I’m a little late checking out the deals this morning because I just went to Menards with a friendly handyman named Tim. Yep, I scheduled a handyman through a daily deal and did not have the supplies on hand for him to do the job. Actually, I had a few jobs for him, but I didn’t know he would burn through them all in the first hour! So off we went on an hourlong shopping trip to get a sink that would take him 15 minutes to install, but oh well — thanks to you guys shopping through my Plum District link it didn’t cost me any cash.
One question before we begin, though — do you tip a handyman from a service? I guess I’ll offer because he is kindly going over his allotted time. (Of course, he wouldn’t have gone over if he hadn’t gotten lost on the way to Meanrds, but still.)
(Answer to my own question: Yep,it’s OK to tip your handyman. Tim was a good conversationalist on the drive to Menards and back — I would recommend Budget Right Handyman if you are looking for that type of service.)
COUPONS AND DISCOUNTS
- Don’t forget it’s Free Pancake Day at IHOP. I think I’m gonna bring my 2-year-old there for lunch.
- Through today, use coupon code MEMORIES at Restaurant.com to take 80% off, making most $25 vouchers just $2. Don’t worry if your favorite restaurant is sold out — they’re sure to have another coupon code next month. Most $25 vouchers have historically cost $10 on Restaurant.com, but lately I’ve noticed many of them priced higher. Is this a trend, or is it just that the restaurants I like are the ones charging more?
- Through today only, get 25% off and free shipping at Lands’ End. Online, use coupon code BUDDY and PIN 2140. In store, print this email and make sure it has the bar code.
- Take 20% off everything at Eddie Bauer, plus get free shipping on purchases of $99 or more, with coupon code SPRINT99.
- Take $30 off a $100 purchase at Coldwater Creek, through Wednesday only, with coupon code WFH5677.
- Reserve a video game online for Redbox, and get the first day of rental free. Offer good through March 1.
- Through tomorrow, Feb. 29, only, get a photo mug for $6.50 shipped from Snapfish. Use coupon code MUGS11. (Hey, I think my husband is going to get a present sent to his new office.)
- I am always tempted by daily deals for horseback riding. Today Living Social offers an hourlong lesson for kids or adults for just $20 apiece, in Hampshire — can you say Mother/Daughter Date?
- Then again, I am more tempted by any deal that offers to supervise one of my kids for three hours at a price of $11-$15 total. What, they get to paint? Sure, whatever. Too bad this Artisticology place is in West Dundee, though. That sounds far.