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National Ice Cream Day Deals & Freebies

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National Ice Cream Day Deals & Freebies

Did you know the third Sunday of July is National Ice Cream Day?  Many companies have gotten wise to this delicious day of celebration, and are offering some sweet freebies and deals.  Also, make sure you read all the way through, for a bonus giveaway for my Atlanta Braves fans!

Just like with Veteran’s Day freebies and deals,  Tax Day Freebies, and Mothers’ Day Deals, please check with your specific location for participation. Thanks to Mission: to Save for sharing some of these deals!

National Ice Cream Day Freebies & Deals

PetSmart – Free Doggie Ice Cream Sundaes available to pets at all PetSmart PetsHotel locations on National Ice Cream Day, July 16.  The dog-safe ice cream is vanilla flavored and non-dairy, as many dogs have challenges with lactose products. The sundaes are topped with dog biscuit sprinkles for a savory-sweet combination and a cool treat to beat the summertime heat in July.  Thanks Thrifty Jinxy for sharing this one!

Baskin Robbins -Get a free samples of its popular Polar Pizza from Noon – 5:00 p.m. at participating Baskin-Robbins locations on 7/16. In addition to the Polar Pizza Sampling on July 14, Baskin-Robbins is giving its guests several ways to enjoy National Ice Cream Month. For starters, guests who download the Baskin-Robbins Mobile App will receive exclusive offers on National Ice Cream Day (Sunday, July 16) and throughout the month.

Carvel– Buy One Get One FREE deal on any size soft serve cone or cup in the guests’ choice of Vanilla, Chocolate or OREO, Sunday, July 16th! (only at participating locations)

Dippin Dots – Order online in July for a chance to win your next shipment for Free.

Graeter’s– Wants to thank their loyal fans, for keeping them in business for over 147 years with $1.47 single dip sugar cones on Sunday, July 16th! Graeter’s plans to further take advantage of National Ice Cream Month in July with its annual unveiling of Summer Bonus Flavors in scoop shops and online for a limited time. New bonus flavors will be announced on June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21. Finally, the Graeter’s family, in support of its new relationship with the Cincinnati Zoo, has created a decadent and delicious flavor – available only at the Zoo, to benefit the Zoo.

McDonalds is offering a FREE cone on Sunday, July 16, 2017.  Just stop in at any participating location, and the offer should appear on your McDonalds app.  (You must have the app in order to get the free ice cream offer.)

Atlanta Braves & Mayfield are offering Braves fans a sweet treat!  Starting at 10 am through 2:30 on July 16, fans can stop by lot 29 at SunTrust Park for a Mayfield ice cream sample, as well as spin their prize wheel for a chance at some cool Mayfield swag.

Would you like to attend an Atlanta Braves game, on behalf of Mayfield?  I’m giving away a $75 gift card to one winner.  It’s simple to enter for your chance to win: first, comment below telling me which ice cream flavor is your favorite.  Then, fill out the form below.  One winner will be randomly picked.  Giveaway ends 7/29/17.  Good luck, y’all!

 


$75 gift card

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!**

Wrapping Up the Month of June at Applebee’s

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June at Applebee's

Apparently this summer has been more hectic than I realized.  I sat down on June 30 to write this up, but July proved to be just as hectic as June!  Hence, a mid-July publication!  

The month of June kept my family busy, our calendars packed, and my schedule quite busy!  First, we renovated the kids’ bathroom,  not because we were sitting idolly by looking for something to do, but because the tub -which was easily over 20 years old- was starting to feel springy when the kids stepped in it, and the shower faucet had developed a steady leak.  Thankfully, when we redid the other two bathrooms in our house a few years ago, we went ahead and bought a sink, tub, toilet, sink faucet, and shower faucet for all three bathrooms because we knew we would eventually have to tackle this bathroom, AND because a family friend got us the products for about half off.

I digress.  So while we were re-doing the bathroom, I stayed home to ensure things were going as they should.  Months earlier, my mom had enrolled the kids in VBS at her church, and my son had three days of Kindergarten camp midweek.  (Yes, my littlest baby is off to kindergarten in the fall!)

The following two weeks of June, I was tied up in Orton Gillingham training.  Orton Gillingham is a systematic and explicit method of teaching reading for people with dyslexia.  I found a way to put back on my special educator hat, brush off my masters degree, and wear another ha in the process.  I took a leap of faith and decided to do this, as it’s been something I’ve toyed with for well over a year.  The two week training was just the first step, but it was an intense two weeks.  Class was from 8:30-3:30 over 30 minutes away.  Thankfully, my parents were on board for helping me out – God bless their generous hearts!

So, essentially, my parents and my kids spent three weeks together.  They’d done something amazing for me, and I knew I wanted to find at least a small way to thank them for their time and energy.  So when I got a dinner invitation, I knew I’d found a perfect solution.

Applebee’s hosted my kids, my parents, and I for dinner recently, to try out their Big and Bold Grill Combo dinner.  I’ll be honest, it had been a while since I had eaten at Applebees, but I can tell you that the experience left us far from disappointed!

