Chick-fil-A: September Calendar Card Deal

022If you purchased or received the Chick-fil-A calendar for 2014 and have used your card to redeem for FREE offers, then you quickly made your $6 back. Our family purchased four cards for our family because we love Chick-fil-A.

With the September calendar card deal of a FREE breakfast entrée and a large Coca-cola drink, my children and I headed to Chick-fil-A on Friday morning. Having worked really hard this week, we were able to take Friday off.

We spent the day making a quick doctor’s visit before heading to Chick-fil-A for breakfast. Mr. 9 ordered a sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit while the girls chose Chick-fil-A biscuits, and I selected the chicken, egg, and cheese bagel. Yum! The drinks were huge but came in handy while playing with our friends for 4 hours at the park.

Though you may not get to make a special outing out of the September calendar card deal, you can redeem your offer for a FREE breakfast entrée and a large Coca-cola drink. Just remember, your offer must be redeemed by September 30, 2014, as the deal will reset on October 1. Happy planning!

Question: What is your favorite breakfast option at Chick-fil-A?

Chick-fil-A: June Calendar Card Deal – FREE Mystery Offer

Chick-fil-A: June Calendar Card Deal – FREE Mystery Offer

Photograph Credit: Chick-fil-A

June is almost at a close. If you have your Chick-fil-A Calendar Card and have not redeemed your June deal, then you still have until Monday to get your mystery offer.

With a new sandwich offering, Chick-fil-A chose the grilled chicken sandwich complete with lettuce and tomato. The mystery offer also includes a large drink.

When our family headed out to Chick-fil-A last week, Paul, Mr. 9, and I received the new offer. Though it was good, the new sandwich does not trump the original Chick-fil-A sandwich.

The FREE Chick-fil-A grilled chicken sandwich with the large drink offer is only valid through Monday, June 30, 2014, with your activated Calendar Card. Happy savings!

Question: What is your favorite entrée at Chick-fil-A?

Our Family Lunch for $3.24

Our Family Lunch for $3.24These weather patterns are throwing off my body. From freezing cold and snowy days last week to temperatures in the low 70s today, I’m getting confused on when to wear long-sleeved outfits. The forecast for tomorrow is back to a high of 40.

Besides trying to figure out my wardrobe, my sinuses are having difficulty adjusting. I go from a pressure headache to constantly blowing my nose. I’m getting worn out, so I’m resting more, drinking lots of water, and relaxing. Thus far, it is working to help me stay healthy.

In relaxing with my family last week, Paul, Miss 3, and I visited Mr. 8 and Miss 6 at school. We purchased our family lunch for $3.24 and received 5 personal pan pizzas and 4 stuffed pizza rollers. What a deal!

Four FREE Personal Pan Pizzas

Our two older children participate in the Book It reading program at their school. When they reach their monthly reading goal (set by their teacher), they receive a coupon for a FREE one-topping personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. As our local Pizza Hut accepts multiple coupons at one time, we used 4 coupons to receive four FREE personal pan pizzas.

FREE Stuffed Pizza Rollers

By signing up for e-mail updates and offers, I had an anniversary with Pizza Hut. To thank me, Pizza Hut sent me a coupon for a FREE order of stuffed pizza rollers with any online food purchase.

$3.24 Personal Pan Pizza

Since we needed one more pizza and an online food purchase, we chose another personal pan pizza for $3. With tax, our total came to $3.24.

Pizza Hut Tips

Since I ordered 2 cheese personal pan pizzas that incur an additional charge for the cheese, I placed two online orders. The first order was the 4 personal pan pizzas, and the second order was the 1 personal pan pizza and the stuffed pizza rollers.

By splitting up the orders according to the coupons used, the first order totaled FREE, and the second order came to $3.24.

In stretching our dollars, we combined the Book It rewards with an anniversary coupon to feed our family of 5 a pizza lunch costing $3.24. At a price of $.65 per person, we got a steal of a deal.

As you combine rewards, coupons, and promotions, the savings will pile up. Though money is tight for many, the key is finding combinations of discounts to stretch your dollars. Happy savings!

Question: How are you saving during these crazy winter temperatures?

Attractions Books for $15 or $20 each

Attractions Books for $15 or $20 each

Photograph Credit: Attractions Dining and Value Guide

In finishing our Scheduling 2014 series yesterday, we focused on feeding our families. One fabulous find for our family has been our Attractions Dining and Value Guide.

