You all know how much your Discount Queen loves to save money, but I love earning FREE money even more.
One of my favorite things to do is to dine out with friends or family. However, before I just show up at a restaurant I always check OpenTable, first. This site lets you make reservations for free at 1000’s of restaurants around the USA.
Every time you make a reservation you will earn 100 points. There are some restaurants that reward you with 1000 points if you dine during their “off times.”
Once you earn 2000 points you are able to exchange your points for $20 dining certificate. However, you don’t have to redeem the points for the certificate when you get to 2000 points. You can let them keep accumulating. 4000 points are $40, 5000 points are $50, and so on.
This is a wonderful and FREE way to earn FREE money. How could anyone turn their back on this wonderful opportunity. So, next time you are looking to dine out, make sure to make reservation via OpenTable, first.
This post is for all plus-size ladies. I feel your pain when it comes to shopping for stylish looking outfits in extended sizes. First of all, many stores still carry styles that look like they could be used as drapes or tablecloths when not being worn. Secondly, many of the stores that carry plus-sized clothing “hide” the department up on the second or third floor in a back corner, as if extended-size clothing was something illegal like heroin or cocaine. Lastly, some of the manufacturers say the clothing is “plus-sized,” but the clothing is not cut correctly and is really “skinny” clothing with more flow.
Thanks to Gywynnie Bee plus-size ladies who wear from sizes 10-32 can all rejoice. Now you can rent gorgeous and stylish outfits for reasonable prices every month. Plus, if you love the outfit you can purchase it at a discount!! Right now Gwynnie Bee is offering a 30-days for FREE. You can choose the 1, 2, or 3 piece plan, and get this plan for FREE for 30-days. There is NO OBLIGATION and you can cancel (very easily) online, if you decide not to continue.
Go to Gwynnie Bee NOW to check out all the great clothing options and sign-up NOW! You have nothing to lose. So, don’t delay. The FREE 30-day trial is a limited time offer. Go to Gwynnie Bee right NOW.
Your Discount Queen loves getting things for FREE, but nothing beats getting FREE money!! Many people will be making purchases this year for their holiday gifts via the Internet, so why not get back some of that money you will be spending on others to spend on YOURSELF?
eBates is a company that is FREE to join. I suggest once you join, you download their eBates button to your browser’s toolbar. This way EVERY TIME you visit a merchant’s site eBates will let you know if the merchant is participating in eBates. You then click on the eBates icon and that is it! Any shopping you do on the site will be registered and you’ll get a percentage of your shopping back in CASH! eBates can be set up to send you a check or transfer funds to your PayPal account.
The amount of your rebate depends on the merchant. You could earn anywhere from 1% to 10% or more of your purchase. If you do ANY shopping online, I highly suggest you sign-up for your FREE eBates account. If you spent over the course a year even $250.00, and the merchants used were paying a rebate of only 5%, that would be $12.50 back to you. It may not seem like a lot, but it’s FREE money, and it’s $12.50 you would NOT have had. So, why not join and start getting your FREE money TODAY.
eBates has MANY major merchants participating in their program. Some popular merchants include: eBay, Macy’s, Kohls, Walmart, Amazon, Avon, Overstock.com, and many others. Participating merchants are subject to change, and they also periodically change the rebates amounts offered.
Don’t wait, go to eBates NOW and sign-up for your FREE account and starting earning FREE money TODAY!!
I consider myself the Discount Queen, but I still LOVE to eat out. I will post in a future blog how to eat out for less, but right now this post is how to earn FREE money just by making a dinner reservation.
There is a free online reservation service called OpenTable. Every time you make a reservation and show up for that reservation you earn 100 points. Once you reach 2000 points you are eligible to redeem your points for a $20 gift card good towards a dinner at the location of a participating merchant. However, you do NOT have to redeem your points once you reach 2000 points. You can wait to reach 5000 points for a $50 gift or 10,000 points for a $100 gift.
You can even accumulate points quicker by dining at what is known as “1000 point” restaurants. There are restaurants that will reward you with 1000 points for your reservation, if you dine during designated and very specific days and times. If you are flexible with your days and times to dine out you could accumulate 2000 points in just 2 meals.
Again, OpenTable is a FREE service. If you are planning to dine out, you should check to see if the restaurant you plan to visit is listed on OpenTable. If they are, this is a great way to earn points toward a FREE $20, $50, or even $100 gift card to visit a restaurant you may have wanted to try, but didn’t want to spend the money to check out.
Go to http://www.opentable.com to learn more and to sign up for your free account.
Hello to all my Discount Queen Lovers,
Today I’m starting a new mini-series. I am going to provide you with links to restaurants who will provide you with a free meal on your birthday just for signing up to get periodic emails from each location. Several locations will give you coupon to get a discount or freebie that’s good right away. In most cases you will need to use that coupon within 10 to 14 days, but each deal will have its own expiration date.
Please keep in mind in this series I am focusing only on establishments that either give you a free meal or give you a BOGO deal for your birthday. I am not including locations that give a slice of cake or a cookie on your special day. Call me old fashioned, but I remember when nearly ALL restaurants gave you a slice of cake with a candle FREE on your birthday. You didn’t have to sign-up for a special club to get a piece of cake, one time per year.
Just click on the highlighted restaurant names below, and you will be redirected to the site’s website to sign-up for their E-clubs. Please keep in mind some of these locations are not found nationwide, and may be local to one area of the USA.
I will be presenting more locations over the next several weeks.
Thank you for stopping by, and don’t forget: Have fun shopping, but SHOP SMART!
Here is a REALLY great deal from Catalina Express. From May 1, 2011 until April 30, 2012 you can travel via the Catalina Express for FREE on your BIRTHDAY.
Your trip to Catalina Island *must*begin ON your actual birthday, and you must return to the “mainland” within 30 days of your birthday. There are rules pertaining to this offer and you *must* pre-register at the Catalina Express website. Click HERE to read the rules and pre-register.
Your Discount Queen is really loving this deal. You can save up to $71.50 on a round trip ticket, depending on your port of departure. So, if you’ve been thinking of going to Catalina, this is a great opportunity to go for FREE.
Be sure to book your hotel reservations on Catalina **EARLY**many hotels are already booked up solid, especially on the weekends. Check out THIS site to research hotels you may want to book for your stay, if staying longer than just for the day.
Have a great time on your free trip and remember: Have fun shopping, but remember to SHOP SMART!
The Discount Queen
Happy Earth Day! Today if you bring in your own travel cup to Starbucks they will give you a FREE cup of their brewed coffee or tea. You can read more by clicking HERE .
FREE is always great, especially if it involves anything STARBUCKS!! Everyone have a great Earth Day and don’t forget: Have fun shopping, but SHOP SMART!
The Discount Queen