L+A on the cheap

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This adventurous lifestyle of experiencing and then reporting back to you comes at a cost.  We took a two-person vote and decided unanimously that we are now secret agents, scouring the globe for the best deals in travel, food and personal style.  Think lots of walking and early bird specials.  Hell, Agnes can’t pass a thrift store without searching out the perfect sundress.  Though we love to throw caution to the wind we realize the value in penny pinching.  Of course it’s just our ironic approach to start experimenting with this bang for our buck angle in the most expensive city in the nation.  Just adds to the adventure, friends!

So, where to start?

1)    Download these apps!

*Groupon– available for a number of cities.  New deals come out daily, offering a variety of food, services and wares.  You pay a set amount and receive x number of dollars off or toward your investment.  Stretch those bucks!!

*Scout Mob– our personal favorite.  They pinpoint your location and show deals by distance.  Just show the app after you stuff your face and reap the benefits.  -Note- there’s generally a cap depending on the spot (ex. 50% off up to $20)

2)    One man’s trash…

Thrift, thrift, thrift.  Whether it’s Goodwill or a boutique thrift shop there is cheap-ass treasure to be found.  Leonard scored a cashmere ralph sweater for $12.  Agnes can be scene sporting an all leather Coach brief case that was $3.  Hint, avoid any shop they called “vintage”.  It’s just an excuse to sell a pair of used army boots for 200 bucks.  Most recently we scored a few dress forms in a rad chelsea dumpster dive- hope to turn a quick profit with these lovely gals.

3)    Walk!!

The subway is the cheapest mode of transportation in the city, but that shit adds up.  A single ride is $2.50 and a monthly unlimited pass will run ya $104 , while two pairs of Saucony Jazz cost roughly the same.  Throw on your kicks and strut your stuff.  Word to the wise?  Wear socks.

4)   Work!

Pick up some work in the town you’re in.  We signed up to cater.  It’s fairly soul sucking but we work when it suits us and it pays $25/hr., which makes Aggie feel better about her thrifting habit.

So, there it is…  our first cheat sheet (we’ll add more as it hits us).

enjoy all your daily adventures!



4 responses »

  1. FYI – Scoutmob is not available for Florida.

  2. jonny’s got the dumpster diving down- bartering is totally a good way to go… and mom, you crack us up too!

  3. oh my gosh..you two kill me.

  4. add barter to the list. it works wonders….oh and dumpster diving.


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