Your money-saving questions: answered

How to save cash on theater tickets, workout wear, wine and more.

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Cheap dog grooming and boarding

Where to wash your dog and keep him overnight on the cheap.

Cheap fitness gear

Where to find good workout clothes that don’t cost as much as your gym membership.

Cheap seafood

Where to find deals on live lobsters and more.

Cheap date restaurants

Spots that’ll impress a flame without burning through your cash.

Cheap theater tickets

How to save cash on musicals and plays without waiting until the last-minute to buy.

Affordable guitar set-up in Chicago

Where to get a guitar tuned-up for cheap, plus three places for used gear.

Cheap lunch in the Loop

Three spots that beat the pricey chains.

Cheap concert tickets

How to score deals on a sold-out show.

Cheap furniture

Where to find affordable couches, beds and more.

Cheap wine

These restaurants offer cheap wine on tap.

How to save money on everything

TOC staffers share our best penny-pinching tricks.