Saving money and shopping smarter in Augusta

By: LaTina Emerson on August 22, 2012 - 11:28am - Add new comment

Trends & Traditions Antique Mall is having its annual Dog Days of Summer Sale from Friday, Aug. 24 to Sunday, Aug. 26.


Shoppers will be able to find sales throughout the store. Trends & Traditions Antique Mall is at 2834 Washington Road in Augusta.

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

Chef Michael from Washington Commons, an independent retirement community in Evans, is offering a free culinary adventure from around the world on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m.


He will prepare dishes from France, Spain, Asia and Italy and regional plates from the United States. Admission is free.


Washington Commons is at 100 Washington Commons Drive in Evans. For more information, call (706) 860-0402.

By: LaTina Emerson on August 20, 2012 - 10:51am - Add new comment

Through Saturday, shoppers can buy Staples brand one-subject notebooks for 1 cent each, with a $5 minimum purchase. The notebooks are wide ruled and have 70 sheets.


Limit six per customer, while supplies last.

By: LaTina Emerson on August 14, 2012 - 10:25am - Add new comment

Consumers with mortgage problems have some options, according to the American Bankers Association:


–If you are struggling to pay your mortgage or facing foreclosure, contact your bank or mortgage servicer to discuss options.


–Explore credit counseling. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling can find local counselors to help with issues beyond foreclosure, such as credit card and other debt.


By: LaTina Emerson on August 13, 2012 - 9:18am - Add new comment

As summer vacation winds down, many college students are packing up to return to school. Several retailers have sales on dorm and apartment items, from towels, comforters, microwaves and computers. Here are a few deals:


By: LaTina Emerson on August 10, 2012 - 9:18am - Add new comment

University Health Care System will present a Women’s Wellness Expo on Aug. 25 at the Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road. The first 500 attendees will receive a free tote bag.


The community-wide event will offer free health screenings and information, including heart attack and stroke prevention with blood pressure checks, a mobile mammography unit, weight management/bariatric surgery, ortho-spine, women’s and children services such as infant CPR classes and lab screenings such as cholesterol and blood sugar checks.


By: LaTina Emerson on August 9, 2012 - 10:36am - Add new comment

Macy’s has partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to offer 25 percent off for shoppers that purchase a $5 Macy’s shopping pass. The pass offers storewide savings on Aug. 25.


The $5 Macy’s shopping pass gives customers 25 percent off all purchases, including regular, sale and clearance items. They will receive 10 percent off electronics, watches, furniture and mattresses.


All proceeds of the shopping pass will help fund lifesaving cancer research. Buyers will get a chance to win a $500 Macy’s gift card.


By: LaTina Emerson on August 8, 2012 - 3:06pm - Add new comment

When customers at Sam’s Club purchase $50 in qualifying items in one transaction in-store, they will receive a $10 Sam’s Club Gift Card. The offer lasts through Aug. 31.


Online purchases do not qualify. The purchase requirement excludes tax. The gift card will be automatically mailed to the cardholder’s address on file six to eight weeks after the purchase is made. Limit one gift card per primary membership.


By: LaTina Emerson on August 8, 2012 - 1:53pm - Add new comment

Find great deals on new and used children’s books on Aug. 11. The City of Aiken Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism will present the Take a Look, Buy a Book children’s book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Odell Weeks Center, 1700 Whiskey Road in Aiken.


Proceeds from the sale of donated books will benefit the storytime programs and the Fun Funds scholarship program operated by the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department.


By: LaTina Emerson on August 7, 2012 - 9:22am - Add new comment

Kmart is offering a coupon for a free flu shot to anyone who makes a single purchase of $100 through Sunday, Aug. 12, according to Shannelle Armstrong-Fowler, director of public relations at Sears Holdings Corp.


The offer is exclusive to members of Kmart’s free Shop Your Way Rewards program. The coupon is redeemable between Sept. 23 and Oct. 20, while supplies last. Appointments must be made by Sept. 8.


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