Greater Seattle on the Cheap publishes information about free and cheap events, discount tickets on entertainment, and tips for saving money while living in (or visiting) the Puget Sound region. We cover the Seattle-Tacoma Metro area and surrounding region, from Mt. Vernon to JBLM, North Bend to Bremerton, and everywhere in-between.
You’ll find plenty of choices every night of the week, such as movies, live music, museums, festivals, sporting events, and anything else we find that might appeal to our readers.
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What do we mean by free and cheap?
Free. We focus on events with free admission with broad appeal for all ages and interests. We also include some events with targeted audiences, such as family, over 21+, and LGBTQ. Although admission is free, there are many events where spending money is unavoidable, such as food festivals and plant sales.
Cheap. For events with an admission fee, we focus on “cheap” things to do with a regular adult ticket price of $15 or less. There are often lower ticket prices for some attendees, such as children, seniors, and military. However, we don’t usually detail these since prices and policies can change without notice. We do provide a link to the organizers website where ticket prices are listed in detail.
Discount. We include some events with an admission price higher than $15, especially if there are discount tickets, or other ways to reduce costs (such as buy tickets in advance or volunteer at the event, etc.). We are an affiliate of discount ticket merchants Goldstar and Groupon and make notice of these links as required.
Splurge. At our discretion, we publish a few events that exceed our $15 limit, particularly if they seem “splurge worthy” because they are unusually fun or interesting.
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About the Publisher
Carole Cancler was born and raised in Seattle. She spent summers as a kid picking strawberries in the fields near Mount Vernon, splashing in the peanut pool at Green Lake, and racing homemade Seafair hydroplane boats in the street with the neighborhood kids.
Carole worked her way through college (twice) as a waitress and a bartender, earning a B.S. from the University of Washington (Go Huskies!) and an A.S. at North Seattle (Community) College. She also attended several culinary schools in France, including Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
Her career spans a few decades and she worked alternately at several multi-national corporations in the food and the technology industries, owing to her degrees in Food Science and Computer Programming.
At various times she’s been a caterer, middle manager, software engineer, food product manufacturer, cookbook author, and website developer. She likes to listen to jazz, prepare meals from scratch, preserve locally grown foods, play card games, take walks, watch movies now and then, binge on (mostly fictional) crime shows, enjoy socializing with friends and family, volunteer in the community, travel the world (20 countries and counting), and try new things.
Her first cookbook published in 2012, The Home Preserving Bible is a comprehensive guide to food preservation methods with over 300 delicious recipes. Included are detailed instructions for eight methods–using many different techniques and tools both ancient and modern. The book is available locally at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, Ravenna, and Seward Park), Island Books on Mercer Island, or wherever books are sold, as well as on Amazon.com.
Her second cookbook published in 2020, The Complete Dehydrator Cookbook includes “how to” techniques, tips and tricks, and troubleshooting information for drying fruits, vegetables, meats, and more. The “how to” information is supported by 125 recipes from around the world for meat and fish jerkies; fruit and vegetable leathers and chips; prepared meals; soups mixes, curries, and casseroles and other meal kits; and low temperature flourless breads, crackers, cookies, cereals, and snack foods, and much more.
Carole is working to develop a Food Preservation Expo in the near future.
We post the deals as we find them. But you know the drill: Prices and promotions are subject to change at any time and without notice. So if you have difficulty with change, check with the merchant before you head out. Otherwise, make like Seattle drizzle and chill.
About the Network
Carole also publishes Hawaii on the Cheap. Both sites are members of the Living on the Cheap network, a national network of frugal gals and guys who like to share money-saving info about the cities in which they live.