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I mentioned the Kids Bowl Free program at the beginning of summer, but if you haven’t taken advantage of the deal yet there is still time for kids to play two free games every day. Plus you can purchase an optional family pass for $24.95 for up to four adults to play two games each a day.
Kids Bowl Free is a great summer program with bowling centers around the country, giving kids the chance to play two free games every day throughout the promotion. You need to sign up to the Kids Bowl Free 2014 promotion to get free bowling coupons every week.
Fewer Albuquerque area bowling centers are taking part this year, but kids can still get free games at Silva Lanes and at Tenpins & More in Rio Rancho. If you were registered with the program last year, you need to re-register for 2014.
Start by registering your child or children for one or more of these bowling center programs. If you sign up for more than one, you’ll need to use a different email address for each account:
Silva Lanes Kids Bowl Free runs to September 20, 2014, for kids aged 18 and under. Their free games are on Monday and Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm; on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; on Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm, and on Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm.
Tenpins & More Rio Rancho Kids Bowl Free program runs through August 31, 2014, for kids aged 15 and under. Their free games are valid on Monday to Wednesday and on Friday: 11 am to 2 pm; and on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm. This year, Tenpins & More has added a pair of night sessions. Now kids can bowl their free games on Wednesday and Thursday nights between 9 pm to 11 pm.
- You can register up to six children on each registration form – if you have a bigger brood, you need to create an additional account with a different email address for the other children.
- Then watch your email to confirm your subscription and then you’ll get an email with info to log in to your account and print out the coupons for 2 free games per day.
- If the young bowler’s family members also want to play, then once you’ve registered a child for the free bowling, you have the option to buy a family bowling pass for $24.95, which allows up to 4 adults to each play 2 free games a day too.
- If you don’t have your own bowling shoes, you still have to pay regular shoe rental rates
- Check the FAQ for any other details on how Kids Bowl Free works.
If you don’t know where these Albuquerque bowling centers are located, you’ll find them here: Silva Lanes is at 3010 Eubank Boulevard NE. Tenpins & More is at 1416 Deborah Rd SE, Rio Rancho.
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The Entertainment Book is on sale at $10 for any two books plus FREE Shipping at this Entertainment Book website link. The regular price is $40 for the Albuquerque book.
We’re now into the Entertainment Book summer liquidation sale season for any city books remaining (some may have sold out already). With some of the deals in the book, you literally only have to use one coupon to get the $5 back that you’ve paid for the sale-price books in the limited time two for $10 deal.
The two for $10 offer is good on any city’s book for about 120 locations nationally, including Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, Denver, New Orleans, New York, various cities in Texas, Utah, and Hawaii.
The Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book for 2014 contains more than 500 coupons including 2-for-1 coupons, 50% off discounts, freebies with purchase, and other ways to save. The coupons are for local attractions, entertainment, leisure, shopping and casual and fine dining. Right now I’m seeing 236 restaurant coupons and 115 shopping coupons, to name just two categories.
The book purchase includes online and mobile coupons, and the book is valid until December 2014.
Coupons may have changed, but last time I looked I spotted coupons for Tucanos Brazilian Grill, Golden Pride Chicken & Ribs, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Arby’s, Boston Market, Mary & Tito’s, Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar, Albuquerque Little Theatre, Hinkle Family Fun Center, Albuquerque Indoor Karting, several bowling venues, Rattlesnake Museum, Putt-Putt Golf & Games, ABQ Jump, iT’Z, National Museum Of Nuclear Science & History, Best Buy, Payless Shoe Source, Famous Footwear, Family Dollar Stores, Big 5 Sporting Goods, The Gap, and too many more to mention…
See more details on the Entertainment Book 2 for $10 and Free Shipping sale at the link. The offer is on the coupon books for all American cities nationally, so you can buy two for Albuquerque, or also find one for another destination if you’re planning a trip elsewhere this year.
The limited time sale runs until
July 27, 2014. UPDATE: The ‘last chance’ sale has been extended to July 31 2014, as they clear the shelves to make way for the 2015 book.
–Tania FYI I’ve given you my Entertainment Book affiliate links to help support this ABQ on the Cheap site.
Comments Off on National Public Gardens Day Free Admission ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
National Public Gardens Day is on Friday May 9, 2014, and Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden joins in the celebrations with demonstrations, talks, and giveaways. The Santa Fe Botanical Garden is also involved.
You can get free admission to ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden on National Public Gardens Day, May 9 when you print out the free admission coupon at this link – click the yellow Get This Offer button. You will need to enter an email address and a zip code, but they don’t email the coupon to you – you’re taken straight to a page where you can print or download the coupon.
