FOMO is real. No one wants to miss out — especially when it comes to good deals. Luckily, we never let our friends miss out on savings. Here are the coupons Chicagoans have loved all month long, so you can get in on the SaveOn fun and live life for less.
Get Your Gyro On
You don’t have to go to Greece to get a great gyro — but a trip to Greece doesn’t sound half bad. Larsa’s Kitchen Express is a must in Chicago if you’re craving gyros. This month, tons of you have been using the $5 off coup at Larsa’s, and we want to make sure anyone who hasn’t yet can. And no one’s stopping you from using it every time you visit this month (hint, hint).
$5 off any purchase of $25 or more at Larsa’s
A Night You Won’t Forget (Probably)
The only thing better than a night out with your girls is a night in with vodka. You can get Skyy Vodka for $10.99 at Dundee Exxon/Subway. It also has deals on tons of other types of alcohol like Jose Cuervo, Corona, White Claw and all kinds of wine.
$10.99 Skyy Vodka at Dundee Exxon
Sammy’s Mexican Grill is taking $20 off any order of $70 or more. This deal is perfect because you and your partner can ball out on a date or you can get a group together and split the tab. Either way, you’re getting tons of great food and an even better time.
$20 off any order of $70 or more at Sammy’s Mexican Grill
No matter where you are in life, we want you to live life for less. Our goal is to help you live your best life and do more by making your money stretch further. With SaveOn, you’ll be able to buy that extra shirt, get those new windows or take the vacation you’ve needed for years. We have deals from so many of your favorite businesses in Chicagoland. Check out our website for savings on retail and fashion, home improvement, automotive, health and beauty, groceries, and more.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve been binging our favorite rom coms. “Never Been Kissed.” “Definitely, Maybe.” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” We’ve seen them all — and, let’s be honest, sobbed when the main characters finally get together. One thing we’ve always loved about rom-coms is the dates they go on. That’s why this year we decided to put together a list of rom-com-worthy date ideas that you can easily do. Because we can’t help ourselves, we also threw in ways to save on your dates.
Take a Class Together/Do an Activity Together
It’s been a long time since most of us have been able to spend a night out doing something fun. The break makes doing what used to feel mundane like safely going to the movies, bowling or taking a class feel more exciting. It’s the perfect opportunity to spark romance and have fun together.
2 FREE Trial Lessons at The Instrument Barn
Plan a Romantic Night In
As great as it can be to go out, sometimes the most romantic moments are the nights in. Lower the lights, put on slow jams and enjoy time together. Cooking together is a really cute idea for a date night in. You can cook side-by-side making dinner together, or you could have a competition to see who makes the best dinner for the other.
SaveOn groceries, desserts and drinks
Have a Spa Day
Life’s stressful. Unwinding with a couple’s massage or a spa day is the perfect way to get romance going. If you don’t want to spend the money on a spa day, you can always do one at home. It’s just as romantic, if not more, to pamper your partner with a massage, facial, manicure and/or pedicure.
$55 60-Minute Swedish Massage at Onsen Day Spa
Have Dinner Out or In
Whether you get dinner from an expensive, fancy restaurant or your favorite burger joint, dinner dates are classic in rom-coms. Many restaurants have special Valentine’s Day menus that feature sensual foods and decadent desserts. Some restaurants, like pizza places, even make heart-shaped food for the occasion.
$5 OFF Any Order of $35 or More at Amici Ristorante & Banquets
Go on a Shopping Spree
Everyone knows the way to a woman’s heart is through diamonds, food or shopping. Since we already covered food, we’re on to shopping. Although expensive gifts are great, you don’t have to spend a lot to have fun shopping. We highly recommend going to a local resale store, setting a small budget for each person and picking out outfits for each other. It’s fun and you will share a lot of laughs and memories.
Have a Wine or Beer Tasting
What’s better than enjoying your favorite brew with your favorite person? Trying new beer or wine flavors. We love the idea of going to a local bar and doing a wine or beer tasting. You can create a lot of good memories over drinks, and it’s even more fun when you get out of your comfort zone and try new flavors. Who knows, you might even find a new favorite.
FREE Appetizer With Purchase of $30 Or More At Jumbo Crab
Play Tourist in Your Town
Another classic rom-com date is the romantic getaway. Travel isn’t possible for everyone right now, but you can still have a getaway in your own backyard. Staying at a local hotel and playing tourist in your town can be a really cool way to spend Valentine’s Day.
