WaterSense/Energy Star: Save on your water bill with this special. Purchase WaterSense and Energy Star-labeled products for $1,500 or less between Oct. 3 -5 (noncommercial use) and you will be exempt from state and local sales taxes. This could be replacing a shower head, toilet or other device that can add up to big savings. For details, visit www.mydropcounts.org or www.northgeorgiawater.org/toiletrebate.
Zoo Atlanta: Take the kids out and stay on budget. Zoo Atlanta has a special $11 ticket ($22 value) at www.alamitad.com, valid until Dec. 31. Note the tickets will be mailed after purchase and can take five to seven days to arrive. Check out www.zooatlanta.org and decide which exhibits will make your must-see list — perhaps the twin panda cubs? Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta; 404-624-5600.
Ray’s on the River: This October, Ray’s on the River in Sandy Springs is celebrating its 30th anniversary with specials. Wednesday-Oct. 7, get a three-course menu for $30 per person; Oct. 8-14, 30 bottles of wine will be $30 or less; Oct. 15-21, get $19.84 entrées for certain specialties; and Oct. 22-28, 30 percent of proceeds from one specialty item each day will be donated to the Fragile Kids Foundation. For details, visit www.raysrestaurants.com.
For more great offers like these, pick up a copy of the DealSpotter section, every Thursday in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.