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7-Eleven ~ Slurpee Bring Your Own Cup Days May 19th and 20th from 11 AM to 7 PM

This Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 7 PM, bring your own cup to 7-Eleven and fill it with a Slurpee for only $1.50.

Go here, to read more about it.
It’s always a good idea to call your location first to make sure they are participating.

And they don’t necessarily mean a cup…

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There are a few rules, see below for some restrictions.

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Dbacks Win ~ Food Deals Today at Taco Bell, Papa John’s, Circle K and Jack in the Box

The Dbacks won last night! They beat the Mets at home with 7 runs, including a home run!

Here are the food deals today (Tuesday, 5/16):

taco_bell

Taco Bell is doing the same promotion they’ve done for several years.

For Arizona residents, participating Taco Bells will give you three free tacos when you purchase a large drink, if the Diamondbacks score at least 5 runs.  (Home or away games. A win or loss doesn’t matter — well, for the tacos!)  :)  The deal is only good the day after the game from 4pm – 6pm.   No coupon is necessary.  Large drinks were $1.69 at my Taco Bell last year.

Here’s a link to their schedule.  It also lists the scores of past games, so you can see if they scored 5 runs!

Last year, you could pay 30¢ more for a limeade of freeze, 30¢ extra for each Dorito taco you wanted, or get all three “D-backs style” (sour cream & tomatoes) for $1.  I’m guessing it will be the same this year.

**  I’ve heard of rare Taco Bells in Arizona that don’t participate.  It’s safest to call yours before going, just to make sure.

papa_dbacks

“All season long, the day after every Dbacks win you get 50% off your regular menu price online pizza order. They won last night, so you get 50% off your total online order today!”

Order online at Papa John’s and use the code DBACKS50

Remember it’s after EVERY win, all season long! (home or away games)
It used to be 50% off anything on the menu, but it’s now only pizzas.

Here’s some other codes in case you need to order another day:

Here are other codes I try, when I want to get 50% off my online orders . .

ASU50 (after different sports teams win)
COYOTES (when in season)
CARDINALS (when in season)

If those fail and you don’t have points saved:
SAVE25 (for 25% off)

Circle K has a Strike Out Meter for the Dbacks. During regular season home games, you’ll get a freebie based on the strike outs. The more strike outs, the better the deal!

You need to download their app to your phone to get this deal. Go here to get the app. The deal will automatically get sent to your smartphone “as a deal” in the app. Follow the app instructions on claiming the deal. You’ll just need to show the offer on your phone to the cashier.

Today’s deal is a free whoopie pie.  No other purchase is needed.

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If any Dbacks player “Jacks” a home run out of the park, fans can go Jack in the Box the next day to receive a free Jumbo Jack with the purchase of a large drink.  The location I called charges $2.39 for a large drink.

If you’re not a Dbacks follower, you can do a quick internet search for “dbacks score” and you’ll see that you can click for highlights or a recap.  They should tell you if there was a home run, in their summary.

Not all restaurants are participating.  Rose says the 7th St. & Indian School location is not.  (Thanks, Rose!)

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The AZ Diamondbacks has a great promotion for kids.  No Chew Crew membership is free to children 15 and younger who pledge awareness of the harmful effects of spit tobacco and “Say NO to spit tobacco.” Parents/guardians must be 18 years or older to register a child for the No Chew Crew.

Kids who take the pledge can get in free to select games.  You can read all about it here.

And when you are at one of the games, register to be part of the Dbacks Kids Club.  All children ages 3-15 are eligible, with a parent’s permission, to sign up for the club at the D-backs Kid’s Club HQ located in the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Sandlot, near section 332.

You can earn other prizes too! Members simply scan their membership card at specially marked fan kiosks throughout Chase Field and receive a slip redeemable at the Kid’s Club HQ for a prize. Members earn a free prize for each of the first 20 games attended and a bonus prize at game 25 and 30! Kids must be presented to redeem prize.

You can read all about the Dbacks Kids Club here.

You can read all about the D-backs promos here.

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Summer Movie Fun in Arizona

There are all kinds of summer movie deals in Arizona. If I missed one, please let me know.

I gathered all these together in one place to make it easier for you. (As far as I know, AMC doesn’t have a program anymore, at least in Arizona.)

Click the links to get to the details about pricing, dates, movies, etc.

Harkins
(state-wide)
$7 for 10 movies

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Cinemark
(Tucson, Sierra Vista, & Oro Valley)
Get a ten-week series punch card at the theatre box office or online for $5,
or $1 per person, per movie, at the theatre box office on day of movie.

Update: The Mesa location is not participating this year. (Thanks, Brooke!)

