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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: April 9th, 2013


Score this "cheesy refund" from Smokey Bones on April 15.

Score this “cheesy refund” from Smokey Bones on April 15.

If the free curly fries I mentioned this morning weren’t enough to get you excited about tax time, here’s another offer meant to brighten that dreaded day.

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill restaurants are offering last-minute tax filers a free Creamy Vanilla Cheesecake Bites dessert on Monday from 7 p.m. to midnight.

To get the freebie, all you need to do is mention that you’re there for your “cheesy refund,” according to a news release from Smokey Bones. The release doesn’t actually specify that to get the dessert you must have waited to file your taxes until the last day.

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Posted: April 12th, 2012

I admit I’ve never tried Seattle’s Best Coffee. But I will without paying a penny in 6 to 10 weeks. That’s how long it’s supposed to take for my 1.75-ounce sample of ground coffee to arrive in my mailbox.

I signed up today for the Seattle’s Best Coffee Great American Coffee Refund. The sample is the refund and I got to choose between “bright and lively” or “dark and bold.”

They have 100,000 to give away and you can request one per household until April 18 or supplies run out. The page confirming that my “coffee refund is on its way” also said I could get a free small brewed coffee on April 17 at a Seattle’s Best Coffee Cafe but there weren’t more specific details about that offer.

Go to and click on Great American Coffee Refund.

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