Edible Arrangements Chocolate-Dipped Fruit on the Cheap

January 15, 2013 by  
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Get a box of chocolate-dipped fruit for $12 – saving $17 on the regular price of $29. That’s just a fraction under 60% off in this fruity promotion to January 20, 2013, in honor of National Dipped Fruit week .

I do so love chocolate-dipped fruit. I can kid myself I’m being healthy.  Because it really is all about the fruit isn’t it? Uh-huh. So here’s one way to get your chocolate  fruit on the cheap…

This Edible Arrangements dipped fruit promotion gives you 12 pieces of gourmet mixed chocolate-dipped fruit for $12 instead of the usual $29, with a mix of fruit in some permutation of strawberries, banana slices, pineapple, orange and apple wedges, or pears.

The promotion price is only for mixed fruit selections, available to January 20 when you either order online at the link, or call 877-DO-FRUIT / 877-363-7848.

Either way you have to collect the goodies at your local Edible Arrangements store, and orders made by Sunday January 20 must be picked up at your chosen store by Wednesday January 23.

Albuquerque Edible Arrangements stores are located at:

  • Fiesta Crossings Shopping Center, 4770 Montgomery Blvd NE
  • Shops @ Montano, 6001 Winter Haven Dr NW

Whenever I mention Edible Arrangements discounts they prove very popular. Readers tell me just how many boxes they’ve bought. Do they offer me a choc-dipped strawberry in gratitude? No they do not.  I can’t blame them, I wouldn’t share either… Enjoy!

–Tania


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Page One $5 Off Coupon and Free Events

November 8, 2012 by  
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Book Coupon Page OneAs a writer and avid reader I’m always keen to support Albuquerque’s locally-owned independent bookstores and their initiatives to encourage people to read more. Especially when we save money too!

Print out this Page One coupon to save $5 on any $30 purchase until November 30, 2012, whether it’s a new or used item.  It could come in handy if you’re shopping for yourself, or if you’re starting your holiday gift shopping.

For ABQ on the Cheap readers with a smart phone, iPad, or other internet enabled doohickey, you don’t even have to use the Page One printable coupon. Just show it on your “web capable mobile device” to the cashier to get the $5 discount.

Page One runs a Self-Published and Local Albuquerque Author Fair on the first Saturday of each month from 3 pm to 5 pm, with local authors selling their books, so that’s a good opportunity to turn up and learn more about some Albuquerque writers.

This Saturday November 10 at 3pm, local author Paul Christman discusses his novel The Purple Runner, originally published in 1983 and now in its second edition printing. Apparently it’s reputed to be one of the top 10 novels about running, but what would I know? The only thing I run for is the phone. Christman was the editor of Running Stats, and has written for Running Times, Marathon & Beyond, Athletics Weekly, and the Santa Fe Reporter. So if you’re into running and reading (not necessarily at the same time) it sounds like he’s your man.

Page One also holds the Adobe Walls Open Mic Night & Poetry Reading on the second Tuesday evening of each month, starting at 7 pm (sign up for the open mic from 6:45 pm). The event is (of course) free, and on Tuesday November 13, the 30-minute open mic hosted by Kenneth P. Gurney is followed by a reading by Jim Nye, a military man and the author of After Shock: Poems and Prose from the Vietnam War,  so it’s apt timing following Veterans Day.

See all upcoming Page One events at this link.  Page One Bookstore is located at 11018 Montgomery NE.

–Tania

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Holiday Ole & BOGO Free Ticket Deal

November 6, 2012 by  
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Junior League of Albuquerque Holiday OleEvery year, the Junior League of Albuquerque hosts the Holiday Olé festive shopping extravaganza. The good news is: you can get
two Holiday Ole tickets for the price of one at the link if you purchase tickets in a limited time deal. The better news: proceeds benefit local charities.

I was just about to write a post about the 2012 Junior League of Albuquerque Holiday Olé on Sunday November 18, when I spotted this two Holiday Ole ticket deal – oh serendipity! Especially as the regular ticket price has increased this year to $10 each so the Living Social offer to get two tickets for the price of one is a no-brainer at $10 for two tickets or $20 for four tickets.

