Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year

i hope you all had a beautiful 
and relaxing holiday
and happy last day of 2011

wishing you and yours 
the happiest of happy
in 2012

i will be back on line tomorrow
bringing you deals, tips,
coupons, parenting moments,
and resolution savings!

one of my resolutions for 2012: 
less "maybes". 
and a sweet reminder "mantra" song for the new year,
willie neslon, always on my mind
enjoy.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cavalia Odysseo: My Review, a Ticket Deal, and a chance to win VIP Tickets


I was invited to a media presentation of Cavalia Odysseo a couple of weeks ago.  WOW.  I have three words for it.  What.  A.  Show!   To be honest, I am not a huge horse fan.  They are pretty, but I was never one of those girls who wanted a pony.  But watching those horses run through the 80,000 gallons of water they pumped up on stage like wild stallions took my breath away.

I was lucky enough to have see Peter Pan when it was in town.  The incorporation of video to make you feel like you were actually right there was mind-blowing - and Cavalia takes it even further.  You really do feel as if you are on the plains or next to a waterfall. 

The acrobatics are breath-taking.  The way the performers work on and around the horses is fantastically perfect.  I took Jess of December Ray Photography with me and can't wait to share the amazing photos she took.  Right now she is a bit busy with getting out Holiday photos for everyone, but as soon as she can catch her breath I will share them with you.

The tickets are pretty expensive, but, if you go on a weekday and purchase the yellow tickets, children ages 2 - 12 are at their least expensive at $29.50, 13 - 17 are $39.50, and adults are $69.50.  If I had little ones, maybe ages 2 - 4, I would personally leave them with friends or family.  Save that money and buy your horse loving tween a souvenier.  

Also, Goldstar has a deal for Odysseo.  You can purchase Rendez-Vous Experience tickets at 40% off.  The Rendez-Vous Experience offers preferred seating,  beverages, hors-d'oeuvres, and desserts,  a post-performance tour of the show's stables and more!  A horse lovers dream come true!  Click here for details and to purchase your discount tickets.   You can also enter here for a chance to win VIP tickets through their Facebook page.

If you have a true horse lover in your family, this show is NOT TO BE MISSED.  It is something which will be remembered forever.  So so beautiful. 

Thank you Tara of 360Media for another AMAZING invite!  Heart you!!
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Monday, December 19, 2011

LivingSocial Families Giveaway

LivingSocial Families gives busy moms and dads great activities for the whole family at a LivingSocial value, offering kid-friendly and parent-approved deals in and around Atlanta.  So you can spend quality family time together and leave some green in your wallet.  I am really looking forward to a fun adventure with my boys.  I will let you know what we end up doing. In the meantime, here are some deals and a giveaway for you! 

Today's LivingSocial Families has a couple great deals for big party savings and big savings on an outdoor play set -

Pay $75 for an hour-long face-painting party for up to 15 children, and you'll also receive a present for the birthday boy or girl (a $200 value)

Pay $125 for a Flirt party package, and your daughter -- along with up to nine of her friends -- will enjoy a three-hour event held at your home, located up to 20 miles outside the perimeter (a $250 value).

Pay $50 for $200 to spend on custom swing sets, and your kids' fantasies will jump off the page and into your backyard.


Thanks to LivingSocial Families, My Atlanta Mommy is giving away $25 LivingSocial Deal Bucks to one lucky reader.  Here is how to enter:

Sign up for LivingSocial Families
Subscribe to My Atlanta Mommy 


Additional Entries:  
*Leave a comment on this post telling me what type of deal you’d like to see on LivingSocial Families
*Become a Friend of My Atlanta Mommy on facebook
*Email this giveaway to 2 friends
(cc me at myatlantamommy@gmail.com)   






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Free Hand Lotion

MinuteClinic will be launching a Facebook freebie tomorrow. Anyone who “Likes” their page will receive a CVS/pharmacy coupon for a FREE Essence of Beauty hand lotion (while supplies last, of course!), available in three scents, including Japanese Garden, Sunflower and Citrus Coconut.

