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$5 Off State Fair Coupon Packages$5 Off State Fair Coupon Packages The State Fair of Texas begins on Sept. 30, but it's never too early to think about getting ready! Right now, you can save $5 off food and ride coupon packs by using the coupon code DMCOUPON5 at checkout....

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Free Gift from Tiny PrintsFree Gift from Tiny Prints Through Tuesday, August 9, Tiny Prints is offering your choice of two free gifts: One notebook or one 5x7 easel art. Use the code PICKONE at checkout to get your freebie. A small shipping fee will apply....

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Free Notepad, Address Labels, Prints from ShutterflyFree Notepad, Address Labels, Prints from Shutterfly From now through Aug. 5, Shutterfly is offering your choice of three free gifts: two 8x10 prints, one 5x7 notepad or one set of address labels. Use the code SUMMERCHOICE at checkout to get your discount....

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Hawaiian Falls Tickets - Now Cheaper Than EverHawaiian Falls Tickets - Now Cheaper Than Ever Time to start planning your end-of-summer hurrah! AdPages has just put out a new, even cheaper deal on their Hawaiian Falls admissions - just $60 for a pack of 4, which works out to $15 per ticket. Previous...

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Free 8x10 From WalgreensFree 8x10 From Walgreens From now through Aug. 2, Walgreens is offering a free 8x10 enlargement to all customers. Simply enter the code FREEDEAL731 at checkout to get this special offer. Other photo deals available right now...

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Free Chick-fil-A Entree for Cow Appreciation Day

Category : family, Featured, food, free

It’s back! Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day will be on Tuesday, July 12 this year. Come to your local CFA and wear “anything cow-like” to get a free entree from opening until 7 p.m. Seems they’ve relaxed the rules a little this year, so you can be sure of what you’re getting. Adults can select a free breakfast, lunch or dinner entree; kids in costume can get a free kids’ meal.

Ideas for cow attire: A white shirt with black spots drawn on it; a pair of cow ears; the cowhide rug from your grandma’s house.

Find your local Chick-fil-A here. 

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Half-Price Cones at SONIC

Category : family, Featured, food

Tomorrow, July 7, SONIC Drive-In will offer half-priced ice cream cones all day long. No coupon is needed to take advantage of this offer. Their regular cones are only a bit more than a buck each, so this is a great way to take the whole family out for a treat! The waffle cones and waffle cone sundaes are also part of the promotion.

Find your local SONIC here. 

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Save 39% on Hawaiian Falls Tickets

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It’s back! The awesome Hawaiian Falls deal offered by AdPages is live again. This offer is always super popular, so check it out here and pick it up while it’s still available. You’ll pay just $16.99 for admission, which is normally $27.99 (normally $20.99 for kids). It can be used for either adults or children, and it’s valid at any of their DFW locations – Mansfield, Roanoke, The Colony and Garland. Enjoy the park’s lazy river, wave pool, or one of the many water slides available, like their Pineapple Express. (Kids 2 and under get in free and do not need a ticket.)

Fine print: You can purchase multiple tickets, and they must be used by Sept. 5, the last day the parks are open. Find out more here.

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Fourth of July Food Specials in DFW

Category : dining, family, Featured, food, free

Lots of great discounts at restaurants around DFW this weekend. Check them out:

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Print a coupon to get 6 bagels and 1 tub of shmear for $6 (through Sunday 7/3) or a BOGO deal on bagel & shmear through 7/4.
Corner Bakery Cafe: Print a coupon to get a free drink and cookie with purchase of an adult lunch or dinner entree through 7/13.
El Fenix: Get a free star-shaped sopapilla with any entree purchase July 1-4.
Spaghetti Warehouse: Get a Family Feast for 4 for just $30 with coupon July 2-4.
Zoes Kitchen: Print a coupon to get a free tub-sized side with purchase of two through July 31.
Red Lobster: Use this coupon for $4 off two dinner entrees or $3 off two lunch entrees through 7/10.
Saltgrass Steakhouse: Specials on margaritas and queso through July 17.
Great American Cookies: Buy 6 regular cookies and get 6 free with coupon through 7/4.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen: Lots of to-go specials this weekend.
Kona Grill: Like Kona Grill on Facebook and get a free dessert.
Dickey’s Barbecue: Print a coupon for $4 off $40 through 7/4.
Tommy’s Hamburger Grill: Check out their Groupon deal for $10 for $20 in takeout, or a $15 lunch special for two.
Tina’s Cocina: Pay $12 for $20 in Mexican food at this Fort Worth eatery.
Simply Fondue Fort Worth: Pay $65 for a 4-course fondue dinner for two ($98 value; not valid 7/4).
La Madeleine: Get a free Mini Liberte Tart on July 4 or July 14 (Bastille Day) when you say “Liberte” at the counter. No coupon or purchase necessary.
Paciugo: Pay $12 for $20 in gelato at their Houston St. location in Fort Worth. Also, print a coupon for $1 off any cone, cup or beverage through 7/4.
Black-Eyed Pea: Present this coupon to save 20% on your bill July 1-4.
Edelweiss: Pay $40 for $50 in German cuisine at this fun Fort Worth eatery.
Casablanca Greek Mediterranean Cuisine: Pay $12 for $20 in food. (Use code JULY4 at checkout for an additional 20% off, making this just $9.60).