Last year the free admission tickets were via the Better Homes and Gardens magazine website and one coupon covered up to 10 people. This year I can’t see any info on how many people are covered by the coupon. So to be on the safe side, I suggest you download that coupon then print out one for each member in your party. That free coupon saves you $9 – $12.50 per adult admission!
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill is the other participating New Mexico garden. You can go free on May 9 using the Santa Fe Botanical Garden free admission coupon. That saves $7 per adult admission.
If you’re traveling elsewhere, there are many other gardens in other states across the country participating in the National Public Gardens Day free admission offer.
National Public Gardens Day events at the ABQ Botanic Garden will run from 10 am – 2 pm on May 9, with demonstrations and talks on gardening in the southwest, including water-wise gardening. Activities include making a koi kite and recycled notebooks.
The ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden free admission coupon does not include the Aquarium – sorry! Stay outdoors and enjoy the spring scenery instead.
Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden is located at 2601 Central Avenue NW.
Comments Off on Tax Day Freebies and Deals 2014
Tax Day 2014 is Tuesday April 15, in case you are blissfully unaware. Oh joy! So you’ve survived your IRS forms, or maybe are still struggling through them? We’ve got tax relief in the form of Tax Day treats to sweeten the deal.
- Sonic Half Price Drinks and Slushes in an all-day happy hour on April 15.
- Arby’s Free Curly Fries on April 15– you need the coupon at the link to get a free snack-sized curly fries.
- Schlotsky’s Free Sandwich on April 15 when you buy chips and a 32-ounce drink. No coupon is required to get a free small The Original sandwich, just the chips and drink purchase.
- Boston Market has an offer for 2 half-chicken individual meals plus side dishes and cornbread for $10.40 on April 15 only. No coupon is required and I guess the $10.40 figure is their idea of a joke to “celebrate” the famous 1040 IRS form.
- Del Taco Facebook Freebies are ongoing, including coupons for a free 5-piece Hashbrown Sticks when you buy two breakfast tacos and a free fountain drink when you buy any Epic Burrito. You have to Like their Facebook page to get the coupons.
- Free HydroMassage for a little post-tax relaxation valid from Tax Day through April 18. Click New Mexico on the map to see participating Albuquerque locations. You must call ahead to schedule, and print the free massage coupon to take with you.
- Office Depot free shredding through April 29. Get up to 5 pounds of shredding of confidential documents now your tax return is finished, using the coupon at the link!
Finally, the Entertainment Book is on sale at $10.40 plus $2.49 for shipping at this Entertainment Book website link, valid until April 17. The regular price of the Albuquerque book is $40 but the $10.40 offer is valid for any city book. You can start using the coupons and mobile coupons now, until December 2014.
If you know of any other Albuquerque tax day offers or if your business offers a deal, leave a note in the comment box below!
–Tania FYI I’ve given you my Entertainment Book affiliate links.
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The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival spring show is coming up this weekend but don’t pay the full admission price… get $1 off using the coupon.
The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be springing out at EXPO New Mexico from March 7 – 9, 2014. Around 200 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking and painting to pottery and jewelry… and much more.
Kids can enjoy creating their own work of art at the Kids’ Creation Station, and naturally there will be food vendors to feed you everything from fajitas to gyros, plus specialty food items to buy from the culinary booths – and plenty of free samples! The festival also includes live entertainment, although at time of writing their website doesn’t give the entertainment schedule yet. Hmm, that’s strange, they usually have the line-up in place by now. But previous performers have included Syd Masters and the Swing Riders and Mariachi Fiesta Internacional, so expect some good grooves whoever is on the roster this year.
Regular adult admission is $7 or you can get a 3-day pass for $9, but save a buck by printing out the Festival’s $1 off admission coupon valid on either a one day ticket or the festival pass. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve.
If you use the $1 discount coupon, it’s good for one admission or pass only, so you need a coupon for each adult going to the show.
- When: Friday March 7 through Sunday March 9, 2014
- Times: 10 am – 5 pm
The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the EXPO New Mexico Manuel Lujan building. Be prepared to pay $5 for parking at the fairgrounds.
Comments Off on 50% Off Entertainment Book 2014
The Entertainment Book is on sale at 50% off plus FREE Shipping at this Entertainment Book website link. That brings the price of the Albuquerque book down to $20 (usually $40) for the sale running through March 12, 2014. The half price promotion is valid for any city book. You can start using the coupons and mobile coupons now, until December 2014.
The Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book for 2014 includes 570 coupons including 2-for-1 coupons, 50% off discounts, freebies with purchase, and other ways to save. The coupons are for local attractions, entertainment, leisure, shopping and casual and fine dining. Right now I’m seeing 243 restaurant coupons and 139 shopping coupons, to name just two categories.
