Moms, Dads, and Grads Bonus Gift Card Offers

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Moms Dads GradsWith May winding down (sheesh, wasn’t it just August??!?), comes Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, and graduation from high school, colleges, and even preschool and kindergarten.  It’s time to give gifts for Moms, Dads and Grads. Here is a list of many Gift Card Bonus Offers.  Make sure to also check out my Mothers’ Day Deals and Freebies list, as well as these Fathers’ Day gift guides.

Moms, Dads, and Grads: Restaurant Bonus Gift Card Offers!

Applebee’s: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift cards thru 7/2.

b.d’s Mongolian Grill: for every $25 in gift cards purchased, you will receive a $5 Go Mongo card + $100 n coupons. Only at participating locations, see store for details.

Bonefish Grill: receive $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 in gift cards through 6/18. Bonus card redeemable 5/15 – 7/21/17.

Bravo:receive $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 in gift cards by 6/18. Bonus card redeemable 6/19 –8/31/17.

Brio: receive $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 in gift cards by 6/18. Bonus card redeemable 6/19 –8/31/17.

Carrabba’s: receive $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 in gift cards through 6/18. Bonus card redeemable 5/15 – 7/21/17.

First Watch: receive $20 Bonus Bucks when you buy $100 in gift cards through 6/18. Bonus Bucks are valid 6/19-7/30/17.

Fleming’s: receive $20 in bonus gift cards when you buy $100 in gift cards through 6/18. Bonus card redeemable 5/15 – 7/21/17.

Noodles & Company: receive a $5 “Gift Giver Bonus Card” when you buy one $25 gift card 4/26- 6/20/17.

Outback Steakhouse: receive $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 in gift cards through 6/18. Bonus card redeemable 5/15 – 7/21/17.

P.F. Chang’s : receive $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 in gift cards through 6/18. Bonus Card valid 6/19 – 7/31/17.

Ruby Tuesday – receive $15 bonus gift card for every $50 spent. Bonus card redeemable 5/15 – 7/25/17.

Smokey Bones– receive $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 in gift cards, see website for details.

Steak ‘n Shake: Free Double Steakburger, fries and drink on your next purchase when you buy $25 in gift cards. Offer valid thru 5/17/17, coupon valid thru 6/30/17

Retail Gift Card Offers!

Cheryl’s Cookies: get $10 bonus gift card when you buy the 6 cookie sampler for $6.99 (shipped).

DSW: receive a $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50-$99 in gift cards or $25 bonus gift card for $100+ gift car purchase in gift cards by 5/14/17. Bonus gift card valid on a $10+ purchase 5/21-6/11/17.

Half Price Books: receive a $5 bonus gift card when you buy $25 in gift cards, offer expires 5/14. Bonus gift card valid 5/15- 5/25/17.

Massage Envy: Buy a $125 gift certificate and get aFree 60-Min Facial Session or 30-Min Massage Upgrade April 24 – May 14. (available at select locations)

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Mother’s Day Deals and Freebies 2017

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Mother's Day Deals and Freebies

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching -like THIS Sunday, y’all!  If you’re looking for some ways to help pamper your mom check out these awesome Mother’s Day deals and freebies.  Also, be sure to explore all these great Mother’s Day gifts for under $50, as well as this extensive list of bonus gift cards for moms, dads, and grads.

Super special thanks to Mary from Mission: To Save for contributing to this list for national deals!

Atlanta Local Mothers’ Day Deals & Freebies:

Atlanta Braves GameEnjoy a special Girls Night Out event at SunTrust Park and Coca-Cola Roxy.  Pregame party with Electric Avenue before heading over to watch the game.

 

Chattahoochee Nature Center – Moms get in FREE with the purchase of a regular priced admission ticket.

Georgia Aquarium – Moms get special $20 tickets with purchase of one regular-priced ticket on May 14, 2017.  **If you purchase a City Pass, that is considered a “regular-priced ticket”, so with the City Pass, you can enjoy this special for a 1/2-priced ticket for yo’ mama.

