I recently bought a new car because my previous vehicle was totaled in a car accident last year (it was the other driver’s fault). My wife and I checked out various cars at the dealerships. When we decided on a Toyota Rav4, we signed up for the Costco Auto Program. It’s a free service that makes it easy for members to get a low price on new and used cars. All you have to do is go online, select the vehicle you want, and then fill out a short web form. Then a dealer will contact you and provide you with the exclusive prearranged Costco member price for the vehicle you choose. The price we got was over $2000 less than the MSRP (including destination fee). However, we found the same model advertised online at another dealership for about $1300 less than Costco’s price.
[Note: I wrote this in exchange for a promo code. However, they never sent me a code.]
If you’re looking for Christmas decorations, be sure to check out All Things Christmas And More. From now through December 11th, the company is offering free shipping (use promo code: UFG). The company has been around for over five years.
Today is National Doughnut Day! Go get your free donut at a participating store. From what I read, Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts (with beverage purchase) and Lamars are all offering free doughnuts today. We don’t have a Dunkin Donuts or Lamars in Portland, so I will be taking the kids to Krispy Kreme.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday. If you’re still looking for an idea (or completely forgot because you’ve a dork), consider a Kindle or Fire HD for the geek mom in your life. For instance, you can purchase a Kindle e-reader for only $59 on Amazon.com. And the special price includes free shipping!
If you’re like me, you probably have a lot old Christmas lights that consume a lot of electricity. I’ve been meaning to switch to the more energy efficient LED lights for a couple of years now. Maybe this year — especially since both the Winterland and LEDgen Lighting holiday stores are offering free shipping. All you have to do is use the following promo code: GUIDE
Hello parents. I just want to let you know about a promotion for Collage.com. Right now you can get a 51% discount off their hardcover photo book (20-page, 11.5″x8″). I have two things to say about that. First, that’s not a typo. It’s really is 51%, and not 50%. It’s an odd discount, but it is what it is. The second thing I like to say is that I love photo books. I love getting them and I think they make wonderful gifts for relatives and close friends.
Have you heard of Schwan’s Home Service? I know everything, but until recently, I have not heard of them either. According to the press material, Schwan’s have been providing superior frozen foods with convenient home delivery for over 60 years. Their foods are flash frozen at the peak of freshness and flavor. Choose from USDA Choice meats, wild-caught seafood, flavorful skillet meals, Grade A fruits and vegetables, plus their heritage ice cream, distinctive desserts and much more. Now’s your chance to try them out. Readers of my dad blog can get a discount off their first Schwan’s order.
Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Here’s an idea: bowling. Thanks to the Kids Bowl Free program, your children can almost bowl for free. By almost, I mean they can bowl two games for free each day. However, shoe rental is not included. Most bowling centers will charge their standard rate for shoes. But if you’re lucky, your bowling center will have unlimited shoe rental summer passes for sale.
School is over for my kids. It’s time for their summer break. They have 11 weeks of summer vacation. Can you believe that? I only get two weeks off at work every year. Not fair. Not fair at all. Anyway, if you’re looking for an inexpensive activity this summer, Regal’s Summer Movie Express starts this week. Admission to their Summer Movie Express movies is only a dollar. The films are not first-fun movies, but they are aimed at kids and a dollar per movie is a great deal. In addition, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.