Saving money and shopping smarter in Augusta

By: LaTina Emerson on March 10, 2009 - 11:46am - Add new comment

If you like Moe’s and Quiznos, The Augusta Chronicle has coupons for free food.

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Moe’s Southwest Grill:

The Sunday edition of The Augusta Chronicle has a coupon for one free burrito at Moe’s. The clip-and-save coupon is found on page 5A. Limit one coupon per party, per visit. The deal is valid only at 2805-C Washington Road. The offer expires on Sunday.

The coupon is also found in Monday’s newspaper on page 7A.

Quiznos:

By: LaTina Emerson on March 9, 2009 - 9:47am - Add new comment

If you love Southwest cuisine, Moe’s Southwest Grill offers savings on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Moe's Southwest Grill has opened at 2805 Washington Road in the Kroger shopping center. There are also Moe’s restaurants in Evans and Aiken. The restaurant offers special deals for its customers each week.

On Moe Mondays, the eatery has the $5 burrito deal. For $5 customers can receive the burrito of their choice, tortilla chips and a soda. The offer lasts all day long.

By: LaTina Emerson on March 5, 2009 - 4:11pm - Add new comment

If shoppers bring a pair of gently used pants to Ann Taylor Loft, they can get $15 off a new pair of pants through Sunday.

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Ann Taylor Loft has partnered with Goodwill Industries of the CSRA to give customers a chance to clean out their closets and make room for new spring styles. It’s called the “Out with the Old, Save on the New” event.

If customers donate their gently-worn pants at the store, they will receive $15 off each full price pant purchase. The promotion ends on Sunday. All donated pants will be sold in local Goodwill retail stores.

By: LaTina Emerson on March 5, 2009 - 3:33pm - Add new comment

If you’re looking for discount items for babies, children and teenagers, Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church is having a consignment sale on Friday and Saturday.

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Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church will have 60,000 to 70,000 items for sale during its church consignment sale on Friday and Saturday, according to Scott Parrish, the Minister of Outreach and Missions.

By: LaTina Emerson on March 4, 2009 - 1:29pm - Add new comment

The long-awaited opening of ALDI in Aiken is finally here. The store opens Thursday.

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ALDI is opening at 2510 Whiskey Road next to Hobby Lobby and Lowe’s in Aiken tomorrow. The discount grocery store sells produce, meat and grocery items “at up to 50 percent less than the competition,” said Martha Swaney, a spokeswoman for ALDI.

By: LaTina Emerson on March 3, 2009 - 4:10pm - Add new comment

If you like coffee or crab legs, Sweet Lou’s has some great deals for customers.

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Sweet Lou’s at 1293 ½ Broad Street is offering free coffee to customers who dine-in at the cafe. Patrons must purchase a meal to receive the offer.

For the next two weeks, Sweet Lou’s will also give half off crab legs on Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. The offer starts this Friday.

Where have you have found free food this week? Write in to The Pinch to let me know.

By: LaTina Emerson on March 2, 2009 - 10:57am - Add new comment

Do you want to get in shape, but you don’t have money for a gym membership? Here are my tips for working out on a budget.

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Physical fitness doesn’t have to be expensive. Try these money-saving tips:

 1. Take a walk or run at the park. For instance, the Warren Road Park/Community Center at 300 Warren Road has a quarter- mile track. The park even allows animals on a leash.

By: LaTina Emerson on February 27, 2009 - 1:02pm - Add new comment

You can’t beat groceries for $1. Kroger is having a 10 for $10 sale this week.

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Kroger has dozens of items on sale for 10 for $10. Sale items include Kroger white or wheat bread, Kroger vegetables, Aunt Jemima breakfasts, fresh fruit and vegetables (Red delicious, Granny Smith, Gala or Jonagold apples; avocadoes and jumbo sweet onions), Arrid deodorant or antiperspirant and Aquafresh, Close Up or Ultra Brite toothpaste.

Customers can mix and match any of the sale items. The sale ends on Saturday.

By: LaTina Emerson on February 27, 2009 - 12:50pm - Add new comment

If you know someone in need of a good meal, the less fortunate in Augusta can receive free food on Sunday.

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On Sunday, The Spinning Gallery and Nutrition is giving away free meals at the 400 block of Fenwick Street starting at 2 p.m., according to partner T. J. Simmons.

He said the local fitness center on Old Petersburg Road wants to give back to the community. Mr. Simmons expects the giveaway to last for one or two hours, depending on demand.

By: LaTina Emerson on February 26, 2009 - 4:24pm - Add new comment

If you’re looking for a bargain, the merchants at Surrey Center are having an indoor yard sale on Friday and Saturday.

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Retailers at Surrey Center on Highland Avenue are presenting the Surrey Center Merchant Indoor Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday.


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