Cheap Chicago-bargain hunting tips from Time Out Chicago

January 31, 2008 11:45:01 AM PST
Everyone loves a bargain, but it takes a lot of work to dig up the best deals. But Time Out Chicago is making it easy to pinch pennies with the magazine's annual Cheap Chicago issue. Now on newsstands, The Cheap Issue explores ways to help you live your lifestyle for less. Time Out lists cheap finds for foodies, aspiring billionaires, students and artists. You'll find money-saving tips from thrifty artists, a proto billionaire, a fashionista, and a student on how to get cheap art supplies, groceries, health care, designer clothes, books, personal assistants and coffee. Don't miss your chance to live the high life and not break the bank. Here are some highlights from Time Out editor, Amy Carr:


Steve & Barry's -- Bitten Line
Randhurst Mall
999 N Elmhurst Rd
Mt. Prospect,IL 60056 (Price markdowns)

Pistol Bazaar (Hard-to-find designer looks)
1717 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


Lush Wine & Spirits (Bourbon)
1306 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60607

Ikea -- Tupperware
750 E Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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Trader Joe's -- Spices, sea salts, oil, vinegar
1840 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
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Northwestern Cutlery -- Apron ($4), Knife ($22.95)
810 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60007


Harold Washington Library (Free DVD rentals)
400 S State St
Chicago, Illinois 60605

Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Student Discount)
220 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604

Goodman Theatre (Student Discount)
170 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60601

Museum of Contemporary Art (Student Discount)
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Art & Science Salons
1552 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622