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Kids bored at home? Get this free e-book loaded with 18 printable and homemade Christmas card ideas. Great for presenting to grandparents and relatives during family get-togethers (who doesn’t love something made by the kids?). Or, get this free e-book with holiday recipe and craft ideas. My two boys are going to start to get antsy soon, so I plan to keep them busy …
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On Saturday, Dec. 20, Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Fort Worth will host a Citywide Chanukah Celebration from 6:30 to 9 p.m. You don’t have to be Jewish to attend! Enjoy music from the synagogue’s children’s choir, witness the lighting of the Hanukkah candles, and more. This is a free event but participants are asked to bring a canned good for donation to the Arbor Lawn Food Pantry.
Congregation Ahavath Sholom is at 4050 S. Hulen in Fort Worth.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Tonight, Dec. 19, the Barnes & Noble Hulen Center location is having a Holiday Classics Storytime at 7 p.m. The session will feature holiday classics such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Night Before Christmas. Kids can come in their PJs for stories and fun activities. This is also happening at the North East Mall location in Hurst, the Parks at Arlington and the Southlake Town Square stores.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Still looking for a Breakfast with Santa event? Dave & Buster’s is having one on Saturday, Dec. 20 at their Arlington location beginning at 8 a.m. Admission is $15 per person and includes a full breakfast buffet (drinks not included), a $10 Power Card with unlimited video game play, and a photo with Santa. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and seating is first-come, first-serve. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Kids 2 and under don’t need a ticket.
To purchase tickets ahead of time and ensure your spot, visit their ticketing site here.
Dave & Buster’s is at 425 Curtis Mathes Way in Arlington.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
This Saturday, Dec. 20 is the latest installment of the Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio, a fun, free event for kids ages 12 and under. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. The workshop happens from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Space is limited to 20 students. To sign up, come to the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning one hour before the program.
The Kimbell Art Museum is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.
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It’s the season of giving, and Taco Cabana is getting into the spirit! Don’t forget to stop by your local restaurant sometime soon to enjoy some of their flavorful dishes. For a quick, cheap meal, there’s their $4.99 Chicken Flauta Plate – and don’t forget, you can stop in from 4-7 p.m. every day for their $3 Happy Hour, which nets you a margarita or beer and an order of their Bean & Cheese Nachos.
In the spirit of paying it forward, Taco Cabana would like to reward Fort Worth on the Cheap readers with some gift cards for free food! Ten winners will each receive one card good for $5.99 toward a meal. To enter, fill out the form below. If you would like an extra entry, post a picture on Twitter showing how you’re paying it forward this holiday season. Be sure to tag @TacoCabana and @fwcheap in the post, and include the hashtag #payitforward.
I’ll draw for the winners on the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, at noon central time. You must be at least 18 and a Texas resident to enter. Max 2 entries per person (if you complete the Twitter portion). Good luck!
Disclosure: I received a few gift cards from Taco Cabana for this post. I have not been compensated in any other way for this post.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Today, Dec. 18, is Free Shipping Day – a day when many online merchants offer free shipping on all or most orders. This is a great way to round out your holiday shopping list without having to brave the mall! Here’s a partial list of some of the stores that are offering free shipping. Many are only offering this discount for one day, so don’t delay:
My M&Ms – create personalized M&Ms for any occasion, including Christmas; use code SHIPDAY2014 for free shipping on all orders
RUUM – get free shipping on adorable kids’ clothes at deep discounts, plus 15% off orders of $50 or more with code BUYSAVE
For a complete list of participating stores, visit the Free Shipping Day site.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
How does a little extra cash for the holidays sound? AdPages, the publisher of those local coupon magazines we love so much, is sponsoring a weekly giveaway in conjunction with Metroplex Piano Warehouse. You can register here for a chance to win $500 in one of their weekly prize drawings. One winner will be drawn every week until the end of 2014. You can only enter once; however, after you fill out the super-short form, you can share the contest with your friends and receive a bonus entry for every friend that enters using your link.
AdPages also has some fantastic deals going on right now to round out your holiday list, including:
$20 for two indoor surf sessions – you don’t need to be anywhere near the ocean to ride the waves at Aqua Shop in Plano; use a surfboard or a bodyboard
$39 for a one-way airport transfer to or from DFW – skip parking and leave the driving to someone else with this handy option; you’ll ride in a Lincoln Town Car. Price is normally $80.
$45 for a Blue Sky Golf Pass – this pass gets you discounts to lots of DFW-area courses, including several in Fort Worth
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So, the kids are getting out of school soon for the holidays – keep them entertained with these fun activities at deep discounts:
$5 for one admission to “North Pole Texas” holiday show – get a half-price child’s ticket to this fun marionette show at the Christkindl Market in Arlington; shows happen through 12/21; adult tickets can also be purchased for $7
$5.49 for one admission to Studio Movie Grill – head to Arlington and see a movie for less than the $10.50 they normally charge. Best part: You can order drinks and food while you watch! Use by Jan. 18.
$9 for an experience for two at Dublin Bottling Works - visit the birthplace of Dublin Dr Pepper and enjoy a tour of the bottling plant (though DP is no longer produced here), as well as two Frostys; note there are no tours on Mondays
$10 for 2 admissions to ICE at the Parks – go ice-skating in Arlington; includes skate rental. Use within 90 days of purchase.
$12 for a bowling experience for 2 at Cowtown Bowling Palace - in Fort Worth; includes two games per person and shoe rental for both; packages also available for parties of 4 and 6
$17 for an entertainment package for two at Mountasia – includes 18 holes of mini-golf, one go-kart race and $5 in arcade tokens. Packages also available for parties of 4 and 6. Use within 120 days of purchase.
$19 for 5 open-jump sessions at Pump It Up – this is valid at the Ridgmar location; valid during open playtime hours; pay $35 for a card good for 10 sessionsSubscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.