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10 Free Cards from Shutterfly10 Free Cards from Shutterfly From now through Sept. 16, you can visit Shutterfly and pick up 10 free greeting cards of your choice! This is a fantastic deal that could be used in a lot of ways. If you're planning on doing holiday...

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UTA Planetarium Open House UTA Planetarium Open House Every Tuesday in September, the Planetarium at UT-Arlington is holding an Open House at 5 p.m. During this time, admission to a planetarium show will be free! The scheduled show for this week, on Sept....

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Free Pass to 24 Hour FitnessFree Pass to 24 Hour Fitness For a limited time, 24 Hour Fitness is offering a free 3-day pass so you can try out their facilities for yourself. Simply fill out the form to get your pass, which you'll then take to the club of your...

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Free Sopapillas at El FenixFree Sopapillas at El Fenix Celebrate the 96th anniversary of El Fenix with free sopapillas! On Monday, Sept. 15, all DFW-area El Fenix locations will offer a free sopapilla for every entree ordered. This is only valid on regular...

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Half Off Fossil Rim Wildlife Center TourHalf Off Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Tour Today, you can visit AP Daily Deals and pick up a pair of guided-tour admissions to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center for half off! The deal will cost you $38, down from the normal price of $76. The deal entitles...

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New Grilled Chicken Entrees from Chick-fil-A (+ Giveaway!)

Category : contest, Featured, Uncategorized

 photo chickfilanewgrilledchicken2_zps0e709ccc.jpgDid you know that Chick-fil-A has new grilled chicken entrees? Honestly, I always thought their grilled chicken was pretty good, but it seems they’ve upped their game, working for seven years to develop a new flavor. Each grilled chicken breast is now freshly marinated with a blend of sea salt, lemon, garlic and savory herbs, and cooked on a state-of-the-art, super-secret grill developed by Chick-fil-A. The technique creates a tender, juicy filet with just the right amount of smoky flavor.

And now you can try the new grilled chicken entrees for yourself! 15 lucky Fort Worth on the Cheap readers will each receive a card good for one free grilled chicken item in May, June and July. In May, you’ll receive the Grilled Chicken Sandwich; in June, the Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich; and in July, your choice of the two.

To enter, fill out the form below. One entry per person. Texas residents only. Winners will be drawn May 13 at noon. Must be 18 to enter. Good luck!

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$5 Off Color Run Race Registration + Giveaway

Category : contest, entertainment, family, Featured

 photo colorrun2014_zpsf48cb4c4.jpgSome of you know that I’m a runner – when, of course, I’m not posting deals here! So that’s why I’m excited about The Color Run and their upcoming race in Dallas on Saturday, April 12. There’s never been a better time to register for The Color Run: Right now, you can get $5 off your registration when you use the code COLOR5OFF at checkout.

Done The Color Run, or similar races, before? You’re in for something new this year with the Kaleidoscope Tour. Participants get a wide array of race gear (t-shirt, headband, wrist band and sling bag), plus new music and fun new race attractions. As always, after the race is the Finish Festival, a “larger than life party equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws.” Not a runner? Don’t worry about it. This is an untimed race and awards aren’t presented to the fastest runners. You can walk the whole thing if you want to!

But remember, the race is next weekend, so register now!

Now, on to the giveaway. The Color Run has agreed to give one lucky Fort Worth on the Cheap reader two free race registrations for the Dallas race on April 12. To enter, simply fill in the form below. You’ll get an extra entry if you confirm that you’re subscribed to our email list. I’ll draw for the winner on Monday, April 7 at 3 p.m.

Good luck!

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Enter to Win a Truck from State Farm

Category : contest, entertainment, Featured, free

I don’t usually post sweepstakes opportunities, but this one is just for Texas residents, so I thought I’d share! Texas State Farm Agents want to help you get to a better State®. They’re looking for the most loyal fans in Texas to fan up and show their spirit because they’re giving away a brand-new pickup truck! To enter, start here and fill out your information. The winner will be selected May 1. Five first-prize winners will be flown to a city in Texas (still undetermined at this time) and one of them will be selected to win a brand-new 2013 Ford F-150. You can see the full rules here.

You can enter once per day, so go here to file your entry and be in the running for a new truck. I know I’d love one…

 

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Cow Calendars Now at Chick-fil-A (and a Giveaway!)

Category : contest, Featured, food, free

PhotobucketNeed a last-minute stocking stuffer? A stack of gifts to keep on hand for those “uh oh, I totally forgot to get you something” moments? Consider the 2013 Chick-fil-A Calendar, now on sale at your local CFA restaurants. The theme for this year is “Royal T-Bones,” and each month chronicles the adventures of the Chick-fil-A cows, with a “noble” twist; you’ll see characters like King Alexandherd the Steak (seriously) and Emperor Napoloin Bovinapart. Best of all, each calendar comes with a Chick-fil-A Calendar Card, which you can bring in once a month for a freebie. In February, you’ll get a free large Coke; in June, a free small milkshake; in December, a free 3-pack of Chick-N-Strips, and so on. No purchase is necessary to use the coupons!

