Savvy Shopper Tips and deals for Connecticut shoppers
DQ Deal

The Manchester Dairy Queen, 684 Hartford Road, celebrates Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, Jan. 21, with a special half-off-everything-in-the-store sale, including cakes, cones, novelties and more. (Offer not valid with other promotions or $5 combos.) Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounts at this location only.  860-647-1076.

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Breakfast Deals at Friendly's

Mornings mean meal deals at Friendly’s. Order anything from the breakfast menu, including the new all-you-can-eat “Bottomless Pancakes,” and you'll get 50 percent off your entire check, no coupon or additional purchase needed. The special is available Mondays through Fridays, during regular breakfast hours only.

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Free Mark Twain House Admission For Hartford Residents

To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Hartford residents are invited to tour the Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., for free on Monday. (Proof of residency required.) Living history characters will be on hand to greet visitors. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Last tour starts at 4:30 p.m.

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Winter Discounts In West Hartford; INsidewalk Sale In Madison

Temperatures may be frigid, but bargains will be hot at West Hartford Winter Sale Days in West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14 and 15. Some businesses may extend their sales, so check with individual merchants for details.

Madison merchants are holding an INsidewalk Sale, with deep discounts on a variety of seasonal merchandise, through Saturday, Jan 14.

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Pizza and Pancakes Deals

January brings some budget-friendly food offers. Throughout the month, IHOP is offering All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes. (Order a full-stack of pancakes or a combo breakfast, then get as many free pancake refills as you want.) Each Tuesday in January, get $1 pretzels at Pretzelmaker locations.

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Closing Sales At Pier 1, Spin Monograms & Gifts

The Farmington Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding an Angling Gear Tag Sale at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Farmington Community & Senior Center, 321 New Britain Avenue, in Unionville. The group will also collect used spinning gear for kids in need.

Spin Monograms & Gifts, 55 Isham Road, in West Hartford's Blue Back Square will close in January.

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