Frugal Family: Deals This Week in Los Altos, September 28-October 4

This week, find great deals on books, sweet treats, kids' "how-to" clinic (free), observatory viewing (free), and Halloween decorations and candy.

We're all watching our family budgets these days.

Whether we’re shopping with coupons, taking advantage of two-for-one offers or finding the best free programs in our towns, we're stretching our dollars by taking advantage of a variety of offers.

Each week, this column will highlight five local deals to help your family save money.

Tell us about the deals you've seen and we'll post it here on an upcoming week of Frugal Family Deals—so that other readers in our community can greatly benefit from what you share!

The deals:


Huge MOVING SALE at Linden Tree this week from Thursday 9/29 through Saturday 10/1 -- EVERYTHING in the store will be 30-50% off! We will never have an inventory-reduction sale like this again, so don't miss out! 

Valid on: September 29 to October 1, 2011

Deals on sweets:

  • $5.99 for 6-Pack of Andronico’s Frosted Cupcakes, chocolate or vanilla (save $1 each)
  • $3.99 for Andronico’s Eclairs, chocolate or vanilla (save 50 cents each)
  • 30% off All Bulk Dried Fuit: Arpicots, Pineapple, Mango & More

Valid on: October 3, 2011

Home Depot

  • Free “How-To” clinic designed for children ages 5 to 12 on first Saturday of each month between 9 a.m. and 12 noon at all Home Depot stores. No reservations needed.
  • Sunnyvale store is located at: 680 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale. 408-245-3686. Or Cupertino, 975 De Anza Blvd. 408-253-3537
  • This Saturday: Fire Rescue Helicopter kits will be worked on.

Valid onOctober 1, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, come early as kits are limited in supply.

  • FREE Viewing at Foothill Observatory on Saturday morning. View details of the sun through our special safe solar filters. Inspect two different layers of the sun – the photosphere and the chromosphere. Will close if weather is cloudy. Parking is $2.

Valid on: October 1, 2011

Deals on Halloween Candy & Decorations:
  • $4.99 on Miniatures, Fun or Snack Size Candy from Nestle, Hershey’s or Mars 16.3 to 24.44 oz.
  • $7.99 for 24.6 to 39.1 oz of Skittles & Starburst Mix, Hershey’s Snack Size, Nestle Ultimate Scream, and Wonka Mixups
  • $14 for 4-foot Lighted Inflatables
  • $10 for Halloween Decorations: Spider Prey, Lighted Scream Face, Coffin Creatures, Crashing Witch with Sound, Hanging Creature, and Grave Busters
  • $5 for Halloween decorations: Giant Ghost, Realistic Bloody Arm or Leg, 4-pack Tombstones, and LED Candle

Valid to: October 1, 2011

Merchants, have some special offers coming up? 
Email the author by this weekend and we’ll try and post it for our readers next week.


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