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Free Drinks with Racetrac Rewards AppFree Drinks with Racetrac Rewards App Racetrac has a new smartphone app and rewards system that gives you freebies! Download the free Racetrac Rewards app ( available on Apple and Google Play stores) in April and you'll receive seven in-app...

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Spring Into Nash at Nash FarmSpring Into Nash at Nash Farm Saturday, April 16 is Spring Into Nash, a free annual event held at Nash Farm in Grapevine. Events take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include heritage toys, kitchen gardening, cotton planting,...

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Save on Japanese Garden Admission + More DealsSave on Japanese Garden Admission + More Deals The weather is warming up and it's a great time to visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden! Admission to the main garden is, of course, always free, but admission to the wonderful Japanese Garden always costs...

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Discounted Peter Rabbit Tickets + Giveaway!Discounted Peter Rabbit Tickets + Giveaway! On Wednesday, April 13, the Irving Arts Center will host two showings of the play "Peter Rabbit Tales," based on the books by Beatrix Potter. The family-friendly play is sure to be enjoyed by audience...

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Earth Day Celebration at River Legacy Science CenterEarth Day Celebration at River Legacy Science Center On Saturday, April 9, River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington will host its annual Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is fun for the whole family and features nature...

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Free Food for Soccer Players at Chipotle

Category : family, food, free

On Saturday, April 16, kids who wear their team soccer uniform to Chipotle will receive a buy-one-get-one deal on burritos, bowls, salads, tacos, or kids’ meals. Here’s the fine print:

Eligible players must be 14 or younger. Player must be in soccer team uniform to redeem offer. Definition of “uniform” is at restaurant staff’s discretion. Limit one free entrée item per player; free item requires purchase of an entrée item of equal or greater value. Valid only on Saturday, April 16th between open and close and while supplies last. Not valid for catering orders. May not be combined with other coupons, promotions or special offers. If you are a deemed a minor in your state of residence, you must have the consent of your parent or legal guardian to participate. Additional restrictions may apply. Not valid in Germany and where prohibited.

Find your local Chipotle here.

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Free Drinks with Racetrac Rewards App

Category : drinks, Featured, free

Racetrac has a new smartphone app and rewards system that gives you freebies! Download the free Racetrac Rewards app ( available on Apple and Google Play stores) in April and you’ll receive seven in-app coupons for either a free 32-oz fountain drink or a small coffee. The coupons are good for 14 days from the time you download the app and register for Racetrac Rewards. Simply show the barcode on the app to the cashier to redeem your freebie. What’s more, every dollar you spend at Racetrac gets you points that you can use towards more freebies.

Find your local Racetrac here. 

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“Spring Into Nash” at Nash Farm

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

Saturday, April 16 is Spring Into Nash, a free annual event held at Nash Farm in Grapevine. Events take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include heritage toys, kitchen gardening, cotton planting, farm animals, wagon rides, wood carving demonstrations, jump rope making, wood stove cooking and blacksmith demonstrations. Registration is not required and all ages are encouraged to attend. Coupons can be purchased for activities that require a fee. Concessions are also available.

Nash Farm is at 626 Ball St. in Grapevine.

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Save on Japanese Garden Admission + More Deals

Category : dining, entertainment, family, Featured, food

The weather is warming up and it’s a great time to visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden! Admission to the main garden is, of course, always free, but admission to the wonderful Japanese Garden always costs a little cash. But right now, Groupon has a great deal: $10 for 2 admissions to the Japanese Garden, or $19 for admission for four. Admission is normally $7 for adults and $4 for kids ages 4-12, so this deal saves you a bit. The Japanese Garden is truly magical – it features 7.5 acres filled with cherry trees, Japanese maples, magnolias, bamboo, bridges, and ponds which are home to over 1,200 Koi fish.

Other deals in and around Fort Worth include:

$45 for a Sam’s Club membership – with this deal, you’ll get a yearlong membership to Sam’s, as well as a stack of extras: $20 gift card, coupons for free food and more.

$8 for two open-jump passes at Pump It Up – valid at their Ridgmar location. You can also get 5 jump sessions for $18 or 10 for $32.

$15 for a box of local, organic produce from It’s Organic 2U – you’ll get one regular Harvest Box, featuring all fruits, all veggies or a combo of the two. Deal also includes discounts on future orders.

$14 for $20 in barbecue for two at Back Forty Smokehouse – located in North Richland Hills; enjoy brisket, ham, pork ribs and more

$10 for $20 at Tommy’s Hamburger Grill & Patio – this deal gets you half off carryout orders; pay $15 for 2 burgers, 2 fries, and 2 drinks for dine-in lunch

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Discounted “Peter Rabbit” Tickets + Giveaway!

