Frugal Family: Monrovia Deals

Save money with these hand-picked deals and discounts around town.

Take your big eaters to Acapulco for Crazy Combo Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. until closing. Enjoy two of your combo favorites and this restaurant will keep 'em coming for just $8.99. Combo items include tacos, enchiladas, chile rellenos, tamales and chicken taquitos. And if you're thirsty, order up a Cadillac Margarita for $2 off. If you can't make it to this restaurant on Thursday, bring the kids on Tuesday. Children 12-years-old and under eat free on Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult entrée.                                                  

Old Town’s unique card and gift shop is having a moving sale now through August 28. Get in there for a great selection of boxed notecards, collectibles, Monrovia-themed merchandise and more. There is always something special to be found! Check out their Facebook page for information about their new location.

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Michaels is having a buy one, get one for for $.01 mix and match sale! Stock up on items like artist pads, assorted paper packs, foam board, wrapped canvas, poster frames and art supply storage. Also, be sure to print coupons from Michaels website before you head to the store. This week, there are five bonus coupons offering 25-60% off dozens of items.

Team CrossFit Academy

TCA announces a new women-only class designed to help women become stronger and faster, make better food choices and change the way they look and feel. It's offered at 10:00am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, so it’s perfect for moms who have little ones in school and need a flexible schedule. From September 7 to December 2, a coach-led group of 10 women will complete a strength and conditioning program that includes a weigh-in, body fat analysis, goal-setting, weekly follow-up, journal and t-shirt, finishing with a surprise event. The program cost is $300 for nearly 40 custom classes and an individual nutrition prescription program. Contact Eric LeClair at TCA to register: (626) 437-8739.

The back-to-school deals are hot out there! Toys "R" Us is offering a deal on Crayola markers and crayons: buy one get two free. More savings include buy one get one 50% off on all DS, 3DS and Wii games and 50% off selected toys, now through August 27. If the thought of sifting through the aisles seems daunting, you can always shop online and pick it up in-store the same day.


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