Market District freebie Ocean Spray Pact, low lock priced items, and gift card promotion for Indiana Market District shoppers

If you live near a Giant Eagle or Market District, this week’s freebie if you have an eAdvantage card and have registered it online is Ocean Spray Pact.  You just need to present your card upon checkout and the location near me does a good job with putting the free item before you go through the checkout lane.   Also there are a few items which are on Low Lock Prices this week such as Market District Pasta for 98 cents and Giant Eagle canned vegetables for 48 cents.  My favorite promotion comes from the current promotion at Indiana locations for gift cards.  When you buy $50 worth of gift cards in one transaction and have your eAdvantage card scanned, you earn a $5 reward towards shopping your next trip.  You can buy $100 worth of gift cards, and then you will earn two $5 rewards your next shopping trip.  There are so many retailers such as Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Southwest, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Groupon, Disney, and so much more.  I took pictures of the gift cards currently available for purchase at the Carmel Market District.  There are some exclusions to these gift cards.  For example, if you purchase the Market District gift cards, Table gift cards and GetGo gift cards are not eligible for this $5 reward promotion.   I would venture to say the Visa gift cards may not be eligible for this promotion as well, but please check while in-store what the fine print excludes before purchasing the gift cards.img_3396 The gift card idea is great for holiday gifts or if you yourself know you will be making purchases at some of the more popular retailers, it is a great way to stretch your dollar further.

For more details on the gift card promotion available in Indiana only for a limited time, details are below:

$5 Rewards
Offer valid in Indiana only for a limited time. Advantage Card must be scanned at the time of purchase, and must spend $50 on gift cards in a single transaction. Coupon reward will be loaded electronically to the Advantage Card. Market District, GetGo® and table by Market District gift cards are excluded from earning $5 off your next shopping order. $5 rewards cannot be redeemed towards the purchase of any Market District or GetGo gift cards, third party retailer or restaurant gift cards, Visa®, American Express® or MasterCard® gift cards, Visa® or American Express® Serve prepaid reloadable cards, Reload It! prepaid cards, money orders, wire transfers, lottery tickets, stamps, kerosene, tobacco, alcohol, state-and federally-funded pharmacy prescriptions, copy or fax machine services, delivery charges, fundraising activities, donations, or returned check service fees. Rewards must be redeemed in complete $5 increments on qualifying purchases of $5 or more. Other restrictions apply. Products not available in all stores. Subject to availability. See store for details. See gift cards for details, terms and conditions. All trademarks are property of their respective owners. The gift card featured is not a sponsor or otherwise affiliated with Market District.

Effective July 7, 2016, rewards must be redeemed in complete $5 increments on qualifying purchases of $5 or more.

For example, if a customer has $20 in rewards on his Advantage Card and buys $18 in qualifying items, he will be able to redeem $15 in rewards and needs to pay the remaining $3 to complete the transaction.

The remaining $5 in rewards will remain on the Advantage Card until it can be redeemed against qualifying purchases of $5 or more in the future.

Best Buy® Gift Cards
Giant Eagle promotions are not produced, sponsored or executed by Best Buy. BEST BUY, the BEST BUY logo and the tag design are trademarks of Best Buy and its affiliated companies. © 2016 Best Buy. All rights reserved.

iTunes and Apple Store Gift Cards
TM and © 2015 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion.

MasterCard® Gift Cards
The MasterCard® Gift Card is issued by U.S. Bank National Association, pursuant to a license from MasterCard® International. MasterCard® and the MasterCard® Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard® International. The gift cards featured are not sponsors or otherwise affiliated with this company. MasterCard® is not a sponsor of or otherwise affiliated with this promotion.

A Stockpile gift card has a fixed value. It is not a stock or other security, or a recommendation to buy any specific stock or other security. If you redeem a Stockpile gift card for a security, you will receive fractional shares whose value will go up and down with time. Purchase price includes initial stock trade. Brand(s) shown for example only. Securities transactions executed by Stockpile Investments, Inc., SEC registered broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Investing involves risk. Securities products are: Not FDIC insured — Not bank guaranteed — May lose value

Target Gift Cards
The Bullseye Design, Target and Target Gift Cards are registered trademarks of Target Brands, Inc. Terms and conditions are applied to gift cards. Target is not a participating partner in or sponsor of this offer.

