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: April 21st, 2014

I wouldn’t necessarily expect to find Easter items at a store called Christmas Tree Shops. But I’ve learned that although named for one holiday, the chain sells items for others.

And today, Easter items at Christmas Tree Shops are 50 percent off, according to an e-mail I received.

I’m not sure how long the sale will last. To see the ad, go to and scroll down to the bottom.

Or go to and click on “Clearance” to shop online.

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Posted: December 26th, 2013

Christmas is over. Let the sales go on!

Christmas Tree Shops sent me an e-mail saying that Christmas merchandise is 50 percent off today. The sale includes gift wrap, décor and more.

There’s also a clearance sale with up to 65 percent off selected items including some home décor, furniture, dinnerware, frames, candles and bedding, according to the e-mail.

If you’re out and about today shopping or returning gifts and spot a good deal, send the details to me at and I’ll share.

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Posted: June 15th, 2012

Relish’s 11th annual beach party this weekend means the biggest sale of the year.

At least that’s what the postcard I received from the Millcreek Township beach glass studio and gallery says.

In-store merchandise is 20 percent off and if you purchase something on the website today through Sunday it’s also 20 percent off, the postcard says.

The store at 3835 W. 12th St. is open today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The website is at Call (814) 836-1827 to learn more.

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Posted: April 28th, 2012

Here’s a sale today.

Westminster Presbyterian Church will hold its rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at 3642 W. 26th St. The $1 bag sale starts at 1. Call (814) 833-5982 for more information.


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Posted: April 18th, 2012

Here are a couple more upcoming sales in our area this week.

Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church will holds its annual sale on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 2816 Elmwood Ave. Friday is $2 a bag day. Call (814) 864-4809 to learn more.

Lawrence Park United Methodist Church will hold its spring rummage sale on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4015 Niagara Place, Lawrence Park Township. The special 50-cent bag day is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Call (814) 899-9851 to learn more.

If you know of a church, nonprofit or similar organization holding a rummage, thrift, garage or next-to-new sale, send the details to me at so I can include them in a future blog post.

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Posted: April 15th, 2012

Spring means growing grass, budding trees, blooming flowers and rummage sales, where you can usually find used and sometimes even new items for a lot less than you’d pay in a store or online.

I’ll share the sales I hear about. If you know of a church, nonprofit or similar organization holding a rummage, thrift, garage or next-to-new sale, send the details to me at so I can include them in a future blog post.

One such sale starts tomorrow in Erie at 9 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2216 Peach St. The sale goes Monday through 4 p.m. and then resumes Tuesday, which is bag day, from 9 a.m. to noon. Call (814) 456-7596 to learn more.

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Posted: April 12th, 2012

Two big children’s consignment sales are scheduled for this month in Erie and Crawford counties.

The Erie Kidsignment Sale will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie. A half-price sale runs Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m., according to the organizer’s website.

The Crawford County Kidsignment Sale will take place April 19 from 6 to 9 p.m., April 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon, with the half-price sale on April 21, all at the Lew Davies Community Center in Meadville.

Admission to shop at both sales is free, according to the website. If you want to offer items for sale, there is a $5 fee and then you keep 70 percent of your total sales.

To learn more, visit or call (814) 450-8212.

Has anyone gone to this kind of sale before? Was it worth the time?

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Posted: February 8th, 2012

This deal is for the birds — and those of you who feed them.

Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in Millcreek Township is having a sale on bird food and feeders this month.

Specialty bird food is buy four, get one free, according to an e-mail from the store at 3330 W. 26th St. You can even mix and match items.

There’s also a seed and suet feeder sale. You can save 15 percent on hoppers, seed tubes and more, according to the e-mail.

To learn more, call (814) 838-5145 or visit

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Posted: June 17th, 2011

Relish is throwing a weekend beach party sale at its Erie beach glass studio and gallery, 3835 W. 12th St.

The sale includes 20 percent off all in-store merchandise, according to a postcard I received in the mail. Hours are today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Relish also is offering 20 percent off all merchandise purchased Friday through Sunday on its website, according to the postcard. Visit

One of my favorite pieces of jewelry is a hunk of beach glass that I found in New Zealand. I took the brown glass to Relish to have a hole drilled in it so I can wear it on a necklace.

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Posted: April 19th, 2011

If you’re between the ages of 3 and 61 and are at least 48 inches tall, Cedar Point is offering you an online savings of $15 per regular ticket to the park in May. But you have to buy your ticket by April 30.

The amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, is running a Spring Fever Sale online.

A single-day ticket that can be used anytime between May 14 and 31 is $31.99. The usual price is $46.99.

Tickets for those who are under 48 inches or over age 61 are just $21.

The deals don’t include admission to Soak City.

Visit by April 30 to get the discount.



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