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Orange County

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Custom Comfort Mattress

Featured Bargain Find
Mattresses
Multiple Locations

The deal here is value. Instead of paying for over-hyped marketing, advertising and the huge markup the big commercial mattress companies charge, at Custom Comfort you’ll get your mattress manufacturer direct. All the mattresses here are made by them at their factory in Orange. No middleman, no excessive markup, no hyped “Sale” and no bull. You’ll save 20%-40% below the biggies on better quality mattresses.

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Just Like The Model

Featured Bargain Find
Home Furnishings
Irvine

Just Like The Model is a huge warehouse of home furnishing at 30% -70% below retail. Super deals on sofas, dining sets, chairs, lamps, armoires, accent tables, dressers, bedding, art and decorative items original displayed in model homes in New Housing Communities in Southern California and Nevada.

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Ski and Snowboard Outlet

Featured Bargain Find
Ski and Snowboards
San Gabriel

Just in time for Winter…Ski and Snowboard Outlet is back… a one-stop bargain bonanza for your ski or snowboarding needs. In their large showroom you’ll find a tremendous selection of outdoor snow apparel for men, women and children along with great buys on new and used ski’s, snowboards and accessories. Savings range from 30%-80% on new apparel and gear.

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Big Y Yardage

Fabric and Yardage
Orange

Savings of 15%-50% on name and designer upholstery fabric. Large selection of Tapestries, chenille’s, chintz, cottons, damasks, wools. Designer consultation available. Full service.

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Buy Rite Termite and Pest Control

Termite and Pest Control

When we purchased our home 5 years ago, the house had been tented for termites. So we postponed signing up for regular pest and termite maintenance plans. But when we noticed termite dropping on our office door jam, we knew it was time to get an inspection and servicing.

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Charrisse Consign Design

Laguna Hills

I’ll admit it. I’m a furniture whore. I love beautifully designed home furnishings. From antique to modern and mid century, I love furniture.

As a fan of Used, Antique and Consignment Furniture stores, I have researched just about every kind of store there is out there, from the down and dirty dregs to stellar design houses.

I can say that Charrisse Consign Design in Laguna Hills is up there with the best of the best in all of California.

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Childrens Resale Stores

Shopping at kids resale stores when my daughter was little was a real budget saver. She had a great wardrobe and we didn’t have to spend much. Even now at 13, we go in to our local store and I let her pick a couple of items. I used these stores to pick up books, videos/DVDs, shoes, furniture… anything I may have needed at real budget prices.

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Estate Sale Companies

Estate Sale Companies

Some outstanding bargains can be found at Estate Sales. We’ve bagged, bargain basement steals on glassware, artworks, tools, plants, furniture, patio, vintage apparel and much more at 20%-75% below market value

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Furnishings Direct

Home Furnishings
Orange

Tired of cheap furniture? Want the best quality for less? Then your destination should be Furnishings Direct.

Here you’ll find quality crafted, beautifully designed modern and Arts & Crafts styled home furnishings at 20%-50% less.

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Grocery Outlet Bargain Market

New on the local grocery scene is the Grocery Outlet.  Unlike other, so called “ Grocery Outlets”, this chain is one to take notice of. You will save up to 50% on everything.

These well-organized, clean stores have a selection that can compete with regular markets. You’ll find almost everything on your Grocery list. Well, maybe not every single brand name, but enough to make shopping here worthwhile. Which is something few grocery outlets can claim.

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Habitat For Humanity Restore

We are serious “Do it Yourself” peeps. If you own a home, you know there is always something to repair or improve. So for most small projects, we try to do it ourselves.

One of our regular haunts are the Habitat for Humanity Restores. With over 10 Southern California locations, this reseller of new and used home improvement items is a treasure trove. Whether you’re restoring an old Craftsman or just need to fix a leaky faucet, this is a source you’ll want to visit again and again.

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Habitat Restores

Surplus Building Materials
Pasadena / Multiple Locations

Habitat ReStores have both new and used surplus building materials donated by building supply stores, contractors, demolition crews and individuals. The products here range from door knobs to doors, sinks to lighting, windows to hardware, flooring and almost anything in between, all at prices that are 40%-70% below what you would expect to pay.

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HD Supply, Repair & Remodel

10-50% off building supplies

Spring and Summer usually bring with it home repair and remodeling jobs. Some of these big repairs can be costly, even if you do the work yourself. With every penny counting to stay on budget, you’ll be happy to shop at HD Supply Repair & Remodel.

HD Supply does a high volume, low markup business in huge warehouses, saving you 10%-50% on doors, windows, cabinets, flooring, lumber, moulding, tools, electrical, masonry, plumbing, heating & cooling and more.

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Jackie Winters Auto Inspection

Since our daughters ride and our “hauling stuff “ car got totaled last month, it was time to go used car hunting. For 2 weeks, we search private party cars, independent car lots and big dealerships, websites, recycler classified etc. Car shopping on any level, whether new or used is a buyer beware situation. This is how we didn’t get taken.

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La Belle Armoire

Womens Designer Resale Apparel
Costa Mesa

Mom taught me to buy the best quality I could afford… the problem was I rarely could afford the best quality in anything. So I started haunted resale clothing, furniture and appliances stores, occasionally buying the best quality and style for far less.

So when I walked into La Belle Armoire in Costa Mesa, I knew immediately I had fallen into a gem.

