Category Archives: Deal of the Day

Free At the Roundhouse

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roundhouse4Download the free iTunes Festival app and you’ll get a month of live music from the Roundhouse in London. Performers include Lenny Kravitz, Maroon 5, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Williams and Beck. You can can experience performances on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer, (or on the big screen with Apple TV), as they happen or for a limited time afterward.

Free Farm Day

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Granby’s Agricultural Commission sponsors a free Open Farm Day Saturday. Starting at 10 a.m., a dozen farms in town will host demonstrations, tour and other activities. Highlights include a sheep shearing and spinning demos at Sepe Farm; wine tasting and meet the winemaker at Lost Acres Vineyard; and farm tours, riding demonstrations and hay bale throwing contest at Maple View Farm. Event schedule and locations at www.granbyag.org.

Fast Phone

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BK phonePlanning to buy a new cell phone? You might want fries with that. Download Burger King’s new app and the chain will give you a free Android smartphone. More than 20 models are available, including the LG G2, Motorola Droid RAZR and the Samsung Galaxy SIII. (A new, renewed or upgraded two-year service with Sprint or Verizon and the promo code “FREEPHONE” is required to get the deal.) More information at BK.com/app and bk.com/android.

Passport To Reading

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librarySeptember is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Connecticut Library Association is sponsoring a special Passport Program to help adults and kids discover the world of libraries in the state. Pick up a passport of any one of the more than 80 libraries participating, than get it stamped each time you visit a new location on the list. Visitors also get a small gift at each library, plus an entry into a drawing for free gift cards. The more libraries visited, the better chance of winning. The program runs Sept. 2 to 30. Visit your local library for details or www.facebook.com/passporttoctlibraries.

Olive Garden BOGO

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Olive GardenOlive Garden has a “Buy One, Take One” promotion. Eat in at an Olive Garden restaurant and choose one of six entrees served with unlimited salad and breadsticks, starting at $12.99, and you’ll get a second entree (packaged to go) at no additional charge. You’ll also get a code for a free Redbox movie rental. Information: www.olivegarden.com.

Old Sturbridge Village For Free

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Time travel through history at no charge on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, at Old Sturbridge Village. Kids 17 and younger get free admission. Programming salutes classic family games and visitors get to try their hands at tug-of-war, stilts, hopscotch, marbles, jump rope and more. (Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.) Information: 1-800-SEE-1830 or www.osv.org.

Dino Deal

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peabodyThe Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue in New Haven, holds its annual “Summer’s Last Roar” event on Saturday, Aug. 23. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for all and activities include special programs on mastodons and dinosaurs — including viewing the Peabody’s 11,000-year-old Otisville Mastodon and the exhibit “Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies,” — door prizes, puppet shows and more. Information and schedule: www.peabody.yale.edu or 203-432-5050.

Market Day At the Mansion

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wadsworth mansionSunday is Open Air Market Day & Festival at the Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate, 421 Wadsworth St., in Middletown. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., vendors will sell Connecticut-grown produce, locally made breads, cheeses and jams and crafts. The free event also includes entertainment and children’s activities, docent-led historical tours and horse-drawn carriage rides. Information: www.wadsworthmansion.com or 860-347-1064.