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Discounts at Cinemark every Tuesday

If you’re a movie lover on a budget, mark your calendar for Tuesdays. Cinemark offers its weekly Discount Day every Tuesday at participating locations. Ticket prices range from $1 to $5.75, depending on the location. (There is an upcharge for 3-D films.) The offer is not valid for new movies on opening day, specially priced […]


Half price Hamlet like you’ve never seen it

Shakespeare fans in the Twin Cities, gather ’round. We have a particularly exciting tale for you. Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher will be performing Hamlet solo Hennepin Center for the Arts’ Illusion Theater in October. Rest assured he has the chops to pull this off — he’s the guy who wrote Casanova for the late Heath […]

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Discount for Trapped in a Room with a Zombie

  Big Thrill Factory has  just partnered with Room Escape Adventures to open Trapped in a Room with a Zombie in Minneapolis-St. Paul. If you like puzzles, adventure, and Halloween, this is just your thing—and we’ll throw in a discount. This interactive experience literally traps you in a room with a hungry zombiechained to the […]

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Get a free ride in Minneapolis/St. Paul with Lyft

Lyft, a new ride-sharing program, is a cheaper alternative to a cab with a smart phone app and background-checked drivers who say hello with a fist bump. It is up and running in Minneapolis/St. Paul and other cities nationwide.

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Dairy Queen serves $5 lunch with sundae

For those who like their lunch with a sweet treat, Dairy Queen continues its popular lunchtime promo. For a limited time, the DQ $5 Lunch is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at participating locations. Customers get two crispy chicken wraps, fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae for just $5. For a buck more, diners can upgrade the … [Read More...]

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Taco Bell’s new ‘Happier Hour’ offers $1 drinks

Taco Bell just relaunched its very popular Happier Hour. However, this time, it only includes drinks. For a limited time, customers can get a regular Freeze or medium fountain drink for just $1 — every day from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. If you combine the Happier Hour price with its new $1 Cravings Menu, you can definitely create your own afternoon … [Read More...]

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$3 ‘Boo-rito’ at Chipotle Halloween night

On Halloween, Oct. 31, show up in costume and Chipotle will “treat” you to one of its notoriously large “boo-ritos,” bowls, salads or tacos for only $3. The bargain burrito is available from 5 p.m. to closing, so there's still plenty of time to go trick-or-treating or get to a party. We imagine there are going to be lots of ghosts and goblins … [Read More...]

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Are you a top Twin Cities cheapskate?

Minneapolis-St. Paul on the Cheap is looking for an editor and publisher. If you’d like to run a business as the Twin Cities' top maven of deals, discounts and free events, send your credentials to Teresa Mears, publisher of Living on the Cheap. The ideal candidate has experience in journalism or marketing, knows the city well and has an interest … [Read More...]