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FREE Admission to Chandler’s Greek Festival ~ October 3 – 5, 2014

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If  you live in the Chandler area, you can print a coupon for two free admissions to the Greek Festival.  There was also a coupon in the recent ValPak mailer.  If you live in the area, check for that and save some ink, or use it for more admissions.  (I think the email you receive may say that you can show it on your mobile device.)

Here’s what their website says.

ST. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church transforms into a mini “Greek Village”
CLASSIC CELEBRATION OF GREEK FOOD, DANCE, AND FUN FOR ALL

Oct.3rd, 5pm – 10pm
Oct 4th, 11am – 10pm
Oct 5th, 11 am – 7pm

2716 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler 85224
Just south of Elliot & Dobson

Parking can be crazy, but they offer a free shuttle if you park at Dobson High School.  (Parking is free.)

1501 W Guadalupe Rd. Mesa, AZ 85202
Directions here
Handicapped parking is available on the church grounds

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Panda Express ~ Order Online, Get a Free Entree (w/ any purchase)

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Go here to place an online order at Panda Express.

Add any items you wish to purchase, followed by your free single serve entree.  They are found under the A La Carte area.

You need to order at least one other item.  You can get an egg roll or drink for around $1.50 – $2.00.

Enter promo code:  NoLine

You can order now and schedule it for a later pick up!

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Organ Stop Pizza Coupon Deal (Well, not even a coupon!) :)

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Organ Stop Pizza has extended their summer fun offer.  If you haven’t been there, you must go!  It’s a very unique experience that the whole family will enjoy.  It’s truly impressive — not sure how else to even describe the talent and set up they have!

Kris let me know the she came from fairly far away and said it was worth the drive to Mesa.  If you have a Pogo Pass, there’s a lot on that side of town, so do a combo trip.  (Good idea, Kris!)  (That link will get you to a Pogo giveaway we have going on, too!)

Go “like” them on Facebook so you see future offers.  They also have a giveaway each Wednesday.

Below is what they’re offering, through October 15, 2014.  Just tell them at the register, no coupon needed.

Family Meal Deal:
1 Appetizers*
1 Large Pizza**
1 Pitcher of Soft Drink
$21.99 (plus tax)
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Dinner for 8
2 Appetizers*
2 Large Pizzas**
2 Pitchers of Soft Drink
$41.99 (plus tax)

*excludes combo basket appetizer
** excludes extra or double cheese pizza, can get multiple toppings
Not valid with fundraisers or any other offers
Limit 2 per visit – Expires 10/15/14

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Reminder ~ Sprinkles (in Scottsdale) ~ Bring in an “A” Paper, Get a Free Cupcake on Tuesday

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You have two Tuesdays left to get this deal.

Sprinkles is celebrating back to school time.

Every Tuesday in September, head to Sprinkles and show them a test or paper with a letter grade of “A” and get a free cupcake!

And they aren’t leaving out teachers either!  They have a buy one, get one offer…

Every Monday in September, head to sprinkles and show your Teacher ID to get a free cupcake with the purchase of a cupcake.

(Thanks, Alicia’s Deals!)

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Reminder ~ Mini Time Machine Museum (in Tucson) ~ Free Admission in September

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Just a reminder since you still have a week left…

The Mini Time Machine Museum in Tucson is offering free admission in September, for the entire month!

Museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm.

In addition to the regular permanent collection, a temporary exhibit called Fire! A glimpse of Fire History in Miniature will be open Aug. 26th to November 2nd.

You can read more about it here.

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Cardinals Win ~ Free Coffee, Free Hair Cuts, 50% off Sonic Drinks and Papa John’s (and more!)

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All season long, the day after the Cardinals win, we get all sorts of goodies!  How nice is that?

The Cards won yesterday, so all of these deals are valid today, Monday, 9/22.

Dunkin Donuts ~ free medium hot or iced coffee the day after a Cards win!  Only good with their app.  Go to DD Perks and you’ll see a free medium hot or iced coffee today.  Since this is only good for AZ people, turn on the location services, so they know where you are.  :)

Sonic ~ half price drinks & slushes the day after a Cards win!  This says Phoenix locations.  Someone left a comment on their Facebook page that they are in Mesa, and Sonic replied that it is good at all Sonic locations.  (Don’t forget Sonic is also celebrating National Ice Cream Cone Day today, so you get half priced cones as well!)

Papa John’s ~ 50% off all regular priced menu items the day after a Cards win!  Online only.  Use code CARDINALS50

Keep it Cut (28th Street and Indian School) ~ free hair cut today!  This is only today, not after every Cards win.  (Thanks, Alicia!)

Burger King ~ $1.20 for an original chicken sandwich the day after the cards score over 20 points.  Luckily for us, they did yesterday!  Again, this one says Phoenix area locations.  So, it may not work in Flagstaff or Tucson, but should work anywhere in the valley.

(Thanks, Alicia’s Deals!)

