5 Small Steps for Big Local Savings

Make the most of your money by taking advantage of half-price museum admission, free baby sign language classes, discounted salon services, and more this week.

These days, everyone is looking to save a few dollars. Fortunately, living on a budget doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on any of the great things we have to do here in San Diego County. If you take advantage of local promotions and free entertainment, you’ll be able to enjoy some amazing San Diego attractions.

In this column, we hunt down the top five deals of the week to help you save some time and money. If you find a great deal in San Diego, be sure and share it with us in the comments or e-mail it to me to have your deal featured in a future column. 

1. Kids Eat Free at Chili’s in February 

You can enjoy dinner at Chili’s without breaking your budget this month by visiting on select days. On Feb. 15, 21, and 22, kids eat free with a paying adult. This deal is limited to kids under 12, but Chili's will give you up to two free kids meals for each adult entrée you buy.

Look for Chili's in the following local locations:

  • 2627 Vista Way, Oceanside
  • 1004 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas
  • 5969 Lusk Blvd., San Diego

You can join the Chili’s e-mail club to hear about other great promotions.

2. 25 Percent Off at Lotus Den Hair Studio 

The Lotus Den Hair Studio is located just over the Carlsbad border in Oceanside, and they have an exclusive discount for Patch readers. Just use the code “Patch” to get 25 percent off. I stopped by The Lotus Den Salon over the weekend to spruce up my look, and I was so impressed by the individual attention you get at this cozy salon.

3. Free Baby/Toddler Sign Language at the La Jolla Library

You can enjoy a free baby/toddler sign language class on the second Thursday of every month at the . Classes start at 9:45 a.m. The next class will be Feb. 10. Baby sign language can be a great way to communicate with your baby or toddler before they are able to talk. Many parents swear it helps minimize meltdowns and other behavioral issues.

4. Half-Price San Diego Museum Admission

February is Museum Month in San Diego and participating museums are offering half-price admission. This is a great way to see some of our great local museums for a discount. You can pick up your free Museum Month Pass at any San Diego Macy’s store. Each pass is good for up to four half-priced admissions at 40 museums.

5. $2.99 Quiznos Printable Coupon

Quiznos is one of my favorite places to grab a quick lunch, and right now they have a great printable coupon good for a $2.99 Prime Rib Sub. They offer these coupons from time to time but they generally only last for a few days. Print yours now so it will be available when you want to use it.

Look for Quiznos in the following local locations:

  • 337 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas
  • 1042 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas
  • 3545 Del Mar Heights Rd., San Diego
  • 8935 Towne Centre Dr., San Diego


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