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Once again, it’s time for the Cheap Issue! This issue is especially big for City Pulse because it is not only our 16th anniversary, but it’s an opportunity to give our readers and advertisers some of the best deals in town! How do we do that? Advertisers who include a coupon get 50 percent off our rates. This means that readers can earn a lot of savings just by flipping through our pages. Not only that, our stories in the Cheap Section are geared toward saving you cash and letting you in on some of our favorite spots for thrift.
Our special theme this year is also Lansing by Day and Lansing by Night. We realize that the City of Lansing and the surrounding metro area is a place filled with tons of great daily deals and a bunch of nightlife, but that information isn’t always accessible in one place. That’s why this year, we decided to bring you a list of 25 unique deals you can find in your everyday travels around Lansing and 25 deals for nights out. This list is definitely not an exhaustive list, but it’s a great start to help you save, no matter where you are in town.
From us to you, enjoy!
1. AI Fusion
Daily Discounted lunch specials Monday, 25 percent discount for dine-in DTN club card/Wharton Center card carriers receive 20 percent off food. 2827 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing,
2. Aladdin’s Restaurant Show this listing, and customers receive free soda with meal purchase (limit one per customer). Participates in frequent deals on Hooked App. Military receive free drinks with meals regularly. 208 S. Washington Square and 300 N. Clippert St., Lansing.
3. Aldaco’s Authentic Restaurant
Saturday to Sunday, All-you-can-eat buffet $8.95 from opening to noon. Receive Full Nacho Deluxe includes 4 12 oz. beers for $17.99. Veterans receive 10 percent off purchase. Seniors receive 10 percent off purchase. 6724 S. Cedar St., Lansing.
4. Swagath Indian Cuisine
Participates in frequent deals on the Hooked App. 1060 Trowbridge Rd #3, East Lansing
5. Apple Store
Students can receive $50 - 200 off Mac computer purchase, depending on model. 3025 Preyde Blvd., Lansing,
6. Athena Diner Early bird and pancake specials are offered. 3109 S Cedar St., Lansing.
7. Banana Republic
Seniors receive 10 percent off purchase. Students receive 15 percent off purchase. 3020 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing.
8. Blondie’s Barn
Deals posted weekly on Facebook at: ow.ly/ IPCr30epSbU 5640 Marsh Road, Haslett.
9. Buffalo Wild Wings
Veterans receive 10 percent off purchase. Students receive 10 percent off purchase. 360 Albert Ave., East Lansing.
10. Brookshire Golf Club
Different daily specials.
205 W. Church St., Williamston.
11. Claddagh Irish Pub
Mondays, with purchase of one fish and chips and two beverages, receive the second fish and chips FREE. 2900 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing
12. Dagwood’s Tavern and Grill
Everyday Special: $5 burger, 12 oz. beer or non-refillable pop, and fries. 2803 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.
13. Darb’s Tavern & Eatery
Tuesdays, with purchase of full entree for over $5, receive $2 off of tab. 117 S. Cedar St., Mason.
14. Deluca’s Restaurant
Monday, all-you-can-eat spaghetti at 5 p.m. 2006 W. Willow St., Lansing.
Seniors receive 15 percent discount on Wednesday. 6528 W. Saginaw, Lansing.
16. La Senorita Mexican Restaurant
Monday to Friday, 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, drinks half price drinks. 2706 Lake Lansing Road, Lansing.
17. The Record Lounge
Seniors receive 10 to 20 percent off with reusable Record Lounge store bag. 1132 S. Washington Ave., Lansing.
18. The Peanut Barrel
Lunch special every weekday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dine-in customers only. $5.75 cheeseburger and fries or chicken sandwich with cheese and fries. 521 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.
19. Sir Pizza/Grand Café
Daily lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dine-in or takeout. Between $0.80 to $1 off. Monthly deals on pizzas. Veterans receive 15 percent off with purchase. First responders receive 15 percent off with purchase.
201 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.
