Frugal Fridays With Melanie Taylor 100.7 & Pittsburgh Frugal Mom

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I’m not sure what is more exciting, this line up of FREE or the challenge of trying to cover it all in one weekend!  There is so much going on you are really going to have to pick and choose what FREE ADMISSION or EVENT you are going to!  Come Clown around, check out the birds, learn some Pittsburgh History or challenge yourself to how many places you can get to for FREE this weekend is what enjoying our great town is about!  Don’t forget to grab your free cups of coffee on National Coffee Day, Saturday September 29, 2012 at many locations we have listed for you! What a weekend for you and your family to enjoy and this is ALL free and it’s all over the ‘burgh’.


Talk about getting Charged up for you Job!  “Two Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®clowns will get FULLY CHARGED for charity.  From 7am to 7pm on Friday, September 28, the two clowns will ride a stationary bike hooked up to a generator to power up a TV, which will reveal a sneak peak of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®presents FULLY CHARGEDSM.  Children of All Ages are welcome to the Trib Total Media gate at CONSOL Energy Center to cheer on the clowns as they take on the 12-hour bike challenge in hopes of generating up to 1,200 free tickets for the Tickets for Kids organization. Members of the public in attendance for this special event will receive free clown noses and photos with the clowns”

RAD DAYS ARE HERE & THAT MEANS Plenty of Free Admissions on fun activities around Pittsburgh – I think the biggest challenge is figuring out which venue to visit! I love Free and the BURGH delivers!

Friday September 28 from 5:30-9p Free Admission to plenty of locations in the downtown Cultural District – it the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl.

If you do not get out Friday but want to take the kids or yourself out on Saturday there is plenty of Free to be had again thanks to RAD.  Be sure to check individual websites for updates or time information.

Saturday September 29

The Frick Art & Historical Center is offering Free Admission 10a-5p and there will be free family activities as well as tours of the Clayton

Want to check out the Fort Pitt Museum? Why not get free admission?

Saturday September 29, 2012 from 10a-5

How about checking out the Young Men and Women’s African Heritage Association: Nia Quilt Guild with Free Admission from 11a-6p – There will be a performance by the Nia Steel Pan Drum Ensemble

If the Allegheny County Parks are more your scene, Hartwood Acres is offering its Hartwood Acres Hay Day, tons of fun for the whole family with activities and more from 11a-4p

Sunday September 30th offers you more FREE as the Senator John Heinz History Center is offering Free Admission from 10a-5p. This is such a great place to bring the kids if you have not, interactive displays and FULL of Pittsburgh Culture and if the interactive displays are not enough there will be live performances all day long from the

Pgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater (12n), Pittsburgh Youth Ballet(1p), S. Hills Chorale(2p) and the Children’s Festival Chorus(3p)

The sky is the limit for the National Aviary, bring the kids to enjoy WINGS of all sizes!  Free admission from 10a-5p  Sunday

More Fun FREE and Fabulous Pittsburgh:

Free Admission to the Carnegie Museum of Art

Free Admission to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History 12-5p

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

From 10a-5p and there will be live performances at 1p and 2p.

The Carnegie Library – Oakland(main) is featuring the Cy Hungerford Exhibit and Discussion which will feature cartoonist Rob Rogers and Tim Menees.  Attend free from 2p-3p

To well round your weekend off, on Monday, Soldiers and Sailor Memorial Hall and Museum will be offer Free Admission from 10a – 4p

If you love Italian Food, Music and dance then Bloomfield is your destination for the Bloomfield Little Italy Days This weekend.  Free performances and activities for the kids.  You will find a ton of fun through out Bloomfield, Celebrate Italy! September 28, 29, 30!


Saturday September 29, 2012 is National Coffee Day, Ikea is offering FREE coffee All Day Long. (


To celebrate National Coffee Day McDonald’s will continue through Saturday to offer Free Cups of Coffee, No purchase Necessary(as advertised)

Saturday, September 29, 2012 Local Niko’s Coffee, will offer Free Coffee, 16 oz cups of their House Roasted Blend from 7a-12p.  (Robinson and Bridgeville locations from 7a-12p)

& Don’t forget, every Monday, Niko’s Coffee Island Bridgeville, PA offers FREE House Roast Coffee ANY sizes until the end of October!

7-Eleven is doing Free Coffee Friday 6a-10p


Live by A Krispy Kreme? Free Coffee Saturday for you ! Free 12 oz cup of coffee at Participating Krispy Kreme US locations, and NO purchase necessary.

Feeling like rolling out the barrel?  How about a great FREE POLKA Party?  Penn Brewery is offering free admission for a Great Polka Party:

September, 28, 29, 30.  5-8p Friday night Karl Lukitsch & AUTOBAHN

September 29 from 8:30-Midnite Karl Lukitsch & AUTOBAHN and On Sunday September 30 from 4:30-8:30  Free admission :  Karl Lukitsch & AUTOBAHN








All events are subject to change and PFM has NO AFFILIATION with any of the events. Check respective websites for more information.

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