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Free lasagna on National Lasagna Day

Who knew? July 29 is National Lasagna Day and if that means free lasagna anywhere, I’m not complaining. In search of a freebie, I found this one at Buca di Beppo in Alpharetta. A free lunch-sized portion is yours with the purchase of a small or large sized pasta or entree. It is only valid for dine-in guests. Along with that free offer found in Sunday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution was a coupon for $10 off any purchase of $20 or more through Aug. 31. Of course these two offers cannot be combined.

Spaghetti Warehouse — UPDATE: It appears Spaghetti Warehouse in Atlanta closed down recently.

More lasagna! Here’s a coupon for a $4.99 lasagna meal at Spaghetti Warehouse to be used on Thursday.

Six Flags Over Georgia discount

It’s a good things the kids in my house like Cocoa Pebbles cereal. Inside the box of Post cereal I found a coupon for FREE kids admission to Six Flags with the purchase of a full-price general admission ticket. The park also continues to run its online special which allows everyone to purchase tickets at a kids price of $29.99.

Back-to-school sales

Most malls and stores are rolling out their back-to-school deals Thursday through Sunday. Here are a few:

– Discount equaling sales-tax relief at JCPenney’s: Since there is no tax-free shopping weekend this year, from July 29-Aug. 1, JC Penney will be offering customers in Georgia stores a special discount equal to or greater than the amount of sales tax. Stores will open at 7 a.m. for early bird shoppers.

– Additional 10% off with Tanger Shopping Pass: Tanger Outlet Mall is giving customers who complete this form a voucher for a shopping pass. The form shouldn’t take more than a few seconds as it ask for little information. With the shopping pass, you get an additional 10 percent off your total purchase Thursday through Sunday. Tanger Outlet centers are located in Locust Grove and Commerce.

Discover Mills Mall “Super Sale”: Discover Mills Mall in Lawrenceville has discounts at most of its major retailers Friday through Sunday. Click here to see all of the offers. But even with all of those sales, kids will look for some guidance when it comes to nailing down the perfect look. That’s where the back-to-school fashion show comes in on Friday from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

North Georgia Premium Outlets holds its back-to-school and Fall preview weekend Thursday through Monday, Aug. 2.

Southlake Mall in Morrow has some of teens’ favorite stores, like Aeropostale and Rue21. Before going shopping, check the mall’s Web sites as well as the sites of the retailers for coupons. For instance, I just found this printable coupon for $10 off a purchase of $50 or more at Aeropostale at Southlake and the back-to-school “blowout” deals on Tapout merchandise at Spencer’s.

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July 27th, 2010
4:11 pm

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David S

July 27th, 2010
4:20 pm

Since government doesn’t know how to cut spending to pay for decreased sales tax revenue, I am happy to see that the private voluntary sector is coming to the rescue. Frankly they benefitted greatly for many years from the government gimmick to pander to parents.

Umm, still not sure

July 27th, 2010
5:11 pm

Thanks for the JC Penny notice.

Do you have any deals for The Real Chow Baby (Midtown), Applebee’s or Outback Steakhouse?


July 27th, 2010
5:13 pm

This state is one big joke, why should parents have to buy school supplies? Where is the GA Lottery Money going? Why can’t they purchase Warehouses throughout Georgia and supply them with school supplies?


July 27th, 2010
7:36 pm

Justine: That is a good idea. You should send it into the Ga. Lottery. The could afford to build a few supply centers in which parents can purchase school items for a dollar. The warehouse could be similar to a Dollar Tree store but all products such as books, pens, pencils, dictionaries and so on.


July 27th, 2010
8:15 pm

Geaux Justine….more government freebies? Oh…….2 words…Hope Scholorship….


July 27th, 2010
8:36 pm

You can already buy school supplies for a dollar. Or less. I just paid 15 cents each for big spiral notebooks at Target. And there are, of course, plenty of retail dollar stores already with tons of supplies.

Georgia lottery money provides free college educations. Much more valuable benefit than subsidizing a few dollars of pencils and paper.

And maybe I’m crazy, but I always thought parents were supposed to support their own children. School and all the associated services are already free. It’s an amazing deal that most countries don’t offer. I’m happy to only foot the bill for a crayons and glue.


July 27th, 2010
11:01 pm

Did the Spaghetti Warehouse on Delk Road close as well?


July 27th, 2010
11:51 pm

The place on Ponce was Spaghetti Factory, not Spaghetti Warehouse.

May she RIP.


July 28th, 2010
1:01 am

@ justine…YOU should buy your child’s school supplies! that is the problem with too many people today – they expect some faction of the government to cover what is their responsibility. I DO have an issue with the classes “pooling” supplies and have let my daughter’s teachers know that over the years.

I also have an issue with buying the school agenda for $5.00 every year…what’s wrong with a plain assignment pad?

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July 28th, 2010
4:29 pm

I agree with Susan. At my son’s school, they will give them the first agenda free. If they lose it, they will have to purchase the next for $6.00.

Rana Cash

July 30th, 2010
2:00 pm

@ Ummm Not right now, but I’ll keep an eye out.


July 30th, 2010
4:03 pm

We need a watch dog group to watch the expenses that occur with Dekalb County School System.

Rana Cash

July 30th, 2010
4:46 pm

@ suri We have an entire team of watchdog reporters, as well as an outstanding reporter covering DeKalb. Her name is Megan Matteucci (