Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Deal With It

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So, here’s the deal: you’re not really shopping much these days, unless you find a serious bargain.

Before you head out into the shopping wilds, though, check out these sites for discounts at local stores and restaurants.

Find printable coupons for everything from combo meals at Teddy’s Bigger Burgers to auto repair, dry cleaning, and pet grooming at  hawaii.suddenvalues.com. Not every offer on the site is a real bargain, so you’ll have to spend a little time looking for deals you’ll actually use.

Click over to the Half Off Deals site and enter your zip code to find local businesses offering gift certificates at 50 percent off. The site has offers from Sweet Nothings sugar-free bakery and Makana Beauty and Aesthetics Academy, plus a decent list of other spas, restaurants and services.

The local E-Coupons Hawai‘i also has printable deals from a number of local shops, restaurants, and spas. A quick search will turn up coupons from top spas like Heaven on Earth, restaurants like Chai’s Island Bistro, Umeke Market and Epic, and even a coupon for a free week at 24 Hour Fitness.

Two new sites have recently launched to offer deals, and have a couple offers worth a quick click over. At Qmania you’ll have to there are lots of deals, but finding the real bargains, like one from Valerie Joseph boutique, takes a bit of searching. Locally run site SaleSnitch is a roundup listing of sales all over the island. The site is new so the list is still building, but worth keeping an eye on.

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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