Entries from November 5, 2017 - November 11, 2017


Creative Ways to Give Gift Cards

I give gift cards year-round, for all sorts of occasions. Here are my creative tips for gift card giving: 

Here is what you need:
  • clean jars with lids
  • distilled water
  • plastic animals
  • epoxy
  • tinsel glitter
  • sand paper
  • glycerin

Make sure your jars are cleaned and dried thoroughly. With sandpaper, mark up the underside of the lid and then attach your chosen figurines using a bit of epoxy. Epoxy will be the best defense against water over time. Let the epoxy set completely and then fill your jar just short of full with distilled water. 
Add a little drop of glycerin to the water. If you add too much it’s going to make the water kind of thick. Add your glitter to the jar, using more or less depending on how snowy you’d like your snow globe to appear. Tinsel glitter works best and gave the best snowy look. 

Last Christmas, I made a New Year’s gift basket for my sister Em and brother in law Jeff. I included a $25 Fandango gift card and a $25 Red Robin gift card (their fave restaurant), along with popcorn and cocoa. It was kind of like an “dinner and a movie” kit 
Go with a theme. For example, one year I gave one of my friends a kit of her favorite  Starbucks coffees and a mug and included a Starbucks gift card with it. You could also make a chef’s kit, with a Williams Sonoma gift card. The ideas are endless!
Hide a gift card in a fuzzy pair of slippers. You can also get more creative and hide it in a pair of socks, inside the slippers!
Buy holiday stationary online. Cut, fold, tape and you are done!
Instead of just giving a gift card, attach it to a fun gift, like a book, dvd, box of candy, etc. I like the idea of picking out the recipient's favorite book and matching the candy to it.
Here is a great trick to play on someone. Wrap up the biggest box you can find and put the gift card in the very bottom. They will think they are getting a huge gift, but not understand why the box is so light until they open it!

Win a Scotties Care Pack

Enter the new Scotties ‘Bring Comfort Home’ Sweepstakes for your chance at winning 1 of 40 FREE Prize Packs valued at $45 each! You can enter daily through December 7th for more chances to win. Good Luck!


Veteran's Day Freebies 2017


Veteran’s and active duty military can get a free meal on November 11th at participating restaurants, valid for dine-in only. Entrée selection may vary by location and proof of military service required – limit one meal per veteran or active duty military. Ghere to find your local participating Applebee’s.


Back Yard Burgers is offering free Classic Burgers for veterans and active duty service men and women in uniform or with a valid ID. The offer is valid on Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11th.

The Back Yard Classic Burger is a third pound 100 percent Black Angus beef topped with garden-fresh lettuce, lush tomatoes, crunchy dill pickles, ketchup, mayo and mustard.


On November 11th, veterans and active military can get a free breakfast with choice of buttermilk pancakes, three slices of French toast or a Belgian waffle with military ID or proof of service.


All veterans and active military can enjoy a free entree under $12.95 on Friday and Saturday November 10th-11th with military ID. Military Personnel can also reserve a Handcrafted BJ’s Beer or Soda through their Buy a Hero a Beer Program.



Veterans and active duty military can snag a free meal (choose from six options) on November 11th at participating Bob Evans restaurants. Head over here for more details.


On November 11th, veterans and active duty military will receive a free small order of traditional or boneless wings AND a side of fries from Buffalo Wild Wings. Contact your local store for more details.


On Veterans Day, select a free entree from a special Veterans Day menu including pizza, salads and pasta. You must be in uniform or show your military ID or other proof of service.



On November 11th, all military veterans can get a free personal 1-topping pizza at Chuck E. Cheese withthis coupon. Military ID or proof of service is required. Go here for more details.


On November 11th, veterans who visit a participating Circle K convenience store can get a free Polar Pop, using the Circle K mobile app. Go here for more details.


Colonial Williamsburg is offering free admission during Veterans Day weekend, Friday through Monday, November 10th-13th, to all active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, national guardsmen and their immediate dependents. Go here for more details.


On November 11th, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will thank the men and women who have served our country by offering military veterans a free slice of its Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake.



On Friday, November 10th from 5AM to Noon, in observance of Veterans Day, participating Denny’s locations nationwide will offer a free Build Your Own Grand Slam to service members with military ID.

This diner classic includes a choice of delicious breakfast items such as two fluffy buttermilk or hearty wheat pancakes, two eggs cooked to order, two sizzling bacon strips or hash browns.


On November 11th only, veterans and their families can enjoy 11% off both in-store and online with promo code VET17 at checkout. Go here for more details.