Category : contest, entertainment, family, Featured

On Wednesday, April 13, the Irving Arts Center will host two showings of the play “Peter Rabbit Tales,” based on the books by Beatrix Potter. The family-friendly play is sure to be enjoyed by audience members both young and old. Join the magical, marvelous World of Beatrix Potter™ as Peter, Flopsy and cousin, Benjamin embark on a daring rescue mission, reliving their childhood misadventures with Mr. McGregor and his cat along the way.

Right now, you can buy tickets for just $5 each using the code HOP2IT. Tickets can be purchased online here. Performances will be at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

But there’s more! The Irving Arts Center has graciously provided four tickets to “Peter Rabbit Tales” for one lucky Fort Worth on the Cheap reader! To enter, fill out the form below. The winner will be able to choose which showing they would like to attend. The drawing will take place on Saturday, April 9 at 5 p.m. and the winner will be notified via email. Must be a Texas resident to enter. Good luck!

Image courtesy Irving Arts Center

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Earth Day Celebration at River Legacy Science Center

Category : Arlington, family, Featured, free

On Saturday, April 9, River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington will host its annual Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is fun for the whole family and features nature hikes, story time with the Arlington Public Library, games, crafts and other activities. Family activities include creating art from recycled materials, making wildflower seed balls, investigating the plants and animals of the forest floor, face painting and more.

Attendees will get to make their own “Tree Nametags” with the Cross Timbers Master Naturalists and learn how to go native in their yards with the Native Plant Society of Texas. US Fish & Wildlife will present Endangered Species Artifacts, and the Trinity River Authority will feature a Water Wheel trivia activity. Other guests providing activities and information include General Motors with a “Green Car” Display and the Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators.

River Legacy Living Science Center is at 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington.

Photo courtesy River Legacy Living Science Center

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Free Salon Services for Prom at Remington College

Category : beauty, Featured, free

Prom season is almost here, and Remington College’s Dallas campus is offering prom-goers free salon services through their Prom Night Makeover events. Students in the Remington College Cosmetology Program will provide students headed to prom with free updos, manicures, pedicures, and makeup for girls; guys can get a haircut. All Prom Night Makeover services will be done in The Salon at Remington, located at 1640 Eastgate Dr. in Garland.

All services will take place on two Fridays and Saturdays: April 22-23 and May 20-21. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. To schedule an appointment, call the salon at call 972-698-3890.

Photo courtesy uniballer/flickr

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Free Shipping + 15% Off at Crazy 8

Category : family, Featured, shopping

Crazy 8This weekend, Crazy 8 is offering free shipping plus an additional 15 percent off when you use the code APRILFUN at checkout through their online store. This is a great way to get a good deal on lots of inexpensive items, including t-shirts for just $3.88, boys’ polos for $8.50, and tons of already-on-sale items. The promo code is good through Sunday, April 3.

Check out the sale here. 

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First Saturday Event at BRIT

Category : family, Featured, free

Saturday, April 2 is the next First Saturday event at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Come to BRIT from 9 a.m. to noon exhibits, plant ID, Bella’s Story Time (10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.), free public ambassador-led tours beginning at 10:30 a.m., and self-guided tours of BRIT’s LEED Platinum building. While you’re there, make time to explore the center’s pocket prairie, geology wall, braided gardens, and wetland area. This is a free event!

This is also the last weekend for Butterflies in the Garden at the nearby Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Butterflies in the Garden takes place inside a 70-degree Rainforest Conservatory filled with more than 700 species of plants and LOTS of butterflies! Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for kids 3-12 and $8 for seniors.

Image courtesy BRIT

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Open Streets + Earth Party on FW’s Southside

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Sunday, April 3, come to Fort Worth’s Southside for Open Streets, a car-free street fair filled with activities for everyone. The fair will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Magnolia Avenue between Eighth Avenue and Hemphill Street. Some parts of the route will be full of activities and vendors, while some will be more relaxed, allowing the gentle enjoyment of a neighborhood not dominated by cars. There is no charge to attend!

Enjoy food vendors, live music, water stations, a children’s area, fitness classes and more. Dogs are welcome. Choose to spend your time in the Roll Zone — an entire lane dedicated to rolling fun on bikes, boards, skates and scooters — or the Stroll Zone — more than 100 community partners providing free, family-friendly activities. Parking is available at 1201 Alston Ave.

While you’re enjoying Open Streets, make sure to head over to Magnolia Green Park for the Fort Worth Earth Party, a family event that celebrates everything green and sustainable in Fort Worth. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. The Earth Party includes educational booths, children’s activities, a tree giveaway and prizes, including four Fort Worth staycation packages. This is also a free event.

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