Monthly Archives: March 2016

White Castle 10 Original Sliders for $5.00

White Castle is offering 10 Original Slider Hamburgers for just $5.00! That’s just 50 cents each when you order online or use the new White Castle app. No coupon or promo code required but you must order online at to get this deal.

Offer valid through April 2, 2016 at participating restaurants. Most White Castle locations will be open regular hours on April Fool’s Day (Friday, April 1) and open regular hours on Tax Day (Monday, April 18.)

50% Off Half Price Day After Easter Candy Deals

Easter Monday (April 17) and the next few days are a great time to buy Easter Candy. Hershey, Nestle, Mars, and other major candy companies all create special candy assortments for Easter. You’ve no doubt seen these in the stores. Usually, the candy isn’t anything special, but the packaging makes it unique to Easter. Beginning the day after Easter Sunday, this candy is no longer marketable. It cannot be sold at full price because the packaging is outdated. It cannot be saved and resold the following year because it would become stale long before then. So, this Easter candy is sold very cheap, at a substantial discount.

Many stores offer Easter candy at 50% off, beginning the day after the holiday. In my area, Walmart, Kroger, Target, and Walgreens are great places to search. Readers in other parts of the country have told me the other Kroger family stores also offer discounted holiday candy: Ralphs, King Soopers, City Market, Dillons, Fry’s, QFC Quality Food Centers, Baker’s, Owen’s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, and Pay Less Super Markets. Others have mentioned Cub Foods, Rainbow, Albertsons, and the Safeway family stores: Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Genuardi’s and Carrs. Also, try Cashwise, Shopko, CVS, Giant Eagle, and RiteAid, if they have locations in your area.

Basically, 1/2 price Easter candy is likely to show up at any supermarket, drug store, or large discount retailer. You might have to do some searching, but a deal like this is worth it when you can save 50%.

One more thing: if you’re going to take advantage of these after Easter candy deals, do so quickly. The “good stuff” always goes within a few days. Come early and you’ll find Kit Kats, Twix, Snickers, Milky Ways, Reese’s, Three Musketeers, and M&Ms for 50% off. Wait too long and there will be nothing left besides suckers and the goopy glop that nobody wants. If you’re a true CheapoLifer, half the fun is the hunt and finding the deal. Good luck!

Bob Evans Easter Dinner Farmhouse Feast

Bob Evans has the answer to your dining dillema this Easter Sunday: order the Farmhouse Feast and serve 8 for under $10.00 per person!

The Farmhouse Feast includes Hickory Smoked Ham, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans with Ham, Buttered Sweet Corn, Coleslaw, Rolls, plus Lemon Supreme Pie. All you have to do is heat and serve. A complete Easter meal for 4, just $49.99. Having a bigger gathering? Serve 8 hungry guests for only $79.99. Same price as last year and the year before! As a bonus, the “Serves 8” option includes Banana Nut Bread!

Pre-order your Bob Evans Farmhouse Feast today and get ready to enjoy on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. Order online at or contact your local Bob Evans restaurant.

Shoney’s Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet Menu

Shoney’s invites you to spend Easter Sunday with them and enjoy their fabulous Easter Brunch Buffet. Menu includes all of the following:

– Freshly Prepared Ham
– Sliced Turkey
– Fried Chicken
– Meatloaf
– Southern-Style Vegetables
– Salad
– Soup
– Fruit
– Peach Cobbler

Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet hours, items and price varies by location. Contact your local restaurant for complete details. Don’t miss Shoney’s Easter Brunch Buffet, starting at 11:00AM on March 27, 2016.

El Torito Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet

This year, celebrate Easter with the bull! Come in to El Torito and treat the family to a complete Easter Sunday Brunch! 2016 price for adults and children varies by location. All your El Torito favorites will be available, served all-you-can-eat buffet style:

– Carving Station with Tri-Tip and Ham
– Taco Bar
– Made-to-Order Omelets
– Waffle Station
– Hot Specialty Items
– Traditional Soups & Salads
– Fresh Fruit & Desserts
…plus much more!

If you’re looking for a Mexican restaurant open on Easter Sunday, look no further than El Torito! Reservations are suggested. Make yours today!

