Monthly Archives: January 2022

Texas Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday

September 25, 2022

This tax holiday applied earlier this year but has NOT yet been approved by the Texas Legislature for 2023. As soon as I receive further information, this page will be updated. Be sure to check back often!

Don’t miss the Texas Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday when shopping for appliances and light bulbs. This 3 day tax free event takes place over Memorial Day Weekend:

Saturday, May 28
Sunday, May 29
Monday, May 30

On these dates, you can purchase qualifying items free of Texas state and local sales tax. All items MUST be ENERGY STAR labeled:

– Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less
– Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
– Ceiling fans
– Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
– Clothes washers
– Dishwashers
– Dehumidifiers

These items DO NOT qualify, even if ENERGY STAR compliant:

– Water heaters
– Clothes dryers
– Freezers
– Stoves
– Attic fans
– Heat pumps
– Wine refrigerators
– Beer kegerators
– Other beverage chillers

Delivery, shipping, handling, and transportation charges by the seller are part of the item’s sales price. Charges for installing free-standing items are also part of the item’s sales price. All of these charges qualify for the tax exemption.

Be sure to take advantage of the Texas Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday: May 28-29-30, 2022.

Texas Emergency Preparation Sales Tax Holiday

September 25, 2022

This tax holiday applied earlier this year but has NOT yet been approved by the Texas Legislature for 2023. As soon as I receive further information, this page will be updated. Be sure to check back often!

Don’t miss the Texas Emergency Preparation Sales Tax Holiday when shopping for hurricane and emergency supplies. This tax free week takes place over 3 days:

Saturday, April 23
Sunday, April 24
Monday, April 25

On these dates, you can purchase qualifying items free of Texas state and local sales tax:

– Portable generators priced at $3,000 or less
– Emergency ladders priced at $300 or less
– Hurricane shutters priced at $300 or less
– Axes and hatchets priced at $75 or less
– Batteries: AAA, AA, C, D, 6 volt, and 9 volt
– Non-electric can openers priced at $75 or less
– Carbon Monoxide detectors priced at $75 or less
– Non-electric coolers and ice chests for food storage priced at $75 or less
– Fire extinguishers priced at $75 or less
– First aid kits priced at $75 or less
– Fuel containers priced at $75 or less
– Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits priced at $75 or less
– Reusable and artificial ice products priced at $75 or less
– Candles, flashlights, lanterns, and other portable self-powered light sources priced at $75 or less
– Wireless phone batteries and chargers priced at $75 or less
– Portable self-powered radios priced at $75 or less. Includes two-way and weather radios.
– Smoke detectors priced at $75 or less
– Tarps and other plastic sheeting priced at $75 or less

The following items do NOT qualify for the Sales Tax Holiday:

– Medical masks and face masks
– Cleaning supplies, such as disinfectants and bleach wipes
– Gloves, including leather, fabric, latex and types used in healthcare
– Toilet paper
– Batteries for automobiles, boats and other motorized vehicles
– Tents
– Camping stoves
– Camping supplies
– Chainsaws
– Plywood
– Extension and stepladders
– Repair or replacement parts for emergency preparation supplies
– Services performed on, or related to, emergency preparation supplies

Be sure to take advantage of the Texas Emergency Preparation Sales Tax Holiday: April 23-24-25, 2022.

El Torito LA Rams FREE Nachos Supremos

September 22, 2022

This promotion was active earlier this year 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!

The Los Angeles Rams are headed to the playoffs! In their honor, YOU enjoy FREE Nachos Supremos from El Torito with any $10 purchase.! What a great way to celebrate the LA Rams victory and reward their fans. Just stop in to El Torito and say “GO RAMS!” to get your free nachos!

If you’ve never had Nachos Supremos, you’re in for a real treat! Enjoy chicken over warm chips, melted cheese, refried beans, and guajillo chile sauce. This El Torito creation is topped with fresh jalapeños, tomatoes, green onions and guacamole. It’s yours free when you say “GO RAMS!” to your server. For online orders at eltorito.com, enter the promo code GO RAMS at checkout.

Offer valid through Friday, January 28, 2022 at participating locations. Limit 1 free Nachos Supremos with $10 purchase per table, per visit. Not valid in conjunction with any other coupon or special promotional discount. Most El Torito Mexican restaurants will be open regular hours on Valentine’s Day (Monday, February 14.) Don’t forget to make your reservations early!

White Castle Valentine’s Day Hours Reservations

September 22, 2022

This Valentine’s Day promotion was active earlier this year 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!

On Valentine’s Day, say those three beautiful words your special someone loves to hear: “Let’s eat sliders!” Bring your sweetie to White Castle on February 14 for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a candlelight dinner of roses and romance with hot White Castle hamburgers and cheeseburgers. Bring your camera and capture the moment to share with friends and family!

This event usually sells out, so be sure to make reservations:

Chicago, Illinois
Reservations: 708-458-4450 ext. 510
Event hours: 4:00PM-9:00PM

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reservations: 513-559-0575 ext. 21
Event hours: 4:00PM-9:00PM

Columbus, Ohio
Reservations: 614-294-3753 ext. 24
Event hours: 4:00PM-9:00PM

Detroit, Michigan
Reservations: 248-477-1450 ext. 10
Event hours: 4:00PM-9:00PM

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reservations: 317-269-4590
Event hours: 4:00PM-9:00PM

Louisville, Kentucky
Reservations: 855-759-3370, ext. 7
Event hours: 4:00PM-9:00PM

Minneapolis-St. Paul (Twin Cities), Minnesota
Reservations: 314-535-7430
Event hours: 4:00PM-9:00PM

Nashville, Tennessee
Reservations: 855-759-3370, ext. 7
Event hours: 4:00PM-9:00PM

New Jersey & New York (all locations)
Reservations: 908-753-0822, ext. 101
Event hours: 4:00PM-9:00PM

St. Louis, Missouri
Reservations: 314-535-7430
Event hours: 4:00PM-9:00PM

This year, you can also reserve a table online at OpenTable.com, or by downloading the OpenTable app. Nothing says ‘LOVE’ like Valentine’s Day at White Castle. Be a part of the fun on Friday, February 14, 2020 from 4:00PM-9:00PM at participating restaurants. Most locations are open 24 hours.

McDonald’s Cold Days Hot Deals Temperature Price

September 22, 2022

It didn’t happen in 2022, so we are waiting anxiously to see if McDonald’s brings back their “Cold Days, Hot Deals” lunch and dinner promotion for 2023. As you may recall, this deal gave you a Quarter Pounder with Cheese for yesterday’s temperature at noon when you purchased one at the regular menu price. For instance, if it was 7 degrees at 12PM yesterday, you would buy one Quarter Pounder at regular price and receive the second for just 7 cents.

As you would expect, this offer was limited to select northern markets. A variation at some locations provided the same deal on an Egg McMuffin. If temperature at noon was 0 or below zero, your second QPC or Egg McMuffin was free. Needless to say, this is a great winter promotion. We’re hoping that Mickey D’s brings it back next year. If they do, you’ll hear about it first on this page. Stay tuned!