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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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
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
Fri, June 09
Sun, June 11
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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
Sat, June 03
Sat, June 03
Fri, June 09
Fri, June 09
Sat, June 10
Sat, June 10
Fri, June 16
Fri, June 16
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Fri, June 23
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Sat, June 24
Fri, June 30
Fri, June 30
Sat, July 01
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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
Sat, June 17
Fri, June 23
Sat, June 24
Fri, June 30
Sat, July 01
Fri, July 07
Sat, July 08
Fri, July 14
Sat, July 15
Fri, July 21
Sat, July 22
Fri, July 28
Sat, July 29
Fri, August 04
Sat, August 05
Fri, August 11
Sat, August 12
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
Fri, September 01
Sat, September 02
Fri, September 08
Sat, September 09
Fri, September 15
Sat, September 16
Fri, September 22
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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-]

"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
Fri, June 16
Sat, June 17
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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
OFFER DATES:
Fri, May 26
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
+ 3 more dates
Fri, May 26
Fri, May 26
Sat, May 27
Sat, May 27
Sat, May 27
Sun, May 28
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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
Wed, May 31
Thu, June 01
Fri, June 02
Sat, June 03
Sun, June 04
Mon, June 05
Tue, June 06
Wed, June 07
Thu, June 08
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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
Sat, June 03
Sat, June 10
Sat, June 10
Sat, June 17
Sat, June 24
Sat, July 01
Sat, July 08
Sat, July 15
Sat, July 22
Sat, July 29
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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
Sun, May 28
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
Sat, July 15
Sun, July 23
Sun, July 23
Sun, July 23
Tue, July 25
Tue, August 08
Sat, August 19
Tue, August 22
Tue, September 12
Tue, September 26
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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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10+ Valentine’s Date Night Ideas

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Cheap Date Night Ideas Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be another occasion for which to go in debt.  On the contrary, there’s plenty of free, cheap, and frugal date night ideas around Atlanta -and anywhere – just put the leg work in to it ahead of time.  Here are a few great Atlanta date night ideas, but most can be date night ideas for just about anywhere.  And keep in mind, these date night ideas are great, not just for Valentine’s Day, but all year long!

Frugal Date Night Ideas around Atlanta (and Beyond!)

  1. Coffee Date.  No, don’t run through your local coffee kiosk for this one.  Actually scope out your semi-local coffee shops or coffee bars and take your special someone there.  Find a quiet table and enjoy the coffee and conversation.  I’m willing to bet that most of the time you share coffee, it’s when you are in a rush in the mornings.  This will be a nice change and therefore a great date.  Check Scoutmob for a local coffee shop near you!
  2. Dive Bar.  Going out for drinks doesn’t have to be expensive.  You can look for dive bar that offers cheap drinks and a unique atmosphere.  These bars are often provide just about the best people watching opportunities that exist.  Again, Scoutmob it, folks!  (I swear, this isn’t an ad for Scoutmob.  I just really like promoting free apps!)
  3. Hit the Trail.  Take your special someone on a romantic hike and a bring a picnic along with you.  Do an internet search for trails near year and their difficulty scale – or check out my list of free or cheap hikes around Atlanta.  Be sure to choose one that makes sense for your fitness level (they range from super easy, park like strolls to more strenuous ones).  Just be sure choose wisely so that you both have fun!
  4. Attend a Paint Night.  Are you and/or your sweetheart artistic?  Paint nights are very popular right now and many restaurants and local event centers are offering paint nights for a very reasonable rate.  I’ve personally been to All Fired Up and would recommend them, and have heard great things about Painting with a Twist, too.
  5. Dinner and movie (at home).  Dinner and movie at home can be very romantic!  Just make sure to mix it up a bit so it’s not the same thing as every other night.  Maybe the two of you can cook a meal together and enjoy each other’s company with a candlelit meal.  Follow that up by snuggling on the sofa watching a movie.  Or, if you’re near Studio Movie Grill, snag this great deal while it’s available!
  6. Take a YouTube lesson together.  Learning is sexy.  Lucky for those of us on a budget, there are lots of free classes available at our fingertips.  From cooking to musical instruments to singing and drawing, you can learn just about anything on YouTube.  Grab your honey, open up the laptop and learn a new skill together.
  7. Hit up happy hour.  Many restaurants now offer happy hour discounts where you can order select food and drink items for half price!  This is a great way to save and still go out!
  8. Play a game of miniature golf.  When was the last time you played mini golf? I didn’t realize how cheap it was!  And oh so fun too!  Check Groupon for a potential mini-golf deal near you.
  9. Group game night.  Valentine’s Day doesn’t always have to be just for two.  Why not invite a group of friends over for a group game night and enjoy everyone’s company?  It is free and fun, plus it will give you a chance to invite those friends that don’t h 73 answered questions ave a partner to spend the day with.  You can never go wrong with a classic game like Pictionary, Phase 10, or try something new like Watch Ya Mouth or even Pie Face.
  10. Find a local musical act playing or check out an open mic night and pay a small cover fee for live music and entertainment.  
  11. Explore Your City!  There are tons of free and cheap things to do in Atlanta.  You can also peruse sites like Groupon for restaurants and activities inspiration on the cheap, as well as Venue Kings and Goldstar for concerts, shows, and sporting events.

