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Latest DFW Restaurant Coupons + DealsLatest DFW Restaurant Coupons + Deals 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....

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Free Concerts at Rockin' the River 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...

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Fun This Weekend: Trinity River PaddlefestFun This Weekend: Trinity River Paddlefest On Monday, May 30, celebrate Memorial Day at Panther Island Pavilion with their Trinity River Paddlefest. Backwoods Paddlesports at Panther Island Rentals is kicking off the summer paddling season with...

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Summer Fun at UTA PlanetariumSummer Fun at UTA Planetarium Next week (May 31) marks the beginning of the summer schedule at the UTA Planetarium in Arlington. This is a great, fun venue with lots of interesting films for kids of all ages. Come in and enjoy the...

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Save 39% on Hawaiian Falls TicketsSave 39% on Hawaiian Falls Tickets Right now, AdPages is offering one of its most popular discounts: $16.99 passes to Hawaiian Falls Waterpark. Admission is normally $27.99 per person (or $20.99 for kids under 48 inches tall). These vouchers...

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Holiday Shows at UTA Planetarium

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, holiday

Looking for something different to do this season? Visit the UTA Planetarium and enjoy their holiday-themed shows! They’ll still have their regular shows on the schedule, but you can also enjoy these special shows that will only be around in December:

Holiday Music Magic – This music entertainment show features a variety of holiday songs from Mannheim Steamroller and Burl Ives to Brenda Lee and Kurt Bestor. The soundtrack is visually choreographed with 3-D artistic animation, real-time performance elements, and all-dome scenery.

Season of Light – This show recounts the historical, religious, and cultural rituals practiced during the time of the winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Irish, Mexican, and Hopi.

Laser Holidays –  AVI is proud to offer an exciting and different way to be festive during the Holiday season! This popular program features a mix of everyone’s favorite holiday music, from the classical to the modern, all set to fantastic laser, cove, and digital artwork.

All shows are suitable for all ages. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for kids, free for kids under 3. The Planetarium is at 700 Planetarium Place in Arlington, on the UTA campus.

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Extra 20% Off LivingSocial Deals

Category : dining, entertainment, family, Featured, food, gifts, holiday, shopping

 photo pantherislandice_zps929b9c6e.pngStill haven’t finished Christmas shopping? You’re in luck – LivingSocial is offering an extra 20 percent off their deals through Dec. 22. Just use the code INSTANT20 at checkout to get your discount. Simply print the vouchers and they’re ready for gifting! Here’s a sampling of some of the deals you can get with the code:

$11 for two ice-skating admissions at Panther Island Ice – two can visit the rink Monday through Wednesday and skate; skate rental included. Just $8.80 with discount.

$12 for $20 in Mexican cuisine at Habaneros Fresh Mex – save on Baja-style Mexican food in north Fort Worth, like seafood enchiladas and shrimp cocktail. Just $9.60 with discount!

$29 for a Complete Wine Lover’s Experience at Sunset Winery – two people can visit this winery in Burleson and take a VIP tour on either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, plus a snack board with pizza, fruit, and dessert for each couple and a photo. Just $23.20 with discount! Packages for larger groups also available.

$32 for a guided Segway tour of Fort Worth – this single-person tour includes a guide who will take you on a 90-minute exploration of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens or bustling West 7th entertainment district, as well as the Trinity Trails. Just $25.60 with discount! Packages for 2 or 4 also available.

$45 for carpet cleaning for 3 rooms from Proclean Technologies – get carpets professionally cleaned and remove built-up grime; pay $65 for the same service for 5 rooms. Just $36 (or $52) with discount

$50 for a facial and massage at Stockyards Spa and Boutique – get a 30-minute facial and 1-hour massage customized to your needs; pay $60 for a 1-hour facial and 1-hour massage; just $40 with discount.

$39 for 4 weeks of boot camp from Tru Fit – go to these group fitness classes, that meet in Fort Worth, up to 3 times a week; personal training session options also available. Just $31.20 with discount!

$105 for a staycation in Dallas – with this Escapes deal, you’ll get a room for two at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, plus two adult tickets to the Reunion Tower Observation deck; just $85 with discount. Great for a quick, in-town getaway!

There are some terms and conditions that apply to the 20 percent off offer, so be sure to read them. You can use this promo code through Dec. 22 at 11:59 p.m.

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Breakfast with Santa at Dave & Buster’s

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, holiday

 photo briotuscansanta_zps9caf2b95.pngStill looking for a Breakfast with Santa event? Dave & Buster’s is having one on Saturday, Dec. 20 at their Arlington location beginning at 8 a.m. Admission is $15 per person and includes a full breakfast buffet (drinks not included), a $10 Power Card with unlimited video game play, and a photo with Santa. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and seating is first-come, first-serve. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Kids 2 and under don’t need a ticket.

To purchase tickets ahead of time and ensure your spot, visit their ticketing site here.

Dave & Buster’s is at 425 Curtis Mathes Way in Arlington.

