Bargain Bin

Extra candy? Magic Beans has a discount for you.

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Got more Halloween candy than you know what to do with? You can take it to any Magic Beans store for its annual candy buy-back through next Monday. Bring in at least 1 pound of trick-or-treat leftovers and get 20 percent off any one full-priced toy. (The discount must be used the same day.) The candy will be donated to the Brookline Emergency Food Pantry, the Centre Street Food Pantry in Newton, Operation Gratitude (for US troops), and Find Magic Beans locations at


The Mayor’s Holiday Special (www.mayorsholidayspecial
.com) returns today, with thousands of half-price tickets to more than 70 shows including Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” The Christmas Revels, Holiday Pops, and “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.” Also find a $10 voucher redeemable at restaurants in and around the city and a calendar of free and low-cost activities on the website. Half-price ticket allotments change daily, so check the site often.


Hunt’s Photo & Video starts its annual show and sale tomorrow, with items including cameras, camcorders, printers, accessories, and software marked down 5 to 50 percent through Monday at all store locations. The Melrose flagship store will host demos of new cameras from Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Samsung, and other brands tomorrow through Sunday; it will also run free workshops on topics including wildlife and nature photography and image printing. (Register online at Hunt’s flagship location is at 100 Main St., Melrose, 781-662-8822. Find other locations at



The Friends of Cutler Elementary School in Hamilton host a Ski, Skate, Board & Ride Consignment Event this Saturday and Sunday, with lots of gently priced skiing, skating, hockey, snowboarding, and horseback riding clothing and equipment for kids and adults. Along with consigned items, there will be pop-up boutiques with new merchandise from East Coast Alpine and the Sports Stop Wenham. If you have items you’d like to consign or donate, you can bring them to Cutler Elementary School between 4 and 8 p.m. today or between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow. Sale hours this weekend are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. The school is at 237 Asbury St., South Hamilton. Find more event details at


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Sense of Wonder hosts an Echo of the Dreamer and Mars and Valentine jewelry trunk show this evening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its Andover store. Earthy pieces studded with semi-precious stones and antique-inspired styles will be marked down 20 percent for the event. (You can get a sense of the lines at and The store is at 27 Main St., Andover, 978-475-5544. www.sense

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