Hotel Valley Ho’s Ultimate Stay 2 Play Giveaway

July 10, 2013 | 10:53 AM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

Casa DoradaIt’s probably about time you enjoyed a stay-cation. The Hotel Valley Ho is one of the best spots to do so. Want to know why? If you reserve a room there between now and September 2, you could win an actual vacation, among other prizes. That’s pretty much the best deal ever. The grand prize is a six day, five night stay in a suite at the Casa Dorada resort (pictured) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Included in that prize is round-trip airfare for two on US Airways, airport transfers, dinner for two at 12 Tribes restaurant, two rounds of golf at Cabo Real Golf Course, two 50-minute Swedish Massages at Saltwater Spa, and admission for two to Wild Canyon Adventure Park. We thought that would interest you. Other prizes include things like a Halloween Stay Package for two, a New Year’s Eve Stay Package for two, five Sunday Spa Party Packages for two, and five Monday Night Chef’s Table dinners for two, all at the Hotel Valley Ho.

 

Enjoy a Double Header at the Spa

March 5, 2013 | 12:14 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

spasSpring training is back and that means it is time go outside and play. With the Valley being home to an absurd amount of spring training facilities, heading to the ball park when the weather is gorgeous is a must. After you’ve spent a day in the sun, relaxing and drinking beers, the spa at Gainey Village has an even better double header deal.

From now until March 30, guests can choose from two spa services and get pampered for just $155. This can be any of the royalty treatments like the 60 minute Signature, Hot Stone, Thai, or Deep Tissue Massage. A 60 minute Facial or 30 minute Deep Pore Detox or a 60 minute Vanilla-Spice and Blueberry Organic Sugar Scrub and Wrap with a Cream Moisturizer. Or you can go the traditional route with a Signature Manicure and Pedicure.

It’s spring time, do you need a better reason to treat yourself?

Look Your Best on 12/12/12

December 6, 2012 | 1:30 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

Next week marks December 12, 2012, a.k.a. 12/12/12/. This is a date that only occurs every 100 years. We think that’s pretty noteworthy and so does Mane Attraction Salon.

On that Wednesday, Mane Attraction Salon will have a great deal to help you look good for that momentous occasion. Anyone who comes into the salon from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. will receive $12 off their services. That’s right, any haircut, style, or color will get $12 off. Oh, and if you haven’t made an appointment, wait until the 12th. If you’re twelfth caller (602-956-2996), your service is free!

Mane Attraction Salon | 3156 East Camelback Road | Phoenix, AZ 85016

12 oz. Steak for $12 On 12/12/12

December 3, 2012 | 12:30 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

Yes, that’s a lot of 12s. For some of you superstitious folks, this could be a good thing or band thing. The only thing we know about 12-12-12, is that it’s a good thing. Because on the momentous day that is December 12, 2012, TEXAZ Grill will be offering the deal of the century.

From 11::00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., you can purchase a 12 ounce rib eye steak, and a 12 ounce bottle of beer for just $12. A beer and a steak for just $12 sounds like a great way to spend that Wednesday. People who choose this deal will be served a USDA Choice Aged rib eye. In terms of beer, you can choose between Shiner Bock, Budweiser, Coors, Miller, XX, and more.

More Election Day Events

November 6, 2012 | 12:00 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

Last week, we mentioned a couple Election Day events. Whether it was a complimentary California Roll at RA or a 15 cent beer at TEXAZ, the list gets better. Sure, you were planning on going out and participating in your civic duty to vote, why not get some immediate results?

Here’s some more for you. Cadillac Ranch in Tempe will be offering a twenty percent discount on one regular priced menu item for anyone that comes in with their “I Voted” sticker. Anyone who shows to Sprinkles showing off that same sticker will get a free cupcake. Or, if you’re a Z’Tejas fan, they will be offering either a buy-one-get-one entree when you dine in or a twenty percent discount on your to-go order. The Z’Tejas deal is only good until 4:00 p.m.

See, if you weren’t going to vote before, you’re definitely going to now.

Holiday Survival Camp

October 31, 2012 | 1:00 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

During the holidays we tend to gain a few extra (and unwanted) pounds. Honestly, who doesn’t love to indulge in delicious food that will surely present itself when you see your family? It’s a good thing that CityScape Phoenix and Gold’s Gym are teaming up for  a free six week outdoor  “Holiday Survival Camp” series.

To help you keep off the pounds, every Wednesday from November 7 to December 19, a Boot Camp-style class will help you combat calories, reshape your body and get tighter and leaner. The goal of the class is to burn over 500 calories a session. You can participate in the class for free from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Patriots Square at CityScape Phoenix.

For more information, click here.