Plus, at only $6 per calendar, you can afford to buy one for everyone on your list!

Now, for the best part: Five Fort Worth on the Cheap readers will receive a free Chick-fil-A Cow Calendar, along with a coupon for a free Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake, one of CFA’s seasonal favorites. To enter, simply fill out the form below. I’ll draw for the winner on Saturday, Dec. 22 at noon and notify the winners shortly thereafter. If you are a winner, I’ll send you an email and you will have 24 hours to respond to claim your prize. Then you’ll receive your prize in the mail! Good luck!

Disclosure: Chick-fil-A provided the calendars and free milkshake coupons for me to pass on to you. I have not received any other compensation from Chick-fil-A for this giveaway.

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Giveaway: March Madness Pub Crawl!

Category : contest, drinks, entertainment, Featured

Are you caught up in March Madness? Give in to the obsession on Monday, April 2 at Camp Bowie District’s March Madness Hoops & Hops Pub Crawl, co-hosted by Rahr & Sons Brewing Company. The crawl starts at 6 p.m. You’ll be able to sample some of the best beers and pub grub in DFW at three different pubs, all while watching the final round of the NCAA basketball tournament! At the start of the crawl, you’ll pay $6 for a collectible Rahr pint glass, which comes with your first fill-up of beer. Then, at subsequent pubs, you’ll pay $3 for a refill. There will be specially-priced snacks for pub crawl attendees. Here’s the schedule and menu:

Oscar’s Pub (Pre-game)
Brew:
• Texas Red — A super-smooth, amber lager sporting a perfect balance of malt,
caramel and hops. This beer is known to pair perfectly with pizza.
Grub:
• Flatbread Pizza $5 — Garlic-infused crust with house pesto, artisan chopped salami,
crisp cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.

Jake’s Burgers (1st half)
Brew:
• Rahr’s Blonde — A medium-bodied Helles Lager that features a rounded
maltiness without being too heavy.
Grub:
• Jake’s Special Sliders $3 — A Texas hit for over 25 years. Served with double
meat, cheese, lettuce, tomato and Thousand Island dressing.
• Mushroom Swiss Sliders $3 — Juicy beef patties topped with hand-cut, fresh
mushrooms, melted Swiss cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato, pickle and mustard.

Baker Street Pub & Grill (2nd half)
Brew:
• Bucking Bock — A traditional German-Style Spring Bock that is golden in color
and mildly hopped with a smooth malty character.
Grub:
• Fish and Chips $4.99 — Crispy beer-battered Atlantic Cod served with hand-cut
seasoned fries, tartar sauce and malt vinegar.
• Shepherd’s Pie $4.99 — Just like the traditional English favorite. A baked
casserole of seasoned ground sirloin, sharp cheddar cheese and whipped
potatoes.

Are you excited yet? Well, prepare to get even more excited – one lucky Fort Worth on The Cheap reader will win a basket of Camp Bowie pub crawl items – including two Rahr pint glasses to get you and a friend started on the crawl! Fill out the form below to enter. I’ll draw for the winner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 and contact the winner shortly thereafter. The winner will have until 4 p.m. on March 30 to claim their prize and receive instructions for obtaining it. Naturally, you must be 21 to enter this giveaway. Good luck!

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Giveaway: Cool Cuts 4 Kids

Category : contest, family, Featured

It’s almost time for the big return to school – and that usually means haircuts! This year, I accomplished this task for one of my sons by taking him to Cool Cuts 4 Kids, a kid-friendly hair salon on Hulen St. in Fort Worth. Usually, I take my kids to a regular old sports-themed haircut place, and if there is a line, I spend most of my time trying to keep them entertained. But Cool Cuts 4 Kids has already thought ahead, and filled their salon with plenty of stuff to keep youngsters occupied while they wait for their turn. The store in Fort Worth has a train table in the lobby with plenty of trains, plus a TV playing kid-friendly shows. Older kids can enjoy the video-game systems they have against the far wall.

When our turn arrived, my son thought it was quite fun to sit in the chairs, which are made to look like fire engines and cars. They also have TVs in front of each chair, and kids can pick from a selection of DVDs. Our stylist was great, but Patrick still looked pretty unsure:

Afterwards, he was all smiles!


If you’re interested in trying Cool Cuts 4 Kids for yourself, check out this coupon for $5 off any service of $11.95 or higher. It’s good for new clients only, through Oct. 31. The Fort Worth location is at 5280 S. Hulen St., just down from Hulen Mall, next to Chili’s.

Have you done the back-to-school haircut thing yet? In an effort to help, Cool Cuts 4 Kids will provide a $25 gift card to one lucky Fort Worth on the Cheap reader. To enter, please “like” Cool Cuts 4 Kids on Facebook, and then come back to fill out this form. I’ll draw for the winner at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, and notify them shortly thereafter. You will have 24 hours to claim your prize from the time you receive your winner’s notification, or the prize will be awarded to another entrant – so please, check your email. Good luck!

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Camp Bowie District Pub Crawl Winner!

Category : contest

Congratulations to Jennifer D., the winner of the Camp Bowie Pub Crawl tickets! Jennifer, you’ve got an email. Thanks to all who entered!

