Holiday Gift Card Bonus Offers

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Restaurant Gift Card Bonus Offers 2014!

Max & Erma’s: receive a $5 bonus card for every $25 you buy in gift cards. Bonus cards are valid 1/1/ – 3/31/15.

Rusty Bucket : receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift card purchase. Bonus card valid 1/2/15-2/28/15 (This is one of my faves!)

Maggianos: receive a $20 promotional Bonus Card for every $100 in gift cards. Plus receive a subscription to Food and Wine Magazine Promotional Gift Card valid on $50+ purchase from 1/2- 2/28/15.

Applebee’s: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift cards. Bonus card expires 2/28/15.

Bonefish Grill: receive $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/11/15.

Bravo: receive $20 in bonus gift card with every $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-3/15/15.

Brio: receive $20 in bonus gift card with every $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-3/15/15.

Bucca di Beppo: receive a $10 reward card when you buy a $50 gift card. Reward card valid 1/1-2/12/15

California Pizza Kitchen: receive a $20 rewards card when you buy $100 worth of gift cards. Bonus card valid 1/12-3/1/15.

Carrabba’s: receive $20 in bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/10/15.

Champps: receive a $10 Extra Points Card with every $50 gift card purchase.

First Watch: receive $20 Bonus Bucks when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus Bucks valid 1/1-2/28/15.

Joe’s Crab Shack: receive $30 in coupons when you buy $25 in gift cards.

Montgomery Inn: receive a $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus card valid 1/2-3/31/15.

Outback Steakhouse: receive $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. (you can even make personalized gift cards, including pictures). Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/11/15.

Roy’s: receive $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/11/15.

Ruby Tuesday: receive $5 bonus coupon when you buy $25 and $15 bonus coupon when you buy $50 in Ruby Tuesday Gift Cards (plus free Shipping!). Free bonus coupons delivered via email and are valid from 1/2/15-2/28/15.

Smashburger: receive $5 Smash Cash when you buy $25 in gift cards. Smash Cash valid 1/1-1/31/15.

Steak ‘n Shake: receive a $5 Bonus certificate when you buy $20 in gift cards. Certificate valid 1/5-2/28/15.

Tony Roma’s: receive $15 in RomaBucks For every $50 in Tony Roma’s Gift Cards you purchase. RomaBucks are valid 1/2 – 3/24/15.

Retail Gift Card Bonus Offers 2014!

Barnes & Noble: receive free $10 eGift Card when you buy $75 or more of Gift Cards or eGift Cards.

The Children’s Place: receive a $10 off coupon when you buy $40 in Gift Cards.

DSW: receive a $5 bonus gift card and free box when you buy $50 in gift cards thru 12/26/14. Bonus card is valid between 1/9-1/24/15.

Giant Eagle: receive $0.20 in Fuel Perks for every $50 in gift card purchases. Just 6 cards are participating: The Children’s Place, The Limited, Cold Stone Creamery, Applebee’s, Domino’s Pizza, Visa Gift Card. (Some locations are not restricted to just these 6)

Half Price Books: receive a $5 bonus gift card when you buy $25 in gift cards. Gift cards must be purchased by 12/24/14, bonus gift card valid 1/1-1/31/15.

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How To Stay On Budget for the Holidays

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The season for shopping, saving, stocking up on gifts has already begun. The average holiday shopper spent $767 in 2013, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). This year, predictions forecast the sales growth will continue to increase by nearly 4%.

Over the past few years, retailers have tweaked sales tactics. The changes impact consumers differently, but the goal is to get into consumers’ pockets as early as possible.

Opening on Thanksgiving Day, was a trend that some companies are still utilizing. However, companies know shoppers are eager to get the best deals and deepest discounts. To capitalize on the anticipation, more companies are joining the pre-Black Friday sale trend. In 2013, these deals saw lower prices on select Black Friday offers weeks in advance.

All these discounts, special offers, and incentives can be both good and bad for your financial plan. Use these tips and solutions to make sure you are getting the best price and staying on budget.

The Good: Starting your shopping early can help you spread out your spending. Instead of dropping a large amount of funds in one or two days, you can make several smaller purchases.

The Bad:  It can be harder to track and maintain pace for your budget.

The Solution: Use a notebook, spreadsheet, or separate check register solely for tracking your spending. Begin with a budget and balance withdrawals and deposits just like you would your bank account.

Another budget-buster is impulse purchases. Along with those genuine deals, there are discounts on other items that will tempt you in-store.

The Good: Unadvertised or overlooked deals are substantially less likely to sell out.

The Bad: Savvy shoppers will know just because it is on sale during Black Friday, doesn’t mean it is the best price.

The Solution: Make a list, stick to it, and don’t let yourself give into the hustle, bright lights, and lure of Black Fridayprices.

