Mother’s Day 2017: Here’s where to find a deal

Some local businesses and area attractions are honoring moms this Mother’s Day with freebies and discounts.

Here’s a list of where you can find a deal this weekend.

McDonalds: McDonald’s restaurants across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast are treating moms to a FREE breakfast this Mother’s Day (May 14).

The promotion, which is available during morning breakfast hours at 84 participating McDonald’s restaurants in the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast area, includes a free breakfast sandwich or breakfast extra value meal with a choice of a small orange juice, coffee or soft drink.

To receive the free breakfast, mothers must be accompanied by a child. Limit one free offer per customer, per visit.

Rapids Water Park: Moms get in FREE at Rapids Water Park this weekend with a paid child’s admission.

The promotion runs Saturday and Sunday (May 13-14), according to the park’s Facebook page.

Regular all-day weekday admission is $42.99 plus tax. All day admission on Saturdays and Sundays is $47.99 plus tax. Children 2 and under are free.

Palm Beach Skate Zone: Palm Beach Skate Zone is honoring moms with a special skating day. Moms skate for FREE on Mother’s Day (May 14), according to the company’s website. Ice Skating times are 12:30  p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Roller skating times are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Palm Beach Zoo: Moms get in free to the Palm Beach Zoo with a regular paid child’s admission. Plus, the first 100 moms through the gate get a free reusable water bottle, courtesy of All My Sons Moving & Storage.

 

 

Häagen-Dazs is giving away FREE cones today

Häagen-Dazs has a sweet deal to help you beat the early summer heat.

Participating locations are giving away free ice cream cones from 4-8 p.m. today.

Visit participating Häagen-Dazs Shops in the United States between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to receive one free scoop of ice cream or sorbet in a cup, sugar cone or cake cone. (PRNewsfoto/Haagen-Dazs Shops)

Customers will receive one free kiddie-sized scoop of ice cream or sorbet in either a cup, sugar cone or cake cone.

To find a participating store near you, click here.

In return for the free scoop, the company is asking guests to “pay it forward by planting wildflowers native to their region to help keep bees buzzing.”

 

Moms get in FREE at Rapids Water Park for Mother’s Day

Moms get in FREE at Rapids Water Park this weekend with a paid child’s admission.

The promotion runs Saturday and Sunday (May 13-14), according to the park’s Facebook page.

Regular all-day weekday admission is $42.99 plus tax. All day admission on Saturdays and Sundays is $47.99 plus tax. Children 2 and under are free.

Teacher Appreciation Day Deals: Chipotle, Hoffman’s serve up freebies

In celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day, some local businesses are offering deals and promotions designed to honor Palm Beach County’s educators.

On May 2, Chipotle is giving teachers, faculty and staff a free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos with the purchase of another. The promotion runs from 3 p.m. to close.

Customers are required to present a valid preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, community college, or university identifying as faculty or staff, or home school ID card. Read more HERE.

For parents looking for a special gift, Hoffman’s Chocolates is giving away a free a box of chocolates to those who buy a box of Hoffman’s ¼ lb. Pre-packaged Classic Assortment Box of Milk or Dark Chocolates. The buy-one-get-one-free promotion runs through May 9.

Check out these staycation steals for New Year’s Eve

To mark the New Year, local tourism leaders are promoting a handful of deals perfectly designed for Palm Beach County residents looking for a local getaway.

50 Ocean Photo credit: Gyorgy Papp
50 Ocean
Photo credit: Gyorgy Papp

Discover The Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County’s official tourism marketing arm, has put together a list of staycation deals for both visitors and out-of-town residents.

The list includes special offers on area attractions, restaurants, and hotels. Here it is:

The Uniquely Boca Holiday Package at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort This package invites guests to create magical memories this holiday season. Guests can enjoy valet parking, cake pops on arrival, a family portrait, breakfast, 15% off Spa, Golf, and Tennis, inclusive of resort charge, and late checkout. Choose to book a Suite and receive a bonus $100 resort credit. This 15 percent discount is valid for arrivals through January 5, 2017. Use promo code P3 to receive offer. A two-night minimum stay is required for this offer.

