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Redbox Text Deals – 10 Days Of Discounts

image - Redbox 10 Days Of DiscountsRedbox is giving you daily DVD movie rental discounts from May 16, 2011 thru the 25th. Starting tomorrow, text DEALS to 727272* each day through May 25th for a new discount code. Use the code that day via text message to receive an instant rental deal at your local Redbox kiosk. Your discount will vary from 10¢ to $1.50! Enjoy.

*Daily deal codes expire at 11:59 PM on June 1, 2011 and are available while supplies last. Limit 1 code per day. 1 time use only. Valid for between a $.10 and $1.50 discount off the daily rental fee for the item rented at a participating kiosk for the first night of rental. Any discount left over from the first item rented may be applied to another item rented during the same transaction or it is lost. Code not valid for items reserved online or for prior rentals. Your payment card (necessary for any rental) will be charged for any amount not covered by your discount plus tax, and will be charged the applicable daily rental fee (without any discount) for all items plus applicable tax for each day you do not return your rental by 9:00 pm local time (at the kiosk) every subsequent night after the first rental night. Void where prohibited by law. Codes must not be copied, sold or otherwise offered. Any other use constitutes fraud. Cannot be combined with other offers. Cash value 1/100¢. Must be age 18+. Only available on participating carriers. Depends on device compatibility. Msg & data rates may apply. Charges will appear on your wireless bill or be deducted from your prepaid balance. Text STOP to quit. Text HELP for help.

Valentine’s Day Promotion – Rent 2 Movies & Get 1 Free

Redbox Valentine's Day Promotion - Rent two movies and get one freeJust a quick money tip good for the next couple of weeks; Redbox just launched a Valentine’s Day special that gives you a free movie rental when your rent two.

How To Get The Redbox Promo Codes

When you rent two movies from a Redbox kiosk you will see a place to enter your email address. Type in your email and after checkout Redbox will send you a unique promo code for a free DVD rental. You can do this as many times as you like until Valentine’s Day (February 14th), there is no limit. Get more details here.

See how to get a free DVD movie rental every week: Cheap Home Entertainment With Redbox

When Should We Pay For A Gym Membership?

gym$I bet a lot of people would think my short answer for when to buy a gym membership would be never but we’re a lot more complicated than that.

I would say, generally, it’s perfectly okay to pay for a membership to your local gym if we can say yes to “all” of the following questions:

  1. Have you been exercising consistently several times a week for at least six months?
  2. Do you have four to six months of family income in a separate and accessible account for an emergency fund?
  3. Have you paid off every credit card and interest bearing loan except your home?
  4. Do you have a few hours of free time each week that you can, and will, dedicate to the gym?

If we can say “yes” to those four simple questions I would say we are in great shape to join the gym. Now don’t use this advice as a reason not to workout. As long as it’s physically safe for you to do so, you can and should exercise at home. You can get a very nice workout without forking out a dime on expensive exercise equipment or gym membership fees. Let’s get into shape both financially and physically.

Photo Credit: Flickr – twicepix

Cheap Home Entertainment With Redbox

DVD RentalYou’ve seen the big red kiosks in your local grocery store or even McDonalds. Redbox has about 24,900 of these cool machines. You pick from a list of new release movies, slide your debit card (we hate credit cards here) and the automated machine slips the DVD into your hand. It truly is the fully-automated video store experience.

Just A Dollar A Day:

Of course if Redbox was expensive we wouldn’t be writing about it but, wow, just a dollar a day? Hey, use that dollar you saved by not buying that lottery ticket.

Watch A Free Redbox Movie Free Every Month:

If you sign up to receive text alerts from Redbox they’ll send you a promo code each month for a free DVD rental. As if it wasn’t already cheap enough, am I right? To get text alerts just text the word REDBOX to 727272.

Follow Redbox On Facebook:

If you ‘like’ the Redbox Facebook fan page you won’t miss their special promotions and sweepstakes.

There you go, another fantastic quick money tip from Don’t ya just love us?

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Stop Feeling Guilty About Going Out To Eat With

Dining Out For LessToday this frugal blogger gave away a nice meal at a great restaurant – and I paid for it! I didn’t pay much though. No surprise there, right?

My youngest daughter is staying with us in Michigan with her husband and my grandson. I wanted to give them something before they go back to Texas in a couple of days and * fit the bill perfectly.

