Chicago Free & Frugal

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    ★ Chicago's best freebies and biggest bargains ★

    It's packed with insider info and more than 200 money-saving tips. Learn how to take advantage of Chicago's skyscraping architecture, world-class museums, groovy music and raucous sports teams like locals do - without breaking the bank. And you'll get free updates forevermore.

    • "For my money, Chicago Free & Frugal is the best app for discovering hidden Chicago gems." Brad Spirrison, Managing Editor, Appolicious Inc. (
    • "This app is an invaluable guide to many of Chicago's best budget eateries and attractions. Obviously written by an insider who knows well the city's quirks and charms..." - Sometime Chicagoan

    The lowdown on:
    • Free days for all the local museums (Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and more)
    • Cheap tickets for the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks
    • Cheap tickets for Steppenwolf and Goodman theaters
    • Free shows at Second City and other improv clubs
    • Cheap eats - 80+ foodie-favorite restaurants where you can chow down for $10 on average
    • Free music events - Blues Fest, Jazz Fest, orchestra concerts, blues shows, etc
    • Budget views from the John Hancock Center
    • Budget booze around the city
    • Free Frank Lloyd Wright and other architectural sights
    • Free yoga classes
    • Free cooking demonstrations
    • Free books
    • Plus much more - 200 listings total (and more on the way)

    ★ FEATURES ★
    • Contains fresh, best-of content (*not* general info sliced from guidebooks or Wikipedia)
    • 740+ photos for sneak peaks of restaurants and other venues
    • One-click website links (including to Twitter, Facebook and Yelp)
    • One-click links to restaurant menus and museum maps
    • Easily sort reviews by name, distance, price and neighborhood
    • GPS tracking tells you instantly what's nearby
    • Share reviews, photos and user comments

    ★ About the Author ★

    Travel guidebook author, journalist, blogger and donut lover Karla Zimmerman has lived in the Windy City for more than 20 years. She writes about her home base for Lonely Planet, the BBC, Countryman Press, Wild Blue Yonder, and AAA Living, among many other publications. Find more recommendations on her blog My Kind of Town & Around ( or by following her on Twitter (

    ★ About Sutro Media ★

    This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

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