Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Black Eyed Pea

Need a break from class? Go grab a bite to eat at Black Eyed Pea.  Enjoy a free soda when you show your student ID at the Black Eyed Pea on Garden of the Gods Road.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday Deals Online

Origins- $10 off when you purchase $25 (Code: TenOff09) & Free Shipping. Plus 10% cash back from Ebates.

Clinique- Choose 2 free treats with any purchase also enjoy complementary shipping when you spend over $50. Plus 8% cash back from Ebates.

Estee Lauder- Choose any 4 free deluxe samples with any purchase.

Eyes Lips Face- 70% off of their mineral makeup (Code: EHCMM). Plus 6% cash back from Ebates.

Olay $20 Rebate

Receive a $20 rebate when you purchase $50 worth of Olay Facial Moisturizers, Facial Treatments and/or Facial Cleansers. But hurry! All purchases must be made by December 27, 2009. Go here to print off your rebate form and don't forget to send it in before January 8, 2010.

Avon- Cyber Monday Deals

Avon is giving all of their shoppers free shipping for orders over $5.00 today only. Hurry ends at 11:59 p.m. Nov 30th.

Bath and Body Works- Cyber Monday Deals

Bath and Body works is giving you 25% off your entire online order today. Just enter the code CYBERMONDAY at checkout.

American Eagle- Cyber Monday Deal

On American Eagle.com today enjoy free shipping and also play their “play now game” to get 20% off your order or a $100 gift certificate to AE.com. Their T-shirts are also buy one get one for 50% right now.

Deal Scenario:

Add 2 graphic t-shirts at 15.50 each Total $31.00

Get one t-shirt at 50% off ($ 7.75)

Add code from game for extra 20% off ($ 4.65)

Total $18.60 or $9.30 a shirt

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Financial Aid

Look For Scholarships

If you're applying for college right now or thinking about transferring to another school, it doesn't hurt to do some research on various types of financial aid provided by the school.?

Aside from the obvious chunk of cash you'll save in the long run, several scholarships offer all sorts of perks and benefits -- semester stipends, group trips, special access to useful resources, etc. If you're already enrolled but haven't received any aid, keep trying! If your grades are good and you show you mean business, many scholarship programs give you the opportunity to apply each semester.

Also try fastweb.com there are plenty of great scholarships for all ages...

Energy Saving and Lower Electric Bill

12 Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill

1. Keep blinds and curtains closed.

2. Install energy saving windows.

3. Change the filters in air conditioners and furnaces.

4. Place window air conditioners on the shadiest side of the house.

5. Make sure air conditioners and furnaces are the right size.

6. Have regular checkups performed on systems.

7. Keep weeds and shrubs trimmed.

8. Plant shade trees.

9. Use timers to turn lights on and off.

10. Use compact fluorescent bulbs.

11. Unplug appliances and electronics.

12. Adjust the temperature before leaving the house or going to bed.

Grocery Coupons

We all get some form of a newspaper that has grocery ads in it, but in this electronic world why not log online and get coupons when you need them...you can also sign up form emails so that you are reminded to go get coupons on the best deals around.


This page on the money saving experts website has plenty of links to freebies. Mostly sample items, but why not try a few new tings if they are free!!

Some of the samples include:

Dove Soap
Perfume and Cologne
Pet food
Quit Smoking Packs
Tissue/Toilet paper

Budget Planner

Budget Planning is an important aspect of "penny pinching." Everyone should create at least a monthly budget so that they are mindful of their expenses. Even if you simply look at how you spent your money at least once a month this would be eye opening to where you may need to cut back or prioritize.

Below are a few good places to download a budget planner application:

Budget Toolkit
Simple Planner


95% off Textbooks

Many students use this site and have saved over 95% off their textbooks by price comparing the major online college textbook stores. Their price comparison includes: the cheapest textbook price, the condition of the textbook (New College Textbook or Used College Textbook), free shipping Offers and even more money saving options through online dollar off coupons.