On November 11th, veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary. Go here for more details.


Fazoli’s is offering all active, inactive and retired military personnel a free spaghetti with marinara or meat sauce, no purchase necessary with an I.D. or in uniform. This offer will run all weekend from Friday, November 10th through Sunday, November 12th.

In addition to the Veterans Day weekend offer, Fazoli’s is rolling out an ongoing year round discount program for veterans by offering ten percent off any purchase with a military I.D. or in uniform.


On Monday, November 13th, from 5-9 PM, Veterans can get a free “Thank You” Dinner from Golden Corral, valid for dine-in onlyGo here for more details.



On November 11th, veterans can get a free car wash at participating locations. Go here for details.


On November 11th only, veterans can stop into their local Great Clips to receive a FREE haircut or a free haircut card! Just show your military ID or DD 214 form.

While Great Clips does not take appointments, you can secure a spot by using their app. Just download the app, check-in via the app to save your place in line, and you’ll receive an estimated wait time. Veteran’s Day is one of their busiest days, so using the app is recommended.


Hooters invites all veterans and active duty military to enjoy a free meal on Veterans Day, 11/11/2017, valid at participating locations. Beverage purchase required (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages apply). Dine in only. Military ID or other proof of service required. One offer per person.


Many Hy-Vee stores celebrate Veterans Day each year by offering a free breakfast buffet to all veterans and active-duty military members. Many stores offer planned programs, displays, entertainment or other activities to complement the breakfast event.



All active duty and retired veterans are invited to come in and enjoy free Red, White, & Blue Pancakeson Friday, November 10th. Dine in only, 1 per guest. Military ID or proof of services required.


On November 11th, veterans can get a free entree in the IKEA Restaurant with military ID (value up to $9.99) –  soup, garden salad, beverage or dessert not included. Dine in only.

 K&W Cafeteria

On November 11th, veterans can get a free meal with valid military ID from 11AM until closing. Meal includes entree, 2 vegetables, bread, and refillable beverage. Go here to find a location near you.


If you are a veteran or are currently serving in the military, you can snag a FREE admission for yourself AND one guest to Knott’s Berry Farm from November 1st-16th and November 27th-December 15th. Keep in mind that the eligible person must be present and that proper I.D. will need to be presented at the entrance gate.

In addition, veterans/active military will be able to purchase up to six additional tickets for just $35 each from November 1st-16th or $40 each from November 27th-December 15th.


During breakfast hours on Saturday, November 11th, all active and retired military personnel may receive a free sausage biscuit as the Krystal’s way of saying “thank you.”



On Saturday, November 11th, from 11AM to 2PM, veterans and active military members can receive afree $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo. Limit one promotional item per veteran or active member – no coupon required to redeem the offer. Veterans and military personnel must present proof of service (such as ID card with veteran designation, DD-214 form, or current military issued ID card).


On November 11th from 11AM-6PM, former and active-duty military members can get a free American Roadhouse Meal – no coupon required. Just drop in on Veterans Day with your proof of service and an appetite, and take your pick from eight great meals free of charge.


On November 11th, from open-5PM, active duty military and veterans can score a free entree and a $10 FUNcard with proof of military service with either a military ID card, Veterans Affairs card or discharge papers. Go here for more information.


On November 11th, Margaritas is offering 2 complimentary entrees – one to all veterans and active members of the military, as well as their significant others this Veterans Day.


On November 11th, Max & Erma’s will be offering up a free 1/2 lb Hand Crushed Cheeseburger, endless seasoned fries, and fountain drink to all veterans and active duty military! Please note that this offer is for dine-in only at participating locations only. Go here for more info.



On November 11th, all veterans and active duty will receive a free Basic Oil Change at participatingMeineke locations. Head over here to find a participating location near you.


On November 11th only, all veterans and active duty military can receive 6oz of free Yogurt with a valid military ID. Check out the fourth scrolling banner found here for more information.


In honor of the Veterans Day, you can take advantage of an entrance-free Day at over 400 participating National Parks valid November 11th & 12th only. Check out the list of participating parks here.


On November 11th, O’ Charley’s is giving away a free $9.99 entree to any veteran or active duty military personnel. Check out their Facebook page for more details.


On November 11th only, On The Border is offering active and former military members a Free Create-Your-Own Combo Meal with rice and beans, plus chips & salsa. Choose two or three of your favorites, on the house. Simply present proof of military ID or service.


On November 10th, participating Panera Bread locations will be offering a free “You Pick Two” to veterans and active duty military with military ID or when dressed in military uniform. Contact your local restaurant to verify participation.



