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Funcheap, and its founder Johnny Funcheap, is a recognized expert on affordable things to do and living on a budget within the San Francisco Bay Area.

Funcheap reaches 500,000+ in the Bay Area every month and has been featured on KQED, ABC7, Wirecutter, Lonely Planet, The Bold Italic, San Francisco Magazine, 7×7, CBS, SF Gate, SFist, Frommer’s, KGO, The Examiner and SF Weekly.

Funcheap is free for both people trying to find things to do and for promoters trying to spread the word about their events.

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“Best Local Website” in “Best of the Bay” Reader’s Poll
San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Best Website” in “Best of San Francisco”
Best Events Website” in SF Weekly Web Awards
SF Weekly

Founder Johnny Funcheap was one of San Francisco’s “Hot 20 Under 40,” an annual celebration of the city’s 20 most up-and-coming movers and shakers under 40 years old
– 7×7 Magazine

Guide Book Features

A great guide to free and dirt-cheap events in the Bay Area, the site is updated often and you can find something to do on any given day of the week, without spending a dime.”
Frommer’s San Francisco: Free and Dirt Cheap

” …check out Funcheap for a calendar of random, offbeat, and often free one-offs.”
Fodor’s San Francisco

A great way to learn about dope things to do in the City that are fun and cheap… I can’t think of a single good reason for you not to sign up for the mailing list.”
Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply in San Francisco

An indispensable resource for any tightwad
The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to San Francisco

“SF. Fun. Cheap. Need we say more?
Not For Tourists Guide to San Francisco

Also featured in Lonely Planet: San Francisco and Eyewitness Travel: Top 10 San Francisco.


“if you’re not already a member… join!”

“El cheapo detective… knows that “cheap” isn’t a four-letter word”
The Bold Italic

“During a recession, the price of a movie ticket or dinner out can seem daunting. Fortunately, Northern California has no shortage of free or cheap events and activities — if you know where to look
KQED Forum

“Keeps me on top of the best free and cheap shindigs the city has to offer.”

“If you are looking to celebrate but [are] low on funds, you need to check out a great online resource, Free, which offers loads of terrific suggestions.”
San Francisco Examiner

One of the most comprehensive places online to find cheap and free things to do in the Bay Area”
CBS 5 – KPIX “Eye on Blogs”

“For your freeloader friends looking to be even cheaper while visiting”
NBC Bay Area

“Poor is the new rich! Cool and affordable things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area”