Friday, August 28, 2015

GIVEAWAY: VIP Pass for (2) to Louisiana Seafood Festival (Sept 4-6)





Did you know that the Louisiana Seafood Festival is September 4-6, 2015 and GUESS WHAT?  
It is FREE to attend!

It is located in City Park (New Orleans) and looks to be a great time for everyone - even the kids!

With food to try like 
Crawfish and Crab Mac-n-Cheese
Kung Fu Tuna
Shrimp and Bacon Beignets
Sweet Potato Pecan Pie 
and so much more - you can't go wrong showing up at this Fest
(and make sure to come hungry!)

You read that right, admission for ALL is FREE  - but I am also doing a 
GIVEAWAY for a VIP Pass for (2) people (scroll down below)

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Not only do they have plenty of food, there is also local Musicians and bands to entertain you all weekend long!

Here is the music lineup:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
11:00am Christian Serpas and Ghost Town
12:30pm Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
2:00pm Brass-a-Holics
3:30pm Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
5:30pm Little River Band

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

11:00am The N’awlins Johnnys
12:30pm Paul Sanchez and Minimum Rage
2:00pm The Wise Guys
3:30pm The Vettes
5:30pm Starship featuring Mickey Thomas

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
11:00am John Boutte
12:30pm Mia Borders
2:00pm George Porter Jr. and Runnin Pardners
3:30pm Bonerama
5:30pm Marc Broussard

There is also a KID'S Pavilion with CRAFTS and other hands-on activities to keep the little one's entertained! Check out the Chef's Demonstrations to get inside secrets and tips from your favorite local Chefs!

Look for the Beer Garden in the BIG tent to enjoy a large selection of ice cold craft and import beers and bountiful shade - Fee to enter is $10 and includes a FREE souvenir cup and your First Beer is FREE too! (Remember admission to the LA Seafood Fest is free, this is just an extra deal I discovered!)

And of course it wouldn't be a Seafood Festival without...SEAFOOD and lots of other good food! The list of food vendors can be viewed here - there are definitely a few that I can't wait to try!

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Photo Courtesy of Louisiana Seafood Festival
According to their website, in 2014 nearly 55,000 people attended the LA Seafood Festival - and as you can see by the pic above, it's RAIN OR SHINE!


What do you get with a VIP Pass?
A VIP pass is good for 2 guests and allows access into the front-of-stage viewing area and use of the private bathroom trailer.

I am also giving the VIP Pass winner a Tabasco Gift Set with (7) different Tabasco flavors! So take what you learn from the Chef's demonstrations...and add some Tabasco for the perfect seasoned taste!

With over 55,000 people in attendance in the past, sounds like that VIP Pass can come in handy! So make sure to enter to win below!

And don't worry - if you don't win, everyone can attend the Louisiana Seafood Fest for FREE!
  

~ Bring the kids! Spend the Day! Enjoy the Music! Eat Lots of Food! ~


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GIVEAWAY ALERT!

Winner will be provided (1) Tabasco gift set with 7 assorted flavors AND a VIP Pass for (2) people to attend the Louisiana Seafood Festival - Pass is valid any day Sept 4-6, 2015.  Winner MUST pick up VIP Pass and Tabasco set from Tiff's Deals directly (must schedule a convenient time and be within the New Orleans surrounding area) - Winner will be emailed and has (24) hours to provide confirmation via email or a new winner will be selected.


Giveaway ends Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at midnight - Enter below via Rafflecopter! You can enter more than once for multiple ways to win!
NOTE: All opinions and comments listed above are my own. Complimentary items were provided to Tiff's Deals for giveaway purposes.
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FREE Pizza from Papa John's - with a $15 order (thru 9/13)


Take the Points! Score a FREE PIZZA after one order! See below to learn how.Super simple way to get a FREE Large 3 topping pizza from Papa John's! Simply place a $15 or more order online HERE - and follow the directions below! Free pizza must be redeemed by Sept 27th!


