Weekend's Best Deals: Free Bacon, Half-Price Starbucks Cards and More
Andrew Mason may be gone, but the deals keep coming at Groupon. Right now, the site has one of those national deals that sell like mad: A $10 Starbucks gift card for $5. Groupon customers have already bought more than 100,000 of the deals, but it doesn't appear that quantities are limited. You do, however, need to make your purchase by 1 a.m. Sunday morning. Once you do, you have until Sept. 30 to redeem the voucher and get your Starbucks Card eGift.
BeFrugal.com points us to a limited-time deals at Stride Rite: Buy any item and get a second (of equal or lesser value) for 50 percent off. Select brands, such as Crocs, Converse and Ugg, are excluded. The offer is good through Sunday at 11:59 p.m. EDT; you can get it in stores or online, though if you're shopping online you'll need to remember to use the coupon code SPRINGBOGO. See the site for the full terms and conditions.
Redbox is holding its own March Madness event, with a bracket of movie rentals. When you sign up to use the Facebook app, you can earn points by voting on movie matchups to decide the best new release on Redbox. The more points you earn, the more promo codes for free rentals you can earn. Note, though, that you need to earn at least 5,000 points just to get one free rental, and voting in all five rounds only nets you 3,000 points. So if you actually want to get enough points for a free movie rental, you'll need to do things like share the contest on Facebook, invite friends, and sign up for text and email updates. Seeing as a one-day rental only costs $1.20, it might not be worth the trouble, unless you really enjoy brackets.
Matt Brownell is the consumer and retail reporter for DailyFinance. You can reach him at Matt.Brownell@teamaol.com, and follow him on Twitter at @Brownellorama.