Frugal Family: Markdowns on Vera Bradley, Pizza for .99 Cents and More

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

There are early savings on spring fashions, pizza at retro prices (1975 anyone?), continuing free classes for weekend gardeners and ongoing rewards for loyal customers at a number of local businesses.

While Supplies Last

is offering spring clothing for $19 & up! Check out 30and marked 30—50 percent markdowns on Vera Bradley (select styles and collections) and a free gift with each Vera Bradley purchase.

April 23, 30

Free Gardening Classes at Stew Leonard's:

  • April 23: Pruning
  • April 30: Vegetables and herbs

Learn how to make your lawn and garden thrive. Free workshops each Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Stew Leonard’s Garden Center in Yonkers. Each workshop will feature lessons on lawn and gardening techniques and trends and includes a take-home handout on each topic.


On April 24, and every subsequent Monday, regular slices of Pizza for .99 cents.

Through April 30

Zachys (16 East Pkwy., Scarsdale) is currently offering 15 percent off all Kosher wines. Sale prices are valid until April 30 (or while supplies last).

Through May 10

At , download and print this coupon, which is valid on purchases of $25 or more in the Gift Gallery. Excludes sale items and perfume.

Through May 15

At Blinds To Go (150 S. Central Park Ave. Hartsdale)—Yes, the ones with the quirky ads on TV—is holding their Annual Spring Savings Event, offering to 50 percent off regular prices on select items.

Customer Loyalty Benefits

At , the Premier Pony Rewards Club card is punched each time you make a purchase of $5 or higher, eventually entitling you to a 10th meal (valued at up to $9) for free. Pony Express To Go also has coupons on their website for food and discounts on purchases of $15, $25 and $45.

’s frequent buyer program provides a way to save approximately 7.5 percent after 15 purchases. Your card is validated at the time of each purchase ($5, excluding sales tax, and up). When your card is completely filled you are presented with a credit equal to the average of those 15 recorded purchases that you redeem, in full, at one time.

, and Oliver’s (Katonah) are a family of restaurants offering the Royalty Rewards. You will receive a 5 percent discount off of your bill when you sign up for this (free) program. Diners receive a “thank you “card that looks like a credit card. You present this card each time you pay your bill. For each dollar you spend, you earn one point toward gift certificates. For every 200 points earned, you receive a $10 certificate that can be applied to any purchase of food or drink. Members also receive the "joke of the week” via email bringing them up-to-date information about how many points they need to receive their next certificate. Royalty Rewards also offers money-saving promotions throughout the year including a free meal (with the purchase of a second) on your birthday.

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


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