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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

August 30, 2014

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Explanation coming soon.

Monday: It’s Shark Week!

August 25, 2014

I’m not sure what to say other than “watch and laugh.”

I don’t know why I find this funny. I just do.

And I don’t even like cat videos.

Saturday Funny: You Oughta Use Foil

August 23, 2014

I’m busy on a project that will keep me busy through most of the rest of the month and will limit the number of posts on the blog. Rather than leave you high and dry without the Cheap Bastard’s typical sense of humor, I’ll post some of my favorite funny bits (and occasional deals) as I have time.

I know this one gets a bit weird at the end, but at the start it’s a perfect spoof of “Royals” and is Weird Al at his best.

So, enjoy today’s post just for the fun of it.

Half Price Books: Even Cheaper Reads At Its New Outlet (In Olympia)

August 22, 2014

UnknownAs if Half Price Books weren’t already a heck of a deal to begin with, the geniuses at HPB have come up with an even better way for you to get a deal on a used book–a Half Price Books Outlet.

Sure, it’s in Olympia, but it could be a great place to stop if you’re heading south on a road trip anyway, need a place to stretch your legs and want a great summer read (or a read for any season). Books and all of the items you love to buy at HPB start at 50 cents and most go for $10 or less. Not only that, but all pocket-size, mass market paperbacks are 25 cents every Tuesday.

If Half Price Books is a deal and the outlet is a deal on top of a deal, then you’ll even get a chance to get a deal on top of a double deal Monday August. 28- Sept. 1 when everything in the outlet will be an additional 20 percent off as part of its storewide sale.

Just the the thought of all this triple dealing is making my head spin.

Free car washes today at brown bear (8/21)

August 21, 2014

freecarwashDid you forget already? Did you wash your car already and miss it?

Don’t worry. There’s still time to take advantage of this deal. Just rush on over to any brown bear tunnel wash before 8 pm and you’ll get to join the line.

Don’t Forget: Free Car Washes at Brown Bear Thursday (8/21)

August 20, 2014

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Just in case you missed the posting earlier this month, Brown Bear Car Wash’s annual customer appreciation day free car wash is tomorrow (8/21) at participating tunnel car wash locations around Puget Sound.

So, if you were planning to clean your car’s exterior today, you may want to put it off 24 hours or so, or you may want to rush right out and get your car extra dirty.

Cheap Week: Another Source For Cheap Entertainment

August 20, 2014

Unknown-2The Cheap Bastard loves being your occasional source for free and cheap things to do around town and he hopes to continue to fill that spot in your heart for quite some time to come. But he also wants to let you know about another occasional source for freebies and cheapies, depending on your definition of cheap.

It’s Seattle Met Magazine’s Cheap Week blog and, as the title suggests, every week it lists a variety of events you might not have heard of and give you more information about some of the ones you already knew about.

This week’s post includes the Washington State International Kite Festival in Long Beach, a monster movie double feature along with research paper presentation at Lake Forest Park City Hall on Thursday and the Seattle Anarchist Book Fair on Saturday and Sunday.

Although all those events are free, it also lists a few pay events that I might or might not, depending on my mood and whether I think the cover charge is all that cheap. The first is tonight’s show by Seattle musician Lena Simon at Chop Suey for $7 and Saturday’s Dude Fest centering on the showing of The Big Lebowski at the Fremont Outdoor Cinema for $10. Since there are so many free music concerts, I myself might not have listed the Chop Suey show, but I would have to list the movie event because, hey, The Dude Abides.

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