Got other cheap date night ideas not listed here?  I’d love to hear them!  Also, make sure you check out these great inexpensive Valentine’s gift ideas for her (also not limited to just Valentine’s!).

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Stone Mountain Christmas Magic!

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Making the Most of Stone Mountain Christmas

Recently, I was the delighted to be invited back with my family to experience Stone Mountain Christmas.  Last winter, we played at Snow Mountain, but hadn’t yet gotten to see the magic of Stone Mountain Christmas, so of course we jumped at the opportunity to go.  Suffice it to say, it is now on my list of family-friendly things to do in Winter in Atlanta!

From the whimsical sing-along Christmas train ride with The Gift (my Thomas-loving son’s favorite, of course!), to the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 4-D (seriously, 10 minutes of fun and cuteness!), visiting Santa, the great variety of live performances peppered throughout, or my daughter’s absolute favorite: meeting the Snow Angel – there’s something for everyone at Stone Mountain Christmas.  The evening is topped off with the Snow Angel Fireworks Finale.

How can you make the most of your time at Stone Mountain Christmas this holiday season?  Here are my top tips for doing so:

Making the Most of Your
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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Studio Movie Grill Groupon – $5 movie ticket

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The Studio Movie Grill Groupon is BACK!  You can also check out other Atlanta Groupon deals and Goldstar.

Studio Movie Grill Groupon


The Studio Movie Grill Groupon is BACK!  This is a great one, y’all — you get movie admission for $5!!  Studio Movie Grill has two Atlanta locations, and thus this Groupon has two options:

  • $5 for one movie ticket to Holcomb Bridge Studio Movie Grill at 2880 Holcomb Bridge Drive (up to $11 value)
  • $5 for one movie ticket to Duluth Studio Movie Grill at 3850 Venture Drive (up to $11 value)

Each offers a dinner and movie experience.  This is the lowest I’ve seen this Groupon offer, and it’s even better because they just recently revamped their menu, and it is full of ahh-mazing food and drink options!

Studio Movie Grill Groupon Food
Hurry and grab this GREAT deal before it’s gone!

Studio Movie Grill Groupon

Are you not yet signed up with Groupon?  No problem — sign up here, then go snag this great deal!

Legal-Mumbo-Jumbo:  Promotional value expires Jan 5, 2017. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for Star Wars Rogue One. Not valid for movies at 5pm or later on Friday-Sunday. Not valid toward special event movies, or alternate programming. Extra fee for 3D movies. Must redeem and use movie tickets by expiration date. $1.50 convenience fee/seat applies to online redemption. Never valid for alcohol, beverage, or food. Limit 1 per person per visit. Not valid towards buyouts. Not valid in combination with promo codes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for Groupon promo codes or other discounts.

