Meijer Clearance: Extra 50% off fashion clearance

If you live near a Meijer and needed to head there to buy groceries and redeem your $5 off $50 mPerk saved to your account, you may want to check to see if they have any fashion clearance.  The Meijer in Carmel, Indiana had an additional 50% off the clearance prices!  I was able to snag two pairs of shoes for roughly $36 plus tax (retailing at $100 originally).  I saw a bunch of clothes, winter boots, jeans, and other items which had the same sign for an additional 50% off the lowest clearance price.   The pair of Fila sneakers was only $17.15 plus tax!  IMG_2160 (3)

New to Amazon Prime? Now through Sunday $73 for first-time memberhips!

If you have never been an Amazon Prime member, there is a special from now through Sunday at 11:59 PST to get an Amazon Prime membership discounted to only $73!  This is a great price considering all which can come with Prime.  My favorite benefit of course is the free 2-day shipping.  Another nice feature Amazon has added recently is that if you choose slower shipping for Prime eligible items, you can currently receive $1 credit in Amazon videos and Kindle titles.  This slower shipping offer often changes.  Another great benefit is the Amazon Prime video streaming.  There are movies and TV shows available for free.  Not all of them are free, but there’s quite a selection.  Also, Amazon Prime also has it’s own music streaming and there’s lots to choose from.  Another benefit is that you can upload to the Cloud photos and also there is one new release Kindle title per month that you can get for free as well.  There are often Prime only offers and also some lightning deals are available 30 minutes early.  If this all sounds good, check out the $73 Amazon Prime deal good only through Sunday at 11:59 PM PST!  Amazon Prime

Amazon: 75% off an instant streaming video from Amazon

If you have an Amazon account (you do NOT need to have Amazon Prime for this one), you can rent one video for instant streaming from Amazon in HD or SD and save 75% off on the rental.  Please note that you have approximately a month to watch your rental, but once you start streaming your rental it needs to be watched within 48 hours.  When you pull up the movie you want to rent, you want to go to More Purchase Options in blue on the right hand side.  Click on More Purchase Options and under Promo Code you want to enter:  MOVIE75OFF.   Here are the details directly from Amazon:  Need to apply your promotional code? Click “More Purchase Options”, followed by “Redeem a gift card or promotion code”. Once the code has been entered, exit the pop-up window and click the “Rent Movie HD” or “Rent Movie SD” option. While onsite pricing will not reflect your discount, your order history and purchase confirmation email will show the total discount applied to your order.   Here are the terms and conditions:

Terms and Conditions for 75% off Movie Rental Promotion

• Amazon account required.

• Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on January 4, 2016.

• Offer only applies to eligible products sold by Amazon.com, LLC or digital content sold by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

• Digital content and services may only be available to customers located in the U.S. and are subject to the terms and conditions of Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

• Taxes may apply to discounted items.

• Offer limited to one per customer and account.

• Offer may not be combined with other offers.

• The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is 75% off the retail price of one digital movie rental (SD or HD).

• In order to redeem the Offer you must apply the promotional code MOVIE75OFF to your Amazon.com account and then proceed with your digital rental (SD or HD). Please note: While onsite pricing will not reflect the discount, your order history will show the total discount applied to your order.

• Promotional code expires at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on January 4, 2016.

• Offer can only be redeemed via the Amazon.com website.

• Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.

• Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.

• If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies.

• If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

• Unless an Amazon Gift Card is the stated benefit of the promotion, promotional codes (including those placed directly in accounts) may not be redeemed for Amazon Gift Cards.

• This promotion is available only to customers located and with a billing address in the United States.

Check out Indiana state parks in 2016 for free when you check out a pass from the library!

Have you been to the Indiana state parks yet?    In 2016, you can now check out a pass to check out the Indiana state parks possibly from your local library if your library has the passes (you should call and check to make sure your local library has the passes available for check out).  Here are the details of the program from the in.gov web site:

In 2016, Hoosiers can check out state parks by checking out an entrance pass from a public library.

The State Park Centennial Annual Pass Library Check-out Program is a partnership between Indiana State Parks and the Indiana State Library to encourage people to visit libraries and parks.

At libraries across Indiana, 240 state park passes have been placed in circulation for check-out. The passes will provide access to Indiana’s 32 state parks and also to Indiana’s state forest recreation areas where entrance fees are charged. Passes will be available for check-out from Jan. 1-Dec. 31.

The program is one way Indiana State Parks is celebrating its centennial anniversary. The Indiana State Parks system was a gift to the people of Indiana in 1916 in celebration of the state’s centennial. Read more about activities that are part of the State Parks Centennial Celebration at INStateParks100.com.

“Our goal is to provide access to our great Indiana State Parks for those who may have never visited,” said Ginger Murphy, deputy director of stewardship for Indiana State Parks. “We also hope that those who come in to check out the annual pass will take time to explore the services and materials available in Indiana’s libraries.”

