Even though times are hard, you don’t have to count squares of toilet paper or sacrifice every nicety to make ends meet. Living on the Cheap (LOTC) is packed with practical advice on everything from using coupons for healthy food to saving money on car repairs.
LOTC is run by more than 20 veteran consumer journalists across the U.S. These savvy frugalistas know a deal when they see one. Its savvy reporting helps you navigate the many restaurant and retail loyalty programs or decide whether a bargain cruise is really a bargain. The contributing editors who publish local On the Cheap websites in 30+ U.S. cities, also write for MSN Money, The Miami Herald, CBS News, AARP The Magazine, New York Magazine, Consumer Reports Money Adviser, O Magazine, The Boston Globe, Bankrate.com and more, plus have written dozens of books.
“These days, we’re bombarded with money-saving tips and ‘deals’ that aren’t really deals at all,” says Teresa Mears, LOTC co-founder and editor-in-chief. “Our mission is to bring readers the tips that really save them time and money.”
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About Greater Seattle on the Cheap
Greater Seattle on the Cheap (GSOTC) is a member of Living on the Cheap. If you want to find free and cheap things to do in Seattle or around Puget Sound, we offer many suggestions for residents and visitors alike.
Our Weekend and Calendar pages are constantly updated with timely information about free things to do, cheap entertainment, and shopping bargains. Plus we offer information about living well in Seattle including coupons, discounts, groceries, restaurants, and where to buy the cheapest gas. We help you make your money work forwards and backwards in the Greater Seattle area.
Here are five tips for stretching your dollar in Seattle and Puget Sound:
(1) The most valuable card in your wallet is your library card. Libraries offer workshops, entertainment, story hours and even help finding a job or speaking English as a second language (ESL), all for free. In the Seattle area, Seattle and King County libraries also distribute free passes to local museums.
(2) Like sports but hate high ticket prices? Try minor league baseball (Tacoma Rainiers), hockey (Everett Silvertips), or women’s teams (Seattle Storm, Rat City Rollergirls, Seattle Mist). Or college sports for great action at bargain prices. We also publish a list of sports bars where you can enjoy watching your favorite teams without the high price of event tickets.
(3) Track down the clearance section at your grocery store. You’ll find slightly damaged and discontinued items at a significant discount. Use coupons with these for extra savings.
(4) Join loyalty programs at restaurants, cinemas, coffee shops, and other business to find out about special deals, discounts, and earn free food and tickets. Sign up for email alerts or “like” them on Facebook. You’ll get advance notice of sales as well as coupons, freebies and special offers.
(5) Get DEALS delivered by email from Greater Seattle on the Cheap – yes, of course it’s FREE! Click here to subscribe. It can help you have save money and have fun every day without breaking the bank.