20. Sultan’s Express
Daily 2 to 5 p.m., $6 to-go shawarma box, including rice, hummus, salad and chicken shawarma. Monday to Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m., $3 Chicken shawarma or falafel wrap.
Tuesday to Thursday, 3 to 5 p.m., half off appetizers (up to 2). 305 S Washington Square, Lansing.
21. Spartan Meds
One free pre-roll for first-time customers. 1723 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Sparrow employees receive 10 percent off with purchase. MSU students receive 15 percent off with purchase. Uniformed military receive 10 percent off with purchase.
Auto Owners Insurance employees receive 20 percent off with purchase.
Now until the end of the year, BOGO Wednesday.
1620 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
23. Woody’s Oasis
Daily Hooked App deals. MSU athletes and alumni receive 20 percent off. 1050 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing.
24. Zaytoon Mediterranean
Lansing Mall employees receive 10 percent off with purchase.
Active military receives 15 percent off with purchase.
940 Elmwood Road, Lansing.
25. 420 Dank
One free pre-roll with every visit. Monday, $5 off all vape and vape-related paraphernalia (limit 2). Tuesday: BOGO Free Pre-Roll (Limit 2). Wednesday: $5 off all concentrates (not including vape cartridges, limit 2). Thursday: Flashes $5 Shoppers Off medicated Guide, drinks (excludes power mixes, August limit 20 2). Friday: (Photo) FREE brownies with purchase of $50 or more (limit 2). Saturday: Raffle ticket at 4:20 p.m. Sunday: Free preroll with any donation (limit 1).
3301 Capitol City Blvd. Lansing.
1. AI Fusion
Happy hour at bar Sunday to Thursday. 4:30 p.m. to close.
Tuesday, half off specialty cocktails, Wednesday, half off beer, Thursday half off wine, Sunday $5 bloody marys and mimosas
2. American Fifth
Daily happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. $2 off signature cocktails. On Tuesday, $1 off classic cocktails Saturday, happy hour is from Noon to 5 p.m. $2 off classic cocktails. Larch St., Lansing.
3. B & I Bar
Thursday and Saturday, $0.50 off drinks from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 5247 Old Lansing Road, Lansing.
4. BAD Brewing
Tuesday, $1 off Growler fills. 440 S. Jefferson St., Mason.
5. Black Cat Bistro
Sunday to Thursday 3 to 6 p.m. happy hour. Friday to Saturday, 9 p.m. to Close, $4 Beers and half off signature cocktails. 115 Albert Ave., East Lansing.
6. Boston’s Gourmet Pizza
Daily happy hour, 3 to 6 p.m. From 10 p.m. to close, domestic pints $5 and half off bottles of wine Veterans receive 15 percent off purchase. 3301 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing.
7. Bridge Street Social
Monday, half off burgers.
Wednesday, half off bottles of wine.
107 S. Bridge St., Dewitt.
8. Bridge and Main
Happy hour from open to 4 p.m., $0.50 off beer except cans; $0.25 off all liquor. 219 N Bridge St, Grand Ledge, MI
9. Buddie’s Pub & Grill - East Lansing
Monday to Friday, Happy hour 2 to 7 p.m.
Sunday, breakfast buffet 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 3048 E. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing.
10. Capital Prime Steaks and Seafood
Receive $20 birthday coupon with newsletter signup online: capitalprimelansing.com
2324 Showtime Drive., Lansing.
11. Coral Gables
Present Wharton Center ticket for show on the day of meal and receive 10 percent off purchase.
2838 E Grand River Ave., East Lansing
Monday to Friday, Industry Night, 25% off drinks with paystub, Monday to Friday, 3 to 6 p.m., $4 craft beers, $6 glass- es of wine. 611 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.
13. Esquire Bar
Happy hour daily from 5 to 7 p.m. - $0.50 off liquor, $0.75 cents off beer and $1 for pitchers.