The Home Depot
The Home Depot is not a sponsor of Giant Eagle promotions. The Home Depot is a registered trademark of Home Depot Product Authority, LLC.

Visa® Gift Cards
The Visa® Gift Card is issued by MetaBank™ pursuant to a license from Visa® U.S.A. Inc. MetaBank; Member FDIC. Visa® Gift is not a sponsor of or otherwise affiliated with this promotion.

Xbox Gift Cards
Xbox and Xbox Live are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

The following cards are only available in stores:

  • Amazon
  • Visa® Gift
  • Target
  • Macy’s
  • MasterCard® Gift
  • Southwest®
  • PetSmart®
  • American Express® Gift
  • Amazon Kindle

It should also be noted that, any promotions for the aforementioned cards can only be used in-stores.




Kohl’s Gold Star Clearance event going on now from 60-90% off

If you live near a Kohl’s, you may want to check out the gold star clearance event going on now.  At my local Kohl’s in West Carmel, I spied items as much as 90% off of summer items.  There are some great coupons as well you can combine for even greater savings.  First, if you are a Yes2You Rewards Member (it is free to sign-up), you will triple points.   You can take an extra 20% off both in-store and online with a savings pass (you can print this from the Kohl’s web site or show it on your phone) or if you use the code SAVINGS20 online and this coupon ends October 30th.  You can save $10 off $50 by printing a savings pass from Kohl’s web site or showing the Savings Pass on your phone.  This coupon also expires on October 30th and can be combined with the 20% off coupon code.  Plus you can earn $10 Kohl’s cash for every $50 spent through October 30th.  If you are ordering online, you can get free shipping when you spend $75.  I have also heard if you go in-store and order from the kiosk, you can score free shipping regardless of the amount spent.  Or you can also try to see if your item is eligible for in-store pick-up and avoid the shipping costs by picking up your items in-store if they are eligible.  You can print/view the savings passes here:  Kohl’s website.  Some of the items I spied at the West Carmel location on clearance are shown in the pictures.


Another free family event in Carmel

There is also another free family event going on in Carmel on Saturday October 29th from 4 to 7 pm.  The Carmel City Hall Gazebo is hosting food, games, pumpkin decorating, hay rides, a costume parade, music, entertainment, and much more.
If it rains, plan on going next door to the firehouse.  Also, all proceeds will go to the Make a Wish Foundation. 

Thanks for the tip Lucy!


Walgreens free 8X10 through 10/29

If you live near a Walgreens, you can get a free 8X10 photo by using code:  MYSTERY and choose free in-store pick-up for a completely free photo!    This may not work in the Walgreens app. so you may need to order this from a computer.  Also, you do not need to pick up by 10/29, you just need to order it through 10/29.  If you do not live near a Walgreens, you can still order this but you would need to pay shipping and handling charges.  walgreens-free-8-x-10-photo

Free events this weekend in Carmel for kids and families

This weekend there are a number of events for kids and families.  One I saw is for tomorrow evening in the Carmel Arts District.  This was posted on the Facebook page for the Carmel Arts District.  It is called HighGarden Halloween and it is from 6 to 8 PM.  More information can be found here:  HighGarden Halloween.  From the Carmel Arts District event page:  Everyone is welcome to this free event . There will be a hot chocolate bar, a costume contest for children and pets , balloon twisting, face painting , caricatures, pumpkin carving and painting and more!    From the Current in Carmel, information about the Market District Fall Festival: 

Central Indiana families are invited to Carmel Market District at Market District, 11505 N. Illinois St., Carmel from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 29, to take part in an afternoon of fall fun.

