Why June is a Good Time to Start Your Christmas Shopping!

June Christmas shopping

It’s the start of the summer season. That means it’s time for smart shoppers to plan their Christmas presents! Don’t miss this optimum time to help Santa Claus get the gifts ready for all the good girls and boys young and old on your Christmas list. Here are 3 reasons why June is a good time to start your Christmas Shopping!

More Money

There are 6 full months before you will need to have all your Christmas presents wrapped and under the tree. No matter how hard you plan and prepare, Christmas often involves a shortage of money; plus, there will definitely be some last minute Christmas expenses that will pop up. Be disciplined now and start saving $10 (or more) each week. This will give you about $250 that you can spend on last minute presents.

More Time

Make a list of everyone who needs to be on your Christmas list. Don’t forget teacher gifts, office parties or unexpected guests. Then start thinking about what each person will like. List each name and options of things they like. If you wait to make your list on December 1, you will probably be stressed and not have time to plan out the unique, creative gifts that show you care.
Just remember to have a plan that will keep your list safe from curious eyes!

More Options

Now that you have your list, you can start watching the clearance racks when you are out shopping. Be alert when you stop at a yard sale. Do you see a brand new product that would be perfect for an add-on gift? Is there a sale on garden accents that would be perfect for the person who loves their flower gardens? The best time to buy the gifts is when you find them on sale!

Also be sure to check Amazon’s Deals & Bargains page  to get some deeply discounted items. There you will find products discounted by up to 70% off their regular price which makes for some great savings! And did you know that Groupon also has a Clearance Section? Most people aren’t aware of this, so be sure to take a peek. You might be pleasantly surprised!

There are always going to be popular items that end up out of stock when it gets closer to the holidays. Buy the hot gifts now before the stores get crazy.

Are you ready to start Christmas shopping? Now’s the best time! I’ve got to go make my list and get started shopping!

FREE Appetizer Week at Outback Steakhouse (Exp. 6/19)

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Love Outback Steakhouse? Well, here’s another reason to love them even more! Through Thursday June 19th you can get a FREE appetizer at Outback Steakhouse when you say “Tonight Show” to your server. I’m not quite sure how the Tonight Show was able to declare Free Appetizers week for everyone, but hey, I’m not complaining! Go and enjoy this freebie while you can!

Father’s Day Restaurant Deals

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Father’s Day Restaurant Deals

If you are taking Dad out for a special meal on Father’s day, here is a list or restaurants offering special deals for Dad! Some are only good this weekend, others are deals that you can use in the weeks to come. Enjoy!

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entree on Father’s Day
Biggby Coffee - $1.99 Any Size Iced Coffee (exp: 8/31/2014)
BJ’s - FREE Pint Glass for Dad 6/14 – 6/15
Bob Evans - FREE $25 Value Coupon Booklet on Father’s Day
Boston Market - Buy 1 Get 1 Free BBQ Ribs Individual Meal on Father’s Day
Carrabba’s - $10 Off Dinner Entree When You Buy 1 Entree (exp: 7/27/2014)
Denny’s - 20% Entire Check (exp: 6/15/2014)
First Watch - Free Bottle of Maple Syrup When You Dine on Father’s Day
Long John Silvers - Buy 1 Meal Get 1 Meal or Basket Free on Father’s Day
McAlisters - Free Nacho Basket with $15 Purchase on Father’s Day
O’s American Kitchen - 15% Off Entire Order on Father’s Day
Spaghetti Warehouse - Dads Eat Free on Father’s Day
Texas Corral - Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Lunch Item (exp: 6/29/2014)
Texas de Brazil - Free Dinner Certificate for Dad When You Dine on Father’s Day
The Pasta House - Free Spaghetti & Meat Sauce and Cheesecake for Dads on Father’s Day
Tony Romas - Free Entree Coupon for Dads Who Dine on Father’s Day
Uno Chicago Grill - $5 Off Entire Check (exp: 6/29/2014)

 Thanks Surviving the Stores for sharing!

Top Restaurant Coupons and Deals Week of 6/13

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Top Restaurant Coupons

If you are going out for a meal this weekend or just looking for a good deal, these are the top restaurant coupons for the week! Buen Provecho :)

Au Bon Pain - Free Snapple with Sandwich, Wrap or Salad Purchase (exp: 6/24/2014)
Biggby Coffee - $1.99 Any Size Iced Coffee (exp: 8/31/2014)
Bob Evans - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Breakfast Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 6/15/2014)
Brueggers - Free Snapple or Nantucket Nectar with Breakfast or Lunch Sandwich Purchase (exp: 6/30/2014)
Carrabba’s - $10 Off Dinner Entree When You Buy 1 Entree (exp: 7/27/2014)
Einstein Bros - Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sandwich (exp: 6/25/2014)
Mimis Cafe - Buy 1 Breakfast or Dinner Entree Get 1 Free When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 6/15/2014)
Noah’s Bagels - Free Bagel & Shmear When You Buy Any Drink (exp: 6/21/2014)
Outback - 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 6/14/2014)
Souper Salad - $5.99 Adult Buffet (exp: 6/22/2014)
Uno Chicago Grill - $5 Off Entire Check (exp: 6/29/2014)

Thanks Surviving the Stores for sharing!


