brooklyn boulders

Hang out outside Brooklyn Boulders this weekend and get a deep discount. Hang out, get it? Get it? You get it. via Facebook

People seem to like Brooklyn Boulders, but one thing that no one ever likes is paying for things. We’re sure for instance, if there was a way to download a huge climbing facility from The Pirate Bay, people would do it. The next best thing though, is getting access to one really cheaply, which is what Brooklyn Boulders will give you this weekend if you’re crazy enough to show up at eight in the damn morning. But check out how cheap things will be if you show up that early: first person in line outside the store gets a free four-month spring pass. (more…)

02/20/14 2:54pm
exit9 gift shop

A spinning flying light-up UFO is a bargain at any price, but especially if it ends up on sale. via Facebook

One thing about sales is that while it’s great to save money, they’re often not random and out of control enough for our tastes. Great, 50% off jeans for a week, the same jeans, the same price cut. Exit9 Gift Emporium (127 Smith Street, Boerum Hill) knows how boring that is, so they’re holding a sale from February 21 to March 9 that they’re calling Price Is Right Sale, where the discounts on window items start at 30% tomorrow and then start going up progressively, reaching 85% off by March 8. (more…)

11/13/13 9:00am
The horror...the horror...exterminate the blutes. Photo by Mary Dorn

The horror…the horror…exterminate the blutes. Photo by Mary Dorn

Heed the siren’s call, car drivers. In an attempt to destroy Detroit for good, Citi Bike has jumped on the Groupon bandwagon by offering a chance to save more than half on their bike sharing service. If you think $10 for that infrequent 24-hour pass is too much (like we do) and can’t justify $100 on a twelve-month subscription, then check out the four options they offer, especially the $45 for ten passes deal. Decide soon, because the deal expires in a couple of days. (more…)

Just picture this room full of people stuffing clothes in a bag

Just picture this room full of people stuffing clothes in a bag

Listen: Your roommates are tired of seeing you naked just because you can’t be bothered to shop for new clothes. But hey, we get it: shopping can be stressful, pricey and generally soul-strangling. Then there’s the added pressure of what to actually buy. Well, it just so happens that this Sunday starting at 11am, Dusty Rose is making it easy for you: they’re hosting “Buy the Bag,” what I can only describe as a vintage shoppers’ free-for-all at their Greenpoint warehouse. (more…)

09/13/13 7:00am
That could be you, working out there, getting fit. via Facebook

That could be you, working out there, getting fit. via Facebook

You want to find a gym to join and start going to now, so as to avoid the panicky frantic workouts you start in mid-April while trying to get your perfect summer body. But not just any gym. One where you can also find a basketball team to join up with, a pool and group exercise classes. Aha, the YMCA! And while usually a YMCA membership comes with a steep joiner’s fee, they’re letting you join without it through October 14. What are you waiting for? (more…)

Your last chance to look as good as this mannequin, for cheap. Via Facebook

Your last chance to look as good as this mannequin, for cheap. Via Facebook

Want new clothes? Pff, we all do buddy, get in line. Sorry, that was mean, haven’t had our coffee yet. But the point remains, everyone wants clothes to wear, but they don’t want to pay full price for them. If only there was a way…oh, here’s one. It’s a little sad though/ After four years in existence, Park Slope thrift store Odd Twin (164 5th Avenue) is closing its doors forever. The silver lining to this is that you get to take advantage of their closing sale, which includes up to 50% off items in the store. (more…)

Do you come with the bike? via Flickr user brutalSoCal

Do you come with the bike? via Flickr user brutalSoCal

Remember how dad always used to say you’ll get the best deal on a convertible in the fall? The same holds true for bicycles. If you missed the Ride Brooklyn and Bicycle Roots bike sales last month, you’ve got one last chance to find a late-season deal. There are going to be a lot of dealers looking to unload their summer stock at tomorrow’s Fifth Annual NY Bike Jumble. (more…)

08/30/13 1:52pm
Go (riding on a) Dutch (bicycle)

Go (riding on a) Dutch (bicycle)

Did you miss out on Ride Brooklyn’s big sale this past weekend? Oh man, what a bummer, now you’ll never get a bike. Unless, of course, someone else stepped up and decided that they wanted to sell bikes on the cheap as well. But who would ever want to do that? Oh, hey, Crown Heights’ Bicycle Roots (609 Nostrand Avenue) has a few models on sale at the moment, what do you know. (more…)

08/20/13 1:38pm

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it cheap

We’re all sad about the rapid approach of fall, coming on with the speed of an angry fighter plane, machine guns blazing and shooting Hellfire missiles at our jorts and lazy outdoor drinking days. If there’s one thing that’s good about the changing over of the seasons though, it’s that stores have to clear out their summer stock, and that means enormous sales. Like at Ride Brooklyn, where this weekend, they’re giving up to 30% off commuter bikes, among other things. We’ve got the rest of the details and also a special offer that’s only for Brokelyn readers, so read on to get informed and feel special. (more…)

Need some records? via Facebook

Need some records? via Facebook

So you read about the Library’s cheap record sale, but you haven’t been able to get over there yet, and don’t feel like going to Manhattan on a Saturday. Don’t worry though, you can still get cheap records this weekend. Black Gold (461 Court Street), a record/coffee store (sure, why not) in Carroll Gardens is having their own cheap LP sale this weekend: $1 gets you one record. Seems fair to us. (more…)