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 27th, 2012

Lakewood United Methodist Church and AAA are teaming up to offer a free Bicycle Safety Rally for children this weekend in Millcreek Township.

The event will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the church, 3856 W. 10th St.

Organizers said the rally will feature games, a riding course, snacks and helmet giveaways.

Children ages 5 to 14 years are welcome with their bicycles. Children ages 3 and 4 can also go if they can ride their bikes, organizers said.

Call (814) 833-4131 to learn more.

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Posted: February 28th, 2011

When I was learning to drive, I asked my dad to show me how to change a tire. He bought me a AAA membership instead.

I’ve had one ever since. For me, the annual fee is worth it. Membership means I’m just a phone call away from getting a flat tire fixed, a dead battery jumped or a broken vehicle towed. Plus there are the numerous maps and travel books I get each year for trips. And what I consider the biggest advantage — the money my membership saves me on hotel/motel rates.

The AAA room discount is the feature most people are probably familiar with. But there are other financial benefits.

Your AAA card gets you a 10 percent discount on non-sale items at Payless Shoe Source stores. That means the $10 flip-flops I bought last week for an upcoming trip to Las Vegas were only $9. Maybe that dollar I saved will be the lucky one that wins me a fortune in a slot machine!

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