Celebrate Cinco De Mayo 2018 in Metro Vancouver with These Cheap Eats and Drinks


Burrito bowl

Cinco De Mayo is happening tomorrow, Saturday May 5th.  To celebrate, we’ve found restaurants in Metro Vancouver that are offering great specials tomorrow on Mexican food and drinks.

Mucho Burrito

One of my favourite places to eat is offering some great food specials tomorrow, May 5.  For $5, you can build your own small or regular burrito or bowl.  For an extra $1, you can upgrade to one of their signature bowls or burritos.  For more information, visit the Mucho Burrito website.

Las Margaritas

Las Margaritas offers delicious food and a great atmosphere.  On Saturday, they will be offering 3 for $15 taco specials and a bucket of Coronas for $27.  They’ll also have live music and giveaways.  For more information, visit the Las Margaritas Facebook page.

The Compound

The Compound is one of Vancouver’s newest downtown casual restaurant and bar.  To celebrate Cinco De Mayo, they’re offering shots of Tequila for $3 and Margaritas for $4.  For more information, visit The Compound Instagram page.


Tacofino offers amazing food and I have to say it’s another one of my favourite restaurants.  Tomorrow, they will be offering $8 margaritas at all of their Vancouver locations.  At Tacofino in Gastown, there will be live entertainment from 12 pm-1 pm and 8:30 pm-9:30 pm provided by Las Estrellas de Vancouver.  For more information, visit the Tacofino Facebook page.

Little Donkey Food & Drink

Little Donkey Food & Drink is a great restaurant in Fort Langley that offers ingredients that are fresh, locally sourced and wholesome.  To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo, they’ll be offering $5 Bebidas, Little Donkey’s twist on a caesar.  For more information, visit the Little Donkey Food & Drink Facebook page.

La Taqueria

La Taqueria makes their tacos and burritos from traditional recipes with local, organic and sustainable products, when possible.  Tomorrow, they’ll be offering a taco baja and pint of beer (11 OZ) for $9
and a taco baja and margarita (1 OZ) for $12 at all of their locations, except North Vancouver.  There will also be live music all day at their Hornby location.  For more information, visit the La Taqueria Facebook page.

Did we forget any great Cinco De Mayo food and drink specials?  Let us know by commenting below.  Don’t forget to stay up to date with all of your favourite offers, free events and deals, subscribe to Penny Lavish by RSS feed, e-mail, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Metro Vancouver Spring & Summer Night Markets for 2018

Night Market Vendor Stands

Night markets are back in Metro Vancouver for the 2018 spring and summer season.  Metro Vancouver will have three night markets return for another year.  

Night Markets are a favourite summer activity for locals and a must-do activity.  They are inexpensive to attend, with some even offering free admission!  Overall, night markets are an affordable, low-cost night of fun where you can enjoy a night of delicious food (seriously, mouth-watering), great deals on merchandise and great entertainment, all in one place.  But that’s not all that you’ll find at the night markets, some of them offer kids games, beer gardens (19+),  organic foods including produce and meat, and so much more! 

If you haven’t been before, be prepared with cash, good shoes (because you’ll want to spend all night there), and an empty stomach.  Each and every market differs from the next, so make sure to check them all out this summer!

Here is Penny Lavish’s guide the spring and summer 2018 night markets in Metro Vancouver!

Shipyards Night Market 

The Shipyards Night Market believes in local lifestyles, showcasing BC artisans, bakers, farmers, and talent.  While there, you can enjoy live music, delicious food, entertainment, art, and shopping!  At the market, you can shop for products such as, jewelry, clothing, kids wear, bakers, produce, preserves, soaps, organic meats, honey, plants, chocolates, and much more!  You can also bring your dog as dogs are allowed on a leash at the Shipyards Night Market.  The market also has a beer garden (must be 19+) that features local craft beer, ciders, vodka and gin.  Visit the Shipyards Night Market for more information.

