Tax Day Freebies and Deals 2014

April 14, 2014 by  
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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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Albuquerque Baths Discount Deals October 2012

October 3, 2012 by  
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A visit to Albuquerque Baths sounds like a swell idea if you’re looking for a hot tub soak and sauna to ease your way into fall. Especially when they’ve got some great October deals to help save cash while having a splash!

According to an email from Albuquerque Baths, these are the October 2012 special offers:

  • Get a 10-Visit Pre-Paid Bath Pass for $110. A regular day pass is $15, and a 10-visit pass is usually $120, so the $110 deal is a nice one, working out to $11 per visit. It’s fine to share your card with a friend.
  • Massage & Body Scrub is $115 for the 90-minute treatment this month, discounted from the regular $130. The aromatherapy massage and exfoliating scrub is topped off (literally) with a warm oil scalp massage. Admission to the baths is included.
  • 5 Session Package of 60-Minute Massages for $315. The price of the 5 massages package has just increased on October 1 to $335, but if you buy the pre-paid package during October you can still get it at the old rate of $315.

Albuquerque Baths admission includes a locker, robe, sandals, and towels, and changing rooms have all the necessary personal gear like shampoo, conditioner, and hairdryers, so all you need to take is your own good self and a swimsuit. If you haven’t planned ahead, they say they also have some swimsuits to borrow.  Book in advance for treatments – at least an hour’s notice but ideally more.

Albuquerque Baths is open every day except Monday, from 10 am with last admission at 8 pm for 8:30 closure. Note that a pass doesn’t give re-entry privileges, so once you get there, you stay there!

Most of the time the baths are open to men and women, but on Wednesday there’s a women-only session from 10 am to 3 pm. (No swimsuit required for the women’s hours).

I am *so* tempted by that massage and body scrub deal, and I could do with a heavenly soak and to sweat these tired bones in the cedar sauna.

Albuquerque Baths are located at 1218 Broadway NE.

–Tania

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Massage Fest: August 11

August 8, 2012 by  
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It’s not often I get sent information about a Massage O’Fest, but I’m glad Dawn at the Albuquerque School of Massage Therapy & Health Sciences told me about this event, because it looks fun… and it’s free!

The Massage O’Fest celebrates the school’s two year anniversary on Saturday August 11, 2012, from
10 am to 4 pm. What happens at a Massage O’Fest? Good question. Apparently at this one they’ll have free chair massages, a free yoga class led by Awaken Yoga Spa, live music, jumpers for the kids, snow cones, and a dunk tank.

The first 25 people to turn up also get a free massage card, which gives you a $5 discount on every massage you have at the clinic for one year. Very cool.

The school is based way up in the North Valley, and here are the times for the main events:

  • 10 am: Fire ceremony and blessing
  • 11 am: Free outdoor yoga class under the cottonwoods (sounds bliss!)
  • 12 noon: Celtic & folk band Rye Creek performs until 1:30 pm
  • 2 pm: Piñata time!

The ABQ School of Massage Therapy Massage O’Fest takes place:

When: Saturday August 11, 2012
Time:  10 am – 4 pm
Where:   Albuquerque School of Massage Therapy & Health Sciences
Price:  Admission is free

Albuquerque School of Massage Therapy & Health Sciences is located at 10590 2nd Street, Suite A. This is about as far north as you can go on Second Street before it stops being Second Street.

–Tania

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Bettys Bath & Day Spa Anniversary Discount

August 2, 2012 by  
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Betty’s Bath & Day Spa celebrates its twelve year anniversary this month. (We wish you and all the mermaids a very happy birthday Betty!)  

As part of the 12th anniversary celebration, Betty’s Bath & Day Spa is giving a gift to customers of 12% off through August 12, 2012. The discount is valid on everything except services that are already discounted, and online sales. Contact Betty’s directly to book and get any further sale details on (505)341-3456.

Despite the name, Betty’s Bath & Day Spa is open to men too. Guys, you’ll just have to think of it as Billy’s Bath & Day Spa, OK?

