Local Deals

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A few weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of touring the amazing Carousel of Dreams in the Southridge Sports Complex in Kennewick.  The carousel has been a work in progress for quite some time and it is close to completion!

The carousel itself was built in 1910 and started out in Silver Beach Park in Michigan through 1972.  After sitting with a collector for several years, the 45 horses and three chariots were purchased and transported to Tri-Cities, where they went through a full restoration for their new home.   The carousel chassis is new, but there are small touches from the original, like the wood on the benches surrounding the carousel.

The inside of the carousel is completely open, so all the inner workings are visible.  All the lights are LED so they can stay on indefinitely and the carousel will be very visible at night.

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My kids were huge fans of the carousel and put it through the ringer.  I promise, if these two can’t destroy it, it’s pretty solid.

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The attention to detail on these horses is amazing and they are so beautiful!

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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 the Seattle Street Food Festival!  For just $18, you will receive a Very Important Foodie pass (VIF), regularly priced at $30. Your pass includes:

- Skip the Line Access from Noon-10:00pm (Reduces Wait Time by 15 – 20 Minutes)
- Branded, Limited Edition Tote by Activity Pal
- 2014 Commemorative Pass & Lanyard
- (1) $5 Beer Token in VIF Lounge
- $25 Lyft Coupon for First-Time Users
- Water Bottle
- 5 oz. Caffe Vita Sample Bag
- Access to VIF Lounge on Saturday from Noon – 5:00pm in Cal Anderson Park

The festival is on August 9th at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle and admission gets you the chance to taste everything from trucks, carts, booths and local bars.  There are three beer gardens and over 100 locally made brews.  There will also be a live DJ and happy hours.  Such a fun way to spend an afternoon!

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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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 Carlos Santana at the White River Amphiteater in Auburn.  The concert runs Friday August 1st at 7 PM and tickets through Goldstar are just $36, down from $71.50!

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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Spotted Fox is offering 15% off all available deals today with promo code JULY15.  These deals are already discounted, so you are bound to find some fantastic deals.

Along with tons of other deals, you can snag a $20 voucher to Fuego Mexican Grill in Kennewick for just $8.50!  This would be a great way to save on an evening out with the family or date night.

Click here to get started. Your original voucher price will be $10, use promo code JULY15 to save an additional 15%, making your voucher just $8.50!  Limit two person, one per visit.  Promotional value is good through November 20th, 2014.

You will also find deals for West Richland Golf Course, Complete Nutrition and more.

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Whole Foods Market is having a one-day sale on Washington-grown cherries this Friday, July 11 only for just $1.99 per pound—a 60% discount

Here are a few ideas for using all those cherries:

  • Pick ‘em. Pick your cherries with green stems without brown patches or bruising.Cherries should be plump and firm and not wrinkled or shrunken.
  • Pit ‘em. Hack it old school and use a glass bottle with an opening smaller than thecherry and a chopstick. Simply place the cherry stem side down in the glass bottle and punch the chopstick through the middle. Learn more ways here.
  • Bake ‘em. There is nothing like a pie with peak-of-the-season cherries. Try making scones or cake as well!
  • Freeze ‘em. To freeze cherries, remove pits and stems, and then spread in a single layer on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Once they are frozen solid, transfer to a freezer-safe storage container. Perfect for smoothies!
  • Preserve ‘emCherries can last up to a week after purchase; make some jam after that!
  • Dry ‘em. To dry cherries, remove pits and stems, and then spread on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet, or on an oiled rack fitted into a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 200°F oven for several hours (possibly 6-8), until cherries are dried and wrinkly. This makes an easy lunchbox snack or granola addition.

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Bill’s Berry Farm in Grandview, WA is hosting their Blueberry Daze Festival on Friday July 4th and Saturday July 5th.  The festival runs from 9 AM to 5 PM each day and admission is free.

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Bring the whole family out to pick blueberries or cherries, 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!  Cherries are $1.75/lb to $2.75/lb, depending on variety.

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 the Beneath the Streets: Subterranean Walking Tour in Pioneer Square in Seattle.  This 60-minute tour covers underground passageways and five city blocks, sharing Seattle’s hidden history.  Choose from several dates for just $7.50 per ticket, regularly priced at $15!

I’ve heard amazing things about these tours!  This would be a great addition to your weekend or before or after a Mariners game, as Pioneer Square is within walking distance of Safeco Field.

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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Columbia Center is welcoming kids and families to be a super hero for a day at the Simon Kidgits Super Hero Academy on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10 AM to 12 PM. Enjoy a morning of super-powered fun with exciting activities and special treats for your little superhero.

This fun-filled event offers kids the chance to pick their very own superhero or villain alias, create their own cape and have mom or dad take their photo with a special comic book-inspired backdrop. This will be a great event to let your kids’ imagination run free while burning off some of that morning energy at the obstacle course and fitness area.

