Obama Care may have brought affordable health care to more people than had it before, but there are still folks who are falling through the cracks because they still can’t afford to see a doctor until things get really bad. Fortunately, there are occasional events like this one coming up next week that can help out until things get better.
The information I have says that more than 50 health, human service and civic organizations from all over the state will be coming together to produce the Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical from Oct. 23-26 and provide a wide range of FREE dental, medical and vision care to those who can’t typically afford it (which it refers to as “underserved populations”). Although it lists the date, it doesn’t list a time. So, if you’re interested in this, you’ll probably want to get there early.
At the same time, there will be a FREE resource fair at the Seattle Center Armory on the 25th and 26th that’s designed to help individuals and families find health, social service and human service providers that might be able to help them with continuing needs. It’s called HealthFest and its offerings will include free flu shots, nutrition demonstrations and help navigating the world of health care insurance.
It isn’t often the Cheap Bastard lists cheap medical stuff, but when he does, you can bet it’s going to be something good. Like this.
You can turn that dream into reality, but you have to do a little bit of planning by knowing who is giving what away and how far advance you have to register. Thanks to the internet, you can often register the day before and still qualify for a bunch of them, but why scramble when someone has been nice enough to compile a whole list of dozens of freebies and cheapies? And it’s right here.
No need to thank me because, quite frankly, I’m not the one who compiled such a helpful list. Instead, it was the folks at eatdrinkdeals, one of my favorite national dining deal sites.
If you study the list and register now, all you’ll have to do is sit back on your big day and let the freebies roll in.
It may not have been pretty, but the Seattle Seahawks beat Washington’s NFL team last night and scored a red zone touchdown or two along the way (not including the ones that were negated because of penalties), so Red Robin restaurants in Washington and Oregon are celebrating by offering a Free Tavern Burger and bottomless steak fries all day today, Tuesday, October 7 with the purchase of an entree and two beverages.
So, if you’re really hungry and thirsty or you want to split the bill with a friend (or treat someone to a cheap meal), you’ll want to head on over to your nearest Red Robin. Or as the ad jingle says, “RED ROBIN…YUM!”
After years of having people ask, I’ve decided to start listing senior discounts as I find them…and it’s not just because I’m getting older. It’s because I’m not seeing anyone else do it. If I get enough of them, I’ll even add an additional menu item to the blog (hint, hint readers).
I’ll start out today with a weekly discount that you can find every Tuesday at Uwajimaya, the amazing supermarket in Seattle’s International District.
Every Tuesday, customers 60 years and older get 10 off on purchases from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
There is some fine print to the deal, however. The discount does not extend to Shiseido, books, magazines, phone cards, Lotto or scratch tickets, cooking school fees, newspapers, sale merchandise, stamps, tobacco or alcohol products, woodchucks, gift certificates, pilchucks, Gundam Toys, Event tickets, purchases from other businesses inside Uwajimaya and guys named Chuck.
As I wrtie this, it’s 9:30. The discount ends in 90 minutes. What are you waiting for?
Here’s a nice new twist on an old deal. Wear a Seahawks jersey into a participating Western Washington Albertsons on game day (hey, that’s today!) and you’ll get 10 percent off on the cost of your order (excluding cigarettes, alcohol and certain other items).
I’m hearing two different stories on whether it’s good today only or not. Queenbee coupons says it’s only good today, but I’ve seen it mentioned elsewhere with the only requirement being that the deal is only good on game day.
Regardless, the nice twist on this one is that you don’t need to be shopping at the time of the game. All you have to do is shop during the day of the game. So, now, you won’t have to do a mad 15 minute dash through the aisles just to get back to your car before the end of half time.
Thanks to Queen Bee Coupons.
Aspiring foodies with big appetites and small budgets, rejoice! Seattle Restaurant Week is almost here!
In case you’re not familiar with the semi-annual event, it works this way. Some of the top restaurants in the city offer three course meals for….$30. You won’t be able to order directly off the regular menu, but in most cases you will be able to choose what you’ll have for each course. Beverages are not included in the cost.
Despite its name, it doesn’t really last a week. It actually lasts for 10 days and runs from Oct. 19-23 and 26-30. There’s a three-day gap because the deals aren’t good on weekends.
Of course, if your budget is really small, some of the restaurants offer three-course lunches for $15. Check out the complete list of restaurants and their special menus now, so you’ll know where you want to go when the fun starts.
And don’t forget to make reservations now while there’s still some space left.
While the Cheap Bastard wasn’t looking, Groupon added a deal where you can get two admissions for the price of one or four for the price of two. That’s a substantial savings considering that the museum charges $19 per person. So, you can pay $19 to get admission for two (a $38 value) or $38 for four people (a $76 value).
The site says there’s a limited time left, so you’ll want to move quick on this one.
The groupon is good through Dec. 31, 2014.