Even if wading through crowds isn't your idea of fun, here are a few incentives to do it anyway at the just-opened Merrimack Premium Outlets: Levi's has jeans priced at $39.99 when you buy two or more; Converse and the New Balance Factory Store are offering 20 percent off of purchases; Bloomindale's The Outlet Store is taking $25 off purchases of $50 or more in exchange for your email address; the Brooks Brothers Factory Store is offering 15 percent off purchases and a free canvas tote for spending $150 or more. Most deals run through Sunday. Find all the other deals and outlet details here.
contributorsAmi Albernaz began freelancing for the Globe in 2004. She started bargain-hunting at an early age, accompanying her mother to second-hand stores and yard sales near Westport, MA, where she grew up. When she's not perusing stores, Ami can often be found scouting out budget eateries in and around the city, particularly near her current abode in East Boston.
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Deal of the Week
Need a few hours of pampering? Through the end of the month, Ardan Medspa + Salon is offering a discounted package that includes a one-hour massage, a facial, manicure and pedicure, and Royal Effem makeup application. The total cost is $240, normally $290. The package doesn’t expire once purchased, but the services must be booked for the same day. Purchase by phone or in-person. Ardan Medspa + Salon is at 72 Central St., Wellesley, 781-235-7788.
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