Forget leftovers, dine out
When you’re finished with the turkey dinner leftovers, you may want eat dinner out for a change of pace. Use coupons from the Nov. 18 SmartSource circular to save at local restaurants — find coupons for Moe’s Southwest Grill for either $2 off any $10 purchase or more, or a free entree with the purchase of one entree and two 32-ounce drinks.
Also find coupons for Folks, Logan’s Roadhouse and Chuck E. Cheese. This also is the time of year that restaurants offer bonus gift cards when you purchase gift cards. Even if you aren’t giving restaurant gift cards as a gift to someone else, it makes sense to buy gift cards for yourself at your favorite restaurants to get the free bonus card.
For example, Moe’s Southwest Grill will give you $5 in Moe Bucks when you spend $25 on gift cards. On Black Friday only, Logan’s Roadhouse is giving $10 in Logan Bucks with every $25 in gift cards purchased when you use the coupon on the back page of the Nov. 18 SmartSource circular.
Wake up with Starbucks
Get a $5 Starbucks gift card when you buy three Starbucks or Tazo products and send in your receipt and UPC labels. Go to Starbucks to get the rebate form. Walgreens has Starbucks 12-ounce ground coffee on sale for $7.99. You will get 500 Walgreens Balance Reward points worth 50 cents, so your net cost will be $7.49 per bag, or $5.82 per bag when you factor in the $5 Starbucks card savings.
If you use the Starbucks coupon from the November 18th coupon circular, you’ll save more (the coupon value was not known at the time of this writing).
Sucrets: Rite Aid has Sucrets Sore Throat Lozenges (18 count) on sale for $3 each. Use the $1 coupon from the Nov. 18 SmartSource circular to pay $2 at the register. You will get a $2 +UP Reward, so your net cost will be free. Limit one per household.
Hershey’s, Cadbury: Rite Aid has Hershey’s or Cadbury candy (8- to 8.5-ounce bags) on sale for $2.50. Use the $1-off-two coupon from the Nov. 18 SmartSource circular to pay $2 per bag at the register. You will get a $1 +UP Reward, so your net cost will be $1.50 per bag.
Hershey’s, Cadbury: Like Rite Aid, Walgreens has Hershey’s or Cadbury holiday candy (7.8- to 8.5-ounce bags) on sale for $2.50 each when you buy four bags. Use the $2 store coupon from the Walgreens Savings booklet and two of the $1-off-two coupons from the Nov. 18 SmartSource circular to pay $1.50 each.
Purex, Arm & Hammer: Walgreens has Purex detergent (24 or 33 loads) on sale for $1.99. If you have the $1 coupon from the October issue of All You magazine, you’ll pay 99 cents per bottle. Walgreens also has Arm & Hammer laundry detergent (28 to 32 loads) on sale for $6.99, buy one and get two free; your net cost will be $2.33 each.
The full Coupon Mom column appears Thursdays in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Deal Spotter section. It’s full of great local deals and exclusive offers. Visit the Coupon Mom website for more great finds.
– Coupon Mom, for the AJC Atlanta Bargain Hunter blog