You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have fun in this city. You just need to know where to look for all the tips, tricks and deals and that is right here.
The Publisher is Carol Cavazos, a long-time resident of Chicago who has mostly worked in finance – and who knows the value of a dollar. As a lifelong frugal living enthusiast she tracks down and curates all the best quality free and cheap activities, daily deals, discount dining and theater tickets and shares frugal living tips so you can free up more cash to build wealth while still enjoying life. Read more here.
Whether you’re a tourist, a visitor attending a convention, or a local resident looking for something to do or some place to eat, Chicago on the Cheap makes it easy to find the best deals in Chicago. Welcome and enjoy.
Chicago on the Cheap is part of the Living on the Cheap network, a group of local websites published by more than 20 professional writers and frugalistas.
We post the deals as we find them. But you know the drill: Prices and promotions are subject to change at any time and without notice. If you think something sounds too good to be true, check with the merchant before you head out.
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