Free Red Robin Tavern Double Burger and Fries Promotion – Good TODAY!

 Free Red Robin Tavern Double Burger and Fries

Update: The Seahawks scored a touchdown in the Red Zone during the last Football game, which means the Red Robin Tavern Double promo is on for today!! 


Get a FREE Red Robin Tavern Double Burger and Fries at Red Robin, when you purchase any burger, entree salad or entree + 2 beverages at Red Robin participating NW restaurants, each Tuesday, if the Seahawks score a touchdown inside the Redzone in that weeks game! They ran this promotion last year and it was very popular. Just mention Tavern Double Tuesday to your server, on the Tuesday following any game that the Seahawks score a touchdown from the red zone to get this offer!

This special Red Robin & Seahawks promotion will be going on the entire 2014 Seahawks season for participating WA, and OR restaurants.

red robin tavern double burger

We headed into Red Robin and my husband tried out the Tavern Double burger & he most definitely approved! It is slightly smaller than the rest of their signature burgers, but with the bottomless fries, too, it’s a nice size so that you don’t feel like you’re overeating as I can often feel like after finishing one of the larger burgers.

Make sure to sign up for the Red Robin Royalty Club to find out about awesome discounts like this in your area. And check out our list of restaurant deals and discounts available right now for more ways to save when dining out.

We Are Launching New Events Calendar + This Weeks Best Fun & Frugal Events!


We are excited to announce that we will be launching a new events calendar that will include free or frugal and family friendly events throughout the Pacific NW!  We are hoping that this will make it easier for you all to find events for the days you want to plan an outing. We also hope it makes it easier to submit an event in the community that you think other readers would be interested in!

The new format is still under construction, but we did not want you all to miss out on this weeks great events. so please stick with us for another week as we continue to implement new features (like a calendar you can search by day for events, as well as better searching options by geography, etc)! We will also continue to get many more events added to the system over the course of the next couple of weeks. Find this weeks current event list here.

The list is currently set up to view by day, but you can change that option to a list if you just want to scroll down events, or to a monthly view if you want to look for specific days throughout the week you would like to find an event. You will soon be able to sort by location (but we are still working on getting that feature up and running, it should be working by next week for you)!

We love to hear how its working out for you, so you can comment here on the events posts, or send us an email at thriftynorthwestmom@  Let us know what events you like to see as well, so we can continue to build this frugal events list into one that is really useful for you all!

Some highlights from this weeks events:

Fall Festival at Camp Korey (FREE)

Harvest Fest at Norpoint (FREE)

Goblin Splash (FREE)

Seattle Turkfest (FREE)

Plus many more great events in the Puget Sound and Portland areas. Find the full list here!


Mamma Mia Discount Tickets in Portland – As low as $24.87!

Mamma Mia Discount Tickets

The hit play, Mamma Mia, is coming to Portland’s Keller Auditorium at the end of November and Goldstar, one of our favorite places to get discounted entertainment tickets, is offering discount tickets right now! Tickets start as low as $24.87 and there are 3 performance dates to choose from.  I just love the music from ABBA so I bet this would be a really fun performance to attend.

Here is more information about Mamma Mia:

This live musical by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus — made into a top-grossing movie starring Meryl Streep — tells the story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and an unforgettable trip down the aisle. Bride-to-be Sophie was raised by a formerly rebellious single mother, Donna, and has never met her father. After snooping in her mother’s diary, the daughter invites three of her mom’s former boyfriends and likely paternal candidates to her wedding, hoping to identify her dad by the time she walks down the aisle.Mamma Mia!‘s tale of enduring love and friendship features 22 fabulous hit songs “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Take a Chance on Me” and the high-energy title tune.

Here are the dates that Mamma Mia will be at the Keller Auditorium in Portland::

Wed Nov 26th at 7:30 pm - $24.87 (reg $44)
Thurs Nov 27th at 7:30pm – $24.87 – $40.81 (reg $44 – $74)
Fri Nov 30th at 6:30pm – $30.05

Don’t forget to check out the discount tickets available to Disney on Ice in Portland too for another fun family outing.


Pacific Northwest Ballet: Director’s Choice Performance – As low as $27/Ticket

 Pacific Northwest Ballet Directors Choice Discount Tickets

Pacific Northwest Ballet – Director’s Choice Discount Tickets

 Goldstar, one of our favorite sites for discounted entertainment options, is offering discounted tickets to the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Director’s Choice performance. Tickets start at just $27 (+ fees)  & prices vary depending on where your seats are. The Director’s Choice performance will be at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center.

