Father’s Day Freebies & Deals

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Father’s Day Freebies and Deals

Father’s Day is coming up soon! We’ve rounded up a big list of Father’s Day Freebies and Deals to give you a heads up on many ways to save.

Whether you’re a dad or have a dad you want to show some love to, you’re bound to find something of interest in this list. (And please help us and other readers out by leaving a comment if you know of any other freebies or deals – thanks in advance!)

Last updated: June 15, 2018

National Father’s Day Freebies and Deals

Cards, Crafts & Printables

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Free Christian Father’s Day e-Cards
DaySpring has a number of inspirational Father’s Day e-cards that you can send for free to any special dad in your life (husband, father, grandfather, brother, etc.).

Free Printable Father’s Day Cards
If you’re on a tight budget, check out several different free printable Father’s Day cards that you can just print and send.

Lakeshore Learning – Free Picture Holder Craft
Kids ages 3 and up can stop by Lakeshore Learning stores on Saturday, June 17 from 11 am – 3 pm to make a free My Favorite Picture Holder for Dad.

Michaels – Father’s Day Frame Craft
Make Dad a Father’s Day card at Michaels on June 16 from 10 am – 12 pm. Cost is $2 or $5 per project, all supplies included.

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Shutterfly – Free Photo Card
Use the coupon code CARD4U to get a free photo card for Dad (you’ll need to pay $0.99 for shipping).

Walgreens – Free 8×10 Print
Get a free 8×10 print at Walgreens with code PRINTDAD through Father’s Day. Free store pickup, too!

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Save 53% on Seattle Spartan Race – 2021

Looking for a discount for the Spartan Race (Seattle)? If so, consider purchasing through Groupon. Right now, you can save up to 53% off the price of registration! Options include: $89 for Registration to Seattle North Super for One; Valid 9:15 …

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Where to Get a Christmas Tree in Puget Sound (including U-Cut Tree Farms)

Puget Sound Christmas Tree Farms (including U-cut trees!)

Are you looking for a tree farm in the Puget Sound to get your Christmas Tree this year? If so, I’ve compiled a list to help you! While I’ve done my best to verify the information below, I do encourage you to research any of these options before heading out.

Also, not all of these locations may offer u-cut trees. If that information was made plain, I included it. However, you may want to call ahead if you’re hoping for the u-cut experience (or if you’d prefer a pre-cut tree)! Finally, some of these farms accept cash/check only. Make sure you know before you go.

This post has been updated for the 2020 Christmas Tree season!

Bacon’s Christmas Tree Farm (Bremerton, WA)

This farm offers U-cut trees, wreaths, garland and more. They are already open for the 2020 season and will be through December 13th! Open daily from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. They are also open on Thanksgiving, 8:30 to noon. Located at 9381 W. Belfair Valley Road, Bremerton, WA.

Carnation Tree Farm (Carnation, WA)

U-cut tree farm opens the day after Thanksgiving, hours Fri – Sun 9 – 4, until sold out. Located at 3851 Tolt Ave, Carnation, WA. This year they will not have a Santa experience and the gift shop will be closed. Check out their website for more information.

Clyde ‘N Dale’s Holiday Trees & Gifts (Olympia, WA)

10-acre family farm with wide selection of trees. Horse-drawn trolley will take you to your tree. Season opens the day after Thanksgiving and will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only from 9am – 5pm. The sale ends December 13th. Food trucks available on select dates only. Located at 10712 Tracie Court SW, Olympia, WA.

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Washington State Fair (Puyallup Fair) 2019 Coupons, Discounts, and Savings

Get the scoop on all the best Washington State Fair Discounts 2019, including ways to save on admission, concert tickets, rides, and more!

Washington State Fair Discounts 2019

Washington State Fair Discounts 2019

It’s hard to believe, but summer is rapidly coming to an end and it’s almost time for the Washington State Fair to start (formerly and most commonly known at the Puyallup Fair). The dates of the Fair this year are Friday, August 30th through Sunday, September 22nd. Please note that while the dates of the Fair have been extended, it will now be closed on Tuesdays as well as September 4th. As usual, I like giving you a good heads up about discounts and other ways to save so you can plan in advance.

