Sunday, August 2, 2015

Carlsbad Walking/Tasting Tours Available

Carlsbad Food Tours is offering three-hour walking trips where participants sample dishes at seven or eight of the city's eateries, which have been carefully curated by company owner Cherimarie Poulos. Her decades of experience in the food service industry mean that none of her choices are arbitrary. Instead, Cherimarie uses her insider status to pick the spots with the freshest ingredients and roundest plates. Additionally, when participants aren't mingling with local chefs, they're listening to the guide's anecdotes about Carlsbad history, culture, and architecture.  These packages are now available with Groupon pricing for  2, 4 or 6 people. Check it out.

Entertainment Book Warehouse Clearance Sale- $5 with FREE Shipping through August 3rd

Entertainment Books are on sale for the CRAZY price of $5 with FREE shipping right now but that sale ends on August 3rd. Just yesterday, me and my crew spent a delightful day playing tourist in downtown San Diego.  We took a Flagship Cruises & Events harbor cruise and toured the USS Midway Museum.  Our party of nine also saved $180 thanks to my Entertainment Books.  It was a great day!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Volunteer Perks at San Diego Zoo Global

If you have some free time on your hands, consider volunteering for the San Diego Zoo, or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.  By volunteering, you can play an active role in their organization and help them make a difference for wildlife. Perks include a fun and engaging environment, unlimited entry to both parks, exclusive training, discounts and complimentary passes based on volunteer hours, recognition and rewards programs and continuing education opportunities. Apply online at and be prepared to submit two letters of recommendation.

Free Entry to San Diego Botanic Garden First Tuesday of Each Month- Next One August 4th

Come enjoy a lovely day at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas FREE on Tuesday, August 4th.  Be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes, bring a water bottle, your camera and sunscreen. There is a nominal $2 parking fee for non-members.

US Weekly Magazine- Only $34.99 for a Year with Living Social

Wish this deal had been around when I paid for my subscription to US Weekly Magazine.  I paid $60, Living Social has a special for $34.99.  For a year's worth of weekly magazines in your mailbox that works out to only 67 cents an issue!  What a great deal!        

Friday, July 31, 2015

Rewards for Good Grades at Hansen's in Encinitas (Cutoff Date August 15th)

Good grades on your end-of-year report cards = rewards at Hansen's surf shop in Encinitas.  Reap the rewards and bring your original report cards into Hansen's in Encinitas by cutoff date of August 15th.  Why? Because Hansen's celebrates good grades.  Get $4 for each A and $2 for each B up to six grades.  Spend it when you get it, or save 'em and stack 'em.   Click the link to learn more about our Goods for Grades Program! Hansen's ROCKS!

Value of AAA Membership

Are you like me and you have so many memberships to so many things, you forget the perks that go with said memberships? Check out AAA, and get much more from your membership than the peace of mind that it brings. Enjoy discounts for shopping, travel, entertainment and restaurants. We even saved 15% on our airport parking recently by showing our card!

My favorite use of the AAA discount is at the outlet malls, my favorite being the Carlsbad outlet mall. Just show your card at the information center (behind GAP) and they will give you a complimentary discount card to most stores/restaraunts in the mall. You must meet certain requirements to get the discount (like spending a certain amount), but they are reasonable.  For those of you that don't have AAA membership, you can still pick up one of these discount cards, but it will cost you $5.00. If you have a lot of shopping to do, this amount will quickly be made up for with your store discounts and is well worth it. The cards are good for months at a time, so if you don't get around to using it the day you get it, you can always bring it back the next time you shop.

My membership definitely pays for itself in perks, so check out the discounts and see if it would be worthwhile for you to join.