Blue Star Museum Program – Free Admission For Active Duty Military

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Blue Star Museums is once again are offering free admission to museums across the country, to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. There are some good participating museums in the Northwest, such as Museum of Flight in Seattle and a Children’s Museum on Bainbridge.   Find participating museums by State. 

Here are the participating NW museums:

WA:

  • Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
  • Kids Discovery Museum, Bainbridge Is
  • Kids Quest Children’s Museum, Bellevue
  • Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Tacoma
  • Museum of Glass, Tacoma
  • Buffalo Soldiers Museum, Tacoma
  • Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma

OR:

  • Portland Children’s Museum, Portland
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland
  • High Desert Museum, Bend
  • Science Works Hands on Museum, Ashland
  • Science Factory & Children’s Museum  & Exploration Dome, Eugene
  • Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, The Dalles

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families.

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military  – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve, as well as members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members. A family member of active duty military may include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.

Find more details on the Blue Star Museum program or check out our big round up of Things To Do in Seattle if you are looking for something affordable to do!

 

Grease Discount Tickets: Grease Is the Word: Hit Musical On Stage $34.50!

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Grease Discount Tickets

Grease Discount Tickets

If you like musicals, here is a nice deal you may want to check out. Right now Goldstar is offering Grease discount tickets! You can grab tickets for the Grease Is the Word: Hit Musical On Stage for $34.50! That is down from the normal price of $65.

Dates:

  • Thu, Jul 9 @ 8:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 10 @ 8:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 11 @ 2:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 11 @ 8:00pm
  • Sun, Jul 12 @ 1:30pm

Location:

  • The 5th Avenue Theatre
    Located between University and Union 1308 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
    206-625-1900

**There is a additional $6.50 service fee that you will be charged.


Bette Midler Discount Tickets – 1st Tour in 10 Years Coming to Seattle!

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Bette Midler Discount Tickets for Seattle Show

Bette Midler Discount Tickets

If you are a Bette Midler fan, you’ll be excited to learn that she is coming to Key Arena in Seattle on tour for the first time in 10 years and we’ve found you discount tickets for the show! Ticket prices range from $66 – $121 (reg $82 – $157) + service fees through Goldstar.

The concert is Monday June 1st, 2015 at 8pm at Key Arena in Seattle.

Here are more details about the Divine Intervention tour::

Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and much-loved performer Bette Midler embarks on her first major tour in nearly 10 years, singing favorites from her iconic career, plus songs from her latest album, It’s the Girls!. A glorious tribute to girl groups through the ages, It’s the Girls! covers music from the swinging sounds of the WWII-era Andrews Sisters, to ’60s super-groups like the Supremes and the Shirelles, to ’90s hit-makers TLC. For the Divine Intervention tour, Midler will be accompanied on stage by a 14-piece band, as well as backing vocals by the Harlettes and production design by renowned stage designer Michael Cotten. As one of the world’s most popular and versatile entertainers, Midler has earned accolades in almost every area of show business, including four Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, three Emmy Awards, one Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards and nine American Comedy Awards.

Check out more discount ticket offers with Goldstar including::

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Discount: Up To 25% OFF

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Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Discount

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Discount

If you are looking for something fun to do with the family, check this out. Right now you can get a Northwest Trek Wildlife Park discount! Groupon has this deal for weekday or weekend admission for one adult or one youth to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park for up to 25% OFF!!

The Groupon prices start at just $9.50 for youths and $14.75 for adults!!

Choose from Four Options:

  • $14.75 for one adult weekday admission, valid Monday–Thursday ($19.75 value)
    $9.50 for one youth (ages 5–12) weekday admission, valid Monday–Thursday ($12.25 value)
    $17 for one adult weekend admission, valid Friday–Sunday ($19.75 value)
    for one youth (ages 5-12) weekend admission, valid Friday–Sunday ( value)

Location:

  • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
    11610 Trek Dr East
    Eatonville, WA 98328
    +13608326117

AMC Gold Experience Tickets Discounted Deal (Never Expire!)

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Goldstar is selling AMC tickets at a great price!  Right now you can get Gold Experience tickets for $8.50 ea plus $1.25 service fee. That works out to be $9.75 per ticket.  Tickets run about $12 at my local AMC, so its a savings of a couple of dollars per ticket and they don’t expire. These also make great gifts for teens if you have a graduation party coming up.

The best part is that Gold Experience tickets never expire, and they are unrestricted. These tickets can be used at any AMC, AMC Showplace, Loews, Cineplex Odeon, Magic Johnson, and Star theatre location across America.

