Category Archives: Stuff To Do

Free Holiday Activites for this December Weekend and Beyond

Need a few ideas of what to do with the family this weekend and next?  Check out these freebies in the Twin Cities…   1.    See Santa in person a.    Bachman’s on Lyndale is presenting their annual free holiday play, Who Crashed Santa’s Sleigh? i.      Saturdays and Sundays, now through December 22nd ii.     Three daily […] [ Read More… ] 
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From Last Week – Because I Procrastinate Like A BOSS

From last week’s show!  Only a week late!  Yeah…   The Cheap Chick’s Mail Bag, 4th Quarter 2013 Every week, I get dozens of Facebook messages, emails and Tweets about discounts and deals I just HAVE to check out.  In fact, I’ve received so many fabulous frugal ideas in the last few weeks, I have […] [ Read More… ] 
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The Great MN Sweat-Together

BREAKING NEWS!  It is mother-lovin’ hot in Minnesota this week.  And lucky girl I am, I got to spend the morning of the hottest day at the State Fair.  Yay!  Um… Actually, I can’t complain.  Our Fox 9 booth is air-conditioned in the back, they provided us with icy-cold water, and the Fair vendors are […] [ Read More… ] 
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From Last Week, Part One

Sorry Peeps!!!!  I am an epic slacker, and didn’t post my Fox 9 Deets from last week’s shows.  So here is Tuesday’s Show – Alternatives to Hotels and Motels in MN.   New Ways To Stay If you think traveling around our great state means either staying at a hotel or motel, think again.  There […] [ Read More… ] 
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Awesome “Daycations” Around the Twin Cities

  Newsflash!  Gas is expensive.  So how can you take your family on a road trip to visit somewhere new and interesting, without breaking your budget?  Simple – take a daycation.  What’s that, you say?  It’s where you visit a locale that you can drive to and from, in one day.  And I found two […] [ Read More… ] 
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    Where I Thrift

    Everyone has their favorite thrift stores, right?  Okay, you do if you love thrifting as much as I do!  Here are the stores where I enjoy popping tags:

    Saver’s in Bloomington – close proximity to Prestigious West Bloomington and Edina equals excellent, higher end thrift scores.  Remember, if you donate?  You receive a 20% off coupon you can use right away!

    Saver’s in Columbia Heights – it’s the nearest thrift store to my house, and they have the NICEST staff of any Saver’s in the TC, in my humble opinion.

    ARC Value Village – For me, ARC is hit or miss.  I either score BIG, or leave empty-handed.  Either way, I always enjoy perusing this tidy, friendly shop.