Let me start by first complimenting the staff at the Tucker location.  Everyone was super friendly, and happy to help and answer any questions we had about the menu.

We sat down in a corner booth, the kids got to color on and read over the kids menu, and the adults got to look at the special Big and Bold Grill Combo menu.  The kids decided on the mac and cheese, and my parents and I decided to split two Big and Bold Grill Combos amongst the three of us.  This worked well for us, since I only care for the chicken, but my parents are shrimp and ribs people.

June at Applebee's - chips and salsa YUM!

First, we were brought an order of chips and salsa.  My kids and I have seldom met an order of chips and salsa we didn’t like.  The chips were lightly salted, and the salsa was freshly made.  Then, the kids order came out.  They indulged in what they described as delicious mac & cheese.  (Did you know Applebee’s has a house Mac & Cheese on their kids menu, that has chicken in it??)  It was served with applesauce, so they were good to go.

June at Applebee's - kids' meal

The main entrees came out, and -oh my LORD!- they were amazing!  I had the chicken with pico de gallo, which proved to be amazingly tender and flavorful.  The shrimp and ribs were equally fantastic, according to my parents.

But here’s what amazed me most: the sides.  We had bacon-encrusted green beans, broccoli, and “endless fries”.  My favorite, by far, was the broccoli.  It was steamed and seasoned, and I simply couldn’t get enough of it!  The beans were quite tasty – the bacon was a nice touch.  And, well, I could eat fries all day everyday if my waistline wouldn’t betray me in the process.  It was all so daggum tasty, and I tried hard to join the clean plate club, to no avail, and not for lack of trying!

June at Applebees - clean plate

…..and then, my dad ordered dessert for the kids (and himself).  Yep.  Applebee’s even hit dessert out of the park.  The kids enjoyed a blue ribbon brownie to share, and my parents had hot fudge sundae shooters.  Knowing I was there to do a review of Applebee’s, I knew it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t know what each entree was like, right?  So, I sampled each of the desserts, all for the sake of review.  😉

All in all, I was beyond pleased with our trip to Applebee’s.  I highly recommend you find your nearest location, and head over there for lunch or dinner.  Or both.

Also, make sure you sign up for their email club to get started on great rewards, including a FREE birthday treat.   Check with your specific location to find out what weekly specials they might have, like if they participate in a kids eat free program.  The Tucker, GA location offers $5.99 burgers on Mondays from 4pm to close, and 99¢ kids meals on Tuesdays from 4pm to close. (This is current as of June 29, 2017 when we visited – please call to confirm these or any specials before going!)

Would you like to try out some of Applebee’s entrees?   Enter for a chance to win a $25 Applebee’s gift card.  First, simply comment below telling me which items you want to try.  Then, fill out the form below.  Giveaway will run until 7/29/17.  Winner will be randomly selected.  Good luck, y’all!


$25 Applebee’s Gift Card

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!**

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 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:
Thu, August 17
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
+ 4 more dates
Thu, August 17
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
Thu, August 24
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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-]

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

at Serenbe Playhouse - The Open Air Kit Kat Club, Chattahoochee Hills
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 17
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
+ 11 more dates
Thu, August 17
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
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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-]

"Little Shop of Horrors": The Campy Sci-Fi Rock Musical

at Actor's Express, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 17
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
FULL PRICE: $33 - $45
OFFER PRICE: $16.50 - $22.50

It's everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story, and it's coming to the stage of Actor's Express in Atlanta. "Little Shop of Horrors" takes you on a musical journey through the st... [more+]

It's everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story, and it's coming to the stage of Actor's Express in Atlanta. "Little Shop of Horrors" takes you on a musical journey through the streets of Skid Row, to a struggling flower shop where a bloodthirsty plant from another world eagerly awaits its next victim. Full of delightfully demented humor, this long-running off-Broadway musical comedy is based on Roger Corman's B-movie and was later turned into a Broadway show and an Academy Award-nominated film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Now you can enjoy a night of bloody good fun at this show with a pop-rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, featuring songs like "Skid Row," "Somewhere That's Green," "Feed Me" and "Suddenly, Seymour." You'll eat up this fun musical ... if it doesn't devour you first. [less-]

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

at Hapeville Performing Arts Center, Hapeville
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 17
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
+ 7 more dates
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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-]

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

at Aurora Theatre - Main Stage, Lawrenceville
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 17
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
+ 2 more dates
Thu, August 17
Fri, August 18
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FULL PRICE: $35 - $50
OFFER PRICE: $17.50 - $25

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-]

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

at ACT3 Productions , Sandy Springs
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 17
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
+ 4 more dates
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FULL PRICE: $26.94
OFFER PRICE: $13.47

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-]

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

at Out Front Theatre Company, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Thu, August 17
Fri, August 18
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-]

Jazz Matters @ The Wren's Nest: Cool, Smooth & Fusion Style

at The Wren's Nest , Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 18
FULL PRICE: $20 - $250
OFFER PRICE: $15 - $200

Experience smooth jazz under the stars at the Wren's Nest's natural grass amphitheater in the historic West End, and enjoy a cool, fusion groove courtesy of artists like Faith Harris, Mose Davis, Leon... [more+]

