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It’s WEE TRADE Time Again

If you want to stretch your bucks for baby and kids, this is THE sale to go to. It is gigantic — think excellent merchandise at yard sale prices.

It happens August 5 (presale) and August 6, 7 (Public Sale) at the WNC Ag Center.

Check out the website:

You’ll find baby gear, furniture, toys galore, clothing for infants all the way up to teens, plus maternity clothes, books, video games, bedding, accessories, and even HALLOWEEN COSTUMES. Yep, time to start thinking of fall!

Also — it’s TAX FREE WEEKEND IN N.C.!!!

Asheville Tourists Honor Moms

In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms get in free today at McCormick Field at the Asheville Tourists game. First pitch: 2:05.

Tax Free Day at Greenlife Grocery

Just returned home from Greenlife Grocery in north Asheville. Today the store is paying the sales tax for customers. Too bad they aren’t selling cars. 😉 Still, enjoy saving a few cents or a few dollars depending on how much you add up at check-out.


You can get $100 for opening a new checking account at HomeTrust Bank‘s new Weaverville branch at 5 Northridge Commons Pkwy.

This offer applies to new accounts only and a debit card is required to sign up. If the account remains in good standing for 30 days, HomeTrust Bank will deposit $100 into the account.

Limited to two new accounts per household. Checking accounts MUST be opened at the Weaverville branch ONLY. Offer expires March 1, 2011.

Snowmageddon: Park Free in Asheville City Garages

The City of Asheville says gates at all city parking garages are open. Parking is available in city garages free of charge. Downtown residents are encouraged to move vehicles, if possible to do so safely, to parking garages to make room for snow plows and other equipment. Parking will continue to be free in all city garages until at least 6 a.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

Lunch is FREE on Wednesdays

Okay, this isn’t the typical free lunch, but Haywood Street Church in Asheville, N.C. isn’t your typical church. I met Pastor Brian Combs a few weeks ago and I was blown away by the ministry he has created. Every Wednesday, the church provides a free lunch, a community table of sorts that connects businesspeople with the homeless, caring souls with broken souls. The group breaks bread together and then worships together. All are invited for this free lunch downtown with no strings attached.

My friend, David Bourne, at Bourne Media recently shot video for a piece about Haywood Street. It’s worth watching… just click the link below:

Haywood Street Church in Asheville, N.C.

iGo chargers

During break time at the Type A Mom conference I got a chance to see the Charge Anywhere product offered on Plug it into the wall and charge it up, then it’s ready for you to use wherever you are — beach, boat, conference. :) They retail for $49.99, but I have a code to pass along for 20% off. Enter: IGOBLOGGER at checkout.

Wednesday Deals at The Hop Ice Cream Cafe

As if you needed any new reason to visit The Hop on Merrimon Avenue, owners Greg and Ashley Garrison have a special deal on Wednesdays: 99 cent lattes made with Fair Trade Organic Locally Roasted Espresso from AVL Coffee Roasters.

Type A Mom Conference

Okay, the Type A Mom Conference, going on right now in downtown Asheville, is kicking me into gear. I’ve put aside this blog for way too long. It started last year when my then 11-year-old son was diagnosed with a pituitary brain tumor. This blog took a back seat to caring for him. Thankfully, the tumor is benign and doctors are able to control it with medication. Then there has been a lot of other work this year for my regular corporate clients and magazines that I write for.

But I love this blog. I love finding deals and discounts, and I equally enjoy passing the tips along.

So I’m forging ahead with a renewed spirit and a goal to keep this blog up-to-date.

The Heat Is On

I was in Sylva, N.C. yesterday working on a magazine article and felt like I was deep in the bowels of Florida. The blistering heat made me feel as if I was in a furnace.

Good FREE news for those suffering from the heat: Eblen-Kimmel Charities in Asheville are giving away fans at its office at 50 Westgate Parkway in Asheville. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For details of the giveaway, call them at 828-255-3066.

The Buncombe County Council on Aging is also providing free fans to people over the age of 60, or those under 60 who have a disability. Their number: 828-277-8288.

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