Friday, November 19, 2010

Kristin’s Kickbacks List Week of 11-19


November 19. 6-8 pm. Last of the free weekly jazz concerts at LACMA until April. LA Times Central Court. This week: John Altman Big Band.

November 20. 10 a.m. FREE Build and Grow Clinic at Lowes. Bring your child to Lowe's and they can build a project. The kids get goggles and an apron and a kit to build an item. They use hammers their size and get a patch afterward for completing the project.

November 20. 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Free performance at the outdoor W.M. Keck Children’s Amphitheatre at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Enjoy a show featuring Red Thunder, celebrating the heritage of the Plains Indians through music and traditional dance. (Tickets for 11 a.m. show distributed beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets for 12:30 show distributed at 11 a.m.).111 S. Grand Ave., L.A., 90012. Tickets are free and distributed on Grand Ave. at 2nd street.

November 20. 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. Free admission to the Performing Books presentation. The Performing Books series is a monthly program designed to introduce children ages 4-10 to the performing arts through books. Professional storytellers and artists bring books to life through song, dance, voice and instruments. This month hear Belinda and the Glass Slipper & Belinda in Paris by Amy Young. Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth St., L.A.

November 20. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. San Fernando Valley 2010 Children’s Day. Woodley Park. 6350 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys. Free admission! There will be carnival rides, rock climbing, food and much more!

November 21. 6 p.m. FREE weekly concerts at LACMA. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public on Sundays in the Leo S. Bing Theater. This week: NEC pianist Kyu-Yeon Kim performs Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Opus 15, and Kreisleriana, Opus 16.

November 23. 10:30-11:30 a.m. FREE. Toddler story time at Borders at the Northridge Mall. Theme this week is stories about Thanksgiving.

November 23. 11:30-2 p.m. Kabob n' Roll Gourmet food truck will be at Telesis Credit Union. 9301 Winnetka Ave., Chatsworth, 91311.

November 25 (and subsequent Thursdays). No Mommy and Me Class at The Church on The Way this week.

Ongoing Deals

I found Banana Boat spray sunblock SPF 30 at the 99 cents store this week! This is a fantastic deal! The sunblock at my local grocery store marked down is still around 5 dollars. I’m now stocked up and ready for next summer. Check a 99 cents store near you and see if you can find some too!

Anyone who is considering a membership to the Los Angeles Zoo can save $10 on the cost of the membership through December 31, 2010. Use promo code: 11010FFW

Get a free download of the Veggie Tales Holiday album The Incredible Singing Christmas Tree from You can either download each song individually, or if you want the whole album at once, you'll have to download the Amazon mp3 software. Either way, it's FREE! There's no indication of how long this offer will be available.

Coffee Deals

Starbucks has a great deal from 11/18-11/21. Buy one holiday drink, get one free between the hours of 2 p.m.-5 p.m. I’ll definitely be enjoying this deal!

Burger King has free coffee Fridays during the month of November.
Stop by BK® every Friday in November for a free cup of tasty Seattle’s Best Coffee.® One free 12 oz. hot Seattle’s Best Coffee® per customer per visit during breakfast hours only on Fridays in November. While supplies last. Not valid on flavored shots or whipped topping. At participating restaurants only.

7-Eleven has an even better free coffee coupon that is good every day of the week, and doesn't expire until December 31, 2010.The coupon is on the second page of the link:
Excludes iced coffee. Offer good at participating U.S. 7-Eleven stores. Limit one coupon per customer per day. Offer not valid with any other coupon or discount. (The link for this coupon is temporarily unavailable. If you would like a copy of the coupon, comment or email me and I'll forward it to you).

Weekend Group Deals

Here are 2 of the weekend deals available. Remember, you do not need to live in the city where the deal is posted if it’s an online deal. Check my blog later in the day for more group deals.

Half Off at American Apparel
($25 for $50 worth of regularly priced merchandise)


  • Array of timeless garments for men & women
  • Numerous accessories
  • Responsible manufacturer

The Fine Print

  • Expires Feb 19, 2011
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. $50 minimum purchase. In-store only. Not valid on Multi-Packs, California Select Vintage, Multibrand products, or shoes. Not valid at outlet locations. Not valid with other offers or sale items.
  • See the rules that apply to all deals.

$25 for $50 Worth of Shoes, Apparel, and More at Nordstrom Rack (Thanks Diane, for the deal!)


  • High fashion for less
  • Thousands of shoes in stock
  • New items 4–5 times a week
  • On-site tailor

The Fine Print

  • Expires Dec 31, 2010
  • Limit 1/person. Valid at all Nordstrom Rack locations. In-store only. Not valid for gift cards. Not valid with other offers or discounts. EXPIRES ON 12/31/10. View complete terms.
  • See the rules that apply to all deals.

Upcoming Events

December 16. 6:30 p.m. Christian Performing Arts Center CHRISTMAS SHOW will be held at Houses of Light in Northridge. 19408 Londelius St., Northridge. $3.00 per person general admission. I went last year and enjoyed the show very much!

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