If you're house-bound with today's storm and looking for something to do, you might check if you have sports gear you can clean out to make some extra cash. The Friends of Cutler Elementary School in Hamilton are collecting it for a Ski, Skate, Board & Ride Consignment Event next Saturday and Sunday. Gently used skiing, skating, hockey, snowboarding, and horseback riding clothing and equipment for kids and adults are welcome; you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register as a consignor and drop off the items at Cutler Elementary School (237 Asbury St., South Hamilton) between 4 and 8 p.m. tomorrow or Thursday or between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday. (Consignors receive 70 percent of sales.) The actual sale happens this weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. All are welcome. Find more event details here.
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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
The newly opened CrossFit Coolidge Corner is offering new, first-time members one month of unlimited CrossFit for $99 (regularly $289). The deal must be purchased in-person (not by phone or online); those wanting to take advantage should also schedule a phone appointment with a coach about their level of experience before participating in their first CrossFit class. CrossFit Coolidge Corner is at 1285 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-232-1010.
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