Disney On Ice – Lets Celebrate, Coming to Everett This Weekend (& Review of Kent Show)!

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Disney on Ice – Lets Celebrate, will be playing at the Everett Comcast Arena this weekend.  Make sure to check out our post on ways to save on tickets to Disney on Ice  to see the show.

Here are the details on the upcoming shows:

Xfinity Arena in Everett:

  • Thursday, November 20 –  7:00 PM
  • Friday, November 21 –  7:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 22 –  11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 23 –  1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

They will also be going to Vancouver, BC the week of Thanksgiving – 11/26 – 11/30.

Disney On Ice Halloween Scene

My family went to this past week’s show in Kent and had a blast! It was a packed show, so you will definitely want to get your tickets as soon as possible. The theme of Lets Celebrate has the Disney Crew taking you through the holidays, in a series of celebration segments. The story line was a little less cohesive than I have seen in the past (was a little different jumping from the darker Halloween characters, to the princess dance), but overall we really enjoyed the show. I do think the contrast was fun though (not quite sure who might come out next, a villian, princess, Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Daisy and so many more characters)!

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One highlight for my kids was the Valentines Day celebration, when they brought out many of the Disney Princesses and their Princesses. They got to see Cinderella, Mulan, Jasmine, Belle, Snow White and many more!!

They did have audience interactions planned a few spots in the show (they asked the kids to yell out common phrases like “bippity boppity boo” and more. It was fun to see and hear how much all of the kids around us were having. The characters waved out into the audience and the kids were waving back like crazy, trying to connect with the characters.

Disney on Ice Hawaii Scene

They also added in a scene from Hawaii, which was fun and lighthearted.

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The show ends with a Christmas Celebration, including snow and a light display that mimicked fireworks. They bring out the Toy Story crew, and I felt like this scene had the best interaction with the crowd. It was definitely the highlight of the show. Both my girls LOVED the show, and my husband and I had a great time too!

When we were on our way out, we got a flyer announcing that next year’s Disney on Ice show would be about Frozen. My girls were so excited…. they cannot wait for Frozen!

I will warn you ahead of  time, snacks and souvenirs are a fortune. Slushys were $12, popcorn was $12, etc. (I don’t think we found anything under that price range). We brought Disney light up princess wands we got at the dollar store and let our girls dress up in their Frozen outfits (we saw many kids dressed up for the event), and avoided the extra costs at the show.

I mention this so you can either be prepared ahead of time for the cost, or prepare your kids ahead of time if you don’t plan to buy the extra items. You will find they are selling these items everywhere (even when you are seated), so if you don’t want to spend all the money, it did work well to prepare the girls so they knew, before being surrounded by it all.

Disclosure: Disney on Ice provide our families complimentary tickets to be able to provide this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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.


Winter Jam Tour – $10 a ticket – Jeremy Camp, Hillsong United, Francesca Battistelli & more!

Winter Jam Show

The Winter Jam tour is coming to the Northwest this weekend!  Tickets are only $10 a person & you will be able to see all the performers for this one low price at the Tacoma Dome. There is no assigned seating – you just pick up your tickets when you arrive, 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.

Here are the performers in the Winter Jam show:

  • Jeremy Camp
  • Hillsong United
  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Colton Dixon
  • Disciple
  • And more….



Cirque Du Soleil: Kurios Tickets for Redmond Show on Goldstar!


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Cirque Du Soleil: Kurios Cabinet of Curiosities Tickets

Cirque Du Soleil is coming to Redmond and tickets are on sale right now through GoldStar! This popular show is offering a discount through Goldstar for the Redmond area. There are quite a few dates to select from starting January 30th and going through February 13th.  Goldstar is offering Cirque du Soleil: Kurios tickets from $65.00 to $88.00, which is significantly lower than the regular prices of $91.50 to $114.50.  Ticket prices vary depending on the date, time and seats you choose.

Note – Depending on the ticket you choose, there may be an additional service fee.

About Cirque Du Soleil – Kurios:

What if, by engaging your imagination and opening your mind, you could alter reality and unlock the door to a world of wonders? Welcome to the realm of KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down in a place that’s as beautiful as it is mysterious. Stunning acrobatics blend with unusual curiosity acts, and otherworldly characters spring to life before your eyes. Is this magical, mechanical land real, or just a figment of your imagination? You have to see it to disbelieve it. Your ticket to this thrilling experience from Cirque du Soleilincludes a souvenir to take home as well as popcorn and a soft drink to enjoy during the show.

