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…]

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:

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

at Theatre in the Square - Main Stage, Marietta
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Sun, April 23
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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-]

Cuban Exiles in "A Bicycle Country" by Pulitzer Prize-Winner Nilo Cruz

at Aurora Theatre - Studio, Lawrenceville
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Sun, April 23
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FULL PRICE: $20
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"A Bicycle Country" by Cuban playwright Nilo Cruz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Anna in the Tropics", features symbolism and fantasy as three Cuban exiles search for freedom. Set in Havana, t... [more+]

"A Bicycle Country" by Cuban playwright Nilo Cruz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Anna in the Tropics", features symbolism and fantasy as three Cuban exiles search for freedom. Set in Havana, the characters look to build a dream in the face of desperate odds. The play charts their harrowing journey across the Caribbean Sea, examining the universal themes of liberty and oppression, hope and survival. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles, this play features characters wrestling with some of mankind's darkest issues and coming out transformed on the other side at Aurora Theatre - Studio in Lawrenceville. [less-]

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat": Andrew Lloyd Weber's Hit Musical

at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mableton
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Sun, April 23
FULL PRICE: COMP - $8
OFFER PRICE: FREE - $4

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" provides a colorful twist on the Old Testament tale of Joseph, whose father gives him a gorgeous multi-hued cloak as a gift. Green with envy over the gar... [more+]

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" provides a colorful twist on the Old Testament tale of Joseph, whose father gives him a gorgeous multi-hued cloak as a gift. Green with envy over the garment, Joseph's brothers sell him into slavery, and he ends up in Egypt, where he manages to rescue the country from famine, with a little help from an Elvis-esque pharoah. A multiple Tony nominee when it first appeared on stage, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" features a lively mix of musical styles, ranging from country and rock to hip-hop and even calypso. Catch all the dazzling color and delightful songs at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. [less-]

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

at Sylvia Beard Theatre, Buford
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Sun, April 23
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FULL PRICE: $22
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"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-]

"Strait of Gibraltar": A Sexy Psychological Thriller

at Synchronicity Theatre, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sun, April 23
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

What starts off as a typical romantic comedy quickly spirals into a suspenseful thriller about terrorism in Andrea Lepcio's "Strait of Gibraltar". Miriam, a Jewish woman, meets Zameer, a Muslim man fr... [more+]

What starts off as a typical romantic comedy quickly spirals into a suspenseful thriller about terrorism in Andrea Lepcio's "Strait of Gibraltar". Miriam, a Jewish woman, meets Zameer, a Muslim man from Morocco, and the two instantly fall in love. However, when Zameer reveals that he's in the country illegally, Miriam comes to the earth-shattering conclusion that everything is not what it seems. Smart, riveting and profound, "Strait of Gibraltar" examines love, truth and prejudice in the age of the Patriot Act. See this exciting new play when it makes its world premiere at the Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta. [less-]

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

at Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Hapeville
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FULL PRICE: $20
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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-]

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

at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games , Roswell
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FULL PRICE: $58 - $220
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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
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Mon, April 24
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FULL PRICE: $30.24 - $363
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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-]

Escaping From Boris: One Hour to Free Yourself From a Killer Clown's Prison

at Big Escape Rooms, Atlanta
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Mon, April 24
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FULL PRICE: $30.24 - $363
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $250

Here's the bad news: You and your friends have been trapped in an abandoned circus by Boris, a crazed serial killer clown. The good news is that Boris is giving you a chance to escape -- but only if y... [more+]

Here's the bad news: You and your friends have been trapped in an abandoned circus by Boris, a crazed serial killer clown. The good news is that Boris is giving you a chance to escape -- but only if you can succeed at one of his twisted games. You'll have one hour to search for clues that will help you solve his puzzle and escape from his trap before Boris returns to make you his latest victim. This pulse-pounding experience at Big Escape Rooms in Atlanta is as close as you'll ever want to come to being a character in a horror movie. [less-]

Live Music at City Winery Atlanta

at City Winery Atlanta, Atlanta
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Tue, April 25
Sat, May 06
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $20

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 performances, along with fine dining, ... [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 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 coming soon to this new venue. [less-]

"Urinetown: The Musical" Satirizes Corruption and Revolution

at ACT3 Productions , Sandy Springs
OFFER DATES:
Thu, April 27
Sun, April 30
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50 - $17.50

When a 20-year drought leads to a government ban on private toilets, a greedy company profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs -- until a hero rises up against the system. ... [more+]

When a 20-year drought leads to a government ban on private toilets, a greedy company profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs -- until a hero rises up against the system. "Urinetown" is a satirical, original and surprisingly clean tale of corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. The show's irreverent score gives a nod to musicals from Broadway to Brecht and Weill, and playfully parodies shows like "Fiddler on the Roof", "Les Misérables" and "West Side Story". The winner of three Tonys and two Obie Awards during its original Broadway run, "Urinetown" can now be enjoyed at ACT3 Productions in Sandy Springs. [less-]

Ellis Marsalis Quintet: The First Family of Jazz

at The Rich Theatre, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Thu, April 27
FULL PRICE: $75.79
OFFER PRICE: $37.90

Ellis Marsalis is bringing great music for a good cause. Patriarch of the "First Family of Jazz," pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. is a fixture of the New Orleans music scene and the father of jazz greats W... [more+]

