 off any fountain or frozen drink with the Purchase of any Nachos, Angus Hot Dog, Pizza, or Pretzel! This coupon is valid through 8/28 and can either be redeemed by printing it or bringing it up on your mobile device.

*Disney Store
Through September 2nd, attend FREE Summer Play Days every day – see a Cast Member to find out what times the events will be offered! Plus, receive a Mickey Mouse keychain when you attend 5 events or receive a Mickey Mouse watch when you attend 10 events (while supplies last)! Go here for times and details.

(To see the rest of the deals, click the link below “Read More / Post Your Comments”.)

*Guitar Center
Go here to register for FREE guitar lessons on Saturdays in August at various times. Be sure to register now if interested.

On August 25th, from 2-4PM, Rewards Members can attend a free play date at Gymboree Play & Music. If you’re new to Gymboree’s classes, print this coupon and redeem it at any Play & Music locations worldwide for a FREE class!

*Home Depot
Be sure to register now for the September 7th FREE hands-on workshop where you can create a Football Ring Toss Game. Also, go here to check out the monthly workshops for October and November too!

*Kids Bowl Free
At participating bowling alleys across the country, Kids can Bowl Free all summer long (up to 6 kids)! Just head on over here and click your state on the map to find a participating location near you. Note that you may want to register your children now (even if you have done this in the past) so your kiddos will then be able to get 2 FREE games of bowling per day.

*Kids Skate Free
Just go here and click your state on the map to find a participating location near you (note that not all states offer this free program). Once you find a location near you, click on the location name to find out more information about hours of operation etc. Then scroll down and click on the green “Register for This Skating Center” banner (like the one pictured above) – note that you will receive an email asking you to verify your email address. Your first set of passes will then be ready on Sunday of that week (read your passes carefully as most passes are only accepted at specific days/times and will vary based on the skating rink). Keep in mind that you do have to pay taxes as well as the skate rental fee, which will vary by location.

*Lakeshore Learning Store
On Saturday, 8/24 from 11AM-3PM, kids can make a FREE “Funny Face Goggles”! Go here for more details.

Go here to get a FREE child ticket with full paid adult ticket to LEGOLAND California Resort. Use Promotion code 13021; expires online: 12/31/13.

*Lowes Build & Grow
Attend the various Disney Planes Build and Grow Clinics in August at 10AM. Go here for a list of upcoming clinics. Registration opens a few weeks before each clinic’s date.

On Saturday, 8/24 every half hour from 10AM-Noon, kids can make Duck Tape Bookcover for just $2 per child.

*National Parks
On August 25th only, get free entrance into U.S. National Parks. Go here for more details.

Through 8/25 only, you can score a FREE 1-day DVD rental when you enter the promo code JR8WQLM at your local Redbox kiosk or at Also, wWhenever you create a new account and reserve your first movie online, you’ll also score an account credit valid for a FREE one-night DVD rental after returning your rental!

*Regal Cinemas
Head on over here to snag a mobile coupon valid for $3 Off Soft Drink, valid through August 25th.

*SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment for Military
Through November 11th, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is honoring our Military Men and Women through Waves of Honor, a complimentary program for active military, by offering up 1 complimentary admission per year to either SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Water Country USA, or Sesame Place or weekdays at Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark in San Diego for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents. Simply head over here to register.

Every Saturday from August 24th-October 26th from 10AM to 12PM, attend a FREE Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Making Event. Go here for more details.

Visa Signature cardholders can go here to get 20% off $25 gift card purchases, valid for a limited time. Also, through September 6th, head over to and purchase a minimum of $50 worth of limited edition One Direction Fandango Gift Cards and you’ll receive a FREE movie ticket (up to $20 value)!

(Thanks, The Savvy Bump and Free Stuff Times!)

Restaurant Deals:

Through September 3rd, head to a participating 7-Eleven store every Wednesday (that’s today!) to snag a Medium Iced Coffee for just $1. Choose from 3 flavors – Hazelnut, Mocha, or French Vanilla. Check out the 7-Eleven Facebook page for more information.

*Auntie Anne’s
Visit your local Auntie Anne’s store between August 20 and October 15 to buy a $1 lemon joke, and they’ll give you a $1 off coupon for your next visit. Also, visit your local Auntie Anne’s every Tuesday and Thursday, starting Aug. 20, from 2-4PM and buy a lemon joke and a 21 oz. soda or lemonade and receive a FREE pretzel. Go here for details.

*Ben & Jerry’s
Through 9/28, the Scoop Trucks are back on tour on the West and East Coasts and offering up a FREE Greek Yogurt when you tweet about them. Go here for more details.

