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Share the deals & questions 12/13

Posted December 13, 2011

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Found a deal today? Here's the place to share it! 

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  • Nancy Dec 14, 2011

    Applebee's also has a buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 gift card free promo, just like last year.

  • stephlw Dec 14, 2011

    Panera is a great idea cking -- La Farm in Cary is also a great place for a $10 gift card.

    Another good place for teachers would be to Barnes & noble. I know they were having a gift card deal, but not sure of the details.

    Carrabbas is having a deal that you get a $20 bonus card when you buy $100 in gift cards. However the "bonus" card has to be used between 1/1 and 2/18 or something like that. Not a true "bonus".

    You should check BJs if you are a member -- they have gift cards for tons of places and usually at a discount.

  • ilovelucy31 Dec 13, 2011

    cking- I know if you get $50 in giftcards at ruby tuesday you get $15 bonus bucks for your family to use. Thats a good deal..and I think carrabbas has a similar deal going..if you go to ruby tuesday and get 10 $10 giftcards you should get $30 bonus bucks and you can just keep one of the $10 giftcards..or have a back up!!

  • finesse187 Dec 13, 2011

    Select Land O' Frost deli meats are on sale 2/$5 and there were .55 cent off peelies on select ones. So...with the coupons doubled you get two for $2.80. Not to bad being that regular price is: $3.29!!!

  • cking1117 Dec 13, 2011

    Need help/suggestions for buying gift cards. I'm needing to buy (9) $10.00 gift cards for teachers & therapists. My special little girl needs lots of extra help and we are lucky to have great people in our life. Was thinking of getting a ten dollar card to Panera Bread, but was hoping to found some deals. Want the card to cover a meal. I'm a single Mom and this time of year can be hard on the wallet. I do write a special note to each person thanking them . Thanks, for any help.

  • dawnl39 Dec 13, 2011

    Thank you Nancy! ;)

  • Nancy Dec 13, 2011

    amanda - the deals are still there, just not as many it seems. But the printable coupons have been excellent of late, inserts not so much.

    I know my annual holiday spending goes up because I'm stocking up on things on sale for future use in the new year, like baking supplies and some meats (turkey breasts etc) but other than that, not too bad.

    The drug stores have been fading on deals lately, with the exception of Black Friday, nothing that finds me racing to the stores. Hoping that will change in the new year!

  • Jesscoupon Dec 13, 2011

    Hi everyone.....did anyone get the $5 hasbro cookie playful pup coupon from 11/20 if you do let me know and I will trade for it!!

  • amandadeserres Dec 13, 2011

    Is it my imagination, or do sales and coupons around now really stink? I haven't been doing the coupon thing for very long, and at the beginning I was really able to find some great deals and get a lot of stuff for a little money. But in the past month or so it seems like a struggle to save anything. Is this common around the holidays?

  • Nancy Dec 13, 2011

    dawn, here you go: