October Restaurant Deals in the Twin Cities

This Halloween offer from Wendy’s will leave trick-or-treaters in the cold…really. The burger chain is now offering its annual Halloween Coupon Book. For $1, get a booklet of five coupons — each good for a FREE Jr. Frosty. The coupons are valid from Nov. 1 through Feb. 1, 2017. The best part is that 85-cents […]

97 Cheap and Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner and my kids are still undecided about costumes.  If you want to avoid spending a scary amount of money and save time, here’s a list of 97 cheap, easy homemade costumes. You can make great costumes using things you have around the house, such as old sheets, toilet paper […]

MN Sinfonia Winter Season Beings this Month

The Minnesota Sinfonia  begins its Winter Season on October 21 with a concert at the Metropolitan State University (700 East 7th Street in St. Paul) at 7.m. and then Sunday, October 23 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis (88 North 17th Street) at 2 p .m. Admission is FREE to all concerts and children […]

Your Guide to Free Paper Shredding in the Twin Cities

To protect against identity theft, document shredding is becoming almost essential these days. Below is a list of many different organizations throughout the Twin Cities offering FREE document shredding.  Please note that some organizations have size restrictions and some only offer their services to residents in a certain area.  For up-to-date and complete information, always […]

Your Guide to Apple Orchards in the Twin Cities

Apple season is always a fun time of the year to gather friends and family and head out to visit one of the many local apple orchards located in the Twin Cities area or a short drive from the Twin Cities. Whether your goal is to picnic, pick-your-own apples or just enjoy the festive activities offered, the […]

Special Fun and Cheap Deals for Kids in the Twin Cities

Looking for something fun and cheap to do with kids? Here is a list of special deals for kids that parents should know about and use to their full advantage. If you know of a special kid deal not listed, we want to know too, email Twincitiesonthecheap@gmail.com. If you have a 6th grader – sign up […]

Free Coding Classes for Kids with CoderDojo

Free coding classes offered for kids through CoderDojo.  CoderDojo is an international movement of FREE coding clubs for kids. CoderDojo Twin Cities has grown to be among the largest of these clubs in the world and has helped nearly 1000 young adults and children learn how to code since 2013.  If you are looking for […]

Hands on Clinics and DIY Workshops

If you’re ready to learn some valuable repair skills, Hennepin County offers Fix-it Clinics where you can get household items fixed for free by learning  how to do it yourself.  Residents bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more and receive FREE guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot […]

Map out Your Garage Sale Route through Twin Cities on the Cheap

Twin Cities on the Cheap has partnered with gsalr.com to help readers find garage sales in and around the Twin Cities this spring and summer. Gsalr.com lists garage sales directly on the map for quick and easy referencing.  How it works – find the sales directly on the map, add the ones you like to your favorites, […]