Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dodge Relay for Life Garage Sale (Sat., Nov. 12)

First Baptist Church of Dodge (FM 405 & Dodge Oakhurst Rd.) is having its 2nd annual garage sale from 8a - 2p on Saturday, November 12. All proceeds will benefit Dodge's Relay for Life team. If you feel like taking a short trip, buying some cheap stuff, and helping a good cause at the same time, head over and check it out! There will be jewelry, household items, books, and more.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Biological Sciences Graduate Student Organization Garage Sale!

Biological Sciences Graduate
Student Organization Garage Sale!
October 8th, 2011
7:00am -3:00pm
O'Reilly Auto Parts Parking Lot
The SHSU Biology Department is raising money this weekend with a garage sale. This is exciting, because obviously the people within the Biology Department most likely have some VERY interesting stuff that they will be selling.

Will you see only the typical garage sale stuff like broken lamps, VCRs, and old rocking chairs or will it be filled with cool nerdy stuff like magnifying glasses, ant farms, bloody lab coats,human organs models, and other random lab equipment? I am getting very excited about the latter possibilities, but there is only one way to find out and that is by going out there on Saturday and checking it out! Getitgetitgetit, guys!

For more information, contact Keri Kershaw at the following:

Phone: (979) 571-3660

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

$1.99 sandwiches at Schlotzsky's and FREE hot dogs in front of Target!

We love cheap food, and FREE is even better!

In celebration of Schlotzsky's 40th birthday, the small original is only $1.99 today, October 4th! I just ate mine, and it was just as good as usual! This deal is for today only! Go and get it guys!

Also, there will be FREE hot dogs today in front of Target for the National Night Out!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Free Drinks @ Lizard's Tonight (9/26)

If you show up at Lizard's (1231 Josey St.) tonight between 9 & 12, the host of the pool tournament (Jon) will buy you a drink. If you participate in the tournament, you get 2 free drinks and free pool all night.

You can view the Facebook event page by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sammypalooza: Free for Students, Faculty, Staff (Fri., Sept. 30)

We've already mentioned this in the Night Life blog, but we thought we would remind you that tickets are FREE for SHSU students, faculty, and staff. You can pick up your free ticket by taking your BearKat OneCard to one of these offices: BearKat OneCard office in the Estill building, Student Activities office in the LSC, or Rec Sports Dept. in the HKC.

Tickets are now on sale to the public, so be sure to grab your ticket in case they sell out. Tickets for the event are available to the general public for $25. For more info on purchasing tickets, click here.

Confirmed Sammypalooza artists:
Taking Back Sunday
Vertical Horizon
Oh, Sleeper
Phil Pritchett

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesdays @ Mr. Hamburger: Kids Eat Free

Hey, hamburger fans. On Tuesdays at Mr. Hamburger, if you purchase any burger, side, and drink, you can get a kid's combo free. This is valid for kids 12 and under.

Furthermore, on Mondays, you can get a regular burger and fries or onion rings for $5.

Mr. Hamburger is located at 918 11th St., and you can view their Facebook page here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

National Guacamole Day = Free Guacamole at Schlotsky's!

Holy guacamole, Batman!

Do you hate having to pay a little extra just to get a spoonful of tasty guacamole on your sandwich or plate? So do I, but LUCKILY, there is a thing called National Guacamole Day!

With that in mind, keep on the lookout for Guacamole deals tomorrow! The only one I know about for sure is the one at Schlotzsky's.

TOMORROW, Friday, September 16th,you can get FREE guacamole added to any sandwich as well as a coupon for Wholly Guacamole (while supplies last)! No coupon needed to get your free guacamole scoop! Just an apreciation for avacodos!

Also, don't forget to mark November 14th down on your calendars! That is National Spicy Guacamole Day. I can honestly say that I am proud to live in a country that recognizes the greatness of guacamole on TWO different days each year. =)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

3 Spoons "Re-Grand Opening" (Thurs., Sept. 8)

Hey, frozen yogurt lovers! This Thursday, 3 Spoons is having what they are calling a "Re-Grand Opening." We're not sure why, but that's not the point. The point is that the first 50 people will get free yogurt once per week for a year. Furthermore, until 2pm, all yogurt will be 50% off.

3 Spoons opens at noon, and it is located at 1524 11th St., Ste. B. You can view their Facebook page here.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Discount at Fuzzy's Tacos

Fuzzy's Taco Shop is welcoming the students back to Huntsville with a pretty good deal. From now through August 30, you can get 40% off of $5, $10, and $20 gift certificates. We aren't sure if you have to be a student to redeem this offer, but it's definitely worth checking out.

