Costco

01 Jun 2021

Costco Restarts Free Sample Carts for Hungry Shoppers

Let the sample grazing begin. Shoppers will soon be able to snack their way through the wholesale warehouse maze that is Costco. For many, that one simple free treat thing feels like a return to normalcy. Over the course of the next few weeks, Costco will phase back their pre-pandemic

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07 Jul 2017

In Defense of New York City’s Humidity

By Jesse McGrath Last weekend I was at Costco in Brooklyn, and if you have ever been to Costco on a Saturday, you know that it is basically a street fight with oversized shopping carts instead of switchblades. Costco on the weekend turns the simple act of being in public

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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25 Apr 2013

How to Master the Walk-By at the Food Court for a FREE Lunch

Things can generally be divided into two categories: things you want, and things you don’t want. I know it’s vague, but this article isn’t about anything you want or don’t want. It’s about something that sits on that fine tightrope between them – that category of things you wouldn’t intentionally

Lindsay Kramer - Bridge and Tunnel Budget Stretcher 1
07 Sep 2011

3 of The Best Eats in San Francisco’s Little Russia

I live right by San Francisco’s Little Russia but have never really believed in it. Yeah, there are those huge gold onion domes on the Russian Orthodox church and the occasional sign in Cyrillic. The ratio of scarf-wearing little old ladies to anyone else might be a good indicator, but

Lucy Schiller - Destitute Dispatcher 0
04 Aug 2011

Broke-Ass of the Week – Missionite Scott M.

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not. Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week? Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire. This

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 2
07 Jan 2011

Kick-Ass Art at Grand Opening of North Beach Gallery 454 Tonight

I always seem to be pushing art openings and sometimes can’t decide if that’s due to the expectation of FREE bubbly and snacks or because the work to be shown is supposed to be cool.  I’d like to think it’s both, but who am I kidding?  I’m a scavenger who will

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
19 Jul 2010

The Costco Food Court — The Holy Grail of Cheap Eats

Some lucky assholes have parents who buy them  Costco memberships just for the hell of it, but I’m not one of those lucky assholes.  Rather, I am a young broke-ass who refuses to pay $100 a year for a membership to anything, even if that membership includes FREE samples and

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 2
05 Jun 2009

Broke-Ass Porn: Free Sample Double Teaming

Once a week we present Broke-Ass Porn.  It’s visually stimulating material for the financially impaired.  If this shit doesn’t get you going, you’re not as broke as you thought: What do you do when you need to be satisfied in two totally different ways and you haven’t a penny to

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