Frugal finds for last week of July 2010

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.