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Frugal Family: Spring Projects and Winter Clothes Sales

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While looking for deals this week, visions of spring kept coming to mind.

That made us think of spring projects like painting. But the reality is that winter is lingering, and so are sales on winter clothing.

Here are some deals we found. You are a big part of this column; let us hear about deals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box. 


Deal: Buy $50 worth of paint and supplies and get $5 in instant savings. Need paint, primer, brushes, drop cloths, sandpaper, caulk, painter's tape or other painting supplies? This is a simple way to save on your painting project.

Good Through: Feb. 17-21


Nothing says winter warmth like fleece. Men's fleece clothing is on sale for 20 to 40 percent off. Columbia parkas and ski pants are on sale, too, for 20 to 50 percent off.

Good Through: Feb. 17


Vitamins and herbal supplements are on sale -- buy one and get a second one for free with the Wellness+ card. The same buy one/get one free deal applies to Right Guard, Right Guard Total or Dry Idea anti-perspirants/deodorants.

Good Through: Feb. 19


Get a $5 gift card if you buy a Brita 10-cup pitcher or a 6-pack of filters. Men's mesh shorts, graphic tee or gym shorts from C9 by Champion are on sale for $8.

Good Through: Feb. 19

5. Kohl's

Does the drabness of winter weather make you want to decorate your house in bright, cheerful colors? Check out the 30- to 40-percent discount on Fiesta dinnerware. Looking to do something special with your family photos? The entire stock of albums and memo boards is 40 percent off. Frames are 40 to 50 percent off.

Good Through: Feb. 27

Pam Kuhn February 16, 2011 at 01:57 PM
At the Shoppers Plaza Rite Aid, many of the $1 products were 50% off. It looked like a general clearance throughout the store with many items 75% (for example, Lacross barber scisssors that were regularly $8.95 on clearance for $2.23. Also, if you spent $100, you received a $20 reward to spend in the store on your next shopping trip.


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