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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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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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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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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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National Parks Free: January 14 – 16

National Parks that usually charge admission fees are free for all visitors for this weekend, from January 14 – 16 2012.

The free entry to National Parks offers the chance to enjoy the great New Mexico outdoors over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

New Mexico National Parks that usually charge fees but are free on January 14-16 are:

If you’ll be out-of-state for the holiday weekend, find more than 100 US National Parks with free admission, listed by state or name.

For readers in northern New Mexico, note that Mesa Verde National Park, just over the border in Southwestern Colorado, is currently waiving its admission fee until March 3, 2012. After this period of free admission, the regular rate of $10 or $15 per vehicle applies, depending when you visit.

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Subway and Movie Ticket Deal

Get a $10 Subway gift card and two movie tickets for $24 for a limited time in a national deal. (Choose National when purchasing in the drop down box requesting the Deal City.)

The two movie tickets can be redeemed via Fandango for movie theaters with Fandango ticketing – there are dozens of New Mexico Fandango theaters so check the list to see if there’s one near you.

They’re calling the deal the 2 Footlongs and a Flick promotion, available via Saveology for a limited time, while supplies last. You need to select ‘National’ when purchasing, at the point when they request your deal city.

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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Give Free $10 Restaurant Certificates

Through December 25,  you can send free $10 Restaurant.com certificates to 40 different people each day. This is part of the annual Feed It Forward promotion (you have to scroll down at the link to see the Feed it Forward details and start emailing certificates.)

The offer allows you to send one gift to each person during the Restaurant.com Feed it Forward promotion. The certificates are sent to the recipient by email, to redeem from their choice of thousands of participating restaurants across the country.

There is usually a minimum spend in restaurants when using the certificates, so the recipient will have to pay a little even with the free $10 certificate, – it’s probably best to think of it as $10 off their check. Send up to 40 free $10 restaurant.com certificates every day until December 25, 2011 or until the $40 million worth of free restaurant certificates available in the offer have been sent.

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Free Wendy’s Burger for New Mexico Facebook Users

If you’re a member of Facebook, you can Like the Wendy’s New Mexico Facebook page to get a free Wendy’s burger coupon. The coupon is for a free W sandwich, the new offering from Wendy’s with patties, cheese, and fixings including a thousand island style dressing.

The Wendy’s coupon is valid until December 22, 2011, at participating Wendy’s in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Los Lunas, Gallup, Taos, Espanola, and Las Vegas, NM.

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New Mexico Ski Card

The New Mexico Ski Card for the 2011/2012 ski season costs $125 for 10 adult lift tickets to ski resorts in New Mexico and Colorado.

The New Mexico Ski Card is a deal from The American Lung Association in New Mexico, and for $125 you get one adult lift ticket for each of these ten Colorado or New Mexico ski areas:

  • Angel Fire Resort
  • Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
  • Taos Ski Valley (this is actually a two for one offer – buy one lift ticket at $75 and get another lift ticket free)
  • Red River Ski Area
  • Sipapu Ski Resort
  • Ski Cooper
  • Ski Apache
  • Sunlight Mountain Resort
  • Enchanted Forest Cross-Country
  • Monarch Mountain Ski Area

All the ski resorts have various blackout dates, with the exception of Enchanted Forest and Ski Cooper, neither of which (thank goodness) has any date restrictions.

You can only ski each destination once with the card, but even if the card is only used at a few of the New Mexico ski resorts, the savings are worth it. As an example, adult lift tickets at Angel Fire usually cost $64, and at Red River it’s $64.  Those two alone total $128, so by using the $125 New Mexico Ski Card to ski both, you save $3, and any other New Mexico ski resorts you get to are free icing on the cake!

Plus, it’s for a good cause as a fundraiser for The American Lung Association in New Mexico. There is a limit of 1,000 New Mexico Ski Cards for sale.

If you only plan to take to the slopes at a couple of NM ski resorts and ski those more frequently, it’s probably better to check their websites for ski deals.

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