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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:

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

at Village Theatre, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 24
Sat, March 25
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $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-]

"The Bridges of Madison County": Romantic Musical Based on Best-Selling Novel

at Aurora Theatre - Main Stage, Lawrenceville
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Fri, March 24
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FULL PRICE: $30 - $65
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Inspired by the best-selling novel and critically acclaimed film, the theatrical adaptation of "The Bridges of Madison County" continues its legacy as one of the most romantic stories ever told. Set i... [more+]

Inspired by the best-selling novel and critically acclaimed film, the theatrical adaptation of "The Bridges of Madison County" continues its legacy as one of the most romantic stories ever told. Set in a sleepy Iowa town, the musical follows a bored housewife who finds her life forever changed when she meets a traveling "National Geographic" photographer. What begins as a chance encounter evolves into an exhilarating whirlwind of passion, desire and everlasting love. Featuring a stunning soundtrack from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, this dazzling production of Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman's "The Bridges of Madison County" will sweep you off your feet at Aurora Theatre's Main Stage in Lawrenceville. Arrive early and you can enjoy free taco samples on Tuesdays before the show and free wine tasting in the lobby on Wednesdays before the show. [less-]

"9 to 5: The Musical" -- Comedy Set to Dolly Parton's Winning Score

at OnStage Atlanta, Decatur
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 24
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

The outrageously entertaining and always timely "9 to 5: The Musical" follows the hilarious adventures of three female office workers who turn the tables on their sexist boss. When his abusive behavio... [more+]

The outrageously entertaining and always timely "9 to 5: The Musical" follows the hilarious adventures of three female office workers who turn the tables on their sexist boss. When his abusive behavior becomes too much for them, the three take matters into their own hands, kidnapping him and running the office themselves. As they take charge, they find out there's nothing they can't do ... even in a man's world. Coming to OnStage Atlanta, this crowd-pleasing musical comedy -- based on the hit 1980 film starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton -- boasts music and lyrics by Parton and a book by Patricia Resnick, who also wrote the film. Parton's score was nominated for a Tony, and the titular theme song won two Grammys and was nominated for an Oscar. [less-]

"A Soldier's Play": The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Murder Mystery

at South Fulton Arts Center, College Park
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FULL PRICE: $25
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It's 1944 and a black sergeant has been murdered on a segregated Army base in Louisiana. Captain Davenport, a black officer, arrives at the base to investigate the crime. That's the set-up for "A Sold... [more+]

It's 1944 and a black sergeant has been murdered on a segregated Army base in Louisiana. Captain Davenport, a black officer, arrives at the base to investigate the crime. That's the set-up for "A Soldier's Play", Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. The plot goes far beyond this premise, however, by exploring the racial divide existing in the country and the armed forces at that time, and by probing the torment of the murdered man and his efforts to purge his own demons. Check it out when it comes to the South Fulton Arts Center in the Atlanta area. [less-]

"The Legend of Georgia McBride ": A Music-Filled Comedy

at Actor's Express, Atlanta
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FULL PRICE: $28 - $35
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What is a person to do when their Elvis act gets the ignominious ax? Well, with a pregnant wife, a woefully empty bank account and an eviction notice coming his way any minute, Casey is left with no c... [more+]

What is a person to do when their Elvis act gets the ignominious ax? Well, with a pregnant wife, a woefully empty bank account and an eviction notice coming his way any minute, Casey is left with no choice but to trade in his signature jumpsuit for sequins and start strutting his stuff around the Florida panhandle as the area's newest drag queen. A music-filled comedy about finding your true voice, this Actor's Express production of "The Legend of Georgia McBride" in Atlanta will have you laughing and rooting for the underdog inside of us all. [less-]

Atlanta Magic Theater Starring Magician Peter Morrison

at Atlanta Magic Theater, Atlanta
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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-]

"Burlesque Bad & Bougie" Comedy Show With Sugar Brown

at The Atrium Event Center, Stone Mountain
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 24
FULL PRICE: $40 - $60
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $30

Sugar Brown -- the slinky and seductive alter ego of Atlanta diva Lanita Shera -- visits The Atrium Event Center to dish some steamy stand-up comedy and show off her sexy burlesque moves. In "Burlesqu... [more+]

