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$20 for tickets to San Francisco’s showing of Beach Blanket Babylon

San Francisco, what is the longest-running musical revue in the history of the world? Hint: it has something in common with summer.  And the title of this post. Yes, Beach Blanket Babylon is playing at Club Fugazi  on every Tuesday in July, and the antics are as fresh as ever. This current version's costumes and musical skits poke fun of … [Read More...]


Rock out the discount prices at this music festival

San Francisco, are you ready to rock? Awesome, because we're among the 20-city tour this summer for the Rock 'n' Blues Fest's third consecutive tour. They take the stage at City National Civic of San Jose on August 21 at 8 p.m., and you can be there for all the great rock and blues acts at a steep discount. That's because Goldstar has … [Read More...]

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Get a free ride in San Francisco with Lyft

If you do not have a car, don't feel like driving or just do not want to worry about parking when you get where you need to go, consider trying Lyft, a new ride-sharing program with friendly drivers in your area. Also, it doesn’t hurt that it’s less expensive than a cab. It’s operating in cities nationwide, including San Francisco. Living … [Read More...]


San Francisco, get ready for Yoshiki discounts

The only thing better than a classical performance by one of Japan's biggest rock stars is seeing this performer for less than the box office ticket price. Yep, in a strange but lovely twist of fate for music lovers, Japan's rock icon also happens to be a revered classical composer.  Yoshiki, whose day job is  leader of the heavy metal band … [Read More...]


Half price to see Giselle ballet on San Francisco stage

Ballet fans, and those who know nothing about this dance form, are in for a treat this month when the San Francisco Ballet presents Giselle at the War Memorial Opera House. It's an excellent choice to kick off the troupe's 2014 season. This romantic classic tale set to the beautiful lines of ballet has discounted seats available for its … [Read More...]


Vacation lovers: Time to get out of San Francisco

Want to escape to warm beaches and the sound of the gentle ocean waves? Maybe you're more into the adventures and adrenaline rush from an African safari or the mystery of exploring India. Heck, our own U.S. geography offers beautiful sights many haven't seen yet. Wherever you'd like to escape to, you can plan your next vacation at the 2014 … [Read More...]

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Starbucks Treat Receipt = $2 cold drink after 2 p.m.

For the frugally minded and sweltering, nothing is better than a “cheap” cold drink on a hot summer afternoon. Luckily, Starbucks has brought back its highly popular “Treat Receipt” promo. Through Sunday, August 17, when you make a purchase in the morning and bring the receipt back the same day after 2 p.m., get any […]

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Subway’s Featured Values in July

Subway is offering two Featured Values in July. All month long, you can get a BBQ Oven Roasted Chicken Melt Footlong for $6 or Spicy Italian Six-Inch Select for $3. The discounted subs are available every day through July 31. As always, “Double Meat” is extra. The sandwich savings are valid at participating locations. Copyright […]

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10 best free and cheap things to do in San Francisco

San Francisco is a fascinating city with a rich history, appealing ambience and a unique setting that draws millions of visitors each year. Take your camera to shoot pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge, browse the shops in Chinatown, and be sure to ride the trolley and other public transportation. Even though San Francisco can be an expensive city, it also has its share of free or cheap things to do.