Showing posts from June 20, 2010

$50 or Less! Summer Spa On the Cheap!

Here are 30 of our picks for summer pampering and preening that won’t leave your wallet feeling picked.

Click here to see if there's a spa near you!

Weekend Events in LA/ OC (June 25-26)

Friday LA Film Festival (June 17-27)
NHL hockey Draft at Staples Center (FREE!)
Paul Reuben's "You Can't Take it With You" - 8 pm Free Hot Air Balloon - Irvine Free Movie - Dana Point
Movies at the Beach,  Newport Dunes
Friday Night Sessions, Downtown LA

Saturday Free Movie "Chicken Run" at OC Great Park
Citrus and Tropical Fruit class - Armstrong Gardens at 9 am
Bands in the Sand, Newport Dunes 6-8 pm Midnight Cowboy Hollywood Forever Free concerts, Downtown LA LA Film Festival (June 17-27)
Pee Wee's Big Adventure, 1 pm matinee Free Hot Air Balloon - OC Great Park
13th Annual Blues Festival - Irvine Lake (1 pm - 7 pm)

The Greek Festivals are coming!! June 25-27

Thank you 365CheapDates for the headsup! There's practically one every month through summer. 

June 25-27: Irvine Greek Fest, $3 except free on Saturday Noon-5 PM or print their Facebook coupon for free admission.

July 9-11: South Bay Greek Festival in Redondo Beach, $2 but a coupon for free admission will be coming soon.

Labor Day Weekend (to be confirmed): Long Beach Greek Fest, $3 but a coupon for free admission may be available later on the website.

Sept 10-12: LA Greek Fest, $3 (day) or $5 (evening) but sometimes it's free on Fridays and watch out for a coupon in the future.

For a complete list of Greek Festivals between LA and OC, check out

Mimi's Cafe Muffin Giveaway - June 23 from 7-11AM


Reminder! June 23- ALL YOU CAN EAT at Chick Fil A Santa Ana

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 is ALL YOU CAN EAT DAY at CHICK FIL A
This offer is only valid at 3601 S. Bristol St. in Santa Ana, CA, 92704

From 6:30 am -10:30 am: $6.99
Its all you can eat Chickin Minis, Hash Browns and Drinks (excluding OJ)

From 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, and 5:00-8:00 pm: $9.99
Its all you can eat Nuggets, Fries and drinks (excluding Lemonade)

I personally would try the AYCE at dinner time, when you're not pressured to get back to work.

Farrell’s Ice Cream Eating Contest, July 18 (qualifying rounds going now)

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour is holding its first ice cream eating contest July 18 — coinciding with National Ice Cream Day.

Qualifying rounds will be held this week, June 21-25, at locations in Mission Viejo and Santa Clarita. Contestants will be timed while eating a three-scoop sundae. The restaurants are holding contests in two categories: individual and group (4-person).

The top fastest competitors in each category will go to the finals July 18. Individual contestants will be timed on how fast they eat the chain’s signature “Pig’s Trough,” while groups will be forced to tackle the Farrell’s Zoo. The latter is a 30-scoop bowl of ice cream that is delivered to your table via a stretcher while a siren blares in the background.

Trials will be held daily during restaurant hours.

The cost of participation is $20 which gets the participant a 3-scoop sundae, a limited-edition Farrell’s T-shirt and a $5 coupon. Proceeds from the competition will benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County an…

Who needs the weekends? Check out this week's mid deals

Going out during the week is not as busy as the weekend. Ok, that's a no brainer and that is why merchants try to lure you outside the home with mid week specials.  Check out these great mid week specials!

Hakata Ramen Shinsengumi  Lunch specials
Tlaquepaque Restaurant - 99 cent tacos
Taco Tuesdays at Tustin Ranch
Free summer movies at Regal Cinemas
$1 summer movie at AMC Cinemas
$1 summer movie at Cinemark/ Century Theatres
Cheap movies almost every day - $3 or lower!
Tightwad Tuesdays - Tsunami Steakhouse and Sushi Bar
Free Panda Express Orange Chicken - after 9 pm
Market Broiler $9.95 mid week specials Steak & Sirloin / Fresh Fish
Wine & Jazz - Hollywood & Highland

Hakata Ramen Shinsengumi Lunch Specials
Tlaquepaque Restaurant - 99 cents Enchiladas
Flatbroke Wed, BOGO Teppan - Tsunami Steakhouse and Sushi Bar
Free Dinner with Dave - music and free food after 10 pm
Free Yacht Party at Newport Beach
Free Panda Express Orange Chicken - after 9 pm
Mimi's Cafe - Muffin Givea…

Free Chicken Movie + Food - OC Great Park, June 26

Watch THE CHICKEN RUN for free on June 26 and geta free Chick Fil A sandwich!

Here's how: Follow the Orange County Great Park and Chick-fil-A at Woodbury Town Center on Twitter to get a free chicken sandwich* before the movie starts at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26!

How to RSVP:
Step 1: Sign-up or sign-in to Twitter.

Step 2: Follow BOTH @ocgreatpark and @woodburycfa by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2010 (deadline) and your RSVP will be automatically received.
Existing Followers: If you are already following both accounts, your spot will be automatically reserved.

Step 3: Tweetup! Meet at the Orange County Great Park at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 26 to check-in for your sandwich. Enjoy the company of your fellow tweeps before settling in to the feature presentation!

