The Dollar Stroll along Baltimore Avenue in University City Philadelphia today has been cancelled due to the weather. See the flyer below for more details.
Free Iced Tea Day may have come and gone already–it was yesterday, Monday, June 10th–but convenience store 7-Eleven has got your back and your thirst. For the next 6 days or through Saturday, June 15, you can still get free iced tea at 7-Eleven. Specifically you will receive free Snapple Iced Tea at participating 7-Eleven [...]
The Cirque du Soleil Totem show recently opened in the Philadelphia area, under the big top on the Camden (New Jersey) waterfront, and I know tickets have been hard to come by. Through my affiliate relationship with ticketing agency Goldstar, I’ve found out that Cirque du Soleil has added some shows, and Goldstar can help [...]
Once again Sam’s Club is offer free health checks and screenings at its clubs with pharmacies. This latest event occurs on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. With June being Men’s Health Month, that is what the health checks will focus on. The screenings are free and available to the public [...]
If you’re a golf fan, then you know that the U.S. Open golf tournament is being held in Merion this month. How would you like to win tickets to a practice round of the tournament? Or enjoy free golf this weekend in Philly? According to the Golf Association of Philadelphia, on Saturday, June 8, that [...]
Yesterday, I did my monthly frugal-living segment on the “10! Show” on NBC 10 in Philadelphia. I hope you got the chance to watch. If you didn’t, I’ve posted the video segment here. I hope it will help you find some frugal Valentine’s day gift ideas–for him and for her.
As Philadelphia residents I think you’ll particularly like the LOVE dishes and mugs I show. They feature the printing of the LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana as seen in LOVE park in Philly. You can get those mugs and dishes on this great website I discovered call Wayfair.com.
Just wanted to give my blog readers a heads up that I’m going to be on the “10! Show” on Thursday, January 5th, to talk about frugal New Year’s resolutions. The show broadcasts at 11:30 a.m. Eastern on Channel 10 on NBC 10 Philadelphia.
Later that day I’ll post a recap of the tips I shared, and when it becomes available, I’ll include a link to the video from that segment. Can’t wait to see my buddy Bill Henley!
Fall is a great time to enjoy all that the Philadelphia area has to offer. And the best part is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make the most of fall in Philly. Here are 5 ways you can enjoy fall in Philly on the cheap, which I discussed in my segment this morning on “The 10! Show.” (Scroll down to see the actual video!)
1. Free tour of covered bridges. Bucks County is home to more than a dozen old-fashioned covered bridges, some dating back to the 1800s. Visit Bucks County’s website has a downloadable tour map that can help you plan a day of touring covered bridges–all for free.
2. Free and cheap wine tastings. You can find plenty of wineries that will let you stop by and taste their wines for free–or for a nominal fee ($5) that is refundable if you purchase a bottle of wine. Some nearby wineries with free wine tastings include those along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail (Chadds Ford and Kreutz Wineries) and the Mason Dixon Wine Trail out by Lancaster as well as specific wineries in the northern suburbs, such as the Buckingham Valley and Wycombe wineries. (I can’t wait to try their apple mulled wines!)
To me apples are the quintessential fall fruit. If you love fresh apples, you can pick or pick up apples at local orchards for a lot less than you’d pay in the grocery store. For example, the honeycrisp apples that my family loves, we can get at Solebury Orchards for $1/pound. At Giant they cost $2.49 a pound. You can locate local orchards on LocalHarvest.org. Speaking of apples, the annual Apple Festival is next weekend at Peddler’s Village. This free event includes live entertainment and apple pie-eating contests, among other fun and free things that the whole family can enjoy.
4. Free museum admission. If it’s raining on a fall day, you can always go to a museum. Many Philadelphia area museums offer free admission once a week or once a month–I’m putting together a list to share on Philly on the Cheap soon–and tomorrow (Wednesday October 26th), actually, the Academy of Natural Sciences is offering free admission all day to celebrate its new relationship with Drexel University! An AAA card, or membership card to WHYY or WXPN will get you discounted admission on any other day of the week!
5. Free pancakes for kids at IHOP. OK, so this one isn’t exclusive to the Philadelphia area, but I love it nonetheless. IHOP is promoting its kids-friendly pancake called Count Spatula, which, in time for Halloween, is free to kids who visit IHOP on Friday, October 28th.
I hope you’ll tune in to the “10! Show” on NBC 10 in Philadelphia at 11:30 a.m. today (Tuesday, October 25th) to see my latest segment on Philly on the Cheap. This time around I’ll be highlighting fun things you can do for fall in the Philly area–on the cheap, of course.
Check back later in the day when I’ll post a roundup of the tips, suggestions, and attractions that I mention during my segment, along with a video link to that segment.
If you saw me on “The 10! Show” last week, you heard me talking about chocolate classes in Princeton, via the Chocolate Lovers Club. While we ran out of time during the segment for me to get into what these chocolate classes entail, let me tell you this: today, I sampled one of the props that the Chocolate Lovers Club loaned me for my segment, and it was delicious.
If you are a chocolate lover and want to learn to make amazingly beautiful and delicious confections for your friends and family, I would suggest signing up for one of these upcoming classes:
The Chocolate Lovers Club is located in the Forrestal Village, off Route 1, in Princeton, and offers classes twice a month. However, you can book a private class or a birthday party if you’d like. I know where I’ll consider having my next girls night out!