Chicago Free & Frugal by Sutro Media (Universal)
Released: Feb 11, 2010
Version: 2.0
Size: 35 MB
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Chicago Free & Frugal

Sutro Media
★ Chicago's best freebies and biggest bargains ★

It's packed with insider info and more than 200 money-saving tips. Learn how to take advantage of Chicago's skyscraping architecture, world-class museums, groovy music and raucous sports teams like locals do - without breaking the bank. And you'll get free updates forevermore.

• "For my money, Chicago Free & Frugal is the best iPhone app for discovering hidden Chicago gems." Brad Spirrison, Managing Editor, Appolicious Inc. (
• "This app is an invaluable guide to many of Chicago's best budget eateries and attractions. Obviously written by an insider who knows well the city's quirks and charms..." - Sometime Chicagoan

The lowdown on:
• Free days for all the local museums (Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and more)
• Cheap tickets for the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks
• Cheap tickets for Steppenwolf and Goodman theaters
• Free shows at Second City and other improv clubs
• Cheap eats - 80+ foodie-favorite restaurants where you can chow down for $10 on average
• Free music events - Blues Fest, Jazz Fest, orchestra concerts, blues shows, etc
• Budget views from the John Hancock Center
• Budget booze around the city
• Free Frank Lloyd Wright and other architectural sights
• Free yoga classes
• Free cooking demonstrations
• Free books
• Plus much more - 200 listings total (and more on the way)

• Contains fresh, best-of content (*not* general info sliced from guidebooks or Wikipedia)
• 740+ photos for sneak peaks of restaurants and other venues
• One-click website links (including to Twitter, Facebook and Yelp)
• One-click links to restaurant menus and museum maps
• One-click phone calls (on iPhones)
• Easily sort reviews by name, distance, price and neighborhood
• GPS tracking tells you instantly what's nearby
• Offline maps and reviews let you access content anytime
• Share reviews, photos and user comments

★ About the Author ★

Travel guidebook author, journalist, blogger and donut lover Karla Zimmerman has lived in the Windy City for more than 20 years. She writes about her home base for Lonely Planet, the BBC, Countryman Press, Wild Blue Yonder, and AAA Living, among many other publications. Find more recommendations on her blog My Kind of Town & Around ( or by following her on Twitter (

★ About Sutro Media ★

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions for improvement, we'd love to hear from you -

What's new in version 2.0
- lots of new iOS 7 bug fixes
- fixed recent bug with twitter field
- fixed landscape transition issue
- resolved display issue on iPhone 5
- more offline photos on original download and faster download of offline content
- fixed intermittent bug with dynamic updates
- added better crash analytics and fixed a number of intermittent stability problems
Our verdict: Good
  • + Chicago Free & Frugal is a highly rated app (4-star).
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