Holiday Lights Discount Tickets (Seattle Area)

If seeing a holiday lights display is on your “must-do” list this holiday season, read on to see how you can get holiday lights discount tickets for Seattle-area displays! These dates and prices are good for 2021 and include popular …

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Pacific Northwest Getaways for Under $100/Night

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Pacific Northwest Cheap Getaways Under $100/Night

Sometimes you just need to get out of town, but you don’t want to have to pay big bucks to do it. One great way to save on your trip is by purchasing through daily deal websites like Groupon Getaways and LivingSocial Escapes.

Whether you’re looking for a getaway with your spouse, your family, your friends, or even just yourself, I’ve scoured various daily deal websites to find a bunch of Pacific Northwest getaways for less than $100/night. I tried to look for getaways beyond your typical hotel stay and focus on something a little more unique.

Through 7/17/19: Save an extra $5, $10, $15 or $30 on Groupon Getaways with coupon code MORE!

Last updated: July 17th, 2019

Rolling Huts and Methow Tents – Winthrop, WA (via Groupon)

  • $45+/night for a canvas tent with two camping cots – 2 night minimum

Get away to nature and stay in a tent in the Cascade Mountains. The forested property is bordered by a river. These Methow Tents are spacious canvas tents set on wooden platforms. Each one comes with windows, carpets, and two cots, as well as an outdoor picnic table, water faucet, and electrical outlet.

Community features include bathrooms and showers, a volleyball court, and a restaurant.

Paca Pride Guest Ranch – Granite Falls, WA

  • $99 for a 2-night stay for two in a guest yurt
  • $129 for a 2-night stay for four in a roundhouse yurt

Washington’s Mountain Loop Highway stretches along the western side of the Cascade Range for more than 50 rugged miles, connecting the towns of Granite Falls and Darrington. It’s a drive that Travel + Leisure says “is unsurpassed in Pacific Northwestern beauty.” Paca Pride Guest Ranch sits right off of this scenic route, with Mount Pilchuck visible between the pines.

The yurts create a less rustic camping experience with furnished structures that have electricity. Shower and bath facilities are available at the main house as well as a seasonal outdoor kitchen. Guests can even meet the ranch’s alpacas!

Hotel Max – Seattle, WA (via Groupon)

  • $84+/night for a mini full room
  • $91+/night for a modern queen room
  • $97+/night for a modern king room

This hip hotel welcomes guests with a collection of local art, pet-friendly amenities, and pints of craft beer (complimentary!) during happy hour. It’s located about a mile north of downtown Seattle and about a half mile north of Pike Place Market.

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Metro Parks: FREE Summer Food Program for Children – Summer 2019

Once again, Metro Parks will be providing free summer lunches to children 18 years of age and under! The Simplified Summer Food Program for Children will run Monday through Friday, from June 24 through August 30. There will be free lunch service between the hours of 12 – 1pm. (Please note that there will be no meal service on July 4th).

Here are the following sites that your children can get free meals between the hours of 12 – 1pm, weekdays June 24 – August 30.

Franklin Park
Address: 1201 S. Puget Sound Ave., Tacoma WA 98405

Portland Ave. Park
Address: 3513 Portland Ave., Tacoma WA 98404

South Park
Address: 4851 S. Tacoma Way, Tacoma WA 98409

SERA Playground
Address: 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma WA 98409

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Hunt a Killer: Murder Mystery Subscription (plus, save 15% on your first box)!

Several months ago, I noticed an ad that kept popping up on my podcasts for a murder mystery game called Hunt a Killer. Perhaps you’ve already heard about it, too. I’d never done anything like it before, and was definitely intrigued! I decided to go for it and start a monthly subscription last December (Merry Christmas to me!). Five months in, I’m loving it and thought I’d share a little bit more with you how it works (and also, how you can save on your first box).

After subscribing, you’ll receive your first box in the mail. (Delivery times may vary, but you’ll receive email updates about the order and shipping status, including a tracking number.) When you get your first box, you’ll receive a list of all the included items. It’s very important to make sure you have EVERYTHING before you get started, so you don’t end up missing a vital clue!

Take the time to scour everything you received. Are there codes hidden in any letters that you’ll need to decipher? Are there important omissions in documents? Any connections you can make between items? Carefully consider the pictures and objects you receive.

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Ultimate Guide to Free & Frugal Spring Break in the South Sound

Spring Break in the South Sound {HUGE list of free/cheap things to do}

With Spring Break rapidly approaching, I wanted to take time out to put together an exhaustive guide of some of the fun, free and/or inexpensive things you can do with your kids in the South Sound! Our family is personally sticking around this year for Spring Break (no Hawaii excursions here!), so compiling this list is one part personal agenda/one part help for you (I hope!).

There are many possible ways such a list could be organized, but I’ve decided to categorize it by what you might be in the mood to do (and what our fickle weather may dictate!). As you might expect, if I was able to find a discount or deal, I’ve included it. (Just know deals may be time-sensitive and subject to change at any time, without warning.)

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