Georgia Renaissance Festival – On Sunday, the first 100 Moms through the gate receive a free flower.

High Museum – FREE admission for all, as part of their Second Sunday Funday program.  You can pose for a portrait at 1pm, and then make a cute keepsake frame while you’re there.  Extra perks for members, of course, including Eric Carle story time, yoga classes for bigs and littles, and more.

Medieval Times, Atlanta – moms are free with the purchase of a full priced adult using the offer code MOM17. Mother’s Day package upgrade available for an additional $20 during checkout or at the door. Package includes Queen Bee tote bag, souvenir glass of champagne or mimosa (cider or non-alcoholic beverage will be served to minors), and a framed photo of Mom.

Zoo Atlanta – Moms get in FREE with purchase of child or adult ticket, or when accompanied by a Zoo Atlanta Member.

 

National Mothers’ Day  Deals & Freebies

Amazon – FREE one-day shipping

Beef O Brady’s – Free meal for Mom at Beef O Brady’s with purchase of equal or lesser value up to $10 at particpating locations (5/14 only)

First Watch– Mom’s receive a free box of chocolate with purchase while supplies last on 5/8.  You may recall, my son and I enjoyed our dining experience at First Watch in Dunwoody!

Kroger: Load Kroger digital coupons to save on gift card purchases plus load a 4X Fuel Points on the Weekends coupons too.

McCormick & Schimicks – Mom will receive a free chocolate covered strawberry with her meal. It is recommended you make reservations if you plan to dine here.

Shoneys – FREE Slice of Strawberry Pie for mom with purchase of a Buffet or Entree. Also, enter to win $100 Visa gift card.

Stevie B’s Pizza – Mom can enjoy a FREE buffet on May 11th. You will need to present your voucher in order to get this offer (available on their Facebook page).

Tony Romas – 3-course meal only $28 on Mother’s day; check with your local store for details

YouFit Health Clubs – free “BYOM (Bring Your Own Mom)” Zumba® classes at Youfit (including multiple Atlanta locations) for members and non-members from May 8-19.

This list will be updated as more offers are released, so make sure that you bookmark it and check back later!

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Kids Free Summer Reading Programs 2017

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With spring break behind us, summer will be here before we know it, which means it’s time for Kids FREE Summer Reading Programs 2016 I have compiled for you.  Make sure to also check out the free story times around the Atlanta area, while they’re still in session!  Super-special thanks to This Mommy Saves Money for sharing this list!

If you like this then you might also be interested in this list of Good Report Card Freebies.

Kids Summer Reading Programs

  • Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program:  This Summer, continue to read books! Children in grades 1 – 6 get ready for a Summer of reading adventures! Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal . Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 16th and September 5th, 2017.  Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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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!  🙂

Make sure to “pin” this post, so you can share with your friends and to keep for later reference!
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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…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--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:

Shakespeare's Romantic Comedy "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"

at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 26
Thu, June 01
Fri, June 02
+ 4 more dates
Fri, May 26
Thu, June 01
Fri, June 02
Sat, June 03
Sun, June 04
Thu, June 08
Fri, June 09
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $28
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $14

Leave it to Shakespeare to hit a home run with his first crack at bat. Sparkling with wit and energy, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" helped launch both his career and the rom-com genre. In fact, "Two G... [more+]

Leave it to Shakespeare to hit a home run with his first crack at bat. Sparkling with wit and energy, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" helped launch both his career and the rom-com genre. In fact, "Two Gentlemen" offers up just about everything you could ever want in a romantic comedy: moony and misguided guys, smart and resourceful gals, a road trip, a hilarious bit with a dog and plenty of cross-dressing. Watch all the fun of this love-fueled farce, in which two best friends fall for the same woman, by way of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. [less-]

Aurora Comedy Nights: Stand-Up Comedy on the Square

at Aurora Theatre - Studio, Lawrenceville
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 26
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
+ 1 more dates
Fri, May 26
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $9