Usually, big-ticket items like televisions, tablets, and video game consoles are the highlights of retailer’s sales.

The Good: Those expensive gadgets tend to see some of their lowest prices during Black Friday and Cyber Mondaysales.

The Bad: The promise of lowest prices will tempt you into buying things you don’t need. In addition, Black Friday isn’t the only time you’ll enjoy lowest price points for electronics. Back-To-School sales are another time to bargain hunt.

Sales give you incentives that are hard to find. For example, it was difficult to find discounted prices on the new Apple iPads last year, so stores like Walmart and Target offered gift cards to use in-store in lieu of lower prices.

The Good: You could buy the iPad and then use the gift card incentive on other gifts.

The Bad: You are tied to that particular store for future purchases. You might be missing out on a better deal somewhere else. Or, while waiting in line for the iPad deal, you could miss out on the other discounted item you planned on purchasing with the gift card.

The Solution: Make sure you get the details and read the fine print. Ask about restrictions and note possible expiration dates. If you are shopping Black Friday, try to find a Shopping Buddy who is willing to wait in line for other deals.

These tips will help you stay on budget, not just on the holidays, but year-round.

*Always find out the return policy for items purchased during any holiday sales. Many retailers, including Walmart, adjust their policy during the holidays and special events.

*Compare your spending habits with past successful and unsuccessful budget goals. It will give you an idea of where your problems were and remind you to avoid the pitfalls.

*Make sure you know the fine print on sales. Many retailers will use the # products for $X sale tactic, for example, 5 stocking stuffers for $5. Often, you can buy just one or two items for the discounted price.

*Be careful of those “rebate” sales. Consumers typically forget to send them in, or the rebates come in the form of in-store credits versus cash.

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Black Friday Comparison Tool

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This list will be updated daily!!! Are you looking for a particular item this holiday season? Look no further. Here is a list of all the top products this year, where they are on sale, who has the best price, and when it is on sale!!!  You can check out all the deals below or click the link to open the spreadsheet in a full window!  Want to save it as a PDF file or print it to take to the store with you?  Just open the link and you can do that as well!

Black Friday Price Comparison Tool

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Toys R Us: Hasbro Games Only $2.99!!!

toysrushasbroThis week at Toys R Us select Hasbro games are on sale. Here’s how to get a GREAT deal on these!

Chutes & Ladders, Candy Land, Memory, Cootie, and Ants In Pants are on sale for $4.99 each!

Deal Idea:

Chutes & Ladders, Candy Land, Memory, Cootie, and Ants In Pants are on sale for $4.99

Use:$2.00 off any MEMORY or COOTIE game

or: $2.00 off CANDY LAND or CHUTES AND LADDERS game

or: $2/1 Hasbro Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, Memory, or Cootie game (11/9 SS)

Final Price: $2.99!!!

Other game coupons:


$3.00 off HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS or ELEFUN game

$3.00 off one (1) PLAY-DOH playset

$3.00 off any OPERATION or BATTLESHIP game

$5.00 off one Easy Bake Ultimate Oven

$5.00 off one Littlest Pet Shop Style set

$3.00 off any two Easy Bake Oven refills

$3.00 off MONOPOLY, SCRABBLE, or TWISTER game

$3.00 off one Littlest Pet Shop Scene Style set

$3.00 off MOUSE TRAP or CHASIN' CHEEKY game

$3.00 off any one (1) game from Hasbro

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Sears Black Friday Deals!

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Sears Black Friday Ad
Black Friday Automotive
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Bed & Bath
Choice of FREE 32" LED TV, Kenmore 10 pc Anodized Cookware Set or $200 Sears Award Card With Purchase
 
 
 
 
FREE Box Spring With Purchase
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Cameras
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Clothing
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Door Busters
 
Black Friday Electronics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Holiday Items
 
Black Friday Home & Garden
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Jewelry & Accessories
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Kitchen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Other
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patio & Garden
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Shoes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Sporting Goods
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Tools & Hardware
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday TV's
Receive (2) FREE Pairs of Samsung Active 3D Glasses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Cellular Phones
Members get 50% back in points
 
 
 
Black Friday Video Games
Save $30 on a Nintendo 3DS Xl or 2DS WYB Select Video Games
 
 
 
 
 
Sears Black Friday Sale - Doorbusters from 6pm Nov. 27 through 1pm Nov. 28th.
Black Friday Appliances
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Automotive
 
Black Friday Baby & Kids
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Bed & Bath
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Cameras
 
Black Friday Clothing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Electronics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Health & Beauty
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Holiday Items
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Home & Garden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Jewelry & Accessories
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Kitchen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Other
 
 
Black Friday Shoes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Sporting Goods
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Tools & Hardware
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday TV's
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Appliances
30% off Kenmore Wall Ovens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Friday Door Busters