If you're looking for ways to save money on Carolina Hurricanes tickets, Kangaroo Express is offering discounts to weekend games.
The Sunday newspaper is the obvious place to score coupons to help keep the family budget under control.
But where else can you find coupons?
You'd be surprised.
You can find coupons in the strangest places. At work, at the gym, even at the doctor's office. You just have to know where to look.
Here are a dozen unusual sources for coupons:
The World Beer Festival returns to Durham on Oct. 5 in a new location: the old Durham Athletic Park.
All About Beer magazine, based in Durham, announced the details this week. Tickets go on sale noon Thursday for magazine subscribers who get the coveted first chance to get VIP passes that typically sell out in the pre-sale days.
Tickets go on sale to the general public July 24 at 10 a.m. The event will feature two sessions: an afternoon tasting from noon to 4 p.m. and an evening tasting 6-10 p.m. General admission is $45 and VIP tickets -- with a food buffet, special beers and a private hospitality area -- are $75.
The event is typically held at the Durham Bulls stadium, but it's a no-go because of construction. The party, no doubt, will still go on. And the old ballpark is closer to Fullsteam Brewery for those who don't get enough unlimited two-ounce samples of more than 300 different beers, including a large portion of craft beer offerings. Find more details here.
UPDATE:Tickets go on sale at 5 p.m. Tuesday for these events.
This was a very popular event last year so you may want to mark Tuesday on your calendar to get your reservations.
Fire in the Triangle is part of a statewide "Iron Chef"-style cooking competition. Each night of the contest, two chefs have to create three dishes using a secret ingredient revealed to them earlier in the day. Last year, the secret ingredients included blueberries, bacon and Butterball turkeys. Here's where you come in: the public gets to make reservations to eat what the chefs create and help decide the winner. The winners advance to quarterfinals, semifinals and a final where a winner is announced and then competes against the chefs who won similar competitions in Charlotte, Wilmington, Greensboro and Asheville/Blowing Rock. Bonus for Triangle diners: the statewide final will be held in Raleigh in November.
The winners of each of the regional contests win $2,000 and a red chef's jacket.
Fire in the Triangle dinners will be July 8-Aug. 19. The 16 competing chefs have not been announced yet. (That will happen June 24.) Tickets for each dinner cost $59, while tickets for regional semifinal and final rounds are $69.
The Triangle dinners are held at 1705 Prime, 1705 Millbrook Road, where Rocky Top Hospitality has an event space and catering facility.
This is the second year the contest has been held statewide. It was started eight years ago by Jimmy Crippen, the founder of Crippen's Country Inn and Restaurant in Blowing Rock. Last year's Triangle winner was chef Ryan Payne of Weathervane, the restaurant at Southern Season gourmet and housewares store in Chapel Hill.
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For more information, go HERE.
We have two winners in the ticket giveaway for the Southern Women's Show.
Each will receive a pair of tickets for the show, which runs Friday through Sunday at the State Fairgrounds.
If you didn't win but plan to go anyway, please stop by and see me at The N&O booth near the cooking stage in the Expo Center.
I'll be at the show from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday. I'll be chatting with folks and answering questions. Oh, and I'll have freebies for the first five blog readers each day who stop by to chat.
The winners are:
I've got two pairs of tickets to the Southern Women's show at the State Fairgrounds this weekend to give away on the blog.
Tickets are normally $10 but two lucky readers will each get a free pair.
Since time is of the essence, leave a comment or question on this post by noon Tuesday. I'll pick the winners shortly afterward and get them into the mail to the two winners.
If you don't happen to win tickets but still plan to go, stop by and see me at The N&O booth near the cooking stage in the Expo Center.
I'll be at the show from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, giving away freebies to the first five blog readers each day who stop by to chat.
The daily deal site Living Social is offering a great deal right now on discounted tickets to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro.
You'll pay $28 for two adults and two child's combo tickets, $6 for one child's admission or $8 for one adult combo ticket. Those prices are all 50 percent off regular gate admission.
What’s On Tap
Foothills’ Sexual Chocolate Release Party
5 p.m. Friday at Foothills Brewing Company in Winston-Salem.
The first keg of this limited beer is tapped at the pub downtown and 22-ounce bottles go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Line begins forming when the pub closes at 2 a.m.
World Beer Festival - Raleigh ticket sale
Thursday, online at allaboutbeer.com.
The 2012 event in Moore Square Park sold out, so don’t wait long to get tickets. Festival features two sessions. General admission: $45 VIP tickets: $75
Queen City Brewers Festival
1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday at Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte.
The North Davidson district (NoDa) plays host to a celebration of Charlotte’s craft beer scene. Tickets for both sessions are sold out.
Park West 14, a new 14-screen movie theater in Morrisville, opens today with free popcorn for everyone and a free movie for the first 250 people in line.
One of those events is a small food truck rodeo called "Trucks from the Market" next Sunday, Oct. 14 from 6-8 p.m. Instead of long lines and trucks running out of food, this will be a ticketed event to make sure everyone gets a taste off every truck. So for $50, you get a taste of food from all 13 trucks, 2 Carolina Brewery beers and hopefully a lovely Sunday evening in downtown Durham.
The participating trucks include Only Burger, Pie Pushers, Triangle Raw Foods, Chick-N-Que, Mama Duke's, Sympathy for the Deli, Porchetta, KoKyu BBQ, American Meltdown, Farmhand Foods, Monuts Donuts, The Parlour and Daisy Cakes.
Here's where it gets good for one lucky Mouthful reader: the organizers have offered a pair of tickets for free as a giveaway.
So you know the drill, leave a comment below this post before noon, Thursday, Oct. 11. I will pick a winner at random and arrange for the winner to pick up tickets at the event. Good luck!