Chegg.com Dont Buy it Rent it!

Chegg is #1 in textbook rentals
WE'VE SAVED STUDENTS $70,667,066.94


I have used Chegg before and it's nice if you need school books on a budget, especially expensive text books that are typically over $100 you can get for much less than that. Also, if you are taking a summer class or interim class you can rent these books for less time making the bill even cheaper!

Local Buy and Sell Exchange

If you have never been to entertainmart its a must see! There are thousands of new and used movies, electronics, games, Cd's, posters, and more! There is no use in buying brand new when you can buy perfectly good quality items for the better of 75% off!

Keep in mind if you have an overabundance of these kinds of items you can also let Entertainmart take them off your hands and get cash for it!
Entertainmart is located off Academy and Galley.
•Store Hours:
Sun-Thurs 10am - 11pm
Fri & Sat 10am - Midnight
651 North Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 380-8580

Value Packs

Do you recall getting a blue envelop in the mail that says ValPak on it? Did you immediately throw it away? I know I did.... next time you receive this blue envelope think about all the money you could be saving, I know we hate going through the coupon book but here are a few examples of the "gems" that are in that little blue package:

Health and Medical coupons
Hair Salon Coupons
Auto Repair Coupons
Restraunt Coupons

...and much more! You can also visit their website if you happen to forget and throw out the package of coupons.

FatWallet.com- Cash Back on Purchases

Fat Wallet.com is a great website for you if you shop online. Shop at any of the stores on their website and you get cash back! They also have great deals exclusive to their site for all of the stores that you shop at every day. Go check them out at http://www.fatwallet.com/.

I love deepdiscount.com because they always have unique specials going on. Right now, they simply have after Thanksgiving sales which include:

40% off all Blu-rays
40% off all DVD's
30% off all Cd's
30% off all Books and plenty more!

No need to buy holiday gifts without a discount. There are way too many discounts to take advantage of.

25% off your entire order!

At Borders online website use this online coupon to get 25% off your entire order at Borders

Borders Code: BDC6959X


15% off $23 - Cell Phone Shop 15% off $23 with code

Expiration: 12/31/2009

Coupon Code: ALR15

Plenty of great accessories for every phone type, great gift ideas!

Coupon books that you already get....

Springs Coupon Directory

1445 Big Valley Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Phone: (719) 593-1203

Most of us get sick of junk mail. We typically throw it out immediately and don't look at it if it isn't addressed specifically to us. I do the same thing. There is one coupon directory book, however, that may be of some use for those of us on a budget. I took the time to actually look through a coupon book I received (that was not addressed to anyone it just came in the mail) and on the front cover it is simply titled: THE SPRINGS Coupon Directory. There were a lot of great coupons for restaurants I have never been to or seen so this creates an opportunity to go somewhere I have never been before and receive a discount. Some of the better coupons were for:
The Peak Grill $5 dollar off meal
Bambino's Free Dinner Entree (BOGO)
Taste of India BOGO Lunch Buffet
Cleats Sports Bar BOGO Sandwiches
East Coast Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 50% off
Conway's Famous Giant Hambergers 1/2 price

These were just the coupons for restrants! I personally dont cook that often and eat out more often so it would be worth it to cut out some of these coupons to use when I go out with friends and family.

Haggle your way to the lowest prices possible!

Haggle.com is another site that allows you to pay for bids and bid on items at an extremely low price. They also explain how this process works and why they are able to sell these items for much cheaper than retail price. Here are the basic rules:

•Pre-purchase your bids in packs of 20, 40, 75, 150, 300 or 600
•Bid for the opportunity to buy electronics and gift cards at a fraction of their retail cost
•Each bid placed adds more time to the auction and increases the item's final purchase price
•Be the highest bidder when the auction ends and the item is yours to buy at the final auction price

Buy bids...get big discounts?