Boca Inlet (photo provided)
Boca Inlet (photo provided)

Delray Beach MarriottThrough January 5, 2017 guests can spend the holidays at Delray Beach Marriott and enjoy breakfast daily for two by using the promotional code: “S4B.” Rates begin at $179 per night.

Home for the Holidays Package at The Chesterfield Hotel – Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival for two, two-night accommodations in a beautiful room or suite, complimentary English breakfast each morning for two, valet service, and a mixology lesson with two cocktails per person. Prices start from $335.00 per night (excl. VAT) based on two adults sharing a classic queen superior room. This offer will only be valid through January 7, 2017.

Get More From Your Stay Package at The Chesterfield Hotel – Through January 7, 2017, guests can choose any of the following treat options, valued with savings of up to $60, if you book a minimum of two nights (all weekends and some weekdays). Continental breakfast is also included in addition to your choice of one of the following:

  • A bottle of chilled champagne, delivered to your room at a desired time
  • Romantic turndown on one evening during your stay
  • Traditional English afternoon tea for two
  • Executive two-course lunch for two on one afternoon

Terms and conditions do apply. Prices start from $346.00 per night (excluding tax) and are based on double occupancy in a Superior Queen room. A minimum two-night stay is required.

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa’s 3800 Ocean Restaurant – Ring in 2017 with a festive three-course menu from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 31. The cost for dinner is $65 per person, with items such as Truffle-Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Pan-Roasted Grouper and Wild Mushroom Risotto. Later in the evening, a four-course dinner will be served from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at $125 per person, with an amuse bouche of House-Smoked Salmon on Brioche with Roe Pearls, Mint Gel, Citrus and Truffle Foam to start, and additional choices for starters and entrees, including Crab and Avocado Tian and Grilled Colorado Rack of Lamb. Guests at the later seating also enjoy a complimentary champagne toast, live entertainment, available VIP space, and complimentary valet, with DJ and dancing until 2 a.m.

West Palm Beach MarriottGuests can enjoy daily breakfast for two at the West Palm Beach Marriott when booking a stay using the promotional code: “S4B” through January 5, 2017. Rates begin at $119 per night.

 

RESTAURANTS:

Reservations are strongly recommended for all restaurants.

50 Ocean – Savor the most noteworthy night of the year on the beach at the award-winning 50 Ocean in Delray Beach on New Year’s Eve from 5 p.m. to midnight, with the last seating at 10 p.m. Executive Chef Joe Bonavita, Jr. will be showcasing a sumptuous, holiday-inspired feast to enjoy with friends and family on New Year’s Eve. A regular dinner menu will also be available on New Year’s Eve.

Avocado Grill – Continue the holiday celebration on New Year’s Eve with Avocado Grill’s regular menu until 8 p.m. From 9 p.m. to11:30 p.m. Chef Julien Gremaud has planned a special late-night meal for $119 per person with four exceptional courses and a delicious glass of champagne.

Hilton West Palm Beach’s Galley restaurant –  This James Bond-themed party will include special-themed cocktails including The 007 vodka martini – shaken not stirred, and many other fun options. Guests can count down to midnight around the warm fire pits as high-speed Bond chases are broadcasted on-screen around the nautical-themed bar and restaurant. The event is open to the public and includes a champagne toast at midnight and music.

PGA National Resort & Spa’s Ironwood Steak & SeafoodEnjoy a gourmet, four-course dinner Saturday, December 31 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The gourmet four-course dinner, will be followed by an iBar celebration with DJ, dancing and a balloon drop at midnight in iBar’s luxurious lobby lounge. Early seating is $95 and the later seating is $129. The public is welcome. Complimentary valet parking with iBar/Ironwood receipt.

