Frugal families are always on the lookout for money-saving tips, websites and news flashes. Here are some great deals available to families in the Triangle area:
Triangle Mom2Mom has an extensive list of “Free Eats”, restaurants where kids can eat for free, such as Ragazzi’s in Raleigh and Garner, where kids eat free on Sunday until 4 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree, Simon’z in Angier where kids eat free every Tuesday with an adult entree, good ol’ Hooters where kids eat free all day Sunday with an adult entree, and Moe’s Southwest Grill on Tuesday evenings offers a free meal for kids 12 and under with an adult entree. Other restaurants include Denny’s, Lone Star Steakhouse, Bear Rock Cafe, Cici’s Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Carolina Brewery, Remington Grill, Sweet Tomatoes, Jason’s Deli and many more. For the complete list of restaurants and weekly “free-eats” specials, click here.
For those in Raleigh who may not be aware, the Carmike Cinemas on Blue Ridge Rd. in Raleigh, otherwise known as Blue Ridge 14 Cinemas or the $1.50 theater, has great “in-between”–between original release and dvd release–movies for only $1.50 a person. Now showing: Where the Wild Things Are, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Fantastic Mr. Fox, G-Force and more. This link from Raleigh.OhSoHandy.com shows all the $1.50 movie times and listings.
AAA Carolinas offers a significant discount to members who are interested in visiting Biltmore Estate. Save up to $10 on adult tickets; child’s ticket (9 and younger) are free with paying adult. AAA Carolinas also offers discounts on lodging and car rental.
For those planning a wedding this year, Raleighweddingplanner.blogspot offers some great tips on saving money and cutting costs everywhere from your bar tab to invitations to chair rentals, DJ’s and more.
Finally, don’t forget about your discount food stores in the area. According to a senior-member post on City-Data.com/Raleigh, “The new Aldi that is opening up in Cary is sending out coupons — $5 off a $30.00 order. I got one in the mail yesterday that had two $5.00 off coupons, one for one week and one for the next. I’m definitely going to check it out!”
Update: Jason Lee from Morrisville, NC, just emailed me this information: “Here is another website you may find interesting: http://coupondivas.com/kids-eat-free
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