Five Deals to Get You Out On the Town

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The weekend is almost here. Doesn’t a fun day out on the town sound like a great way to spend your Saturday? Sounds a bit pricey, huh! Well, it doesn’t have to be, if you know where to look.

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So go on, get out and enjoy your neighborhood this weekend. And to help you do that, here’s five favorite Local Deals websites that will have you out the door and enjoying the local ambiance before you know it. And with these money-saving deals, have enough leftover to also book a relaxing spa-day – with another discount deal, of course!

1. Restaurant.com: At these prices, you can take the whole family out to dinner. Don’t know where to dine? Let Restaurant.com help you chose, and with the savings, everyone gets dessert! Use promo code TRIP through today, March 8th, and you can buy select $25 vouchers for only $3. The $3 menu not making your taste buds happy? Then pick from their “non-super-discounted” $10 menu. Still a great bargain for dinner on the town. Looking for a dining idea to go with your Restaurant.com deal? Check out Restaurant.com’s The Dish for a twist on this weekend’s dinner plans.

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Better yet: Purchase through Mr. Rebates and get an additional 25% cash back!

Learn more about Restaurant.com at Let Restaurant.com Get Dinner Tonight!

2. Groupon: A Groupon Deal might just have you enjoying a Paintball Day Adventure in Maryland, exploring The Kreeger Museum in Washington DC, watching a New Orleans VooDoo football game, or taking the kids to The Original Renaissance Pleasure Fair in Irwindale, CA. You just don’t know what you are going to find at Groupon. When on the home page, click on the All Deals tab to get a profile of all the local deals, not just the featured deal. Who knows? You might just find yourself having a blast at the Funk-A-Palooza concert in the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City.

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Better yet: Purchase through Mr. Rebates, and get an additional 6% cash back!

Learn more about Groupon at Are You a Groupon Groupie?

3. Gilt-City: Get on board with Gilt City and get in on deals like UnCork It Wine Tasting Classes in Chicago, late night sushi at the Red Lantern in Boston, enjoying a concert by Best Coast in Seattle, or tickets to Tony Bennett’s Tennis Event and Benefit Gala in Key Biscayne, FL. Gilt City brings you memorable adventures and exclusive offers, all at prices you’re sure to remember for years to come. Let Gilt City help you enjoy your city more. You might even score tickets to that band you’ve always wanted to see!

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Better yet: Purchase through Mr. Rebates and get an additional 5% cash back!

Learn more about Gilt CIty at Is Gilt Your Guilty Shopping Pleasure?

4. AmazonLocal: Save up to 75% off new adventures or old favorites with the deals at AmazonLocal. Join the AmazonLocal family and score a deal that might just have you dining on Italian at Trattoria Guiseppe in Edgemont PA, enjoying a spa treatment at Skin Care by Danielle in Boise, getting your hair done at DC Hair Studio in Parker CO, or sweating to the beat with One Month of Unlimited Cross Fit Classes in Exton PA. Adventure more your style? They’ve got that too.

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5. CouponMap by Coupon Cabin: How easy is this? Put in your location, and up pops a location-generated list of coupons, conveniently mapped for you! All those local coupons are just waiting for you to print and use. So go on, look around and you might just find yourself enjoying a new restaurant this weekend. Get your nails done at Anthony Vince Lifestyle Nail Salon and Spa. Enjoy Greek food for dinner at Kyriaki’s. Better still – at these prices, you can do both! Get your nails done in morning, and then show them off at dinner, all for less than you would have spent without these coupons. Sweet!

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Learn more about Coupon Cabin at Get Coupon Cabin Fever.

Want to learn more about Mr. Rebates? Read Save More With Mr. Rebates.

So sign up today, and by tomorrow, start enjoying everything your town has to offer – for less! Now that’s a deal worthy of a night out on the town!

Are you a member of any of these Local Deals websites? Do you plan to join one, or perhaps all five, now? Let us know what your experiences are in the Comments section below.

