Deals Diva: Rainbow Loom, Costco, shipping, pizza

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

  • Get a Costco Membership for $55 that comes with $50 in coupons including a free rotisserie chicken, a free 48-pack of batteries, a free case of water, and more. They have lots of discounted gift cards too that we'll talk about in the next segment.
    Click here for details
  • Check online to see how much it will cost to ship via the major carriers. You can enter the size and weight of the box you're shipping and where it's going to find out the least expensive shipping option for you.

    The LEAST expensive shipping option is pretty much always going to be free shipping from a store directly to the recipient.
  • Amazon has a deal going right now that will get you $5 off your purchase of $35 or more. Just head over here to tell them what you're hoping for this holiday season. Every five bucks helps!
  • The Rainbow Loom is a HOT toy this holiday season and you can get a free package of 600 bands when you buy one at Michael's right now. Michael's also has their Christmas decorations on sale for 70% off right now!
  • Build a Bear is offering select animals for just $8 right now online and you'll get free shipping on your purchase of $25+!
  • This is a crazy busy time of year and the it's hard to find time to cook. The Papa Murphy's location on 16th Street and Glendale is offering a FREE pepperoni, sausage, or cheese pizza to the first 25 people in line and a free mini-murph pizza-making kit to the first 25 kids in line on Saturday. They open at 10 a.m.
  • Safeway has select gift card multipacks on sale for 15% off. That could mean three $10 gift cards to the iTunes store for $25.50. Check out your store to see all of the participating cards.
  • At Oreganos, spend $100 on gift card, get a bonus $20 card.
  • Spend $100 on gift cards at any of the Fox Restaurant Concepts, get a bonus $20 card.
  • At Pei Wei, get a free small entree when you buy a $25 gift card.
  • At Sam's Club, everyone is welcome this weekend (December 13th, 14th, and 15th) with or without a membership. They have great discounted gift card deals too.
  • Scottsdale Quarter is offering a free massage or facial worth $149 at the Westin Kierland when you spend $500 or more at two or more stores or restaurants in a single day. Head over here for more information. You could score gift card bonus deals along with the free massage or facial.
  • Shop Desert Ridge and spend $250 in a single day to get two free tickets to see Disney on Ice. Head over here for instructions on how to pick up your tickets.




Deals Diva Alicia Markham has one goal -- to help you live life better for less.

"I only post deals I truly love and would buy or participate in myself," she says.

A stay-at-home mom of two, Markham describes herself as frugal and says she is passionate about saving money. She wants to help you hang on to your hard-earned dollars, too.

"I think it's so important to save without sacrificing your quality of life," she says.

Markham's blog won Phoenix Magazine's Best of the Valley recognition in 2011 and 2012.

If there's a deal to be had, Markham will find it and share it with you.

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