UPDATED on 4/24/2020 to include the just-issued guidelines for restaurants that re-open. By now you've heard that Georgia's restaurants will be allowed to re-open on Monday, April 27th. You may also know that this decision has proved to be … [Read more...] about Here are the guidelines Atlanta restaurants will have to follow upon re-opening
The arts are so important during stressful times. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is the latest arts organization to offer free streaming content. The dance company is launching Ailey All Access as a new platform for sharing past … [Read more...] about Alvin Ailey Dance Theater streams FREE performances and dance classes
The latest cure for the stay-at-home blues comes from major league sports. Since there are no stadium events, several of the major leagues are offering FREE access to their streaming content. Currently this includes football, basketball, and … [Read more...] about Get your sports fix: NFL, NBA, and NHL are streaming past games and original content for FREE
He's the star of Star Trek: Picard, but did you also know Sir Patrick Stewart is also a classically trained actor who has performed Shakespeare on Broadway and London's West End? Now, for a few soothing moments each day, you can tune in to social … [Read more...] about Patrick Stewart reads a daily Shakespeare sonnet on Instagram, plus stream “Picard” for FREE
How will you keep active and fit with the gyms closed? Maybe you're fortunate enough to have a treadmill, or even a set of handweights, at home. And you can still run, walk, and cycle outdoors -- the trails are open, although you may want to avoid … [Read more...] about Fitness for the housebound: many apps and subscription services are offering FREE resources
Lend a little comic relief to your next virtual meeting! As the world moves online for business and social get-togethers, people are finding their next first-world problem is hiding the messy room behind them. Baskin-Robbins has a cute solution -- … [Read more...] about Baskin Robbins offers funny downloadable Zoom backgrounds for your next meeting
For $65, you can have a goat or llama drop by your next scheduled Zoom or Skype meeting -- whether it's a business discussion or a fun happy hour with friends. Think what a great surprise this would be for a virtual birthday party! Goat 2 … [Read more...] about Have a live goat or llama appear at your virtual meeting or happy hour!
UPDATED on 4/17/20 to add Amica Insurance. With so many people staying home and off the roads, car insurance companies are offering partial refunds to consumers. Some are even extending a grace period for cancellations, if you're having a hard … [Read more...] about UPDATED: You are likely getting a refund on your auto insurance — find out how much!
Broadway may be shut down. Atlanta theaters may be closed. But the sun will come out tomorrow -- and you can still get your daily dose of show tunes in a variety of ways. A few of these services are free, but many cost just a few dollars -- which … [Read more...] about How to get your musical theater fix in the age of social distancing
Passover 2020 begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 8th. With a little planning, you can make it meaningful and memorable during these days of social distancing. Passover commemorates the end of enslavement in Egypt for the Jewish people. It was a … [Read more...] about Resources for Passover 2020: streaming Seder, downloadable Hagaddah, e-cards, and more
UPDATED ON 4/10/2020: This weekend only, many of the flower, chocolate, and gift basket deals are an extra 20% off. Use the links below, then enter the promo code SAVE at checkout, to see if discount applies to your item. (Some deals may not be … [Read more...] about Need a gift delivered? Take an extra 20% OFF these deals on flowers, gift baskets, and more
You might be using this time of isolation to work on a hobby or skill. If so, and if that skill is photography, Nikon has you covered. Nikon is offering 10 FREE classes, through Nikon school. The offer is good through April 30,2020. The classes … [Read more...] about Nikon offers FREE photography classes (they normally cost up to $50!)
Many stores are setting aside a special shopping hour daily or weekly for seniors, pregnant women, and other people who are at greater risk from illness. It will be a community effort to protect the most vulnerable people out there. Regular … [Read more...] about Current grocery store hours, including special shopping times for seniors and vulnerable people
The New York Times recently reported that millions of people are now working and studying from home, referring to it as “one of the biggest mass behavior changes that the nation has experienced.” As editor of Atlanta On The Cheap, I work from home … [Read more...] about 6 tips for telecommuting, if you’re not used to working / studying from home
Avalon has launched a special Instagram Live (IGTV) series – #AvalonAtHome – to give you multiple ways to experience your favorite activities along the Boulevard, from the comfort of your home. Just go to Avalon’s Instagram page (@AvalonInsider) … [Read more...] about Avalon’s new virtual programming via Instagram Live, plus dining options
To help you keep your little ones engaged while school is out, the museum has launched a FREE online program called #CMAatHome. Each weekday at 11 a.m., the museum will provide an interactive activity, vocabulary list, song list, or book … [Read more...] about Children’s Museum of Atlanta launches online learning program while school is out
Movie night, anyone? If you're missing your best friend or significant other during these days of social isolation, here's a way to watch your favorite movies and shows together, from wherever you are. You can even organize a watch party with a group … [Read more...] about Have a Netflix group watch party — this app lets you sync the video and chat about it!
Among concerns that school closings may mean some children don't get a hot lunch, Burger King is offering an option. From March 23 to April 6, the fast-food chain is offering customers two FREE kids’ meals with any purchase made via its mobile … [Read more...] about Burger King offers two FREE kids’ meals with any purchase
The world’s largest convenience retailer and its franchisees are hiring store employees to keep stores clean and stocked, in the face of increased demand. We don't usually copy and paste press releases nearly verbatim, but these are … [Read more...] about 7-Eleven stores adding up to 20,000 jobs to meet increased demand
Xfinity wi-fi hotspots are currently free for anyone who needs a connection -- even those who don't subscribe to Xfinity Internet. This is true in Atlanta and nationwide. Comcast took this step so that everyone could stay connected while … [Read more...] about Comcast opens Xfinity wi-fi hotspot access for FREE everywhere
T-mobile is joining other cellular and internet service providers in recognizing how crucial it is to stay connected right now, with schools closed and people working from home. You may already have a plan that gives you unlimited data with … [Read more...] about T-mobile gives all customers unlimited smartphone data and extended hotspot data
Comcast announced it will make the Internet Essentials program free to low-income households that don't currently subscribe. The purpose is to help people stay connected to vital information during these challenging times. Those new customers … [Read more...] about Comcast is offering 60 days of FREE internet service to low-income households