*Blimpie Sub Shop
Head on over to the Blimpie Facebook page, give them a “like” and click on the “Get a Coupon” tab to print a Bricks coupon good for a FREE 6 inch Sub with the purchase of a 6 inch Sub of equal or lesser value and a 22 oz Drink (excludes $5 Combo Meals)!

*Bob Evans
Go here to print a coupon valid for buy 1 breakfast entree and 2 drinks, get 1 breakfast entree FREE – valid through 8/30.

*Boston Market
Go here to print a coupon valid for a $1 off any $10 purchase and go here to print a coupon valid for a FREE 3rd side with the purchase of an individual meal, valid through 9/14.

* Buca di Beppo
Go here to print a 4 for $40 Meal coupon valid through September 29th. Also, for a limited time, head on over here, enter your zip code (please note that this offer only works for participating zip codes) and fill out your info to score a coupon valid for $15 off any 2 pastas, baked pastas or entrees! Note that this offer is only for dine in only.

*Burger King
Through September 1st, head on over to your local Burger King to snag 50¢ Ice Cream Cones or Cups – no coupon needed!

*California Pizza Kitchen
Go here to print a coupon valid for $10 off your $40 purchase, valid through 8/26. For every $100 you spend at CPK, you get a $5 reward. When you register, you also get a free small plate! Go here for more details.

*Cold Stone Creamery
Head on over here to join “The My Cold Stone Club” to score a coupon good for Buy One Creation, Get One Free. Plus, you’ll receive member only emails with coupons on a regular basis and when it’s your birthday, you’ll receive another coupon good for a Buy One Creation, Get One Free. Note – coupon may take 24 hours to arrive.

*Del Taco
On Wednesdays starting 8/28-9/11 from 3-9PM, get a FREE item from the Buck & Under menu at participating restaurants with ANY purchase! Go here to print coupons valid for FREE Carnitas Taco Al Carbon with purchase of any beverage, FREE Egg & Cheese Burrito with beverage purchase, or 2 FREE Grilled Chicken Tacos when you Join Fan Club.

*Earth Fare
Every Thursday from 4-8PM, Kids can eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal valued at $5 or more. Go here for more details.

*Genghis Grill
Head over to a participating Genghis Grill restaurant to take advantage of their Kids Eat Free Tuesdays! Kids ages 11 and under can score one FREE kid’s meal per adult bowl purchased. Be sure to contact your local restaurant to verify participation.

Go here to print a coupon for $1 off any size Texas Toast Combo and a Free Medium Drink with the purchase of any size Super Nachos, both coupons valid through 9/8. Also, head on over to the Hardee’s Facebook page or here to print even more coupons.

*Honey Baked Ham
Go here to print a coupon for $5 off Bone-In Half Ham, $4 Off Boneless Ham, and more – valid through 8/25.

*Outback Steakhouse
Head on over here to snag a coupon valid for $8 off 2 Entrees or $4 off 1 entree! This coupon is valid for Dinner only and will work for both Dine-In and Curbside Take-away through September 5th. Sounds good to me!

*Panda Express
If you have a Panda Express nearby, head on over to the Panda Express Facebook page , “like” them, and click on the “Panda Offer” tab to score a coupon valid for a FREE Sobe Lifewater whenever you buy a 2-entree or 3-entree plate. Keep in mind that there is a limit of one coupon per person, per household.

*Panera Bread
Head over here to the Panera Bread site and see how and why they switched to serving Antibiotic Free Chicken. Click on “Drive the Road” and deliver the egg. When the journey is over, you’ll score a prize, such as $2 off a salad + more!

*Papa John’s
Through September 1st, head on over to the Papa John’s site where you may be able to score 50% off ANY large, regular menu price pizza! Just head on over here and sign-in to your account, click on “Special Offers” (at the top of the page), then enter in the promo code PLAY50 and click apply to see if this offer is available in your area.

Also, through September 1st, head on over to the Papa John’s site where they are offering up Buy 1 Large Pizza, Get 1 Large Pizza for $0.53 (of equal or lesser value). Just head here to sign in or register for an account, click on “Order Now” (at the top of the page), then enter in the promo code NFL53 and click apply. Note that this code may not work in all regions.

*Penn Station
Head on over here and receive an emailed coupon for a FREE 6 inch sub for subscribing to emails from them (top right). They have locations in Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

This summer, Piccadilly is helping children discover the fun and value of reading with their Summer Reading Program. It’s simple: Pick up a Summer Reading Log at your local neighborhood Piccadilly Restaurant. Kids read 10 books and record them on their log. Then, return the Summer Reading Log to your local Piccadilly Restaurant for a FREE Kids Meal. Also, kids’ meals are only $0.99 every day after 4PM. Go here for details.

