Free and easy

By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 11, 2009

It was degenerate when Peg and Al Bundy camped out in a grocery store for free air conditioning, but only because they weren't at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's. No matter who you are, when in close proximity to osso-bucco dog biscuits you're a little classier than everybody else — especially those lazing in Wal-Marts and bodegas. Just be sure to set up your beach chairs close to the free-samples stands.

Chris Faraone isn't cheap — he's just super thrifty. He can be reached at

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