All Simon Kidgit events are free to the public, however Kidgit members will receive a special treat along with exclusive activities during the event.

Don’t miss out on my Summer Activities for Kids in Tri-Cities list, plenty of ways to keep your little ones entertained while they are out of school!

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The Mid-Columbia Libraries Summer Reading Program runs from June 1st to August 17th.  Once your child reads 15 hours or 900 minutes 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 easy to sign up and log your books, all of which are tracked online.

You can also check out their great list of fun FREE family activities, including Reptile Man, Recess Monkey and exhibits from the Pacific Science Center.

Click here to sign up for the reading program.

Don’t miss my HUGE list of summer activities for kids in Tri-Cities, with local parks, festivals and lots of free 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 the Def Leppard and KISS Summer Tour at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn on June 29th.  Tickets start at just $19 for general admission (regularly $32.50) up to $40 for mid-range 200 level seating (regularly $79.50).  A portion of the proceeds from the tour will benefit wounded warrior organizations.

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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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 two local movie series running all summer.

Carmike Summer Kid Series

Every Monday and Thursday starting June 16th, Carmike is offering movies for just $4 per seat, including small popcorn and soda.

  • June 16th and 19th – Epic
  • June 23rd and 26th – The Croods
  • June 30th and July 3rd – Turbo
  • July 7th and 10th – Despicable Me
  • July 14th and 17th – Despicable Me 2
  • July 21st and 24th – The Nut Job
  • July 28th and 31st – The LEGO Movie
  • August 4 and 7th – Rio
  • August 11th and 14th – Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • August 18th and 21st – Rio 2

For more information, check out details here.

 

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Fairchild Cinemas Free Summer Movies

Fairchild Cinemas in both Pasco and Moses Lake are offering completely free kids’ movies throughout the summer.  In Pasco, movies are run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and doors open at 9 AM with movies starting at 10 AM.

  • June 17 – 19th: The Nut Job and Hotel Transylvania
  • June 24 – 26th: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Justin Bieber Believe
  • July 1 – 3rd: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and Free Birds
  • July 8 – 10th: Epic and Smurfs 2
  • July 15 – 17th: Despicable Me 2 and Walking with Dinosaurs
  • July 22 – 24th: One Direction: This is Us and Turbo
  • July 29 – 31st: The LEGO Movie and Mirror Mirror
  • August 5 – 7th: Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Kung Fu Panda 2
  • August 12 – 14th: Surprise title!

Follow Fairchild Cinemas on Facebook for updates.

Don’t miss my HUGE list of summer activities for kids in Tri-Cities, with local parks, festivals and lots of free entertainment.

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Just a quick reminder that Regal Cinemas is doing their $1 Summer Movie Express again this year! This means you can take the kids to a movie each week for just $1 per person and a portion of the proceeds benefit charity.  This was so fun last year on rainy summer days.

They are offering nine weeks of movies.  All of the showings will be on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings starting at 10 AM. It looks like they have some great movies, such as Despicable Me 2, The LEGO Movie, The Croods and more.  I’m putting the movies we want to see this summer on our calendar now!

Click here for all of the movies they will be featuring and for locations of a Regal Cinemas near you.  They have 18 locations just in Washington and many more across the country.  Each location will be starting their movies on a different start date.

The local Tri-Cities theater, Regal Columbia Mall Stadium 8, is one of the first to start on June 17, 2014.  They will be showing Hotel Transylvania and The Smurfs 2 that week!

We’d love to hear of the other summer events you’ll be doing with your family!

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Spotted Fox has so many great deals running right now, I decided to just do a round-up post.  This is such a great way to save money on a night out, entertainment for your family, computer repair and so much more.

  • Sharehouse Coffee - $10 voucher just $5 (amazing atmosphere, great coffee, kid-friendly)

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  • 3 Margaritas - $20 voucher just $10, valid for food and drinks

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  • Renegade Rage Mud Run - Registration just $40 (50% off regular price), includes all fees, shirt and swag bag and runs June 21st, 2014

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  • Tri-Cities Computer Consulting - On-site visit plus one hour of computer maintenance just $30, with 30-day warranty on all service work.  We have used this company and Beau does a great job!

Check out all the deals that Spotted Fox has running.

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Today’s Spotted Fox deal is fantastic: Snag a 6-visit pass to one of two indoor playgrounds and gym through Mid-Columbia Gymnastics for just $10.  This makes each visit just $1.67!

There are 2 locations, off of Fowler Street in Richland and off of Gage Boulevard in Kennewick.  Each visit typically costs $5 per child, so this is well over half off, a fantastic deal!

