Frugal Family: Find Yard Sales Before You Leave Home and Other Money Saving Opportunities

Receiving value for your money is what this weekly feature is all about.

Tis’ the season for yard, tag and garage sales, but with regular gas prices at , the expense of hunting and pecking can be a deterrent. Find sites ahead of time with yardsaletreasuremap.com. You can choose a specific day and a radius of as little as 2 miles from your home, up to 50 miles. There is also an iPhone app Yard sale mapper and an Android app Yard sale treasure map. YSTM has been featured on Life Hacker, Daily Candy and the NBC Today Show.

May 6, 7

is offering 20 percent off on natural bristle hair brushes, "Believe" soy candles and all jewelry, including Minh-thu Silk Paper Necklaces.

May 7

The annual Pleasantville Garden Club Plant Sale  from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. in  Pleasantville Memorial Plaza includes an abundance of perennials, annuals, herbs and hanging baskets. This is the PGC’s annual fundraiser for beautification projects in the Town of Mount Pleasant, as well as scholarships for graduating seniors at Pleasantville, Westlake and Valhalla High Schools who plan to pursue an environmental-related course of study.

The same day, Briarcliff Manor's Garden Club will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot on Pleasantville Road (across from Village Hall).

May 7, 8

In celebration of their 10th anniversary, the continues children's tickets for $1 for select family films. This weekend (noon each day), it’s the 1965 comedy Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes starring Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Terry Thomas and pre-WWI vintage airplanes. 

May 9

offers regular slices of Pizza for .99 cents. Offer good on Monday’s until further notice.

Through May 10

(Chilmark Shopping Center) Download and print this coupon which is valid on purchases of $25 or more in the Gift Gallery. Excludes sale items and perfume.

May 14

Free Gardening Class at Stew Leonard's: Creating different combinations with Annuals. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Stew Leonard’s Garden Center in Yonkers. Lesson on techniques and trends, includes a take-home handout. 1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers. 914-375-4700.

Through May 15

Blinds to Go is holding its Annual Spring Savings Event, with up to 50 percent off selected blinds/window treatments. 150 South Central Park Ave., Hartsdale.

Through June 1

 is offering 10 percent off  a gluttony of pulled pork items including, salads, sliders, wraps and pulled pork topped burgers.


Owner Lisa Koebbe Bevan is offering a hair/makeup special for $150 for prom and other spring celebrations. Appointments are limited and a consultation, prior to the event, is required. Additional charge for elaborate up-dos. Client must come in with clean dry hair. Bring a picture of the desired hair style is recommended.

“Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits." —Edmund Burke


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