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Reminder: It’s Free Car Wash Day

August 27, 2015

free-brown-bearGet your car washed free at any Puget Sound Brown Bear Car Wash tunnel location today from 8 am to 8 pm.

It’s all part of Brown Bear’s annual customer appreciation day.

Is this a great country or what?

Today’s Reason To Smile: It’s Tomatina Day

August 26, 2015

tomatoboy pictureAs an alternative to all of today’s bad news, I’d like to give you a reason to smile. In case you haven’t heard, today is the last Wednesday in August, the day that the tiny Spanish town of Bunol holds the world’s biggest tomato battle called La Tomatina. I had been hearing about it for so long, that I finally gave in and went last year.

If you’d like to read what it’s like to participate in the world’s biggest officially sanctioned food fight, check out my post here. Or you can read the whole darn blog covering my week in Spain:

Free Samples of Freckled Lemonade at Red Robin Today (8/20)

August 20, 2015

38654705665_20150804033360It’s free lemonade day at participating Red Robin restaurants today, sort of.

In celebration of National Lemonade Day, many restaurants in the Red Robin empire are serving up samples of the company’s tasty lemonade. How big the samples are, I don’t know.

The drinks are free, but the company would sure love it if you donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. And if you donate $5 or more, you get a nifty wristband.

Interestingly, these things used to be called bracelets, but I’m pretty sure no real man would be caught dead wearing a bracelet so they now call them wristbands. I mean, after all, when Lance Armstrong came up with the idea, how many guys do you know would have wanted to wear Live Strong bracelets? Ah, but wristbands, that’s another matter.

Call your local Red Robin for more details (about the lemonade, not the wristbands).

Brown Bear: Free Car Washes on August 27th

August 19, 2015

free-brown-bearThe Cheap Bastard is back from a driving vacation in Bend, Oregon. What better way to start off than with a free car wash?

And Brown Bear Car Wash is happy to oblige, as long as you can wait a week. All of Brown Bear’s tunnel car wash locations throughout the Puget Sound region will be offering free car washes from 8 am to 8 pm on Thursday, Aug. 27th. No coupons necessary. No bait and switch. Just a basic car wash.

So, if you’ve already waited this long, why not wait a few more days and have Brown Bear wash your car for you?



Free Root Beer Float at A&W Root Beer Today

August 6, 2015

free_beer_logo2015_1It’s National Root Beer Day and the storied sasparilla¬†purveyor, A&W will be offering small root beer floats from 2 p.m. to close AT PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS.

The participating locations part is important, especially in the Seattle area, because many A&Ws are now hybrid restaurants that include a KFC. So, some may offer the freebie, some may not. It’s best to call your local A&W before you go to make sure.

During the giveaway, A&W is raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project. So, please consider giving part of the money you save with the freebie to this worthy cause.

Thirteen Bagels for $6 at Einstein Bagels

August 3, 2015

einstein-bagel-special-400x373That’s only 50 cents a bagel, give or take folks! And it’s only on Mondays at participating locations of Einstein Bagels.

The Cheap Bastard isn’t really sure why the national bagel chain decided to launch a deal where you can get 13 bagels for $6 on Mondays. Maybe it’s because Sunday is the big bagel day and they have so many left over or maybe it’s just to give their bakers a reason to come in after the weekend, but the fact remains that the chain will be doing this deal for a while or until they live to regret their choice, as there’s no expiration date.

Keep in mind that this is for bagels only, schmears of cream cheese sold separately.

It’s still a great deal!

Most Einstein bagels sell for $1 or more.

Starbucks Sweet Treat Receipts Return Today

July 27, 2015

488db2329107469ab1de297e579fef8eTaking your Starbucks receipt for a morning beverage purchase and getting a cold drink after 2 p.m. for $2.50 used to be one of the signs of the start of summer at the coffee giant, but now it’s also a sign that….it’s really #@!%ing hot out, I guess.

That’s because, starting today, the Treat Receipt program is back at participating Starbucks cafes. As always, all you need to do is buy a drink in the morning, keep your receipt and return to the store after 2 p.m. to get your discounted grande-sized cold drink for just $2.50.

The only difference now is that the price has gone from its traditional $2 to $2.50.

I guess that’s the price of bringing it back months after you’ve said goodbye.

The special runs from today through August 9th. If you’re a My Starbucks Rewards Member, the special runs an extra week.

How cool is that?


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