Ellis Marsalis is bringing great music for a good cause. Patriarch of the "First Family of Jazz," pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. is a fixture of the New Orleans music scene and the father of jazz greats Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason Marsalis. A Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductee, Ellis and his sons are also recipients of an NEA Jazz Masters Award. In this concert, Ellis Marsalis bring his quintet, featuring Jason on the vibraphone and Delfeayo on the trombone, to The Rich Theatre in Atlanta for a night of great jazz. Plus, the concert benefits Santa Fe Villas, which helps provide housing for the homeless. [less-]

A Mother Shares a Recipe for Life in Comedy "Pie in the Sky"

at ART Station, Stone Mountain
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Thu, April 27
Fri, April 28
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FULL PRICE: $29
OFFER PRICE: $14.50

Two women set out to bake an apple pie. As they sift, roll and stir, Mama shares her recipe for life in the hopes that her daughter Dory will restart her own. The world premiere of Lawrence Thelen's c... [more+]

Two women set out to bake an apple pie. As they sift, roll and stir, Mama shares her recipe for life in the hopes that her daughter Dory will restart her own. The world premiere of Lawrence Thelen's comedy starts with the crust, ends with the ping of a timer and packs a whole lot of emotions and laughs in between. Intimate, poignant and often hilarious, "Pie in the Sky" will leave you with a warm heart when it comes to the ART Station in Stone Mountain. [less-]

Comedian Leonard Ouzts ("Conan")

at Atlanta Comedy Theater, Norcross
OFFER DATES:
Thu, April 27
Fri, April 28
Fri, April 28
+ 4 more dates
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $30
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $15

Despite being only 24 years old, comedian Leonard Ouzts has already established a comedy career on par with many experienced stand-up veterans -- and his list of accomplishments continues to grow as h... [more+]

Despite being only 24 years old, comedian Leonard Ouzts has already established a comedy career on par with many experienced stand-up veterans -- and his list of accomplishments continues to grow as his star shines even brighter. Since his TV debut last year on "Gotham Comedy Live", the IHOP waiter-turned-comic has toured all over the country, as well as appeared on "Conan", "Adam Devine's House Party" and BET's "Comic View". He also hosts his own web series "Camedians" and was selected as the New Face at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. A native of South Carolina, Ouzts uses his humble upbringing and keen observational humor to deliver hard-hitting laughs. Don't miss his hilarious set when he comes to the Atlanta Comedy Theater. [less-]

Stand-Up Comedian Myq Kaplan ("Last Comic Standing")

at Relapse Theatre, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Thu, April 27
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Self-proclaimed "small, dork and handsome" comedian Myq Kaplan has logged late-night mic time with Letterman, Conan, Fallon and Seth Meyers and has starred in his own Comedy Central and Netflix specia... [more+]

Self-proclaimed "small, dork and handsome" comedian Myq Kaplan has logged late-night mic time with Letterman, Conan, Fallon and Seth Meyers and has starred in his own Comedy Central and Netflix specials. You may have also caught his hilariously nerdy and idiosyncratic material on "Last Comic Standing" (where he was a finalist), or "America's Got Talent". Now, you can hear Kaplan run through clever observations and pithy way-homers with his signature mile-a-minute delivery when he takes the stage at Atlanta's Relapse Theatre. "" [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, April 27
Fri, April 28
Sat, April 29
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FULL PRICE: $16
OFFER PRICE: $8

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-]

Atlanta Magic Theater Starring Magician Peter Morrison

at Atlanta Magic Theater, Atlanta
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Fri, April 28
Fri, April 28
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FULL PRICE: $30 - $40
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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-]

Female-Bonding Comedy With a Southern Twist: "The Savannah Sipping Society"

at OnStage Atlanta, Decatur
OFFER DATES:
Fri, April 28
FULL PRICE: $23
OFFER PRICE: $11.50

Inhabiting a similar Southern neighborhood as "Steel Magnolias, Fried Green Tomatoes" and "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood", this new female-driven comedy centers around four women "of a certai... [more+]

Inhabiting a similar Southern neighborhood as "Steel Magnolias, Fried Green Tomatoes" and "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood", this new female-driven comedy centers around four women "of a certain age" who happen to meet at a Savannah-area happy hour. Though they each face their own career and relationship challenges, the quartet -- workaholic Randa, newly single Dot, revenge-filled divorcee Marlafaye and "life coach" Jinx -- become BFFs, meeting up once a week to drown their sorrows and/or toast their successes. And over the course of six months, they manage to start anew, with a little help from their new friends. The latest comedy from the prolific writing team of Jones-Hope-Wooten ("The Dixie Swim Club, Always a Bridesmaid") comes to OnStage Atlanta in Decatur. [less-]

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

at Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church, Decatur
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Fri, April 28
Sat, April 29
Sun, April 30
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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-]

Bronson Pinchot ("Perfect Strangers", "Beverly Hills Cop") -- Improv & Stories

at Dad's Garage Theatre , Atlanta
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Bronson Pinchot comes to Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta for a weekend of improv, stories and scandal. Renowned as a witty and fascinating storyteller, Bronson was nominated for an Emmy as one of the ... [more+]

Bronson Pinchot comes to Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta for a weekend of improv, stories and scandal. Renowned as a witty and fascinating storyteller, Bronson was nominated for an Emmy as one of the stars of ABC's "Perfect Strangers" and has appeared in numerous films, including "Beverly Hills Cop", "First Wives Club", "Risky Business", "True Romance" and "Courage under Fire". He recently starred in his own reality series, "The Bronson Pinchot Project", and now you can hear him share his entertaining stories about growing up poor, attending Yale and his career in television, stage and film. [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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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.

 

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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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Keep on saving!  :o)
--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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