And if you haven’t already joined, but are looking for a reason to do so, don’t forget that next Monday you’ll be able to get a frap for half off during the same time period.
Yes, you can get an entree for $1.10 at Ivar’s on Tuesday and it will be a full-sized entree, but there are a few catches (pun not intended). First, you have to buy one entree at regular price. Second, you have to order from a special birthday menu.
Regardless, it’s still a great deal and it’s proof that the man who was responsible for underwriting the first local broadcasts of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” still has a sense of humor and is still giving back to Seattle even though he’s been dead for 30 years.
I just wish I’d known about this special when it was his 90th birthday.
Those aren’t the only freebies associated with his birthday by the way. The first 110 guests at each location get a free small blueberry dessert. And, if you print and assemble a L’il Ivar figurine, take a selfie with it and post it to Instagram at #IvarsBDay and you’ll be entered to win a $110 Ivars Gift Certificate.
Good news, ice cream lovers! Ben & Jerry’s has just announced that its annual free scoop day will be April 14.
For the uninitiated, that’s the day that participating B&J Scoop Shops show customer appreciation by giving away a free scoop of your favorite ice cream. No purchase necessary.
So far as I know, the nearest B&J is at Greenlake. Oddly enough, it just happens to be in the same building as my kids’ dentist.
I think not.
The Cheap Bastard can’t believe that he almost missed this deal that is going on NOW.
If you’re a Starbucks Rewards member, you can get two tea drinks for the price of one from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. It’s all part of the coffee chain’s Happy Monday promotion that goes on now through the end of the month.
You do have to be a Starbucks Reward member to get the deal.
How often do you get to go on a tour of Russia, Austria and Denmark for nothing? Okay, so it’s a musical tour, but it features Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Strauss’ Overture to Die Fledermaus and, direct from Disney’s Fantasia, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain. And it’s free.
Regardless of whether the mountain became bald because of male pattern baldness or strip mining, it’s still a lovely piece of music and I hear he’s going in for plugs any day now….
Um…er…now where was I? Oh, yeah, free. If you act fast, you can get a free ticket for this March 22 concert for free on Goldstar (plus $6 charge) or $10 for this $20 concert.
It’s that time of year again. When the dining scene slows down, local restaurants step in with a twice yearly promotion called Dine Around Seattle where you can get a three course prix-fixe meal for a $33 dinner or (an even better deal) an $18 lunch.
Granted, those aren’t the regular Cheap Bastard level prices that I usually post, but we’re not talking about regular Cheap Bastard restaurants, either. Instead, we’re talking about places like Local 360, Andaluca, Barking Frog and Cantinetta. I’m not about to debate the merits of whether or not frogs actually bark at this moment, but suffice it to say these are pretty good deals.
The Dine Around Seattle event runs all month with prices being good Sunday through Thursday until March 31.
So, now’s the time to ask out the object of your affection for that special dinner you’ve been meaning to take them to. They don’t have to know you’re saving money while doing so….