Frugal Family: March 23 to 29

Five great ways for Bellevue families to save this week.


Deal: Kids eat free everyday from 4 to 10 p.m. at the (IHOP) in Bellevue near Fred Meyer. Kids younger than 12 get a free kid's meal with every adult meal purchased. This is one of the most generous "kids eat free" programs around and kids always love IHOP's kid-pleasing favorites including their Funny Face chocolate chip pancakes, mac and cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Good through: Ongoing


Deal: Turn your smartphone into a mobile card, pay and earn rewards from the My Rewards program using this free software application. Here is a trick—order and scan separately for each drink in a multi-drink order and you’ll rack up “stars” faster and earn free beverages faster. And all registered card holders get a free birthday beverage of your choice.

Good through: Ongoing


Deal: Kid broke his glasses—again? Take advantage of this semi-annual sales event and get 50 percent off lenses at the in downtown Bellevue on Bellevue Way with a frame purchase.

Good through: April 3


Deal: Grocery bills are on the rise so it is worth the drive to Champion’s new location at 1175 NW Gilman St. in Issaquah to enjoy screaming deals on lunch box staples and organic products. Deals this week at this "cash and carry" style store include over 50 percent off Tom’s of Maine toothpaste. Note their hours: open Wednesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Sunday through Tuesday.

Good through: Ongoing


Deal: Get crafty with the current sale at Jo-Ann's in  with 50 percent off fleece fabric, 25 percent off Bernat yarns and up to 40 percent off papercraft supplies. Click on this link to get digital coupons sent directly to your mobile device.

Good through: March 26

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Want to connect with more information for Bellevue families? Check out , Kathleen F. Miller's weekly column of parenting tips and topics, and the , which has our Frugal Family deals, Grab and Go Kids Planner by Ruby Slipper Guide to the Eastside, and our Moms Talk question of the week.

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