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This week’s best deals: ASICS Warehouse and Urban Kids sales, free pretzels and more

April 23, 2017

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bite.p1206.jd.jpgAuntie Anne's assorted pretzels. Photo: Jenna De MattiaThe Aunt Annie’s pretzel chain is offering a free pretzel to customers who download its My Pretzel Perks app. (File photo by Jenna De Mattia, contributing photographer)

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.


Visit the ACICS Warehouse Sale, where you can save 50-75 percent on men’s, women’s kid’s workout and sporty clothing, shoes and accessories. Today, April 23, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: 17822 Gillette Ave. Irvine.


Got kids? Head to the Urban Kids four-day consignment sale from Thursday, May 4 to Sunday May 7. Four times a year, this pop-up event draws thousands of families looking for gently-used kids clothing, shoes, toys, baby gear and more.  Deadline to sign up to sell your stuff on consignment is April 30. Buy an early pass to shop Thursday, or Shop Friday-Sunday for free. Sunday has a 50 percent off clearance sale. Location: 6905 Warner Ave. Huntington Beach, next to Big Lots. Learn more:


Stop by the American Sewing Guild Annual Yard Sale on Saturday April 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to score some fantastic deals on fabric, notions, yarn, lace, trims, books, magazines, and everything else sewing related. Yeah, you want to go. Fabric’s only $1 a yard, so be careful out there. Location: Fount Church, 18225 Bushard St., Fountain Valley.


Want to learn how to find out about your ancestors? Come to the Yorba Linda Public Library at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, and get expert help with all of your genealogy questions. Skilled volunteers from the Genealogical Society of North Orange County California (GSNOCC) will help answer your questions. Drop in on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 7-8:30 p.m.


Like pretzels? Auntie Anne’s pretzel chain is celebrating National Pretzel Day (yes, that’s a thing) with a free original or cinnamon sugar pretzel for people who download their My Pretzel Perks smartphone app before 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26. Then, you can get your pretzel between Wednesday, April 26 and Sunday, April 30 at participating locations. If you have the app, you also get a free pretzel on your birthday and loyalty points.


Like trains? Well, this is fun:

If you get tickets in advance, your kids ages 12 and under can ride Amtrak for free with a paying adult to the downtown Fullerton Railroad Days event coming up May 6-7. (File photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)//// ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Fullerton Railroad Days held at the train station in Fullerton, includes model railroads, a Disneyland Railroad engine, a steam locomotive and more. - Date of photo: 04/30/16 - fullertonrrdays -- Photo by: MARK EADES, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERIf you get tickets in advance, your kids ages 12 and under can ride Amtrak for free with a paying adult to the downtown Fullerton Railroad Days event coming up May 6-7. (File photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG)

It celebrates train travel in America. The event is free and the kids ride free on the Pacific Surfliner, so why wouldn’t you go? To get the free ticket, you must visit and use the promo code V315 to reserve your trip to and from Fullerton for the event. Adults, sorry, you’ll have to pay. Buy now through May 7.  If you can’t take the train, you can still go to the event at no cost, Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and see trains such as the Disneyland C.K. Holliday Locomotive #1, other vintage locomotives and cabooses, model train layouts and more. Learn more at


If you have something to buy or sell, check out South Coast Auction. Each Wednesday, they sell mountains of items from antiques to jewelry to appliances to pianos to ratty old office furniture. It’s fun just to look, too. 2202 S. Main St., Santa Ana. You can drop by and preview items before the Wednesday afternoon sales, when everything in the place is auctioned off, except the moose head over the bidding window. Or consign items to be sold. You can also see photos of items for sale on their website at


Check out the free preview of HBO and Cinemax underway now from April 21-24 on most cable and satellite networks. It’s a good chance to watch movies without commercials, and ponder whether you want to subscribe. This is courtesy of FreePreview.TV.

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