Frugal Families: Shop Locally, Save Money

Here are five great deals that help you keep more money in your wallet AND in your town.

Spring will be upon us soon (did you know we may see 60 degrees on Tuesday?)  That means venturing outside again, so get ready with deals on bike accessories, allergy medicine and custom golf clubs. Take a scenic stroll through the arboretum to see nature springing back to life, then stop by the gift shop without spending too much green . And for those who really want to think ahead, save on your season pass to Sea Lion Aquatic Park with an early bird special.

, 6460 College Road, Lisle, 630-369-2453

Deal:  Gear Up for Spring Sale - receive up to $100 in accessories when you purchase an in-stock bicycle.  The more you spend on a bike, the more "bicycle bucks" you receive to spend on accessories.

Good through:  March 31, 2011

, 1010 Maple Ave., Lisle, 630-353-0252

Deal:  Go to Coupons.com and print a $2 off coupon for PediaCare kids' medicines, then combine it with the $5 off store coupon in the Walgreens ad to get fever reducer and allergy medicine FREE this week.

Good through:  March 12, 2011

, 1107 Maple Ave., Lisle, 630-434-0811

Deal:  Get a custom-made golf club for up to a third less than the cost of a mass-produced club. 

Good through:  ongoing

, 4100 Lincoln Ave., Lisle, 630-968-0074

Deal:  Gifts under $20, plus members get 10 percent off each sale.

Good through:  ongoing

, 1825 Short St., Lisle, 630-964-3410

Deal:  Save $10 off a season pass.

Good through:  May 2, 2o11


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