Step 1: Place an online order of $15 or more using promo code: WINNING
We'll deposit 25 Papa Rewards points into your account the day after your qualifying order.Redeem your Papa Rewards bonus points by using the promo code 25PAPA at papajohns.com or on our mobile apps and build your FREE Large 
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Winn Dixie Deals (thru 9/1)


Quick stop in Winn Dixie this morning and I found LOTS Of meat (chicken, sausage, deli meat, pork chops, etc) on DISCOUNT! I saw many items in fresh meats AND frozen sections!

Look for the Big Orange stickers! I scored fresh chicken breasts for $3.19 (reg price $7.68) - Discount meat usually is close to the expiration date so use it ASAP or freeze it! This item was purchased at Winn Dixie in River Ridge, LA so check your store for meat discounts too!

Also, Winn Dixie Brand pasta was on SALE for $1.00 - and I got 20 cents CASHBACK with the Ibotta app - free to use and simply take a pic of your receipt
Final price: 80 cents!

For some crazy reason we were out of ketchup (how does that happen?) but Winn Dixie had them on sale for Buy 1 get 1 FREE = $3.99 total ($1.99 each)- and Ibotta had a 20 cent CASHBACK offer too!
Final price: $1.89 each!

**New Ibotta app users get an extra $1 CASH when you redeem your first rebate within (2) weeks of downloading the app - many of the products are NOT brand specific (any brand milk, eggs, bread, etc) - and many stores are included on the list!  Sign up to get the app HERE! 
I have received $290 in CASH by using the Ibotta app - IT WORKS!

There are lots of other B1G1 FREE deals in store at Winn Dixie this week so take advantage of the savings! 
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tresemme Shampoo - Large bottles - only $1 each!


I stumbled upon this deal at Walgreens and here is how I got
(2) large 28 oz bottles of Tresemme Shampoo for $1 each!

These are originally $4.49 each - on sale 2 for $8 (must buy 2)
I found a large display in the store on Clearview/Airline with $1 coupons off each bottle = $2 off
Paid $6 out of pocket

Received $4 in Register Rewards at checkout (good toward future purchase in store - cannot be used to purchase same products again!)

Total spent: $2 ($1 for EACH bottle)

This deal was not advertised in this week's ad, so I have no idea when it ends...but worse case assume it ends on Saturday

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 Another Great Deal
Cottonelle 12 rolls Toilet paper - on sale for $4.99
Use $1 coupon in coupon book located at front of store
Paid $3.99 

Idea: You could checkout (2) Tresemme Shampoos- receive the $4 in rewards - and then checkout the Toilet Paper and "pay" with the $4 reward...but you may have to buy something else to get subtotal to be $4.00 though...


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Brookstone - HALF PRICE Christmas Gifts!

 

  Brookstone has a HALF PRICE deal - just in time for Christmas gifts! 

This deal MUST be spent by September 14 - so you have to shop EARLY and SOON!

The Deal

  • $25 for $50 worth of unique gifts and products
This Groupon is valid in-store or online and qualifies for free shipping on orders of $99 or more with code “SHIP99”. This Groupon cannot be combined with any other coupon codes, offers, or promotions.  Note: New Orleans area Brookstone is located at Lakeside Mall.


If you don't have a Groupon account - get one here - then purchase this deal above!

I have purchased this deal MULTIPLE TIMES and bought many gifts for others (and for myself)
Cool Tech toys for my kids - luxurious spa robes - Down pillows - Down comforters - kitchen gadgets and more!

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Bonus #1: Sign up for EBATES - search Groupon - click Shop Now - buy this deal - EVERYONE gets 6% CASHBACK = $23.50 paid for a $50 gift certificate! Get an Ebates account here (it's free)
First time Ebates purchasers -get a FREE $10 gift card too (with a minimum $25 order)

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The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 14, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, 1 as gift. Limit 1 per visit/order. Not valid w/ coupon codes, offers, or promos. Min. purchase of $50 req'd. 


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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Review: Sea World ~ San Antonio, Texas {Day 1 - Part 1} #TiffsDealsTravels



SEA WORLD San Antonio
On a recent trip to Texas, my family and I spent the day at SeaWorld in San Antonio, Texas and thought I would share our experiences with you! We had a great time exploring all that Sea World has to offer - and I share the SAVINGS and DEALS I discovered with you too!

SHOWS
  Note: Most shows/exhibits have more options in the morning/early afternoon! 
Arrive 15-30 minutes early to get a good seat!
  • Azul - This show has it all! Dolphins - Beluga Whales - Acrobatics - Water Divers - and a side comedy show to keep you laughing! I definitely would put this on your list of MUST SEE shows while visiting Sea World!

  • Clyde and Seamore's Sea Lion High - A cheesy "Saved by the Bell" type school environment that kept the kids laughing with silly Sea Lion (and performer) tricks - the Crossing Guard before the show was hilarious so make sure to get their early for the extra bonus pre-show entertainment!
  •  Hydro Power 2.0 Ski Experience - This show was filled with racing boats, skiers doing flips  and tricks, and other fun watersports! And if you sit in the "wrong" spot you can get SPLASHED by the Jet Skis!

  • Shamu's Celebration - This show is the last show of the evening and allows you to see the amazing tricks the Killer Whales can do! It was a perfect end to our day at Sea World and truly is one show not to miss!
  •  There are also Animal Exhibits throughout the park without show times - so stop in and check out the Flamingos, Sea Lions, Penguins and more!

RIDES/AMUSEMENTS
Note: There are height requirements for most of these rides, so check first!

  • Sesame Street Bay of Play - not just for the kids, but lots of Water Play (so bring your bathing suits!) Large playground area. A few amusement park type rides too - a carousel, a mini Vertical drop, Ferris Wheel - all kid friendly and not intense! 
 
  •  Shamu Express - mini Roller Coaster for kids!  Not intense - goes around twice...no big dips or drops...and they take your picture! Perfect for little ones to get a roller coaster experience on their level!
  •  Journey to Atlantis - A straight roller coaster like ride up - straight up - then backwards down a few humps - and then back down with a serious SPLASH at the end! My 8 year old and I rode in the FRONT row, which kept us from getting as wet on the way down - so although I am not a fan of the front row, this had a perk for once!


  • Rio Loco - Mild, white water rafting - great family ride (seats 6) - I was warned that Someone usually gets SOAKED, but not everyone gets wet...Guess what? That person was ME! Yep! Niagara Falls waterfall just for me - soaked from head to toe! So don't bring your phone on this one!
  • Steel Eel - 15 foot vertical drop roller coaster...I admit, I just watched this one...great for those adventurist types!
  • The Great White -  360 degree flips - loops - corkscrews - it's a serious roller coaster! Again...I watched and that was enough of an adventure for me!

DINING PLAN 

The Sea World Dining Plan is the way to go! For the low cost of $31.99 for an adult and $18.99 for a child (ages 3-9) you get UNLIMITED food the entire day! Each trip through the line includes (1) entree, (1) side item or dessert, and (1) drink.   A few times we weren't hungry, just thirsty and would go through the line just to get a drink! So that cost is really all you have to pay for the ENTIRE DAY! Any food items with a red dot next to them on the menu are included on the Dining Plan - so it is super easy to navigate!

As we spent half of our day at Aquatica (SeaWorld's water park located next door - FYI the Dining Plan works there too!) I didn't get to try all the restaurants in Sea World, but here is what I did try:

  • Rosita's Cafe: Located in Sesame Street's Bay of Play - this is a BUFFET style restaurant and includes all the PIZZA, PASTA, and SALAD you could possibly want!  My kids couldn't wait to eat at this restaurant and even posed for pictures outside showing what they wanted to eat:) 
     So at a cost of about $60 had we paid for this one meal - the dining plan was the WAY to go
     for my Family of (5) as the cost of this ONE meal was about HALF the cost of our Dining  
     plan bands for the ENTIRE day - and we definitely had more than two meals:)
            
  • Shamu's Smokehouse: Just about anything barbeque: Brisket, Chicken, Ribs, Pulled Pork, and more! Looking at cost, the Spare Ribs Plate cost $13.49 each (for a family of 5 our total would have been over $60 on this meal alone) but remember with the Dining Plan it's already included and paid for (and your drink/sides too)
  • Harbor Market:  Just about everything! Asian fried rice dishes, burgers, Texas Fried Chicken, and lots of Salad choices!

