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!  🙂

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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:

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame": A Musical Take on Hugo's Classic

at Aurora Theatre - Main Stage, Lawrenceville
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
FULL PRICE: $33
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

Victor Hugo's epic tale of a deformed bell-ringer and the woman he loves comes to the stage as a musical, featuring the Disney film's Academy Award-nominated score, plus new songs by masters of the fo... [more+]

Victor Hugo's epic tale of a deformed bell-ringer and the woman he loves comes to the stage as a musical, featuring the Disney film's Academy Award-nominated score, plus new songs by masters of the form: Alan Menken (Disney's "Beauty and the Beast") and Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked"). Combining the best parts of both the book and the film, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" features verbatim passages from Hugo's gothic novel, as the deformed Quasimodo grapples with society's cruelty and protects the lovely gypsy Esmeralda, the one woman who shows him kindness. Get caught up in the historical, romantic magic when "The Hunchback" comes to the Aurora Theatre's Main Stage near Atlanta. [less-]

Hit Musical "Cabaret" -- Sexy, Dark & Decadent

at Serenbe Playhouse - The Open Air Kit Kat Club, Chattahoochee Hills
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
Wed, August 23
+ 9 more dates
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
Wed, August 23
Thu, August 24
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
Sun, August 27
Wed, August 30
Thu, August 31
Fri, September 01
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FULL PRICE: $40 - $60
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $30

Step out of the modern world and back in time to the divinely decadent Kit Kat Klub of 1930s Germany, the "Cabaret" where seductive singer Sally Bowles enchants the crowd each and every night. There, ... [more+]

Step out of the modern world and back in time to the divinely decadent Kit Kat Klub of 1930s Germany, the "Cabaret" where seductive singer Sally Bowles enchants the crowd each and every night. There, misfits and outcasts of Berlin come together, taking refuge from the storm of a rapidly changing society where their kind is less than welcome. Led by the enigmatic Emcee, the colorful characters of this Kander & Ebb masterpiece are eager to entertain you with numbers like "Don't Tell Mama," "Willkommen," and "Cabaret." Don't miss this Tony Award-winning classic playing at Serenbe Playhouse's Open Air Kit Kat Club. [less-]

"The Uprooting": New Play Explores Identity, Race & Family

at Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Hapeville
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
Thu, August 24
+ 4 more dates
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
Thu, August 24
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
Sat, August 26
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Academy Theatre and Impact Theatre Atlanta kick off their 2017/2018 season with the premiere of Betty Chaney's "Uprooting", a sequel to last summer's hit "The Rooting Place". Set 20 years after the ev... [more+]

Academy Theatre and Impact Theatre Atlanta kick off their 2017/2018 season with the premiere of Betty Chaney's "Uprooting", a sequel to last summer's hit "The Rooting Place". Set 20 years after the events of the first play, the story centers around Oba, a young man whose light complexion has made him an outsider in his dark-skinned family. He returns to Mississippi to claim his great-great-grandmother's inheritance, and along the way, he must find a way to earn the respect of his cousins and accept his own identity. See it at the Hapeville Performing Arts Center. [less-]

"Ada and the Memory Engine": 19th Century Countess Becomes First Computer Programmer

at West End Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
Fri, August 25
+ 1 more dates
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
Fri, August 25
Sun, August 27
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Today, fewer than seven percent of women graduate from college with a degree in science, technology, engineering or math. In light of this depressing statistic, it's even more amazing that the world's... [more+]

Today, fewer than seven percent of women graduate from college with a degree in science, technology, engineering or math. In light of this depressing statistic, it's even more amazing that the world's first computer programmer was a woman -- and that she died in the year 1852. Ada Lovelace, the poet Lord Byron's only legitimate child, was so proficient with numbers that she worked as a teenager with British mathematician Carl Babbage on the concept for what would become the world's first mechanical computer, and went on to write what historians consider to be the first computer program, nearly a hundred years before the technology existed to run it. Award-winning playwright Lauren Gunderson brings Ada's incredible true story to the stage in her play "Ada and the Memory Engine", coming to the West End Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater in Atlanta. [less-]

