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Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

ATLANTA -- The wave of couponers' cries heard in the Midwest and Texas has finally hit the Southeast!

For years, we have enjoyed the everyday doubling of coupons $0.50 and less. We got FREE items because of this great policy and it made handling an almost impossible budget easier for us couponers and savvy shoppers.

While I am not saying that this will hurt us (I will be posting some other things Kroger is doing), it does have me wondering -- in this competitive Atlanta market, where we use more coupons per capita then ANYWHERE in the US -- how will this fare? Will Publix jump on the bandwagon?

The end of double coupons becomes effective September 21, 2013. For this couponer, I will be having to double check my shopping list with this new rule. It's not fun, but a lot of new things are coming from Kroger, and I think this is why the program of double couponing is ending.

Winter Wonderland Bridal Ball comes to Emory in January

Winter Wonderland Bridal Ball comes to Emory in January

ATLANTA -- Plan the perfect 2013 wedding with the help of the Winter Wonderland Bridal Ball Expo, which will be at the Emory Conference Center Hotel in the new year.

The event will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Plenty of vendors, from dress designers to chefs, will be on-hand to show off their wares and offer samples. The first 100 brides-to-be in attendance will receive deluxe gift bags from Bloomingdale's.

Tickets for the expo are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. They guarantee admission to a 2 p.m. fashion show and entry into a 3 p.m. raffle. More than $10,000 in prizes will be given away, including a five-day honeymoon package to Mexico.

Learn more and buy tickets at bridalballatlanta.com.

The Emory Conference Center Hotel is located at 1615 Clifton Road NE.

Pike Nurseries gears up for post-Christmas sale

Pike Nurseries gears up for post-Christmas sale

ATLANTA -- When is the best time to buy Christmas decorations? After the holidays, of course.

Pike Nurseries' End of the Year Red Tag Sale will begin the day after Christmas, with merchandise prices slashed as much as 70 percent.

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Items for sale will include Christmas lights, ornaments, ribbons, tree stands and more. Other non-holiday items will be on sale too, like pottery, furniture and select plants.

The End of the Year Red Tag Sale ends Jan. 2.

Visit pikenursery.com to find your nearest location.

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is offering parents a tax holiday on back-to-school goods for the first time since 2009.

The state will temporarily suspend its collection of the sales tax on Aug. 10-11 for general school supplies, some clothing and computers and computer accessories.

Back to School Deals Week of 7\8 - 7\14

Back to School Deals Week of 7\8 - 7\14

Here are some of this weeks best back to school deals. I will be posting every Tuesday deals from Major Atlanta stores to help you get ready for the hoilday. To see a complete list of all the back to school deals check out Pretty Frugal Diva's Back to School Section

 

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Crayola 10 ct Markers or 12 ct Colored Pencils .99

Crayola Wild Notes Journal with Pen $4

Fiskars 5 inch Kids’ Scissors Pointed or Blunt Tip 2/$3

MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

By Janice Howell, vice president, MODA Floors & Interiors, www.ModaFloorsandInteriors.com

Area rugs need the same attention and consistent maintenance as your carpeting, ceramic tile or hardwood flooring. Knowing what’s expected of you regarding their upkeep can be a determining factor in the type of rugs you purchase.

Although a handmade rug is a work of art, it’s made to be walked on. So are all machine-made rugs. With usage, as the top layers of pile break, (in most cases wool), the pile looks shinier and smoother, and with light exposure the colors look more harmonious.

Here are a few steps to make sure that your area rug ages gracefully, naturally and beautifully.

$1.00 Off McDonalds Cherry Berry Chiller equals FREE in some areas

 

Here is a awesome coupon $1.00/1 coupon this is a great snack while you are on the go.   Now in some areas there is still the $1.00 price, meaning a FREE ONE !!! This is McDonald's new flavor and it's pretty good, I must say. Not sure how long McDonalds is going ot have this to printout, so print it out TODAY. 

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