If you love bargains, circle Feb. 21 on your calendar.
From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, The Sudbury Star will be offering Frugal Friday – an online promotion allowing for the purchase of gift certificates at a variety of local stores and services at a huge discount.
“Local businesses are giving you the opportunity to purchase gift certificates at 60 per cent of their actual value,” said Tim Thomson, Sudbury Star media sales consultant. “It’s all online. It’s first-come, first-served, so be sure to have your computer set up and ready for 8 a.m.”
To participate in Frugal Friday, visit The Sudbury Star website at www.thesudburystar.com and click on the Frugal Friday header at the top of the page, or go to www.sudbury.sunmediaauctions.com.
The Frugal Friday promotion involves limited quantities: once something is purchased, it is no longer available.
Businesses and services that will be offering deals include the Caruso Club, The Gym, the Northbury Hotel and Conference Centre, Source For Sports and Kelly Lake Building Supplies. More deals could be added before Feb. 21.
Thomson said Frugal Friday has been done by The Sudbury Star before, but it could be featured more frequently shortly.
“This is something we want to do every month,” he said.
The Frugal Friday promotion is open to all Greater Sudbury and area businesses and services. To participate in future Frugal Fridays, contract a Sudbury Star media sales consultant at 705-674-5271.