No April Fooling Edition. Self-Defense and Cooking Demos, Spa Week, An Indoor Farmers' Market and Tax Prep Assistance

April Fool’s Day is fast approaching. Consider yourselves forewarned because the deals in this week’s edition of “Frugal Family” are absolutely no joke!

Free Self-Defense Class
Deal: Martial Arts Master Ray Portante of East Coast Martial Arts will teach the basics of self defense and personal safety to women in a free class at the Pearl River Library. Registration is required. Sign up at the library’s Information Desk or register by phone at 845.735.4084.
Good through: Wed., Mar. 30 at 7 p.m. 

Free Coin Counter at TD Bank
Special: Finally, you can break open your piggy banks without a fee. Take that, Coin Star! The TD Bank branch in Pearl River has a “Penny Arcade” coin counter with separate counter for kids. Now, you can take that large jar of change you have sitting on your kitchen counter or bedroom bureau and turn those coins into bucks. TD Bank’s “Penny Arcade” is located at 105 E. Central Avenue in Pearl River.

Free Demonstration on Quick-Fix Chinese Meals with Chef Norma Chang
Deal: On Mon., Apr 4th at 1 p.m., Chef Norma Chang will demonstrate how easy it is to use a wok to stir up fresh Chinese meals in a cooking presentation at Orangeburg Library, located at 20 Greenbush Road. Registration is required. Call 845.359.2244, ext. 10.

H & G Foot Spa
Deal: Grand Opening Special: $20/hour for foot refleology; $30/hour for body massage. Located at 18 Orangetown Shopping Center next to the Orangeburg Post Office and Hogan's Diner. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Good through: Apr. 6, 2011

Dollar General              
Deal: It’s that time of year: Spring Cleaning! In addition to name-brand household cleaning supplies, you’ll discover more than 1,900 items are on sale every day at Dollar General, located at 118 N. Middletown Road in Pearl River. Visit www.dollargeneral.com for additional coupons and discounts.

National Spa Week
Deal: From April 11-17, thousands of Spa Week spas and wellness centers, including Massage Envy Spa and Lazur La Vie in Nanuet, will offer some of their most exclusive services for just $50 each! Services, normally ranging in price anywhere from $100 all the way up to $450, are part of this limited-time offer. At that price, spas will book up fast. Go to www.spaweek.com for the list of the participating local spas and book an appointment.
Good through: Apr. 11-17, 2011.   

Free Tax Preparation Assistance
Deal: Trained volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide program will be available at the Pearl River Library on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to assist seniors and low to moderate income individuals with filing their New York and federal tax returns. Call 845.735.4084 for more information.
Good through: Apr. 15, 2011

H&R Block
Deal: Bring in your Turbo Tax software box or any software product or online receipt to the H&R Block at 47 E. Central Ave. in downtown Pearl River, and get $50 off a professionally prepared tax return. Offer exclusively for new H&R Block clients.
Good through: April 18, 2011

Palisades Indoor Farmer's Market
Deal: Rockland County's only indoor farmers' market invites shoppers to find local and regionally-produced fish, chicken, beef, eggs, dairy products, bread, pies, pickles, wine, cheese, produce and more. Held every Saturday at the Palisades Community Center located at 675 Oak Tree Road in Palisades (near Route 9W). Join the email list at PCC@PalisadesNY.com to get updates about the weekly farmers' market.
Good through: June 4



Alanna O'Brien March 30, 2011 at 06:51 PM
TD bank requires you to have a bank account with them for the penny arcade to be free. This policy started a few weeks ago.
Ryan Buncher March 30, 2011 at 10:27 PM
Thank you for clarifying that, Alanna.


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