 

Kids Stay Free At Hidden Meadow Ranch

September 4, 2012 | 3:00 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

This fall, kids will be able to stay for free at Hidden Meadow Ranch in beautiful northern Arizona. If you’re the outdoorsy type family, then this will be the perfect Fall Break vacation destination for you.

Located in the quaint town of Greer, this opportunity is only good for guests who book the Rancher’s Package now through the end of September and plan to stay at the Ranch anytime between October 15 through November 15.

You can hike, fish, ride horses, or just enjoy being out of the city for a little while. The weather will be perfect (then again, we can’t exactly predict rain or any other weather event.) Kids 11 and under will enjoy free accommodations and meals, plus every activity that Hidden Meadow Ranch has to offer. There’s plenty for adults too. All of you wine lovers can enjoy the Hahn Winery Winemaker Weekend on October 19 and 20.

To book for your reservation or to find out more, click here. Remember, you have to book before the end of September.

Refresh Your Body During The Moon Festival

August 31, 2012 | 2:00 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

Celebrate Chinese culture with two services for one price and Qigong classes at the Spa at Gainey Village. The entire month of September will be the time to replenish your body and mind. Ch’ang-O, the Chinese Goddess of the moon, represents yin as the female principal, and embodies the intangible concept of eternal beauty and life and Gainey wants to help you celebrate.

Classes of Qigong, a 5,000 year old practice that is used to strengthen the flow of life force begin on September 8. Valley residents can choose one 60-minute spa service from their Body offerings and an additional service from their Beauty offerings for $150 and be eligible for the classes. The beauty offerings include massages, body treatments, facials, haircuts and gloss, manicures, and pedicures.

For more information, click here.

Today’s Object Of Desire: Ice Mini Martini Glasses

August 30, 2012 | 10:00 AM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

We know we’ve already mentioned the brutal summer heat about a thousand times the past few (but what seems like many) months. This right here though, is an object of our summer desires. There’s nothing quite like a chilled martini to cool off in the blistering nights. How long until that delicious cocktail warms up though? With the Ice Mini Martini Glass you won’t have to worry about that. It’ll keep your martini cool for hours, or until the glass melts. Either way, you’ll be the life of the party.

Travel Alert! Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa

August 29, 2012 | 10:00 AM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

Recently we’ve been giving you some travel deals around the country and world. In today’s Travel Alert, we’re bring you to your backyard (well, close enough anyway.) According to Jetsetter, Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa has a great deal for ease your mind, body, and soul. 

Surrounded by the Santa Catalina Mountains of Tucson, you can enjoy delicious dishes and the perfect spa treatment. We know it’s what you want when the temperatures are still scorching. The Aqua-Zen watsu style water therapy will ease your muscles. Take classes and learn about the opposite sex. Learn more about yourself while working with horses.

This staycation has a lot to offer. We hope to find ourselves there.

The Little Black Bag Society

August 28, 2012 | 11:45 AM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

In the 1920s Coco Chanel introduced the world to the Little Black Dress. For almost a century it has become a staple in pretty much every woman’s closet. Now Mane Attraction Salon, one of the Valley’s leading salons, wants to introduce you to the Little Black Bag.

When Valley residents purchase Mane Attraction’s black reusable envirosax bag for just $6, they will instantly become a member of the Little Black Bag Society. Members receive an email every 6 weeks with a special offers. These offers include awesome discounts on top-quality beauty and hair products.

Once the email offering is received (such as a percentage off or a freebie gift with purchase) bags can be brought in as proof of membership and the shopping can begin.

Become a member today!

Mane Attraction Salon | 3165 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix, AZ 85016

Travel Alert! Cancun

August 23, 2012 | 1:30 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

Do you know what sounds nice? Sandy beaches, crystal blue water, and a spa treatment. You can get all of that and at a great price, according to Jetsetter. The JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa has a special deal of just $162 per night at this fantastic resort. Four pools, white sand beach, three classy restaurants, n enormous adults-only spa specializing in Mayan treatment, what’s not to love? You can visit an artists sculpture gallery… underwater! That’s right, scuba dive 28 feet and check out a series of underwater statues by artist Jason deCaires Taylor. Play golf, explore Mayan ruins, and even save some sea-turtles. The possibilities are endless.

New Chloe Handbags

August 21, 2012 | 1:30 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

Looking for a new handbag this season? Neiman Marcus has exactly what you want. Their new line of Chloe handbags are elegant and classy but not too flashy. Perfect for every day errands or a night on the town, there is bound to be one that fits your taste. Made from genuine leather and other top-tier materials, the bags vary in size, style, and color. If you don’t feel like making a trip to the mall, Neiman Marcus is offering free shipping on your order, just click here for details.

Staycation Haven

August 21, 2012 | 12:30 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

The Saguaro hotel in Old Town Scottsdale is making it easy to get away one last time this summer with its ultimate buy one, get one room special, but the deal goes beyond that.