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Pollack Tempe Cinemas
$5 for 10 movies

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Picture Show
(Prescott, behind Target and Paradise Valley Mall)
Friday’s at 9:45; $1 per show


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BB Theatres

(East Mesa)
$3 per show

Regal Cinemas (Gilbert)
$1 movies all summer long on Tuesday & Wednesdays
Movies start at 10:00.
Same movie plays both days.
(Thanks, Phebe!)

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Free Admission to Desert Botanical Garden on Tuesday, May 9th

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You can get free admission to the Desert Botanical Garden
on the second Tuesday of each month, from 8 AM to 8 PM.

No coupon is necessary.
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Harkins ~ Tuesday Night Movie Classics Only $5 (E.T., Wizard of Oz, Jaws and More…)

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Let’s face it, every movie is better on the big screen.

We don’t usually do these because of school nights.
With summer coming, it could be fun to take the kids to see a few classics!
How great would it be to see Jaws on the big screen!

Harkins is offering Tuesday Night Classics through the end of the year.
Movies start at 7 PM and are $5 per person.

If you are going anyway, buy a $25 gift card first at Harkins Theatres or at the ticket window.
You’ll get a voucher for a free medium popcorn! (This is an ongoing deal)

Our Sam’s Club up here in Prescott Valley also has $100 worth of Harkins gift cards for $79!
I doubt this is everywhere, but it’s worth checking out if you like movies.

If you have a gift card, they will start charging a monthly fee if it’s inactive for 24 months.
So, use them, don’t lose them!  :)

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Starbucks Half Price Frappuccino May 5-14 from 3-6 PM

May 5th – May 15th, from 3 PM to 6 PM get 50% off any size, any flavor Frappuccino at Starbucks!

You don’t need a coupon.

Enjoy!

You can read about it here.
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Free Admission to Museums and Planetarium on Friday, May 5th

On the first Friday of the month,  several valley museums offer free admission.
Take advantage of any of these on Friday, May 5th!

If you’re going to downtown locations, you may want to look into the
light rail or get there early.  Parking is limited.

The Phoenix Art Museum offers free general admission on select days and times.

** First Fridays from 6 pm – 10 pm
** Wednesday evenings, from 3 pm – 9 pm
(Some exhibits will have special admission fees.)

Normal admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students, & $6 for children.
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685

Nanci left this comment for us after going in August:
The museum’s parking lot was completely full but they offered overflow parking directly across Central Ave in the parking structure. The structure serves the Uptown Phoenix’s Arts District building, 1636 N. Central Avenue, which houses the offices of the Arizona Opera Company. It was free to park there, the attendant just asked that we park on level 3 or 4 and exit to Palm (since the other exits were not open). There were even two gentleman, maybe officers, controlling the lights and stopping traffic so we could cross Central safely. I was worried there would be no parking but was pleasantly surprised to find the overflow lot.  (Thanks, Nanci!)

You can get FREE admission to the Phoenix Children’s Museum
the first Friday of each month, from 5 pm -9 pm.

Admission is normally $11 per person.
215 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Light rail and directions here.

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Get in free to the Heard Museum on the first Friday of every month from 6-9 PM.

Adults are regularly $18 and kids are $7.50.
2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is free all day on
Thursdays and on Friday and Saturday after 5:00 pm.

On those days, they are open from noon to 9 pm.

Regular admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students, 15 and under are free.
7374 East Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Go here to see what exhibits they currently have and for directions.

planetarium

Mesa Community College has free admission to their planetarium on the first Friday of the month during the spring and fall semesters. Planetarium shows run from 6:00-10:00pm, typically every 30 minutes.  Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.  If it’s a clear night, you can also enjoy telescope viewing.

Go here for directions on free parking, finding the correct building, and for a few more details.

Here’s the schedule:

May 5
Tour the Universe with Pink Floyd (updated) ~ Our tradition of ending the semester with Tour the Universe with Pink Floyd continues. See the new show for the first time or come back and see it again!

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Spend $250 at Tempe Marketplace or Desert Ridge In One Day, Get 2 Free Big Surf Tickets

Spend $250 in one day at Tempe Marketplace or Desert Ridge from now until May 31st, get two tickets to the Big Surf.

Go here for Tempe Marketplace and here for Desert Ridge details.

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy at US Airways Center April 8-12. – See more at: http://www.tempemarketplace.com/disney/#sthash.bYsZzsw0.dpuf
Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy at US Airways Center April 8-12. – See more at: http://www.tempemarketplace.com/disney/#sthash.bYsZzsw0.dpuf
Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy at US Airways Center April 8-12. – See more at: http://www.tempemarketplace.com/disney/#sthash.bYsZzsw0.dpuf

It sounds like a lot of money, but when you see the list of stores included at each location, you’ll probably realize it’s not hard to hit.  There’s a drop down menu with all the stores listed.  Look for places like Target, Michael’s, Albertson’s, CVS, movies, restaurants, etc.  ** You could also buy gift cards and make your “real” purchase later.  Just make sure you have $250 in receipts from ONE day.