More than four people going holiday shopping? It’s fine to buy multiple sets of tickets, although of course that works better if you have an even number in your party, as the half price tickets are sold in pairs.

Holiday Ole is on Sunday, November 18 at Hotel Albuquerque, and usually features all kinds of artsy craftsy stuff, toys, jewelry, cosmetics, and other gifts and Christmas stocking stuffers from Albuquerque retailers. Shop Olé runs from 11 am to 4 pm, and Bebe Olé is from 2 pm to 5 pm, with Santa Claus and holiday activities.

Regular priced tickets are $10 if you miss the current BOGO free ticket deal, and tots under age 2 go free.

Holiday Ole will also hold a brunch with a guest panel at 10 am, and tickets for that (available from the Junior League of Albuquerque website) cost $50, which includes admission to shopping and Santa too, and brunch tix must be purchased in advance as none will be available at the door. No deals on brunch – sorry! :-)

Junior League of Albuquerque Holiday Olé 2012 will be held:

    • When:  Sunday November 18
    • Time:  Shopping from 11 am to 4 pm, and Bebe Olé with Santa from 2 pm to 5 pm.
    • Where: Hotel Albuquerque
    • Price: $10 regular admission, or nab the limited time Living Social Deal for 2 tickets for $10 or 4 tickets for $20. Free admission for kids aged under 2.

Hotel Albuquerque is located just north of Old Town at 800 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

–Tania FYI:  I’ve given my Living Social affiliate link.

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Edible Arrangements Half Off Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

July 13, 2012 by  
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Get a box of chocolate-dipped fruit for $15 – saving $14 on the regular price of $29. That’s just a fraction under half off in this fruity promotion to July 15, 2012.

I do so love chocolate-dipped fruit. I can kid myself I’m being healthy.  Because it really is all about the fruit isn’t it? Uh-huh. So here’s one way to get your chocolate  fruit on the cheap…

This Edible Arrangements dipped fruit promotion gives you either:

  • 12 pieces of gourmet mixed chocolate-dipped fruit for $15 instead of the usual $29
  • 6 pieces of fruit for $10, instead of the regular $16. 

The promotion price is only for mixed fruit selections, available to July 15 when you either order online at the link, or call 877-DO-FRUIT / 877-363-7848.

Either way you have to collect the goodies at your local Edible Arrangements store, and orders made by Sunday July 15 must be picked up at your chosen store by Wednesday July 18.

Albuquerque Edible Arrangements stores are located at:

  • Fiesta Crossings Shopping Center, 4770 Montgomery Blvd NE
  • Shops @ Montano, 6001 Winter Haven Dr NW

Whenever I mention Edible Arrangements deals they prove very popular. Readers tell me just how many boxes they’ve bought. Do they offer me a dipped strawberry in gratitude? No they do not.  I can’t blame them, I wouldn’t share either… Enjoy!

–Tania

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Page One Coupon: $5 Off New or Used Purchases

July 5, 2012 by  
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Book Coupon Page OneAs a writer and avid reader I’m always keen to support Albuquerque’s locally-owned independent bookstores, and to support any initiatives to help people read more. Especially when we save money too!

Print out this Page One coupon to save $5 on any $30 purchase until July 31, 2012, whether it’s a new or used item.  It could come in handy if you’re shopping for yourself, or if you’re looking for a gift for someone.

For ABQ on the Cheap readers with a smart phone or other internet enabled doohickey, you don’t even have to use the Page One printable coupon. Just show it on your “web capable mobile device” to the cashier to get the $5 discount.

Page One has started a Self-Published and Local Albuquerque Author Fair on the first Saturday of each month from 3 pm to 5 pm, with local authors selling their books, so that’s a good oppportunity to turn up and learn more about some Albuquerque writers.

This Saturday July 7, Kane S. Latranz, author of Waking From the American Dream: 10-Mile, and contributor to the Alibi, Philosophy Now and Weird Tales, will be presenting his artwork and reading from his memoir at 2pm, and then participating in the Author Fair from 3 pm.

