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Tips for saving money on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day RevelersIf you’re planning on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by wearing green, partying, or going out to dinner, you may be spending some greenbacks.

If you’d like to save some money, DealNews.com has the following ideas for you:

Clothing

You can head out in a green T-shirt, green pants, or even green socks, and get in on the savings at local stores and restaurants.

Restaurants

Would you wear green on St. Patrick's Day if you could save 10 percent to 20 percent on your meal? Expect to see these offers at local restaurants, and not just on the corned beef and cabbage plates. Desserts, too, which could come tinged with a speckle of green color.

Bars

Find a local pub with the best St. Patrick's Day specials in town. But don’t drink too much; you and your wallet could have a hangover.

Retailers

Retailers big and small often offer St. Patrick's Day sales. Look for buy one, get one free deals on select items, additional markdowns on clearance, and discounts on green apparel.

Gifts

If you want to get a loved one a gift for St. Patrick's Day, you may be able to find deals for flowers or jewelry since many jewelers and florists offer St. Patrick's Day discounts.

Theme park discounts

Check with local theme parks to see if they're open and offering any special discounts for St. Patrick's Day. It's a great way to treat the family to a day of fun without spending a fortune. March is still considered the off-season for many parks.

Social media contests

Try entering them. You could be a winner.

Drawings

Drawings are another way to get free food and apparel, discounts, and more on St. Patrick's Day. Usually, all you have to do is write down your name, phone number, and email address, drop it in a bowl at a store or restaurant

See also “Eight Things to Buy in March and Three Things You Should Definitely Skip.”

Copyright 2017, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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