This Saturday, September 26, is Museum Day, when hundreds of museums and cultural centers around the country are waiving normal admissions fees. The event is sponsored by Smithsonian magazine, and museum visitors must download and print a fee admission card to gain entrance. Details here.
Wendy Tremayne is the founder of Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a hub for clothing swaps around the country. In a Q&A with The Cheapskate Blog, she discusses ways to spruce up old clothes and discarded textiles in the swaps’ DIY workshops, along with lots of tips that are certainly new to me. Example: Bras can be easily transformed into great water …
“You can do more for yourself than I can do for you.”
In the last 15 years, Suzanne Agasi has bought a grand total of two pairs of jeans—and she loves jeans. Most of Agasi’s wardrobe comes free of charge from clothing swaps she’s helped organize as the founder of Clothing Swap.
Buy one regularly priced suit from Jos. A. Bank and you’ll get two more suits for free. It’s a special three-day promotion that ends on Wednesday, September 23. More details here.
Food & Family, a magazine put out by Kraft Foods that features Kraft products and is mailed to 10 million Kraft Food consumers, used to sent out for free. Not anymore. Subscribers are now being asked to fork over $14 a year for what many folks consider little more than a marketing tool to sell Kraft food.
When it comes to tips for saving, the more the better, right? Here’s a list of lists that’ll help you save money around the house, out at malls or restaurants, in Starbucks, at the grocery store—just about anywhere.
So you really want to encourage people to use public transportation, huh? Here’s one idea: Give them a free ride.
The government’s Federal Citizen Information Center will mail its 2009 Consumer Action Handbook to anyone who requests. The book, which has advice on telemarketing (how to avoid them), online shopping (how to avoid getting ripped off), and filing complaints (where to do it and how), can also be downloaded and read online. More details here.
Brick and mortar are no matches for cheap kiosks and the Internet. If you hadn’t already gathered, it appears that Netflix and Redbox are taking control of the three-way battle for movie rental customers. The latest sign: Movie rental giant Blockbuster plans to shut down nearly 1,000 stores by the end of 2010.
We all know what a pickpocket is. A putpocket, on the other hand, is a pickpocket who has changed his ways. When a putpocket has his hand in your pants, it’s actually a good thing.
To entice buyers, an apartment building in Brooklyn Heights is throwing in a free parking space, along with something to park there: a 2009 Audi A4. All you have to do is buy an apartment that costs over $2 million.