Saturday, December 3, 2016

Boomers Champ Passes for 2 only $24.99

Line up your fun for Christmas break! Get 2 Champ passes at Boomers Vista for only $24.99 ($45 for 4 and $69 for 6) with Groupon!  With the Champ Pass you will have access to all-day go-karts, mini golf, and other attractions. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

New Around The Town Giveaway- You Could Win A Pair of Tickets to See Annie!

Annie is coming to Oceanside's Star Theatre and it is a fabulous production that you won't want to miss. I have had the pleasure of seeing it the last two years in a row and it is just a wonderful show, so masterfully put together and performed and perfect for the holiday season!  To enter, please see Around The Town's Facebook page, as that is where the giveaway will be held.  I hope you will all make an effort to see this show and support local arts!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Give and Get This Holiday Season with Gift Card Incentives

Every year I do a running list of restaurants and businesses that offer bonuses for purchasing gift cards through them.  The list will be growing as I add to it, so be sure to check back often.  This is a great way to save on gifting and for personal use.

West Steak and Seafood and Bistro West- With every $100 gift card purchased, get a $20 bonus card now through December 31.  Bonus card is available to use 1/2/17-3/31/17. 

Texas Roadhouse- For every $30 you spend in gift cards, get a $5 bonus card.

Frazier Farms- This sale is on CYBER MONDAY ONLY.  Purchase $50 in gift cards for only $40 and $100 in gift cards for only $75.  Buy online only Monday the 28th.  Limit 4 per household.

Stein Mart- Give $100 in eGift cards and get a $20 bonus card for yourself.

Belly Up- Buy a gift card and get 20% value added to your card!  Belly Up Gift Cards are as good as cash* at the Belly Up and the Wild Note Cafe. Use them to buy concert tickets, drinks, food & merchandise!

The Cohn Restaurant Group- For Every $100 purchased in gift cards, receive a $20 bonus gift card. Gift Cards can be purchased in values of $50 or $100. Cyber Weekend offer valid November 25, 2016 to November 28, 2016 only.

Cheesecake Factory-  For every $25 in Gift Cards (including either plastic gift cards or electronic gift cards) purchased online from in a single transaction occurring between 11/25/2016 at 3:00 am EST / 12:00 AM PST and 11/29/16 at 3:00 am EST / 12:00 AM PST (the ""Promotion Period""), the purchaser will receive two electronic Slice of Joy Cards (each, an ""eSlice of Joy Card""). Each eSlice of Joy Card may be redeemed on a future visit from 1/1/2017 - 3/31/2017 for one complimentary slice of either cheesecake or layer cake. Only one eSlice of Joy Card may be redeemed per guest, per visit.  May not be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer.

Macaroni Grill- Buy a $100 gift card, get a $25 bonus card, buy a $50 gift card get a $10 bonus card.  

Rubios- Buy a $50 gift card and get a $5 bonus voucher for every $50 spent. 

Chipotle-  Buy $30 or more in gift cards at any Chipotle restaurant between Monday, November 21st, and Saturday, December 24th, then bring in your receipt on your next visit (before January 31st, 2017) for a BUY-ONE/GET-ONE FREE BURRITO, BOWL, SALAD, or ORDER OF TACOS.

Noodles & Company- For every $25 you purchase in gift cards, get a $5 Gift Giver Bonus Card. *Offer available in-restaurant or online.  Valid 11/14-12/23/16.  Bonus cards valid from 11/14-1/16/17.

Glen Ivy- $100 gift cards for $85.  Buy 2 or more and get free shipping.

BJ's- Purchase a $50 gift card and also get a $10 bonus card plus a 20% VIP bonus card.  Purchase a $100 gift card and also get a $25 VIP bonus gift card plus a 20% VIP bonus card.  Bonus card and 20% VIP card valid 12/26/2016 through 2/13/2017 only.  Cards cannot be combined for use- use one at a time.

Souplantation- Get a free meal pass with every $50 gift card purchased in store.  Offer valid through 12/31/16.  Not valid with other coupons or discounts.  Free meal pass must be used at a future visit.  Gift cards cannot be used to purchase other gift cards.

Nekter Juice Bar-  Free $5 gift card when you purchase a $20 gift card. $10 with $50 and $20 with $100.  Quantities are limited.

Sammy's- Buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card.  Offer available through 12/31/16.  $10 bonus card valid from 1/17/17 to 2/28/17 only. While supplies last.  Purchase online or in store.

Benihana- Buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card through 12.31.16.  Bonus card available to use only between 1/2/17 through 3/31/17.

Einstein Bros. Bagels- You must purchase $25 worth of gift cards from our online store (either as physical plastic gift cards or as digital gift cards) between 11/3 and 12/31 in order to receive a $5 Bonus Card. The $5 Bonus Card is a promotional card, not a gift card. The $5 Bonus Card is valid at participating Einstein Bros. Bagels ® or Noah’s New York Bagels ® locations only from January 1, 2017 through February 28,2017. The $5 Bonus Card expires on February 28, 2017, and any unused amount is forfeited and is not redeemable for cash or credit. The $5 Bonus Card cannot be combined with any other offer, coupon or promotion and is not reloadable. The Buy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 Bonus Card is available for online purchases only between November 3, 2016 through December 31, 2016 while supplies last.

Grand Traditions (The Veranda restaurant)- Spend $100 on a gift card and get a $20 bonus card.  Buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card.  To order online, use coupon code: HOLIDAY100 or HOLIDAY50 at checkout.

Panera-  For every $50 gift card purchased, get a $10 bonus card through December 31st.  Bonus cards are valid online or in-cafe at participating bakery-cafes from 1/1/17-1/23/17.

Narvalo Icg (Vista)-  Buy a $20 gift card during the month of December and get an additional $5!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Amazon Gift Cards Right for Everyone!

 Got someone on your list that has you stumped as to what to get them for a gift this holiday season?  Shop Amazon Gift Cards. Any Occasion. No Expiration.

 Send them via mail or email. So easy, fast and thoughtful.

Metaphor Boutique Sip and Shop Saturday, December 3rd

Metaphor Boutique is located at 222 E. Broadway, Vista, California  760-940-2202

Monday, November 28, 2016

Holiday Fest with Santa at Brightwood College in Vista- Saturday, December 3rd

Brightwood College in Vista (formerly Kaplan College) will host a “Holiday Fest with Santa” event for the community on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Attendees are invited to enjoy activities for all ages including: pictures with Santa, making holiday cards for Operation Gratitude, decorating Christmas ornaments and hot chocolate. Additionally, attendees can learn more about Brightwood College and its programs through campus tours.

WHAT: Brightwood College “Holiday Fest with Santa”
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Brightwood College in Vista - 2022 University Drive, Vista, CA 92083

Huge Cyber Monday Sale on 2017 Entertainment Books! Get Yours for as Low as $16.15!

CYBER MONDAY SALE! All books are $19 + get 15% OFF 2 or more books at! Use code CYBER (Valid 11/28/16 - 11/29/16).  These books are THE BEST and usually go for $45.  You will get FREE shipping and FREE phone app with even more savings available.