I’ll be the first to admit it: spending money scares me.
And every year when summer rolls around, I feel like all of the “fun Summer expenses” start adding up: there’s the beer gardens, the water parks, the food trucks, the Watermelon margaritas from that Mexican restaurant that has a great patio…. and, of course, the summer music festivals.
But with Summerfest now in full swing, thankfully the music festival has been looking out for people like us, and nabbing a free ticket is relatively easy.
Check out these 8 ways to get free admission for the remaining days of Summerfest:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6:
- Be over 60 years old.
Ok… so I guess you can’t DO this, technically, but, hey, if you’re over 60 you can get in for free on Wednesday AND receive $2 off any purchase of $10.
- Eat a bunch of Chicken Kabobs
I don’t know if I’ve ever eaten a Johnsonville Chicken Kabob before, but it sounds (and looks) pretty good. Buy a pack of any flavor and you’ll receive a free weekday admission ticket.
- Go buy a Harley (or already own one)
OK, so apparently Harley owners have their own “secret club card???” …I feel left out. Either way, if you’re in the secret “I’ve got a Harley” club and have your H.O.G card, bring it along and get in for free. And don’t forget to wear your helmet on the way there.
THURSDAY, JULY 7
- Bring your Military ID
All active-duty military AND veterans (along with up to four family members) get in for free on Thursday with a Military ID.
- Dew the Dew
Mountain Dew has special cans this year with free Summerfest admission on them- bring that can along and get free admission on Thursday.
FRIDAY, JULY 8
- Shop at Boston Store
Or bring your Boston Store Your Rewards Credit Card along, at least, for 2 free admission tickets.
SATURDAY, JULY 9
- Clean out your bookshelf
Do you have three copies of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” collecting dust on your bookshelf? The first 1500 people who donate a new or used children’s book will get free admission… plus the books will be donated to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum!
SUNDAY, JULY 10
- Just show up
…Between noon and 3 pm. Free admission for all: thanks, Meijer!
Want to use one of these to get into Summerfest for free? Check the details first online at summerfest.com/admission-promotions/ and check out more of our Summerfest 2016 coverage at Radiomilwaukee.org/discover-music/