O.C. Bargainista: Ralphs gives away medical info kits

Freebie of the Week: Stop by your local Ralphs' in-store pharmacy the first week of May to pick up a free Info-4-Life kit, which makes medical information available to emergency medical personnel. The kit includes two medical information forms (one for a wallet and one for a refrigerator door), a clear magnetic holder and a door sticker. Visit ralphs.com.


Garden daze

Garden lovers are planning to visit the 21st annual Southern California Spring Garden Show from Thursday through Sunday at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy garden and orchid vendors, competition gardens, a speaker series and complimentary children's arts and crafts. Call (800) 782-8888 or visit springgardenshow.com.


Got halo?

The annual Angels Baseball Yard Sale is slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the huge helmets near the home plate entrance of Angel Stadium, 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim. The team will be selling banners, clubhouse chairs, helmets, game-used jerseys, extra promotional items and more. The Angels Team Store also will have a clearance with up to 80% off; it will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Visit losangeles.angels.mlb.com.


No more excuses

If you are a low-income or uninsured woman 50 or older, you qualify for a free mammogram and/or clinical breast exam as well as self-exam education from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 at the Lake Forest Community Center, 25550 Commercentre Drive. The event is sponsored by the city as well as the YWCA of North Orange County. Visit lakeforestca.gov.


A natural high

Try a free can of Jamba Juice's new all-natural energy drink starting at 2 p.m. Thursday at all non-grocery-store Jamba locations. The first 100 customers at each location will be given a can; no coupon is necessary. Visit jambajuice.com.


Be a bargain princess bride

Want to party like Kate Middleton this Royal Wedding weekend? Charlotte Russe is offering a royal engagement ring knockoff for $4. Visit charlotterusse.com.


Key to a wild ride

If you're planning to buy a gift for a mom, dad or grad, consider stopping by the Irvine Spectrum or the Market Place to buy $100 or more in gift cards for the shopping centers by May 31. Those who do so will receive a free one-day Africa Tram Safari ticket to the Safari Park in San Diego, formerly the Wild Animal Park. There is a four-ticket limit per customer; the tickets are available at each center's Guest Services area. For information, call Irvine Spectrum, (949) 753-5180 or the Market Place, (714) 730-4124.


Stepping back in time

For a fun educational day for the entire family, consider the annual Rancho Days Fiesta from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, where many of the county's original buildings like a church and school now sit in a bucolic park setting. The fiesta includes living history, piñatas, crafts, candle dipping, corn grinding, pottery making, butter churning and historic food tastings. Admission is $3 for kids and $4 for adults. Call (949) 923-2230.


Wade through the latest styles

Point Conception is back with a Factory Sale on women's and kids' swimwear, cover-ups, board shorts and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday today, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Items will be $1 to $25. The sale's at 23121 Arroyo Vista, Rancho Santa Margarita. Call (949) 589-6890 or visit pointconception.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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