Monthly Archives: December 2011

Restaurants Open and Closed on Christmas Day

Most restaurants will be closed on Christmas Day. After all, only 6% of Americans choose to dine out on this day. But those 6% will need a place to eat. Here is the CheapoLife.com list of restaurants that will be open and closed on Christmas Day.

Remember, some of the chain restaurants are franchise stores, so they may not be open or may have limited hours. As always, CALL AHEAD before heading out in search of open restaurants for Christmas Day 2012.

MOST OF THESE RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN ON CHRISTMAS DAY:

Baker’s Square
Benihana
Black Angus Steakhouse
Blackjack Pizza
Buca di Beppo
Calhoun’s (Knoxville)
Caribou Coffee
Coco’s Bakery Restaurant
Country Buffet
David Fongs (Twin Cities – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN)
Denny’s
Fire Mountain
Golden Corral
Granny’s Buffet
Hooters
Houlihans (Twin Cities – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN)
Huddle House
IHOP
Kobe Steakhouse
McCormick & Schmick’s
The Melting Pot
Mimi’s Cafe
Old Chicago
Old Country Buffet
P.F. Chang’s
Ryan’s
Sarpino’s Pizza (Twin Cities – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN)
Shari’s Restaurant and Pies
Starbucks
Village Inn
Waffle House
Wawa

SOME OF THESE RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN ON CHRISTMAS DAY:

Applebee’s
Buffalo Wild Wings
Burger King
Dunkin Donuts
Little Caesars
Luby’s
McDonald’s
Pizza Hut
Sonic
Subway
Taco Bell

ALMOST NONE OF THESE RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN ON CHRISTMAS DAY:

A&W
America’s Incredible Pizza Company
Arby’s
Atlanta Bread
Au Bon Pain
Aubrey’s (Knoxville)
Auntie Annie’s
Back Yard Burgers
Bahama Breeze
Baja Fresh
Baskin Robbins
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s
Bennigan’s
Bertucci’s
BJ’S Restaurant
Blimpie
Bob Evans
Bonanza/Ponderosa Steakhouse
Bonefish Grill
Boston Market
BRAVO! Italian
BRIO Tuscan Grill
Broadway Pizza
Brueggers
Buddy’s Pizza
California Pizza Kitchen
California Tortilla
Captain D’s
Carbone’s Pizza
Carino’s Italian
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Carls Jr.
Champps Americana
Checkers/Rally’s
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Cheesecake Factory (except for Honolulu)
Chick-Fil-A
Chili’s
Chipotle
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Church’s Chicken
Cici’s Pizza
Cinnabon
Claim Jumper
Cold Stone Creamery
Colton’s Steakhouse
Corner Bakery Cafe
Cosi
Country Kitchen
Cousins Subs
Cracker Barrel
Crispers
Culver
Dairy Queen
Damon’s
Davanni’s Pizza
Dave & Busters
Del Taco
Dickey’s BBQ
Dixie Cafe/Delta Cafe
Domino’s Pizza
Don Pablo’s
Donato’s Pizza
Eat’n Park
Einstein Bros. Bagels
El Pollo Loco
El Torito
Famous Dave’s BBQ
Fazoli’s
Firehouse Subs
Fleming’s Steakhouse
Fox’s Pizza Den
Friendly’s
Fuddrucker’s
Gatti’s Pizza
Godfather’s Pizza
Green Mill
Gumby’s Pizza
Happy Joe’s Pizza
Hardee’s
Hometown Buffet
Hungry Howie’s
Izzy’s Pizza
Jack in the Box
Jersey Mike’s
Jet’s Pizza
Jimmy John’s Subs
Joe’s Crab Shack
Johnny Rockets
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
Krispy Kreme
Krystal
LaRosa’s Pizzeria
Leeann Chin
Lenny’s Sub Shop
Logan’s Roadhouse
Lone Star Steakhouse
Long John Silver’s
Maggiano’s
Maggie Moo’s
Marble Slab Creamery
Marco’s Pizza
Marie Callender’s
Mazzio’s Pizza
McAlister’s Deli
Mellow Mushroom Pizza
Miami Subs
Milio’s
Miller’s Ale House
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Montana Mike’s Steakhouse
Morton’s Steakhouse
Mr. Goodcents
Mr. Hero
Mr. Subb
Ninety Nine 99 Restaurants
Noble Roman’s/Tuscano’s
Noodles & Company
O’Charley’s
Olive Garden
On the Border
Outback Steakhouse
The Palm
Panda Express
Papa Gino’s Pizzeria
Papa Joe’s Pizza (Orlando)
Papa John’s Pizza
Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Paradiso
Perkins
Peter Piper Pizza
Piccadilly
Pick Up Stix
Pietro’s Pizza
Pizza Inn
Pizza Pro
Pizza Ranch
Popeye’s
Qdoba
Quiznos
Raising Cane’s
Rax Roast Beef
Red Lobster
Red Robin
Rocky Rococo Pizza
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
Round Table Pizza
Roy Rogers
Roy’s Hawaiian
Ruby Tuesday
Runza
Sammy’s Pizza
Sbarro
Schlotzsky’s
Shakey’s Pizza
Shoney’s
Simple Simon Pizza
Skyline Chili
Slim Chickens
Smashburger
Smokey Bones
Smoothie King
Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q
Souper Salad
Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes
Spaghetti Warehouse
Steak ‘n Shake
T.G.I. Friday’s
Taco Bueno
Taco Cabana
Taco Del Mar
Taco John’s
Taco Mayo
Taco Time
TCBY (The Country’s Best Yogurt)
Ted’s Montana Grill
Texas Roadhouse
Tim Horton’s
Tony Roma’s
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Twin Peaks
UNO Chicago Grill
Wendy’s
Whataburger
White Castle
Wienerschnitzel
Wingstop
Wok Hay (Eastern Tennessee)
Zantigo

