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 ‘Christmas’
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 and scroll down to the bottom.

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

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Posted: December 26th, 2013

Christmas is over. Let the sales go on!

Christmas Tree Shops sent me an e-mail saying that Christmas merchandise is 50 percent off today. The sale includes gift wrap, décor and more.

There’s also a clearance sale with up to 65 percent off selected items including some home décor, furniture, dinnerware, frames, candles and bedding, according to the e-mail.

If you’re out and about today shopping or returning gifts and spot a good deal, send the details to me at and I’ll share.

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Posted: April 30th, 2013

A Red Ryder B.B. gun. A fluffy pink bunny suit. Ovaltine.

I can’t help fans of “A Christmas Story” get the first two, but I can tell you about an offer for free Ovaltine, which little Ralphie drank in his milk in the 1983 movie.

Ovaltine is giving free samples of its drink powder. The pack comes with two stick samples and you can request one pack per person and two per household while supplies last, the giveaway says.

Go to and click on “Stick Pack.”

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