Apr 242014
Administrative Professionals Day

Print this photo and take it to RAM

Well, technically, Administrative Professionals Day has come and gone, but you haven’t completely missed out on all the savings.

Today, The RAM downtown is still honoring its special: 20% off your total food bill when there are six or more of you in the party. That’s perfect if you’re the boss. But hey! If you’re not in charge, no one has to know that. You can bring your family, your friends, five other strangers you’d like to get to know over the next hour and as long as you print off the photo in our ad and present it to the server, it’s a don’t ask, don’t tell policy.

Which means you are in charge of how much you pay, and it won’t be the whole tab.

This offer does end today, however, so this is truly your last chance not to stiff your staffers.

Apr 232014

We’re giving away laughs

Ah spring! ‘Tis the season for new movies, and we’re rolling out the opportunity to attend some top-notch screenings as fast as we can.

On Tuesday, May 6 at 7 pm, AMC Castleton will host the screening of Neighbors, starring Zac Efron and Seth Rogen. It’s a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby.

Indy on the Cheap has 25 admit-two passes to this event, and we’re happy to give them away to 25 lucky movie-goers. To enter this drawing, just click here. and fill in the blanks. It’s that easy.  And no, we won’t sell your information. We’re not even asking you to be Indy on the Cheap newsletter subscribers, although we’re cool if you want to invite us into your email box with our latest posts Monday through Friday. That sign up is in the top right corner of this page.

But do give us a working email address, as we’ll award the tickets on May 2 by sending them directly to your email box.


Apr 222014
Legends of Oz

More Oz? More Oz!

America can’t get enough of The Wizard of Oz story. From the Judy Garland classic to Wicked to Oz the Great and Powerful, movie audiences have lined up in anticipation.

Now Hoosiers are gearing up for another animated tale, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, starring the voices of Lea Michele, Dan Akroyd and Megan Hilty. Cheapsters are the really lucky group, because we have at least 10 family four-pack passes to see the screening on Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m at AMC Castleton Square. Note, this screening will be in 3D.

So, how do you get in on the drawing? Check your emails for the link to the entry form. Winners will be chosen and notified on Tuesday, April 29. and you will then be able to download your family’s passes.

If you are not an Indianapolis on the Cheap subscriber and would like to sign up for our FREE Monday -Friday newsletter of links to the new deals, discounts and freebie posts we’ve put up, we invite you to provide your email in the box at the upper right of the screen. The link will be at the bottom of your welcome letter.

Here’s what you can expect at the movie (and some of the awesome actors Mom and Dad will enjoy):

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise.

Apr 222014
credit check

Keep yours with this free credit check

If you used a credit or debit card at Target over the holidays, you no doubt know your account could be vulnerable to false charges down the road, thanks to a security breach with the retailer.

Now, Target has stepped up to help its consumers weather the uncertainty. All Target guests who shopped in U.S. stores can take advantage of FREE credit monitoring at Experian for one year. The first step is to sign up online here. You have until April 23, 2014 to sign up to receive an activation code for the service, which you must redeem by April 30. That’s only 48 hours to take advantage of the offer.

Target is saying you’ll get your activation code by email within 72 hours to use at this site. The one year of free monitoring membership to ProtectMyID includes:

Credit Report: You will get a free copy of their Experian credit report.

Daily Credit Monitoring: You will receive alerts for one year that show changes, including new inquiries, newly opened accounts, new derogatory information (think delinquencies or medical collections)  to your Experian credit report over the next year.

Identity Theft Resolution: If confirmed that you have been the victim of identity theft, you will be assigned a dedicated, U.S.-based Experian Fraud Resolution Agent who will walk you through the fraud resolution process.

Identity Theft Insurance: If you have been a victim of identity theft relating to this incident, you will immediately be covered by a $1 million insurance policy that can help you cover certain costs, including lost wages, private investigator fees, and unauthorized electronic fund transfers for one year.

You will NOT receive a credit score through this offer.

How you prove you were a Target shopper during the affected is a more nebulous direction.

Our thanks to Just Shred It on 96th Street for bringing this to our attention!


Apr 182014
Paul Walker

A fitting tribute to Paul Walker

Announcing Paul Walker’s last movie is a sad way to start our morning.

But letting you know how to get in FREE? That perked us up a bit.

Brick Mansions will preview at Studio Movie Grill College Park at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 23. We have tickets you can print off on the spot, available to our subscribers on a first come, first serve basis. The really fun part? We don’t know how many admit-two passes our distributor, Allied  Integrated Marketing, has loaded into the lottery for us so this is a matter of luck and skill combined.

So, if you’re interested, the email with the link to the offer (and as a warning, it’s NOT GOFOBO’s site this time, so don’t set your computer dials to it) is set to go out to everyone’s email boxes today at 11:45 a.m. Feedblitz can vary that time by a few minutes (and once this winter, it gave us a surprise and went an hour earlier), so keep your eyes peeled and I’ll cross my fingers. If you wish to subscribe to our FREE Monday – Friday newsletter at the top of the page, you should be included in the mass emailing. If you want to sign up after 11:45, the code will be at the bottom of your welcome letter, along with the password for our ticket drawing to The Other Woman being held on Monday.

As always, we recommend attendees get to the theater about 90 minutes in advance because a ticket is not a guarantee that you’ll get a seat. Being there when there’s an open seat is the guarantee.

Here’s what you can expect from Brick Mansions:

In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. For undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker), every day is a battle against corruption. For Lino (David Belle), every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when drug kingpin, Tremaine (RZA) kidnaps Lino’s girlfriend, Damien reluctantly accepts the help of the fearless ex-convict, and together they must stop a sinister plot to devastate the entire city. With stylized action featuring thrilling Parkour stunts (David Belle is the co-founder of the physical training discipline), Brick Mansions puts an entertaining twist on the action genre.


Apr 182014
dog, egg hunt

Sniff out this fun activity

Children and adults aren’t the only ones excited about the myriad Easter egg hunt and bunny visits taking place all over the city today.

Pooches want in on the act, too.

And owners who take their fur friends to the Easter “Begg” Hunt at Hamilton Town Center will receive an extra loving lick in the face today. They can’t wait to sniff out treat-filled Easter “beggs,” including coupons for more FREE fresh-baked treats.

There is a $5 registration fee per dog (because it’s not likely anyone would bring a cat to an event surrounding a bunny, lest they want the event to be over very quickly) to benefit Every Dog Counts Rescue. Registration begins at 10:15 a.m., arrive no later than 10:45 am, and the hunt begins at 11:00 am.

The begg hunt is sponsored by Three Dog Bakery Indianapolis. Our canines say thanks for the special day!

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!