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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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Win Tickets to In Fields Where They Lay – Plus Promo Code

There’s a new play at The New Ohio Theatre on Christopher and Greenwich – In Fields Where They Lay. RunningIn Fields Where They Lay Promo Codetonight through December 27, In Fields Where They Lay is a play with music that tells the incredible true story of the World War I Christmas Truce – the spontaneous ceasefire between British and German soldiers that began with the singing of Christmas carols across No Man’s Land on the night of December 24th, 1914. Partially based on the letters and diaries of real frontline soldiers, the play marks the 100th anniversary of the truce by bringing this stirring and unsettling, hopeful and tragic

If you want to see the show, it won’t break the bank – plus we have a promo code for In Fields Where They Lay. Tickets are $15 (marked down from $18) if you use the code RR1914NYC when you order online or call (888) 596-1027.

Or you can win a pair of tickets from us. Enter by filling out the form below!
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Win a Good Whiskey Passport

On Monday, I told you all about the Good Whiskey Passport. If you haven’t bought yours yet, you can try to win one from 89th and Broke!

Can’t remember what the Good Whiskey Passport is? From December 13 – February 13, you can enjoy a free whiskey drink at 20 different participating bars in the city for $35. You can purchase you whiskey passport here or you can win one by filling out the form below.

Good luck!
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Like Whiskey? Get the NYC Good Whiskey Passport for $35

Every summer, I get the beer passport. For $35, I can get a FREE pint of craft beer at 45+ participating bars from 4th of July through Labor Day and it frankly is one of the highlights of the summer.

This winter, you can have a similar deal, but with whiskey cocktails, thanks to the NYC Good Whiskey Passport. From December 13 – February 13, you can enjoy a free whiskey drink at 20 different participating bars in the city for $35. You can purchase you whiskey passport here. Trust me – it’s a great deal!

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Get Your Nails Done with Jamberry

Editor’s note: A friend of mine is a consultant for Jamberry. In case you have a friend or sister who loves nothing more than getting her nails done, thought I’d share this company with you if you are looking for a stocking stuffer or gift idea this holiday season.

Guest Post by Colleen Howard

Have you ever heard of Jamberry? It’s a non-toxic nail wrap that last 2 weeks on your nails and 4 weeks on your toes.Cyber Monday (1) They come in over 300 different designs that you can apply in the comfort of your own home. They are heat activated so all you need is a blow-dryer, scissors and a nail file. Each set is only $15 and will give you at least 2 manis and 2 pedis. Plus, they are all buy 3, get 1 free! Think of how much money you will save by having cool nail designs and not having to pay to go to the nail salon each week.

From now until Cyber Monday all orders of $50 or over receive a special Black Friday wrap FREE!! They also brought back 12 retired styles for this weekend only! Visit my website here to see all the designs and don’t miss this great deal!

Get a Free Coffee From Dunkin Donuts Today

Free Coffee at Dunkin Donuts! Download the Dunkin Donuts app and you’ll find a coupon for a free medium hot dark roast coffee.

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Try This Trick: Wheretowatch.com

This long weekend means lots of movie watching. If you want to dive into some holiday classics but not sure where to find Elf orWheretowatch.com Love Actually, check out WheretoWatch.com. Search for a title and this new website will generate a list of platforms that offer viewing, purchase, rental or subscription access, along with a trailer and information about the movie. For example, I searched Love Actually, and was able to find which services have this film – since I have Netflix, I’d be able to click through and start watching.

What to Add to Your Holiday List: Cooking Gear

At this point during the year, my mom always asks me what I want for Christmas. If your parents ask you the same thing, I thought I’d give a few suggestions of some cooking products I couldn’t live without this year.

