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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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Los Alamos Free Summer Concerts

The annual Gordons’ Concerts series of free music concerts in various parks around Los Alamos has returned for the summer through September 15, 2012.

The Los Alamos free concerts take place on Friday evenings at 7 pm, with music ranging from classic rock to world rhythms, from bebop to bluegrass. There is no admission charge, just turn up to enjoy the free music concerts and have a dance, or take a lawn chair and chill out, enjoying the sunset and views! Forthcoming concerts are:

June 15: The Police Experience at Ashley Pond

June 22: Guy Forsyth Band at Ashley Pond

June 29: Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express at Pajarito Ski Hill

 Find the Los Alamos Gordons’ Concerts schedule for the rest of the summer plus maps to the venues.

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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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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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Papa John’s Super Bowl Free Pizza & Pepsi (if the coin toss is heads!)

In Papa John’s Pizza offer for Super Bowl Sunday, anyone registered for the Papa Rewards online customer loyalty program will get a Papa John’s Super Bowl freebie if the coin toss for the game on February 5 lands on heads. Papa Rewards members will all receive a large one-topping pizza and a 2-liter Pepsi Max.

To qualify, you have to register for the Papa Rewards program by 6 pm ET (4 pm Mountain Time) on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2012.

The Papa Rewards program awards pizza lovers 1 point for every $5 spent in an online order at papajohns.com, and you get a free large pizza with up to three toppings once you hit 25 points.

New Mexico Papa John’s locations include Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Farmington, Silver City, Gallup, and Alamogordo.

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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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