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This week’s 10 best deals: Grocery Outlet, Dairy Queen, Buffalo Exchange, vintage and more

June 18, 2017

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Hi, it’s me, Marla Jo, your columnist and deals maven. Check out my Cheapo Travel column in the Sunday Travel section. If you know a great deal, let me know at You can also find me at Deals Diva on Facebook and Twitter. And don’t forget to read my humor columns on Wednesdays in the Register.


If you need a place to sell your dad’s old Sinatra records, or Grandma’s silverware and hats, here’s a deal for you: Sign up to sell at the upcoming Vintage and Collectible Sale sponsored by the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society. It only costs $25 to rent a space for the sale, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturday, July 8. It will be held at the Dr. Willela Howe-Waffle House, 120 Civic Center Drive. Santa Ana. And your rental fee will help support this organization, too. The items they’ll accept in the sale are from Victorian through the 1980s, or vintage reproductions. Sounds like a fun place to shop, too. Registration deadline is July1. Learn more at

If you join the Papa John's Pizza email club you'll receive a 50 percent discount on online orders. (File photo by Michael Kitada, Orange County Register/SCNG)If you join the Papa John’s Pizza email club you’ll receive a 50 percent discount on online orders. (File photo by Michael Kitada, Orange County Register/SCNG)


If you like Papa John’s Pizza, you definitely want to sign up for the chain’s email club, because you’ll get 50 percent discount deals you can use to order online. I do this at home, but note that they send a lot of emails. I use my auxiliary email account for these. Personally, I wouldn’t give them your real phone number unless you want to get promotional calls or texts until you die.


Want to know how to preserve your family keepsakes? How to keep them, store them and what to do when they seem ruined? Bridal gowns, old photos and such will be discussed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Yorba Linda Community Center. The speaker is Stephanie George of Chapman University. Sponsored by the Genealogical Society of North Orange County. The subject of the presentation is “Preservation 101: Preserving Your Family Keepsakes.” Location: 4501 Casa Loma Ave. Yorba Linda,


Did you know that Buffalo Exchange resale store will buy your gently used, contemporary, trendy clothing? They must agree to buy it though – and they can be picky, so only bring items that are designer oriented, clean and like-new. While you’re there, check out their selections for sale. You must show ID to sell. Two locations in Orange County: 215 N. Harbor Blvd. Fullerton, 714-870-6855 and 2930 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-825-0619. Also in Belmont Shore: 4608 E. 2nd St. Long Beach 562-433-1991


Head up to Anaheim Hills to save 50 to 90 percent on Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade and other designer clothing, leather and accessories at the Flatter Me Again consignment shop. Owner Karin Cathcart used to teach high school, now she runs this successful store, where people who love designer labels can buy and sell. She told me people drive from other counties to shop there. She will personally pick up expensive purses or large wardrobes of top-quality clothing. Call and inquire. Otherwise, just bring your cleaned, like new items in for appraisal. 5753 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd. (at Imperial Hwy) Learn more:


Need furniture or  home décor? Heather Ann Creations is having a warehouse sale 9 a.m. to  4 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25. Bring your wallet –, it’s cash only. Save 75 to 90 percent on accent furniture and decorative items. Location: 1580 Sunflower Ave. Costa Mesa. I saw this on, check them out.


If you join the Dairy Queen Blizzard loyalty club, you’ll get a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for a Blizzard treat for signing up, deal emails and another buy-one-get-one coupon on your birthday. Learn more here:


If you shell out $25 to buy the 2017 OC Dining Guide at an Irvine Company mall, you’ll get 80 exclusive “Buy One, Get One free” dining offers worth more than $1,000. That sounds good, right? I haven’t sampled this one myself, but buy now before they run out. You can purchase at the Irvine Spectrum guest services, near the carousel or giant wheel, the Fashion Island guest services inside the Atrium Court or the Market Place management office near the California Pizza Kitchen (only open weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). If you have this book, let me know how it is. Offers are valid at restaurants throughout Irvine, Newport Beach, and Tustin including many at Irvine Spectrum Center, Fashion Island, and The Market Place. All offers are good through Feb. 28.

For $24 you can get a "Passport to the Arts" that will get you into all three of Laguna Beach's arts festivals all summer long. (Photo by Armando Brown, contributing photographer)For $24 you can get a “Passport to the Arts” that will get you into all three of Laguna Beach’s arts festivals all summer long. (Photo by Armando Brown, contributing photographer)


If you love art festivals, then this is the deal for you. Pay $24, and you’ll get a “Passport to the Arts” that will get you into all three of the famed summer arts festivals in Laguna Beach, all summer long, and even a one-time parking pass worth $7. This includes access to the booths of more than 500 artists, and check for live music and hands-on art workshops, too. It does not include admission to the Pageant of the Masters, though. Learn more:


Like the Grocery Outlet? If you sign up for the store’s email list, you’ll get a $3 off coupon. Not bad. You’ll receive other deals periodically, too. Learn more:

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