We have been invited to access and share this offer in advance of the public launch at:  http://www.facebook.com/MinuteClinic#!/MinuteClinic?sk=app_133578850062126 or by clicking “Other” on the left-hand side of the Facebook page. Your coupon will then be emailed to the address provided (make sure it doesn’t end up in the spam folder!). 

The offer will end 12/26 or while supplies last. Coupons can be redeemed through 12/31 and can be used at any CVS/pharmacy store.  ExtraCare card number is not required.

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Garden Lights Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

A couple of weeks ago my atlanta mommy gave away a family four pack of tickets to the Garden Lights Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.  BravePR was kind enough to offer me a four pack of tickets as well so I could take my family and let you all know what we thought of the exhibit.  Well.  between schedules and the sicks, we haven't been able to take that adventure yet. We still have plenty of time, the display goes through January 7, but if you have friends and family in for the holidays and are wondering if the Botanical Garden is a place you should add to your "Ways to Show Off Atlanta", here is a walk through video CBSAtlanta did.  It will make you want to head over to the Garden tonight!  It looks to be truly an absolutely beautiful display.  I am so looking forward to our visit. 



The Garden has a few tips to share before you go: 
  • Advance tickets are encouraged to speed entry.
  • There are a limited number of tickets per evening.
  • Purchase tickets at Garden Admissions or atlantabotanicalgarden.org.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Guest passes are not accepted.
  • No rain checks. Bring raincoats and umbrellas to see the reflections of the lights enhanced by wet surfaces.
  • $5 event parking is available onsite in the SAGE Parking Facility.
  • Multi-Visit Parking Passes are accepted.
  • Beat the traffic and use the Monroe Drive entrance to the parking facility. Take the elevator to level 5R.
  • Dress warmly for this outdoor walking experience!
  • Seasonal food and beverage available for purchase.
Member Discount Tickets
$14.95 Adult
$9.95 Child age 3-12
Child under 3 free

$12.95 Child age 3 – 12
Child under 3 free 

Congratulations to Loraine - winner of the family four pack of tickets.   

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Energizer Battery Giveaway (and a holiday freebie as well :-)


Energizer has a cool freebie going on right now. When you buy a package of specially-marked Energizer® Ultimate Lithium, Energizer® Advanced Lithium or Energizer® Recharge AA batteries and you will receive a free online movie on demand rental reward that can be redeemed at Blockbuster.com, Amazon.com, iTunes.com, or the YouTube store.

It is super simple, just purchase the specially marked package of Energizer Batteries, and . . .

2. Follow the instructions to input your battery pack codes.  ***Please note: this promotion is limited to one (1) REWARD CERTIFICATE PER PERSON/HOUSEHOLD/E-MAIL ADDRESS.  
3. The last day to redeem codes is 4/30/12 at 11:59 p.m. ET
4. Your Reward Certificate does expire and must be redeemed for your online movie rental within 2 months from the date of issuance. Redemption of the Reward Certificate is subject to all terms and conditions and policies imposed by Hollywood Movie Money On-Demand Rewards.

Energizer is offering one lucky my atlanta mommy reader the package as described above with two packs of either Energizer® Lithium or Energizer® Recharge batteries (or a combination of both if winner prefers) marked with special codes.  Winners choice. Simply enter through the form below.  Good luck!



Note:  if you have a Giant Store near you, check out the Giant Stop'n Shop Fall into Savings Booklet and save $1.00 and $2.00 on Energizer Batteries.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Make Your Own Cookbook

I was doing some surfing over on Pinterest this morning - good golly that site is beyond addictive.  You will ALWAYS find something!  Well, this morning I found a great blog and a super cool idea for a gift giving. 

Clover Lane is written by a busy wife and mom of five kids.  It's an incredible site with tons of great tips, like her post Declutter: 40 bags in 40 days to help you get your home organized.   You are going to enjoy her blog - trust me!   Anyway - I digress.  I found a cookbook you can make on your own at a site called Blurb.  You can see how beautiful it turned out for Clover Lane here.

