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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.

In addition to being featured and reviewed in numerous publications, Johnny is a contributor of event recommendations to KGO, KFOG, KQED, as well as having served as a columnist for the San Francisco Bay Guardian and as a local travel guide for Orbitz.com.

Funcheap on the Radio: Johnny Funcheap is regular guest on KGO 810AM (Thursday evenings) and KFOG 104.5 FM (Friday mornings).

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Funcheap in the Press

“Best Local Website” 2012, 2011, 2010
“Best of the Bay” Reader’s Poll

“Online encyclopedia of awesome”
FuncheapSF… has the dirty deets on a fab array of free and cheap city events”
San Francisco Bay Guardian

SF Weekly’s “Best Website” 2012
“Best Website For A Cheapskate To Plan The Weekend” 2011
SF Weekly’s “Best of San Francisco” 2011 
“These days, you don’t need to be unemployed to respect the notion of a frugal weekend. Enter Funcheap…”

Best Events Website” 2011, 2010
SF Weekly Web Awards
Bookmark Funcheap for the lowdown on free or nearly-free performances slated for the coming week.
SF Weekly

“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 Radio: Forum with Michael Krasny

Cheap Thrills In Northern CaliforniaIn depth feature on FunCheapSF founder Johnny Hayes with host Dave Iverson
Bay Area Bests Uncovering San Francisco’s best sites, views, walks, museums and more. 

Learn how to get free pizza, discover a free hidden museum showcasing the history of North Beach, see cheap stand-up comedy, find a Monday night $5 movie deal, and play antique mechanical arcade games for just a quarter.
CBS “Eye on the Bay” (KPIX)

FunCheapSF founder Johnny Hayes took Eye on the Bay host Brian Hackney on a tour of cheap San Francisco during a segment entitled “Wallet Wise.”

Johnny Funcheap was a featured guest on consumer advocate Michael Finney’s “Consumer Talk” show on KGO 810 uncovering fun and cheap ways to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the Bay Area.
Michael Finney’s “Consumer Talk” (KGO)

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

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

“Johnny Funcheap, Your Cheap Livin’ Tour Guide”

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

“Funcheapsf.com – 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. You can also sign up for a weekly email list, which will give you 20 to 50 things mark on your calendar”
Frommer’s San Francisco : Free and Dirt Cheap

Nominated as 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

“If you are looking to celebrate but [are] low on funds, you need to check out a great online resource, www.funcheapsf.com, 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… check Broke Ass Stuart’s Goddamn Website, funcheap and the Squid List for entertainment and nightlife deals.”
NBC Bay Area

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

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

kfog_logoCheck out this great new site for free things in SF – Funcheap.com”

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

Yelp Reviews of Funcheap

Here’s some honest-to-goodness reviews and quotes about Funcheap that we found on the indispensable user-driven review site, yelp.com

“i get weekly emails from this group telling me about super random things happening in the dark corners of SF. on more than one occasion i’ve been pleasantly surprised by no name bands and even more random movie screenings. enjoy!” – Yelp Quote by Ally D.

“I totally rely on funcheapsf to plan my weekend. They told me to go to the Del Monte Tomato and Olive Oil festival tomorrow and then they said Alice’s Now and Zen is the place to go on Sunday. I do what they say and I usually have a lot of fun.” – Yelp Quote by Chris T.

“Looking for free or inexpensive events in the Bay Area?… In these times when most of us are “running on empty” this is a welcome website. “Yelp Review by Miz Rinky A.

“…being on a tight budget, but wanting to go out all the time, this is the site for me.”Yelp Review by Suzanne A.