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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Posts tagged ‘Blizzard’
Posted: September 9th, 2013

Temperatures in the Erie area are only in the 60s so far today, so I’m thinking sweater rather than ice cream. But tomorrow could be a good day for a Blizzard.

The thermometer in Erie is supposed to creep up near 90 on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, and Dairy Queen is running a special on Blizzards.

If you buy one Blizzard at regular price, you can get another of an equal or smaller size for just 99 cents. The promo is good at participating Dairy Queens through Sept. 22 and you don’t need a coupon, according to the e-mail I received from the Blizzard Fan Club. (Yes, I’m a member!)

Go to for details.

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Posted: March 6th, 2013

Some blizzards bring nothing but snow. The Blizzards at Dairy Queen are better because they have bits of chocolate and other goodies mixed in with ice cream.

Through March 24, you can get one of the tasty type of Blizzards for just 99 cents when you buy one at regular price at a participating Dairy Queen.

No coupon is necessary for the buy one, get one for 99 cents offer. But your discounted Blizzard does have to be the same size or smaller than the one you pay full price for. So you can’t buy a small Blizzard and get a large one for 99 cents.

Visit and click on “promos” to learn more.

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Posted: September 6th, 2012

Buy a Blizzard at Dairy Queen and you can get a second of equal or smaller size for just 99 cents.

The promotion runs through Sept. 23 at participating locations in the U.S. and through Sept. 16 in Canada.

Dairy Queen’s website and an e-mail I received from the Blizzard Fan Club said you don’t need a coupon for the special.

Go to to see the offer.

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Posted: April 7th, 2011

A co-worker reported that the Dairy Queen on Peach Street near Cherry Street in Erie was advertising $1.99 Mini Blizzards all month.

I checked the Dairy Queen website and it confirmed that any flavor of the sweet little treats is that price at “participating locations” through April 30.

What’s your favorite Blizzard flavor? I like the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup one.

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