Go to a Record Store
Music is important to people. Someone sharing a song or album that has strong meaning in their lives is a big deal. Going to a record store together is not just a fun change-up to your normal date-night routine, it’s also a way to be vulnerable with each other and share the stories behind your favorite songs.
Creating a rom-com-worthy date night isn’t as hard as you think. All you need is a little creativity and a lot of love. You can save on Valentine’s dates, gifts and more at SaveOn.com.
Connecting people with savings and great, local businesses is our top objective here at SaveOn.
However, there is another organization whose goal of saving has been its mission for nearly a century.
February is American Heart Month, and the American Heart Association has saved the lives of our friends, and families and communities by raising awareness and promoting prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke since the organization started in 1924.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide and stroke ranks second globally. Through the years, the American Heart Association has invested more than $4.5 billion in research into preventing the issues, and this month marks the biggest push to raise awareness. Yet, the depth of the work of the nonprofit likely remains unknown by many people.
In addition to bringing attention to the risks of heart attack and stroke, the organization also places a massive educational focus on healthy living — from dangers about high cholesterol and hypertension to the importance of physical activity.
Throughout American Heart Month, the American Heart Association’s “Heart to Heart: Why Losing One Woman Is Too Many” campaign will raise awareness about how 1 in 3 women are diagnosed with heart disease annually.
This year, the federally designated observance in February is even more important because of the impact of the coronavirus on the public’s heart health, including the potential harmful effects the disease has on the heart and vascular system.
While in lockdown, more people have engaged in unhealthy lifestyle behaviors — such as eating poorly, drinking more alcohol and limiting physical activity — that can contribute to heart disease. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people also have delayed or avoided going to hospitals for heart attacks and strokes — netting poorer outcomes and prompting the organization to create “Don’t Die of Doubt,” a national awareness campaign that reminds people that hospitals are the safest place to go when you have symptoms.
During American Heart Month, the American Heart Association and other organizations reinforce the importance of heart health, the need for more research and efforts to ensure that millions of people live longer and healthier. In most cases, heart disease is preventable when people adopt a healthy lifestyle, which includes not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, controlling blood sugar and cholesterol, treating high blood pressure, getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week, and getting regular checkups.
We want you to take this month to think about your health and the measures you can take to improve your heart happiness. SaveOn is here to help you take those small but important steps forward for your health and well-being. The deals with our partner agencies can help you save when it comes to eating smarter when you’re dining out or taking advantage of new recreational activities in and around your hometown.
SaveOn’s savings can help you advance your physical health. Yet, the benefits of saving also are good for your financial health — shopping local rewards the health of your local community. Take time during American Heart Month to make the lifestyle adjustments that will help you in the long run — and invest in the health of your friends and neighbors by considering donating to the efforts of the American Heart Association at heart.org.
Thanksgiving is almost here, and if you’re like us, you’re probably excited to spend extra time with family and friends but are dreading getting the house ready. We get it, there’s a million and one things to do and never enough time to do them all. It seems like there’s always something big that slips through the cracks. But not this year. This year, you’re going to be the queen of holiday prep. Seriously, your friends are going to be so jealous of how together you have it.
We made the ultimate list of things you need to do over the next few days and weeks to get your house ready for the festivities, and we even threw in some of our favorite ways for you to save while you do it.
Let’s skip the obvious. We’ll all remember to clean the house before we decorate and have guests over. This is your deep-cleaning reminder. We’re not trying to impress just anyone. This year we’re going to impress the picky aunts and meticulous in-laws. To get your house to Monica Geller, clean don’t forget to clean these areas of the house:
Oven (inside and out)
Bath fan grill
Washer and dryer
Toilet brush and plunger
Under the fridge
It can be a lot of work to get all these extra things cleaned, but luckily, we’re weeks out from Thanksgiving. Recruiting help from the kids is a great idea if they’re old enough. You could also crack open a bottle of wine (or two) with your bestie and have some laughs while you get the job done. If you’re too busy to possibly get everything done — like most of us are — you can always get extra help from cleaning businesses. Bonus: You get to support local, while taking tasks off your plate.
Sprucing Up the Exterior
First impressions are everything, right? Start the holiday visits off right by having a spotless inside and outside of your home. Don’t forget to do these things to set your house apart.
Rake the leaves
Power-wash the siding
Put trash cans away
Clean up toys
Clean the gutters
Touch up paint
Sweep and wash the porch
Pull and dispose of dead weeds/flowers
Planning for Houseguests
We all love spending time with family (at least for a week or so), and we want them to feel comfortable and at home when they’re visiting. Put the extra time in getting the house ready now, so you can enjoy family time later.