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Giveaway: $25 From Moolala

Category : contest, Featured, gifts, shopping

If you read the Daily Deal Roundups that I post here every day, you’ve probably noticed Moolala, a new daily-deals site. Moolala posts new deals almost every day of the week – and the best part is, they offer deals that are local to DFW. How does 73 percent off personal-training sessions sound? How about half off fondue dinners for two? Those are just two examples of deals that Moolala has posted in the past few weeksfor Dallas and Fort Worth.

Moolala has plenty of online deals, too. Check out one of today’s offerings: $15 for $30 in personalized gifts from MonogramArt. This one has lots of uses – pick up an engraved flask for a groomsman or groom-to-be, an engraved glassware collection as a housewarming gift, or you could even think ahead and get a “Baby’s First Christmas” ornament.

Moolala is unique because they offer a “Paymatrix” - you can create a unique user link to pass on to your friends. If they sign up for Moolala using your link, you’ll receive a 2 percent commission on all deals they buy from Moolala, forever! If your referred friend also refers friends, you’ll make 2 percent on those “friends of friends” as well.

In honor of their recent launch, Moolala is offering one lucky Fort Worth the Cheap reader $25 in cash! To enter, simply sign up with Moolala through this link. The winner will be randomly chosen from all people who signed up through the link. You have until Tuesday, July 5 to sign up and enter the giveaway; the winner will be notified by email shortly thereafter.

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Giveaway: Siggi’s Icelandic Skyr Yogurt

Category : contest, Featured, food, free

“So, uh…what’s with this Viking yogurt you want me to get?”

This was my husband’s question a few weeks ago. I had given him a list of things to pick up from Sprouts on his way home from work, and on the list were cups of Siggi’s Icelandic Style Skyr Nonfat Yogurt. I picked these up on a whim a couple of months ago, and I cannot get enough of them!

I initially got these because I had recently taken to eating Greek yogurt. I’m a member of Weight Watchers, and Greek yogurt is great for dieters because it’s way more filling than traditional yogurts. Siggi’s nonfat skyr yogurt is made much the same as Greek yogurt. They strain away much of the whey, and the result is a thick, creamy yogurt with a protein content 2 to 3 times as high as regular yogurts. Plus, each cup is fairly low in sugar, which is also awesome. (Note for Weight Watchers members: Each cup is only 2 PointsPlus.)

So, nonfat, high protein, low sugar. It must taste terrible, right? Actually, it’s more flavorful than most of the Greek-style yogurts out there. If you like your yogurt supersweet like Jell-O Pudding, you might be disappointed, but if you like a thick, creamy, slightly tart yogurt with a hint of fruit that’s not too overpowering – this is what you want. Trust me.

Siggi’s comes in lots of awesome fruit flavors, as well as vanilla and plain. Take a look at the varieties here, and note the ingredients lists – there isn’t anything artificial to be found anywhere.

So, you’re ready to try it, right? In DFW, Siggi’s can be found at Central Market, Whole Foods, and, of course, Sprouts. If you want to stay up to date with their latest happenings, you can like Siggi’s on Facebook.

Now, on to the giveaway: One lucky Fort Worth on the Cheap reader will receive a Siggi’s tote bag and 10 certificates, each good for one free cup of Siggi’s Yogurt. These cups retail for about $2 each, so this is a pretty nice prize. The tote bag is nice too – it reminds me of those LL Bean canvas totes rather than the 99-cent reusable bags you get at Target. Check out the pic here:

To enter, fill out the form below. I’ll draw the winner at 9 p.m. central time on Monday, May 2 and notify the winner by email. You’ll have 48 hours to confirm receipt of the prize. Good luck! Texas residents only, please.

Disclosure: Siggi’s provided me with a tote bag and coupons, plus another tote bag and coupons for one of my readers. I did not receive any other compensation for this post. All opinions in this entry are my own.

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Giveaway: Eco-Friendly Jewelry From Mouse & Moe

Category : contest, Featured, free, gifts, shopping

Congrats to Val, who won the $32 gift certificate to Smoky Mountain Minerals! Are you ready for another giveaway? One lucky Fort Worth on the Cheap reader will receive a pair of earrings of their choice from Mouse and Moe, a neat line of sustainably-produced jewelry.

Created by Emily Grace Goodrich, a jewelry designer, painter and photographer in California, Mouse and Moe jewelry is made primarily from heat-fused, recycled plastic grocery bags. This process keeps plastic bags out of landfills and the ocean, but also creates colorful sheets of leather-like flexible plastic to make unique, sustainable works of wearable art.

If you’re interested in receiving info about Mouse and Moe via social media sites, you can also “like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. They also have a Tumblr site. I absolutely love the idea behind this jewelry – not only because it is cute, but because it’s reusing items that – let’s face it – are in oversupply on this planet. (Overuse of plastic grocery bags is one of my pet peeves!)

To enter, visit Mouse and Moe’s online shop and tell me which pair of earrings you think you would want if you were to win via the form below. I’ll draw for a winner on Friday, April 15 and contact the winner via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize.

Texas residents only, please; one entry per person. Good luck!

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