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6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

ATLANTA -- The wave of couponers' cries heard in the Midwest and Texas has finally hit the Southeast!

For years, we have enjoyed the everyday doubling of coupons $0.50 and less. We got FREE items because of this great policy and it made handling an almost impossible budget easier for us couponers and savvy shoppers.

While I am not saying that this will hurt us (I will be posting some other things Kroger is doing), it does have me wondering -- in this competitive Atlanta market, where we use more coupons per capita then ANYWHERE in the US -- how will this fare? Will Publix jump on the bandwagon?

The end of double coupons becomes effective September 21, 2013. For this couponer, I will be having to double check my shopping list with this new rule. It's not fun, but a lot of new things are coming from Kroger, and I think this is why the program of double couponing is ending.

Fulton school bus driver gets green light on $400K

Fulton school bus driver gets green light on $400K

ATLANTA – Pamela Hampton of Ellenwood is excited over winning a hefty prize from the Georgia Lottery. Hampton, a Pre-Kindergarten school bus driver in Fulton County, has won a $400,000 top prize playing the instant game 20X The Money.

Hampton, 59, claimed her prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

“I bought it while on my lunch break,” she explained. “I was in the store when I scratched it.”

Chevron Food Mart, 2050 Sylvan Road SW in Atlanta, sold the winning ticket.

“I had to focus my eyes. I couldn’t believe it,” the grandmother of four said. “The clerk and I both started jumping up and down.”

Hampton, who has two children with her husband, Larry, intends to pay off bills with the windfall.

RaceTrac hiring for Free Coffee Week

RaceTrac hiring for Free Coffee Week

ATLANTA -- RaceTrac is hiring more than 100 temporary employees for the holidays.

The Cobb County-based chain of gas stations will hire two extra people at 66 Georgia locations to help promote Free Coffee Week.

Employees will hold signs from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Dec. 17-21. Sign holders must be at least 18 years old and clean cut.

Anyone interested in applying for one of the positions is asked to reach out to Jason Brown at 404-604-2612 or jbrown@hopebeckham.com. Public relations firm Hope Beckham will also hold a RaceTrac job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at its office at 17 Executive Park Drive in North Druid Hills.

Anna's Linens to open at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving

Anna's Linens to open at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving

ATLANTA -- Anna's Linens has joined a growing list of stores that plan to open on Thanksgiving night to give ambitious Black Friday shoppers a head start.

Nearly all Anna's stores will open at 10 p.m. Nov. 22 with doorbuster deals.

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"This move allows us to attract a greater number of shoppers, but also gives Black Friday customers the convenience to shop our stores while hitting the nearby big-box retailers a few hours later," Anna's CEO Alan Gladstone said in a statement.

"We intended to follow suit and open at midnight, but decided opening earlier was a better move to create a more opportune Black Friday shopping experience," Gladstone added.

East Point mother wins $250K

East Point mother wins $250K

EAST POINT, Ga. -- One East Point woman got the perfect advance Christmas gift this week.

Maria Gomez won $250,000 by playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Giant Jingle Bucks.

Gomez and her husband Juan were on their way to the pharmacy when they stopped at the Citgo Food Mart on Washington Road and bought the lucky ticket. They scratched it in the car.

"I saw the matching No. 17 and I said, 'Wait, wait, stop the car!'" Gomez, 47, said of the moment she realized she'd won. "We went back home and totally forgot about what we were going to buy."

Gomez and Juan have three children. They plan to use the money to buy a new home and "a big tree for Christmas."

Free coupon basics and advance couponing class Oct. 27

Free coupon basics and advance couponing class Oct. 27
Basic Coupon Class October 27, 2012

Residence Inn 

3401 International Blvd. 

Hapeville, GA 30344

10:00 AM to 12:00PM