J.R. Tolkien

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Great Deals for the Lazy Couponers

I LOVE coupons!  Lucky for lazy couponers like myself, there's a new coupon website in Louisville with great deals for restaurants, services and goods without the hassle of signing up for an account or clipping coupons.  This new favorite website is Pinpoint Perks.
Pintpoint Perks is an Indianapolis originated business that moved into the Louisville market in January of this year offering discounts at more than 100 local businesses.  The goal is to have 300 by the end of the year.  You can browse the different categories for discounts or simply use the search box to see if that restaurant you're going to has a special offer.  That extra step can save you some money!

Its red cartoonish thumbtack maybe look a bit cheesy and generic but it does pin point some great local deals.  I've been able to show the coupon on my phone without having to print it out, it may varies depending on the business. Here are some of my current favorites:

  • Ginza | Deals
    9420 Shelbyville Road
    I came here twice for dinner and lunch and really enjoyed the Thai, Japanese and Chinese dishes at this east end restaurant.  It looks shabby on the outside but the inside is nicely decorated and each dish is prettily executed.  The sushi and main dishes are in the teens but you can get the lunch special for as low as $6.95 ($5.95 w/ the PP discount or $5 off of $25).  I recommend the spicy basil lunch, it also comes with miso soup or salad.

  •  Brasserie Provence | Deals
    150 North Hurstbourne Parkway
    This French restaurant is not cheap but it offers a nice atmosphere and some good appetizers (go for the mussels).  The food is only so so for me, but it'll be a nice place to try some French fare.  PP has a coupon for $5 appetizers at happy hour & a few other great deals.  Brasserie Provence is on Groupon now, $25 for $40 (weekdays) or $28 for $40 (weekend).  Come on Mondays for 1/2 price wine.

  • Jet's Pizza  | Deals
    3624 S. Hurstbourne Prkway
    235 Blankenbaker Parkway

    A new favorite among my friends, Jet's Pizza offers deep dish pizza and 8 ways to flavorize your crush for free.  My husband loves the soft crust and basically everything about the pizza. It was a hit at our last party. Source.
  • The Arctic Scoop | Deals
    841 S. Hurstbourne Parkway
    Watch liquid turn into ice cream almost instantly with liquid nitrogen at this one of a kind ice cream shop.  Your imagination is the limit as each cup is made especially for you base on the flavors and toppings you choose.  Skip the soy milk, everything else is good. *Review*

  • Kingpin Lanes | Deals
    9525 Taylorsville Road
    Bowling is the perfect activity for those days when you just want to chill and have a relaxing day with your buddies.  This clean and spacious bowling place also has some good food for cheap at the counter.  PP has a buy 2 get 1 game free!

  • Bluegrass Indoor Karting | Deals
    2320 Ampere Drive
    The men in my life love this fast paced and adrenaline inducing indoor go kart facility.  You can choose from several options, but the most popular is the 8 minute open session where you race against other drivers for the fastest time.  The PP coupon is $10 off of  $50, which can easily be reached if you go with a group.  There's currently a Groupon for this place too but beware it's not valid on Saturdays. 
A younger version of myself used to be embarrass about using coupons and really just didn't want to deal with the hassle of collecting them.  A car loan, a house mortgage and scores of adult responsibilities later, coupons (and any cost saving deals) just make sense!  Why pay full price when a little piece of paper can save you money instantly.  Start taking that one extra step and happy saving!