Make up the guest bedroom or make room for guests to settle in
Stock the bedside table with water, the Wi-Fi password and tissues
Childproof the house
Stock up on toiletries
Clear a drawer
Put out fresh towels
Set out extra blankets and pillows
Make plugs accessible
Set out a welcome snack
Stocking Up on Essentials
Don’t be the host that has no conditioner or can’t give a guest a bandage. Stock up on the essentials and save yourself from making countless trips to the store.
Shampoo and conditioner
Dishwashing detergent and dish soap
Extra razors and toothbrushes
First aid supplies
Every year, it seems like we make 20 trips to the store to get supplies to decorate the house. Save time and make just one trip to the store by getting the following decorating essentials.
Light bulb replacements
Nails and screws
Getting the Kitchen Ready
There’s nothing worse than waking up at 5 a.m. to get your butt cooking all day long, just to pull out a cold turkey at dinnertime. Make sure your kitchen appliances are working and you have all the supplies you need to have a rocking holiday dinner.
Check oven temperature
Stock up on storage bags, saran wrap, storage containers and other food preservation materials
Clean out the refrigerator
Stock your kitchen with food, baking essentials and spices
Create a cooking schedule
Declutter kitchen counters
Check your dishwasher efficiency
Get your serving utensils ready (sharpen knives, take inventory of serving spoons, make sure your meat thermometer works)
Inventory plates, silverware, cups, etc.
Setting the Menu
Planning holiday dinners gets about as intricate as diffusing a bomb. OK, so maybe it’s not that serious, but it is one of the most important parts of the holidays. Everything revolves around dinner. Use this list and dinner won’t just be smooth sailing, but you’ll finally get to enjoy a hot meal on a holiday.
Consider allergies, dietary restrictions and food preferences
Grab grocery coupons
Get extras — you can always donate unused food to food pantries
Make a cooking schedule
Determine who will bring dishes and what ones you will make
Have a backup plan in case the main course burns
There are projects we put off all year long. Although guests might not notice, you’ll feel less self-conscious about the condition of your home if you take care of the small repairs that bug you ahead of holiday gatherings.
Touching up paint
Fixing squeaky doors and stairs
Tightening cupboard screws
Sticky doors or windows
Secure loose rails
Snip wayward carpet strands
Repairing heating, cooling, sewage or other systems
You never know what will happen when you get your wild and crazy family together in one place. Make sure your house has much-needed safety precautions in place.
Check fire alarm
Check carbon monoxide detector
Check fire extinguisher
Update evacuation plan
Have flashlights and batteries
Stock your first aid kit
Update and post emergency numbers
Childproof the house
Our final bit of advice for having the most laid-back, stress-free holiday is to plan ahead and stick to it. Or in other works, make your list and check it twice. Happy holidays from your SaveOn family. Don’t forget to check out our site for more local savings so you can live life for less.
At SaveOn, we connect our savers with hyperlocal coupons so you can live life for less. We understand you may not have time to always look through all the deals we offer, so we’re highlighting the most used coupons from September, so you can take advantage of these incredible offers. Check out the hot coupons your fellow savers have been using.
Sammy’s Mexican Grill – $10 Off Any Order of $35 or More
It’s easy to understand why people are going crazy for Sammy’s Mexican Grill’s $5 off coupon. The restaurant’s modern Mexican food is a fan-favorite in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and was voted Best Mexican Restaurant by TripAdvisor. You can still get $5 off orders of $20 or more through the end of October.
Yen Yen Restaurant – Up To $4 Off Cantonese Cuisine
Yen Yen Restaurant has some of the most flavorful Cantonese food in the Chicago area, and savers have loved getting deals there. For a limited time longer, you can receive $4 off any purchase over $25, $2 off $10 or $1 off $6. Stop in or take out dinner for the whole family.
Tide Cleaners Chicago – 50% Off at Tide Cleaners
Dry clean-only doesn’t have to be an inconvenience or annoyance. Chicago savers found that not only did Tide Cleaners have an amazing deal last month, but its stores are scattered all across the Greater Chicago area so you never have to travel too far. Grab this deal until Nov. 9.
In addition to these incredible deals, SaveOn offers a huge variety of local coupons for automotive, health and beauty, retail and fashion, entertainment, food and dining, groceries, home and garden, and more. Find savings near you at SaveOn.com, and don’t forget to become a SaveOn member. Membership is free, allows you to conveniently save all your coupons to one place and helps you be the first to hear about the best coupons for the things you love. Start saving and live life for less.