Catch some of Atlanta's freshest and funniest comedy at the Aurora Theatre in Gwinnett, which hosts top national acts and touring comedians, as well as offering sets from the Southeast's funniest stan... [more+]

Catch some of Atlanta's freshest and funniest comedy at the Aurora Theatre in Gwinnett, which hosts top national acts and touring comedians, as well as offering sets from the Southeast's funniest stand-ups and up-and-coming talent. Hosted by Katie Causey -- a recent UGA grad, an alumnus of the very first Aurora Theatre Apprentice Company and a two-time national competitor at the Chicago Improv Festival's College Improv Tournament -- you're all but guaranteed some good laughs. Plus, it's a refreshing change from the usual club scene -- no waitress-tipping required. The theater's located on the square in downtown Lawrenceville, providing the perfect entertainment option for a night out on the town after the show as well. [less-]

A Slave's Epic Journey: "Father Comes Home From the Wars" by Pulitzer Prize Winner Suzan-Lori Parks

at Actor's Express, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 26
Sun, May 28
Wed, May 31
+ 7 more dates
Fri, May 26
Sun, May 28
Wed, May 31
Thu, June 01
Fri, June 02
Sun, June 04
Wed, June 07
Thu, June 08
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FULL PRICE: $28 - $35
OFFER PRICE: $14 - $35

The Greeks may have set the template for epics, but American history is filled with events that can easily inspire epics of their own. "Father Comes Home From the Wars", like the Greek tragedies that ... [more+]

The Greeks may have set the template for epics, but American history is filled with events that can easily inspire epics of their own. "Father Comes Home From the Wars", like the Greek tragedies that inspired it, is the story of a warrior setting out for battle and then making the long journey home. But in this case, the warrior is a slave who has been offered his freedom in exchange for fighting for the Confederacy. Set in the Civil War, this explosively powerful new trilogy by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks ("Topdog/Underdog") at Atlanta's Actor's Express follows the slave, Hero, from West Texas to the Confederate battlefield and back home again. Described as Parks' "finest work yet" by "The New York Times", the "Father Comes Home From the Wars" trilogy -- which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist -- is a masterful blend of the serious and the comic that is at once an epic drama, a moving personal story and a thoughtful meditation on liberty and loyalty. [less-]

Atlanta Magic Theater Starring Magician Peter Morrison

at Atlanta Magic Theater, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 26
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
+ 21 more dates
Fri, May 26
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sat, May 27
Fri, June 02
Fri, June 02
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Fri, June 09
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FULL PRICE: $30 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $10 - $22.50

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-]

"La Gringa": Cross-Cultural Coming-of-Age Comedy

at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square, Marietta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
+ 4 more dates
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
Thu, June 01
Fri, June 02
Sat, June 03
Sun, June 04
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $16

Born and raised in New York, but immensely proud of her Puerto Rican heritage, recent college grad Maria is psyched to finally visit her extended family on the island. But the locals there treat her a... [more+]

Born and raised in New York, but immensely proud of her Puerto Rican heritage, recent college grad Maria is psyched to finally visit her extended family on the island. But the locals there treat her as an outsider, leaving her stranded high and dry between two cultures -- in America, she's a Puerto Rican and on the island, she's an American. Her struggle to fit in somewhere is aided by a wise uncle in this Obie Award-winning play by Carmen Rivera, whose "deft playwriting delivers Maria from her personality crisis with spiritual transcendence" ("The Village Voice"). Catch this coming-of-age comedy at Marietta's New Theatre in the Square. [less-]

Matrimonial Mishaps Abound in Comedy "Always A Bridesmaid"

at Red Clay Music Foundry, Duluth
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sat, May 27
+ 2 more dates
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
Sun, May 28
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

On the night of their senior prom, four friends promise to be in each other's weddings (no matter what) -- but they have no idea they'll still be fulfilling the promise 30 years later. Written by the ... [more+]

