7 Money-Saving Tips From 'Broad City'

Abbi and Ilana may be the most realistic budget-conscious characters on TV. We look at their deal-seeking ways, from free food to coupons to even more free food.

Forget the rent-controlled apartment of Friends, the inexplicable luxury lifestyle of Sex & the City, and even the off-the-mark poverty of 2 Broke Girls. (You could afford a one-bedroom in Williamsburg without a roommate? Nope.) When it comes to accurate depictions of being young and budget-conscious in New York, nothing beats Broad City.

Here at DealNews, we love watching Abbi and Ilana, in part because they embody so much of the dealhunter spirit. (And in part because Ilana works at a fictional deal-based company in DUMBO, Brooklyn called Deals! Deals! Deals!) With season two recently ended, we've been thinking of ways to keep the Broad City spirit alive until the next one. So we put together a few money-saving tips as illustrated by our favorite under-employed comedy duo.

7 Money-Saving Tips From 'Broad City'

Also, Ilana is one of the few people that understands that the Beanie Babies market is cyclical in nature, making them a great investment.

Benjamin Glaser
DealNews Contributing Writer

Ben was Features Editor at DealNews from 2014 to 2017, when his shopping insights were highlighted by Good Morning America, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. Though no longer in consumer news, Ben still loves getting a great deal (and writing about it!).
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
@nlehto The artist clearly focused on her rage during that moment
That is one unflattering caricature. Abbi is smokin'
I used to sneak food in a movie theater. I do now sometimes buy from the concessions because I know with the first two weeks they only get maybe a few bucks from each ticket. There are rumors the studios may increase that amount. The theater makes their money off concessions and movies lasting longer than two weeks.

Some of these tips were worthless fillers.
Jeffrey Contray (DealNews)
The font used by "deals deals deals!" is quite familiar. And hey, we have an office in Dumbo! (I'm scared.)