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DEALCHICKEN | Half-price PJs for Valentine's Day

DEALCHICKEN | Half-price PJs for Valentine's Day

ATLANTA -- Stumped about what to buy your sweetheart this Valentine's Day?  DealChicken Atlanta is offering a romantic, yet practical idea.

Pay only $25 for $50 worth of merchandise from PajamaGram with DealChicken's exclusive offer. Choose from plenty of styles of pajamas and loungewear, in sizes ranging from infant to 3XL.

Get more information and learn how to place your order at www.dealchicken.com/atlanta-ga.

This offer expires on May 1, 2012.

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DEALCHICKEN | 81 percent off 3 oil changes

DEALCHICKEN | 81 percent off 3 oil changes

ATLANTA -- Keep your car in top shape for less -- much less -- with this weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can pay a mere $33 for three full-service oil changes at participating Auto Care Super Saver locations. This exclusive offer includes a year of Super Saver membership, two tire rotations and one check engine light -- not to mention huge discounts on other maintenance and repair services throughout the year. This $180 value is a whopping 81 percent off for this weekend only.

Auto Care Super Saver has five metro Atlanta locations:

Tilden
2107 Metropolitan Parkway, SW Atlanta

AAMCO
2048 Fairburn Road, Douglasville

Master's Automotive
1140 Roswell Road, Marietta

Buy Girl Scout Cookies in Douglas and south Cobb counties

Buy Girl Scout Cookies in Douglas and south Cobb counties

AUSTELL, Ga. -- It's almost that time of year -- when Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and their cookie counterparts will begin to appear in pantries across the country.

Girl Scout Cookie season is right around the corner, and we've compiled a list of some of the places in metro Atlanta where you can get your fix.

Learn more at www.girlscoutcookies.org.

Friday, Feb. 17
* Kmart (5590 Mableton Parkway, Mableton), 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
* Kroger (4400 Brownsville Road, Powder Springs), 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bigger, better, more: The new Powerball

Bigger, better, more: The new Powerball

ATLANTA -- The new Powerball makes its deut this week with bigger starting jackpots, better overall odds and more millionaires.

The enhanced game's first drawing will be Wednesday.

Powerball starting jackpots will double to $40 million and will grow faster. The game's second prize will increase from $250,000 to $1 million, and to $2 million with the Power Play option. Additionally, overall odds and odds to win a jackpot prize have improved.

The game's ticket price also will change from $1 to $2 per play.

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Players can still multiply with the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play.

Ga. offering smartphone app to cut drunk driving

Ga. offering smartphone app to cut drunk driving

ATLANTA -- State officials say they've developed a new smartphone application designed to cut down on drunken driving during upcoming New Year's Eve celebrations.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced that a list of free sober ride programs is available in an app called Drive Sober Georgia.

Georgia Office of Highway Safety director Harris Blackwood said authorities sought to make it as easy as possible to get a ride, so the application was developed after consulting with its partners who deal with road safety.

Drive Sober Georgia is available for free download on the iPhone and Android markets. The information can be viewed at www.drivesobergeorgia.com.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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.