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This Friday Five was written by Marcie Hill of Marcie Writes


Tis’ the seasons for discounts and sales but I love deals and steals year round. And this is exactly what you’ll find from five of my fellow Windy City Bloggers. 

Below you’ll find tips and advice on how to spend money, save money and shop wisely on food, fun, and fashion.
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If you agree, check out Chicago Cheap Ass. Maddy’s goal is to help you spend little and save a lot in this big, expensive city. In addition to cheap things to do and eat in Chicago, you will learn about Chicago History/Pop Culture and Chicago Businesses you should pay attention to.
She saves you extra money by sharing recipes for cheap eating at home and general frugality tips. Reviews and guides are provided to help you make decisions on how to become a Chicago Cheap Ass.
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Not only is this a motto for LisaG and MonicaW of Thriftista; it’s a way of life.  You’ll find deals on dining, the home front and clothes and steals on museums, concerts and theaters in the city and on the road.
Two things they offer that help you get in touch with your thrifty side: advice on how to manage your money and a calendar with low-cost and free events.
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BreAnna and her hubby moved to New York in June, but you will learn ways to preserve your pocketbook in Chicago on CraftyCoin. She loves saving money and shows you how to live a frugal lifestyle.
She shares her love of cooking from scratch with natural ingredients through recipes, as well as bargain finds for clothes, home, and pets. Her money saving tips will start you on a journey of living frugally without sacrificing quality.
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Do you like finding new things and great deals? If so, then is the site for you. Erica is a runner and bargain hunter who generously shares information and stuff on her site. In fact, she has a 12 Days of Giveaways campaign going on now.
Visit her site to check out the new things and deals she found.
I’m not sure if you’ll find deals and steals on, but you’ll get an authentic look at the Windy City from Kari’s perspective. 
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Her Chicago Indie City Guide introduces hidden gems and unique experiences that are not highly publicized by the media and tourism companies. There’s also an event calendar to make it easy to find these events. 
Lastly, she features new indie entrepreneurs, exciting events, and fun, yet informative, articles each week.
Where do you find deals and steals in Chicago? Let us know in the comment box below.



Marcie Hill is a freelance writer, award-winning bloggerauthor and speaker with over 14 years of writing experience.
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