Sunday, November 25, 2012

Early Xmas shopping Cyber Monday for NYS parking passes

This is of interest to birders who drive and birdwatch NYS parks that require fees admissions but free with Empire Passes ( well, its not free but its a big deal at cheep rates if you go alot to state parks )

$65.00 passes will be sold at discount for $40.00 tomorrow.  Here's the info I took off the NYS birding listserves

Subject: NY State parks Permits
Date: Sat Nov 24 2012 23:30 pm
Of interest to birders who visit State Parks:

The NYS Parks will be selling 2013 Empire Passport Passes for $40 on "Cyber

Monday". The regular price is $65.

From their press release:

"The discount will strictly apply only to online orders placed between 12

a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 26. Purchases will be accepted

online at during this time, but

will not be accepted in person or by phone. Each customer will be able to

purchase up to three passes at the reduced price."

Empire Passes will allow unlimited free entry to the many state parks and

historic sites through the year.

As a reminder, Senior birders (age 62 and older) can still get into most

state parks for free on non-holiday weekdays by showing your driver's

license or ID at the entry booth.

Rich Guthrie

New Baltimore

The Greene County,