In honor of National Cheesecake Day, The Cheesecake Factory is offering half off all slices of cheesecake today and extending the offer until tomorrow with a coupon that can be found on their Facebook page. http://tinyurl.com/cf2hpvb
It's so easy to forget all the discounts that AAA offers, even when you are a member! Just recently I noticed that The Venetian in Las Vegas offered a generous upgrade to a higher category of seats if you were a AAA member. I wouldn't have even thought of asking if they offered AAA discounts, but happened to notice it on their website. We saved almost $25 per ticket for our family of 4 ($100 savings!) and got better seats for the Blue Man Group show! So remember always to stop and ask you can save with a AAA discount!
AppsGoneFree is a free app that can be downloaded to your iphone from the App Store. The app showcases apps that have gone free each day! Apps which normally cost anywhere from $ .99 to $7.99 or more have been highlighted daily. Think of all the money you could save if you just stopped to download this app!
If you subscribe to Living Social, they will send you a daily email that highlights discounts to restaurants and experiences in your area. You can simply scan the subject lines of the daily email, and sometimes that short stop in reading your email yields big savings!
Entertainment books offer a text full of coupons with endless savings to restaurants, stores, and travel. They usually cost about $35, but late in their season (like now in July), they have been reduced to $5.99 with free shipping! You are likely to save MORE than that in just your first purchase. You may also find the app for the Entertainment Book on your smart phone.
Whenever I am making a purchase online or in a store, I do a Google search to look for coupons. This might seem like a silly step to saving money that many people may already know how to do, but sometimes we forget! If you know you are going to buy something or even plan to eat out, try searching for discounts or even free shipping on Google. You might be pleasantly surprised by how much money you can save by taking the time to stop and Google it!
Too many times I have found myself wanting to read a book, listen to a particular CD, or watch a certain movie, but I do not want to pay full price to buy the media. Half.com is a website where people sell new and used versions of books, music, and movies at greatly reduced prices. The shipping fees are also very reasonable. I have purchased audiobooks for 79 cents (with shipping it cost about $3)!
This is a great website that offers gift certificates for discounted prices to restaurants in all areas. You can search a particular neighborhood to see if your favorite restaurant is participating. Gift certificates vary in price--like a $10 certificate for $4, or a $25 certificate can be purchased for $10. There are some restrictions, like a minimum amount to be purchased, but if you regularly visit a particular restaurant and know that it will take the minimum amount (or probably more to feed your family), then it's good to think ahead and stop to check out restaurant.com before you go out to eat.
This site has saved me TONS of money! Whenever I go shopping, I check out the coupons on this site first. It also has an app and can be accessed through a smart phone if you forget to print your coupons out before you go shopping. Some of my favorite shops that offer great deals are Bath and Body Works and Michael's. The site has also divided up the coupons for online or in-store shoppers. I feel bad when I see people who don't know about this resource and are paying full price for something! Everyone should stop to save money by clicking on: http://www.retailmenot.com/
Dr. Stella Erbes
Dr. Stella Erbes is a teacher at heart. Her passion to teach and help others has led her to compose this site full of resources. Dr. Erbes is a university professor and teaches education courses which help prepare future teachers. She hopes that the lessons prepared here will lead her readers to exceptional food, unforgettable travel, and better living.