Where: 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free

When: Fridays 5 pm-10 pm; May 4 – September 28

Richmond Night Market 

At the market you can enjoy delicious food from around the world, enjoy games, visit the Magical Dino Park, enjoy nightly entertainment performances, and shop for merchandise from over 200 vendors!  Pick up a “Coupon Book” at the info visitor info booth for coupons.  They also offer free admission and a t-shirt if your birthday is in May or June and show up on the day of your birthday with I.D.  Visit the Richmond Night Market website for more information.

Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC

Admission: $4.25 for general admission, free admission for children 10 & under and seniors 60 & up.

When: Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am, Sundays & Stat Holidays 7 pm-11 pm; May 11 – October 8

Fridays on Front

The market will feature artisan vendors from New West Craft, live music from the New Westminster Arts Council, strength from Strong Side Conditioning, and food trucks from the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest.  Visit the Downtown New Westminster website for more information.

Where: 600 Block of Front St., New Westminster, BC

Admission: Free

When: Fridays 5 pm-9 pm; July 6 – August 24

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Free Bubble Tea at Boba Boy in Burnaby on Saturday, April 21 2018

bubble tea in glass

Free bubble tea is being offered this weekend in Metro Vancouver.  Boba Boy is having a grand opening at their Burnaby location store this weekend and they’re offering free bubble tea to celebrate.

Boba Boy is partnering with NATIV Media to throw this grand opening event and to bring you some freebies.  On Saturday, April 21 from 12 pm-8 pm, you can receive a free bubble tea and a free boba bottle.  The promotion runs during business hours at 150 – 5172 Kingsway St. in Burnaby at Boba Boy.

With your freebie drink, you will be able to choose a bubble tea flavour from their signature milk teas, fruity teas and handcrafted tapioca teas.  You can also choose your tapioca pearls, including original tapioca pearls, taro tapioca, sesame tapioca, and matcha tapioca.  This great offer is limited to one drink per person.

For more information about the grand opening event, visit the Boba Boy Facebook event page.

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What: Boba Boy Grand Opening – Free Bubble Tea
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12 pm-8 pm
Where: 150 – 5172 Kingsway St., Burnaby at Boba Boy

Please note: The picture above is not Boba Boy bubble tea.

Enjoy Any Size Coffee for $1 at McDonald’s from February 5 to March 4 2018


The cold weather is about to get a little warmer this month.  McDonald’s is offering $1 coffee’s for the next month.

You can enjoy any sized hot premium roast coffee at McDonald’s for a $1 plus tax.  This promotion began on February 5, 2018 and will run until March 4, 2018.  The offer is valid at only participating McDonald’s restaurants in Canada.

The McCafe Premium Roast brewed coffee is made from 100% Arabica beans.  It’s a delicious coffee and for a $1, it’s worth every penny!

For more information, visit the McDonald’s website.  Before you go though, please comment below and share your favourite cheap eats in Vancouver.

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Where: McDonald’s Canada participating restaurants

Price: $1 plus tax

When: February 5, 2018 – March 4, 2018

Cheap Eats: Free and Inexpensive Food and Drinks on Halloween Day 2017 in Vancouver


Halloween is here.  It brings spooky times, jack o’lanterns, and trick or treating.  And for those of us that don’t trick or treat anymore, I’ve found some great cheap and free eats for Halloween.  This Halloween, you can celebrate with a free tea, a free doughnut, $1.50 scoops of ice cream, and $3 burritos.  The four offers come from Krispy Kreme, DAVIDsTEA, Chipotle, and Baskin Robbins.  Be sure to read on for all the details about these offers.

Today, October 31, you can get a free doughnut at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts simply by showing up in your Halloween costume at a participating Krispy Kreme location in Canada and the United States.  You’ll get one delicious free doughnut of your choice during store hours while supplies last.  The nearest Krispy Kreme location in Vancouver is in Delta, but it’s definitely worth the drive for these delicious doughnuts.

You can also snag a free tea today.  DAVIDsTEA will be giving away a free tea of the day when you wear your costume to the store on October 31.  They’ll have three tea’s on tap for the tea of the day, including, magic potion, organic stormy night, and pumpkin chai.  There are lots of DAVIDsTEA locations throughout Metro Vancouver, so you should be able to find one close by.