"The Only Light in Reno": Comedy Goes Behind the Scenes with Liz Taylor & Marilyn Monroe

at Out of Box Theatre @ Artisan Resource Center, Marietta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
Thu, August 24
+ 2 more dates
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
Thu, August 24
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift are portrayed in this comedy set in Reno, Nevada. Filming on Clift and Monroe's 1960 movie "The Misfits" is hopelessly behind schedule, it's over ... [more+]

Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift are portrayed in this comedy set in Reno, Nevada. Filming on Clift and Monroe's 1960 movie "The Misfits" is hopelessly behind schedule, it's over 100 degrees in the shade, the nearby mountains are on fire and the city is experiencing a total blackout. What's a group of Hollywood legends to do? Find out in this hilarious production that drops you into the middle of their adventures in The Biggest Little City in the World. Written by Topher Payne ("Tokens of Affection", "Swell Party"), this original comedy provides a fun glimpse into the lives of Tinsletown's most iconic stars when being pampered isn't an option. [less-]

Bawdy Broadway-Meets-Bluegrass Musical "The Robber Bridegroom"

at ACT3 Productions , Sandy Springs
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
Thu, August 24
+ 2 more dates
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
Thu, August 24
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
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FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

A charming gentleman bandit, the rich plantation owner's daughter he loves, the wicked, sex-starved stepmother who wants her dead and an evil thief who carries his brother's head around in a trunk -- ... [more+]

A charming gentleman bandit, the rich plantation owner's daughter he loves, the wicked, sex-starved stepmother who wants her dead and an evil thief who carries his brother's head around in a trunk -- they're all here in "The Robber Bridegroom". Set to an infectious Broadway-meets-bluegrass score, this bawdy adult fairy tale comes loaded with plenty of cheeky innuendo and double entendres. The show's 1975 Broadway run snagged a Tony nomination, and now this rollicking, Southern-fried romp about a dangerous, handsome, backwoods rogue who's a gentleman by day and bandit by night comes to the ACT3 Productions stage in Sandy Springs. [less-]

Atlanta Magic Theater Starring Magician Peter Morrison

at Atlanta Magic Theater, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 19
Sat, August 19
Fri, August 25
+ 21 more dates
Sat, August 19
Sat, August 19
Fri, August 25
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
Sat, August 26
Fri, September 01
Fri, September 01
Sat, September 02
Sat, September 02
Fri, September 08
Fri, September 08
Sat, September 09
Sat, September 09
Fri, September 15
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Fri, September 22
Fri, September 22
Fri, September 29
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FULL PRICE: $30 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $16.50 - $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-]

Lawrenceville Ghost Tour: Take a Haunted Stroll Through the Night

at Lawrenceville Square, Lawrenceville
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 19
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
+ 8 more dates
Sat, August 19
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
Fri, September 01
Sat, September 02
Sat, September 09
Fri, September 15
Sat, September 16
Fri, September 22
Sat, September 23
Fri, September 29
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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-]

"The Summer of Our Discontent" -- Short Plays From Atlanta Playwrights

at Onion Man Productions, Chamblee
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
Fri, August 25
+ 2 more dates
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
Sun, August 27
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FULL PRICE: $16
OFFER PRICE: $8

Summer is winding down (already?!?), and you can celebrate the bittersweet ending when Onion Man Productions presents "The Summer of Our Discontent". This eclectic collection of short plays by Atlanta... [more+]

Summer is winding down (already?!?), and you can celebrate the bittersweet ending when Onion Man Productions presents "The Summer of Our Discontent". This eclectic collection of short plays by Atlanta playwrights all reference someone's discontent. Sit back in the black box theater and take a break from the sun. [less-]

Aurora Comedy Nights: Stand-Up Comedy on the Square

at Aurora Theatre - Studio, Lawrenceville
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 19
Fri, October 06
Fri, October 06
+ 10 more dates
Sat, August 19
Fri, October 06
Fri, October 06
Sat, October 07
Fri, October 13
Fri, October 13
Sat, October 14
Fri, November 03
Fri, November 03
Sat, November 04
Fri, December 29
Fri, December 29
Sat, December 30
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $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-]

