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Like thrift shopping? Lots of stores are having Memorial Day sales. Goodwill of Orange County is offering 50 percent off toys and 50 percent off pink-tagged clothing from Saturday through Monday, May 27-29. Stop on by.
RIDE A BIKE
Get four lessons for the price of three if you sign up in advance with Bikeucation, a company that will teach you how to ride a bike. I did this recently and it was terrific. Owner Kellie Morris will come to your house with a bike and teach you personally. Cost starts at $60 per hour depending on location, and a $240 package will cost $180 (and up) for four lessons. Don’t laugh but I hadn’t ridden a bike in 40 years and I needed lessons to get back on. For my final lesson, we rode to the grocery store and bought apples. It was thrilling. She’ll even help you pick out a bike to buy. You can reach her at email@example.com.
You can take the ferry to Catalina Island for only $49 ($21 off the regular price) if you order online from the Catalina Flyer website by June 1, and travel through Dec. 3. Now, here’s the deal: This is a large catamaran that travels once each day from Newport Harbor. Don’t confuse it with the other ferry company. You leave at 10:30 and return at 4:30, so you only have a few hours on the island, unless you spend the night. The ferry is quite comfortable but not luxurious. This deal is only available online at catalina-tickets.com/onlinebuy.htm. No refunds. If you print your own boarding pass, go straight to the front of the line when you arrive, you don’t need to check in at the ticket window. No phone orders at this price. Parking costs extra.
Yes, you’ve been waiting for this. It’s time for the spring Volcom warehouse sale, with up to 80 percent off on board shorts, shorts, t-shirts, tanks, jackets, swimsuits, dresses, hoodies, hats, sunglasses and accessories. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, May 21. Location: 17822 Gillette Ave. Irvine. I saw this on WHSale.com. Check them out.
Head over to this designer kids’ sample sale Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2968 Randolph Ave. Costa Mesa. (Just off Bristol St. near The Lab) Major brands such as Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and such.
Starting on Wednesday, you’re about to see the first sales of the summer season on meat to grill for Memorial Day weekend. Mmm. Steaks, sausages, chicken, fajitas, hot dogs. Toss some into your freezer for later, because the next big sale won’t be until the Fourth of July.
CHECK YOUR BILL
The company we all love, Frontier Communications, just tried to slam me with TV service I didn’t order. I only found out because a service technician showed up at my door. He warned me to check my bill and, not only did I not get the discount I’d been promised a few days earlier, but they’d added a bunch of costly services and shut off my home phone. So, yeah. Time to check your bill, my friends. One reason I don’t recommend automatic payments — you forget to look at it.
It’s National Painting Week over at Sherwin-Williams, which means you get 30 percent off all paints and stains through May 29, and 20 percent off regularly priced wallpaper. Learn more: sherwin-williams.com. Also, at Home Depot, from now until May 24, Home Depot will give you $10 off any gallon of paint or stain they sell, or $40 off a 5-gallon tub. So get on out there and paint like crazy. You don’t need a coupon, just show up.
The Assistance League of Santa Ana is offering a holiday sale at its thrift shop. In the Top Drawer department, all yellow tags and dots are 50 percent off through May 31. In the thrift shop, green tags and dots are 50 percent off May 24-26. And there will be a sidewalk sale May 30-June 1 at which all green tags and dots are only 25 cents. I spoke to this group and they laughed at my jokes, so I love them. Location: 1028 West Second Street, Santa Ana 714-543-1120
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