Monthly Archives: August 2010

Saving $ at Disney

The Frugal Girls, a top-notch money-saving website, invited readers to offer their best tips for saving money at Disney World

Did you know that the parks’ balloon vendors will replace broken or lost balloons? That you can bring your own lunch to the park now? Free tickets for completing a service project?

There are lots of good tips here, check it out….. Frugal Girls’ Disney Tips


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Ho, ho, ho . . .

A frightening moment last Friday: I went into the Dollar Store and saw CHRISTMAS WREATHS. Oh, yes, tucked in between the Halloween decorations and Thanksgiving napkins, I spied the beginning of holiday madness.

Then this morning, what to my wondering eyes should appear? An email touting a sale on holiday and Christmas cards. So, there you have it. Today only, you can save $7 on every box of cards you buy from the National Wildlife Federation. And they are beautiful, with a wide variety of styles (even photo cards).

Stop by their website and check them out. Every purchase helps protect America’s wildlife. National Wildlife Federation

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Rock Hill calling . . . Telephone Museum reopens

Take the kids (or just enjoy it yourself!) to the newly reopened Telephone Museum in Rock Hill. Admission is free! While there, you’ll learn about the history of communications in Rock Hill, from the telegraph to the Internet. Lots of hands-on activities and visuals, including the rotary phone, manholes, switchboards and service trucks.
The museum is located at 117 Elk Ave., across Black Street from City Hall. It  is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Tours are available for school groups and day care centers.
For more information, call 324-4030 or click here: Telephone Museum

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Don’t miss the Daily Deal!

Did you know Target offers a Daily Deal? As the red-dotted dealer declares, “Now you see it, tomorrow you won’t. But you will find more must-haves at amazing prices.”

Each deal is good for only 24 hours, and there can be up to five items listed at a time (I usually see one or two). Yesterday’s was a big-screen TV, cheap! Today’s is a glider/ottoman set. Who knows what tomorrow will bring?

The next day’s deal appears at midnight, and it lasts until the inventory is gone. The deals are only available online, not in stores. The kicker: Standard shipping is always FREE. You can buy up to five of each item.

Stop by today, and see what the deal is! Target’s Daily Deal

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Free Introductory “Gentle Yoga” class

Want to manage stress, increase joint flexibility, improve balance and mobility, tone your muscles and improve your circulation? Try “Gentle Yoga”! Gentle Yoga has warmup exercises, yoga poses that can be modified, mindful breathing and a relaxation period. It  is especially beneficial if you have become less flexible over time and prefer less strenuous classes.

A free introductory class will be Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 4:30 p.m. in the Gettys Art Center, 201 E. Main Street, 2nd floor (former courtroom). Bring yoga mat and/or beach towel/blanket to class. No experience required!!

A six-week Gentle Yoga series then starts on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Sept 8 – Oct 13. The cost is $48 for 6 classes in advance or $10 per class, walk-in.

For more information, call 803-746-7798.

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Free Outback appetizer

Oooh, the lure of a Bloomin’ Onion or some Grilled Shrimp …

Now you can get a free “Aussie-Tizer” appetizer simply by signing up for My Outback Rewards. Every time you visit the restaurant (located at 1319 River Run Court — off Celanese — in Rock Hill, plus lots of other places around the country), you’ll earn points that can be used for the chance to win gift cards and other goodies.

Here’s how: Outback Rewards

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Hot news at The Coal Yard: Alvin Greene to speak in York

U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene is scheduled to speak at the newly revived Western York Democratic Forum on Monday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Regardless of your political views, it should be a heck of a time. There also will be a Q&A session with Mr. Greene.

The forum will be held at The Coal Yard restaurant, 105 Garner St., York, and it is open to the public. Not only will you get an earful of interesting politics, you also can get a plateful of delicious food (try the salmon!!).

 For more information, call  818-0844. Check out The Coal Yard’s website for updates on live music, specials and more:  The Coal Yard

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