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MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

MODA offers tips on caring for area rugs

By Janice Howell, vice president, MODA Floors & Interiors, www.ModaFloorsandInteriors.com

Area rugs need the same attention and consistent maintenance as your carpeting, ceramic tile or hardwood flooring. Knowing what’s expected of you regarding their upkeep can be a determining factor in the type of rugs you purchase.

Although a handmade rug is a work of art, it’s made to be walked on. So are all machine-made rugs. With usage, as the top layers of pile break, (in most cases wool), the pile looks shinier and smoother, and with light exposure the colors look more harmonious.

Here are a few steps to make sure that your area rug ages gracefully, naturally and beautifully.

$1.00 Off McDonalds Cherry Berry Chiller equals FREE in some areas

 

Here is a awesome coupon $1.00/1 coupon this is a great snack while you are on the go.   Now in some areas there is still the $1.00 price, meaning a FREE ONE !!! This is McDonald's new flavor and it's pretty good, I must say. Not sure how long McDonalds is going ot have this to printout, so print it out TODAY. 

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Ted's Montana Grill gluten-free menu wins award

Ted's Montana Grill gluten-free menu wins award

ATLANTA -- Ted's Montana Grill has been named the Best Gluten-Free Restaurant Chain in the 2012 About.com Gluten-Free Readers' Choice Awards.

The restaurant chain, which was founded by Atlanta media mogul Ted Turner, began offering a gluten-free menu in 2005.

"Although we're known for our bison specialties, we try to feature options for many types of dietary needs," Chris Raucci, corporate chef for Ted's Montana Grill, said in a statement. "We're proud to be recognized for our gluten-free choices and plan to continue enhancing our gluten-free menu to offer new products."

Visit www.tedsmontanagrill.com to see the complete menu.

DEALCHICKEN | Cheap tickets to Autism Laughs!

DEALCHICKEN | Cheap tickets to Autism Laughs!

ATLANTA -- Laugh for a good cause with today's DealChicken Atlanta deal.

Autism Speaks and Hysterical Events have teamed up for Autism Laughs!, a comedy show designed to raise money to help children who have autism. They are also offering a great special for DealChicken members: $20 for two tickets or $40 for four tickets to Autism Laughs!

This offer includes admission and complimentary drinks for all ticket holders. Two tickets typically cost $46, while four tickets are $86.

Autism Laughs! will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 4 at Tavern 99 in Buckhead.

Learn more about DealChicken and sign up for some great daily dining, shopping, services and travel deals at www.dealchicken.com/atlanta-ga.

What would you do with $500M?

What would you do with $500M?

ATLANTA -- We're still reeling over the Georgia Lottery's announcement that Friday's Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record $500 million.

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And it got us thinking -- what would you do with the money if you won? Half a billion dollars is almost unfathomable -- do you know what you'd do with all that money?

Cocktail-infused cupcakes will guarantee a sweet weekend

Cocktail-infused cupcakes will guarantee a sweet weekend

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Spring is almost here! Why not celebrate with cocktails and cupcakes? Or, better yet, why not combine the two and feast on some cocktail-infused cupcakes?

Cupcake on the Rocks is offering a sweet deal for DealChicken members -- two dozen cupcakes for $24 instead of the usual $84. Some of the delicious boozy flavors include Margarita, Strawberry Daiquiri, Lemon Drop and White Russian, and all are infused with real alcohol.

Drinking a cupcake doesn't appeal to you? Cupcake on the Rocks also offers several "normal" flavors, including Red Velvet, Chocolate, Banana Pudding, Vanilla Bean and even PB & J.

Mega Millions 'springs forward' to $171M

Mega Millions 'springs forward' to $171M

ATLANTA -- Mega Millions sprang forward with your clocks this weekend.

Tuesday's jackpot has jumped to an estimated $171 million, the Georgia Lottery announced Monday.

Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options -- approximately $6.5 million a year for 26 years with the annuity choice, or a single payment worth approximately $124 million.

Tickets are only $1 per play. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play.

Who knows -- maybe you could be the next Marcia Adams, the College Park accountant who won $72 million in a January Mega Millions drawing.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions benefit education in the state.