If you haven't checked out Pinterest yet, go. go now.  you are going to LOVE it!

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Monday, December 12, 2011

a little pick-me-up for a grey monday . . .



get barefoot, blow bubbles, and hum some grateful dead

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Gift Ideas for Atlanta Braves fans on your List

If there is a Braves fan on your list, 
here are a few deals to save you some green!

The Ultimate Test of True Fandom

Atlanta Braves Mlb 18
You can find lots of deals for your party decorations, 
paper products, and more here and here

Head over to Braves.com for their 
Buy One, Get One 50% off sale.
A cool gift for the little Braves Fan
Receive cool Braves stuff like a welcome letter from 5-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann, two tickets to an Atlanta Braves home game, two tickets to a Gwinnett Braves home game, exclusive Braves souvenirs, a Kids Club Membership Card with great benefits, and much more for $20. Visit here for details. 
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Weekly Ads and Coupon Match-ups

All the weekly ads and coupon match-ups are up.  

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FREE Kung Fu Panda Holiday Android App (today only!)

Amazon is offering up some daily free Android apps!

Today’s FREE App is Kung Fu Panda Holiday
It’s only FREE thru midnight. 


at his baby naming ceremony.
Jack Black was there - so were both Po's :-) 

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Gift Ideas (and Deals) for the Beer Lover on Your List: SweetWater Brewery, Red Brick Brewery, The Beer Connoisseur Magazine, The Beer Growler, and local pub Deals!


Saturday, March 10 from 6 to 10 p.m.  
No true beer fan should miss this!  
Tickets went on sale today (12/05) for this annual event.  There will be 80 special guest brewers, including local celebrities, home brewers, retailers and charities creating their own one-of-a-kind cask for festival attendees to sample and judge. The night also features SweetWater's award-winning lineup of brews, live music, and guided tours of the brewery.  Tickets are $35.  For more information, go to www.brewyourcaskoff.com. This sold out last year - just sayin'!   You can also head over to SweetWater Brewery on-line and grab some cool t-shirts, posters, and other SweetWater goodness!


 Purchase a Red Brick Souvenir Glass voucher 

for only $10 and receive 4 pours for FREE! 


SweetJack has more hops friendly deals going on:
50% off at The Beer Growler (in Athens and Avondale),
proudly featuring your favorite local brews!

Total Wine has a fantastic selection of brews.  You can grab a holder and put together your own 6-Pack specifically for the beer lover on your list.  For me, knowing nothing about beers, I will be putting together a few 6-Packs of beers with names I found funny or "spot-on".  But if you want to make sure the taste buds of your brew lovin' friends are respected, their staff is incredibly knowledgeable!  Total Wine is my go-to store - AND they have a huge walk in humidor and tons of great gift ideas!! 

Whole Foods has a pretty fair selection of wines and beers too! Here is a list of the stores which carry beer and wine. 

a lil random beer-ness: 
Park Tavern has $1 drafts when it rains. i think that's sweet.

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Freebie at Red Robin for "Jim Day" - 12/06/11

Are you a Jim?  Or know one?  
Tomorrow (Dec. 6) is "Jim Day" at Red Robin
EVERY person with the first name Jim gets a  
FREE Sweet Jim Beam® Bacon Swiss Burger
just for being the best Jim they can be.

Visit here to find the Red Robin near you!

Fine Print:
Valid only at participating U.S. restaurants, for first name only. Offer valid for one Sweet Jim Beam® Bacon Swiss Burger on 12/6/11 only, for Guests with a valid ID showing proof of their name. Burgers served a la carte-- fries, drink and tip not included.

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Legoland: 10 Atlanta Landmarks for MiniLegoLand

A few weeks back I attended the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the new LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta which is scheduled to open in Phipps Plaza in April 2012. 

