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Free tee with a holiday message

Some people collect a T-shirt every year at a favorite event like the Uptown Art Fair. People on the fringe go to Goldberg Bonding Co. for theirs. Last year's slogan was a riff on the "Got milk?" campaign, asking "Got bail?" This year's free tee with the theme "You're naughty. We're nice" will be distributed starting at 9 a.m. Thursday at Goldberg Bonding Co. (444 S. 4th St., Mpls., 612-333-8111). The limit is two while the supply of 2,000 shirts lasts. Got a buddy or a relative who has called you too many times when he needs help getting out of the joint? Give him this T-shirt and he'll have Goldberg's number handy, but tell him to program his bail bondsman's number into his speed dial in case he's not wearing the tee. That's what friends do.

Edina boutique takes 50 percent off all fall merchandise

Grethen House Netc. (4930 France Av. S., Edina, 952-926-8725, www.grethenhouse.com) is discounting all fall/winter merchandise 50 percent starting Friday. Designers include clothing by Yigal Azrouel, Martin Margiela, Peter Cohen and Maria Cornejo (a Michelle Obama fave), shoes by Robert Clergerie, and purses and accessories by Sissi Rossi and Chan Lu. The 70 percent off sale begins in January.

A New Year's Eve deal at Chanhassen

The recession brought out unprecedented deals. And 2009 is ending that way, too. For the first time Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (952-934-1525, 1-800-362-3515, www.chanhassendt.com) is discounting its New Year's Eve package to $100, regularly $125. The price includes the show ("Oklahoma," "Another Night" or "Nunset Boulevard"), an upgraded dinner that includes an appetizer, salad, a choice of sirloin, lobster or chicken entree and dessert. After the play, stick around for Stevie Ray's comedy troupe, dancing to live music, a piano bar, a flute of champagne, party hats, noisemakers and desserts after midnight, all included in the $100. Use CELEBRATE as a discount code when ordering online or by phone.

Designer outlet discounts 75 to 94 percent Saturday

Mode designer outlet (7781 Main St., Maple Grove, 763-391-6102, www.shopmodestore.com) gives last-minute holiday shoppers what they want -- discounts in excess of 50 percent. Designer handbags by MZ Wallace that were $395 are $63. Seven styles include a leather clutch, an oversized bag, a small tote and a sequined party bag. Barefoot Dreams cardigan wraps that retail for $110 and sell online for $60 are $6.50. Giorgio Armani fragrances are $10, regularly $52 to $80, including men's and women's Code in 2.5- to 4.2-oz. sizes. All of the products are brand new. The sale lasts from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

John Ewoldt • 612-673-7633 or jewoldt@startribune.com. If you spot a deal, share it at www.startribune.com/blogs/dealspotter.