Save some green
Whether you're buying for someone else's eco-bambino or your own, hit Grassroots (372 Danforth, 416-466-2841; 408 Bloor West, 416-944-1993) during the month of October and save 15 per cent on organically grown cotton infant and toddler wear; and - how appropriate - score 25 per cent off Nature Clean Laundry Powder by Clean Your Planet. Check www.grassrootsstore.com for hours.
If you've been inspired by our Organic Guide, you'll want to hit the Jan Benham School of Holistic Studies Institute of Aromatherapy (1940 Queen East, 416-698-5850). Not only do they offer workshops and recipe books to teach you the skills to make your own, but while supplies last you can score materials like essential oils, cream- and shampoo-making supplies, floral waters and bottles. Who knows? Maybe next year we'll be writing about your new line. Tuesday to Friday 10:30 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10:30 am to 5 pm. www.aromashoppe.com.
Optimum cardholders, get ready to go wild. For one day only, Saturday (October 9), during its biggest event of the year, Shoppers Drug Mart (523 St.Clair West, 416-538-1155, and others) will offer 20 times the points on pretty much everything. Since flu season is just around the corner, maybe you can stock up on vitamins instead of shampoo. Aw, hell, with all those extra points, get both. www.shoppersdrugmart.ca.
Now that cocooning season is upon us, spruce up your pad with some easy-on-the-wallet home purchases. Until October 31, get 20 per cent off (including GST and PST) on all custom-ordered furniture, save 10 per cent on all lighting and don't pay the GST and PST on furniture, wall decor and accessories at Elan (199 Danforth, 416-406-3629). Monday to Wednesday 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday and Friday 11 am to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm. www.urbanmonkeyoriginals.com.