Five Red Carpet Worthy Deals

It’s Oscar weekend! Be Red Carpet ready with these Red Carpet worthy deals:

1. Bling It On! Bling is big. And to help you maximize your bling-sized deals, check out these bling-tastic offers:

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2. Red Carpet Dress, Yes! The rumor is a-buzz  that color will be “the thing” on the 2012 Oscar Red Carpet. So why not add Red Carpet color to your Spring line-up with one of these dressy deals:

  • Gilt.com’s Little Bright Dress: What better way to add color than with a little bright dress from Gilt? Best of all: not at a Red Carpet price!
  • AnnTaylor: Be Red Carpet spectacular with the AnnTaylor BOGO sale this weekend. Buy one, get one 50% off. Use promo code SPRINGBOGO for online purchases.  Mr. Rebates adds an extra 3% cash back.
  • Lands’ End Family & Friends Event: Dress the whole family at 25% off all regular priced items through February 28th. Use promo code FAMILY and pin 1510 for online purchases. Free shipping  on orders of $50 or more. Mr. Rebates adds an extra 3% cash back.
  • Kohl’s President’s Day Sale: Everyone wins an Oscar here! Get an additional 15% off already low prices February 24-26th. Print the YesPass for in-store purchases; use promo code LEAPYR15 for online purchases. Free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Add another 5% cash back – this week only – with Mr. Rebates.

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3. Pump Your Style! What look is complete without a fab pair of shoes? And what better way to get that shoe than with a fab shoe sale! Here’s three shoe sales that will have you kicking up your heels in style:

  • 6pm.com: You are sure to find a Red-Carpet-red-hot deal whether you shop their End of Season clearance sale, or their regular sale items. Mr. Rebates adds an extra 5% cash back.
  • Famous Footwear: Do a happy dance with 15% off your entire purchase. Use promo code 15SPORT for online purchases; print the coupon for in-stores. Mr. Rebates adds an extra 10% cash back.
  • Macy’s Shoe Sale: Fulfill your heelish pleasure this weekend with an extra 15% off . Use promo code STYLE for online purchases. Mr. Rebates adds an extra 3% cash back.

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4. Movie Night! Make your own movie memories with an evening worthy of the stars. And at these prices, give the whole family the Red Carpet treatment!

  • Start with dinner thanks to a great Restaurant.com deal! Use promo code MEMORIES and pay only $2 for select $25 restaurant deals. Mr. Rebates adds an extra 25% cash back. Now that’s one Red-Hot Deal!
  • End with the big screen. Pre-buy your movie tickets at MovieTickets.com to ensure a front row view of your favorite stars; use promo code Mgoodsa21 for 20% off your tickets.

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5. Are you the “Hostess with the Mostest?” Then Party On! Create Oscar fun of your own and have your friends “compete” for “Oscars.” This can be a fun, inexpensive way to be the “hostess with the mostest” on Oscar night. You can either pick up inexpensive “Oscar” prizes at a local discount store or make your own. And to help you get planning, here’s two party ideas that are sure to keep your guests entertained:

  • Game on! Challenge your guests to make their own Oscar winner picks. Use the fun MyPicks form to create your own ballot or the pre-made Oscar 2012 Ballot; distribute it as your guests arrive and have each one complete their own ballot. At the end of the evening, award an “Oscar” to the most accurate Red Carpet savvy guest!

  • And the Oscar goes to: Create your own list of Oscar categories, complete with space to nominate a guest for each “best of” category. Throughout the evening, announce award winners, complete with an “Oscar.” Here’s a few ideas to start your own Oscar Awards program:
    • Best Dressed – Best Strut – Best Bling: Have a “cat-walk” just like the Red-Carpet! Then award an Oscar to the “Best” in each category.
    • Best Predictions: Pick five top categories and take a quick poll right before the winner is announced. Treat the winner(s) with an Oscar.
    • Best “Acceptance” Speech: Have everyone offer up their best Oscar Acceptance speech.
    • Best Dessert: Ask everyone to bring a special dessert and have a taste-testing “pre-Oscar” event. Will it be “death by chocolate”  or “sunshine salad” for this year’s best tasty treat?

