Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Caveat: I have heard that these free "servings" are on the smallish side, i.e., not the takeout-carton-size portion you're probably envisioning. Free is free, but I wouldn't go there starving and expect this to be a full meal, that's all.
Have a party with your ladies AND stick it to breast cancer at the same time! And, you know, everyone can use another reusable tote bag...
Of course you are. But you can always use another one!
Seattleites can pick from many cool museums, including the EMP/Sci-Fi Museum, the Bellevue Arts Museum, the Henry Art Gallery at the UW, Tacoma's Museum of Glass, the Museum of Doll Art, and good ol' SAM.
To get your ticket (good for two people), fill out the form and your ticket will be emailed to you. You must have a pre-printed ticket to get in free, so don't just sashay into your favorite museum on Saturday or you'll get the Paris-Hilton-in-Tokyo treatment.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
When: Friday, Sept. 24, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m (Member Preview -- members may buy up to 25 items each)
Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Magnuson Park, Hangar in Building #30, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 98115. The park may be reached by Metro bus routes 30, 74, and 75. Free parking is available.
Seattle, you'll be redirected to an old site, so ignore that. For us, it's part of ArtsCrush, and you can be first in line for free tix by showing up at the ArtsCrush kickoff fair at the Seattle Center on Oct. 3. Otherwise, you can register online for free tickets starting on Oct. 4 with the hoi polloi.
The coupon is good through 12/31/10, so you could even stuff a lucky loved one's stocking with an avocado instead of an orange this year...
Normally I'd be too lazy to bother posting a mere $1.50 off coupon, but I'm actually kind of excited about these new flavored Starbucks coffees. They come in vanilla, caramel, and cinnamon, and I'm having a hard time deciding which one I want to try first! (Caramel is likely to be delicious, but cinnamon could be surprisingly new and awesome... or awful.)
This coffee is available in grocery stores, but not in Starbucks coffee shops, which makes it slightly less convenient for me, since Starbucks outnumber groceries by about 2 to 1 here in Seattle. But the coupon is good for 30 days from the day you print, so you should have some time to sniff out your favorite flavor. Tried it already? Let us know what you think in the comments...
Groupon is a deal-sharing site where businesses post discounted tickets, gift certificates, and services for pretty amazing prices; if enough people commit to buy it, the deal is activated and then anyone can pile on and purchase the deal until it expires (usually at the end of that day). The offers are specific to your metro area, so even if you live outside Seattle, that link will take you to a personalized page based on where you are.
I've done a few Groupon offers so far and have been really pleased; the merchants know what Groupon is, the deals work smoothly, and nobody makes you feel second-class for using a coupon. If you do decide to join, why not be a doll and use my referral link so I get $10 in Groupon bucks?
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
It looks like there are three exciting flavors, but I can't tell if you get to choose or if you just take what they have. There's only one salty, crunchy way to find out...
Monday, September 20, 2010
- $1 admission (normally $10)
- $1 parking (normally $7 or shuttle in from way far away)
- 50% off food
- Drink specials at the bars
- 20% off at the gift shop
(Note: There is both an auto-renewal and a non-auto-renewal option, so make sure you've chosen the one you want in the Subscription Options box; auto-renewal will renew your subscription at whatever the going rate in 11 months is.)
It's definitely more for people who own their own home and have the ability to knock down walls or remodel a walk-in closet - something my landlord wouldn't be too thrilled about - but for the price, you apartment-dwellers might find it a fun aspirational leaf-through too.
Remember, the deal is that you're effectively paying $2 for a $25-off-a-minimum-purchase-of-$__ coupon, usually with some additional restrictions (e.g., alcohol and tip don't count toward the total). The most common minimum purchase is $35, so you'd be paying $12 out of pocket for $35 worth of food ($2 "gift certificate" price + $10 difference). Some of the places have a much higher minimum purchase or other restrictions, so read the terms carefully for a restaurant before you buy!
- Five bags of candy
Friday, September 17, 2010
Most consumers will probably search by location. Type your destination into the white box next to "find my deal" on the Priceline.com/freebies page. Enter Atlanta, for example, click "free breakfast," and 20 choices pop up with details on the offers. Click on the "see dates" feature on the right for a calendar.My favorite feature in a hotel is a cheap price, but if you really care about in-hotel gyms or free parking, this could be a useful tool for narrowing down your options.
You can also filter results by a particular freebie....The new Priceline feature has a total of 10 freebies to choose from: free breakfast, free parking, golf credit, spa credit, room upgrade, resort credit, kids stay free, free nights, hotel extras and instant discount.