The Indiana State Library helped pay for the parks pass program. Some local libraries may purchase additional passes to ensure that each branch has one for check-out.

“The State Library is excited about its bicentennial partnership with Indiana State Parks,” said State Librarian Jacob Speer. “The partnership gives library patrons an opportunity to explore the many beautiful state park locations across Indiana simply by using their library card to check-out the free passes.”

Check-out duration for the passes may vary by site. Visit your local public library for details about check-out duration.

Thanks Indy With Kids for the heads up about this program!  

Groupon: Starbucks egift card $10 for $15 worth of Starbucks available again!

If you are a fan of Starbucks or know someone who is, there is a Groupon available for $15 worth of Starbucks for only $10!  Just go here:  Starbucks Groupon and you can get this great deal.  To sweeten this deal further, go through Ebates and earn 6% cash back on this purchase making this deal only $9.40!  Just go through Ebates in the search bar you can type in Starbucks and you will see the deal pop up for $10 for $15 worth of Starbucks.  Another tip if you like to give the Starbuck egift cards as a gift.  You can print or show on your phone your egift card and bring into a Starbucks cafe and you can get a hard plastic card to give as a gift.  You can also break up into smaller denominations so if you wanted to gift 3 $5 gift cards, you could do that in a Starbucks.  Also make sure to register your Starbucks gift card so that you can earn stars and earn free drinks, plus a birthday freebie when it’s your birthday.

Reminder: Target gift cards are 10% off today only!

In case you missed my post earlier this week, today only you can buy Target gift cards online or in-store 10% off!  There is a limit of $300 worth of Target gift cards.  Here was my original post with details: https://economicalbear.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/target-gift-cards-10-off-on-1220-only-in-store-and-online/.  Please note that these gift cards will not be available to use until tomorrow at 10 am CST.

Buy One, Get one Free Movie Ticket on Fandango using Visa Checkout today only

If you are wanting to see a movie today or even a movie next week, you can buy one ticket, get one free today only on Fandango.  Please note that you must check out  using Visa Checkout and use promo code:  MOVIETICKETS.  You will need to purchase your movie tickets today, but you can buy future dated tickets if there are any showings in your area if you do not plan on seeing a movie today.  (This would be great for seeing the new Star Wars movie or seeing it again if you’ve already seen it).  Visa Checkout allows you to pay with other forms of payment such as Mastercard, Discover, and Visa so you are not limited to just paying with Visa.  You can also use a debit card.   Buy at least two movie tickets.  Make sure to check out as a guest and use the promo code:  MOVIETICKETS, pay with Visa check out and you should be all set!  There is a limit of one per person and there are exclusions as well in the fine print while supplies last.

Market District: $5 loaded to your eVantage card with every $50 in gift cards purchased, plus how to make a better deal out of the Target gift card promo on Dec. 20th!

Now through December 30, 2015, Market District in Carmel has a special for every $50 you purchase in gift cards, $5 will be loaded to your eVantage card for a future purchase.  If you saw the post I made about Target having a one day sale on gift cards on Sunday, December 20th, one way to stretch your dollars further is to buy a $50 Target gift card from Market District (earning you $5 towards a future purchase at Market District), which is roughly 10% back, and then taking your newly purchased Target gift card from Market District and buying gift cards from Target on December 20th at 10% off.  If you want to receive the maximum discount, you can buy $270 worth of Target gift cards from Market District (giving you 5 $5 credits or a value of $25) and then get $300 worth of Target gift cards on December 20th in-store or online, which will only cost you $270 and use the Target gift card you purchased at Market District to purchase the discounted Target gift card valued at $300 for only $270 or $245 when you factor in the $25 you will get back from Market District.  As another idea, Market District has a wide variety of gift cards where you can choose the value of the gift card starting at $15 (Kohl’s is one retailer) so if you want to pay an additional $30 in some other gift card to the $270 Target gift card you may purchase, you can make your gift card purchases $300 and receive 6 $5 credits back onto your eVantage card.  Please note:  This offer is not valid on purchases of Market District gift cards and getGo gift cards.  Also, you must have an eVantage card set up before buying the gift card purchase versus the cashier scanning a general card because the eVantage reward gets added to your personalized account so make sure you open a card if you don’t already have one open.  It is not a credit card, just a Market District card which makes you eligible for further discounts in the store.

Target Gift Cards: 10% off on 12/20 only in-store and online

Target will be offering 10% off on their gift cards online and in-store on Sunday, December 20th only.  These gift cards will be activated for use on Monday, December 21st at 10 am CST.    There is a limit of $300 worth of gift cards.  Last year they offered this deal on Black Friday so if you purchase $300 in Target gift cards, these will only cost $270.  Quantities will most likely be limited so make sure to by as soon as these are available.  Also, you cannot use your Target RedCard to save an additional 5% on these Target gift cards.