The book purchase includes online and mobile coupons.
Currently I’m spotting coupons for Tucanos Brazilian Grill, Golden Pride Chicken & Ribs, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Arby’s, Boston Market, Mary & Tito’s, Prairie Star Restaurant & Wine Bar, Albuquerque Little Theatre, Hinkle Family Fun Center, Albuquerque Indoor Karting, several bowling venues, Rattlesnake Museum, Putt-Putt Golf & Games, ABQ Jump, iT’Z, National Museum Of Nuclear Science & History, Best Buy, Payless Shoe Source, Famous Footwear, Family Dollar Stores, Big 5 Sporting Goods, The Gap, and too many more to mention…
See more details on the Entertainment Book 50% Off and Free Shipping sale at the link. The sale continues under March 12, 2014, and it is valid on the coupon books for all American cities nationally.
–Tania FYI I’ve given you my Entertainment Book affiliate links.
Comments Off on Twinkle Light Parade & Nob Hill Holiday Shop & Stroll
You’d have to be walking around with your eyes shut not to know about this already. But hey, we’re all busy people. Maybe you forgot about it. Or maybe you just flew into the Duke City and never knew about it in the first place.
This year the Twinkle Light Parade and Nob Hill Holiday Shop and Stroll are both combined again in Nob Hill on the same day: Saturday December 7, 2013.
The Nob Hill Holiday Shop and Stroll runs from from noon to 10 pm on December 7, when everyone hobnobs in Nob Hill with street performers, mariachi groups, and carol singers to get us into the festive spirit. They close Central Avenue off to cars between Girard and Washington between those hours, so pedestrians can wander at will along historic Route 66. Of course there are lots of shopping opportunities, with many boutiques staying open late, some stores offering discounts, and a lively atmosphere in the restaurants.
- There will be photo ops with Santa Claus – he usually rolls by on the Twinkle Light Parade too.
- A jolly trolley from Albuquerque Trolley Co. will run free shuttle rides along Central between noon and 4 pm.
- Albuquerque Film & Media Experience will show a free outdoor screening (bundle up!) of the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation at 7:45 pm. That’s at 3712 Central Ave, between Hermosa and Solano.
- O’Niell’s Pub will serve free coffee and cider on the enclosed patio.
The Nob Hill Holiday Shop and Stroll map gives all the skinny and shows what’s happening where.
If you download the PDF of the Nob Hill Shop and Stroll program you’ll find a few coupons too, although not as many as in previous years.
- 10% off one item at Gertrude Zachary
- $10 off at Yanni’s Mediterranean Grill when you order two entrees (valid to January 1, 2014)
- 10% off at Yanni’s new Lemoni Lounge (valid to September 1, 2014)
The Twinkle Light Parade starts glitzing at 5:15 pm on December 7, traveling west along Central Avenue from Washington Street to Girard Boulevard. Bleachers will make it easier for everyone to watch the parade. The City of Albuquerque reckons that there are more than 100 floats (cars, horses, anything they can gussy up with sparkly lights) in the parade this year. I do so love this festive event, but dress warmly – I’ve nearly frozen my tootsies off watching the parade in previous years.
Home Depot trades in used and broken Christmas lights for discounts on new sparkly lights – you need to take advantage of the deal by November 17!
The Home Depot Christmas light trade-in for old lights is such a great idea. Every year Mr Cheap pulls down last year’s lights from the box on top of the wardrobe, I plug them in, they don’t work. We plug them in to another socket, they still don’t work. We change the fuse in the plug. They still don’t work. I go through the whole strand checking every bulb is screwed in tight. They still don’t work. By now it’s Easter.
Sometimes it feels as if I might as well just throw away all the lights when I take the tree down, instead of carefully storing them for next year. But if we did that, we wouldn’t be able to trade the lights in for a discount!
With The Home Depot’s Christmas Light Trade-in you can take used or broken incandescent holiday light strings to The Home Depot store for recycling. In exchange you receive a discount of $3 to $5 on a new purchase of energy-efficient LED lights. Home Depot reckons that the Energy Star qualified lights use up to 65% less energy than incandescent lights. The discount options are:
- $3 off Home Accents’ Holiday LED lights
- $4 off Martha Stewart Living or GE LED lights
- $5 off EcoSMART or Light Show LED lights
Find all the details in the Christmas Light Trade-In PDF. Each customer can take in up to five old incandescent light strings for a maximum of five discounts, by November 17, 2013.
Time to check out your holiday lights people… where did you put them? Sparkle on!
