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Aug 01 2014
4 years ago
2:07 PM MST

Weekend Entertainment, Restaurant & Retail Round-Up (+ Tax Free Shopping Weekend for 12 States!)

Aug 01, 2014 @ 2:07 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 AL, AK, FL, GA, IA, LA, MO, NM, OK, SC, TN,or VA, this is the tax-free shopping weekend for you! Head on over here to check out the details for your specific area. (Thanks, Juandreas and Joy!)


*American Girl
Throughout the month of August at various locations, girls ages 8 and up can participate in various FREE events. Head over here to see the full list of dates and participating locations as well as a phone number to make reservations.

*Bank of America
Bank of America customers get FREE admission to participating museums, science centers, botanical gardens, and more on the first full weekend of every month – just by presenting your card and photo id.

*Barnes & Noble
On August 1st at 7PM, attend the Frozen Friday: Cool Off with Olaf event with storytime, sing-along, crafts, activities, and more! Also, on August 2nd, honor Marvel’s 75th anniversary with activities and giveaways and a chance to win special Marvel prizes and more!

*Bass Pro Shop
August 1st-17th, participate in the Fall Hunting Classic.

*Brunswick Zone
Throughout the month of August, bowl for 50 cents at a Brunzwick Zone to raise money for America’s veterans. Dates and times for Brunswick Bowl for Freedom vary by location.

*Cinemark Theaters
Participating Cinemark theaters have their Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse promotion and are offering up 10 tickets to select G or PG-rated movies for ONLY $5 when purchased in advance at the Box Office (that makes each movie only $0.50!). OR, if you’d rather only purchase a few tickets to select shows, you will pay just $1 per ticket at the box office! Head on over here for more details, showtimes, or to find a participating theater near you.

*Chuck E. Cheese
Go here to print various coupons for your area. Also, check out their printable Rewards Calendars. Take the completed calendars to Chuck E. Cheese and receive 10 free tokens as a reward.

*Disney Store
The Disney Store is having their “Summer Play Days” and having fun-filled events each day through September 1st, including Art of Animation, Trivia Time, Story Time, and Showtime. Also, you can stop by every week to receive a character button. Go here for more details.

Every Friday through August 8th, head on over here to snag 2-for-1 Fandango movie tickets (up to a $19.50 value limit) to be used TODAY only. The value of the complimentary movie ticket (up to $19.50 including Fandango convenience fee) will automatically be deducted from your single order. Limit of one complimentary movie ticket per Visa Signature card every 30 days.

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

*Home Depot
On August 2nd, attend the FREE Kids hands-on workshop where kids can build a Mini-Crate Pencil Holder. Be sure to register now as spaces are limited.

*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.

*Lakeshore Learning Store
On Saturday, August 2nd from 11AM-3PM, kids can make a FREE You Name It Doorhanger! Go here for more details.

*Lowes Build & Grow
Attend the various 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.

Through August 1st, attend various Kids Club events including the Summer Passport for Imagination for only $2 per child. Sessions starting every half hour from 10AM-11:30AM. Go here for details.

*Microsoft Retail Stores
Through August 29th, Microsoft retail stores are hosting FREE YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 8-13 throughout. Go here for more details.

*Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres
Many participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theaters have begun their 9-week Summer Movie Express 2014. Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard to enjoy a selection of G or PG-rated films for only $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 10AM. Head on over here for more details and to find a participating Regal theater near you.

*Remington College
In order to make the “Back to School” process easier, Remington College (which has 13 different campus locations) is holding their annual event called Cuts for Kids. All of their campuses with Cosmetology programs are offering up FREE hair cuts for children 17 and under through the entire month of August. Plus, anyone who brings in any sort of school supplies to donate (such as binders, pencils, pens etc.) will score a FREE haircut, manicure, or pedicure! Check out the participating campuses by clicking here.

*Sam’s Club
On August 9th, Sam’s Club is offering Children’s Health Screenings. Go here to find your nearest location.

(Thanks, Free Stuff Times!)

