Nicole Paitsel

Columnist Savvy Shopper

Nicole Paitsel has covered consumer news for the Daily Press since 2008. Since then, she's discovered a whole new love for the word "free," and regularly pleads with friends and family to avoid paying full price. If you see her in the store, check out her shopping cart - chances are, she's found a great deal!

Recent Articles

  • Get free food and drink in Williamsburg today

    Get free food and drink in Williamsburg today

    On Tuesday, July 14, Chick-fil-A is hosting its annual “Cow Appreciation Day.”During the special promotion, customers who wear a cow costume will receive a free Chick-fil-A meal, including an entrée, fries and a drink. Customers who are dressed partially as a cow (in other words, wearing a cow-themed...

  • For Cinco de Mayo, Taco Bell offers a free breakfast

    For Cinco de Mayo, Taco Bell offers a free breakfast

    Wake up to a free breakfast on Tuesday, May 5, when Taco Bell offers customers a free biscuit taco. The taco chain will offer the choice between a free bacon biscuit taco or a free sausage biscuit taco between 7 and 11 a.m. No purchase is necessary.  The promotion is limited to participating stores....

  • Busch Gardens celebrates 40 years with free admission offer

    Busch Gardens celebrates 40 years with free admission offer

    Busch Gardens Williamsburg is kicking off its 40th season with a free single-day admission offer to anyone born in 1975.  "Don't forget March 27 – March 29, 2015 anyone born in 1975 can receive FREE single-day admission into the park to celebrate our 40th #BGVA40," the park tweeted through its...

  • New Zoes Kitchen in Williamsburg giving away 500 meals and chance to win free food for a year

    New Zoes Kitchen in Williamsburg giving away 500 meals and chance to win free food for a year

    Zoës Kitchen, which features a menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, will open July 31 in the Settler’s Market retail area in Williamsburg. To celebrate its opening, the casual restaurant chain is giving away 500 meals, a chance to win the opportunity to eat free for a year at the new location,...

  • Free food Friday! Offers for Chick-fil-A, Slurpees, Krispy Kreme

    Free food Friday! Offers for Chick-fil-A, Slurpees, Krispy Kreme

    The week after the Fourth of July is full of free food, including Chick-fil-A and 7-Eleven Slurpees. Krispy Kreme is offering heavily discounted treats.  Friday, July 11 is the day for free food lovers.  Friday is the popular Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A restaurants. Customers who wear a...

  • Tropical Smoothie offers free smoothies on Friday

    Tropical Smoothie offers free smoothies on Friday

    Tropical Smoothie will, once again, hand out free smoothies on Friday, June 20 in celebration of "National Flip Flop Day." Customers who wear flip flops to any Tropical Smoothie location between 2 and 7 p.m. on Friday, June 20, will recieve a free 24-ounce Jetty Punch smoothie. There is no purchase...

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