You will need to bring your receipts from one day of shopping (don’t have to be turned in the same day) to their management office Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm.  The links above tell you exactly where to find the offices.

Here’s their fine print:
Applies to purchases made the same day May 1-31, 2017 at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Limit 2 vouchers per person for the duration of the promotion. Offer valid while supplies last.
Must be 18 or older to participate. Other restrictions may apply.

Applies to purchases made on the same day, April 1-30, 2017 at Tempe Marketplace. Tickets valid through March 27, 2018 for one general admission to the Phoenix Zoo. Limit 2 free tickets per person for the duration of the promotion. Offer valid while supplies last. Must be 18 or older. Other restrictions may apply. – See more at: http://www.tempemarketplace.com/zoo/#sthash.bRGgHhRV.dpuf
Applies to purchases made the same day February 1-28, 2017 at Tempe Marketplace. Limit 2 free adult admissions per person for the duration of the promotion. Offer valid while supplies last. Must be 18 or older. Other restrictions may apply. – See more at: http://www.tempemarketplace.com/renaissance/#sthash.aREqD99i.dpuf
Applies to purchases made the same day February 1-28, 2017 at Tempe Marketplace. Limit 2 free adult admissions per person for the duration of the promotion. Offer valid while supplies last. Must be 18 or older. Other restrictions may apply. – See more at: http://www.tempemarketplace.com/renaissance/#sthash.aREqD99i.dpuf
Applies to purchases made the same day February 1-28, 2017 at Tempe Marketplace. Limit 2 free adult admissions per person for the duration of the promotion. Offer valid while supplies last. Must be 18 or older. Other restrictions may apply. – See more at: http://www.tempemarketplace.com/renaissance/#sthash.aREqD99i.dpuf
Applies to purchases made the same day January 1-31, 2017 at Tempe Marketplace. Tickets are valid for one time use on the following days: February 1-5, 2017. Limit 2 free tickets per person for the duration of the promotion. Offer valid while supplies last. Must be 18 or older. Other restrictions may apply. – See more at: http://www.tempemarketplace.com/golf/#sthash.xbW9S8Wb.dpuf
Applies to purchases made the same day January 1-31, 2017 at Tempe Marketplace. Tickets are valid for one time use on the following days: February 1-5, 2017. Limit 2 free tickets per person for the duration of the promotion. Offer valid while supplies last. Must be 18 or older. Other restrictions may apply. – See more at: http://www.tempemarketplace.com/golf/#sthash.xbW9S8Wb.dpuf
Applies to purchases made the same day January 1-31, 2017 at Tempe Marketplace. Tickets are valid for one time use on the following days: February 1-5, 2017. Limit 2 free tickets per person for the duration of the promotion. Offer valid while supplies last. Must be 18 or older. Other restrictions may apply. – See more at: http://www.tempemarketplace.com/golf/#sthash.xbW9S8Wb.dpuf
Applies to purchases made the same day January 1-31, 2017 at Tempe Marketplace. Tickets are valid for one time use on the following days: February 1-5, 2017. Limit 2 free tickets per person for the duration of the promotion. Offer valid while supplies last. Must be 18 or older. Other restrictions may apply. – See more at: http://www.tempemarketplace.com/golf/#sthash.xbW9S8Wb.dpuf
Applies to purchases made the same day January 1-31, 2017 at Tempe Marketplace. Tickets are valid for one time use on the following days: February 1-5, 2017. Limit 2 free tickets per person for the duration of the promotion. Offer valid while supplies last. Must be 18 or older. Other restrictions may apply.
Vouchers must be redeemed at Talking Stick Resort Arena Ticket Office. Vouchers are valid for the following show dates: January 19 at 7pm, January 20 at 10:30am or January 20 at 7pm. Subject to availability. Offer valid while supplies last. Limit 2 vouchers per person for the duration of the promotion. Must be 18 or older to participate. – See more at: http://www.tempemarketplace.com/gift/#sthash.laHZbaBW.dpuf
Vouchers must be redeemed at Talking Stick Resort Arena Ticket Office. Vouchers are valid for the following show dates: January 19 at 7pm, January 20 at 10:30am or January 20 at 7pm. Subject to availability. Offer valid while supplies last. Limit 2 vouchers per person for the duration of the promotion. Must be 18 or older to participate. – See more at: http://www.tempemarketplace.com/gift/#sthash.laHZbaBW.dpuf