Restaurant Deals:

Stop in on August 6th to get FREE Root Beer floats anytime between 2PM and store closing. Go here for details.

*Blimpie Subs
Go here to print a coupon valid for a FREE Regular Sub with Purchase of a Regular Sub and Drink.

*Carl’s Jr.
Go here to print various coupons.

*Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Print a $5 Off the Purchase off Any Entree coupon, valid thru August 3rd.

*Del Taco
Go here to print various coupons.

*Einstein Bros Bagels
Join Einstein Bros Bagels’ E-Club and receive a FREE Bagel & Shmear.

*Hardee’s Restaurant
Head here for various Cinnamon Pull-Aparts coupons, valid thru 8/3. Be sure to check out their Facebook page to select additional coupons.

*Hess Express
Register for the Hess Express app and grab a FREE 11oz bottle of Starbucks iced coffee.

*Honeybaked Ham
Go here and enter your location for various coupons.

*Huddle House
Go here to print a $2 off Hot Tots Entree with Purchase of a Beverage coupon, valid thru 8/12.

*Jack in the Box
Go here to get a $1 off Jalapeno Ranch or BBQ Ultimate Cheeseburger coupon, valid thru 8/10.

*Jamba Juice
Head over here to sign up for the Jamba Insider Rewards Program. By joining the program you’ll earn points for every dollar you spend ($1 spent = 1 point) and can redeem your points for discounts off your purchase (get $3 off your purchase with every 35 points). You’ll also receive personalized offers and a FREE juice or smoothie for your Birthday. Even sweeter, after signing up, I received a welcome email letting me know that a FREE $3 reward valid on ANY purchase had been added to my account! I’m thinking that reward should make for an inexpensive smoothie or juice!

*Lone Star Steakhouse
Buy $25 in Gift Cards and receive a FREE Starter or Buy $75 in Gift Cards and receive a FREE Entree, valid thru 8/17.

*Long John Silver
On August 2nd, get Free Fish & Fries from 11AM to 3PM, with no purchase necessary (dine in or carryout only)! Go here for details. Also, you can text FISH to 41522 to score a FREE large drink – no purchase necessary! Keep in mind that by texting this offer, you’ll be signing up for their club and will receive 2-6 messages per month. Standard text messaging rates will apply.

*LongHorn Steakhouse
Go here to print a Buy One Lunch Combination, Get One Half Off (Up to $5.25) coupon, valid thru 8/8.

*Papa John’s
Sign up for Papa’s E-mail and Text Offers to receive a FREE Chocolate Chip Cookie or Cinnapie with the purchase of any large specialty pizza at regular menu price.

*Pizza Hut
Here are a few Pizza Hut codes that may work for you. Simply head on over here, click on the Start Your Order button and enter one of the promo codes (listed below) in the appropriate box – found in the upper right corner.

* VISA5 – $5 off a $25 or more online order when you pay with your Visa card
* TEOMED3T6 – medium 3-topping pizza for only $6
* CX – 1 large pizza, 1 side, and a 2 liter for only $15

Get a Large 2-Topping Pizza for $7.99 when you order online for pick-up.

Join the Pretzelmaker Fan Club and receive a coupon in your inbox good for a FREE Pretzel!

Get a $1 Off a Regular or Large Sub or Large Salad coupon, valid thru 8/19.

*Red Robin
For a limited time, you can purchase a $25 Limited Edition Red Robin Gift Card (in store or online) and you’ll snag a FREE movie code to see Hercules (up to a $12 value). Plus, you can head over here to enter to win 5 luxurious nights for two in Honolulu in the Rainbow Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, where they filmed the movie!

Go here to sign up for the SmashClub to receive offers in your inbox.

*Sonic Drive-In
For the entire Summer (through September 1st), participating Sonic Drive-Ins are offering up 1/2 price Ice Cream Shakes after 8PM every evening.

Enter the Galaxy of Fresh sweeps for a chance to win subs, movie tickets and more thru August 31st.

