O.C. Bargainista: Get interior-decorator quality stock for 50% off

The 45,000-square-foot Showplace South interior design showroom at 3020 Pullman St., Costa Mesa, established in 1975, is having a going-out-of-business sale. If you've ever hired an interior decorator, there's a good chance they bought their stock here. Current savings are up to 50% off retail on quality furniture, fabric and accessories. Call (714) 549-1442.

Volcom hosts limited sample sale

Men's lifestyle label Volcom will have a sample sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1955 Wallace Ave., Costa Mesa. This isn't a traditional warehouse sale; it only includes sample sizes like men's medium tops and size 32 bottoms, as well as non-sized items like hats, backpacks, belts and more. Visit volcom.com.

$1 can buy so much

It's that time again — Repeat Boutique's end-of-the-month $1 sale begins at 10 a.m. Thursday. Join area fashionistas in scoping out the latest $1 finds at 370 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, as well as enjoying up to 50% off on newer donations. Visit repeatboutique.org.

Block out time for some surprise discounts

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, many outlet malls and furniture stores are pulling out all the stops to attract customers. This is the time to buy new furniture, if it's on your to-do list. On top of the expected discounts, the Block at Orange, which has become a de-facto outlet mall in the last couple of years, will offer Rock the Block scratch-and-win cards good for surprise discounts at its retailers available at the Guest Services booth through June 5. Visit theblockatorange.com.

Trick out your beach trip with Hurley

The SwimSpot at the Irvine Spectrum Center, 71 Fortune Drive, will give customers a Hurley beach towel while supplies last with purchase of a Hurley swimsuit through Tuesday. Call (949) 727-4790.

Get ready for that camping trip

REI at the Marketplace, 2962 El Camino Real, Tustin, near Best Buy, is having its anniversary sale; save up to 30% on summer gear and clothing, with an additional 20% off available to REI members. Call (714) 505-0205.

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

A free computer swap meet and show is slated for Sunday in front of the Recomp Recycling building at 1704 S. Santa Fe St., Santa Ana. Save on new and used computer parts. Free admission and parking. Visit recomp.tv.

Something to dunk in your coffee

Freebie of the Week: Get ready for the return of National Doughnut Day, on June 3, when Krispy Kreme and select other retailers will be giving away — you guessed it — a free doughnut of any variety per customer. The "holiday" was established by the Salvation Army in 1938. The closest locations are at 330 City Drive South, Orange, and 25802 El Paseo Ave., Mission Viejo. Visit krispykreme.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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