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.
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
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
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
If you’re visiting Ruidoso, check out these Ruidoso coupons for discounts on lodgings, attractions, dining and shopping. The coupons may vary over time, but right now I’m seeing:
- $1 discount on Hubbard Museum of the American West adult admission
- The Village Buttery free tea or cookie when you buy a meal
- Blue Gem 20% discount on shopping
- Cozy Cabins stay two nights and get the third night free
- West Winds Lodge stay three nights and get the fourth night free in condos or cabin rooms
The Inn of the Mountain Gods coupon for a free appetizer or dessert when you buy two entrees at Smokey B’s looks great until you see the VERY tiny type: You must be a member of the Apache Spirit Club to use it. So don’t waste time printing that coupon out unless you are!
Find the current Ruidoso coupons – the expiry dates vary, but many are valid through 2012.
The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino near Ruidoso is a pretty spectacular place to stay, set on a lake with great views of Sierra Blanca. The AAA Four Diamond resort is owned by the Mescalero Apache Tribe, which also runs Ski Apache.
Current Inn of the Mountain Gods lodging deals include:
- Valentines Packages are available for stays throughout the month of February, 2012, but they must be booked by February 8. The packages start at $149 for one night on Sunday to Thursday in a superior or luxury room, including champagne and six red roses.
- A Great Escape $99 package for stays through April 30, 2012. The package includes a one night stay, breakfast buffet for two people, and two free margaritas in Wendell’s Lounge.
- A Ski Apache package until March 1, 2012. When you book a three night stay, you get the fourth night free, plus two free adult lift tickets. Use the promo code SEASON when booking and note there are some blackout dates.
Book online at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort or call 1-800-545-9011.
Inn of the Mountain Gods is located on the Mescalero Apache Reservation, just a few minutes outside Ruidoso, New Mexico.
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.
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.
Two restaurant gift card deals are available only on Cyber Monday, November 28, 2011, for customers buying gift cards online.
Denny’s Cyber Monday Deal gives shoppers a free $5 Denny’s gift card with the purchase of a $20 gift card at Dennys.com. Buying a Denny’s gift card worth $20 or more on Cyber Monday also brings the chance to win a $500 Denny’s gift card.
Del Taco is doubling its free food perks on Cyber Monday only, with the purchase of Del Taco gift cards online. So, for example, if you buy a $15 gift card, they’ll give you 4 free chicken soft tacos, instead of the usual two. With a $25 gift card, the freebie is 2 Combo Meals. Other card values and freebies are also up for grabs. The offer is only for online purchases of Del Taco gift cards. In New Mexico, you’ll only find Del Taco at four locations in Albuquerque and in Los Lunas.
We’ll soon have a list of other restaurant gift card deals, ongoing through the holiday season!
Get a free Starbucks holiday drink when you buy one holiday drink between 2 – 5 pm each day from Thursday November 17,until November 20.
The selection of drinks includes Eggnog Latte, Caramel Brulee Latte, Gingerbread Latte, Peppermint Mocha and the new skinny Peppermint Mocha. The Starbucks holiday drink BOGO free offer is available at participating locations, no coupon required. That’s certainly put me in the mood for the holidays even though I’m not sure I want to share the free drink with a friend…