Available Dates & Times:

  • Friday, January 30 @ 4:30 pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday, February 3 @ 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 4 @ 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 5 @ 8:00 pm
  • Friday, February 6 @ 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 10 @ 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 11 @ 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 12 @ 8:00 pm
  • Friday, February 13 @ 4:39 pm


Grand Chapiteau at King County’s Marymoor Park
6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast
Redmond, WA 98052

Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts 2014 – 50 Deals for Restaurants, Retail Stores, NW & National Events

Veterans Day Freebies and DIscounts

Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts 2014

We’re sharing our 6th annual Veteran’s Day big list of discounts & freebies! Veteran’s Day is this Tuesday November 11th & it is an opportunity to honor those who have heroically served our country to protect our freedom. I come from a long history of military men and women – so I love any chance to share ways to honor these special men & women!

Make sure to share this post with all the military service members & veterans that you know so they can be honored for their service! 


  • Proof of Military Service – If you’re not active-duty military with a military ID, then you’ll need to bring proof of your military service for the majority of these locations (I figure it’s best to be safe than sorry)
  • Call ahead first - participation can vary by location, so it’s best to not just rely on this list but make sure to call ahead & visit the links I’ve listed to confirm that this offer will be happening at your local location.
  • Be prepared for a wait – If you live near a military base or only have a few locations offering discounts in your area, then definitely expect that you might have a long wait. Think about going during times of day that would be less popular.

National Freebies & Discounts:


Applebees – Veteran’s and Active Duty military can get a FREE Applebee’s Signature Entree out of 7 options on Tuesday November 11th. Dine-in only. Beverages & gratuity not included.

BJ’s -  Free entree under $9.95 for active duty & veterans with military ID.

California Pizza Kitchen Free Meal - All veterans and active-duty military members receive a FREE meal from a select menu of pizza, pasta & salads  at CPK on Tuesday 11/11

Denny’s - FREE Build Your Own Grand Slam for veterans & active duty on Tuesday November 11th from 5am – 12pm.

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Pacific Northwest Christmas Events, Tree Farms and Bazaars – 2014 Edition

Pacific Northwest Christmas Events

Pacific Northwest Christmas Events, Tree Farms

and Bazaars – 2014 Edition

Now that it’s November, it’s time to start thinking about the Christmas season & all of the fun holiday events that are beginning this month.  We are teaming up once again with Angela from Frugal Living NW and Karrie from Happy Moneysaver to bring you a roundup of Christmas events, popular craft & gift bazaars and  Christmas tree farms around the Northwest!

If you see an event or Christmas tree farm that we missed, fill out this form and we’ll add it to the post! Let us know what your favorites are, too, and what you like about them!

Here’s what you’ll find:

  • Thrifty NW Mom – Christmas Events & Christmas Tree Farms around Western Washington (from Whatcom County to Centralia/Chehalis Area)
  • Frugal Living NW - Christmas Events & Christmas Tree Farms around Western Oregon and Southwest Washington
  • Happy Moneysaver – Christmas Events & Christmas Tree Farms for Eastern Washington and  Oregon

Don’t forget that you’ll find the best free or frugal ($5 or less) family events & activities going on around the Northwest, as well as national events, each Friday morning! Check out the full list of fun & frugal family events from previous weeks.


King County:

North Sound:

South Sound:


  • Holiday Gift and Food Fair – Bremerton, WA – November 21st – 23rd.  Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm.  Sunday 10am-5pm.  Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens (62+) ,$4 for teens, and free for children 12 and under.  Bring a canned food donation for $1.00 off admission.  Admission is good for all 3 days of the fair.
  • Holiday Craft Sale Port Townsend, WA – November 28th – 29th.  10am-5pm.
  • Winter Fanta-Sea Crafts Festival – Ocean Shores, WA – November 28th – 30th.  Free admission.