 THINGS I LEARNED
  • You can pay for Admission Tickets - Dining Plan -  and even Parking in advance online here - I HIGHLY recommend doing this as it saved us time and money (parking was reduced $3 for online prepayment of $17 instead of $20 at the gate)

  • We spent the morning at Aquatica, and lockers are available at both locations, but the Aquatica lockers close early.  So if you plan to go to Aquatica and then Sea World in 1-day (like we did) then make sure you get a locker in Sea World...Small sized Lockers were $18 (with $10 refunded at end of day = $8 total) and a small size locker could hold FOUR backpacks! So lots of room!
  • You can get a waterproof band that holds your barcode in lieu of carrying cash or credit cards with you...You are most likely to get WET at some point during the day so this was just a great convenience - and it was FREE to use this option! I simply opened an account at customer service- received (2) bands - and paid for things with the band all day - and at the end of the day picked up whatever cash we had not spent! You can get bands outside by the Lockers (or inside Sea World or Aquatica) so if the lines are long by the lockers, consider going in first!

  • Get the Sea World Phone App! It's FREE and makes it so easy to navigate the park...Even with the printed map I was confused because the property is SO BIG! Using the App, I was able to pinpoint where I was headed (red dot) and my current location (blue dot).  So when I started walking I knew instantly if I was headed in the right or wrong direction! When you arrive in the parking lot, open the app and save your parking spot location so you can find your car later! Plus the app included Upcoming Showtimes so you don't miss anything and it's easy to find all the info!

  • Lines seemed to be reduced DRAMATICALLY toward the end of the day.  For instance, we literally walked right up to Journey into Atlantis about an hour and a half before the park closed! 
  • Many in the park see the last Shamu Experience show of the day (an hour before the park closes) If thrill rides are for you, I suggest skipping this show and taking advantage of little to no lines on the Roller Coasters - We split up into two groups and met back at the lockers after the show
  • Shamu Express (and most rollercoasters) did not allow ANY loose articles including a purse - lockers are available as well as free cubbies, but we had to split up to ride this ride as I didn't want to leave my purse behind (It was a crossbody purse - so just know they don't allow them) 

    This is us soaking WET from Head to Toe!
  • We didn't wear bathing suits and I regretted that as I got soaked on Rio Loco - it's a great way to cool off, but wet clothes, socks, and tennis shoes don't feel that great:( Luckily I had clothes and flip flops in the locker so I was able to change so be prepared...and leave the white t-shirts at home too!
  •  Keep your phone in the locker for the water rides - I also purchased a water resistant pouch on site (for about $8) - or you can purchase one in advance and bring to the park with you.  
  • If you stay until the park closes, expect a line for locker and cash wristband refunds. 
  • Remember to use the phone app, so you can find your car when you leave!


HOW TO SAVE MONEY

  • Check for ticket deals online: Sea World has special offers for limited times/dates HERE - also if you purchase tickets online in advance you save 15%!
  • At time of publication, Groupon currently has a 54% off deal with restricted travel dates.
  • SAVE (San Antonio Vacation Experience) had discounted ticket rate offers as well (this is a great free phone app to add during your vacation as well) - currently it is 20% and a 2nd day FREE! (I highly recommend this ticket option if you plan to go to Sea World's Aquatica Water park as well - more info on my Aquatica experiences here!)
  • The Dining Plan is definitely the way to feed your family ALL Day and not have to stress over the cost - and as long as you eat at least 2 meals at the park you are already saving money - We ate 4-5 meals/snack meals as we stayed from 10am-10pm so keep that in mind!
  • Some hotels have free shuttles to Sea World, which would save on parking cost and walking so check to see if your hotel offers this option...if not, pay for parking online for the reduced price!
  • Active Military/Veterans - Sea World San Antonio offers WOH-PickOffer_02FREE admission to you and your family to both Sea World and Aquatica Water Park - more info on this program here!





