Frugal finds for last week of July 2010

By Rader Ochea

Frugal Finds by The Frugal Socialite
Last Week of July edition


By popular request, I’m compiling some of the deals I like and sending them out. Be sure to tell a friend and “like” my Facebook page ( AND/OR join my blog on If you know of any great ones I missed, holla!

Lucinda, aka, The Frugal Socialite
Free backpacks at Staples

Buy any backpack by Saturday, July 31st and receive a gift card (rebate) for the amount you paid for the bag. That’s having your bag and getting something else, too! Gift card good on future purchases.
Quiznos Lunch for $2.99

Got $3 and some change – yes, Uncle Sam wants his cut – small sub, chips and drink until August 4th at Quiznos.

$1 buys $5 of lunch in Philly, PA

Okay, if in Philly, a cheesesteak is the logical choice, but if you can get a whole lunch for a buck, then why not? has a coupon running until Monday, August 2nd for Subway restaurants/sub shops. Pay $1 and get a $5 gift card in the mail. Good at all 50 Subway Philadelphia locations.

In Hard Times like these, eat a chili dog for free

THURSDAY, July 29th only! A free Coney Island Chili Dog with any purchase – and that means a soda – at any Hard Times Café location. See photos in the blog for the ad. No coupon required.

$4 to see a movie, in the theater? That’s so 1978…NO 2010!

Held over, by demand… $4 AMC Movie Tickets for D.C., MD, NYC, Jersey, Boston, Atlanta

Retro prices for AMC Movie Theaters. $4 tickets. Buy online and get the tickets mailed to you. So many readers purchased these last week that the sale was renewed:

Ruby Tuesday’s $13.99 Tuesdays and $19.99 weekendsSteak and Lobster Tail for $13.99 on Tuesdays. Two meals for $19.99 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Can’t beat that with a stick, maybe with a fork? LOL

$15 for 3 drinks, a beer, calamari, lobster and steak at Gaylord at National Harbor

Sample this! Buy a “tasting card” and check out Gaylord National Resort at the National Harbor and visit on “sampling days” starting this Friday, July 30th – same day as free jazz concert 5 – 7 PM. Card is good for Fridays through the end of August. Not full after sangria, fritters, Artisanal cheese, steak sandwich and wine? Get 10% off to eat more at any of their restaurants. After all that food, walk it off with a stroll down the harbor to hear the free jazz.

Lastly… It pays to read receipts


Don’ t know how many of you read the receipts that are shoved in your bag at Wendy’s? Read and dial because receipts have fine print on the back that give you a number to call to get a FREE single burger. The survey was reasonable, only a few minutes long. That freebie can come in handy when you need a little snack.