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Drive-In Movie Nights at Texas Motor SpeedwayDrive-In Movie Nights at Texas Motor Speedway See a movie in a whole new way! In July and August, Speedway Children's Charities will host two drive-in movie nights at Texas Motor Speedway. Family-friendly movies will be shown on the huge screen at...

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Free Artists' Reception in GrapevineFree Artists' Reception in Grapevine On Saturday, July 26, the Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine will hold a featured artist's show and reception from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres as you check out works from...

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How I Saved Money on My Summer VacationHow I Saved Money on My Summer Vacation This summer has been a whirlwind! After a week in New Mexico, my family and I headed out to Colorado, where we spent time in Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park. Now, I'm not going to say that our...

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Little Sprouts At the Botanic GardenLittle Sprouts At the Botanic Garden On Tuesday, July 22, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden will host a "Little Sprouts" event for toddlers from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., at the Backyard Vegetable Garden. The theme for this week is "Fruits." Engage...

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Free Family Day at Irving Arts Center This Sunday, July 20, the Irving Arts Center will host a free Family Funday from 2-4 p.m. At this event, families are invited to browse the galleries, and children can participate in hands-on art projects...

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Freebie w/Purchase at Del Taco

Category : dining, food, free, Uncategorized

 photo deltaco.jpgPrint a coupon to receive a free original Del Taco with any purchase. This coupon is good through July 21. Add a drink and you’ve got a meal!

The coupon is only good at certain Del Taco locations – check the link before you try to redeem it. The one at 520 Alta Mere Dr. in Fort Worth is included.

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Free Pool Admission in Keller

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free, Uncategorized

 photo kellerpointepool_zps0716ca9b.pngUpdate 7/9/14: This event has been moved to July 16. Come to The Keller Pointe on Wednesday, July 9 for their “Pack the Pool” event. From 5-7 p.m., everyone gets free admission to the pool.

Keller Pointe is at 405 Rufe Snow Dr. in Keller.

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Save Up to $10 at Carrabba’s

Category : Featured, food, Uncategorized

Save on your next meal from Carrabba’s - through July 27, you can print a coupon for $10 off any dinner entree with purchase of another entree, or $5 off a lunch entree with purchase of another. This deal can’t be combined with any other discount.

Find your local Carrabba’s here.

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New Grilled Chicken Entrees from Chick-fil-A (+ Giveaway!)

Category : contest, Featured, Uncategorized

 photo chickfilanewgrilledchicken2_zps0e709ccc.jpgDid you know that Chick-fil-A has new grilled chicken entrees? Honestly, I always thought their grilled chicken was pretty good, but it seems they’ve upped their game, working for seven years to develop a new flavor. Each grilled chicken breast is now freshly marinated with a blend of sea salt, lemon, garlic and savory herbs, and cooked on a state-of-the-art, super-secret grill developed by Chick-fil-A. The technique creates a tender, juicy filet with just the right amount of smoky flavor.

And now you can try the new grilled chicken entrees for yourself! 15 lucky Fort Worth on the Cheap readers will each receive a card good for one free grilled chicken item in May, June and July. In May, you’ll receive the Grilled Chicken Sandwich; in June, the Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich; and in July, your choice of the two.

To enter, fill out the form below. One entry per person. Texas residents only. Winners will be drawn May 13 at noon. Must be 18 to enter. Good luck!

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“Up, Up & Away” at C.R. Smith Museum

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 photo crsmithmuseumupandaway_zpsf9830ebf.pngOn Saturday, April 26, the C.R. Smith Museum will host “Up, Up & Away,” a special presentation on the science of flying. Explore the properties and air and air pressure, and discover the secrets of the hot-air balloon and vortex generator. The event is from 1-2 p.m. and all activities are included with museum admission. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for kids. My kids and I went to this museum last summer and had a fantastic time! On May 24, they’re launching a new LEGO Castle Adventure exhibit.

The CR Smith Museum is near DFW Airport, at 4601 Texas Highway 360 at FAA Road. Find directions here.

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Free Kids’ Meals + Other Easter Meal Specials

Category : family, Featured, food, free, Uncategorized

 photo unochicagoeaster14_zps029d51b9.pngSave a bit on your Easter meal this Sunday, April 20 – several restaurants are offering free kids’ meals with purchase of an adult entree. Other restaurants are offering other Easter discounts. Check it out:

Outback Steakhouse – Just say “Kids Eat Free” to your server. (Age 10 and under)
Boston’s – buy two entrees and receive half off an appetizer, plus Easter Bunny will appear from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (only at 6501 N. Freeway location in FW)
Uno Chicago Grill - kids eat free on April 18-20 with purchase of adult entree. Mention “Easter Weekend Deal” to get the discount.