King County:

  • Molbak’s Festival of Poinsettias - Woodinville –  November 8th – December 24th.  See a 14 foot high poinsettia tree and more than 25 varieties of poinsettias. View themed Christmas trees & more.  Take pictures with Santa on weekends from Nov. 30th – Dec 22nd, from 1–3pm.
  • Swanson’s Reindeer Festival - Seattle (Ballard area) – Information coming soon.
  • Yulefest – Seattle, WA – November 22nd – 23rd.  10am-5pm.  Yulefest gives you a glimpse of a traditional Nordic Christmas and offers you opportunities to finish up Christmas shopping.
  • Festival of Trees - Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle; November 22nd – December 2nd.  Enjoy a display of decorated Christmas trees.  Each tree will have a photo and story of  patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Free admission.
  • Gingerbread Village - Sheraton Hotel in Seattle – November 24th – January 4th.   Open 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.  Free admission.  View oversized gingerbread houses created by the culinary staff at the Sheraton and vote for your favorite one.
  • Downtown Macy’s Holiday Parade - Seattle – Seattle – November 28th.  The parade begins at 9am on the corner of 7th Ave. and Pine St., and will then travel west down Pine to 5th Ave., south on 5th to University St., west on University to 4th Ave. and then north on 4th before concluding at the front of Macy’s Department Store at 11 AM.
  • Downtown Lighting of Christmas Tree & Macy’s Star – Seattle – November 28th, 5pm.  Watch the lighting of the famous Macy’s star following by a fireworks show.
  • Winterfest - Seattle Center, Seattle – November 28th – December 31st.  Ice skating, live music, shopping, and more.
  • Snowflake Lane – Bellevue – November 28th – December 24th at 7pm every night (changes to Celebration Lane from Dec 26th – December 31st), FREE nightly display of lights, music, drumming by toy soldiers & much more. (We have gone the last few years & my girls just love it – and so do we!)
  • Christmas Ship Festival - Seattle – November 28th – December 23rd.  The Royal Argosy Ship & other boats travel to 45 communities with choirs on board, broadcasting their carols over loud speakers so that those on shore can hear.  Tickets are $35.50 for adults, $32.00 for seniors (65+), $19.50 for youth ages 4-12, and free for children under 4.
  • Woodland Park Wildlights - Seattle, WA; November 28th – January 4th; 5:30 – 8:30pm (every night except 12/24 & 12/25); Tickets are $9.75 for adults & $6.50 for kids.
  • Garden D’Lights – Bellevue Botanical Gardens – November 29th – January 3rd. 4:30pm-9:30pm. $5 admission. Children 10 & younger are free. Free admission nights include December 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 9, 10, and 11. The Bellevue Botanical Garden is lit up with thousands of Christmas light.
  • Providence O’Christmas Trees Christmas Carnival - The Westin Seattle Ballroom – December 1st. 12pm-8pm. Live performance from various groupons includ a concert by the The Not-Its!. Carnival cames, snacks, photos with Santa and more. Free admission.
  • Journey to Bethlehem Living Nativity – Auburn – December 4th – 7th.  5:30pm-9:30pm.  $5 admission.  Dress warmly as you take a 45 minute journey to Bethlehem where you’ll meet wisemen, camels, Roman guards, merchants, and shepherds.  Everyone needs a ticket, including babies.  Please free the guidelines and suggestions on the site before purchasing tickets.  We went to this the last 2 years & this was the highlight of our Christmas activities – our girls loved it!  Very well-done!
  • The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition - Seattle (Westlake Center) – December 5th.  6pm-8:30pm.  Dozens of caroling teams compete, with the top teams competing in a sing-off on the main stage.
  • Candy Cane Lane - Seattle –  December 6th – January 1st.
  • New Years Eve at the Space Needle - Seattle – December 31st.  Watch the fireworks light up the Space Needle at midnight.  THE NINES will perform a free live concert starting at 8:15.  Kids can visit a children’s museum while adults can enjoy food and beverages at local eateries.

North Sound:

  • Lights of Christmas - Warm Beach/Stanwood – View the display of over 1 million Christmas lights, enjoy Christmas carolers, snacks, and more.  Open from 5pm-1pm on the following dates:  Decemeber 4th – 7th, 11th – 14th, 18th – 23rd, and 26th – 30th.
  • Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival - Country Village Shops, Bothell – December 6th at 10am & 8pm (although there will be earlier activities).  Train rides, free hot roasted chestnuts, a surprise visit by the Grinch, and more.

