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Frugal Family Finds: The "Around Town" Edition

Get your new boots on and snag a snazzy coat to wander the streets of Glen Ellyn and Wheaton to find this week's deals around town on cooking accoutrements, sushi, bikes, baby boutiques, hardware and more.

1. Anthropologie—Oakbrook, Geneva and online

The Deal: If the only thing your coat and boots are made for is taking out the trash, then you might want to twalk yourself over to your nearest Anthropologie for 30 percent off all full-price outerwear and boots through Oct. 9.

Offer Good: Through Oct. 9

2. —Glen Ellyn

The Deal: Foodies, cooks, and eaters can now unite and congregate in Glen Ellyn. To celebrate their Grand Opening, Marcel’s Culinary Experience, a gourmet retailer and cooking school, is offering gourmet food tastings, product demonstrations and gift basket raffles in scheduled festivities from 10am to 6pm on October 8th. Designed as a place to “cook, create, and celebrate,” the Marcel’s event will also include an exclusive look at fine cookware, hardworking professional tools, exquisite tablewares, specialty foods and other one-of-a-kind items.

Offer Good: Through Oct. 8

3. —Wheaton

The Deal: As if they needed an excuse to showcase their grandbabies, this month at The Stork’s Cradle, grandmothers are invited to  bring in their precious pictures and receive 20 percent off of one item (some exclusions apply).

Offer Good: Through Oct. 31

4. —Glen Ellyn

The Deal: Holy Mackeral, the tuna’s on discount every Monday in October. Enjoy. Fishing for more than just sushi? Asian Pearl delights with half off Regular Maki Rolls a large selection of pan asian fare including noodle, rice and curry dishes.

Offer Good: Mondays in October

5. —Glen Ellyn

The Deal: Roll down the prairie path in functional style when you purchase a 2011 path/road or triathalon bikes for 20 percent off in October. Sartorially challenged on your cycling sprees?  Men's Dri-FIT Shirts are $25.00 this month.

Offer Good:  Through Oct. 31

6. Wheaton

The Deal: This in-town hardware shop seems to everything you might need at your fingertips.  But when what you want isn't in stock you can find it online where you can place your order online and then conveniently pick up your items at Carlson's on Tuesdays – no shipping fee on ship-to-store orders.

Offer Good: Limited time offer

 

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