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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 1 am EDT Friday... * locations...low lying coastal areas along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...1 to 1 1/2 ft above astronomical tides tonight. * Timing...minor flooding around the times of high tide tonight. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable Waterfront and shoreline roads...and adjacent properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover tonight. Inundation of 1 to 1 1/2 ft above ground level in the lowest lying spots. A few Road closures likely with a low threat of property damage. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...Western l.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Coastal............time of......forecast total......flood..... Location...........high Tide.....Water level........category.. .................................(mllw/mhhw).................. Kings Point NY......1136 PM..10.5-11.0/2.7-3.2......minor..... Bridgeport CT.......1148 PM...9.6-10.1/2.3-2.8......minor..... New Haven CT........1147 PM....8.8-9.3/2.1-2.6......min-mod... Old Field NY........1150 PM...9.5-10.0/2.2-2.7......minor..... Glen Cove NY........1152 PM..10.4-10.9/2.5-3.0......minor..... -- Thursday May.25 17,09:36 PM

Holiday Gift Card Promos and Other Savings and Deals

Soon before you know it the holidays will be here! Check out the various gift card promotions and other savings for your holiday shopping.

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There are those who love gift cards – you can get what you like! Then, there are those who dislike it for the fact that you have to carry an extra card around your wallet. But when you can get a gift card value that’s much more than what you paid – like $10 more, having that extra card in the wallet really isn’t that bad. Check out some great holiday gift card promotions in this week’s edition of Local Steals & Deals. There are also other savings and deals that come right in time for the holidays at Kmart and Picture People.

  • Applebee’s: When you buy $50 worth of gift cards, you get a free$10 bonus card. The offer is valid for purchases at participating locations or online. This is a limited time offer.
  • Barnes & Noble: You can give the “gift of choice” with a gift card. Receive a free $10 e-gift card when you buy $75 or more of gift cards at the store or online. This offer is valid through Dec. 3.
  • Children’s Place: Purchase a $40 gift card in-store or online and enjoy a $10 off coupon for your future purchase. For online purchases, the $10 gift coupon arrives to your email in 48 hours of your order shipment. This offer is available until Dec. 24 in stores and Dec. 25 online.
  • Jamba Juice: Do you like smoothies or know of someone who does? Enjoy a free small smoothie when you purchase gift cards totaling $25 or more. This holiday promotion continues to run through Jan. 2, 2014 at participating stores.
  • Ruby Tuesday: Purchase a $25 gift card before Dec. 31 and get a $5 bonus coupon gift card. For an even bigger deal, purchase a $50 gift card and get a $15 bonus coupon valid for use between Jan. 2, 2014 and February 28, 2014. This promotion ends Dec. 31.
  • Kmart: If you’re planning to shop for toys then make sure to print out this coupon. You can save $3 off your in-store or online purchase of toys totaling $10 or more. The coupon is available while supplies last and is valid through Dec. 24.
  • Picture People: Looking to send out holiday cards soon? What better way to do it than including one with the kids in holiday gear or a family portrait! Get in on this $18 holiday package deal that includes 25 portraits of your favorite pose. The package includes (6) color portrait sheets consisting of (1) 10 x 13, (1) 8x10, (2) 5x7s, (5) 4 x 6s, and (16) wallet size photos. The coupon is valid through Dec. 31.

Remember gift cards aren’t only for giving to others. You can give them to yourself as well and benefit from the rewards!

Come back each week for updates on new sales, deals as well as coupon offers available on Long Island that will help keep more money in your wallet.

Also, if you know of any great deals on Long Island you want to share, please let us know.