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Low Cost Pet Vaccines and Services

Pet Services

The cost of owning a pet, be it a dog, cat or other animal can be a sizable expense, especially if you are a responsible pet owner. Quality food, grooming, regular shots, de-worming, health exams and health care can really add up. Finding ways to save money on these things is vital to maintaining a balanced budget, as well as a healthy, happy pet.
Here are a few good choices!

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M & L Fabrics

Anaheim

If you like to sew, upholstery, quilt or simply make things, you should know about M & L Fabrics in Anaheim. Here you’ll find a great selection of home crafting, upholstery and apparel fabrics at 25%-80% less than Joanne’s.

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Mattress Sale Liquidators

Norwalk

If you’re looking for a new brand name mattress instead of getting one custom built, then you want to head out to Mattress Sale Liquidators.

The savings here are a real 40%-75%  below market retail everyday on brand name mattresses by Sealy, Stearns and Foster, Serta and Kirkland here. This tight, bare bones operation had a good selection of pillow tops, euro-top, posterpedics, premium mattresses as well as a few memory foam and latex mattresses too.

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Mother’s Secret

Orange

When my daughter was little, one of my favorite haunts was a kids resale boutique in Orange called Mothers Secret. I would regularly stop after work and pick up a few items and chat with other Moms. It was a great resource for my fast growing kid.

Since my last visit, the store has moved down the street from the old location.

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OC Outlet

Fullerton

If you love labels like Splendid, Ella Moss, Tart, Mimo and American Rag you should know about the OC Outlet.

This neat little boutique is stuffed with women’s designer fashions originally offered at Bloomies, Macy’s and Nordstrom’s at 50%-85% off.  The selection here trends younger so it’s a perfect haunt for teens and younger adults.

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Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse

Shoes and Accessories
Irvine

Men’s and women’s current designer shoes at 20%-70% below retail. Big designer names, huge selection, no kids.
Accessories too.

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Red Balloon Warehouse Outlet

Womes & Childrens Designer Clothing
Costa Mesa

All good boutiques have end of season sales. But what do they do with what’s left over after the sale? Some sell their extra product to jobbers and outlets. Some store product for months and then have a huge sale. Then some. like the OC’s Red Balloon open a Warehouse Outlet and sell their remaining product at 65% off their original retail price.

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Smart Buy Outlet

Some outlet stores are so big they are exhausting to shop. That’s not the case at Smart Buy Outlet. These well organized, well lit stores have a good selection without being overwhelming…. all at 30%-70% below original retail.

Buying liquidated merchandise from manufacturers as well as Costco, Sam’s Club, Macy’s, Amazon and Bed Bath and Beyond, you’ll find some great buys in housewares, bedding, linens, furniture, small appliances, clothing and more.

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So.Cal Liquidation Center

Anaheim

As most homeowners are aware, there is always some kind of repair or improvement chore to do around the house.  Maintaining your home is an ongoing project. Thankfully, there’s a resource that’s sort of a Home Depot outlet in Orange County.

So. Cal. Liquidation Center is a small operation that liquidates, overstock, shelf pulls, discontinued and customer return items, mostly from Home Depot but also from Lowes and Sears

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Summerhill Antiques Ltd

Orange

If you love unique, upscale, quality antiques, I have a store for you. Situated in The Old Town Orange Circle district is Summerhill Ltd.  Here there are fine, upscale antiques from Asian, to French to designer pieces all at pricing that was 20%-50% below what these same pieces would retail for in Los Angeles or Pasadena.

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The Joint

Affordable Chiropractic Care

For about a year I have been getting nearly regular chiropractic adjustments at a place called the Joint in Glendale.

Each one of these Franchised Chiropractic Clinics is individually owned with licensed chiropractors. The original idea was to offer routine chiropractic care by making it more convenient, friendly and affordable.

They’ve done just that!

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This N That

Fountain Valley

While out and about in the OC last week, I came across a charming little thrift/ consignment store, call This N That.

Initially I stopped in cause I tend to love little hole in the wall stores that sell used items. But as I wandered thru the place I noticed the prices are at least 10%-50% lower than other resale / thrifts.

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Top 10 Bargain Sources for 2015

Here they are…our top 10 new Bargain Sources for 2015!

Another year gone and well over 65 new hot bargain places reviewed. Here’s the best of the best.

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Tutoring Deal

Our kid is in her last year of public high school. In all the years she’s been in school from pre-school to private school and then to public, the only thing I know for sure is that no one else is responsible for her education, but us. Not the government, not the city…. Just us.

Tutoring our kid in several different subjects was the best investment in our daughter’s education we ever made.

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Uptown Cheapskate

Lake Forest

Anyone who knows anything about bargain shopping knows that you can find some amazing deals at Thrift and Resale shops. Whether you’re looking for upscale chic or trending fashions, new on the block resale store, Uptown Cheapskate has what you want.

Like Crossroads and the like, this shop is more focused for those under 35 with both used items and brand new pieces at 40%-80% below original retail.

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World Plus Consignment

Consignment Furniture Outlet
Fountain Valley

Wow, home furnishings consignment store, World Plus Consignments is gonna knock your socks off with their huge selection of unique home furnishings at substantial savings!

Here you’ll find a contemporary and eclectic collection of home furnishings, art, décor and gift items priced at 30%-70% below original retail.

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