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DEALCHICKEN | $15 for $30 from Presto Dry Cleaners

DEALCHICKEN | $15 for $30 from Presto Dry Cleaners

ATLANTA -- Too busy to take your clothes to the cleaner's? Monday's DealChicken Atlanta deal was made for you.

For one day only, DealChicken members can have their clothes dry cleaned for half the usual price. Presto Dry Cleaners is offering DealChicken subscribers $15 for $30 worth of services -- and, best of all, the company can both pick up and drop off clothes at times that are convenient for customers.

This deal expires on July 24, 2012. Presto Dry Cleaners serves customers in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

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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.

DEALCHICKEN: $75 for $150 at William David Salon

DEALCHICKEN: $75 for $150 at William David Salon

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Straighten yourself out -- or, at the very least, straighten your hair -- with this weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can pay half the usual price for a Keratin Express blowout at William David Salon. This straightening session, which usually goes for $150, uses natural proteins to smooth and regulate coarse or curly hair. Best of all, with this exclusive offer, it only costs $75.

This deal expires on July 8, 2012. William David Salon is located at 10970-B State Bridge Road in Alpharetta/Johns Creek.

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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.

Shop with a Cop returns for Alpharetta children

Shop with a Cop returns for Alpharetta children

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Alpharetta's Police Athletic League (PAL) will sponsor its 13th annual Shop with a Cop event this week.

With exceptionally high unemployment in Metro Atlanta, this year's event is more significant than ever, according to Officer Phil Ritchey with Alpharetta Police.

Shop with a Cop takes local children whose families cannot afford to give them a proper holiday celebration, and pairs them up with police officers, firefighters and community volunteers for a shopping extravaganza.

Each child may spend up to $100 during the event, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Alpharetta Walmart. PAL plans to help at least 100 children this season.

Despite the money being for them, many of the children opt to spend their $100 on gifts for parents and siblings, Ritchey said.

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.