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Family Fun at Irving Arts Center

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free, holiday

 photo irvingartscenterholiday_zpsc99e6a28.jpgThis weekend, the Irving Arts Center is holding fun, free family events. Here’s what’s going on:

Friday, Dec. 12 – Tango from Heaven – Starring harpist and dancer Anna Maria Mendieta, this exciting multi-media concert leads the audience through the tight turns and dips of the Tango. With live music, dance and film clips, Mendieta and her troupe of musicians and dancers capture the finesse and fire of the tango in an exciting new way. Free. Begins at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 13 – Silver and Gold: Annual Holiday Open House – The Irving Arts Center shines with holiday spirit in celebration of the Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed exhibition. Enjoy performances, meet Santa Claus for a photo op and enjoy art work by Irving ISD elementary students. Kids can take a train ride in the Sculpture Garden and make holiday-themed art projects and greeting cards. Complimentary refreshments. Free.

The Irving Arts Center is at 3333 N. Macarthur Blvd.

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Save on American Girl Dolls at Zulily

Category : dining, drinks, Featured, grocery, holiday, shopping, sports

 photo zulilyamericangirl_zps682a5ff0.pngDo you have any little girls on your Christmas list? Head over to Zulily right now and take advantage of their American Girl sale. These deals won’t last long – you can pick up discounts on lots of different dolls and some outfits, too. What’s more, Zulily guarantees they’ll all arrive by Christmas.

Check out the sale here and pick up your gifts today!

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FREE Gifts from Tiny Prints

Category : family, Featured, free, gifts, holiday, shopping, Uncategorized

 photo tinyprintsmug_zpsd67dfba6.pngFrom now through Dec. 11, Tiny Prints is offering your choice of four FREE gifts. Just pick the one you want and enter the code CHOOSEGIFT at checkout. No additional purchase is required, though you will have to pay a small fee for shipping. Pick from the following: a free magnet, free personalized notepad, a free 11-oz white photo mug, or $16.99 off a home decor item. This promo is valid for both new and existing customers, but you can only use the offer code once. I’m going to make a notepad and give it to one of the many teachers on my gift list.

See all the details here and pick up your gift while there’s still time!

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Historic St. Nick Photos @ Log Cabin Village

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, holiday, Uncategorized

On Saturday, Nov. 22, Log Cabin Village will offer photos with a historic St. Nicholas from 1-4 p.m. This is a great option for those who are looking for out-of-the-ordinary Christmas pictures. No reservations are required. Cost is regular Village admission plus a $5 fee for the photo and holder.

Also on Saturday, the Village will hold a candle-dipping workshop from 1-4 p.m. Cost is regular admission plus a $3 fee. This event will repeat on Sunday, Nov. 23.

Log Cabin Village is at 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane in Fort Worth.

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Half-Price Starbucks Gift Cards

Category : Featured, gifts, holiday, shopping

 photo starbucksgroupon_zpsde235b97.jpgIt’s back! Today, you can visit Groupon and pay just $5 for a $10 Starbucks gift card. Your gift card will come in the form of an e-gift, which you can print out and take to your local store, or transfer the balance to one of your existing Starbucks gift cards. Quantities are limited, so snag yours while you can. There is a limit of one deal per person.

See the details here. Happy caffeinating!

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Save on Custom Holiday Cards

Category : family, Featured, gifts, holiday

 photo papercultureexample_zps3d710e27.pngIf you’re making your own photo cards this season, there are plenty of ways to save some money on your order. Check it out here:

Simply to Impress – pay $19 for $40 in cards or $45 for $100 in cards – I have personally used this site and they make beautiful, high quality products.
InvitationBox – pay just $14.99 for 40 custom made cards – other options are available for larger orders; also good for party invites and announcements
Picaboopay just $19 for 40 5×7 photo cards – includes envelopes; more than 200 designs available; other options available for larger orders
Staples – pay $10 for 50 custom cards – flat cards can be picked up at your local store; pay $19 for 100 cards
PrinterPix – pay $18 for 40 custom cards – 5×7 cards; lots of designs available; other quantities available, too
Zazzle$24.99 for 40 cards – high-quality, full-color cards with heavyweight paper; envelopes included
Mail Pix - pay $14.99 for 50 cards – this deal is good for 5×7 cards; other quantities are available for a higher fee
Cherishables – pay $19 for $50 in cards – pick from flat or folded styles; design from scratch or use a template
Photobook America – pay $13.99 for 25 cards – over 800 styles to pick from; check the deal for options on larger amounts of cards
Paper Culture$15 for $50 in cards - this is another site I have used and I am very happy with them; company plants a tree for every order made
Vistaprint$27 for $70 worth of cards – can also be used for custom mousepads, calendars, phone cases and more

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This Weekend: Funky Finds Holiday Market

Category : entertainment, Featured, free, gifts, holiday, shopping

It’s back! This weekend, Nov. 15 and 16, is the Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience – a semi-annual extravaganza featuring lots of handmade items from local vendors. Over 100 artists, designers, craft-makers and food-makers will be on hand to help you get your holiday shopping list completed. The market takes place at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, and admission is free. Kids and pets are welcome to attend.

In between your shopping excursions, there will be other fun things to do, too – for a $5 donation to the Humane Society of North Texas and Toys for Tots, you can get a photo with Santa (pets can participate). There will also be pet adoptions, a Toys for Tots drop box, and raffles. The first 75 people through the door each day, who purchase $10 in raffle tickets, will also receive swag bags featuring goodies from some of the vendors. Here’s an example of past swag bag contents.

Get directions and parking info here. The hours for Funky Finds are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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