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Freebie Friday: check out this week's freebies and deals

Here are some ideas that can help stretch your money
Posted: 5:00 AM, Mar 22, 2019
Updated: 2020-02-14 05:00:49-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Every Friday morning, 7 Eyewitness News is highlighting bargains and freebies.

This article updates for the week every Friday at 5 a.m.

It's always free to ice skate at the Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza in downtown Buffalo. Skate rentals are $2 for kids, and $3 for adults.

Regular Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday: Closed

The rink is open:

Applebeee's is offering a free appetizer. All you have to do is sign up for its "E-club."

The Young Ladies of Grace Performing Arts Academy is holding a free dance class for babies and toddlers ages 6 months - 2 years. Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 11-11:30 for different styles of educational dancing and sing along songs! This is a fantastic way to introduce your little ones the world of dance, rhythm, and music. Registration is required. Email: or call 716-908-8342 for more information.

IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will be providing free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $56,000. Free tax preparation will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis as follows:

  • South Campus, 403 Hayes Hall, on Feb. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and March 1, 7, and 8.
  • North Campus, 110 Jacobs Management Center, on March 29, April 4, 5, 11 and 12.
  • Latest recommended arrival time is 3 p.m.

Participants must bring the following:

  1. Proof of identification (state-issued photo ID for each adult, such as valid driver’s license or state-issued ID card);
  2. Original Social Security card for each filer and dependent (not a photocopy);
  3. If married filing a joint return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
  4. Date of birth for self, spouse and dependents;
  5. Wage and earning statements (Forms W-2 and 1099) from all employers;
  6. Interest and dividend statements (Form 1099);
  7. Forms 1095-A, B or C (Affordable Health Care Act Statements);
  8. Total paid for day care provider and provider’s tax ID number or Social Security number;
  9. A copy of last year’s federal and state tax returns, if available; and
  10. Bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit.

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