Apr 172014
the other woman

You’ll LOL at the competition

No, this isn’t a drama about cheating.

The Other Woman is the latest comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann. Indy on the Cheap has 50 FREE admit-two passes to see the screening on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m at AMC Castleton Square.

The plot holds plenty of chuckles:

After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB.

The drawing is held at Gofobo, so click here to get started. You’ll need a password to access the entry form. We’ve emailed this password to our subscribers in a separate message this morning, scheduled to go out at 6 a.m., so odds are it’s in your email box now, maybe even next to your daily newsletter with links to our deals, discounts and freebies. Don’t fret if you are reading this around your lunch break or even on Good Friday — remember, this is a drawing, so go ahead and enter. Winners will be notified via email on April 21.

As always, plan to be at the theater approximately 90 minutes in advance on April 24. A pass is not a guarantee; seats are available on a first come-first serve basis.

Enjoy the show, and feel free to come back here and leave your impression of the movie for other Cheapsters!


Apr 162014

Bunny time!

Yep, it’s time to stop thinking and start hopping to get Easter celebrations together by Sunday. Indianapolis on the Cheap has four ways to help:

We’re combing our sources to keep you in touch with bunny visits, egg hunts and other spring activities between now and Sunday, April 20. But, of course, not just any Easter event—we’re looking for the FREE ones. Or at least the ones where they let you bring your own camera without spending big bucks for a designated photographer to hand you the memories.

Feel free to check our front page tab on a daily basis to see what fun family activities you can find in your neighborhood.

Second, we’re tracking Easter buffets around the city to help you make the call between cooking and letting someone else fuss with that. You can find that list here.

For the spiritual side of your preparations, you won’t want to miss this Friday’s FREE city-wide prayer breakfast downtown featuring an inspirational message from a 9-11 survivor or a Passover recipe app to guide you through kosher preparations. Click here for details on both.

Finally, don’t forget to have fun yourself! Check out this unique adult egg hunt going on all week in Carmel.

Apr 152014

Beautiful savings

Have you heard the good news? Business is booming for Designer Consignor Boutique – so much so that owner Betty Daniels is moving to a new space in June.

That is excellent news for you on this fine Tuesday.

That’s because actually moving — gathering clothing, transporting the items without wrinkling or soiling them, unpacking them and hanging them up in a new space — is a pain. So Designer Consignor would much prefer to sell its consignment items now. That’s why everything in the store is 30% off in April. Everything means just that: prom dresses, wedding gowns, casual clothing, designer purses, jewelry. (That’s the lowest markdown they ever do for purses and jewelry, FYI.) If you see it, it’s 30% off at the register.

That’s an excellent way to welcome spring. And make a tax refund go farther.

Designer Consignor is at 4847 S. High School Road on Indy’s west side.



Apr 102014
Million Dollar Arm

You can see Million Dollar Arm long before May 16.

And I say that as someone who has given away a LOT of movie screening passes in the past 20 months.

So Walt Disney’s Million Dollar Arm, starring Jon Hamm, will preview in Indy on Wednesday, April 16, 7 pm at AMC Castleton Square. And you can see it FREE before anyone else.

Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from Slumdog Millionaire) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from Life of Pi), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.

And what do you have to do to see this movie? Just print off the pass at this link: MILLION DOLLAR ARM – Castleton_4-16. That’s it. No Gofobo links, no contest forms, no “Awww, shoot. I was too late.” messages on a ticket grab. You don’t even have to print it off this second … you can come back later!

I wasn’t exaggerating on this “best ever” modifer.

So, obviously, this does mean that a lot of folks will be at AMC Castleton next week, so you’ll want to make sure to get there and get in line at a reasonable time. On controlled ticket distribution, the line usually starts 90 minutes in advance. And know also, this movie is rated PG, we’re guessing for occasionally language. If you want a better feel for the movie, watch the trailer here.

See you there!

Apr 092014

Take a peek at this

If your future is so bright you have to wear shades, then Jane’s on the Square in Danville is the place to head for prom dresses.

This boutique store has both gently used and new selections, and while supplies last, Jane is throwing in a FREE pair of sunglasses with each prom dress purchase.

In fact, Jane is so optimistic, she’s offering this FREE shade-y deal to anyone who purchases $40 or more before Friday, April 11 because, let’s face it: some of us are cool, but we don’t exactly need prom dresses. We’re into saving money on brands like White House Black Market, Chico’s, Coldwater Creek, Ann Taylor Loft, Wet Seal, Lucky Brand Jeans, Aeropostle, Ambercrombie & Fitch. This store also carries fashion handbags, shoes, jewelry (handmade and consigned) and belts.

