Print a coupon to receive a free dessert with any purchase at Jack in the Box. This coupon is good through May 23. I think I’ll be heading here with this coupon one afternoon to buy a coffee and get something sweet!Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
This Saturday, May 18 is the next installment of ArtsGoggle, a celebration of art, artists and music on Fort Worth’s near Southside. Come out to the neighborhood between 4-10 p.m. and stroll around while you enjoy music, food and peruse the wares of local artists. This is a free, family-friendly event. A few highlights of the spring ArtsGoggle include:
Handmade goods vendors at Amphibian Stage Productions
Live music at Shipping & Receiving
Japanese calligraphy at Shinjuku Station
Free kids’ art activities at Magnolia Make Believe
On-site massage therapy at Texas White House B&B
For a full program of activities and participating sites, see the ArtsGoggle program.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
On Saturday, May 18, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas will hold Prairie Day, a celebration of Fort Worth’s prairie heritage. At this free festival, which lasts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors can appreciate the beauty of the native landscape through a series of family-oriented, hands-on events that showcase the native grasses, wildflowers, and vegetation blanketing the BRIT site. Planned activities for Prairie Day include:
Guided prairie walks
Paper flower making
Soap and candle-making demonstrations
Booths from local organizations such as the Fort Worth Zoo and the River Legacy Foundation
You can find a complete list of events here. The entertainment schedule is as follows:
10:00 a.m. Bearclaw Singers and Dancers
10:30 a.m. Cowboy Poet Lanny Joe Burnett
11:00 a.m. Prairie Divas & The Outlaw
12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Live Music by 3 Fools on 3 Stools
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Bar-B-Que Lunch available for $6
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas is at 1700 University Dr. in Fort Worth.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
This Friday, May 17 is the first day of Grapevine Main Street Days, the town’s annual festival that serves as the kickoff to summer. The festival runs through Sunday, May 19. Attendees can hear live music on five stages, shop local vendors and enjoy a variety of food. There will also be plenty for young ones to do at the new KidCave area.
A few highlights of Main Street Days include:
Roma’s Pizza Toss Academy - kids ages 5-10 can learn how to toss pizza dough like a pro; kids who participate will go home with a coupon for a free slice of pizza from Palio’s Pizza Cafe
Main Street Brews Tasting – participants get five beer tastings plus a souvenir glass
LEGOLAND Junior Model Builder Competition – to register, go here
Admission to Main Street Days is free on Friday, May 17, until 5 p.m. After that, adults are $7, kids 6-12 and seniors are $5. Weekend passes are $15. Find info on tickets here.
You can get info on directions and parking here.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
This is a great deal if you are a graduating senior or know anyone who is graduating from high school or college. For a limited time, York Photo is offering 10 free graduation announcements, delivered right to your door. Use the code MYGRADUATION at checkout to get this offer. This could be perfect for supplementing the announcements that you ordered from school. They’re also great for ordering in place of the standard announcements, since you can customize them to include photos and a personalized message. Plus, as a bonus, you’ll receive an offer for 40 free photo prints when you use this offer – great for printing photos of the ceremony!
Shipping on the 10 announcements will be $3.49, but other than that, they are absolutely free. Check out the deal here and get started on your cards!Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Step away from your desk at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17 and come down to Trinity Park for a 15-minute walk with Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. This initiative is part of FitWorth, a healthy-city initiative that encourages exercise and healthy habits for local residents. One of FitWorth’s programs is Fit15, which urges local employers to give employees 15 minutes per day for physical activity.
In addition to the walk with Mayor Price, participants can learn more about Fit15, get some free giveaways, and enter for a chance to win gift cards from West 7th merchants.
The walk will kick off on the side of Trinity Park close to West 7th St.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
On Tuesday, May 14, participating Haagen-Dazs shops will offer free ice cream cones from 4-8 p.m. Simply stop in during those hours and pick up a treat in the flavor of your choice. Portions are 4 ounces, and include ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt and sorbet. Be prepared to wait in line!
Participating locations in DFW include:
Grapevine – inside the Gaylord Texan at Java Coast; 1501 Gaylord Trail
Plano – Shops at Willow Bend; 6121 W. Park Blvd, Suite A127
Dallas – Dallas Galleria; 13350 Dallas Pkwy, Space 2655
Print a coupon to receive a free breakfast combo at Racetrac. The combo includes a breakfast sandwich and coffee. This coupon is good through May 31.
Be sure to join the Racetrac Insider club to stay current on all the specials and freebies that Racetrac offers.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Thursday, May 9 is National Mom’s Nite Out, a nationwide event that gives moms a chance to have fun and take some time for themselves. Lots of organizations are participating in National Mom’s Nite Out, but the biggest by far in DFW is Simon Malls. Here are the DFW-area mall events for Mom’s Nite Out:
North East Mall (Hurst) – from 5-8 p.m. in Center Court. North East Mall will be “mom” central for mothers to come together for a great social networking opportunity. The event will feature the following activities:
Hair, Makeup & Skincare Pampering Stations
Food & Wine Tastings
Swag Bags (while supplies last)
Music & Entertainment
Plus, the first 100 guests will receive a Movie Pass to see “The Big Wedding” at Rave Cinemas after the event at 8:30 p.m.
Irving Mall - 6-8 p.m., Center Court. Mom’s Nite Out is the biggest “Mom” celebration in town! Take part in this FREE event with swag bags, door prize giveaways, sampling, mini makeovers, fashion tips & more! *While supplies last
Firewheel Town Center (Garland) – 6-8 p.m. Firewheel Town Center moms will have the opportunity to enjoy hair, makeup and skincare consultations, massages, food and beverage tastings, product demonstrations, a DJ, door prizes, fashion tips and more. Swag bags for the first 100 attendees.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Beef O’ Brady’s – Moms eat free on Sunday, May 12 (up to $10 value)
TCBY - moms get 6 oz free frozen yogurt on Sunday, May 12 (call your location ahead of time to confirm this special; the Lincoln Village location on Camp Bowie is participating)
Mimi’s Cafe – moms who dine at Mimi’s after 4 p.m. will receive a free $10 gift to use on their next visit.
IKEA – Moms get a free breakfast plate and cup of coffee on May 12 (until 11 a.m.; in Frisco)
Medieval Times (Dallas) – Moms get in free with purchase of 1 adult admission at full price.
Sunset Winery - moms get a free glass of wine on May 12 from noon to 6 p.m. Call ahead and also get oven-fresh bread. In Burleson.
Hooters – Moms eat free with drink purchase on May 12; must be accompanied by one of her kids.
Top That! Pizza – Print this coupon- mom will get a free pizza, entree salad or bake of her choice on May 12. Locations in Mansfield, Denton and Richardson.
Dunkin Donuts – kids can decorate a free doughnut for Mom from 7-11 a.m. on Sunday, May 12. (Fort Worth, Irving, Arlington, Carrollton locations)
National Cowgirl Museum – moms get free admission on Sunday, May 12.
Souper Salad – print a coupon to get a free buffet when you buy another buffet on May 12.
Zoes Kitchen – moms get a free piece of chocolate cake on May 12 (dine in or take-out).