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Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

ATLANTA -- The wave of couponers' cries heard in the Midwest and Texas has finally hit the Southeast!

For years, we have enjoyed the everyday doubling of coupons $0.50 and less. We got FREE items because of this great policy and it made handling an almost impossible budget easier for us couponers and savvy shoppers.

While I am not saying that this will hurt us (I will be posting some other things Kroger is doing), it does have me wondering -- in this competitive Atlanta market, where we use more coupons per capita then ANYWHERE in the US -- how will this fare? Will Publix jump on the bandwagon?

The end of double coupons becomes effective September 21, 2013. For this couponer, I will be having to double check my shopping list with this new rule. It's not fun, but a lot of new things are coming from Kroger, and I think this is why the program of double couponing is ending.

Georgia Farmers Market opening in Cumming

Georgia Farmers Market opening in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. --Have you heard about the brand new Georgia Farmers Market opening in Cumming?

When we first shared this photo on our Facebook page – gosh, you all got excited!!  And I admit it, I got excited when I first saw it too. We have long talked about when a Whole Foods or Trader Joes would open in Cumming or Forsyth. Remember my post -- Is Whole Foods opening in Cumming? – so yes, I’m excited!

The Georgia Farmers Market will be remodeling the space next door to Stars & Strikes (formerly occupied by Overstock Floors).

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2013 consignment sales in Forsyth County

2013 consignment sales in Forsyth County

CUMMING, Ga. -- We are in full-on consignment sale season!

Several great consignment sales in Cumming and Forsyth County will be happening over the next two months.  Make sure the sale dates are on your calendar so you don’t miss out!

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An Overview of Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

An Overview of Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

Your homes are a place of safety and comfort for you, your family, and friends. That is where the baby crawls, the kids play, where meals are prepared, and where you sleep at night. Your home should be just that, YOURS. More often than desired, your homes become a haven to unwanted guests. They could come as cockroaches, ants, bed bugs, fleas, spiders, termites, mice, or even rats. Really, there are more pests with a possibility of invading your homes than can even be imagined. This is why home pest control is a necessity. While many people think that they need to hire an expensive pest control company, the truth is that they can do their own pest control just as effectively and save a lot of money.

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Cumming woman wins $250K lottery prize

Cumming woman wins $250K lottery prize

CUMMING, Ga. -- A Cumming woman has grabbed a quarter-of-a-million dollars from playing Mega Millions.

Geraldine Thornton, 66, matched the first five winning numbers from the April 2 drawing to win her monumental $250,000 prize.

With her windfall, Thornton anticipates making transformations at home.

“I’m going to have a new bathroom put in,” she shared. “The rest we’ll just bank, I guess.”

A set of family birthdays and anniversaries is what helped Thornton clinch the prize.

Winning numbers from the April 2 Mega Millions drawing were: 7-10-14-40-47 and the Mega Ball was 34.

The Publix at 500 Atlanta Road in Cumming sold the lucky ticket.

Retired from working in retail, Thornton “choked up” upon seeing the results on the Georgia Lottery’s website. She went back to the store to double check.

“I couldn’t believe it,” the lucky winner said. “I was shocked.”

Classic car show to benefit Canine Adoption Network

Classic car show to benefit Canine Adoption Network

CUMMING, Ga. -- The Georgia Canine Adoption Network will hold a benefit car show later this month.

Cars for Canines will be held Saturday, Apr. 28 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Rucker Pet & Wild Bird.

In addition to classic cars, the show will feature food, shopping and plenty of fun for pets and pet owners alike.

Rucker Pet & Wild Bird is located at 5456 Bethelview Road in Cumming.

Cherokee County-based Georgia Canine Adoption Network helps homeless and abused animals get healthy and connect with loving families. Learn more at canineadoptionnetwork.org.

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

ATLANTA -- All Atlanta-area Pike Nurseries locations will kick off the spring planting season with Happy Flower Hours next week.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 22, Pike customers can enjoy store-wide discounts on plants, gardening accessories, patio furniture and more. Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q will provide complimentary food, and guests will have the opportunity to win discounts and a free landscape design. The first 100 customers will also receive a free reusable tote.

Happy Flower Hours are free to attend.

Visit pikenursery.com to learn more and find your nearest Pike location.