Tax Day Freebies 2017

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Tax Day Freebies 2017

Ahh, April 15th is upon us.  Can you smell the panic in the air, the long lines at the post office, of those frantic to get their taxes filed before the stroke of midnight?  Ok, so I can’t either, but you get the drift.  And in any case, with tax day comes cool Tax Day Freebies 2017.  Super-special thanks to Mission: To Save, Parade Magazine, and AJC.com for contributing to this list!

Sometimes individual franchise owners choose not to participate in freebies and discounts so be sure and call ahead to avoid disappointment.

Tax Day Freebies 2017

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Where to Get Cheap Zyrtec

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cheap zyrtecHow can you get cheap Zyrtec?  I am frequently asked about where to get the best deal on particular items.  And, between my husband and I, we seem to be allergic to absolutely everything!  Thus, we are year-round Zyrtec users.  As such, I’ve done my research, and continue to find the VERY best place to get cheap Zyrtec is at Costco.

They sell their store brand equivalent for $14.99 (sometimes on sale for $11.99, as illustrated below), with 365 pills in the bottle.  That comes out to about 4¢ a pill.  Bam!  Cheap Zyrtec!

Even if you snag the coupons that come out from time to time to grab free Zyrtec, you still pay taxes on the pre-coupon amount (in the state of Georgia), and you still have to spend the time and gas money to get there.  Also, it’s usually the 5-count trial size, so it’s not the best “green” option for year-round or long-term users.  All in all, buying once or twice a year, at this LOW price, is by far, the way to go!


For us, it works just as well as its name brand counter part, keeping itchy noses and watery eyes at bay.  So, if you’re a Zyrtec user, you may want to consider taking a trip to Costco and stocking up!

Where to get cheap Zyrtec

UPDATE 8/2015:
Apparently Sam’s Club caught wind of Costco’s rock-bottom prices, and stepped up. Just this week, I was able to snag a 400 count of store brand Zyrtec for $16.48 – which also works out to about 4¢ a pill.

Where to Find Cheap Zyrtec - Sam's Club

Update 4/2017:
You can also now get CHEAP Flonase at Costco, too.  I got this five pack of their store brand equivalent for about $20.  The best I’ve seen on Flonase is $12 for a single bottle.  Anyone with seasonal allergies or year-long allergies will testify that Flonase is your first and best line of defense against allergies!  So this is an awesome deal – you just have to remember to USE that Flonase.  I keep mine by my toothbrush, to use in the morning after I brush my teeth.Cheap Zyrtec - Cheap Flonase

Now that I’ve told you about cheap Zyrtec, do YOU have any items you’ve found consistently at rock bottom prices?  If so, please share with me, and all my readers!  🙂

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Why Should You Care About the New Smurfs Movie???

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The Smurfs The Lost VillageOver the weekend, my kids and I got a sneak peek at The Smurfs: The Lost Village movie, and we were quite pleased with it.  (Thanks again to Stephanie of Autism, A Diva, and Dance!)  I had zero expectations of this movie because I honestly knew little about it coming out (I avoid children’s programming commercials at all costs these days!), and because I had only seen bits and pieces of the first movie, and none of the second. [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Car Games for Kids

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Morning car rides can be daunting if you’re not a morning person, and sometimes even if you ARE a morning person.  Although I believe it’s perfectly ok to let your kids be bored, I also believe it’s important to use moments together wisely.  So we tend to spend our morning car ride having conversations, and playing kids car games that help wake them up and keep them on their toes, AND it’s all done sans technology!  Here I delve beyond “Punch-Buggy Charlie” and the license plate game for some good no-tech car games for kids.

