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Aug 16 2013
4 years ago
1:43 PM MST

Weekend Restaurant, Entertainment, & Retail Deals (+ Tax Free Shopping Weekend for 2 States!)

Aug 16, 2013 @ 1:43 PM MST
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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 or Maryland, 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 17th from 1-3PM, attend the FREE Wilton Cake Decorating Basics 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.

Be sure to sign up for the AMF Summer Unplugged Program to also score FREE bowling! Kids registered in the Summer Unplugged program can bowl two games per day, every day, all summer long! You can also get an AMF Summer Pass for just $34.95 and it includes two games per day for you and up to three guests ages 16 and up. Go here for more details.

*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.

*Bowtie Cinemas
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10AM, get FREE admission to see select kids’ movies at participating theaters. Go here for more details.

*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 $1 off any candy with the Purchase of any Coca-Cola fountain or frozen drink! This coupon is valid through 8/21 and can either be redeemed by printing it or bringing it up on your mobile device. Also, be sure to check out the Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse promotion.

*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.

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, 8/17 from 11AM-3PM, kids can make a FREE “I Can Do It” Flowerpot! 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 Toy Story 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, 8/17 every half hour from 10AM-Noon, kids can make Bookmark for just $2 per child.

Whenever 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 $2 off Pizza, valid through August 18th.

Visa Signature cardholders can go here to get 20% off $25 gift card purchases, valid for a limited time.

(Thanks, Freebie Finding Mom, Free Stuff Times, and Gail!)

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.

*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. Also, go here to print a coupon for a FREE Kids Meal with Individual Meal Purchase, valid through 8/19.

* 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
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.

*Olive Garden
Through August 19th, Olive Garden is offering up special Lunch Flash Sales on select days where you can snag coupons for up to 25% off your meal. The next Flash Sale starts at 11AM EST today so hurry on over here for more details and/or to request a reminder. Also note that Lunch Flash Sale coupons must be used on the same day the sale is announced.

*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!

*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.

* Quiznos
Go here to print a coupon valid for a Free Chips & Regular Fountain Drink with Purchase of Large Salad or Regular/Large Sub, valid through 8/19.

* Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Head on over to the Romano’s Macaroni Grill Facebook page, “like” them and click on “Get Offer” to claim a coupon valid for Buy 1  Braiser – Cremini Pork Shank, Classic Italian Bake, or Chicken Cacciatore Get a FREE Entree coupon – valid through 8/18!

* Rubios
Head here to print a coupon valid for FREE Fire Roasted Corn Guacamole and Chips with purchase of the Coastal Trio (exp. 10/20/13).

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

*Smokey Bones
Go here to print a coupon valid for Buy One Entree , Get One Half Off – valid through 8/18.

*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
Through the entire Summer, Sonic is offering up 1/2 price Ice Cream Shakes after 8PM every evening. Please note that this offer is only available at participating Sonic Drive-Ins, so you may want to call your store before making a special trip over there. Also, join the Sonic Ice Cream Social and get a coupon for $1 off any ice cream product.

Through August 18th, make any Starbuck’s purchase before 2PM and then enjoy any Grande 16 oz cold beverage for just $2 (plus tax) after 2PM the same day at participating stores in the U.S. and Canada. Just remember to show them your receipt when you return.

*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.

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

(Thanks, Free Stuff Times, Freebie Finding Mom, and Smart Couponing!)

Retail Coupons & Deals:

Through August 18th, participating Aerie stores listed here will be having a “Try On Event” where you can win a mystery card valid for a FREE favorite undie, $5 off, or possibly a FREE bra whenever you try on ANY bra! Plus, you’ll be able to meet with their Bra Experts for free fittings, prizes, style tips and more. Go here to RSVP for this event or go here for more details.

* 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. You can also head on over here to print a coupon valid for a FREE Hard-Working Hand & Body Cream with ANY purchase ($8 value) – valid in-store today 8/16 ONLY (while supplies last)! Consider purchasing a Pocketbac Sanitizing Hand Gel priced at $1.75 or any Clearance item to score your freebie!

*Famous Footwear
Through 8/17, 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 8/17.

JCPenney has a coupon that you can take $10 off your purchase of $25 or more on select apparel, shoes, and accessories, valid 8/16 & 8/17.

If you shop at Staples, check out the bottom of your receipt for a $10 off a $30 purchase at Kohl’s coupon (it can be found right on the bottom of your Staples receipt)! Through August 18th, head on over here, look for the banner (as pictured above), click on the “Print Your Pass” link to print a coupon valid for 15% off everything! You can also snag this offer online, just use promo code LEMONADE at checkout. And, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to go to the Kohl’s Facebook page to print a coupon valid for $10 off a $25 Kid’s Apparel purchase at Kohl’s. Simply click on the “Get Offer” button and the coupon will be emailed to you. This coupon is valid in-store only through August 18th!  And – here’s the best part….you can stack these coupons to make for some rockin’ deals! Just note that the 15% off coupon will deduct from the total cost after the $10 off $25 coupon has been applied.

Print the Macy’s WOW Pass here to get an extra 20% off select sale and clearance men’s, women’s and kids’ clothing and accessory purchases. Plus, get an extra 15% OFF select fine & fashion jewelry and sale & clearance watches (some exclusions apply) – valid thru 8/18.

*Old Navy
Tomorrow, August 17th, Old Navy will be offering up Men & Women’s Famous Jeans for only $15 and Kid’s Famous Jeans for only $8 – in store ONLY. You’ll want to be sure and get their early for the best selection! Head on over here for more details.

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

*Shoe Carnival
Head here and click on the banner to print a coupon valid for $5 off your total purchase of $39.98 or more! This coupon is valid through September 1st and does not exclude sale or clearance items and it can be combined with the current Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Sale!

*The Children’s Place
Go here to print a coupon valid for 15% off your entire purchase and more – valid through 8/18.

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

*Victoria’s Secret
Get 15% off your PINK purchase with your college ID, valid August 16-17th. Go here to RSVP for this event. Also, attend the “Love Victoria” party on 8/16 or 8/17 for fragrance demonstrations and more. Go here to find a participating store.

(Thanks, Your Retail Helper, Coupon Pro, Freebie Shark, Dayna, Freebie Finding Mom, Free Stuff Times, Brandice, and Jennifer!)

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Have you ever had moments when you're either out of time or out of printer ink, or both, and you really want to keep track of a "Hip" deal or print a valuable coupon in the next day or two? Or what do you do when an outstanding, but pricey, deal is posted and you want to save it for discussion with your significant other? Well, now you're in luck! No more searching through pages of posts to find the coupon or the deal. Simply move the post to your Hip List and access it at your convenience.

How Does the Hip List Work?

It's easy! To use this feature, first head on over here and register and log into your account. Whenever you find a great deal that you want to come back to later at a later time, just click on the HIP List icon located on each post (see images below) and the information will be saved in your account. To remove a post from your HIP List, just click on the HIP List icon and it will be removed.

When logged into your account, you will see the HIP List icon at the bottom of every post if you are viewing in classic view.

If you prefer to view in river view, you will see the HIP List icon located on every post above the post title and to the right.

If you're wanting to print a certain deal, blog post, or the Weekly Store Matchups from your HIP list, click on the small blue printer icon in the upper right corner of the HIP list. This will allow you to customize the information that you want or don't want to include when printing from your HIP list so you're only printing the information that's most important to you! If there are deals (or portions of deals) that you are not interested in printing, just click on the red x button to remove them. To restore a section, click on the green arrow icon in the upper right hand corner.