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Smithsonian Free Museum Day

Have a day out courtesy of the Smithsonian. It’s time for Museum Day Live on September 24, 2016.  The Museum Day Ticket provides free admission to two people. Here are the rules. One ticket per household for two people A ticket will gain entry in only one museum and only participating museums Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry. Official tickets can be printed from the Museum Day Live Site. Find a venue in your area that accepts the ticket.  Los Angelenos try out the Grammy Museum, in Chicago see the Museum of Contemporary…

Student Savings

Tuition is expensive enough. Make sure you are getting the following discounts. Gift Card Granny has 95 student discounts savings. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 19-million students enrolled in higher education institutions across the country. Whether you’re gearing up for your first day on campus or are counting the days until graduation, make sure to take advantage of your status as a student while it lasts. Besides the prize of a degree or just learning something, students get to partake in many savings around town and around the Internet. Here are…

The Frugal Diva’s Travel Tips

These tips have served me in good stead both here and abroad. A little weird but bear with me. Save underwear that is past it’s prime and use as disposable underwear when you travel. By the end of the trip, your luggage is lighter and you have room for new purchases. Pick up water, snacks, and even lunches at local supermarkets. A protein bar will save you both money and time so you can keep exploring or relaxing on the beach through the afternoon. While you are in the supermarket search for souvenirs.  Local candies, BBQ sauce, and…

Saving In Seattle – Part One

Mount Rainier, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma,  the very first Starbucks, the Boeing factory tour, beautiful scenery, and rugged coastlines.  It does rain however when you’re eating crab fished right out of the water by friends and watching the sun set on Puget Sound who cares. For the first portion of the trip, The Frugal Diva and Dude stayed in Tacoma for easy access to Mount Rainier.  Established in 1899,this national park includes an active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and ice, old growth forests and sub alpine meadows. As we know…

Saving In Seattle – Part Two

Still savoring the moments in Seattle that are the memories of a great vacation – fresh crab, Whidbey Island, staying in with friends on a rainy day, and getting coffee from a drive through kiosk. The Frugal Diva loves her coffee and there is no more coffeecentric place then Seattle.  Drive through miles of fields and forests and there will still be a small box of a place that sells freshly made espresso. Order on one side and pick up on the other side is a perfect concept for places with less then ideal weather.  Seattle is home to the…

South Dakota

So many activities, so little time.  City of Presidents is the nickname for Rapid City where there are forty life size statues of former presidents on the downtown street corners.  That was how the Frugal Diva learned that she and President Madison were around the same height.   The Journey Museum takes you on an incredible trek through time as it tells the story of the Black Hills through interactive displays. Try on old clothes and read original letters from settlers while seeing how the geology of the area brought gold miners from all over the country. If you watched Deadwood…

Japan – Tokyo

For years all The Frugal Diva heard was how expensive it was to visit Japan.  It wasn’t even an option. Coffee was $12 and rooms were over $400. Indeed this is true if you stay at all four star hotels and buy your coffee at their cafe. However if you travel like a middle class Japanese person this country is very reasonable. Start with hotels such as the Hokke or APA chain and book in advance, way in advance since this is a busy town. The rooms are the size of postage stamps by American standards however they…