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!

Kids Bowl Free – Sign up Now for 2 FREE Kids Bowling Passes A Day All Summer Long

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One of our favorite summer programs is back again this year – Kids Bowl Free is once again offering 2 FREE bowling games per child for every day this summer. This program is available for 2 FREE games per day all summer for up to 6 children per family.  They work with participating bowling centers all over the country to provide this free program for families & it’s such a great opportunity to spend some time together with the whole family on a day when you need a break from the sun  or need an indoor activity for a rainy day.

The Kids Bowl Free program will be starting up at different times depending on which location you choose. I just checked my local Daffodil Bowl in Puyallup and it looks like the program runs from April 17- September 7th, with bowling times available every day & time during the week. But that will vary by location, so make sure to check your location to see when it will start up.

Once free bowling starts for your area, you’ll start receiving the FREE bowling passes each week in your email. {Make sure to check ages for kids, too, as every bowling center will have a different age requirement for the free passes.}

How it Works:

  • Head to the Kids Bowl Free website & register your kids for the program. Even if you have been signed up each year, you will need to re-register them for the free bowling passes again this year.
  • Once you’ve signed up, click on your state to see the participating location near you & when they will start the program.
  • You will then start receiving emails at the start of the week (I think I always received them on Sundays) & you can print off the coupons to head into the bowling alley to get your 2 FREE games per child.
  • You will need to pay for shoe rental unless you have your own bowling shoes for your kids (maybe check thrifty stores to get your own and save here). And if you want to bowl with them, you will need to pay for your admission & shoes.

4 Member Family Pass for $24.95 :

Kids Bowl Free is also offering their special Family Pass again this year, which is a fantastic deal if you think you’ll be hitting up the bowling alley several times this summer with your kids’ free passes. You pay just $24.95 for up to 4 family members to get 2 FREE bowling games a day all summer, too (so you could have your teens on the pass, too). I just checked my local bowling alley & each game costs $4 (weekdays) or $5 for weekends. So, even if it were just my husband & I who bowled with our kids on 3 separate weekend days during the summer, we’d already be paying $30, $5 more than what the Family Pass costs for the entire summer for 4 family members. Definitely a good deal if you think you’ll be bowling a few times this summer with your kids!

How many of you have taken advantage of the Kids Bowl Free program the past few years & what did you all think of it?

Gone Girl DVD & Blu Ray Roundup – As low as $14.97!

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Gone Girl DVD & Blu Ray Roundup

Gone Girl DVD & Blu Ray Roundup

Looking for the best prices on the Gone Girl 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.


Gone Girl DVD, $14.97

Gone Girl Blu-ray, $17.99

Barnes & Noble:

Gone Girl DVD, $17.99

Gone Girl Blu-ray, $27.99

Best Buy:

Gone Girl DVD, $19.99

Gone Girl Blu-ray, $17.99


Gone Girl DVD, $19.99 or $17.99 for Members

Gone Girl Blu-ray, $24.99 or $22.49 for Members

Fry’s Electronics:

Gone Girl DVD, $24.99

Gone Girl Blu-ray, $29.99


Gone Girl DVD, $19.99

Gone Girl Blu-ray + Digital, $24.99


Gone Girl DVD, $14.97

Gone Girl Blu-ray + Digital HD, $22.96

So, which did you like better – the book or the movie? 

Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 Kids Movies

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Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 Movies All Summer Long

Regal Entertainment Group is back with their  Summer Movie Express for participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists, & Edwards Theaters for this summer. It’s still a few months away, but they have released their schedule of movies, so we wanted to share that with you now.

They will feature 9 weeks of kids movies, rated G or PG, for just $1 on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings at 10am. You can see the movies shown & the order on the Regal website.

The start times will vary with your location depending on when school gets out for the summer – I just looked up the start times for WA & OR locations & it looks like most of them start June 23rd, but for those in different parts of the country where your kids get out of school early, the start times may be quite a bit earlier.

Find a participating location near you, along with the start time.  It’s a great way to first expose your kids to the movies if you have little ones & don’t want to pay full price to see if they’ll last thru the movie!

Check out more ideas for Summer Fun around the country and in the Northwest to get a head start on preparing your summer plans now!

Here’s the list of movies available this summer:

Week #1: Nut Job & Annie

Week #2: Earth to Echo & The Boxtrolls

Week #3: Paddington & Turbo

Week #4: Rio 2 & How to Train Your Dragon 2

Week #5: Mr Peabody & Sherman & The Book of Life

Week #6: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb & Penguins of Madagascar

Week #7: The Lego Movie & Dolphin Tale 2

Week #8: Muppets Most Wanted & Alexander and the Very Bad Day

Week #9: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The SpongeBob Movie


Redbox FREE Movie Codes! New Code Available

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Redbox promo code free

Redbox Free Movie Codes! 

Looking for Redbox free movie codes? Here is a new one that will get you one FREE Redbox  DVD or discounted Blu Ray Rental through 3/31/15. Just use the promo code: 5678JJNN  at Redbox online first. Then go & pick up your movie.

Just remember that you need to return it the next day or you’ll pay the regular price for the following day.

Find a Redbox rental location near you.

 Now, I need some good movie recommendations – looking forward to relaxing with a movie this weekend! Any suggestions?


Rock & Worship Road Show – $10 a ticket – Mercy Me, David Crowder Band & more

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Rock & Worship Road Show

The Rock & Worship Road show is coming back to the Northwest in a few weeks! This concert will be featuring shows by Mercy Me, David Crowder Band, Matt Maher, Jamie Grace, Tedashii, Group 1 Crew, Shaun Groves, I am They & Jon Guerra.  Tickets are only $10 a person & you will be able to see all the performers for this one low price. There is no assigned seating, so you will be able to sit where you want to – so the earlier you get there, the better if you want the really good seat!

