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Reader Tips: Chick-Fil-A, All You, Silver Jewelry Club, Solar Panel Rental

Chick-Fil-A: Free Food When You Buy Gas! – From Beth in Columbus, Ohio:

The Chick-Fil-A near us is running a great deal because of the high gas prices. Between now and June 30th, if you
take in a gas station receipt between $30-$50, you get a FREE sandwich
(they will stamp it so it can’t be used twice). Even better, if you
take in a gas receipt for more than $50, you will get an entire FREE
MEAL (fries, sandwich, drink). I’m not sure whether this is a nationwide deal or only something for our area, but it’s worth checking into.

Note from Crystal: What a brilliant marketing idea! I’d love to see more stores doing things like this.

All You: Coupons Inside Waiting Room Copies – From Debbie:

I was at the doctor’s office today and noticed a waiting room copy of All You in the magazine rack. Inside was a set of tear off $0.50 off coupons for All You magazine. If anyone is at the doctor’s office this month they should check to see if they happen to have a waiting room copy of All You.

Note from Crystal: Getting such a great coupon-filled magazine with a coupon? I love it! Thanks, Debbie!

Silver Jewelry Club: Silver for the Price of Shipping – From :

I thought I would let you know about a website I saw in a magazine. offers sterling silver jewelry for the price of shipping.
They have 4 items that change out every 15 minutes. This is their way
of promoting their jewelry in hopes that you will look at their other
jewelry. I thought it was a pretty good deal!

Solar Panel Rental – From Reader Crystal:

I came across and thought others might be interested. You
rent solar panels for your home based on what your electric bill is. It
could even be less than your electric bill.

There’s a contract which
sets the monthly cost to never increase (and energy costs is certainly
increasing. Here in Florida our largest engery company is requesting
yet another rate increase). They take care of installation and
everything.

The only down side is that you’ll be responsible for any
repairs to your roof after the contract is up. That’s okay with us, as
we’re planning on replacing our roof in a couple of years anyways.

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18 Comments

  • says:

    Wow! That solar rental company sounds like an awesome concept! Thanks for the link, I might need to look into that further 🙂

  • Robin says:

    Silverjewelryclub.com is legit, my daughters and I have bought stuff from them off and on for years. It is a good deal.

  • Amber says:

    Hi, Beth! I just called our local chick-fil-a and they weren’t doing the promotion. :0(
    They were really nice, but said it must just be something that the local guys were doing up there. Its an awesome idea though! Thanks for the idea!

  • Amber says:

    Oops. I forgot to post where I’m from. The location that was not participating was in Evansville, IN.

  • says:

    So this is going to probably be unpopular but I wanted to comment on the taking coupons out of magazines at Drs offices. As the wife of someone in the medical field I think that is something people should reconsider. We pay for most of those magazine subsriptions. We do get some free but most of the time we have to subsribe just like everyone else. I find it quite annoying when pages have been ripped out of the magazine that have been put in waiting rooms. Sometimes you can nicely take a coupon out without distroying the magazine pages but most of the time tearing things out does damage to the pages or the binding. I know to some this may seem pretty petty. But those magazines belong to the office. They are bought so that you have something to read while you sit and wait. We hope they last for many patients to enjoy. So I would suggest if you really feel the need to tear something out of a magazine at a Drs office at least ask the office person if it is ok. Sorry to ramble about that. I know most people will think this is crazy to complain about but we have had a lot of people destroy and actually walk away with quite a few of our magazines. We spend quite a bit of money each year on subscription and it really annoys me what people do to them.

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    December212012 here:

    Lynn, just to clarify since I believe you misunderstood (something that’s easy to do with all the info I post here everyday!): rest assured that she was not encouraging people to rip manufacturer’s coupons out of a magazine not belonging to them. Instead, these were coupons in a tear-off cardboard insert at the front of the magazine which were meant for doctor’s office visitors to tear off and take. If they liked the magazine, All You was encouraging them to tear one off so they could go buy their own copy. Make sense? 🙂

    Hope that makes you feel better!

  • says:

    I LOVE the Silver Jewelry Club! I’ve bought tons of jewelry from them! It’s shiny any beautiful. I highly recommend it (obviously).

  • says:

    Great post as always!

    I wish they were doing this one in my area:

    Chick-Fil-A: Free Food When You Buy Gas! – From Beth in Columbus, Ohio:

    The Chick-Fil-A near us is running a great deal because of the high gas prices. Between now and June 30th, if you take in a gas station receipt between $30-$50, you get a FREE sandwich (they will stamp it so it can’t be used twice). Even better, if you take in a gas receipt for more than $50, you will get an entire FREE MEAL (fries, sandwich, drink). I’m not sure whether this is a nationwide deal or only something for our area, but it’s worth checking into.

    Note from Crystal: What a brilliant marketing idea! I’d love to see more stores doing things like this.

  • says:

    I’ve ordered jewelry from Silver Jewelry Club before – their earrings are deceptively photographed on the website. They are SMALL earrings – much smaller than I expected. However, their rings are FABULOUS (I especially love their men’s surgical steel rings).

  • Jan says:

    I used the Silver Jewelry club around Christmas for some last minute gifts- you do have to pay shipping- but made some nice last minute gifts.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Chick fil a restuarants are all locally owned and operated, so I would imagine that this deal is only on a store by store basis. Sounds great though! 🙂

  • Heather says:

    The Silver Jewelry Club does have pretty nice jewelry. I don’t think it’s worth the $40-$60 they claim is the retail value, but it is pretty and sparkly, and for the 5 or 6 bucks in shipping, it is a pretty good deal if you see something you like. The two pendants I ordered were also a lot smaller in real life than in the pics on the website. And (obviously) don’t be pressured into buying something because there are only 15 minutes to purchase it – they recycle the same designs over several days and you’ll be able to find something similar.

  • says:

    Crystal, Thanks for clearing that up. I guess I misunderstood. Sorry for the long post about it.

  • tammy says:

    To Beth: I am also in Columbus. If you see this could you email me and let me know what store it was with this promotion? I have called around and they have all had no clue what I was talking about. 🙁 Thanks!

    [email protected]

  • Johanna says:

    I’m officially jealous of the Chick-fil-A deal! lol I could get a free meal every time I fill up! (Maybe that wouldn’t be good for my weight loss goals, though. lol)

  • says:

    We checked our local (Birmingham, Alabama) Chick-Fil-A this morning, and they said they weren’t participating in that free sandwich offer, but might in the future.

  • Kelly says:

    Thanks for that Solar panel info! That’s awesome! I’d love to try that! I’m gonna pass that info along! That would be awesome if THAT was a forward that made it’s way around the country 100 times! That would be nice if alternative sources of energy (such as solar) could be used more around here!

  • Patti says:

    The solar panel company does not offer this in our state.
    My husband and I are building a home.
    We are looking into purchasing a geo-thermal central heat and air unit. Any thoughts or opinions or advice would be appreciated!
    We are hoping to lower heat and cooling costs.

  • says:

    FYI – I LOOOOVE the Silver Jewelry Club…although…be warned – it can be addicting! 🙂 With those 4 little options updating every 15 minutes…it kind of sucks you into watching consistently if you’re not careful! But, as posted above, it’s totally legit, and well worth the ~$5 bucks for shipping. Another tip – if you purchase a pendant, they will also give you the added option of purchasing a sterling box chain @ check out which brings your total to less than $10…a great low-cost gift! And…the best part…great packing. Mine came ready to gift. 🙂

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