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Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 192014
 

skyviewatlHere are a few of the highlights from ATL’s daily deals sites. And you can browse deals by category, complete with pics, on the Atlanta’s Daily Deals page.

Don’t forget to check out today’s mix (December 19) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s Swan Lake at The Fox, Monster Jam at the Georgia Dome, Monster Energy AMA Supercross at the Georgia Dome, A Christmas Carol at the Aurora Theatre, The Gifts of the Magi at the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, Lyle the Crocodile at Synchronicity Theatre, Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta Ballet’s Romeo et Juliette, Rainforest Adventures at The Center for Puppetry Arts, Menopause the Musical at The Strand, Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Catch Me If You Can, Extreme Dinosaurs and Bodies…The Exhibition at Atlantic Station, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 182014
 

have fun be cheap 200px-01I’m more than ready for the weekend. Looking for something fun to do? Check out these five events (or browse Atlanta on the Cheap’s calendar of events to remind yourself of other can’t-miss events happening in the ATL):

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 182014
 

park tavernIf you’re planning to go ice skating at Park Tavern this season, you can play on the cheap, thanks to this deal:

Single tickets are available for The Southwest Rink at Park Tavern on most dates through Valentine’s Day 2015. Skate All Day passes are regularly $15-$20 each. Unless it’s booked for an event, the rink will be open from 4:30 p.m.-midnight on Monday-Friday (21+ from 8:00 p.m.-midnight) and 10:30 a.m.-midnight on Saturday & Sunday (21+ from 8:00 p.m.-midnight).

While you’re at Park Tavern, you can take advantage of other deals:

Park Tavern is located at 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-249-0001

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 182014
 

legoland elf‘Tis the season for the Holiday Bricktacular at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta, featuring a winter wonderland takeover of Miniland, scavenger hunts, a Holiday Costume contest on December 20 & 21, a Noon Year’s Eve party on December 31, & more. If you’re looking for discount tickets during the holidays, you’re in luck. You’ve got a few ways to treat your kids (or yourself) to a day of play at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta on the cheap, some with no coupon code required.

The deals:

Your ticket includes entrance to the Legoland Discovery Center + unlimited admission to Lego rides, the 4D cinema, and the attractions, including Lego Miniland, Model Builder Workshop, a Lego Racers: Build & Test area, Earthquake Tables, a Duplo Village, Lego Ninjago Laser Maze, & more.

FYI–Since Legoland is a children’s attraction, adults visiting must be accompanied by a child unless they’re attending an adults-only event; the next Adult Night will take place on January 15, 2014.

Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta is located in Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-848-9252

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 182014
 

spruill holiday marketYesterday, I stopped by Spruill Gallery in Atlanta to shop the Holiday Artists Market for the last few gifts on my list. And I found exactly what I needed–a cute pair of hand-crafted earrings, a Glak Love ornament (which is what caught my eye in the email I received from Spruill Gallery), & a quirky set of drink markers.

The Holiday Artists Market features a diverse mix of gifts & decor, from ceramic & wood-carved wares to glassworks & jewelry, created by 90+ artists & makers. And it’s not just a few items…it’s about a half-dozen rooms filled with all things affordable & cute.

Procrastinators, you’re in luck: If you shop on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, you’ll save 20% on your entire purchase, thanks to the Last-Minute Shoppers Holiday Sale.

Spruill Gallery is located at 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta. The Holiday Artists Market is open from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Monday-Saturday & noon-5:00 p.m. on Sunday through December 23, 2014.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 182014
 

cezanne and the modern high museumWant to explore the High Museum of Art on the Cheap? Take advantage of a discount ticket deal (or, even better, free admission) to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, no coupon code required.

The deals:

1) While they last, $21 buys two adult admissions to the High Museum of Art, thanks to a deal on Groupon.

2) While it lasts, $65 buys a one-year dual or family membership to the High Museum of Art, thanks to a deal on Sweetjack.

3) While they last, $32 buys two tickets to the High & a $25 gift card to Veni Vidi Vici, thanks to a deal on Poshdealz. Or you can opt to get four tickets to the High & a $50 gift card to Veni Vidi Vici for $61.50.

4) Fulton County residents & students get in free from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month; valid ID required. The next free day is Saturday, January 3, 2015. Plus, Bank of America cardholders get the free admission on the first full weekend of the month (discount applies to cardholder only).

5) On Sundays & Tuesdays, all active & veteran military personnel as well as their immediate family members will receive free admission to The High Museum of Art & free parking in the Woodruff Arts Center deck with proof of service. Proof of service includes valid military, retiree, military/retiree dependent identification card or a DD Form 214 (Report of Separation).

6) During Friday Night Lates, you can get half-off admission and half-off audio guides every Friday from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Even better: The half-price admission deal is valid for Friday Night Music Remix, too, which takes place on the third Friday of the month & showcases live music by artists of all genres. The next Friday Night Music Remix will take place on December 19 & feature vocalist Kathleen Bertrand. FYI: The audio guides discount will be available through January 11, 2015.

7) Wednesday, December 24, 2014, is “Give Back to the Community” Day at The High. Walk-up admission is free from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Plus through June 7, 2015, you’ll receive $5 off admission to The High on if you show your ticket stub from the Center for Civil & Human Rights. The deal works in reverse, too: If you visit the Center for Civil & Human Rights in the same time frame, you can show your ticket stub to save $3 on admission to The High.

8) Other ongoing discounts: Zoo Atlanta members save $3 off adult admission or $10 off a membership. If you have a PBA Advantage card or an ASO or Alliance Theatre subscriber card, you’ll save $3 off admission. ARTSCard members get $2 off admission.