I am a huge fan of Ebay. However, as I am looking for extreme deals and discounts on the web there are a few different kinds of sites I have never come across before. Swoopo is a site where you buy bids and then bid on items for SUPER cheap. Obviously, the money for the bids goes to the cause of how cheap these items are sold for; but in a sense you are splitting the cost with everyone else who bids on the item. If everyone pays $1 per bid and 50 people bid thats $50 dollars that goes toward the purchase of this product that you didn't have to pay for. For example: I just watched the bidding on a 32G Ipod that is normally over $300 dollars sell for $110 dollars! I also watched an aution for a PS3 (over $300 retail) go for $51!!

If you ask me this may be something I would use for high dollar items. It seems to be much cheaper; the only drawback is having to watch the auction, this takes time so try and bid on things that are close to the final sale time.

Amazon Deals

Did you know that there is a website that weeds out all the great deals on Amazon and brings them all together?! Visit lightning deals and see how they have created a specific website that only focuses on the amazing deals on Amazon. Search through the best deals and find the item you are looking for at the best price. Pick an item category and go! It looks like this specific website focuses on larger/more expensive items; not everything on Amazon.

Have you ever been on a wine tour?

This would be a great opportunity to go on one! The Holidays can be stressful so why not take an evening to relax with your friends and take a trip to Denver! This wine tour takes you through the streets of Denver in a luxury automobile so you can see the sighs...and taste some amazing wine!
The discount for this treat can be found at Colorado Hot Deals

It offers 2 free seats with each group of 6 (total of 8)
Offer Starts - 12/01/2009 Offer Ends - 01/02/2010

To visit the official site go to: Wine Co.


If your not an avid skier or snowboarder but plan on hitting the slops a few times this winter don't pay full price! These coupons are good 1/1/10 thru 4/1/10 and can be found at: Colorado Hot Deals

Need an oil change?

Search all Colorado locations from this website as well as print off your coupon for $6 off your next oil change! There are four Valvoline locations in Colorado Springs alone. They are highly rated and will guarantee your engine up to 300k miles! Go to their website for more details and your coupon.


Better than searching Google, Yahoo or Bing!! Wizbee is specific to the City of Colorado Springs and brings information to you about places to eat, shop, find entertainment, business services, recreational activities and much more! It specifically organizes these searches into different categories as well. It helps you search more efficiently depending on what you have in mind. So whether you are looking for a good time or a specialist of some sort to help the business you work for, start with Wizbee and get the details faster!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Old Navy Black Friday Ads

Old Navy has a website dedicated to all of the awesome deals they are going to have Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and also Saturday. Go Check them out: Old Navy Gobblepalooza.

Target Black Friday Ad

The Target Black Friday ad is finally on their website! Go see it here: Target Black Friday Ad.

HUGE E.L.F. Sale!

UH OH! Eyes Lips Face Bought too many make-up cases and Element make up sets. This makes for a great deal for all of us! I was able to buy 5 really nice Christmas gifts for some of my friends!

Here is what I did:

I added 5 Black signature cases at $8.00 each totaling $40.00

I also added 5 custom compacts at $5.00 each totaling $25.00

Total: $65.00

Coupon: ($48.75)

Shipping Cost: $6.95
Total spent: $23.20

Rebate from Vogue (if you don't want the magazine... Must check box) $12.00

Total after rebate: $11.20

This means that I was able to get 5 friends really nice gifts for $2.24 each. And the great part is FREE GIFT WRAP :-). This saves me time too!

Used coupon code EH75CE for 75% off of bags and element make up sets.

TULLE's Black Friday Sale

Tulle is a wonderful clothing website for both guys and girls. They are having an awesome after Thanksgiving sale on Friday. EVERYTHING on their website is 50% off and free ground shipping!! Wow go check out this deal at www.tulle4us.com

$2 Subs at Subway

November is almost over but Subway’s customer appreciation month is still going on. Both their meatball marinara sub and cold cut combo subs are $2 through November 30! What an awesome deal!

