Just 12 shopping days until Valentine's Day. Don't wait until the last minute and get stuck paying full price for your gifts. Check out the great sales going on at area stores now.
After 26 years in business, Life of Riley Irish Imports, 881 Boston Post Road in
Soccer and Beyond,163 Albany Turnpike in Canton, holds a February sale with deep discounts on indoor footwear and cleats. Hours are Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information: 860-352-5552 or http://www.soccerandbeyond.com.
Sew up some savings. Close to Home Sewing Centers at 2717 Main St. in Glastonbury, 995 Queen St. in
Planning a party, graduation or wedding? Away To Go Designs, 943 Silas Deane Highway in
Trade your old books for new-to-you reads at PaperbackBookSwap.com. Here's how it works: list your books on the site. When someone selects one, send it out and you'll get a credit for one of the millions of other books available.
Home decorators, take note: Venetucci Home in Westbrook is holding a winter sale this weekend with savings from 25 to 50 percent on all furniture and accessories. Venetucci is at 433 Boston Post Road. Information: 860-399-6477 or http://www.venetucci.com.
Best Dressed Kids, a children's consignment shop at 15 Mountain Ave in Bloomfield has re-opened for the spring/summer consignment period. Hours will be Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 860-242-3869.
Children's clothing and footwear are 50 percent off at the Second Chance Shop, 12 Station St. in
Looking for online savings?
Donate or purchase used clothing and help a charity in need at the same time. TheThriftShopper.com is an online database of more than 10,000 thrift stores across the country.