If you book from now until September 3 you can receive one more and a second for free, you book one night and get a second for free, as well. The stay dates range from August 20 to October 4, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan out that last staycation. These rates include breakfast buffet for two daily at Distrito, by celebrity Chef Jose Garces.

Select room rates start from $89 per night plus tax and resort fee.

The Saguaro | 4000 North Drinkwater Blvd | Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Summer Fling At The JW Marriott

August 20, 2012 | 2:30 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

Celebrate summer in style with the Family Fling & Swing package this Labor Day Weekend at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Catering to the the inner child in everyone, four acres of water fun including five pools, a meandering lazy river and 89-foot waterslide will be part of the best stay-cation ever.

Enjoy free golf on Faldo and Palmer championship golf courses, free meals for kids 12 and under at Blue Sage, free daily appetizer at Meritage Steakhouse. Live off your email for work and play? The JW offers free wifi for guests.

Check out the awesome pools. 

The grand Wildfire pool, topped by glowing fire at night, is the resort’s largest pool and serves as a beacon in the center of the shimmering waterways. The Sidewinder

pool reflects its serpentine namesake and the Mesa pool is ideal for families with an average depth of 3.5 feet, located next to the interactive dancing fountains. The Isla del Sol spa has a private setting for relaxing in soothing warm water with massaging jets.

To make reservations and to check out what JW has to offer, click here.

Travel Alert: A New England Getaway

August 16, 2012 | 2:30 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

It’s always fun sitting and daydreaming about where your next vacation will be. But you don’t have to daydream anymore. In today’s Travel Alert, we’re bringing you to New England, courtesy of Jet Setter.

The Homestead Inn in Greenwich, Connecticut has the charm you would only find in New England. Just 31 miles away from Manhattan, there is plenty to do at this quaint Inn.

Heated bathroom floors, french windows overlooking the countryside, are just few reasons why you should check out this east coast haven. Our favorite part? Children under 14 years are not allowed (perfect for the quiet getaway you’re looking for.)

A small price of $239 a night will bring you to the Homestead Inn.

Travel Deal Alert!

August 15, 2012 | 2:00 PM | Deals | By Maxfield Barker

Isn’t it about time you went on a vacation? We would gladly trade the Valley’s brutal summer for the humidity of a tropical coast. Costa Rica sounds about right.

If you’re thinking a trip to Costa Rica isn’t in your budget right now, we’ve got some news for you. Daily Candy Deals has just announced a 50% discount on a four night stay in one of Hotel Paradora’s Tropical Rooms. Enjoy the beauty of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. For just $711, you can enjoy views of both the ocean and the jungle, complimentary breakfast, and a hiking tour for two.

Hotel Paradora has more adventure waiting for you with jet skis, a tree-top canopy zip line, and white water rafting. But we won’t blame you if you just want to relax on the beach with a cold drink in hand, preferably one with a tiny umbrella in it (you know, to get the whole effect.)

To learn more about what the trip has to offer, click here. You better act quick, because this deal is only good until August 29. If you need some company, we’d be glad to go with you.

Seasons 52 Offers Wine, Flatbread Summer Deal

August 8, 2012 | 11:40 AM | Deals | By Kara Philp

Seasons 52 has a summer deal that will have you thankful for the absurd temperatures this season guarantees.

For the month of August they have designed a new, personalized wine tasting experience to help guests explore their adventurous wine list and signature flatbreads for $15 per person.

For the wine tasting you will first select a flight of three pours from a hand-selected list chosen by Master Sommelier George Miliotes. After you’ve tasted your selections, you may then choose a full glass of your favorite selection to pair with your choice of flatbread.

This limited-time experience is available daily until 6 p.m., and will run through August 31st.

Back to School Trend: Hair Chalking

August 3, 2012 | 1:38 PM | Deals | By Staff

Some of latest trends around town have been neon. Neon colors everywhere. Whether it’s jeans or nails, bright colors are dominating this summer. So what’s the next step in this craze? Neon hair, of course but with a twist: hair chalking. It’s exactly what it sounds like, chalk for the hair.

With hair chalking, you can complement any outfit with streaks of color. The best part about hair chalking is that there is no commitment. Unlike other hair dying options, it’s not permanent and comes out with a simple shampoo, which means your hair’s color can change at the same pace as your outfit.

Mane Attraction, the salon behind the chalking, offers a shampoo, blow-dry and chalking as part of a special package.