Sugar Brown -- the slinky and seductive alter ego of Atlanta diva Lanita Shera -- visits The Atrium Event Center to dish some steamy stand-up comedy and show off her sexy burlesque moves. In "Burlesque Bad & Bougie", Sugar dives into her diaries, exploring her experiences onstage through her lusty dance numbers and bawdy comedy. You'll get turned on and laugh at the same time, and the room will be a whole lot steamier by the time all is said and done. This is definitely a show for adults only. [less-]

"Rock of Ages": High School Version of the Musical Fueled by '80s Hits

at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mableton
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Fri, March 24
Sat, March 25
FULL PRICE: $10 - $15
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $7.50

She was just a small-town girl living in a lonely world ... until she took a journey to the Sunset Strip in 1987 and met a boy from Detroit who shared her same dreams of making it big and falling in l... [more+]

She was just a small-town girl living in a lonely world ... until she took a journey to the Sunset Strip in 1987 and met a boy from Detroit who shared her same dreams of making it big and falling in love. The Tony-nominated Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" comes to Mableton courtesy of the Lithia Springs High School Theatre, bringing its raucous mix of 28 eyebrow-scorching tunes from Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar and many more. This hilarious, high-energy production features a talented cast of teens that belts out classic '80s hits like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," "I Wanna Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again" and, of course, "Don't Stop Believing." Rock on at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. [less-]

Comedian Luenell ("Borat", "Jamie Foxx Presents Laffapalooza")

at Atlanta Comedy Theater, Norcross
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Fri, March 24
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FULL PRICE: $25 - $35
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $25

Known for her brash comedy style, Luenell is the kind of personality that only needs one name. She co-starred in the hit film "Borat" -- one of the few actual actors to appear in the film, playing the... [more+]

Known for her brash comedy style, Luenell is the kind of personality that only needs one name. She co-starred in the hit film "Borat" -- one of the few actual actors to appear in the film, playing the role of a hooker with a heart of gold. Her stand-up has been seen on the DVDs "Katt Williams: American Hustle" and "Laffapalooza with Jamie Foxx" and she has also appeared on BET's "Comic View", Comedy Central's "Reality Bites Back" and is featured on the new season of "Wild 'N Out". Named one of the top 25 funniest people in Los Angeles by "Los Angeles Magazine", Luenell's star is on the rise due to her bold and brassy sense of humor, her way with words and her ability to poke fun at all the curveballs that life can throw at us. [less-]

"Freak Nite" Foam Party With Sugar Brown

at The Atrium Event Center, Stone Mountain
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 24
FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

Things are sure to get steamy when local burlesque star Sugar Brown -- the slinky and seductive alter ego of Atlanta diva Lanita Shera -- hosts her "Freak Nite" foam party at the Atrium Event Center i... [more+]

Things are sure to get steamy when local burlesque star Sugar Brown -- the slinky and seductive alter ego of Atlanta diva Lanita Shera -- hosts her "Freak Nite" foam party at the Atrium Event Center in Stone Mountain. It's an evening of adults-only fun at the center's heated indoor pool. Frolic in foam as a DJ spins club-ready beats, musical guests pop in to keep the party going and laser lights shine all around, hitting you at all your best angles. [less-]

VoicePlay Blends A Capella Mastery With Amusing Antics

at The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, Newnan
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 24
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Original, imaginative and delightfully ridiculous, VoicePlay made a national splash when they were featured on NBC's "The Sing-Off". Turning the timeless sound of vocal music on its head, the members ... [more+]

Original, imaginative and delightfully ridiculous, VoicePlay made a national splash when they were featured on NBC's "The Sing-Off". Turning the timeless sound of vocal music on its head, the members of VoicePlay recreate the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice. What began as a street corner barbershop act has now evolved into this internationally acclaimed touring stage show, which flits effortlessly from one era and style of music to another, laced with inventive and often hilarious theatrics. Enjoy VoicePlay with your whole family at The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Newnan. [less-]

Discover and Celebrate Jewish Culture and History at the Breman

at The Breman Museum, Atlanta
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Fri, March 24
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FULL PRICE: $4 - $12
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $6

The Breman's mission of celebrating Jewish culture, embracing diversity and promoting social justice is highlighted by its popular permanent exhibition on the Holocaust, "Absence of Humanity: The Holo... [more+]

