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DEALCHICKEN: $20 for $45 at Pure Skin Therapy

DEALCHICKEN: $20 for $45 at Pure Skin Therapy

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Enter the new year with a brand new look, courtesy of this weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal.

Through Sunday evening, DealChicken members can take advantage of a deluxe airbrush tan for $20 instead of the usual $45 at Pure Skin Therapy.

Don't want to go bronze in the dead of winter? This deal is also good for a "how to" airbrush makeup application and hairstyling lesson -- a $160 value for only $70. Either way, these offers ensure that you'll begin 2012 looking fresh and fabulous.

This deal expires on June 25, 2012. Pure Skin Therapy is located at 162 Crogan Street in downtown Lawrenceville.

DEALCHICKEN: $18 for $37.90 from Hidden Springs Maple

DEALCHICKEN: $18 for $37.90 from Hidden Springs Maple

ATLANTA -- Who doesn't love pancakes and maple syrup? Monday's DealChicken Atlanta deal is a big serving of this classic breakfast dish for less.

For one day only, DealChicken members can pay half the usual price for several offerings from Vermont-based Hidden Springs Maple, a premiere maker of syrup.

Choose from:

* A six-pint case of syrup for $36 ($72.80 value)
* A half-gallon jug of syrup for $18 ($36 value)
* Two Vermont Maple Leaf gift sets, which include syrup and maple leaf candy, for $18 ($37 value)
* Two Vermont Pancake gift sets, which include syrup and buttermilk pancake mix, for $18 ($37.90 value)

This deal expires on June 19, 2012. Learn more about Hidden Springs Maple at www.hiddenspringsmaple.com.

First Data: Consumers held back on spending until end of Nov.

First Data: Consumers held back on spending until end of Nov.

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Consumers knew better deals were coming on Black Friday and held back on spending until the end of November, according to First Data's latest SpendTrend report.

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The privately held Sandy Springs-based electronic payments company reported year-over-year dollar volume growth was up 7.3 percent in November, down from October's 9.4 percent jump.

Dollar volume growth was 8.1 percent, while transaction growth was 6.1 percent in November.

It's not too late to help Operation Christmas Child

It's not too late to help Operation Christmas Child

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Every year, Operation Christmas Child delivers shoe boxes full of toys, candy and other goodies to deserving children across the world.

The charity, which is sponsored by Samaritan's Purse, is accepting shoe box donations through Saturday, Dec. 10. They can be dropped off at 665 Raco Drive NW, Suite C in Lawrenceville or mailed to Operation Christmas Child Headquarters at 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC 28607. Learn how to pack a shoe box for OCC.

Boxes can also be built online -- click here to give $35 and customize a box for a child in need.

Operation Christmas Child's Southeast regional office is located at 5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 66 in Alpharetta.

Where can I buy a Christmas tree east of Atlanta?

Where can I buy a Christmas tree east of Atlanta?

ATLANTA -- The Christmas shopping and decorating season is in full swing, and many Metro Atlanta families have begun searching for the perfect Christmas tree.


So where's the best place to find a live tree east of Atlanta?


CommunityWalk Map - Where to buy a Christmas tree East of Atlanta

Disney Stores to offer great Black Friday deals

Disney Stores to offer great Black Friday deals

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta Disney Stores are celebrating Black Friday (or "Magical Friday," as it's called in the Most Magical Place on Earth) with incredible deals on the season's hottest products.

Stores will open at midnight on Friday, Nov. 25, which is when all items, even previously discounted ones, will be 20 percent off. Certain toys, gifts and stocking stuffers will fall under $10, $15 and $20 price points.

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Some of the $10 steals include action figures from Cars 2 and Disney figurines. A mere $15 can score parents Disney sleep sets for their children, while $20 buys Cars 2 remote control cars and talking Toy Story action figures.

Black Friday sales and specials at Discover Mills

Black Friday sales and specials at Discover Mills

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Discover Mills is getting a jump start on the competition by opening its doors at midnight on Friday, Nov. 25 -- Black Friday.

"We are very focused on giving shoppers exactly what they want, which we see as the 'more factor' approach to shopping -- more time to shop, more great brands for less and more immediate notification of special offers," said Teresa Holloway, director of marketing and business development for Discover Mills.

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Several stores at Discover Mills will lure customers with Super Sales, or doorbuster incentives for early holiday shoppers. Participating shops include Nike Factory Store, Gymboree Outlet, Disney Store Outlet, Sakes Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and more.