Saturday, August 27, 2011

Free Stuff in Chicago!

I got back from a vacation to Chicago earlier this week, and we had a great time! I could post lots of things, but let me tell you about the freebies we found:

*Free breakfast at our hotel! This saved us a good amount of money. Actually, the last two days BF wanted Dunkin' Donuts coffee, so he walked over and spend money on breakfast. Being Cheapy-McCheaperson, I stayed and ate at the hotel.

*, apparently Walgreens headquarters are near Chicago. Because of this, their employees get in free to the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and the Museum of Science and Industry. And except for the Aquarium, they also get a free guest! We easily saved over $125 and got to enjoy some great museums. My favorite was the Science and Industry Museum, though they were all pretty great. This site also got us discounted tickets for the top of Sears Tower. Plus, we found out we can get discounted movie tickets through there as well! Pretty amazing.

*Free Stained Glass Museum at the Navy Pier. This was cooler than you'd expect. I read about it in the Chicago book that I got from the library. It was a GREAT book, and included a map that I used pretty constantly throughout the weekend.

*Free trolley to Navy Pier from the Metro Station.

*Millenium Park is free, including the free opera concert we got to here. Plus all of the public art around the city. It was pretty great!
The Bean!

Free concert at noon. We sat in the grass, out of the sun.
Freddie with a big fish at the Aquarium

Me, being a dork with a T-rex

Stained glass and Jessica in bloom.
We still managed to spend a chunk of change, but I think we definitely found ways to save where we could.