South Sound / Peninsula / Coast:

  • Fantasy Lights - Spanaway – November 27th – January 1st.  5:30pm-9pm.  Drive through the 2-mile long Christmas lights display.  Tune your radio to 93.7 FM to listen to special holiday music while you drive.  Please anticipate very long waits, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Admission is $14 per vehicle/mini-bus and $45 for each  bus.  Half-price nights are December 1st – 3rd and 8th – 10th.
  • Old Cannery Bridge Lighting - November 28th – Bridge Lighting at 7pm.  Santa is available on the weekends leading up to Christmas from 11am-4pm.  Horse drawn Carriage Rides are available on December 13th – 14th and 20th – 21st from 11am-4pm.
  • Zoolights - Point Defiance Zoo, Tacoma – November 28th – January 4th.  5pm-9pm. Open every night except 12/24. Admission is $7.50 online for non-members and $9.00 at the gate. Admission for members is $4.50.  Children 2 and younger are free and parking is also free. Enjoy the zoo animals lit up by 100% LED-bulb Christmas light displays.  You can even do some shopping or ride a camel.
  • Tidefest – Gig Harbor, WA – December 6th and 7th.  Saturday 10am-5pm.  Sunday 11am-4pm.  $5 admission.  Enjoy fine arts and crafts.
  • Living Nativity - Gig Harbor, WA at Discovery Baptist Church – December 6th. Over 200 cast members plus live animals. (I’ve heard from friends that this is an amazing live nativity event! Definitely something we’ll be putting on our calendar this year!)


If you don’t see your favorite Christmas tree farm listed, make sure to check out the Puget Sound Christmas Tree Association list, too.

King County:

  • Red-Wood Christmas Tree Farm Redmond, WA – Starts November 28th.  Daily 10am-8pm.  They will be closing their U-CUTs for the season during the second week of December.
  • Serres Farm – Redmond, WA – No dates available yet (but most likely open Nov 28th). Weekends 9am-5pm. Weedays 2pm-5pm.
  • Ronnei Christmas Tree Farm – Carnation, WA – Open November 28th until sold out. Weekdays 10am-4pm. Weekends 9am-4pm.
  • Mountain Creek Christmas Tree Farm – Snoqualmie, WA – Open November 16th – December 23rd or until sold out. Daily 9:30am-5pm.
  • Crown Tree Farm – North Bend, WA – Open November 22nd until sold out.  Daily 9am-dusk.
  • Keith and Scott Tree Farm – North Bend, WA – Open November 28th. Weekends only (Saturdays and Sunday, + Friday 11/28) 9am-dusk.  Cash or check only.  Pets are welcome as long as they are on a leash.
  • Trinity Tree Farm – Issaquah, WA – Open November 22nd – 3rd from 9am-5pm, then reopening on November 28th. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm.  Offering tree tie down, assistance loading the tree into your vehicle, hot beverages, and more.
  • Crystal Creek – Maple Valley, WA – No dates listed yet.  9am-dusk.
  • Papa’s Tree Farm – Maple Valley, WA – Open November 28th (haven’t updated their website for this year yet though). Mon-Fri 10am-dusk.  Sat-Sun 9am-dusk.
  • Three Tree Farms – Maple Valley, WA – Open November 28th, then the regular schedule is Thursdays-Sundays. 9am-dusk. Cash or checks only.
  • Pfaff’s Christmas Tree Farm – Auburn, WA – Open November 28th – December 24th.  Weekends 9am-6:30 pm, Weekdays 10 am-6:30 pm.
  • Tinseltown Tree Farm – Pacific, WA – Open November 28th.  Fridays-Sundays 9am-4:30pm.  Cash or check only.  Sharp saws and tying twine provided.
  • Carnation Tree Farm – Carnation, WA – November 28th – December 21st.  Open Thursdays-Sundays 9am-4:30pm.
  • Christmas Creek Tree Farm – North Bend, WA – Open at 9am on November 28th. Normal schedule will be Thursdays-Fridays 11am-5pm, Saturdays-Sundays 9am-5pm.
  • Enchanted Winds Tree Farm – Issaquah, WA – Open November 22nd-23rd 9am-4pm, then assuming seasonal hours November 28th – December 14th (or until sold out).  Thursdays-Fridays 10am-4:30pm. Saturdays-Sundays 9am-4:30pm.