Spoto’s Oyster Bar – Take a quick trip to seafood paradise, and welcome in the New Year at the award-winning Spoto’s Oyster Bar in Palm Beach Gardens. Enjoy a holiday-inspired menu bursting with sea-to-table starters, and “soul food” favorite entrees. New Year’s Eve dinner hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Chesterfield Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Gala at the Leopard Lounge – Enjoy the annual glittering and glamorous Gala Dinner on Saturday, December 31, featuring a mouthwatering four-course New Year’s menu. The cost to attend the first seating, which takes place at 6 p.m., is $140 per person. The cost to attend the second seating (8:30 p.m.) is $225, and includes dancing, live entertainment, party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are required, as well as jackets and ties for gentlemen.

The Cooper – Ring in the New Year at this farm-to-table hot spot as Executive chef Adam Brown showcases a holiday-inspired menu that epitomizes superb, fresh flavors and a deliciously fierce sense of sustainability. A regular dinner menu will also be available. New Year’s Eve hours are 11:30 a.m. to midnight.

Vic & Angelo’s – Making culinary resolutions come true on the most nostalgic night of the year, Vic & Angelo’s in Palm Beach Gardens invites you to come out to enjoy a four-course prix fixe feast on Saturday, December 31. The prix fix menu is $85 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Limited dinner menu available on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. New Year’s Eve hours are 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

 

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS:
AquaNuts New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa – A strictly no grown-ups zone for pint-size partygoers to ring in the New Year with big style. Children will enjoy an evening of fun with a menu of kid-tested favorite flavors, live entertainment, balloon artists, snow cones and more. A countdown with balloon drop and sparkling apple juice toast at midnight will cap off 2016. This AquaNuts celebration takes place on December 31 from 7 p.m. through 12:30 a.m. for $100 per child.

Rock The Block at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Boca Raton Resort & Club will ring in the New Year with its fourth annual Rock the Block celebration, an over-the-top New Year’s Eve block party offering live music from hip-hop performer Jay Sean, pop singer Taylor Dayne, and hit duo Nico & Vinz. The event also features an indulgent buffet dinner, deluxe open-bar including champagne, and endless entertainment options for guests of all ages. The resort’s Grand Lawn will even be transformed into a carnival, complete with balloon artists, carnival games, a 300 foot long/30 ft. tall four-lane fun slide, mechanical pirate ship and multiple bounce houses. At midnight, a magnificent private fireworks display overlooking the golf course will ring in 2017 with a bang. This event is open only to resort guests and club members.

New Year’s Eve Rock n’ Roll Tribute at The Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Ditch the tuxedo or ball gown and prepare for a legendary dance party with award-winning musician Phillip Myers, who is renowned for bringing down the house in nearly every major venue in the country, including Broadway. The exciting welcome to 2017 includes Meyers performing tributes to Elton John and Billy Joel while accompanied by the Phillip Myers Band, a “toes in the sand” beachfront champagne reception, indulgent four-course dinner menu, complimentary full bar with premium spirits, champagne toast and midnight balloon drop, midnight breakfast and a DJ spinning the hottest tunes during a late-night after party. The event kicks off on December 31 at 5 p.m. through 1:30 a.m. for a fee of $265 per resort guest, $495 per couple for resort guests, $525 per couple for non-guests, and $95 for additional guests with Angle dinner reservations.

Fourth Annual Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at The Palm Beach ZooStop by the Palm Beach Zoo’s fourth annual Noon Year’s Eve Party this Saturday, December 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a children’s dance party in the Fountain Plaza, face painters, crafts, an apple juice toast, and an “alligator ball” drop fit for children of all ages. This event is included with regular zoo admission.

Sandi Land – The City of West Palm Beach will extend the Sandi Land light shows on New Year’s Eve starting from 6:15 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The show will take place every 15 minutes so families can bring in the New Year with Sandi.

South Florida’s Science Center’s Noon Year’s Eve Celebration This family-friendly event helps families kick off the year with science demos, themed crafts, music and dancing on Saturday, December 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families will toast to the New Year with dry ice apple cider when the clock strikes noon. Event is included with paid admission and is free for members.

