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Halloween Freebies and Cheapies For Creepies and Crawlies

October 28, 2014

p79cbtrGoing door-to-door to get free candy may be fun, but why stop there when you and the kids are already dressed up and can cash in with minimal effort.

Here are some of the CB’s favorite deals for Saturday.

Baja Fresh — The little ones eat free when an adult purchases an entree…as long as the kid is wearing a costume.

Build-A-Bear — Costumed munchkins get a Rice Krispies Treat for free.

Chipotle –Get a burrito, bowl, order of tacos or salad for $3 from 5 p.m. until close, if you’re wearing a costume.

Famous Dave’s — Buy an All American Barbecue Feast and get a free pumpkin.

IHOP — Be afraid, be very afraid of the Kids’ Scary Face Pancake, which costumed kids can get free from 7 am to 10 p.m on Halloween.

Krispy Kreme — You don’t have to dress like a pirate to get a free donut, but you do have to wear some sort of costume.

LEGO STORE — Kids who wear a costume get a free Halloween treat.

Outback Steakhouse — Kids eat free when adults purchase an entree. No costume necessary.

Sbarro — Talk about scary, costumed kids get a free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza, but will they be brave enough to eat it?

Wendy’s — There’s no costume necessary to get a Jr Frosty Halloween book that costs $1 and has coupons for free Jr. Frostys…or is that Jr. Frosties? I’m never quite sure.

If you live outside the Seattle area, you may want to check out EatDrinkdeals for a more complete list of deals throughout the country including bargains at Sonic, White Castle and some place called Beef O’Brady’s.

Nancy Pearl Live and Free Cookies

October 28, 2014

photoSorry about the late post on this, but it’s been a busy morning and I’ve finally ended up where I want to go, which is at the Bryant Street Bistro where Nancy Pearl is due to start recording her podcast, “This Stack of Books” for the next hour or so with Steve Scher.

Stop on by and you’ll not only get to hear about cool books to read, but you’ll also get a chance to take advantage of the bakery’s Tuesday deal: half price cookies.

And man, are they good.

Podcast recording was supposed to start at 10:45, but they just got started at 11:04. So stop on by. Recording lasts an hour.

The Bryant Street Bistro is located at 3118 NE 65th in North Seattle.

Bulk Up at Whole Foods for Less

October 24, 2014

WFM_PN_ODS_Bulk_10-24_social%5b6%5d%5b1%5dThe Cheap Bastard hates to buy large packages of stuff when he only needs a small amount for a recipe. That’s why he likes stores with bulk bins….even Whole Paycheck…um…er…Whole Foods. And today (10/24) is a good day to hit the bins because all items sold in the grocery bulk departments are 25% off.

I’d stick around and say more, but I gotta go….bulk up.

Don’t Forget About Today’s Free Health Care Clinic (10/23-26)

October 22, 2014

Patient-Flyer-English-772x1024The Cheap Bastard knows he mentioned this last week, but now that it’s just a day away he wants to remind those of you who don’t have much in the way of money/employment and others of you who have been putting off seeing a doctor that there will be a FREE HEALTH CARE CLINIC AT KEY ARENA Thursday (that’s tomorrow) through Sunday.

Based on the information I have from the Key Arena web site, it starts at 5:30 each day. That sounds a bit far-fetched, but the King County Clinic web site about the event says that admission numbers will start being distributed at 3:30 a.m. each day. Remember, it’s first come, first served and the goal is to see at least 1,000 patients per day. Given the sad state of affairs when it comes to access to medical care in this country, I’m willing to bet that far more people than that will show up each day.

Other important stuff to know:

You don’t need ID or proof of citizenship to qualify.
There will be free parking (in the 1st Ave. N and Thomas Street Parking Garage)
All services are free

Please pass this information on to all the people you know who need care. These don’t come around that often and they can make a big difference.

Get Free Music From the Seattle Public Library

October 22, 2014

Here’s something cool for Seattle Public Library cardholders: free music downloads.

As if it weren’t cool enough that you can get free passes to area museums and check out movies for up to two weeks at a time (without a late fee), you can now download up to five tunes a week through the online service Freegal FREE.

In fact, I did just that right before I posted this deal and am currently listening to three songs by one of my favorite local groups, Uncle Bonsai (“The Baby’s Head is an Hexagon,” “Where’s My Puppy?” and “Heaven on Earth”) as well as more recent hits “All About that Base” by Meghan Trainor and “Pompeii” by Bastille.

All you have to do is create your own account on the SPL web site, then do a search for Freegal and pick your favorites. They don’t expire and you can download them to itunes. Check out Freegal to see what’s available.

A Public Service Message About….Ebola

October 20, 2014

The Cheap Bastard isn’t just about saving money. He’s also about providing a public service. Sure, he likes to tell jokes and poke fun at stuff, but there are times when he feels it’s necessary to step into the fray, make a quick, helpful comment, then back away and let the fur fly.

Today is just one such day.

After weeks of hearing everyone whip themselves into a froth over ebola, he felt it was time to put this thing into perspective with a fast, easy quiz for his readers. He truly hopes that the quiz from an actual medical professional will do just that.

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That is all. Show’s over. Go on about your business.

It’s Seattle Restaurant Week: 3 Course Lunches For $15

October 20, 2014

imgresThe folks who love Seattle Restaurant Week always sing the praises of the dinner deal where diners can get a three course meal for $30 at some of the city’s finest eateries, but what they often forget to mention is that many of those same restaurants are offering three-course lunches for $15, which is a far more approachable price than $30 later in the evening.

Not all of the 100 or so restaurants involved in the semi-annual restaurant fest are offering lunch, but the list of places to lunch include the Dahlia Lounge, The Georgian, Serafina and Ray’s Cafe. The Seattle Restaurant Week site offers a more complete list for ladies (and others) who lunch.

Who knows? I just might see you there.

And, just in case you were wondering, Seattle Restaurant Week runs Oct. 19-23 and Oct. 26-30.

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