Frugal – Plaid Friday
Did you guys hear about the people that are already camped in front of Best Buy to be first in line for Black Friday? In Oakland, the day after Thanksgiving is known as Plaid Friday, and there are a couple advantages if you do your shopping locally. First, all street parking is free on Friday and every Saturday for the rest of the year. And second, if you get a “passport” stamped at participating downtown businesses (purchase not necessary), it can be redeemed at the following bars and restaurants:
Awaken: 5 Stamps = Buy one coffee/espresso and get one of equal or lesser value free. 10 Stamps = Buy a beer/wine and get one of equal or lesser value free.
Farley’s: 5 Stamps = Half-Off any sandwich ($4 value).
Make Westing: 10 Stamps = Buy one beer/wine and get one of equal or lesser value free.
The Layover: 3 Stamps = 1/2 off Linden Street Burning Oak Black Lager ($2 value). 5 Stamps = 1/2 off ANY LOCAL beer or liquor (up to a $4 value). 10 Stamps = Buy one house cocktail and get a second of equal or lesser value free ($9).
Caffe 817: 5 Stamps = One free cup of pour-over coffee.
Bittersweet: 5 Stamps = Buy one coffee/espresso and get one of equal or lesser value free OR 10% off any Bittersweet Origins Chocolate Bar.