This will be the third LEGOLAND Discovery Center in the United States. Described as stepping into the biggest box of LEGO bricks in the world, the $15 million, 30,000-square-foot interactive attraction will feature a MINILAND exhibit which recreates landmark buildings in Atlanta out of LEGO bricks, hands-on play areas, a 4D Cinema, master classes from the LEGO Master Model Builder, LEGO rides, and special party rooms for birthdays and other celebrations. This highly interactive and educational 2-3 hour indoor experience is ideal for families with children. 

Local Atlantans were asked to vote on what Atlanta icons they wanted to see represented in MiniLand.  Here is what we asked for: 
Bank of America Building
Fox Theatre
Georgia Dome
Georgia Aquarium
High Museum of Art
King and Queen Towers
Stone Mountain
The Varsity
Turner Field
World of Coca-Cola

We are super excited about the opening!  My boys are all older now, the youngest one being 11, and we still play with legos.  We have them set up in the computer room on a huge table and build awesomeness with them whenever the mood strikes us.  Matt (13 yo) even took a few of them and made rings for all the schools of Hogwarts - painted them and everything - they are preetttty cool!

More Lego Goodness:

Shop on line and get free shipping at

For lots of cool lego fun, check out bit rebels.   

The lucky Mr. Jonathan Giles has been named 
Marketing Manager for the LegoLand Discover Center. 
Congratulations! What a fun job!!

Want to keep up with all the details of 
Legoland Discover Center - Atlanta?
I will keep you up to date on all the Legoland News!  

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Free Chicken Tamale at El Pollo Loco - coupon good through 12/24/11

El Pollo Loco has a coupon good for 
a FREE Chicken Tamale when you spend $5

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Peace Love Mom - gifts from $5 to $20

Peace Love Mom has adorable tees for mom, child, and baby.  I love wearing their t-shirts - the fit is fantastically comfy!  You can grab some fun stocking stuffers and gifts from Peace Love Mom starting at just $5.  Check out all of their holiday gift deals:
 



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Daily Deals - Plum District: kid friendly gifts, travel deals, personalized gifts, and eco-friendly goodness from Way Basics

Like your local Plum District Facebook page and claim a $5 promo code now and all week. Grab a new code every day Monday 12/4/11 through Friday 12/9/11. Just click on your city to get started. Don’t see your city? Then click Everywhere to like their national Plum District page!

Plum District Deals:

-$14 for $30 Toward Your Order at Klutz.com
-$25 for $50 Towards Boys' and Girls' Shoes (Including Free Shipping) at Shoellino
-$15 for a Hardcover 8.75x11 Photo Book with 20 Pages – up to a $40 Value
-$25 for $50 off of Personalized Jewelry
-$20 for $45 Toward a Sandbox Learning Best Sellers Package
-$27 for $50 Towards Eco-Friendly Bookcases, Storage Cubes, and More from Way Basics -$29 for Teeth Whitening Pen with Free Shipping – a $79 Value

Plum Steal:
$10 for $20 Toward One Month Elite Membership at YogaDownload.com

Travel Deals: 

-$975 for a Five-Night Adventure in the Belizean Jungle at the Enchanting Maruba Resort Jungle Spa - a $1,710 Value
-$699 for One Night Stay in a Deluxe Fireplace Room at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa plus a Four-Hour Wine Tasting Tour, and a Spa Treatment or Round of Golf – a $1599 Value


Looking for more savings: 


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Daily Deals: Eversave - baby gifts, personalized gifts, wine.com, travel savings, plus!


 
More deals from Eversave:
-$25 for $50 worth of baby's clothing, products and accessories from Zoolu
-$23 for $50 worth of no-spill food containers and more from Lock and Lock
-$20 for $40 worth of fun, personalized gifts from GiftsForYouNow.com
-$35 for $70 worth of your favorite reds, whites and bubbly, too, from Wine.com
 -$87 for a ceramic flat iron, curling wand, and holiday gift set from NuMe ($359 value), plus free shipping!
-$16 for a mineral makeup kit from Smoky Mountain Minerals, plus free shipping

Eversave shares some great travel deals too, like this one to Baja:
-Five-night stay + massage, yoga, dining and surfing from $259 in Baja California Sur

For more daily deals visit here. For more travel deals, visit here.

