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Frugal Family: Deals on Pictures, Pet Food, Celtic Music and Film

A short list of great deals in the area for the money-conscious family.

This week, we scoured our local sources to come up with great deals on baby photos, auto care, movies, Celtic music and pet food. Remember, you are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you've seen. Just add them in our comment box.

Remember to check with the merchant for additional conditions:

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Yes, we know your baby is the cutest baby ever. Why not get free pictures?

Deal: Receive one 8 x 10, two 5 x 7s, and 8 wallet-sized baby portraits free. Print your coupon here.

Good through: Sunday, March 6. Valid for children 3 months and younger only.

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Get ready for the purrrrfect deal.

Deal: Buy one bag of IAMS Cat or Dog Food (4 lb. cat food or up to 8 lb. dog food) and get one free (with mail-in rebate).

Good through: Thursday, June 30

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Get your car ready for spring break with a tune up.

Deal: 15% off a Full Service Tune Up. Print your coupon here.

Good through: Thursday, March 31

4. FREE SHOWING OF “THE OUTRAGE”

Deal: The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park, is showing “The Outrage” at 6:30 p.m. Friday. "The Outrage" is a 1964 remake of the 1950 film classic "Roshoman." Paul Newman plays a bandit intimately involved in a murder case, for which four people tell four very different tales about the tragic event. 

Good through: Friday, March 4

5. TINLEY PARK HOME SHOWCASE

Deal: Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (62 and older) and free for children under 18 (visit http://www.homeshowpros.com to download a coupon good for $1 off) to attend spring home show at Tinley Park Convention Center. Featured this year is gardening expert Roger Swain, in a presentation on “How to Sell Your Home in Today’s Marketplace,” “Solar Water Heating, Warming to New Ideas,” and “Butterflies Galore,” which allows kids to explore the world of butterflies including how to make a butterfly garden.

Good through: Show hours are 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

6. CELTIC MUSIC

Deal: Free concert on Tuesday, March 8, of Irish music by the acoustic music quartet Trillium at Palos Park Library, 12330 S. Forest Glen Blvd., from 7-8 p.m.

Good through: Tuesday, March 8

7.KIDGITS BOOK BLAST

Where/When: Orland Square Mall lower level by Sears from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 5.

Why Go: Radio Disney AM 1300 Road Crew is celebrating books and the joy of reading. Local celebrities will read stories. Radio Disney DJs will be spinning records, playing games and giving away prizes. There will be interactive activities for all of the kids. Some popular costume characters will be on hand.

Pricing: Can't beat free.

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