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Marin County's Brand New Free Recycled Water Filling StationMarin County’s Brand New Free Recycled Water Filling Station
By - posted 9/2/2021
Brand New, Cheap Tips, Freebies, Green

By Megan Munce, Bay City News Foundation The Marin Municipal Water District is providing recycled water directly to residents through a recycled water filling station that opened Wednesday to encourage county residents to reduce water waste during the county’s exceptional drought. The station will be located at Armory Drive in San Rafael more...

Memorial Day Parking Rules in San Francisco 2021Memorial Day Parking Rules in San Francisco 2021
By - posted 5/31/2021
Cheap Tips

If you’ve got a car in San Francisco, in addition to crazy high gas prices, you also have to worry about the insanely complex, nearly impossible to decipher conflicting parking signs and rules. Thankfully on Memorial Day, the city of San Francisco is going to reward you with a ticket-free day more...

$1 Ferry Rides in SF: "Dollar Days on The Bay"$1 Ferry Rides in SF: “Dollar Days on The Bay”
By - posted 11/13/2020
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Cheap Tips, Deals, Travel

San Francisco Bay Ferry wants to thank essential workers and welcome new riders on board with $1 fares through the months of November and December. UPDATE: The $1 ferry ride promotion unfortunately ended early on November 30th Current Destinations / Schedules They are currently running only weekday ferry service. Vallejo to SF Ferry Bldg.  more...

Thanksgiving Parking Guide: How Not to Get a Ticket
By - posted 11/22/2017
Cheap Tips

If you’ve got better things to do than be with your family on Thanksgiving Day and need a car to run those errands, you’ll pretty much have free reign while parking anywhere in the city. Although parking hazardously is always ticketable and towable – as is parking in a red or blue zone more...

How to “Hack” Outside Lands
By - posted 8/10/2017
Cheap Tips

If you missed out on buying tickets, or simply didn’t want to drop mega money for tickets to the 2017 Outside Lands Music Festival, you can head to the park and usually listen to the festival for free. Please note, as of 8/9/17, the 3-day passes and Saturday have sold out, but you more...

50¢ Dance Class Day
By - posted 3/7/2016
Cheap Tips

Ready for a day full of dance for just 50 cents? Head to the YBCA Forum between 10am and 3pm, or anytime in between, with your two quarters for our Analogy Edition. 50 Cent Tabernacle: The Analogy Edition Sat, Mar 12, 2016 | 10 AM – 3 PM YBCA Forum 50 cents Look forward to: 10AM: Janet more...

Free Cab Rides
By - posted 10/31/2014
Cheap Tips

To help keep your drunken ass off the road, Halloween revelers in San Francisco can get their cab rides home paid all Halloween night (until 4 am). Law firm Berg Injury Lawyers once again is sponsoring the “Safe and Sober Free Cab Ride Home” program for 2014. Free Cab Rides Home for Halloween more...

How to Enjoy Outside Lands for Free
By - posted 8/6/2014
Cheap Tips

If you missed out on buying tickets, or simply didn’t want to drop mega money for tickets to the now sold out Outside Lands Music Festival, you can head to the park and listen the festival for free. You can save lots of money, and still have a great time listening to more...

7 Last Minute Father’s Day Adventures
By - posted 6/15/2014
Cheap Tips

OK, it’s Sunday morning and you don’t even have a tie to give to your dad? There’s still time to put together a little adventure that maybe will convince him you had it planned all along. Seven Last Minute Father’s Day Ideas | 2014 San Francisco & the Bay Area Get Dad Free more...

Watch SF Giants Opening Day 2014 for Free
By - posted 4/7/2014
Cheap Tips

The Giants have their 2014 home opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 8, 2014 at 1:35pm.  Tickets start at $55 for standing room only inside the ballpark, but if you plan on arriving early enough (and don’t mind behind outside the ballpark” you can watch some of the game for more...

Goodwill’s $2 Sale
By - posted 2/14/2014
Cheap Tips

Friday and Saturday, February 14-15, 2014 most of Goodwill’s brand name clothing is on sale for just $2 a piece. This is the first $2 Goodwill Sale in four years.  That’s two dollars for tees, tops, trousers, ties, twills, tweeds, tutus and more.  Other than red tagged, pink tagged and vintage more...

$5 Movie Day: The Hunger Games Catching Fire
By - posted 11/23/2013
Cheap Tips

Tired of shelling out $10-$12 for movies in the theater? Then take advantage of the Regal Jack London’s all day $5 movie deal on Sundays and Tuesdays. Even brand new movies like The Hunger Games, Thor, Gravity, Delivery Man, are only $5, with 3D movies clocking in at a quite reasonable $8. more...

Sunday Parking Meters Still Free… For Now
By - posted 1/4/2013
Cheap Tips

We’ve heard a lot about how beginning Sunday, January 6, 2013, all parking meters in San Francisco will operate on a seven-day-a-week basis – so that means your Sunday free ride is finally over. But there’s still one silver lining. According to the SFMTA, for the first three Sundays of January, more...

New Year’s Day Parking: How Not to Get a Ticket
By - posted 1/1/2013
Cheap Tips

Celebrate 2013 with a day of free parking throughout the city of San Francisco. Although parking hazardously is always ticketable and towable – as is parking in a red or blue zone – much of the rest of the city is yours for the parking. Here’s the Basics: New Year’s Day: Tuesday, January more...

Christmas Parking: How Not to Get a Ticket
By - posted 12/24/2012
Cheap Tips

If you’ve got better things to do than be with your family on Christmas Day 2012 and need a car to run those errands you’ll pretty much have free reign while parking anywhere in the city. Although parking hazardously is always ticketable and towable – as is parking in a red or blue more...