Best deal: Newly opened Goodwill store on Girard Ave in La Jolla. Typical of its locale I saw such great-deal items as a St. John knit top for $35.
Used-to-be best deal: Lawn seats at the San Diego Pops. Used to be $15 ea. This year they're $25 (though it's not a set price; they can go up to $30 per ticket).