…I’ve just been extremely busy with other work. Sorry about that! Anyhow, things should return to normal late this week or early next week. In the meantime, courtesy of our friends at Atlanta on the Cheap, I bring you this coupon for $5 off at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Enjoy!
In just a few short years, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company has become a Fort Worth institution. Sadly, the days of free beer on Saturday afternoons are gone, but you can still get a great brew for a good price. This Friday, March 27, the brewery will hold a special event from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of Fort Worth South’s spring Arts Goggle event. Stop by the brewery and see pieces from 5 different artists (4 of them local). There will also be live music from 281 South and Rahr beer on tap!
Admission is $5, but beer is included in this price. Longoria’s BBQ will be on hand for eats – bring extra money if you want some.
A ton of other southside businesses are participating in the Arts Goggle as well. It runs from 5-10 p.m. and admission is free to most places. There’s even stuff for kids. Click here for a map and complete information.
This information comes courtesy of Fort Worth Foodie. (Have you seen his site, or read his magazine? You should – it’s awesome.) Anyway, Texas Christian University will be sponsoring a health fair at WineStyles today (2600 W. 7th St. location) from 4-8 p.m. The title of the fair is “Disease Prevention Through Antioxidants.” And what’s rich in antioxidants? You got it – WINE.
Admission to the health fair is free, and there will be food samples and informational material for those who attend. No word on whether there will be free samples of vino available, but I happen to be a WineStyles regular (at another location) and I can tell you they’re usually very open to giving you a “preview” of their selections.
Half Price Books is moving their Ridgmar store to Fort Worth’s Westover Village (a shopping center on the west side of town, off Alta Mere Drive, down from Ridgmar Mall). The new store opens tomorrow, March 25, and to celebrate, the store is giving a free tote bag and $5 gift card to the first 100 people through the door each day from March 25 to the following Tuesday, March 31. They open at 9 a.m. (10 a.m. on Sunday), so get there early and claim your freebie!
Check out their website and be sure to sign up for their E-News mailing list – I just got several coupons in my e-mail for as much as 50 percent off a single purchase.
Congrats to Heather K., the winner of our “Spring Celebration” prize pack! Keep watching our site for more giveaways, and as always, check back regularly for the newest posts on freebies, discounts and shopping deals.
The code for today is:
Use it before midnight tonight! As always, find your nearest Redbox here.
You know Ferre – it’s a great Italian restaurant on Sundance Square. But what you may not know is that they have awesome specials nearly everyday. My favorite is their “Friday Date Night” deal – make dinner reservations for you and your significant other for a Friday and you’ll get two complimentary glasses of champagne and dessert. If you’re interested in a little more bubbly, they also have half-price champagne by the bottle all day on Fridays.
Other specials include half-price wines by the bottle (Tuesdays) and free thin-crust pizzas in the bar (Thursday nights). See a complete list of specials at this link.
Photo courtesy of the Ferre website.
Yes, I know I’m late posting this. But it’s just as well – there was really nothing in this week’s edition that wowed me – except for an awesome deal on ladies’ razors at Target. If you want details, visit Jen’s Super Savings.
Have you entered our giveaway yet? The deadline is noon today (March 23). We really don’t have that many entries, so your chances of winning are very, very good. It only takes a minute, and I don’t spam my entrants – promise.
Here’s some free stuff to do in DFW this weekend:
Are you in love with the Twilight series of books? (You know, the ones about vampires?) If so, stop by your local Borders beginning at 10 p.m. Friday for a party celebrating the release of the Twilight DVD. Planned activities at the parties include scavenger hunts, trivia games and more. There will also be voting for the “best of” the movie; if you’d like to participate, download a ballot here. (While you’re at Borders, take advantage of their buy-one-get-one free deal on lattes; see my post here for more details.) The Hastings bookstore in Denton is also having a party starting at 10 p.m.
Make the drive to Granbury on Saturday and Sunday for the 31st annual General Granbury’s “Blazin’ Beans Birthday Bash” celebration, celebrating the birthday of the town’s namesake, Gen. Hiram Granbury. Prepare yourself for historical re-enactments, free birthday cake, a parade and lots of small-town charm. The fun begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. If you’d like more details, call 817-573-5299.
Are you ready for the Easter Bunny? You will be by Saturday, if you attend the Easter Bunny Arrival Parade at the Grapevine Mills Mall. The parade starts at 10 a.m. on the mall’s first level, near Sun & Ski Sports. (Thanks to MetroplexBaby for the info.)
As I posted last week, Home Depot has a bevy of DIY workshops taking place on Saturday and Sunday; click this link to find out days and times. Subjects include prepping your yard for spring and installing moulding.
The deadline for filing 2008 taxes is closing in on us. If you’re having difficulty with preparing your return, you may be eligible for FREE help on Saturday (March 21). The IRS is calling the event “Super Saturday,” and they’re opening up sites all around Texas to let people meet with tax professionals to prepare their return and answer any questions. You must have an annual household income of $42,000 or less to qualify for the help. For a list of participating sites, click here. Fort Worth has one site, at 819 Taylor St., and it’s open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be help centers in Irving, Dallas, Lewisville, Garland, Farmers Branch, Coppell and Balch Springs.
Head to the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday and Sunday for Trade Days USA, a giant flea-market event that takes place once a month. If you’re looking for something obscure or unique, you have a good chance of finding it here. Admission to Trade Days is free, but be forewarned: parking will run you $5. Still a good bargain.
Feed your intellectual side on Sunday afternoon at the Kimbell Art Museum and watch their hourlong film presentation, “The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance.” The film starts at 2 p.m. and admission is free, but if you want to see their new exhibition, “Art & Love in Renaissance Italy,” which is offered in conjunction with the film, you’ll have to buy a ticket.
Texas Christian University has an art exhibit running through Tuesday (March 24) that doesn’t cost anything to see; click here for more details.
Did I miss anything? Click the “contact” link at the top of my site to e-mail me with your suggestions!
Okay. So anyone who’s ever shopped at Kohl’s knows that they are the department store of the perpetual sale. With very few exceptions, every item at Kohl’s is usually “on sale.” But they’re actually having a pretty good deal right now. There’s a coupon out there that will allow you to get an extra 15 percent off your purchase on March 20 and 21. This is on top of their usual “sale prices,” and it’s not a pseudo-coupon (meaning, a coupon that is supposed to be “exclusive,” but the cashiers have a million copies at the register and are giving it to everyone). I saw no mention of this coupon in the store. Plus, it’s good on everything – and I do mean everything. It doesn’t exclude premium brands or certain departments. This is a rare occurrence.
You can print the coupon at this link. I used it this morning and saved nearly $12 on a $70 purchase. But be sure to bring in the portion of the coupon that lists its terms and conditions. Mine printed on a second page and I tossed it. Then when I checked out, the cashier tried to tell me that I could only use the discount if I paid with a Kohl’s charge, which isn’t true. You can use any method of payment. (I argued a little and they gave it to me, but it would have been easier just to have the fine print right there.)
If you can’t get to a Kohl’s this weekend, you can still take advantage of the discount online by using the code SAVE15PASS when you check out.