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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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Tons of Freebies for US Open!

I am not a tennis fan, but this weekend I might be! In honor of the US Open, there are tons of deals going on. Check the following out:

  • Keep an eye out for the Asics ballperson if you are by Grand Central or Rock Center from 11:30 – 2pm today – they  are handing out 1,000 gift certificates for free lunch but you must show your best air serve.
  • Chase is offering a virtual reality tennis experience from 11am – 5pm today on 23rd between Broadway and 5th.
  • If you are playing tennis on Saturday in Central Park from 11am – 3pm, keep an eye out for Asics – they are gifting free gear.
  • Swing by the Asics meatpacking store on 14th and 9th with an old pair of tennis shoes on Sunday from 9-12pm. The first 200 folks can trade these in for new sneakers - free.
  • Thanks to Lacoste, play tennis in Central Park with John Isner and Murphy Jensen, from 12 – 2pm on Sunday.

Big thanks to reader Ludmila for these tips!

Free Tickets from Goldstar

Free tickets, anyone? Hop aboard the Comp TrainGoldstar’s popular two-day promotion that features complimentary tickets to tons of fun events throughout the country. For just 48 hours, Goldstar will be offering literally thousands of free tickets to live theater, concerts, dance, comedy and more. And since all you pay is a tiny service fee (the amount varies depending on the event, but it’s usually just a couple bucks), the Comp Train’s a great way to discover new events in your area and treat your plus one, your family or even just yourself to something totally great — and totally unexpected.


I Tried It – Boxed.com, Plus $10 Promo Code

As a girl who loves deals, obviously I love going to warehouses like Costco and getting wholesale prices. Luckily even before I had a car in the city, I was within walking distance to a Costco, and once a month would push my grandma cart there, get some supplies and head home. But if you don’t live close to one or don’t have a membership, there is a new app I was just introduced to – Boxed.

Boxed lets you buy wholesale goods from their app or website, and you can get them delivered to your apartment for $6.99. The first time you order, shipping is free, and like any online retailer, there is certain products on sale weekly.

When I saw Gilt was offering a $20 credit recently, I gave Boxed a try. I placed my order Sunday night for two 4-packs of foaming soap ($9.99 each) and some Listerine Breath Strips ($11.99 for 12 packs). Note that you must have a minimum order of $29. On Tuesday, UPS delivered my products to my door. It was so easy – and cheaper than buying these items at Duane Reade.

Categories of products include household (toilet paper, garbage bags), health and beauty (moisturizer, shampoo), grocery (pasta, taco kit), odds and ends (tape, bug spray), and kids and diapers.

Now as a Costco member ($50 annually), I’m not sure I would use this service because I like buying Kirkland brand products. It’s cheaper than brand names and great quality. However, if I did not belong to Costco, this is definitely something I would consider using – especially if I didn’t live within walking distance of Costco.  I think if you are moving into a new home or just need to stock up on items and want to save, Boxed might be for you.

Want to give it a try? Use my referral code, WE55Y and you’ll save $10 off your first order (don’t forget the free shipping on your first order too!).

Free Sandwiches on LES at 100 Montaditos

Swing by Spanish chain 100 Montaditos today according to GrubStreet and you’ll be able to snag a two free thumb-size sandwiches like sausages, sliced cheese, jamon, and hardboiled eggs, between noon and 3pm.

The shop is located on Ludlow between Houston and Stanton. Thanks to Ludmila for flagging!

Free Gourmet Pretzels from the Guy Who Invented Cronuts!

Today between 11am-3pm at Madison Square Park, Rita Ora will  introduce the new DKNY MYNY fragrance and hand out free

The new perfume!

samples. What I’m most excited about though is that Cronut maker Dominique Ansel will hand out free heart-shaped pretzels with a raspberry whipped honey butter dipping sauce. Yum! If you make it out to the park, let us know how it is!

$10 Beer and Burger Special at Dempsey’s

If you are in the East Village on a Monday, swing by Dempsey’s on 2nd Ave and E 4th Street. Every Monday, they have a $10 burger and beer special.

Free Cookies from Insomnia Cookie!

Insomnia Cookie has a new store in the Financial District – 76 Pearl Street (between Coenties Slip and Old Slip). Use this coupon now through Monday to get a free cookie! You don’t have to print this coupon, as they will allow you to show it on your phone.

Free Ice Cream from Tommy Bahama Truck

Tommy Bahama is celebrating National Relaxation Day with free ice cream. Check their Twitter handle all day to find locations, but ice cream will be handed out from 12-6pm. Thanks, Ludmila, for the tip!

Free Manicures Every Thursday Through August at Michael Kors

In honor of 18 new nail shades from Michael Kors, swing by the Madison Ave and 61st Street store today from 10am to 6pm for a free manicure. Free manicures will also take place on the 21st and 28th of August. Shoutout to Racked for the tip!

Score $1 Petit Filet Mignon Sandwiches Today

Head to Morton’s on 45th between 5th and Madison or on Washington between Cedar and Albany today. According to reader Ludmila and this Facebook post, there are $1 petit filet mignon sandwiches in the bar area while supplies last.  Before heading down there, you might want to check with your local Morton’s location for details and participation. And head quick – this is only valid while supplies last.

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