Other ways to snag a Betty’s Bath & Day Spa discount, even after the party is over, include:

  • Save $5 with a 4 soak pass at $43 (usually $12 each for unlimited soaking)
  • Pay for ten soaks and get the eleventh soak free
  • Seniors 65+ get a 50% discount in the communal tubs (take ID)
  • Teachers and students get a 10% discount in the communal tubs (take ID)
  • Take your own towel and/or robe and get a $1 discount for each

Betty’s Bath & Day Spa is located at 1835 Candelaria NW.

–Tania

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Tax Day Freebies and Deals: April 17 2012

April 17, 2012 by  
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Tax Day is today, Tuesday April 17 2012. As a reward now you’ve survived your IRS forms, get yourself some tax relief with freebies and deals available on Tax Day. If you know of any others offers or bargains, leave a note in the comment box below!

Panda Express free Shanghai Angus Steak on Tax Day, Tuesday April 17 at participating locations. This is for a single serving of the new Panda Express entree, and no purchase is needed! But you do need the Panda Express coupon.

15% off all P.F Chang’s food purchases on April 17.  Dine in or take out. Not valid on beverages, happy hour food, or P.F. Chang’s for Two, but otherwise just turn up with a taxing appetite.

Chili’s Grill & Bar Free Appetizer or Dessert with the purchase of an adult entree on April 17 - 18, using them printable Chili’s tax day coupon or showing it on a smart phone at participating restaurants.

Boston Market Restaurants Coupon for a free individual meal when you buy one individual meal and a fountain drink, using the coupon on April 17.

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes BOGO $1 Get a lunch or dinner for $1 when you buy another lunch or dinner adult meal and two beverages, using the printable coupon, or show it on your phone.

Sonic Half Price Drinks and Slushes in an all-day happy hour on April 17.

Seattle’s Best Coffee is offering a free small brewed coffee on Tax Day, with no coupon needed.  Just a free cup of Joe!

Ace Hardware Discount Coupon for $10 off a $40 purchase in stores, or if you’re buying at their website, use the promo code: TAXDAY

Two Free Cinnabon Bites  on April 17 – two freebies per person between 6 pm and 8 pm – note those are both PM times, it’s an evening offer – at participating locations.

Free HydroMassage for a little post-tax relaxation, from April 16 -  20. 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.

Banana Republic 30% Off full price items excluding new arrivals, in store (Coronado Center) and online using promo code: BRTAX30

Tax Help New Mexico from CNM/United Way is open until midnight on April 17 for last minute assistance. Certified tax preparers help tax payers file on time and online at CNM Main Campus. It’s a free service for those with household income of $50K or less, or those over aged 65. It might be busy, so take snacks and a magazine!

FACEBOOK DEAL: Arby’s Free Curly Fries on April 17 - you need to be a Facebook user to get the coupon for for one free value-size curly fries.

Note: As always, not all locations may be participating in all deals – call ahead to be sure.

–Tania FYI I’ve given my Entertainment Book affiliate link.

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Tax Day Freebies and Deals 2012

April 11, 2012 by  
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Tax Day 2012 is Tuesday April 17, in case you are blissfully unaware. 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. If you know of any other Albuquerque tax day offers, or if your business offers a deal, email ABQ on the Cheap or leave a note in the comment box below!

  • 15% off all P.F Chang’s food purchases on April 17.  Dine in or take out. Not valid on beverages, happy hour food, or P.F. Chang’s for Two, but otherwise just turn up with a taxing appetite.   
  • Panda Express free Shanghai Angus Steak on April 17 at participating locations. This is the new Panda Express entree, and the deal is announced in a food industry publication. We’ll update the details on how to get that freebie and whether any coupon or purchase is required later in the week.
  • Sonic Half Price Drinks and Slushes in an all-day happy hour on April 17.
  • Arby’s Free Curly Fries on April 17 - you need to be a Facebook user to get the coupon, available from Friday April 13 to use on April 17, for one free value curly fries.  
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar Free Appetizer or Dessert with the purchase of an adult entree from April 16 – 18, using a printable Chili’s tax day coupon or showing it on a smart phone at participating restaurants. According to the PR Newswire press release, to get the coupon you have to be Chili’s email club member (or sign up for Chili’s email club), or get it from Facebook or Twitter.
  • Two Free Cinnabon Bites  on April 17 – two freebies per person between 6 pm and 8 pm – note those are both PM times, it’s an evening offer – at participating locations.
  • Free HydroMassage for a little post-tax relaxation, from April 16 -  20. 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.

