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Savvy Shopper Tips and deals for Connecticut shoppers
Sled Derby at Elizabeth Park

Elizabeth Park in West Hartford hosts the 4th Annual Hartford Art Sled Derby on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m., and everyone’s invited. To participate in the free event, decorate a sled, (or anything that will slide on snow), with lights, flags, fabric or sculptures and head to the park’s Overlook area on Prospect Avenue to slide or cheer on your favorites.

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Mystic Seaport Birthday Gift

Visit Mystic Seaport on your birthday and you’ll get in free. Offer is available to all ages and if you already receive complimentary admission as a Museum member, you can bring a friend for free. You’ll have to present a valid photo ID or copy of a birth certificate to qualify.

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Fun On The Farm On President's Day

Escape cabin fever at the 10th annual free Winter Farm Tour at Graywall Farms, 49 Chappell Road, in Lebanon, on Monday, Feb. 15. Put on your winter boots and bundle up to see the cows and tour the milking parlor, then sample the Farmer's Cow hot coffee, fresh milk, chocolate milk, ice cream and more. If there's enough snow, there'll be horse-drawn sleigh rides, too. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m.

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Ways To Save On Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Don't be a stupid Cupid and overpay for gifts.

Check ALDI, PriceRite, Price Chopper, Stop & Shop and other supermarkets, as well as Walgreens and other drug store chains, for bargains on flowers and candy.

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Valentine's Day Deal at Becker's

Even Cupid loves a bargain. Make a purchase of $195 or more at Becker’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, 65 LaSalle Road, in West Hartford, and you’ll get a box of Munson’s chocolates, a dozen roses and a $50 gift certificate for Arugula Bistro free. (Some exclusions apply. Offer good through Feb.

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Save Cold Cash With Mid-Winter Ski Vacation Deals

Here's a travel tip for families looking for a bargain winter break getaway — take advantage of the post-holiday shoulder season. Holiday crowds have gone, spring visitors haven't yet arrived, and ski resorts throughout the Northeast are offering deals that will save you cold cash on a variety of snow sports, lift tickets, lessons and lodging.

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