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Sweet Deals on Valentine Flowers

Sweet Deals on Valentine Flowers

Roses are one of the most popular Valentine flowers but having an arrangement delivered can cost around $70 or more.  

To lower costs, consider delivering the flowers yourself.  Whole Foods Market has a Valentine's special on roses: two dozen for $19.99. Red roses are included.

At the Atlanta State Farmer's Market in Forest Park, National Floral Distributors is offering a great deal as well: two dozen roses for $14.99, though red roses are not included.  "We have beautiful roses. We're a direct importer and we have all the pastels: peaches, pinks, yellows lavenders," said owner Herbert Grunberg. He said 2 dozen red roses are $29.99, $39.99 and $49.99 depending on the length of the stem and size of the roses.

Want to Be Atlanta's Biggest Loser?

Want to Be Atlanta's Biggest Loser?

ATLANTA -- "Atlanta's Biggest Loser" is now accepting entries for contestants for the show's fifth edition.

Like its national cousin, this season of "Atlanta's Biggest Loser" is a couples' edition. Any kind of couple can apply -- siblings, parent/child, co-workers, friends and every pairing in between.

The deadline to apply is noon on Friday, Feb. 18 at www.atlbiggestloser.com.

"Atlanta's Biggest Loser" will officially begin on Monday, Mar. 7. Six teams of two will work with one of 11Alive's two fitness partners, D.R.E.A.M.

New RecycleBank program in McDonough. Recycle more and win Free Awards

Atlanta, GA--  In late September, McDonough and Republic Services teamed up to introduce RecycleBank. RecycleBank is a rewards program that motivates people to engage in greener behaviors, like recycling, by rewarding them with points, which are redeemable at local and national retailers, restaurants, pharmacies, grocers, and more.

The prgram has been up and running in the Atlanta metro area for almost a year, and by all accounts has achieved great success.  The City of Atlanta has seen an 88.8% increase in recycling and Alpharetta alone has recycled more that 1,045 tons in under 6 months.

A great benefit of the RecycleBank program is the ease of use. You put all of your recyclables in just 1 container.