Specials nightly: Monday, $1 off Stoli; Tuesday, $1 off Absolut; Wednesday, $1 off Jack Daniels and $4 for Captain Morgan; Thursday, $1 off pitchers and $3.25 for well drinks; Sunday, $1 off pitchers.
1250 Turner St., Lansing.
14. The Green Door Bar & Grill
Monday, $11 for a 9” two topping pizza and domestic pitcher. Tuesday, $1.50 tacos. Wednesday, $6.49 Deluxe burger, fries and pint. Thursday, $1.50 tacos.
Draft of the month online at: greendoorlive.com Happy hour Monday to Friday. 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
Monday 3 p.m. to close, half off all appetizers and “crack fries.” Monday to Thursday, happy hour 3 to 6 p.m. $5 off all burgers and select local beers and wines are $1.50 off. Sunday to Wednesday, late night happy hour 10 p.m. to close. Half off all appetizers.
300 Grove St., East Lansing.
16. NCG – Eastwood Cinemas
Tuesday, all combos are $2 off and all tickets are $5. Seniors receive $2 off purchase. Veterans receive $1 off purchase. Students receive $1 off. 2500 Showtime Drive, Lansing.
17. Midtown Brewing Co.
Happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m., $4 pints and $4 glasses of wine. 402 S. Washington Square, Lansing.
18. Moriarty’s Pub
Wednesday is specialty night, all day/all night happy hour. $1 off domestic drafts and bottles. $0.50 well after 5 p.m. Happy hour Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
19. Old Nation Brewing Company
Monday, $3 dollar 20 oz. mugs all day; Tuesday, $2 off howlers, $4 off growlers and $6 dollars off T-shirts; Wednesday, $3 off wraps all day for dine-in customers; Thursday, two pints, one pasty and two sides for $20; Friday, happy hour 2 to 6 p.m., $3 pints; Saturday, 2 to 6 pm, half off kids meals. Sunday, BOGO half off appetizers, all day. 1500 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston.
20. The Peanut Barrel
Drink specials per day. Sunday, Long Islands and Long Beaches are $4.25, Canadian bottles $2.75; Monday 60 oz. pitchers $1.50 off; Tuesday, $1 off all 24 oz. drafts; Wednesday, $1 off pints; Thursday, craft pints for $3.95, well vodka bombs $3.60. Monday to Friday, happy hour 4 to 7 p.m. Pints $0.50 off, big drafts $0.75 cents off, pitchers $1.50 off and bottled beers are $0.35 off. All liquor drinks $0.50 cents off. Sunday to Thursday, from 10 p.m. to close, late night happy hour; $1 off everything, food and drinks included. 521 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.
21. REO Town Pub and Grille
Wednesday, $10.99 Steak Dinner. 1145 S. Washington Ave., Lansing.
22. Spare Time Entertainment Center
Sunday, 8:30 p.m. to close, $15 unlimited bowling, laser tag and $5 game card. Veterans with valid military ID receive 10 percent off with purchase of items not on discount. 3101 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.
23. Tavern 109
Monday to Friday, happy hour 2 to 6 p.m. 22 oz. draft same price as pint. Monday, burger and 16 oz. beer $10. 109 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston.
24. Waterfront Bar & Grill
Monday, all-day happy hour; Tuesday, $1 off Mexican beer, house margarita and shots of tequila. $3.50 Shots of Jose Cuervo Gold. $1 tacos. $2 for 12 oz. Miller Lite bottles; Wednesday, specials on Irish beer, $3.50 Jameson Irish Whiskey, $8 corned beef Reuben special; Thursday, $10 and $15 for select bottles of wine; Friday, $3.75 Fireball cocktails, $3.00 for 16 oz. drafts of Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy; Saturday, periodic vendor promotions 325 City Market Drive, Lansing.
25. Xiao China Grill
Military members receive 10 percent off with purchase. Groupons available at ow.ly/bJ5i30eq97N. MSU Students receive 15 percent off with purchase (exclude buffet). 3415 E. Saginaw St., Lansing.