Page One is also running an Adobe Walls Open Mic Night & Poetry Reading on the second Tuesday evening of each month, starting at 7 pm (sign up for the open mic from 6:45 pm). The event is (of course) free, and on Tuesday July 10, the 30-minute open mic hosted by Kenneth P. Gurney is followed by a poetry reading from Sal Treppiedi.

Page One Bookstore is located at 11018 Montgomery NE

–Tania

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Page One $5 Off New or Used Purchases to April 30

April 4, 2012 by  
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Book Coupon Page OneAs a writer and avid reader I’m always keen to support initiatives to help people read more. And I’m especially keen to support our local owned independent bookstores…. especially when we save money too!

Print out this Page One coupon to save $5 on any $30 purchase until April 30, 2012, whether it’s a new or used item.  It could come in handy if you’re shopping for yourself, or if you’re looking for Easter gifts.

For ABQ on the Cheap readers with a smart phone or other internet enabled doohickey, you don’t even have to use the Page One printable coupon. Just show it on your “web capable mobile device” to the cashier to get the $5 discount. Talking of web devices, I fell in love with the new iPads in Baillio’s last week. It is such a lovely shiny toy, but unfortunately even I don’t know how to get an iPad on the cheap. (Tips, anyone?)

Page One Bookstore is located at 11018 Montgomery NE

–Tania

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New Mexico Magazine Gift Shop 20% Off

February 3, 2012 by  
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Thanks to New Mexico magazine for letting us know about their current gift shop deal, with a promo code for a 20% discount (even on sale items) until February 5, 2012.

Get 20% off New Mexico magazine gift shop items when you enter the promo code: BDO019WWPE2C

Yeah, you’re going to have to copy/paste that coupon code because you won’t remember it unless you have a photographic memory.

Items in the gift shop include New Mexico themed home decor, candles, bath and body products, kitchen gifts and food, cards, posters, holiday items, New Mexico cookbooks, and books on New Mexico art, history, and culture.

Two of my favorite books in the gift shop are Santa Fe Flavors: Best Restaurants and Recipes by Anne Hillerman ($8.99 before the 20% discount) and New Mexico’s Tasty Traditions: Recollections, Recipes and Photos by Sharon Niederman ($27.95 before the 20% discount). I wrote a review of Neiderman’s book last year for Local Flavor magazine, if you want to find out more about it!

The promo code even works on the sale items I tested, such as the Enchanting New Mexico Calendar: Celebrating 100 Years of Statehood. The NM centennial calendar, featuring paintings by Ronald Kil and an introduction by the wonderful Southwestern author Marc Simmons, was already reduced to half price. With the extra 20% off it’s now $5.58.

Shipping is extra, and it looks as if you can order and have a gift shipped to another recipient.

The NM Magazine gift shop 20% discount using promo code: BDO019WWPE2C runs until February 5.

New Mexico magazine is the state magazine, and as far as I can see you can’t use the promo code for magazine subscriptions, but you can get 20% off the current issue and back issues.

–Tania

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Albuquerque Museum Free Evening & NM Poetry

December 12, 2011 by  
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The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History offers free evening admission on select Thursdays (usually the third Thursday of each month), with talks and special events on those evenings.

On the Albuquerque Museum free Thursday evening, hours are extended until 8:30 pm and there is no charge for admission from 5 pm. The next free evening is this Thursday December 15  2011.

At 6:30 pm, Teatro Paraguas actors present excerpts from New Mexico poet Jim Sagel’s poems and stories describing life in Espanola from the rural to the lowriders, accompanied by images projected on a screen.

Visitors can check out the art, grab a snack at the Slate at the Museum cafe and browse the museum gift store for Christmas gifts. They have some very reasonably priced and unusual gifts in the store – last Christmas I bought a beautiful little swirly glass vase, some jewelry, and other arty gifts for my mom and friends. And it all looked like I’d paid a lot more than I did – heh! (I shopped for this Christmas gifts at the museum too, but my lips are sealed till after they’re unwrapped.)

Admission to the Albuquerque Museum is also free on:

  • Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm
  • All day on the first Wednesday of the month

Even on free days and evenings, expect to pay the usual fees for special exhibits.