In October of 2013, I paid $20 and purchased the 2013 Attractions book and received the 2014 Attractions book for FREE.

Having never used these books, I wanted to try them out. Well, I’m impressed. The book contains high valued coupons for a combined savings over $6,000.

Last year, we used coupons for FREE pizza, FREE meals, FREE desserts, and FREE entertainment. Though we did not use half of the coupons in the 2013 book, I definitely saved more than $20 on the savings used.

Each book is designed for your local area in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina with all offers valid until December 31, 2014. The coupons include places for formal dining, casual dining, informal dining, and fun. In addition to the coupons within the book, you can register your book online for additional savings.

While supplies last, all Attraction books are $5 off their regular price. As the books are either $20 or $25 depending on your area, you can purchase Attractions books for $15 or $20 each. When we purchased ours, I purchased a second set for my in-laws as these books make great gifts.

We keep our book in our vehicle. I have found that when our plans change, I turn to these coupons to feed our family without paying full price. These options are great for date nights, family nights, and going out with friends. We also enjoy trying new places, and having a coupon encourages our adventurous tendencies.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the Attraction book, then check it out. You can even view the coupon savings before purchasing.

If you prefer ordering over the phone, call 1-800-897-1004, and the representative can answer any questions prior to purchasing. Happy savings while using time wisely with those you love!

Question: Do you use the Attractions books?

Chick-fil-A: Calendar Card

Chick-fil-A: Calendar Card Last year, our family purchased a Chick-fil-A calendar for $6 and then received another calendar as a Christmas gift from a neighbor.

As Paul and I carried our cards and used them each month when we visited Chick-fil-A, we found the cards a great addition for our family.

This year, we purchased 4 calendars at $6 each which will save us all year long. When we combine a FREE family activity using our current membership with our Chick-fil-A calendar card freebies, we stretch our dollars and extend our family activity into a meal or snack.

For the details, each calendar card, located inside a plastic packet on the front page of each calendar, needs to be activated. Since we have 8-10 different e-mail accounts, we did not have an issue using a different e-mail address for each card.

Also, the monthly freebie is only good from the start of that month until the end of that month. So, the January offer of a FREE medium bowl of soup is valid from January 1 – 31, 2014.

We tried the chicken tortilla soup and found it a bit spicy. Now to clarify, our family does not care for fiery dishes, and the Chick-fil-A advertisements warn that it has a kick. We took a risk and tried it. It was good, but we needed part of a sandwich to squelch the sting. Yes, we are wimps when it comes to spice, but we make a mean mild chili. 😉

When we use the other 3 cards this month, we will opt for the Hearty Breast of Chicken soup as it will probably be more to our liking. Thankfully, most of the offers give customers a choice. The list of offers for the Chick-fil-A calendar card is as follows:

2014 Chick-fil-A Calendar Card Offers

        • January: Medium bowl of soup
        • February: Large waffle potato fries
        • March: Fan favorite classic entrée
        • April: Large Coca-Cola soft drink of your choice
        • May: Entrée salad of your choice
        • June: Mystery offer
        • July: Small hand-spun milkshake
        • August: Large Coca-Cola soft drink of your choice
        • September: Any breakfast entrée, plus large Coca-Cola soft drink of your choice
        • October: Large Coca-Cola soft drink of your choice
        • November: Mystery offer
        • December: Spicy chicken sandwich

This year, there are some different options. For example, the March fan favorite is via a vote. When registering each card, the cardholder gets one vote. At the time I voted, the Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich was winning among 8-piece nuggets and 3-piece chicken strips.

Side Note: Ordering a 3-piece chicken strip entrée with 2 buttered and toasted buns will net you 2 Chick-fil-A sandwiches at about half the price. 😉

Another new option is the mystery offers. As Chick-fil-A communicates via the e-mail address provided at the time of registration, they will probably send information about that offer closer to that month.

For the FREE Coca-Cola drinks, most Chick-fil-A’s will give you whatever drink you want, even a sweet tea. 😉 If you prefer to swap out your offer for another, just ask. Some stores allow it while others do not.

As our family loves the family events at our local Chick-fil-A locations which include crafts, puppets, balloons, food, and games, we get much use out of our Chick-fil-A calendar cards. If you have your Chick-fil-A calendar card, be sure to register it, and then get your FREE bowl of soup on or before January 31, 2014. Happy savings!

Question: Have you tried the Chick-fil-A calendar card?