Cheap Tricks: 25 Ways to Save
No Pay Per ViewIf you're looking to share your creative vision with the world, go to RedBubble.com to post your art, writing, and design work—you'll gain free feedback, build contacts, and make online sales.
If you'd rather contemplate than create, museums in every major American city host free days (visit their sites for info) or merely suggest a contribution—meaning you can pay what you like to enter.
Other art havens are always free, like Washington's Smithsonian galleries or the Getty in Los Angeles.
Zero Breaks AllowedGive your office a superhero makeover with the Virtually Indestructible Keyboard and Virtually Indestructible Mouse (Grandtec.com).
Treat your canine sidekick to the Ol Reliabowl pet feeding dish, a chew-resistant dog bed from TheUncommonDog.com, and tough toys from KongCompany.com. Then treat yourself to shatterproof wineglasses and a pen that lasts seven years.
As for that wallet you'll no longer be straining? Visit Hammacher.com to pick up a model made of unrippable sailcloth.
Even more ways to save: Don't miss our updated 2008, 2009 and 2010 guides with more than 75 tips for getting the most out of your money.