Enjoy your afternoon!

Apr 072014

draft dayNow this is a great Monday announcement!

Today we have an undisclosed amount of admit-two tickets to see the screening of Draft Day.

Draft Day follows general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) through his decision that could save his Cleveland football team on the NFL Draft day. The screening will take place at the AMC Castleton on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m.

The news gets even better. Rather than a drawing this is what I call a ticket grab: first come, first serve. So, to start, you’ll log on to Gofobo by clicking here. (If you aren’t a member at Gofobo, use this time to set up your account. Our distributors use it for 90% of the movie ticket giveaways they offer us). Next, you’ll need the secret pass code: INDYCPKEM.

As always, you want to arrive at the theater approximately 90 minutes before the movie, as the staff will let folks into the theater based on first come, first serve.

Here’s what you can expect:

Draft Day

Directed by IVAN REITMAN


Produced by IVAN REITMAN, p.g.a., ALI BELL, p.g.a., JOE MEDJUCK, p.g.a.



On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

Facebook:  Facebook.com/DraftDayMovie

Apr 072014
Edwin McCain

Big concert, little price

We are less than a week away from an incredible concert with Edwin McCain and Erick Baker at Rathskeller Restaurant this Saturday, April 12. And the price will leave you saying, “I’ll Be.”

Why? Uh, tickets are as little as $20, (top price is $25), but there is a limit. So click here to head over and order your tickets today. Doors open at  6:00 pm  and the show begins at 8:00 pm  through midnight. Like Edwin, you’ll be singing “I could not ask for more.”

The Rathskeller is at 401 E. Michigan Street.

Apr 072014
Indy Eleven

It’s kick-off week!

It’s the inaugural week for our new Indy Eleven professional soccer team, and they have a great marketing schedule ahead of them this week. The entire schedule is here.

But for the FREE event highlights, which is what we’re all about here at Indy on the Cheap, circle these times on your calendar:

Monday, April 7 (also known as today) Practice in the Community,  taking place at Off The Wall Sports in Carmel from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Watch Head Coach Juergen Sommer put your checkered-clad heroes through their paces during training from 4:30-5:30, followed by autograph and photo opportunities with all members of the team’s roster. The FREE event also includes interactive activities, complimentary refreshments and the also popular array of Indy Eleven giveaways! Note that due to the rain forecast, this is a new location announcement from what the team previously set up.

Friday, April 11 – Wear Your Colors Day / Lunchtime Rally, 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Chatham Tap If it’s the 11 th of the month, you know Indy Eleven will be out and about – especially on the eve of its Inaugural Game! Indy Eleven will ask all fans to don the red, white & blue of their favorite team on Friday and invites all fans to a high noon rally at the Chatham Tap, located at 719 Massachusetts Ave., to get officially introduced to their checkered-clad heroes that will take the field the following night.

Plan to be there. It will be a kick.

Apr 072014

Kids outgrow the darndest things.

The traffic at Here We Grow Again consignment event over the weekend was brisk, so we know our readers are big fans of saving money on kids clothing and items/

Since we aim to please, let’s do it all again!

This time, the event is on our city’s west side at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds from April 16 to 19. And if you leave us a comment on this post on why you’d like to get the jump on this sale, we’ll draw a winner for the presale event. That takes place from 6 to 8 pm on April 15, and you’ll be among the first to look over the more than 40,000 items that will be on sale.

We’ll draw again this Friday, April 11 after 12 noon.

Good luck!


Apr 042014



Buy 10 digits, get 10 digits free

The Beauty Lounge on Main knows how rough winter has been on our hands and feet, which is why their nail techs are more than happy to meet you halfway in your quest to spiff up for spring.

Friday and Saturday only (April 4 and 5 in calendar speak), you can book a reservation for a luxe pedicure at this Carmel salon, and they’ll throw in a classic manicure FREE.

You need to either book online or call (317) 569-6448 for your appointment. Trust me, they can nail this one perfectly.

Really want to go all in for spring? Book a waxing, too. Through April 12, The Beauty Loungs is offering $10 off Brazilian, $10 off French, $5 off Bikini and $10 off leg. Leg waxing, remember. It’s not $10 to take off your leg.