Saving money and shopping smarter in Augusta

By: LaTina Emerson on August 6, 2012 - 9:14am - Add new comment

Save on school supplies this week with sales at local retailers:




Recycle a Binder and Save: At Staples, stock up on new binders with this eco-friendly solution. Shoppers will receive $2 off the purchase of a new binder for each binder they bring in to recycle. The instant discount can be used for any binder sold at Staples.


Back-to-School Savings Pass: Staples customers can save 15 percent with the Staples Back-to-School Savings Pass. The pass can be purchased for $10, while supplies last.


By: LaTina Emerson on August 3, 2012 - 10:34am - Add new comment

Office Depot is holding Star Teacher Appreciation Week starting Sunday through Saturday, Aug. 11. Teachers can enjoy breakfast and giveaways from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.


Teachers can get 20 percent off their purchases during the week on regularly priced, qualified in-store purchases with their Star Teacher Member Card. The maximum discount allowed is $20. Giveaways are available while supplies last.


By: LaTina Emerson on August 2, 2012 - 9:44am - Add new comment

During the month of August, the Augusta Museum of History will offer admission to the museum for only $1 per person. The reduced admission price is offered through the museum’s Dollar Dog Days of Summer promotion.


Visitors can enjoy exhibits of regional history, Augusta’s celebrities in Local Legends and other displays. Admission also includes Hunt for History, a self-guided journey through Augusta’s history for children. The museum at 560 Reynolds St. is open Thursday through Sunday.

By: LaTina Emerson on August 2, 2012 - 9:39am - Add new comment

French Toast, a school uniform retailer, offers a complete school uniform wardrobe for a boy or girl for about $125, according to the company.


The clothing is also useful for children who don’t attend a school with a dress code because many school uniforms are simply khakis and polos. For more information, visit


By: LaTina Emerson on August 1, 2012 - 9:18am - Add new comment

Kids can get free haircuts throughout August at JC Penney Salon. Children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade are eligible for the free haircut.


JC Penney Salon will give a free buzz, cut or trim for free on a first come, first served basis. Families can call (855) JCP-KIDS or stop by their JC Penney salon to schedule a free August appointment.

By: LaTina Emerson on July 31, 2012 - 9:15am - Add new comment

Serenity Charity Club and Augusta Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Club will have their annual School Supply Giveaway at 3 p.m. on Aug. 12.


The event will be held at Brigham Community Center. It will include free haircuts for boys 12 and under, nail polishing, free school supplies (while supplies last) and free refreshments for youth.


By: LaTina Emerson on July 30, 2012 - 9:57am - Add new comment

Colortyme is having a drawing for free school supplies. The giveaway is open to the public.


The winner will receive a backpack and school supplies for an elementary school student. The drawing will be held on Aug. 8. Participants can enter until 5 p.m. on Aug. 8


To sign up for the giveaway, visit Colortyme at 2115 Windsor Spring Road in Colony Shopping Center.

By: LaTina Emerson on July 30, 2012 - 9:37am - Add new comment

Knology was recently acquired by WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone, and some customers are wondering how this will impact their service rates.


Abu Khan, former general manager of Knology in Augusta and now vice president and general manager of WOW in Augusta, said that customers will not experience any changes in prices.


By: LaTina Emerson on July 27, 2012 - 10:57am - Add new comment

Peachwave at 2825 Washington Road is offering a night of live music and prizes for customers tonight (Friday, July 27) at 7 p.m.


The frozen yogurt shop is giving away 19 prizes. The prizes include:


-One $30 gift card (Grand prize)
-Two available Peachwave T-shirts
-Six available $5 gift cards
-10 available Peachwave bracelets (customers who wear the Peachwave bracelet at Peachwave get 10 percent off their purchase)


By: LaTina Emerson on July 27, 2012 - 10:44am - Add new comment

Today’s Daily Deal on The Augusta Chronicle’s Web site offers a great deal on pizza.


Per the deal, you can enjoy one large, one-topping pizza each month for a whole year for only $20.  The offer is valid at any Domino’s Pizza in the Augusta-Aiken area.


The deal is valued at $120, so you’ll save $100 or 83 percent. For more information or to purchase the deal, click on the Daily Deal on the newspaper’s Web site.

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