Valid at these theaters:
Embarcadero – San Francisco
Kendall Square Cinema - Cambridge (Boston)
Landmark Chez Artiste - Denver
Landmark Century Centre Cinema - Chicago
Landmark Sunshine Cinema - New York City
Landmark Magnolia Pictures - Dallas
Landmark E Street Cinema - Washington, DC
Landmark Harvard Exit - Seattle
Ritz at the Bourse - Philadelphia
The Landmark - Los Angeles
You don't have to be a Costco member to get this sample - just scroll down to the "Product Details" box and click on "Get a sample" to fill out the form.
I see that they have 100-calorie packs, too, which would probably be great for making sandwiches or taking a snack on the run. This may require some further investigation...
Come to think of it, I know they have Ghiradelli chocolate there, so they probably even have tins of hot cocoa mix to complete your cozy weekend.
It's good today, Sep. 17, only, so you'd better start working up a thirst!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
If you don't have iTunes yet, it's free to download and you can do it right from that SPIN sampler page. Easy!
It also proudly claims "no bitter aftertaste," which, yeah, is pretty much something I would expect from a SWEETENER. Now I'm dubious.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
What: 40% off one item
When: Through Sep. 16
Where: Your local Borders store or online at Borders.com
Why: Because it's never too early to start holiday shopping... or a self-gift
You must be 18 to snack extremely; one can per household.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
When: Tuesday, September 14, 4-7PM*
Where: Participating The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® store locations*
What: 12oz. Cinnamon French Toast or Classic Pumpkin Latte or Iced Blended® drink
*Only valid at participating The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® store locations in AZ, CA, NV, TX. Excludes all Ralphs stores, military base, casinos, campus or airport locations. Valid only on September 14, 2010, from 4pm to 7pm. Offer applies to 12oz. Cinnamon French Toast or Classic Pumpkin latte or Ice Blended® drinks. No substitutions. Limit one complimentary drink per customer. Cannot be combined with other offers.
I'm going for banana bread myself...
Monday, September 13, 2010
I know it may look like I've been slacking on posting, but I really haven't... there just isn't much out there that's worth mentioning. I'm hoping for a better week this week, so fingers crossed (and moisturized)!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I'm pretty gardening-indifferent myself, but I know a few avid gardeners who might really enjoy this deal, and maybe you do too! Let those gardeners get started now on their ambitious backyard plans for next spring...
- Buy One Meal Get One Free [Exp. 9/16]
- Buy One Breakfast Get One Free [Exp. 9/17]
- $5.99 Weekday Lunch [Exp. 9/26]
Normally I don't get that excited about unlimited salad, but these restaurants have a lot of other stuff too - pasta and noodle salads, soups, baked potato bars, breads and muffins, plus the ever-popular soft-serve machine. I could go for a bread bowl full of chowder on this rainy day!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Personally, I'm pretty excited that the Seattle Public Library will be opening up again after its weeklong budget-cutting furlough. If they keep shutting down to save money, though, it may eventually force me to actually - gasp - buy books.
Friday, September 3, 2010
You used to have to print these out, but the people have spoken and Cupcake Royale listened, so now you can just show the coupon on your mobile device and not have to print out a dumb piece of paper that they'll just throw out anyway. Hooray for freecycling!
- You pay $25 for a $50 Cost Plus gift certificate (actually a promo code) before Sep. 5.
- The gift certificate is only good at CostPlus.com, NOT physical stores.
- The gift certificate must be used by Dec. 31, 2010.
- You can't buy a gift card with it, smartypants, and the code must be used in a single transaction.
Or you can do it the old-fashioned way and print out this $10 off $30 coupon and take it to the physical store. Snore.
I personally am pretty stoked about Jonathan Franzen's new book, which I keep hearing good things about, so I might have to go and get it... so I can add it to the teetering, untended pile of books to read at home, while I watch "Hoarders." Sigh.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
- Smash Fiesta (like whack-a-mole with veggies, apparently)
- Mad O Ball 3D (some sort of rolling marble maze game)
Today's special is a chicken tostada salad for $3. Sounds good to me...
Actually, I suppose you could buy one of the biscuits and then get the other one free, so you really don't HAVE to choose between the two. I'd probably just get a small coffee or whatever was cheapest, though.
The coupon is good Sep. 8-10 only, so don't forget to cash yours in next week!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I don't know why I care anyway, since there aren't any in Seattle, but I just want the best for you all, I guess. Enjoy your waffles through September 17.
I've never really understood why they push the Starbucks card registering so much, though I suppose it has to do with monitoring sales trends and customizing promotional offers or whatever. But hey, free breakfast sandwich! Let's focus on that.