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New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday 2012

The 2012 New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday runs from Friday, August 3 until midnight on Sunday, August 5. It’s just in time for back-to-school savings: the following items are exempt from New Mexico gross receipts tax during the tax holiday:

  • Clothing or shoes costing less than $100 per unit/per pair
  • School supplies under $30 per unit
  • Desktop, laptop, or notebook computers, including tablets, priced less than $1,000
  • Other computer hardware priced under $500 (such as a printer, mouse, keyboard, monitor, microphone, speakers, ink cartridges etc.) 
  • Handheld calculators under $200 per unit
  • Bookbags and school backpacks under $100 per unit

Exclusions include phones, cameras, PDAs, all MP3 players and iPods, games and computer games, and musical instruments. Those items are still taxable during the weekend.

The amount you save varies according to the gross receipts tax rate in your specific New Mexico location, but tax-free shopping is always good in my opinion! So if you have any qualifying items on your to-buy list, get out and shop this weekend, August 3 – 5, 2012.

See details on what you can buy tax-free and what you still have to pay tax on during the New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax Holiday at the link, where the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department has PDF files listing the various tax-free shopping items.

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Arby’s Sandwich 64 Cents: July 23

Arby’s celebrates its 48th anniversary this year, it was founded in 1964, and they’ve got a coupon on the Arby’s Facebook page to get a Roast Beef Classic Sandwich for 64 cents on Monday July 23, 2012.

On the Arby’s Facebook  page you’re instructed to scroll back on their timeline all the way to their founding date of 1964 to get the coupon, or you can select founded date on the Timeline at top, which is the easier way.  BUT, if this is all too confusing or if you’re not on Facebook at all, here’s the direct link to the printable  Arby’s coupon for a Roast Beef Classic Sandwich for 64 cents on July 23.

You’ll find Arby’s in New Mexico in many towns and cities, including Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, Farmington, Silver City, Alamogordo, Hobbs, Clovis, Gallup, and Las Vegas.

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Sipapu Free Fly Fishing Clinics

If you’re interested in learning the basics of fly fishing, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort holds a series of free fly fishing clinics this summer 2012.

The Sipapu free fly fishing clinics take place weekly on Saturdays from 10 am – 12 noon, with lessons by Taos professional fly fishing instructor and guide Dan Holden. The clinics are open to all, and will cover the basics of fly fishing, including how to use the equipment and how to cast.

Take your own equipment, or fly rods and reels will be available to borrow free of charge, thanks to Taos Fly Shop.

Although the clinics are free, participants aged 12 years or older WILL need a New Mexico fishing license. Current fees for NM fishing licenses start at $12 for one day for adults (whether New Mexico residents or not), or $5 for New Mexico resident juniors aged 12-17 for an annual licence, $8 for New Mexico resident seniors aged 65 – 69 for an annual license. Licenses are available for purchase at Sipapu’s store, which is probably the easiest option, or you can buy them online from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

If you want to stay over, a number of third night free lodging deals at Sipapu are available through October 17, 2012 , including the hotel, cabins, suites, and lodge.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort is located  20 miles southeast of Taos, about a 90-minute drive north of Santa Fe, 2.5 hours from Albuquerque.

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Chili’s Free Kids Meal Coupon May 7-9

Chili’s Grill and Bar fans with families will love this!

Use this Chili’s Kids Eat Free coupon to get a a free kid’s meal from May 7 – 9 when you buy an adult entree at participating locations. In fact, the coupon fine print says it’s valid for up to two kids’ meals per adult entree ordered. You can use multiple coupons per table, and the promotion is for children aged 12 and under

The coupon is valid from Monday May 7 to Wednesday May 9, 2012, and not all locations may be participating, so call ahead if you want to be sure.

New Mexico Chili’s are in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Farmington, Roswell,  Carlsbad, Clovis, Hobbs, and Espanola.

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Curves Club Free Week Pass

Update March 6: This offer has now expired/links removed. Subscribe to New Mexico on the Cheap by RSS or email for so you don’t miss out next time!

For a limited time, new visitors can get a free Curves one week guest pass to the Curves women-only fitness and weight-loss clubs. This offer is only for people new to Curves, to give you a chance to see if the Curves program is a good match for you, and there are no commitments or contracts.

