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Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 302015
 

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

Jul 302015
 

sunset sessions park tavern atlThe 2015 season of Sunset Sessions is underway at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park.

The free Sunday evening concert series happens weekly through September 6, 2015. Want to go? Here’s the lineup for this weekend & the next few weeks:

  • August 2: Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Banditos, and Cicada Rhythm
  • August 9: T. Hardy Morris, Roadkill Ghost Choir, and Susto
  • August 16: The Features, Gringo Star, and Grand Rapids
  • August 23: Kishi Bashi
  • August 30: Lindi Ortega and The Secret Sisters
  • September 6: TBA

The music starts at 7:00 p.m. Sunset Sessions is a 21+ event. Park Tavern is located at 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 302015
 

avalon-thepunchline-comedyYou’ve got one more chance to experience a night of free laughs in Alpharetta.

On the first Monday of the month through August, head to out for Punchline Comedy Night at Avalon.

From 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., you can unwind in Palmer Plaza while watching live comedy acts. Monday, August 3, features comedian Mia Jackson.

Bonus: Colletta & Oak are offering deals during the comedy series, including $5 beer & glasses of wine and complimentary appetizers (crostini at Colletta & beef sliders at Oak).

Punchline Comedy at Avalon will take place in Palmer Plaza, located between Oak Steakhouse and Colletta. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move to Colletta’s patio, and seating will be limited.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 302015
 

blue ridge scenic railwayHere 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 (July 30) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to Atlanta Lyric’s Peter Pan at the Cobb Civic Center, Motown the Musical at the Fox Theatre, Evita at Serenbe, Actor’s Express’s Rent at The King Plow Arts Center, The Addams Family at OnStage Atlanta, The Secret Garden at Serenbe, Memphis: The Musical at the Aurora Theatre, Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow at Alliance Theatre’s Black Box Theatre, The Reluctant Dragon at the Center for Puppetry Arts, The Sleepy Hollow Experience Revival at Serenbe Playhouse, Driving Miss Daisy at OnStage Atlanta, Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix at Lakewood Amphitheatre, The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Chastain Park, Gladys Knight at Chastain Park, Atlanta Dream & Gwinnett Braves games, performances at the Shakespeare Tavern, Chasin’ dem Blues at True Colors Theatre, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 282015
 

cheesecake day cheesecake factory 2015A few deals for National Cheesecake Day, Free Tea Day, Krispy Kreme, Regal, & more (psst…if you haven’t subscribed for email updates to Atlanta on the Cheap yet, now’s a good time to sign up):

  • You’ve got two days to take advantage of an “any slice half price” cheesecake deal at participating The Cheesecake Factory locations. On July 29 & 30, 2015, you can celebrate National Cheesecake Day with a half-price slice, no coupon required. FYI–The Salted Caramel cheesecake debuts on July 29…yum…I think I know what I’ll be having.
  • Through August 9, 2015, you can take advantage of Starbucks’ Treat Receipt deal. If you bring in your same-day morning Starbucks receipt after 2:00 p.m., you’ll get any Grande iced drink for $2.50 at participating locations.
  • Through August 13, 2015, you can take advantage of AMC’s Summer Throwbacks deal. At noon & 10:00 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and noon on Friday & Saturday, $4.99+tax buys your ticket to select movies. You can see Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol through July 30, Mall Cop 2 from July 31-August 6, & Furious 7 from August 7-13, 2015. Bonus: 100% of the proceeds benefit the Will Rogers Institute.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 282015
 

school-suppliesEven though we’ve done the bulk of our back-to-school shopping, I’ll be taking advantage of this deal to pick up a few new clothes for fall + replace the household laptop:

Georgia’s Back-to-School Sales-Tax Holiday will take place July 31-August 1, 2015. What does that mean for you? You’ll skip the sales tax when you buy qualifying school supplies (selling for $20 or less per item), clothing and footwear (selling for $100 or less per item), and personal computers and accessories (selling for $1000 or less per item).

Even better: Stores often tie their sales to GA’s sales tax holiday, so look online to browse your favorite stores’ sales flyers, find the best deals, & maximize your savings.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 282015
 

atl habitat restoreI intend to make time to check out this deal this week:

Through August 1, 2015, Atlanta Habitat ReStore is celebrating Customer Appreciation Week.

If you’re not familiar with it, Atlanta Habitat ReStore sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances at a fraction of the retail price, and the net proceeds are used to help support Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.

As for Customer Appreciation Week….from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily, you’ll be treated to surprise sales & clearance-priced items, social media discounts (follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to stay in the loop), & giveaways.

FYI–Atlanta Humanity ReStore’s inventory changes daily, so you have a good excuse to shop more than once during Customer Appreciation Week.

Atlanta Habitat ReStore is located at 271 Chester Ave SE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 282015
 

legoland adult nightIf you’re looking for discount tickets to Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta, 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, Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, & 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 August 20. Can’t make it? Save the date: September’s Adult Night is scheduled for September 17, 2015.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 282015
 

AUG15_touts_minimodelIf you’re looking for ways to get creative on the cheap, you’ve got a few options. Throughout the month, you’ll find free & cheap crafts at Michaels, Lowe’s, & Home Depot; free events at Bass Pro Shops; free decorating classes at Pottery Barn; free cooking techniques classes at Williams-Sonoma; free mini-model builds at Lego stores; & more.

Here’s the schedule of free crafts & events for the next few days:

And mark your calendars for other upcoming free & cheap craft days:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jul 272015
 

varekai gwinnettCirque du Soleil’s Varekai will be at the Arena at Gwinnett Center from July 29-August 2, 2015.

I’m biased–Cirque du Soleil’s productions remain among my favorites each year. I love their blend of artistry and acrobatics. And since this production is Varekai: Tales of the Forest, I’d like to make it out for the costuming alone.

Want to see Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai on the cheap? You can save:

The Arena at Gwinnett Center is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth.

–Jennifer Maciejewski