Thank You! ABQ on the Cheap Takes Nickelodeon ‘Best Blog’ Prize

August 17, 2009 by  
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We owe it all to YOU, our readers!

We owe it all to you, our valued readers!

Thanks to your votes, Albuquerque on the Cheap took the blue ribbon as “Best Local Blog” in Nickelodeon’s Parents’ Picks Awards 2009. We are so proud, we could bust our buttons.

Because we’re so grateful to you for helping us win this honor, we’re gonna hold a contest! (You knew it was coming….) Here are the rules: leave a comment below with your best cheap deal or tip related to families or kids. On Monday, August 24 (2009), we’ll randomly draw a winner from the entries.

The prize? A $50 gift certificate to Hinkle Family Fun Center!

We salute our competitors and, once again, sincerely thank YOU, valued reader, for your vote. We’ll do our best to uphold your expectation of finding great freebies, discounts, and deals every day in the Duke City!

PS — Want to sponsor the best blog in Albuquerque? You’ll never see our ad rates this low again!

–Elizabeth Hanes



10 Responses to “Thank You! ABQ on the Cheap Takes Nickelodeon ‘Best Blog’ Prize”
  1. Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations, Rita! You won the $50 Hinkle Family Fun Center gift certificate! Thanks to everyone who left comments and helped us win the Best Blog in Albuquerque prize!!

  2. Bob Tyrrell says:

    @Elizabeth: I posted a first? w00t for me! Seriously, though, I love ReStore. It’s easy to hit that place once every 2-3 weeks and something new.

    So who won the Hinkle Certificate? 😉

  3. Elizabeth says:

    ReStore is a fantastic resource, and I’m surprised this is the first time its name has come up in the comment threads. Mr. Cheap and I went to ReStore last Saturday and left with an old wooden door that we plan to mount on the wall as a headboard for our guest bed, a nice double-pane, sliding window for his workshop, and an iron-and-wicker towel stand/hamper for the bathroom. All for a mere $120! Are you kidding me? Everyone should patronize the ReStore!

  4. Bob Tyrrell says:

    Oh yeah, and if you’re looking for some cheap stuff for your home (light fixtures, doors, hardware, etc) check out ReStore!

  5. Bob Tyrrell says:

    I don’t have any single great cheap deal site or otherwise, because they’re out there if you look for them. Abq on the Cheap is definitely my fave local site. If I’m looking for national deals on electronics, my favorite site is or

  6. RITA says:

    I reakky enjoy your site it is very informative.
    We tool advantage for the OLD NAVY two dollar shirt sale. Boy was that GREAT!!!!

    Thank You for all you do I truely appericiate it.

    Thanks Again.


  7. Sherri Venegas says:

    My best cheap deal is to shop at second hand stores for children’s clothes and uniforms. My personal favorites are Other Mothers on the Westside and Savers. Huge savings and really cute clothes.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Aw, shucks! We are blushing.

    Please note that obsequiousness in the comments will not influence the judging in any way. At least, not much.


  9. Kathey Harvey says:

    My favorite “cheap deal” and tip for families is to sign up for ABQ on the Cheap’s daily e-mails!! I have benefited from so many posted tips, coupons, ideas, etc. Most recently, we took advantage of the free entry to NM National Parks. Had I not received my daily ABQ on the Cheap e-mail, I would not have known about that offer and enjoyed the awesome Bandelier National Monument with my family. Thanks!! I look forward to your newsletter every day.

  10. Linda Morton says:

    We have loved using the discount coupon for Cliff’s this summer that is on the KOB TV web site!