We’ve been to this show the last few years & always enjoy it – they put on an incredible show! We even took our girls last year as they love Jamie Grace!

Upcoming Northwest Shows:

Kent Showare Center – Thursday March 12th

Boise Taco Bell Arena – Friday March 13th

Portland Moda Center, OR –  Saturday March 14th

Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, WA – Sunday March 15th

Make sure to check out our free & frugal family activities list for more family fun ideas around the Northwest and around the country.

Read with a Daffodil Princess Event at Pierce County Libraries – Saturday February 28th

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Read with a Daffodil Princess

The Daffodil Princesses are back for another event this season to read with children at local libraries. They will be at several Tacoma libraries, in addition to other libraries around Pierce County. This is the chance for your kids to get up close & get to know this year’s Daffodil Princesses!

The times will  all be different at the various libraries, so make sure to check the specific time for your local library. This will be our 5th year attending this event and I have been so impressed with the Daffodil Princess organization every time we go. I love that my girls can meet these strong & lovely young ladies who they can look up to.

Don’t forget to check out more fun & frugal family events going on around the Northwest this weekend!

My oldest with 2 of the princesses 4 years ago

The princesses spend close to an hour reading & chatting with the girls.  My girls just adore the princesses and love the opportunity to visit with them. The girls are always so great about getting down on the floor, in their big, poufy dresses & interacting with them.

Here’s the schedule of their visits to Tacoma & Pierce County area Libraries:

Tacoma libraries:

10:30am – Downtown Tacoma Main Library

10:30am – Kobetich Library

10:30 am – South Tacoma library

10:30am – Tacoma Swasey library

1:30pm – Mottet Library/Tacoma

2pm – Tacoma Moore library

Pierce County Libraries:

10:30am – Graham library

11am – Puyallup library

11:30am – Buckley Library

1pm – Orting Library

1pm – Key Peninsula Library

Fandango Movie Tickets – Buy an Insurgent Ticket, Get a FREE Download of Divergent

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24-HR Insurgent Offer

Fandango Movie Tickets -Buy Insurgent Ticket, Get a Free Download of Divergent Movie

Fandango is having a 24 hour sale on Insurgent tickets through Wednesday 2/25 at 9pm pst. When you purchase Insurgent tickets, you will get a FREE download of the Divergent movie on VUDU. The Insurgent Movie is opening on March 20th, so you will be purchasing your tickets for when the show opens.

If you’re already planning on going to the Insurgent movie & you know when you plan on watching the movie, this is a great way to get the FREE Divergent movie with your ticket purchase! Just remember that this sale is only going on through Wednesday 2/25 at 9pm pst.

Disney Frozen on Ice Discount Tickets – 50% off!

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Disney Frozen on Ice Discount Tickets

Disney Frozen on Ice Discount Tickets – 50% off with Discount Code

The Disney on Ice Frozen show will be coming to the Northwest next fall and tickets are already on sale and going fast. In fact, I was just on the Showare Center (for the Seattle area) and many seats are already selling out (I could not find 4 tickets together for the afternoon shows). So, you’ll need to buy your tickets soon if you want to be able to get tickets to the Disney on Ice Frozen show.

Here’s some more information about the show:

In Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by YoKids, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney Princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all.  Director Patty Vincent says, “Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey.”

To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa.  Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating. 

Here are the dates that the show will be in the Northwest::

Portland Moda Center – October 22 – 26th, 2015

Spokane Arena – November 4th – 8th, 2015

Kent Showare Center – November 11th – 16th, 2015

Everett Xfinity Arena – November 18th – 22nd, 2015

Vancouver British Columbia Pacific National Exhibition – November 25th – 29, 2015

Discount Tickets for Disney on Ice Frozen Show – 50% off:

Disney Frozen on Ice Discount

Prices range from $30 – $35 for upper & lower seats as well as VIP/rinkside seats up to $85/ea. If you’re looking for a discount on those prices, we found a great discount from Stonyfield Farms thanks to a tip from my friend Cheryl. All you need to do is buy the Stonyfield Farms YoKids Squeezers,  8 count product. They are offering a discount code for 50% off tickets for the $30 seats. That would make the tickets just $15/ea. Cheryl tried the code on the $35 seats & it didn’t work, so looks like it just works for the upper level seats.

You can find these YoKids Squeezers at Target, Fred Meyer, and Safeway to name a few locations, but my friend Cheryl said she just today spotted them for $3 for the pack at Safeway which had the best price she has found on them.

Once you buy them, the information about how to get your discount code will be on the inside of your box. You’ll need to follow the directions and it will give you a discount code to use on the Disney on Ice website when you purchase your tickets.

 Are you headed to Disney on Ice Frozen show next fall? Which location are you going to? 

Monster Jam Truck Show Discount Tickets for Portland Oregon

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Monster Jam Discount Tickets in Portland

The popular Monster Jam Truck Show is in Portland this weekend on Saturday February 14th and Sunday February 15th at the Moda Center. We’ve found discount tickets for just $12/ea (regularly $20) for both shows.

Here are the show times still available for the Tacoma Monster Jam:

  • Saturday February 14th – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday February 15th – 2:00 pm

Here’s more information about the Monster Jam show in Portland:

Get ready to experience the awesome car-crushing excitement and one-of-a-kind racing of Monster Jam, the world’s largest and most famous monster truck tour. Featuring some of the biggest truck names in the sport, Monster Jam brings you an all-star lineup of towering 12-foot-tall, 10,000-pound machines that soar through the air and tear up the custom-designed race course while smashing every obstacle in their path. Packed with adrenaline-pumping action, Monster Jam will have your whole family on their feet screaming for more.

How many of you are heading to Monster Jam this weekend?