Wednesday, March 7, 2012
There’s something for all ages and a few activities are for great causes.
This week Frugal Family scoured our resources and found fun, unique family activities taking place all over metro-Atlanta. There’s something for all ages and a few activities are for great causes. If you are a mother of multiples or a parent of a "princess," enjoy gardening or celebrating Purim, or have an interest in helping eliminate Atlanta’s hungry, you will want to participate in one of the following: Northwest Atlanta Moms of Multiples Spring Sale. Saturday March 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For tots to tweens, cash and check only. Top quality name-brand clothes in sizes 0-juniors, nursery and toddler furniture, décor, equipment, high chairs, swings, tons of popular toys, games, outdoor play equipment, gently used bikes and scooters, …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Find deals on toys, crafts, gardening supplies, books and more.
For those us who enjoy arts crafts and/or gardening, Spring signals a bonanza of great sales. Stores such as Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Garden Ridge, Walmart and Target are offering super deals on floral supplies, Easter and baby crafts, children’s craft kits (to stay entertained during Spring break) and of course, everything one can imagine for gardening. Even with great sales, hobbies are expensive. For example, if you like floral arranging, all the relatively inexpensive items it takes to create something beautiful—flowers, wreaths, vases, floral wire and tape, glass, natural, pebbles, etc.—can really add up. I have a wonderful secret that I’ll share with you and advise you to take advantage of before you head to one of these stores to …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
It's a busy weekend in Marietta with a little something for everyone. So get out and have some fun!
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Melissa Kory
Thursday, January 26, 2012
1. The Strand brings a collage of duets, solos and even a bit of soft shoe to the stage at 8 p.m. Friday with The Better Side of Life. 2. The Marietta Museum of History hosts the Fielding Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, who will present two volumes of published oral histories from chapter members who experienced WWII. Some of the women who wrote the stories will be present along with current members of the organization on Friday at 11 a.m. 3. Looking for a garage sale location? Several dealers will be setting up in One of A Kind's parking lot at 783 Whitlock Ave. on the last Saturday of every month. The public is welcome to set up and sell personal items or raise money for charity. No RSVP is needed. The store …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Take a look at deals on televisions, linens, furniture, games and more.
Most merchandise in retail stores have seasons, meaning they order merchandise in bulk twice a year. Knowing what those seasons are can save a shopper a lot of money. This week Frugal Family gives you five things that are their cheapest in January. High-End Televisions: This one is obvious—The Super Bowl. In the weeks before the big game, you’ll see the best prices of the year as people frantically plan their Super Bowl events. Best Buy is offering $700 to $800 off select TVs. Go to http://www.bestbuy.com/ for details. Sheets, Towels and Linens: The first ‘White Sale’ took place in the 1870s during the month of January, and it stuck. Most retailers still honor the tradition and offer their lowest prices of the year this month. Bed Bath & …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Marietta Patch provides a selection of great bargains for the whole family each Wednesday morning.
We've been talking for weeks about all the great holiday sales and super buys retailers have been offering since October. Serious shoppers who keep their finger on the pulse of the retail world know post-Christmas bargains leave those previous holiday sales in the dust. From Christmas wrapping paper to brand new 2011 automobiles, you can easily shop for birthdays, anniversaries and other gifts at fraction of their regular prices. You can choose beautiful, new, expensive/or designer holiday decor for next Christmas and practically steal small appliances. Best of all, you may want to bring all those fantastic buys home in a brand new car which cost thousands of dollars less than it did just a few months earlier. I have a friend who lines up …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Have your own suggestions on how to survive the upcoming shopping frenzy? Add them in the comments.
Thanksgiving may be the great feast day, but for many, it’s the day after that has moms celebrating. Black Friday carries the anticipation of getting your entire Christmas list knocked out cheaply and efficiently in one day. Or maybe not. I’ve had successful and unsuccessful Black Fridays, and trust me, to get the former, you need to strategize. Here are some tips to remember before hitting the aisles: 1. Gather all the pertinent information you need to effectively shop. Who needs a gift? What are their preferences? Where do they shop? 2. When it comes to clothing, what are their sizes, favorite colors and most complementary styles? (It's not a good idea to get a caftan for someone who should be wearing straight lines.) 3. When it comes…
Take a look at this year's Black Friday sales.
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving is the single biggest retail sales day in the United States. For years many retailers would open their doors at 6 a.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving. At first it was predominately women who rushed around excitedly all over town to get great deals. No more. First, the sales have gotten earlier and earlier and now begin the week before Thanksgiving. Most of the nest sales now begin at midnight Thanksgiving night. (This year, Kohl’s will open at midnight for the first time.) The biggest change that has occurred on Black Friday is the electronics explosion and the appeal to males, in particular. It is now very equally populated out there during the middle of the night/early morning hours on Black Friday…