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Consider layaway for back-to-school shopping

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For parents who want to get an early start on back-to-school shopping but don’t have the cash, layaway is an option. Through Aug. 4, Kmart shoppers can get 5 percent off their in-store layaway purchases.

Kmart layaway requires a down payment and biweekly payments. All fees are nonrefundable and cancellation fees apply. The 5 percent discount applies to in-store purchases only, according to Kmart’s Web site.

Local Kmart stores that offer layaway are 1647 Gordon Highway in Augusta and 310 East Martintown Road in North Augusta. Layaway is not available at Kmart at 3830 Washington Road because the store is going out of business.

The layaway discount is calculated before taxes and after other discounts have been applied. Items that are not eligible for layaway include alcohol, tobacco, fuel, items behind the pharmacy counter, prescriptions, cell phones and cell phone accessories.

Sears at Augusta Mall also offers layaway. Customers can leave items on layaway for eight weeks. They must pay a down payment and biweekly payments.

SAVE $$$

The SmartSource insert has a coupon to save $2 on any one Stayfree product. It expires Aug. 31.

FREE FOOD

BullChicks has rolled out a multi-week campaign offering free upgrades and meals. BullChicks, 503 Highland Ave., recently reopened under new management. The specials are as follows:

Through July 22: All seniors (55 and up) receive a free combo upgrade (side and drink) with the purchase of an entree when they show their ID.

July 23 to July 29: All military and veterans receive a free combo upgrade (side and drink) with the purchase of an entree when they show their military or veterans’ ID.

July 30 to Aug. 5: All healthcare professionals get a combo upgrade (side and drink) with the purchase of an entree when they show their work ID/badge.

Aug. 6 to Aug. 12: All educators, teachers and professors receive a free combo upgrade with the purchase of an entree when they show their work ID.

Aug. 13 to Aug. 19: All students receive a free combo upgrade with the purchase of an entree when they show their student ID.

For more information, visit www.bullchicksgeorgia.com/augusta or facebook.com/bullchicksaugusta.


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