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New column features five great deals from North Shore merchants.

We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars.

Frugal Family is dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money.

You are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box. Then come back each week and see what we've uncovered together.

Fittingly, we start this week by featuring two businesses that are offering St. Patrick’s Day sales. On Thursday, the is handing out a coupon good for 17 percent off anything in their Fox Point store. And Bayside’s is having an hour-long event featuring animals like snakes and turtles, and refreshments including green cake, cookies and juice.

Through Thursday, Shorewood’s is having a sale on all their Sundry items in stock.

We end this week’s deals with two March long specials. Whitefish Bay’s Pearl Vision is offering a free set of eyeglasses, up to a $250 value, when you buy one complete set of eyeglasses. And select rugs in various sizes are 50-70 percent off at Whitefish Bay’s Shabahang Persian Carpets.

  • Learning Shop
    8665 N. Port Washington Rd., Fox Point
    Deal:
    17% off everything in the store; St. Patrick’s Day sale
    Good through:
    Thursday, Mar. 17; one day sale

  • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
    1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Bayside
    Deal:
    Snake Patrick’s Day event $4-6 Kids, $6-8 Adults
    Good through:
    Thursday, Mar. 17

  • Mautz-Sherman Williams Paint Center
    4334 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood
    Deal:
    35% off all Sundry items
    Good through:
    Thursday, Mar. 17

  • Pearl Vision
    695 W Silver Spring Rd., Whitefish Bay
    Deal:
    Buy one complete pair of eyeglasses; get second one free (up to $250)
    Good through:
    Thursday, Mar. 31

  • Shabahang Persian Carpets
    223 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay
    Deal:
    50-70% off on select rugs
    Good through:
    Thursday, Mar. 31

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