Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jet Blue, Again

Jet Blue is having a spring fare sale. Book by April 8th to take advantage of their low fares. Enjoy.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Gas Up

The cost of gas today is cheap compared to what it was about 8 months ago. That said, why pass up a deal at the pump? The ABC 7 news site has a new feature that provides you with the address of the cheapest gas station in your area. All you have to do is click here and type in your zip code.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Free Food & Wine

Today I have a last minute tip courtesy of Laura! Tonight there is a BOTTLENOTES wine tasting at Shin in Hollywood, courtesy of Citysearch. "There will be global wine tastings paired with Simon Shin's menu of Korean delicacies. Bottlenotes author Alyssa Rapp will also speak about her new book "Around The World in 80 Sips" and answer questions about the fun and flavorful world of wine. Best of all, it's free!!!"

When: Thursday March 26th, 7 pm - 9 pm
Where: Shin BBQ 1600 N. Wilcox Avenue (at Selma), Los Angeles, 90028

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Saver Beware

These days every one has tips on how to save money and where to cut corners.  Even with the best of intentions, the truth is that it's impossible to eat every meal at home and only be entertained by free television.  While we have to choose wisely, at some point, we need to spend money on ourselves and find some pleasure in all this new free time.  Don't agree with me?  The New York Times has a great article about "Saver's Remorse."  Read it here.

Speaking of remorse, if you don't know about TravelZoo, you must join immediately!  Each Wednesday they publish the Top 20 travel deals they find online.  Today's deals include travel to Tokyo, hotel at the Four Seasons and air fare, for just $1199 and roundtrip to Las Vegas from Los Angeles for $99!  The deals at TravelZoo are too good to be missed.  Go ahead, take that trip now.  You'll be back at work eventually.

Friday, March 20, 2009

A Bit of Free L.A. History

This weekend the Los Angeles Conservancy is offering up 2 free events.

On Saturday March 21st the Conservancy is kicking off their free self guided Pico-Union tour & community fair .  You can find the fair at the Pico Union branch library at 1030 S. Alvarado, from 10 am - 1 pm.

On Sunday March 22nd the Conservancy is sponsoring the second annual L.A. Heritage Day at the Heritage Square Museum from 11 am to 4 pm.  The Museum is located at 3800 Homer Street in Los Angeles.  You must download and print the following flier for free admission.

Want more information?  Click here.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Roll With It

Goldstar.com is offering half price tickets to see the the L.A. Derby Dolls team, The Swarm, face off against the San Diego team, The Fight Crew.  John Doe of punk band X will sing the National Anthem.  The event takes place Saturday, March 28th at 6 pm at the Doll Factory.

It's a whole lot of action for $8.50.  

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Luck o' the Irish

Jet Blue has done it again. In partnership with Aer Lingus they are offering a summer sale on more than 25 European destinations. You must book by March 18th to get these low fares.

Well?! What are you waiting for?

It's Real Simple to Save

While REAL SIMPLE is always categorized under "Woman's Interest" magazines, they often have great articles on ways for everyone to save.  Their latest article "24 Hours of Savings" features some great ways to save from morning til night.  Be sure to browse through the entire feature, it has some great freebies!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Your Own, Personal, Downsize

Saving money is certainly the topic du jour these days. Every one has tips and tricks (including me) for ways to stretch your dollar and make things last. In my daily browsing I found an article I thought worth sharing. It's not that the tips are so brilliant, it's just that there are so many of them to pick and choose from. And while the article is aimed at those who have been laid off, there is value in it for people just looking for ways to tighten their belts or be more responsible spenders.


If your favorite tip isn't on here, please share!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Free Movies

For the month of March Amoeba Music and SPACE 15Twenty are hosting a free Monday night music doc series.  Along with showing movies in the courtyard of SPACE 15Twenty, there will be guest DJs, free IZZE soda, free popcorn, and Q & A's with directors after the film.  

Each film starts at 8 pm.  For more information, click here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

In Good Taste

Taste in West Hollywood is offering a brand new happy hour. Tuesday through Sunday, from 4 pm - 6 pm, Taste is offering $3 beer, $4 Martinis, $4 Well Drinks, $4 Pizza, $4 Mac and Cheese and much more. And if you happen to be unavailable in the afternoon, don't fret. Taste is also offering amazing deals on Sunday night prix fixe meals, and half price bottles of wine on Monday.

Isn't it time you satisfied your Taste buds?

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Green(er) Thumb

If you've got some time to waste, why not pick up a few new hobbies? The Armstrong Garden center is here to help.

Each Saturday Armstrong Garden offers a class on a different topic. There is no registration required and they serve coffee to attendees. On Saturday March 21 the topic is growing tomatoes in your garden, or in a container, and on Saturday March 28 they are discussing how to grow your own veggie garden. The classes are all related to seasonal topics - in the past they've offered ones on low water gardens and another on orchids.

The price is certainly right, so why not learn something new.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pink Slip Parties

Unemployment got you down?  Live it up at a Pink Slip Party.  The Crescent Hotel in Beverly Hills is hosting parties the first Tuesday of every month through July.  Bring your resume, sip a martini and network for your next job.  

Want more information?  ABC 7 has more information here online.  

Sample Sale

I've said it before, but I'll say it again.  I love Jet Blue.  For today only they are having a Sample Sale.  Fares start at $29 one way.  My favorite fare:  Burbank to NY $69 each way!!  Amazing.  

Monday, March 2, 2009

Prime Time

The folks over at the Smoke House sure know how to lure in recession weary diners.  On Monday nights they are offering their Prime Rib for $12.95 and bottles of wine at 50% off.  With all that money you're saving you'll be able to afford their Cheese Bread.  Enjoy.