Our Wednesday column presents timely insider knowledge of deals, sales and happenings going on in San Rafael now and through the weekend.
Deals and Steals at Northgate:
Claire’s: Clearance items are 50 to 75 percent off. Plus, free ear piercing with purchase of a starter kit, although age restrictions apply.
Crazy 8: Up to 70 percent off select items – prices $2.99 to $7.99.
Gap and babygap: Buy two, get one free through March 2.
Gap & Gap Body: Buy any pair of regular-priced pants and get a free top. Excludes jackets, vests, blazers and coats.
Gymboree - Additional 20 percent off already marked down items (25 percent off this Thursday). Clearance items are up to 65 percent off.
Panera – For the month of February, mention this Patch article when you order Panera Catering and get free delivery OR a free tote of your choice of beverage.
Payless: Spring Sale happening now – great deals and new items for spring. Plus, get a free Wham-O SuperBall with the purchase of kids’ SuperBall shoes, while supplies last.
Peet’s Coffee: Join Peet’s for a guided tea, coffee and beverage tasting on the first and third Saturday every month from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This week's event? Black teas of the world. Participants receive 15 percent off featured coffees, teas and merchandise. Ask associate for details.
See's Candies: St. Patrick's Day items are now in stock. From gold foil chocolate coins to milk chocolate shamrocks, See’s has something for every leprechaun. And don’t forget to get your St. Patrick’s Day Potato – a “potato” made of See’s famous light and airy divinity, white chocolate and loads of California-grown walnuts. It’s then enrobed in See's milk chocolate then rolled in a special blend of cinnamon and cocoa powder. The 'eyes' of the potato are applied using pine nuts.
Shiekh Shoes: Women’s Boots are buy one, get one free through Sunday.
Tilly's - Women's jeans are buy one, get one 50 percent off.
For more information: www.shopatnorthgate.com
Deals and Steals in Downtown San Rafael
Zeba of Marin
716 Fourth Street
To make room for new spring merchandise, home furnishings are 50 to 70 percent off.
Broken Drum Brewery & Wood Grill
1132 Fourth Street
Kids eat free 7 nights a week!
Dharma Trading Company
1604 Fourth Street
Free knitting instruction. No set schedule. Call for details.