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You may also wish to check out these other great deals around town:

Legoland 1/2 off admissionLEGOLAND discount tickets

Georgia Renaissance Festival (1/2 off!)Goldstar Georgia Renaissance Festival

College Football Hall of Fame & Chick-fil-a Experience
Groupon - College Football Hall of Fame

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Halloween Activities in Atlanta 2016

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.

Halloween Activities in Atlanta 2016Mark your calendars, y’all!  There’s plenty to do this week and next weekend as we prepare for Halloween!

Moonlight Madness at Kroger

IN-STORE EVENT

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH

4PM-7PM

  Different Kroger stores throughout Atlanta will be hosting Moonlight Madness.  Activities may include:

  • Costume Contest for Kids
  • Trick or Treat Street ~ Each Department will pass out candy
  • Cake Walk
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • Cookie Decoration Station for the Kids
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Coloring Station or Contest
  • Family Friendly Open House
  • Samples Samples Samples!!

Last year, by chance we stumbled into Moonlight Madness after school, and the kids enjoyed participating in a cake walk, and were delighted to get to go for several go-arounds.  In the end, we walked out with our very own caramel cake, which I may have shared with the kids (hee hee), and they enjoyed the fun and festivities.  And the cake.  Check with your individual location to see what activities they  may have for Moonlight Madness at Kroger.

Halloween Activities in Atlanta 2016

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--Barbara

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Cow Appreciation Day is Coming!

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Cow Appreciation Day 2016

July is known for many things, and many occasions. Most notably, we Americans get all red, white, and blue for the 4th of July. But for the die-hard chicken lovers, we know something spectacular occurs later in the month: Cow Appreciation Day.  Around Atlanta, and across the country, folks will dress up as their favorite bovine, in order to snag some free Chick-fil-a chicken.

There are some changes this year for Cow Appreciation Day 2016, as you may have heard.  First, hours are from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm.  Second, all participants who dress up will receive an entree.  In years past, it was up to the individual location’s discretion to discern if you were fully or partially dressed, to determine if you got an entree or a full year – but this year, all locations are offering an entree for all levels of dressed-up.

It’s a tradition I’ve been embarrassing my kids with for a few years now, and I’ve no intention to stop anytime soon.  However, I’m not (totally) ashamed to admit, I am a walking, talking Pinterest fail.  So, my costumes over the years tend to lack in imagination.

A few years ago, I think I reached my creative peak, by including my son’s Beanie Baby monkey, per my son’s request in the festivities. But of course, except for the collage below, I totally forgot to snap good pics, because, well, that would’ve just been *too* easy…

 

So, I reached out to some of my blogger pals and fellow Chick-fil-a Mom’s Club members, and came up with a few ideas for you, in case you want to go beyond just pinning the paper cutouts to a white t-shirt.  🙂
Of course, Chick-fil-a has some great ideas to get you started, and this year they’ve included some creative extras.  Check out their printable cow templates!

Cow Appreciation Day 2016 costume ideas

First, Lani of Life Anchored created this adorable cow onesie.  My favorite part?  There’s NO SEWING involved!  Plus, it could easily be done as a regular shirt, not just for a onesie.

Easy-No-Sew-Cow-Costume

 

Tabitha, over at Saving Toward a Better Life, created a simple and adorable cow costume with a simple trash bag.

trash bag cow costume
And of course, Lindsey of Redhead Baby Mama, created a round-up of cow costumes, as well.

Cow Appreciation Day Costumes - Redhead Baby Mama

And then make sure you also watch this tutorial on how to make a cute cow tail.

So seriously, how will YOU participate in Cow Appreciation Day this year?  Comment below with your ideas, or with how you intend to participate in Cow Appreciation Day.

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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CVS Curbside Pickup Service

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Disclosure: I’m working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about CVS Curbside Pickup.  All opinions, bad puns, and over-excited zeal expressed are all my own.  All product claims and program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.

BIG news for the Atlanta, Charlotte, and San Diego area, y’all!  CVS now offers curbside pickup in these areas.  Yep, you can now make an online order at CVS.com and they will bring it to you curbside.  No need to even turn off the engine!

CVS Curbside Pickup - what's so great?