You can buy two per person, one per child.  I am so darn excited about this deal, this is such an amazing way to beat the heat or the extreme cold.  These are both huge indoor playgrounds for children 18 months to 8 years. They have a tumble track, bounce houses, foam pit, slides and much, much more.  There is plenty of room for your kids to just run their little legs off.

On a side note, this would make an AMAZING gift.  We asked my husband’s Mom to buy us a gift certificate to the indoor gym a few years ago and it was such an amazing present.  We were able to go several times to keep busy and active during the hottest months of the summer.

Click here to get started. Limit 2 per person + 1 as a gift.  Promotional value good through December 15, 2014.

For more ideas on keeping your kids entertained and busy throughout the summer, check out my Summer Activities for Kids in Tri-Cities post.

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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 fan of Rat City Rollergirls all-female roller derby or are just looking for a fun night out and something new, Goldstar is offering completely comped tickets to two shows.  Choose from either Saturday June 7th or Saturday August 9th and pay just a $3 service fee per ticket.  What a fantastic and inexpensive evening out!

Click here to sign up and choose your date.

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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Spotted Fox is offering 20% off all available deals today with promo code MAY29.  These deals are already discounted, so you are bound to find some fantastic deals.

After your promo code, you can grab a $20 voucher to Stick + Stone Neapolitan Wood-Fired Pizza in Richland for just $8!  This is a newer restaurant in our area with lunch and dinner, kids can even make their own pizzas.  They also have a gluten-free menu.

Click here to get started. Your original voucher price will be $10, use promo code MAY29 to save an additional 20%, making your voucher just $8!  Limit two person, one per table.  Valid for dine-in only and promotional value is good through August 28, 2014.

You will also find deals for Spare Time Lanes, Fiesta Mexican restaurant, Badger Mountain Vineyards and more.

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{Tri-Cities/NE Oregon} Dealsaver: Family pass to Hermiston Family Aquatic Center just $8 ($18 value!)

May 27, 2014

Dealsaver.com is offering a great deal today: Buy a family pass to the Hermiston Family Aquatic Center for just $8!  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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Regal Summer Movie Express: $1 kids’ movies all summer long

May 26, 2014

Regal Cinemas is doing their $1 Summer Movie Express again this year! This means you can take the kids to a movie each week for just $1 per person and a portion of the proceeds benefit charity.  This was so fun last year on rainy summer days. They are offering nine weeks of movies.  All […]

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{Tri-Cities} Spotted Fox: $20 Stick + Stone Wood Fired Pizza just $10

May 23, 2014

Today’s Spotted Fox deal is fantastic: Grab a $20 voucher to Stick + Stone Neapolitan Wood-Fired Pizza in Richland for just $10!  This is a newer restaurant in our area with lunch and dinner, kids can even make their own pizzas.  They also have a gluten-free menu. Click here to get started.  Limit two person, […]

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{Tri-Cities} Spotted Fox: $20 voucher to Shrub Steppe Smokehouse Brewery just $10

May 20, 2014

Today’s Spotted Fox deal is fantastic: Snag a $20 voucher to Shrub Steppe Smokehouse Brewery in Richland for just $10!  Shrub Steppe has amazing BBQ selections like slow cooked brisket, ribs, pulled pork and more.  They have a great selection of beer brewed in-house, with growlers to go as well.  This would make a fun […]

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Summer Activites for Kids in Tri-Cities

May 14, 2014

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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Kids Bowl Free Program: Two free games every day for the entire summer (available nationwide)

May 6, 2014

  As summer quickly approaches, the Kids Bowl Free Program is a great way to have some free fun with your kids.  You can sign up here for your kids to bowl two free games every single day in the summer! It is super easy to sign up and they have participating locations all over […]

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{Tri-Cities} Dealsaver: $30 voucher to Tony Roma’s just $15

May 5, 2014

Dealsaver.com is offering a great deal today:  Buy a $30 voucher for food and drinks at Tony Roma’s in Kennewick for just $15!  They have fun live music every Friday and Saturday night and great happy hour specials. Limit 1 per visit and can use up to 2 certificates for a table of four.  Promotional […]

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{Tri-Cities/SE Washington} Fresh Picks WA: Box-a-Week Produce Program

May 4, 2014

I’m so thrilled to share this amazing opportunity with you.  Fresh Picks WA from Rowley and Hawkins Fruit Farms and Produce out of Basin City is offering their local produce drop-off service in Tri-Cities, Othello, Connell, Moses Lake, Warden and Basin City for the third year in a row.  We used Fresh Picks WA more […]

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Local Farmer’s Markets opening soon (Tri-Cities, Yakima, Walla Walla + more)

May 1, 2014

I LOVE taking my kids to the farmer’s market.  It is so much fun to just walk around, check out all the delicious produce, listen to music and chat with the local farmers.  It’s such an easy way to supplement the produce we get from our CSA program and our little backyard garden.  I’m thrilled […]

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