Something BIG 2017 with Leslie Glickman – “The biggest free outdoor public yoga class South Florida has ever seenheads back to the Mizner Park Amphitheater on New Year’s Day. All levels and ages are welcome. Join Leslie Glickman and The Yoga Journey Team, along with friends, family, loved ones and other like-minded people as you set your intentions and feel the vibration of over 1000 people during this yoga practice. Check in begins at 10 a.m., with live music yoga at 11 a.m. Pre-register early to reserve your space, as capacity is limited to 1500.

Deal alert: These 6 items are cheaper in January

The holidays are over, and retailers are looking to clear out winter merchandise to make room a new stock of spring goods. 122513 christmas shopping 1

Trae Bodge, a shopping expert with the cash-back website Splender, has put together a list of the best things to buy in January as retailers look to woo shoppers.

At the top: Gym memberships, fitness equipment and Christmas decorations, which retailers will be looking to get rid of to make room for Valentine’s Day merchandise.

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(Getty Images)

Shoppers who missed Black Friday’s TV deals, will get another chance at finding a discount, Bodge said. The Super Bowl will bring savings on TVs and flatscreens that rival Black Friday and Cyber Monday prices.

Here is Bodge’s complete list of January’s best buys:

Fitness, Beauty and Wellness: Gym memberships, workout DVDs, fitness equipment and beauty products—especially leftover holiday gift sets—are all favorably priced in January. In 2016, we saw deals from sports retailers like Dick’s and Footlocker as well as deals from beauty retailers like Bath & Body Works and Ulta.

Linens: In 1878, department store pioneer John Wanamaker held the first “white sale,” which was designed to boost spending on linens during the normally slow winter months. To this day, the post-Christmas period is still the best time to buy. Many stores, like West Elm, Pottery Barn Kids and JCPenney, slash prices on sheets and bedding to make way for new spring merchandise.

Big Screen TVs: Did you miss the TV deals around Black Friday? Never fear, a savvy shopper can get great deals all the way up to the Super Bowl. right before the Super Bowl. Look for deals at Best Buy, Sears and Sony. If you need games to go with that flatscreen, there are deals there too.

Furniture: The furniture category sees its highest reported savings in January due to the shipment of new models in February, with around 50 percent higher savings than the average for the other months.

Carpeting and Flooring: Many retailers stock up on flooring in anticipation of the annual pre-holiday rush and once January rolls around, prices will go down as they offload unsold merchandise. Look for deals from sites like Build.com, Simple Floors and Overstock.com.

Christmas Decor: Stores are dying to clear space for Valentine’s Day, so they’re practically giving away holiday decorations! Try to think ahead and stock up for next year! Pounce on those fabulous deals from retailers like Hobby Lobby, Kmart and Macy’s to ensure an even brighter, more sparkly Christmas next year.

Veterans Day 2016: Here’s where to find a deal today

Several national chains and local businesses are giving away freebies and discounts this Veterans Day to honor veterans and active-duty military.

Here’s where you can find a deal. This list will be updated, so check back for new promotions.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza is offering a complimentary small order of Meatballs with Ricotta Cheese to any active or former United States Armed Forces personnel on Friday, November 11. In addition, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza restaurants will be dropping off complimentary lunch to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Centers in a dozen of the brand’s regions throughout Florida, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

Pat and Frank Donnellon from Boynton Beach salute the flag during Veterans Memorial Day ceremonies Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015, at Veterans Memorial Park in Boynton Beach. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post)
Pat and Frank Donnellon from Boynton Beach salute the flag during Veterans Memorial Day ceremonies Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015, at Veterans Memorial Park in Boynton Beach. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post)

Applebee’s

For the ninth consecutive year, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar will honor veterans and active members of the military by offering each a free meal at its nearly 1,900  restaurants in the US on Veterans Day.

Guests must provide proof of military service, which includes: U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card, U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement, Veterans Organization Card, photograph in uniform or wearing uniform, DD214, Citation or Commendation.

This year all current and former military personnel will also receive a $5 coupon that can be redeemed between November 12 and November 27, 2016.

