Another year, another Cheap Issue. City Pulse has always been a proponent of thriftiness; we’ve long offered advertisers 50 percent off their rates if they include a coupon that can be used by our readers. But this list is compiled by staff to highlight free deals available from Greater Lansing businesses.

And, as always, our stories in the Cheap Section highlight our favorite spots for cheap deals. This time around, we profiled the used video game and electronics retailer Disc Traders.

This year’s theme highlights the deals out there in Lansing for children, students and seniors. Or to put it simply — the young and the old. While this list isn’t 100 percent comprehensive — no list is — it’s certainly a good place to start.


10 percent off for seniors and students with ID.
6724 S. Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48911
Apple Store
Educational discount provided with valid college student ID.
3025 Preyde Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912
Seniors receive 10 percent off.
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50 cent drink available for seniors.
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Asian Buffet
50 percent off the buffet for children.
4920 Marsh Rd., Okemos, MI 48864
Big John Steak & Onion
Students and seniors receive 10 percent off.
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Bob Evans
Children eat free on Tuesdays.
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BoRics Hair Care
10 percent off for seniors and students with picture ID.
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B’s Randall Auto Service
10 percent off services (except oil change) for students.
2516 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912
Buffalo Wild Wings
$2.50 children’s meal with drink on Wednesdays for children 12 and under.
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Buddie’s Grill
Seniors get 10 percent off, and are allowed to order from children’s menu.
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Campus Scooter
$100 off Lance Cabo 50cc moped for students.
200 Morgan Ln., Lansing, MI 48912
Celebration Cinema
Seniors, students and children receive $1 off ticket price.
200 E. Edgewood Blvd., Lansing, MI 48911
Children eat free on Sundays.
2900 Centre Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912
Crossroads BBQ
5 percent off for seniors.
221 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837
5 percent off with an MSUFCU debit card.
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Children eat free on Tuesdays.
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Family Tree Café
Children eat for $1 with a purchase of an entrée.
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Fenner Nature Center
$5 off memberships for students and seniors.
2020 E. Mt Hope Ave., Lansing, MI 48910
Children 12 and under eat free Mondays and Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to close. Limit to two, with purchase of one adult meal.
7433 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917
Hibachi Grill & Sushi Buffet
Seniors (62 and above) get a 10 percent discount.
5837 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917
J2 Tanning
Students: $20 spray tan on Tuesdays, $10 off $40+ lotion packages, $10 off unlimited Level 3 Package, Student Saver Package
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Kalamazoo Vapor
Students get 15 percent off, Wednesday
and Sunday.
340 Morgan Ln., Lansing, MI 48912
Seniors get 15 percent off on Wednesdays.
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Logan’s Steakhouse
Children eat free on Wednesdays.

5800 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917
Los Tres Amigos
$1.99 kid’s meal on Sundays.
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Maru Sushi
Monday and Tuesday nights: 20 percent off after 5:30 p.m.
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Free kid’s meal with an adult entrée.
2901 Preyde Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912
Michigan History Museum
Students: $2 off entry with school group.
Seniors: $4 off entry.
Children 5 and under: Free.
702 W. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48915
Metro Retro
25 percent off for students and seniors.
304 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI
NCG Cinema
Children 12 and under: $2 off tickets
Students: $1 off tickets

Senior: $2 off tickets
2500 Showtime Dr., Lansing, MI 48912
North Winds Heating & Cooling
10 percent off for seniors.
2861 Jolly Rd., Okemos, MI 48864
Okemos Auto Collection
$1,000 off down payments on BMWs for students.
2186 Jolly Rd., Okemos, MI 48864
Old Nation Brewing Co.
50 percent off meals for children under 10 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
1500 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston, MI

Potter Park Zoo
Kids under 3 receive free entry.
1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, MI
Students receive 20 percent off, Tuesday evening.
4750 Hagadorn Rd. #100, East Lansing, MI
Steak ‘n Shake
Children eat free all with adult entrée purchase.
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Swadesh Grocery Store
5 percent off for students.
3544 Meridian Crossing Dr. #110, Okemos, MI 48864

MSU students: 15 percent off.
Seniors and children: $5.99 entrees.
Locations in Greater Lansing
Students and seniors receive $50 off.
841 Kim Dr., Mason, MI 48854
Wayback Burgers
Children eat free with adult meal, Sunday.
5021 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917

Students receive free 16-ounce fountain drink with purchase.
Locations in Greater Lansing Wharton Center for Performing
Various children and student discounts.
Upcoming “School of Rock” Broadway musical show will be priced at $29 per ticket instead of usual $40+.
750 E. Shaw Ln., East Lansing, MI 48824