Car Games for Kids

20 Questions – We each take a turn coming up with a person, place, or thing.  Then the other participants take turns asking yes or no questions to figure out what it is.  If we figure it out before the 20th question, we win; if not, then the person answering the questions wins.  This is a good exercise in making deductions and also figuring out good “category” questions. [Read more…]

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--Barbara

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Sweet Apple Treat

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sweet apple treatTonight I made a sweet apple treat for my kiddos.  I’ve shared with y’all my sweet bananas and honey treat that my kids love.  Tonight, I did a variation of that.  Since my daughter gave up chocolate for Lent (God bless her sweet heart – I don’t have that kind of will power!), I had to get a bit creative. Let’s just call this another episode of #pantrysurprise.

I sliced an apple, warmed it in the microwave for one minute, then added a crumbled graham cracker. (Yes, one single graham cracker – it was all we had left…). I sprinkled a little cinnamon, drizzled a little honey, and warmed it up for another minute.

For my son’s, I added a few craisins to it.  My daughter long ago declared her distaste for all things “-aisin”, so I kindly left them off hers.

Honestly, I think it took me longer to make this (less than four minutes), than it did for them to devour it – which I guess means this episode of Pantry Surprise was a success. 😉

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Discount Tickets around Atlanta

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Discount Tickets Around AtlantaYou may have figured out there’s a ton to do around the Atlanta area. Not only are there plenty of free things to do in Atlanta, there’s also tons to do around town with discounted tickets.  Just as when you’re traveling, you should always check for discounted tickets for upcoming events.

 

Finding Discount Tickets Around Atlanta

 

Goldstar

Goldstar is one of the easiest ways to find discount tickets around Atlanta on all kinds of events and shows.  There's plenty of family-friendly shows, as well as more grown-up oriented shows and outings.  So whether you're looking for a date night or a family night, make sure you check these current deals at Goldstar first.

Also, make sure you search for other major cities when you're traveling.  Goldstar has deals in over 50 major US cities, so there's bound to be discount tickets for what you're looking for.

Current Goldstar Deals:

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games: "Full Throttle Fun" Package

at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games , Roswell
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FULL PRICE: $58 - $220
OFFER PRICE: $29 - $99

Feel the roar of the engines as you race high-speed gas-powered Superkarts on a European style track, experience Georgia's only interactive XD motion theater, maneuver your way through the indoor rope... [more+]

Feel the roar of the engines as you race high-speed gas-powered Superkarts on a European style track, experience Georgia's only interactive XD motion theater, maneuver your way through the indoor ropes course, rack up game points for prizes, and even savor BBQ from the Big Green Egg at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games in Roswell. This 100,000 square-foot entertainment center offers plenty of heart-pounding excitement for both kids and adults, with a full bar and restaurant and more than 40 HDTVs. With the "Full Throttle Fun" Package, you get one Superkart race (junior or adult), admission to the 7D dark ride, $10 worth of arcade play and one session at the Cosmic Rock Wall or Sky Trail ropes course. [less-]

"Outbreak": Interactive Escape Room Experience

at Big Escape Rooms, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Tue, May 02
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+ 2 more dates
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FULL PRICE: $30.24 - $363
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $250

Instead of sitting in a dark theater watching actors perform, "Outbreak" places you right in the middle of all the action. Set in the not-so-distant future, a deadly virus has swept the earth, wiping ... [more+]

Instead of sitting in a dark theater watching actors perform, "Outbreak" places you right in the middle of all the action. Set in the not-so-distant future, a deadly virus has swept the earth, wiping away a huge chunk of the population and leaving the world in utter chaos. It's post-apocalyptic madness and it's up to you and your team to release the antidote by finding clues and solving all the puzzles. But, time is running out and the infected are right behind you. Can you escape the room and save humanity before it's too late? You'll have to see for yourself when this interactive experience comes to Big Escape Rooms. [less-]

Richard Wright's Powerful Novel "Native Son" Adapted to Stage

at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square, Marietta
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 04
Fri, May 05
Sat, May 06
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $17

Richard Wright's seminal work "Native Son" has been part of the cultural landscape for decades, and with this ingenious theatrical adaptation by Nambi E. Kelley, the novel about oppression, freedom an... [more+]