Experience smooth jazz under the stars at the Wren's Nest's natural grass amphitheater in the historic West End, and enjoy a cool, fusion groove courtesy of artists like Faith Harris, Mose Davis, Leonard Julian, Ojeda Penn and The Edwin Williams Experience. Williams is an experienced bassist and fixture on the Atlanta jazz scene, who played for more than two decades with the John Robertson Trio at Dante's Down the Hatch. He created Jazz Matters, a non-profit, to help keep the genre alive and well for future generations. [less-]

Outdoor "Robin Hood" Swings Onto Stage in Family Adventure

at Serenbe Farmer's Market Stage, Chattahoochee Hills
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
+ 3 more dates
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
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-]

Atlanta Magic Theater Starring Magician Peter Morrison

at Atlanta Magic Theater, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 18
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
+ 23 more dates
Fri, August 18
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
Sat, August 19
Fri, August 25
Fri, August 25
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Sat, August 26
Fri, September 01
Fri, September 01
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Fri, September 08
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Sat, September 09
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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:
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
Fri, August 25
+ 9 more dates
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
Fri, September 01
Sat, September 02
Sat, September 09
Fri, September 15
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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-]

"My Fair Lady": Broadway Musical Favorite Features a Famed Makeover

at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - Cobb Civic Center, Marietta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
+ 9 more dates
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
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Thu, August 24
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
Sun, August 27
Thu, August 31
Fri, September 01
Sat, September 02
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FULL PRICE: $38 - $53
OFFER PRICE: $20 - $26.50

This witty battle of the sexes pits snobby London linguist Henry Higgins against Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl plucked from the street, as he attempts to turn her into a well-spoken society w... [more+]

This witty battle of the sexes pits snobby London linguist Henry Higgins against Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl plucked from the street, as he attempts to turn her into a well-spoken society woman. But his feisty pupil gives him much more than he bargained for. With a score full of instantly recognizable Lerner & Loewe songs like "The Rain in Spain," "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "I Could Have Danced All Night," it's no wonder "My Fair Lady" became a huge Broadway hit and, in 1964, was turned into an Oscar-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn. The acclaimed Atlanta Lyric Theater brings the latest version of this romantic charmer to the stage at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at the Cobb Civic Center. [less-]

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

at Onion Man Productions, Chamblee
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
Sun, August 20
+ 3 more dates
Fri, August 18
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-]

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

at Atlanta Comedy Theater, Norcross
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 18
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
+ 3 more dates
Fri, August 18
Fri, August 18
Sat, August 19
Sat, August 19
Sat, August 19
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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-]

Live Music & More at City Winery Atlanta

at City Winery Atlanta, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 18
Sun, August 20
Mon, August 21
+ 40 more dates
Fri, August 18
Sun, August 20
Mon, August 21
Wed, August 23
Thu, August 24
Fri, August 25
Sat, August 26
Sun, August 27
Wed, August 30
Thu, August 31
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FULL PRICE: $14 - $65
OFFER PRICE: $7 - $32.50

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-]

Speakeasy Electroswing: Dance Party & Burlesque

at Red Light Cafe, Atlanta
OFFER DATES:
Fri, August 18
FULL PRICE: $15
OFFER PRICE: $7.50

Atlanta's Red Light Cafe on Amsterdam Walk heats up this summer with a cool speakeasy vibe, featuring a musical mashup of retro swing and EDM, courtesy of DJ Doctor Q. Hostess Lydia Treats is set to w... [more+]

Atlanta's Red Light Cafe on Amsterdam Walk heats up this summer with a cool speakeasy vibe, featuring a musical mashup of retro swing and EDM, courtesy of DJ Doctor Q. Hostess Lydia Treats is set to welcome go-go dancer Pixie-Vixen, plus burlesque acts Zina Czarina, Josephine la Boheme and "queen of the subtle tease" Talloolah Love to the stage to entertain, and the evening kicks off with free swing-dancing lessons. [less-]

Aurora Comedy Nights: Stand-Up Comedy on the Square

at Aurora Theatre - Studio, Lawrenceville
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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-]

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

at West End Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater, Atlanta
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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 Great Pirate Race": A Family-Friendly Interactive Play

at Aurora Theatre - Main Stage, Lawrenceville
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Sat, August 19
Sat, August 19
FULL PRICE: $7
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Help a young boy lost at sea conquer his fears during "The Great Pirate Race", an adventurous, playful tale from Story Ship. When a baboon finds him on a far-away island, the boy is raised by a silly ... [more+]

Help a young boy lost at sea conquer his fears during "The Great Pirate Race", an adventurous, playful tale from Story Ship. When a baboon finds him on a far-away island, the boy is raised by a silly crew of misfits. However, with the help of you, the audience, and his other puppet friends, he just might be able to overcome his fears and discover his true destiny. The whole family will enjoy this interactive, spellbinding tale of magic, enchanting animation and music at the Aurora Theatre near Atlanta. [less-]

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

at Village Theatre, Atlanta
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Sat, August 19
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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-]

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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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--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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--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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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.

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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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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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