WHAT ELSE TO DO 
IN SAN ANTONIO

Check out all the places we visited during our trip - 
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NOTE: All opinions and comments listed above are my own. Complimentary Admission tickets were provided to Tiff's Deals for review purposes.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FREEBIE! Hershey's Chocolate Candy Bar - 100% cashback! thru 8/26

Freebie Hershey's Coupon
Get 100% CASH back when you buy any  ONE (1) 1.55 oz. HERSHEY'S® Milk Chocolate bar.

Expires 8/26/15 - you must purchase this item by 8/26 and SCAN your reward card - or upload a photo of your receipt!



There are LOTS of other CASHBACK grocery items on Savings Star- many you purchase every week so might as well get cash for them!

Pillsbury Sweet Rolls CouponOld El Paso Coupon


Simply make sure your reward cards are registered thru Savings Star (it's free to use!)
There is a long list of national stores that participate, but locally (New Orleans) it is  - RITE AID - CVS - WINN DIXIE - Kmart  (you MUST purchase from one of these stores!)

You can also SCAN YOUR RECEIPT from any of these stores using the Savings Star app to upload your receipt:
Dollar General
Target
Family Dollar
Walmart 
Walgreens

1) Register your reward cards (it's free!) - 
 2) click "I want this" on this offer - (if you don't click I want this, you can't redeem offer)
3) scan your reward card at purchase -
Then after your purchase, Saving Star does all the work for you - behind the scenes!



Once you have $5 in your Savings Star account you can cashout (paypal, amazon.com, bank transfer, etc)



Want to learn more ways to save at the GROCERY?  
Check out all my Tips HERE!
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Monday, August 24, 2015

Ihop- $1 pancakes - August 25 from 7am-7pm only!


AT IHOP locations Nationwide - get a stack of 3 PANCAKES per person for $1.00!
Offer available from 7 am-7 pm only on August 25th!


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Sunday, August 23, 2015

San Antonio, TX - Double Decker Tour Bus for 2 people - $11 each!

 

 

Choose from Five Options

  • $22 for a double-decker bus tour for two (up to a $44 value)
  • $32 for a double-decker bus tour for a family of two adults and three children (a $65 value)
  • $42 for a double-decker bus tour for four (up to an $88 value)
  • $62 for a double-decker bus tour for six (up to a $132 value)
  • $82 for a double-decker bus tour for ten (a $190 value) 
CLICK HERE TO GET THIS DEAL! 

BONUS #1: Enter code UNLOCK20 to get an extra 20% off (valid thru 8/25)

Visitors hop on 50-minute tours departing every 20- to 30-minutes from the Alamo Plaza bus stop near the Menger Hotel, choosing whether to de-board at Market Square or HemisFair Park / Tower of the Americas stop. Tours run from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, and each ticket is valid for 24 hours.

 The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Ages 6 to 14 require child's ticket; under 5 is free.

City Sightseeing San Antonio


San Antonio's distinctive cityscape of modern marvels and ancient architecture unfurls before sight-seekers during City Sightseeing San Antonio's 50-minute tours. Visitors clamber aboard one of the company's fleet of candy-apple-red double-decker buses and listen along with pre-recorded commentary as a savvy driver escorts the group around the city. Among many other stops, The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum awaits budding Texas Ranger historians, and the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center satisfies the tastes of those who prefer Walker's impressionist phase. Though San Fernando Cathedral and the Spanish Governor's Palace takes natives and tourists alike into the past with centuries-old stone, the fast pace of Market Square brings them to the cacophonous now with working street artists and musicians backdropped by colorful stalls filled with clothing and produce.

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NOTE: The Bus stop is located across the street from the ALAMO - which is FREE to tour! Check out Tiff's Deals recent travel experiences to San Antonio, TX  - INFO COMING SOON!

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