If you're a fan of all things Japanese, you won't want to miss the JCCC Annual Bazaar 2004 at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (6 Garamond) Saturday (May 1). Pick up white elephant items, gardening supplies, Brama leather and Noritake tableware. Thrill your taste buds with udon, tempura, manju, sushi and mochi. And don't forget to enter the silent auctions and mini-raffles, and buy tickets for the trip-to-Japan raffle. 12:30 to 5:30 pm. 416-441-2345. www.jccc.on.ca
Check this out: Passage Tattoo, Body Piercing and Scarification (473 Church) is offering $70 naval piercing for only $30! Tuesday to Saturday noon to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. 416-929-7330.
Tanks a lot
Pick up a Bluenotes (349 Queen West) tank, halter or classic T and score the second one at 50 per cent off. Monday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday noon to 6 pm. 416-593-2681.
Fresh since 78 launch
For the next two Saturdays (ending May 8), the recently reopened Athletes World Superstore at Scarborough Town Centre (Hwy 401 and McCowan) celebrates the launch of the Fresh Since 78 campaign by offering must-have door crashers as rewards. Get there early to qualify. 416-296-3838.
Say good buy
Consider it a frequent flyer card for shopaholics; the Preferred One membership is a free savings and reward program, which gives customers up to 15 per cent cash back on sale and regularly priced items. As soon as you accumulate a minimum of $25, you automatically receive a cheque. Easy. There are no points or catalogues, just plain ol' cash in your hand. With more than 100 retailers participating, including Jeanne Lottie, Sim & Jones, Lilliput Hats, Canadian Tire, Gap and Crabtree & Evelyn, how can you not benefit from this extra slice of plastic? 416-863-0307 ext 222. www.preferredonecard.com