We love restaurant $10 Bonus gift cards when you buy a $50 gift.  Why?  ‘Cause we use the gift card ourselves and get a $10 bonus for our next visit – love it! Plus we also get a AARP discount at Outback, making the deal even sweeter! Take advantage of these deals for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation Dinners!

Here are 4 current deals you’ll love:

Applebee’s :

Bonefish Grill :

Longhorn Steakhouse:

Outback Steakhouse:

Outback Gift Cards: Get a free $10 bonus card


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My girl, Lady Gaga was scheduled to perform artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour at the Verizon Center on Thursday May 15th, 2014.

Buuuut that was the same night of a potential Game 6 of the Wizards-Pacers playoff series at the Verizon Center as well.

Soooo – what to do?

They flip flopped the dates with the concert scheduled for Philly on May 12th, so the show will now be in D.C. on May 12th and in Philadelphia on May 15th, now wreaking havoc on all the little monsters  in two markets!

And so we whisper….we might now be able to go….the 15th didn’t work for us….but we’re so sorry for fans who are having trouble with the reschedule.  Seeing Lady Gaga can be a most powerful experience.  Last year when I was sick I watched the Monster Ball Concert many times and it made me feel better.  (Although if she has the green vomit performance artist from the SXSW, I’ll have to excuse myself!)

Tickets for the original May 15 show will be honored on the new date; refunds, if required, will be available at the original point of purchase.  If you need tickets, there are still some available here.



Amazon is offering 20% Off for Mother’s Day Gifts when you enter the promo code MOMAPP20 at checkout on select styles….check it out here.

Amazon Mom Exclusive Offer: Spend $45 or More on Select Amazon Gift Cards, Get a $5 Credit on Us

Amazon is also offering a $5 credit for you when you buy at least $45 in thank you Amazon.com Gift Card multi-packs  by May 31, 2014. Now if you shop often on Amazon like we do, it makes sense to get these gift cards to thank yourself and use the $5 credit for your purchases in June as well. You will receive your code by June 15, 2014. Check it out here.


Get Cash for your Used Cell Phones

by Marlyn on April 24, 2014

If you’re like us, you probably have a few old phones sitting around the house.  Ever heard the expression one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.  Well here’s a perfect example.  You can sell your old cell phones for cash through uSell and it’s so easy too!

Here are the 3 easy steps:

1.  Get an immediate offer

Select your device, and they’ll show you the best offers from our network of trusted, professional buyers.

2.  Sell and ship for free

Accept a cash offer and they’ll send you a pre-paid shipping kit with tracking included. There’s no hidden costs to sell and no extra hassle to ship.

3.  Get paid fast

Choose PayPal or check. Your buyer will issue payment within 5 business days of receiving your device. For your peace of mind, they’ll send you email updates every step of the way.

Check it out here.


 Apple Cranberry Casserole

We went to our reader Ashley’s soiree for Easter and Debbie made this fabulous Apple Cranberry Casserole. We’ll be trying this one for a summer party for sure – it’s yummy!
This week Saving Star is featuring 20% off on apples at participating retailers – check it out here:
Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Apples at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer..Expires 4/28/2014.Save 20%.
Recipe for Apple Cranberry Casserole
3 cups chopped apples (with skins)
2 cups cranberries
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 stick butter or margerine melted
Here are a few coupons – don’t forget that it’s Super Double Coupon Week at Harris Teeter!

$0.75 off ONE package of Truvia Natural Sweetener Save 55¢ Off Any One (1) Domino® Quick Dissolve or Pourable Brown Flip Top PackageSave 55¢ Off Any One (1) C&H® Quick Dissolve or Pourable Brown Flip Top Package

Save $1.00 off any Wholesome Sweeteners brand Organic Sugar, Stevia, Agave or Honey.Save 55¢ Off Any Florida Crystals® Natural or Organic Sugar ProductSave $1.00 off any one (1) Duncan Hines® Comstock® or Wilderness® Pie Filling & Topping when you buy any one (1) Duncan Hines® Classic or Signature Cake Mix


Place unpeeled chopped apples, cranberries and the granulated sugar in the bottom of a 2 quart casserole.  Blend oats, brown sugar, flour and chopped pecans (optional) and butter.  Pour over the mixture in the casserole and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.


Harris Teeter will begin their next Super Doubles Sale on 4/23/14. Harris Teeter Super Doubles Means – Print your coupons NOW – before they reach their print limits!  If you see a product here that you like, print it now- coupons up to $2 double during this sale, which means you can get up to $4 off! WOW! That’s a lot!

Here are a over 100 printable coupons you might enjoy:

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Red Robin LogoGift Cards

Here’s a fun one.  Buy at $25 limited edition Red Robin Godzilla Gift Card and get a FREE movie ticket for Godzilla which opens on May 16th (must be used by June 13th). Here’s how we do it: We buy the gift certificate for ourselves and use it to pay for our meal.  Then we get our FREE Movie ticket – not too shabby!! Check it out here.


Hop in this Easter Sunday and Receive 20% Off Your Meal

P.F. Chang’s is offering 20% Off on Easter Sunday 4/20/14 Only!

Given that it’s both Passover and Easter Sunday – this might be a slower day for P.F. Chang’s so they are offering this great 20% off deal! To make a reservation click here.

Here’s the fine print:

*Valid for 20% off your check at participating P.F. Chang’s restaurants in the United States (excluding airport locations and Hawaii) on 04/20/14 only. This offer may not be combined with any other offer or discount, including P.F. Chang’s for Two, Happy Hour discounts, Warrior ® Rewards. This offer may not be used for gratuity or for the purchase of alcohol or gift cards, and may not be redeemed for cash or credit. Void where prohibited by law. Valid for dine-in or take out. Limit one offer redemption per check. 



Outback Gift Cards: Get a free $10 bonus card

Restaurant Bonus Gift Cards are a great deal.  Here’s how we use them.  We’ll go to dinner at the restaurant and use the gift card to pay and then use our bonus for the next time we eat there.  Plus we ask for our AARP discount and stack it with our $10 bonus card for great savings.

For the Outback Steakhouse $10 Bonus Card when you spend $50 on a Gift Card check it out here. Good for purchases between 4/1/14 – 6/15/14. Bonus Card valid 5/12/14 – 7/15/14.

For Bonefish Grill check it out here.


For Carrabas check it out here.


The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade will be held tomorrow,  Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10:00 am-noon, rain or shine! One of the Festival’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled Parade runs along Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets, NW. WUSA 9 will air the Parade locally in a delayed telecast from noon-2:00pm. The Parade will be nationally syndicated this year to audiences across the country.

This year’s parade will feature a fantastic lineup of celebrity talent, including:

  • American Idol Season 12 winner Candice Glover
  • Multiple Grammy award-winning artist Sheena Easton, with over 20 million records sold worldwide
  • R&B and Gospel Grammy award-winning artist Regina Belle
  • Pop sensation and hip hop singer Aaron Carter
  • Grand Marshal Darrell Green, former corner-back from the Washington Redskins and Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Branden James, classical crossover singer from season 8 of America’s Got Talent
  • Chart topping artist Jay Sean
  • Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri
  • Norah O’Donnell, co-anchor of CBS This Morning, joins WUSA 9 News anchors Andrea Roane and Mike Hydeck as Parade hosts
  • American Idol’s Justin Guarini returns as street correspondent for the second year.
  • Radio personalities and local favorites Loo Katz & Matt Bosso from WASH-FM host from a second performance area located near the Parade’s finish.