The Best Carmageddon Deals Anything

The Best Carmageddon Deals

by  24 votes 18 voters 18,381 views 45 items tags f p @

For Southern California residents in and around the 405, Carmageddon is coming and there's nothing you can do about it, so you may as well live it up with one of the best Carmageddon deals available during the weekend. Forget spending time in the world's largest traffic jam, skip the highway and save a few bucks by using one of many deals offered by these shops, services, restaurants and hotels.

While many will be getting out of town during the weekend of July 15 to July 17, 2011, with hopes of escaping the madness accompanied by closing a 10-mile stretch of highway, others will pack the best hiking trails in the city or cash in on deals like cheap cocktails, clothing discounts, reduced-priced eats and free transportation. Sorry, no discounts on shirts saying "I survived Carmageddon 2011."



List Photo: Freebase/CC-BY-2.5
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed
  1. 1
    + 4
    - 0

    Food: SusieCakes

    Sooth your sweet tooth with two-for-one cupcakes from SusieCakes in West Hollywood. The deal is only valid on Saturday during Carmageddon, that's July 16.
  2. 2
    + 2
    - 0

    Shopping: Ventura Blvd-Woodman Ave Shops

    Bonding together for what they're calling a Carmageddon Block Party, shops in the neighborhood of Woodman and Ventura Boulevard are offering savings for shoppers. Simply shop at one retailer, then take that receipt to another retailer in the area for 10% off. Shops include Abundance, Pan Dolce, The Massage Place, Tough Cookies, The UPS Store and many others.
  3. 3
    + 2
    - 0

    Drink: South Santa Monica

    Enjoy themed cocktails at South Santa Monica for just $3 each. Specials include their gridlock shots, road ragers and Bud STOP Lights.
  4. 4
    + 2
    - 0

    Transportation: Los Angeles County Transportation Authority

    Buses and subways will be busy during Carmageddon, but for the 26 lines along major Westside and San Fernando routes, they'll also be free! Check the routes and schedules then take advantage of this Carmageddon freebie on July 15 and July 16.
  5. 5
    + 2
    - 0

    Transportation: Amtrak

    Skip the traffic and take the train with discounted rates from Amtrak during Carmageddon. Travel between Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles and Bob Hope Airport in Burbank for half price, or just $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids.
  6. 6
    + 2
    - 0

    Shopping: MacMall

    Get your Mac on at the MacMall on Wilshire Boulevard during the 405 closure by saving on already discounted Apple products, HDTVs and accessories. Though not available on iTunes cards of gift certificates, customers can save $25 on a single purchase of $50 or more during Carmageddon.
  7. 7
    + 2
    - 1

    Travel: JetBlue

    Using their Car-Mageddon Fly-Over special, JetBlue is offering one-way airplane fares for just $4 for travel until July 16, 2011. The offer is only valid to and from airports in Long Beach and Burbank and is subject to availability. Check the fine print for other stipulations and fees.
  8. 8
    + 1
    - 1

    Service: The Beverly Hilton

    Relax with a 30-minute spa pool treatment with choice of reflexology for $40.50, get an 80-minute massage for $40.50 or add $10 more for a Moroccan oil scalp treatment poolside at The Beverly Hilton.
  9. 9
    + 1
    - 1

    Transportation: Briles Wing & Helicopter, Inc.

    Skip the traffic and get there in style with discounts at Briles Wing & Helicopter, Inc. For $150, travelers can take the helicopter shuttle from Van Nuys and the Westside.
  10. 10
    + 0
    - 0

    Shopping: Double Shaka

    Snag a bikini or bathing suit on the cheap from Double Shaka in Santa Monica during Carmageddon weekend. All suits regularly priced at $50 are just $40.50 from July 15 to July 17.
  11. 11
    + 0
    - 0

    Food and Drink: Wilshire Restaurant

    Enjoy the fine dining with a complete four-course meal at Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica from July 15 to July 18 for just $40.50 per person. Entrees include miso black cod, braised shortrib, truffled half chicken and panko crusted tofu.
  12. 12
    + 0
    - 0

    Shopping: Twist Clothing

    Valid only during Carmageddon weekend, shoppers at Twist Clothing can save on their fashion by purchasing their buy local "deal to steal." For $25, customers can nab $50 worth of their merchandise when they visit the store.
  13. 13
    + 0
    - 0

    Entertainment: Santa Monica Playhouse

    Take the kids to the Santa Monica Playhouse during the Carmageddon madness to enjoy the Rudie-DeCarlo Family Theatre interactive musical for free! Reservations for the sing-a-long family show, which includes free prizes for all ages, are a must.
  14. 14
    + 0
    - 0

    Shopping: Santa Monica Museum of Art

    Enjoy the Marco Brambilla exhibit at the Santa Monica Museum of Art then save money at the GRACIE gift shop after your visit during Carmageddon. Discounts of $4.05 are avaiable on purchases over $40.50 at the shop plus special road signs by artist Richard Tipping commemorating the event are discounted from $18 to $9.
  15. 15
    + 0
    - 0

    Shopping: Agabhumi The Best of Bali

    Save $20 when you purchase a $50 gift card for just $30 from Agabhumi The Best of Bali on Main Street in Santa Monica. Use that card to shop from their selection of jewelry, handbags, scarves and accessories.
  16. 16
    + 0
    - 0

    Shopping: Plantino

    During Carmageddon on July 15, July 16 and July 17, shoppers at Plantino can save 15% on all regularly priced merchandise. Selling unique jewelry, handbags, belts, scarves and other accessories, Plantino is located on Montana Avenue for your 405 closure shopping needs.
  17. 17
    + 0
    - 0

    Shopping: Peek... Aren't You Curious

    In addition to online deals and select merchandise marked up to 50% off, shoppers at Peek...Aren't You Curious can mention the "Peek Perks" deal during Carmageddon for 15% off new merchandise. Offers are available at their Santa Monica location on Montana Avenue for clothing and accessories for kids and infants.
  18. 18
    + 0
    - 0

    Service: Animal Kingdom

    Enjoy extended hours to get to and from Animal Kingdom in Santa Monica to pick up or drop off your pooch for doggie daycare. Rates are reduced for the weekend as well with $4.05 off regular doggie daycare rates of $32.
  19. 19
    + 0
    - 0

    Shopping: Pedal or Not

    Ditch driving for good and pick up an electric bicycle from Pedal or Not during Carmageddon. Customers can eliminate freeway frustration for good by saving $405 off new pedago Electric Bikes during the sale.
  20. 20
    + 0
    - 0

    Shopping: Arm Candy

    Save on locally designed handbags from Arm Candy by purchasing $45 in Arm Candy Cash for only $4.05. Use that Arm Candy Cash between July 15 and July 17 only on any purchase of over $200 or more.
L List Options B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >