Savvy Shopper Tips and deals for Connecticut shoppers
Weekend Deals: West Hartford Sale Days, New Discount Market In Canton

 >>West Hartford Center sidewalks will be filled with bargains during the annual West Hartford Sale Days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 24, 25 and 26. Most of the stores throughout the center participate. There will also will be entertainment and special activities throughout the weekend.

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Free Kids' Flicks At Spotlight

See kids’ classic films on the big screen, no charge. Spotlight Theaters, 39 Front St. in Hartford, shows free movies on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. through Aug. 11. Selections include “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “How To Train Your Dragon 2” and “Horton Hears a Who.”

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Connecticut Historic Gardens Day

Sunday, June 26 is Connecticut Historic Gardens Day, and 14 sites around the state are opening for special activities and events — many of them free.

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Free Kids' Flicks at Bowtie

Starting Tuesday, Bow Tie Cinema, including the Palace 17 in Hartford, screens a series of free kids' movies at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 17. First-come, first-served tickets. Featured films include “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” “Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” and “The Peanuts Movie.”

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Weekend Sales Include White Flower Farm Open House & Sale

>>Deals are blooming at White Flower Farm's annual sale and open house Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 17 to 19, in Morris. Refreshments will be served and plants and gardening supplies are dirt cheap. White Flower Farm is 3.5 miles south of Litchfield Center on Route 63. Information: 860-567-8789 or

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How To Save On Summer Theater Tickets

June, July and August in the Northeast means summer stock theater productions, arts performances and other cultural events. But pricey tickets for all that entertainment can eat a hole in your vacation budget. Luckily, there are ways to save — if you know where to look. We've got behind-the scenes tips on how to score great deals.

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