Either use the deal for a free week guest pass on your first visit, or exchange it for a discount on membership. We’re not sure how long this deal is available, but it’s a “limited time” freebie, and they tend to pull these offers once a certain quantity have been claimed.

The Curves free week pass is valid at participating locations – inset your zip code at the link to find the nearest clubs.  New Mexico Curves clubs are in many locations, including Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, Espanola, Los Alamos, Silver City, Las Vegas, Farmington, Gallup, Alamogordo, Carlsbad, and Roswell.

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BOGO Free Chicken Sandwich at Burger King

This Burger King deal through March 5, 2012, is for a BOGO free Burger King Chicken Sandwich  at participating restaurants. No coupon is needed to get the freebie, just buy a Chicken Club Sandwich, Original Chicken Sandwich, or Italian Chicken Sandwich to get a second one totally free. You can combine the chicken sandwich choices however you want, the freebie is the sandwich or equal or lesser value.

New Mexico Burger King locations are in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Roswell, Farmington, Alamogordo, Espanola, Taos, Gallup, Silver City, Las Vegas NM, and many other hungry places.

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Subway Free Cookie: February 29

Subway’s free cookie deal is a sweet way to celebrate Leap Year!

Get a Subway Free Cookie on Wednesday February 29, 2012, with any purchase at participating Subway restaurants. The Subway freebie is limited to one per customer, while supplies last.

New Mexico Subway locations are (just about) everywhere: Albuquerque, Las Cruces,  Santa Fe, Roswell, Farmington, Alamogordo, Clovis, Carlsbad, Hobbs, Taos, Gallup, Silver City, Las Vegas, Espanola, and elsewhere.

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Santa Fe Trail Discount Golf for NM Residents

This is a super-discounted golf package for New Mexico residents to play all eight of the Santa Fe Trail courses for only $200. That’s 25 bucks per round, a very low par for these courses, and a saving of over $150.

Buy your  discounted Santa Fe Trail golf Twilight Pass for $200, and you can play all the courses once, on Monday to Thursday from 2 pm. The pass is valid for one year.

Participating golf courses are: Black MesaTowa, Paa-Ko Ridge, Twin Warriors, Sandia, UNM Championship, Santa Ana, and Isleta Eagle.

The Santa Fe Trail Golf deal conditions are very reasonable: You can only play each course once, and the pass is only valid on Monday to Thursday, for groups of no more than four players, and for tee times starting from 2 pm. Which still gives you plenty of time for a leisurely game.  Book tee times up to seven days in advance.

This golf deal really IS only for New Mexico Residents. Everyone else, you’ll just have to move here…  But green fees on the Santa Fe Trail courses are extremely competitive even at rack rate, compared to other national courses of similar quality, so check ‘em out anyway.

The eight Golf on the Santa Fe Trail courses are all in Northern New Mexico, and accessible from locations including Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, Espanola, and Los Alamos.

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Burger King Free Onion Rings: Feb 4-5, 2012

Burger King has a deal this weekend to get free Burger King Onion Rings on February 4 and 5, 2012, with no purchase needed and no coupons. The offer is for one value size serving of onion rings per person, per visit, but it excludes breakfast hours, so go in from lunch onwards. They’re serving up the freebies while supplies last at participating restaurants.

New Mexico Burger King locations are in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Roswell, Farmington, Alamogordo, Espanola, Taos, Gallup, Silver City, Las Vegas NM, and many other hungry places.

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Albuquerque Airport Parking Discounts

If you’re flying out of Albuquerque International Sunport, it’s worth checking out these airport parking deals and discount coupons. Both parking lots are just minutes from the airport.

Albuquerque Airport Parking deals are for their lot on on University Boulevard just south of Sunport Boulevard:

Or check out these three Park and Shuttle coupons for their lot at 2909 Yale Boulevard SE, just south of the Gibson intersection:

  • First day free when you park for three days or more
  • $1 off the daily rate coupon
  • $2 off the daily rate for long term parking, if you park for 14 days or more

Promos can’t be combined, so calculate which offer works out the best for you, depending on how many days you plan to stay at the airport.

You can rely on very frequent shuttles between both these airport parking facilities and Albuquerque International Sunport.

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