Fuzzy's is located at 2421 Sam Houston Ave. You can view their Facebook page here.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Arthur Yoria: FREE show and FREE CD's tomorrow night at Lizard's!

What's cooler than getting to watch awesome live music without having to pay a cover charge? How about FREE CD's to go along with it?!

I am not sure how many CD's he will be passing out so you might want to show up early. It could be just a few, and it could be a lot. Go and check it out for yourself! ^_~

Arthur Yoria will be passing out some free CD's tomorrow night at Lizard's. Click HERE to read more about Arthur Yoria. His music has been on the O.C. and tons of other stuff!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tax Free Weekend! August 19th through August 21st

School is almost back in session. BOOOOO! However, one of the few few good things about school being back in session (besides that whole "expanding the mind" business) is Tax Free Weekend! This weekend, starting Friday, August 19th through Sunday, August 21st, is Tax Free Weekend.

The following are the items that are tax exempt:

  • Clothing and footwear under $100

  • School supplies under $100

  • Backpacks under $100 for elementary and secondary students

  • Includes layaway items

  • When shopping, keep in mind that it is only a savings of 8.25%, so it might be a good idea to not buy items that you don't really need just because of this discount. Keep in mind what sales are going on at various stores, online shopping savings, coupons you may have,  and so on. Click HERE for an extended list of what is on sale.

    Tuesday, August 2, 2011

    Free Sample @ Lone Star Liquor (Wed., Aug 3)

    Hey, freebie lovers! Tomorrow (Wed., Aug. 3), Lone Star Liquor will be giving out free samples again. This week, they are making a drink they have concocted called "Bull's Eye." The drink's main ingredient is the new Malibu Black. Malibu Black is coconut rum like the original Malibu, but it is stronger and has a bolder/less sweet taste.
    You can get your taste test on from 6 - 8p at Lone Star Liquor, which is at 4004B Sam Houston Ave.

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011

    Pool Party TODAY (Wed., July 20) @ The Arbors (free food & t-shirts!)

    Today, The Arbors is hosting "Get Wet!" - a pool party. The party kicks off at 3:30 this afternoon. The first 100 people get a FREE t-shirt. There will also be FREE food, prizes, and a live DJ.

    The Arbors is an apartment complex located at 555 Bowers Blvd. Check out their Facebook page here and the pool party event page here.

    Side note: They are currently having a planking contest on their Facebook page. The photo with the most likes by Friday wins a $50 Visa gift card!

    Monday, July 11, 2011

    Burger Fridays at The Arbors

    Hey, hungry people! On Fridays, you can swing by The Arbors (555 Bowers Blvd.) and get free burgers. They start grilling at noon and grill until all the burgers are gone. You do not have to be a resident to attend.

    While you're there, you can check out their apartments, clubhouse, pools, volleyball courts, etc.

                                                        (Photo courtesy of The Arbors)

    Check out The Arbors of Sam Houston's Facebook page here to keep up with other events: Click me!

    Friday, July 8, 2011

    Free Wingstop at The Grove! July 8th starting at 2:30pm!

    Free Wingstop at The Grove!
    July 8th, 2011 2:30pm -5:00pm
     2101 Sycamore Ave.
    Huntsville, TX 77340
    Click HERE for directions!

    Hey, hungry people! I don't know about you, be we are definitely a fan of the new apartment complexes using food as an incentive to visit their leasing offices! Today, The Grove is giving away some from FREE WINGSTOP WINGS!

    We are also pretty positive--but not completely certain--that Fuzzy's Taco is still giving away free tacos every Friday from 4pm until 6pm at Time Out!

    So, save the ramen for tomorrow and go get your free grub on TODAY! =)

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011


    8:00pm – 11:00pm
    Lizard’s Bar
    1231 Josey ST
    Huntsville, TX 77340-5832

    Hey fellow cheap people!

    Starting last week, Lizard’s began doing FREE Bingo every Thursday night. The cards are FREE and the winners get a free drink from the bar.On top of the immediate possibility of winning free drinks, all Bingo winners are entered into a drawing for MORE prizes at a later date. Sounds like a great deal to me! THIS guy certainly thinks so:
    (Clearly the smile of a man enjoying himself!)
    As fans of BINGO and winning free things, we are VERY excited about the NEW Lizard’s Bingo Thursdays!

    Thursday, June 23, 2011

    Pool Party at The Forum with FREE Mckenzie's BBQ!

