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Earn $5 gift card with Starbucks or Tazo purchase

With so much holiday entertaining, you're probably buying more coffee and tea this time of year. If so, you could earn a $5 Starbucks gift card with the purchase of the three qualifying Starbucks or Tazo products from your grocery store in a single transaction. The promo is valid through Wednesday, Dec. 31. To get your $5 Starbucks card, save your … [Read More...]

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Free museum admission: Chicago Public Library passes

If you’re a Chicago Public Library (CPL) cardholder and an adult resident of Chicago, you may check out a Kids Museum Passport at any CPL location. Each CPL location has a limited number of Kids Museum Passports for each museum. Unless otherwise noted, a group must include at least one child under 18 for the Kids Museum Passport to be valid, and a … [Read More...]

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Free exhibits at the Newberry Library

The Newberry Library is marking the centennial of the start of World War I with two related exhibitions.  Both exhibitions are open to the public.  A final tour, led by the exhibition’s curators, is scheduled December 13 at 11 am.   Both the exhibitions and the tour are free and open to the pubic. Detailed information is available here. Chicago, … [Read More...]

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Free Chicago Tours: Take a Visit with a local Chicago Greeter

The Chicago Greeter program is a volunteer only group of Chicago residents who provide free “visits” for tourists visiting Chicago.  Per the Chicago Greeters website: "Explore Chicago with a friendly, knowledgeable local as your guide. This free service matches visitors with enthusiastic, city-wise volunteers for 2-4 hour guided visits of … [Read More...]

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Save money with your Visa card

Visa personal and business credit cards offer some unique money saving benefits. Visa offers two type of personal cards: the traditional Visa card and the premium Visa Signature card with an annual fee.  Business cards are called Visa Business. Both types of personal Visa’s offer about a 100 discounts available when you follow the terms and … [Read More...]

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Secure your credit with a credit freeze

Implementing a credit freeze is one of the cheapest ways to protect yourself against the costly and time-consuming ordeal of having your credit and identity stolen. Recently I was notified by a big bank that not only had my personal information been stolen but someone was moving through a suburban shopping mall using a cloned credit card with my name … [Read More...]

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Get a shopping discount with your flu shot

Two area pharmacies are offering a shopping discount if you get your flu shot at one of their locations. CVS is offering a 20% off shopping pass on non-sale and non-pharmacy items up to $100, to shoppers who get their flu shot at a participating CVS.   Shopping passes expire March 31, 2015. Jewel-Osco pharmacies are offering customers, who get … [Read More...]