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SAN DIEGO — It’s shopping for a cause, and dozens of young women lined up around the VASA event space in North Park to take part in fashion blogger Paola Alberdi’s closet sale.

“It’s honestly overwhelming, I could not have never imagined that so many people would respond so well to this,” said Alberdi, a graduate of Mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista.

Alberdi put out the call on social media, where she posted about hosting a closet sale for three hours on El Cajon Blvd. to her 1.1 million Instagram followers, and people showed up. 

“Pre-COVID, I would hold two of these sales a year and would expect more than 500 to 600 people, and now, we can

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Blendtec Classic 5-Speed Blender Sale | The Strategist

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It’s that time of year again. The clock will strike midnight on December 31 and we’ll all vow to be different — better —– in one way or another. If your New Year’s goals involve cooking more or eating healthier, this blender will start you off right. The Blendtec model is the best automatic smoothie blender and a very convincing Vitamix dupe, according to experts — and today it’s $200 off. Plus, it has all sorts of handy features. “The timed presets allow you to select a time to blend and walk away, whereas Vitamix and NutriBullet require manual operation,” say Molly Lukins Burke and Tamara Martucci of wellness consultancy Food + Mood NYC. Beyond smoothie-making, there are also preset buttons for good-for-you things like salsa and hot soup. At 50 percent off, this is a good deal

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West Hills Mall kicks off 2021 with massive Sidewalk Sale

Only weeks after delivering an enthralling season of shopping and recreation for communities of the Accra West municipality, West Hills Mall has announced one of the biggest sidewalk sales to hit the capital city.

All the acclaimed fashion stores, the home appliances, and electronics outlets, the home décor dealers, as well as the health and beauty stores at the mall, are out on the lounge and walkways, engaging customers with incredible discounts and deals over the next two weeks, Marketing Manager, Wendy Tabiri-Mensah, said Tuesday.

The sidewalk sale opened on Monday, January 11, and ends on January 24, 2021.

“This sidewalk sale is significant for both shoppers and our stores because it is the first major out-of-store sale event since the advent of COVID and most of our tenants are determined to woo customers with exceptional discounts, deals and freebies,” Tabiri-Mensah said.

Indeed, the outbreak of COVID 19 and the

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You might be taking it easy this short work week, but the internet’s post-holiday sales are still going strong. We found dozens of actually good deals — up to 55 percent off — on lots of seasonally appropriate items, like a cozy cotton quilt, an insulated parka, and even some stylish rain boots. (And because we couldn’t help ourselves, a few Valentine’s Day gifts for him and her, too.)

Stoic Men's Insulated Puffer Parka

Backcountry is taking up to 60 percent off cold-weather gear for men and women, including this insulated parka that’s still available in sizes S to XXL and four different seasonal colors (though we think the black pictured is always a foolproof choice).

Stoic Women's 1/4-Zip Pullover Jacket

And here’s a water- and wind-resistant quarter zip to layer during dog walks, in a soothing French blue.

NutriBullet Rx Blender

If your New Year’s resolution includes eating more fruits and

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