*Limited quantity, while supplies last. Limit (1) free chicken sandwich per Twitter user. Offer non-transferrable or valid with any other offer. Questions about this promotion? Please DM us at @ocgreatpark.

June 23: Dine at Elephant Bar, Irvine and help pets

HELP IRVINE'S ANIMALS by eating out at the Elephant Bar in Irvine.

Wednesday, June 23 - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m
Must present flyer to help this cause.

Click here to download the flyer

Elephant Bar – Irvine
14346 Culver Drive

Nivea cosmetic bag - gift with purchase

Its not the best Frugal Find out there, but its still free! Buy any 2 Nivea Visage products and get a free cosmetic bag ($7 value) at

Here's how to use this offer:

1) Select the product(s) you want by checking the Add To Bag box.
2) Click the Buy checked items button at the bottom of this page

Click this link to get the offer.

50 healthy foods for under $1 a pound.

As a Frugal Finder, I found this article on Yahoo! rather interesting.  I'll post most of the article below, and if you are interested in reading the whole thing, click here.

If you are what you eat, then I should weigh-in at under $1 a pound.That's because, as a general rule of thumb, I try to only buy foodstuffs that costs under a buck per pound. Under $1 a pound, year-round -- that's my grocery shopping mantra.

It's not just because I'm a world-class penny-pincher and smart shopper; believe it or not, it's also about eating healthier. When you look at the USDA's "food pyramid," many of the things we should be eating the most of -- grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables -- happen to cost the least.

It's often the stuff that's bad for us (at least in large quantities) like red meat, fatty dairy products, and processed foods high in trans saturated fats, that cost the most, on a per pound basis.

To prove my point, I've put together thi…

Get a free Pedometer!

Click here to sign up for a free pedometer.  Limit one per household.

Wine & Jazz at Hollywood and Highland every Tuesdays

Join Hollywood & Highland Center and KJAZZ 88.1 FM for the 7th annual Wine, Jazz & Moonlight series.

Enjoy free concerts by some of the country’s top jazz performers every Tuesday from 7 to 9pm in the Central Courtyard on level 2. Parking is $2.00 (up to 4 hours) with validation.

The event is FREE to the public and a wine tasting donation of $10 to Project Angel Food gets you two glasses of wine and an assortment of gourmet cheeses, crackers and fruit to enjoy during the performance.
Seating is limited, so show up early and use your Hollywood & Highland Center Elephant Card to enjoy discounts at retailers and restaurants throughout the Center.
Click here for a listing of performers.
Click here for information on Wine & Jazz

One day deal! $25 for $50 Worth of Fresh Sashimi, Oysters, and More at Ocean's Sushi and Oyster Bar.

For $25, you can enjoy $50 worth of fresh sashimi, oysters, alcohol, and more at Ocean's Sushi and Oyster Bar in Huntington Beach.

Their menu includes fresh sashimi, sushi, and hand rolls, along with seven different types of succulent oysters.

Click here for the deal! 
Hurry, one day only!

Ocean's Sushi & Oyster Lounge
6041 Bolsa Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 901-5055

Fine print: Not valid with any other offers or promotions. Not valid on happy hour items. Limit 1 Perk per party of 2 to 5 people. Limit 2 Perks per party of 6 or more. May buy multiples as gifts. Valid on alcohol and lunch special items. Perk doesn't include tip or tax.

Hakata Ramen Shinsengumi Lunch Time June Specials (Mon - Wed)

For the month of June, Hakata Ramen Shinsengumi is offering  lunch specials.

At Hakata Ramen, you can customize your bowl of ramen.  You tell them how hard/soft you want your noodles, how heavy you want your broth, and how much soup oil.  Each bowl of noodles comes with thinly sliced, tender chashu pork, ginger and onions, but you can also can customize the toppings by adding more meat, seaweed, corn, egg, etc.

Lunch Special Menu for June:
Hakata Ramen, regular bowl (reg. $6.95) - $5.00
Hakata Ramen + 1/2 Gyoza combo (reg.7.25) - $6.00
Topping specials
Corn + bamboo + flavored egg (reg. $2.50) - $2.00

Hakata Ramen Shinsengumi is located at
18315 Brookhurst st, #1
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Lunch is served from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Click here for their web site, and other locations.

$1 Taco Tuesdays at Tustin Ranch (other specials too!)

Taco Tuesdays at Tustin Ranch!  Get tacos for a buck starting at 4:00 pm.
Click here for more information.

LA FILM FESTIVAL (June 17-27), some shows are free!

Some movies are free, but most start at $5, and are high as $25.. but regardless which one you pick,  its a great way to check out new and classic films.
Click here for more information on the various movies.
And click here for the free showings.

Pee Wee/ Paul Reubens fans! Click here for 2 events.. one with Mr. Reubens, and a matinee of Pee Wee's Big Adventure!

The LA Times is providing free parking.
Click here for information.

Paul Reubens fans! Join him on June 25, and watch Pee Wee Big Adventure June 26

Paul Reubens is best known for his character, Pee-wee Herman, which he created while a member of the famed Los Angeles improv group, The Groundlings.

On Friday, June 25, at 8:00 pm join Paul Reubens in person as he presents Frank Capra's You Can't Take It With You. Moderated by Phil Rosenthal (Writer-Producer, Everybody Loves Raymond).For tickets to this event, click here (cost $12.50)

For fans of "Pee Wee Herman" watch Pee Wee's Big Adventure at the Odeon on Saturday, June 26 at 1;00 PM. Click here for tickets (cost $12.50)