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February 24. 2013 7:06PM

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It’s not a big cup but you won’t pay a big price either.

Burger King, fresh off its Twitter hacking scandal, has rolled out a promotion to hype its affiliation with Seattle’s Best Coffee. Through March 10, get a small, 12-ounce cup of the smooth roast for 25 cents. And yes, there is a decaf brew, too. The deal includes hot and iced coffee.

At participating Starbucks locations, get a free $5 Starbucks gift card when you purchase any one pound bag of whole bean coffee today. The bags typically sell for between $11.95-13.95. Speaking of coffee, I’ve been digging the 99 cent Turkey Hill 16- ounce deal and the $1 any size McDonald’s deal and the $1 Sheetz any size deal. But I’ve learned that the Sheetz offer ends Wednesday.

The chain is making it up to us, well at least those of us that have a My Sheetz card. For every five coffees you buy while having your card scanned you’ll be entitled to the next coffee for free. The card is free to sign up for and there are tons of benefits, including discounted gas and weekly deals.

Through Tuesday, with your card, get two free hot dogs when you purchase two 20-ounce Pepsi Max bottles.

Up for a, educational day trip to break up the winter doldrums? The original Penn Charter that established Pennsylvania in 1681 will be on display for one week only at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. The document will go on display on Charter Day, Sunday, March 10, which is the 332nd birthday of Pennsylvania.

On Charter Day, programming runs from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free and includes visits to the Curiosity Connection, Planetarium and special tours led by Harrisburg Sci-Tech High students. Guests can meet “William Penn” as portrayed by William C. Kashatus, a Nanticoke native. The Victorian Dance Ensemble will also perform.

In addition to The State Museum’s programming, many historic sites and museums along PHMC’s Pennsylvania Trails of History will offer free admission on March 10. Participating sites include: The Anthracite Heritage Museum in McDade Park in Scranton and Eckley Miners Village in Foster Township. For more information on Charter Day 2013, call 717-772-3257 or visit .

We had a ton of correct responses last week to the trivia question that asked who first introduced the term “probiotics” in 1953. Chris Faux, of Falls, was the first to respond with Werner Kollath as an answer, and won a free bottle of probiotics from Vidazorb.

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