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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.

Atlanta Wedding Expert Hosts Evening of Bridal Beauty for Brides-to-Be

Atlanta Wedding Expert Hosts Evening of Bridal Beauty for Brides-to-Be

Wedding Expert, Tia R. Ervin is coming to the rescue for all brides preparing for upcoming nuptials in her signature "WEDucation" event, Beauty & The Bride, hosted at Polished Beauty Lounge in quaint Vinings on Wednesday, December 7th.

Where can I buy a Christmas tree on the south side?

Where can I buy a Christmas tree on the south side?

ATLANTA -- The Christmas shopping and decorating season is in full swing, and many Metro Atlanta families have begun searching for the perfect Christmas tree.


So where's the best place to find a live tree south of Atlanta?

See our map for more!
CommunityWalk Map - Where to buy Christmas Trees

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

Spruce up your child's meal with Customized Unbreakable Melamine Plates - Perfect for Gift Giving! Get a plate for every season and every occasion by CLICKING HERE TO PAY $15 and get $30 worth of personalized plates and placemats from Spiffy Kids.

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST AT MIDNIGHT

ScoopMama.com brings you the Insider Deals on Local Family Fun! We offer our subscribers unbeatable family-friendly deals with savings of 40-75% off kid-friendly activities, stores, restaurants, services and more.

Local gaming company, Konsole Kingz, launches new iPhone "Spades" App for Kandi Burruss

Local gaming company, Konsole Kingz, launches new iPhone "Spades" App for Kandi Burruss

Atlanta - Konsole Kingz is a new successful business located in Old Fourth Ward.  They are described as a "urban video gaming company" and have just launched the first-ever Spades app for iPhone/iPad users.

Just in time for the holidays, music and TV celebrity Kandi Burruss is bringing a new twist to a classic card game.

$39 to Convert 6 Home Videos to DVDs with PhotoBin ($99) Holiday memories!

$39 to Convert 6 Home Videos to DVDs with PhotoBin ($99) Holiday memories!

We say skip the long lines for Black Friday deals at the mall and megastores! Enjoy left over turkey and pie in the comforts of your own home and CLICK HERE TO SAVE 61% OFF an affordable Video 6-pack Conversion Pack from PhotoBin ($99 value)-- a special and sentimental holiday present for friends and family that will be cherished for a lifetime. 

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28th AT MIDNIGHT

Neil Diamond tickets go on sale Dec. 5

Neil Diamond tickets go on sale Dec. 5

ATLANTA -- Neil Diamond is kicking off his North American tour next summer, which includes a stop in Atlanta.

Diamond, a 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Kennedy Center honoree, will perform at Philips Arena on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5.

Additionally, Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings plan to release a new album, The Very Best of Neil Diamond -- The Original Studio Recordings on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The album will feature 23 of his biggest hits, including "Sweet Caroline," "Forever in Blue Jeans," "I'm a Believer," "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" and "Red, Red Wine."