Weekend Entertainment, Restaurant & Retail Round-Up (+ Tax Free Shopping Weekend for Texas and Maryland!)

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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 Texas and Maryland, this is the tax-free shopping weekend for you (note that tax-free shopping starts Sunday for Maryland)! Head on over here to check out the details for your specific area.


*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.

*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.

This is the last Friday to 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 September 6th, attend the FREE Kids hands-on workshop where kids can build a Build a Wizard of Oz TM Birdhouse. 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.

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*Lakeshore Learning Store
On Saturday, August 9th from 11AM-3PM, kids can make a FREE Summer Spinning Top! 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.

Purchase your supplies and create a custom cork memo board Saturday, August 9th from 1-4PM at DIY Day-Elmer’s Cork Memo Board. Attend various Kids Club events for only $2 per child. Sessions start 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 are hosting 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.

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*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.

*Toys R Us
On August 9th, from 12PM-2PM, head on in to your local ToysRUs store for a FREE DohVinci Decorating Event! The kiddos will be able to decorate a picture frame plus, there will be special savings and giveaways. Note that this event is intended for kids ages 6 and older.

(Thanks, Free Stuff Times!)

Restaurant Deals:

Through August 12th, head on over here and enter in your email address to score a coupon good for a FREE Small Fry AND Small Drink with purchase of a Mega Meat Stacks Sandwich.

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

*Bob Evans
Hop over to Bob Evans to enjoy a 3-Course Dinner for $9.99. Includes salad or soup, entree, dessert, and your choice of endless bread.

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

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Join the Chili’s email club for FREE Chips & Salsa or Guacamole or Queso with the Purchase of an Adult Entree.

*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
Check out their Facebook page to select various 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.

*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.

*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 

Through August 17th, head on over to the Papa John’s site where you may be able to score 40% 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 SUM40 and click apply to see if this offer is available in your area. If so, you can snag a large Cheese pizza for only $7.19 (+ delivery fee & tax)! Use promo code AUG699 to snag a large 1-topping pizza for only $6.99. 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
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.

*Steak Escape
Head here to print various coupons, valid thru 9/30.

*Stevi B’s
Go here to print coupons for a $19.99 Family Meal Deal and 2 Large Specialty Pizzas for $14.99, valid thru 8/21.

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.

(Thanks, Brandice, Fran, Pooja, and 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.

*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.

*Coldwater Creek
Since they’re going out of business, they’re having their Final Sell-Off event where everything is 80-90% off original ticked price. The remaining stores will be closing this Sunday.

*Hobby Lobby
Go here to print a coupon valid for 40% off a regular-priced item, valid through August 9th.

Save in-store and online with various coupons at JCPenney thru August 9th. 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 9th.

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

Head on over to Kohls.com and click on the red “Get Your Pass” button to print a coupon valid for 15% off in-store and online, valid thru August 17th.

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*Lane Bryant
Text LBMOBILE to 23705 to snag a coupon valid for $10 off your entire purchase. Print this coupon for 40% Off One Full Price Item.

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

Go here for various Macy’s coupons.

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: http://www.freebiefindingmom.com/meijer-mperks-coupon/#sthash.0U1qaOCl.dpuf
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: http://www.freebiefindingmom.com/meijer-mperks-coupon/#sthash.0U1qaOCl.dpuf
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: http://www.freebiefindingmom.com/meijer-mperks-coupon/#sthash.0U1qaOCl.dpuf

Print various coupons valid through August 9th, including a 40% Off Any One Regular Price Item.

*Old Navy
Today only, August 8th, Old Navy, GAP, or Banana Republic Credit Cardholders can head over to your local Old Navy store to score $2 Women’s Tanks (reg. $8.50!). Note that this $2 sale applies to select styles only and there is a limit of 5 per customer. Also note that you must use your Old Navy, GAP, or Banana Republic card to shop this sale today, August 8th.

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Head to Origins’ facebook page to get a coupon for a FREE Skincare Starter Kit which include 3 FREE dram samples customized for you + a FREE Mini Facial, valid thru August 15th.

*The Children’s Place
They are having a Weekend Doorbuster sale and offering up Buy 1 Get 1 Free Short-Sleeve Graphic and Classic Tees (excludes licensed tees). Even sweeter, head here and click on the PRINT link at top of site to score a 20% off Savings Pass or Spend $50 or more and Get 25% off.In addition to this BOGO sale on Tees, use the 20%-25% off Savings Pass to snag select styles of Denim for as low as $5.99! 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 9th.

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*Victoria’s Secret
Don’t miss Pink Friday at Victoria’s Secret on August 8th! See this post for more information.

*Yankee Candle
Head on over here to print a new Buy 1 ANY Large Jar, Tumbler or Pure Radiance Vase Candle, Get 1 FREE coupon, valid thru August 10th. Also, be sure to print this new $20 off a $45 Purchase Yankee Candles couponvalid thru September 1st.

(Thanks, Fran, Pooja, Freebie RadarOrganic Deal Diva!)

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Comments 8

  1. okmotherof2

    The Cinemark Theatres Movie Clubhouse ended yesterday.

    • nicolegammeter

      It varies by location.

  2. e

    In other news anyone who isn’t cray stays out of stores in TX

    • Desiree

      Lol why? ……

      • Desiree

        Nvm tax free day duh lol

    • Suzanwoo

      I was out the door at 8am in Houston, TX and home by 1pm… Did my shopping early to beat the craziness, now I won’t step into any store until after the weekend. 😉

    • Tammy

      We live 45 minutes from Houston and find most people head to the larger shopping centers there so that local areas in outlying area are not as crazy.

  3. Ken

    Also, Applebee’s is doing their bonus card deal when you buy $50 worth. But it might be online only.

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