July 29, 2010

So you can stop saying, "There's nothing to do in Mobile!"

Introducing a NEW FEATURE on Piggy Bank Dating: Local Frugal Date Ideas! So you can stop saying, "There's nothing to do in Mobile!"

If you live in the southern Alabama region (specifically the Gulf Coast), make sure to check out the "Mobile, AL" tab on this site for local "cheap" date ideas and deals! These ideas are also great for group dates and friend outings!

Please check back often, as I will be adding events daily.

Photos by Rebecca @ Piggy Bank Dating
There are already a few fun and frugal date suggestions posted for the next couple weekends! See the ideas here.

Current photo deals!

It's time for another huge photo deal post! Hope you have lots of pictures of you and your sweetie ready for printing!

VistaPrint is having their 10th Anniversary celebration and offering 10 free items!
Deals include FREE: business cards, return address labels, rubber stamp, sticky notes, photo wall calendars, photo flip book, tote bag, mug, photo notebook and mouse pad! 

The photo calendar, flip book, mug, notebook and mouse pad would be cute affordable gifts for your significant other or friends!

Go here to order your free custom photo gifts. Shipping is not included. Hurry! Offer ends 7/31. 

Thanks, MoJoSavings!

Want more photo deals? Visit The Frugal Girls for an extensive list of photo freebies! 

Quiznos Sub meal for $2.99

This awesome deal is my favorite from the "cheap food" post I added here last week! It includes a small sub, drink and chips for $2.99 at Quiznos Sub. This really is a great value! Although I haven't had any "dates" at Quiznos, I've printed out enough coupons for all my friends to have dinner a few times! :-)

Still craving $2.99 sub meals? There is a new coupon out with an extended expiration date of 8/5. Get that printable coupon here.

By the way, the Baja Chicken sub is delicious!

Thanks, MoJo Savings!

July 28, 2010

Find PBD at this address...

Great news! Piggy Bank Dating now has a custom domain address! 
Please bookmark the new URL address: www.piggybankdating.com

Doesn't that name just sound so much better without the "blogspot"?!

Stay tuned: More awesome changes at Piggy Bank Dating coming soon!

I'd love to hear your frugal date suggestions and ideas! Comment on this post or email me at piggybankdating @ {gmail dot com}.

July 27, 2010

Yesterday's Bread at Jimmy John's

This is what $0.45 can get you...

A great way to cut dating/living costs is eating in. Duh...we all know that, right? One of my favorite kinds of food to cook is anything Italian! And what goes best with Italian?! Italian bread!

You can easily spend $2-$4 on a loaf of Italian bread at the grocery store! Try this instead: Go to your nearest Jimmy John's and ask for a loaf of "yesterday's bread." It's only about $0.45 and the perfect compliment to any Italian/French/American dish! It's slightly crunchy and great when thrown in the oven or toaster oven! I cut my foot-long bread in half longways and in the middle, creating four good sized pieces. You can easily cut  more pieces. I usually butter it and add garlic, oregano and other Italian spices. Sometimes I add mozzarella cheese and toast/broil it face up. Other times I skip the cheese, put the faces back together, and wrap it in aluminum foil before putting it in the oven. LOVE IT! This last method makes it so soft and yummy inside!

Other uses for Jimmy John's bread:
-sub sandwiches (that's a no-brainer)
-French toast
-chicken salad sandwich
-meatball sandwich

Does anyone know of any other great bread or side dish deals?

July 26, 2010

Cold Stone Creamery: 2 for $5

Two ice cream deals in one day?! BEST.DAY.EVER.

Are you a Cold Stone Creamery fan? Get 2 "Like It Size" for $5 with this printable coupon. This includes ice cream with one mix-in. Expires 8/15.

Thanks, Shelley's Swag!

Baskin Robbins: BOGO soft serve cone

I haven't posted a new ice cream deal in a while...so here's a sweet treat for you and your honey!

