Friday, May 29, 2009


The New Beverly Cinema is showing the BACK TO THE FUTURE Trilogy both tonight and tomorrow starting at 7:30 pm. Doc Brown himself is rumored to appear in person!

If you're not seeing UP! or DRAG ME TO HELL, lay down $10 for ol Marty McFly. It's three movies for less than the cost of one at the Arclight.

Free Cake Fridays

For those of you craving a little something sweet, Mrs. Beasley's is offering "Free Cake Fridays." Every Friday at Mrs. Beasley's locations, buy 1 bundt cake and get a second for free. This deal is only available in stores, but check out the selection and locations online.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Border Grill Happy Hour

Been craving a margarita lately?  Hit up the Border Grill in Santa Monica .  Margaritas are half price and tacos are $3 a piece.  Happy Hour runs Monday - Friday 4 pm - 7 pm, and for those of you that still have jobs, Friday and Saturday after 10 pm.

Read more about it here.

Deal is a Relative Term

The NY Times Travel section has a new article featuring recent deals they've found online. While travel is a luxury altogether, there are a few deals here that seem reasonable in this economy: roundtrip from LA to Hawaii via Pleasant Holidays for under $400 a person, and a Vegas deal offered by the Imperial Palace Hotel called "All In" that includes accomodations, food and drink for two priced at $135 a night.

I don't know about you, but all this unemployment has me itching for a real vacation.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Discount Movies

Today's tip comes from John Dalton.

The Laemmle Theatre chain is offering "New Deal" Tuesdays. For $6 you can see any movie at any show time, and for an additional $1 you can purchase a small popcorn.

Read more about it here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Real Food Daily Deals

In the mood for vegan food, but don't want to spend a fortune?  Check out Real Food Daily's "Stimulus Package."  It's not on this flier, but they are also offering a Healthy Happy Hour Monday - Friday from 4 pm - 6pm that includes discounted appetizers and wine.

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Eclectic Wine Bar Happy Hour

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Ikea Madness

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Ikea is doing another "Seize the Days" event.  Offers include free breakfast, low-cost curtains, and a deep discount on Expedit bookcases.  Click here for more details. 

Happy shopping!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Free Fitness

Tomorrow, May 15th, LUCY athletic stores are introducing Fitness Friday.  At various LUCY locations there will be local pros giving free demonstrations, free smoothies and other treats, and free passes to local fitness classes.  Offers vary by location, but generally this event will be taking place between Noon - 4 pm.  See their website for details.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Chain Restaurants to the Rescue

What do Chili's, TGI Fridays, and The Cheesecake Factory all have in common?  

Each chain has launched their "recession-priced" menus.  Chili's is offering 10 items for under $7.  TGI Friday's is introducing $5 Sandwiches and Salads.  The Cheesecake Factory now has a "Small Plates & Snacks" menu.  

So live a little and dine out.  Your wallet, if not your stomach, will thank you.

My Apologies

Things were busy  for a moment.  I now return to my previously scheduled blogging.

Friday, May 1, 2009

More Pink Slip Parties

It's May and unemployment is still rising. The good news? Pink Slip parties are still going strong, bring applicants, hiring managers and recruiters together. PINK SLIP PARTY LA (different than the parties at The Crescent) has three upcoming events - one in Van Nuys, another in San Diego, and a third in Downtown LA. Grab a friend and go mingle.

Read more about it here.