Do y’all know what a game-changer this is?!?  No more schlepping the kids in to the store, chasing them or lugging them around, trying hard to keep them from touching every.  single.  thing in the store.  Heck, you could pickup your CVS order in your PJs.  Or this summer, keep the kids in their wet bathing suits, and you in your cute bathing suit cover. [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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How to Save with the Atlanta Braves

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Atlanta Braves Discount TicketsAs a member of the #BravesBloggers, I was recently treated to a game and a tour of Turner Field, as well as a bag full o’ swag.  However, all opinions, reminiscings of childhood days, and random ramblings are 100% my own.

I’ve been in Atlanta all my life.  I remember going to Braves games before they were good.  (Does Dale Murphy ring a bell?)  I come from a LONG line of Braves fans: my mom was at the World Series game at Atlanta-Fulton County stadium in ’95 when they won.  My grandaddy faithfully watched games all season long, again this was back before they were “good”.  And I watched the Atlanta Braves become a powerhouse basically through the span of my teen years.  My family attended games at their inaugural season in Turner Field in 1997, so it’s only fitting that I partner with the Atlanta Braves this summer in their final season at The Ted. (I’m not hip.  Do people still call it The Ted??)

Atlanta Braves Discount Tickets - beer is good

As an Atlanta native, The Braves are intertwined with the culture fabric of summers in Atlanta to me.  Tailgating at Turner Field should be part of your summer bucket list, even if you only check it off once or twice.  Even if the Braves aren’t as hot as they were in the 90’s, they are still an integral part of our hometown lore.  I mean, just look at the Chicago Cubs, they’ve been stinking it up for over 100 years, but going to Wrigley Field is a part of Chicago culture.  (….unless, like my Chicago-native husband, you had a White Sox hat affixed to your head for years during your childhood.  But that’s a story for another day.)

I digress.

Being Atlanta’s FRUGAL Mom, I’m frequently asked about ways to save at local events and attractions.  It’s a huge part of who I am and what I do.  So when folks heard I was an Atlanta Braves Blogger this season, the question I heard most was about Atlanta Braves discount tickets.  SO, I wanted to share some awesome little money-saving tidbits with y’all.  But this goes beyond just discount tickets for Atlanta Braves games.  I want to show you how to save even once you’re INSIDE Turner Field.

Ways to Get Atlanta Braves Discount TicketsWays to Get Atlanta Braves Discount Tickets

  • Show your military ID – All active, retired, reserve, and veteran military personnel as well as first responders may enjoy 50% off upper box or outfield tickets to all remaining regular season 2016 Braves home games, just go to GovX.com.
  • Use your college ID – For select games during the 2016 season, students with a valid college email address can purchase an Upper Box ticket and get one free, just go to  here to register your email address!
  • Sportsclips $8 Mondays – Get a Terrace View seat in Sections 224L-230R or 223R-229L for only $8 every Monday, for a savings of up to 70%!
  • Coca-Cola $12 Tuesdays – Sit in the Club Pavilion in Sections 321R-337L for only $12! This special Tuesday deal saves you up to 40%!- Sit in the Club Pavilion in Sections 321R-337L for only $12! This special Tuesday deal saves you up to 40%!
  • Gas South –  If you’re a Gas South customer, you can not only score discount tickets, but you can also get two FREE tickets to an Atlanta Braves game.  You can also save up to gas-south.com/offers Sunday through Thursday all season long.  You’ll need to have your account information handy (such as your latest bill) to verify that you’re a Gas South customer.
  • Subway – Yep.  Subway. If you buy a medium drink and get the specially-marked cup around the metro-Atlanta area, there’s a peelie on there for $10 off tickets to an Atlanta Braves game.  You’ll go to the website listed on the peelie, and enter the discount code.  The code is good for up to four tickets, which means you can save up to $40!  Not bad for the price of one drink, huh?
  • Goldstar – Enjoy tickets for $21 each for Friday night Fireworks for June 24 and July 1 through Goldstar.   Want to go when the NY Mets are in town June 23, 25, or 26?  On Thursday the 23rd, there’s a bobble head giveaway, on Sunday the 26th (as always) kids run the bases before the game, and on Friday the 25th, some guy name Flo-Rida is performing.  😉  There’s also discount tickets for when the Miami Marlins are in town, as well as the Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, and the Cleveland Indians.
  • Also, check out places like Shopper, Stubhub, SeatGeek, and more for savings.

