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Chipotle: Free burritos, tacos, salads and kids meals for students on Saturday

Students get a free entree with purchase at Chipotle on Saturday, Aug. 18.

The back-to-school deal offers students a free burrito, bowl, salad, order of tacos or kid's meal with purchase of another at participating restaurants. 

No coupon is necessary. Just identify yourself as a student to get the free eats.

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Free concession stand bonus with ticket purchase to 'Mile 22' at AMC Theatres

Get a free $5 concession stand bonus card with purchase to see "Mile 22" at AMC Theatres.

Stubs reward members get the bonus on Aug. 16-19 when buying a ticket to see the action thriller. It is free to join the program.

The movie, opening Aug.

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Starbucks Happy Hour: Super cheap Frappuccinos on Friday

Get any grande Frappuccino your little heart desires for $3 at Starbucks Happy Hour on Friday, Aug. 10.

Get the deal by signing up to get an invitation with a ring code and then stop in starting at 3 p.m. at participating stores to get the savings. Starbucks requires a promo code at the register which can be found in  invitations.

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$10 kids haircuts at JCP Salon through September

Get kids ready to return to school with $10 haircuts at JC Penney Salons.

Make an appointment and use a coupon at participating salons to get the cheap cuts for children in grades K-6. 

In Palm Beach County, public school begins on Aug. 13. In Broward, children return on Aug. 15. In Miami-Dade County, the return date is Aug. 21.

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10 stores will price-match Amazon daily

I purchased a Vegetti spiral vegetable slicer at Target. The store price was $14.99, but Target.com listed the gadget for $12.99.

At the register, I showed the online price on my smart phone, and the clerk did a price adjustment right then and there, saving me $2.

I regularly use this trick to save at big-box stores. Most retailers have secret price-match and price-adjustment policies.

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Free entree at Olive Garden with purchase

Take home a free entree at Olive Garden with purchase of select entrees when dining in restaurants.

Choose from several entrees starting at $12.99: Fettuccine Alfredo, Cheese Ravioli, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Five Cheese Ziti al Forno. Or, for a few dollars more, upgrade to Lasagna Classico, Chicken con Broccoli or Shrimp Scampi.

After you eat, choose one of the first four entrees to take home.

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