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December 3, 2013


As I mentioned on the air, being a cheap bastard isn’t about nickles and dimes, it’s about how to live the good life–for less and saving while doing the things you would do anyway.
This blog picks up where the book “The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Seattle” leaves off. While the book lists deals that are seasonal or last all year long, the blog focuses on bargains that I discovered after CBGS went to press and short-term deals that pop up almost every day. That could mean anything from Krispy Kreme’s buy one dozen glazed donuts, get one dozen free deal that’s coming up on December 12th and Subway’s $2 six inch sub deal throughout December all the way to free Northwest festivals and cheap concerts.

While we’re on the subject, here are some of the deals I mentioned on today’s program:

Niketown Running Club–the store at Sixth and Pike in Downtown Seattle has a run/walk that starts at 6 p.m. every Tuesday and goes from 2 to 8 miles depending on ability of the participants.

Everett Aquasox tickets are $7.

West Seattle Running Club–Meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Statue of Liberty near Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave SW. It also meets at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays for a morning run. The Thursday run ends at Spiro’s Pizza and Pasta and the Sunday run ends with baked goods and coffee at Tully’s.
Lululemon Athletica–The Pacific Place store has free yoga on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and a Wednesday afternoon run club that meets at 5:30 p.m. The U Village store has a Sunday morning run at 8:30 a.m. and yoga at 9:30 a.m. The Bellevue store has either yoga or fitness every Sunday at 9 a.m.

Happy Hours–The Hi-Life in Ballard has a breakfast happy hour menu where all of the dishes are $5.75. McCormick and Schmick locations all have regular and late night happy hours.

Free Sail–The Center for Wooden Boats offers half hour to 45 minute rides on antique boats around Lake Union every Sunday. Although the excursions usually start around 1 p.m., you need to show up to sign up for a spot around 9:45 a.m.

Coast Guard–The Coast Guard Museum of the Northwest is located at Pier 36, 1519 Alaskan Way S in Seattle. Admission is free and it’s open from 9 to 3 Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

You can get free museum passes for the Bellevue Arts Museum, the KidsQuest Childen’s Museum and the Washington State History Museum from the King County Library. Seattle Public Library offerstickets to The Burke Museum, the Experience Music Project, the Children’s Museum, the Seattle Art Museum and the Aquarium.

These are just a small sample of the deals, of course. For more, check out the book “The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Seattle” available at Elliott Bay Book Company, University Book Store, Third Place Books and other fine retailers. If you can’t find it during the holiday rush, e-mail me at and I’ll be happy to sell you an autographed book now or at any time of year.

Also, keep coming back to the blog or my facebook page for more deals.

And if you’re looking for an interesting speaker for your next meeting, club gathering or event, please e-mail me.

I’ll also be doing author events throughout the year including a January 7th appearance at Wide World Books and Maps in Seattle, Third Place Books Lake Forest Park January 30 and Third Place Books Ravenna on February 18th.

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