You’re Doing it Wrong: Going to the Movies

Movies in Chicago can easily cost $12+ per person and I think that’s a travesty. You probably already know some of the basic cheap ticket hacks: 1. Use your student ID (even if you aren’t a student anymore!) 2. Attend a cheaper matinee showing But let’s say you lost your student ID and only tend… Continue reading You’re Doing it Wrong: Going to the Movies

Work Salads – An affordably healthy lunch

This post isn’t specific to Chicago, but when I started this blog, I told people I wanted to incorporate tips for money saving in general. This one also happens to revolve around health. About 2 months ago, a coworker and I decided to try an experiment. We’re both fairly health-conscious and recognized a need to offset… Continue reading Work Salads – An affordably healthy lunch

Spring Rewards – Chicago’s New Restaurant Loyalty Program

There’s little more annoying than having to keep track of endless cards, apps, etc. just to rack up points at your favorite businesses. My purse simply doesn’t have room for physical representations of all the businesses I frequent. But what if I told you that you could start racking up loyalty points at hundreds of Chicago’s… Continue reading Spring Rewards – Chicago’s New Restaurant Loyalty Program

Free Bestselling eBooks

No, you didn’t read that wrong. Yes, you can get bestselling eBooks for free – no strings attached. How? First thing’s first – get a library card. Here’s what you need to do: Go to your closest Chicago Public Library location Bring the documents required for obtaining your library card. You will need a valid photo… Continue reading Free Bestselling eBooks

Chicago Transportation

There are so many different transportation options for getting from point a to point b in Chicago. It’s important to weigh what’s most important to you for different situations – time required or cost. The rise of on-demand transportation has made it more cost-effective to get places quickly, so I’ll summarize the differences between options.… Continue reading Chicago Transportation

Why Chicago Cheap Ass?

I don’t want this blog to be the typical “frugalista” blog. I used to follow blogs that showed you how to get stuff for free, but it was at the expense of the business offering the free product. I need you to know something – I LOVE Chicago. There are so many amazing businesses here worthy… Continue reading Why Chicago Cheap Ass?