O.C. Bargainista: Take home a Lego kit – for free

Freebie of the Week: Kids ages 6 to 14 are invited to stop by the Lego store at South Coast Plaza at 5 p.m. Tuesday to learn how to build the Lego Graduate model, and then take the model home for free (while supplies last). Call (714) 668-9017.

Stuff for kids helps foundation

Studio Seaside will hold its third annual Resale Fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 3711 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. Score great deals on gently used children's items including clothing, toys and gadgets. Proceeds benefit the Maddie James Foundation. Visit studioseaside.com.

You'll have time, trust me

Got watch? If you're in need of a timepiece, try the Vestal Watch warehouse sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 730 W. 17th St., Costa Mesa. Visit vestalwatch.com.

New summer wardrobe for almost nothing

The Lucy Love Red Tent Sale featuring 7,000 items priced "way below wholesale" will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 9 to 12 at the Holly Sharp Boutique, 3636 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. Score with $15 dresses, $10 tops and bottoms, $5 beach shorts and designer racks with items priced from $15 to $45. Visit hollysharpboutique.com.

Thank you, teachers

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf's 24 Orange County locations will give a free 12-ounce cup of OC Blend coffee or 16-ounce cup of Sunshine Tea to teachers with ID or professional teaching affiliation from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through June 10. Purchase of the OC Blend coffee and tea will benefit local schools. Visit coffeebean.com.

Don't neglect your interiors

Bedding and upholstery manufacturer ACG Green Group is holding its twice-a-year Warehouse Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday through June 11 (excluding Sundays) at 7 Autry, Irvine. Save up to 90% off retail on bedding and home décor items, including $99 bedding sets that retail for more than $1,000; pillow shams for $5; and $15 table runners. For more information, call (949) 829-0025 or visit acggreen.com.

No foxy cunning needed for this sale

Stop by the Fox Racing sample sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 1621 Alton Parkway, Irvine, to get deals on limited sizes of men's, juniors' and boys' clothing, motocross gear and accessories. Cash only. Visit foxhead.com.

Dig into these gardening deals

Off-price home and garden store Mostly Seconds, 789 S. Tustin Ave., Orange, is continuing its Going Out of Business sale with 50% off all non-plant items, 10% off plants and 70% off Christmas products. The Laguna Hills outlet store, EverythinGoes, 23461 Ridge Route Drive, is not going out of business but will honor all discounts at its location. Call (714) 744-2559.

Need sporting goods?

A sporting goods sample sale with products including balls, duffle bags, helmets, bats, shoes, workout apparel and more is set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at a private home at 28022 Calle Santa Ynez, San Juan Capistrano.

Sure it's old, but it's neat

An antique mall dealer is going out of business and liquidating the remainder of their stock — including furniture, pictures, quilts and collectibles — at a private home sale starting at 8 a.m. Friday at 18591 Rosenau Drive, Villa Park.

Cookie Lee could be your best friend

A Cookie Lee jewelry seller is liquidating more than 235 pieces from 2007 through the current collection at a private home sale from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 13782 Andele Way, Irvine.

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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