Here is more information about the Director’s Choice performance:

Pacific Northwest Ballet celebrates their 41st season with a program selected by the company’s artistic director, Peter Boal. A Million Kisses to my Skin from choreographer David Dawson pairs Bach with virtuoso performance as it pays tribute to the bliss of dance. In Nacho Duato’s communal Rassemblement, set to Haitian slave songs, arched backs and outstretched arms evoke deep yearning in the shadow of oppression. Powerfully intimate, Before After’s duet embodies the raw inner turmoil at love’s end. Shimmering synergy marks the program’s world premiere, Debonair, by Justin Peck, New York City Ballet dancer and resident choreographer.

Seating and Pricing Choices:

  • Fri 11/7 at 7:30pm – $27 – $55 (reg $47 – $102)
  • Sat 11/8 at 7:30pm – $32- $60
  • Thur 11/13 at 7:30pm – $27- $55
  • Fri 11/14 at 7:30pm – $27 – $55
  • Sat 11/15 at 7:30pm – $32 – $60
  • Sun 11/16 at 1pm  – $32 – $60

*There will be an additional service fee added on as well, so make sure to account for that before you make your purchase.


DIY Fest in Puyallup – Saturday November 15th from 10am – 3pm

DIY Fest Pierce County Library


Pierce County Library will be hosting their first ever DIY Fest at the Fruitland Grange in Puyallup on Saturday November 15, 2014. This will be an event for anyone interested in DIY around the home, with topics such as gardening, farming, household sustainability, crafts, and much more.

They will have a number of exhibitors who will have displays of their DIY projects, as well as demos and hands-on activities, so you can try it out yourself.  What a fun idea & a great way to get some inspiration for any projects you are wanting to start yourself!

 DIY Fest Details:

Location: Fruitland Grange; Puyallup
Date: Saturday November 15th
Time: 10am – 3pm
Price: FREE

Features of the DIY Fest:

  • Local authors
  • Hands-on activities
  • Kitchen demos
  • Food trucks
  • Your DIY Bookmobile

Here are the local authors who will be speaking:

10:30 a.m. Blair Stocker – “Wise Craft”

11:30 a.m. Dee Williams – “The Big Tiny”

12:30 p.m. Jennie Grant – “City Goats”

1:30 p.m. Lisa Taylor – “Your Farm in the City”

Become an Exhibitor::

They are still accepting exhibitors for this event as well if you’d like to exhibit your DIY projects. Participation as an exhibitor is totally free & you can pass out business cards/flyers from your table, as well as offer giveaways (you just can’t sell anything at the event). Preference will be given to exhibitors who offer hands-on activities for people to try out. So, if this is something you’re interested in & you have a DIY hobby you’d like to share, this would be a great way to be able to share it with people. Head on over to the DIY Fest website to find out more details & register for the event.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Pierce County Library is a 2013 winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Pierce County Library is a 2013 winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine. See our disclosure policy  for more details.

Discount Admission for Point Defiance Zoo Boo with Costume – October 18th & 19th

Discount Admission to Point Defiance Zoo

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is hosting their Zoo Boo this weekend, October 18th & 19th, 2014. This is a fun weekend of activities & if you wear a costume to the zoo, you will get $3 off general admission.

Here are all the fun activities you can participate in at Zoo Boo:

  • Trick-or-treating around the zoo for goodies.
  • Witch’s Ring Toss
  • A Spooky Spider Maze in which participants step, balance and hop while navigating a spooky spider web.
  • Ghoulish Golf in which golfers try for a hole-in-one while maneuvering through a field of ghoulish pumpkins.
  • Pin the Heart on the Tin Man, a game in which participants spin around three times and then attempt to stick the Tin Man’s heart in exactly the right spot.
  • Who Am Eye? A game of “eye-dentifying” animals.
  • Weird Wacky Smells: Guess the name of interesting smells

You can also enjoy watching the zoo animals get special enrichments (toys) & treats all weekend long, too.

Free Movie Screening in Seattle & Portland – Men, Women & Children

Free Movie Screening in Seattle

Free Movie Screening in Seattle & Portland –

Men, Women & Children

We have another FREE movie screening to tell you about – there is a new movie called “Men, Women, & Children” coming out this month & there will be an advance movie screening in Seattle & Portland next week.

There are a limited number of seats available for each screening, so make sure to request your seats right away if you’re interested.

Synopsis of Men, Women & Children movie:

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.

Here are the details for all the Advance Screenings:

Portland Advance Movie Screening: 

Date: 10/13/14
Location: Regal Pioneer Place, Portland
Code for Passes: XPHNPQ

Seattle Advance Movie Screening:

Date: 10/16/14
Location: Regal Meridian 16, Seattle
Code for Passes: FH3PVH

Living Social Coupon Code – Extra 15% off

Living Social Coupon Code – Extra 15% Off 

Living Social has a special coupon code for an extra 15% off right now. It is good through 10/13. Just use the coupon code DISCOVER at checkout to see the discount. The max savings is $20.

