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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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Starbucks Treat Receipt $2 Drinks to September 3

The Starbucks Treat Receipt promotion runs until Labor Day, 2012. 

If you make a purchase at Starbucks in the morning during the Starbucks Treat Receipt promotion, you can return on the same day after 2 pmwith your receipt to get a Grande sized cold drink for $2, plus applicable tax. That includes Frappuccinos, iced coffees and teas.

The offer is available daily at participating Starbucks locations, no coupon required, until September 3, 2012. And don’t blame us if you get the jitters from too much caffeine ;-)

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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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Starbucks Half Price Frappuccinos

Get half off Starbucks Frappuccinos in a promotion through May 13, 2012. 

If you buy a Starbucks Frappuccino between 3 pm and 5 pm during the Starbucks Happy Hour promo, you get 50% off the price at participating locations.

No coupon is required, and the offer runs every day until Sunday May 13, 2012.  And don’t blame us if you get the jitters from too much caffeine ;-)

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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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Starbucks Espresso Promotion BOGO Half Price

A Starbucks espresso promotion runs from March 8 and to March 14, 2012. 

If you buy a Starbucks espresso drink by 11 am on any day during the Starbucks Espresso Twice, Half the Price  promotion, you can return on the same day after 2 pm with your receipt to get half off any hot or iced espresso beverage.

The offer is available at participating Starbucks locations, no coupon required, from Thursday March 8 through Wednesday March 14, 2012.  And don’t blame us if you get the jitters from too much caffeine ;-)

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New Mexico Restaurant Week

New Mexico Restaurant Week 2012 runs through the month of March in a different city each week.

During the New Mexico Restaurant Week promotion, restaurants offer fixed price dinner menus for a flat rate.The menus are usually three courses with several choices in each course.  Some offer fixed price lunch menus too.

Santa Fe Restaurant Week is currently underway until March 11. Participating Santa Fe restaurants include Cowgirl BBQ ($19.95 dinner), Vanessie of Santa Fe ($35 dinner), The Palace Restaurant  ($30 dinner), Jambo Cafe ($19.95 dinner and $16.95 lunch), Restaurant Martin ($35 dinner / $20 lunch), El Farol ($29 dinner / $19 lunch), The Compound ($45 dinner), Geronimo ($45 dinner), and Anasazi Restaurant ($30 dinner and $20 lunch). You get a little extra at Santacafe – their $35 dinner includes a glass of Gruet sparkling wine or a sparkling cider plus tea or coffee. At Blue Corn Cafe, the dinner is $25 for TWO people!

Las Cruces Restaurant Week runs from March 11 – 18, with only one participating restaurant to date. The Double Eagle dinner menu is $29.95.

Albuquerque Restaurant Week is from March 18 – 25. Restaurants taking part include Jinja Bar & Bistro  ($21 dinner and $13 lunch at both Jinja locations), Artichoke Cafe ($35 dinner / $18 lunch), Scalo ($22.50 lunch), and Seasons Rotisserie & Grill ($30 dinner / $15 lunch). The St Clair Winery & Bistro $30 dinner menu includes wine samples with all three courses, and the dinner at Sandiago’s Mexican Grill at the Tramway is $20 PER COUPLE!

Taos Restaurant Week runs from March 25 – April 1.  Participating Taos restaurants include El Meze, ($35 dinner), and Doc Martin’s at the Taos Inn ($25 dinner). 

Restaurant reservations are recommended.

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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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