North Sound:

  • Alpine Meadows Christmas Tree Farm Deming, WA – Open November 28th.  Daily 9am-dark.  Closed on Sundays.
  • Big Lake Trees Mount Vernon, WA – Site hasn’t been updated for this but likely open November 28th through December 21st.  Weekdays 10am-4:30pm. Weekends 9am-4:30pm.
  • Pilchuck Secret Valley Christmas Tree Farm – Arlington, WA – Open November 22nd.  Open 7 days a week 9am-dusk.  PEts are welcome if on a leash.  Must clean up after pets.
  • Lochsloy Acres Christmas Tree Farm – Lake Stevens, WA – Before Thanksgiving Pre-Season Sale November 1st – 26th (except Thursdays) 11am-4:30pm.  Reserve a tree which can be picked up through December 17th.  After Thanksgiving Sale November 28th – December 14th (or until sell out).  Hours of operation are Black Friday 9am-4:30pm, Weekends 9am-4pm, Weekdays (other than Tuesdays) 11am-4:30pm, Tuesdays closed.  No pets allowed.
  • Stocker Farms – Snohomish, WA – Site has not been updated for 2014 season.  Likely open November 28th through Mid December. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-4pm.
  • Lervik’s Christmas Tree Farm Granite Falls, WA – Site has not been updated for 2014 season.  Likely open November 28th; Fri-Sun 10am-4pm.

South Sound / Peninsula:

  • Riverlook Farm’s Red Barn Tree Farm -  119th & Highway 162, Puyallup – November 26th – December 16th.  Weekdays 10am-6pm. Weekends 9am-5pm.
  • Snowshoe Evergreen Tree Farm -10716 State Route 162 East, Puyallup – Site not updated for 2014 season.  Likely opens November 28th – mid- December.  Weekdays 10am-5pm.  Weekends 9am-5pm.  Cash and checks only, ATM on site.
  • Double 4 Tree Farm – Tacoma, WA – Pre-selection first 4 weekends in November 9am-4pm.  Cutting trees begins November 28th – December 29th (closed on Mondays).  Weekends 9am-4pm.  Tuesdays-Fridays 12pm-4pm.
  • Hillside Tree Farm – Sumner, WA – Site not updated for 2014 season.  Likely ppen November 28th – mid-December.  Weekdays 12pm-4pm. Weekends 9am-4pm.
  • Ohop Ridge Tree Farm – Eatonville, WA – Opens November 28th – December 16th. Weekends only 9am-dusk.
  • Holiday Christmas Trees – Eatonville, WA –No dates yet, make sure to check back.  Fridays-Sundays 9am-Dusk.
  • Hunter’s Christmas Tree Farm - Lacey/Yelm area; 7401 Yelm Hwy. SE – Opens November 28th  – December 23rd.  Weekedays 10am-6pm.  Weekends 9am-6pm.  Yule tree wagons to take you to the fields, free hot chocolate/coffee, reindeer, Santa visits on the first 3 weekends.
  • Henry’s Tree Farm – Poulsbo, WA – Weekends in October & November 10am-4pm.  Open daily November 27th – December 21st.  Weekdays 10am-4:30pm.  Weekends 8am-4:30pm.
  • Five Springs Tree Farm – Olalla, WA – Open Friday November 28th 9am-5pm then Saturdays and Sundays 9am-5pm and Thursdays and Fridays 12pm-5pm while supplies last.

If we’ve missed your favorite event, bazaar or Christmas tree farm, fill out this submission form to let us know about it!

Disney On Ice 4 Pack of Tickets Giveaway for Kent or Everett

Disney on Ice Giveaway

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Family 4 Pack of Tickets to Kent or Everett Show

We are very excited to bring you an exciting giveaway for a family 4 pack of tickets to go see the new Disney on Ice show coming to the Northwest.  The Disney on Ice “Let’s Celebrate” show has been touring the Northwest, starting in Portland and now they’ll be in Kennewick & on to Spokane. Then they’ll be coming to the Puget Sound area with shows in Kent & Everett.

We’ve gone to the Disney on Ice show the last few years & we all love it every year – Disney just knows how to put on a great show! If you’re looking for ways to save on buying tickets for Disney on Ice & when you’re at the show, make sure to check out our Disney on Ice Discounts.