The regular admission price is:

  • $4 for adults, or $3 for New Mexico residents with ID.
  • BUT out-of-state visitors can get the same $3 deal for adults if they buy tickets to Albuquerque Museum online and print them out at home.
  • $2 for seniors (65+) wherever you hail from
  • $3 for youngsters aged 13-18
  • $1 for kids aged 4-12.
  • Children aged 3 and under go free.

If you’re new around these parts, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is located at the corner of Mountain Road and 19th Street, in Albuquerque Old Town.

–Tania

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Bookworks and Page One Holiday Deals

December 4, 2011 by  
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Book Coupon Page OneA Page One bookstore coupon and a Bookworks gift with purchase make holiday shopping a little easier on the pocket!

As a writer and avid reader I’m always keen to support initiatives to help people read more. And I’m especially keen to support our local owned independent bookstores…. especially when we save money too.

Print out this Page One coupon to save $5 on any $30 purchase until December 31, 2011.  It could come in handy if you’re shopping for yourself, or if you’re looking for holiday gifts, and it’s valid on both new and used purchases.

For Albuquerque on the Cheap readers with a smart phone or other internet enabled doohickey, you don’t even have to use the Page One printable coupon. Just show it on your “web capable mobile device” to the cashier to get the $5 discount.

Over at Bookworks, they’re giving a free gift with purchases this holiday season. Spend $50-75 and receive a free copy of Christmas in New Mexico to keep or give. When you spend $75-100, the freebie is the Book Lover’s 2012 Desk Calendar. Shop for more than $125, and they’ll give you both gifts! Bookworks also offer free gift-wrapping on request.

I think I’ve had that Book Lover’s calendar before, or one very like it. I really enjoyed that calendar, and I need to add it to my Christmas wish list.  If I don’t plan in advance, I end up buying a calendar…. oooh, about February, when the only choices left are the ones nobody else wants (and usually for a reason).

Page One Bookstore is located at 11018 Montgomery NE.

Find Bookworks at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, next to Flying Star Cafe.

–Tania

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Native Heritage Art Market on Thanksgiving Weekend

November 21, 2011 by  
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The first Native Heritage Art Market debuts this Thanksgiving weekend in Albuquerque, and what a debut!

The Native Heritage Art Market runs from November 25-27 at Hotel Albuquerque, and admission is free for all. In addition to work for sale from more than 15 different tribes, such as jewelry, pottery, carvings, paintings and sculpture, the event also includes artist demonstrations, and traditional music and cultural performances.

The Opening Reception at 5 pm on Friday November 25 look well worth a visit, as it pays tribute to Indian Arts and Crafts Association Artists of the Year over the last 30 years, many of whom will be present. Ceremonies start with an invocation by Haywood Big Day, Sundance Leader for the Crow Tribe, and the whole event is MC’d by the wonderful Harlan McKosato, host of Native America Calling. How cool is that?
I often listen to Native America Calling on KUNM, and I LOVE it!

Other highlights over the weekend include:

  • Turquoise Workshop at 10 am on November 26 by Joe P. Lowry, owner of the Turquoise Museum
  • Jerry Pardilla, Penobscot singer & flute player, at 12 noon on November 26
  • Plus talks/demonstrations on Navajo silver jewelry and sandpainting, Laguna Pueblo pottery, Zuni Pueblo weaving, Taos Pueblo pottery, Santo Domingo Pueblo Heishi-making, Hopi basket weaving, and more…

See the full Native Heritage Art Market schedule for details on what’s happening when. I’m not sure how you’re supposed to pick your fave time to go, though. It all looks pretty great to me. And to get us in the festive spirit, they’ll have a tree with Native-made holiday ornaments.

As the event is organized by the Indian Arts and Crafts Association we can be confident that the arts for sale are all certified as genuine work from American Indian artists.

Native Heritage Art Market takes place:

  • When: November 25-27, 2011
  • Times:
    Friday November 25 from 3 – 7 pm, with the opening reception at 5 pm
    Saturday November 26 from 10 am – 5 pm
    Sunday November 27 from 10 am – 2 pm
  • Where: Hotel Albuquerque
  • Price: Admission is free!

I can’t be responsible for how much you spend on holiday shopping, though!

Hotel Albuquerque is located just north of Old Town at 800 Rio Grande Boulevard NW.

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