Archive for December, 2010

Free tickets to Disneyland Anyone?

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

I’m happy to give away a pair of FREE Park Hopper Tickets to Disneyland (worth $202!) to the first person who answers the following question correctly and calls our office by 1pm Today. hakuna matata

The Question is: How many Validation Numbers are printed on the back of your current Axxess Card?

This is valid today, Thursday December 16th, 2011 only and please don’t call after 1pm because the tickets will undoubtedly be gone by then. Our number is 884-0307.

Tickets must be used by January 3rd, 2011. No refunds, cash value, returns or complaints!

Good luck, and Happy Holidays!

Borders Bookstore & Chino’s Rock & Tacos Close

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

closed signI can’t believe that Marshall’s (the discount clothing store) is going in on State Street where Borders Bookstores is. Nothing against Marshall’s, or even Ross for that matter since I admit I do shop at both when no one is looking. But State street with its trendy fashion stores doesn’t seem like a suitable home for Marshall’s. I believe it’ll be right across the street from the high end retailer Pierre La Fond / Wendy Foster & Saks? It just doesn’t fit in for me, not to mention I like it when Borders has small bands playing out front. For me this is a bummer and another step for State Street turning toward “Anytown USA”.  But…H&M going into Barnes & Nobles is less of a blow.

Another bummer is that the downtown Chino’s Rock & Tacos closed this week, so hopefully you had a chance to try them out with your 2-for-1 earlier in the year. Luckily, their Isla Vista location is still in business.

On the flip side, our friends who own the FisHouse, Boathouse and Shellfish Company are hoping to open their new Mexican restaurant this Spring. They’ve taken over the old furniture store One World Imports (not to be confused with Cost Plus World Imports!) on the corner of State & Haley, next to Beachbreak Cafe. The White family father son duo has a history of successful restaurants so look out for that opening in the months to come.

And another nice addition is the re-opening of Savoy Cafe on Figueroa. They’re not yet part of Axxess but we’re working on them.

That’s it for today and while I’m out and about all the time and pretty much hear all the news and rumors, I find the best place for all that on a daily basis is actually John Dickson’s blog.

Is Axxess Worth $5.5 billion…yet?!

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

There’s a company called Groupon that apparently is taking over the world. Rumors are circulating that Google attempted to buy Groupon last week for over $3 billion dollars. What I read was that the offer was denied and Google countered a second offer for $5.5 billion, which was also rejected by Groupon’s soon to be very very rich shareholders.

Groupon is only about three years old and doesn’t exist in Santa Barbara, but Axxess Daily Deals does! Essentially, it’s very similar BUT

  • We probably are not yet valued at $5.5 billion and last I checked Google had not called me
  • We’re Local, our Merchants and our Deals are Local
  • We contribute a portion of our sales to local schools

Here’s how it works: Axxess emails you a “deal” once or twice a week that is typically a ridiculous value of 50% off or more. For example, it’ll say something like: $50 for $25 at Restaurant ABC! You can purchase the deal right then and print up your voucher directly on your printer. Viola! You just saved $25 and the voucher is immediately ready to be used. Use it yourself or give it as a gift.  Our deals are available to everyone so you can share them on facebook or twitter or email them to friends.

Don't waste your Money!

Don't waste your Money!

Our deals start this week so keep an eye out and if you don’t already receive Axxess emails, just go to Axxess Daily Deals to sign up (it’s FREE)!

Santa Axxess

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

We are in the giving mood this week – so the first person to call our office today, Wednesday December 8th, 2010 – will get a FREE Christmas Tree from Big Wave Dave’dead santas!

Our number is 884-0307. I have no doubt that someone will be the lucky recipient within minutes of this post.  So please don’t call us after 1pm today, unless of course you’d like to purchase something!

Happy Holidays!

Free Coffee or $1 Espresso Drink Tomorrow

Monday, December 6th, 2010
What could be better!

Free is Good

I’m inviting you to the 805 Deli for a FREE medium cup of Joe or any Espresso drink for a buck tomorrow only, Tuesday December 7th.

Located on the corner of Carrillo and Santa Barbara Street they open at 6am and serve breakfast and lunch. They recently added self serve frozen yogurt too.

This is no gimmick, just show your Axxess Card or mention Axxess if you don’t have a Card. So skip Starbucks tomorrow and give them a try.Tell your friends too. Enjoy!