Freebie of the Week: Visit lstn.urbanoutfitters.com to stream and download scads of free indie, post-rock and ambient music played in Urban Outfitters stores.
The most current collection, LSTN #10, includes musical greats like Windsor for the Derby, the Drums and Stornoway.
Along with the special releases, the company releases at least five free tracks every Monday. An iTunes account is required to download music, but the songs also can be streamed online.
Stuff to cool off
Summer's bound to heat up again, so this is the perfect time to visit the Tidepools Swimwear Warehouse Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 33041 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano. Suits will be $5 and up, for kids, teens and women. Deals also include clothing, bags and rash guards. Information: (949) 240-2113.
But if the recent July gloom have you angling for a spa, rather than a swimming pool, hit the Cal Spas closing sale at their Cerritos location, 12731 Towne Center Drive, and save up to 85% on spas and outdoor furniture and accessories. Information: (877) 515-7727.
Major summer sales
In need of a new big-screen television or back-to-school clothes? Many national retailers have announced this week that they will have Black Friday-esque or Christmas in July sales this month, including Target, Toys R Us and Sears.
Target will have a massive online-only early Black Friday sale today, with deals including buy-one-get-one-free dresses and a $699 Philips 47" 1080p LCD HDTV.
Old Navy is offering serious back-to-school savings this weekend only, and students and teachers with school ID will receive another 25% off their in-store purchases today.
Sears is taking the deals a step further, announcing it will play Christmas music through Sunday in-store. If you won't be able to participate in the retail extravaganza this weekend, visit online retailers like buy.com on the summer's first-ever Cyber Monday.
For your kitchen, bathroom
Those seeking plumbing supplies and designer kitchen and bathroom fixtures should hit the summer liquidation sale from 6 a.m. to noon July 31 at 20918 Bake Parkway, Suite 100 in Lake Forest.
The liquidation includes kitchen and bathroom faucets and sinks, shower and tub sets and accessories, toilets, lighting and more, including major manufacturers like Danze, Price Pfister and Minka. Those who buy a stainless steel bar sink for $30 will receive a free kitchen drain.
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