Easter Brunch available at these participating El Torito locations:

Anaheim, CA – 2020 East Ball Road
Bakersfield, CA – 4646 California Avenue
Buena Park, CA – 5980 Orangethorpe
Burbank, CA – 3113 W. Olive Avenue
Burlingame, CA – 1590 Old Bayshore Road
Cerritos, CA – 11167 183rd Street
Chula Vista, CA – 271 Bay Blvd.
Citrus Heights, CA – 5637 Sunrise Blvd.
Concord, CA – 1961 Diamond Blvd.
Corona, CA – 2240 Griffin Way
Cypress, CA – 5995 Katella Avenue
Dana Point, CA – 34521 Street of the Golden Lantern
Encinitas, CA – 1068 North El Camino Real
Foster City, CA – 388 Vintage Park Drive
Fresno, CA – 2840 Tulare Street
Fullerton, CA – 101 E. Orangethorpe Avenue
Hawthorne, CA – 11855 S. Hawthorne Blvd.
Irvine, CA – 18512 Mac Arthur Blvd.
La Jolla, CA – 8910 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Mesa, CA – 5024 Baltimore Drive
Laguna Hills, CA – 24301 Avenida de la Carlota
Lakewood, CA – 5242 Lakewood Blvd.
Long Beach, CA – 6605 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, CA – 3301 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA – 7591 Carson Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA – 600 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Milpitas, CA – 477 East Calaveras
Monterey, CA – 600 Cannery Row
National City, CA – 3030 Plaza Bonita Rd
Northridge, CA – 8855 Tampa Avenue
Oceanside, CA – 2693 Vista Way
Ontario, CA – 3680 Inland Empire Blvd.
Orange, CA – 3520 The City Way
Oxnard, CA – 1720 E Ventura Blvd
Palmdale, CA – 1161 W. Avenue P
Pasadena, CA – 3333 East Foothill Blvd.
Placentia, CA – 1474 North Kraemer
Rancho Cucamonga, CA – 12369 Foothill Blvd.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – 22322 El Paseo
Redondo Beach, CA – 100 Fishermans Wharf
Riverside, CA – 3740 Park Sierra
Riverside, CA – 3639 Riverside Plaza Drive
Rohnert Park, CA – 5090 Redwood Drive
Sacramento, CA – 1598 Arden Way
San Bernardino, CA – 118 E. Hospitality Lane
San Diego, CA – 445 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA – 16375 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, CA – 8223 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Leandro, CA – 5 Monarch Bay Drive
Santa Ana, CA – 2800 N. Main Street, Ste 868
Santa Barbara, CA – 29 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA – 2950 Lakeside Drive
Santa Monica, CA – 3360 Ocean Park Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA – 14433 1/2 Ventura Blvd.
Simi Valley, CA – 2498 Erringer Road
Stockton, CA – 2593 March Lane
Temecula, CA – 40517 Margarita Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA – 449 Moorpark Road
Torrance, CA – 23225 Hawthorne Blvd.
Tustin, CA – 17420 East 17th Street
Upland, CA – 335 Mountain Avenue
Valencia, CA – 27510 The Old Road
West Covina, CA – 3133 East Garvey N.
Westminster, CA – 15042 Goldenwest Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA – 6040 Canoga Avenue
Yorba Linda, CA – 22699 Oakcrest Circle

Don’t miss the El Torito Easter Sunday Brunch: March 27, 2016. Not available at Marina del Ray location.

What’s Open & Closed on Good Friday

Wondering what is open and what is closed on Good Friday? You’re not alone! Here’s a quick list of what is open and closed on Good Friday, April 14, 2017:

Government offices will be open. Federal, state, county, and city offices will be open regular business hours. Post offices will be open and mail will be delivered as per normal schedule. UPS will operate on regular schedule with all services available. Public buildings such as libraries have normal hours of operation.

Banks will be open.

Stock markets will be closed.

Some schools will be open. Other schools will be closed since Good Friday falls during their annual Spring Break. This includes primary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities. Private schools may be closed on this day.

Most shopping malls and shopping centers will be open normal hours. This includes the anchor stores typically found in malls: Belk, Bergners, Bloomingdale’s, Bon-Ton, Boscov’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Dillard’s, Elder-Beerman, Gordmans, Herberger’s, JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears, Younkers. Several locations will be featuring Easter week or Easter weekend sales with deals, discounts, and special promotions. The Easter Bunny may even make an appearance at your local mall!

