Yes, you could take Mom out for brunch this Sunday. Or, you could spend an hour in Back Bay working out at The Bar Method and then get a sleek blowout at Gust-O, probably for little more than your brunch check. The two businesses are offering two classes and two blowouts (one for you, one for Mom) for $65 (worth $130). There will even be champagne and light bites. Buy before Mother's Day at either location; if you can't make it Sunday, you can redeem up to six months out.
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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
In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, Kalembar Dune is offering 20 percent off all its items that are green or made in Ireland. The selection includes Belleek and Donegal China, Waterford glassware, Avoca handwoven lightweight mohair/wool throws, and Tara medallion bangle bracelets. The sale runs through the end of March. Kalembar Dune is at 170 Spring St., West Roxbury, 617-327-5898.
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