Posts tagged: Asheville

2013 WNC Insider Guide — Pre-Order at a Discount!

This one was a no-brainer for me. For starters, my friend Sherri Lane owns this business and she is the most caring person I know. She’s giving generously this year to Eblen Charities, which I support wholeheartedly.

The WNC Insider card gives folks a chance to buy local at a discount. What’s better than that? I quickly bought mine. Now it’s your turn. Here are the details:

Pre-ordering is now underway at a special price of $30 — with $10 going to  Eblen Charities for every purchase! You can save all year – with 2-for-1 and other offers at great restaurants, theatre, entertainment, adventure activities, consignment stores, automotive, and more. It is a great value and a win for all! Click on the webpage for details.

Kids 16 and under admitted FREE at Biltmore

All summer long — bring the kids to Asheville’s Biltmore Estate and they’ll get in FREE with your paid admission. Plus, save $15 off your ticket in June when you buy advance tickets online at least seven days prior to your visit.

Estate Admission includes:

• Self-guided visit of Biltmore House

• Access to the gardens and Antler Hill Village where the winery entrance is located.

• Access to our new Legacy exhibition, The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad

• Free wine tasting and guided tour at the Winery

• Free parking

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.!!!

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.

Celebrate Spring with Rita’s Italian Ice

To celebrate the arrival of spring, all locations of Rita’s will give every customer a free, regular size Italian Ice. Rita’s can be found in south Asheville at Gerber Village. The promotion runs from noon to 9 p.m. today only!

Spring Clean Coat Drive

Donate your gently used winter coats and get some free tickets for movies at Carolina Cinemas in South Asheville.

News 13, Carolina Cinemas and Eblen Charities are sponsoring the Spring Clean Coat Drive on March 25, 2011. Drop off coats anytime between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. While supplies last, Carolina Cinemas will hand out a free movie ticket for every coat donated. There’s a limit of four tickets per family and these can be used to watch movies MONDAY – THURSDAY at Carolina Cinemas.

Groupon Deal at Pomodoros Cafe

Another great Groupon deal for an Asheville Restaurant — this one owned and operated by my friend and former WLOS co-worker Tommy Tsiros. Fantastic food and service!

Today’s deal: Get a $35 coupon for dinner for only $15!! What a savings! I’m definitely in!

Great Groupon Deal at the Grove Park Inn

I love Groupon and I’ve bought several deals. Today’s really caught my eye because I love the Grove Park Inn in Asheville. The spa is amazing, food/service always exceptional.

Today’s Deal: $25 for $50 worth of dining, golf, gift-shop purchases, lodging or spa services at the Grove Park Inn.

Limit of 5 deals per person. You cannot combine them. Only one redeemed at a time. Expires Feb. 22, 2012 so you have a full year to use them!

Facebook Freebies

Pay attention on Facebook — you might win some free things! Some businesses routinely put up contests/giveaways, and if you’ve clicked “like” on their page, then you’ll see the contests on your news feed whenever they post one.

I have to give a shout out to Charlotte Street Computers in Asheville. First — they are absolutely TOPS when it comes to computer repair. They work on macs and pcs — superb. But, they are also fantastic in their community involvement and giveaways on Facebook. Here’s a direct link to Charlotte Street Computer’s Facebook page. Go there and click “like.” Just today, I won two tickets to the Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Antique Show this weekend! Thanks Charlotte Street.

The Hop Ice Cream Shop is another Asheville business you’ll want to follow. Here’s the link to its Facebook page. I just won a free pint of ice cream of my choice. Okay, I know. It won’t be my choice. It will be my kids’ choice. :) The Hop makes the BEST ice cream EVER!

Wee Trade Children’s Consignment Sale

I just got back from dropping off my priced items for the spring Wee Trade sale at the WNC Ag Center. They will still be collecting merchandise tomorrow, but already the place looks packed. Lots of great bargains and I can’t wait until the sale starts. The pre-sale takes place Friday. The public sale begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and goes until 8 p.m. Then Sunday is *half price day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*Consignors have the choice of whether they want to discount their merchandise.

If you’ve never sold at Wee Trade, consider signing up for the fall sale in August. You set your own price and keep 70%!

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