The Breman's mission of celebrating Jewish culture, embracing diversity and promoting social justice is highlighted by its popular permanent exhibition on the Holocaust, "Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years 1933-1944". Wander through the current special exhibition, "Where The Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak In His own Words and Pictures", which celebrates Sendak's life and work by showcasing his most famous pieces through preliminary sketches, finished artwork and interactive displays. For student and teachers, there's the wonderful educational resource, The Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education. Finish your visit off with a peek in the Museum Library and the Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, the largest repository for Jewish archival material in the Southeast. [less-]

"Beauty and the Beast": Atlanta Dance Theatre's Ballet Live on Stage

at Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell
OFFER DATES:
Fri, March 24
Sat, March 25
Sat, March 25
FULL PRICE: $23.50
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $11.50

Step into the magical world of "Beauty and the Beast" when this enchanted tale comes to the stage of Roswell Cultural Arts Center. You and your family will be transported to the heart of a quaint town... [more+]

Step into the magical world of "Beauty and the Beast" when this enchanted tale comes to the stage of Roswell Cultural Arts Center. You and your family will be transported to the heart of a quaint town, where Beauty's father has wandered into a castle and is held captive by a young prince who's been transformed into a Beast because of his selfishness and arrogance. But when Beauty switches places with her father, she chips away at the Beast. The two fall in love and the spell is broken, proving that love is more than skin deep. Atlanta Dance Theatre's ballet of "Beauty and the Beast" is for the young and young-at-heart alike. [less-]

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

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

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

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

Dance Canvas 2017 Performance Series "Introducing the Next..."

at Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, March 25
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

New choreography, new ideas and new collaborations burst onstage as Atlanta's Dance Canvas and Arts@Tech come together to connect movement, technology, science and life. "Introducing the Next..." feat... [more+]

New choreography, new ideas and new collaborations burst onstage as Atlanta's Dance Canvas and Arts@Tech come together to connect movement, technology, science and life. "Introducing the Next..." features choreographers versed in aerial dance, industrial engineering, freelance art and more, giving this performance fresh and innovative perspectives. See this dance festival of firsts at Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech. [less-]

"The Dragon King": Puppets Dive Into Ancient Chinese Folklore

at Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Sat, March 25
Sun, March 26
FULL PRICE: $20.50
OFFER PRICE: $10.25

Now that the rains have dried up, how will the village survive? That's the worrisome question at the heart of Tanglewood Marionettes' "The Dragon King". A fearless Grandmother resolves to do whatever ... [more+]

Now that the rains have dried up, how will the village survive? That's the worrisome question at the heart of Tanglewood Marionettes' "The Dragon King". A fearless Grandmother resolves to do whatever it takes to ask the Dragon King -- ruler over all things water -- why he's withholding the rain. As traditional Chinese music plays in the background and marionette, rod and shadow puppets fill the stage, you and your family will find out just how far her quest will take her. This folklore-based underwater fantasy gets underway at Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts. [less-]

"Don Pasquale": Donizetti's Comic Opera, Set in Hollywood

at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Atlanta
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Sat, March 25
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FULL PRICE: $58.12 - $103.70
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The Atlanta Opera presents its first-ever staging of Donizetti's bel canto jewel "Don Pasquale". In this unique interpretation of the classic comic opera, the setting has been updated to the glitz and... [more+]

The Atlanta Opera presents its first-ever staging of Donizetti's bel canto jewel "Don Pasquale". In this unique interpretation of the classic comic opera, the setting has been updated to the glitz and glam of 1950s Hollywood. Don Pasquale, a one-time silent-era movie star who's now elderly and washed up, becomes fed up with his rebellious nephew Ernesto and decides to marry and produce an heir so he can disinherit Ernesto. Complicated schemes and shenanigans ensue, with multiple lies, a fake wedding and a rendezvous at the famed Hollywood Bowl taking center stage. Bass-baritone Burak Bilgili, last seen in Atlanta in 2013's "The Italian Girl in Algiers", returns in the title role. Presented at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, this exciting new production is sung in Italian with English supertitles. [less-]

Live Music at City Winery Atlanta

at City Winery Atlanta, Atlanta
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Sun, March 26
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FULL PRICE: $12 - $40
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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 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-]

