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Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

ATLANTA -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in Atlanta and Decatur include:

* 242 Boulevard SE

Walmart layaway is back, better this year

Walmart layaway is back, better this year

ATLANTA -- The Walmart layaway program will return just in time for Christmas, the company announced Monday.

This year's layaway will have plenty of new features, including more eligible items and a $15 Walmart gift card for those who pay for their entire layaway purchase.

Layaway begins on Sept. 16. Customers who like their local Walmart stores on Facebook beginning Aug. 28 will be able to start their layaway early, on Sept. 14.

Learn more about the program at walmart.com/layaway.

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is offering parents a tax holiday on back-to-school goods for the first time since 2009.

The state will temporarily suspend its collection of the sales tax on Aug. 10-11 for general school supplies, some clothing and computers and computer accessories.

Back to School Deals Week of 7\8 - 7\14

Back to School Deals Week of 7\8 - 7\14

Here are some of this weeks best back to school deals. I will be posting every Tuesday deals from Major Atlanta stores to help you get ready for the hoilday. To see a complete list of all the back to school deals check out Pretty Frugal Diva's Back to School Section




Crayola 10 ct Markers or 12 ct Colored Pencils .99

Crayola Wild Notes Journal with Pen $4

Fiskars 5 inch Kids’ Scissors Pointed or Blunt Tip 2/$3

$1.00 Off McDonalds Cherry Berry Chiller equals FREE in some areas


Here is a awesome coupon $1.00/1 coupon this is a great snack while you are on the go.   Now in some areas there is still the $1.00 price, meaning a FREE ONE !!! This is McDonald's new flavor and it's pretty good, I must say. Not sure how long McDonalds is going ot have this to printout, so print it out TODAY. 

If you are interested in more deals like this be sure to check out Pretty Frugal Diva my website: http://www.prettyfrugaldiva.com

DEALCHICKEN | A half-price ride to the airport

DEALCHICKEN | A half-price ride to the airport

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- If you need a hand, or wheels, to get you to the airport for a business trip or summer vacation, Happy Helping Hands is happy to help with this offer from DealChicken.

Getting to the airport has never been easier with transportation that works for your schedule. The company caters to your needs to make life a little less worrisome with services that also include shredding, cleaning, filing, pet care and auto detailing. Let them take care of the basic necessities so you can enjoy life. Everybody deserves a little help!

This deal is good for either a one-way trip for $37.50 (a $75 value) or a round trip for $75 (a $150 value).

Take advantage of this offer or learn more about DealChicken at www.dealchicken.com/atlanta-ga.

Grandmother wins new Cadillac from Ga. Lottery

Grandmother wins new Cadillac from Ga. Lottery

ATLANTA -- A 77-year-old College Park grandmother is about to get rolling in her brand new Georgia Lottery prize.

Hattie Gaston won a 2012 Cadillac SRX Crossover playing the instant game Cadillac Riches. She claimed her prize Monday at Heritage Cadillac in Morrow.

"I love everything about it," she said of her new car. "It is so sharp, and it just tells you everything."

Gaston purchased her winning ticket at Quick Save Food Mart on Cleveland Avenue in East Point. The grandmother of five says she plans to use her prize to travel with husband Henry.

"I'll probably take a trip to my hometown in Alabama, and I'll drive it on Sundays," she said.