A group of veterans parade with the flags at the start of the Veterans Memorial Day ceremonies Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015, at Veterans Memorial Park in Boynton Beach. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post)
A group of veterans parade with the flags at the start of the Veterans Memorial Day ceremonies Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015, at Veterans Memorial Park in Boynton Beach. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post)

Applebee’s will offer seven of its signature menu items on its Veterans Day menu:

Butcher’s Meat and Potatoes
Oriental Chicken Salad
Fiesta Lime Chicken
Chicken Tenders Platter
Double Crunch Shrimp
Three-Cheese Chicken Penne
American Standard All-In Burger

Chipotle

All active duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses and retired military with a valid U.S. military ID and veterans with ID can buy a burrito and get a second one for free from 3 p.m. to close on Veteran’s Day. The offer is available at all Chipotle restaurants in the US and is valid on burritos, bowls, salads and taco orders.

Dine for Veterans

You can dine at select South Florida restaurants and the restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds to help veterans. Click here to see a list of participating restaurants.

Duffy’s Sports Grill

On Veterans Day, Duffy’s will donating 5 percent of its total company sales for the day to Veterans. The chain plans to split the sales amount between the Honor Flight and Forgotten Soldiers Outreach programs. The program is estimated to generate up to $10, 000 for Veterans causes.

Hurricane Grill & Wings

Veterans and Active Duty Military personnel will receive a complimentary entrée and non-alcoholic beverage from a select menu on Veterans Day. Verification through ID or Uniform will be required.

 Veterans Day Special Menu:

·         10 Wings (Jumbo or Boneless Wing Dippers)

·         Yuengling® Beer-Battered Fish & Chips

·         BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadilla

·         Beach Burger Sliders

·         Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

·         Chicken Sandwich (Grilled or Crispy)

·         Tacos (Tropical Chicken or Carolina Pulled Pork)

The chain has locations in Wellington, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton.

IHOP

IHOP Restaurants will offer veterans and active-duty military with proof of service a complimentary stack of patriotic Red, White & Blue Pancakes on Veterans Day.

The promotion is available at participating U.S. IHOP locations between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Select IHOP restaurants will also offer a combo of two eggs, hash browns and choice of two bacon strips or pork sausage links as part of the Red, White & Blue Pancake promotion for retired and active duty military personnel.

Proof of service includes: US Uniformed Services ID Card, US Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans organization card (i.e. American Legion, VFW, etc.), photograph of self in US military uniform, wearing uniform, DD214, military dog tags, and citation or commendation.

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill

The restaurant will offer offer all veterans and military personnel a complimentary original taco and fountain drink. The promotion is valid at all Lime Fresh locations, excluding college campuses. Guests must show military IDs.

Lime Fresh has one Palm Beach County location in Shadowood Square, 20642 State Rd. 7, Boca Raton.

Nick & Johnny’s Osteria

The newly opened Nick & Johnny’s Osteria, in Juno Beach will donating 10 percent of gross sales for the day of November 11th to honor Veterans. Nick & Johnny’s has partnered with the Renewal Coalition of Jupiter to support a local Veterans cause.

Publix

Service members and their families with a military ID will receive a 10 percent discount on Veterans Day.  The offer excludes gift cards, alcohol, tobacco, lottery items, stamps and prescriptions.

Red Lobster

Active duty military and reservists will get a free appetizer or dessert with a valid military ID on November 10 and 11.

Guests may choose their free appetizer or dessert from a special menu that includes:

Appetizers
Sweet Chili Shrimp
Mozzarella Cheesesticks
Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
Seafood-Stuffed Mushrooms
Lobster and Langostino Pizza
Signature Shrimp Cocktail
Desserts
Warm Chocolate Chip Lava Cookie
New York-Style Cheesecake
Warm Apple Crostada
Chocolate Wave
Brownie Overboard
Key Lime Pie

Red Lobster has locations in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach and Jensen Beach.

Red Robbin

All Veterans and active-duty military members with proof of service receive a FREE Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries. No purchase is necessary. Dine-in only.

Red Robbin has locations in the Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach and Wellington.