Richard Wright's seminal work "Native Son" has been part of the cultural landscape for decades, and with this ingenious theatrical adaptation by Nambi E. Kelley, the novel about oppression, freedom and justice bursts with all new life on stage. The tale of Bigger Thomas, whose goals of wanting more out of life -- suffocated as he is by the rat-infested world of poverty and prejudice he finds himself in, living in 1930s Chicago -- are sidetracked when he makes a fateful decision while working for a well-to-do white family. Don't miss this insightful, urgent adaptation from Marietta's New Theatre in the Square. [less-]

Comedian Ronnie Jordan Brings Heavyweight Laughs to ATL

at Atlanta Comedy Theater, Norcross
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 04
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $30
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $15

One of the rising stars in the comedy world returns home for another night of big laughs, as Ronnie Jordan headlines at the Atlanta Comedy Theater. Jordan has made a name for himself as a comic's comi... [more+]

One of the rising stars in the comedy world returns home for another night of big laughs, as Ronnie Jordan headlines at the Atlanta Comedy Theater. Jordan has made a name for himself as a comic's comic, sharing the stage with stand-up big timers like Rickey Smiley, Bruce Bruce and Sinbad. Jordan's hard-hitting style has earned him spots on BET's "Comic View", "P. Diddy Presents Bad Boys of Comedy" and tours around the world. This hometown boy will bring big laughs, so don't miss out on a great evening of entertainment. [less-]

Actor-Storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky Shares "My Adventures With God"

at Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Dunwoody
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 04
FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

Although you might not know him by name, chances are you know Stephen Tobolowsky's face. The prolific character actor has racked up an impressive roster of roles that include Ned Ryerson in "Groundhog... [more+]

Although you might not know him by name, chances are you know Stephen Tobolowsky's face. The prolific character actor has racked up an impressive roster of roles that include Ned Ryerson in "Groundhog Day", Sammy Jankis in "Memento", Commissioner Hugo Jarry in "Deadwood", and Sandy Ryerson on "Glee" to name just a few. He somehow also finds time to write books ("The Dangerous Animals Club") and host a podcast ("The Tobolowsky Files"), in which he shares funny and poignant stories of his life. Many big names pass through his stories -- like Harold Ramis, Christopher Nolan, Spike Jonze and God. Now you can see this engaging and entertaining storyteller in person and buy a signed copy of his newest book, "My Adventures With God", when he comes to the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. It's an introspective collection of essays about love, catastrophe and triumph, all told through the lens of his ever-evolving relationship with the mystery that is "God." [less-]

Southern Sisters Welcome a Long-Lost Relative in "Split in Three"

at Aurora Theatre - Main Stage, Lawrenceville
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 04
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+ 21 more dates
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $55
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It's the late 1960s, and change is coming to the Mississippi Delta. Years after "Brown v. Board of Education", the federal government is putting pressure on local schools to admit black students along... [more+]

It's the late 1960s, and change is coming to the Mississippi Delta. Years after "Brown v. Board of Education", the federal government is putting pressure on local schools to admit black students alongside white ones, and the controversy has turned the once-sleepy rural region into something resembling a warzone. Caught in the middle of the chaos are two white sisters, Nola and Nell, with very different opinions on whether their community should integrate or not. But Nola and Nell are in for the shock of a lifetime when they get a visit from their long-lost half-sister - an educated, well-to-do Northerner who also happens to be half black. As their worlds collide, the siblings struggle to rekindle the bonds of sisterhood in comic drama "Split in Three", coming to Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre. [less-]

"The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told": Gay Retelling of the Bible

at Out Front Theatre Company, Atlanta
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Thu, May 04
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FULL PRICE: $25
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Inspired by the fundamentalist saying "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve," Atlanta's Out Front Theatre Company is putting a thought-provoking twist on the creation story with "The Most Fabulou... [more+]

Inspired by the fundamentalist saying "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve," Atlanta's Out Front Theatre Company is putting a thought-provoking twist on the creation story with "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told". Starting with Genesis, this new production follows two gay couples -- Adam and Steve and Jane and Mabel -- as they decide to procreate in order to start civilization. We follow these friends down through the centuries as they encounter various oddball characters, all the way to modern-day New York. [less-]

