This week you'll find lots of freebies, some terrific places to look in order to plan your Friday shopping strategies, a date to mark on your calendar to take advantage of free shipping and a great way to enjoy some local deals. Enjoy! Remember if you spot a deal, drop me an e-mail so I can share it.
IKEA is running their free breakfast promotion again. So from Friday, November 27th until Sunday, November 29th until 10:30am you can get a free breakfast. The only place this is not valid is Houston and IKEA Direct.
Free Audio Book Giveaway
I enjoy hanging out with my family, but if your family time gets a little stressful you may want to check out this deal. Audiobook is offering an escape. On Thanksgiving you can get a free audio book download. No credit card is needed. All you have to do is give the site your e-mail and you are good to go.
Free Christmas stocking
I signed up for this myself, but haven’t received my stocking just yet so I can’t vouch for what it will look like. But you can go here to get a free Christmas stocking.
Free holiday card templates
If you want to save money on cards this year you may want to try printing your own from home.
Free Christmas music sampler
KGSR put out this great list of coupons for local Austin businesses. The deals are only good this weekend, but it's another great way to support local businesses and save some money. Thanks to Tyler for sending this my way!
All week Amazon.com is offering some pretty incredible lightning deals. You can also go to this site to find some of the Amazon.com Black Friday deals.
Black Friday Deals
In case you want to check out the Black Friday deals, here are some of the best web sites:
• BFads.net --Thanks to Joyce for telling me about this site.
This is a great time of year to remember all of the locally owned businesses. Remember if you spend $10 on a Go Local card you get great discounts year round at locally owned businesses. You'll find a list of the rewards and all of the businesses where you can save here. And look for the businesses with the star beside their name, that's where you can buy a card.
Don't live in Austin? Do a quick internet search for go local and the city in which you live. They are beginning to pop up everywhere. For example here's one for Sonoma County, CA.
If you plan to hit the outlets in either San Marcos or Round Rock I've got some great deals to help you save even more money. This web site will get you a free VIP coupon book to the Prime Outlets in San Marcos. Just print the coupon and bring it with you to get the book from Guest Services near the Food Court.
Sign up to be a VIP for the Chelsea Premium Outlets in Round Rock and you can get a free VIP coupon book and on top of that access to print off as many as 50 other coupons before you head out the door.
Best Online Coupon Sites
Best Online Coupon Sites
These are two my favorite online coupon shopping sites. Check out these sites and find coupon codes that give you discounts and often free shipping. I check them out before buying anything online.
Free Shipping Day
And don’t worry if you don’t find the perfect gift this weekend. Thursday, December 17th is the second annual free shipping day. So far about 158 retailers have agreed to offer free shipping on that day to help make sure you get Christmas gifts delivered in time for the holidays.
You can save 70 percent on gift certificates at Restaurant.com through November 26th by using the code word THANKS. That means the $25 gift certificates that normally cost $10 can be purchased for just $3.