Moving to Cobb County GA...any double coupons?

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  1. Christypl

    Christypl Mouseketeer

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    I am leaving Central Fl (Haines City) for Dallas, GA in just 2 weeks. I am a die hard bargain shopper. Any places I need to know about in that area??? Thanks!
     
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  3. kfeuer

    kfeuer <font color=blue>My kids are going to think I'm ol

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    I'm not in that immediate area, but I can tell you that Kroger and Publix double up to .50 everyday. Ingles doubles 3 coupons for every $10 you spend (in other words, they're a big pain and I don't shop there except for when they occasionally triple coupons).

    There's lots of great shopping in the Atlanta area. Two of my favorites are Nordstrom Rack (across from Mall of GA) and Talbot's Outlet (near Gwinnett Place). I also love the Liz Claiborne outlet at Discover Mills--it's an outlet to the outlets and almost everything is $9.99 regardless of the original retail price. I've gotten some great bargains in there.
     
  4. pjshaff

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    There's a couple of Publix stores out there, I know there's a Kroger near one of the Publix as well. A Super Walmart opened up a couple of months ago in Dallas. It's starting to get alittle busier out there now.

    Kroger's ads run Sun - Sat and Publix ads in Dallas run Thurs - Wed.

    Enjoy your move, we moved up here from S Fla over 10 years ago now, and love it.
     
  5. PlaneJoy1

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    Hi neighbor!! I'm close by. :)

    I think you have your answers about grocery stores. If you have kids and like consignment sales there are some HUGE ones in the area every sping and fall.

    Welcome to GA!
     
  6. Christypl

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    I love consignment stores. I have a three year old boy that grows like a weed!! I'm looking forward to the move. I've gotten a teaching job already. I just have to find my way around. Thank you all so much!
     
  7. jpaxton1118

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    Dallas is a great place to live! My parents live there and we live about 15 minutes away in douglasville. Dallas is great because it is out of the city but arbor place mall is not far and hiram has all the stores you will need. They have a great dollar store!! If you need any recommendations on doctors or anything like that, I can help. Born and raised in cobb county and now a douglas county girl. You will see that you will either go to hiram or douglasville to shop. Even when we lived in marietta, I would still drive to hiram or douglasville to shop. Just a lot less traffic and you will soon find that is a big deal here.
    Good luck with the move.
     
  8. Christypl

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    Thanks!!! We are retired military do you have any idea if there is a commisary nearby? Also do you know a good children's dentist?
     
  9. Carrie Ellis

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    Christypl, I live in Douglasville also. I have been going to Fort McPherson since we moved here. It is about 20 minutes from my house. Just google it and get the address to use on mapquest. It seems to be in a pretty rough part of town. The last time I was there the lady told me that Fort Gillem is a much bigger and better commissary. It would be about another 10-minute drive for me. I go about once a month and stock up. I can't justify the gas verses savings every week. I buy a lot of Pillsbury stuff, ice cream, vegetables and meat. I don't use my coupons anywhere (most of the time) except when I go to the commissary. I have been able to get a lot of stuff next to nothing at the commissary. I have even been able to use the peel off stickers from, for example, trash bags plus my coupon. I am from the Dallas FortWorth area so I am use to much better coupon doubling than what I have seen around here. I just go to Costco, Sams, Walmart and Kroger on the weeks that I do not go to the commissary. We have only been here for about 6 months but it has been great so far! Much closer to WDW!

    Oh..here is a link to GA military bases:
    http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/gamil.htm
     
  10. Christypl

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    Thank you Carrie that is so helpful! My nearest commisary if more than 2 hours away now. So we don't use it. But I would like to go bi weekly to stock up. I love the case lot sales.
     
  11. Carrie Ellis

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    Your welcome! I have not checked the distance for the airforce base in Marietta. It MIGHT be better! I actually just saw it when I was heading 75N yesterday toward Costco. We lived near Quantico (Virginia) before we moved here and I am spoilt on the case sales too. Fort McPherson is too small to have case sales. The lady did say that Ft. Gillem does have something similar. My husband is an Army reservist so I am not "in the loop" as most full time military families would be. He made Officer yesterday so I guess we are in it for another 4 years now! I do like the benefits of using the base and the dental insurance which is saving our lives on Ortho!!!
     
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    Where is Discover Mills located? I've heard of it but I've never been. I love Liz Claiborne and 9.99 sounds great.
     
  13. twinklingstars4u

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    Along with all the excellent advice given here I want to add that BJ's Warehouse takes manufacturer's coupons. You can use them with the BJ's store coupons that are mailed to members (and you can find them on a table at the front of the store).

    There is a BJ's off the East-West Connector not far from Dallas and definately worth a trip at least once a month!
     
  14. tommygirl79

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    Hey...OP sorry if I'm hijacking the thread but....

    My DH did a phone interview with a company near the ATL area and we were wondering what one of the most inexpensive housing areas in the area would be that would still be in a nice safe neighborhood and all that? Anyone?
     
  15. PlaneJoy1

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    Carrie Ellis & jpaxton1118

    I live in Douglasville as well!!! Wow, what a small world.

    ChristyPl, check out: http://home.comcast.net/~sbreaden/

    for some weekend consignment sales. I haven't checked it lately, but the fall dates should be coming up soon.
     
  16. PlaneJoy1

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    It really depends on your price range and where the job is, what is considered "ATL area" is huge. Commutes are HORRIBLE in ATL. Can you tell us where the job is located (downtown, Gwinett, etc.)? I, and the other posters, could probably give you some ideas.
     
  17. Disneyrsh

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    I've lived in atlanta for the past 15 years; there is no better place on the planet to bargain shop! There are the tanger outlets up in Commerce, GA, that have unbelievable deals, there's a Tanger on 75 about an hour south of ATL (haven't been to that one yet), there's an outlet place up 400, if you want to buy furniture or anything to remodel you go to Dalton, GA.

    Just unbelievable deals, once you know where to look.

    There's a thread on Gardenweb that I participated in about people moving here and needing help; here are the URL's:

    First thread

    good thread on relocating to Alpharetta

    Hope this helps!
     
  18. jpaxton1118

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    There is a great Kids dentist, but I can not remember her name. She is right on Dallas hwy and hwy 92. I will see if I can find her number. Also I have the best peditrician in Atlanta!! ( I think) He is on Dallas Hwy also, near the avenues (shopping). I will not change no matter where we move!! His practice is Childrens physcians. His name is Dr. Sisk. He is the best. He is so personable which is hard to find in such a big city!!!

    To the women who wanted to know where the best housing market is. Well there is not one. You just have to keep looking until one comes across. Go to dreamhomesusa.com. There they list almost all homes for sale except buy owner.

    Looks like a lot of people who live in Douglasville love Disney!!! :teeth:
     
  19. Christypl

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    They only thing that I am sad about moving is that I'll be 8 hours from Disney instead of 30 min!
     
  20. kfeuer

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    Discover Mills is in northern Gwinnett Cty right off I-85 and Sugarloaf Pkwy.

    To the poster considering moving, I wanted to reiterate that it's really important to get a house as close as possible to your jobs. Get a good realtor and do your homework--some areas may look close together on the map, but due to traffic your commute could be awful. Where would his job be?
     
  21. tommygirl79

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    The company he interviewed with is located on Circle 75 Parkway near Smyrna. We probably would try to buy a house on the lower end of the market - 3 BR house in a nice neighborhood (old or new doesn't matter as long as it's nice and safe) near decent schools and shopping.
     

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