Holiday Bonus Gift Card Offers 2015

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This time of year many Restaurants (and some retailers) will offer Bonus deals when you buy gift cards. Use the bonus for your self or pass it on as a gift too. Either way, now is the time to stock up. Most are available till the end of the year, unless otherwise noted.
Outback Steakhouse Holiday Gift Card Bonus

Restaurant Bonus Gift Card Offers 2015!

Applebee’s: receive a FREE Mystery Value Bonus Card when you purchase $50 in gift cards. Value of card is $5-$25, bonus card expires 2/28/16.

Bahama Breeze:receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift cards. Bonus card expires 2/9/16.

Benihana: receive $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift cards. Promotional cards are valid from1/2 – 3/31/16.

BJ’s Restaurants: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift cards thru 12/25. Bonus card valid 12/26/14 – 2/29/16.

Bonefish Grill: receive $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/10/16.

Bravo: receive $20 in bonus gift card with every $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-3/15/16.

Brio: receive $20 in bonus gift card with every $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-3/15/16.

Bucca di Beppo: receive a $10 reward card when you buy a $50 gift card. Reward card valid 1/1-2/28/16.

California Pizza Kitchen: receive a $10 rewards card when you buy $50 worth of gift cards until 12/29/15. Bonus card valid 1/11-2/28/16.

Carrabba’s: receive $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/10/16.

Chili’s: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 worth of gift cards.

Claim Jumper: receive a $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards thru 12/24.  Bonus card is valid 1/2-5/31/16.

Denny’s: receive a FREE $5 Denny’s coupon for every $25 Gift Card purchase. Redeem $5 coupon offer 1/1/16 thru 3/31/16.

Eddie Vs: receive 10% back in Bonus gift cards and an elegant martini set when you spend $500+.

First Watch: receive $20 Bonus Bucks when you buy $100 in gift cards.  Bonus Bucks valid 1/1-2/29/16.

Landry’s Locations: receive a $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards thru 12/24.  Bonus card is valid 1/2-5/31/16.

LongHorn Steakhouse: Receive $5 off bonus coupon when you buy $25 in gift cards online. Bonus card  is valid 1/1 – 2/7/16 for $5 off the purchase of two adult entrées.

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- 2/29/16.

Max & Erma’s: receive a $5 bonus card for every $25 you buy in gift cards.  Bonus cards are valid 1/1/ – 3/31/16.

Menchie’s: receive a $5 bonus card for every $25 you buy in gift cards.  Bonus cards are valid until6/30/16!

Morton’s: receive a $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards thru 12/24.  Bonus card is valid 1/2-5/31/16.

Noodles & Company: receive a $5 bonus card for every $25 you buy in gift cards.  Bonus cards are valid until 1/1-1/31/16.

Outback Steakhouse: receive $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/10/16.

P.F. Chang’s: receive a $20 bonus card for every $100 you spend on gift cards online. Bonus card valid 1/01/2016 – 3/31/2016.

Red Lobster: receive $10 off bonus coupon or Free appetizer when you buy $50 in gift cards online.  Bonus coupon is valid 1/4/16 – 1/31/16

Red Robin: recieve a $5 Bonus Buck Rewards card when you buy a $25-$45 gift card.  Bonus card valid 1/1/16- 2/29/16.

Roy’s: receive $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/11/16.

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 1/2/15-2/28/16.

Rusty Bucket : receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift card purchase. Bonus card valid 1/2/15-2/28/16 (This is one of my faves!)

Ruth’s Chris: receive 10% Bonus Card when you buy $250 or more in gift cards. Holiday bonus cards valid 1/1 through 3/31/16.

Smashburger: receive $5 Smash Cash when you buy $25 in gift cards.  Smash Cash valid 1/1-1/31/16.

Steak ‘n Shake: receive a $5 Bonus certificate when you buy $20 in gift cards.  Certificate valid1/5-2/28/16.

Texas Roadhouse: receive $5 bonus eGift Card when you buy $30 in Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards Online. eGift Card emailed within 7 days of purchase.

TGI Friday’s: receive $5 bonus bites card when you purchase $25 in gift cards.

Tony Roma’s: receive $15 in RomaBucks For every $50 in Tony Roma’s Gift Cards you purchase.  RomaBucks are valid 1/2 – 3/22/16.

Uno Chicago Grillreceive a $5 bonus voucher when you buy $25 in gift cards. Promotional Gift Card valid 1/2- 2/16/16.

White Castle: receive $5 promo card when you buy $25 in gift cards, while supplies last. Promotional Gift Card valid 1/2- 2/29/16.

Yard House:  Receive $10 bonus card with every $50 gift card purchase thru 1/3/16.

Retail Gift Card Offers 2015!

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 1/8-1/30/16.

Giant Eagle: receive $0.20 in Fuel Perks for every $50 in gift card purchases. Limited time offer (thru 11/18) on 6 select gift cards.

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 1/1-1/31/16.

Kroger receive 4x the fuel points with gift card purchases.  See details here.
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HOT! $10 Target Beauty Box Is Back!