Here is our 2013 round-up of Albuquerque Veterans Day deals and freebies. Even if you’re not a service member, look in the For Everyone list below to find some Veterans Day deals for all.
There are tons of freebies for veterans and current military – as is only right and fitting. A heartfelt thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Some offers are valid only on November 11, others on other days, and most require proof of military service – check details at the links. Know of any other Veterans Day deals? Tell us in the comments box below!
Veterans Day Deals For Everyone
Free admission to National Parks for all visitors for three days over the Veterans Day weekend, from November 9 to November 11. This is the last of the National Parks free entrance days for 2013, and fees are waived at parks nationwide that usually a charge a fee, including these New Mexico National Parks.
Veterans Day Honor Free MP3s by the U.S. Armed Forces bands and ensembles, including the Star Spangled Banner, Taps, Here’s to America, Eternal Father, Strong to Save (The U.S. Navy Hymn), When Johnny Comes Marching Home, and more.
New Mexico Veterans Art Show Free admission to see work by artists who are veterans or serving in military, Reserve or National Guard forces. At EXPO New Mexico Fine Arts building, the show opens on November 8 with a reception at 6 pm and ceremony at 7 pm. Then the show runs from 10 am to 4 pm on these weekends: November 9/10, November 15/16/17 and November 22/23.
Thrift Town Veterans Day Sale 30% off clothing on Monday November 11, excluding gift cards and color tag items already discounted by 50%.
Savers Veterans Day Sale offers 50% off clothing, shoes, accessories, and bed and bath on November 11.
Living Social 10% Discount from November 8 – November 11 using the promo code: VETERANS10
The offer is valid on purchases site-wide and you get 10% off any order, up to a maximum discount of $20. There are some terms and conditions and redemption instructions here. At time of writing there are 68 Albuquerque deals on Living Social, from restaurants to massages, manicures, yoga, fly fishing, kids’ stuff and quite a lot more!
Veterans Day Deals For Military Only
Free Musical Theatre for Veterans. Thanks to Elizabeth at Desert Rose Playhouse for telling us that they are offering free admission for veterans to performances on Saturday November 9 at 8 pm or Sunday November 10 at 2 pm. The show is Dogfight the Musical, set in 1963 as three young Marines have a boys’ night out before heading to the conflict in Southeast Asia. Desert Rose Playhouse is located at 6921 Montgomery Blvd. NE. To redeem your freebie, make a reservation at (505) 881-0503 or email the box office.
Grace for Vets Free Car Wash on November 11 for veterans and current service personnel. According to the list of participating businesses nationwide, the Albuquerque car washes sudsing up for free are Airforce One Express Car Wash, and Octopus Car Wash locations. I heart Octopus – they always do a grand job on my car at such a fair price.
Half off Golf Course Green Fees on November 11 at all Albuquerque City courses for veterans. The four golf courses are Los Altos, Arroyo del Oso, Puerto del Sol and Ladera.
Free Hair Cut at Great Clips salons on November 11. OR it looks like you can just drop into the salon that day and pick up a card to redeem your free hair cut later, until December 31. Non-military folk who purchase a service at Great Clips on November 11 get a free haircut card to give to a veteran. Check for participation by calling ahead. (A head = pun, I just realized.) See the list of Albuquerque Great Clips salons
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Free Admission for veterans on November 11 if you take your ID.
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Free to military personnel on November 11. Take ID, and the free admission is good for both veterans and current service members.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill Free Meal Thanks to reader Michael for alerting me to this Tucanos offer! Current and former military members get a free meal on November 11, with military ID or proof of past service. Active service members and their families also get 10% off their entire meal from November 8 – 11. So if you go for the freebie on Veterans Day and take your family, they’ll get a 10% discount too. Tucanos also has a Facebook promotion to get a free dessert coupon when you send an Instagram photo of a family member or friend in uniform. Tucanos is Downtown, at 110 Central Avenue on the corner of 1st. (As if we could miss it!)
Denny’s Free Pancakes on November 11 from 6 am – 2 pm at participating Denny’s Restaurants. The free all-you-can-eat pancakes are for military personnel (retired, active or non-active) with ID.
Texas Roadhouse Free Lunch on November 11 for active, former, and retired military with ID. Select from a special free Veterans Day menu including sirloin steak, country fried chicken, and pulled pork dinner, all served with side dishes and beverages.
Olive Garden Free Meal for veterans and active military on November 11, with ID. Entrees include garlic breadsticks and soup or salad, and the Veterans Day free menu to select from includes spaghetti and meat sauce, chicken parmigiana, and seafood alfredo. Family dining with you get a 10% discount on their meals. Throughout the month of November, Olive Garden is giving 10% off to current military service members and their families.
