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$5 pet adoptions this weekend

$5 pet adoptions this weekend

Adopted pets will be spayed or neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. 

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Centsible Mom: Affordable pet adoptions this weekend

Centsible Mom: Affordable pet adoptions this weekend

Centisible Mom Angela Pittenger talks with Humane Society of Southern Arizona's spokeswoman Samantha Esquivel about a $5 adoption event happening at the Park Place PAWSH center this weekend.

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Get $5 off at Old Tucson's Nightfall

Get $5 off at Old Tucson's Nightfall

Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona will be handing out discount cards for $5 off admission to Old Tucson's Nightfall.

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Free mammogram event Saturday

Free mammogram event Saturday

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Call 1-888-233-6121 to make an appointment.

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PCC East hosting craft sale for scholarship funds

PCC East hosting craft sale for scholarship funds

The $20 table fee goes toward scholarships to help students cover GED testing.

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Restoring Tucson's homeownership rate is pilot project's goal

Restoring Tucson's homeownership rate is pilot project's goal

Ready, Set, Own connects potential buyers with mentors to help with the process.

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Get a free bike light tonight

Get a free bike light tonight

If you're riding your bike after dark without a light, you're breaking the law.

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60 pounds of produce for $10

60 pounds of produce for $10

A new produce distribution program, where you can get up to 60 pounds of produce for $10, called Produce on Wheels - Without Waste, or POW-WOW, will begin November 1.

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Nominations open for 'Arizona's Greenest Workplace Challenge'

Nominations open for 'Arizona's Greenest Workplace Challenge'

The fifth annual ‘Arizona’s Greenest Workplace’ challenge, hosted by internet radio show Mrs. Green’s World, is open for nominations from businesses and organizations based in Arizona.

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Halloween Boo Bash, October 25

Halloween Boo Bash, October 25

Looking for cheap Halloween activities?

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Centsible Mom: Scary cheap Halloween decorations

Centsible Mom: Scary cheap Halloween decorations

Centsible Mom Angela Pittenger and her son Noah show you how to make affordable Halloween decorations with cardboard rolls.

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Dollar sale at Buffalo Exchange

Dollar sale at Buffalo Exchange

The sale will benefit the All Souls Procession.

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Predictions on Black Friday deals and holiday spending

Predictions on Black Friday deals and holiday spending

According to a new report released by the National Retail Federation, retail sales in November and December are expected to increase 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion, which is higher than last year’s actual 3.1 increase during the same time frame.

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Free bullying prevention and dwarfism awareness event

Free bullying prevention and dwarfism awareness event

Interactive presentations and giveaways are included in this free event.

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Free three-day community festival starts Friday

Free three-day community festival starts Friday

Inflatables, games and a white elephant rummage sale are part of the 36th annual event.

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Centsible Mom's Halloween price check

Centsible Mom's Halloween price check

Where to find local deals and one-stop-shopping on the holiday's basics.

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Cheap and free stuff to do during fall break

Cheap and free stuff to do during fall break

Doing fun stuff doesn't have to break the bank. 

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Free CD: Ariana Grande offers free download of 2nd album

Free CD: Ariana Grande offers free download of 2nd album

Pop star is talented and generous. 

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Centsible Mom: Budget-friendly DIY Halloween costume tips

Centsible Mom: Budget-friendly DIY Halloween costume tips

Angela chats with a Savers Costume Consultant about DIY budget-friendly costumes.

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Free book festival for kids at Children's Museum Tucson

Free book festival for kids at Children's Museum Tucson

Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave., is hosting its fourth annual Love of Literacy event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Oktoberfest at Breakers Water Park

Oktoberfest at Breakers Water Park

It may officially be autumn, but it still feels like summer.

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Free admission to MOCA and TMA

Free admission to MOCA and TMA

Both museums offer a monthly free admission day.

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Weekday specials at Get Air

Weekday specials at Get Air

Get more than 50 percent off admission.

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Clock is ticking on McDonald's free coffee deal

Clock is ticking on McDonald's free coffee deal

Good through Friday during the restaurant's breakfast service.

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Columns from the Star

Centsible Mom's Halloween price check
Centsible Mom's Halloween price check

Where to find local deals and one-stop-shopping on the holiday's basics.

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Centsible Mom: Layaways spread out your holiday spending
Centsible Mom: Layaways spread out your holiday spending

Now's the time to take advantage of layaway plans.

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Centsible Mom: Scammers run rampant, with no recourse
Centsible Mom: Scammers run rampant, with no recourse

Somebody hacked our FedEx account to ship fraudulent checks.

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Centsible Mom: Save on back-to-school shopping
Centsible Mom: Save on back-to-school shopping

We've done a price check in Tucson to help you find deals.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Centsible Mom: How to save big bucks with coupons
Centsible Mom: How to save big bucks with coupons

Some of Tucson's best couponers share how they do it.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Centsible Mom: How to buy organic, safe produce on a budget
Centsible Mom: How to buy organic, safe produce on a budget

Summer’s here. It’s hot, and all I want to eat is fruit and cold veggies.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Centsible Mom: Inexpensive getaways can provide rich memories
Centsible Mom: Inexpensive getaways can provide rich memories

We all want our kids to look back with fond memories of family vacations.

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Centsible Mom: Do your homework when selling to pawnshops
Centsible Mom: Do your homework when selling to pawnshops

I was curious as to whether  different pawnshops pay the same  for items, or if their offers vary greatly. I visited six  in Tucson to chec…

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Centsible Mom: Free, cheap, fun things to do over rodeo weekend
Centsible Mom: Free, cheap, fun things to do over rodeo weekend

In honor of the rodeo, which kicks off with the famous Rodeo Parade on Thursday, most of Tucson’s kids have a four-day weekend. Lucky for us, …

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Centsible Mom: Find treasure at thrift shops, yard sales
Centsible Mom: Find treasure at thrift shops, yard sales

We all know that yard sales and thrift shops are great places to save money when you need to refresh your wardrobe or get end tables to refinish.

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Centsible Mom: Accomplish New Year's resolutions on the cheap
Centsible Mom: Accomplish New Year's resolutions on the cheap

So the new year has started and you’ve made a few resolutions.

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Centsible Mom: Price adjustments can save you money

Holiday shopping can be fun ... and it can be challenging. Especially when you buy something one day only to see it marked down the next.

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Centsible Mom: Price check on holiday baking items
Centsible Mom: Price check on holiday baking items

The first pies and breads of the holiday baking season will be filling the kitchen counter just days from now.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Centsible Mom: Price check on this season's popular toys
Centsible Mom: Price check on this season's popular toys

The holiday toy books have arrived, marking that special time of year when the kids grab a crayon, a pen or even mom’s lipstick to circle and …

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Centsible Mom: Prices hiked on Valley Fever medicine for dogs
Centsible Mom: Prices hiked on Valley Fever medicine for dogs

An estimated 6 percent of dogs in Pima, Pinal and Maricopa counties become sick with valley fever every year, costing Arizona dog owners more …

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The Star’s Centsible Mom, Angela Pittenger, blogs about great deals, tips to stretch your dollars and ideas for living frugally.

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