Learn Burlesque With Sugar Brown at "Sip & Slay"

at Metro Dance Studio & Performing Arts Center, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Thu, May 04
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FULL PRICE: $30
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Slinky and seductive burlesque dancer Sugar Brown invites you to get in on the act at "Sip & Slay". Wear your sexiest attire and bring heels, because Brown is going to teach you some of the hottest da... [more+]

Slinky and seductive burlesque dancer Sugar Brown invites you to get in on the act at "Sip & Slay". Wear your sexiest attire and bring heels, because Brown is going to teach you some of the hottest dance moves while you sip a glass of included wine and enjoy the sexy music. Let your inner vixen out to play as you learn sexy choreographed dance moves that'll drive onlookers crazy the next time you hit the dance floor. This fun, flirty event takes place at Metro Dance Studio & Performing Arts Center. [less-]

"Suds: The Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera" Is Packed With the Decade's Greatest Hits

at Southside Theatre Guild, Fairburn
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Thu, May 04
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FULL PRICE: $16
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Loaded with good, clean fun, bubbling energy and some of the greatest pop hits of the '60s, tells the story of a young woman and her guardian angels who come to teach her about finding true love in, o... [more+]

Loaded with good, clean fun, bubbling energy and some of the greatest pop hits of the '60s, tells the story of a young woman and her guardian angels who come to teach her about finding true love in, of all places, a laundromat. The show is loaded with that tuneful decade's greatest hits, including "Respect," "You Can't Hurry Love," "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" and "Chapel of Love." Dance your way down to Fairburn's Southside Theatre Guild for a sudsy good time at "Suds: The Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera". [less-]

"Spring Shorts": One-Act Fest at OnStage Atlanta

at OnStage Atlanta, Decatur
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FULL PRICE: $18
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Spring is shorts weather in the ATL, so Decatur's OnStage Atlanta gets into the spirit of the season with its latest collection of one-act plays from both local and nationally-known playwrights. This ... [more+]

Spring is shorts weather in the ATL, so Decatur's OnStage Atlanta gets into the spirit of the season with its latest collection of one-act plays from both local and nationally-known playwrights. This annual tradition continues with the 2017 program, which includes eight offerings that focus on women and women's issues. You'll hear stories about an interesting blind date, an overzealous catalog salesperson, a runaway bride, the vagaries of dating via phone apps, adoption and more. [less-]

"The Comedy of Errors": Shakespeare's Madcap Classic

at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 05
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $34
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One of Shakespeare's fastest, funniest and wildest plays, "The Comedy of Errors" is a farce that centers around two sets of twins, both separated at birth, who circulate in the same city over the cour... [more+]

One of Shakespeare's fastest, funniest and wildest plays, "The Comedy of Errors" is a farce that centers around two sets of twins, both separated at birth, who circulate in the same city over the course of one very crazy day. Multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale, while slapstick, puns and clever wordplay all add up to a singularly entertaining experience. This production of "The Comedy of Errors" at Atlanta's Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse is filled to the brim with wild elements like madness, infidelity, wrongful beatings and even demonic possession. [less-]

Atlanta Magic Theater Starring Magician Peter Morrison

at Atlanta Magic Theater, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 05
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Experience mind-blowing stage magic, mesmerizing mentalism and tons of lighthearted audience participation at Atlanta Magic Theater starring Peter Morrison. A featured performer at the world-famous Ma... [more+]

Experience mind-blowing stage magic, mesmerizing mentalism and tons of lighthearted audience participation at Atlanta Magic Theater starring Peter Morrison. A featured performer at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, Peter combines thrilling illusions, seemingly impossible feats of mentalism and laugh-out-loud comedy in a fast-paced, 75-minute stage show. Now, after six years of performing the highest-rated show in San Francisco (according to Yelp and TripAdvisor), he's bringing his crowd-pleasing show to Atlanta. Make sure you arrive at least an hour early to meet Peter and enjoy a little close-up, pre-show magic in the Atlanta Magic Theater lounge, where drinks and yummy appetizers will be available for purchase. [less-]

