On Saturday, Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can drop by Ridgmar Mall for their Chef’s Holiday Pantry event. At this event, you can purchase cakes, pies, cookies, breads and other items made by local chefs. Proceeds from the event benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Cooking Matters program. Participating establishments include Artisan Baking Company, Elixir Bakery, Reata and more.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
On Saturday, Dec. 14, Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth will hold Holidays at the Hearth, their special annual holiday event. Enjoy holiday music, string popcorn and cranberries, spin the dreidel, help make pomander balls, ornaments, and more! You can even have your photo taken with a “historic” St. Nick.
Cost for this event is regular Village admission of $4 for kids ages 4-17 and seniors 60 and up. Adults pay $5. There will also be a $5 fee for the St. Nick photo, and a $2 fee to make an old-fashioned ornament.
Log Cabin Village is at 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane in Fort Worth.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
It’s almost New Year’s – time to start up those workouts again! If you’re looking to get active in January (or now!), you can save some cash on the stuff you need. Here’s the best deals on athletic gear for men, women and kids:
Walmart - their website has some online-only deals on athletic apparel, including this women’s microfleece hoodie and pants set for $12 and this 3-in-1 boys or girls jacket for $25. Not what you’re looking for? See all their apparel specials here.
Kohls - they have web-exclusive specials too, like this Columbia women’s fleece for $34.99 (regularly $60) and this New Balance men’s jacket for $29.99 (normally $80). Looking ahead to the spring? Pick up this Nike Dri-FIT mesh running tee on clearance for $10.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Here’s another Cyber Monday deal for you – get 30 percent off your entire purchase at Old Navy’s website. Enter the code CYBER at checkout to get this special price.
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If you’ve been lagging on sending your holiday cards, now is the time to get them done! Today, Cardstore is offering flat holiday cards for just 49 cents each. Use the code CCP3122 at checkout to get this special price. Today, Dec. 2, is the only day to get this deal. This includes cards for Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s, too.
If you’d prefer to send folded cards, you can get those for just $1.49 each – use the code CCP3149 at checkout.
This is the best deal that I’ve seen from Cardstore all year on cards! They have lots of cute designs, and you can make them with or without photos.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
If you were planning to line up at Kohl’s at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for their Black Friday sales, here’s some good news – you don’t have to! Right now, Kohls is offering many of their Black Friday sale items online. You can snap up deals like these:
Prices are good until 3 p.m. central on Nov. 29. Plus, if you spend $50 online, you’ll get free shipping. And to make things even better, you can use the code BLACKFRI at checkout to get an extra 15 percent off. Bonus: You get $15 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent.
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Tonight, Nov. 25, is the Carol of Lights in Grapevine – the kickoff to the city’s myriad Christmas-themed events. The fun starts at 7 p.m. in downtown Grapevine as the mayor flips the switch to illuminate the 1 million lights along Main Street. Enjoy musical performances and hot chocolate, too! This is a free event.
Starting tomorrow, Nov. 26, you can also come to Grapevine’s Town Square Gazebo and witness the Light Show Spectacular. This choreographed lights-and-music display runs every night from 6-11 p.m. through Christmas.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
$4 for a Health & Wellness Gift Box from KLUTCHclub – includes samples of specially-curated items, like healthy snacks, workout accessories, beauty items and more
$9 for a Bracelet Band Loom Kit – save 59 percent on this 600-piece band loom kit. Includes loom board, hook, c-clips, and hundreds of latex-free rubber bands.
$12 for a personalized package from Santa – $24.95 value; kids will love this package, which includes a personalized letter from Santa Claus with an official gold foil seal, a personalized Nice List Certificate with an official gold foil seal, an 8.5×11 glossy autographed Santa Claus photo, and an 8.5×11 glossy autographed Rudolph photo. Plus, kids will get a phone call from Santa!
$14.99 for a mini donut maker – make doughnuts in your own kitchen with this handy appliance; nonstick surface makes cleanup easy.
$22 for an iPhone 5 rechargeable case – this case allows you to fully charge your iPhone 5 when you’re on the go; shipping included
$26 for a gourmet gift basket from Cherry Moon Farms – great for faraway people on your Christmas list; the Snack Attack basket includes honey roasted peanuts, trail mix, chili-lemon corn nuts and more; or pay $20 for the Simply Fresh Fruit basket.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Check out today’s awesome deal from Groupon: $5 for a $10 Starbucks e-gift card. The deals at Groupon always get better as we get closer to the holidays, and this year is no different! There is a limit of one per person on this fantastic discount.
When you buy, you’ll be redirected to a special site on Groupon, which you can then use to get your e-gift card sent to you via email. From there, you can either print it out and use it or transfer it to a Starbucks gift card that you already have. I’m one of their “gold” members, so I always transfer my e-gifts to that card. Check out the full details here, and happy coffee-drinking!Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
It’s never too early to get started on your holiday card-making. Take a look at this deal from InkGarden – they’re offering 10 FREE custom holiday cards when you use the code WINTERCARDS at checkout. This offer is only good for new customers. You can pick from their 4×8 or 5×7 flat stationery cards. I really like their designs! You’ll pay shipping and handling of $3.99, which is still an awesome deal. These might be good for those “extra” cards you always seem to need. Plus, when you take advantage of this offer, you’ll also get 40 percent off any extra cards.
If you don’t need cards, InkGarden is also offering 30 free address labels.
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