On the night of their senior prom, four friends promise to be in each other's weddings (no matter what) -- but they have no idea they'll still be fulfilling the promise 30 years later. Written by the trio of Jessie Jones ("Kingdom Come"), Nicholas Hope ("Teacher's Pet") and Jamie Wooten ("The Golden Girls"), "Always A Bridesmaid" asks the question, just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend? The story centers around hopeful romantic Libby Ruth, who has a perfect marriage, Deedra, who's just found out her husband has a wandering eye, tree-hugging Charlie, who panics when it's time for her own marriage, and high-spirited and self-involved Monette, who's tested her friends' patience with all-too-frequent trips down the aisle. If you've ever worn a hideous bridesmaid dress, knocked over a friend to catch the bouquet or questioned the sanity of getting married in the first place, you're sure to say "I do!" to this hilarious comedy. Don't miss all the matrimonial mishaps when The Magari Theatre Company presents "Always A Bridesmaid" at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth. [less-]

Lawrenceville Ghost Tour: Take a Haunted Stroll Through the Night

at Lawrenceville Square, Lawrenceville
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Fri, June 02
+ 34 more dates
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Fri, June 02
Fri, June 09
Sat, June 10
Fri, June 16
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Fri, June 23
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Fri, June 30
Sat, July 01
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FULL PRICE: $12
OFFER PRICE: $6

Fun for adults and children alike, this 90-minute walking tour through Metro Atlanta's oldest city teaches fascinating facts while sending an exhilarating chill down your spine. Your guide (in full pe... [more+]

Fun for adults and children alike, this 90-minute walking tour through Metro Atlanta's oldest city teaches fascinating facts while sending an exhilarating chill down your spine. Your guide (in full period costume) will titillate the senses with details of recent paranormal investigations and popular legends of ghostly goings-on -- like the night the dead rose up and paraded down Lawrenceville's main thoroughfare. Stroll the haunted streets through historic courthouse square, past turn-of-the-century storefronts and on to the Old Jail, where you can go inside ... if you dare. [less-]

"Proof": Prize-Winning Play Explores Genius & Mental Illness

at Northside United Methodist Church Faith & Arts Center, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

In this Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, Catherine, the troubled daughter of a recently deceased mathematician, is gripped by the fear that she may haveve inherited her father's mental il... [more+]

In this Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, Catherine, the troubled daughter of a recently deceased mathematician, is gripped by the fear that she may haveve inherited her father's mental illness. "Proof" tracks her desperate attempts to stay in control -- despite complications including a budding romance with one of her father's former students, the appearance of a mysterious new work by her dad and the arrival of her long-estranged sister. Set in Chicago, the play chronicles the discovery of self identity through intellectual and emotional challenges and explores the power of love to help us reach our true potential. David Auburn's moving and thought-provoking play, which "The New York Daily News" called "rich and compelling ... full of life, laughter and hope," comes to the stage at the Northside United Methodist Church Faith & Arts Center. [less-]

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

at Dad's Garage Theatre , Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 26
FULL PRICE: $21.50
OFFER PRICE: $10.75

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-]

One-Man Comedy "My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy"

at 7 Stages, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
+ 11 more dates
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
Thu, June 01
Thu, June 01
Fri, June 02
Sat, June 03
Thu, June 08
Fri, June 09
Sat, June 10
Sun, June 11
Thu, June 15
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FULL PRICE: $69
OFFER PRICE: $43

"My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy" tells the humorous and heartwarming tale of actor-comedian Brad Zimmerman, whose 29-year quest to build a performing career is supported by a "temporary" job in t... [more+]

"My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy" tells the humorous and heartwarming tale of actor-comedian Brad Zimmerman, whose 29-year quest to build a performing career is supported by a "temporary" job in the restaurant industry. Zimmerman has opened for Joan Rivers, George Carlin and Brad Garrett, and you might also recognize him from "The Sopranos", where he played Johnny Sack's lawyer. Now Zimmerman shares stories of his oft-hilarious family, career and none-too-successful love life in this one-man show that's headed to the 7 Stages in Atlanta. [less-]

