July 25 2015

Bonefish Grill, Chipotle, Shutterfly, and Choice Hotels Promos

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Here are a few deals…

 

Bonefish Grill

Obtain a Bonefish Grill $10 off coupon here and enjoy a free(ish) dinner on the house.

Although I haven’t been to Bonefish Grill in a while, I recall some entrees priced in the low teens (or maybe even single digits?), so $10 off is a great deal since there is no minimum required for the coupon.

The lobster tails pictured above don’t look too bad.

Terms do say “one coupon per table” so…everyone sit separately at the bar? 😉

The coupon expires August 3.

 

Chipotle buy one get one free

Get a Chipotle BOGO free coupon playing their Friend or Faux game.

Just click “play now” to play the game. Took me about a minute, and you don’t have to get the correct answers. At the end you’re asked for a phone number where they’ll text you the BOGO coupon.

It says the coupon comes within 7 days but mine came in under 2 hours.

I didn’t notice an expiration date for the game, but the coupon itself expires August 15.

 

Shutterfly $20 off $20+

Shutterfly $20 off $20

Also free-ish is this Shutterfly $20 off $20+ offer. Use code JOLLYJULY and note the offer expires July 28.

 

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels GC

Finally, Choice Hotels is offering a $50 gift card after two qualifying trips.

Gift card options include Amazon, Walmart, several gas stations, and a handful of restaurants.

Do note the promotion requires two separate qualifying “trips.” Per the FAQs, consecutive nights at one hotel only count as one trip, regardless of check-ins or check-outs.

Also, a trip is defined as one night or more at some brands (Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria, and Ascend Hotel Collection) while 2 or more consecutive nights at other brands (Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, or MainStay Suites).

And note the somewhat-convoluted redemption process. After the two qualifying trips you’re awarded 8,000 points which can then be redeemed until 10/31/15 for one $50 gift card.

If you value 8,000 points more than a $50 gift card to one of the participating retailers, then don’t redeem them for the gift card. To help you decide, I previously wrote a long analysis when they ran this offer last year.

Registration is required (register here) and check-in must occur by August 19.

 

Have a great rest of the weekend.

January 26 2015

Roundtrip Flights to Panama City from Many US Cities for ~$350, and Other Deals

The Panama Canal has been on my (long) to-see list for a while but every time a good fare comes up the timing never seems to work for me.

Currently there is a nice fare with fairly wide availability – and it works for many US cities! I did not search Canada but there are reports of similar prices from Canadian cities as well.

Here are a few examples. While these are all March examples, I saw availability through as late as November.

Roundtrip from Los Angeles for $366:

LAX-PTY

Roundtrip from New York for $366:

NYC-PTY

Roundtrip from Dallas for $340:

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To search I suggest using ITA Matrix. For dates, select “see calendar of lowest fares” for best results.

You cannot book on ITA, but with your findings can book on Priceline or Orbitz.

[Thanks to Secret Flying.]

 

A few other randoms…

Don’t forget about the Chipotle free burrito offer today.

Through the Dunkin Donuts mobile app, get a $5 gift card and a free medium beverage when you purchase a $2 gift card. Details here.

Finally, if you need to restock on travel-size toiletries, snag some free toothpaste. 🙂

October 30 2014

Free Drink on Southwest, Great Hotel Deals in Vancouver, and a Chipotle Offer

Happy (almost) Halloween!

Complimentary drink on Southwest

If you’re flying Southwest tomorrow, enjoy a free cocktail on board.

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Southwest extends this offer on various holidays but doesn’t advertise it much, so it will likely be up to you to proactively ask for it.

And be a good neighbor – tell your fellow flyers and start an in-flight party. 🙂

Great hotel promotion in Vancouver

beVancouver is back with a great deal for off-season hotel stays in Vancouver.

Book a participating stay and receive an Amex Prepaid Gift Card of up to $125 at check in.

Gift card amounts vary depending on the hotel, but this can be a great deal. I checked a random date during the promotion period and found the following examples.

$11 per night (after deducting the gift card value) for the 3.5-star Executive Hotel Vintage Park:

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$20/night for the 3-star Best Western Plus Downtown:

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$61/night for the 4.5-star Sutton Place Hotel:

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…many others.

Also, one in ten bookings is free so cross your fingers!

Details, per the offer website:

  • Make a booking at any of our hotels before November 16th 2014
  • Check-in must be before or on February 28th 2015
  • This Promotional rate is Pre-Paid, Non-Cancellable and Non-Transferable
  • The full amount of your booking will be charged by the hotel at the time the booking is made
  • If your booking is the 1 of 10 that is free, you will be alerted via email confirmation
  • Bookings can be made using VISA, MasterCard, or American Express
  • Guests will receive their AMEX Prepaid Gift Card per booking, not per night
  • Separate consecutive night bookings at the same hotel will not result in the guest receiving more than one AMEX gift card
  • A Maximum of 3 bookings per person is enforced – all subsequent bookings will be converted into normal Best Available Rate bookings (and will apply the corresponding Terms and Conditions) and the guest will not receive an AMEX Prepaid Gift Card
  • beVancouver Terms and Conditions Apply

Tips and notes:

  • These rates are prepaid and non-cancelable so be sure of your plans before booking.
  • If staying multiple nights, you’ll have to change hotels each night to maximize this deal.
  • Rates (and likely the gift card you’ll receive) are denominated in CAD not USD. Last year when they ran a very similar deal the gift card, although in CAD, could be spent at merchants in both Canada and the US. I’m guessing that’s also the case this time but you should confirm with beVancouver if concerned.
  • You’ll have to pay taxes on the full rate.

Chipotle Halloween Fundraiser

Finally, if you’re dressing up and will be near a Chipotle in the evening, drop in for a nice discount: get a burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos for $3. Chipotle will donate proceeds to The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.

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Have a safe holiday!