Frugal Family: 31-Cent Scoops and Free Zoo Admission

Patch has scoured local sources to come up with great deals on sewing projects, great meals and more.

We’re all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we’re taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars.

This column is dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money.

You are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you’ve seen. Just add them to our comment box.

Then come back each week to see what we’ve uncovered together.


Deal: From 5-10 p.m., the downtown ice cream shop will serve 31-cent scoops in support of the National Fallen Fire Fighters Federation.
Good: Wednesday.


Deal: Join the restaurant’s email list and receive a coupon for $1 off a tub of cream cheese – any flavor!
Good: May 10.


Deal: Oakland County senior citizens are invited to visit the zoo for free, including parking, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Caregivers accompanying a senior citizen will also receive free admission.
Good: Wednesday.


Deal: Receive a $20 blow out Monday-Wednesday.
Good: Ongoing.


Deal: Get 128 ounces (1 gallon) of PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) served in a Power Tower for $15 all day, every day. The same deal for Labatt or Labatt Blue Light costs $20.
Good: Daily, ongoing.


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