Deals on Laser Tag of Buford, Sherwin Williams paint, Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River, Hourglass Angel Shapewear, and Wagging Tails.
We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars.
This column will be dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week that will help your family's bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money.
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This week, Frugal Family scoured our local sources to come up with great deals on Laser Tag of Buford, Sherwin Williams paint, Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River with BBQ and beer, Hourglass Angel Shapewear, and Wagging Tails.
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Deal: For $9, you get three games of laser tag (up to a $19.26 value). For $30, you get a laser-tag package for four people, including two games of laser tag each (a $55.12 value), four medium soft drinks (a $7.48 value), four popcorns (a $4.28 value), and four arcade tokens per person (a $4 value, up to a $70.88 total value). Two full levels of laser tag available, sound system, fog and lighting effects, arcade, and concessions.
Good Through: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. Expiration varies. Limit 4 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Laser-tag games are non-transferable.
Deal: 30% off paints and stains and 15% off painting supplies during sale "Celebrating their Best Customers." Get that DIY (Do-It-Yourself) project started while the kids go back to school!
Good Through: Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.
Deal: $45 per person (normally $65). Meet in Ducktown, TN, at Wildwater, where guides will be waiting to teach basics on how to ride the river. Then strap into six-person rafts and ride down some of the most exciting rapids in the East. Three-hour guided whitewater rafting trip, BBQ buffet dinner, and one beer included. 21 and older only.
Good Through: Sept. 3, 2011. Check website daily for available dates. Depends on number of buyers each day.
Deal: $25 for $50 (50% discount) on undergarments that refine and reveal curves with slimming shapewear that invisibly erases lumps, bumps, and minor flaws and creates an hourglass waist. Free shipping
Good Through: Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011.
Deal: $45 for $90 (50% value) for up to 12 hours of weekday care for dogs. 1,500-square-foots outdoor play area. Experienced and attentive staff. Wagging Tails houses dogs seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends.
Good Through: Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. Expires Feb 15, 2012. Limit 1/dog, may buy 3 additional per household for multiple dogs or as gifts. Limit 1/dog per visit. New clients only. Dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered once they reach six months, and friendly with other dogs and staff members. Not valid for pitbulls or pitbull mixes.
Editor's note: Nickie Sears-Schroeder is a busy wife and mother with two boys ages 7 and 6. Nickie serves as a room mother and on a PTA art committee at the boys' school. In addition, Nickie cheers for her sons at swim team, basketball and T-ball/baseball and for her husband's softball and baseball teams. She also enjoys captaining her subdivision's C-level ALTA tennis team and has served as Community and Facility Social Director. At Sugarloaf United Methodist Church, she is the Outside Events Coordinator and volunteers as a Greeter/Kids & Nursery Crew Leader. For 14 years, she has been a meeting, conference and convention planner as well as a travel director. She also recently started a professional organizing business for homes and offices called Peaceful Nooks & Crannies, which is also a co-op partner at FYI (Frugally Yours Interiors) in Historic Downtown Duluth. A former president of the Moms Club of Duluth East, Nickie values the club as a source of friendship and support for her whole family.