 

Some Like It Hot: Barrio Queen’s $2 Tacos

August 1, 2012 | 10:00 AM | Deals | By Alanna Watson

Have you heard the news? Barrio Queen has just started offering $2 tacos all day every Tuesday. No, this is not a scam, we just went and experienced the mouthwatering reality for ourselves and let us tell you, it was worth every penny – and far less pennies at that.  The delicious Old Town Mexican restaurant is under the same famed magical chef wand of Silvana Salcido Esparza, head chef of Phoenix’s Best Mexican Restaurant, Barrio Cafe,  and the food is every ounce as delicious with just the right amount of spice…if you like it spicy. The extended happy hour also allows you to drink house margs, beers and select wines for just $3 a pop all while picking and choosing from dozens of different tacos for prices that rival T-Bell.  With excellent service, delicious table-side guacamole and amazing atmosphere, we recommend you make a reservation for all Tuesdays in the foreseeable future. We also recommend that you try the Barrio Pollo and Chorizo taco (pictured). Heck, try two, they’re cheap!

Also, if you happen to own a lowrider vehicle (or know some distant cousin who does), you can drive it in after 7 p.m. to snag the same tacos for just $1. It’s called the Summer Park-N-Shine and we think it’s the greatest idea…ever.

7114 E. Stetson Drive, 105 l Scottsdale, 85251 l 480.656.4197

 

Don’t Miss Free Heard Museum Admission Sunday

July 26, 2012 | 10:00 AM | Deals | By Kara Philp

Have you Heard? There may only be one Sunday left in July, but it’s not too late to visit the Heard Museum free of charge. July 29 is the last opportunity to receive free admission for everyone as part if their Summer Sundays at the Heard promotion.

The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A variety of hands-on and interactive activities are available for children from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Steele Auditorium. Storytelling is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and ice cream will be served at 1 p.m.

Sunday attendees will also receive a 10 percent-off coupon for one children’s book at Books & More, the museum’s bookstore and souvenir shop. The Courtyard Café is also offering kids and family lunch options.

2301 North Central Ave. | Phoenix | 85004 | (602) 252-8848

Escape The Elements With Early Back-To-School Shopping

July 13, 2012 | 12:00 PM | Deals | By Kara Philp

Whether you find yourself in the sweltering summer heat or in the middle of a July thunderstorm, there is always retail therapy to cure what ails you. Since back to school shopping is inevitable, why not make the most of it and cash in on some deals and giveaways before it becomes a last minute chore.

Spend $200 or more in the same day at Tempe Marketplace (including Vestar Gift Cards) before July 31 and receive two free general admission passes to Big Surf Waterpark (a $54.00 value). Qualifying receipts must be submitted to the management office, more details here. Additionally, Arizona State University students receive a variety of discounts at Tempe Market retailers. For a complete list, click here.

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State Fair Announces Concert Series Lineup

July 10, 2012 | 11:00 AM | Art & Entertainment | By Kara Philp

Although it’s an entire season away, we have news regarding the Arizona State Fair that will be the topic of conversation for months to come.

The 2012 fair is scheduled set for October 12 through November 4 with the fair’s annual concert series scheduled for various nights of the week.

This is your chance to see artists from all genres live at the Veteran’s Memorial Colosseum for free (general admission section) with the purchase of fair admission. Upgraded tickets are also available.

This year’s artists have just been released, here’s the lineup:

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Did Someone Say Free Starbucks?

July 10, 2012 | 8:30 AM | Deals | By Staff

Starbucks Coffee Company has found a way to harness the goodness in unroasted coffee beans. It’s perplexing. What will they think of next?

Remember last year when they teased us with those delicious “Refreshers” only to take them away under the guise that we were a “test market” and they might be back. Might be? Well, they are. And good thing too, as it is not polite or smart to take away someone’s morning beverage. The crazy part?  Although they look and taste like tea, they are actually caffeinated coffee drinks. Now that’s science.

Not only did these tasty summer beverages launch (again) today, but on Friday you can stop by any Starbucks for a free tall Berry Hibiscus or Cool Lime refresher from 12 to 3 p.m.

 

4th Of July Essentials Part 2: The Location

July 2, 2012 | 1:00 PM | Art & Entertainment | By Kara Philp

When it comes to a fireworks display only one thing matters: location, location, location. In order for you to plan accordingly and get the most out of your Independence Day, here is our 4th of July fireworks guide.

July 3:

The Anthem Independence Day Celebration begins at 6 p.m. at the Anthem Community Park. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Water slides and other attractions available at an additional cost.

Harold’s Corral Fireworks Extravaganza in Cave Creek will take place from 5 to 11:30 p.m. and will include a barbecue, live music with fireworks scheduled for sunset. Reservations required and a cover charge applied for tables inside Harold’s. Admission is free outside for open seating on a first-come, first serve basis.

July 4:

Chandler’s Fireworks Spectacular begins at 4 p.m. with fireworks scheduled for 9:30 p.m. The event will feature live music, kids carnival, dunk tank, water games

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