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6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.

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.

Krispy Kreme offering a second dozen donuts for 76¢

Krispy Kreme offering a second dozen donuts for 76¢

(WXIA) -- In honor of its 76th birthday, Krispy Kreme is offering a second dozen glazed donuts for 76¢ to customers who purchase a dozen at regular price.

The offer is good on Saturday, July 13 at all Krispy Kreme locations in Georgia. No coupon is required.

"When you hear people talk about having a 'Krispy Kreme,' they are most often referring to our signature treat -- the original glazed donut," Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer Dwayne Chambers said in a statement. "We're excited to celebrate 76 years of sharing delicious treats and creating fond memories by giving our fans an opportunity to try and share the donut that has become famous worldwide."

Find your nearest Krispy Kreme at krispykreme.com.

Krispy Kreme offering free doughnuts on June 7

Krispy Kreme offering free doughnuts on June 7

(WXIA) -- June 7 is National Doughnut Day, and Krispy Kreme is celebrating by offering one free doughnut to every customer.

Krispy Kreme customers can choose a free doughnut of any variety.

National Doughnut Day is held the first Friday in June. It was established by the Salvation Army in 1938 to raise money for Americans hit hard by the Great Depression. Learn more at nationaldoughnutday2013.com.

Find your nearest Krispy Kreme at krispykreme.com.

Fulton school bus driver gets green light on $400K

Fulton school bus driver gets green light on $400K

ATLANTA – Pamela Hampton of Ellenwood is excited over winning a hefty prize from the Georgia Lottery. Hampton, a Pre-Kindergarten school bus driver in Fulton County, has won a $400,000 top prize playing the instant game 20X The Money.

Hampton, 59, claimed her prize Monday at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.

“I bought it while on my lunch break,” she explained. “I was in the store when I scratched it.”

Chevron Food Mart, 2050 Sylvan Road SW in Atlanta, sold the winning ticket.

“I had to focus my eyes. I couldn’t believe it,” the grandmother of four said. “The clerk and I both started jumping up and down.”

Hampton, who has two children with her husband, Larry, intends to pay off bills with the windfall.

Shop with a Jock takes kids on Falcons shopping spree

Shop with a Jock takes kids on Falcons shopping spree

ATLANTA -- Forty kids from the Odyssey Villas apartments in Vine City get a chance to go on a shopping spree this week with some of their football heroes.

The Shop with a Jock program pairs Atlanta Falcons players, including tight end Tony Gonzalez and wide receiver Julio Jones, with disadvantaged children for a Christmas shopping trip to Walmart.

The Walmart on Lawrenceville Suwanee Road in Suwanee has agreed to host the Shop with a Jock kids at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Participating children are selected through Odyssey Villas' Action Ministries Atlanta program.

RELATED | Action Ministries, 11Alive feed 400 kids

Design group I.O. Metro throws a pre-Thanksgiving Twitter party

Design group I.O. Metro throws a pre-Thanksgiving Twitter party

ATLANTA -- The holidays are fast approaching and with guest in almost clear view, there are more things on our minds other than turkey and sweet potato pies. The idea of hosting guest can be intimidating and the thought of having everything just right can feel a little daunting. Lucky for you, Atlanta interior design group I.O. Metro has decided to throw a pre-Thanksgiving Twitter party hosted by one of the city's most recognized design gurus, Erika Ward of Blu Label Bungalow, to help you get rid of the holiday decorating jitters.

The company is highlighting some of their most delectable design goodies from their first ever catalog and will give valuable tips and tricks to turn your house into a home.You'll also have the opportunity to win prizes every 15 minutes.