My oldest daughter turned me onto * a couple of months ago. I recently decided to become an affiliate once I became impressed with the huge savings. I can actually take my wife to a decent restaurant; buy so much food we have enough for lunch the next day almost as cheap as a trip to McDonald’s.

Here’s how it works. You log into * and pick out a restaurant in your area. Over 15,000 restaurants nationwide participate so the choice can be very nice in populated areas. You simply buy and print your certificate and take it with you whenever you decide to use it. You DO NOT have to choose a date at the time of purchase.

Here’s where it can seem confusing but it’s really not. Your certificate has a face value. Different restaurants have different offers but, for example, my daughter went to IHOP restaurant today with her family. Their bill came out to about $36.00 which included a built-in gratuity so no tip was necessary. She was obligated to spend at least $10 over and above the $25 discount the certificate provided. So for about $11 they were able to enjoy a $36.00 meal. Yes, I paid the $11. 🙂 Thursday my wife is taking her mother and sister to a nice Mexican restaurant using a $25 certificate.

One more thing you should know about * Once you sign up and get on their mailing list you begin receiving all kinds of cool promo offers. Those two examples I mentioned above? I paid $2 each for the $25 savings. That’s what I call A Real Discount! So give them a try. Go to * (yes, that’s my affiliate link) and stop feeling guilty about going out to eat every now and then. Thousand of popular restaurants. Fo

Save Money With State Outdoor Recreation

inexpensive outdoor recreational opportunitiesEach State offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities and programs such as trails and campgrounds in state parks and forests. Using your state resources can often be a very inexpensive option when it comes to outdoor recreational activities. Lake access, beaches and boat launches are popular activities found in many states.

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Skiing
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Other common recreational opportunities provided by many states include historic and cultural sites, arts and crafts and various classes for all ages.

Links to Outdoor Recreation Related State Sites

Alabama Alabama – Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Alaska Alaska – Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Arizona Arizona – Arizona Game and Fish Department
Arkansas Arkansas – Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
California California – California Department of Fish and Game
Colorado Colorado – Colorado Division of Wildlife
Connecticut Connecticut – Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Delaware Delaware – Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
Florida Florida – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Georgia Georgia – Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Hawaii Hawaii – State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
Idaho Idaho – Idaho Fish and Game
Illinois Illinois – Illinois

Free Whopper At Burger King In Exchange For A Phone Survey

Burger King Whopper and Chicken SandwichBurger has been offering the free Whopper survey for several years now. I actually blogged about it back then and I can’t believe it’s still available. The program has changed slightly but you can still save a little money by taking a short phone survey. The offer and survey information is printed on the back of the receipt whenever you purchase a menu item from the fast food restaurant.

You will need to purchase fries and a drink to get the free Whopper or Chicken sandwich so when figuring the savings you need to compare it to the equivalent value meal. Prices vary from one place to the next so I’m not going to list the figures here but in my area the survey offer saves about $1.92 due to the built in savings of the Whopper value meal.

This is certainly not the ideal diet and I wouldn’t recommend a Whopper or Chicken sandwich to anyone with weight or health issues but if you are going to Burger King anyway there’s nothing wrong with keeping a little of that hard earned money in your pocket.


  • Try not to waste that savings on cheese, which is marked up to an insane level and not included in the survey offer.
  • You will need the restaurant store number to complete the survey which is printed on the front of the receipt and the top next to ‘Burger King’.
  • Funny: If you get in a hurry and press the button too early you will hear a message to please listen to the entire question before answering.
  • You do not have to give any personal information like your name, phone or even email.
  • You don’t actually speak with a live person, you simple press buttons for the appropriate answer.

Here’s the hard to read print on the back of the Burger King sales receipt here in my area:

One free WHOPPER® sandwich or Original Chicken sandwich with the purchase of small, medium, or large size drink and fries at regular price after completing our brief survey.

1. Call toll free 1-866-425-4745 anytime within 48 hours.
2. Complete survey and get validation code.
3. Write code here____________

Return this receipt to a participating BURGER KING® restaurant to receive offer. Food purchase required. Validated receipt good for one month from date of purchase.

Not valid with any other offer, including senior or value meal pricing. Not available to employees & their families. One survey per guest per month.