Hot Deal on Enjoy The City Books!

This is a super hot MONEY MAKER deal on the Enjoy The City books!  There are Enjoy The City coupon books available for the whole country and you can see what coupons are in each local book here.  The books regularly retail for $20 each, but you can grab FIVE books right now for just $29 with free shipping when you use promo code SPRING at checkout.  Since I live on state line between Florida and Alabama there are actually two local books that I can choose from and each one has four of these $5/$30 Winn Dixie coupons inside.  Because my local Publix considers Winn Dixie a competitor I can also use these coupons at Publix.  With five books I can get a total of $100 off grocery purchases and the coupons don't expire until the end of December!

Last time these were on sale I bought five of the Baldwin County Alabama books and we've already used a number of the restaurant coupons inside, plus we're taking the kids to the Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile on Thursday and two of them will get in free with coupons found in the book.  Today I just bought five of the Pensacola, Florida books and I'm sure we'll use some of the Sam's Fun City coupons this summer in addition to lots of the restaurant coupons.   The best part is that all I have to do is use the grocery coupons to actually make $71 back on this deal.  Any additional coupons we use will just be more money back in our pockets!  Hurry over to get your books – this deal ends on April 2nd and orders are limited to 25 books.


Saving with Entertainment Books?

A few years ago, I discovered what I thought was the most amazing thing in the world – an entertainment coupon book. My little brother was selling them as part of a fundraiser for only $25, and it had thousands and thousands of dollars worth of coupons – a broke college kid’s dream! I bought the book, and made it my goal to use as many of the coupons as humanly possible over summer vacation.

Everywhere I went, for the entire break, I brought this coupon book. I would recommend places to eat with my friends, stores to buy clothes from, and where to go bowling and laser-tagging. Having the entertainment book made me feel good about spending money, like I was doing myself a favor by racking up the savings. But then after my summer ended and it was time to buy my textbooks for the fall, I realized that the summer had run me completely out of money.

Entertainment books can go one of two ways. Either you take the coupons to things you regularly do, and save money instead of spending. If you’re one to go out often, then this coupon book is an investment, and definitely something to get your hands on. The OTHER scenario is that because you have a coupon, you eat 50% off food, go on BOGO rock climbing trips, and get discounted designer shoes, when without the coupon book, you wouldn’t have done these things. Let me tell you, ladies and gentlemen, 20% off of a $50 restaurant bill still leaves you with a $40 bill, often $40 that you weren’t really planning on spending.

So before praising yourself for being so financially responsible when investing in an entertainment book, take a minute to think what you are going to do with it. If you really love going out and do it regularly, definitely use the chance to save. But if you’re like me, and the coupons may cause you to impulse buy, skip the book, or at least hold yourself to pre-set rules (only one dinner out per week, I will not buy any more sunglasses, etc). This will help you to be honest with yourself, and make yet another step into being financially smart and secure.


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