Frugal Entertainment

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If you haven’t heard of Goldstar yet, they are an awesome site that offers discount tickets to events, concerts and performances nationwide.  They have a HUGE selection of venues and events to choose from and this is a great way to have a night or afternoon out without breaking the bank.

One of my favorite events that is available right now is Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound Of Music at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle!  Set with a live orchestra, there are several dates available in and around Christmas Day, so PERFECT for a trip with family.  This would be such an amazing way to celebrate the holiday season!

If you aren’t interested in this events, you can still sign up and receive a weekly email with events in your area.  Just enter your email address and zip code and you can easily customize your preferences.

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Pacific Northwest Christmas Family Fun Guide

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I know.  It’s early November.  But I swear, you will blink and it will be January 1st and we’ll be staring dazed at a list of resolutions and a pile of wrapping paper.  My philosophy on the holidays is to schedule, people!  While this may seem counter intuitive to the whole “relax and kick back and enjoy the holidays with your family” type vibe, I find if I don’t add a few events, kid-friendly festivities, craft ideas and even where we will get our tree, things don’t get done.

This year I have teamed up with Angela of Frugal Living NW and Jen and Sia of Thrifty NW Mom to bring you a round-up of Christmas events and festivals, craft shows and bazaars and Christmas Tree Farms around the Pacific Northwest.

Get your calendars out now friends!  Here’s what we will be bringing you:

  • This Beautiful Frugal Life – Christmas events and tree farms around Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon
  • Thrifty NW Mom – Christmas events and tree farms around Western Washington (from Whatcom County to Centralia/Chehalis area)
  • Frugal Living NW – Christmas events and tree farms around Western Oregon and Southwest Washington

Holiday Bazaars and Christmas Craft Shows

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Tri-Cities, WA

NOV. 6-8 – Custer’s Annual Arts & Crafts Show at the TRAC in Pasco Times: Friday 10am – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm – Admission: Adults $6.00 – Good all Weekend/Kids 12 and Under Free

NOV. 6-8 – Vineyard View Marketplace Annual Holiday Bazaar – 52 E Vineyard Dr. Pasco – Complimentary hot chocolate, beer tastings, face painting, John Deere gators and tractors and more

NOV 6-7 – West Highlands United Methodist Women’s craft bazaar – corner of South Union Street and Kennewick Avenue 9am – 4pm Admission: FREE

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Bill’s Berry Farm in Grandview, WA is hosting Christmas Trees on the Farm on 2 different weekends: December 4th and 5th and December 11th and 12th from 10 AM – 7 PM.  I also noticed on their Facebook page that they will be open midweek!  Tuesday through Thursday December 1st – 3rd and December 8th – 10th from 4 – 7 PM.

The folks at Bill’s pick trees from a local farm a few days before Thanksgiving, so you can bring your family out to pick out your tree.  There will be hot chocolate, cider, caroling, handmade wreaths and garlands, a bonfire, caroling hayride for a donation to a local food bank and their amazing homemade vanilla sugar donuts.  If you haven’t tried their donuts yet, I’m telling you now you won’t be able to resist.  You’ve been warned.

This year, they also have their beautiful Barn Store up and running where you can buy ornaments, decor and other gift ideas.

Our family has been to Bill’s more times than I can count and I swear I will never go anywhere else.  They are so family-friendly and my kids just love it.  We went last year to pick out our tree and had a wonderful time, despite the frigid weather.  We found a really reasonably priced tree and Bill himself even carried it to our truck for us.

For more information and directions, check out Bill’s Berry Farm website.

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Through November 15th, Starbucks is offering a FREE holiday beverage with the purchase of another holiday beverage between 2 and 5 PM.  They have several delicious holiday flavors, perfect for getting all seasonally excited.

You can create and send (or share on social media) a hilarious little invite to a friend.  This would be a great way to sneak away with your significant other or to meet up with a friend before all the holiday crazy starts.

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If you are not a member of Starbucks Rewards, now is the time!  I have been a member for several years and it’s super easy.  You just register your Starbucks card (or if you hit a certain level, you get a fancy gold card!).  I get a free birthday beverage, special offers on Starbucks.com and occasional offers through the mail (free pastries and breakfast sandwiches!).  If you sign up now, you will get access to their Merry Mondays, where you get special offers every Monday between now and December 7th.

