Got plans for Saturday morning? If you're willing to roll out at the crack of dawn, you'll be able to snag some good deals at West Concord's annual early bird sale. (You can keep the pajamas on.) Debra's Natural Gourmet will offer 20 percent off everything from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.; Concord Firefly will offer 25 percent off from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.; and noa jewelry, fine handcrafts & gifts will offer 20 percent off from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., just to name a few. (Click on the flier at left to see all the deals.)
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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
A couple of tasty gift card deals: Haru is offering a $10 gift card for every $50 in gift cards purchased through Dec. 31st. (Promotional gift cards can be used between Jan. 2nd and March 31st, 2014.) Purchase cards online or in-person. Haru is at 55 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-536-0770. Legal Sea Foods is offering a lobster dinner “reward” voucher redeemable for a 1-1.25 pound steamed lobster and choice of two sides with purchase of $200 or more in gift cards, also through Dec. 31st. (Voucher can be used between Jan. 2nd and March 31st, 2014.) A portion of gift card purchase proceeds will benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. Purchase cards in-person, online, or by phone at 1-800-328-3474. Find restaurant locations here.
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