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Learn more about Mr. Rebates at: Save More With Mr. Rebates!

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Learn more about Restaurant.com at: Let Restaurant.com Get Dinner Tonight!

Are you an Oscar fan? Do you watch the Academy Awards show? Do you have plans for Oscar night? Or do you plan to simply snap up some of these great deals? Let us know in the Comments section below.

Let Restaurant.com Get Dinner Tonight!

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Busy life got your dinner plans in a tizzy? That old brown-bag lunch a little dull? Eating out a little too rich for your budget? What if you only had to spend $10 for a $25 meal? Bet you answered YES to at least one of these questions! That just shows how much you need to have dinner on Restaurant.com!

What is Restaurant.com? It is a dining-out experience whose motto is “Bringing Great People and Great Restaurants Together.” Restaurant.com fancies itself as the “great community matchmaker” whose sole purpose is to match you with an exceptional food deal at a restaurant in your neighborhood. With over 18,000 restaurants to choose from, Restaurant.com truly is a “matchmaker,” and they do it all while saving you money.

So what’s the deal with Restaurant.com? For only $10, you can get a $25 restaurant meal certificate. Sometimes there are even better deals! You’ll want to sign up for a Restaurant.com account to get the latest special deals. Bottom line: if it is a Restaurant.com restaurant, it will be bargain. Now that’s something you can sink your teeth into! What foodie’s not going to love this concept?

How do you get a Restaurant.com deal? It really is quite easy. First, sign up for a Free Restaurant.com Account. This will provide you with the inside scoop and special deals delivered right to your e-mail.

Next: Find your restaurant! All you need is a zip code or a city name, and you are ready to Find Restaurants in Your Area.

Once you have the list of choices, you can pick the offer that best fits your eating pleasure. Many of the restaurants will have more than one offer to choose from, and to help you make your decision, specific details about the restaurant and sometimes even menus, are available for you to review before purchase.

Then, select your deal, add to cart, and check out. Boom. Done. Savings achieved.

Want even bigger savings? Ask and we shall deliver! Buy your Restaurant.com deal through Mr. Rebates and right now earn an additional 25% cash back. Gotta love that! Learn more about Mr. Rebates at Save More With Mr. Rebates!

Special Delivery! Want your food delivered? Restaurant.com has partnerships with several online food companies who will do just that. Really! You can get food delivered right to your door with a Restaurant.com Online Partners purchase. Selection is limited, though.

Need a gift? Why not give the gift of dinner with a Restaurant.com Gift Card. Nearly everybody likes an occasional meal out on the town, and these prices are so good, you can give two dinners instead of one. Your foodie pal is sure to find a restaurant to please her palate. Best of all, these gift cards are free and don’t expire. What’s not to like about this gift!

How much will you spend on a Restaurant.com gift card? Not face value! Here’s a sampling of what you’ll pay: $15 for a $25 gift card; $40 for $100; $100 for $500. The larger the dollar amount you buy, the more money you save. How bargain-sweet is that!

Restaurant.com offers several gift options to treat that special foodie to dinner.

  • Gift Cards: Send an incredible edible gift straight to their door. Just remember: these cards are sent by mail so factor in delivery time.
  • eGift Cards: Need a last minute gift? eGift card to the rescue. eGift cards are sent by e-mail, or printable immediately upon purchase. Send an eGift this afternoon and your food-fan can use it for dinner tonight.
  • Dinner of the Month Club: Gift your favorite foodie pal a monthly $25 eGift card and get a little something for yourself in return. For every Dinner of the Month Club order, you get a free bonus eGift card. So go on, splurge! Your best value: Buy a 12 month club membership for only $120, and you get a $50 bonus eGift card to treat yourself to dinner.