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If you haven’t heard of Goldstar yet, they are an awesome site that offers discount tickets to events, concerts and performances nationwide.  They have a HUGE selection of venues and events to choose from and this is a great way to have a night or afternoon out without breaking the bank.

One of my favorite events that is available right now is Shrek the Musical at the Northwest Children’s Theater and School in Portland.  There are several dates available throughout December and tickets start at just $12!  All the dates are super kid-friendly.  This would make for a FANTASTIC addition to your kids’ winter break schedule.

From Goldstar:

Shrek the Musical is a hip and funny mashup that follows a very unlikely hero who teams up with a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who’s anything but a damsel in distress. Together they take on the short-tempered bad guy Lord Farquaad and save their fairy-tale kingdom.

Click here to check out tickets.  If you aren’t interested in this event, you can still sign up and receive a weekly email with events in your area.  Just enter your email address and zip code and you can easily customize your preferences.

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Today only, October 20th, Red Robin is offering a FREE Red’s Tavern Double burger with any burger, entree or salad and a $5 appetizer.  To celebrate the Seahawks scoring a red zone touchdown in the previous weekend’s game, you can pick up a free burger at participating Washington and Oregon locations.

You don’t need any coupon to take advantage of this offer, just mention the Tavern Double Tuesday promotion.

If you are a Seahawks fan, check out my giant round-up of Seattle Seahawks gear, apparel and accessories deals!

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If you haven’t heard of Goldstar yet, they are an awesome site that offers discount tickets to events, concerts and performances nationwide.  They have a HUGE selection of venues and events to choose from and this is a great way to have a night or afternoon out without breaking the bank.

A few of my favorite events that are available right now at the Seattle Children’s Theater are:

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” based on the beloved children’s books – Several dates through October and tickets as low as $11!

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang based on the 1968 movie musical with music from the Sherman Brothers – Dates all through November and priced as low as $12.50!

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It’s National Coffee Day friends!!  It’s like Christmas and New Year’s and my birthday all rolled into one, because who doesn’t love to celebrate the nectar of the Gods?  Coffee is like unicorn magic running through my veins and I would quite literally drop dead on the floor without it.  It is glorious and delicious and delightful and the love of my life and all the things that were ever important on the planet.  Praise all that is holy that I was born into a coffee-loving family.  #notexaggerating

There are 8 billion coffee deals running nationwide, but I thought I would share with my local peeps the deals that I see around our little town.  We have so many amazing little locally-owned coffee shops and roasters.  Today is the day to drink your support!

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SHAREHOUSE on Keene in Richland – Buy a cold brew coffee growler today, get 50% off your cold brew fill!

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Roasters Coffee (all Tri-Cities locations) – Any purchase gets you a FULL STAMP CARD, one per customer.  So basically, but a drink today and get a FREE drink for another day!

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Resilient Coffee Roasters on Aaron Drive in Richland – FREE sample bag of locally-roasted coffee with any purchase.

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Dutch Bros. Coffee (all Tri-Cities locations) – Buy any large drink, get 9 stamps on your card!

If you know of any fantastic National Coffee Day deals, please share and let us know!  I may hit every place today.

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If you haven’t heard of Goldstar yet, they are an awesome site that offers discount tickets to events, concerts and performances nationwide.  They have a HUGE selection of venues and events to choose from and this is a great way to have a night or afternoon out without breaking the bank.

If you are a Beatles fan, you must check out In My Life: A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles at the Aladdin Theater in Portland in October.  Through Goldstar, you can get tickets priced as low as $15!

From Goldstar:

“This smash hit “musical biography” of the world’s greatest rock band allows you to experience the Beatles’ most pivotal moments, from their beginnings at the Cavern Club and their breakout on The Ed Sullivan Show, all the way through to their poignant final performance on the rooftop of the Apple Corps offices.”

If you aren’t interested in this events, you can still sign up and receive a weekly email with events in your area.  Just enter your email address and zip code and you can easily customize your preferences.

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Today only, September 15th, Red Robin is offering a FREE Red’s Tavern Double burger with any burger, entree or salad and a $5 appetizer.  To celebrate the Seahawks scoring a red zone touchdown in the previous weekend’s game, you can pick up a free burger at participating Washington and Oregon locations.

