When thinking of ways to save, donating money doesn't usually come to mind. Here is the exception:
Right now, KCRW is having a membership subscription drive. A donations of $50 or more gets you their Fringe Benefits card, which gives discounts at over 900 retailers - including theaters, restaurants, museums, and stores. The fun doesn't stop there. With your donation you get to choose a member premium (listen to 89.9 FM for details), entered in their daily drawing for a new MacBook, their subscription drive sweepstakes for a trip to Australia, and a another contest for a VW Jetta. Did I mention that your donation is also tax deductible?
Still not sold? For a donation of $100, KCRW was offering two tickets to Flight of the Conchords at the Greek. Had you purchased them from Ticketmaster, it would cost well over $110.