Savvy Shopper Tips and deals for Connecticut shoppers
Weekend Sales: Wreaths, Holiday Glass, Ceramics Sales

Get artist-designed and decorated wreaths and swags at bargain prices at Arts of Tolland annual Art Mart sale, at 22 Tolland Green from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. (Wreaths are $25; swags are $15.) Pottery, jewelry, fabric art and more will also be available. or 860-871-7405.

Chrysalis Center holds its tree and wreath sale from 9 a.m.

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Free Mark Twain House Admission For Hartford Residents

Hartford residents are invited to tour the Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., for free on Saturday, Dec. 3, when the home will be decorated for the holidays. ID is required. The House opens at 9:30 a.m. and the last tour starts at 4:30 p.m.

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Donate Canned Good, Get A Free Beer

Help someone in need, receive some holiday cheer on the house. World of Beer, Inc. celebrates Giving Tuesday today with a “Can for a Can” event. Bring in a canned good anytime throughout the day and you’ll get one canned beer, no charge, in exchange.

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Where To Shop Small Instead Of The Mall Thanksgiving Weekend

Not into joining the Black Friday mall crawl? Here are some alternatives.

Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local businesses across the country  The event is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, when thousands of local shops will be offering special deals and sales. Locations at

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What Stores Are Open On Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday?

Don't plan on lingering over your pumpkin pie and coffee. Black Friday shopping starts on Thanksgiving Day again this year.

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Free Coffee at Cumberland Farms

If you’re traveling over the river and through the woods on Thanksgiving Day, you can stop by a Cumberland Farms for free, any-sized, hot or iced coffee along the way. The offer also includes hot chocolate, cappuccino and tea, and no purchase is necessary.

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