TooJay’s

Veterans and active military eat FREE from a special menu this Friday for Veteran’s Day at all TooJay’s locations. Veterans must show Military ID.

TooJay’s, which began its first restaurant on Palm Beach in 1981, now has 28 locations statewide. Ten of those restaurants are in Palm Beach County.

Winn-Dixie

Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of  Winn-Dixie stores, has launched a Veterans Day Wall of Honor community donation program in all stores. Now through November 15, customers and associates can show their support for veterans of the armed forces by making a donation at checkout to benefit Hope For The Warriors, an organization that provides service members, veterans and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources.

 

 

 

 

 

3 holiday travel tips to save you money this season

If you are planning to leave town for the holidays, you may want to consider these money-saving tips before you book your trip.

Travellers dining and shopping at PBIA
Travellers dining and shopping at PBIA

Erin Warren, a shopping expert at Splender, a cash back shopping website, has put together a list of tips for families who want to plan holiday trips without breaking the bank.

Warren’s recommendations include:

  1. Book travel plans midweek. If costs are an important factor, flying in the middle of the week (Tuesday and Wednesday) can help save hundreds of dollars. Many airlines will offer lower fares to fill empty seats during the middle of the week, so being on the lookout during this time can be a huge advantage.
  2.  Purchase indirect flights. Although there might be a layover, many indirect flights tend to be an inexpensive option for travelers looking to find an affordable option.
  3. Combine multiple deals to save money. Savvy consumers can use online shopping portals through airline programs to earn bonus miles or points for purchases through credit card programs. In addition, shoppers can also “double-dip” to earn two types of rewards with the same purchase or strategically stack rewards and then apply coupon codes for maximum savings.

 

Labor Day getaway? Palm Beach County tourism officials tout staycation deals

Labor Day may mark the end of summer, but Palm Beach County tourism leaders say there are still a ton of deals for those in need of a quick break.

(The Palm Beach Post)
(The Palm Beach Post)

Discover The Palm Beaches, the county’s official tourism marketing organization, is offering a series of exclusive deals available only through its website, PalmBeachSummer.com.

The organization has also put together a list of Labor Day deals at hotels and attractions across the county. Here is Discover’s sampling of promotions and packages available here this Labor Day:

Hotel deals

The Chesterfield Palm Beach

·         3 Nights for the Price of 2 from $185 per night, plus tax
Receive the third night free when booking two nights at The Chesterfield Palm Beach. Rates are from $185 per room, per night and include a $50 dining voucher for the Leopard Lounge and Restaurant when booked through the hotel directly. Offer can be repeated for up to a nine-night stay with a maximum of three free nights. Blackout dates may apply.

·         Pride Package from $176 per night, plus tax
Perfect for couples celebrating their engagement, honeymoon, anniversary or simply their love for each other, this romantic rendezvous includes two complimentary drinks upon arrival and a “Romantic Interlude Dinner” featuring a bottle of house wine in The Leopard Lounge & Restaurant. Rates are from $176 per room, per night and available through December 4, 2016.

·         Summer Sizzler from $176 per night, plus tax
Take 10-percent off the best available rate for two nights at The Chesterfield Palm Beach through September 30, 2016. Rates are from $176 per room, night, based on double occupancy.

Standard cancellation policy applies to all offers from The Chesterfield Palm Beach. These offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers, and are subject to availability and booking terms and conditions.

Delray Beach Marriott

·         Stay for Breakfast Package from $189 per night, plus tax
Soak up the last few days of summer at this Mediterranean-style hotel, located just a short walk from Atlantic Avenue. Rates are from $189 per room, per night with the Stay for Breakfast Package, which includes breakfast buffet for two adults (up to a $40 value) and kids eat free from the kids menu when dining with an adult.

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa 

Eau Palm Beach (provided)
Eau Palm Beach (provided)

·         Stay 2, Third Night Free and save 33 percent
Enjoy Labor Day weekend with the Stay Two, Third Night Free Package at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Book a stay in an Ocean View room category or higher, pay for two nights and get the third night free, which is a total savings of 33 percent. Offer is valid through November 20, 2016, pending availability. The package is valid on new reservations only, and cannot be combined with any other offers or special promotions.