Southern Food Walking Tour of Downtown Atlanta

at Atlanta Food Walks - Downtown, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 26
FULL PRICE: $65
OFFER PRICE: $32.50

Ever been curious about what the Xs on a moonshine jug mean, or who the genius was who invented barbecue? On Atlanta Food Walks' Downtown Southern Food Tour, you'll learn all kinds of interesting tidb... [more+]

Ever been curious about what the Xs on a moonshine jug mean, or who the genius was who invented barbecue? On Atlanta Food Walks' Downtown Southern Food Tour, you'll learn all kinds of interesting tidbits about the history of Southern food while you indulge your tastebuds with tasty bites of some of the city's culinary gems. During this three-hour walking tour, you'll visit seven different restaurants, where you'll get to try 15 different food and drink samples, from soul food and contemporary barbecue to low-country cuisine and Creole-style candies, plus gourmet tea and specialty juices. Perfect for both locals and tourists, this tour takes you off the beaten path to the great places you might not otherwise hear about. [less-]

Comedian Tony Tone at the Atlanta Comedy Theater

at Atlanta Comedy Theater, Norcross
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Fri, May 26
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
+ 3 more dates
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $30
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $15

With a knack for riotous ad libs and the passion for working a crowd, comedian Tony Tone comes south to Atlanta. A former ringmaster for the UniverSoul Circus, Tone is at his best in front of a crowd,... [more+]

With a knack for riotous ad libs and the passion for working a crowd, comedian Tony Tone comes south to Atlanta. A former ringmaster for the UniverSoul Circus, Tone is at his best in front of a crowd, which you'll quickly realize when he starts his set at the Atlanta Comedy Theater. He's also appeared on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam", BET's "Comic View", P Diddy's "Bad Boys of Comedy" and more. He 'ss also shared the stage with other respected comedians including Dave Chappelle, Eddie Griffin, Chris Tucker and Chris Rock. [less-]

TheatreSports -- Fast-Paced Improv Comedy Fun

at Dad's Garage Theatre , Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 27
FULL PRICE: $21.50
OFFER PRICE: $10.75

Your suggestions fuel the funny in Dad's Garage Theatre Company's longest-running improv show, TheatreSports. A longtime audience fave, TheatreSports is a fast-paced improv competition that features s... [more+]

Your suggestions fuel the funny in Dad's Garage Theatre Company's longest-running improv show, TheatreSports. A longtime audience fave, TheatreSports is a fast-paced improv competition that features some of Atlanta's top improvisers duking it out against one another in a battle for comedy supremacy. With two hilarious teams out for blood (or at least laughs!), a referee and the infamous "Scum Box," which keeps things in line, TheatreSports will have you laughing and rooting on your favorite team. [less-]

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

at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games , Roswell
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
Mon, May 29
+ 10 more dates
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
Mon, May 29
Tue, May 30
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Thu, June 01
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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-]

Drink and Be Merry With Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

at Village Theatre, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 27
Sat, June 03
Sat, June 10
+ 8 more dates
Sat, May 27
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FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $8

With more than 1,600 cans and over 450 bottle of beer consumed onstage, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has racked up impressive numbers. Ripping a page out of the ingeniously sloppy series "Drunk History", th... [more+]

With more than 1,600 cans and over 450 bottle of beer consumed onstage, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare has racked up impressive numbers. Ripping a page out of the ingeniously sloppy series "Drunk History", the theater troupe behind Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare inserts an entirely inebriated cast member into an entirely serious production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Laugh-out-loud funny and completely interactive, the series has been selling out shows in the UK since 2010 and finally makes its way stateside. With audiences dictating when the drunk actor must drink more, no two performances are ever the same. And lest you think it disrespectful, it's all based on the good 'ol days of the raucous, interactive and vibrant Elizabethan theater scene. The most fun, bawdy Shakespeare play you'll ever see happens at Atlanta's Village Theatre. [less-]

