Aloha! Looking for free things to do on the Big Island? Want to sample the island’s attractions, hotels, restaurants, and bars without breaking the bank? Whether you live here or you’re planning your next visit, Big Island On The Cheap is your online source of discount, cheap and even free deals on the Big Island — lodging, food, entertainment and more.
We don’t want you to miss a deal, so we offer a daily dose of Big Island On The Cheap that you can receive via rss feed or email.
Along with our sister site Honolulu on the Cheap, this site is owned and operated by Big Island writers Kris Bordessa and Leslie Lang.
Kris Bordessa, writes for national magazines, websites, and business clients. She is also the author of several books and the mother of two teens. The books were easier.
Leslie Lang is a freelance writer who works as an editorial consultant (writing press releases, newsletter items, blogs, speeches, reports and more for businesses), as well as a magazine writer and book author who specializes in writing about Hawai‘i.
We post deals here as we find them and do our best to provide accurate information. However, things can change – please verify all deals before heading out.
Big Island On The Cheap is a member of the national network of Cities On The Cheap and partners with many major U.S. and Canada city sites. Planning a trip? Check out our partner sites.
Get the most out of Big Island On The Cheap:
1. Subscribe via email or RSS feed. We write about lots of deals and events here at Big Island On The Cheap, which means that the website changes frequently. It might be easier for you to read the posts in a feed reader like Bloglines or to receive a daily email alert. We promise, no spam.
2. Use our handy-dandy categories to find exactly what you’re looking for. Located just below the daily headline you’ll find a row of categories to choose from. Need something to occupy your keiki? Hungry? Those buttons right there will help you find just what you need.
3. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. That’s where you’ll find out just how utterly charming we are. Or what we had for dinner. Plus (and likely more pertinent) we sometimes highlight extra deals there that we don’t have time to get up on the site. We poured our hearts and souls into developing incredibly clever and creative names that we use on Twitter — @LeslieLang and @KrisBordessa.
4. Comment. Other folks are reading too, and if you’ve got some extra insight about an upcoming event, those people will surely appreciate hearing it.
5. If you find something here that you think a friend will appreciate, email it to him or her. At the bottom of each article there’s a collection of tiny buttons that allow you to email a link. You’ll also find buttons that allow you to share a story on sites like StumbleUpon, Facebook, or Digg. It’s an easy way to share what you like.
6. If you’re involved in planning an event, keep us posted! Our readers love to hear about fun community events that won’t empty their pocketbook. If you’re a business owner offering a discount or special that will help our readers enjoy the island for less, let us know. Really. It’s very easy.