Having February break just around the corner signals that spring is not too far away. Moms, dads and kids are often thinking about renewal, new beginnings and the "out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new" traditions of spring.
School vacation week is a great time for families to spend time together at home to catch up on projects, implement January resolutions, clean closets and ease into the wonderful season ahead.
This week, Peabody Patch's Frugal Family highlights five bargains for families as the city gradually moves closer to spring.
Deal: 50 percent additional trade-in bonus on games at Hannaford Plaza GameStop location. Deal is on all video games (WII, Playstation, etc.) traded-in at participating GameStop location. Bonus must be used as merchandise credit in-store and is not applicable to consoles or accessories.
Good through: Limited Time offer - see store for details.
2. Tantastic II
Deal: Tantastic II is offering a free haircut for first-time customers with any hair color purchase. Bring your children for a cut while they are home from school and treat yourself to a new color, cut and updated style.
Good through: Walk-ins are welcome; however, this special is limited, see salon for detail and exclusions.
Deal: Finally take those all-star baseball shirts and memorabilia out of storage and bring them to BigPicture Framing for their 40 percent off sports item framing sale - just in time for Spring Training.
Good through: End of February at all locations.
Deal: Brand new Peabody workout facility includes special pricing of $10 membership monthly. Equipment, weights and more. $19.99 membership offer upgrade also available to include tanning, spin classes, guest passes and more.
Good through: While offer lasts, see facility for annual dues information.
Deal: Up to 90 percent off previous seasons' items including all childrens toys. Shoppers can take advantage of many department stores preparing their store for spring merchandise. At TJ Maxx, trendy $20 toys are marked as low as $4; a great opportunity to stock up on inexpensive, quality gift items and toys for classmates birthday partys while prices are at their lowest.
Good through: While supplies last. Quantities are limited.