    Pool Party with FREE Mckenzie's BBQ!
    TODAY, June 23rd, 3:00pm-7:00pm
    The Forum at Sam Houston
    3019 Sam Houston Ave
    Huntsville, TX

    Every Thursday The Forum at Sam Houston hosts a pool party that has FREE FOOD! This week, they will be serving some tasty Mckenzie's BBQ! Go for the FREE food and stay for the party and MAD BEATS by DJ Yeti! This is open to all Huntsville residents and not just to the people who already live at The Forum. Click HERE to see a link to their event page on Facebook!


    Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    Weeeeeenie Wednesday @ The Grove

    We just found out that on Wednesdays, you can get free hot dogs at The Grove (2101 Sycamore Ave.). So head over there and getcha one tomorrow!

    Here is the event page on Facebook: Click here!

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011

    Huntsville Public Library SUPER SALE!

    Huntsville Public Library
    1216 14th Street
    Huntsville, TX 77340

    This is a discount for all book lovers that’s even better than the Hastings Summer Book Club’s 20% off coupon!
    The Huntsville Public Library has recently reduced the price of its sale items to ten cents each! The library is having this sale in order to make more space. So, go help the library clear up some space by picking up some good books! The price reduction is temporary and there has been no word on how long it will last. The library sells paperbacks, audiobooks, and VHS movies.

    The sale items are in boxes near the back wall and they also have some sale items near the entrance.
    If you have any questions, please call the Public Library at 936-291-5472.

    Visit the Public Library’s Renovation Page to get updates about the progress of the new library!
    (Also--if you couldn't tell, I am a fan of pictures that contain animals reading ^_^)

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    Hastings Summer Book Club: 20% off of books at Hastings!

    Here is a summer deal that all of you book lovers might enjoy:

    Each summer, Hastings has its Summer Book Club. Just print the coupon found HERE, and bring it in anytime you go in to get 20% off of classics, kids, teen, young reader, and graphic novels. Manga is considered a graphic novel! You can keep printing it, and they usually have the coupon at the counter. Sometimes the person will scan the coupon in automatically and sometimes you have to ask. Books aren't cheap anymore so any penny off helps!
    When you there, make sure to look for local Hastings HOTTIE, Jason Andrews! He has the best smile in the world!

    Thursday, May 12, 2011

    Free Snow Cone at Aberdeen Place Apartments at noon!

    I love my snow cones (buy them at Noemi's and not the jerk who kicked her out of her spot that she has had for the past EIGHTyears to make room for his purple snow cone stand that is modeled after hers in an effort to steal her business!),  and Aberdeen Place Apartment Place will be giving them away for FREE starting at noon today! Go and get 'em, guys!


    Click HERE for a map.

    Aberdeen Place
    1410 Nottingham Street
    Huntsville, TX 77340

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    FREE Music Festival (Sat., May 14)

    This Saturday, May 14, will be the first Town Creek Music Festival at Eastham-Thomason Park (7th Street and Ave. N). It starts at 4PM and lasts until 9PM. This festival is FREE.

    The festival will feature several genres of music, including gospel, jazz, blues and Texas country and will include local Huntsville artists. Some of the musicians include: Rosenwall, the David Gerald Band, and Gary-Michael Dahl. 

    There also will be craft and food vendors, an art walk, and a children’s corner. You're encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to sit on.  

    Friday, May 6, 2011

    Tonight: Cheap food/drinks at Double Dave's + Karaoke

    Hey, guys. Tonight, Friday, May 6, Variety Sounds will be at Double Dave's! There will be all-you-can-eat pizza rolls for $6 for dudes and $5 for chicks. If you come in as a couple, you just pay $10 total. I hear your first drink is FREE. If you do the pizza roll thing, you get 50 cent drafts and $1.50 margaritas all night.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    Taste Test: Texas Vodkas at Lone Star Liquor (May 4, 6-8 PM)

    Tomorrow (Wednesday, May 4), saddle up and head over to Lone Star Liquor between 6 & 8 PM to wet your whistle. They will be having a showdown between Tito's and Dripping Springs vodkas, both made in Texas. You will be able to vote for your favorite. Which Texas vodka will reign supreme? Head over to Lone Star tomorrow to find out!

    As always, the samples are free!


    Monday, May 2, 2011

    Cinco de Mayo: Free Tacos at Time Out

    Time Out is on a roll lately. This Thursday, in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, Fuzzy's Tacos will be at Time Out again to pass out FREE tacos and chips/salsa.

