When three of my friends visited last summer, I wanted to show them some of the sights in Erie. Kayaking at Presque Isle and a trip to the top of the Bicentennial Tower were on the list. Thanks to a coupon for one, we basically got to do the other for free.
I had copies of VisitErie’s free visitors guide for my guests. Inside each guide was a coupon for $3 off any watercraft rental at the Presque Isle Canoe & Boat Livery. The $3 we each saved on our kayak rental covered the cost of going to the top of the Bicentennial Tower.
Even if you don’t want to do the “touristy” stuff in Erie, there are valuable coupons in the guides for those of us who live here.
Just glancing through part of the 2014-15 guide, which you can see at http://www.visiteriepa.com/request-a-visitors-guide/?gclid=CPzl97C6nL4CFcIDOgodGUgAcQ, I found coupons for a BOGO item at Rita’s, a BOGO entrée at Moe’s, buy one dinner at regular price and get a second for half off at the Pittsburgh Inn, buy one pack of spring flowers and get a second for half off at Mason Farms and get $5 off any in-stock shirt at Harley-Davidson of Erie.
The watercraft rental coupon is there again, as well as one for $5 off Segway tours at the peninsula.
You can request a visitors guide online at the website I mentioned above, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (800) 524-3743. The guides also are available at places like VisitErie, 208 E. Bayfront Park, Suite 103 in the Intermodal Center; the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, 301 Peninsula Drive; and various hotels, motels, shops, restaurants and attractions.