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Daily Deals: Mamasource - kid friendly gifts, magazine subscriptions, personalized gifts, a 10% savings code, and more!

Mamasource deals offers you incredible discounts on family-friendly products and services in Atlanta. Plus, when you purchase a Mamasource deal, 5% of your purchase goes to a school of your choice.

Enter Code CITYMOM10 for 10% of your first purchase

 

Here are the deals good for today from Mamasource:

 

-$12 for Girls’ Life Two-Year Magazine Subscription (reg. $42)
-$39 for Get a Dazzling Holiday Smile (reg. $158)
-$10 for 1 Year Subscription to O, the Oprah Magazine (reg. $54)
-$37 for $75 Worth OC Daisy Napbags and Kids’ Totes
-$10 Original Santa Letter Personalized “Elf Package” $20 Value
-$13 for Three Personalized Photo Ornaments (reg. $27)
-$15 for Set of Three Sea Salts (reg. $30)
-$15 for InkGarden.com Creative Customized Gifts (reg. $40)
-$25 for Creativity-Inspiring Playhouses (reg. $50)

Today's Deals offering FREE SHIPPING:
-$15 for Heads Up Puzzles Custom 8"x10" Magnetic Photo Puzzle (reg. $30) 
-$14 for Two Snack Bags and One Sandwich Wrap/Placemat (reg. $28)
-$20 for Nine Feather Hair Extension  (reg. $60)


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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fitness Savings


 

Donate a toy at AKMF for Toys for Tots 
and they will waive the enrollment fee, saving you $99. 


You can find great local savings by searching GrouponNow deals. 

One month unlimited classes
For some free tips, motivating "work-out" quotes, 
and healthy recipes, visit my stay fit, stay safe, stay sane board

Want some FREE mp3 downloads to get you movin'?
And here are some great slow jams to stretch or do some yoga to!

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Travel Deals: Colorado - Crested Butte, Telluride, Keystone, Denver, plus!

Here are a couple great deals if you are 
planning on traveling to Colorado this winter.  

Sniqueaway has a couple nice deals 
for Crested Butte, CO:
Buy two airline tickets to Crested Butte ski resort, and the third one is free. The "Friends and Family Fly Free" program is valid for travel between December 15, 2011, and April 8, 2012.

    Make sure you subscribe to the daily deals for the cities you will be traveling to.  This will save you a ton of cash on fun things to do.  Here are just a few of the CO deals from daily deal sites: 

    plus free shipping!

    2 night stay and a bottle of wine $315 
    (46% savings)

    $13 for a basic ski or snowboard tune 
    (a $27.50 value)

    $54 for One-Way Trip to Denver International Airport 
    at Denver Lincoln Limousine 

    Another easy way to save money and learn about local places is to join foursquare.
    People leave tips on what to order - and what not to order.  Many eateries will offer a special discount or freebie for check-ins.  And . . . if you are not familiar with yelp or urbanspoon - traveling is a good time to get to know them.  I use them both when choosing places to eat in cities I am not familiar with, as well as the metro Atlanta area.  Though these sites might not save you money directly, they will save you time, energy, and save you from spending money on a bad meal!   

    UPromise

    Save on ski equipment, hotels, travel, and more with Upromise and put some money away for the kids college while you do!  Check out their Daily Doubles, for extra savings at places like REI and Sports Authority. They have 100's of stores to choose from.  Plus register your store cards with them and earn money towards college from your grocery and mall shopping. I paid for all of my college textbooks a few years back with the money I earned back from Upromise -college savings - it's not just for the kids :-) 

    For local ways to save while you are in the Colorado area, visit My Rocky Mountain Mommy


    happy travels!

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