O.C. Bargainista: Visit Santa Julius' workshop

December 08, 2010|By Candice Baker

Freebie of the Week: It's the second annual Julius Holiday Tour from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday — stop by Paul Frank South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear St., Costa Mesa, to enjoy milk, cookies and candy canes while taking a photo with Santa Julius the monkey, Paul Frank's mascot, at this free event. Your photo will instantly be crafted into a personalized ornament or gift tag; one photo per family. There also will be prizes and a 20% off promotion with any gently used children's book donation — books will be donated to the Festival of Children Foundation. Visit

Find those last few gifts

Stop by the Boathouse Holiday Collective Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at 1640 Pomona Ave., Costa Mesa, for goodies from multiple vendors including Generic Youth, Baum Vision, Almond, Hozell, Harper's boutique, Love Bags, Ritual Cleanse and Move Collective Film. There also will be food trucks to handle your hunger pangs, and festive holiday beverages available all day. Visit


Donate to soup kitchen while filling your home

Model home furniture and accessory liquidator Just Like the Model, 18429 Pacific St., Fountain Valley, is offering a December food drive with side benefits: For each non-perishable item you bring in, you'll receive another 5% off the price of a non-sale item (maximum of 20% discount per household). Donations will benefit Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. For more information, call (714) 968-9888 or visit

Get a Milk and Honey sample

Children's clothing and accessories company Milk and Honey its holding its holiday sample sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 5488 McFadden Ave., Huntington Beach. All products for infants and toddlers, including clothing, bedding, toys and accessories, will be priced from $5 to $25. Visit

Hit Westminster Mall for deep discounts

The Warehouse Sale begins their Rock & Republic pop-up liquidation sale Friday at Unit 2029 of 1025 Westminster Mall in Westminster. The sale of more than 20,000 items is from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Prices decline each day. Make reservations in advance for expedited entry. Visit

Small gifts for small prices

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