I am loving my CSA. Every other week I get a box filled with fruit in season from Collin's Family Farm in Wenatchee. The fruit quality is A-1, as you can see I start eating it right away. Nothing better than a fresh ripe plum or peach. So tasty and so juicy..and so much better than those hard golf balls they try to pass off as fruit at Safeway (and other stores). Tdis is my first year in a CSA and most definitely won't be my last!
New news... The Burien off-leash dog park recently became the receiver of some great monetary gifts... First up was Burien Toyota/Burien Chevrolet who ponied up $10,000 , than Purina Beneful dog food surprised us with $20,000. You may remember, Kellie Bassen, head of the B-Town Dog Owners Group, was a finalist in the 2013 Beneful Dream Dog Park contest, and Beneful did not forget the video that Kellie sent in and they wanted to help. Next up, we need to have the council "speed up" the process so ground can be broken, new fences put up. The B-Town DOG group is planning on going to the city council, meeting July 20th at 7PM to ask this. Hopefully if you are local or in Seattle you can come and Join us. More on Beneful and Burien Toyota/Chevrolet's amazing gifts HERE
I get some of the craziest things posted on my Facebook timeline by friends who know me well. This is a DIY Concrete Planter, and will probably be my next project! Very cool, and sounds easy but messy (right up my alley).Just an old towel soaked in concrete! The instructions can be found at Rustic Willow.
My Cousin Margo posted this list of places that offer discounts for Seniors:
RESTAURANTS: Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+) Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +) Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+) Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+) Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+) Boston Market: 10% off (65+) Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+) Chili's: 10% off ( 55+) CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+) Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +) Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+) Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+) Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+) Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+) Golden Corral: 10% off (60+) Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+) IHOP: 10% off ( 55+) Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+) KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+) Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+) Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+) McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+) Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+) Shoney's: 10% off Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+) Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+) Subway: 10% off (60+) Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+) Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+) TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+) Village Inn: 10% off (60+) Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+) Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +) Whataburger: 10% off (62+) White Castle: 10% off (62+) This is for me ... if I ever see one again.
RETAIL & APPAREL : Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +) Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +) Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +) Big Lots: 30% off Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +) C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+) Clarks : 10% off (62+) Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+) Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location) Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location) Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+) Kohl's: 15% off (60+)Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+) The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+) Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)
GROCERY : Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +) American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +) Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+) DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+) Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+) Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +) Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+) Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location) Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location) Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+) The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +) Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +) Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+) Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)
TRAVEL : Airlines: Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+) American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount) Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) Rail: Amtrak: 15% off (62+) Bus: Greyhound: 15% off (62+) Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+
Car Rental: Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Overnight Accommodations: Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+) Best Western: 40% off (55+) Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +) Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+) Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+) Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+) InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+) Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+) Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+) Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+) Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +) Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+) Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT ;: AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +) Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+) Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +) Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+) Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +) U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+) Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +) SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
CELL PHONE DISCOUNTS : AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+) Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +) Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).
MISCELLANEOUS: Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+) Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)
NOW, go out there and claim your discounts - - and remember -- YOU must ASK for discount ---- no ask, no discount.
Well we did it. We survived our first day selling at The Burien Farmer's Market. My partner in crime, Kellie and I set up a booth, under our business names, Hammer And Stitch, LLC, and sold our crafty wares! Was a beautiful day in Burien, sun was shining and a light breeze blowing. Perfect Market day! We will be back next month on the 18th. The Burien Farmers Market operates once a week on Thursdays, May through October, at 5th and SW 152nd St, from 11-6pm. Hope to see some of you there!