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Win $25 Gift Certificate In Our Shopping Tip Contest

Just let us know about a good deal in town in the comment section below and maybe you'll be this week's winner.

Each week until the end of the year, Patch is running a shopping tip contest.

All you need to do is offer a shopping tip in the comment section below and we’ll pick a winner at random each week.

Shopping tips can include sales or deals on anything: from supermarket bargains to sales on holiday gift items. And although we hope to find out about sales at local small businesses, large chain store deals are fine too.

Each week, we’ll announce a new winner, as well as list all of the great deals that were submitted to help you with your shopping.

For this week’s contest, all entries must be received by noon on Thursday, Dec. 15 (Eastern Time). This week’s prize: A $25 gift certificate to in Malden. 

Please note: This contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. You may enter as many times as you like. All winners will be selected in a random drawing.  Click here for complete Official Rules.

(This contest and article are being shared on the following Patch sites: South End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Somerville and Malden.)

Michael Sullivan December 12, 2011 at 09:34 PM
Always check for coupons online ........Google the store you are looking for the item........click on coupons.........buy the item......redeem your coupon.....Merry Christmas
Mark Micheli December 12, 2011 at 10:19 PM
Thanks M6sullys. Does anyone have any specific information on sales, or bargains at local stores?
Tammy Jones December 12, 2011 at 10:36 PM
I like to do a Holiday craft at my children's school. I went to the Dollar Store and for under $10.00 was able to help my children's friends create beautiful bells for their Christmas trees. I was happy at the cost, they were happy to create something on their own.
Sharon December 13, 2011 at 06:40 AM
Groupon, Buy With Me, Living Social, Yelp Local, Rue La La are online sites and services with some great local deals!
Anna December 13, 2011 at 04:33 PM
North River Outfitter on Charles St. is offering a special deal for the 12 days of Christmas. Today you get a pair of freshwater pearl earrings with the purchase of a Women's sweater.
Sherri Murray December 14, 2011 at 06:23 PM
Tired & stressed from the Hoilday rush - Go visit the Canolli Guy for great INEXPENSIVE HOMEMADE TREATS and Cofee!!! !
Heather Burnside December 14, 2011 at 06:27 PM
cw price 3.99 candles great deals and stocking stuffers!
Jen December 14, 2011 at 07:52 PM
Go to Restaurant.com, use the code "STOCKING" to receive $25.00 certificates for $2.00!!! Great stocking stuffers (and Exchange Street Bistro is on there!).
Kim December 14, 2011 at 08:16 PM
Brothers Roast Beef....2 large cheese pizzas, 1 order of wings and a 2 liter soda....19.99!
Mary December 14, 2011 at 08:25 PM
Shop local, check out Sparks, nice people, everything from holiday shirts, scarves, womens/men/kids items, lots of stocking stuffers, very reasonable prices
Jen Laughton December 14, 2011 at 09:13 PM
Phillips 66 main st malden, 2% hood milk only 2.99$ for the whole month.
Jen Laughton December 14, 2011 at 09:13 PM
That is for a gallon
Tammy December 15, 2011 at 01:14 PM
Great gifts at LA Burdick, a new gourmet chocolatier, in the Back Bay. I got a small box of chocolates as a gift from a colleague and I'm going to the store to get these delightful treats for others. Yum!
susan mallett December 15, 2011 at 04:52 PM
In Malden - Dockside buy $25 gift certificates, get $10 bonus In Topsfield - Alfalfa Winery has a customer appreciation day on Saturday Dec 17 from 1-5pm, they offer discounts on volume purchases and sometimes have music and local crafters too, fun and relaxing way to pick up a few gifts for those who like wine.
Torin H December 15, 2011 at 04:55 PM
Before you go to a store, just check online for coupons for said store. Going to Marshalls? Check "Marshalls coupons". Sometimes you get lucky, others not so much, but it's worth a shot!
R Hookup December 15, 2011 at 04:56 PM
Check out the deals at Rosebud Farms in Malden. Plenty of daily deals.
Jennifer December 15, 2011 at 04:59 PM
Print coupons from your favorite restaurants before you head out so you've got a choice of where to stop for lunch. Buy gift cards and take advantage of the free $10 bonus gift card while sharing your favorite eateries with friends & family.
Mark Micheli December 15, 2011 at 05:23 PM
Thanks everyone for all the good shopping tips. This week's contest is over and no more entries can be made. We'll announce a winner tomorrow.

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