Free Fishing Days (Washington State): now through August 30th!

free fishing

Through August 30th only, you can fish without a license in the State of Washington. The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering these “free fishing days” in order to conduct an investigation regarding a cyber breach.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Anglers aren’t required to have licenses to gather fish or shellfish in the State of Washington through August 30th.
  • Anglers aren’t required to have a parking pass to park at the nearly 700 water-access sites.
  • Crabbers can additionally trap crabs without a license through August 31st.
  • You will still need a Discovery Pass if you’re parking on State Park lands.

For more information about the temporary ban, please see this NWCN article. You can also read up on current fishing regulations.


Fred Meyer 2 Day Sale (8/26-8/27): Savings Certificate Included!

Fred Meyer 2-Day Sale AdFred Meyer is having a 2-Day Sale starting today (Friday, August 27th) and running through tomorrow (Saturday, August 28th). Some of the items you’ll find are callouts from the regularly weekly ad, which I have already shared.

The main feature I’d like to highlight is the Savings Certificate found on the front page of the ad because you can use it on top of other sales and coupons:

Savings Certificate
Save $30 when you spend $150 on any mix of apparel, home, garden & electronics; save $20 when you spend $100; or save $10 when you spend $50. You can stack this certificate with:
  • 10% off Home Extra Bonus coupon (includes housewares, home décor, furniture, bedding, bath, vacuums & steams, toys, tools, school & office supplies, hardware, home improvement, automotive, sporting goods, luggage, books & magazines)
  • 15%-20%-30% off Apparel Mystery Discount (see my post about more)

Apparel Clearance Sale
Save an extra 60%
The Savings Certificate can be applied to clearance merchandise

Fred Meyer Priceblaster Apparel

Shoes & Apparel on Priceblaster
The Savings Certificate does not exclude Price Blaster items

A few other notable mentions:

Open-Stock Cookware
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home coupon

Pyrex 10-Piece Storage Set with Lids
Save 50%
Use the 10% off Home coupon

Thermal Beverageware & Lunch Kits
Save 40%
Use the 10% off Home coupon

You can view the entire ad over at If you’re planning a trip today or tomorrow, do not forget about that Savings Certificate! And, check out my post about this week’s Mystery Discount as well as the grocery and household deals through Saturday and back-to-school deals. It’s a stellar week of deals.


*HOT* Buy a $10 Starbucks Card, Get a Bonus $5!

starbucks visa checkout

This offer has been extended through August 29th!

Wow – this deal is hot! Be one of the first 200,000 people to buy a $10 Starbucks eGift Card using VISA Checkout and you’ll receive an extra $5. You won’t see the bonus as you checkout, but it will be confirmed in your email receipt. There is a limit of one per person, and you can email the card to yourself. (Yippee!)

starbucks receipt

Please note that you must use VISA Checkout to pay to receive the $5 bonus (I missed that the first time and had to buy a second one – whoops!).

As of this posting, this offer is still available. But I strongly encourage you to make sure the verbiage on this page indicates it’s still available before you purchase. Head to Starbucks to grab yours!


Amazon: Save on Mrs. Meyer’s Household Essentials – today only!

amazon mrs. meyer's

Today only, Amazon is offering 20% or more off a selection of Mrs. Meyer’s household essentials! Plus, these items also qualify for an extra 5-15% off and free shipping with Subscribe & Save. Choose from soaps, cleaners, laundry products, candles, and more!

Here are some deals I’m seeing:

Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner Lemon Verbena, 16 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3)

Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner 16-oz. Bottle 3-Pack for $8.26
$7.39 with 5 or more subscriptions!

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day All Purpose Cleaner, Lavender, 32 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 2)

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day All Purpose 32-oz. Cleaner 2-Pack for $10.44
$9.34 with 5 or more subscriptions!

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Free National Parks Entrance Days – for 2016

Free National Park Entrance Days: When to Visit for Free

Did you know that there are certain days during the year that you can gain free entrance into National Parks? This can be a good opportunity to plan a day trip with the family and enjoy the great outdoors!

Here are the free National Parks entry days for 2016:

  • January 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • April 16-24 (National Park Week)
  • August 25-28 (National Park Service Birthday)
  • September 24 (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)

For more information on the free entrance days as well as the participating parks, please visit the National Parks Service website.

If you are planning a visit with kids, can I recommend another excellent freebie?

Free National Parks Junior Ranger Program for Kids | The Coupon Project

Your kids can participate in a FREE Junior Ranger Program at US National Parks and earn badges!

Other free pass opportunities include:

You might also wish to read about our 2013 Road Trip through Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.


Under Armour up to 70% off at 6pm (lots of kids items!)

6pm under armour

Love Under Armour? Check out 6pm through August 28th for some great prices on Under Armour apparel and accessories for the whole family – I saw lots of kids’ items!

Plus, this week only 6pm offers free shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase.