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa 

·         Resort Credit Package from $215 per night, plus tax
Book the Resort Credit Package by September 5, 2016 for stays during Labor Day Weekend through October 14, 2016. Receive a $50 nightly resort credit that can be used in any resort outlet, including restaurants, spa, golf and more. Rates are from $215 per room, per night.

West Palm Beach Marriott

·         Stay for Breakfast Package from $139 per night, plus tax
Featuring unique on-site dining, a resort style pool, complimentary Wi-Fi and easy access to local attractions, West Palm Beach Marriott offers a stress-free escape for Labor Day. Rates are from $139 per room, per night with the Stay for Breakfast Package, which includes breakfast buffet for two adults (up to a $40 value) and kids eat free from the kids menu when dining with an adult.

Free admission and holiday weekend specials

Conch Cruises

·         Children’s Free Admission
Book a half-hour cruise through the scenic Jupiter Inlet, and receive free admission for one child (a $10 value). Limited to one per party, this offer is valid through September 15, 2016.

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society 

·         Kids Free Labor Day Weekend
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is bringing back its Labor Day weekend special, Kids Free Labor Day Weekend, for the third year. Take advantage of free admission for kids under 13 with a full-price adult admission.

Rapids Water Park 

·         Unlimited Visits in 2016
Purchase a regular-priced admission to Rapids Water Park during Labor Day Weekend, and receive a voucher for unlimited visits the remainder of the season for weekends through October 30, 2016.

West Palm Beach Food Tours 

·         Labor Day Discounts
Learn about the City of West Palm Beach by sampling food and drink tastings at six local restaurants. Along the way, learn a bit about the history, architecture and culture of South Florida. Use discount code “Labor Day” when booking online to receive 20 percent off the regular price of admission to a West Palm Beach Food Tour.

·         Discover Pass (Family Attractions)
Refreshed in early 2016, the family-focused Discover Pass bundles admission for up to three of the destination’s leading attractions starting at $20 – Fun Depot, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society and South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.

·         Discover Brew Pass
The Discover Brew Pass offers a glass or pint of beer at five of the destination’s breweries – Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, Barrel of Monks, Due South Brewing Co., Tequesta Brewing Company and Twisted Trunk Brewing  – from $15 per person.

·         Discover Golf Pass

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Public Course located in West Palm Beach; Florida; Designed by Roy Case; Completed in 1995; Seminole word for Quiet Waters. Thre nines; Eagle; Heron; Osprey.

The Discover Golf Pass, which was added in Summer 2016, features two exclusive passport options – Palm Beach Central Golf Passport and Palm Beaches South Golf Passport. Each passport includes three rounds of play on two courses (a round at each course plus a bonus round), and driving range balls for $88 per person.

Back-to-school shopping? Here’s how to save more online

More than 45 percent of shoppers will purchase back-to-school items online this year, up nearly 30 percent over last year, according to the National Retail Federation.

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Parents who do their shopping online can save as much as 10 percent at select stores by using cash-back websites, such as Splender or Ebates, deal experts say. Look for online coupon codes and discounts to sweeten the savings.

RELATED: Back-to-school spending to reach $75.8 billion

Florida’s back-to-school tax-free weekend applies to items purchased online or through the mail. The popular tax break starts on Friday and runs through Sunday, offering shoppers a break from the 6 percent sales tax normally collected on school-related items. Palm Beach County students return to school on Aug. 15.

Erin Warren, Splender’s senior vice president of marketing, said the tax break, combined with the site’s cash-back savings and other online coupons can add up quickly. She also recommends paying with a credit card that offers rewards and other cash-back incentives.

“It really allows parents to stack up their savings,” Warren said.

Online shopping sites, particularly those that sell apparel, often offer a variety of sizes and color options that may not be available in stores, Warren said.

“I find not only is the savings great but it allows you to have access to more inventory than is otherwise available,” Warren said. “You can get the sizes and colors that you really need.”