9) If you’re planning to visit multiple attractions in Atlanta, take advantage of the Atlanta CityPASS to save almost 50% on admission to five Atlanta-area attractions. The Georgia Aquarium ticket includes a Deepo Pass with Expedited Entry, Deepo’s 4-D theater, and the Dolphin Tales show (based on availability). The World of Coca-Cola ticket includes admission, the 4-D theatre, and a free keepsake bottle from the museum. Other attractions included are Inside CNN Studio Tour, Fernbank (includes IMAX, too) OR High Museum of Art, and Zoo Atlanta (includes All-Rides Wristband) OR Atlanta History Center. It’s valid for nine days, and if you plan it right, you’ll have two full weekends + the weekdays in between to get to all of the attractions.

Curious about what you’ll see while you’re there? Here are a few of the current & upcoming exhibitions at The High:

  • On view through January 11, 2015: Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection
  • On view through January 11, 2015: Make A Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral
  • On view through May 24, 2015: José Parlá: Segmented Realities
  • On view through January 4, 2015: Top Drawer, a selection of drawings from four of the museum’s curatorial departments
  • On view through January 2015: Wynn Bullock: Revelations
  • On view through January 18, 2015: American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution
  • On view through January 18, 2015: The Forty Part Motet by Janet Cardiff
  • On view through January 17, 2015: Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections
  • On view through June 7, 2015: Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

The High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 182014
 

medieval timesThough my kids have been to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament a few times, they want to go back. The knights, the princess, the jousting, you name it–it’s perfect for them. It’s almost like giving them a chance to experience a live version of their pretend play.

Want to visit Medieval Times’ Atlanta castle on the cheap? You can save a bit, thanks to these deals (some with no coupon code required):

In keeping with tradition, you’ll feast on a four-course banquet served in true medieval fashion (translation: your hands are your fork and knife). While you pick at your food, you’ll feast your eyes on a tournament and watch as six “Knights of the Realm” engage in a variety 11th-century inspired entertainment, including live jousting, sword fights, equestrian skill and falconry.

Medieval Times is located at 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville. Call 1-888-WE-JOUST (935-6878) to make a reservation.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 172014
 

harry and david pearsIf you’ve been procrastinating, you’re in luck. Here are a few deals for last-minute gift shopping, including pears from Harry & David, flowers, restaurant gift card bonuses, Free Shipping Day, & more:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 172014
 

chickfila peach bowl logoIt’s almost time for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Whether you’re planning to go to the game or just participate in some of the fan festivities, there’s plenty to do:

  • If you want to go to the game, you still have a chance to snag tickets to watch the Ole Miss Rebels take on the TCU Horned Frogs at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2014, thanks to a deal on Scorebig. While they last (and it won’t be long), you can bid to save up to 60% on tickets to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Bonus: Through December 17, 2014, you can use coupon code “PAYITSCOREWARD” to save $20 on orders of $150+; limited to one promotion code per purchase, per customer, on Scorebig.com.
  • The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade steps off at 8:00 a.m. on December 31, 2014, complete with floats, marching bands, classic cars, cheerleaders, mascots, & more. The parade starts at the intersection of Peachtree Street & Baker Street, and it ends at the Georgia World Congress Center.
  • After the parade, you can check out the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl FanFest at the Georgia World Congress Center. From 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., you can play games, climb rock walls, tackle obstacle courses, & more. And it features the official pep rallies & team walks, plus each squad’s band, cheerleaders & mascot will be at the FanFest. Tickets are $10 with a game ticket & $15 without one (though when I clicked through to the order page, the only option was to buy them for $10 each).  And you can save even more while they last: $10 buys one FanFest ticket, $30 buys four FanFest tickets, & $50 buys one ticket to the Georgia Power Chalk Talk & Football Feud, thanks to a deal on Living Social.
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl Fan Night at the Georgia Aquarium will take place from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on December 30, 2014. Tickets are $28.95 per person + tax.
  • If you’re planning to visit multiple attractions in Atlanta, take advantage of the Atlanta CityPASS to save almost 50% on admission to five Atlanta-area attractions. The Georgia Aquarium ticket includes a Deepo Pass with Expedited Entry, Deepo’s 4-D theater, and the Dolphin Tales show (based on availability). The World of Coca-Cola ticket includes admission, the 4-D theatre, and a free keepsake bottle from the museum. Other attractions included are Inside CNN Studio Tour, Fernbank (includes IMAX, too) OR High Museum of Art, and Zoo Atlanta (includes All-Rides Wristband) OR Atlanta History Center. It’s valid for nine days, and if you plan it right, you’ll have two full weekends + the weekdays in between to get to all of the attractions.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 172014
 

mercantileThe Mercantile has a few free wine tasting events on the calendar:

From 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18, and noon-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2014, stop by The Mercantile for a Mini-Cellar Wine Tasting event. You’ll taste the wines in Janea’s curated mini-cellar, including Mont Marcal Cava, Donati Claret, Gran Passione Barbera, Forever Sisters Unoaked Chardonnay, & Pocas Tawny Port. The holiday pricing for the package is $99, but you’ll get deeper discount & a chance to try before you buy if you head out to the tasting event.

And from noon-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 27, stop by The Mercantile for the final Bubblypalooza of 2014. You’ll sample sparking wines during the free tasting event.

ID is required to sample the wines. FYI–There’s a toy box available to occupy your little ones if they need to tag along.

The Mercantile is located at 1660 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta. 404-378-0096

–Jennifer Maciejewski