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Dining, from your friends here at CheapoLife.com!

Great Clips $9.99 Haircuts Gift Card Bonus

Great Clips has come up with a unique way to cash in on the gift card bonus craze! Come in to any Great Clips location and purchase a gift card. Preload the card with as many haircuts as you like, all at the special promotional price of $9.99 each. Then, redeem the gift card on future visits. Give them as gifts, or buy one for yourself. In my area, the regular price of a Great Clips haircut is $14.00, so you save nearly 30%!

The $9.99 haircuts gift card bonus deal is available for a limited time at participating salons. Most Great Clips locations will be closed on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) and open holiday hours on New Years Day (Sunday, January 1, 2012.)

FREE $75 Target Gift Card w/ Samsung Galaxy Tab

Target is offering a FREE $75 Gift Card when you buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for $499.99! Features full HD display up to 1080p, 16GB storage, and Android Honeycomb 3.1 operating system. Plus front and rear cameras. Up to 14 hours of battery life. Purchase a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for someone on your Christmas list and get a $75 Target Gift Card for yourself!

Offer valid through December 24, 2011 at participating stores. Most Target locations will be closed on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) and open holiday hours on New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1, 2012.)

FREE $40 Target Gift Card w/ Apple iPod Touch

Target is offering a FREE $40 Gift Card when you buy an 8GB Apple iPod Touch for $195.00! Your choice of black or white. Purchase an iPod Touch for someone on your Christmas list and get a $40 Target Gift Card for yourself!

Offer valid through December 24, 2011 at participating stores. Most Target locations will be closed on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) and open holiday hours on New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1, 2012.)

Verizon Wireless $99.99 iPhone 4 8GB Smartphone

This week, Verizon Wireless stores are featuring the iPhone 4 8GB model for just $99.99! Apple’s iPhone 4 features a high-resolution Retina display, FaceTime video calling, and a 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording. Plus iOS5 and iCloud. Best of all, Verizon Wireless has it for only $99.99 with a new 2-year activation and data pak.

Sale price valid through December 24, 2011 at participating stores. Most Verizon Wireless locations will be closed on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) and open holiday hours on New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1, 2012.)

Walgreens $9.99 T-Mobile Prepaid Nokia 1616

Walgreens is featuring the Nokia 1616 cell phone for just $9.99 when you purchase a T-Mobile Refil Card priced at $50.00 or higher. This basic wireless phone runs on the T-Mobile Prepaid network, so you’re assured of reliable coverage with no contract required.

If you’re looking for a reliable prepaid cell phone, the Nokia 1616 is for you! Get unlimited talk/text/web with T-Mobile Prepaid for just $50.00 per month.

Offer valid through December 24, 2011 at participating locations. Most Walgreens stores will be open on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) and open holiday hours on New Year’s Day (Monday, January 1, 2012.)

Radio Shack FREE Smartphones: Atrix 2/Inspire 4G

Radio Shack has your next smartphone FREE with a qualifying 2 year plan and data pack:

FREE AT&T Motorola Atrix 2 4G. New or upgrade. Requires $15+ per month data pack. Unactivated price $599.99.

FREE AT&T HTC Inspire 4G. New or upgrade. Requires $15+ per month data pack. Unactivated price $549.99.

FREE Sprint LG Marquee. New customers only. Requires $10 per month Premium Data add-on. Unactivated price $399.99.

FREE Sprint Transform Ultra. New customers only. Requires $10 per month Premium Data add-on. Unactivated price $399.99.

FREE Verizon Wireless Samsung Stratosphere. New or upgrade. Requires $30+ per month data pack. Unactivated price $499.99.

FREE Verizon Wireless Pantech Breakout. New or upgrade. Requires $30+ per month data pack. Unactivated price $499.99.

