Mark Your Calendar for the 2012 Sales Tax Holidays

It is almost time for the sales tax holiday.  Do you brave the crowds to save the money on school clothes and supplies?  I haven’t in the past, but we are definitely going to this year.

Alabama “Back to School” Sales Tax Holiday – August 3-5th, 2012 – Purchase certain school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state sales or use tax.  See the details of the purchases that will count by following the link.  Also, be sure to confirm that the county you will be shopping in is participating.

Florida Sales Tax Holiday – August 3-5th, 2012 – Purchase clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less per item, or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item free of Florida sales tax or local option tax.  See the list of tax-exempt and taxable items.

Groupon Deal – Pretzelmaker and E-Mealz.com

The Pensacola Deal of the Day brought to you by Groupon is for$16 for a $35 dollar five-visit punch card for up to $7 per visit at the Pretzelmaker in the mall.

Hurry though…this deal expires in about 5 hours!

Each day, Groupon will list deals from your city with a limited amount of time to purchase. Many times, the deal can sell out before the time is expired.

Be sure to read the fine print before you purchase including (but not limited to):

  • Expires August 1, 2012
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 addtional as a gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Not valid with Pretzelmaker Loyalty Cards

E-Mealz.com

A deal for $29 for 12 months of Online Meal Planning ($58 value) is also going on right now.  This deal is good for another two days.  We actually subscribed to E-Mealz for a few months and I really enjoyed getting my weekly meal plan.  They make it easy for you with printable shopping lists, recipes for each meal and more.

Be sure to read the fine print before you purchase including (but not limited to):

  • Expires August 8, 2012
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts
  • Must activate by 8/8/12, program expires 12months from activation date

To purchase either deal, click the link below:

A deal a day great things to do, eat, see, & buy in your area. Shop Groupon.com today!

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Good Grade Rewards in Pensacola

Report cards just came out recently and if your child made the A or A/B Honor roll you might have found some certificates in his or her report card.  Or maybe not.

After getting an email from a reader about good grades rewards (I love getting ideas from you all! Thanks!), I posted on our Pensacola with Kids Facebook page and got some great feedback about different good grade rewards that can be found in Pensacola.

Unfortunately as I started to call around and confirm the rewards, I found that many of the participating businesses only honor the rewards if your child received a certificate from his or her school.  Certificates included rewards from Fast Eddies, Baskin Robbins, Arby’s and more but if your child’s school does not participate, he or she won’t get the certificate or the reward.

In addition to the certificates, your children can bring their report cards to the following businesses to earn good grade rewards:

Krispy Kreme – For each A, your child will get a free doughnut up to six doughnuts.  (We are headed here this afternoon so I will update the post to let you know how it goes!)

Chuck-E-Cheese – Bring in your report card and receive free tokens for good grades.  Valid with a food purchase only and up to 15 tokens.

Cordova Lanes – Bring in your report card and receive a free game of bowling.  When I called, I was told that certificates were handed out but when I mentioned my son didn’t receive a certificate they said that they would probably honor the report card.  **Be sure to call ahead of time to confirm.

Sam’s Fun City – Bring in your report card and receive your choice of one complimentary Go-Kart ride, Lazer-Tag game or limited Arcade Tokens.  They also passed out certificates to participating schools but when I mentioned my son didn’t receive a certificate they said that they would honor the report card.  **Be sure to call ahead of time to double check.

Groupon Deal – Bowling Outing for Four at Oops Alley(up to 64% off)

The Pensacola Deal of the Day brought to you by Groupon is for $15  for a weekday bowling package for four at Oops Alley which includes 2 hours of bowling, valid Sunday through Thursday and shoe rental for four people.  The second option is $23 for a weekend bowling package for four (up to $55 value) which includes two hours of bowling valid Friday or Saturday and shoe rental for four people.

Each day, Groupon will list deals from your city with a limited amount of time to purchase. Many times, the deal can sell out before the time is expired.

We love Oops Alley and this is a pretty good deal!

Be sure to read the fine print before you purchase including (but not limited to):

  • Expires July 4, 2012
  • Limit 10 per person and limit one per visit.
  • Valid for option purchased only.
  • Subject to availability.

To purchase, click the link below:

A deal a day great things to do, eat, see, & buy in your area. Shop Groupon.com today!