Old Navy: $1 Flip Flop Sale is Back!

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It’s that time of the year again! Old Navy flip flops for just $1.00! Mark your calendars and head to Old Navy on June 29th and get ready to shop til’ you drop!

You can snag flip flops for the whole family for just a buck! Sounds like a deal to me. Since this sale tends to be very popular, I would recommend that you get to your local Old Navy store when it first opens to have the best selection of colors and sizes. It would be a tragedy not to cash in on these amazing savings!

Limit 5 per customer.

TOMS Shoes: 15% OFF your Purchase with Promo Code (Exp. 6/18), plus FREE Shipping

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I love it when TOMS has special promo offers, because I absolutely love their shoes and love writing about  them :)  Through June 18th you can take 15% off any TOMS branded purchase with promo code SUMMERFUN at checkout! Have you seen their new summer styles? TOMS Shoes has a big selection of wedge sandals, colorful flats and other fun and comfy shoes. It seems that every season they are getting more creative with their patterns and looks, and I am loving it! And did I mention that right now they are offering FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25? Yup!

TOMS also has a large selection of gifts for Dad in their Father’s Day Gift Shop! And through today you can get $5 expedited shipping so you can still get your present on time by the weekend. Think sunglasses, loafers, accessories and even coffee! So if you are still looking around for the perfect present for Dad, you might just find it at the TOMS shop.


[Expired] BIG 75% Off Clearance Blowout at Children’s Place! Today ONLY!

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Today only, save up to 75% off at Childrensplace.com! This means CHEAP summer clothes and accessories for your little cutie! Check out these super adorable tanks for just $2.93! These along with many others are flying! Don’t miss out on this great sale!

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I know my kids grow like weeds. Sales this great is the perfect time to stock up and not spend a fortune! 

Top Restaurant Coupons and Deals Week of 6/6

Top Restaurant Coupons

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Going out for a meal this weekend? Be sure to check out this week’s top restaurant coupons and deals. And remember to head on over to Kripsy Kreme to claim your free doughnut!

Arby’s – Free Small Fry & Small Drink When You Buy Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich or Wrap (exp: 6/10/2014)
Baskin Robbins – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Cone (exp: 6/6/2014)
Bertucci’s – $5 Off Any Purchase (exp: 6/30/2014)
California Pizza Kitchen – Free Spinach Artichoke Dip with $10 Purchase (exp: 6/8/2014)
Corner Bakery – Free Cup of Soup When You Buy Adult Entree (exp: 6/10/2014)
Denny’s – 20% Off Entire Check (exp: 6/8/2014)
Krispy Kreme – FREE Doughnut on 6/6 only
Logan’s Roadhouse – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 6/12/2014)
Outback – 15% Off Entire Check (exp: 6/8/2014)
Quiznos – Free Chips & Regular Fountain Drink When You Buy Regular or Large Sub or Large Salad (exp: 6/9/2014)
Smokey Bones – $5 Off $15 Purchase (exp: 6/8/2014)
Souper Salad – $5.99 Adult Buffet (exp: 6/8/2014)
TCBY – $1 Off Your Purchase at TCBY (exp: 6/30/2014)

Thanks Surviving the Stores for sharing this awesome list!

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FREE Krispy Kreme Doughnut on June 6th!

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Whoever came up with National Doughnut Day is a genius in my book! On June 6th grab the gang and head out to your nearest participating Krispy Kreme location to celebrate this holiday with a FREE Doughnut. My favorite doughnuts are the glazed ones. Somehow the sheer simplicity and deliciousness of this doughnut is what makes my taste buds sing. And did you know that if you have day old doughnuts you can microwave them for 5 seconds and they will come out nice and warm and they’ll taste almost as fresh as when you bought them!

Free Kid’s Meal at Chili’s Sunday 6/1


 This Sunday June 6th, Kids eat FREE at Chili’s with the purchase of an adult entree! You can get one free kid’s meal for every adult entree purchased when you present this coupon (but you can only use one per table). My family loves Chili’s and it’s always on the top of the list when I ask my kids where they would like to go out for dinner. So if your plans this weekend include taking them out to eat, this might just be a great option for you!

