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Go Car-Free at Open StreetsGo Car-Free at Open Streets This Sunday, April 19 is Open Streets on Fort Worth's Near Southside. This event, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m., is a free, family-friendly fair that celebrates life sans automobiles! Magnolia...

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Fort Worth Opera's Open HouseFort Worth Opera's Open House This Saturday, April 18 is the Fort Worth Opera's first-ever Open House. The free family-friendly event, which kicks off the opera's 2015 season, takes place from 5-7 p.m. at Bass Performance Hall. Explore...

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Tax Day 2015 Specials in DFWTax Day 2015 Specials in DFW Hopefully, you've already filed your taxes - but no matter your status, you can take advantage of these Tax Day deals available in DFW. Most are only good on April 15, unless otherwise noted. Corner...

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Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry'sFree Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Tuesday, April 14 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's shops across the United States! Stop in anytime from noon to 8 p.m. and receive a free single scoop of ice cream - no coupon needed. Unfortunately,...

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Prom Dress Steals This FridayProm Dress Steals This Friday On Friday, April 10, the Goodwill Superstore in Fort Worth will hold a prom dress and formal wear sale from 5-8 p.m. Dresses will be sold for pennies on the dollar, with most gowns ranging from $8 to $25....

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Go Car-Free at Open Streets

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

This Sunday, April 19 is Open Streets on Fort Worth’s Near Southside. This event, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m., is a free, family-friendly fair that celebrates life sans automobiles! Magnolia Avenue and other adjacent streets will be closed to traffic during this time (from 8th to Hemphill). Walk, bike or ride your skateboard around the area to enjoy the activities, including yoga classes, live music, a children’s area and more.

 

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Fort Worth Opera’s Open House

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

This Saturday, April 18 is the Fort Worth Opera’s first-ever Open House. The free family-friendly event, which kicks off the opera’s 2015 season, takes place from 5-7 p.m. at Bass Performance Hall. Explore opera through a variety of casual activities that don’t require dressing up! Planned activities include:

An “Opera Basics” presentation and tour of Bass Hall’s audience Chamber
Popular music and opera music blends by James Talambas throughout the evening
Live performances from opera stars singing highlights from this year’s productions
An Instagram scavenger hunt – winners may win tickets to the opening night of La Traviata
Costume exhibitions
Fort Worth Opera tote bags

Bass Hall is at 525 Commerce St. in Fort Worth.
Photo courtesy FW Opera
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Tax Day 2015 Specials in DFW

Category : drinks, family, Featured, food

Hopefully, you’ve already filed your taxes – but no matter your status, you can take advantage of these Tax Day deals available in DFW. Most are only good on April 15, unless otherwise noted.

Corner Bakery Cafe – print a coupon to get a free Lemon Twisted Hand Pie with any lunch or dinner purchase through 4/19.
Chili’s – get a free appetizer or dessert with coupon through 4/16.
Schlotzsky’s – participating restaurants will give away a free small The Original Sandwich with chips and drink purchase on April 15. Call your location to make sure they’re participating.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt – get up to 16 oz of frozen yogurt and toppings for just $4.15 when you like their Facebook page and claim the offer (offer to be posted sometime April 14).
Great American Cookies – stop by on 4/15 and get a free sugar cookie. No purchase necessary.
Boston Market - purchase one individual meal and get one individual meal free on April 15. No coupon required.
Pollo Tropical – get 15 percent off your purchase with coupon on April 15 only.
Sonic – get half-price cheeseburgers on April 15; no coupon needed.
Humperdinks – use a coupon to get B1G1 entrees on April 15 with purchase of two drinks.
Papa Murphy’s – get a large 1-topping pizza and 1 large FAVES pizza for just $10.40 on April 15 with coupon.
Carrabba’s – print a coupon to get 15 percent off your check through April 29.
Outback Steakhouse – print a coupon to get 15 percent off your check through April 19.
Market Street - visit any Market Street on April 15 from 4-8 p.m. and get free beans and cornbread, no coupon necessary. (Dine in only)

Retail:
LivingSocial - get an extra 15 percent off any deal with code TAXBREAK15 at checkout, April 15 only. Restrictions apply.
Old Navysave an extra 30 percent online with code TAXDAY, April 15 only.
Crazy 8 – get an extra 15% off online + free shipping with code TREAT, April 15 only.

Still haven’t done your taxes? No problem – check out TurboTax’s Federal Free Edition to prepare and e-file your return for free.

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$10 Dining Certificates Just $2

Category : dining, family, food, gifts

From now through Tuesday, April 14, visit Restaurant.com and pick up $10 dining certificates for just $1.99 when you use the code TOP at checkout. With this discount, you can also get $25 certificates for $4.99 and $15 certificates for $2.99. If you’ve never used Restaurant.com certificates before, don’t worry – it’s easy. Simply visit the site, find a restaurant you’re interested in, and select your certificate. Check out, then print the certificate and use! Some restaurants do have restrictions on their certificates and only allow them to be used on certain days or certain times of day, so check the fine print before you buy.

Some participating restaurants near Fort Worth include: Moe’s Cafe, Golden Chick in Benbrook, Mi Charrito Ray in Fort Worth, Bad Azz Burrito in Saginaw and Fort Worth, Miss Saigon Cafe, and many more. Check out the deals here and get yours before the offer expires on the 14th!