Children dressed in costumes will parade through the store and receive a bag stuffed full of Halloween treats. Guests will enjoy a DJ, games, caramel apples, hot apple cider, local seasonal samplings, a cupcake walk, cookie decorating and more. No registration is needed to attend. The event is open to all area residents.

To learn more about Market District, visit

There is also a Trick or Treating event free of charge at the Carmel High School on Saturday from 1-3 PM.  Interactive trick or treat event for community children in CHS freshman cafeteria Saturday.   Enter through door 13! It is 22 stations of games and activities and of course candy with an optional haunted house all for a donation of your choice to Riley Hospital for Children!  

Clay Terrace in Carmel also has the Boo N’ Brew event from 2-6 PM on Saturday.    Here are details from the Facebook page Event: 

Join us on October 29 for Boo’N Brew presented by CENTURY 21 Scheetz! The adults can enjoy beer in our beer garden, and the kids can enjoy our annual Malloween – our mall-wide, safe trick-or-treating event.

Children ages 10 & under will be able to trick-or-treat from store to store. Other fun activities will include live music,silly safari animal shows, face painting, balloon artists, hayrides and more!

Beer Garden Sponsored by Redemption Alewerks, Ash & Elm Cider Co., Noble Order Brewing and more!

Musical Performances by Dave and Rae and Toy Factory!

In partnership with Tom Roush Lincoln and Mazda

2:00-6:00 PM Face Painting and Balloon Artist
2:00-6:00 PM Vendors along Blvd
2:00-6:00 PM Beer Garden Open
2:00-4:00 PM Trick or Treating Starts *while supplies last
2:00 -5:00 PM Pumpkin Picking&Decorating *while supplies last
2:00-3:30 PM Dave and Rae performs
2:30 PM Silly Safaris Shows Inc Show
2:30- 3:30 Indiana Pacemates Meet and Greet
3:00-4:00 PM Pet Costume Contest (Judging at 4)
3:30-5:30 PM Hay Rides
4:00 PM Silly Safaris Shows Inc Show
4:00 -6:00 PM Toy FactoryPerforms
4:00-6:00 PM Pacers Fan Van


Free Sushi at PF Changs on 10/27

Do you live near a PF Changs?  If you do, you may want to check out the free sushi special on Thursday, 10/27 at participating locations.  Each person dining in can get free Spicy Tuna Roll or California Roll.  No purchase necessary.  This is only valid for dine-in only.  Please note that some of the locations not participating are Atlantic City, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, airport locations, and international locations.   The web site says to show the offer in order to get the free sushi.  On their FB page, it says nothing is necessary to bring in for the free sushi so just be prepared to show the offer on your mobile device or a printed piece of paper.  More details can be found here:

P.F. Chang’s Free Sushi


Discounted tickets to the Children’s Museum Haunted House Cursed Castle and free admission for AAA members on 10/26

Do you have a AAA membership?   If so, you are entitled to one free admission per household to the Cursed Castle exhibit on October 26.  Please note that this does not get everyone in your household in for free, just one ticket free per AAA membership.  Please also note that this does NOT get you into the museum free.   Simply present your AAA card at the museum.

If you do not have a AAA membership, discount tickets are available at select AAA locations and also at Marsh grocery stores.  You will save $1 per ticket.  Here is more information:  AAA Members get in FREE with their card on October 26, 2016! (one admission per household).  Members of the museum save 10% off of ticket prices for the Cursed Castle.cursedcastlewed

Limit one free admission per card. Unlimited discount tickets at AAA Office locations.

Hear ye, hear ye! Storm the castle and raid the village on a journey through Cursed Castle, The Children’s Museum Guild’s 53rd Annual Haunted House. Enter Burnadette the Dragon’s castle with caution! Through the centuries, many knights and princesses have failed to break the dragon’s curse.

The Haunted House offers IPL’s Lights-On Hours (for children who scare easily) and Frightening Hours (with the lights off, for children who dare to be scared).

Save $1.00 on Lights-On and Frightening tickets at your local AAA Office location.