(Note – there is a subject to surcharge for 3D, IMAX®, ETX, alternative content, dine-in theatres, and premium services and locations).

They are hard copy tickets (not vouchers) and will be mailed to you.  You simply exchange them at the ticket box for the movie you want to see, when you want to see it (no expiration date).

 

 

Goldstar Discount Movie Tickets: Regal or AMC $8.50!

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Goldstar Discount Movie Tickets

Goldstar Discount Movie Tickets

If you are someone that likes to go to the movies, you may want to take a look at this deal. Right now you can get Goldstar discount movie tickets for AMC Gold Experience for $8.50! That is down from the normal price of $13.

You can grab all your movie tickets now for the whole summer. Then you will be ready for the movies at any time and it will be a much cheaper night out!

Dates:

  • Any Date (Tickets Ship by May 1, 2015)

Delivery:

  • Your tickets will be mailed to you.

Advisories and Restrictions:

  • AMC Gold Experience™ Movie Tickets
    Valid at all Loews Cineplex and AMC Theatres®
  • AMC Gold tickets (unrestricted) are good at any AMC®, AMC Showplace, Loews®, Cineplex Odeon, Magic Johnson and Star theatres, excluding Canadian theatres.

Surcharge:

  • Subject to a surcharge: 3D, IMAX and AMC ETX, alternate content, AMC Dine-In Theatres and premium services
    Locations surcharges may also be applied at select theatres. AMC reserves the right to change any surcharge fee without notice.

Kids Skate Free Program – Fun Summer Activity for Kids

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We recently reminded you about the Kids Bowl Free program  & let you how much we love this program, but did you know there is a Kids Skate Free program? They have now offered this program for several years. At this time, there is only 1 participating skating rink that I could find in the Northwest, in Puyallup, WA at Tiffany’s Skate Inn.

Tiffany’s Skate Inn will be  offering 2 FREE skating passes a week to children 12 & younger.

If you’d like to see this program come to your local skating rink, the Kids Skate Free program actually has a letter you can print off to bring to your local rink & share with them about the program. Chances are that they most likely have not heard of it as it’s still a pretty new program & is just slowly expanding to more rinks around the country.

Details about the Kids Skate Free program at Tiffany’s Skate Inn in Puyallup:

  • Tiffany’s will be offering 2 FREE skating passes a week to kids 12 & younger thru the Kids Skate Free program.
  • The passes will include admission for each child & you will need to pay the $1/pair rental for regular skates.
  • The Kids Skate Free passes will be sent by email on Sunday evenings and they will include the dates for the 2 skating times during that week.
  • You’ll need to make sure to check your email each week for the passes and times for the free skate times.

I’ve been signed up for this program for several years and actually have received the Kids Skate Free passes all year long – not just during the summer & it’s a great way to save at the roller skating rink!

 

Washington State Spring Fair Starts Today – 4/16 – LOT’s Of Free Fun This Year

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Just a reminder that the Fair starts Today, and its the FREE Day for kids!!!

The Washington State Spring Fair starts today, April 16th and runs through April 19th. It’s a 4-day fair, similar to the regular fair, only scaled back a little.

Opening Day is always a great day to go, as they offer free admission for all youth. All kids ages 0-18 get FREE admission today at any any Fair gate! No coupon required. The Fair opens at 2pm today, to kick off the spring fair!

You will also find this ride discount available today: Get six rides for just $17, today only! Available at any ride ticket booth on site. Plus, ride the Extreme Scream for just $7.50.

To be honest, my family prefers the Spring Fair. With young kids especially, it’s a great alternative. There is still plenty to do and explore, but the crowds are somewhat smaller (at least they have been in past years) and so we are able to enjoy the fair at a pace that is more comfortable to us.

This year there are MANY free things available for the kids to enjoy (the whole family too). Here are a list of some of the best freebies you can expect to find at this years Spring Fair::

  • FREE Parking at the Spring Fair! (I love this one, as it makes it convenient to get there)
  • TotSpot area – Free activities including indoor play activities for younger kids, like Ag-Ventureland, the interactive Let’s Pretend Show, and FREE face painting for kids 12 and under!
  • FREE KidZone (including Free Face Painting for Kids 12 and under) & great exhibits. You can view the activity schedule for Kid Zone here.
  • Brads World Reptile Show – Free activity;  See, touch and learn about captive raised turtles, frogs, lizards, snakes and insects from the near and far places of our world. Science artifacts, nature videos, hatching snake eggs, parrots and even an alligator are included in this unique exhibit.
  • Free Entertainment! There are many free entertainment options including Pig Races, a JR. Rodeo, a choir festival and more!

