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.
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
Your Discount Queen has found ANOTHER restaurant giving away a FREE meal to all Veterans and Active Military Personnel. It’s Fire+iCe in at the Anaheim Garden Walk. If you’ve never been to this restaurant NOW is the time to check them out. They are offering a free meal with a paid meal to Vets and Active Military on Thursday November 11, 2010. You can read the details HERE. No coupon is necessary.
Here is what Fire+iCe is like (reprinted from the restaurant’s website at www.fire-ice.com)
“FiRE + iCE Grill + Bar is a smokin´ hot restaurant showcasing an incredible variety of fresh food, cooked on our open grill, in a refreshing atmosphere. Offering an extensive selection of fresh meats, seafood, vegetables, pasta and sauces, our pro-grillers cook each masterpiece, as selected by the guest. Providing the ultimate dining experience for all, FiRE + iCE features an expansive outdoor patio with a fire pit and music on weekends! It´s the perfect place for large groups. Visit us at The Shops at the Anaheim GardenWalk, just steps from the Anaheim Convention Center and Disneyland® Park, or a short drive from Angel Stadium of Anaheim and the Honda Center. Open daily for lunch, dinner, Sunday Brunch, and late-night weekend fun!.”
I’ve been to the restaurant and the food is TERRIFIC…Plus it’s ALL YOU CAN EAT!!! How can you beat that?
Enjoy, and thanks again to all our military personnel past and present.
Have fun shopping everyone, and remember to: SHOP SMART!
The Discount Queen
I hope life finds all of you doing well. Next week is Veteran’s Day. A day we should all spend a few moments to think of (and thank) all the courageous and selfless individuals living and deceased who have helped keep our country free. The “poorest” people in our country live better than “average” people in many countries on this planet. Really folks, if you were BORN here in the USA you should thank your creator or Higher Power or whomever you believe in for letting you hit the “human lotto.” So, many of us take for granted what other folks would KILL to have.
Which reminds me….this includes the right and PRIVILEGE to vote!! So, pardon my bluntness, but get off your apathetic behinds tomorrow and VOTE!!! Do you understand how many people DIED so WE can enjoy living in DEMOCRACY where people can actually have an influence on who is running their government. And for those of you too lazy or uninformed to vote, please do NOT COMPLAIN about ANYTHING. IF you do not vote, then you have not right to whine about anything. If want “whining rights” VOTE.
Okay…back to Discount Queen business…Applebee’s is feeding veterans on November 11 for FREE. Check out all the great entrees (and rules) by clicking HERE. Veterans can choose from 7 delicious entrees all for FREE.
This deal is available during Applebee’s normal operating hours and it’s open to Veterans and Active Duty Military personal. So, grab your favorite veteran and take him or her to Applebee’s to get their well deserved FREE meal!
Have fun shopping and don’t forget to: SHOP SMART!
The Discount Queen
if you don’t have a “photo” account with Walgreens when you sign-up you’ll get 25 4×6 photos for FREE.
However, don’t fret if you already use Walgreens for photo processing because right now through August 14th you can get photos processed for only .10 cents per print. You must order at least 50 prints, but at .10 cents that’s only $5 bucks!
Please click HERE to get the discount code and to read all the “fine print.”
If you’ve been procrastinating to get your digital photos turned into “real” photos, then now is the time you’ve been waiting for. This is a great deal and you shouldn’t let it pass you buy.
I hope you all have a great Friday and don’t forget to have fun shopping, but: SHOP SMART!
The Discount Queen
The 4th of July is just around the corner and Denny’s is offering a special FREE promotion on our country’s Independence Day. Buy anything from their $2,4,6 or 8 dollar menu (or the regular priced menu) and with the coupon you can find HERE you will get a special “red, white, and blueberry” order of pancake puppies.
The pancake puppies are cute, and taste good and when you get them for FREE somehow they taste even better. Plus this coupon is actually good through July 25, 2010. So, if you cannot make it to Denny’s on Independence Day you’ll have until July 25th to take advantage of this offer.
Have a great 4th of July, and don’t forget to have fun shopping but: SHOP SMART!
The Discount Queen