100 plus free or cheap things to do in Chicago this weekend

You can find a complete list of events by day on our Calendar page. To keep up with the latest news on deals, discounts and free events in Chicago, sign up for the daily Chicago on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. Here's a list of free or cheap things to do in Chicago this weekend: 48 more free or cheap … [Read More...]

20% discount at Macy’s

Now through October 18, 2015 save 20% store-wide at Macy's when you purchase a Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Pin for $5. The sales associates have a list of exclusions that is not online although I was able to take a snap when they weren't looking.  Sorry about the poor quality.  Click on the picture below for better quality. One great brand NOT excluded … [Read More...]

Senior Savings Day at Walgreens

On the first Tuesday of the month, Walgreens offers customers age 55 and older a 20% discount on all regularly priced merchandise.  Walgreens, W Brand and Nice! products regularly priced and sale items are discounted.  The discount does not apply to sale items, prescriptions, cigarettes, phone cards or other items.  See terms and conditions here. You … [Read More...]

Hyde Park Art Center: Second Sunday free events

Every second Sunday of the month the Hyde Park Art Center offers family friendly "art making events" that are free and open to the public. When: Sunday, October 11, 2105, 1:00pm-4:00PM Where: 5020 S. Cornell Avenue, 773-324-5520 Artist Elke Claus will assist in creating prints using styrofoam plates.  Pencil drawings are created and carved into … [Read More...]

Free Days at Brookfield Zoo

The Brookfield Zoo, like many Chicago Museums, only offers free days when kids are in school. I predicted they would be in January and February but they actually start earlier! Where:  Brookfield Zoo,  3300 Golf Rd; Brookfield, 708-688-8000. When:  General zoo admission is free on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 1 through December 31, 2015; Ja … [Read More...]

Free Junior Chef classes at Williams-Sonoma

Junior chefs in training are welcome take fun and easy cooking classes.  Kids learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way. Where:  Lincoln Park, 1550 N Fremont St, Chicago, IL 60622, (312) 255-0643 When:  Saturday, October 24 and 31,  Halloween Party and Thanksgiving Helper: Soups an … [Read More...]

Free garden tours at Lincoln Park Zoo

Join Lincoln Park Zoo’s Horticulture Department for a FREE tour of the beautiful zoo gardens. When: Every second Saturday, October 10, 10–11 a.m. Where:  2001 N Clark St, (312) 742-2000, Meet at the Nature Boardwalk kiosk next to Café Brauer.  Refer to this online map for directions For more information, email Education Programs at educat … [Read More...]

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse $44 dining deal

Ruth's Chris is offering a four course meal that includes a starter, entrée, personal side dish and dessert from $43.95-$55.95. When: Through fall (At participating locations for a limited time. Prices may vary. ) Where:  Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 431 N Dearborn St, (312) 321-2725 Choose one of the following starters: Butter Lettuce BLT Salad | … [Read More...]