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Seniors Save on Tuesdays at Uwajimaya

October 7, 2014

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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?

Seahawks Fans: Save 10% at Albertson’s on Game Day

October 6, 2014

ABS-LogoWITHTagline-800pxHere’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.

Seattle Restaurant Week is Coming: 3 Course Meals for $30

October 3, 2014


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.

See Seattle’s Museum of Flight For Half Off

October 2, 2014

dsc_0035Up, up and away in my beautiful Groupon…..

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.

Half Price Hot Food and Salad at Greenlake PCC On Wednesdays

October 1, 2014

Greenlake_PCC_preopening10The same alert reader who told me about the deals at Menchie’s at Greenlake Village is back with another great deal that you can cash in on today and every Wednesday–Half price food at the salad and hot food bars at the PCC in Greenlake Village.

The deal is good from 4 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday according to the Greenlake Village PCC’s facebook page.

The Cheap Bastard doesn’t get much of a chance to so postings about organic food or stuff that’s really good for you, so he’s pleased to post this.

So, all you vegetable-eating, tofu-lovin’, PCC-shopping, canvas-bag-sporting, PCC-card-carrying-members, here’s a deal just for you. If you find others, please let me know and the Cheap Bastard will be proud to post them.

National Coffee Day: Walk Out And Smell the Coffee

September 29, 2014

It’s late in the afternoon and the afternoon drowsies have hit. Fortunately for you, it’s national coffee day and there are a few places you can go today and get a deal on a cup of joe. They include:

Peet’s Coffee and Tea–Get two coffees or espressos for the price of one today (9/29).

Krispy Kreme–Participating locations offering a ree cup of coffee or a mocha or latte for $1.

Dunkin Donuts–Free coffee.

Why I Decided to Use a Travel Agent (Despite Cost)

September 24, 2014

tomatoboy pictureAs promised, here’s the first of the lessons I learned when I went on the trip that prompted The Tomatina Diaries.

Everyone loves a great bargain and, thanks to internet travel sites, there’s an abundance of them. In fact, there are so many of them these days that travel agents seem unnecessary. After all, why pay extra to go to an office and talk to someone who can do what you can do at home for a lot less?

And why did I, a man who prides himself on searching for no-frills, no service charge bargains pony up the big bucks to book my trip?

Lots of reasons. So many, in fact that I may add more after I post this, but here’s a good start:

1. I WANTED TO GET IT RIGHT. As I mentioned in my other blog, what started out as a simple trip became complicated when I decided to do a few assignments and started adding cities to my itinerary. Once it started involving lots of details and moving parts, I knew it was time to bring in a professional.

2. I NEEDED SOMEONE WHO KNEW MORE THAN I DID…A LOT MORE. That’s why I searched Angie’s List for a good travel agency, then asked for someone who knew Spain. Although my travel agent had been to Basque country, she hadn’t heard of Hondarribia and that was a bit worrisome Read more…


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