"Cagematch": No-Holds-Barred Long Form Improv Battle

at Dad's Garage Theatre , Atlanta
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Fri, May 05
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FULL PRICE: $21.50
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Two teams of brave and brilliant improv warriors enter the ring. They will engage in no-holds-barred combat, but instead of their brawn, they'll have only their wits to survive. From the same people w... [more+]

Two teams of brave and brilliant improv warriors enter the ring. They will engage in no-holds-barred combat, but instead of their brawn, they'll have only their wits to survive. From the same people who brought you "TheatreSports", one of the longest-running and most-popular improv competitions, "Cagematch" takes the stakes to an even higher level, using long form improv for the format and instituting only one rule: there are no rules. Grab a date or a friend, maybe even a group of 'em, or just treat yourself to the fun at Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta. [less-]

"Annie Get Your Gun": Irving Berlin's Classic Wild West Musical

at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, Woodstock
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Fri, May 05
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FULL PRICE: $15
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Saddle up for a Wild West adventure with Annie Oakley -- the best shot around! Supporting her siblings by selling the game she so skillfully hunts, Annie catches the eye of Buffalo Bill, who persuades... [more+]

Saddle up for a Wild West adventure with Annie Oakley -- the best shot around! Supporting her siblings by selling the game she so skillfully hunts, Annie catches the eye of Buffalo Bill, who persuades her to join his Wild West show. This rousing 1946 Broadway musical comedy features a book by Dorothy and Herbert Fields, and such classic Irving Berlin hits as "Anything You Can Do," "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly" and "There's No Business Like Show Business." Enjoy this rootin', tootin' production of "Annie Get Your Gun" at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village in Woodstock. [less-]

Fresh Parenthood Perspective in Play "Motherhood Out Loud"

at The Art Place Mountain View, Marietta
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Fri, May 05
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FULL PRICE: $15
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"Motherhood Out Loud" dishes out everything they don't tell parents in the pages of "What to Expect When You're Expecting". This theatrical production shatters traditional notions about parenthood, un... [more+]

"Motherhood Out Loud" dishes out everything they don't tell parents in the pages of "What to Expect When You're Expecting". This theatrical production shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. It's filled with illuminating insight, humor and raw emotions, making for a joyous, moving, hilarious and altogether thrilling look at raising children. Authored by an array of writers from journalism, fiction, television and the theater, "Motherhood Out Loud" at The Art Place Mountain View in Marietta will leave you looking at child-rearing in a totally different light. [less-]

"Riverdance" -- The 20th Anniversary World Tour

at Fox Theatre, Atlanta
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Fri, May 05
Sat, May 06
Sat, May 06
+ 2 more dates
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FULL PRICE: $58.50 - $88.50
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"Riverdance" -- the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that weaves together Celtic mythology and Irish history -- has tapped its way onto the world stage and thrilled millions of pe... [more+]

"Riverdance" -- the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that weaves together Celtic mythology and Irish history -- has tapped its way onto the world stage and thrilled millions of people around the globe for two decades. And now it's coming to the Fox Theatre as part of its 20th Anniversary World Tour. Whether it's your first or your fifth time seeing this exhilarating extravaganza, the internationally acclaimed show is pure entertainment for the whole family. The "Chicago Tribune" calls it "an explosion of sight and sound that simply takes your breath away," and the "Washington Post" raves that it's "a phenomenon of historic proportions." Don't miss your chance to enjoy the incredible "Riverdance" experience in person. [less-]

Electrifying Battle of Wills & Wits "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest"

at Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church, Decatur
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 05
Sat, May 06
Sat, May 06
+ 4 more dates
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FULL PRICE: $20
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The Renaissance Project Theatre Company takes the stage at Decatur's Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church for the riveting American drama that was turned into an Oscar-winning movie starring Jack Nic... [more+]

