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Save up to $400 on area attractions

Save up to $400 on area attractions

The Tucson Attractions Passport costs $18 and is full of savings.

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Free child safety seat checks offered this week

Free child safety seat checks offered this week

Enforcement of seat belt and car seat laws will increase too.

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Centsible Mom's Couponing 101: Lingo

Centsible Mom's Couponing 101: Lingo

Centsible Mom Angela Pittenger goes over basic coupon lingo.

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BOGO deal for Thompson Square concert

BOGO deal for Thompson Square concert

Buy a ticket, get a free one; that's half-priced tickets!

September 12, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Avoid scary prices by thrifting for Halloween stuff

Avoid scary prices by thrifting for Halloween stuff

Manager of Casa de los Niños offers pointers on Halloween shopping.

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Centsible Mom: Thrifting tips to help you save

Centsible Mom: Thrifting tips to help you save

Tucson mom, Stephanie Brashear, talks with Angela about thrift store strategies and her favorite finds.

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Free coffee at McDonald's

Free coffee at McDonald's

The only thing better than coffee in the morning is free coffee.

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First Jersey Mike's eatery in Tucson opens Wednesday

First Jersey Mike's eatery in Tucson opens Wednesday

Grand opening includes $2 sub deal — but only if you have a coupon.

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Circus arts for the family

Circus arts for the family

Try tumbling, poi and juggling, aerial arts and more.

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Pre-employment job fair for disabled

Pre-employment job fair for disabled

A series of 15 minute seminars will prepare job seekers for October job fair.

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Big savings at museum of miniatures

Big savings at museum of miniatures

Go to The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures for free this month.

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Centsible Mom: Simple solutions for everyday tasks

Centsible Mom: Simple solutions for everyday tasks

Life hacks are simple, inexpensive solutions to everyday problems.

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Centsible Mom’s favorite money-saving apps

Centsible Mom’s favorite money-saving apps

Angela Pittenger shows you how a couple of her favorite money-saving apps work.

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Free snacks at the library

Free snacks at the library

Woods Memorial Library, 3455 N. First Ave., will have free healthy snacks for school age kids from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. August 27 through the rest of the school year.

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Free job training help

Free job training help

If you or somebody need training to work in the high tech industries, you can get help enrolling in preparatory skills courses or certificate training programs through Pima County One Stop Career Center.

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Free Frozen fun at Bookmans

Free Frozen fun at Bookmans

"I like warm hugs."

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Life hack: Create your own smartphone projector

Life hack: Create your own smartphone projector

Do DIY smartphone projectors work? Centsible Mom Angela Pittenger may have the answer.

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Learn about Pima County's affordable home ownership program

Learn about Pima County's affordable home ownership program

Learn how to buy a home for only $1,500 out of pocket.

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Renovated NW Denny's offering free breakfast

Renovated NW Denny's offering free breakfast

But only to the first 100 in the door Thursday.

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Ganga deal on cleats

Ganga deal on cleats

The 3000 Club, 250 S. Toole Ave., has Nike football cleats in sizes 14 through 18 in a variety of styles for just $5. These are new in the box. You can pay with cash or check.

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Centsible Mom: Throw a birthday party on the cheap

Centsible Mom: Throw a birthday party on the cheap

Angela Pittenger shares tips on throwing a birthday party for around $50.

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Get free bread Saturday

Get free bread Saturday

You can also get ten percent off everything in the thrift store.

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$2 admission to Children's Museum Tucson

$2 admission to Children's Museum Tucson

This month's 2nd Saturday is this coming weekend.

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Columns from the Star

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.

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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, …

February 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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 …

October 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Centsible Mom: Halloween spending needn't be scary
Centsible Mom: Halloween spending needn't be scary

When bills and living expenses are lurking in the shadows of every corner, Halloween spending can be a scary thought.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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C-Path’s tool for medical trials gets global market
C-Path’s tool for medical trials gets global market

Eight years after its founding, the Tucson-based Critical Path Institute is going global in a big way.

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