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Aug 21 2015
3 years ago
4:20 PM MDT

Weekend Entertainment, Restaurant, & Retail Roundup

Aug 21, 2015 @ 4:20 PM MDT
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*AMC Theatres
AMC Theatres is offering a rare $5 Special Teen Deal coupon good for a 53oz Popcorn and a 21oz Coca-Cola for only $5 through 8/31. Limit one coupon per ticket purchase and you must show Student ID.

*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.

*Barnes & Noble
On August 22nd at 11AM, attend storytime and activities featuring “The Day the Crayons Came Home” Go here for details.

*Disney Store
Through September 1st, attend the FREE Summer Play Days for store events including Art of Animation, Trivia, Story Time and Showtime. Stop by every week and receive a character button.

*Family Christian
Now through August 27th, Family Christian Bookstore is kicking off their Summer Reading Program! Kids 12 years and younger can earn a FREE $10 off $10+ Savings Pass whenever they read and complete a Book Report form for six Christian books and bring in the forms to any Family Christian store! If you don’t live by a Family Christian store, you can submit your completed forms and mailing address to

Planning to see Sinister 2? Through August 24th, purchase a movie ticket to see Sinister 2 on and get a FREE $5 Concession Certificate good for any food and/or drink purchase up to $5 total at any participating theater’s concession stand! Note there is a limit of 1 reward code per transaction regardless of the number of tickets purchased in a single transaction; limit 2 reward codes total per person.

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

*Home Depot
Register now for the upcoming Home Depot Kids Workshop on September 5th where kids can build a FREE Football Toss Game. These workshops are designed for ages 5-12 and are offered the 1st Saturday at all The Home Depot stores between 9AM-12PM.

*LEGO Store
Did you know that online registration is now required for upcoming LEGO Mini Build events?! With that being said, registration is now open for the upcoming LEGO Monthly Mini Model Build on September 1st or 2nd where kids can build a free LEGO Diver Model!

*Lakeshore Learning Store
On Saturday, August 22nd from 11AM-3PM, kids can make a Free Animal Antics Paper Pal! Go here for more details.

On Saturday, August 22nd at 10AM, head on into Lowe’s where kids can build a FREE Avenger’s Thor’s Chariot! Be sure to register your kiddos now as spots tend to fill up quickly! If you’ve never attended one of these free Kid’s Clinics, check out my previous experience here.

Attend various Kids Club events for only $2 per child. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM-11:30AM. Go here for details.

*Microsoft YouthSpark Summer Camps
Microsoft retail stores are hosting YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 8-13 throughout the summer. This FREE camp is divided into two age groups for beginner Game Coders (recommended for ages 8-11) and intermediate Game Coders (recommended for ages 8-11 or older). The camps are 2 hours a day, Monday-Thursday, and are available at Microsoft Retail Stores throughout the country.

*National Parks
In celebration of National Park Service Birthday on August 25th, you can take advantage of an Entrance-Free Day at over 100 participating National Parks on Tuesday, August 25th only. Check out the list of participating parks here.

*Williams Sonoma
Go here to check out FREE Junior Chef Classes and Technique Classes.

(Thanks, Freebies for a Cause & Free Stuff Times!)

With Labor Day just around the corner, 7-Eleven is celebrating the “Dog Days” of Summer by offering up their 100% beef Quarter Pound Big Bite Hot Dogs for just $1 each on Friday 8/21 & Saturday 8/22 only.

PLUS – on Saturday 8/22 and Sunday 8/23, 7-Eleven will be offering up a FREE Snickers singles bar! To qualify for this freebie, head on over here and download the Free iPhone or Android App or text EARN to 711711 (or pull up the app on your phone if you already have it downloaded). Sign-in or create a 7-Eleven account to view the “Scan and Save” section of the App and then after 12PM CST, you will find this offer.

Every Wednesday after 4PM through September 2nd, kids can eat free with adult entree purchase of $10.99 or more. Go here for details.

*Bonefish Grill
If you’re a fan of Bonefish Grill, hurry on over here where you can score a coupon good for $10 off your Dinner purchase after 4PM at Bonefish Grill! Or, go here to save $5 off your Lunch or Sunday Brunch purchase (valid from 11AM-3PM or Sunday Brunch 10AM-2PM). Note that both coupons are valid through 8/24 and exclude alcohol and are valid for dine-in only.

*Carl’s Jr.
Through September 6th, head here to print a coupon valid for $1 off a Mushroom & Swiss All-Natural Burger Combo!

Through October 25th, save 15% off your lunch or dinner purchase (dine-in or take out) with this coupon.

Through August 31st, head on over here to enter the Chipotle Friend or Faux Sweepstakes. Just take the short quiz (or skip the quiz entirely and complete this form) and then enter your name and mobile phone number to score a mobile coupon valid for Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Chipotle Burrito, Burrito Bowl, Salad or Order of Tacos (up to a $10 value)! This coupon will be delivered via text message to the mobile phone number you enter on the sweepstakes form. Please note – many readers have stated that it took up to an hour and a half to receive their text message.

*Del Taco
Del Taco has released a new coupon valid for a FREE Salsa Fresca Chicken Taco with any purchase, valid through August 27th.

From 7AM to 7PM on August 25th, visit your local IHOP restaurant for $1 Short Stack Pancakes and to support Childhood Hunger. IHOP will be donating 50¢ for every short stack to No Kid Hungry!

*Krispy Kreme
Every Friday in August (8/21 and 8/28), participating Krispy Kreme shops are offering up $1 Off Frozen Lattes or Chillers – ANY size! YUM! 🙂 For more information and to see if your location is participating, go here.

*Longhorn Steakhouse
Through 9/6, get $3 off 2 adult lunch entrees with this coupon.

