Your Guide to Ski Swaps in the Twin Cities

Participating in Ski Swaps are one way to save big money on ski equipment.  When you have kids that like to ski, buying used equipment is the best way to keep costs affordable.  Kids outgrow everything. If you are like me, it’s hard for me to invest in brand new equipment when I know it […]

ONE WEEK FREE Yoga during National Yoga Month

If you’ve been wanting to try yoga, now is your chance. In celebration of National Yoga Month this September, participating yoga studios throughout the Twin Cities are offering FREE yoga for a week to new prospective students. To retrieve your ONE WEEK FREE coupon, visit the Yoga Health Foundation web site by clicking here. You […]

Starbucks & Visa Checkout: Get $10 bonus gift card with reload

It’s not often you can get a gift card for yourself without paying for it. That’s what makes this gift card promo from Starbucks and Visa Checkout extra hot! Through Friday, September 30, reload $10 on your Starbucks card through Visa Checkout (via the Starbucks app) and receive a $10 eGift within 5 days (courtesy […]

September Restaurant Deals in the Twin Cities

Wake up to a good morning, with this freebie from Chick-fil-A. Through Sept. 10, if already have the Chick-fil-A One app (or download it and create a new account), receive an offer for a FREE breakfast item. Choose from a Chicken Biscuit, 3-count Chick-n-Minis or its new Egg White Grill. (The offer expires Sept. 30.) […]

11 frugal-friendly fast-food deals

Hungry for savings? Here are 11 popular fast-food deals, perfect for bargain hunters looking for “cheap” eats. The tasty offers are available at participating locations, for a limited time. Just as fast-food gets served in a flash, the promos move just as fast — so bite into the deals, before they’re gone. (It’s always wise […]

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 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 to help readers find garage sales in and around the Twin Cities this spring and summer. 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, […]