    I attended last time, and the tacos were excellent. For more info on Cinco de Mayo events, check out the Huntsville Night Life blog by clicking here.

    See you Thursday, Huntsville!

    Sunday, April 24, 2011

    Free Fuzzy Tacos at Time Out Sports Bar--Friday, April 29th 5:00pm

    If you haven't tried the new Fuzzy's Taco Shop, then here is your chance to try a taco for FREE. I know I am always a fan of a FREE meal.

    Time Out Sports Bar will be giving away free Fuzzy's Tacos this Friday, April 29th, starting at 5:00pm.

    Show up early to get your free tacos and stick around for karaoke starting at 8:30pm and lasting until midnight.

    Time Out Sports Bar
    613 Interstate 45 South
    Huntsville, TX 77340 

    Thursday, April 21, 2011

    Cheapskate Advice 101: Exploit Your Discounts

    Let’s face it. Huntsville is not known for its booming job opportunities. Decent jobs are few and far between (and getting worse with all of the layoffs). Most of the jobs available, especially for the college aged crowd, are minimum wage and/or food industry jobs. While these jobs barely pay the bills, they usually do have one perk—the discount.

    When looking for one of these jobs think about where you want to spend your extra money.

    If you are already into buying a lot of video games, movies, and books, then there is a discounts perk to working at Wal-Mart, Target, and Hastings. Hastings’ discount used to be better, but there is still a roughly 40% discount on books—and combining it with a used book makes the rewards even greater. Hastings also has the little known bonus of the stripped book option for its employees (DON'T go in as a customer and expect this same perk!). If there is more than one copy of the majority of mass market paperback books, then an employee is allowed to strip the book of its cover and take the book home. Hasting gets a credit for the cover and the employee gets a free book—with a maximum of one per week. Sure, it is hard to judge a book if the cover is torn off, but the point of having a book is to read it and not show the cover off on your book shelf.

    If there is a book that you want but there is only one copy in the store, then special order a copy and strip it when it comes in. That is a sneaky way to fix the one book dilemma. Also, most employees don’t care about this option, so if there is a book series you are anxious to finish, then ask fellow coworkers to give you their stripped book—or just go to the library (unless you are like me and have had three books checked out since 2003).

    Wal-Mart and Target employee receive less of a discount, but they are often the first to know about certain sales—many of my friends have lucked out by being the first person to spot a major price cut on “big ticket” items such as flat screen TVs and other electronic devices.

    While many of the jobs in the food industry can be very stressful, there is the plus of not starving.

    Everyone has to eat, and judging by the obesity rates, most Americans have very "healthy" appetites.  Many food industry jobs allow its employees the benefit of discounted or free food. With a job in the food industry, it is possible to spend little to no money on food. However, the same food every day can grow boring and most fast food items are extremely unhealthy.

     That is why it is important to remember that “sharing is caring.” Many people around Huntsville share their discounts or free food with their friends. I have seen multiple households survive off free pizza or hot wings supplied by one roommate, but again, this is option should be a temporary fix for health reasons. The “freshman fifteen” and especially the “senior sixty” are easy to gain but VERY hard to work off, so get a job or find a friend who works at Subway.

     Also, a good friend will give a heads up on spotting a “big ticket” item as soon as it arrives in the backroom and share the discount.

    Discounts can make the worst jobs a little more bearable—it is to you on how far you want to exploit it. 

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    Free Rum!

    ...Well, a small amount, but still.

    RIGHT NOW, from 6 until 8p, at Lone Star Liquor (4004 B Sam Houston Avenue), you can taste test The Kraken black spiced rum. (For the record: I love the stuff!)

    The employees have conjured up a drink they call "Mr. Squidward."

    So... saddle up and go catch yourself some Kraken! For free! 

    [On the first and 3rd Wednesday of the month, you can sample new products at Lone Star!]

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Welcome to Huntsville Cheapskates!

    Let’s face it… most of us living in Huntsville, TX are all broke and/or cheap bastards.
    I know I’m not the only one constantly looking for a cheap deal or free items. Whether you are a broke college student or unemployed (or about to be unemployed thanks to all of the layoffs—I am looking at you teachers and TDCJ workers), most people are looking for a good deal.
    So, with that in mind, I will let you in on what this blog is all about—cheap deals for broke Huntsvillians. In future updates, you will find a breakdown of local restaurants' food specials, where to get drunk on a budget, and where all of the free junk is in Huntsville, TX!
    The writers of this blog may be cheap, but we definitely like to share the wealth!
    Subscribe today to read about cheap stuff in the future!