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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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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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Free IHOP Pancakes: February 28

Get free pancakes on IHOP’s National Pancake Day,  Tuesday February 28, 2012, between 7 am and 10 pm.

IHOP is giving customers a free short stack of three buttermilk pancakes on February 28, with no coupon necessary, although they’d like it if you made a donation to Children’s Miracle Network.

You can also request a free IHOP Celebrity Wake-Up Call, for a phone reminder of the free pancakes on National Pancake Day February 28. Celebrities to choose from include Marie Osmond, Twilight star Boo Boo Stewart, Miss America 2012, NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young, American Idol star David Archuleta and more.

The IHOP National Pancake Day offer is limited to one free short stack per person, at participating restaurants for dine-in only.

New Mexico IHOP locations include Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Farmington, Roswell, Alamogordo, Hobbs, Clovis, and Carlsbad.

 

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Roswell Free Movies

The Roswell Museum and Art Center runs an International Winter Film Series, with free admission to all.  They do however accept donations. The series continues this February 2012, and the next two Roswell Museum and Art Center free movies both start at 7 pm and both are PG rated:

  • Thursday, February 9 at 7 pm: Agatha and the Storm, a comic Italian film with English subtitles, about a woman who owns a bookstore in Genoa.
  • Thursday, February 16 at 7pm: Rabbit Proof Fence. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this Australian movie, although I haven’t seen it yet. It’s meant to be very uplifting, but a bit of a tear-jerker, so take your Kleenex!

The Roswell Museum and Art Center is a beautiful space with some terrific art collections, and museum admission is free. Current opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm, and just the afternoon from 1 – 5 pm on Sunday and holidays.  Location: 11th and Main Streets next to the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, in downtown Roswell, New Mexico.

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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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