5 Free NYC Secrets You May Not Have Known, Until Now..

Did you know that it is possible to get something for FREE in NYC? It’s almost shocking isn’t it? Since we were always taught that nothing in life comes free, (especially not in NYC) it’s hard to believe that you can catch a break in this city. Well I decided to share 5 tips that you may have not known. Some tips are totally free but some you have to give a little to get a little, but hey isn’t that how life works anyway?

1. Get a Free Personal Shopper Experience

Select H&M and Top Shop locations offer a free personal shopper experience! All you have to do is contact them, tell them your personal style preference, your size and what kind of outfits you’re interested in and they will pull outfits for you to try on. The service is free and you are not forced to purchase anything. With H&M you receive 20% off your first purchase when you use this service. These services are offered in the 5th avenue stores and you can make your appointment today!

Read about Mommy Blogger Tiffani’s Personal Shopping experience on her blog, mymommyvents.com

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2. Receive a Free Cupcake Every day

I mean why wouldn’t you want a free cupcake? That’s like turning down happiness if you ask me. Every day Georgetown Cupcake offers a free flavor of the day cupcake to the first 100 customers (1 per customer) at each of their locations. If that’s not enough free sweetness for you, Sprinkles Cupcakes offers a “BOGO” when you whisper their secret word. You can find out the secret word of each day on their twitter page.

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3. Share Your Uber Code and Receive a Free Ride

I have a new found addiction to Uber and it’s getting way too expensive. So one way I save on my travel, is sharing my code. When you share your code and someone signs up for Uber, they receive a free ride up to $20 and so do you. Want to use my code? (And I truly hope you do.) Download the Uber app and enter my code: 5EMKV 

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4. Share Your Hotel Tonight Code and Receive $25 Off

Another code I have is for Hotel Tonight. On this app you can score great deals on last minute hotel reservations. I used this app for my stay at Dream Midtown. When you share your code, and someone uses it and books a hotel, you receive $25 off your next stay. So use my Hotel Tonight code: PGIBBS11  I would love another staycation!

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5. Free Events, Free Movies, Free Museums

The summer is coming and each and every summer, NYC hosts free movie nights, free events and free museum entry. I’ve posted all of this information before. For a reminder visit my posts for Kids, Couples and Summer Events.

 

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  • Restaurant Reservations
  • Party Planning
  • Travel and Vacation (Flight, Car Service, Hotels)
  • Sightseeing Arrangements
  • Concerts, Shows, Sports and Live Events
  • Holiday, Anniversary and Birthday Plans
  • Spas and Outdoor Recreation
  • Date Night Planning

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Photos by Vladimir @2onenine_photos

Escape Your Realities At Dream Midtown

Whether you live in New York City or you’re vacationing to the Big Apple, if you want to escape your realities then plan a stay at Dream Midtown. One Friday while scrolling through my Hotel Tonight App (book with my code: PGIBBS11 and receive $25 off your first reservation), I came across a deal for $112 for Dream Midtown. If you’re a New Yorker like me, you know $112 for a hotel in Midtown is a steal! Not including the fact that the hotel was also located three avenues away from my job. So of course purchasing the deal was a must! I needed to escape my realities and just enjoy a relaxing staycation.

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 Photo Via Dream Midtown Facebook

Upon entering the Dream, I was met with a beautiful fish tank. If you know a little about me, you know that my favorite place is the beach. So Dream Midtown in a way brought the beach to me. The fish tank is absolutely beautiful. Anyway, my room was exactly what I needed. The Bronze King Room was a tad bit small but very comfortable. The bathroom was quaint and the robes and slippers were a nice comfy touch. Of course you have the option to choose a bigger room, since then I’ve been eyeing their Gold and Platinum Suite.

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What’s even better about the Dream Midtown is that it’s located in the heart of everything! Meaning it is blocks from Times Square, Central Park and 5th Avenue. You pretty much have every major sightseeing location in New York City in walking distance from your hotel room. Not to mention some cool restaurants like STK Midtown, SerafinaHoley Cream and Eatery. I’m also patiently waiting for Dream Midtown to open their Rooftop Lounge in Summer 2015. I know this will be a hot spot for the summer and I can’t wait to make it my after work spot.

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If you really want to get a jump start on escaping your realities, Dream Midtown has two great offers that will save you some money! One is called “Sunday’s on Us.” When you book Friday and Saturday during the month of March, your Sunday night is on them! Make sure you enter the promo code “Sunday” on your reservation to receive this discount. The second offer is for 15% off your stay when you use the code “Social.” You really have no excuse, your escape is awaiting your arrival!

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