Archive for August, 2011

99-cent burritos, plus kids eat free at Moe’s

Update: Moe’s has changed its Ponce location customer appreciation day as noted below.

That homewrecker burrito is calling your name. Your wife is hankering for a John Coctostan quesadilla. And your kids are begging for the Moo Moo Mr. Cow.

Now you can satisfy everyone in the family with these great specials from Moe’s Southwest Grill. Don’t miss the Moe’s customer appreciation days when all burritos are only 99 cents (regularly $5.95-$6.95) at the following locations:

  • Sept. 8: 3636 Dallas Highway, Marietta
  • Oct. 6: 863 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta

Also, Moe’s has introduced its Kids Eat Free program in seven of its Georgia locations. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. kids get a free meal (includes kid’s entree, drink, cookie and chips and salsa) with any $6 adult purchase. The following locations host the Kids Eat Free program on Wednesdays or Saturdays:

All-day Wednesdays

  • 3636 Dallas Highway, Marietta
  • 2320 Atlanta Highway, Cumming
  • 9777 Highway 92, Woodstock
  • 837 Highway 400 North, …

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Jessica Shops: Designer shoes, custom jewelry and gadgets

Step into savings High-fashion, high-quality footwear can be yours without paying a high price. This fall, look to for the latest styles in boots, heels and flats with a focus on comfort for working women. Here you’ll find trends such as fringe detailing and cutout options from top French and Italian designers at fantastic sale prices. I found a perfect summer-to-fall work shoe, the Via Uno Anabella cutout ballerina flat, in the sale section for $79 (regularly $90). Also, just for JessicaShops readers, enter code “JessicaShops” at checkout for an exclusive 35-percent discount (valid through Tuesday). With free shipping and free returns, you can’t afford not to try it.

A hidden gem

Jewels by Suni: Located in the front of Siggers Hair Salon is a hidden gem of jewelry and accessories called Jewels by Suni. Find unique custom pieces with amazing crosses and inspirational pendants from coins to fleur-de-lis. Many are made with a combination of Swarovski …

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Movie lovers’ discounts

Sometimes I can’t believe how expensive going to the movies has become. If you’re a regular theater-goer, these deals might ease your monthly spending.

Movie tickets

  • Take advantage of Goldstar’s 4-pack of AMC Gold Experience movie tickets for $30. With the $4.75 fee, you’re paying about $8.69 a ticket, a savings of about $13.25, depending on which theater you frequent. Plus, the tickets are valid for any movie on any night, so you’ve also eliminated the chances of waiting in line or missing a sold-out show.
  • You can also purchase a 4-pack of AMC Silver Experience movie tickets from BuyWithMe today for $27 ($6.75 a ticket). The difference is, you’ll have to wait two weeks after a movie debuts to use these. Update: This deal has expired.

Concessions: Through Sept. 8, get 50 percent off a large popcorn and large fountain drink combo at AMC Theatres. This offer is good at AMC concession stands all across the United States. Print the special offer coupon available here (you can’t …

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Free Thursdays at the High Museum

You asked for it, and here it is. No Bank of America card or proof of Fulton county residency needed.

In coordination with the Woodruff Arts Center’s Target Family Thursday program, the High Museum of Art will offer free admission to all walk-up visitors on the first four Thursdays in September (Sept. 1, 8, 15, and 22). Target Free Thursdays aims to introduce families to the educational programming of all the Woodruff Arts Center divisions―Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences – for free.

For each of these Thursdays, in addition to free admission, the High will offer expanded Toddler Thursday workshops, access to the Greene Family Learning Gallery, special family tours from 4 to 6 p.m. and art-making workshops for teens.

Free admission on these Thursdays is available through day-of, walk-up tickets only; no tickets can be reserved online. The High is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday; last admission tickets are available at 7 …

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Cars, TVs, home goods among best buys for September

Flat Screen TVKeep your eyes peeled in September for seasonal sales as well as unusual clearances.

New cars: Conventional wisdom has been that the end of the model year is the best time to buy, as dealers try to sell off old merchandise to make room for the new.

“If you are in love with a particular model, you can find it in the color and with the equipment you want,” says Jack Nerad, executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s “There are probably great Labor Day specials all over the place.”

