Greetings Beautiful Family and Friends!
I trust that each of you have had a wonderful Summer! Please find the link to August Leslie’s Lane attached! As you know, I created this blog because I feel that everyone that wants a job ought to have one. It is my pleasure to give you all types of great leads for yourself, friends and family! Further, I don’t believe it’s really necessary to pay full price for most things that a lot of companies are willing to discount or give away for completely FREE! I try to keep my ear to the ground to let you know about all of these great things available to you! I want to thank each of you for your support of Leslie’s Lane and for sending information to me on a regular basis! You are awesome and I appreciate your kindness! Please enjoy! Thanks so much and have a wonderful week!
“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” — Psalm 34:1
Last year, I decided to do a Garage Sale because I had so much stuff in the garage, attic and all of the utility rooms! It was so successful, I thought that my editors at ESSENCE might want me to write a short piece about it! They loved the idea and had me to write a full length feature!!! How cool is that! It appeared in the June issue with Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry on the cover! Although ESSENCE does not upload it’s articles, someone included it in their blog! Please check out this link and maybe you can have one yourself! Best of luck!
Okay! I love Groupon! You can check them out at http://www.groupon.com. You buy substantially discounted certificates for restaurants, events, spa, home, auto and shopping. They have expanded to Groupon Goods. What I really like is that they partnered with my favorite discount travel website called Expedia to present Groupon Getaways! How cool is that!
Okay! I love Scoutmob too! They offer a lot of the same services as Groupon. But this is what makes it wayyyyyyyyyyy better! You use the app on your cell phone and just press the button when you are ready to get your 50% off discount off a meal or other service! What’s really cool about Scoutmob is that you can find locations nearby. Say you’re 40 minutes from your home and you’re not familiar with the area. Just press find restaurants nearby and it will give you the ones on Scoutmob with the half off or more deal! They even offer completely FREE deals! Please go to http://scoutmob.com/.
Okay! My personal favorite is Halfoffdepot.com! That is because out of all of the discount websites, it sends around emails that give you 50%, 60% or even 70% off the already half off item! In other words, if I buy a $20 restaurant gift certificate for $10, I get even more off. So…………… on the day they are offering EXTRA 70% Off, I get a $20 restaurant gift certificate for $3.00! REALLY!!!! I’m not joking! I just bought several certificates last week when they did the EXTRA 70% off!
Please check out this article on how to find restaurants that are half off! We’ll yeah…… okay…… I wrote it!Emoji
Please check out these mystery shopping gigs if you would like to earn some extra money!
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Do you like to go the movies! Tony and I sure do! We earn rewards (equating to cash) when we do with AMC Stubs! Please check out this website! https://www.amcstubs.com/
Still loving Atlanta on the Cheap! This website give you info on a lot of great free stuff and even more discounts! http://www.atlantaonthecheap.com/
Career Fair! Thanks Ms. Bobbie for this one!
Just wanted to pass this information only for those seeking employment. This information is also posted on http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/22972547/state-farm-holding-career-fair-august-6-7
State Farm is holding a career fair on August 6 and 7. The company says it plans to hire up to 800 people over the next six months for its Atlanta operations. Most of the jobs at the career fair will be entry-level positions. However, some professional/technical level positions will also be filled.
The career fair will be at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, located at 7 Concourse Parkway. On August 6, the career fair is from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., while on August 7, it will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Interested candidates can apply online at: http://www.statefarm.com/careers
Thanks Minister Quillen! It was a pleasure partnering with you!
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Georgia School Nutrition Foundation Let’s Move Nutrition & Fitness Expo 2013
This video captures some of the many wonderful things that took place at the Georgia School Nutrition Foundation (GSNF) exciting and enlightening Let’s Move Event. View this video to see how the…
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We are what we know. Given this, we must realize that what we will ultimately become, will be determined by what we are willing to learn. “Malcolm Quillen”
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Georgia School Nutrition Foundation Let’s Move Nutrition & Fitness Expo 2013
This video captures some of the many wonderful things that took place at the Georgia School Nutrition Foundation (GSNF) exciting and enlightening Let’s Move Event. View this video to see how the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Kroger, professional chefs, professional athletes and many more came together to support the Let’s Move Initiative created by First Lady Michele Obama.
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Still haven’t taken that summer vacation? You can slip away with a great discount on a Country Inn and Suites Hotel! It’s 30% Off! Looking for a great deal on your next vacation? Save 30% on your stay when you book select hotels at countryinns.com by August 13, 2013 and stay during specific dates between August 23 and November 2, 2013.
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Discounts, Discounts and More Discounts! Thanks Wayne for this one!
Keep this list and send a copy to your senior friends and relatives.
As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy’s recently,
I heard him ask for his senior discount. The girl at the register apologized
and charged him less. ‘
When I asked the man what the discount was, he told me that seniors over
age 55 get 10% off everything on the menu, every day.
This list may not only be useful for you, but for your friends and family too.
Dunkin Donuts gives free coffee to people over 55 .
If you’re paying for a cup every day, you might want to start getting it for FREE.
YOU must ASK for your discount….
Applebee’s: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby’s: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry’s: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan’s: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob’s Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili’s: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny’s: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin’ Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein’s Bagels: 10% off baker’s dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker’s: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gatti’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee’s: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver’s: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
McDonald’s: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney’s: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak ‘n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy’s: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+) This is for me … If I ever see one again.
RETAIL & APPAREL :
Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk’s: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl’s: 15% off (60+)Modell’s Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)
Albertson’s: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
Fry’s Supermarket: free Fry’s VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe’s Marketplace: 15% off (62+)
Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays – Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria – NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler’s Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT ;:
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy – NYC 20% off all “Happy Endings” (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley’s Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
CELL PHONE DISCOUNTS :
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).
Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)
NOW, go out there and claim your discounts – – – – and remember —-
YOU must ASK for your discount —- no ask, no discount
I am a member of the Forever Pink Foundation, Inc. which is an affiliate of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Epsilon Omega Chapter! I am really excited about this upcoming event and we would love for you to join us! Please see the flyer attached with all of the great details! This is a fundraiser and we will be having a great time while raising money for a worthy cause! The tickets are $20 per person. Please contact Valarie Wilson at 770.498.3878. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Forever Pink Foundation,. Incorporated cordially invites you to be a “VIP GUEST” at its 2nd Annual Movie Premiere Party. The Movie: The Best Man Holiday. Save the Date: Sunday, November 17, 2013. The Foundation is making plans for a great affair and the wedding will not be the same without you being there. So pencil us in on your calendar. Start telling your friends, invite some more guests, tell them to be “VIP”, find some brides, find some bridesmaids and find some grooms. Stay tuned for more details. Share this video and the attached flyer with your friends. Remember, tickets are going fast! Come on out and have a blast with friends and family. We are sure to have the BEST time!
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After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau , Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall reprise their career-launching roles in The Best Man Holiday, the long-awaited next chapter to the film that ushered in a new era of comedy. When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.
Malcolm D. Lee returns to write and direct this sequel to his directorial debut. Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise) produces alongside Lee for The Sean Daniel Company.
Thanks Ms. Bobbie!
LABOR OF LOVE
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
755 Hank Aaron Drive
Save the date of Thursday, September 5, 2013 for the 3rd annual Labor of Love Career and Resource Fair. Labor of Love is a collaboration between Georgia Department of Labor’s North Metro Career Center and Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless. This event provides resources and job readiness workshops for individuals that participate in this event along with job opportunities. In addition, HFTH provides groceries to participants in need. Vendors wishing to be a part of this great opportunity to give back and to pay it forward may contact Theresa Austin via e-mail at theresa.austin.gdol.ga.gov or firstname.lastname@example.org Please put Labor of Love in the subject line.
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Going to Chicago anytime soon? You have to check out these hotspots! Thanks J.T.!
Subject: Re: Can you help my friend with Chicago Hotspots?
Glad to help!
Here are my favorite places:
Pizano’s Pizza (The Loop location) – Oprah’s favorite pizza is from here – the cheese is from Wisconsin and is AMAZING! I like the Tavern Style (thin crust, cut in squares, with cheese to the edges – which is what most locals eat normally – they only eat deep dish when their friends come visit and want to eat deep dish, so I’ve heard). The deep dish is great too and the deep dish pizza dessert is good too. (http://www.pizanoschicago.com/)
Italian Fiesta – President Obama and family’s favorite pizza – Michelle Obama would get to go here as a child when she made good grades, so now this tradition has been passed down to the girls. This pizza was also catered in to DC for the inauguration all the way from Chicago. There is no place to sit, though. It’s a hole in the wall take out only. But, the Sausage Garlic pizza (is thin crust) is AMAZING!! It’s one of my favorite pizzas all time. (http://italianfiestapizzeria.com/)
Yolk – if you like sweets, this place is awesome. My favorite breakfast is the Red Velvet French Toast. Wow!! (http://eatyolk.com/)
Doughnut Vault – Amazing donuts. The chocolate glazed from here is amazing, although I don’t normally rave about a chocolate glazed donut. They open at 8am on Tuesdays through Fridays and 9:30am on Saturdays and close when they run out of donuts. There is usually a long line at 8am, so you may want to arrive around 730am and just wait in line for them to open. The donuts are worth it. It might be cash only, but I don’t recall. They are closed Sundays and Mondays. (http://thedoughnutvault.tumblr.com/)
Portillo’s – I love their Italian Beef sandwich. I get mine with extra juice, in fact I ask for it “dunked” which means they stick in entire sandwich bread and all into the au jus. AMAZING! Their chicago style hotdogs are also incredible. (http://www.portillos.com/)
Chicago Pizza Tour – if you can still get a ticket, this is an incredible experience that will take you to 4 different pizzerias to try pizza at each and to see and hear about Chicago as you travel on the Chicago Pizza Tour bus from place to another. Awesome experience! (http://www.chicagopizzatours.com/)
Enjoy!! Eat some food for me!! (Can you tell I like food?) 🙂
One more detail I just remembered. I’m not sure if Italian Fiesta sells drinks, so you may want to pick a couple up at the CVS or other place and bring it with you to the pizzeria and plan to eat the pizza outside of Italian Fiesta or just inside standing at the counter. It seems like a lot of hassle, but I think it’s worth it to say that you ate at the Obamas’ favorite pizzeria and because the pizza really is AWESOME!!
You don’t want to forget your coupons when you go to the grocery store! Please check out Savingstar.com and Coupons.com.
CVS and Walgreens offer great incentives for their customers! Weekly, I get emails with coupons for 30% off, rewards bucks, guest appreciation day and everything else! Whenever I go to these two places, I save big! You will too!
Thanks Commissioner Lee May (CEO) for this great info!
Community Event Updates
SAVE THE DATE
DeKalb County Commissioner Lee May’s 6th Annual DeKalb Family Fun Day
is back! This event will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 12pm-6pm,
at Bransby Outdoor YMCA at Rock Chapel, 1185 Rock Chapel Road, Lithonia, GA 30058.
This event is free and open to the public. Estimating over 3,000 people (adult and youth).
Thank Goodness for the Georgia Tax FREE Weekend!
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