My Ballard partnering with local businesses to launch Patreon perks

To sweeten the deal for new and existing My Ballard Patreon subscribers, we’ve launched a series of monthly partnerships with local businesses to give you discounts on your favorite restaurants, cafes, and shops.

Here’s the scoop.

My Ballard created a Patreon account last year to help make up for lost ad revenue due to COVID. My Ballard readers and the greater community really stepped up, helping us bridge the gap between lost ad income and our operating costs.

Patreon allows us to keep My Ballard free for everyone. Rather than switching to a subscription model, we like that Patreon allows you to opt-in to a subscription, rather than getting hit with a paywall when you want to read a story.

Now, we’re asking again for support, but this time, we want to make it even more enticing for our readers: We’re partnering with a new business each month to bring you deals to your favorite local haunts.

It’s a win-win: Signing up to be a Patreon subscriber means you get to support a local, independent news source and a local business, in one fell swoop.

Our first local partner is Skål Beer Hall. All new and existing Patreon subscribers will get 15% off at Skål through Oct. 31, 2021.

To become a patron, visit My Ballard’s Patreon account and choose one of the three membership tiers, or choose a custom subscription amount—you can pledge as little as $1 to become a patron.

If you’re already a patron—Thank you!—you will get access to the digital coupon through your Patreon account. If you have any troubles, reach out at and we’ll send it to you via email.

If you’re a reader but would rather not sign up with Patreon, get connected and we’ll provide another way for you to support My Ballard.

And finally, if you’re a local business interested in a future partnership for Patreon, or if you’d like information about how to become a sponsor of My Ballard, email

Photo:Skål Beer Hall