Frugal Family: Free Bike Maintenance in Kirkwood

Patch presents readers with five opportunities to save money this week.

Patch is looking out for families on a budget.

Each week, we publish a column naming five discounts at a variety of businesses, as well as free events, to help our readers save cash on the basics and entertainment. This week's edition of Frugal Family includes an idea for families looking to add some value to their homes with some new tile.

1. in Kirkwood

Think you need to pay to have you and the kids' bikes tuned up for nicer weather? Think again.

Deal: Representatives from the store hold monthly so riders can learn how to make basic repairs. The next session is this Thursday. RSVP on the Alpine Shop website.

Good Through: Continuous, monthly

2. in Kirkwood

A sale on shoes this week provides the perfect opportunity for families to purchase quality footwear for less.

Deal: Print out this coupon to take $10 off a pair of shoes costing $50 or more. This deal applies in-store only.

Good Through: April 23

3. The Tile Shop in Sunset Hills

The name says it all; the Tile Shop at 3628 South Lindbergh has a huge selection of tiles of all types and prices.

Deal: Take 15 percent off your purchase the first time you use a Tile Shop credit card. Save 10 percent for each purchase afterward. The card comes interest-free for the first six months, and tile prices are negotiable.

Good Through: Continuous

4. in Maplewood

Bring a guitar, a date or both for three hours of bluegrass.

Deal: The Bottleworks hosts an Open Bluegrass Jam on "," and admission is free.

Good Through: Continuous

5. in Maplewood

As usual, frugal families need look no further than Shop 'n Save for nice prices on groceries.

Deal: Come out for Coupon Thursday and take $10 off a purchase of $50, no printed coupon needed. 

Good Through: April 21 only


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