Thursday, August 30, 2012

More on Daily Deal Sites

Are you a daily deal site junkie like me? Personally, I LOVE them, and don't know what I did before them!!!  People ask me all the time which ones are my favorites, and it's hard to say because it changes. Most sites go through hot and cold phases. Two that are pretty much on HOT all the time for me are Groupon and DoubleTake Deals.  As you know, subscribing to these sites can save you a bundle, but it can also make a mess of your email inbox in a hurry. A service I provide on Around The Town is going through these emails every day and trying to pick what I think are the very best deals to present to you. Some days there are a few to tell you about, other days nothing.

If you do see a deal posted on Around The Town and plan to purchase it, would you please do me a favor and go through my links (rather than direct with the daily deal site itself) to place your order? In some cases I earn a referral or a small percentage of the sale. It does not cost you any extra, but it helps me with the expenses I incur providing Around The Town as a free community service, doing giveaways, etc. Thanks!  Barb

Monday, August 27, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Visit the Historical Rancho Buena Vista Adobe in Vista

Tucked away near Wildwood park, Vista's historic Adobe features tours, school field trips, scout programs and much more. Visit the Art Gallery and experience the creative works of regional artists. Adobe hours are 10am to 3pm Thursdays through Saturdays. The Adobe is also the perfect venue for weddings and special events. call 760-726-1340 x 1575 for rental information. You can find the Adobe at 640 Alta Vista Drive.

Score Some Spending Money, Take Your Clothing to Consignment Shops

Recently I went through my closet and removed everything I was not wearing or that no longer fit me and made two piles- one for charity donation and one to take to consignment stores. Though I am the first to admit it takes a little work to do the latter, for me it was a big payoff. There are so many good consignment stores in our area, but I chose two in the same block in Carlsbad Village- Clothing Cottage and Double Take. Clothing Cottage (call to make an appointment) paid me cash immediately by buying what they wanted, and Double Take (walk-ins ok) took what they wanted and put it on a 60 day consignment contract. I was encouraged by the "haul" I made and was happy with the new found cash I received to shop for new items. If your kid's clothes are in good repair and still fashionable, you can find plenty of stores to turn their clothes in to as well. Tips for bringing your clothes in: make sure everything is clean, stain free, fashionable and in good repair. Call your store to find out if you need to make an appointment or if they want you to bring items in on a hanger. Good luck!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

New Military Discounts at Westfield Plaza Camino Real Mall

Military, Westfield Plaza Camino Real thanks you for your service and is offering some wonderful discounts for you when you present your military ID and shop.  Look for the Military Discount decal at participating stores, and check this link for a complete listing of businesses offering discounts.