These deals available in stores and online at RadioShack.com. Prices valid through December 17, 2011. Most Radio Shack stores will be closed on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) and open holiday hours on New Year’s Eve (Monday, January 1, 2012.)

Sprint FREE Google Nexus S 4G Smartphone

Sprint is offering the Google Nexus S 4G FREE with a 2 year contract agreement! This advanced smartphone runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and features a 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor with 16GB of built in memory. This makes the Nexus S 4G one of the fastest phones avaialble today. A thin-profile contour display means this smartphone fits easily in the palm of your hand.

The Nexus S 4G comes preloaded with the features you want: true multi-tasking, WiFi hotspot capability, Internet calling and full HTML Web browsing. The 1500 mAH Lithium Ion battery gives you up to 6.0 hours of talk time.

For a limited time, the Google Nexus S 4G is FREE when you order online at Sprint.com. Sprint is also waiving the usual $36 activation fee for customers who order a new line of service. Free shipping for new lines of service and upgrades. Regular price of this smartphone is $549.99, so this is a great deal. Don’t miss this chance to upgrade to the Sprint Nexus S 4G, FREE with your 2 year service agreement!

Green Mill Gift Card Bonus: Buy $100, Get $20

Green Mill is offering a $20 Bonus Card when you buy a $100 Green Mill Gift Card. Give the great taste of Green Mill this holiday season plus get some for yourself! Gift cards available at most restaurants or online at greenmill.com.

The Green Mill 2011 Gift Card Bonus Offer is available for a limited time. Most Green Mill locations will be closed on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) and open holiday hours on New Years Day (Sunday, January 1, 2012.)

Green Mill Albert Lea
2218 E Main St
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 507-377-3000

Green Mill Bemidji
1025 Paul Bunyan Dr S
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 218-444-1875

Green Mill Blaine
4355 Pheasant Ridge Drive
Blaine, MN 55449
Phone: 763-792-9400

Green Mill Bloomington
1201 West 94th St
Bloomington, MN 55431
Located inside the Holiday Inn
Phone: 952-884-9898

Green Mill Coon Rapids
12475 Riverdale Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Phone: 763-712-1200

Green Mill Duluth
340 Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-727-7000

Green Mill Eagan
1940 Rahncliff Court
Eagan, MN 55122
Phone: 651-686-7000

Green Mill Eau Claire
2703 Craig Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-839-8687

Green Mill Eden Prairie
8266 Commonwealth Dr.
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: 952-944-3000

Green Mill Fairmont
Junction I-90 and US Hwy 15
Fairmont, MN 56031
Phone: 507-238-4700

Green Mill Fargo
3340 13th Ave South
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: 701-298-8000

Green Mill Grand Forks
1930 Columbia Road South
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: 701-780-9000

Green Mill Hastings
909 Vermillion St.
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: 651-438-9191

Green Mill Hudson
2410 Gateway Court
Hudson, WI 54016
Phone: 715-386-9900

Green Mill Lakeville
17733 Kenwood Trail
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: 952-435-8100

Green Mill Minneapolis
2626 Hennepin
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: 612-374-2131

Green Mill Overland Park
8787 Reeder Road
Overland Park, KS 66214
Phone: 913-492-1111

Green Mill Plymouth
2705 Annapolis Lane
Plymouth, MN 55441
Phone: 763-553-9000

Green Mill Rochester
2723 Commerce Drive NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Phone: 507-282-4222

Green Mill Roseville
145 Rosedale Center
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-633-2100

Green Mill Shoreview
1000 Gramsie Road
Shoreview, MN 55126
Phone: 651-482-1600

Green Mill St. Cloud
100 4th Ave South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Phone: 320-259-6455

Green Mill St. Paul
57 South. Hamline
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: 651-698-0353

Green Mill Wausau
1000 Imperial Ave
Rothschild, WI 54455
Phone: 715-355-9200

Green Mill Wichita
Kellogg & Rock Road
Wichita, KS 67207
Phone: 316-687-6455

Green Mill Willmar
2100 E. Highway 12
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: 320-231-2301

Green Mill Winona
1025 Hwy 61 E
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 507-452-5400

Green Mill Woodbury
6025 Hudson Road
Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: 651-735-1000

Kohl’s Christmas Cash Bonus: Spend $50, Get $10

It’s Kohl’s Christmas Cash Bonus coupon time! This is in addition to all other sale prices and other special deals. Make your purchase of $50 or more between now and December 24. You will receive a certificate from the cashier, good for $10.00 off of any Kohl’s purchase you make between December 25, 2011 and January 2, 2012. This deal is available in the stores and online. You can now redeem your Kohl’s Cash online, if you prefer.

Don’t miss the Kohl’s Cash Christmas Bonus, now through Saturday, December 24. Shop online at Kohls.com. Most Kohl’s stores will be closed on Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25) and open holiday hours on New Years Day (Sunday, January 1, 2012.)