You’ve probably noticed, but there have been less and less restaurant reviews as we begin to eat more and more at home in an effort to save money.  So I thought I’d put together a short Holiday Gift Guide for Cooks! Three of my favorite products in our kitchen that I highly recommend include:

  • Hampton Duraceramica Ceramic Knives: I’ve had knives from Ikea, I’ve had a fancy knife block set from my parents.This colorful knife set however is my go-to in the kitchen, whether it’s cutting up chicken or piercing a sweet potato before it goes in the oven. I’ve had these knives for three years or so, and I’m always amazed at how easy it is to cut ANYTHING with them and how smooth the cut is. You know when you cut a stick of pepperoni and it leaves a rugged edge? This is perfectly smooth.Holiday Gift Guide for Cooks
  • Crock-Pot with Timer:  I have several fans who have purchased a slow cooker but didn’t get them with the timer. The timer is crucial! If you have the Crock-Pot with the timer, you can set it before you go to work, cook something on low, and once it finishes in 8 hours, it will stop cooking and switch over to the warm setting. It’s a life saver, and it’s awesome to come home to a delicious meal. We’ve made everything from pulled pork (just dump barbecue sauce over pork, and leave your house and you’ll come home to a yummy meal), to chicken chili  to adobo pulled pork.  Again, I cannot stress enough how important it is to get the timer as you don’t have to worry about your meals being overcooked.

Holiday Gift Guide for Cooks

  • Paderno Tri-Blade Spiralizer: My friend Yael got this spiralizer last year and I was intrigued. I wasn’t a huge fan of spaghetti squash, but wanted to give zucchini noodles, or zoodles, a try after reading this article. It was simple to use – just pick up a few zucchinis, and spiralize them to create noodles. Once I had the noodles, I would sauteed the zucchini, and throw a little tomato squash and chicken sausage to create an easy but healthy lunch. If you are considering eating healthier in the New Year but don’t want to give up your beloved pasta, I’d recommend adding this to your list! Plus, there’s a whole blog dedicated to spiralized recipes!

Holiday Gift Guide for Cooks

Be sure to check out one of my favorite blogs, SkinnyTaste, for some cooking inspiration!

Free Pizza in Park Slope Tonight

Thanks to The Skint for this tip! Enjoy the new Park Slope Two Boots location on 1st Street and 5th Ave with free pizza and free wine and beerpizza park slope, plus live music tonight from 6-8pm. New location is on 5th Ave and 1st Street.

Starting Your Holiday Shopping? Use Ebates – Here’s Our Review!

Ebates ReviewYesterday, I saw an ad for Gap’s Black Friday sale (yup, it runs all week!) and immediately decided to get my fiance some new pants for work. If you use Black Friday to stock up on staples in addition to getting gifts for others, make sure you are using Ebates. Here’s our review of Ebates!

With Ebates, you earn a percentage of what you spend online back as a check or via paypal.  So for example, when you want to make a purchase at say a store like Gap, you log on to Ebates first, and then select your store  so in this case, you’d click on Gap. Stores vary in how much of a percentage you get back but this time when I shopped at Gap, I got 7% cash back.

When we shopped today at the Gap, after I used all my coupons, my bill came to $39.92. With 7% back, I ended up getting $2.79 back. I know it doesn’t seem huge, but every bit helps. When I buy anything for work too, I make sure I log on through Ebates first – I recently spent nearly a grand at Apple.com, and with 1% cash back, that’s $10 in my pocket. Not bad!

In addition to getting cash back, Ebates also has a list of promotions and coupon codes on their Web site so you can easily find additional ways to save money. If you’re online shopping, Ebates is always my first-stop shop and since joining in 2010, I’ve gotten $589+ cash back.

What are your online shopping tricks? Share them with us and make sure to check out Ebates!

Free Nutella Treats at Moda Espresso Bar

Head to Moda Espresso Bar on 27th between 7th and 8th for free Nutella treats, in honor of Nutella’s 50th birthday.  At this two-day event, you’ll enjoy a variety of FREE Nutella-infused desserts including waffles, croissants, and even espresso.

Swing by today from 5pm – 8pm or tomorrow, Saturday, from 10:30am to 1:30pm.

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