**  Note:  Call the Tempe Marketplace or Desert Ridge office, if you are making a special purchase to get these.  Make sure they still have some left!  And, if you a buying a gift card and want to be 100% safe, you may want verify that you still can.  (Update:  Heather let us know she bought a $250 Target gift card at Desert Ridge and it worked.)  I did it before and know others have, but you just never know when they might decide to change things.  I don’t want anyone too sad!
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Dbacks Won With 7 Runs! ~ Deals Today at Circle K, Taco Bell, Papa John’s and Jack in the Box

The Dbacks won at home yesterday with 7 runs and scored a home run!  Pick up all of these deals today (Tuesday, April 25th).

taco_bell

Taco Bell is doing the same promotion they’ve done for several years.

For Arizona residents, participating Taco Bells will give you three free tacos when you purchase a large drink, if the Diamondbacks score at least 5 runs.  (Home or away games. A win or loss doesn’t matter — well, for the tacos!)  :)  The deal is only good the day after the game from 4pm – 6pm.   No coupon is necessary.  Large drinks were $1.69 at my Taco Bell last year.

Here’s a link to their schedule.  It also lists the scores of past games, so you can see if they scored 5 runs!

Last year, you could pay 30¢ more for a limeade of freeze, 30¢ extra for each Dorito taco you wanted, or get all three “D-backs style” (sour cream & tomatoes) for $1.  I’m guessing it will be the same this year.

**  I’ve heard of rare Taco Bells in Arizona that don’t participate.  It’s safest to call yours before going, just to make sure.

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“All season long, the day after every Dbacks win you get 50% off your regular menu price online pizza order. They won last night, so you get 50% off your total online order today!”

Order online at Papa John’s and use the code DBACKS50

Remember it’s after EVERY win, all season long! (home or away games)
It used to be 50% off anything on the menu, but it’s now only pizzas.

Here’s some other codes in case you need to order another day:

Here are other codes I try, when I want to get 50% off my online orders . .

ASU50 (after different sports teams win)
COYOTES (when in season)
CARDINALS (when in season)

If those fail and you don’t have points saved:
SAVE25 (for 25% off)

Circle K has a Strike Out Meter for the Dbacks. During regular season home games, you’ll get a freebie based on the strike outs. The more strike outs, the better the deal!

You need to download their app to your phone to get this deal. Go here to get the app. The deal will automatically get sent to your smartphone “as a deal” in the app. Follow the app instructions on claiming the deal. You’ll just need to show the offer on your phone to the cashier.

Today’s deal is a free D-backs Dog.  No other purchase is needed.

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If any Dbacks player “Jacks” a home run out of the park, fans can go Jack in the Box the next day to receive a free Jumbo Jack with the purchase of a large drink.  The location I called charges $2.39 for a large drink.

If you’re not a Dbacks follower, you can do a quick internet search for “dbacks score” and you’ll see that you can click for highlights or a recap.  They should tell you if there was a home run, in their summary.

Not all restaurants are participating.  Rose says the 7th St. & Indian School location is not.  (Thanks, Rose!)

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The AZ Diamondbacks has a great promotion for kids.  No Chew Crew membership is free to children 15 and younger who pledge awareness of the harmful effects of spit tobacco and “Say NO to spit tobacco.” Parents/guardians must be 18 years or older to register a child for the No Chew Crew.

Kids who take the pledge can get in free to select games.  You can read all about it here.

And when you are at one of the games, register to be part of the Dbacks Kids Club.  All children ages 3-15 are eligible, with a parent’s permission, to sign up for the club at the D-backs Kid’s Club HQ located in the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Sandlot, near section 332.

You can earn other prizes too! Members simply scan their membership card at specially marked fan kiosks throughout Chase Field and receive a slip redeemable at the Kid’s Club HQ for a prize. Members earn a free prize for each of the first 20 games attended and a bonus prize at game 25 and 30! Kids must be presented to redeem prize.

You can read all about the Dbacks Kids Club here.

You can read all about the D-backs promos here.

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Free Admission to National Parks April 15 and 16 and April 22 and 23

Note:  Seniors can get a lifetime pass for only $10, for a limited time!  Go here for details.  (Thanks, Heather and 12News!)

The National Park Service offers several days where you can get in free throughout the year.

Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2017:

  • April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

If you can’t make it on these days, you can always check out one of the 265 national parks that never charge an entrance fee.

If you are military with a military I.D., you will get a free annual pass!

Seniors can get a lifetime pass for only $10! More info here.

Also, if you have a fourth grader this year, they can get a free annual pass by going here.

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