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The $10 Target Beauty Box is back!!! For only $10 get a Beauty box full of name brand samples.  This box is a $50 value!!! I love this, as it allows you to try products to see if you like them, before you buy the full size. These also meet FAA regulations if you are planning on taking a trip, throw these in your bag instead of buying travel size items. Act Fast though, these sell out quickly!

Beauty Box Includes:

Skinfix Ultra Rich Body Butter
Luxuriate in a super-rich formula that quenches dry skin.

Hello Mojito Mint Toothpaste
This dye-free, sugar-free paste safely polishes your teeth and freshens your breath.

Olly Beauty Vitamins
An expert blend of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and collagen that promotes healthy eyes, skin & hair.

Expressionist Mascara Traveler
This natural mascara formula creates length and volume for luscious lashes.

ACURE Moroccan Argan Oil + Stem Cell Triple Repair Shampoo & Conditioner
Restore your hair with the help of organic argan oil, which provides moisture to even the most damaged hair leaving it soft and manageable.

Goody Ouchless Silicone Lined Elastics
These must-have elastics are made without metal for reduced snags and pulls.

Covergirl Intensify Me Eyeliner 300
Create instant drama with this intense black formula that glides on smoothly and dries quickly.

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick
Its velvety-soft formula moisturizes with shea butter and aloe for color that lasts.

Roc Retinol Correction Eye Cream
This non-greasy eye cream is especially formulated to help even out dark circles and reduce puffiness.

S.W. Basics Certified Organic Body Scrub
Get gentle exfoliation & deep hydration made from 3 simple ingredients: sugar, coconut oil and shredded coconut.

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Educational Tools For Minecraft Kids

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My little guy LOVES Minecraft. I love the fact Nothing encourages fun learning more than connecting games to educational lessons. Here are a few opportunities for Minecraft kids to learn new skills using a game they already love:

Youth Digital Discounted on EducentsYouth Digital’s Server Design: Learn to Code with Minecraft – Don’t just play, create! Kids ages 8 to 14 will learn the basics of one of the most popular coding languages in the world as they modify real Java code to build their own Minecraft server. Youth Digital’s Mod Design: Learn to Code with Minecraft – This is a Java class for Minecraft kids ages 8 to 14. Youth Digital’s online tech courses provide a safe, engaging learning environment for kids to master new technology skills.

Learn to Mod Discounted on EducentsMinecraft Coding Camp – In 4 weeks of this online afterschool camp, students in 3rd to 9th grade will learn the basics of coding through their favorite game.

Learn to Mod Minecraft – LearnToMod is a browser-based software that teaches students how to mod the PC-version of Minecraft®. Great for kids ages 6 and up!!

All of these programs are offered on Educents at a discount

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Thrifty Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Did you know that we have only been celebrating Father’s Day since 1910? While the idea behind it is awesome, honoring our Dad’s for all they do for us (or our husbands for what they do for our kids), sometimes it’s just not in the budget to go out and spend big bucks on a gift. There really is not a need to do something huge for him when you can gift Dad with a great gift that he will always remember, and still stay within your budget. Here are a few thrifty Father’s Day gift ideas:

Boy’s Night Out – My guess is that it’s been just as long since Dad went out as it has since Mom went out. As a thrifty Father’s Day gift, grab a gift card or two to Dad’s favorite spots and call up his best buddy. Send them out with a hug, a “Happy Father’s Day” and their gift cards in hand.

Grill Master – If Dad is a self-proclaimed grill master, put together a grilling gift basket for him. You can pick up a basket at the dollar store then fill it with things like tongs, different flavor BBQ sauces, grilling seasonings and of course, a funny grilling apron.

Funny ties – If you are buying for a Dad who wears a tie, make him a funny tie gift basket. Grab 6 – 8 funny ties, fold them up nicely, and throw in some tissue paper. Voila! A low cost and cute gift!

Get Outdoors – For the man that loves to hike, camp or fish, head outdoors. Pack the car with his gear and hand him the keys for a weekend getaway. Let him make the decision whether he wants to take the weekend off by himself (we all need alone time once in a while) or if he would prefer to take the entire family with him!

The Golfer – Wrap up Dad’s favorite putter with a new set of golf balls and a gift card for a round at his favorite golf course. Be sure to include a gift card for a quick lunch at the Clubhouse.

Read away – Kindle books are usually priced really well and if Dad loves to read? He will love a couple of new books! To make it a full gift, add an Amazon gift card, coffee or cocoa, a delicious snack in a basket and gift him with the gift of reading.

Photograph it – Photo collages from places like Walgreens are really inexpensive, sometimes even free! Pack up the kids and snap a few great and new candid shots. Order your photo collage and frame it with a spiffy new frame and bow. Have the kids write him a letter telling him what he means to them. Younger kids can draw a picture for him if they are not able to write.

Gifting does not have to be expensive and in fact, some of the most creative and thoughtful gifts aren’t. No matter what you get the Dad in your life for Father’s Day this year, he’s sure to love it. It came from his family after all!

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