Many places have an artist’s discount, but don’t advertise it on their site. Any time you’re buying something big or taking a class, it never hurts to ask if they have a discount for artists.
Here’s some places I love that give a discount to artists in Chicago:
Mind Art Core Pilates
10% off all class packages and private sessions packages for artists and teachers (except for unlimited packages)
Sign up for an account at Shred415.com, email Lyndsey@shred415.com mention my name and say you're an artist or actor. Lyndsey will give you your first class free, plus give you an artist discount on future packages.
Chicago Athletic Clubs
Get a discount on your monthly membership at CAC gyms with your SAG-AFTRA card or artist’s pay-stub. Tell them I sent you!
Monday artist industry night- 50% off entire tab food and drink (exclusions apply) Get full
Mercadito Sundays artist and restaurant industry- 50% tab (excludes special holiday weekends) Get tacos
For SAG-AFTRA Members:
Two free tickets to any movie by flashing your SAG-AFTRA, WGA, DGA, or PGA card! As long as the movie doesn’t say “no passes” online, you’re good to go!
Grab discounted coupons at the SAG-AFTRA office and bring them to your nearest AMC. (Exclusions apply for new movies).
Mondays at the Davis Theater
Spend $20 at Carbon Arc and get a free movie ticket and free small popcorn for you and a guest. Get 50% off any draft beer or house menu cocktail. Just present your valid SAG-AFTRA ID card or digital card on your app. Get a reservation
Do you know of any great places who give an artist discount? Let us know in the comments below!