Saturday, March 5, 2011

Entertainment Coupon book & Waxhaw

My wife ordered the Entertainment 2011 coupon book for the Charlotte area. The cost at the time was $20 with free shipping. I put a lot of effort into saving money at home (for obvious reasons), but figured I would share what I found regarding the money-saving potential in the Waxhaw area of this coupon book.

After looking in the index, the Waxhaw businesses represented seemed a little sparse. They included the following coupons:
* Carriage Fine Dry Cleaning - 25% off certain services; $10 off $40; $5 off $25

* Domino's Pizza - B1G1 large pizza; B1 large pizza, get free oven sandwich; B1 large pizza, free BreadBowl pasta; free dessert (online orders only)

* Donato's - B1G1 large pizza

* El Vallarta - B1G1 combo dinner

* Fox's Pizza Den - $5 off $20 order; free breadsticks

* Ming Fu - B1G1 lunch or dinner entree

* Museum of the Waxhaws - 50% off up to 4 admissions
But after reading a little more, I discovered there's a bevy of additional coupons on their website that you can print, for places such as The Stuffed Olive, 521 BBQ, Di Dee's, etc.

Some of the more notable printable coupons include:
* 521 BBQ - 2-for-1 lunch or dinner with a $6 max value.

* The Stuffed Olive - There's a 2-for-1 lunch coupon with an $8 max value. Plus monthly 10% off coupons that unfortunately excludes alcohol purchases. Boo!

* Just Wing It - Three 2-for-1 coupons. One for 3-piece chicken finger order, one for a 7-piece wing order, and one for a 10-piece nugget order. Valued between $5-6 each. Also, there's a printable 10% off coupon for each month.

* El Vallarta - There's one 2-for-1 discount with $5 max value. There's also monthly 10% coupons that unfortunately excludes alcohol purchases. Boo!

* La Strada - $5 off $25 purchase, plus monthly 10% off coupons.

* Java's Brewing Bakery & Cafe - If you get up there frequently, there's a 2-for-1 ice cream, plus monthly 10% off coupons.

* Di Dee's Diner - There's a 2-for-1 entree with a$8 max value. Plus monthly 20% off coupons.
Other printable coupons from Reed's Karate, Carriage Fine Dry Cleaning and nearby Rack Room Shoes, plus plenty more the farther out you go.

All in all, I think buying one of these books is well worth the current price (under $20) assuming your eat-out habits are similar to ours. And of course, it helps if you're able to remember that you have the coupons. That's our biggest problem when it comes to taking full advantage of these coupon books.

But if you're thinking about getting one, just be aware that the current Entertainment coupon book expires in November, so at this point, you're essentially getting it for half a year.

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