The Renaissance Project Theatre Company takes the stage at Decatur's Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church for the riveting American drama that was turned into an Oscar-winning movie starring Jack Nicholson, "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest". It's the story of one of literature's great characters, Randle P. McMurphy, the felon who thinks he's pulled a fast one by feigning insanity to get out of a prison sentence. But instead of resting up at the state mental hospital, the charming rebel finds himself leading an insurrection, which lands him squarely in the crosshairs of the controlling Nurse Ratched. [less-]

A Cop Makes a Deadly Decision in Gripping Drama "Split Second"

at Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Hapeville
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 05
Sat, May 06
Sun, May 07
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

What happens when an ordinary cop makes a deadly decision that changes his life forever? "Split Second" is an all-too-timely drama that unfolds when a respected African-American police officer arrests... [more+]

What happens when an ordinary cop makes a deadly decision that changes his life forever? "Split Second" is an all-too-timely drama that unfolds when a respected African-American police officer arrests a white man. The suspect taunts the officer with racist insults until, in the grip of uncontrollable rage, the officer crosses the line. Don't miss this provocative and thought-provoking drama from playwright Dennis McIntyre presented at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center. [less-]

"The Dixie Swim Club": A Poignant Comedy About Best Friends

at Sylvia Beard Theatre, Buford
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 06
FULL PRICE: $22
OFFER PRICE: $11

"The Dixie Swim Club" focuses on five vibrant women who have called each other friends since their time spent together on a college swim team 33 years ago. Every year since graduation, they've kept th... [more+]

"The Dixie Swim Club" focuses on five vibrant women who have called each other friends since their time spent together on a college swim team 33 years ago. Every year since graduation, they've kept their bond alive by spending a long summer weekend together at the same North Carolina beach cottage, leaving husbands, children and work behind to share in each other's challenges and triumphs. Spotlighting four specific weekends throughout the span of these 33 years, this poignant comedy is a blend of tender moments and raucous repartee that brings the beauty of lifelong friendships onto the stage and into the spotlight of the Sylvia Beard Theatre at the Buford Community Center. [less-]

Lightwire's Glow-in-the-Dark Creatures Light Up "The Ugly Duckling"

at Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell
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Sat, May 06
Sat, May 06
FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Prepare to be amazed as Lightwire Theater lights up one of the most beloved children's tales of all time, "The Ugly Duckling". Featuring high-tech effects and electroluminescent wire, Lightwire create... [more+]

Prepare to be amazed as Lightwire Theater lights up one of the most beloved children's tales of all time, "The Ugly Duckling". Featuring high-tech effects and electroluminescent wire, Lightwire creates animal characters and brings them to life with expressive choreography and puppetry at the Rosewell Cultural Arts Center. Audiences of all ages are sure to be entertained and enchanted by this new telling of the classic story, which finds a swan egg accidentally mixed in with a mother duck's brood. The homely little hatchling endures much teasing until it gets older and grows into a beautiful swan. [less-]

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--Barbara

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UpCycling Creativity that Lets Parents Sleep

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Chick-fil-a soup containersAs a member of the Chick-fil-a Moms Panel, I was challenged (again) recently to upcycle the chicken tortilla soup containers.  Since I recently upcycled the salad containers, I thought this would be a piece of cake.  Or waffle fry.  😉

The challenge came at a perfect time, as it helped solve a problem we were facing on weekend mornings.  You see, my husband and I like to sleep in a little on the weekends – and by “sleep in” I mean not get up at 6 am like the kids do!  At five and seven, the kids are more than old enough to entertain themselves safely in the toy room, but recently my daughter took on the responsibility of also wanting to feed herself and her brother during the weekend mornings.  Not a big deal, in theory, because she can prepare cereal and open bananas for herself and her brother.  Boom – breakfast.

