Cheap Eats

Dating for Free Meals

January 8, 2012

Last month there was a story in Business Insider about a woman who used Match.com for the sole purpose of getting free meals.  There were a lot of daytime talk shows discussing how much of a gold digger the woman was because she estimated that she got $1,200 in free dinners.  My first reaction was […]

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Cooking for One: Zucchini Onion Pizza

October 30, 2011

Sometimes it’s hard to get excited about cooking when you live alone.  It’s easy to fall back on eating a bowl of cereal for dinner instead of putting the time into cooking a meal for yourself, but I think cooking for one is worth the effort.  It’s less expensive than eating out and usually healthier […]

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Free Tea at Chick-Fil-A

July 25, 2011

  I think I may have developed a mild addiction to Chick-Fil-A sweet tea while I was camping out for First 100.  It’s my drink of choice at Chick-Fil-A and I was really excited to hear about their Great Tea Giveaway.  From August 1 through 13, participating locations in the Greater Atlanta Area and Athens […]

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Deals at IKEA

July 24, 2011

Many of my Saturday mornings are spent at IKEA.  The IKEA Restaurant offers two strips of bacon, scrambled eggs and hash browns for only $.99.  For just a buck more, I typically splurge and get French toast sticks or Swedish pancakes and a cup of coffee.   While IKEA breakfast is my favorite bargain, the new […]

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Camping Out for Free Food: My Chick-fil-A First 100 Experience

May 31, 2011

A couple of years ago I heard an episode of This American Life that included a story about Chick-fil-A’s First 100 promotion.  The “First 100” refers to the first 100 people in line at the grand opening of a new Chick-fil-A location.  This lucky group gets free Chick-fil-A for a year in the form of […]

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Five Great Uses for Jimmy John’s Day-Old Bread

April 12, 2011

One of my favorite low cost food items is Jimmy John’s day-old bread.  It’s only 53 cents and it’s great to eat alone or use in recipes.  I visit Jimmy John’s (conveniently located on my way home from work) for the cheap bread more often than I buy sandwiches.  Here are some of the things […]

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Millionaire Mondays

March 21, 2011

There’s finally a reason to stop hating Mondays.  Every Monday night, Livingston Restaurant and Bar  in Atlanta has a Millionaire Mondays special.  You can get your choice of a soup or salad with filet mignon or a whole lobster for the low, low price of $16 per person. My friend Lauren and I went to […]

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Cheap Eats: K Cafe

March 17, 2011

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to a classy version of Krystal?  Probably not, but K Café is just that: Krystal, but way nicer.  It’s a casual dining restaurant that’s being tested out in Alpharetta by the owners of Krystal.  You order at the counter and servers bring the food to […]

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