Save on Jewelry and More
Red dots, silver bangles & Thursday specials.
We're all watching our family budgets these days; whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars.
This column will be dedicated to giving you five local deals each week and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money.
Let us hear about the bargains you've seen, add them to our comment box, then come back each week and see what we've uncovered.
This week, FF scoured our local sources to find a diverse group of great deals around town.
1.) THE CONCORD SHOP RED DOT SALE
Deal: The “hardware store for the kitchen” doesn’t usually have sales, but for the next few weeks it’s offering 30-50 percent off on “an eclectic selection of cookbooks and kitchen basics.” Call the store for details.
Good through: Feb. 28
2.) MERLIN’S SILVER STAR STUDIO
DEAL: Keep your eye on the sky this week because when it snows silver jewelry designer Hilary Taylor offers her seasonal “flakes are flying” sale and takes 20 percent off everything in her West Concord studio. Spring is around the corner, so take advantage of this deal while it lasts…
Good through: winter season
3.) WEST CONCORD LIQUORS
DEAL: This week the store’s best deals include a 2009 Di Majo Sangiovese (90 points from Wine Advocate) on sale for $8.99 per bottle, down from its usual price in the $15 range. There’s also a 2006 St. Francis Sonoma Merlot on sale for $8.99 per bottle, down from $15.99. For those with expensive taste but tight budgets, there’s a 2006 Louis Jadot Vosne Romanee that usually sells for $60/bottle, but it’s on sale this week for $34.99.
Good through: end of the week
4.) VERRILL FARM
DEAL: Check out the farm stand’s Thursday dinner special: pulled pork that’s smoked in-house and prepared fresh to order on Thursday evenings. Each generous sandwich comes with ½ pint of cole slaw and ½ pint of baked beans for $8.50, and the chef says there’s enough for two people to split the meal. The dinners apparently sell out every week, so advance orders are recommended.
Good through: Thursdays
5.) CONCORD PROVISIONS
DEAL: This week the store is expanding its selection of craft beers by some 20 varieties, so there’ll be a lot more to its Thursday night free beer tasting (5:30-7:30pm), including Twenty First Amendment’s Monk’s Blood. The store’s new beer guy, Vermont native Tim Curran, says there are only 15 cases of this limited edition Belgian Red in the state, and its new “beer guy” snagged two of them for the store. All the beers featured in the tasting are 10 percent.
Good through: Tastings every Thursday night