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Southwest Sale: NYC for $75, Minneapolis for $25


Check out the prices from Chicago Midway in Southwest Airlines' 72-hour sale: $75 to New York, $100 to San Francisco, and a measly $25 to Minneapolis.

Of course, they don't guarantee that your pilots will actually stop the plane when they get to Minneapolis. You might get to fly 25% farther for free!


This is almost enough to make me want to pack up the three kids to visit my sister-in-law in Minnesota. Honestly, though, to fly all three of these kids somewhere, I think someone will have to pay me.

Photo by Caren's Photo Trip, used via Creative Commons license.

Disney on Ice for $11

I just ordered 4 tickets to Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic at the United Center for $11 a ticket. It's a promo offered by a Web site called Mom Central.

You go to the TicketMaster link above, and select the performance you want to attend. The "search for tickets" screen will contain three separate drop-down menus; the middle one, which says "MC promotion," is the one you want. Select the desired number of tickets (4 is the minimum), select the $11 price (or $45 if you want to sit in the VIP section), and then type the code "MOM" into the space provided.

And presto! Four tickets for $44, plus fees. My daughters are going to be purty happy. 

Thanks to Marcie for this icy hot tip.

Deals From Other ChicagoNow Bloggers

McDonald's new breakfast menu includes $1 McMuffins (previously $2). Thanks Chicago Business Insider!

Avoid paying too much at garage sales from Garage Sale Warrior.

40% off Jersey Boys or free dinner at Italian Village. Thanks Off Broadway in Chicago!

Free Gyros from Kronos on Sept. 1 (print coupon NOW)! Thanks to Recession Busters.

Also from Recession Busters, the 2010 Entertainment Book is out.

$10/$50 Old Navy Coupon From GreatClips

There was a coupon for a $6.99 kids haircut or $8.99 adult's haircut at Great Clips in yesterday's Tribune (sorry if I've sent you scrambling for your recycle bin). The flyer mentioned that you get a $10/$50 Old Navy coupon with every haircut at Great Clips. Not bad timing since Old Navy is having that $10 back-to-school sale right now.

It's not clear whether the Great Clips coupon will be good at the Old Navy Web site, but if it is, they are also offering 10% off a $75 purchase or 20% off $100 with the checkout code GETMORE, through Saturday only.

Free Screening of "The Time Traveler's Wife"

"The Time Traveler's Wife," based on the novel by Chicago author Audrey Niffenegger, is coming out as a movie on August 14. But you can see it for free on Tuesday, August 11, if you register for the preview at

The screening is at 8 p.m. at AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois Street.

Thanks to Cindy Fey of We All Fall Down!

Deals on Chicago-area Attractions From Jewel-Osco

When you go shop at Jewel-Osco, you might notice there are booklets at the entrance advertising local attractions like Kiddieland or Medieval Times. These books don't usually have many grocery deals in them -- maybe a couple coupons -- but you should pick one up if you are planning on going out to a play or attraction anytime soon.

Current promotions include:

  • Raging Waves water park in Yorkville: $5 off adult admission, $3 off child for up to 5 family members per visit. Just show Jewel Preferred Card.
  • 50% off general admission prices at Medieval Times in Schaumburg, mention code # JEWEL at time of purchase, good through 9/1/09.
  • The Wiggles Go Bananas concert at Rosemont Theater, August 15 or August 16; $5 off; use code JEWEL on Ticketmaster (it's not clear but maybe you could mention the code at the Rosemont Theater Box Office as well).
  • Chicago Red Stars soccer $10 off premier section tickets through Ticketmaster only; order at 312-559-1212 with passcode JEWEL (might also work as a code on Good for four tickets per cardholder).
  • Cirque Shanghai at Navy Pier: Buy one ticket, get one free when you buy any Pepsi product. Show receipt at Jewel customer service to get a coupon (note: Pepsi 24-packs are on sale this week for $3.77 if you buy 2)
  • Kiddieland in Melrose Park: $3 off coupon on back page of this (and maybe all) of these Jewel attraction booklets will work for up to 4 people, good through Sept. 7. Since this is Kiddieland's last season, I will be using this to take my kids in the next month.
  • Six Flags Great America: Buy tickets at Jewel service desk to get adult tickets for the kids price of $34.99 ($36.04 with tax)

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