February 22, 2013 |
Hotel discounter Jetsetter has put a bunch of top New York City hotels on sale this spring. For example, rooms at the Thompson LES start at $195 a night, but not for very long. The deal: Jetsetter's New York on Sale offers a pretty low rate for this Lower East Side hotel that's close to the East Village and Soho. Check the Jetsetter online booking calendar to see the discount rates and receive another 10% off at checkout by using the promotion code "JET2NYC. " Note that this deal doesn't involve a voucher; the date you reserve is the date you get. When: The offer is good through Tuesday, for stays through April 15, based on availability.
February 20, 2013 |
Pack heat and eat cheap. That could be the motto at All Around Pizzas and Deli, a Virginia Beach, Va., pizza shop offering 15% discounts to customers who show up with their guns or their concealed-carry permits. Owner Jay Laze, who was looking for a way to boost sales, said he heard about a frozen yogurt shop in Utah doing a bring-a-gun, get-a-discount deal and decided to, well, give it a shot. “The news made it all the way to Virginia,” Laze said. “And I wondered why nobody here was doing it.” Since he started the deal Friday, Laze said, he's seen about six times as many customers as usual and an array of guns - the first customer brought in an AK-47.
February 18, 2013 |
Teddy Roosevelt slept here, and so did Jimmy Carter . It's the landmark Renaissance Blackstone Hotel Chicago , which honors U.S. presidents and President's Day with a quirky room discount: If you share your birthday with a president, any president, pay your age for a night's stay -- whether you're 35 or 105. The deal: I found a list of birthdays for the 44 men who have served as president. (I share a birthday with Harry Truman.) You have to stay the night of your birthday to take advantage of the deal.
February 5, 2013 |
Jaclyn Shanfeld moves from garment to garment with the unbridled joy of a little girl rummaging in her mother's closet. From the "wall of Chanel" Shanfeld retrieves a light pink and lavender jacket that once fetched $3,200 but was priced for resale at $750. She shows off the unmarked soles of a pair Nicholas Kirkwood boots, originally purchased for $1,500 that are now offered for $700. She unveils a sheer black, sleeveless Alaia gown bought for a special occasion - but never worn.
February 4, 2013 |
Amazon.com, looking to spur Valentine's Day gift buying, is cutting the price of its 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet by as much as 10%. The Seattle-based online retailer on Monday said it was knocking $30 off the tablet's Wi-Fi versions and $50 off its 4G-capable units. To get the discount, which lasts through Friday, users have to enter "FIRELOVE" as a promotional code during checkout. The discount marks down the Wi-Fi version of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD to $269 for the 16-gigabyte model and $339 for the 32-gigabyte model.
February 4, 2013 |
Consumers bludgeoned by record high average gasoline prices in each of the past two years are demanding deals, discounts and loyalty program perks when they buy gasoline. That's according to a new study by the NPD Group, which says that gasoline retailers need to respond if they want to keep their business. “Clearly fuel discounts are a game-changer in today's market,” says David Portalatin, NPD motor fuels industry analyst. Portalatin added, “Whether or not fuel marketers implement a discount program, it is imperative that they create value for the consumer in some aspect of the purchase occasion - whether price, quality, rewards, or some other attribute of the purchase experience.” This represents a significant change in consumer thinking about gasoline prices, according to experts.
January 28, 2013 |
With 104 inches of snow falling in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon during December and more since the start of the new year - for a total of 15-plus feet - it's been a grand start to 2013 at Snowbird outside Salt Lake City. So, officials are celebrating with a January White Sale , with discounts on its lodging packages. Here are three examples: The Ski Free & Stay the Fifth Night for Free deal has rates starting at $125 a night for bedroom and studio units. The offer is valid until March 31. The Early Week Stay & Ski package has rates beginning at $119 a night.
January 25, 2013 |
LA JOLLA - On a day ideal for ducks and lawns, the most famous Commodore in pro golf kept smiling and kept his head above water. Brandt Snedeker, the pride of Vanderbilt and the defending champion in this week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, went low on Thursday and high on Friday. That added up to a 65-75, left him with a four-under par total and didn't make a dent in that ever-present smile. If he is, someday soon, to become the face of the PGA Tour, they may need to change the logo from a swing to a grin.
January 25, 2013 |
99 Cents Only Stores Inc. said its family management team has left the deep discounter, one year after the family-run business was acquired. Los Angeles private equity firm Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board bought the retailer in a deal that closed in January 2012 and took the firm private. When the chain announced the deal, valued at about $1.6 billion, it said the family management team would remain in place. But the City of Commerce company said this week that Chief Executive Eric Schiffer, Chief Administrative Officer Jeff Gold and Executive Vice President of Special Projects Howard Gold "are no longer employed by the company.
January 17, 2013 |
January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (who knew?) and to celebrate the occasion, the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is offering novices a deal. Visitors to Southern Nevada who prefer the slopes to the slots can find excellent ski conditions in the Spring Mountains, about an hour's drive northwest of the Las Vegas Strip. The “Get Started” package is available to beginners 13 or older. The four-day offer is priced at $199 and includes group lessons, lift tickets and equipment rental each of the four days.