Thanks to Centre Ski and Bike in West Newton for this tip: Ski Vermont is once again running its Fifth Grade Passport program, allowing fifth graders to ski and snowboard for free all season at around 16 Vermont ski areas. What you need to do: Pick up an application (at Centre Ski and Bike or print one out here) and send it, along with proof of fifth-grade status and a $10-processing fee, to Ski Vermont. Find a list of resorts and other details here.
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contributorsAmi Albernaz began freelancing for the Globe in 2004. She started bargain-hunting at an early age, accompanying her mother to second-hand stores and yard sales near Westport, MA, where she grew up. When she's not perusing stores, Ami can often be found scouting out budget eateries in and around the city, particularly near her current abode in East Boston.
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Deal of the Week
In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, Kalembar Dune is offering 20 percent off all its items that are green or made in Ireland. The selection includes Belleek and Donegal China, Waterford glassware, Avoca handwoven lightweight mohair/wool throws, and Tara medallion bangle bracelets. The sale runs through the end of March. Kalembar Dune is at 170 Spring St., West Roxbury, 617-327-5898.
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