Don’t forget to check out the other restaurant coupons available right now, too.

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Great Valentine’s Day Deals

Category : family, Featured, gifts, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day

 photo 800bear_zps0cbd95cd.pngDon’t be a procrastinator – start planning now for your Valentine’s Day gifts! Here are some deals that might be suitable:

$12 for a personalized teddy bear from 800Bear – redeem online; kids will love this 11-inch teddy bear with a personalized shirt; $24 value

$15 for $30 in flowers from From You Flowers – redeem online; get brightly-colored bouquets delivered at half price

$19 for $40 in cookie bouquets from Corso’s Cookies – redeem online; get hand-decorated shortbread cookies frosted with royal icing in colorful designs; there is also a $29 for $65 options available.

$20 for $40 in flowers from FTD – save half on colorful bouquets ordered online; good through April 11, so it can also be used for other occasions

$20 for a custom family tree necklace from Love Stamped – moms will love this sterling silver necklace that is stamped with the names of her kids; $40 value

$32 for a mani-pedi package from Bella Body Oils – this package includes one gel manicure, one gel pedicure and a bottle of body oil; great for getting ready for your V-Day date, or just for a gift for someone special; located in Haltom City

$39 for a 1-hour Swedish or sports massage from Healthworks of Arlington – relax under the hands of a trained massage therapist; you can also pay $69 for two 1-hour massages.

$49 for a bottle of See by Chloe perfume – receive a 1.7 oz bottle of this fruity-floral designer perfume valued at $78; free shipping included

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Fall Activities at LEGOLAND

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, Uncategorized

 photo legolandhappyfall_zps9025ad69.pngEvery Friday from 2-4 p.m. in November, LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Grapevine holds special fall-themed events for visitors. For a $1 donation to Merlin’s Magic Wand, visitors can build turkey, horse and cactus minifigures, plus they’ll get a special sheriff’s badge upon admission. Plus, there’s a costume contest: every Friday, the best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl will each receive a free fall-themed cookie cake.

Regular admission still applies for this special event. You can buy your tickets online to guarantee admission, or you can pay at LEGOLAND. If you go this route, you can bring 5 canned goods and get $5 off an individual admission. (This offer is only good in November.)

LEGOLAND is at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, inside Grapevine Mills Mall.

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Festival Week in Mansfield

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free, Uncategorized

 photo wurstfest3_zps1e5459b1.jpgThis week, Oct. 14-20, is Festival Week in the city of Mansfield. All week long,the city is hosting fun events for the whole family. Here’s what you can expect to find:

Hot Beats & Cold Brews Concerts – enjoy 7 bands over 4 nights in small, intimate settings in Mansfield through Oct. 17. Gourmet food trucks will be on hand, too. Find the schedule and list of performers here. Free barbecue on Tuesday (Oct. 15)!

Wurst Fest on Main Street – this fun festival happens Friday, Oct. 18 from 5-10 p.m. Vendors, bands, German food for purchase.

Music & Arts Festival - Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20, at the corner of Main and Broad. The Old 97′s play on Saturday, Buddy Whittington on Sunday. Includes a car show, local artists and more.

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Half Off Kids’ Cooking Classes

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, sports, Uncategorized

 photo youngchefs_zps25cb92df.jpgI can tell you from personal experience that today’s featured deal from Groupon is a good one: $17 for a 90-minute kids’ cooking class at Young Chefs Academy. Your budding culinary expert will have a great time at this fun, kid-friendly class; they have different classes suitable for kids anywhere from age 3 to 15. Recipes and lessons change each week. You can view their class schedule here. These classes are normally $35 per person, so this deal represents at savings of 51 percent.

If you buy this deal, you’ll have 180 days from date of purchase to redeem your Groupon, and you must book your class at least 1 month before the expiration date. The Groupon is also valid for special-needs adults. See the full details here.

Young Chefs Academy is at 6333 Camp Bowie, Suite 260 in Fort Worth.

Other deals available today include:

$12 for $20 in seafood at The Blu Crab Seafood House & Bar – get discounted fish, shrimp, crab cakes and more on Camp Bowie; a $20 for $30 option also available

$17 for an FC Dallas ticket – come to Frisco and see DFW’s pro soccer team take on the Seattle Sounders on Oct. 19; also includes pre-game on-field experience

$30 for a two-person dinner-and-a-movie package – with this deal you’ll receive 2 movie tickets (valid at Rave, Movie Tavern and more) plus a $100 e-gift card to; cheap way to have a fun night out

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