We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars.
This column gives you five great local deals each week to help your family’s bottom line. Do you know any great deals this week that we missed? Add them in the comments!
Deal: Time to spruce up? Martha Stewart Living pre-mixed testers can help you find the perfect color for your home. The designer sampler pack contains 14 tester colors, which allow you to see how the color will looks against your wall before you make your final selection. I wish I had done this before I ended up with a gallon of "Key Largo." Each sample covers up to 16 square feet. For $9.98!!!! Less than a dollar per color and free shipping! www.homedepot.com. Great for kid projects too!
Paint Tester Designer Sampler Pack contains one sample unit of the following colors: Sea Glass, Aegean Blue, Haystack, Barn, Hummingbird, Reed, Azurite, Cornbread, Heavy Cream, Brown Alpaca, Cinnamon Stick, Sharkey Gray, Okra, Francesca.
Deal: Big 3-Day Sale. Friday March 25 to Sunday March 27. In addition to their regular flyer they are having a bigger sale over the weekend. Demos on Saturday. 50% off all anti-pill solid and printed fleece and licenced character fabrics; 40% off all quilters' solids; essential ribbon 3 for 99 cents. If you sign-up on line for their newsletter you will get 2 coupons for 25% off your entire order on top of the savings. One for you one for a friend.
3. Chili's Grill and Bar
Deal: go to www.chilis.com and get a coupon for a free cheese dip with seasoned beef served with warm tostada chips and salsa. If it's near your birthday, or if you want to change yours, you will also get a coupon for a free warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge.
Deal: Is it time for that Midas touch? At www.midas.com you can get coupons for spring tune-ups! $49.99 for an oil and filter change, inflate, rotate and inspect your tires, replace engine air filter and a courtesy brake check or $69.99 coupon for a radiator/cooling system fluid exchange. Get ready for that road trip now. You have to strike while the weather is hot---and be prepared. Your car is tired of the winter too.
5. Tanger Outlets
Deal: Did you miss the coupons for 20% off any item at the outlets in this past Sunday's paper or you want more? Go to www.tangeroutlets.com sign-up and they will email them to you.