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St. Joseph School in Martinsburg is closed today Thursday, September 27th for a power outage.

Saturday is known as Free Coffee Day. Here are all the places you can hook up your caffeine buzz.

National Coffee Day Freebies And Discounts

Saturday is National Coffee Day 2012, but several coffee chains are already celebrating. Here’s a rundown of where, when and how you can grab a free cup.

    7-Eleven:  Free large coffee on September 28th between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.

    Dunkin’ Donuts:  Printable coupon for a 99-cent hot or iced latte through September 30th.

    Dunkin’ Donuts:  Printable coupon for six free doughnuts with the purchase of a Box o’ Joe through September 30th.

    Dunkin’ Donuts:  Printable coupon for $1 off the purchase of a dozen K-cups through October 28th.

    Eight O’Clock Coffee products:  Printable coupon for $2 off at any store that sells this brand and accepts manufacturer coupons.

    Einstein Bros. Bagels:  Pumpkin lattes are buy-one-get-one-free on September 29th. They’re also offering other coffee-related discounts.

    Kangaroo Express convenience stores:  Get a 12-ounce cup of Bean Street Coffee for 1 cent on September 29th between 8 a.m. and noon.

    Krispy Kreme stores:  Free 12-ounce cup of their new House Blend Coffee on September 29th. Krispy Kreme is also giving away free coffee for a year to 75 people as part of their 75th birthday celebration. To win, enter once between today and Saturday by completing a form online at

    McDonald’s:  Free cup of coffee every day through September 29th at participating locations.

    Seattle’s Best Coffee products:  Printable coupon for $1 off at any store that sells this brand and accepts manufacturer coupons.

    Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop:  Printable buy-one-get-one-free coffee coupon good on September 29th.

    Wawa Inc. convenience stores:  Sign up to receive an immediate coupon for a free 16-ounce iced latte through October 2nd.

How much do you spend to decorate and prepare for Halloween each year? I know I usually stress about the costume and what I'm going to wear to parties.

Halloween Spending

With a record 170 million people planning to celebrate Halloween this year, the holiday continues to be embraced by many as a time to let loose and have a good time. That also means a lot of money will be spent. Spending on the holiday is expected to rise to $8 billion, up 17.5% from last year, according to the National Retail Federation. According to the survey, 70% of Americans – some 71.5% – will celebrate this year, up from 68.6% last year, and the most in the survey’s 10-year history. The average person will fork out about $79.82 on decorations, costumes and candy, up from $72.31 last year. A bigger part of the budget this year will go to costumes. Although the average person will spend about $28.65 on costumes, up slightly from $26.52 in 2011, retailers and costume manufacturers are saying that costumes continue to become more elaborate each year and shoppers are buying more accessories to go with their costume. Other survey highlights:

  •     About 15.2% of consumers will be turning to their friends on Facebook for costume inspiration, while about 7.1% will search the pictures on Pinterest for ideas.
  •     All told, families with children who plan to dress up for the holiday will spend about $1.1 billion on their children’s costumes, slightly more than last year. However, adults are expected to spend about $1.4 billion on costumes, up from $1.2 billion in 2011.
  •     About 15.1% of consumers plan on dressing up their pets, with spending on pet costumes reaching $370 million, up from $310 million last year.

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Locations : Seattle
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09/27/2012 11:53AM
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