If you’re still completing tax returns:

Office Depot free copying and shredding to April 16. Get up to 25 free photocopies and up to 5 pounds of shredding of confidential documents, and you can use the freebie to make copies of your tax returns or anything else at Office Depot’s Copy & Print Depot.  No coupon needed.

Tax Help New Mexico from CNM/United Way is open until midnight on April 17 for last minute assistance. Certified tax preparers help tax payers file on time and online at CNM Main Campus. It’s a free service for those with household income of $50K or less, or those over aged 65.

H&R BlockThe free H&R Block At Home program lets tax payers prepare and file Federal tax returns free online. The free edition is suitable for simpler federal tax returns (not state returns) and supports  forms including Forms 1040 and 1040A Individual Income Tax Return, Form 1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers, Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement, etc. but doesn’t cover tax self-employment income (Schedule C), rental and royalty income (Schedule E), farm income (Schedule F) and shareholder/partnership income or loss (Schedule K-1).

If you hear of any other local Tax Day deals – let us know!

Note: As always, not all locations may be participating in all deals – call ahead to be sure.

Thanks to Ron for sending word about the free curly fries at Arby’s, and to Jenn at Atlanta on the Cheap for telling us about the Office Depot free copies. 

–Tania   FYI I’ve given you my affiliate link for the free H&R Block At Home program.

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Ten Thousand Waves Santa Fe February Discount

February 14, 2012 by  
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Ten Thousand Waves spa in Santa Fe celebrates its 31st anniversary this month, with some 31% discounts valid through February 29, 2012.

Ten Thousand Waves Spa discount:  Get 31% off any private baths, facials, massage, and spa treatments when you book 3 or more hours of “a la carte” services on Monday to Thursday. The services must all be booked on a single day and you get 31% off the total, excluding the blackout date of February 20.  You need the Ten Thousand Waves coupon to get the discount spa deal.  That’s nearly a third off – a pretty awesome deal!

If you’d rather book one of the Ten Thousand Waves ready-made spa packages instead of choosing your own services, the packages are already discounted but they’re giving an extra 21% discount through February 29.  Again, take the  Ten Thousand Waves coupon.

Ten Thousand Waves Lodging Discount Get 31% off the second night and all subsequent nights when you pay the regular price for the first night’s stay, in an offer valid on Mondays through Thursdays. Subsequent nights must be of equal or lesser value to get the discount and blackout date is February 20. No coupon is needed for the lodging discount.

These deals are all valid through the month of February 2012 – and you need to book in advance.

Ten Thousand Waves is located at 3451 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe. Allow an hour and 15 minutes for the drive north of Albuquerque via 1-25.

–Tania

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Spa Certificates BOGO 25% Off for Valentines

February 12, 2012 by  
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If you haven’t got your Valentine’s Day gifts organized yet, here are the promo codes to get spa certificates for instant delivery with a BOGO discount.

I’ve been hunting around at SpaFinder for gift certificates – they’re valid at some of the most popular spas in Albuquerque (and thousands of spas nationally) and you can either print out a personalized certificate or email it to the recipient to spend at the spa of their choice, on the services they want.

Right now there are two Valentine’s Day promo codes for BOGO deals via SpaFinder:

Buy one certificate and get 25% off a second certificate of the same value through February 14 using the promo code: LOVE25   The minimum order to qualify for that discount is $100 per certificate. So my math says you get the second $100 certificate for $75.

Buy one certificate and get 20% off a second certificate of the same value through February 14 using the promo code: VDAY20    The minimum order to qualify is $50 per certificate. So my math says you get the second $50 certificate for $40.

Plug in a zip code at the links to see participating spas accepting the certificates, but at a quick search I found these Albuquerque area spas:

  • Betty’s Bath & Day Spa
  • Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
  • Great Face & Body
  • Casa Verde Spa
  • Sage Spa Services
  • Mark Pardo Salon & Spa
  • Patty’s Salon Spa
  • Picaflor Day Spa

They have various denominations for certificates, so just make sure you buy two of the minimum value required to use the discount promo codes.

