If it feels like everything is more expensive nowadays, it is! From gas to groceries, even your go-to take-out has raised its prices. Inflation is at a 40-year high. But we think you still deserve to treat yourself now and then. After all, you’ve been through a pandemic, quarantines, layoffs and now global uncertainty with the war in Ukraine. No doubt a little wine, a nice dinner, a piece of furniture or a new dress would be a little boost to your mental health. One of our agents asked for suggestions on Facebook to see where you all are finding the best deals right and that got us thinking.
We’ve curated a list of Charlotte business bargains by neighborhood to help you splurge a little without busting your budget.
Sea Level: $1.50 house oysters Monday-Friday from 2p-6p
McCormick & Schmick’s: Wednesday food and drink happy hour deals from 3:30-6:30pm, $2 taco Tuesdays
300 East: ½ price glasses of wine on Mondays
Kid Cashew: ½ price bottles of wine on Tuesdays
O-Ku: Half priced sushi rolls on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5p-7p
Dilworth Tasting Room: ½ price wine on Tuesdays (Dilworth and SouthPark locations)
Suffolk Punch: ½ price wine and sangria on Tuesdays
Assistance League of Charlotte thrift store: People swear by this place. It’s in LoSo and only open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10a-4p.
The Crunkleton is known for their cocktails, but the have ½ priced oysters on Mondays too
Hawthorne’s: Kids eat free on Tuesdays. They also claim their “inducer” pizza will help pregnant women past their due date move things along.
Krazy Fish: $2 taco Tuesdays with side or drink purchase
Whiskey Warehouse has specials just about every day of the week
Clearing House consigns furniture, antiques and home furnishings
Book Buyers: Get great deals on gently used books and trade in what you’ve already read.
Pizza Peel: ½ off bottles of wine on Mondays
Sabor Latin Grill: On Tuesdays, Autenticos tacos are $1.49 or Americanos tacos are $2 (all locations)
Beef and Bottle: ½ price wine on Mondays
Classic Attic consignment shop in the back of the Park Road Shopping Center has fun and funky stuff
Divine Consign: This is not your average consignment shop. Here you’ll find big-time designer goods like Hermes, Brahmin and Louis Vuitton.
Matthews Wine Cellar: ½ price bottles on Mondays and specials on other nights too
MORE WAYS TO SAVE MONEY
FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION: Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers get free admission to several museums the first full weekend of every month. Show your debit or credit card for free entry to the Mint Museums, Bechtler Museum, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + culture and Levine Museum of the New South. Three museums offer free admission on Wednesday nights too from 6p-9p. Sometimes there’s even live entertainment.
SAVE AT THE PUMP: Gas Buddy lets you search for the best gas prices around. You can also get one of their cards that links to your debit card to save even more. Most gas stations offer rewards programs too. Every penny counts!
KIDS EAT FREE: Charlotte on the Cheap put together a list of places where kids eat free
THRIFT AWAY: Here’s a list of some great thrift stores to check out around town.
What’s your favorite Charlotte deal? We’d love to hear about it!