Go here to print a coupon valid for $1 off Regular or Large Sub or Large Salad, valid through 8/26.

*Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Head on over to the Romano’s Macaroni Grill Facebook page and click on the “Get Offer” button to snag a coupon via email good for up to 40% off your total check through 8/25. Note that you will receive 10% off your total check per person up to a maximum discount of 40%.

Head here to print a coupon valid for FREE Fire Roasted Corn Guacamole and Chips with purchase of the Coastal Trio, valid through 10/20.

Head on over here to sign up for the SmashClub for the latest news, promotions and coupons.

*Smokey Bones
Go here to print a $10 Off $20 Purchase Coupon, valid Through August 25th.

*Smoothie King
Go here and join the Kingdom email club and score exclusive offers, health and wellness tips along with a coupon good for a Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Smoothie!

*Sonic Drive-In
Join the Sonic Ice Cream Social and get a coupon for $1 off any ice cream product.

*Taco Bell
Taco Bell is now offering up Happier Hour items for just $1 from 2PM-5PM each day! Happier Hour includes Loaded Grillers, Freezes, Sparklers and medium soft drinks!

* Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen
Head to the Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen Facebook page and click on the Fan Exclusive tab to print a coupon valid for a FREE Watermelon Flavored Drink Upgrade with any value meal purchase.

*Waffle House
Go here to print a coupon for a FREE waffle, valid M-F thru 9/8.

*White Castle
Get 4 FREE Sliders when you join the CraverNation club! Go here to sign up.

Head on over to the Yogurtland Facebook page, “like” them and then click on “claim your offer” (as pictured below) to snag an offer valid for a FREE 5 oz Road Runner Cactus Berry Tart from today August 19th – September 1st. Your offer will be sent to you via email.

(Thanks, Fran, Freebie Finding Mom, Brandice, Gina, and Smart Couponing!)

Retail Coupons & Deals:

Go here to print a $10 off $50 purchase coupon, valid through 9/15.

* Bath & Body Works
Print the coupon here to get a FREE Signature Collection item up to a $12.50 value with any purchase of $10 or more valid through 9/8.

*Famous Footwear
Through 8/24, Rewards members can head on over here to print a coupon good for 20% off your ENTIRE purchase at Famous Footwear. And Non-members can head over here to print a coupon good for 15% off your ENTIRE purchase at Famous Footwear. OR, you can also shop online to score 20% off with promo code SCHOOL57 at checkout (rewards members only) or 15% off with promo code SCHOOL54 at checkout (non-members).

*Great Clips
Simply text GREAT to 47328 or go here to score a coupon valid for $2 off your next haircut.

*Hobby Lobby
Go here to print a coupon valid for 40% off a regular-priced item, valid thru 8/24.

Go here to print an in-store coupon valid for 15% off everything or 20% off $100 purchase, valid through 8/28.

Starting August 25th through September 2nd, for every pair of jeans you purchase, you will score a coupon valid for $10 off a future purchase of $10 or more at checkout (exclusions apply so make sure to read the fine print)!  Even better, browse through the clearance section where you may be able to find jeans on sale which will qualify you for the $10 coupon! Stay tuned for more details! Also, Macy’s is offering up a 15% Wow Pass on select sale and clearance items, valid in-stores or online from 8/22-8/25.

Get a FREE 1-month supply of GinZing Eye Cream (no purchase required – while supplies last!). Go here for details.

*Pier 1 Imports
Through August 24th, head on over here to print a coupon valid for $5 off a $25 purchase OR $10 off a $40 purchase at your local Pier 1 store! If you would rather snag this great offer from the convenience of your own home, just use promo code YOUROCK at checkout when shopping online.

*Shoe Carnival
Go here to print a coupon valid for $5 off your $39.98 purchase, valid through 9/1.

*The Children’s Place
Go here to print a coupon valid for 15% off your entire purchase or 20% off your $40 purchase – valid through 8/28.

Go here to print a coupon valid for $3.50 off your $10 purchase, valid through 8/31.

*Yankee Candle
Just head on over here to print a coupon valid for $10 off a $25 Purchase valid through 8/25/2013! Also, keep in mind that you may be able to use this coupon at other stores besides Yankee candle (excludes outlet stores, Kohl’s, Meijer, Target, and Yankee Candle Fundraising).

(Thanks, Jennifer, Anh, and Your Retail Helper!)

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