Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Gamers, movie buffs find deals at The Exchange; pet doctors who make house calls.
April Fools' Day is Friday, but Frugal Families aren't so easily fooled any day of the year. Check out some of the deals we've dug up this week. No fooling. • The Exchange, 3107 W. Market St., Fairlawn, 330-873-1468; 657 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, 330-940-3939. Videos and video games, new and used, are available at the Exchange locations. Recent releases such as The Fighter, The Social Network and Due Date are available, including some used titles, ranging from $17 to $22 in DVD and Blu-Ray. Older titles are available as well, including great bargains for $1 to $2.50 per disc. I found copies of Terminator 2 and Caddy Shack at the Falls location a year or so ago. • Five Below, 3829 Medina Rd, Fairlawn, 330-665-3064. Five Below …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
St. Patrick’s Day story hour for the kids; a lot of bread for a little dough!
In some parts of the country, St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is revered as a national holiday. Some cities dye rivers green for the occasion. Akron will jump the gun a bit this year with a St. Patrick’s Day parade at noon on Saturday, March 12, on South Main Street. It’s free. March 17 is a little more low-key elsewhere. Of course finding good deals isn't restricted to St. Patrick's day. Here are a few bargains: • Barnes & Noble, 4015 Medina Rd., Fairlawn, 330-665-5199. Barnes & Noble has a St. Patrick’s Day Story Hour for the younger set at 10 a.m. March 17. The event is free, although you can be sure the bookseller hopes you’ll spring for a coffee or a few books while you’re there. • Steak ’n Shake, 4000 Medina Rd., Fairlawn, 330-670-…
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Fun and games, crafts and a journey back in time!
Sometimes good deals fall into your lap, and other times you have to do some bargain hunting. This week fell into the latter category. No doubt I missed something out there. But there are deals to be had. • Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3977 Medina Rd. (Route 18), Fairlawn, 330-665-5566. The Hudson-based crafts and fabrics seller has a crate full of birdhouses out front at its Fairlawn store for $4.49 each. Just in time for the return of your favorite songbirds. Jo-Ann is also offering 40 percent off on paper-crafting tools and licensed character fabrics and kits. • Laser Quest, 80 Brookmont Dr., Fairlawn, 330-666-6966. Laser tag is a game for the young and young at heart. Kids have a blast zapping each other (and mom or dad) and get a …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Help for leaky roof, affordable dining and more.
We’re in a seasonal no-man’s land: Winter is getting closer to the end, but not quite there, and it’s too soon to drag out the patio furniture. Monday’s storm reminded us of that. Merchants and service providers are in the same boat. Maybe they’re motivated to offer some extra-good deals while we wait out spring’s arrival. • Norbrook Building and Restoration, 3869 Motz Dr., Akron; 330-352-7913. The ice dams melted, then wintry weather returned. Each winter a few roofs start leaking in these freeze-thaw cycles. Sometimes the frugal thing to do is spend a few bucks now to prevent more expensive repairs later. And if the repair job is more than you can handle, sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and call a pro. Norbrook specializes in …
A roundup of the top stories making headlines in Northeast Ohio on Feb. 23.
Here's the list of the top stories from Patch sites in your area: Getting Help With Your Taxes St. Joseph Academy Honors Westlake's Michael and Cathy Gallagher For Their Service Love-A-Stray and Petco Team for Pet Adoption Video: PTA Names its 2011 Helping Hands Award Winner
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Take advantage of the thaw, or get away from it all.
With Presidents Day coming next Monday, you can expect some sales commemorating the holiday, which happens to fall on George Washington’s birthday this year. We want to look a little beyond your mailbox or newspaper with the usual Presidents Day sales for really good bargains. On to this week’s deals: • Quality Scrub Car Wash, 2960 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, 330-928-0613; 86 Merz Blvd., Fairlawn (self-serve only), 330-864-3020. With temperatures expected to climb into the 50s this week, it’s time to wash the winter crud off your car. Quality Scrub offers a broad selection of washes, from self-serve bays to a $5 basic soap-and-water wash to full-service detailing. Lines were almost backed onto State Road in Cuyahoga Falls at times during …
Monday, February 14, 2011
The roundup of the top stories making headlines across the region on Feb. 14.
Here's the list of the top stories from Patch sites in your area: Daughter of Two Summit County Judges Killed in Ski Accident 'Bieber Fever' Hits Westfield SouthPark Viewfinder: I Heart Lakewood Frugal Family: Last-Minute Valentine's Day Ideas
Thursday, February 10, 2011
You'll (heart) these Valentine's Day deals.
Our mission is to seek out deals for frugal families each week. Valentine’s Day is next Monday, which suggests a theme might be in order. If you see a great deal, let us know by emailing Cuyahoga Falls Patch Local Editor Lindsay McCoy or drop a note in the Comments section. On to this week’s deals: • CardSmart/Loren's Floral, Cards and Gifts, 69 Graham Rd., 330-929-7324. CardSmart/Loren’s, located in the Imagine Plaza, was made for Valentine’s Day. The store is stocked with greeting cards, flowers, candy, gift baskets, candles and balloon bouquets. Everything in the store will be 60 percent off through Monday. • Sarah’s Vineyard, Winery and Art Gallery, 1204 W. Steels Corners Rd., 330-929-8057. Normally closed on Mondays, Sarah’s Vineyard…
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Here's the roundup of the top stories making headlines in Northeast Ohio Feb. 9.
Here's the list of the top stories from Patch sites in your area: Cuyahoga Falls Police Investigate Armed Robbery Voters Approve Renewal Levy for Revere Local Schools Sweet Valentine's Deals Crews Prepare For Detroit-Dover Center Road Widening
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
We've searched the city to find great deals on groceries, cheap movies and a big discount on new baby equipment.
- Pam Lifke
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Join me in the next great American pastime – bargain hunting. Maybe you’ve never clipped coupons or sought out two-for-one deals before, but these days, we’re all watching our family budgets. This weekly column is dedicated to helping you save money and time by giving you five great local deals each week. Let us hear about deals you’ve seen by adding them to the comment box and stop by next week when we’ll have five more deals for you. This week, save money on your Meatless Mondays, get out of the house for a cheap movie and trade in some of your worn out baby things for a big discount on baby equipment that meets the latest safety standards. 1. Acme Deal: At 99 cents a jar, you can’t afford to not stock up on Ragu pasta sauce. Choose …