Monthly Archives: October 2021

Papa John’s Pizza 50% OFF Florida Panthers

December 9, 2022

The Papa John’s Florida Panthers promotion was last active in 2021. It has not been confirmed for the 2022-23 NBA season. As soon as I receive further information, this page will be updated. Be sure to check back often!

Papa John’s Pizza has a great ongoing promotion at their Miami, Florida metro locations. When the Panthers win, you get 50% off ALL regular menu price items on the next day! That’s anything on the menu for HALF PRICE!

Get all of Papa John’s large Specialty Pizzas for around $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 WINCATS online promo code. This deal is only valid on the day after Miami wins their hockey game. Not valid on the same day. Unless of course, the Panthers also won 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?

December 9, 2022

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!

Perkins FREE Veterans Day Military Breakfast

December 9, 2022

This archived Veterans Day promotion was active previously but has NOT been confirmed for 2023. I will keep watching to see if it or a similar offer returns. As soon as I receive further information, this page will be updated. Be sure to check back often!

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery will be offering a FREE Magnificent Seven Breakfast for Veterans Day! All veterans and active duty military personnel eat free at Perkins on Monday, November 11.

If you’re not familiar with the Magnificent Seven, it’s a breakfast that truly earns the name. Three buttermilk pancakes with butter and syrup, two eggs any style, and two Applewood smoked bacon strips. The Magnificent Seven is served all day, so it will be ready when you are. As a special “thank you” to active and retired military servicemembers, it’s yours free on Veterans Day.

Offer valid on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at participating locations. Valid military ID is required to take advantage of this promotion. Dine-in only. No carryouts. Most Perkins Restaurant & Bakeries will be open holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25.)

Huddle House FREE Veterans Day Military Breakfast

December 9, 2022

This archived Veterans Day promotion was active previously but has NOT been confirmed for 2023. I will keep watching to see if it or a similar offer returns. As soon as I receive further information, this page will be updated. Be sure to check back often!

Huddle House will be serving a FREE breakfast on Veterans Day! All retired and active duty military personnel enjoy a free MVP Breakfast Platter. Choose your favorite of 45 customizable platter combinations with delectable items including eggs, bacon, hash browns, grits, a waffle, plus an old-fashion buttermilk pancake. This promotion is valid the entire day, so it’s ready when you are. Stop by and enjoy a free breakfast at Huddle House.

Offer valid Thursday, November 11, 2021 at participating locations. Valid military ID is required to take advantage of this promotion. Acceptable forms of ID include U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card or Retired ID Card, or current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES.) Dine-in only. No carryouts. Most Huddle House restaurants will be open holiday hours on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25.) Many are open 24 hours.

Rubio’s National Taco Day FREE À La Carte Taco

December 9, 2022

This archived fall promotion was active previously but has NOT been confirmed for 2023. I will keep watching to see if it or a similar offer returns. As soon as I receive further information, this page will be updated. Be sure to check back often!

Rubio’s Coastal Grill celebrates National Taco Day in style! Enjoy a FREE à la carte taco with any purchase. Simply present this coupon to your server and get the deal. Mark your calendars for 10/4 and get ready to enjoy everyone’s favorite taco holiday! National Taco Day comes just once a year and so does this promotion. Celebrate in style at Rubio’s!

Offer valid only on Monday, October 4, 2021 at participating locations. Additional purchase required to obtain free item. Not valid for online orders or in conjunction with any other coupon or special promotional discount. Limit 1 coupon per person per visit. Most Rubio’s Coastal Grill restaurants will be open regular hours on Columbus Day (Monday, October 11.)