Received a Restaurant.com gift card? Want to know how to use it? Follow these simple steps to Redeem Your Gift. All you need is your gift certificate ten digit number, a zip code for where you would like to dine, and you are ready to find your dining pleasure.

Want access on the go? On the run with the kids’ after school activities? Oops! No dinner plan! Mobile app to the rescue! Download the Restaurant.com Mobile App and don’t miss dinner again. Currently only an iPhone app is available, but an Android version will be out soon. Features include:

  • Purchase Restaurant Deals On The Go. Let the app solve your dinner-time dilemma using location-based technology.
  • Paperless Redemption. Simply present your Restaurant.com transaction via your phone and always have the deal on hand.
  • A Traveler’s Companion. On vacation? Need food? Mobile app to the rescue! Let R.com find restaurant deals near you.
  • Don’t be late! You won’t get lost with the built in mapping directions features.

Pre-Purchase Advice: Please make sure you read any restrictions regarding a Restaurant.com deal before you buy. Some may have a minimum purchase amount, may have required gratuities, exclude alcohol, and some may have no restrictions whatsoever. Just be sure you know what you are buying so you don’t have any rude surprises at your restaurant.

So what’s for dinner at your house tonight? Have you bought a Restaurant.com deal before? Have you gifted Restaurant.com? Let us know in the Comments section below. We’d love to share your experiences with everyone else.

Seven Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Ok, so you procrastinated until the last minute for that special Valentine’s Day gift. No worries! You aren’t alone. It seems that many of us do the same.

What to do about it now? You’ve got work, school, kids’s activities, and a plethora of other things to do today. When are you going to find the time to pick up something? Have no fear, we’re here to rescue your gift giving dilemna.

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How? Check out these very last minute ideas to make it a sweet day:

1. Express your love with Rattlebox.com: Don’t just say your love: express it in your own unique style with a whimsical or goofy video e-card from Rattlebox. Rattlebox provides 1000’s of free, unique and fun video card choices, or be creative and produce your own!

2. Feed your love with Restaurant.com: No reservations for the big night? That’s ok. Gift your loved one with a Restaurant.com gift card and let them pick the day to celebrate your love. Use coupon code “SWEETIE” and spend only $2 for a $25 gift card. That is a fantastic deal! Hurry: this coupon code expires on Valentine’s Day. But wait: buy through Mr. Rebates and receive a giant 30% cash back. Now that’s a sweet deal of a meal!

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3. Wrap up your love with Giftly.com: Need a gift for a far-away sweetheart? Send them a Giftly gift card. Does your sweetheart have a cell phone? Have Giftly “deliver” your gift right to their phone with a special text message and a link to your Giftly gift. Surprise your sweetie when you can’t be there yourself.

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4. Send your love in a Hallmark e-Card: Don’t have time to get to your local Hallmark store? Show how much you care with a Hallmark Valentine’s Day e-card. A great last minute option to “heart” your loved one.

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5. Be Hip with love notes from Hipster e-Card: Let Hipster help you say your special Valentine’s Day message. Their “out of the box” card styles may be just the ticket to showcase your quirkiness!

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6. Be Stellar with Groupon’s Star Naming Gift Set: Give an “out of this world” gift with the Name-A-Star offer and let them know they are your special twinkling star. A real rocket ship even launches the name and dedication message into Earth’s orbit to mark the celestial occasion. Buy your Groupon gift through Mr. Rebates and receive 8% cash back. How cool is that!

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7. Sweeten your love with chocolate: Your special sweet tooth gotta have chocolate? Then give a chocolate of the month club membership and they will be sweet on you each time a new box arrives. Here’s two chocolate-yummy choices to consider:

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Bonus idea! Are you an Amazon Prime member? Don’t forget that you can still pick out a gift today and have it delivered by tomorrow. You will need to choose “Next Day” shipment at a small shipping fee, but hey, your loved one’s worth it! Check out these ideas at Amazon Valentine’s Day Gifts.

Show your sweetie how sweet it is this Valentine’s Day!

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the Comments section below.

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