Boston Market Free Whole Chicken with purchase. According to Boston Market’s Twitter post and Facebook page, you can get a free whole chicken on November 11 at any Boston Market when you purchase a family meal and show military ID.
Chili’s Veterans Eat Free deal gets active duty military and veterans a free entree all day on November 11 at participating locations. Menu options include margarita chicken, “Old Timer” with cheese, pizza, and more, with proof of military service.
Veterans and active duty military eat free at Applebee’s on November 11 with proof of military service. You get a free entree from a selection including house sirloin, Fiesta Lime Chicken, bacon cheeseburger, Double Crunch Shrimp and more.
California Pizza Kitchen Free Pizza on November 11 for veterans and active duty military in uniform or with proof of service.
Outback Steakhouse Veterans Day Freebie A free Bloomin’ Onion and any Coca-Cola drink on November 11. Plus 10% off for military personnel from November 12 to December 31, valid on the entire check apart from booze and tax. Military ID required – check out the required proofs at the Outback Steakhouse freebie page (scroll WAAAAAY down the bottom!)
Golden Corral also offers a free meal to veterans and active duty military members. This year their annual Military Appreciation Monday dinner will be held on November 11 from 4 – 9 pm.
Red Robin Free Burger and Fries on November 11 for veterans and active duty military in uniform or with proof of service. The freebie is a Red’s Tavern Double burger with Bottomless Steak Fries.
Einstein Bros. Bagels Free Bagel & Schmear on November 11 between 5:30 am and 5 pm. The offer is for a free bagel and shmear or any other topping, for active, inactive and retired military personnel.
Free Krispy Kreme Donut and Coffee on November 11 in stores (not drive-through) when you wear military uniform or show proof of service. Participating locations include Albuquerque Krispy Kreme stores at Ellison, Wyoming, and Coors.
Red Lobster is serving up a free appetizer from November 11 – 14 for veterans and current service members, according to a press release. Choose from 10 appetizers, including Lobster-Crab-and-Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms and Sweet Chili Shrimp.
TGI Friday’s Free Lunch for veterans and active duty military on November 11 from 11 am to 2 pm.
Starbucks Free Coffee for veterans and active duty service members AND their spouses on November 11.
Twin Peaks Armed Forces Appreciation invites service men and women to eat free on November 11.
Hooters Free Meal on November 11. Veterans and active duty military personnel can score a free meal worth up to $10.99 with any drink purchase. Valid at all locations, but take military ID or proof of service!
Note: Not all locations may be participating, call ahead if you want to be sure! Follow the links I’ve given for each deal or venue to find further details, and info on the proof of military service required.
–Tania FYI, I’ve give my Amazon affiliate link for the free MP3s.
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Regular adult admission is $8, but you can get a Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival coupon that gives you $1 off. Put an email address and zip code into the form at the link, and then you’ll see the coupon in your browser to print out immediately. Remember that kids aged under twelve always get free admission. The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be in full swing over the long weekends of October 4 to 6, and October 11 to 13, 2013.
More than 280 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work in the juried show, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more. Kids can enjoy the Kids Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, or play in the sandbox, all for FREE!
Live entertainment includes Pink Elephant magic shows, and music from maestros such as Syd Masters, the Watermelon Jug Band, Mariachi Fiesta Internacional, Mezcla Latina, John Martinez, and Larry Freedman. See the full entertainment schedule here.
Of course, there will be food vendors to serve up lunch, and also the culinary arts booths selling specialty food items from goat cheese to mustard to honey – and giving plenty of free samples!
The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival discount coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a separate coupon for each person going to the show.
Other ways to save at the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival:
Buy the $12 Festival Pass to cover the entire six days of this Balloon Fiesta edition of the arts festival. That’s a great deal if you plan to return for even one more day. The $1 off coupon can also be used for passes, so the Festival Pass is only $11 with the coupon.
Or get a $16 Grande Pass for unlimited admission to the October 2013, November 2013 and March 2014 festivals. If you plan to visit the next festival too, the Grande Pass looks like the best value, and with the discount coupon it’s just $15.
- When: Friday to Sunday October 4 -6, and Friday to Sunday October 11 – 13, 2013
- Times: Fridays and Sundays 9 am – 5 pm. Saturdays 9 am – 6 pm.
The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival is located on the southwest corner of I-25 and Paseo del Norte, one exit south of the Balloon Fiesta launch site. You can’t miss it: the festival is housed in a gigantic white tent that’s three stories high and longer than a football field. Parking is free.