Image courtesy Kona Grill

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12 Free Thank-You Cards at Shutterfly

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 photo shutterfly thank you cards_zpsfgm6arg1.pngThrough 7/3, Shutterfly is offering customers a nice freebie: 12 free thank-you cards. Simply enter the promo code CARDSFREE at checkout to get the discount. A small shipping and handling fee will apply. The offer is valid on the 4×5 flat or 3×5 folded cards. All cards must be the same size.

Shutterfly has some really cute designs for their thank-you cards right now. This would be great to order and save for later to give after parties, to teachers, and so on. You can check out all the designs here!

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Half Off Panera Bread + Del Taco, Quiznos + More

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Want to save half on your next lunch at Panera Bread? Print a coupon for $3 off a $6 online order. The coupon is good through 6/30. Happy eating!

Other food offers available from MySavings include:

Buy one taco, get one free at Del Taco through 7/4

Get two meals for $11.99 at Quiznos through 6/30

Get a $10 off $40 coupon for California Pizza Kitchen

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Image courtesy Panera

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Your Guide to Fourth of July Events in DFW

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free, holiday

The Fourth is almost here – and DFW is full of places to celebrate. Here’s what’s happening! All activities take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

Fort Worth’s Fourth – family-oriented celebration at Panther Island Pavilion with kids’ activities, an F-16 flyover, food and more. Free admission, but parking is a minimum of $10. Reserved seats for 10 p.m. fireworks run $40 each as part of a “VIP Package.”

Stockyards 4th of July Celebration – free event in Stockyards from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; face painting for kids, gunfight show and live music.

Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic – at the FW Botanic Garden from July 2-4. Patriotic music from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and fireworks afterward. $22 for lawn seats; tables are extra. Get info here. 

Family Fireworks Celebration – for families at NAS Fort Worth JRB on Saturday, July 2 from 5-10 p.m. Includes inflatables, cardboard boat regatta, live music, food trucks and more.

4thFEST  (Bedford) – free admission; at Boys Ranch Park. Family-Friendly activities, car show, and fireworks at 10 p.m.

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza (Grapevine) – a fireworks show over Lake Grapevine will begin at 9:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Park.

Stars & Stripes 2016 (Southlake) – On July 3 at Southlake Town Square beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks, patriotic music, kids events and more. Free.

Family 4th Fireworks (North Richland Hills) –  free; begins at 5 p.m. at the Hills Center. Kids activities, country music concert at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

4th of July Parade (Richland Hills) – begins at 9:30 a.m.  at Richland Middle School. See parade route here. Kids are invited to ride in parade with bikes decorated in red, white and blue. There will be a bike decorating workshop onsite beginning at 8:30 a.m. Free food and fun after the parade at the middle school.

Hurst Stars & Stripes – begins at 5 p.m. at Hurst Community Park. Face painting, inflatables, food vendors and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Take the shuttle to the event from North East Mall. Free.

Various events in Trophy Club – includes 5K at 7:15 a.m., parade at 9:30 a.m. and evening celebration from 6-10 p.m. with fireworks. Free; wristbands needed for kids’ activities (free for residents and $10 for non-residents).

Roanoke’s 3rd Rocks - this event happens on Sunday, July 3 beginning at 6 p.m. Live music, bounce house, rock climbing wall and fireworks. BBQ dinner available for $4 each (cash only). Takes place at Roanoke Community Park, 201 Park Dr.

July 4th Parade & Picnic (Double Oak) – Parade at 9:30 a.m. and picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wright Memorial Park. Food, fun and live music.

Keller 4th of July Bike Parade – inaugural event that begins at Keller Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 2-12 can participate in the parade at no charge.

Independence Fest 2016 (Flower Mound) – daylong event that kicks off with children’s parade and fireworks around 9:50 p.m. Vintage car show, kids activities, food vendors and more.

Red, White & Lewisville – Fireworks set to begin at about 9:30 p.m. Best viewing areas are between State Highway 121 and the south side of Vista Ridge Mall.

Irving 4th of July Celebration – includes morning parade, kids activities and evening fireworks. Info about parade here and info on fireworks here.

Rockin’ 4th of July (Mansfield) – also takes place on July 3; held at Big League Dreams Mansfield Sports Park from 7-10 p.m. Free admission, bounce house, music and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration – at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie on both July 3 and 4. from 3 p.m. – until. Live music, kids zone, and fireworks around 10 p.m. General admission $5 and parking is $20.

Parade of Lights (Grand Prairie) – on Saturday, July 2 at Loyd Park near Joe Pool Lake from 9 p.m. to midnight. Info here.

Burleson 4th of July Celebration - at Chisenhall Fields sports complex beginning at 7:30 p.m. Live music and fireworks.

