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Local Steals & Deals: Sweet Treats to Kick Off Fall and 2 Weekends of Free Museum Admission

Fall has arrived and there's plenty of sweet treat savings to enjoy as well as opportunities to visit museums without having to empty the wallet.

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As we say good-bye to summer and welcome the start of fall, enjoy a cold sweet treat for National Ice Cream Cone Day (September 22nd) from Sonic Drive-In. There are also two sweet offers from Starbucks you don’t want to miss. And, if you’re looking to head to a museum over the next two weekends, your timing is perfect to enjoy opportunities for free admission. See the latest offers and promotion in this week’s edition of Local Steals & Deals!

  • Sonic Drive-In: Summer may have come to an end, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying ice cream. This National Ice Cream Cone Day (Sept. 22), enjoy half price cones all day.
  • Starbucks: Here’s two sweet offers for you Starbucks fans! Load your registered Starbucks Card with $25 by Sept. 23rd and you’ll get a $5 bonus loaded to the card by Oct. 10th. If that offer’s not sweet enough, enjoy any baked treat for $1 after 2 p.m., through Sept. 28, 2014, when you bring in your morning receipt.
  • Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live: Pick up your free admission tickets now for Museum Day Live on Sept. 27th! This annual event is hosted by Smithsonian magazine and each adult can register to receive up to 2 free admission tickets. Participating museums on Long Island, include Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site & Interpretive Center in Huntington Station, Sagtikos Manor in West Bay Shore, The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington and The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor in Cold Spring Harbor. Find other participating museums throughout New York and other locations here.
  • Bank of America Museum on Us: Are you a holder of a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card? Get free general museum to many great participating museums, science centers, botanical gardens and more during the first full weekend of every month. The next one coming up is soon – October 4 & 5. Just present your card and photo ID to get free admission to great spots, including the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City, Old Westbury Garden in Old Westbury, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook and many other locations throughout New York and the rest of the country.

It’s sad to have to say good-bye to summer, but with all these great offers coming up there’s plenty to look forward to this fall.

Come back each week for updates on new sales, deals as well as coupon offers available on Long Island that will help keep more money in your wallet.

Also, if you know of any great deals on Long Island you want to share, please let us know.

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