Great deal on Thanksgiving Buffet at Trail Dust

I don't know how many of you have heard of Mike Boyle but he has a restaurant show on 1460 AM. He always has a wonderful deal for his listeners. On Thanksgiving if you are up in Denver and want to eat wonderful turkey with all of the fixings, steak and ribs, he will be at Trail Dust Steak House, 7101 South Clinton in Englewood. You can get an all you can eat buffet for $7.10 with all of Trail Dust’s wonderful food. Go check out all of the details for yourself on his website at http://www.mikeboyle.com/

Monday, November 23, 2009

Best Buy Black Friday

The Best buy black friday ad has been posted. They have some great deals this year! Go check the ad out here: Best Buy Ad. I really like the Sony E-book reader for only $199 and then you get a gift card back for $30!

Amazon.com Black Friday

Black friday has already started on Amazon.com. Go on there now and take advantage of these great deals before they are gone! There was a HP Mini 10.1-Inch White Netbook on Amazon this morning for only $199, it has since sold out... But it seems that they are going to have more deals just like it. Go check it out here: Amazon Black Friday

Walmart Black Friday Ad

The Walmart black friday ad has just been posted! There are lost of great deals on movies, electronics, and many other things! Go check the ad out and start making your list for black friday!! Walmart opens at 5am.
Walmart Black Friday Ad

Monday, November 16, 2009

RSVP Shoes on 6pm.com

I have a great deal for you! If you go on 6pm.com today (11/16) you can get RSVP shoes for $6.95 a pair. Wow What a deal! and shipping is only $6.95.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Free Chipotle Tomorrow for UCCS Students!

Are you a student at UCCS and love Chipotle? If so I have a great deal for you! Tomorrow (Wednesday November 11) from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. UCCS students, faculty and staff get a free burrito and soda if they show a UCCS I.D. at their pre-opening event.

This is only valid at the University Village Colorado shopping center location at 5102 N. Nevada Ave.

Monday, November 9, 2009


If you shop online then I have a great deal for you! Ebates.com is an awesome website that gives you money back every time you shop. I get 4% back every semester when I buy my books on Half.com, I get an average of 3% back everytime I travel, and I also get on average 3% cashback when I buy anything else I might need online. Its so easy! They send me a check every three months with all of the money I get back from shopping. When you sign up with them you also get $5.00 free just for signing up! Check them out here: http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=L3j49gG6e7l1%2B2hm2UzF0Q%3D%3D.

Bath and Body Works

Bath and Body Works is having a great deal right now. All of their signiture collection items are Buy 3 Get 2 Free or Buy 2 Get 1 Free. And if you use the coupon code TWENTYOFF you can get 20% off your entire order.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Black Friday Deals!!

Office Max has released some of its amazing deals for black friday:
-Acer Aspire One Netbook - $149.99
-Magellan GPS - $69.99
-Memorex 7" portable DVD player - $29.99
-Microsoft Office 2007 - $49.99
-SunGale 7" Digital Picture Frame - $29.99

These are just some of the doorbuster deals to be had when OfficeMax opens at 7 AM on Black Friday. They also have discounts on digital cameras, memory cards, office chairs and many other accessories.

To see more black friday deals for Sears, Best Buy, and more visit:


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Best Buy: Reward Zone

Best Buy offers the reward zone program which gives you points with every purchase. These points are transferred into gift certificates which can save you tons of money. Be sure to make bigger purchases on double point weekends (see store for details)

Holiday Food and Gift Festival

November 6-8, 2009 there is a Holiday Food and Gift Festival at the Phil Long Expo Center. As of right now there is no pricing listed at the Expo web site. The main advantage of this venue is the large number of vendors present.


for more information

15 C

This is a classy and relaxing environment to enjoy a few drinks and a cigar. Reviews likend this club to the old "speak-easys" when using the alley entrance. This a great place to hang out with friends if you are looking for a less crowded and more up scale place to hang.

