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Frugal Family: Prom Dresses, Mother's Day Gifts, Brunch

Where to find the best deals in Monmouth County

Frugal Family: Prom Dresses, Mother's Day Gifts, Brunch

May is such a busy month! With Mother's Day, communions, graduations and proms, there are so many places to go and special events to commemorate. Where do you start?

Luckily, we've done some of the legwork for you, by showcasing some of the most impressive deals in Monmouth County. As always, let us know your deals. If you're the proprietor of a store, let us in on what's happening. If your favorite store has an event coming up, let us know by posting a comment below.


  • In-Style Vintage, 772 River Road, Fair Haven

Join In-Style Vintage for its first ever prom and formal dress sale on Thursday, May 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. In-Style Vintage has over 100 formal dresses for every occasion including weddings, proms or the Cancer Ball.

Save 20 percent off In-Style Vintage's already low prices during the event. The store has dresses from top designers such as Badgley Mischka, Nicole Miller, Calvin Klein, Jessica McClintock, Emanuel Ungaro, Tahari, Vivienne Tam, Carmen Marc and Valero. Many of the dresses are brand new and have never been worn. For more information, please call 732-741-9110.


  • 300 Trotters Way, Freehold
  • 3700 Highway 35, Hazlet
  • 170 Union Hill Road, Morganville

Is your Mom the handy type? Would she rather wield a drill than a wooden spoon? Well have we got a mother of all deals for you. Home Depot is offering free shipping on 100,000+ items for orders over $49. They've got your budget covered with new lower prices, great seasonal values and special deals. Now you can buy everything you need for that garden or repair project Mom has wanted finished for so long.

Local Home Depot stores are also offering discounts on azaleas, rhododendrons, golf thread cypress and more.

And if you're still scratching your head about what to get that special lady, Home Depot has special occasion gift cards, including a Mother's Day themed one.


357 Rt. 9 South, Manalapan

Kids under 10 eat free Saturday and Sunday from the kids menu with the purchase of one adult meal per child. What a great deal for a Frugal Family!

Jesse and David's is Central Jersey's Premier Kosher Restaurant and Deli. Their 100-seat restaurant features a full line salad bar with assorted hot dishes every night. Jesse and David's is more than just a deli, offering everything from chicken Murphy to salmon teriyaki. The salad selections and wraps  include sushi-grade tuna and their famous Cape May salad as well as their latest addition, paninis.


  • 560 Shrewsbury Ave., Tinton Falls

CJ Montana's is holding a Mother's Day Elegant Buffet Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The brunch will feature carving stations, omelettes, waffles, fruit, danish, hot and cold breakfast and lunch items! Plus, the brunch includes a complimentary glass of wine, champagne, mimosa or bloody mary. The cost is $24.95 for adults and $14.95 for children 10 and under. Reservations are still being accepted but seating is limited. Call 732-758-0800 for more information.


  • Neves Jewlers, 557 Rt. 35 The Grove, Shrewsbury
  • Simone's Jewlery, Monmouth Mall, Eatontown
  • Jared The Galleria, 3710 Rt. 9 Freehold

Pandora has quickly become synonomous with statement jewelery/heirloom pieces. What better way to show Mom how much you care (or to drop serious hints you want a bauble or two yourself) than by going to your local Pandora dealer. They are holding a special Mother's day event, with a wide selection of charms, necklaces and pendants, rings, earrings and bracelets. The possibilities and the selections are endless, making it easy to personalize your gift especially for the most important woman in your life.

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