FREE ADMISSION: E-Z-Go and the Augusta GreenJackets have created the “Salute Our Soldiers” program to offer a free night of fun to selected military families during the 2012 baseball season.
For each of the 70 home games at Lake Olmstead Stadium, E-Z-Go and the GreenJackets will select a local military family to receive free box seats, vouchers for free food and drink at concession stands and a gift certificate to the team’s gift shop, according to a release.
E-Z-Go and the GreenJackets will work with military officials and service organizations to identify families. The GreenJackets will recognize the selected soldier and his or her family during the middle of the fifth inning of each game.
GET RID OF OLD ELECTRONICS
FREE RECYCLING: Staples and technology company HP have partnered to offer free electronics recycling at Staples stores nationwide.
The Staples technology recycling program accepts all brands of the following electronics free: desktop PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, external hard drives and small servers; all computer monitors; printers, desktop copiers, faxes and all-in-one devices; mice, keyboards, modems/routers networking and PC speakers; shredders, streaming devices, phones and Universal Power Supply (UPS battery backup); and mobile phones, GPS devices, MP3 players, digital camcorders and digital cameras.
The program is designed to boost safe recycling of the products. Customers can drop off their technology at the service desk at Staples.
Staples will not accept televisions, appliances, alkaline batteries, floor model copiers/printers, large servers, audio/visual equipment or certain other household electronics. There is a limit of six items per customer per day in most states.
NEW YOGURT STORE: Peachwave Frozen Yogurt of Augusta, a new self-serve frozen yogurt store in Fairway Square on Washington Road, offers several discounts.
Seniors and military personnel receive a 10 percent discount with ID. Families and students can receive a 10 percent discount by using Foursquare and showing cashiers their “check-in” at Peachwave.
Repeat customers can earn free yogurt through loyalty cards.
The family-friendly yogurt cafe features two sizes of cups and the option of adding a waffle crisp.
NO CHECKED BAGGAGE FEE: Most airlines charge passengers to check their baggage these days, but with Southwest Airlines your first and second checked bags are free. Skis and golf bags also fly free, according to Southwest’s Web site. Baggage weight and size limits apply.