Celebration of Freedom (Crowley) – happens the following week on July 9 with parade at 10 a.m. and fireworks at dark.

Arlington 4th of July Parade – from approximately 9:03 a.m. until 11 a.m.  See parade route here.

Light Up Arlington - the city’s annual fireworks show on July 3 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Kid zone, live music, and food trucks. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks (DeSoto/Lancaster) – at Lancaster’s Community Park. Includes family fun, carnival-style food, bounce houses, face painting, games, live entertainment and an old fashion firework show at the Helen Giddings Amphitheater. Free.

Boomin’ 4th (Hudson Oaks) – free event beginning at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Food vendors, kids activities and more.

Follow the Flag (Azle) – from 7-10 p.m. at Azle Central Park. Enjoy live musical entertainment and a professional fireworks display set to music around 9:15 pm. Free.

Independence Day City-Wide Family Picnic (Rhome) – on July 2 at noon, Rhome Family Park.

Granbury 4th of July Celebration – this is actually a weekend full of festivities from July 2-4; see the schedule here. Fireworks over Lake Granbury at 9:45 p.m. Monday.

4th of July events in Glen Rose – Live music beginning at 4 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Takes place at Wheeler Branch Reservoir. The city’s parade is the same day at 9 a.m.; arrive at Glen Rose Elementary with parade entries that morning.

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Latest DFW Restaurant Coupons + Deals

Category : family, Featured, food, free

Summer is heating up – and restaurants want you to come eat with them! Here’s a partial list of restaurant specials and coupons:

Brio Tuscan Grille – get half off bottles of wine on Mondays and Tuesdays. No coupon needed.
Logan’s Roadhouse – use this coupon to receive $3 off a $10 purchase or $5 off $20; good through 6/26
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit -print a coupon to buy one BBQ sandwich, get one free with purchase of 2 drinks through 6/23
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – print this offer or show on your phone to buy one Express Dinner and get one half off through 6/23
Papa Murphy’s – get 25 percent off your pizza when you order online and use the code SAVE25 at checkout through 6/30
Einstein Bros. Bagels – redeem this coupon to receive a free drink with any purchase through 6/22
Chili’s - receive $1o off a $30 purchase through 6/23
Taco Cabana – there are two coupon offers right now: free coffee with purchase of any item and a $1 flauta plate with purchase of another
Denny’s – present this offer to receive free kids meals with purchase of adult meals on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4-10 p.m. through 6/30

Got others? Email ‘em to fw *at* fortworthonthecheap.com.

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Free Concerts at Rockin’ the River

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Next week is the official kickoff of Rockin’ the River, a free series of concerts that take place this summer along the Trinity at Panther Island Pavilion. You can listen to live music, tube in the river and enjoy a fireworks show after the music is over. The schedule of concerts is as follows:

June 16 — The Damn Quails, Joey Green Band.

June 23 — Prophets and Outlaws, Erick Willis.

June 30 — Eleven Hundred Springs, Larry Hooper.

July 7 — Dalton Domino, Austin Meade.

July 14 — Dolly Shine, Grady Spencer.

July 21 — Parker McCollum, Chance Anderson.

July 28 —Zane Williams, Ray Johnston Band.

Aug. 4 — Midnight River Choir, Troy Cartwright.

Aug. 11 — Dirty River Boys, Cody Bryan Band.

Aug. 13 — This Saturday event will serve as the series finale and will feature Cooder Graw, Statesboro Revue, Aaron Einhouse, Red Shahan and Austin Allsup.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. At 6:45 p.m., the headliner takes the Coors Waterfront Stage. At 8:30 p.m. the after-party band plays on the South Shore Stage, and the festivities end at dark with a fireworks show. Guests can bring a blanket and chairs or enjoy front-row seats from the comfort of a tube. (Bring your own tube or rent one from the Pavilion for $6 with a $2 refundable deposit.)

Discover the artists by listening to the Rockin’ the River 2016 playlist on Spotify.

Find directions to Panther Island Pavilion here.

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Fun This Weekend: Trinity River Paddlefest

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On Monday, May 30, celebrate Memorial Day at Panther Island Pavilion with their Trinity River PaddlefestBackwoods Paddlesports at Panther Island Rentals is kicking off the summer paddling season with a paddling festival that includes free kayak and paddleboard demos. Enjoy half-price kayak, paddleboard, and canoe rentals; live music; food; beer; and a 9-hole disc golf course. The schedule is as follows:

9 to 9:30 a.m. – Open 5K SUP Race/Paddle registration
9:40 a.m. – Race/Paddle safety meeting
10 a.m. – Open 5K SUP Race/Paddle start
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Free kayak and SUP demos with Hobie, BOTE, and Jarvis
12 to 6 p.m. – Burgers and Beer from Flying Saucer and Martin House Brewery
1 to 5 p.m. – Live music from Blackland River Devils
6 p.m. – event ends

Panther Island Pavilion is at 395 Purcey St. in Fort Worth. Find directions here.

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