Hop on over to iTunes OR Google Play to download the new and free McDonald’s App. By doing so, it appears you’ll score a coupon valid for a FREE Breakfast or Regular Menu Sandwich! Please note that you will see this offer upon downloading the app… however, it appears the coupon is not actually available until September.

*Olive Garden
If you’re planning a trip to Olive Garden in the near future, you may be interested to know that this offer is back! For a limited time, whenever you purchase 1 entree (dine-in only), you can take one home for FREE – NO coupon needed! Go here for more details.

*Orange Leaf
Through August 31st, kids under the age of 18 can receive 3 FREE ounces of frozen yogurt for sharing their ideas on how to make their community better. To get the offer, kids can either go here to download the community activity sheet or pick one up at any of Orange Leaf’s more than 300 participating locations. Once they complete the sheet, just bring it back to Orange Leaf to receive 3oz of FREE froyo.

*Panera Bread
If you’re a MyPanera member, you may be able to score a FREE cup of coffee every day during the month of August! Just be sure to log into your account to view your rewards or check your Inbox for an email with the Subject Line “Free Surprises Inside”. IF you also have this email/offer in your account, just present your MyPanera card to redeem your reward for a FREE freshly brewed hot or iced coffee. There is a limit one free coffee per day and the reward cannot be redeemed for espresso beverages.

*Papa John’s
Use promo code POST3M to snag three medium three topping pizzas for only $21 or you can save 25% off your regular menu priced online order by entering the code VISA25 or SAVE25 at checkout. PLUS, through August 31st, Papa John’s is offering up a FREE Large Pizza with EVERY $25 Papa John’s gift card purchased – NO promo code needed!

Go here to print a coupon for $1 off a regular sub, large sub, or large salad – valid through 8/27.

*Red Robin
Purchase a $25 limited edition, movie themed gift card and get a FREE movie ticket to see Terminator Genisys (up to a $10 value). Go here for more details.

If you’re looking to save on dining out in your area or to save on eating out when traveling, here’s a great deal for ya! Today & tomorrow only, is offering up a $25 gift certificate for ONLY $4.25 when you use the promo code BEST at checkout.

Through September 1st, Sonic is offering up 1/2 price Real Ice Cream Shakes after 8PM.

(Thanks, Savings Done Simply, Freebies for a Cause & Freebie Radar!)

Retail Coupons & Deals:

*A.C. Moore
* 50% off one regular price item – valid 8/16 and 8/17 only
* 40% off one regular price item – valid 8/18 thru 8/22
* 500 Bonus Points when you make a purchase of $25 or more for A.C. Moore Rewards members – valid thru 8/22
* 55% off + 20% off Full Custom Framing Orders – valid thru 8/22
(Coupons are located in the weekly ad, OR you can print them here by clicking on the “Coupons” tab)

Through August 29th, Ibotta is offering up $5 back when you purchase $40 in-store at Aeropostale – you must spend at least $40 after discounts, coupons and prior to tax in a single transaction. Plus, you can head here to print a coupon valid for $10 off a purchase of $50 or $25 off a purchase of $100 or more (expires 9/7). Plus, through 9/7, you’ll earn $10 Aero Cash whenever you make a $35 purchase. Aero Cash will be valid 9/10-13 when you spend $25 or more. Combine all of these offers and score yourself a sweet deal!

*Bath & Body Works
Through 9/8, score a FREE Signature Item (up to a $14 value!) with any $10 purchase + FREE shipping on a $40 order – just be sure to enter the code WINETIME at checkout. If you prefer to shop at your local store, check your inbox for an email titled “Uncork the Happy with a FREE Gift!” coming from the address and print the email or show it on your phone to snag your FREE Item with a $10 in-store purchase.

Are you an American Express Cardholder?! If so, log in to your American Express account and check the “Amex Offers & Benefits” section as you may have an offer for a one-time $25 statement credit when you use your enrolled card to spend a total of $75 or more in-store at GAP, GAP Baby and GAP Kids by 9/7/2015.

*Hobby Lobby
Save 40% off one item at regular price with this coupon – valid thru 8/22 (click coupon link at top right).

*Jo-Ann Fabric
* 40% off one regular-priced item – valid thru 8/22
* 60% off + 10% off entire custom framing order – valid thru 9/3

Through August 29th, head in to your local Kohl’s store where you can score an additional 20% off already reduced clearance items – no coupon needed! Even sweeter, you can head here to print the following coupons which can also be used on clearance items for even more savings.

*Lands’ End
Receive $20 off of your $100 in-store purchase at Lands’ End Shops at Sears Locations only, valid thru 9/14.

* 40% off one regular price item – valid thru 8/22
* 40% off regular price Jolee’s 3D Stickers & Embellishments – valid thru 8/22
* 55% off + an extra 20% off Classic Collections & Renaissance Custom Framing – valid thru 8/22

*Party City
Go here to print a coupon for 30 free pieces of candy with store purchase of $5 or more – valid through 8/23.

Through August 22nd, make a $10 minimum purchase at Staples and you’ll snag a coupon/code valid for $25 off a $50 purchase at Gap – found on the bottom of your receipt. This offer is valid online at and at Gap, GapKids, babyGap, and GapBody stores (redeemable thru 8/25). AND, when you make any purchase at Gap, you’ll receive a coupon valid for 20% off your regular-priced office supplies purchase at Staples (redeemable thru 8/29). For more information, go here.

*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 $10 purchase coupon, valid through August 29th.

*Yankee Candle
Through August 23rd, head over here to print a coupon for $10 off $25 purchase or go here for a $20 off a $45 in-store purchase coupon. Or, if you prefer to shop online, you can use the code FALL10 or FALL20 to save $10-$20 off your purchase.

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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.