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Ivar’s BOGO Next Week: Buy 1, Get One for $1.11

March 8, 2016








The late, great huckster/restaurateur Ivar Haglund is celebrating his 111th birthday next Tuesday (March 15th) with a great deal at all of his restaurants. Buy one meal at regular price, get a second meal off a special menu for just $1.11.

After all, why  let something like being dead get in the way of a good birthday party?

The deal is good at Ivar’s Seafood Bar, Ivar’s Acres of Clams, Ivar’s Salmon House or Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing. In addition, the first 111 guests at each location will receive a FREE birthday Strawberry-Guava Cheesecake.

The publicity material says you need to say “Happy Birthday, Ivar” to get the deal, but my experience has been that you don’t even have to ask. Just Keep Clam!


Free Pancakes @IHOP Today (3/8)

March 8, 2016

npd2016_pancakesIt’s National Pancake Day today (3/8) and participating IHOP locations are celebrating by offering a free short stacks of pancakes to anyone who passes through their doors today until 7 p.m.

There’s no purchase necessary for the buttermilk pancakes, but IHOP is asking that you consider making a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals or some other charity chosen by the individual restaurant.

This reminds me. I once knew a man who said he ate 100 IHOP pancakes in a single sitting.

How Waffle.

Thanks to ThriftyNWMom.

Starbucks: Half Price Fraps after 2 today (3/7)

March 7, 2016


I’m not sure why Starbucks has decided to offer half price fraps after 2 p.m. today only (3/7). Nor do I care. I’m just going to be there shortly after 2:01.

There’s just one catch, according to ThriftyNWMom. You can only purchase said beverages with the Starbucks app or a registered Starbucks card.


Free Prom Dresses at Meadowbrook Saturday

February 26, 2016

fglogopinkThe Fairy Godmother Project will help high school-aged girls in need find the perfect prom dress from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 NE 113th St. in Seattle.

I admit, I’m not into this stuff, but if I were a girl I might think it’s pretty cool because it sounds like the stuff of fairy tales. There will be at least 200 dresses and 100 pairs of shoes on hand and every girl who shows up will get her own fairy godmother who will work with her to create the perfect prom look. Best of all, it’s totally free. No means testing and no questions asked.


Free Bagel & Shmear @Einsteins Today (2/9)

February 9, 2016


It’s National Bagel Day and Einstein’s Bros. Bagels is celebrating by offering a free bagel and shmear to all comers who buy something….and have the coupon. Print it out or show it on your smart phone.

Unlike the free yogurt deal from yesterday (which, alas, the Cheap Bastard missed out on due to a family situation) this one appears to go all day. It is, however, not valid at locations at college campuses, military installations, hospitals or airports.

For every free bagel and schmear given out, Einsteins will give a free bagel and schmear to someone in need.

The company is also doing a Bagel Love contest where the prize is free bagels and schmears for a year. All you have to do to enter is upload a picture of you or someone you know enjoying Einsteins bagels.


Living Social: $55 Costco membership with more than $50 in bonuses

February 5, 2016

imgres-1Sure, a Goldstar membership at Costco usually costs $55, but it doesn’t usually come with lots of great freebies the way this Living Social offer does.

Not only do you get membership and an additional free membership card to the membership warehouse for the regular membership price, you also get a $20 Costco Cash Card and coupons for Organic Tortilla Chips ($4.99 value), a food court pizza ($9.95 value) and a 72-pack of AA batteries (worth $18.99). And, when you think of it, who couldn’t use a 72 pack of AA batteries.

And did I mention the $25 off a $250 order from

That’s an additional $59 worth of stuff right there.

Remember, membership has it privileges.


Yogurtland: Free Yogurt on Monday (2/8)

February 4, 2016

banner-nfydI’m so excited and I just can’t hide it. I’m about to lose control and I think I like it.

As it turns out, Yogurtland is indeed doing a National Frozen Yogurt Day giveaway on Monday, Feb. 8th. Alas, the U District Yogurtland is gone, but there’s one in Lynnwood, so I’ll be going there. It’s so much better than Menchie’s. Don’t get me wrong, Menchie’s is great, but the flavors are so much more vivid.

So, here’s the scoop or the pour as it were. You can get free frozen yogurt on Monday, Feb 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at participating Yogurtland locations. In years past, the U District Yogurtland would give each person a 5 ounce cup and let them go to town. I have no idea if that will be the case in Lynnwood or any of the other Yogurtland locations.

The Seattle Greenlaker is also reporting that Zoe Yogurt over in Greenlake will also be doing a National Frozen Yogurt Day special on Monday from 4 to 7. Zoe’s deal will be Buy One, Get One Free with a $4 limit on the free item.




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