Everyone has been griping about the fees for checking bags. So the IHG group, which owns Holiday Inns and Crowne Plazas, came up with a solution. If you stay at one of their hotels worldwide for any two-night weekend, IHG will reimburse you for the cost of checking your bags. The value of this offer is $50, but you can take advantage of it every time you stay from now until the end of the year. Just use your Visa card to pay the bill.
Click HERE to learn more about IHG's offer.
Another great deal comes from Hotels.com, but you have to get moving. Book your stay by Monday and you can get a discount of up to 40 percent off.
Click HERE to learn more about the offer.
If you're staying home this weekend, you can get deep discounts on movie tickets at major chains by buying passes ahead of time from citydeals.com instead of buying directly. We're talking as much as 50 percent off – and you know how pricey movie tickets are these days.
Click HERE to visit citydeals.com
The only thing more intriguing than a sale is a freebie! Target and Bank of America are separately sponsoring free museum weekends in cities around the country. From the Spring Preserve in Las Vegas to the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H., and hundreds of cultural attractions in between.
Here are links to the freebies:
Click HERE for Target-sponsored events.
Click HERE to see free events for Bank of America cardholders.
MyCityMommy.com is a group of 31 women who regularly share great deals in their home cities, from shopping to groceries to travel and more. Click HERE to go to their website, search for your city and then imitate the experts for huge savings.
Don't see your city? You could be the next mommy blogger to share deals in your area with your community.
This Labor Day weekend, scores of online stores are offering even deeper discounts if you have a promo code to enter in the little box at checkout. Here are 15 hotties, and if you don't see your store here, just type the name of the store and words "promo code" or "coupon code" into a search engine and see if anything comes up.
Airbak: Get 10 percent off of your entire purchase! Use promo code: WGN.
Carters & Osh Kosh: Get 20 percent off when you order online and there is no minimum purchase. Use promo code: LABORDAY
Catherines.com: You can score $15-$25 off. PLUS accessories are buy one, get one half price. Avoid the $7 shipping fee by having your order shipped to any of their local stores such as Lane Bryant, Cacique, Fashion Bug or right to Catherine's. No promo code necessary.
Chadwicks: Take $25 off on orders of $75 or more and take $50 off orders of $150 or more. Use promo code CHAFF209
Gap: Take advantage of free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Use promo code: GAPSHIP50 at checkout.
Great Indoors: Take an extra 15 percent off regular & sale items plus take $20 off purchases of $150 or more. No need for a promo code.
Jos. A Banks: Take 60 percent off your 1st order and 70 percent off your 2nd order. Keep an eye out for items as low as $19.99. PLUS orders of $175 and more ship for FREE. No promo code needed.
Justice for Girls: Take 40 percent off your entire purchase through Labor Day. Use promo code 708.
Kohls: Get an extra 15 percent off your purchases over Labor Day weekend. Use promo code: LABORDAY