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: January 10th, 2014

Registered organ donors can save $1 on the price of a ticket to tonight’s Erie BayHawks game.

The Center for Organ Recovery & Education is holding an Organ Donation Awareness Night at the 7 p.m. game at Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St.

Fans who show their driver’s license indicating that they are a registered organ donor will receive $1 off their ticket price, according to an e-mail from C.O.R.E.

For more information, visit or call (800) 366-6777.

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Posted: December 26th, 2013

The YMCA of Greater Erie is offering a deal for new members.

Join between today and Tuesday and save up to $125.

The offer is valid at the County Y, Downtown Y, Eastside Family Y, Glenwood Park Y or Y at UPMC Hamot, according to a postcard I received in the mail.

Restrictions may apply.

Visit or call your local Y for more details.

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Posted: December 20th, 2013

Got your kid a new coat for winter? Here’s a way go get rid of the gently used old one, save yourself some money on a basketball game and help someone else stay warm.

Inter-Church Ministries of Erie County members will be collecting Coats for Kids at the Erie BayHawks games tonight and Saturday night.

Take a gently used or new coat to the game and you’ll get a voucher for a complimentary ticket to an upcoming BayHawks home game, according to the ICM winter newsletter.

Game time both nights is 7 p.m. at Erie Insurance Arena.

For more about the collection, call (814) 454-2411.

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Posted: November 24th, 2013

The Erie Times-News Faith page is giving away three 11 1/2-by-17-inch posters for the “Linsanity” movie about NBA player Jeremy Lin, who played in one game for the Erie BayHawks.

To enter the drawing, send your full name, address, city, ZIP and the keyword LIN on a postcard to Faith, c/o Dana Massing, Erie Times-News, P.O. Box 6215, Erie, PA 16512-6215 or in an e-mail to

One entry per person please. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, Nov. 27, at noon.

Learn more at

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Posted: November 7th, 2013

Otters fans and people seeking gifts for Otters fans should visit and click on “clearance” under “shop.”

I did and found numerous items of Otters apparel on sale.

When I looked, the smallest discount was 36 percent and would get you a $5 Erie Otters Hockey bumper sticker for just $3.18. A $40 zip-up sweatshirt was just $25, or 37 percent off.

The best deal was 53 percent off a youth Otters T-shirt that was marked down from $14.97 to $6.97. Men’s and ladies’ sweatpants in a couple colors were 50 percent off, down to $15 from $30.

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Posted: October 10th, 2013

Mercyhurst University has a couple of free concerts going on tonight at its campuses in North East and Erie.

The electroacoustic folk-rock duo of Abigail and Shaun Bengson will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Alex Theatre at Mercyhurst North East. Call (814) 725-6277 to learn more.

Music faculty member Shirley Yoo will perform works on piano at 8 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall in Erie.

Visit for more information about both events.

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Posted: October 10th, 2013

The Erie Philharmonic will present a free pops program tonight at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

The concert is the first performance of the philharmonic’s 100th anniversary season and part of the Friends of Music Concert series.

The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Louis C. Cole Auditorium — Memorial Hall, 205 Meadville St., Edinboro. Music faculty member Patrick Jones will be the soloist on saxophone.

For more information, visit or call (814) 455-1375.

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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: August 20th, 2013

Regret buying those Erie SeaWolves tickets to a game back in June that you never made it to for whatever reason?

You can still get your money’s worth with the SeaWolves’ Redeem Your Ticket Night. On Wednesday, you can redeem any unused ticket from the 2013 season for a ticket of equal or lesser value, according to the SeaWolves website.

The site’s promotion schedule also said you can take in two recyclable items on Wednesday and receive a free reserved seat ticket.

And if that’s not enough deals going on, it’s also AAA Wednesday and if you show your AAA card at the box office, you’ll get $2 off a ticket, the site says.

To learn more about these three ways to save at Wednesday’s 7:05 p.m. game, go to or call (814) 456-1300.

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Posted: August 19th, 2013

Your final chance for an Erie SeaWolves meal deal for your children is Tuesday.

The final Kids Eat Free game is Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. against the Aeros.

Under this promo, the first 500 kids age 12 and younger at Jerry Uht Park on certain days get a coupon for a free Smith’s hot dog, bag of Utz chips and Pepsi fountain drink. Sure, you still have to buy a game ticket. But here’s a way to feed your kids at no additional cost.

To learn more, visit or call (814) 456-1300.

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