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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Posts tagged ‘Smokey Bones’
Posted: May 9th, 2014

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill has a special Mother’s Day menu.

You can get your mom a three-course meal (looks like salad, entrée and sundae) for $15.

Smokey Bones Mothers Day Offer


An e-mail I received from Smokey Bones said all moms on Sunday also get a BOGO entrée coupon to use during their next visit.



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Posted: March 20th, 2014

SB Free Appetizer CouponSmokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill knows some of you will want to play hooky from work today and tomorrow to watch college basketball.

To help, Smokey Bones and the Brokaw Inc. agency created videos with ways to get out of work. To watch the videos and see drink specials, go to

Brokaw also sent along the coupon above for me to share with you. It’s good for a free appetizer worth up to $9 with any purchase excluding alcohol. The coupon, which you can click on to print, can only be used today and tomorrow.


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Posted: November 8th, 2013

Christmas Tree Shops, TGI Fridays, Smokey Bones and Ram are treating veterans to special deals and meals this holiday weekend. There are probably other offers, but these are the ones I’ve heard about so far.

U.S. military members and veterans, including active duty, DOD, reserves, guard, retirees, veterans and military spouses, can get 20 percent off their entire purchase at Christmas Tree Shops on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, according to a flier I received.  The discount, in honor of Veterans Day, is good in-store only and a valid form of military ID is required.

For more information, including the acceptable forms of ID, go to

Veterans and active duty military service members are invited to have lunch on TGI Fridays on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The offer is valid at participating restaurants on select menu items. Proof of military service is required, according to the fine print.

Go to to learn more.

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill is providing a 30 percent discount on veterans’ meals Monday. Military ID must be shown, according to an e-mail I received.

Go to to find a restaurant.

Ram is offering a Military Appreciation Bonus Cash Allowance to active and retired U.S. military members. The offer is for $500 to use toward the purchase or lease of a new Ram truck.  

Go to

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Posted: July 15th, 2013

Smokey Bones wants to get you out of the hot kitchen.

Instead of staying home and cooking in the July heat, the chain hopes you’ll eat out at one of its restaurants and is offering you $10 off a $20 purchase through July 21.

A coupon is required for the deal, which doesn’t include alcohol. The offer is good at any of the 65 Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill locations in 17 states including Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York.

To get the coupon, go to

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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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