Grab this BOGO coupon and get a free soft serve ice cream cone with the purchase one regular soft serve cone. (Soft serve is like frozen yogurt, I believe!) YUM! Expires 8/8.

Haven't satisfied your sweet tooth? Get more dessert deals here.

July 23, 2010

Free bagel at Einstein Bros!

Are you craving an early morning breakfast date with your honey?

Head over to Einstein Bros Bagels before 11 a.m. next Friday (7/30) with this printable coupon and receive a free bagel. Expires 7/30.

You can also visit Einstein Bros. next Tuesday (7/27) and take this printable coupon to get a bagel, shear and coffee for $2! Expires 7/27.

You can find more breakfast deals on the Cheap Food post!

Thanks, MoJo Savings!

July 21, 2010

Cheap food post!

Wanting to eat out, but without breaking the piggy bank?

Here are some restaurant deals that may help you stay within your meal budget this week:

$White Castle: Buy one get one free breakfast sandwich using this printable coupon. Expires 9/4.

$ Quiznos: Get ANY small sub, chip, and drink for $2.99 with this printable coupon. Expires 7/28.

$Ruby Tuesday: Buy one get one free entree when you sign up for Ruby Tuesday's So Connected Club. Sign up here. After signing up, you should receive a printable coupon in your email inbox. Coupon good for entree up to $10.

$Moe's Southwest Grill: Free 6 oz cup of queso TODAY ONLY (7/21). No purchase required. One per customer.

$Smokey Bones: Get $10 off a $25 purchase using this printable coupon. Expires 7/24.

$Chili's: Get a free appetizer order of chips and queso by signing up for Chili's Email Club. Sign up here.

$Wendy's: Get a $1 off coupon for an apple pecan chicken salad after "creating your salad" on Wendy's website. Return next week to get a new fresh salad coupon.

$Cookies by Design: Get a free flip flop cookie at your nearest CBD location. One per customer. Find a store near you here.

$AMC Theatres: Get any size popcorn and drink for $1 each on 7/25 using a coupon. Claim your coupon here. 7/25 ONLY.

$McDonald's: Get $1 off a McCafe real fruit smoothie or frappe. Get your coupon here. Expires 8/15.

$The Cheesecake Factory: Get a slice of Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate cheesecake for $1.50 (reg. $5+) on 7/29 ONLY using a preview day invitation. Get your printable invitation by "liking" the Cheesecake Factory on Facebook. Also, 7/30 is half price any cheesecake slice.

$$$ And don't forget about the free lettuce wrap at P.F.Chang's!

 Thank you for sharing these deals, MoJo Savings and Southern Savers!

July 20, 2010

Military Brides Get a FREE Wedding Dress!

Are you and your handsome soldier tying the knot soon? If so, check out this fabulous wedding deal...

Brides Across America are giving away free wedding gowns to qualifying brides who are marrying men in the US military. Bridal boutiques across America have donated gowns (sizes 4-22) to be given to the deserving brides.

Find a participating store near you and read more about the Brides Across America program here.

Thanks, MoJo Savings!

July 16, 2010

Movie dates just got a lil cheaper...

Do you enjoy movie dates but HATE the cost of tickets?

The Weekly Cinema Movie Club is offering monthly movie tickets for about $5 each, plus a free ticket after referring a friend to the program. Here are more details on how to join and enjoy cheaper movie tickets:

Subscribe to receive one FREE movie ticket and 3 movie tickets every month for only $14.99. Over 60% in Savings.

