Please join me in welcoming our newest blogger – Mallory LePage! She’s seriously fabulous and is an early adopter when it comes to trying beauty products. If you have any questions or products you’d like her to review, please let her know in the comments! — We all get suckered into trends and new skin products that are… Continue reading Basic Skincare for Chicago Weather
Former CTA Graphic Artist Shames CTA with His Own Way More Brutally Honest Ad Campaign and It’s all 100% the Truth
Hello heathens, my name is The Blind Nihilist. I write for an arguably satirical blog that I created, which is also named The Blind Nihilist. I’m not big into self-promotion, but you can find it here. Something else you might not know about me is that I’m a fantastic graphic designer and used to work… Continue reading Former CTA Graphic Artist Shames CTA with His Own Way More Brutally Honest Ad Campaign and It’s all 100% the Truth
Stop Spending so Much Money Online Shopping
While most of this blog focuses on Chicago deals and happenings, I wanted to take a step back and focus on deals in general. Or rather, shopping. Of the online variety. If you think my deal-scouting abilities can be contained within just one city, I’m about to blow you away. Here’s my 5 step process… Continue reading Stop Spending so Much Money Online Shopping
I saved thousands of dollars by using Groupon Getaways
So far, I’ve purchased three Groupon Getaways. I’ve gone on two trips and have the third planned for this fall. I took my first leap of faith with Groupon Getaways in January 2014. Randomly messaging my best friend Nico (who wrote an awesome article about improv for Chicago Cheap Ass recently!), I said, “There’s a… Continue reading I saved thousands of dollars by using Groupon Getaways
Top Ten: Cheap Chicago Tinder Dates
Many of my friends have been in situations where they’re planning a first Tinder date but are unsure of what to do. Keeping in mind that they might end up not even liking the person, it’s important to find cost-effective solutions to get to know someone. Cheap Chicago Tinder Dates Go to the beach. While going to the beach is limited to the… Continue reading Top Ten: Cheap Chicago Tinder Dates
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
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
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?