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Savvy Shopper Tips and deals for Connecticut shoppers
Deals At the Re-Store

 If you’re working on your fall honey-do list, check out the Habitat For Humanity ReStore at 500 Cottage Grove Road in Bloomfield. The store sells new and gently used appliances, lighting and plumbing fixtures, kitchen and bath cabinets, counters, doors, windows, furniture, tools and more at discounted prices — and proceeds support Habitat programs.

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Free Fall Fun At AuerFarm

 There will be plenty of free family fun at The 4-H Education Center at AuerFarm’s Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. The Bloomfield event features free hayrides, along with farm crafts, games, entertainment and the Farmer’s Attic tag sale. Information: 860-242-7144, ext. 10, or

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Free Coffee At Cumby's

Fridays in October are Free Coffee Days at Cumberland Farms store. Stop by for a free iced or hot coffee, any size, including seasonal pumpkin spice and caramel apple blends.

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Columbus Day Weekend Sales On Clothing, Antiques And Crafts

Columbus Day weekend means turning leaves, cooler days and special sales.

>>Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets holds its annual Columbus Day weekend sale Friday, Oct. 9, through Monday, Oct. 12. Many of the center's stores slash prices on fall merchandise. Stores are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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Convents, Abbeys, Monasteries Offer 'Divine Accommodations'

It's one of travel's best-kept secrets.

Convents, abbeys and monasteries throughout the country and around the world are offering budget-priced accommodations to tourists looking to swap stays in busy hotels for more serene surroundings.

You could call them "divine accommodations."

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Free Halloween Movies At Stew Leonard's

 There’s plenty of free fall fun at Stew Leonard's in Newington. Halloween Happenings, taking place throughout October, include a hay maze open daily from 8 a.m. until dark and family-friendly Halloween-themed movies in the store's outdoor Hay Bale Theater each Friday evening at 7 p.m. (First-come, first-served movie seating begins at 6:30 p.m.) Information:

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