O.C. Bargainista: Scratch that froyo itch

Freebie of the Week: Golden Spoon will celebrate its "Best Frozen Yogurt" win in a recent Orange County contest with free froyo to all comers at its Orange County stores from 6 p.m. to closing Tuesday. A special celebration with contests and prizes will be held that night at its store at 2139 N. Tustin St., Orange. Local shops include 488 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, and 2445 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar.

Get happy with Skosh

Skosh Monahan's Steakhouse & Irish Pub, 2000 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, has released an extensive set of specials that includes happy hour deals like $5 Build Your Own Bloody Mary drinks from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; $5 shots from 1 to 2 p.m.; $10 premium or $8 domestic pitchers of beer during Monday Night Football; and appetizers like $5 spicy chicken wings or single pizzas. For the full list of deals, call (949) 548-0099 or visit skoshmonahans.com.

'Stalk' up this sale

For great deals on designer clothing, visit Boutiquing.com's first-ever Sale Stalker Warehouse Sale, featuring merchandise from five area boutiques, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at 6 McLaren, Suite E, Irvine. Save up to 80% on thousands of designer items, with prices ranging from $15 to $100 including tax. The first 25 shoppers will receive an additional 15% off. There will be a semi-private changing area, and credit cards will be accepted. Visit boutiquing.com.

Watch 'Il Postino' for free

Got culture? Stop by the Orange County Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Monday for a free outdoor screening of LA Opera's acclaimed (and sold-out) "Il Postino," starring Placido Domingo. No tickets are required; bring low seating or prepared foods. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Visit ocpac.org.

Scrape up a few for these scraps

As if we all didn't already have a deluge of scrapbooking supplies to wade through, the Me and My BIG Ideas warehouse sale is back this weekend at 20321 Valencia Circle, Lake Forest. Load up on below-cost scrapbooking and crafting supplies like stickers, paper pads, embellishments and more from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Visit meandmybigideas.com.

Don't get spooked by this deal

Down the street, stop by Innovage's Halloween sale offering up to 70% off retail on merchandise like As Seen on TV products, toys, Halloween items, books, candles, housewares, memory foam products and small electronics, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The warehouse is at 19511 Pauling, in the Foothill Ranch area of Lake Forest. Visit innovagewarehousesale.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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