Seafood chain Long John Silver’s is giving away one baja fish taco per customer today, Tuesday, July 14, from the time each restaurant opens until 2:30 p.m. More details here.
Saving & Spending
Fifty bucks. It could get you a single steak at a fine dining establishment. Or it could feed you—and feed you pretty darn well—for an entire week. A trio of writers from around the country is proving just that with the recent launch of their experiment and blog Fifty Bucks a Week.
What’s in now that the recession is in full stride: spending less in France, “anti-clubs” in New York City that are more akin to hanging out in someone’s basement as opposed to an over-the-top $400 bottle-service hip-hop video scene, and going to the mall to socialize and get some exercise—but not actually buy anything.
A bunch of stay-at-home moms in the Dallas area have banded together and organized what seems like a simple, easy, and inexpensive way to enjoy the summer: Instead of sending their kids off to pricey summer camps, the moms have created something of a camp themselves. They take turns arranging themed arts and crafts days based on books or …
Budget battles can make people believe like, well, animals. A zoo in the Boston area recently warned that unless the state allocated it more funding, the zoo wouldn’t be able to care for as many as 200 animals, which would have to be euthanized or disposed of in some other way.
In the future, as depicted in the likes of “The Jetsons” and Woody Allen’s “Sleeper,” each person wears one outfit over and over again. Basically, predictors are saying that one day, fashion will be gone, and we’ll all wear uniforms. (Jerry Seinfeld had a joke along these lines, in which he can’t wait for the day when he doesn’t have to …
McDonalds is giving away free McCafe Mochas today and for the next three Mondays (July 13, 20, and 27, and August 3). The promotion is valid from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for one 8 oz. mocha or 7 oz. iced mocha per person. More details here.
To promote its new sandwich, Arby’s will give away a free bbq bacon cheddar roast burger to anyone who buys a soft drink. A coupon is required (print it here), and the offer is good through Sunday, July 12.
Here are ten things to do this summer that are free or cheap, and that are at least more productive than loafing on the couch. You’ve got the time, right?
Photo albums, jewelry, video games, and clothing are among the items discounted by 50 percent or more in RedEnvelope’s sales and special savings section.
Dollar stores are booming—and not just in terms of sales, but stock prices too. Today’s WSJ highlights how Family Dollar Stores’ stock rose 12 percent yesterday with the help of strong sales reports. Also up were stock prices for Dollar Tree and Wal-Mart.
How much does credit card debt really cost you? Most people don’t even want to think about it, let alone do the math themselves. But with the federal reserve’s free and simple credit card repayment calculator, you don’t have much of an excuse.