DEAL OF THE WEEK: ANGELS STEAL
Like baseball? Right now, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are offering their Freedom Plan again this year, which costs only $50 per seat for 10 tickets to specific games, including fireworks and giveaway nights. You can choose from among 30 games. You can buy online and they will charge you a handling fee, I paid $230 for four seats, which comes out to $5.75 per ticket, including the fee. They’re nosebleed seats, natch, but still a deal. Wheelchair accessible seats available. Learn more: angels.com/vouchers or call 888-796-HALO.
Presidents’ Day is a good time to buy appliances, because they’re on sale at all the usual venues. Make sure you bring a notebook when you shop and factor in all the costs, including delivery, installation and such to get the true cost. Lowe’s is offering free local delivery and up to 35 percent off right now. And the Sears Outlet is offering 50 percent off new, in-box appliances. Learn more and find local stores at SearsOutlet.com
To celebrate its 21st anniversary, the Irvine Park Railroad is rolling back its ticket prices to $2 each – the original 1996 prices – only on Saturday and Feb. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance to the celebration is free, parking to get into the regional park is $5 on weekends. There will be free balloons, live entertainment and more. Hay rides and a moon bounce will be available for $2 each, as well as other activities. The railroad is located inside Irvine Regional Park in the foothills of Orange. Learn more: irvineparkrailroad.com
If you can’t make it to Japan this year, stop on by your local Daiso store, which has begun to enter the Southern California market. It’s the Japanese version of a dollar store, where most items cost around $1.50. As you might expect, it’s very clean and they have all sorts of cute housewares, personal products, snacks, Japanese products like origami paper and things you…