We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars.
This column will be dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money.
You are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box. Then come back each week and see what we've uncovered together.
This week includes deals on fresh fruits and vegetables, discount after-Valentine's Day candy and baby items on sale.
Remember to check with the merchant for additional conditions:
Deal: Nine different fresh fruits and vegetables—green cabbage, carrots, mangoes, green onions, radishes, kiwi fruit, naval oranges, yellow onions and red peppers—will be on sale for 99 cents or less.
Good through: Feb. 22
Deal: Children of deployed servicemen and servicewomen may be eligible for free swimming lessons. Call the Belair Road location for details at 410-529-8350.
Deal: Walgreens brand diapers, wipes, sleeping pants and training pants are buy one get one free.
Good through: Feb. 19
4. MARYLAND SCIENCE CENTER
Deal: Regularly priced tickets are heavily discounted on Fridays after 5 p.m. and members are admitted free. Children under 3 are always free. Additional pricing information is available on the website.
5. GROCERY STORES/DRUG STORES/BIG BOX STORES
Deal: Discounted candy abounds the week after Valentine's Day. Stock up on chocolate now. Most stores, from to to Target, are trying to get holiday candies off the shelves.