Tag: Evanston

Buying Gifts for Weddings Without Going Broke!

Buying Gifts for Weddings Without Going Broke!
Hey your BFF is getting married and your other BFF is engaged! You can substitute BFF for cousin, friend, brother, sister, Mom, etc….whatever! What you really need to know is that it’s June and that means wedding season! ¬†Showers, engagement parties and Weddings all equal you buying gifts for people you love! ¬†If you’re broke,... Read more »

OMG - Gas Prices are INSANE!

OMG - Gas Prices are INSANE!
Okay my title pretty much sums it up!  What is the deal with the price at the pump?   While I sadly don’t have any secret tips for discounts or coupons on gas….I can offer other savings advice.  I’ve heard a rumor that if you pay cash sometimes you can get a 10% discount at certain stations.  Also... Read more »

National Corndog Day!!! March 19, 2011

National Corndog Day!!! March 19, 2011
As any frugal dinning expert knows….March 19th is coming and that means NATIONAL CORNDOG DAY!  Not only is it a whole day devoted to the deliciousness of the great American Corn Dog, but it also means they are on sale for the occasion!     My favorite place to get corn dogs on this wonderful day... Read more »
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Freebies for Students!

Freebies for Students!
You’re a student and the world knows you’re broke, so while you can still flash that university ID, take advantage of it’s benefits!   Free Amazon Prime Membership for Students Hey students….if you are enrolled as a collegiate student….you can enroll in a free Amazon Prime Membership.  That gets you free 2 day shipping from... Read more »

Part II...Frugal AND Organic!

Part II...Frugal AND Organic!
If you missed Part I of going Organic AND Frugal…check that post here.   GROWING GREEN Put your windowsills to good use,….or even that warm space above your fridge and grow the latest culinary trend…Micro-Greens.  You’ll pay over $4-5 dollars a bag at the grocery store and can DIY and grow an endless supply all... Read more »

Gourmet Italian for $3 a Plate?

Gourmet Italian for $3 a Plate?
Yes please!!! – I’ll take 4! Okay….if you haven’t already heard about this amazing deal, read on!  Bravo Cucina Italiana is now offering “Bar Bites” for $2.95 each from 3-7 PM, Monday through Friday and 9PM to close.   Bravo is already one of my favorite places to eat, because it’s delicious and also half a block... Read more »
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10 free Christmas events in Evanston!

10 free Christmas events in Evanston!
That’s right, get on up north of Chicago to my favorite ‘burb’ of Chicago.  Evanston is a great city situated just north of Chicago and has cute ‘Christmasy’ shops and all kinds of free holiday entertainment (+ great shopping)!  The shops are unique, the food is truly world class cuisine and the streets are decorated... Read more »

10 Free ways to Relax...

10 Free ways to Relax...
Relaxing is an important part of life. Period. Stress affects your health, so counteract it by fitting in some time to relax…to truly relax. Take a deep breath in,……..slowly exhale….good! We’re onto something now!   So, even if it’s just for 15 minutes…let go of whatever you are spending time worrying and thinking about, work,... Read more »

Fine wine on a dime.

You don’t have to worry if you’re a prince or a pauper, because when you walk in the door at Vinic Wine Co. right away you’ll feel its fresh, sophisticated, yet unpretentious vibe and be greeted by the friendly, talented and perceptive sommeliers behind the counter.  Owner Sandeep and member of staff, Tom have an... Read more »
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