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Kids eat free on Halloween

At least two restaurants will feed your little goblins for free on Monday:

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Kids in costume will eat free after 5 p.m. at Old Country Buffet at 3048 Sheridan Drive in Amherst. When one adult dinner is purchased, up to two costumed kids get free dinner. Call 832-1773.

ApplebeesKids 10 years old and younger can eat free at any Applebee's in Western New York. They can choose from chicken fingers, mini cheeseburger, grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese, fried shrimp or hot dog and will receive a coloring sheet and a free Oreo Cookie Sundae card to be used on their next visit. Up to two kids' meals are free per each adult meal purchase. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Borrow DVDs from the library

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

Instead of paying to rent or stream movies, borrow them from the library.

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Compost--Prost!

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

Now is a great time to start a compost pile. Composting your fall leaves and Jack-o-lantern makes a good beginning.

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Do you really need accident insurance?

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

Experts advise against buying additional accident insurance. Only 4.5 percent of deaths are accidental.

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Store brands may surprise you

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

Give private label, store brand products a try. You will be pleasantly surprised by their high quality and low price.

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Help paying for prescription drugs

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

 

Having trouble paying for prescription drugs? Contact the Partnership for Prescription Assistance to see if you qualify for help. Visit pparx.org or call 1-888-477-2669.

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Free prints from Kodak

Starting Monday Oct. 17, Kodak will give users who "like" it on Facebook a coupon to print free photos at one its kiosks.    

The coupon will be good for up to 20 free 4x6 instant prints of Facebook photos through Oct. 23. Since Kodak prints usually cost from 14 to 28 cents, you could save up to $5.60.

Enjoy!

 

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann 

 

Don't heat what you don't use

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

If there are rooms you're not using in your home, why pay to heat them? Close heating vents in unused rooms.

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Watch your receipts

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

Look over receipts when handed them at the store to be sure you're being charged the right prices.

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Save on printer ink

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

It is less expensive to have your computer's ink cartridges refilled than it is to have them replaced.

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann