Many families are looking for ways to cut costs right now, but one of the great benefits of living a thriftier lifestyle is that you absolutely don’t have to do without some great family entertainment. The trick is to wait until you find a deal for some of the local attractions that you’ve been wanting to visit, because nearly everything goes on sale at some point.
In this column, we hunt down the top deals of the week to help you save some time and money. If you find a great deal in San Diego, be sure and share it with us in the comments or e-mail it to me to have your deal featured in a future column.
The Dove Library in Carlsbad is helping kids in grades K-5 celebrate the Chinese New Year by hosting a free event with fun activities and facts about China. While this event is free, you do have to register ahead of time and space is limited. What a great way to help teach kids about the Chinese culture! The event is Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
2. $1.25 Fish Tacos at Rubios on Tuesdays
Every Tuesday, Rubios puts their fish tacos on sale for only $1.25 from 2:30 p.m. until closing time. My family takes advantage of this great deal all the time—the kids love it, and I get a break from cooking without spending much more than it would cost me to cook at home.
Rubios has several locations between La Jolla and Carlsbad including:
- 2604 El Camino Real, Carlsbad
- 5620 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad
- 2675 Gateway Rd., Carlsbad
- 252 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas
- 437 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach
- 8855 Villa La Jolla Dr., La Jolla
- 7530 Fay Ave., La Jolla
- 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla
It’s gray whale season again and if you've never taken the chance to go on a boat tour to see these magnificent creatures, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of this great two-for-one offer from Flagship Cruises and Events. The tour is guided by a naturalist from the . This deal is good for Monday through Thursday tours and expires on Feb. 28.
Barbie and Ken have had a rocky relationship for a while. But, according to Mattel, Ken has been making grand gestures (including ditching the plastic hair) and apparently they worked because Barbie decided to take him back on Valentine's Day. To celebrate, Mattel has released a special “She Said Yes” gift set that includes both Barbie and Ken for only $5.