Here are frequently asked questions about the program (from their website): 
  • How do I refer a friend? Have a friend sign up! Then contact us with their name and email address and we'll credit you both ticket!
  • How many tickets will I get? It depends which offer you chose when you signed up. You get one ticket for signing up and then, 2,3 or 4 tickets per month!
  • How do I use my tickets? How does it work? You can redeem your coupon codes at Fandango.com for up to $14 value per ticket towards any movie (even IMAX and 3D movies)! Fandango is accepted at most theaters across the US. For step-by-step instructions, click here.
  • Where can I find out if my theater is covered? Click here to go to Fandango.com and see if there are any Fandango ticketing theaters near you.
  • When do I get charged? You will get charged after your free trial period ends. During your free trial, we will do a pre-authorization hold on your card for the amount of your first month. This will only turn into an actual charge if you decide to start using our service after the free trial.
  • When can I cancel? Will I be charged? You can cancel anytime, without a cancellation fee.
  • When do I get more tickets? We give out your monthly tickets at the beginning of the month. Log in to redeem them.
I haven't signed up for this program and was wondering if anyone had experience using it. If so, let me know what you think about it! It sounds like a great deal!

Thanks, Frugal Fairhope!

July 15, 2010

Want some free SWAG?

Have you heard about Swagbucks? It's a great way to earn free "swag" and gift cards for dates and gifts!

Swagbucks is "an online portal dedicated to helping you earn digital dollars called Swag Bucks, which can be redeemed for 1000's of awesome prizes." It's just like Google or Bing except you earn points for random searches. You don't earn points every search, but randomly throughout the day. There is an entire online catalogue of loot you can earn from cashing in your Swagbucks. Keep in mind that you can earn enough points for Starbucks gift cards (great for cheap dates!) and Amazon gifts cards (great for affordable gifts!)...You just might have to do MANY searches to gain enough bucks for those!

Also, you can "like" Swagbucks on Facebook and get search tips and free Swagbucks codes! Download the special SB toolbar to make searching easier.

Remember, Fridays are MEGA Swagbucks day and you will earn more bucks when you search then! TGIF!

You can sign up for Swagbucks here. <------- I get referral points if you sign up through me...so thank you for signing up using that link!

July 13, 2010

Free entree at Panda Express all day 7/14!

Ready for some more free Chinese food?! Make it a cheap (but yummy) dinner date...

On Wednesday, July 14 (TOMORROW!), you can get a free order of Panda Express' Thai Cashew Chicken Breast single serve entree...with no purchase necessary! Get your printable coupon here.

Locate a Panda Express near you here.

Thanks, San Antonio Budget Events Examiner!

July 9, 2010

99 prints for 99¢ at Snapfish!

Haven't gotten around to printing out the gazillion pictures from your vacation, party and fun dates? Well, now's the time...

Order 99 prints for 99¢ at Snapfish using this code at checkout: JULY99PENNY

Simply login to your account (or create one), upload your pictures, add them to the cart and use the code to get a fantastic deal! (Shipping may be extra) 

If you are new to Snapfish, you will get 50 free prints when you create your account!

You can use these pictures in a scrapbook, framed, or in a collage! Be creative!

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

July 6, 2010

Dress Like a Cow, Get Free Food!

This date idea may seem a little silly, but sounds like a lot of fun! 

Embrace your inner cow: Dress up like a cow on Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day (Friday, July 9) and enjoy a free Chick-fil-A meal! Go here for more details.

Really, how many couples can say they dressed up like cows on a date?!

July 2, 2010

$1 Popcorn and $1 Drink at AMC Theatres

Heading to the movies this Sunday? Make sure to get your popcorn AND drink for only $1 each!

AMC Theatres is offering a coupon for $1 popcorn and $1 drink good all day on July 4th! Simply head over to the AMC Facebook page and "like" it. There, you will find the "$1 Popcorn" tab. Follow the instructions and you should receive a printable coupon (it will ask for your email address).

Thanks, San Antonio Budget Events Examiner!

July 1, 2010

Free sandwich at Arby's on 7/5

What's better than a lunch date?! An almost free lunch date!

Grab your sweetie and make your way to Arby's on July 5th to receive a free Jr. Deluxe sandwich with the purchase of a any size soft drink. You'll get to taste this sandwich before it's available on the menu! This offer is good all day, only on 7/5, limit one per customer. No coupon necessary.

Visit Arby's Facebook page for more information.

Thanks, MoJo Savings!