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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: September 21st, 2013

One week from today, many museums across the U.S. will let you in without paying admission.

Sept. 28 is Museum Day Live! when you can get into participating venues across the country for free by presenting a special ticket you request online.

The annual event is hosted by Smithsonian magazine and at least two Erie sites are participating.

The Smithsonian magazine website lists the Erie County Historical Society and the Erie Art Museum as taking part in Museum Day Live!

To get free admission to any of the participating venues, you have to go to and fill out a form. The site says you’ll then get an e-mail with a ticket to print out and take with you to the museum.

You can get one ticket per household that’s good for free general admission for two people on Sept. 28, the site says.

For more information, including other places taking part, visit or call (202) 633-1000.

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Posted: September 1st, 2013

The Erie SeaWolves’ regular season is scheduled to end Monday with a Buck Day.

At the 1:35 p.m. game against the Baysox, you can get Smith’s hot dogs, 12-ounce Pepsi fountain drinks, popcorn and 12-ounce domestic draft beers for just $1 each.

Also, tickets are as low as $5 each, according to the SeaWolves’ website.

Go to or call (814) 456-1300 to learn more.

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Posted: April 9th, 2013

Tax day is coming. Whether you are getting a refund or have to pay, here’s a way to make the day even better.

Arby’s is holding its third annual Tax Day Curly Fry Giveaway.

On Monday, you can get a free value-sized curly fries or a free small potato cakes.

Arby’s also is giving away $500 tax relief payouts to 10 lucky winners.

Coupons and entries are available beginning today. To learn more, go to or

If you can’t wait until Monday for a freebie, Arby’s Facebook page had a coupon for a free 16-ounce shake with purchase of a regular-priced sandwich. That deal is good through today.


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Posted: April 21st, 2011

In celebration of Earth Day, Starbucks is offering two incentives on Friday, according to an e-mail forwarded by Melissa L.

If you take in your own reusable travel mug, the coffee shops will fill it with their premium brewed coffee or tea for free. You can get it hot, if you’re in Erie where it’s still cold, or iced, if you’re somewhere where spring has actually arrived.

If you buy a travel mug, the price will be 20 percent off and you’ll get it filled with coffee or tea for free.

Visit to learn more (watch the video) or find a Starbucks (if you don’t live in one of those places with the coffee stores on almost every corner).

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