Chicago deals for Friday: Half-price music class and more

My 4-year-old just asked me, "Mom? When will it be summer?" Yeah, I feel ya kid. But instead of mooning over the calendar, I'm getting my sunshine in the form of pure, 100 percent deals. Here goes:

  • I'm pretty excited about this Groupon today: For $19, you get 20 pounds of laundry or dry cleaning service, picked up from and returned to your home. The company, Got Laundry Chicago, delivers all over the Chicago area including many suburbs.
  • Today (Feb. 25) is tax-free day at Green Home Experts in Oak Park. That means you save 9.5 percent on all purchases, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. I like this little store; the people who work there are very helpful.
  • Get a $10 credit to private sale site Rue La La if you sign up through a friend through March 3. If you don't know someone who already belongs, you can use Money Saving Mom's affiliate link. (She'll get a commission, too.) The link I posted recently for a $20 credit to this site had expired, sorry about that!
  • You've probably heard that there are store closing sales going on at lots of Borders. Here is a list that shows all closing Illinois locations, where you can probably find closing sales of up to 40 percent off.
  • There's a sticker on the front of The Chicago Tribune today for $10 off a $25 purchase at JCPenney, "no exclusions." Or at JCP.com, use the coupon code LUXURY to get the same discount. (You should be able to stack that with the coupon code WEHAVEIT for free shipping on orders of $69 or more, or have it shipped to your local store for free.)
  • I think discounts on kids' classes is always exciting because they're just not that common. So check this out: 50 percent off a 10-class session of Music Together or another class at Merry Music Makers in Park Ridge, on Plum District today. You pay $100, normally $199. $10 a class for Music Together? That is a steal.
  • Hey hey, it must be almost spring, because today for the first time I spotted ... a Cubs rooftop daily deal. On YouSwoop you can get a ticket for $59 for a range of dates, and this deal goes through the weekend. (I used daily deal tickets to take my husband and parents to a rooftop game last summer and we all really enjoyed it. Come hungry, because the food is all-you-can-eat. Another nice thing is that the clubs usually play the WGN play-by-play broadcast. We went on the last home game of 2010, so although we of course did not know at the time, we were able to hear Ron Santo's final Cubs broadcast and be there watching the game with him -- an experience we could not have duplicated sitting inside Wrigley.)

See, little one? It WILL be summer again. If not, we'll ask for our money back.

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