Most supermarkets and grocery stores will be open normal hours: A&P, Albertsons, ALDI, Baker’s, BI-LO, Carrs, Cashwise/Coborn’s, Cub Foods, Dillons, Food4Less, Food City, Food Lion, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Genuardi’s, Gerbes, Giant Eagle, H-E-B, Harris Teeter, Hornbacher’s, Hy-Vee, Ingles, Jewel-Osco, King Soopers, Kroger, Meijer, Owens, Publix, QFC, Raley’s, Ralphs, Randalls, Safeway, Save-a-Lot, Shaw’s/Star Market, Sweetbay, Vons, Winn-Dixie.

Most “big box” stores will be open normal hours: Academy Sports + Outdoors, Barnes & Noble, Bass Pro Shops, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Big Lots, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Burlington Coat Factory, Cabela’s, Costco, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, The Home Depot, IKEA, Kmart, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Menards, Office Depot, Office Max, Old Navy, PetSmart, Ross Dress for Less, Sam’s Club, SkopKo, Staples, Target, Trader Joes, Toys R Us, Walmart.

Your favorite restaurants and bars will be open normal hours on Good Friday: Applebee’s, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, Bonefish Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Chili’s, Hooters, Logan’s Roadhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, O’Charley’s, Olive Garden, On The Border, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Red Robin, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Ruby Tuesday, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Texas Roadhouse, T.G.I. Friday’s.

Movie theaters and cinemas are open.

Casinos and other gaming facilities will be open.

Liquor stores and ABC stores are usually open.

Recreation centers are likely open.

Trash and garbage collection will proceed on normal schedule in most areas.

Buses, trains, subways, and other public transportation will run as normal.

In summary, nearly everything will be open with normal hours of operation on April 14, 2017. Although Good Friday is a major religious holiday for Christians, it is not a legal holiday such as Christmas Day or the 4th of July. Of course, this assumes you’re in the United States.

In Canada, Good Friday is a national statutory holiday. Government offices are closed. Whether stores are open or closed depends on which province you’re located in. As a general rule, stores and shopping malls in these provinces are allowed to be OPEN on Good Friday: Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. Most stores and shopping centers in these provinces must remain CLOSED on Good Friday: Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Prince Edward Island. There are some exceptions, so be sure to check locally before venturing out to the stores. Happy Good Friday 2017, everyone!

Burger King 2 for $5 Big Fish Sandwiches

It’s that time of year when fast food restaurants start running special fish sandwich promotions! Burger King gets into the game with their Big Fish. This is a big sandwich, made with 100% White Alaskan Pollock. Enjoy the Big Fish as part of Burger King’s 2 for $5 Mix and Match deal.

The Flame Grilled Chicken Burger, Big King Sandwich, Extra Long Cheeseburger, and Original Chicken Sandwich are also part of this offer. Choose your two favorites and pay just $5.00.

Offer valid for a limited time at participating restaurants. Most Burger King locations will be open regular hours on Good Friday, March 25 and closed on Easter Sunday, March 27.

Del Taco 2 for $4 Fish Taco Fridays

Get your Friday flavor fix with Del Taco’s Fish Taco Fridays. Crispy fish tacos are 2 for just $4.00 every Friday, for a limited time! Made with hand-cut Alaska pollock, secret sauce, crunchy cabbage, and handmade pico de gallo salsa. If shrimp is more to your liking, enjoy 2 for $4.50 Del Taco shrimp tacos. They’re made the same way, substituting crunchy shrimp for fish.

Offers available for a limited time at participating restaurants. Most Del Taco locations will be open regular hours on Good Friday, March 25 and closed on Easter Sunday, March 27.

Checkers/Rally’s $2 Fish & Fries Box

When was the last time you saw fish and fries for just $2.00? Checkers and Rally’s presents their $2 Beer Battered Fish and Fries Box! Enjoy two flaky Alaskan fish filets, dill tartar sauce, plus seasoned fries. Each Fish & Fries Box is just $2.00 for a limited time.

Offer valid at participating restaurants. Not valid with any other coupons or special promotions. Most Checkers and Rally’s locations will be open regular hours on Good Friday, March 25 and open holiday hours on Easter Sunday, March 27.

Checkers/Rally’s 79 Cent Hot Dogs

Checkers and Rally’s offers so much dog-gone goodess for just 79 cents! Enjoy 100% beef grilled hot dogs for just 99 cents each. If chili dogs are more your thing, they’re only 99 cents each. No coupon is required to take advantage of this special promotional offer. 79 cent hot dogs and 99 cent chili dogs, only at Checkers and Rallys!

Offers valid for a limited time at participating restaurants. Most Checkers and Rally’s restaurants will be open regular hours on Good Friday, March 25 and open holiday hours on Easter Sunday, March 27.