On November 11th from 7AM-7PM, active duty military & veterans enjoy a free coffee & donut!


On November 11th, veterans, military personnel, and their families are invited to save 10% on groceriesat Publix. Excludes prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, gift cards, lottery tickets, postage stamps, money services, Publix Delivery, and Publix Curbside. Customer is responsible for all applicable taxes.


To thank veterans, active duty military and reservists for their service, Red Lobster is offering a free appetizer or dessert on November 11th with valid military ID or proof of service.


On November 11th, Red Robin is honoring those who serve and have served with a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries with proof of service.



Through November 22nd, all current and former military members can get 40% off the best available rate at Red Roof Inn locations with promo code VP#623095, valid on stays from November 1st, 2017 – February 28th, 2018. Book your stay directly online or by calling 1-800-RED-ROOF (800-733-7663).


On November 11th only, Veterans, active duty and reserve service members with presented valid military ID can get a free appetizer from Ruby Tuesday (up to $10 in value).


Shoney’s is offering up a free all-you-can-eat breakfast bar to veterans and active duty military service members on November 11th from 6AM-11AM at participating restaurants with valid military ID.


Spaghetti Warehouse is offering up a buy 1, get 1 free 15-layer Lasagne, Grilled Chicken Alfredo or any original recipe Spaghetti entree – valid from November 10th-12th! Just go here to print your coupon.



Many Sport Clips locations will offer free haircuts to active duty U.S. service members and veteranson Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11th, 2017, with valid proof of service.


Starting November 9th and running through November 13th, Starbucks will be offering up Buy 1 Drink, Get 1 Drink free from 2PM – 5PM at participating locations!

Plus, whenever you give a Veterans Starbucks Card or eGift now through November 11th, they’ll donate $5 to veterans organizations that are working to strengthen our communities, including Team Rubicon, Team RWB and The Mission Continues. Go here to order yours.


Through November 11th, Target is offering up a 10% off Veterans Day Military Discount valid for ALL active duty military, veterans and their spouse and/or dependent children. Simply head over here and register and your 10% off coupon will be emailed to you shortly after registering. This 10% off discount is valid for a one-time use either in store or online (some exclusions do apply).



On November 11th, veterans will receive a free lunch from the special Veterans Menu at Texas Roadhouse with proof of military service. Head over here for details.


Through November 11th, head over here to print a coupon to save 15% off your ENTIRE in-store regular-priced purchase at ToysRUs! This offer includes all active military personnel, retirees, reservists and dependents with military ID. Limit 1 coupon per person and some exclusions do apply.


On November 11th, all veterans and active military get a free Inn-Credible V.I.B. breakfast at participating Village Inn Restaurants with military ID or proof of service.



All veterans and active duty military can grab a free Chili Dog, Small Fries, and a Small Pepsi on November 11th from Wienerschnitzel. Just present your military ID or wear your uniform.


On November 11th, military veterans or active military can get a free Breakfast Combo or Castle Combo Meal #1 – 6 from White Castle with proof of military service.


On November 11th, veterans and active duty military will receive a complimentary appetizer with valid military ID, valid for dine in only.


Step2 Toy Testers Needed

Step2 Needs MORE Toy Testers! 

How would you like to become a toy tester for the Step2 Company? Through November 15th, head over to the Step2 Facebook Page, click on “Toy Tester Application” tab and complete the application for a chance to test a play kitchen, coaster, laundry center or wood grill! 


Walmart Black Friday Ad 2017

The anticipated Walmart Black Friday Ad Scan has been released! 


Macy's Black Friday 2017 Ad

Macy's ad has been leaked, click below! 

Win Bath and Body Works Holiday Treats

Now you have the chance to win $125 in Bath & Body Works products that are perfect for stocking stuffers!

Instagram Entry:

  1. Follow @bathandbodyworks
  2. @bathandbodyworks will post a photo on its Instagram account along with instructions about how to enter the Sweepstakes for that particular Sweepstakes Period.

Forty (40) Prizes (five per entry period): products sold by Bath and Body Works and/or a gift card to Bath and Body Works. ARV: $125


Starbucks Instant Win Game

Enter for your chance to win a $450 Sterling Silver Starbucks Card in this new Starbucks Share The Cheer Sweepstakes! A total of 500 of them are up for grabs. Simply register and great a game board to enter. After doing so, you’ll need to upload photos of your ‘holiday moments’ that you selected. You’ll gain an entry once you complete your game board and you can complete three per entry period. You can also enter by mail without uploading any photos (check out their official rules for more info). Good luck!