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Doreen Christensen

Columnist Doreen's Deals

Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Christensen, a 38-year veteran of the newspaper, is an award-winning senior columnist covering consumer news in the newspaper's Money section.  Christensen also writes the award-winning Shop-O-Matic savings blog and produces Doreen's Deals, a Sun Sentinel Originals video series on SunSentinel.com.

Recent Articles

  • National Donut Day freebies in Baltimore

    National Donut Day freebies in Baltimore

    Friday is a holey holiday as we celebrate National Donut Day with free sweet treats at participating locations on June 1. Fractured Prune: Get one free OC Sand doughnut at participating stores. Duck Donuts: Get a free classic doughnut with no purchase necessary. Dunkin' Donuts: Get a free classic...

  • Memorial Day weekend freebies and retail coupons for military heroes and civilians

    Memorial Day weekend freebies and retail coupons for military heroes and civilians

    On Memorial Day, we honor those who have so honored us with their sacrifice and service to keep America free and strong. Retailers, restaurants and attractions also salute our military heroes, offering discounts to veterans, active duty and retired U.S. military, National Guard and reservists and...

  • Where to get free ice cream for National Ice Cream Day

    Where to get free ice cream for National Ice Cream Day

    National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 17. Check out these deals.  Union Market: Take a quick trip down to Washington, D.C., on Sunday for Union Market's Sixth Annual DC Scoop Event. The free event will feature free samples and servings for purchase from 11 vendors. There will also be ice cream-eating...

  • Amazon Prime Day: Double the Black Friday-style deals on Tuesday

    Amazon Prime Day: Double the Black Friday-style deals on Tuesday

    Snap up twice as many Black Friday-style deals as Amazon celebrates its 21th birthday with the second annual Amazon Prime Day on Tuesday, July 12. This year, for one day only, members will find twice as many Prime Day deals this year with small businesses and sellers offering more than 30 percent...

  • Hop on Leap Day freebies, travel and dining deals

    Hop on Leap Day freebies, travel and dining deals

    Every four years in February, we get an extra 24 hours to celebrate Leap Day. To make the most out of this extra day, I’ve rounded up a list of freebies, travel and dining deals being offered on Monday and through the end of the week in some instances. Some deals are just for the lucky few born...

  • 25 Halloween freebies and dining deals good through Saturday

    25 Halloween freebies and dining deals good through Saturday

    I've scared up a long list of freebies, fun events and dining deals good through Halloween on Saturday. Offers are good at participating locations. No coupons are necessary unless otherwise noted. Call ahead to verify participation.  As the skeleton would say, bone appetit!Applebees: Up to three...

  • Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Passes on sale Thursday

    Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Passes on sale Thursday

    UPDATE: The passes sold out in one second, according to an Olive Garden spokeswoman. Olive Garden is putting its Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion on steroids. Starting at 2 p.m. Thursday, the Orlando-based Italian restaurant chain will once again sell the Never Ending Pasta Pass for $100 for individuals...

  • Free entry at U.S. National Parks on Tuesday

    Free entry at U.S. National Parks on Tuesday

    Happy birthday to the National Park Service! To celebrate its 99th birthday, you get a present of free entry on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at all national parks.  "On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to create the National Park Service. Today, there are 408 national parks throughout...

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