Olive Garden unlimited soup and salad

If you enjoy soup and salad, Olive Garden is the place for you. For $6.95 you can choose from four different Italian soups (you can choose any combination) and unlimited salad and breadsticks.

Texas Roadhouse

Sign up at http://texasr.fbmta.com/members/UpdateProfile.aspx?Action=Subscribe&InputSource=W and receive a free appetizer just for signing up. You will periodically receive coupons for a free dessert or appetizer. They also have the early bird special which is
10 Dinners Value-Priced at $7.99*
Join us for dinner before 6:00 pm on Monday through Thursday and enjoy one of these hearty, dinner-sized entrees at only $7.99:
6 oz. Sirloin Steak
10 oz. Road Kill Chopped Steak
Grilled Pork Chop (Single)
Pulled Pork Dinner
Grilled BBQ Chicken
Country Fried Chicken
Chicken Critters Dinner
Grilled Chicken Salad
Chicken Caesar Salad
Chicken Critter Salad

Ski and Snowboarding deals

Here is a site that seems reasonably priced and is very user friendly. Just pick a resort and place and you are ready to go enjoy the snow. http://www.skicoupons.com/

Pine Creek Holiday Bazaar

This is a great place to find nice Christmas nick-nacks or stocking stuffers. Gifts that are very festive and already made.

Pine Creek Holiday Bazaar


Pine Creek High School - Colorado Springs, CO

Over 120 exhibits at this show

Cinemark 10

For those of you who don't want to wait until a movie goes to the Picture Show, Carmike 10 down on Pulsar Drive has great rates for being a traditional theater.
Theater Pricing:
Matinee, Adult $5.50
Matinee, Child $5.50
Evening, Adult $6.50
Evening, Child $6.00
Super Bargain $4.50
Additional 3D Surcharge $2.50

America Express Credit Card

As long as you use this, and any other credit card responsibly, it can be a great way to get a little extra cash. They offer a % of your total sales back in cash. The percentage will vary based on how much you use the card.

Yankee candle has several scents for the various seasons as well as some scents that are carried year round. They also have car fresheners! Sign up at www.yankeecandle.com and receive several special offers that show you the new scents availoable as well as giving you coupons for usually half off/ or buy one get one.


At www.michaels.com you can sign up to receive a weekly email coupon for %40 off of a regular priced item. This is great for anyone who wants to make Christmas gifts for family and friends.

Jose Muldoon's

Every Sunday with the purchase of a brunch meal you can enjoy a house margarita, sangria, or mimosa. Also kids eat free all day with the purchase of an adult meal.

Pikes Perk

Pikes Perk on 8th street has great local artists and musicians every Friday and Saturday evening. Stop in for a schedule of performers or if you are interested in performing there.

Good Christmas for them cheap gas for you

Right now at King Soopers for every $50 you spend in gift cards (not including King Soopers gift cards) you will save 0.10 per gallon of gas. You can accumulate up to $1.00 off in gas between buying gift cards, groceries, and prescriptions.

Hobby Lobby

For any crafters or those with artistic hobbies, if you go to www.hobbylobby.com there is a coupon every week of some kind. The one picture above is what they generally have. Sometimes it is off of the unfinished wood projects, so make sure and check out the coupon deals every week.

Dave and Busters: Be A Kid Again

If you go to: www.daveandbusters.com and sign up for their rewards program you will receive $10 when you buy $10. You can do this for as many people that have their own cards. You will also receive email coupons specials that are being run, free appetizers, or invites to watch sports events on their BIG screens.


Most of us know that Chipotle has great food, however if you bring your student ID you receive a free medium drink with your purchase. Eat and Enjoy

Gold C Books

These books are like gold. They cost $10 and have hundreds of value saving coupons in here for grocerie stores, restaurants, shops and so much more. Often there are sold outside of grocery stores or you can purchase one online.