Live Music & More at City Winery Atlanta

at City Winery Atlanta, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, May 27
Tue, May 30
Wed, May 31
FULL PRICE: $18 - $25
OFFER PRICE: $9 - $12.50

Following on the heels of its acclaimed sister venues in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Nashville, City Winery Atlanta offers the best in intimate live music and comedy performances, along with fi... [more+]

Following on the heels of its acclaimed sister venues in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Nashville, City Winery Atlanta offers the best in intimate live music and comedy performances, along with fine dining, wine tastings and classes. Bringing the winery experience to the hot and happening Ponce City Market, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space that appeals to culture lovers and foodies alike, with performances from music legends like Don McLean, John Doe of X, Aaron Neville, Matthew Sweet, J.D. Souther and many more. [less-]

Diana Ross Bio-Drama: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"

at Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta
OFFER DATES:
Sun, May 28
Sun, May 28
FULL PRICE: $42.50
OFFER PRICE: $21

Experience the amazing life story of the iconic Diana Ross, through this musical bio-drama at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough: A Diana Story" takes you from h... [more+]

Experience the amazing life story of the iconic Diana Ross, through this musical bio-drama at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough: A Diana Story" takes you from her humble beginnings in the Detroit housing projects to the formation of The Primettes, who'd soon become Motown legends The Supremes. With 12 No. 1 singles on the "Billboard" charts, the trio found fame with hits like "Where Did Our Love Go," "Come See About Me," "You Can't Hurry Love" and many more. The show follows Ross as she embarks on her solo career in 1970, releasing more hit music and adding acting to her jam-packed resume, before becoming a dance-record diva and award-winning live-concert performer. [less-]

Improve Your Sex Life With Totally Wow! Workshops

at Totally Wow! Group, Marietta
OFFER DATES:
Sun, May 28
Sun, May 28
Sun, May 28
+ 17 more dates
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Sun, May 28
Sun, May 28
Tue, June 13
Sat, June 17
Sun, June 25
Sun, June 25
Sun, June 25
Tue, June 27
Tue, July 11
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Sun, July 23
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

Ladies, transform your sex life in a healthy and positive way with Totally Wow! Workshops. These women-only classes cover a range of topics, from safe BDSM practice to self-empowerment. Learn the ins ... [more+]

Ladies, transform your sex life in a healthy and positive way with Totally Wow! Workshops. These women-only classes cover a range of topics, from safe BDSM practice to self-empowerment. Learn the ins and outs of your body, pick up some expert techniques and get the most out of your love life with Totally Wow! Group in Marietta. [less-]

Learn Photography Tips and Tricks With Photographer Matthew Jordan Smith ("America's Next Top Model")

at Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown , Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Wed, May 31
FULL PRICE: $199
OFFER PRICE: $179

Go beyond simple Instagram filters and learn how to take your photos to the "NEXT LEVEL" with industry pro Matthew Jordan Smith. A frequent guest photographer/judge on "America's Next Top Model" and N... [more+]

Go beyond simple Instagram filters and learn how to take your photos to the "NEXT LEVEL" with industry pro Matthew Jordan Smith. A frequent guest photographer/judge on "America's Next Top Model" and Nikon Ambassador, Smith is one of the most respected celebrity photographers out there, shooting everything from movie posters to magazine covers and fashion ads. Now Smith makes his way to Atlanta, where he'll share expert tips and secrets on lighting, shooting and editing during this all-day workshop at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown. Whether you're a professional or beginner, you're sure to develop some new tricks that'll help you get the perfect shot every time. [less-]

Learn Burlesque With Sugar Brown at "Sip & Slay"

at Metro Dance Studio & Performing Arts Center, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Thu, June 01
Thu, June 08
Thu, June 15
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

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-]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--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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