O.C. Bargainista: Tell your family stories with a free photo book

Freebie of the week: Need a way to display the pictures from your summer vacation? Picaboo.com is offering a free large custom photo book through the end of the month with coupon code FREEBK. The company's books consistently are given top honors for their high quality. After downloading the photo book design software, upload your pictures and choose from hundreds of layouts and thousands of backgrounds (or select the auto-create function, if you're in a hurry). Note: Shipping is $8.99.


In time for a Labor Day pool party

Still need a bathing suit (or a replacement after that unfortunate sangria accident)? Everything But Water at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa is offering an additional 50% off original price on select styles of swimwear through Sept. 10. For more information, call (714) 540-8523.


Find the right back to school outfit

Adorable girls' apparel is on sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Tralala Inc., 1144 N. Batavia St. Unit No. 108, Orange. All items range in price from $5 to $15. For more information, call (714) 532-5328.


Gear up for the year

If you have kids who play sports, a warehouse sale of Under Armour seasonal accessories like backpacks, shin guards, football accessories, duffle bags, snowboard bags, wristbands, hats and headbands is at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at 726 W. Angus No. G, Orange.


Warehouse at Block closing this weekend

The Warehouse Sale popup store at units 505 and 507 at the Block at Orange, 20 City Blvd. W., continues with an additional 50% off for those who buy three or more items. The store closes Sunday; hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. While you're there, enter to win two tickets to this year's Emmy Awards (no purchase necessary to enter). For more information, visit thewarehousesale.com.


Get trendy for a low price

The LF trendy apparel store at 278 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, has introduced excellent new price points. All denim jeans, originally $156 to $232, are now $48. All dresses (except maxi dresses) are now $36, down from $120 to $180. Seeking even better LF deals? Check out their semiannual sample and warehouse sale in the South Bay; visit their website to join the mailing list. For more information, call (949) 497-9194 or visit lfstores.com.


Moving sale means price cuts

Looking for something more high end, like Lanvin, Balenciaga or Dries Van Noten? Scurry over to A'Maree, 1649 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach, which is having a moving sale with up to 60% off top designer labels. The sale ends today; the store is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (949) 642-4423.


Cover those bare walls for $199 or less

Got art? Get some at Brett Rubbico Gallery's one-year anniversary and opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 11 at 361 Old Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. The new exhibition is titled "Brett Rubbico: State of the Economy, Original Works Under $199." The Works are primarily oil on paper, and offered in as-is sizing or cut to size for a price reduction, based on factors important to the client like color palette or dimensions. There also will be a patriotic work on paper in honor of those affected by the World Trade Center attacks. A raffle to win the work will be available, with tickets sold for $20 each or $100 for a set of 10. For more information, call (949) 515-5102 or visit brettrubbicogallery.com.

Have a hot sale tip, or know about a great local business that you think deserves a little attention? Contact the O.C. Bargainista at candicebaker@gmail.com. And remember — never pay retail!

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