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Frugal Families: Local Deals

A weekly guide to five great, local deals for your family.

This week, Patch scoured our local sources to come up with great deals on doggy day care, exercise classes, bowling and Chinese cuisine.

Remember to check with the merchant for additional conditions.

1.

Where: 186 EL Camino Real, Millbrae
Deal: 10% off family package (20 visit package)
Good through: No set end date

2.

Where: 1125 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City
Deal: Try one week of classes for free
Good through: No set end date

3.

Where: 4330 Olympic Avenue San Mateo
Deal: Monday Family Value Night-- $9 for 3 Games, $1 for Shoe Rental, $1 for Extra Games, 50¢ for Sodas
Good through: Mondays, 9 p.m. to midnight

4.

Where: 1107 Howard St, Burlingame
Deal: Lunch Special-- $8.95
Good through: Daily, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

5.

Where: 1011 California Dr, Burlingame
Deal:  10% off on all products, excluding installation
Good through: End date not yet set

Herb Perez March 16, 2011 at 01:15 PM
Gold Medal Martial Arts New 5000 sq ft of Family Fitness One Month Free Fitness for Moms and Dads no end date
Julie Gosse March 16, 2011 at 05:02 PM
Thanks Herb, great suggestion!
Sarah Yokubaitis March 16, 2011 at 08:24 PM
I just got a new puppy...maybe I'll check out the Doggy Day Care soon!
Julie Gosse March 16, 2011 at 08:26 PM
What kind of puppy?!
Sarah Yokubaitis March 16, 2011 at 08:29 PM
An 8-week-old female golden retriever. She's too cute for words!
Julie Gosse March 16, 2011 at 08:32 PM
Aww... I'm so happy for you! Nothing beats having a dog!
Sharron March 17, 2011 at 04:52 PM
Pleasae go to the Humane Society and rescue an animal from them, not breeders. Also, older pets are wonderful. Kittens and puppies are like having a two year child 24/7. Our last cat was 19 when he passed away and we adopted a two year old tabby, Edward from the Peninsula Humane Society. He was a stray and so appreciative of a loving home. Please go to shelters! Sharron.
Sarah Yokubaitis March 17, 2011 at 05:05 PM
Adopting an animal is wonderful, and is an option we considered and looked into extensively. However, we ultimately had to get the right dog for our situation. Some (not all) shelter dogs can have problems mentally or physically, and after looking at local shelters, were unable to find the right dog for us. Many local shelters are full of chihuahua, pit bulls and other breeds that did not fit our lifestyle. In the future, we'd love to get a shelter animal if possible, but we don't think we can handle it right now. I believe that humane societies would be the first to agree that you have to get the right animal for you, and for us, a puppy that we could train and raise was the best option. Thanks for sharing your story!
David Carini March 17, 2011 at 06:03 PM
I want a dog too!

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