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Wear A Costume To Krispy Kreme On Halloween, Get A Free Doughnut

Krispy Kreme Free DoughnutsMmmmm, this is a sweet deal!

Wear a costume to a participating Krispy Kreme location on Halloween, October 31, 2013 and get a FREE doughnut.

No coupon necessary!

Participating locations in the St. Louis area are: 10990 W. Florissant Ave., 6935 S. Lindbergh and 1871 Bowles Ave. in Fenton.

Cheap: Halloween Events For Kids At Michaels

Looking for some cheap fun for the kids to do for Halloween?

Check out these cheap make-it take-it events this week at Michaels:

  • Thursday, Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m., Halloween visor/mask
  • Friday, 6-8 p.m., clay pot decorating
  • Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., duck tape pail or tote.

Purchase of the visor, clay pot and pail or tote is required. The events are suitable for children age 2 and up.

In the St. Louis area, Michael’s stores are located in Ballwin, Brentwood, Chesterfield, Des Peres, Fenton, Florissant, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St. Louis and Wentzville.



Arrr! Talk Like A Pirate 9/19/12 And Get A Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut

Be you beauty or bilge rat, talk like a pirate at any participating Krispy Kreme location on Sept. 19, 2012 and you’ll get a free doughnut.

Want to up the ante? Dress like a pirate and Krispy Kreme will give you a dozen doughnuts free!

It’s all in celebration of Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Don’t know how to talk like a pirate? Learn the lingo here. 

You can check the participating locations which include St. Louis and Fenton here.

Free: Mini Waffle Sundae At Maggie Moo's Tomorrow

Here’s a sweet treat:

Tomorrow, Sept. 28, you can get a free mini waffle sundae at participating Maggie Moo locations. The freebie is available from 3-6 p.m.

You can check the participating locations. It looks like the Maggie Moos in Ellisville, Fenton and Ladue are participating.

Free: Tea At McAlister's Deli Today, July 28--Plus A Chance To Vote For St. Louis To Honor St. Charles Girl


Could the timing be any better?

The temp is expected to hit 101 degrees today so free tea sounds GREAT!

That’s what McAlister’s Deli is offering today–free tea. Limit: one per customer.

And while you’re at McAlister’s cast your vote for St. Louis in the Tea Town USA contest–or do it online at the Tea Freak’s website. The city’s with the most votes win up to $7,500 for their favorite charity.  (Hint: Vote for St. Louis, not a specific McAlister’s location.)

Local supporters are hoping to win one of the contest’s cash prizes for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to honor Kayla Thorton, a St. Charles girl who passed away of the disease in May.

Read Kayla’s story.

In the St. Louis area you will find McAlister’s Delis in Ballwin, Clayton, Creve Coeur, Des Peres, Fenton, St. Charles and South County in Missouri and Fairview Heights and Shiloh in Illinois.


Living Social: Unlimited Mini Golf For A Year For $25 At Swing-A-Round Fun Town

If you like mini golf, you’ll love this deal from Living Social–a pass for one year of unlimited mini golf (a $60 value) for $25 from Swing-A-Round Fun Town.  There are two Swing-A-Round Fun Town locations-335 Skinker in Fenton and 3541 Veterans Memorial in St. Charles. You have until the wee hours on Friday to buy the deal.

The fine print: Limit 1 per person per visit • May be used over multiple visits • Voucher valid for location purchased for only • Mini-golf space may be limited • Other conditions apply • Promotional value expires on April 29, 2012

Food For Less Matches Other Dollars Off Total Purchase Coupons Today

Food For Less in Fenton is doing a coupon match today. An ad on the company’s website says: “We will gladly honor Shop’n Save “Dollars Off Total Purchase” Coupons or Offers! * Just bring in the published “Dollars Off Total Purchase” offer or coupon and we will match it.”  Food For Less is at 1200 New Sugar Creek Road At Hwy 30 in Fenton.

If you can get your hands on a Wednesday Post, it has Food For Less’ own coupon for $10 off a $50 or more purchase good only today. There’s a limit of one per customer transaction of $50 or more. Purchase excludes fresh milk, beer, wine, spirits, lottery, gift certificates, tobacco and sales tax.

Free Valentine's Card for Free Bowling at Brunswick

Here’s a chance to take your Valentine to the bowling alley–for free.  Just  download & print these free Valentine’s Day cards, each good for one free game of bowling at a Brunswick Bowling Center. The deal expires on February 28. Limit: one coupon per household. Shoe rental not included.

St. Louis area Brunswick Bowling Centers are located at 1254 Dougherty Ferry Road
Valley Park, 176 Four Seasons Shopping Center Chesterfield and 8070 Veterans Memorial Parkway, St. Peters.

Thanks to Jennifer Maciejewski, Atlanta on the Cheap