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Starbucks Fall Drinks ~ BOGO Sept. 17 – 21, 2014

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This was on the Starbucks Facebook page yesterday . . .

Buy any fall drink between 2-6 pm and get one free to share.
(9/17-9/21 participating US stores).

“Pumpkin Spice, Salted Caramel Mocha, and Teavana Oprah Chai
You can get them hot, iced, or in Frappuccino form.

No coupon is needed.

Enjoy an afternoon treat with a friend!

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Reminder ~ Free Small Coffee at McDonalds During Breakfast Hours Starts Tomorrow (thru 9/29)

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Just a reminder that this starts tomorrow!

From Sept. 16th – 29th, McDonald’s is having a Free Coffee Event.

Stop by any McDonald’s nationwide and get a free small coffee during breakfast hours.

No coupon is needed and no purchase is necessary!

We received an e-mail about it from McDonald’s.
But, you may want to call your location just to verify they are participating.
You can find locations here.

I have to admit, we don’t go into McDonald’s often.
My daughter is 10 and she’s eaten there once.
It was in an airport and quick options were limited.
The point being, I had to google what breakfast hours are and it looks like it’s 6-10:30.
(Correct me if I’m wrong???)

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Facebook Problems? ~ Get Bargain Believer to Show Up in Your Feed!

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I’ve received quite a few emails recently, asking how to get Facebook updates from Bargain Believer to show up in your news feed.

The very best way seems to “like,” comment, and share posts regularly.  The people that do that say they see all the updates.  As a bonus, Facebook shows the posts with the most love, more often.  So, we love all of you that interact with our page!  It helps those who want to get the updates, but choose to remain quiet.

If you are opposed to that, hover over “liked” and make sure “following” is checked.  You have hope, but it doesn’t seem like much.  Most likely, you’ve already done that and nothing has changed.  :(

Lastly, you can check to “get notifications,”  which is an option under the “like” button.  Some love get notifications, some don’t.  Try it for awhile and see what you think.  You can always uncheck it later.

If Facebook won’t show you the love, there are other ways to follow.

Email - One email per day, usually around 3pm — good way to quickly look & see what you missed

RSS

Twitter

You could give one of those a shot or just stalk the website page each day.

Anyone have any other insight about getting your “liked” pages to show up?

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Last Free Dbacks Game & Sunsplash Admission + Surprise Coming! ~ Pogo Pass Holders

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I just want to make sure that all Pogo Pass holders know that the last Dbacks game you can get into (this season) is on Friday, 9/12.  The pass includes two Dbacks games.

It’s also the last weekend to use your Sunsplash admission.

Go to Pogo’s website to register for tickets for either attraction.

Note:  The passes are good for 365 days, and everyone has a different start date.  You could use these next season, if the venue is still on the pass, before your expiration date.  I’m not 100% sure if they will be there next season since things change, but we can hope.  I’ve never been disappointed yet.  Whenever something comes off, somewhere as good (or better!) gets added.

Stay tuned. . . the pass is getting even better soon.  My lips are sealed, but smiling big at the new high value venue coming very soon!  :)  (If you already have a pass, it will automatically be added, when it’s released!)

Here’s what your annual pass will include (for now!):

To purchase:  Go to the Pogo Pass website (That link should get you the $39.98 rate.  If not, use the code BARGAIN.)

  • Sunsplash (ONE visit anytime, valid 2014 season ending 9/14, not sure about next season)
  • Sea Life Aquarium (TWO visits, anytime)
  • Phoenix Zoo (TWO visits, anytime)
  • Diamondbacks Games (TWO games – last game this season is 9/12)
  • Rattlers Games (THREE games, dates will be added throughout season)
  • i.d.e.a. Museum (TWO visits anytime, except opening weekends – three weekends per year)
  • ASU Sporting Events (women’s basketball, soccer, wrestling, volleyball, gymnastics, track and field)
  • Enchanted Island (FOUR visits, Fridays & Saturdays, most rides included)
  • Jump Street (TWO visits, Monday & Wednesdays, Chandler or Glendale)
  • Stratum Laser Tag (TWO visits, dates and times listed)
  • Phoenix Rock Gym (TWO visits, gear is $5, if needed)
  • Tempe Paintball (TWELVE visits, one per month, not Saturdays, includes gun rental, air & 100 paintballs!)
  • National Comedy Theatre (THREE visits, Fri. and Sat., with occasional Thurs. Seating is limited. Call to reserve seating.)
  • Skateland & Great Skate (TWO visits per month, skate rental not included, but can bring your own)
  • Brunswick Zone (TWO visits per week, shoe rental not included, excludes Sat. and some other special days)

To purchase:  Go to the Pogo Pass website (That link should get you the $39.98 rate.  If not, use the code BARGAIN.)

** Each person needs one, unless they’re 2 or younger.  Most places won’t charge admission and it’s not worth buying them one.  If you have a three year old, check the venues you will use and see what their policy is for three year olds.

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