Comedian Chris Powell ("Empire", "World Star TV")

at Atlanta Comedy Theater, Norcross
OFFER DATES:
Sat, August 19
Sat, August 19
Sat, August 19
+ 1 more dates
Sat, August 19
Sat, August 19
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
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FULL PRICE: $20 - $30
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $15

Whether riffing on the differences between "Full House" and "Family Matters" or telling truths about race relations, comedian Chris Powell knows how to find humor anywhere he looks. He's played comedy... [more+]

Whether riffing on the differences between "Full House" and "Family Matters" or telling truths about race relations, comedian Chris Powell knows how to find humor anywhere he looks. He's played comedy clubs around the country and appeared regularly on TV shows like "Empire" and "Detroiters". He's also the host of "World Star TV" on MTV2, where he jokes about the wildest videos on the internet. See him perform live at Atlanta Comedy Theater. [less-]

"All I Want is My Name!": The Unauthorized Ike & Tina Story

at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center, Decatur
OFFER DATES:
Sun, August 20
FULL PRICE: $35
OFFER PRICE: $17.50

You may know a lot about the story of Ike and Tina Turner ... but you probably don't know it all. "All I Want is My Name!" takes a penetrating look at the true and untold story of the legendary musica... [more+]

You may know a lot about the story of Ike and Tina Turner ... but you probably don't know it all. "All I Want is My Name!" takes a penetrating look at the true and untold story of the legendary musical duo, as infamous for the years of abuse and domination as they were famous for unforgettable songs like "Proud Mary," "A Fool in Love," "Nutbush City Limits" and so many more. Filled with emotion and drama, this story follows their relationship from start to finish on the stage of Decatur's Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center. [less-]

Outdoor "Robin Hood" Swings Onto Stage in Family Adventure

at Serenbe Farmer's Market Stage, Chattahoochee Hills
OFFER DATES:
Sun, August 20
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
+ 1 more dates
Sun, August 20
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
Sun, August 27
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FULL PRICE: $10 - $20
OFFER PRICE: $5 - $10

Embark on a swashbuckling journey to Nottingham with a thrilling adaptation of the classic "Robin Hood". Robin abandons his life of comfort to rob from the rich and give to the poor with his Merry Men... [more+]

Embark on a swashbuckling journey to Nottingham with a thrilling adaptation of the classic "Robin Hood". Robin abandons his life of comfort to rob from the rich and give to the poor with his Merry Men. In the outdoor space, his green attire camouflages the outlaw hero as he takes on the power-hungry Prince John, the Sheriff of Nottingham, and rescues the beautiful Maid Marion. Under the direction of Broadway's Paul McGill, characters fly through Serenbe's magnificent forest on a zip line, redistributing wealth as they go. Catch all the high adventure in Robin's natural element at Serenbe Farmer's Market Stage in Chattahoochee Hills. [less-]

"Julius Caesar" -- Shakespeare's Timeless, Bloody Drama

at Out Front Theatre Company, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sun, August 20
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Murderous political intrigue unfolds in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", a "history play" that remains intensely relevant to contemporary audiences. Suspicions arise when the beloved Caesar gains popula... [more+]

Murderous political intrigue unfolds in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", a "history play" that remains intensely relevant to contemporary audiences. Suspicions arise when the beloved Caesar gains popularity among his people. A deadly plot unfolds as he finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle for power with his former "friends, Romans, countrymen," Brutus and Cassius. The actions of these friends-turned-conspirators set off a civil war at the dawn of the Roman Empire. Watch the drama unfold at Out Front Theatre Company in Atlanta as part of Impulse Rep's new season devoted to speaking truth to power. [less-]

"Mother Goose": A Rhyme-Filled Preschool Puppet Show

at Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sun, August 20
Sat, August 26
Sun, August 27
FULL PRICE: $19.50
OFFER PRICE: $11.50

