On The Border Saturday Sunday $12.99 Fiesta Trio

May 8, 2021

Saturday and Sunday are $12.99 Fiesta Trio days at On The Border! Enjoy a cup of chicken tortilla soup or house salad, plus sizzling mesquite-grilled chicken fajitas and two sopapillas or a Border Brownie sundae. Served with Mexican rice and your choice of beans. The Fiesta Trio gives you three south of the border favorites for one great price. Available all day Saturday and all day Sunday for just $12.99. At this price, you can afford to bring the entire family!

Offer valid weekends only for a limited time at participating locations. Available for dine-in and to-go orders. Not valid in conjunction with any other coupon or special promotional discount. Most On The Border Mexican restaurants will be open holiday hours on Memorial Day (Monday, May 31.)

Kum & Go Buy One Get One FREE Pizza Friday

May 7, 2021

Kum & Go presents Free Pizza Friday! Buy any large pizza and get a second of equal or lesser value absolutely FREE! This offer is valid on Kum & Go Specialty Pizzas, Breakfast Pizzas, and Regular Pizzas. Hawaiian, Combo, Italian Meat, Taco, Bacon Cheeseburger…you get the idea. Pretty much any Kum & Go pizza qualifies for Free Pizza Friday. Great for family pizza night or if you’re expecting a hungry cast of characters to show up at your door!

Offer valid only on Fridays. Not valid in conjunction with any other coupon or special promotional offer. Most Kum & Go convenience stores will be open holiday hours on Memorial Day (Monday, May 31.)

McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish Promotions & Prices

May 7, 2021

McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish deals have been happening for at least 50 years. I’m 56 and can remember when they were just 49 cents! Over the years, the promotional price has increased gradually: 59 cents, 79 cents, 99 cents, 2 for $2, 2 for $2.22, 2 for $3, 2 for $3.33, 2 for $4, and 2 for $4.44. Last year, 2 for $5 was a common sale price. In many areas, the Filet-O-Fish was available as part of McDonald’s 2 for $5 Mix & Match Deal. Originally, the special pricing was only available during the weeks leading up to Good Friday and Easter. More recently, we’ve been seeing Filet-O-Fish specials year-round:

*UPDATE 5/7/2021* Here we go with a May BOGO! Check your phone for “Buy one Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, 10pc Chicken McNuggets or Filet-O-Fish, get one FREE” deal! There is a limit of 1 offer per person per visit, valid once per day through May 30th in select markets. Last month’s Last month’s “$3 Sandwich Daily Deal” also carries over into May. This offer is valid for any large sandwich, including Filet-O-Fish. Both of these offers are only valid when you order through the app.

Also, McDonald’s 2 for $5 “Mix and Match” promotion has resurfaced in select markets. As with the mobile app deal above, the Mix and Match special includes Filet-O-Fish. Be sure to ask before ordering since this offer is not available in all areas. At some locations, pricing is 2 for $6.

I’m still waiting for the return of Filet-O-Fish Friday but haven’t seen it yet. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more cheap Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and let you know what we find. Be sure to check back often. If YOU spot a deal at your local McDonald’s that’s better than 2 for $5, please let us know!

Papa John’s Pizza 50% OFF Miami Marlins

May 7, 2021

The following promotion was active in previous years but has not yet returned for the 2021 MLB season. We’ll keep watching for it. As soon as we receive further information, we will update this page. Be sure to check back often!

Papa John’s Pizza has a great ongoing promotion at their Miami, Florida metro locations. When the Marlins win AND score 5 or more runs in a game, you get 50 percent off your entire order! That’s any pizza on the menu for HALF PRICE!

Get all of Papa John’s large Specialty Pizzas for less than $10 each at most locations! If you prefer to create your own pizza, they’re also available at 50% off the regular menu price.

To get this deal, you must order online at PapaJohns.com and enter the MARLINS5 online promo code. This deal is only valid on the day after Miami scores 5 or more runs and wins their baseball game. Not valid on the day of the win. Unless of course, the Marlins also won with 5 or more runs on the previous day.

Offer valid for a limited time at participating Miami and South Florida Papa John’s Pizza restaurants. Not valid in conjunction with any other coupon or special promotional discount.

Is The Mall of America Tax Free?

May 7, 2021

I get asked this question all the time. Many people believe the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota (suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul) offers tax-free shopping at stores and restaurants. The short answer is “no.”

Sales at the Mall of America are subject to a sales tax rate of 7.525%. This breaks down as follows: 6.875% Minnesota state sales tax, .25% metro transit sales tax, .40% Hennepin County sales tax which funds the Minnesota Twins stadium and Target Field. In addition, alcoholic beverages are subject to an additional 5.5% tax: 2.5% additional Minnesota state sales tax on liquor, plus a 3% “drink tax” which is levied by the City of Bloomington.

The myth about the Mall of America being tax-free likely stems from the fact that sales of clothing and footwear are exempt from all state and local sales taxes. This is true everywhere in Minnesota, not just at MOA. There is no dollar limit on this exemption: a $2 pair of socks and a $1,000 custom tailored suit are both free of tax. Since all surrounding states and Canadian provinces tax both clothes and shoes, the Mall of America becomes an attractive regional shopping destination. This is especially true during July and August for back to school shopping, then again in November and December for Christmas and holiday shopping.

Groceries are also exempt from sales tax in Minnesota. This can get tricky, however. Candy and soda pop are taxed, as are all restaurant meals. Legally, the tax applies to “prepared” foods. So, if you buy a frozen burrito from a convenience store, it is not taxed. But if you heat it up in the microwave before leaving the store, it is then “prepared” and thus subject to sales tax. Candy is taxed while cookies are not. Here’s my favorite: if you buy vegetables in a grocery store, they are not taxed. But if you purchase those same vegetables from the store’s salad bar and use them to make yourself a salad, it is then considered “prepared food” and subject to sales tax. Confused? Me, too!

Back to tax free shopping at the Mall of America: the general rule to remember is that clothes and shoes are not taxed. Everything else is. Have a great time and enjoy your Twin Cities shopping vacation!