Here’s more information about the Let’s Celebrate show::

Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a delightful tour as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with theDisney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a Halloween haunt with the DisneyVillains; plus traveling to far-off exotic places including China for the Chinese New Year, Brazil for Carnival and Japan for the beautiful Cherry Blossom festival Sakura.  Disney OnIce presents Let’s Celebrate! – Presented by YoKids is the ultimate jam-packed celebration of the century featuring fun and surprises for the whole family!Here’s the schedule of shows coming to the Northwest:

Schedule of Disney on Ice Shows in the Northwest:

Kennewick, WA:

  •  Thursday October 30th – 7pm

Spokane, WA:

  • Thursday, November 6 –  7:00pm.
  • Friday, November 7 –  7:00pm.
  • Saturday, November 8 –  11:30am, 3:30pm & 7:00pm.
  • Sunday, November 9 –  1:00pm & 5:00pm.

Kent Showare Center:

  • Wednesday, November 12  –  7:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 13  – 7:00 PM
  • Friday, November 14 –  7:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 15 –  11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 16  –  11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Monday, November 17 – 7:00 PM

Xfinity Arena in Everett:

  • Thursday, November 20 –  7:00 PM
  • Friday, November 21 –  7:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 22 –  11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 23 –  1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Giveaway – Family 4 Pack of Tickets to Disney on Ice in Kent or Everett on Opening Night

We are excited to partner with Disney on Ice for this giveaway for a family 4 pack of tickets to Disney on Ice. You can win 4 tickets to the Opening night show in either Kent or Auburn. Make sure that you can go on either of those nights before entering the giveaway.

Here are the two shows you can choose from for the giveaway:

  • Opening night in Kent, WA – Wednesday November 12th at 7pm
  • Opening night in Everett, WA – Thursday November 20th at 7pm

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, November 6th  at 9pm pst.  

The winners will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog.  I will also email the winners. The winners will have 24 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway::

(make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry )

1st Entry (required entry):

Leave a comment letting us know who you want to take to the Disney on Ice show. 

Extra Entries : 

2) Share this giveaway using one of the share buttons at the bottom of the post. Leave a comment to let us know how you shared – Facebook, Twitter,  email, word of mouth, in a Facebook group, Pinterest,  you name it!

3) Subscribe to the Thrifty NW Mom email newsletter – we have several different options of email newsletters – you can get all the daily deals every day in the late afternoon or you can get the deals as they come throughout the day if you don’t want to miss a deal. We also have a special Christmas newsletter and Northwest newsletter.

4) Leave a comment here saying you “like” the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook page (on this post – not on Facebook! ) If you already like the TNWM Facebook page, then like the post sharing about the giveaway!

Disclosure: Disney on Ice has provided the tickets to be given away to one Thrifty NW Mom reader randomly chosen as well as providing tickets for us to review.  All opinions are 100% mine. See our disclosure policy  for more details.

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Sale – Zaycon Foods – $1.89 / lb!

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast – $1.89/lb

Zaycon Foods is back with their popular sale on 100% Fresh, Natural, Boneless Skinless Chicken breasts for the Northwest. They will be offering their Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts for just $1.89/lb for this sale, which is a great price for fresh chicken. This works out to $75.60 for a case of 40 lbs of chicken. We have found that this is a wonderful deal for the quality of chicken you’ll buy.

The dates they will be delivering the chicken is in Novembers for Washington & Oregon – however, they almost always sell out quickly, so don’t delay if you want to order!  Make sure to check out the sales going on for chicken wings & milk, too!

If you’re new to Zaycon Foods, they are a Pacific Northwest company based out of Eastern Washington, which offers significant discounts on fresh meats, seafood, fruit & vegetables & more by selling it in bulk! This is the only way that we have been buying our chicken for the last two and a half years – in my mind, the quality, freshness & taste can’t be beat! This sale only comes around about 2 or maybe 3 times a year – they offered it in the fall & they are offering it this spring, so I doubt it will be back again before the fall, so make sure you stock up!

Zaycon Foods has now expanded to 48 states, so if you’re not in the Northwest, make sure to sign up for an account & select your area, so that you will  be notified by email when they have new shipments coming to your area.

100% Fresh, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts – $1.89/lb:

Zaycon’s chicken is  100% fresh, natural chicken with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients. The reason Zaycon Foods can bring you these lower prices is that they bring the chicken directly to you from the farm, which means that you will need to do some prep work before freezing the chicken (trimming the fat, etc). The chicken  arrives in four 10 lb bags for a total box of 40 lbs of chicken.  If it’s your first time, you may want to try splitting a box with someone, although we are always glad we buy the full box, especially as they only come around a few times a year with this chicken sale!   Make sure to check out my previous post with pictures & more details on Zaycon Foods chicken.