Mother Goose is missing! Sing, wiggle and clap along with Mary Mary as she tries to sort out a slew of clues to help find the nursery rhyme maven's whereabouts. Your preschoolers will have tons of fun... [more+]

Mother Goose is missing! Sing, wiggle and clap along with Mary Mary as she tries to sort out a slew of clues to help find the nursery rhyme maven's whereabouts. Your preschoolers will have tons of fun learning to rhyme, count and use problem-solving skills with the cast of Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts, who'll show off their selection of hand-and-rod and glove puppets. Plus, you and the kids can take part in a workshop where you'll create your own jumping cow shadow puppets. [less-]

Live Music & More at City Winery Atlanta

at City Winery Atlanta, Atlanta
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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-]

"The Cognac Monologues" With Learical Jonez

at Atlanta Comedy Theater, Norcross
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Are you a boxed wine wife, a hard cussin' beer guzzler, a corporate cognac sipper, or maybe all of the above? From drunk texts to wild nights, join the cast of "The Cognac Monologues" for a look at th... [more+]

Are you a boxed wine wife, a hard cussin' beer guzzler, a corporate cognac sipper, or maybe all of the above? From drunk texts to wild nights, join the cast of "The Cognac Monologues" for a look at the stigma of alcoholism. Whether you enjoy a beer after work or a few rounds of drinks any chance you get, settle in with some relatable laughs and drinks available for purchase at Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross. [less-]

"Another Mother": A World Premiere by G. M. Lupo

at West End Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater, Atlanta
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FULL PRICE: $25
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Atlanta's Essential Theatre presents the world premiere of their 2017 Playwriting Award-winner, G. M. Lupo's "Another Mother". Directed by Peter Hardy, the play follows the emotional journey of a youn... [more+]

Atlanta's Essential Theatre presents the world premiere of their 2017 Playwriting Award-winner, G. M. Lupo's "Another Mother". Directed by Peter Hardy, the play follows the emotional journey of a young woman named Genevieve as she pieces together the mysterious identities and relationships among her biological mother, her birth mother and the mother who raised her. See this exploration of unintended consequences and how our actions may affect others we know little or nothing about when it comes to the stage of the West End Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater. [less-]

"Forever Plaid" -- Doo-Wop Musical Filled With '50s Hits

at Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square, Marietta
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Sun, August 20
FULL PRICE: $25
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The Plaids are back and better than ever in the crowd-pleasing favorite "Forever Plaid". Who are the Plaids, you ask? They were a male pop quartet that died in a car crash on the way to their first bi... [more+]

The Plaids are back and better than ever in the crowd-pleasing favorite "Forever Plaid". Who are the Plaids, you ask? They were a male pop quartet that died in a car crash on the way to their first big gig, and have been stuck in limbo ever since. Now they've got a second chance to fulfill their dream and perform the concert that never was. The four Plaids will sing in delicious four-part harmony and dance with charming, outlandish choreography and overzealous precision. In this production from Marietta Theatre Company, the boys will have you laughing in the aisles and humming along as they serenade you with some of the greatest 1950s hits, including "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Catch a Falling Star," "Heart and Soul," "Chain Gang" and "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" at Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square. [less-]

Magic, Comedy & Otherworldly Entertainment at Atlanta Magic Night

at Red Light Cafe, Atlanta
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Tue, August 22
FULL PRICE: $15
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Atlanta Magic Night brings together top-tier comedians and magicians to the Red Light Café for an evening that'll have you laughing, gasping and asking "How'd they do that!?" Opener Jerry Farber blen... [more+]

Atlanta Magic Night brings together top-tier comedians and magicians to the Red Light Café for an evening that'll have you laughing, gasping and asking "How'd they do that!?" Opener Jerry Farber blends southern-style stand-up comedy with breezy jazz piano playing, like a cross between Jeff Foxworthy and Dave Brubeck. Up next comes mentalist and magician Joe M. Turner, whose magical cabaret show "Shenanigans" was a favorite of former Atlanta mayor Sam Massell. And then comes the main event: renowned mentalist and psychic entertainer Mark Johnson, a master at probing the otherworldly insights buried deep within the human mind. [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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