Some of the best deals I found:

Under Armour UA BASE™ 3.0 Crew

Under Armour UA BASE 3.0 Crew: $30.49 (reg. $74.99)
Available in S, L and XL

Under Armour Kids HeatGear® Alpha 3 Printed Short (Big Kids)

Under Armour Kids HeatGear Alpha 3″ Printed Short (Big Kids): $10-$12.99 (reg. $24.99)
Available in sizes S-XL

Under Armour UA Storm Caliber Hoodie

Under Armour UA Storm Caliber Hoodie: $26+ (reg. $64.99)
Available in sizes S-XL

Under Armour Kids HeatGear® Alpha Printed Legging (Big Kids)

Under Armour Kids HeatGear Alpha Printed Legging (Big Kids): $15.99+ (reg. $39.99)
Available in sizes M, L and XL

Check out 6pm for these and other great Under Armour deals!


Sam’s Club: Get a hot dog + drink for just $1 (Plus, check out this membership deal!)


Swing by your local Sam’s Club through tomorrow (8/26) to get a Nathan’s hot dog + drink for just $1! This is in celebration of Nathan’s 100th anniversary. You do not need to be a Sam’s Club member to eat at their Cafe.

If you’re looking to join Sam’s Club, check out this great membership deal where you can get all of the following for just $45 total:

  • FREE Plus Membership upgrade ($100 value)
  • $20 Sam’s Club Gift Card
  • $100 in Instant Savings (coupon offers)
  • FREE 16″ Take & Bake Pizza*
  • FREE Chocolate Chunk Cookies (18 ct.)*
  • $4 off Organic Spring Mix Salad*

*The last three offers are only for the first 10,000 to join at this link, so don’t delay if you’re interested!


*REMINDER* Brown Bear: FREE Car Washes Thursday, August 25th


Just a reminder that this FREE offer is good today! Spread the word!


Mark your calendars: Thursday, August 25th is FREE Car Wash day at Brown Bear Car Wash! More details are coming, but in the past you’ve been able to get a “Bear Essentials” car wash at any of the 22 “tunnel” locations in the Puget Sound region between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

This will be the 59th year Brown Bear has offered the free car washes. We’ve taken advantage of this offer for the last few years now and LOVE it. I would like to add that I think they do a great job of moving you through the line – so don’t be intimidated if you see one! To find a location near you, head to


Main & Vine: Gig Harbor Kitchen Daily Deals

Main and Vine Gig Harbor Kitchen Daily Deals

Have you had a chance to pop by Main & Vine in Gig Harbor yet? If not – go back and check out my store review post as well as these current Main & Vine deals (good through 8/30).

One of the things that really impressed me was what they call their Gig Harbor Kitchen. These are all the quick-service counters and easy dinner fixes you’ll find in the front of the store. Here you’ll find sushi, salads, wood-fired pizza, hot soup, and much more!

Main and Vine Gig Harbor Kitchen Areas

Well, I recently learned that Main & Vine offers Gig Harbor Kitchen Daily Deals! These are valid every week at the store:

  • Sunday: $2 off Simple Truth Roasted Chicken in Deli Department (made fresh daily)
  • Monday: $5 Sandwiches or Wraps (made fresh daily)
  • Tuesday: $5 Sushi; participating items (made fresh daily)
  • Wednesday: $5 Salads at the Salad Station (made fresh daily)
  • Thursday: Buy 5, get 1 Free Fresh Dumplings (made fresh daily)
  • Friday: 2 for $6 Pizza Slices (made fresh daily)
  • Saturday: $2 off Dinner for 2 in Deli Department

The last time we were in, my kids had the pizza and I have to say, the portions were very generous and it was absolutely delicious (I may or may not have had a nibble!).

Keep these deals in mind during busy school days and if you just happened to be in town. And, remember to check out my Main & Vine introductory post to learn more about what makes this Gig Harbor store unique and worth the trip!

Have you had a chance to check out Main & Vine yet? If so, I’d love to know your thoughts!


Amazon: Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, $39.99 (8/25 only)

Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker

As one its daily deals for today (Thursday, August 25th), Amazon is offering the Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker for just $39.99, down from the regular retail price of $49.99 and the lowest price its been on Amazon. This slow cooker has an average 4.5-star rating after over 700 customer reviews.

What makes this particular slow cooker special is that it comes with a thermometer probe for meat! This way, you’ll know when that roast or chicken is perfectly cooked. It also comes with manual and program settings that you can use depending on what you’re cooking and if you’ll be home.

With fall approaching, this would be the perfect time to start thinking about throwing some slow cooker recipes on the menu again! Here is one great idea you could consider using your new slow cooker – and a $5 Costco roast chicken:

Costco White Chicken Chili

Remember, the Slow Cooker is good at $39.99 through today only (Thursday, August 25th), so I recommend you snag it now!