Make sure to check the Zaycon Foods website to find out the times & locations for when the sale will be in your area. You need to pre-order the chicken & it often sells out at least a few weeks, if not a month before, the delivery date.


Wild Waves Fright Fest FREE Admission for Kids on Halloween

Wild Waves Fright Fest Free Admission for Kids

Wild Waves Fright Fest Free Admission for Kids in Costume on Halloween

Wild Waves Theme Park has announced that they will be offering FREE admission for kids who are in a costume on Halloween night.  This will be for kids ages 12 & under! {It is regularly priced at $9.99 for kids, so this is a great savings!} The park will be open from 5pm – 11pm.

Wild Waves will also be offering trick or treating around the park, in addition to the other fun activities happening every night at Wild Waves’ Fright Fest.

Adults & kids 13 & up can purchase discount tickets online at WildWaves.com or at participating Safeway stores in the region for $22.99.

For even more of a discount, if you donate a bag or box of clothing or household goods to Value Village, you will be given a coupon for $7 off admission. You can get one $7 off coupon for every box/bag you bring.

Make sure to check out Sia’s review of Fright Fest’s family-friendly activities to find out about all the fun they offer at the event.

Bailey Vegetables and Pumpkin Patch Review – Snohomish, WA


bailey pumpkin patch

We are featuring a series of pumpkin patch & fall farm activity reviews with you this month from readers as well as our reviews.  If you’d like to share your favorite pumpkin patch or fall farm activity, submit a pumpkin patch review through our form and if we use your review, we will send you a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

We would also love to hear your thoughts and opinions on these pumpkin patches & farms. Please comment below with your review, additional tips, or anything else you want to add.


Bailey Vegetables and Pumpkin Patch

There is no fee to enter the Bailey Vegetables and Pumpkin Patch park, you may walk around and enjoy any part of the working farm! Parking is along a service road on the farm and runs parallel to the street. There are portable toilets on the farm, one near the pumpkin patch a couple near the barn. There is a small food and drink counter with a limited snack menu, and homemade kettle corn is made all day outside the barn.

The farm appeals to all ages of kids. There is a barn ($5 a child) with swings and play area for younger children, a large corn maze ($6 per person) with hidden sites and activities for older children.

There are many different types of vegetables to pick throughout the farm. The costs are very low (example: we picked green beans for $1.00 a pound. Store prices are $2.99 a pound!). Some vegetables to pick are potatoes, corn, kale, lettuce, green beans. You may also pick a bunch of flowers for $5. Buckets are provided at the pay area.

The farm has a very large pumpkin area to pick pumpkins. There is an abundance of pumpkins to choose from. At the pay area various pumpkin sizes are displayed with prices marked on them so you know exactly how much your pumpkin will cost.


Highlights of Creek House Farm & Pumpkin Patch:

  • USA Map Corn Maze
  • Scenic Location
  • U-Pick Vegetables
  • Large Pumpkin Field
  • Indoor Barn Play Area with swings


Recommended Ages for the Pumpkin Patch:

All ages. There are no rides and only two pigs to look at, but all aged kids appeared to have a very fun time!


Review of the Pumpkin Patch:

Bailey Vegetables and Pumpkin Patch provided something fun for every member of our family. Not only did we pick pumpkins, we were able to pick kale, green beans and corn. Our kids had never harvested food, the experience was new to them and taught our city kids where food comes from.

The corn maze was much larger and took longer to complete than I expected. You could accidentally get lost on purpose finding the hidden sites in the maze! My kids especially liked the mini football and baseball field inside the maze.

The location is serene. All around the farm is a meadow view between mountains.


You can also find a BIG list of Northwest Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches to use as a resource for finding a fun family outing for the fall near you.  If you’re on the hunt to check out the beautiful changing of the leaves, here are a few of the best places to view the autumn colors around the Northwest.

Be sure to check out our pumpkin patch review page here to find more great reviews of Pumpkin Patches through the Pacific Northwest!

 Thanks to reader Annette for this review. Annette is a Wife and Mom of 3, Educator with Seattle Public Schools, lived three years in the PNW. Loves the holiday season, which begins with pumpkins and the pumpkin patch!

You can submit a pumpkin patch review through our form here too!