However, the issue arised when she admitted to helping herself to seconds, then thirds, then fourths, fifths, sixths, and SEVENTHS of cereal one morning.  Bless her heart.  Granted, she showed me that her second through fifth bowls were less than a quarter full, but still that was entirely too much cereal.

SO, I utilized clean and empty soup containers from Chick-fil-a.  I simply poured an appropriate amount of cereal in each container, and put the lid on.  The cereal waited for them on their placemats in the morning, and I had a cup of milk in the fridge for them to pour on to their cereal in the morning.  The containers were big enough that I could tell my daughter she only ate what was in the bowl.  Along with a banana, this was PLENTY for a meal.

As a bonus, the containers also serve as a great on-the-go breakfast.  About once a week, we indulge in sleeping in a little later during the school week.  We wake up, brush teeth, get dressed, and head out the door.  The kids enjoy a Chick-fil-a soup container of their favorite cereal, along with another container filled with fruit, and they’ve got an easy, delicious and not-that-bad-for-you breakfast.

In summary, upcycling the Chick-fil-a soup containers has allowed my husband and I to sleep more.  As parents, that is amazing.  😉

But I’m not the only one who came up with an awesome way to upcycle Chick-fil-a soup containers.  Check out these other creative ideas:

Given all these creative options, how would YOU upcycle a Chick-fil-a soup container?

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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How to Save More Online

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Groupon Coupons.  However, all opinions, experiences, and bad puns are completely my own.

Groupon Coupons

Let’s face it, online shopping is becoming a firm reality for day-to-day living as more and more brick and mortar establishments close up.  There’s plenty to gain from shopping online these days, and it’s becoming quite easy to find ways to save.

I think y’all know by now of my deep love for Groupon, right?  I mean, I frequently score cheap movie tickets, and even get a good deal on an annual parking pass for Stone Mountain!  As if their deals on local attractions, goods, and getaways weren’t enough, now Groupon has gotten in to the coupon game, too!

So here are three sure-fire ways to save more online with Groupon Coupons:

Promo Codes – Groupon Coupons has become a hub for online promo codes.  You know how when you’re checking out online, there’s usually that little box that says “promo code”, and gives you the opportunity to add a discount – but only if you know the code!  The easiest way to see if there’s any good promo codes floating around out there is to head over to Groupon Coupons and search for your store.

Here’s an example I did with an American Eagle order recently.  First, I searched for promo codes:  Groupon Coupons - American Eagle codes

 

Then, I applied the codes at checkout for further savings:Groupon Coupons AE checkout

Free Shipping – Utilize the Groupon Coupons to see if your store is offering a deal on free shipping, just like I did on the order above.  Sometimes stores will have free shipping specials, lowering their total amount spent before it kicks in.  Sometimes a promo code is required, so make sure you search and snag when you can!  Paying for shipping?  Pfft!  That’s SO 2016!

Price Compare with Promos – Ok, this is going to get a bit complicated, but if you’re searching for an item, and you don’t need to be brand dependent, then this is a good option.  Say, for example, you’re looking for a 3/4 sleeve top for a special occasion.  Compare not only what it would cost from store to store, but factor in promo codes and any shipping fees.

 

Groupon Coupons

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Dr. Seuss Books

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Dr. Seuss booksDr. Seuss books are an integral part of childhood, pre-reading, early readers, and -well, really readers of all ages.  Not only are his books perfect for reading with your kids, but they’re also great read aloud books, for kids to try and for adults, too.

Also, the life of Dr. Seuss is a good read.  My kids and I enjoyed this kid-friendly Dr. Seuss biography recently. March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, also known as “Read Across America” Day.  So in honor of one of America’s most beloved authors, I give you an extensive list of his work.  How many Dr. Seuss books have YOU read?

Thanks to More with Less Today for sharing this list!

Dr. Seuss Books

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--Barbara

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8 Romantic, but Inexpensive Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Her

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Gift Ideas for HerDo you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day the right way, without going into debt?  Check out these 8 inexpensive, but still romantic gift ideas for her: [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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