Guided Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour of Decatur

at Downtown Decatur Food Tours , Decatur
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Sun, March 26
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FULL PRICE: $45 - $65
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"Decatur, where it's greater" is the unofficial motto of Decatur, Georgia, and you can find out why on a Guided Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour. You'll taste authentic international cuisine from ... [more+]

"Decatur, where it's greater" is the unofficial motto of Decatur, Georgia, and you can find out why on a Guided Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour. You'll taste authentic international cuisine from six of the downtown area's local culinary cupboards and award-winning restaurants while exploring the city's rich history. With an informative guide sharing fascinating tidbits and restaurant owners offering tasty tidbits, both mind and palate will be satisfied during the three-hour tour. [less-]

"Grease": See the Beloved Musical Outdoors in a Wildflower Meadow

at Serenbe Playhouse - The Wildflower Meadow, Chattahoochee Hills
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Sun, March 26
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FULL PRICE: $30 - $35
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The '50s are back in Chattahoochee Hills when the kids of Rydell High take the stage at Playhouse 1960 to teach good girl Sandy how to be cool and win the heart of bad boy Danny. It's senior year for ... [more+]

The '50s are back in Chattahoochee Hills when the kids of Rydell High take the stage at Playhouse 1960 to teach good girl Sandy how to be cool and win the heart of bad boy Danny. It's senior year for the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds, and they are ready to rule the school. Their high-octane antics have made "Grease" an American classic on stage and screen, but get ready to see it in a whole new light as Serenbe Playhouse performs it in a beautiful Wildflower Meadow. With beloved songs like "You're the One That I Want," "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and the title tune, "Grease" filling the night air, this is a production you won't want to miss. [less-]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

**Remember, y'all, this post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small amount of compensation when you purchase from my links, which I"ll totally blow on waffle fries and sweet tea, y'all!**

10+ Valentine’s Date Night Ideas

**This post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small amount of compensation when you purchase from my links, which I"ll totally blow on waffle fries and sweet tea, y'all!**



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:

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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 this movie deal for Dealflicks – or check out other Atlanta Groupon deals. You can also check for movie deals over at nCrowd 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

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--Barbara

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Coca-Cola’s Strong Military Commitment

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I recently spent the day at The Coca-Cola Company headquarters, helping to stuff care packages to send to the military.  This is a sponsored campaign for Coca-Cola; however, as always, all opinions and bad puns are 100% my own.

I never thought packing tubes of toothpaste would lead to such humbling, drop-to-my-knees revelations, and yet, that’s exactly what happened to me the other day.  I was invited to work alongside hundreds of Coca-Cola employees who volunteered to help stuff care packages for the USO to send to our troops.  It was an assembly-lined process, and in its seventh year, ran like a well-oiled machine.  I happened to be in front of the large bin of toothpaste tubes, at the front of the assembly line.  Next to me were packages of disposable razor blades, and a few bins down from there were bottles of eye drops.  Knowing the service members offered feedback and helped determine what items were NEEDED for these care bags made the eye drops all the more of a reality to me.

Eye drops.

I mean, I have eye drops at my house, and shortly after LASIK, I kept eye drops on me at all times, and recall the insane discomfort of dry eyes, and thus the necessity of carrying eye drops with me at all times.  But my discomfort was short-lived (and elective).  Enough of our service members expressed a need for dry eye relief, to necessitate carrying it with them at all times.

Coca-Cola's Strong Military Commitment - USO care packages

It both blew my mind and made my heart hurt just a little, but also gave me a sense of pride in my friends, my family, and complete strangers who have selflessly served our country.  Such a simple thing as dry eyes also made my heart swell with pride, knowing the sacrifices these brave men and women face everyday, and the men and women who went before them.  It’s but one small indication of what our military go through on a daily basis while deployed, and a small token of the sacrifice and discomfort they face in order to serve our country.

This made the experience at Coca-Cola earlier this week all the more real, and all the more worthwhile, in knowing that the work we did that day would make an impact on our men and women serving our country.  Also, I was pleased to learn more about Coca-Cola’s ties to the military, as well as the USO.

