Grandfather Mountain Offers $1 Admission for High Country Residents

Grandfather Mountain in the High Country of North Carolina is offering $1 admission to residents of six N.C. counties and their guests during the month of April. The counties include Mitchell, Avery, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany and Wilkes.

The discount is extended to students who attend colleges and universities in the High Countryand to guests traveling in the same vehicle. Participants will be asked to present a driver’s license, college ID or local utility bill as proof of High Country residency.

Grandfather Mountain is open every day in April, weather permitting. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 1 – 3 with ticket sales ending at 5 p.m. Hours extend to 7 p.m. on April 4, with ticket sales ending at 6 p.m. For current conditions, call the entrance gate at 828-733-4337.

Great Dining Deals in Asheville

My friends at the Asheville CVB have compiled a great list of prix fixe menus at some of Asheville’s hottest restaurants. Go here to see all of the deals. Thanks, Sherida!

Kids Eat Free at Fuddruckers

Fuddruckers Restaurant at 130 Charlotte Street in Asheville, N.C. is another dining establishment that gives parents a break when dining out with kids. Children eat free after 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Kids Under Nine Dine Free at Deerpark Restaurant

Deerpark Restaurant on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. offers families of young children a price break on dining. Kids under the age of nine eat free all the time at Deerpark.

Keep in mind Estate Admission is needed in order to eat at Deerpark, but if you live close enough to visit Biltmore frequently, a year’s admission pass is an affordable $79 a year per adult for a limited time. This price is $20 off the regular $99 price for a year’s pass, and is good through the end of March, 2009.

Tune in to 96.5 FM WOXL Asheville Tomorrow Morning

Tune it at 7:20 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 to 96.5 FM WOXL in Asheville. Morning co-hosts Ken Ulmer and Tammy Jones interview yours truly about this new blog and efforts to find the best deals, discounts and freebies for WNC residents.

Full Day Relaxation for Only $20

The Prama Institute is sponsoring a Day of Yoga and Healing in benefit of the Greater Asheville Yoga Association (GAYA). GAYA is a fellowship of yoga studios, teachers and students encouraging and supporting each other in spreading the universal teachings and joy of yoga.

On Saturday, March 21st, a Day of Yoga will offer an all-day program, from 8 AM to 9 PM, that will include yoga classes, workshops, music, sweat lodges, hiking, and a vegetarian dinner – all for a $20 admission.  Lunch will be available for purchase, or bring your own. There will also be massage & acupuncture sessions for $1/minute.

FedEx Will Print Your Resume For FREE

Are you looking for a job? Fed Ex wants to help. Drop in to one of its 1600+ Office & Print centers in the U.S. and get up to 25 black and white copies of your resume printed free on resume quality paper.

The offer is good for March 10, 2009. www.fedex.com

BOGO Sundaes at Baskin-Robbins

Print this coupon on your home printer and take it to a Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream shop by March 28, 2009. The coupon allows customers to buy one sundae at regular price and get one free at participating U.S. locations.

Atlanta Dream Facebook Promotion

Our friends at Atlanta On The Cheap tipped us off to a fun Facebook Promotion:

Want free tickets to an Atlanta Dream game? dream team logo It’s easy. Just become a fan of the Atlanta Dream on Facebook. If they reach 1,500 fans or more on their official Facebook page by Wed., March 18, at noon, they’ll give every fan a free ticket to the May 27th Dream game against Connecticut. Spread the word–let’s make it a sell out without spending a dime.

Carmike Cinemas Offers Recession Snacks

Tuesday night may become movie night for a lot of families looking for a cheaper way to enjoy the big screen. Carmike Cinemas has announced its “Stimulus Tuesday” program which gives moviegoers the chance to buy a 46-ounce bag of popcorn for $1, as well as 16-ounce soft drinks for $1.

Carmike plans to offer the program at all of its 250 theaters, including the one in Asheville. The promotion begins March 10, 2009.

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