http://consumerist.com/2008/10/07/if-radiohead-can-do-it/

“If Radiohead can do it, so can we,” writes GOOD on their subscription page. They’ve temporarily changed their subscription model from $20 annually to pay-what-you-can, as long as it’s at least one dollar. If you’re on a restricted budget but want the hard copy version of GOOD, here’s your chance. [GOOD]

Video: Turning Illegally Logged Wood Into A Walmart Toilet Seat

Video: Turning Illegally Logged Wood Into A Walmart Toilet Seat

It’s hard to think of an object that isn’t made of wood or packaged or encounters wood at some point in its journey through the economy. Any number of household items that you can buy at Walmart, like a toilet seat for instance, may very well be made from Russian wood.

http://consumerist.com/2008/08/28/slate-has-an-article-about/

Slate has an article about how unbelievably amazing it feels to get cheap glasses online. I can vouch for this. I often get compliments on a pair of glasses that cost me about $40. Hooray, Internet. [Slate] (Thanks, James !)

'99 Cents Only' Store Chain Considers Raising Prices, Changing Sign To '99 Cents, Orly?'

'99 Cents Only' Store Chain Considers Raising Prices, Changing Sign To '99 Cents, Orly?'

[It is] definitely on the table. That is something we’re looking at . . . in the future for us. We’re looking at doing some experiments. Obviously one way [is that] you can start selling things for $1.05, $1.09, $1.15 and other ways. You could have more of a break between your 99 cents price point and the next price point.”

Will The McD Double Cheeseburger Lose Its Cheese? Or Go Off The Dollar Menu Completely?

Will The McD Double Cheeseburger Lose Its Cheese? Or Go Off The Dollar Menu Completely?

The fate of the $1 double cheeseburger seems sealed. McDonald’s has already announced that it will be looking for ways to cut costs or increase revenue from the popular dollar menu item – even if it means taking the double cheeseburger off the menu completely. Now the Wall Street Journal says that McDonald’s is testing different versions of the burger, and that it may lose some or all of its cheese.

How Long Can McDonald's Afford To Keep The Double Cheeseburger On The Dollar Menu?

How Long Can McDonald's Afford To Keep The Double Cheeseburger On The Dollar Menu?

Double cheeseburger fans are going to have to face a grim reality. The rising cost of raw materials means that McDonald’s has to pay more for beef– and the double cheeseburger will probably have to leave the dollar menu.

http://consumerist.com/2008/07/18/mark-your-calendars-all-cheesecake/

Mark your calendars, all cheesecake slices are $1.50 on 7/30 at the Cheesecake Factory. Yummy. [Press Release]

BBB Says: "Anything With 'Gas' And 'Deal' Should Set Off Alarm Bells"

BBB Says: "Anything With 'Gas' And 'Deal' Should Set Off Alarm Bells"

The BBB says the consumers should be wary of advertisements claiming to offer cheap gas for visiting a website. Paying $2.49 a gallon just for “clicking” sounds too good to be true– and it probably is.

7 Unexpected Rules For Saving On Airfare

7 Unexpected Rules For Saving On Airfare

With the tightening economy, airfare feels more painful than ever,you can avoid paying more than absolutely necessary with these seven tips…

Five Sites That Will Help You Recession-Proof Your Life

Five Sites That Will Help You Recession-Proof Your Life

Although we are not technically in a recession, it’s starting to feel like one. As gas prices and unemployment continue to rise, we’ve rounded up a collection of useful advice for the current period of economic austerity.

Expedia's "New York From $58 A Night" Offer Is Bunk (Beds)

Expedia's "New York From $58 A Night" Offer Is Bunk (Beds)

Expedia says they can get you room and board in NYC for $58 a night. Amy at NewYorkology looked into what such a low, low price actually gets you, and it’s not pretty: think hostels, co-ed group rooms, mice, bunk beds, and generally dirty environments. If you’re undaunted by college-lifestyle travel, Amy points out that there’s one cheap hostel listed that has some good reviews, but since we’re talking about ultra-budget hostels here, a good review actually includes the phrase, “best of all NO ROACHES!!!”

Aer Lingus Accidentally Sells Transatlantic Flights For 5 Euros Each

Aer Lingus Accidentally Sells Transatlantic Flights For 5 Euros Each

Aer Lingus is apologizing to some 100 customers to whom it accidentally sold transatlantic tickets for a measly 5 Euros.

Kmart Will Trade You A Bottle Of Coke Or Free Candy For A Sears Credit Card App

Kmart Will Trade You A Bottle Of Coke Or Free Candy For A Sears Credit Card App

Dan sent us this pic he snapped in a local Kmart and writes, “I remember a previous post on a Wal-Mart card that offered a 2-liter bottle, but I guess inflation caught up with big K as they are only offering 20-oz.”

Intel To Sell Ultra-Cheap Classmate PC To Americans

Intel To Sell Ultra-Cheap Classmate PC To Americans

Great news, America: Intel’s ultra-cheap Classmate PC isn’t just for impoverished third-world schoolchildren anymore! The chipmaker today announced plans to sell the notebook domestically in the coming months. Intel insists its sub-notebook isn’t designed to compete with the non-profit One Laptop Per Child project, which is powered by chips from Intel’s rival, AMD, but they have aggressively moved to undercut OLPC wherever possible. The laptop will likely cost Americans less than $500.

Last.fm Offers Free Streaming Albums And Tracks

Last.fm Offers Free Streaming Albums And Tracks

The popular music site Last.fm announced today that beginning immediately, you can listen to entire music tracks and full-length albums for free. Previously, you could only hear excerpts of most tracks, which made Last.fm a great place for discovering new artists but a rotten one for actually listening to them. The site is taking a Flickr-style approach to its new service, offering a free version—you can listen to a track up to three times—and a forthcoming subscription service which will allow for unlimited streaming. This sounds good, but we’re curious about the three-listen limit, and how frequently that count is reset, if ever.

Biodegradable Coffins, "Composting At Its Best"

Biodegradable Coffins, "Composting At Its Best"

Biodegradable coffins allow you to rest in peace without putting a permanent dent in the planet or your wallet.

Skybus Repairs Its Planes, Resumes Flying

Skybus Repairs Its Planes, Resumes Flying

The airline was offering refunds for flights that were canceled and was making efforts to rebook travelers on later Skybus flights. But Skybus was unable to transfer passengers to flights on other airlines because it does not have agreements with other carriers, Tenenbaum said.

How To Have A Low-Budget Halloween

How To Have A Low-Budget Halloween

Are you too broke to go trick-or-treating this year? Good! More candy for the rest of us! But even though Halloween brings out the competitive sweet-tooth in us, we want to share Kiplinger’s tips on how to have a cheaper Halloween.Two of them—”get creative on costumes” and “follow a…