Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Blockbuster Store Closing Clearance

For the past couple of years, a number of video stores have closed up shop in the metro-Detroit area.  Netflix and similar computer download programs make it so convenient for consumers to view and return DVDs and CDs that the traditional video rental store has become a bit passe.  Hollywood video closed up shop a few years ago and it seems like local Blockbuster locations might be headed in the same direction.  Over the next month or so, three locations on the western end of metro-Detroit will be permanently closing their doors.  This will spell the end of an era for a lot of locals, but it can also add up to great savings for film buffs.

1.  Closing April 19th
     30997 5 Mile Rd
     Livonia,  MI  48154-3641
     (at 5 Mile and Merriman)

2.  Closing February 26th
     18732 Middlebelt Rd
     Livonia,  MI  48152-3528
     (at Middlebelt and 7 mile)

3.   Closing March 25th
      22350 Middlebelt Rd
     Farmington Hills,  MI  48336-4937
     (at Middlebelt and 9 mile)

The prices at the Middlebelt and 7 mile location are (of course) the best right now since they are closing the earliest.  Right now you can purchase used DVDS (blue ray included) for $3.99.  The same films at the other locations are around $9.99.  There are also extra discounts available for DVDS and games which are missing the original artwork and casing--especially if you buy more than one of these.  

Free Coffee at Mcdonald's

Don't forget to stop by your local McDonald's for a small cup of free coffee today!

McDonald's locations in Southeastern Michigan are giving out free cups of small coffee every Wednesday for the rest of the month.  Get yours while supplies last.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Southfield Public Library's February Book Sale

The Southfield Public Library is having their monthly book sale this weekend: 

Show up today or tomorrow for great deals on gently used books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs.  Head to the basement of the library and follow the trail of yellow foot prints to the Book Cellar.

The sale runs from:
         Friday 12pm -5pm
       Saturday 11am - 5pm

You can earn a 10% off coupon for a March purchase if you spend $10.  If you spend $4, you immediately earn a free book from a cart located near the cash registers.  Additionally, a number of their fiction titles, cds, and dvds are priced at 50% off this week. This means that most of the items on those shelves are about 50 cents each.  If you purchase from one of the other sections, you're still only paying around $1 for each item.

Payment in the Book Cellar is cash only.

Rebate Opportunity with Quaker

At the end of last month, I posted about an opportunity to try Quaker Oatmeal Squares cereal for free.  Well, Quaker is at it again:

For the month of February, Quaker is offering a $5 rebate if you spend $15 on Quaker products.  Unlike many manufacturer's rebate opportunities, you do NOT have to purchase all of the products in a single shopping trip.  This rebate is valid on Old Fashioned Quaker Oats, Instant Quaker Oatmeal, Oatmeal Squares, Grits and & Whole Hearts Products.

You will have to use your Facebook account to sign up for SavingStar first.  This will require you to register your CVS, Rite Aid, Kroger, or Kessel loyalty cards with them. This will be the way they track your spending for the month of February.  After you register, you can track your progress by clicking on the SavingStar Facebook page.  Once you hit the goal price of $15, you can choose whether you'd like the money to go to your bank account, PayPal account, gift card, or donation to a charity.

DO NOTE that the rebate offer is available in "limited quantities" so it would be best to print out your rebate form ASAP before they run out.

Be sure to combine this with the $1 off Quaker Instant, Quick, or Old Fashioned Oatmeal offer on Facebook! Thanks to Krazy Coupon Lady for this $1 off coupon...makes this an even sweeter deal :)

Support a Great Cause and Save Money at Macy's

This weekend, Macy's is running a great promotion in support of the American Heart Association (AHA):


Considering that heart disease is stereotyped as a "man's disease", it is important to raise awareness that each year over half a million women in America die from cardiovascular issues.  Most women know the early signs of breast cancer, but know very little about the risk factors or early signs of heart disease.  So, if you wear red to Macy's from February 2 - 6, you can support a great cause and save money at the same time.  Macy's has four options:

1. Wear red to any Macy's store and save 20% on merch
2. Purchase a $2 "Go Red for Women" dress pin and 100% of the profits will go to the AHA
3. Use your Macy's card to make a purchase
4. Shop at and use the promo code WEARRED when you checkout

While you're shopping, you might want to purchase one of the clothing items that were designed for this cause as a percentage of the profits from these items will go to the AHA as well.  

Find more information about the Go Red for Women movement here and more information about heart disease in women here.

Free Food This Weekend at Burger King

Time to put my New Year's resolution on a brief hiatus...Burger King is giving out free food this weekend