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Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s

Category : family, Featured, food, free

Tuesday, April 14 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s shops across the United States! Stop in anytime from noon to 8 p.m. and receive a free single scoop of ice cream – no coupon needed. Unfortunately, there aren’t many Scoop Shops in the Fort Worth area, but here’s a listing of all the ones that exist in DFW:

Highland Village – 4061 Barton Creek, Suite 120
Plano – 1501 Preston Rd., Suite 400
DFW Airport – Terminal D North Side, Terminal D South Side (yes, they are participating)

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Prom Dress Steals This Friday

Category : family, Featured, shopping

On Friday, April 10, the Goodwill Superstore in Fort Worth will hold a prom dress and formal wear sale from 5-8 p.m. Dresses will be sold for pennies on the dollar, with most gowns ranging from $8 to $25. All formal wear in the sale is specifically selected for high school girls, too – nothing in bad shape or outdated!

The Goodwill Superstore is at 2100 Alta Mesa Blvd. in Fort Worth.

Photo courtesy strupey/flickr

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Deals & Discounts in Fort Worth

Category : beauty, dining, entertainment, family, Featured, food, gifts, sports, Uncategorized

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these! Here are the best deals and discounts in and around Fort Worth right now:

$10 for $20 in upscale comfort food from Buffalo West – stop into this Fort Worth eatery and get discounts on pot roast, salads, soups and more

$16 for a photo session and prints from Picture People – get some pics of the kids! You’ll receive a photo session and eight sheets of prints; or pay $26 and get all of the above, plus one digital image, and one 16 x 20 print. Locations throughout DFW.

$18 for $30 at Z’s Cafe and Chicago Deli - get big discounts on lunchtime sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks in FW’s hospital district

$20 for a Ghost Bus Tour of Fort Worth - Hear tales of storied hauntings, local legends, and so much more on this fun evening tour; $25 value

$25 for $50 in salon services from Skyla McGough – get half off hair services from Skyla at Lundquist Hair Design off Camp Bowie; opt for a haircut, highlights, color, or even an agave hair-straightening treatment

$25 for a Paint Nite event – grab a friend and buy a couple of these deals, which get you admission to a social painting event at a local pub or venue. All supplies are provided. Pay $25 for one or $49 for two. Take home your 16×20 painting at the end of the night!

$39 for 10 hot yoga classes from Sumits Hot Yoga – you know you’ve always wanted to try it – take the leap at this Fort Worth studio with 10 group sessions. Located on Camp Bowie Blvd; package is a $140 value.

$45 for a 4-course dinner for two at Simply Fondue – this restaurant in Fort Worth serves up cheese fondue, chocolate fondue and more, all cooked and enjoyed right at your table; package includes cheese fondue, gourmet salad, entree and chocolate fondue

$55 for a sprinkler tune-up from Bryant Lawn and Sprinkler – get your system ready for warmer weather. Pro will check for line leaks, dry areas, broken sprinkler heads, and clogged nozzles; $110 value.

$69 for one week of kids’ summer sports camp – keep the kiddos entertained this summer with a week of multisports camp at NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills. Campers aged 6-12 can participate in sports including dodgeball, basketball, flag football, broomball, figure skating, and ice hockey. Pick morning or afternoon sessions; $139 value.

$105 for 2 weeks of fresh produce delivery from Jazbac Farm – get two weeks’ worth of sustainably grown and harvested produce from this farm in Parker County, delivered to you. Each basket contains 12-15 lbs of seasonal produce. $176 value.

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Gardening Discounts at SmartScape Event

Category : family, Featured, shopping

This Saturday, April 11, the Texas SmartScape program will host a native plant sale at Home Depot at 7100 North Freeway in Fort Worth. During the sale, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon, you can get great discounts on “water smart” plants suited for the hot, dry Texas climate. You’ll also have the opportunity to talk with a master gardener, plant expert, or irrigation specialist and get ideas and tips for landscaping in North Texas. Kids can come, too, and participate in a special hands-on gardening workshop.

If you can’t make this sale, there will be one in Denton on April 18; at Weston Gardens in Fort Worth on April 25; at Home Depot in Southlake on April 25; and more dates through May and June. See all dates here.

 

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Free Salon Services for Prom

Category : beauty, entertainment, family, Featured, free

This one is a ways away, but it might be worth the drive! In a couple of weeks, Remington College in Dallas will provide free salon services to students heading to prom. Simply come on one of their select nights in April or May and get updos, manicures, pedicures, and makeup applications; guys can get a haircut. Services will be performed by students in the school’s cosmetology program. The dates are as follows:

Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18
Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25
Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16

Salon hours are 9:30 am – 1:00 pm on Fridays; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturdays. To schedule an appointment, call 972-698-3890.

Remington College’s Dallas campus is at 1640 Eastgate Dr. in Garland.

Photo courtesy uniballer/flickr

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SpringFest & Car Show in Haltom City

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Saturday, March 28, Haltom City will host its Car Show & SpringFest, a free event with plenty of family-friendly fun. The event will take place at Haltom High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities and attractions include:

Bike safety rodeo
Bounce Houses
Over 100 cars, motorcycles and trucks on display
Petting Zoo
“Egg-stravaganza” Easter event
Appearance by the Easter Bunny

Haltom High School is at 5501 Haltom Road.

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