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  • Entertainment Coupon Books -- On Sale
  • Get the current Entertainment book now. If you like to save money, then the Entertainment coupon book is for you. Each book is tailored to dozens of major cities, with hundreds of buy one, get one free meals, 50% off hotel discounts, car rental and attraction coupons, and more. Coupons good until December 2020. Use one or two coupons, and the book pays for itself. A perfect gift! ++

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  • Newspaper subscription Why pay full price for delivery of your local newspaper (or the NY Times or the Wall Street Journal) when you can get them for up to 50% off the regular price . This offer is generally limited to new subscribers who are not currently receiving the paper. ++

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  • Stop paying full price and exorbitant ticketing fees when going to a ball game, concert or theatrical event. Score Big charges less than the face value of tickets, not more. And delivery of tickets is completely free. Save up to 60% now. ++

  • Get $25 Restaurant Certificates for $10 or less
  • Restaurant.comTo get an extra percent off the already discounted price of certificates, look for the promo code in the graphic on the left, if any. (At the beginning of the month, no discounts are usually offered because the supply of certificates has just been replenished.) Enter that code at checkout. You will get a $25 certificate for only $10 minus that percent off the $10 price. So, for example, if the extra discount on the left is 50%, you pay only $5 for a $25 certificate. That is the deal at Certificates are delivered quickly by email, so they are a perfect last minute gift idea. Each participating restaurant sets up its own rules. There may be a $35 minimum purchase before the certificate is subtracted from the bill, for example. Or it may be for dinner only, or for a certain number of people (usually at least two). Certificates sell out as the end of the month draws near. ++

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  • half If you live in (or plan to visit) Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Orange County, San Jose, Chicago, Washington, DC, New York, Boston, or Las Vegas, you can join a free club that offers half price tickets (plus a service charge) to major and minor plays and other live events. Sign up here free to view offerings. ++

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  • Books sales don't get much better than this. Over 2000 books are 50% - 90% off publishers' list price, and shipping is surprisingly inexpensive. ++

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