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: September 25th, 2013

Allure magazine and P&G Beauty’s five weeks of free stuff giveaway continues today.

Starting today at noon, they’re handing out 5,000 full-size products. The giveaway gets going again next Wednesday at noon.

Today, second up on the goodies list, is Cover Girl Lash Blast Clump Crusher Mascara.

To try to get in on the giveaway, go to www.allurepopupshop.com/free-stuff//

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Posted: September 22nd, 2013

Don’t forget to enter this month for your chance at a one-year supply of Scott Naturals bath tissue or towels.

The monthly random drawings began in July and continue through November. One winner will be selected each month to receive either 16 12-packs of bath tissue or 24 six-packs of towels, according to the official rules.

To enter, go to www.secretswap.com. You might have to first watch a 53-second video about swapping your regular rolls for Scott Naturals.

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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 www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket/ 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 www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday or call (202) 633-1000.

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Posted: September 19th, 2013

Co-worker Joan Benson-Cacchione shared that today is Free Queso Day at Moe’s Southwest Grill.

According to the Moe’s website, you can stop in anytime today during business hours and get a free 6-ounce cup of Moe’s famous queso.

Go to http://www.moes.com/ to learn more or find a Moe’s near you. The only one I found in the Erie area is at 2052 Edinboro Road, (814) 868-2121.

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Posted: September 18th, 2013

Don’t forget, Thursday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and if you’re willing to yell out a “Yo ho ho” or put on an eye patch, hat and hook, you could score free doughnuts.

Go to a participating Krispy Kreme location and talk like a pirate and you’ll get one free Original Glazed doughnut. Dress like a pirate and you’ll get a free dozen of the doughnuts.

The Krispy Kreme website has suggestions for talking like a pirate and requirements for costumes. The site also lists the participating locations, which include Erie.

Learn more at www.krispykreme.com/pirate.

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Posted: September 18th, 2013

Allure magazine and P&G Beauty are teaming up for five weeks of free stuff.

Starting today at noon, they’re giving away 5,000 full-size products every Wednesday for five weeks. You have to enter at noon each Wednesday.

First up on the goodies list is Pantene Expert Collection AgeDefy Advanced Thickening Treatment.

To try to get in on the giveaway, go to www.allurepopupshop.com/free-stuff//

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Posted: September 18th, 2013

The Facebook page for Nexcare Waterproof Bandages says it is giving away 25,000 samples every day through Friday.

When I checked this morning, it said the first day’s supply was exhausted and to check back at 10 a.m. CST, which is 11 a.m. Erie time.

Go to www.facebook.com/nexcare and click on “Free Trial Pack/Nexcare Waterproof Sample.”

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Posted: September 17th, 2013

I’ve eaten at O’Charley’s only a couple times and I’ve never had dessert so I can’t vouch for the pie. But if you want to try it, go on a Wednesday.

O’Charley’s has a promo going called “Free Pie Wednesday.” Launched earlier this year, the limited-time offer was still going when I called the Erie restaurant this week.

You can get a complimentary serving of pie with the purchase of any entrée on a Wednesday.

Learn more at www.ocharleys.com/FreePieWednesday

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Posted: September 17th, 2013

Priscilla Cochran from North East wrote in to say she’d won a free sample of Mrs. Dash Taco Seasoning Mix at www.facebook.com/mrs.dashrecipes.

You can play the “Ready Set Win!” game up to three times per day through Oct. 28.

The game is awarding 75,000 taco seasoning mix packets and 54,000 chili seasoning mix packets. When I won, I got to choose which I’d most like to try and I opted for the chili.

The game also is giving five weekly prizes consisting of a slow cooker prize pack worth $65 that includes a Crock-Pot and 10 mix packets.

There’s also one grand prize of $2,500.

I won the seasoning on my first play. On my second and third plays, I won 50 more entries each time for the cash.

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Posted: September 15th, 2013

Looks like the Facebook link for the free Snickers Bites offer I wrote about last week (http://www.goerieblogs.com/cheapinerie/2013/09/lots-like-snickers-and-free-candy/) is working now. When I tried to get the candy Thursday, I kept getting a blank page or error message because apparently too many others were also trying for the giveaway at the same time.

But Priscilla Cochran from North East e-mailed me Friday to say she got through and I made it in today. I entered my info and got a message that I’d be getting a coupon for a free Snickers Bites mailed to me.

I also was able to check out the rules, which say that 10,000 coupons for a free package of Snickers Bites worth up to $1.75 will be given out each day for five days. Monday is the last day.

 

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