Movie tickets, sunglasses, Del Taco, free streaming, fishing preview – Orange County Register

Tourist hike the Mesquite Dunes in the high Monday in Death Valley National Park, CA. August 17, 2015.

Hi, it’s me, Marla Jo, your columnist and deals maven. I’m on vacation this week, so no Cheapo Travel, but look for it again next week. If you know a great deal, let me know at You can also find me at Deals Diva on Facebook and Twitter. And don’t forget to read my humor columns on Wednesdays in the Register.


Need some shades? At this writing, Unum Sunglasses of Santa Ana had reduced the price of all its original shades from $19.95 to $9.95 on its website. Learn more:


If you like to eat at Del Taco, you’re going to want to join their “Raving Fan” email loyalty club. You’ll get a  coupon good for two chicken tacos just for signing up, a premium shake on your birthday, special deals throughout the year. Learn more at


Do you know about This website aggregates half price deals from sites such as Groupon, Living Social and the like, and puts them together so you don’t have to search each one. If you click on the link, it then takes you from the YipIt website directly to the discounter page. I particularly like to use this when I travel, for example, if you’re heading to San Francisco, you might want to search out restaurant and activity deals there. You do have to sign up and give them your email address.


You can save a fortune by using the library’s free online resources instead of paying for subscriptions! If you don’t know how to access public library services such as Overdrive ebooks, Zinio (bills itself as “The World’s Largest Newsstand”) or Hoopla (which streams movies, documentaries, music and audio books for free!) they’ll teach you how to do it. Appointments are available at the Garden Grove main library on Thursdays at 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. for a half-hour individual tutorial that will be paced to your own level. Call…

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