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Groupon Deal – $5 for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt and Treats at TCBY-Cordova Collections

The Pensacola Deal of the Day brought to you by Groupon is for$10 worth of frozen yogurt and treats at the TCBY in Cordova Collections for only $5 dollars.  This would be a great way to save money on that back to school treat this year!

Each day, Groupon will list deals from your city with a limited amount of time to purchase. Many times, the deal can sell out before the time is expired.

This Groupon deal will give you $10 worth of frozen yogurt and treats at the TCBY in the Cordova Collections for $5.  Be sure to read the fine print before you purchase including (but not limited to):

  • Expires November 12, 2011
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy one as gift
  • Limit one per table, one per visit
  • Valid only at listed location

To purchase, click the link below:

A deal a day great things to do, eat, see, & buy in your area. Shop Groupon.com today!

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Florida and Alabama Sales Tax Free Holiday 2011

*This is the 2011 sales tax information.  See the 2012 dates for the Florida and Alabama Sales Tax Holidays.

Sales Tax Holidays provide a break for those of you who are doing back to school shopping.  The tax holiday usually covers things like clothing and back to school supplies.  There are limits on what you can buy and how much you can spend so if you are making a major purchase make sure to check the rules and limitations before you go shopping.

Alabama Sales Tax Free Holiday is from 12:01 a.m. (CST) on Friday August 5, 2011, and ends at twelve midnight on Sunday August 7, 2011.

Florida Sales Tax Free Holiday is from 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 12, 2011, and ends at midnight Sunday, August 14, 2011. During this period, no sales tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less, or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less.

Groupon Deal – Gymboree Play & Music (Cordova Mall) $39 for One Month Membership w/Waived Initiation Fee

The Pensacola Deal of the Day brought to you by Groupon is for $39 for a one month membership with a waived initiation fee to Gymboree Play & Music in Cordova Mall (up to an $89 value). 

Each day, Groupon will list deals from your city with a limited amount of time to purchase. Many times, the deal can sell out before the time is expired.

This Groupon deal will give you a one month membership with a waived initiation fee to Gymboree Play and Music (up to $89 value) for $39.  Be sure to read the fine print before you purchase including (but not limited to):

  • Expires Jan 4, 2012 (must activate by this date and membership expires one month from activation date)
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 as gifts
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Must be 5 or younger and accompanied by an adult

To purchase, click the link below:

A deal a day great things to do, eat, see, & buy in your area. Shop Groupon.com today!

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$50 Gift Card to Play Outdoors!

I am giving away a $50 gift card to Play Outdoors over at my travel blog.  Entries are super low right now so head over there for a chance to win!

Groupon Deal – $6 for $12 worth of Sweets at Sweet Memories in Pace

The Pensacola Deal of the Day brought to you by Groupon is $6 for $12 worth of sweets at Sweet Memories.  Sweet Memories is an ice cream and cupcake shop in Pace, Florida.

Each day, Groupon will list deals from your city with a limited amount of time to purchase. Many times, the deal can sell out before the time is expired.

This Groupon deal will give you $6 for $12 worth of sweets.  Be sure to read the fine print before you purchase including (but not limited to):

  • Expires December 9, 2011
  • Limit one per person; may buy one for a gift
  • Limit one per table and per order

To purchase, click the link below:

A deal a day great things to do, eat, see, & buy in your area. Shop Groupon.com today!

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Groupon Deal – $26 for 8 Regular sized Quizno’s Subs

The Pensacola Deal of the Day brought to you by Groupon is up to eight regular sized subs at Quizno’s for $26 (up to $51.92 value). 

Each day, Groupon will list deals from your city with a limited amount of time to purchase. Many times, the deal can sell out before the time is expired.

This Groupon deal will give you a Punch Card for Eight Regular-Size Subs at One Quiznos Location of Your Choice (up to $51.92 value) for $26.   Be sure to read the fine print before you purchase including (but not limited to):

  • For $26, you will get a Groupon that you trade in for a punch card good at a participating Quizno’s restaurant.
  • The punch card is good for up to eight regular-size sub sandwiches (up to a $51.92 value).
  • Not valid until 5/20/2011
  • The Groupon must be traded in for the punch card by July 4, 2011, however the punch card expiration dates vary.
  • Limit one per person; may buy an additional as a gift

To purchase, click the link below:

A deal a day great things to do, eat, see, & buy in your area. Shop Groupon.com today!

*This post includes an affiliate link.  Please see our disclosure page.