They have a few really nice deals going on too. They have one where you can get a $200 eGift Card for $40. But if you use the coupon code it will make it only $34!

Another great deal they have is for Black Bear Frozen Yogurt & Espresso. You can pay as low as $10.20 with coupon code for $24 to spend!

Fun & Frugal Family Events – 10/10 – 10/16; Greek Festival, Vashon Cider Squeeze & more!

Here is this week’s list of family-friendly free or frugal events for around the Northwest, as well as some events going on around  the country.  Be sure to check out our BIG list of Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals here as well as the reviews of local pumpkin patches & fall activities around the Northwest.

Make sure to also check out our big list of Children’s Consignment Sales happening around the Northwest this weekend.

Don’t forget to check out Goldstar for Discount Tickets on many local activities and events, if you are looking for a specific event and want to save some money!

If you see a fun, frugal event that’s not listed, feel free to leave a comment so we can add that event to our list.


Friday, 10/10:  

*Creme Brulee Kids Consignment Sale – Fri 10/10 9-6pm & Sat 10/11 9-4pm (1/2 price day for many items too). Kent Commons; Great sale to find discounts on baby & kids clothing , equipment & more.

*Saint Demetrios Greek Festival – 10/10 – 10/12; Seattle; Free admission; Greek Food, Greek dancing & much more!

*Free Helmet Fitting at Kohl’s - Kohl’s store in Redmond; 3-6pm; Bring your child in to be fitted with a new bike helmet.

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Wild Waves Fright Fest Open in October – Review & Best Ticket Prices

Wild Waves Fright Fest

Wild Waves Fright Fest is now open weekends in October, if you are looking for some theme park fun this month! My family visited last weekend for opening weekend, and had a great time. My teen had gone in the past and had a blast, but I was a little nervous to see how it might be for my younger kids. There ended up being plenty for them to do, that was not scary, just fun. Here are some highlights from Wild Waves Fright Fest this year.

Many people do come in their costumes, so its a great way to let the kids get dressed up and get out in their costumes for pre-halloween fun. This fall has been beautiful, and so to wonder around the theme park on a beautiful fall evening was a great experience for the whole family.

Best ways to save on Wild Waves Fright Fest tickets:

  • Get a group of 12+ people together and you will get a discounted rate of $17.99 per person. This is one of the best prices available, so if you have some friends and family looking to do something like this, plan it so you all go on the same night and buy your tickets together!
  • Tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate of $22.99 at and 73 Safeway stores across Washington and online at Wild Waves too.
  • Tickets are $9.99 for kids under 48 at the gate (this is a regular price).
  • Additionally, the inside scoop is that there will be a discount available exclusively at Value Villages in the area, coming soon. We will update this post once we know more about what that discount will look like, so stay tuned for that….


Overview of Fright Fest:

We have shared with you about the summer fun at Wild Waves in the past, but if you are looking for some Halloween fun this October, Wild Waves has something for you too. On weekends through October, the theme park transforms into a scream park with something to do for all ages. It lights up at night, and they play festive (spooky) music to set the ambiance at the park.

Wild Waves Roller Coaster


Fright Fest Overview:

  • More than 25 rides that operate in the dark
  • Two haunted houses
  • Booville, a scare-free zone for kids that includes a craft zone, inflatable slide and obstacle course, gaming trailer + much, much more



Wild Waves Fright Fest


We were there as a family, and a couple of our kids are still young so we mainly enjoyed Booville and the general rides that Wild Waves offers. My kids had a great time!

There was bouncy house fun, face painting, music factory fun and more. There was also a glow in the dark tent that blew out bubbles that made the kids glow in the dark if they touched the bubbles. My girls LOVED that tent and played in there forever (well until I finally had to make them leave). I think it was exciting for them to be out late with all the lights and excitement.

After playing in the bouncy houses, and glowing with the bubbles my kids hit up the Monster Music Factory. This was a set up of buckets and pans and more that the kids could go crazy making “music” at (sounds more like noise to me – but the kids loved it)!

Kids can get complimentary face painting and balloon animals/art too in the Booville area. There was a line for the face painting, but it was not too bad the Saturday we were there.

Right outside of the Booville area there is a 3d gaming trailer if you have tweens or other kids who love video games.

WW Fright Fest


In addition to the rides and other fun, the park also has themed decor throughout Wild Waves. There is a large faux graveyard, with many funny tombstones. The one above was my husbands favorite! There were hay bails and pumpkins and many photo opps as well!

We found lots of photo opps throughout the park. There were hay stacks with pumpkins and more too,

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Disclosure: Wild Waves provided my family tickets to Fright Fest to do the review. All opinions are 100% mine.