Cheap in Erie
By Dana Massing Erie Times-News staff blogger
I am a grandchild of the Great Depression and a survivor of more recent recessions. Through my grandparents and parents, I've learned to spend wisely and to save while still being able to live life well. I want to share my discoveries with you and hear yours.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: April 24th, 2014

Here’s a freebie for all the bassoon lovers out there.

The Erie Chamber Orchestra’s free concert Friday will feature a concerto for bassoon, strings and marimba. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 707 Sassafras St.

Visit www.gannon.edu/eriechamberorchestra or call (814) 871-7755 to learn more.

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Posted: April 23rd, 2014

Purina is celebrating National Pet Month with a Paw It Forward instant win game.

You can play once per day through June 3 (I’m not sure whether April, May or June is the month being celebrated but the timing of the game gives you more than a month to win!).

Go to www.pureloveforpets.com. The official rules say there will be 5,000 prizes consisting of coupons for $20 in free Purina products.

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Posted: April 23rd, 2014

Here’s another Earth-related bag giveaway.

In celebration of Earth Month, Earthbound Farm is giving away 12,000 reusable bags. You can enter once by Friday and you have to “like” the Earthbound Farm Facebook page at www.facebook.com/earthboundfarm. Click on “Reusable Bag Giveaway.”

To see yesterday’s post about a free bag offer, go to http://www.goerieblogs.com/cheapinerie/2014/04/wegmans-giving-reusable-bags-for-earth-day/

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Posted: April 23rd, 2014
With this coupon, my latest freebie for the year, I can continue to wash my hair at no cost.

With this coupon, my latest freebie for the year, I can continue to wash my hair at no cost.

Looks like I was one of the 50,000 winners randomly selected by Suave to receive a full-size Natural Infusion product.

I received the coupon above in the mail and think I’ll use it for the Natural Infusion Awapuhi Anti-Breakage Shampoo.

The freebie will let me try a new product at no cost and also continue my effort to wash my hair without paying for it. I’ve been using shampoo samples and freebie since March 1, 2013.

While not all the shampoo giveaways are as good as the Suave one, even a single-use sample has helped me to save money for nearly 14 months. This latest coupon will get me a bottle worth up to $7.50.

If you hear of any shampoo freebies, use the e-mail link above to send me the details and I’ll share them with everyone.

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Posted: April 23rd, 2014

Was President Abraham Lincoln the “Great Emancipator” or was he forced into glory by the times?

That question will be part of a Lincoln and the Civil War Lecture Series that continues tonight at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

“The Iconic Lincoln” will feature professors Umeme Sababu and Ihor Bemko at 6 p.m. in Room 107A of Compton Hall, 210 E. Normal St., Edinboro.

To learn more, go to http://events.edinboro.edu/EventList.aspx?fromdate=4/21/2014&todate=4/27/2014&display=Week&type=public&eventidn=613&view=EventDetails&information_id=1447

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Posted: April 22nd, 2014

My first paying job was planting seedlings on my grandfather’s Christmas tree farm when I was in second grade. From there, I went on to shearing trees in summer and selling them at Christmas. Despite all the hours working with evergreens, I’m still fond of them and would love a free one to plant at home. Luckily, there’s a contest for that.

Organic Creamery’s Help Us Nurture Nature Sweepstakes is giving away 1,000 Arbor Day Foundation Gift Trees worth $6 each. The sweeps website says you can enter once per day through April 30 to try to win an evergreen seedling.

Go to www.organiccreamerycheese.com and click on “Enter to Win.”

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Posted: April 22nd, 2014

In celebration of Earth Day, which is today, Wegmans will have a bag exchange on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in all stores.

The first 300 customers to take in a bunch of clean dry plastic bags will get a coupon for a reusable shopping bag, according to the Wegmans website.

To learn more, go to www.wegmans.com or directly to www.wegmans.com/blog/2014/03/return-bags-to-sender-and-well-contribute-to-the-nature-conservancy/#sthash.Mk1XaN05.dpuf

 

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Posted: April 21st, 2014

I wouldn’t necessarily expect to find Easter items at a store called Christmas Tree Shops. But I’ve learned that although named for one holiday, the chain sells items for others.

And today, Easter items at Christmas Tree Shops are 50 percent off, according to an e-mail I received.

I’m not sure how long the sale will last. To see the ad, go to http://view.ed4.net/w/0GK8KLC/QI6H/D4BN54F/43Y8N/1/a612637ab3c7458ef622/FORMATOVERRIDE=H?camp=672619143&rrid=1187088 and scroll down to the bottom.

Or go to www.christmastreeshops.com and click on “Clearance” to shop online.

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Posted: April 21st, 2014

WQLN and Mercyhurst University will host a free screening of the production “Perspective: Jewish History.”

The event will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Great Room at Mercyhurst, 501 E. 38th St. A discussion on Jewish culture and history will follow, organizers said.

Learn more at www.wqln.org or call (814) 864-3001.

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Posted: April 21st, 2014

The author of “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry” will be giving a free talk Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall in Hirt Academic Center at Mercyhurst University, 501 E. 38th St.

Stacy Malkan will deliver the Sister Maura Smith Earth Day Lecture.

To learn more, visit http://www.mercyhurst.edu/mu-news/news/campus-life/2014/march/earthdaylecture or call (814) 824-3829.

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