Coca-Cola's Strong Military Commitment - USO stuffing party

The Coca-Cola company’s rich history of supporting the military stretches back 75 years when the company began a unique partnership with the US military.  You see, Coca-Cola has been working alongside the United Service Organizations (USO) since its beginning back in 1941, when then company president Robert Woodruff committed “to see that every person in uniform gets a bottle of Coca-Cola for 5¢” (wouldn’t it be nice if those prices were still in effect?!).  In fact, when General Eisenhower reached out to Woodruff in 1941, it was to ask for Coke to be sent overseas during the war.  Plants followed military theaters, which greatly helped launch Coca-Cola on to the international stage.  By the end of the war, over 5 billion Coca-Colas had been served.

Now, Coca-Cola remains committed to honoring our nation’s heroes through veteran hiring and mentoring programs, which I learned more about first hand in a sit-down with Mark Rahyia, Chief US Sales & Operations Officer, Coca-Cola Refreshments, who has been with the company for 19 years, and proudly served in the Navy.  Most impressive were these facts:


Fun Facts: Coca-Cola’s Military Commitment

  • In 2013, Coca-Cola made a 5 year goal to hire 5,000 veterans.  The company had already been hiring veterans, but wanted to focus specifically on this goal.  As of October, they’ve exceeded this goal, more than a year ahead of schedule.
  • Veterans looking for information about career opportunities at Coca-Cola can visit http://www.enjoycareers.com/military/.  They also participate in the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnership, among other recruitment programs.
  • Coca-Cola is part of Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS), which is a recruitment program for youth military, which guarantees job interviews for 3-4 companies (Coke included) upon leaving the military.  The group works to support veterans both inside and outside the company.
  • Since 2014, Coca-Cola has partnered with American Corporate Partners (ACP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in their transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce. To date, more than 100 Coca-Cola employees have served as mentors to 124 veterans making this transition.
  • Coca-Cola is part of the U.S. Army Training With Industry (TWI) and U.S. Air Force Education With Industry (EWI) programs, which bring service members into the company (to a department commensurate with their military career) to learn business perspectives and best practices and share their unique military experience and backgrounds.
  • “7” is the magic number this year for Coca-Cola.  They are celebrating the 75th birthday of the USO and 75 years of partnership with the organization to support our military.  This week marked 70,000 care packages Coca-Cola assembled over the last 7 years to help boost morale overseas.
  • Active military personnel and veterans are always offered free admission to the World of Coca-Cola.  Surrounding Veterans Day each year, a discount is extended to family members, as well, so military families can enjoy the World of Coca-Cola together at a deep discount.
  • Every year Coke recognizes employees who are veterans, or employees with family in the military.  Many historic pieces of military art are displayed along the hallways of Coca-Cola headquarters.  Peppered in with posters of employees include the artwork proudly depicting military med and women from the 1940s campaigns, original artwork by Haddon Sundblom.Coca-Cola's Strong Military Commitment - artwork

As a Georgia girl raised in Atlanta, I’ve always felt a strong loyalty to the Coca-Cola brand, not only because it’s always been the “local brand”, but because I strongly see the company’s presence both in the local community AND on the global stage.  Seeing now the strong support Coca-Cola extends to our men and women who serve our country only strengthens my loyalty and love of the brand.  Both my grandfathers were in the Navy, along with my father-in-law (a Vietnam vet), several uncles and cousins also served, as well as childhood friends who proudly still serve our country (a few taking on multiple tours, God bless them!) – all this drives Coca-Cola’s commitment a little closer to home for me, and making me proud to support the company and thus also the military.

This Friday is Veterans’ Day.  Please thank a veteran or military member in your life, not just on Veterans’ Day but any given day.  Share with them all the great ways companies around the country are thanking them, and share below in the comments with ways YOU can thank our fine men and women who serve our country.

Coca-Cola's Strong Military Commitment

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--Barbara

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Veterans’ Day Freebies 2016

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Veterans Day Freebies 2016

November 11 is Veterans Day, so make sure you pass on this information to anyone you know who is a Veteran or Active Duty so they can snag a free deal and/or a free meal! All places require proof of military service, proof of service includes Military ID, Discharge Papers, DD214 and being in uniform. What proof of service required depends on the individual establishment.

Special thanks to Gimme Freebies for contributing to this list of Veterans Day Freebies 2016.

Veterans Day Freebies 2016

Center for Civil and Human RightsThe Center offers discounted admission to both active duty military members and veterans with a valid veteran ID or DD-214 form.  [Read more…]

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--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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