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See the Ivar’s Exhibit Free Tonight @ Nordic Heritage Museum (10/1)

October 1, 2015

15IvarsPoster0720.inddIt’s First Thursday tonight, which means many art galleries and museums have free admission tonight, but one of the best ones may well be the one tonight at the Nordic Heritage Museum where you’ll be able to see “Keep Clam and Carry On: The Ivar Haglund Story,” a new exhibit about one of Seattle’s oldest hucksters.

The exhibit will cover the life of this wonderfully wacky clam entrepreneur featuring lots of personal artifacts, sound recordings and other cool stuff.

Not only that, but the museum will also have a performance by the Ballard High School Jazz Combo at 6 p.m. and craftmaking for kids and adults throughout the evening.

So, if you want to take in First Thursday, but don’t like the hassle of looking for parking downtown, Keep Clam and head on over to Ballard where there are still a few parking spaces left.

But just a few.

If you get there early.

Move Fast, Get Free Lifetime Park Pass For Seniors Today

October 1, 2015

imgres-2If you’re over 62 years old and you’re a National Park fan, you might be able to get a free lifetime National Park pass if yo click fast.

That’s because the National Park Service is offering a limited number of lifetime passes free. In fact, at last check, there were just under 5,000 left for the entire country. The passes are usually $10 and they give you access to 400 parks across the country.

All you have to do is download a voucher by October 8th and then redeem it for a lifetime pass at one of the National Park Service sites where you can trade it for a pass on Senior Skip Day, October 8.

Even if you miss out on this deal, you’ll still get at least one freebie if you’re 62 or over. That’s because the park service is holding Senior Skip Day on Oct. 8, when national parks throughout the country are free for the senior set.

Thanks to ThriftyNorthwestMom.

Wake Up and Smell the Free Coffee on National Coffee Day (9/29)

September 29, 2015

imgres-1Several coffee companies are offering free or cheap coffee today in celebration of National Coffee Day, which sounds like a good idea as I type this at an hour of the morning when I’d really rather be sleeping.

Too bad I don’t like coffee. Oh, well, I guess that means more for you.

At Krispy Kreme, you can get a free 12 ounce coffee and a free donut.

Top Pot is offering a 12 ounce drip or Americano.

Peet’s Coffee and Teais passing out free cups of Major Dickason’s blend when you purchase a small food item.

Whole Foods has been celebrating the day all month long by offering 12 ounce cups of coffee for just 25 cents.

At all Cupcake Royale locations you can buy one coffee drink and get a second free.

New Moms Get Free Membership at Sam’s Club

September 22, 2015

If you are the mom of a child 1 year or under, you can get a free membership at Sam’s Club, if you act fast.

Now, most Cheap Bastard followers know I’m not a big fan of Walmart or Sam’s Club, but occasionally (read: almost never) there will be a deal that I’ll list because it costs the company money and is a good deal for you. And this is one of them.

Now through Sept. 29th, the discount warehouse club chain is offering a free membership for moms-to-be and moms of at least one kid under 1 year old. And you don’t even have to leave the house to get it. Hip2Save reports that all you have to do is dial 1-888-746-7726, choose option #2, then sit on hold for the rest of your life and when someone finally answers, tell them you are calling about the New Mom Membership. Okay, Hip2Save didn’t say you’d wait for the rest of your life, but the blogger did say that she waited for 15 minutes.

You give them your name and address and they’ll give you a number you take to your local Sam’s service desk (where you may wait another couple of years or so) and you’ll get a membership card for a free year’s membership.

The deal expires Sept. 29th.

Thanks to Hip2Save.

Baskin Robbins Fire Sale and the Cheap Bastard

September 21, 2015

MediaHandlerNever one to miss a sale, the Cheap Bastard drove to the Laurelhurst Baskin Robbins minutes after it opened its doors this morning and was greeted by a Cheap Bastard reader who had just purchased an ice cream cake for 30 percent off regular price.

Although I originally just planned to go with a loved one to buy a cone (buy one, get one free), I, too, was moved to buy an ice cream cake. A small, round one with white cake and Gold Medal ice cream in it. Regularly priced at $27, we got it for $18.90. Yes, a little more than we would usually spend for any type of cake, but it was for a special occasion.

The store also had pints and quarts 2 for the price of one.

So, there’s a lot of savings to be had.

When I got there this morning, it seemed like a great place to take your kids for a cheap treat after school. Several hours later, however, I’m not sure how the stock is holding up. Still, it couldn’t hurt to do a drive-by gawking just in case.

Laurelhurst Baskin Robbins Closes With Fire Sale

September 21, 2015
Photo from King County via The Laurelhurst Blog

Photo from King County via The Laurelhurst Blog

Buy one scoop of ice cream, get one free and 30 percent off ice cream cakes will be the order of the day at the Laurelhurst Baskin-Robbins starting at 11 this morning (9/21) through Sunday as the 40 year-old ice cream shop tries to sell off its entire stock before it has to close.

The owners don’t really want to close the business, but it appears they’ve become the victim of rising rents and landlords who are, shall we say, less than generous with their lease terms. So, they’ve decided that the only thing to do is just sell it all at bargain basement rates.

So, if you have a hankering for Pralines and Cream, Daiquiri Ice or Jamocha Almond Fudge, you might want to rush on over to the Baskin Robbins near University Village before your favorite flavor is gone.

The Laurelhurst Baskin Robbins is located at 3200 NE 45th St in Seattle where Mary Gates Memorial Drive NE, NE 45th St, NE 45th Place and Union Bay Place NE all meet.

Thanks to Danielle, Gail and the Laurelhurst Blog.

Reminder: It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day, Dress up, Get Free Donuts

September 19, 2015
If there's a deal, I'll find hook or by crook with or without Christopher Walken.

If there’s a deal, I’ll find it….by hook or by crook with or without Christopher Walken.

In case you forgot, today, Saturday the 19th, is National Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Go into a participating Krispy Kreme and use a pirate phrase like “Shiver Me Timbers” and get a free glazed donut free. Dress like a pirate and get a free dozen.



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