Saving money and shopping smarter in Augusta

By: LaTina Emerson on September 21, 2012 - 3:29pm - Add new comment

If you’re looking for a deal on tires, Rogers Tires and Wheels offers low prices.


Customers can find tires at prices 10 percent less than many stores, according to owner Vince Rogers.


Rogers Tires and Wheels is at 3324 Peach Orchard Road.

By: LaTina Emerson on September 21, 2012 - 3:16pm - Add new comment

The public can contribute to the Lydia Project by eating at Chick-fil-A at Augusta Exchange from Sept. 24 to 27.


By purchasing food from Chick-fil-A at Augusta Exchange, customers will help build the Lydia House, which serves women. They should let the cashier know their order is for the Lydia Project, and Chick-fil-A will donate 15 percent.


The offer is available for dine-in orders only. Customers can dine from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

By: LaTina Emerson on September 21, 2012 - 3:00pm - Add new comment

Wolf Camera at Augusta Exchange is having a going out of business sale.


Merchandise at the store is 30 to 50 percent off, according to Wolf Camera’s Web site.


The store at 238 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway is one of many across the country to close its doors.

By: LaTina Emerson on September 21, 2012 - 9:32am - Add new comment

People love free stuff, so here's a list of freebies, from medications to places to find free food on your birthday.


Free Medications At Publix: Publix offers some of the most-often prescribed medications free of charge. Customers can drop off their prescription and get the generic medications they need for free, according to the store’s Web site.


By: LaTina Emerson on September 21, 2012 - 9:27am - Add new comment

Borrowers who fail to return public library books on time will now pay more in late fees. Public Information Network for Electronic Services (PINES), or Georgia’s public library automation and lending network, has now increased the overdue fee for books from 10 cents per day to 20 cents per day, according to a release.


The increase will affect books in the collections of all PINES member libraries, including those of the East Central Georgia Regional Library System (Richmond County, Burke County, Columbia County, Lincoln County and Warren County).


By: LaTina Emerson on September 21, 2012 - 9:24am - Add new comment

Throughout September, Red Roof is offering guests back-to-school savings. Guests who book a stay online at will automatically receive a link for exclusive back-to-school coupons at retailers including Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Catherine’s Women’s Shop, Kmart and Papa John’s Pizza.


In addition, guests that book online will receive an additional 15 percent off coupon for future Red Roof stays from Oct. 21 through Dec 31.


By: LaTina Emerson on September 21, 2012 - 9:21am - Add new comment

Rite Aid customers can take advantage of the Single Check Rebate program for September.


The Single Check Rebate guide for September is now available in Rite Aid stores and is valid through Oct. 2. The guide explains how to save on 85 rebate offers, totaling up to $358 in rebate savings. Offers are valid on in-store and Rite Aid online store purchases.


Customers can enter their receipts on Rite Aid’s Web site throughout the program month. They must request their check by Nov. 1.


By: LaTina Emerson on September 21, 2012 - 9:17am - Add new comment

To raise awareness about the importance of saving for college, Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan is holding a statewide coloring sweepstakes. The winner will receive $1,529.


Georgia children in pre-K through fifth grade can color Hootie the Wise Old Owl and complete this sentence: “When I graduate, I’m going to be a ____.” Children have a chance to win $1,529 for their college savings. 


By: LaTina Emerson on September 20, 2012 - 9:30am - Add new comment

When Sam’s Club customers buy any two eligible items in one purchase by Sept. 30, they can get a $10 Sam’s Club gift card by mail. The qualifying items include any Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Cruisers, Pampers wipes, Dreft, Similac or PediaSure items.


They should go to by Oct. 14 to submit a gift card request and view a full list of eligible items. Allow six to eight weeks from online submission to receive gift card by mail. Limit one gift card per primary membership.

By: LaTina Emerson on September 16, 2012 - 11:43am - Add new comment

Banana Republic is having its annual fall sale. The sale starts Tuesday, Sept. 18 and ends Monday, Sept. 24.

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