Lifestyle

Here are some great local resources for deals on entertainment, meals, music, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle.

February 20, 2020

The Joint Revisited

Visiting a chiropractor can get expensive if it’s not covered by insurance. That was why I initially went to a place called the Joint back in 2015.
A 2015 Frugal Bugle winner, the Joint are Franchised Chiropractic Clinics that are individually owned with licensed chiropractors.

It may seem implausible, but the Joint has gotten even better! The pricing is more than fair with their introductory offer on your initial exam, consultation and adjustment at just $29.

November 25, 2018

AMC Stubs A-List Program

We’re movie lovers. But going to the movies has become costly with most films now running $13-$16 per show. Of course add in parking, popcorn, drinks or a meal and that cost skyrockets.

But then we heard about the new AMC Stubs A-List program. In a word…. WOW!

May 23, 2018

Wine Tasting & Mexican Food

An evening out doesn’t have to be expensive. So when some friends wanted to get together, eat and do some wine tasting, I knew exactly where to go.

First stop, Guisados in Burbank.

Located in Downtown Burbank, this Authentic Mexican joint serves up the best Homemade Style Mexican food, I have ever eaten anywhere

October 4, 2017

Superior Nut Company

The Fall is the season for entertaining, baking and gift giving. If like me, you like to entertain, bake and give gift baskets, you need to know about Superior Nut Company.

This wholesaler of nuts, dried fruit and candy, operates a retail store out of their wholesale offices selling at 35%-65% below average retail.

September 8, 2017

Centanni Trattoria

I don’t normally cover restaurants. I’m not a “foodie” or an expert on dining. But, I do know when I like a meal someplace and the pricing is reasonable. So I just HAD to share our new Italian discovery…. Centanni Trattoria.

In a word ....YUM!

June 21, 2017

Grocery Outlet Bargain Market

New on the local grocery scene is the Grocery Outlet. Unlike other, so called “ Grocery Outlets”, this chain is one to take notice of. You will save up to 50% on everything.

These well-organized, clean stores have a selection that can compete with regular markets. You’ll find almost everything on your Grocery list. Well, maybe not every single brand name, but enough to make shopping here worthwhile. Which is something few grocery outlets can claim.

April 28, 2015

Affordable Summer Camps

If you’re like me, come April/ May I used to freak out about what my kid was gonna do over the Summer.

Summer camps tend to be expensive. There is always the local YMCA, which was a good fall back. But here are some other good affordable camps that have come across my radar with interesting adventures, sports, classes, science and art.

October 20, 2013

Tutoring Deal

Our kid is in her last year of public high school. In all the years she’s been in school from pre-school to private school and then to public, the only thing I know for sure is that no one else is responsible for her education, but us. Not the government, not the city…. Just us.

Tutoring our kid in several different subjects was the best investment in our daughter’s education we ever made.

September 9, 2013

Sunland Produce

I am a big fresh fruits and vegetables eater and have always wanted to stop into the Sunland Produce Company in Sun Valley. So taking hubby along we went out to Sun Valley to shop this independent market.

We were not disappointed. In fact, it was a delightful surprise!

September 13, 2011

Handy Market

So I’m having dinner at a friend’s house in the heart of Hollywood and he drops some steaks on the grill. Not just any steak but two inch beauties that must weigh over a pound each. I bite into it and frankly it is one of the best steaks I have ever had. “Where did you get this meat?” I ask. “Handy Market in Burbank” is the reply. When I ask about the seasoning he says “just ask the butchers to season it for you… house specialty”.

Really.

February 10, 2011

Real Cheap Sports

The outlet for Patagonia, you’ll find high quality sports apparel, hiking, climbing, and other sporting goods all at 10%-60% off everyday. Discontinued, overruns etc. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.

November 25, 2009

Mattel’s Toy Outlet

Don’t know where to buy safe, good toys for the kids? Hold on to your seats cause getting kids toys and gifts just got a whole lot cheaper. The Mattel Toy Store, the official outlet for Mattel and Fisher-Price has direct to the public outlets with savings of 35%-80%!

Being a good Santa just became affordable!