One of the free entertainment options is called Kids Pretend. This is a small stage over near Kiddyland. There is a tent set up with plenty of dress up costumes and a small set. My kids did this last year and it was a great break time. My husband and I were able to sit in a covered area while the kids played and played. They then got to put on a small show for us, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. When we visited, this area was not crowded at all (which was part of what was so nice about it). That may be different this year, but its still a great stop for those with young children.

There are also many opportunities to save on admission to this years (2015) Spring Fair:

  • Kids 5 and Under are always FREE

Kids Free Day:

Kids (0-18) get in FREE on opening day  – Thursday April 16th from 2pm – 10pm. They recommend that you bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Puyallup Food Bank.

Plus Thursday, April 16, buy six rides for just $17 at any ride ticket booth. Includes all Funtastic ride and games.* No coupon necessary to redeem offer. You can ride the Extreme Scream all day Thurs for $7.50

Military Appreciation Day – Friday April 17th:

Military members gate admission is FREE on Friday, April 11. Who qualifies:
All active, reserve, and retired military and National Guard and their dependents, plus disabled veterans receive FREE gate admission on Friday, April 19 with valid military ID at any Fair gate.

Fred Meyer or Safeway or Online or South Hill Mall, for discount prices (buy tickets ahead of time):

  • Adult tickets are $7.50
  • Student Tickets are $6.50

Discount tickets include a Ride Saver Coupon to purchase any* 6 rides for $17, up to 30% savings! 

Ok, here is my all time favorite money saving tip for the Puyallup Fair….Splurge on a scone. For under $2 (at least in years past), you can get a real treat – and trust me, that is a bargain when it comes to food and the fair!

What are your favorite money saving tips for The Fair?

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 DVD & Blu Ray Roundup

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The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 DVD & Blu Ray Roundup

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 DVD & Blu Ray Roundup

Looking for the best prices on The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 movie? We’ve got a roundup of the best prices you’ll find online. This way you can determine what all you’re looking for – if you’re looking for just the DVD or Blu-Ray or if you’d like any of the extras such as collectibles that come with the movie. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Amazon:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (DVD + Digital Copy), $13.47

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD], $19.99

Barnes & Noble:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 DVD + Digital, $20.99

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD, $27.99

Best Buy:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Steelbook (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet Digital Copy) (Only @ Best Buy), $19.99

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD, $19.99

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 DVD + Digital, $14.99

Costco:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 DVD, $14.99

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Blu-ray + DVD, $19.99

f.y.e.:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 DVD + Digital, $19.99 or $17.99 for Members

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD, $26.99 or $24.29 for Members

Fry’s Electronics:

The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1 DVD + Digital, $24.99

The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1 Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD, $19.97

Target:

The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1 DVD, $17.99

The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1 Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD, $19.99

The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1 Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD (Target Exclusive), $24.99

Walmart:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 DVD + Digital, $13.47

The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1 Blu-ray + Digital HD (Walmart Exclusive), $16.16

The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1 Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD, $24.96

FREE Tickets – Seattle Area Shows from Goldstar & Their Comp Train (Just Pay Service Fees)!

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Free Tickets – Seattle

Goldstar is once again offering the popular Seattle Free tickets event called “Comp Train”! This is Goldstar’s popular two-day promotion that features complimentary tickets to tons of fun events throughout the country. For just 48 hours, Goldstar will be offering literally thousands of free tickets to live theater, concerts, dance, comedy and more. And since all you pay is a small service fee (the amount varies depending on the event, but it’s usually just a couple bucks), the Comp Train’s a great way to discover new events in your area and treat your plus one, your family or even just yourself to something totally great — and totally unexpected.

 Here are the available shows with comp tickets in the Seattle area::

  • Into the Woods: Youth Production of Sondheim’s Fairy-Tale Mashup  (service fees $4.50)

  • Comedy Sportz (interactive Comedy – so fun)! (service fees $4)

Find all of the Seattle Free tickets in the “Comp Train” here!

Here are the available shows with comp tickets in the Portland area::

  • When Animals Where People (service fees $6.50) – this one is already selling out!
  • The Invisible Hand: Pulitzer Winner’s Taut Thriller! (service fees $9). This one is regular priced at $23!

Find more great deals on discount tickets at Goldstar too!