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89th And Broke

I'm a young professional living in Astoria (formerly of Williamsburg, the UES and Murray Hill - I move a lot!). I'm always looking for something fun to do or the best place to grab a drink and dinner at an affordable price around the city. Have a suggestion? Email me at Laura AT 89thandbroke DOT com.

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I Tried It: Peapod Delivery – and Win $100 in Groceries

So there hasn’t been a ton of food reviews on the blog lately because we’ve been trying to cook at home. Usually, I go to my grocery store around the corner, but this means I am limited in how much I can carry home. Sometimes with our fancy car (read: 2001 minivan) I go […]

Reminder: Get Free and Cheap eBooks Thanks to BookBub

I shared this post awhile back, but this is a great reminder, especially if you are traveling this summer. If you have a Kindle, Nook, or the Kindle app on your smartphone, I recommend signing up for BookBub. BookBub is a free daily newsletter that alerts you to discounted or free eBooks. All you […]

Ditch the Gift Cards, Pay with Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts Apps – Plus Get a Free Drink!

A few months back, I wrote the below post about why you should use coffee mobile apps to pay for your coffee when visiting Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. Starbucks recently sent out an email that anyone who joins their loyalty program and registers a Starbucks card will get a free drink as long as they […]

Coffee Fanatic? Try Cups – Promo Code Too!

I know the past few weeks I’ve been sharing a lot of new apps with you – to be honest, I’ve been targeted on Facebook a lot with these apps, and after downloading them and checking it out, figured I’d share with you. Today, I wanted to share Cups (promo code too!) with you.


Try This Trick: Parcel Delivery Service – Plus Promo Code!

I don’t have a doorman. I used to years ago, but now I have to ship everything to work – and once it arrives, I have to carry it home on the subway, and then a half mile walk home. Needless to say, I loathe getting packages. But enter Parcel, a Delivery Service. Plus, […]

See Broadway Shows for Less with TodayTix – Promo Code Too!

If this week had a theme, it would be new (to me) apps/sites and accompanying discount codes. I wanted to share with you all today a new to get discounted Broadway tickets with TodayTix!  A TodayTix promo code is included in this post too!

For years, when family was in town, we headed to TKTS to […]

Get a Personal Chef with Kitchensurfing – Promo Code Too!

The nice part about having a blog is sometimes I get pitched from PR people some really cool ideas – so today I want to share with you details on Kitchensurfing (promo code included too!).

I love the concept of Kitchensurfing – Kitchensurfing brings personal chefs to your home. I always feel like when I […]

Free Jet Membership – a New Costco-Like Shopping Site

I’m sure I caught your eye with the words “Free Jet Membership.” But what is it?

If you aren’t lucky to live near Costco like me or drive a 2001 mini-van so you can get to Costco,/Target easily Jet is an online shopping club. Jet is going to launch in the next month, with […]

Dunkin’ Donuts Offers Reward For Downloading App & Registering Gift Card

Earlier this week, I told you guys about the benefits of downloading the Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts app.

Dunkin’ Donuts just sweetened the deal. If you haven’t downloaded the app yet and have a gift card on hand, I suggest you download the app now and register your card. You’ll get a bonus $5 […]

Three Newsletters Worth Checking Out

What newsletters do you subscribe to? Here are some that might be worth checking out:

Netted: This is one of my favorites. Every day they send over an app or a website that is worth a try. If you are obsessed with your smartphone, or rely on startups to be productive, this is definitely […]

Food For A Fraction Of The Cost