Certificates don’t have an expiry date, but note that they must be used in one visit – so you can’t buy a $100 certificate and split it over several visits.  You can also have a gift card mailed in a gift box, but then there’s a small fee, and why not send it free by email or print it out to give yourself?

–Tania. FYI I’ve given my SpaFinder affiliate links to plug you direct to those deals. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links. Thanks!

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Ten Thousand Waves Santa Fe Special Offers

November 13, 2011 by  
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Ten Thousand Waves spa in Santa Fe special offers for November and December 2011 include half price second night lodging for a pamper-me break away from home, a spa and hot tub package, and free bath pass with purchases. Regular admission is good value too, with a discount card for New Mexico residents.

Ten Thousand Waves Lodging Special through December 15.  Get 50% off the second night’s stay when you book two Waves of Bliss packages. These are 4 1/2 hour spa packages, including massage, facial, and more, priced $369.  The second night at 50% off lodging deal requires at least one of the night’s accommodation to be on Sunday to Thursday nights, and the offer isn’t valid on November 24.

Ten Thousand Waves Shop & Soak Deal Through December 15 spend $100 on retail goods in the Ten Thousand Waves store (not hard to do, I love their lotions, soaps, and at at-home-spa products, and they have great gift items) and for each $100 you get a free pass to the communal or women’s bath. The free soak pass can be used until March 11, 2012, but note some blackout dates over Christmas in the fine print.

Ten Thousand Waves Spa package:  Through December 15, get the Relax & Restore spa special for $259, saving around $58 on the individual treatments. The spa package includes a private hot tub, an 80-minute facial, and an 80-minute massage. You need the Ten Thousand Waves coupon to get the discount spa package, either print it or show it on a handheld device, and then book in advance for any day through December 15, 2012. Visitors staying at Ten Thousand Waves lodging don’t need to take the coupon.

Even if you can’t splash out on these treats, regular admission to soak in the hot tubs and enjoy the sun decks, saunas, and lovely views is pretty affordable.

  • $23.45 admission to the mixed or women-only communal hot tubs, stay as long as you like, and they provide a comfy kimono, sandals, and towels, and well-equipped changing rooms with toiletries and lockers.
  • Hot Tub punch card $169 covers you for 10 visits from Monday to Thursday (saving over $65) and you’re welcome to take a guest – two people can visit at a time using the punch card.
  • The Waribiki Rewards Club Card for New Mexico Residents gives you a 20% discount on private baths, massage, and spa treatments on Monday to Thursday. You cannot use the card on the day you receive it, but if you’re at Ten Thousand Waves anyway, you might as well pick one up for future visits. Take your NM ID.
  • Taking the kids? Children 4 feet tall or under soak for half price.
  • Taking friends? A group of four people or more receive a 10% group discount on admission to any bath. 

Ten Thousand Waves is located at 3451 Hyde Park Road, Santa Fe. Allow an hour and 15 minutes for the drive north of Albuquerque via 1-25.

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Discount Aromatherapy Massage

November 9, 2011 by  
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Get $20 off an Aroma Massage including foot soak and foot paraffin dip. Mmm… I smell a good deal and (as usual) I could also use some relaxation.

George Ramos is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Aromatherapist, and Cosmetologist and he told us about an introductory offer he’s running at Total B Concepts.

Through the end of 2011, you can get a $20 discount on an hour’s Aroma Massage, which includes a free Aroma Foot Soak and Foot Paraffin Dip. That means a 60-minute Aroma Massage costs $35 instead of the regular $55.

He’s also discounting a 90-minute Aroma Massage by $10, making it $65 instead of the usual $75.

George tells us ” I use only organic body oils and you can choose your own organic essential oil to add to the massage oil.”

I love aromatherapy and instantly relax at the first sniff of lavender oil. Mr Cheap has been known to wave it around under my nose when I’m freaking out on a deadline. He’s like a horse whisperer, although the average horse is probably less temperamental and easier to soothe than yours truly.

The discount is available on appointments through December 31, 2011, and Total B Concepts is located Downtown at 609 Gold Avenue SW, Suite 2F. To make an appointment call George Ramos on (505) 750-1498.

Note: As with all service providers, especially in the wellbeing area, we don’t endorse any particular business, we just report the deals. It’s up to the customer to check out services for suitability.

–Tania

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