You don’t need any coupon to take advantage of this offer, just mention the Tavern Double Tuesday promotion.

If you are a Seahawks fan, check out my giant round-up of Seattle Seahawks gear, apparel and accessories deals!

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If you haven’t heard of Goldstar yet, they are an awesome site that offers discount tickets to events, concerts and performances nationwide.  They have a HUGE selection of venues and events to choose from and this is a great way to have a night or afternoon out without breaking the bank.

One of my favorite events that is available right now is a group trip from Seattle to Leavenworth for Oktoberfest!  There are three dates to choose from in October and you will take a bus from the Experience Music Project to Leavenworth for a day trip.  Spend the entire day eating amazing German food and drinking delicious German beer (or a million other kinds of beer), shop in the fun stores and just enjoy the shenanigans without worrying about how you’re going to drive home OR spending a fortune on a hotel room.

We LOVE Oktoberfest.  There are a million people to watch and chat with, lots of traditional German entertainment and SO much more.  The town of Leavenworth is Bavarian-themed and a must-see if you live in the state of Washington.  Regular price for this event is $130, but you can snag a ticket through Goldstar for just $65!

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If you haven’t heard of Goldstar yet, they are an awesome site that offers discount tickets to events, concerts and performances nationwide.  They have a HUGE selection of venues and events to choose from and this is a great way to have a night or afternoon out without breaking the bank.

One of my favorite events that is available right now is Mary Poppins the Musical at the University of Portland, pay just $15 per ticket and four dates to choose from in August.  Tickets are regularly $25!  This would be a FABULOUS outing with the kids.  Mary Poppins is so full of creativity and imagination and amazingly fun songs.

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Starbucks has brought back their Treat Receipt promotion!  Buy any item in the morning from July 27th through August 9th, bring your receipt back in the afternoon and save $2.50 off any cold Grande beverage.  This includes iced coffee and lattes, iced tea, Frappuccinos and more.

If you are a Starbucks My Rewards member, you will get an extra week to take advantage of this promotion (through August 16th).  If you are not a member, you can sign up now for FREE and take advantage of the extra week.  You will also get a free drink on signing up!

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This is one of my favorite deals offered by Mel’s Local Deals via Spotted Fox!  For just $30, snag two nights at a major hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip including room tax.  This is a RIDICULOUS deal.  Booked through Casablanca Express, you will be staying at casinos like Excalibur, The Linq, Circus Circus, Stratosphere and more and you have through December 2016 to book your travel.

The original deal is valid for travel between Sunday and Thursday, but Fridays and Saturdays may be available at a surcharge.  30-day advanced scheduling required online and you will be contacted by a representative from Casablanca Express to finalize your booking.  You will pay a $25 fully-refundable deposit.

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My husband and I took advantage of a similar deal a few years ago and everything went SO smoothly (we stayed at the MGM).  It does require a little bit of flexibility with your dates, but it is absolutely worth it.  At least for us where we live, flights during the week are significantly cheaper as well.  Great way to book a vacation on the (semi) cheap!

These deals are pulled directly from Spotted Fox, so you can rest assured that your purchase is secure and the deals are totally legit.  Plus, you have the customer service of Spotted Fox in  your corner if you have any problems at all with your vouchers.

Click here to purchase.

If you aren’t interested in this deal, make sure to enter your email address to be notified when new deals become available so you don’t miss out! You can also enter your email address in the box below.

 

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Bill’s Berry Farm in Grandview, WA is hosting their Blueberry Daze Festival on Friday July 3rd and Saturday July 4th.  The festival runs from 9 AM to 5 PM each day and admission is free.  Parking is FREE on Friday, but there is a $5 fee on Saturday so best to carpool if you can.

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Bring the whole family out to pick blueberries, blackberries or raspberries, listen to live music, enjoy a BBQ lunch or freshly made blueberry donuts, stroll through tons of different antique vendors or take the kids to the petting zoo.  My kids LOVE Bill’s.  When I told them we were going this year, all they talked about were the donuts.

Their blueberries are just $2.50 per pound.  Per ounce, this would make the regular grocery store size (6 oz) just $.94 each.  Fantastic price!  Raspberries and blackberries are $3/pound and peaches are just $1 per pound.