IPL’s Lights-On Hours

$8 per person
Oct. 8–30
Tuesdays 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesdays 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sundays 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Frightening Hours

$8 per person
Oct. 8–30
Thursdays–Saturdays 3:30–9 p.m.

Discount tickets are available to AAA Members by visiting your local AAA Office

More information can be found here on the Children’s Museum Cursed Castle here:  Children’s Museum Cursed Castle


Chick-fil-A 2017 Cow Calendar 12 months of freebies!

One year I didn’t attempt to buy a Chick-fil-A calendar until December.  That was the year I learned how in-demand the Chick-fil-A cow calendars were.    Every location was sold out of them and it was only the beginning of December.  They are now available for purchase for $7, and they come with a card you must activate beginning in November.  You can simply present the card every month for a different free offer.  These are a great gift for Chick-fil-A fans and a great possible teacher gift.  For more details about the calendar, you can visit this site:  Chick-fil-A Cow Calendar 2017.  This year’s freebies include:

       January: Medium Bowl of Hearty Breast of Chicken Soup or Chicken Tortilla Soup


  • February: Chick-n-Minis (3 count) or Greek Yogurt
  • March: Any Size Coca-Cola Fountain Beverage or Dasani Bottled Water
  • April: Mystery Offer
  • May: 8-Count Classic or Grilled Nuggets
  • June: Large Waffle Fry and Any size Coca-Cola or Dasani Bottled Water
  • July: Small Hand-Spun Milkshake
  • August: Mystery Offer
  • September: Mystery Offer
  • October: Any Size Coca-Cola Fountain Beverage or Dasani Bottled Water
  • November: Chick-n-Strips (3-Count)
  • December: Your Choice of Chick-fil-A Sandwich or Spicy Sandwich or Grilled Sandwich


Little Italy Kids’ Night on Tuesdays at Olive Garden

If you happen to live  in Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota, select locations are having a Little Italy Kids’ Night on Tuesdays at Olive Garden.  The locations can be found here and all of the details after you click on the following web site link:  Little Italy Details
Kids will love all the fun we have in store for them at their very own activity table. Plus, they’ll get one free Zeppoli doughnut after dinner too!  With their Big Shot card, kids get a stamp every visit and can earn a free order of Zeppoli doughnuts to share with their family. Plus, get double stamps on Tuesdays! Ask your server for details.  This is only available for a limited time.  As for the fine print, here it is:

Available for a limited time at participating locations in IN, IL, NE, SD, ND, IA, WI and MN only. For kids 12 and under. Receive 1 stamp with purchase of an adult entrée and kids meal. Receive 2 stamps on Tuesday nights with the purchase of an adult entrée and kids meal. Redeem by 12/31/16.

I happen to live near a participating location so can’t wait to check it out!  olive-garden-little-italy

Costco Warehouse Club: Discounted Gift Cards

Costco also has discounted gift cards.  Their selection changes often, but this was the current selection of discounted gift cards from the Michigan Road Costco in Indianapolis.  These will definitely vary by region.

Bravo $79.99 for $100 worth of gift cards

Kona Grill $74.99 for $100 worth of gift cards

Eddie Merlot $79.99 for $100 worth of gift cards

Sullivans $79.99 for $100 worth of gift cards

Granite City $79.99 for $100 worth of gift cards

Regal Movie Tickets:  Two tickets for $17.99

AMC:  Two Tickets for $17.49

GQT:  $74.99 for $100 worth of gift cards  $74.99 for $100 worth of gift cards

Crew Car Wash:  $74.99 for $100 worth of gift cards (please note that you cannot use coupons with these gift cards and there are other restrictions)

Spa Finder:  $79.99 for $100 worth of gift cards

Nutrisystem $79.99 for $100 worth of gift cards

Go Ape:  $79.99 for $100 worth of gift cards (the asterisk indicates that this item is being clearance out of their systems)

If you happen to have a Chase Freedom and you have activated your current quarterly bonus, you can get 5% back on your Warehouse Club purchases this quarter to make these gift cards purchases an even better deal.