News 12 at 6 o'clock/August 23, 2010
AUGUSTA---With school in full swing, many parents took a major financial hit with "back to school" shopping. So if you're stapped for cash and looking for some deals, you may not have to look far.
At Augusta Tech, you can have five to seven course meals for $10. The offer continues while classes are in session. The meals are served at the cafeteria every Thursday at noon. Culinary students dress up and help serve customers. Each week has a different theme.
Erica Barber was impressed, "I really liked it, I didn't expect this.... You can even take some home and that's the best part about it."
Augusta Tech also offers free haircuts and manicure and pedicures. It's all done by students during class time. To find out more, you can log onto www.augustatech.edu.
You can also save at the grocery store. Darrin West has been on a tight budget for the past year, "I buy food in bulk because it lasts. Rather than buy in batches because it's more expensive to buy in batches."
Well there are a few ways to save at the grocery store. Buying sliced strawberries or already made salads can cost a lot more. To get more for your money, you an buy separate items and make your own salad. In some grocery stores, produce is on sale on certain days of the week. Ask about those deals and you could save money. You can save by cutting down on bottled water by just going with tap. Alma Moon knows what to look for when shopping, "[I]
cut coupons, watch ads and to help with the gas...go to bi-los and get your fuel perks."
That's not all, you can hold off on watching a movie when it first comes out and head to a place like the Masters 7 Cinemas in Augusta where you can choose from around nine movies all for two dollars.
Saving money is also about asking the right questions. Important questions to ask are about discounts for the elderly and disabled. In some clothing stores like New York & Company, teachers get 10 percent off.