Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cheap Eats

OK, eating out is almost never the most frugal option, but a girl's gotta have fun sometime, no?

The AtPlay section of the Chicago Tribune this morning has a feature titled "The best bites for your buck." It includes one of the few remaining FREE food happy hours (4-6 p.m., M-F at La Madia = free pizza samples with a $5 glass of wine). This is Chicago, so don't be surprised that the next lowest value-priced meal is $6.50 and it goes up from there.

If that's too much for you, you really need to check out Mir of sez that the $25 "gift certificates" they sell there are 50 percent off right now. I've seen (on Wantnot) that the certs go as low as 60% periodically, so right now is not necessarily the time to stock up but if you want to go out this weekend, you can buy right now and print instantly.