Top Restaurant Deals Week of 5/30

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Going out for dinner this weekend? Be sure to check out this week’s top Restaurant deals! Buon Appetito  :)

Top Restaurant Coupons:

Black Angus – 30% Off Entire Check (exp: 5/30/2014)
Bob Evans – Free Kids Smoothie with Any Kids Purchase (exp: 6/6/2014)
Bruegger’s – $1 Off Medium Iced Coffee (exp: 5/30/2014)
Carrabba’s – Buy 1 New Menu Entree Get $8 Off Another Entree (exp: 5/31/2014)
Corner Bakery – Free Latte or Small Espresso Beverage with Breakfast Purchase (exp: 6/18/2014)
Denny’s – 20% Entire Check (exp: 6/15/2014)
Logan’s – $5 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 6/12/2014)
Outback – 15% Off Entire Check (exp: 6/8/2014)
Smokey Bones – $5 Off $15 Purchase (exp: 6/1/2014)
Souper Salad – $5.99 Adult Buffet (exp: 6/8/2014)
Spaghetti Warehouse – Buy 1 Get 1 Free 15 Layer Lasagne or Spaghetti & Meatballs (exp: 7/31/2014)
TCBY – $1 Off Your Purchase at TCBY (exp: 6/30/2014)
Waffle House – FREE Bacon (exp: 5/30/2014)

Thank you Surviving the Stores for sharing these deals!

Old Navy Sale: Up to 50% OFF Entire Store! (Exp. 5/26)

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Starting today through Memorial Day, shop the Old Navy Sale at stores or online and save up to 50% on your purchase! This is one of the biggest sales that Old Navy has had so far this year. And the savings get even better! For every $25 you spend you will also earn $10 in Old Navy Super Cash that you can use on your next purchase during the week of 6/19/14.

Looking through the women’s collection I found lots of $5 t-shirts, practical cardigans for $12 and adorable dresses for only $15! The men’s section has V-neck shirts for $5, khakis for $14.50 and slim fit cotton shirts for $15. And don’t forget the kiddos! There are is a huge selection of swimwear, shorts, t-shirts and summer essentials at deeply discounted prices. And remember that if you spend $50+ your items will ship for FREE!

Famous Footwear: Take 15% OFF your Purchase (Exp. 5/26)

15% Off Sitewide with code SUNSHINE4 on Famous.com. 5/22 - 5/26.

If you are looking to get some great deals this weekend, here is one you will love! Take 15% OFF your purchase at Famous Footwear when you use promo code SUNSHINE4 at checkout. Famous Footwear already has great prices on name brand shoes, so this 15% off promo code will make a good deal even better! This offer has some exclusions and is only valid through 5/26.

Top Restaurant Coupons and Deals Week of 5/23

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If you are going out for a meal this Memorial Weekend, be sure to check out the top restaurant coupons and deals for the week! Enjoy :)

Top Restaurant Coupons:

Au Bon Pain – $2 Off $7 Purchase (exp: 5/27/2014)
Bertucci’s – $5 Off Any Purchase (exp: 6/30/2014)
Blimpie – Free Regular Sub When You Buy Regular Sub & Drink (exp: 5/23/2014)
Bob Evans – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Breakfast Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 5/31/2014)
Bravo – 20% Off Online Order (exp: 5/27/2014)
Bruegger’s – $1 Off Medium Iced Coffee (exp: 5/30/2014)
Caribou Coffee – Buy Any Regularly Priced Drinkware Get a Free Drink (exp: 5/26/2014)
Carrabba’s – Free Appetizer or Dessert When You Buy 2 Adult Dinner Entrees (exp: 5/31/2014)
Chili’s – Free Chips with Salsa, Guacamole or Queso with Adult Entree Purchase (exp: 5/25/2014)
Jersey Mike’s – Free Chips & Drink with Regular or Giant Sub Purchase (exp: 5/27/2014)
Marie Callenders – Buy 1 Entree Get 1 50% Off When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 6/13/2014)
Mimis Cafe – Buy 1 Get 1 Free Lunch or Dinner Entree When You Buy 2 Drinks (exp: 5/31/2014)
Quiznos – Buy 1 Sub and Regular Drink Get 1 Sub Free (exp: 5/29/2014)
Red Lobster – Free Appetizer or Dessert with 2 Adult Dinners (exp: 5/25/2014)
Schlotzsky’s Free 20 oz. Drink & Chips with Any Hand-Carved Sandwich Purchase (exp: 5/28/2014)
Souper Salad – $5.99 Adult Buffet (exp: 5/25/2014)
Spaghetti Warehouse – Buy 1 Get 1 Free 15 Layer Lasagne or Spaghetti & Meatballs (exp: 7/31/2014)
Waffle House – FREE Bacon (exp: 5/30/2014)
Zoes Kitchen – Buy 2 Fresh Takes Tubs Get 1 Free (exp: 5/26/2014)

Thanks, Surviving the Stores !

Outback Steakhouse: Free BBQ Wings on 5/21 and 5/22

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If you are going to Outback Steakhouse today or tomorrow, remember that when you purchase an entree you can also get a FREE half order of BBQ wings when you say “Moonshine BBQ Wings” to your server. Outback is promoting their new Moonshine BBQ menu and this is one way for you to try them! I personally love wings as well as BBQ so I think this would be an item  that I would enjoy. And when it’s free, you really can’t go wrong!