Atlanta Braves Discount Tickets - Things to do at Turner Field

Once you’re actually IN Turner Field, there’s tons of family-friendly activities to do, many that are free!  For starters, there’s The Sky Zone at the very top of the stadium – just follow the stairs all the way up to the very top!  You can sit on some cool coke-bottle shaped oversized chairs, “run the bases” on the psuedo small field, or just admire the magnficent view of the city AND the game, all in one spot.

Perhaps the very best feature for families bringing small kids is the CHOA Hope and Will’s Dugout, which includes the Tomahawk Treehouse.  Yep.  There’s an actual playground at Turner Field!  The Dugout will sometimes have tee balls and opportunity for kiddos to participate in a small game.

Also, did you know every Sunday home game, kids get to run the bases on the field?  If you’re a Kids Club member, your kiddos get to go to the front of the line for this experience.  There are two Kids Club membership options: the FREE membership gets you a passport, lanyard, BOGO ticket offer and stickers for every Atlanta Braves home game attended throughout 2016.  For $25, you get everything included in the basic membership, PLUS exclusive gifts and offers such as BOGO ticket offer and passes to the VIP Batting Practice Experience.  This is a great value if you plan to frequent home games this season with your kids.Atlanta-Braves-Discount-tickets_kids-club

My number one tip for savings once you’re in Turner Field: BYOB.  Well, bring your own soft-sided cooler.  Yep, you can bring your own food, snacks, and drinks inside.  You may NOT bring alcoholic beverages, nor glass or aluminum drinks.

However, I do recommend you try some of the new cuisine available at Turner Field this year, including the new Burgerizza, which is exactly as it sounds: a 20 oz burger, FIVE cheddar slices, and bacon (BACON!), pressed between two Freschetta pepperoni pizzas. My personal -and unexpected favorite- is the “Tater Tot Chop”, which starts with a layer of tater tots pressed in a waffle iron, loaded with bacon (BACON!), melted cheese and jalapenos, topped with a second tater tot waffle and served with Coca-Cola-infused ketchup.  Trust me, you won’t regret trying these dishes at least once!  Also, kids can enjoy a “Sandlot Snacks” kids meal, which include a hot dog, Welch’s fruit snack, and a kids’ beverage with a souvenir cup.

Atlanta Braves Discount Tickets - Great Grub at Turner Field

Two of my blogger friends and fellow #BravesBloggers have must-reads for Turner Field: Lindsay, of Redhead Baby Mama has a fantastic list of must-see offerings at the stadium, and Kecia of Momerish shares a list of kid-friendly things to do while you’re there.

Atlanta Braves Discount Tickets - Braves Blogger logo

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Cool Things to do While Visiting Greensboro

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Huge thanks to Lindsey of And The Kitchen Sink for guest posting on frugal-friendly tips for traveling to Greensboro.

I have lived in Greensboro my entire life. There’s just something about this city that keeps calling me home. In my years of living here, I have visited and experienced almost everything there is to do here. There’s so much to do here you couldn’t possibly do all of it in a day, in my opinion these are the best bangs for your buck!
Visiitng Greensboro

Attractions

Greensboro Science Center

A lot of this sciences are geared toward younger audiences, I would be lying to you if I told you that I didn’t go to the Science Center for my 19th birthday. This is personally one of my favorite places in Greensboro, and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Greensboro’s Science center is the only facility in the whole state that offers an accredited science museum, zoo, Omnisphere theater, and aquarium all in one place.
Science Museum- The museum has exhibits that range from fossils and dinosaur footprints, extreme weather galleries, small reptiles, even an educational exhibit filled with interactive displays that take you on a tour of the body’s main systems. From now until June 5th you can see the exciting bodies revealed exhibit. [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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