Another great offer is from Chipotle, where you can grab a $3 burrito.  All you have to do is show up in your costume from 3 pm to close and you can buy a $3 burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos.  You’re limited to one per customer and there may be additional taxes, but I’d say that’s one great deal.  To find a location near you, visit the Chipotle website.

Baskin-Robbins is another place that will be offering a sweet treat at a great price.  Today, during store hours, you can get scoops of ice cream for $1.50 on all ice cream flavours.  Waffle cones and toppings are at an additional cost though.  The offer is valid at participating stores, and this is one where you don’t have to show up in costume as it’s a tribute to their original 31 flavours every 31st day of the month, which happens seven times a year.  To find a location near you, visit the Baskin-Robbins website.

That sums up these four great offers on one awesome day, Halloween.  Be sure to visit the stores website for more information, complete details and participating locations.  Happy Halloween!

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Free Tea Day at DAVIDsTEA on Thursday June 30 2016

David's Tea cup

Canada’s birthday is only two days away.  DAVIDsTEA wants to celebrate early this year by offering a special treat.  Tomorrow, Thursday June 30, DAVIDsTEA will be giving each customer a free tea of the day in store.  No purchase is necessary, just simply show up and ask for a tea of the day.  This great offer is valid at all Canadian DAVIDsTEA stores and if you live in the US, you can get your free tea on July 3 for Independence day.  I’d say this is a great way to cool off on a hot day, like tomorrow, in Metro Vancouver.  Can’t wait!  For more information on this event, please click here.

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Price: Free
When: Thursday, June 30, 2016 during store hours!
Where:DAVIDsTEA locations

Free Tea for Teachers at DAVIDsTea

Davids Tea

DavidsTea is offering a special treat for special members of our community!  This weekend, they’ll be honouring teachers, ECEs, and teacher assistants for all their great hard work by offering a free tea of the day!  The annual event this year will be held on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 and is offered to all educators.  Simply bring a form of school I.D. or any sort of proof and you’ll receive a free tea.  At this time, the free tea’s of the day are unknown, but I’m sure they’ll be including one of their new fall tea’s, which all smell SO delicious!  Keep in mind that this offer is only available in store, so be sure to find your local DAVIDsTea store.  Also, for more information you can visit their Facebook page.

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Where: David’s Tea

Price: Free

When: Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20 during store hours!

Free Coffee and Tea on Earth Day!

Starbucks mug

Earth Day is here today, Wednesday, April 22!  It’s one of the largest worldwide environmental days that celebrates and promotes protecting our earth!  To celebrate, Starbucks is offering a free 16oz coffee or tea if you bring in a reusable mug at participating Canadian stores.  Please note: Only hot brewed coffee or tea, and no modifications or customizations included.  If you forgot your mug, pick one up at Starbucks for $1.  Every time you bring in your reusable mug, you save 10 cents and a paper cup!  That’s making a huge impact!  Starbucks is also committed to reducing waste and recycling, and you can find more info about that here.

You can join more than 6 million Canadians by participating in Earth Day events and learning how to reduce your carbon footprint.  To find out what events are happening around Vancouver and Lower Mainland for Earth Day/Week, check out “Frugal Fun!” Weekly Edition.  Most of this weeks events are free!  Share how you are making an impact on saving our environment, in the comments below!  Don’t forget, to stay up to date with all of the latest deals you need to subscribe to Penny Lavish blog by e-mail, RSS feed, or twitter!

Free Tea Day!

Mug with tea tins

St. Patrick’s Day is here!  Celebrate with free tea!  Today, March 17, David’s Tea will give you one cup of iced or hot tea if you show up wearing green!  You have 150 flavours of tea to choose from!  If you’re really feeling in the Irish mood, choose one of their 29 green tea’s.  Here’s a list!  Offer is only valid in store and does not apply to lattes or TeaPop.  Hurry quick!  Maybe you’ll even catch a Leprechaun on the way and be granted three wishes!  Click here to find your nearest Davids Tea!  Share your favourite tea’s, below in the comments!  Don’t forget to stay up to date with all of your favourite offers by subscribing to my blog by RSS feed, e-mail, or/and twitter!

Where: David’s Tea

Price: Free

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 during store hours!