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Free outdoor movies in Atlanta

It doesn’t get much freer than this.

Take your date — or your family — along with a picnic basket to your local park this summer for free outdoor movies. Favorites this year include “We Bought a Zoo” and “Puss in Boots,” showing at multiple locations. Noticeably absent this year is Piedmont Park’s Screen on the Green, but Georgia Tech’s Flicks on Fifth and Atlantic Station’s Movies in the Park will continue showing in Midtown.

Most movies begin at dusk. Click on individual park links for more information.

Atlantic Station: Movies in the Park

  • May 3: “Moneyball”
  • May 10: “Singing in the Rain”
  • May 17: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”
  • May 24: “Men in Black”
  • May 31: “Dirty Dancing”
  • June 7: “The Muppets”
  • June 14: “The Help”
  • June 21: “The Lincoln Lawyer”
  • June 28: “Spiderman”
  • July 5: “Captain America”
  • July 12: “Grease”
  • July 19: “Forest Gump”
  • July 26: “Clueless”
  • Aug. 2: “The Notebook”
  • Aug. 9: “Ferris Bueller”
  • Aug. 16: “The Blind Side”
  • Aug. 23: “Hugo”

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Wes Moss: Is private school worth it?

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

Wes Moss hosts 'Money Matters' Sunday mornings on AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB

Wes Moss hosts 'Money Matters' Sunday mornings on AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB

Across Atlanta moms and dads are rushing to the mailbox hoping to find something special – an acceptance letter from a prestigious school that will give their child the education they need to survive in this increasingly competitive economy.

“Please, please, please,” those parents pray. “Please let this be the day my little darling gets into the Harvard of kindergartens…”

The competition to get into private preschools and elementary schools can be as grueling as getting into college. And for those accepted, the cost can be well north of $20,000 per year for some schools. A private school education could easily cost more than $300,000 in tuition before the kid even sees a college classroom.

Not many families have that kind of money. But does …

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Free pizza from Stevi B’s

It’s free dinner for the whole family.

Stevi B’s Pizza is holding its fourth annual Free Pizza Day on Sunday. The featured pizza for this year’s giveaway is the brand’s most popular signature pizza, the Loaded Baked Potato, served on the newly introduced whole wheat crust.

Visit Stevi B’s national Facebook page to download a coupon for one free regular whole wheat to-go pizza by entering your email address and the Stevi B’s location you visit most. The coupon can then be used at any time on April 29.

Stevi B’s expects to give away more than 20,000 coupons for free pizza to customers during the annual promotion.

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

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Coupon Mom: Light bulbs, almonds and paper products

Power up for savings

General Electric: Save on electricity by switching your old light bulbs out for energy efficient options. Rite Aid has General Electric CFL light bulbs on sale buy one, get one free. Save even more by using one of the $1 coupons from the April 15 SmartSource circular to save more. Rite Aid does not allow two coupons on a buy one, get one free deal and prices vary by size and store.

Snack and stay clean

Blue Diamond Almonds, Dawn, vitamins: Kroger has Blue Diamond Almonds (6-ounce cans) on sale for $1.99. Use the $1 coupon from the Jan. 29 SmartSource circular to pay 99 cents. Dawn dishwashing liquid (9 ounce bottles) are on sale for $1. Use the 25-cent coupon from the April 1 Procter & Gamble circular to pay 50 cents. Kroger brand vitamins are buy one, get one free, so you can stock up on bargain prices, no coupons required.

Stock up on paper goods

Cottonelle, Viva, Kleenex: When you buy any three participating Cottonelle, Viva or Kleenex products, you …

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40 percent off moving supplies

It’s a good time to move — or to stock up on moving supplies.

Service Box & Tape is offering 40 percent off all residential moving supplies to celebrate National Moving Month in May. Save on boxes of every size, bubble wrap, tape, packing materials and more. The sale runs every Saturday now through Memorial Day weekend. You must mention the National Moving Month sale to receive the discount.

2055 Liddell Drive, Atlanta. 404-874-0461. Open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays.

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

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B98.5 radio deals: Spa, Ren Fest and cleaning

These deals were originally shared on B98.5 this week. For our full list of great offers, pick up a copy of Thursday’s DealSpotter section.

Primera Podiatry, Laser and Foot Spa: Get deluxe foot pampering with 50 percent off any pedicure or foot massage ($45-$80) or the Pedi-Facial with micro-dermabrasion (regularly $200). This special is available through Monday. You must call to book an appointment and mention this deal from Deal Spotter to redeem the discount. Primera Podiatry, Laser and Foot Spa, 1150-E Hammond Drive, Atlanta; 678-926-9300.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival: The Georgia Renaissance Festival’s Kids Free Weekend is this Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by WSB TV’s Family 2 Family, the promotion allows kids 12 and younger to get in free all weekend. Buy one adult ticket to score one child’s ticket for free. The Kids Free offer is not sold at Kroger.

Hotlantic Cleaning Services: Help your carpets look like new with a deal available for a limited time at …

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Free pretzels at Pretzelmaker today

Twist (and shout) for a discount today.

Sing, dance, or just say “National Pretzel Day” at any participating Pretzelmaker to receive a free regular pretzel.

Valid at participating locations only. Limit one per customer. Valid for salted or unsalted Pretzel only.

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

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Clark Howard: Live sports compete for viewers with flat-screen TVs

Consumer expert Clark Howard’s column appears here each Thursday in conjunction with Deal Spotter, a weekly print section in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

ClarkHowardHigh-definition, flat-screen TVs are driving down the price of tickets to live sports events in an unexpected way.

For the first time in decades, the cost of a Major League Baseball ticket has not increased. In fact, ticket prices have gone down in a lot of cities. At a time when the economy is getting better, why would MLB want to make a deal with you when you buy tickets?

Consider this: When you walk into any store, you can watch a game on a giant flat screen. The fields look gorgeous.

Take the recent Masters golf tournament. The course looked amazing on hi-def TV. Two of my brothers went to the Masters and one decided he couldn’t see enough on Saturday so he stayed home on Sunday and watched it on TV.

While you can’t capture the excitement of attending in person, what you see is superior on the TV. So my …

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Update: Spice Market extends $1 corkage fee discount

It’s true you vote with your dollar.

Spice Market’s recent promotion, which lowers its corkage fee from $15 to $1, has been extended through Aug. 31 due to positive customer feedback. (The original promotion was in honor of Tax Day and was available only through the month of April.)

Receive the corkage fee discount on up to four bottles of personal wine brought into the restaurant. Spice Market, W Atlanta-Midtown at 188 14th St., Atlanta. 404-724-2550.

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

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Early Cinco de Mayo freebies

Some amigos are starting the celebration a little early.

Cash in on free sodas, cheesy queso (with bottomless chips, of course) and sweet sopapillas at On The Border this month. Check out the Tex-Mex restaurant’s “Cinco Countdown Calendar,” with free food at all locations. There’s a different perk each night. (Warning: I had to print the coupon the first time I clicked on it. It will only let you “flip” one coupon per day.)

Thursday nights also mean extra bonuses in the bar. Try the new Tequila Smash ($7) or Michelada ($4.50) this Thursday.

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter

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