You’ve probably been advised to consider depreciation in value when buying a car that’s already nearly a year old. But Nerad says depreciation isn’t as important “if you’re going to keep it forever.” Plus, with low interest rates, you’ll be able to pay less over the life of a car loan than in previous years.

Car accessories: Looking to pimp that ride, whether it’s new or used?

“There’s an increase in deals on auto goods in September, particularly in the first two weeks — accessories like …

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Facebook gives up on deals

It probably won’t come as a surprise to metro Atlantans: Facebook is ending its “deals” program.

The daily-deal type offerings promoted spas, horseback riding trips and the typical restaurant discounts — many times for large groups of people — through the current Facebook platform.

Although Facebook hasn’t announced a reason for dumping “deals,” speculation includes consumer deal fatigue. When I wrote a column on Facebook in May, I had trouble finding anyone who’d actually bought a Facebook deal here in Atlanta, one of the five test markets.

According to media sources, the demise of “deals” won’t affect Facebook’s location-based “check-in deals.”

What’s your go-to daily deal source? Are there any underdogs you think offer better discounts?

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

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Free Arby’s sandwiches

Arby’s and the Atlanta Dream want to make your Monday a little bit less stressful.

For those of you who took Ga. 400 this morning, that was Arby’s and the Atlanta Dream, the defending WNBA Eastern Conference Champions, picking up your toll tab.

Arby’s will also give away free roast beef and beef ‘n’ cheddar sandwiches today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from its mobile event vehicle at 123 Marietta St.

One complimentary roast beef or beef ‘n cheddar sandwich per person, valid only at the mobile event vehicle in downtown Atlanta on Monday, while supplies last.

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

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Free Chick-fil-A breakfast

“Sav mor monee.” The Chick-fil-A cows have got your back.

Beginning today, you can make a reservation to pick up a free Chick-fil-A breakfast entrée Sept. 6 to 10 during breakfast hours (6:30 to 10:30 a.m.).

Choose from the chicken biscuit; spicy chicken biscuit; sausage biscuit; Chick-n-Minis (three-count; chicken, egg and cheese bagel; bacon, egg and cheese biscuit; chicken breakfast burrito; sausage breakfast burrito and the new multigrain oatmeal.

Entrée choices may vary by restaurant. The offer is limited to one free breakfast entrée per customer, per restaurant during the five-day period.

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

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Wes Moss: Now’s the time to rebalance

Certified financial planner Wes Moss provides personal finance advice and accessible investment strategies. His guest post appears here Monday mornings.


It turns out all that glitters might not be gold. As stocks tumbled in recent weeks, gold has skyrocketed to new highs. But last week the super-hyped yellow stuff fell by more than 10 percent in just three days.

No surprise after a relentless run up, as nearly every market trend that skyrockets without interruption eventually falls back to earth, especially those not powered by earnings –- things like commodities, spec condos and Internet companies that haven’t generated a profit. (Remember

So what’s the right strategy for navigating the kind of turmoil we’ve seen in the market? The first critical step is to keep your head. Don’t panic and sell otherwise solid stocks that have been caught in a general down draft. Step two: take advantage of the situation and snap up more shares of quality companies while …

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Coupon Mom: Half off diapers and more

More than 50 percent off diapers

Huggies: Get Huggies Little Movers Slip On Jumbo Pack diapers at Walgreens, on sale for $9.49. Use the $3 coupon from the Aug. 14 SmartSource circular to pay $6.49 and receive a $2 Register Rewards coupon for your next order. Your net cost for the diapers will be $4.49, a savings of more than 50 percent.

Save without a coupon

Dial: Here’s a Walgreens deal, no coupons required. Dial NutriSkin body wash (16 ounce) is on sale for $3.99. Get a $3 Register Rewards coupon when you buy the item, so your net cost will be 99 cents. Although there is a $1-off-two coupon for this item in the Aug. 7 RedPlum circular, the $3 Register Rewards offer is limited to one. If you used the coupon and bought two bottles, your net cost would be $1.99 per bottle. If you do not use the coupon and buy only one bottle, your net cost will be 99 cents per bottle.

Free bread with sandwich items

Arnold bread: Save on school lunches at Target by getting free Arnold 100 …

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