Saving on Admission

First, here’s the regular pricing for 2019 admission: adults $14; children 6-12 $11; seniors 62+ $12; children 5 & under FREE. In case you’re curious, the regular admission is unchanged from 2018. The students and senior pricing jumped $1 per ticket from 2018.

One other noteworthy change: the student ticket used to cover children ages 6-18; now it only covers children ages 6-12. Ages 13 and up now need to use an “adult” ticket.

Now, how to knock that price down a bit:

  • Early Bird Online Pricing. By purchasing your tickets online, you’ll pay $11 per adult ticket and $10.50 per child & senior ticket. Early Bird pricing ends Thursday, August 29th (the day prior to opening day). These tickets are good for entrance on any day during the Fair’s operation. The adult tickets are the same price as last year, but the child & senior tickets are up $1 this year.
  • FREE Gate Food Drive. On opening day (August 30th), gain FREE entrance at any gate between 10:30 am – 12:30 pm by bringing a suggested donation of a non-perishable food item. This is my absolute favorite way to save on fair admission, providing it works for your family’s schedule. You can find details at The Fair’s website.
  • FREE Kids’ Weekend. Once again, BECU is sponsoring a free kids’ weekend, and this year no coupon is necessary. All kids 18 and under will receive FREE gate admission on Labor Day weekend (August 30th – September 2nd). Note that even though kids age 13+ now need to have an adult ticket, all kids 18 and under will get in free.
  • FREE Gate School Supply Drive. Donate school supplies to the Community and Schools Supply Drive on Friday, September 6th from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm for FREE gate admission.
  • Discount Ticket Locations. In addition to pre-purchasing your discounted tickets online, you can also go to select Safeway and Albertsons stores and the South Hill Mall between August 11th – September 22nd and get the same price as the early bird online pricing ($11 adult, $10.50 child/senior). While supplies last.
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  • Military Appreciation Days. On all three Mondays of the Fair (September 2nd, 9th, and 16th), active, retired, and reserve military and National Guard as well as disabled veterans can get FREE admission to the Fair. Make sure to bring valid Military ID at the gate.
  • Fred Meyer Value Pack. Starting now and running through August 30th only, you can buy a “family value pack” at Fred Meyer stores for $38.95. The pack includes: (2) gate admissions, (10) food bucks, (6) rides – excluding Extreme Scream, and discount Lost World of Dragons coupon. It also includes two 50% off Fair parking coupons. This pricing is unchanged from 2018. The value of the package is $78.
  • Corporate Discounts. Check with your employer to see if they offer corporate discounts on tickets. If your organization has a corporate password, you can get tickets for $10.50/adult and $9.50/senior or child, a $26 season pass, plus discounts on admission & ride bundles and the Dizzy Pass.
  • Season Passes. If you plan on attending the Fair more than one day, you might save by purchasing a season pass, which is available online. If you purchase your season pass by August 29th, you’ll pay $34.50. After that, it’s $39.50. This is unchanged from last year. It gets you into the Fair all 20 days of operation. The season pass also comes with a few high-value coupons including half off parking, 20% off Fair merchandise, and more.
  • Sounder Train/Admission Package. Purchase an adult ticket for $17 or child for $14 and that includes a ride on the Sounder Train (from South King County) and Fair admission. This is good for either Saturday, September 14th or Saturday, September 21st. This is a $0.50 price hike from 2018. They also have a North King County offer for $19.50 per adult or $15 per student.
  • Thursday Discounts. If you’re able to go on a Thursday (September 5th, 12th, or 19th), you can print coupons to get 2-for-1 gate admission, 2-for-1 Grandstand concerts, and/or 6 samples of craft beer and cider for just $12. Plus, the first 1,000 guests each Thursday will receive a FREE commemorative pin. Note that these discounts are advertised to Pierce County residents, but I’m not seeing anything in the fine print that restricts it to just Pierce County residents.
  • Free School Tickets. In the past, my son has come home with a free Fair ticket from school. You might inquire to see if your school will be participating in a similar program before purchasing tickets.
  • Discount Tickets or Discount Concert Tickets. We’ve often seen discount tickets or discount concert tickets available for purchase via Groupon or Goldstar.

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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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