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Broke-Ass Contest: Win a Pair of Broadway Tickets and a $100 gift certificate to an Italian Dinner!

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Season of Savings will give two of you lucky bastards each a pair of tickets to Superior Donuts, the new Broadway play from the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of August: Osage County.  Described by the playwright Tracy Letts as “a love letter to Chicago,” Superior Donuts is about the unlikely friendship of an ex-hippie donut shop owner and his intelligent and brash young African-American employee.  To sweeten the give-away deal, Season of Savings has also included two $100 gift certificates to family style Italian restaurant Tony’s DiNapoli.

Basically, Season of Savings is a discounts book and website for numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, parking garages, hotels and other New York City attractions.  They offer discounts such as $52 ticket coupons to FELA!, $55 ticket coupons to HAIR, and $45 ticket coupons to In The Heights, among other steep discounts of up to 55% off of The 39 Steps, Burn the Floor, Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Finian’s Rainbow, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Next to Normal, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock of Ages, Shrek the Musical, South Pacific, Superior Donuts, and Wishful Drinking.  The timing of discounts for the shows ranges from August 30 '“ December 20.  Check out all the details on  Download the book HERE to take advantage of their deals.  We all know regular Broadway tickets are completely out of our budget, but these deals make the prices palatable, and your patronage keeps the New York institution of arts and Broadway Theater alive!

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Broke-Ass Stuart’s two pairs of Superior Donuts tickets to give away are for Wednesday Oct. 7 at 8pmFor a chance to win, make a comment to this article about a desperate, stupid, or creative thing you have done to get free tickets/entry to a show or event, and make sure you include your Name and Email Address in the spaces where prompted so we know how to contact you. You have one week to do this.  At the end of the week '“ next Sunday, September 13th '“ we will put the names of everyone who commented in a hat and randomly draw out two names who will each win a pair of tickets and $100 dinner gift certificate!  Our friend Katherine from Season of Savings will then mail the tickets and gift certificates directly to the winners.  Good Luck!!

We will add the email address of all who enter to Broke-Ass Stuart’s email list unless explicitly asked not to.

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Danielle was raised by a pack of coyotes in the Los Angeles hills. Since arriving in NY in 2001, she has had any number of strange jobs, including back-up singing for JELVIS (the Jewish Elvis), starting the non-profit LYDIA, and writing political cabarets. A huge advocate for travel as a way of life, you can find her at the Brooklyn Public Library when her bank account is empty, fantasizing about where to head off to next.


  1. September 6, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I took an iPhone photo of a color photocopy of a photograph of an oil painting of three African children that I painted and sold in highschool. It’s been 8 years since I’ve painted, but I have gotten really creative at how I push buttons!

  2. Ahi Tuna
    September 6, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    I whistled Scorpions “Winds of Change”.

  3. September 7, 2009 at 6:34 am

    One time I was so desperate to get concert tickets, that I skipped my moms birthday to wait in line

  4. September 7, 2009 at 6:34 am

    One time I was so desperate to get concert tickets I skipped my moms birthday to wait in line

  5. Andrew
    September 7, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Ironically, one time I ate a dozen donuts to get tickets to a police fundraiser concert that a local band was playing at. The band wasn’t even that great, I just really love donuts.

  6. September 8, 2009 at 7:20 am

    I’ll pretty much do anything for something free. p.s. Love this website… what a great way to take advantage of the city.

  7. Cathleen
    September 8, 2009 at 7:29 am

    When I was 12 I blocked out an entire afternoon to try and be caller #8 at the radio station WAVA for tickets to see Rain Man.

  8. Lisa
    September 8, 2009 at 9:39 am

    I had to count beans in a jar. I am good at math.

  9. La Toya
    September 8, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    In don’t usually comment on things, but I’m desperate for some Bway tix. I’ve also lied about being with the press to get into a show before… Desperate… and super sneaky.

  10. Reanna Miranda
    September 8, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Bought the artist food and pretended I was the delivery girl. haha 🙂

  11. Sade'
    September 8, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I tried calling a radio station numerous of times doing different voices trying to say the funniest things so I could win tickets to see the And 1 basketball game. Some of the guys from the show where at the station and where taking calls and giving out tickets. So I kept calling in. I even said one of the guys had ashy lips and needed Chap Stick. The guys where rolling at that one. I was like I’d bring him some chap stick, then they where like okay do it. Thing was I forgot I was going out of town to visit family. Ooppssss 🙂

    A missed opportunity. I don’t want to miss this one. So I’m crossing my fingers that I get some tickets.

  12. March 25, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I read your post. It is very Interesting.

  13. oyukilopez
    July 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I am writing on this site so I can win a pair tickets. I think that is desperate and pathetic.
    Please please please please pick me!!!!