Friday, July 30, 2010

Your Cheap Weekend Forecast:

Posted By on Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 4:54 PM

For the sake of consistency, I'm going to start some regular weekly posts here at Save Memphis. Each Friday, I'll give a cheap look at the weekend: outings for you to enjoy without blowing your whole paycheck.

This weekend, I'll start with something you (hopefully) all know about - the South Main District's Art Trolley Tour night. Most of the galleries and shops on the south end of Main street stay open for this monthly event, and along with the luxury of viewing great local artists, lots of them have free wine and finger food. That's triple the bang for exactly zero bucks from you, and, if you feel so inclined, you can ride the trolley all night for just one dollar.

Trolley Tours happen on the last Friday of every month from 6-9 PM. You can find more info here.

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And on Sunday, local group Magic Kids will take a break from their current tour with Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti to play at the Buccaneer with fellow tourmates Puro Instinct (you may know them as Pearl Harbour). The show starts at 5 PM, promising to be easy on your beauty sleep, and I've heard rumors of a cookout. Plus, the cover will be a meager $5.

Magic Kids are absolutely one of the most enjoyable bands Memphis can call their own right now, so this is a great deal. See you there!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thrift!

Posted By on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Welcome to Save Memphis, a blog about how not to spend much money - while still having fun and occasionally acquiring new and fabulous possessions - in the city we all love.

First up (I'll go ahead and reveal my inclinations early on): cheap clothing. For me, dropping money on new clothes is as easy as finishing the whole bag of Doritos, so I try to restrict my shopping experiences to places where costs are low. That way, I get more for what I spend, and I've recycled some clothing that might have gone to waste rather than buying something brand-new. And in terms of clothes, Memphis has some great saving opportunities at its disposal:

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