Bargain Bin

Spa Week returns — let the pampering begin

Magic Beans markdown.

Magic Beans markdown.


If you need a little sprucing up after the long winter, you’ll be happy to know that Spa Week comes back to town next week with $50 facials, massages, manicure-pedicure packages, and other pampering treatments. Around two-dozen Boston-area spas and salons are participating, though slots are filling up quickly. The event runs Monday through Sunday. Find places close to you by entering your city and state or ZIP code at


Looking to kickstart your spring workout routine? Four deals for first-time clients from Kiki Pilates Studio might help. A package of 10 studio classes is $99 (normally $120); one month of unlimited studio classes (expires 30 days from purchase date) is also $99 (normally $179). Ten equipment classes are $175 (normally $220), and three private sessions are $199 (normally $255). Book by May 1 at 978-804-8841 or Kiki Pilates Studio is at 10 Elm St., Danvers.



Magic Beans is offering 20 percent off one toy in-store and online with the checkout code DUCKLING. Choose from plush animals, egg coloring kits, toy vehicles, dolls, puzzles, stamp sets, and more. The deal ends Sunday. Magic Beans locations include 776 Boylston St. (The Shops at Prudential Center), Boston, 617-383-8296; 312 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-383-8250; 361 Huron Ave., Cambridge, 617-300-0171; 200 Linden St., Wellesley, 781-235-2120; and a new store at 45 Pond St., Norwell, 781-561-7637.


Running the marathon on Monday? If so, Equinox will take 15 percent off a sports massage until the end of April. A pre-marathon massage is designed to help warm up muscles ahead of the race; a post-marathon massage will help muscles recover. Both massages come in 50- and 80-minute sessions and are normally $115 and $165, respectively. Book by phone or online; bring your bib to the appointment to get the discount. (You can also get a complimentary “Boston Strong” T-shirt, while they last, when you show your bib.) Find Equinox locations at


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Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here is offering a 15 percent discount on footwear Friday through next Tuesday (Earth Day) when you donate $1 to 1% for the Planet, an environment-focused organization. (Find a link on the home page, The online store carries stylish, eco-friendly footwear for men, women, and kids from brands including Birkenstock, Born, Clarks, Jambu, Pikolinos, and others. (Naot, Alegria, and Arcopedico will be excluded from the offer.)


HAIRraising, the annual cut-a-thon benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital, returns a week from Sunday (April 27), and it may be best to book an appointment now if you’d like to take part. Salons throughout the Boston area will cut hair for a minimum donation of $40 (the amount may vary at some salons, so ask when booking an appointment). All donations go directly to the hospital. Find salons at

Amy Albernaz

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