For more information and directions, check out Bill’s Berry Farm website.

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If you haven’t heard of Goldstar yet, they are an awesome site that offers discount tickets to events, concerts and performances nationwide.  They have a HUGE selection of venues and events to choose from and this is a great way to have a night or afternoon out without breaking the bank.

One of my favorite events that is available right now is pro women’s soccer Portland Thorns against the Seattle Reign on Wednesday July 22nd.  Tickets start at just $8 and you can choose either General Admission or Goal seats, although as I type this, there are only 9 Goal seats left!  United States star Alex Morgan is a member of the Thorns and this would be a great way to extend the soccer love this summer.

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{Tri-Cities} Summer Movie Series for Kids (Carmike, Fairchild and Regal Cinemas)

June 8, 2015

There are so many great activities for young kids this summer in Tri-Cities!  If you are looking for ways to keep busy during the mornings, check out these three local movie series running all summer. Carmike Summer Kid Series Every Thursday at 10 AM starting June 18th, Carmike is offering movies for just $4 per […]

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{Tri-Cities} Spotted Fox: 50% off coffee and pastries at Sharehouse Coffee

June 7, 2015

Today’s Spotted Fox deal is fantastic: Snag a $10 voucher to Sharehouse Coffee in Richland for just $5!  This is our FAVE place for coffee in the Tri-Cities.  I do work at Sharehouse all the time, meet some business peeps, take the kids. The staff is super friendly and the environment is pretty awesome. Love […]

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{Tri-Cities} Spotted Fox: 50% off Fujiyama Japanese Steak House & Bar (limited vouchers)

June 3, 2015

Today’s Spotted Fox deal is fantastic: For just $20, snag a voucher good for $40 worth of food and beverages at Fujiyama Japanese Steak House & Bar in Richland.  Discounts at Fujiyama are rare and there are a limited number of vouchers, so jump on this one if you are interested! Click here to get […]

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{Tri-Cities} Extra 20% off all Spotted Fox deals (Columbia Point golf course, New York Richie’s, Stratosphere in Las Vegas + more)

May 28, 2015

Spotted Fox is offering 20% off all available deals today with promo code MAY28.  These deals are already discounted, so you are bound to find some fantastic prices. Two 18-hole rounds of golf at Columbia Park Golf Course in Richland just $15.20 ($38 value) Stand-up paddle board rental + lesson from Northwest Paddleboarding just $16 […]

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{Tri-Cities} Mid-Columbia Libraries Summer Reading Program (kids earn a free book!)

May 27, 2015

The Mid-Columbia Libraries Summer Reading Program runs from June 1st to August 22nd.  Once your child reads or listens for 10 hours, does five EXPLORE activities and five CREATE activities over the summer, they will receive a free book and be eligible for some fantastic prizes.  There is even an adult team challenge!  It’s super […]

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{Tri-Cities/NE Oregon} Dealsaver: Family pass to Hermiston Family Aquatic Center just $10 ($20 value!)

May 26, 2015

Dealsaver.com is offering a great deal today: Buy a family pass to the Hermiston Family Aquatic Center for just $10!  This includes two adults and four children, so you could either go with your family or with a friend and their children.  We did this last summer and it was SO fun for our 3 […]

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{Seattle} Goldstar: Discount tickets to Bette Midler’s Divine Intervention at Key Arena

May 25, 2015

If you haven’t heard of Goldstar yet, they are an awesome site that offers discount tickets to events, concerts and performances nationwide.  They have a HUGE selection of venues and events to choose from and this is a great way to have a night or afternoon out without breaking the bank. One of my favorite […]

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Summer Activities for Kids in Tri-Cities

May 22, 2015

Summer has officially hit our house (we had early preschool release) and we are already starting to feel the pinch of having two boys cooped up in the house together, wrestling to what seems like the death every morning, afternoon and night.  We LOVE summer, but definitely need some inexpensive ways to keep the kids […]

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{Seattle} Goldstar: 50% off tickets to Robin Hood at Seattle Children’s Theatre

May 4, 2015

If you haven’t heard of Goldstar yet, they are an awesome site that offers discount tickets to events, concerts and performances nationwide.  They have a HUGE selection of venues and events to choose from and this is a great way to have a night or afternoon out without breaking the bank. One of my favorite […]

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