We're running the risk of tooting our own horns but when it comes to superior deals, one's own ego must not supercede the mission of spreading the gospel of the bargain.
In this case, the good word comes in the form of discounted gift certificates to local businesses being offered to Boise Weekly Card members. First example: You can get a $20 gift certificate to Rediscovered Bookshop for $15. Hallelujah. Second example: You can get a $20 gift certificate to All About Games for $15. Amen. Third example: You can get a $50 gift certificate to the Bull's Head Station in Meridian for $25. Praise be. Fourth example: You can get a $100 gift certificate to Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta for $60. Testify.
Brothers and sisters, this is where some strategic holiday planning can not only score you some easy gifts but save you some money in the process. You don't even have to give the gift certificates away. Buy them in your own name, use them to pick up a few gifts and then use what's leftover on yourself. Think of it as an act of self charity.
Here's the kicker: the reduced-price gift certificates are available in limited quantities, so when they're gone, they're gone. Find them under the "Special Offers" link on the Boise Weekly Card page. Go forth and spread the good word.