*Taco Time
Go to Taco Time’s Facebook page to get a FREE Combo Meal upgrade with Any Purchase coupon, valid thru 9/2.

*T.G.I. Friday’s
Enjoy Endless Appetizers for $10 at participating restaurants for a limited time only.

*White Castle
Celebrate National Cheesecake Day with a FREE Cheesecake on a Stick with Any Combo Meal. Go here for a Buy One Get One FREE Sriracha Chicken Sandwich coupon, valid thru 8/3.

(Thanks, Smart Couponing!)

Retail Coupons & Deals:

*AVEDA Salon
Go here to print a coupon for a FREE invati 3-step system sample pack, valid thru 9/30/14. Also, experience a FREE invati Treatment for Thinning Hair with your next AVEDA haircut or shampoo style.

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Celebrate National Girlfriend’s Day all weekend with bareMinerals. Through Sunday, August 3rd, get a free mini Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss and Lipstick with any $60 purchase at a bareMinerals boutique or on

*Bath and Body Works
Bath and Body Works is introducing First Look. Be the first to sample their newest fragrance collections and receive exclusive offers and fun surprises. Go here to participate. Also, receive 20% Off Any Purchase in-store and online, valid thru 8/3.

*The Body Shop
Through August 4th, hop on over to and use the promo code INDULGE to score $10 off ANY $20 online purchase (OR print the coupon here to use in-store).

*Coldwater Creek
Since they’re going out of business, they’re having their Final Sell-Off event where everything is 30-50% off original ticked price.

*Hobby Lobby
Go here to print a coupon valid for 40% off a regular-priced item, valid through August 2nd.

Save in-store and online during JCPenney’s sale ending August 2nd. Stop by the Style Xpress Bar for a quick touch up and receive a FREE CHI Silk Infusion or CHI Keratin Silk Infusion. While supplies last. They are also offering $10 Kids’ Cuts through September 6th for children in Kindergarten thru 6th Grade.

*Jo-Ann Fabric
Go here to print a coupon valid for 40% off one regular priced item, valid through August 2nd.

*Kelly-Moore Paints
Go here to print a coupon for a FREE quart of Kelly-Moore paint.

Head on over to and click on the red “Get Your Pass” button to print a coupon valid for 20% off in-store and online, valid thru August 3rd.

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*L’Occitane en Provence
Go to L’Occitane’s Facebook Page to get their 3 favorite hand creams for $3, valid thru August 19th.

coupons good for 5% off your grocery and health & beauty care purchase, 15% off your general merchandise purchase, and 20% off your apparel purchase (excluding sporting goods department)! – See more at:
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Print various coupons valid through August 2nd, including a 20% Off entire purchase coupon.

*Sally Beauty Supply
Head over here, scroll down and click on the Coupon tab to print an in-store or online coupon valid for $3.50 off any $10 Sally Beauty Supply Purchase.

*The Children’s Place
They are having a Weekend Doorbuster sale and offering up $8 Backpacks and $4 Lunchboxes (excludes licensed backpacks & lunchboxes) after you use the 20% off Savings Pass found here (click on the PRINT link at top of site). Use promo code ONLINE3 at checkout to save an extra 20% off if purchasing online. Plus, now through September 1st, for every $20+ purchase you make at participating The Children’s Place retail stores or online, you will receive $10 PLACE cash to use toward your next purchase of $20 or more at any The Children’s Place retail store location or online from September 16th through September 29th, 2014.

*The Home Depot
Join The Home Depot’s Promo Text Program to receive $5 off your purchase of $50 or more.

Go here to print a $3.50 off ANY $10 purchase coupon, valid through August 2nd.

*Victoria’s Secret
Sunday, August 3rd enjoy the Pink Nation Ultimate Shopping Night.

*Yankee Candle
Head on over here to print a Buy 2 Get 1 FREE coupon valid for All regular priced Jar Candles, Tumblers, or Pure Radiance Vase Candles! This coupon is valid through August 3rd.

(Thanks, Brandice, Pooja, Sarah, Freebie Finding Mom, Freebie Radar!)

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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.