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Frugal Families - Ideas for Saving You Money

You spend your days making sure you do the very best you can for your families, so this week Frugal Families searched our local sources to come up with great deals that won't break the bank, and may make your life easier!

1. Build and Grow Fortune Teller at Lowe's

Deal: Build a fortune teller that will be fun for the whole family! Ask a question, shake it up and see what answer you get! Free for the first 50 registrants; recommended for Grades 1 through 5.

Good Through: Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.

2. Special Needs Night at Hippo Hopp

Deal: The last Tuesday of each month is reserved for kids who have special needs and their families to enjoy. Admission is discounted to $4 per child, with $1 going to a children's charity - this month the charity is National Walk For Epilepsy.

Good Through: Ongoing, this month's date is Tuesday, March 29, 4 to 7 p.m.

3. Hastings Nature and Garden Center

Deal: With Spring here it's time to start thinking about your garden, and while shopping is never exciting for kids shopping at Hastings is! Bring them and let them enjoy Mickey, the parrot that welcomes you as you walk through the store, and his friends Larry, Curly and Moe. Walk out the door and watch their eyes light up as they see the outdoor train that they can turn on with the push of a button. There are turtles and fish, and popcorn as a snack as you leave. And it is free, so you can focus on buying what you need to get your yard ready for the warm weather!

Good Through: Ongoing

4. Easter Bunny at

Deal: Easter is late this year, and your kids already are asking about the Easter Bunny and when he will be coming around. You don't need to wait in a long line at the mall for an opportunity for them to see the Easter Bunny, he will be hopping into Village Place Brookhaven for a photo opportunity at this local boutique! Don't forget your camera!

Good Through: Friday, April 1 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

5. Happy Flower Hour

Deal: Visit Pike Nursery on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and enjoy an evening of free wine tasting and hors d'oeurves, while learning about the best plants and flowers for this Spring season.

Good Through: Friday, March 25, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. only; Free

Remember to check with the merchant for additional conditions and details.

Yakira March 25, 2011 at 12:34 PM
Looking for the perfect Mother's Day Gift or want to Celebrate Earth Day? I saw a great deal on www.ScoopMama.com for this local store that hand makes all natural soaps, lotions, scrubs and more. It's called Mama Bath + Body. LOVE LOVE!

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