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.
 Phone: 814-870-1729
Posts tagged ‘cards’
Posted: April 17th, 2013 is giving away sets of growable Earth Day cards.

This freebie features four 3-by-5-inch postcards on plantable paper that is embedded with wildflower seeds.  You can save the cards to plant in a pot yourself or send them to someone else.

To order your free cards, go to and scroll to the bottom to “get this card set for free.”

The offer is good through Monday or while supplies last, the site says.

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: December 12th, 2012

Sheetz is opening a new convenience store in the Erie area this week and the celebration includes a giveaway of $100 gift cards.

The store at 8180 Perry Highway in Summit Township officially opens Thursday at 11 a.m. But Sheetz officials said in a news release that they are expecting people to begin lining up before daybreak to be among the first 50 in line to get the gift cards.

To learn more about Sheetz, visit

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: November 14th, 2011

If you like eating at Outback Steakhouse yourself or want a gift for someone else who does, now’s the time to buy.

Outback is offering a $20 bonus card for every $100 you buy in Outback gift cards.

You have to purchase your $100 worth of gift cards by Dec. 31 and the bonus card is only good from Jan. 1 to Feb. 10. Also, be warned that the free card does say “bonus card” on it, so if you plan to give it as a gift, the recipient might realize you didn’t pay for it.

But you could always keep the bonus card for yourself and give away another of the gift cards you buy. Or, if you really like to dine at Outback a lot, keep them all for yourself and you’ll get $120 worth of meals for just $100.

Posted in: Uncategorized
Posted: November 1st, 2011

FedEx will give away 30,000 Shop-Small American Express gift cards worth $25 each today.

For your chance at one, go to FedEx’s Facebook page,, today at 1 p.m. Eastern time. and look for the information on Small Business Saturday. The first 30,000 qualifying consumers will get one of the gift cards, according to a news release. Another 10,000 cards will be distributed directly to FedEx customers.

The idea behind the promotion is that FedEx will give away the cards and consumers will hopefully use the money to shop at small locally-owned businesses on Nov. 26, which is Small Business Saturday.

To learn more about the promotion and the reasoning behind it, visit


Posted in: Uncategorized