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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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50-Cent Corn Dogs All Day Today at SONIC50-Cent Corn Dogs All Day Today at SONIC To celebrate the end of the school year, SONIC is offering 50-cent corn dogs all day today, May 24. The offer is good at participating locations, while supplies last. Find your SONIC here. 

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Frontier Forts Days at the StockyardsFrontier Forts Days at the Stockyards This Friday and Saturday (May 13-14) is the annual Frontier Forts Days celebration at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Come out to the Stockyards each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and participate in a variety of...

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Free: Extra 30% Off J.Crew or J.Crew Factory

Category : Featured, free, gifts, shopping

Ready to shop? Gilt City is currently offering its users an extra 30% off their purchase at J.Crew or J.Crew Factory Stores. If you spend $135 or more, you can take an extra 35% off. This is a free coupon! It can be used in-store or online. To get the offer, simply sign up with Gilt and enter your email.

Other offers available today on Gilt City include:

$79 for two weeks of Freshly – this service delivers ready-made healthy meals to your door; offer includes 6 meals/week

Up to $35 off Estee Lauder – this free voucher gets you $15 off $75, $25 off $100, or $35 off $125

$15 for $30 in flowers from Teleflora – save half on flowers ordered online

 

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$25 Restaurant Certificates for $6

Category : Arlington, dining, Featured, food


Today only, you can visit Restaurant.com and get $25 dining certificates for just $6 with promo code MORE. This promo is only valid on Wednesday, May 4.

Lots of DFW-area restaurants participate in the Restaurant.com certificate program, including The Whiskey Garden, Miss Saigon Cafe II, and Jewel’s Tasty Desserts. Before you buy, pay attention to the fine print on each offer – some only allow certificates to be used at certain times or certain days of the week. Check out all the options here and get yours before the deal is over!

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Deals on Gifts for Teachers, Moms, and More

Category : beauty, entertainment, family, Featured, food, gifts, shopping

There are lots of great shopping deals right now on items that would make perfect gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week, Mother’s Day, and more. Check ‘em out here:

Up to 50% off personalized teacher gifts & more from Zulily – this limited-time sale includes lots of unique and cute teacher gifts, like personalized classroom wall art, water bottles and stamps. Great selection to pick from!
Take an additional 30% off personalized notebooks, notepads, stationery & more at Tiny Prints – use code INBLOOM at checkout. Teachers and moms will love stationery created just for them! Or, check out the collection of mugs, magnets and other gifts. Valid through 5/3/16.
$7.49 for a personalized wooden postcard from Personalization Mall – redeem online; include a cute message to mom or teacher that will be emblazoned on a real wood postcard
$15 for $30 in gourmet dipped strawberries from Shari’s Berries – redeem online; save half on $30 worth of gourmet dipped treats
$24.99 for a custom mother’s birthstone necklace from Limoges Jewelry – pick from two designs, each decorated with the birthstones of mom’s kids; $159.99 value
$35 for a shellac manicure and standard pedicure at Audra Ballard Salon – $85 value; in Grapevine; or pay $39 for three shellac manicures
$36 for a BYOB painting class for two at Art in the Vine – enjoy a night of wine and painting with Mom; located in Grapevine; take your work of art on canvas home to enjoy
$52 for a 60-minute massage with hot towels & scalp treatment at Urban Oasis – $105 value; located in west Fort Worth
$219 for a 2-night Texas Hill Country wine getaway at Serenity Farmhouse Inn –  $488 value; this collection of cottages in Wimberley is near lots of Hill Country wineries and vineyards. Package includes Taste of the Hills wine tour and in-room breakfast.

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Teachers Get a BOGO at Chipotle

Category : dining, Featured, food, free

On Tuesday, May 3, educators can take advantage of a special offer at Chipotle: One free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos with purchase of another. This offer is good from 3 p.m. to close. No need to present a coupon; simply show your school ID.

Find a Chipotle here.

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Free Food for Soccer Players at Chipotle

Category : family, food, free

On Saturday, April 16, kids who wear their team soccer uniform to Chipotle will receive a buy-one-get-one deal on burritos, bowls, salads, tacos, or kids’ meals. Here’s the fine print:

Eligible players must be 14 or younger. Player must be in soccer team uniform to redeem offer. Definition of “uniform” is at restaurant staff’s discretion. Limit one free entrée item per player; free item requires purchase of an entrée item of equal or greater value. Valid only on Saturday, April 16th between open and close and while supplies last. Not valid for catering orders. May not be combined with other coupons, promotions or special offers. If you are a deemed a minor in your state of residence, you must have the consent of your parent or legal guardian to participate. Additional restrictions may apply. Not valid in Germany and where prohibited.

Find your local Chipotle here.

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Free Drinks with Racetrac Rewards App

Category : drinks, Featured, free

Racetrac has a new smartphone app and rewards system that gives you freebies! Download the free Racetrac Rewards app ( available on Apple and Google Play stores) in April and you’ll receive seven in-app coupons for either a free 32-oz fountain drink or a small coffee. The coupons are good for 14 days from the time you download the app and register for Racetrac Rewards. Simply show the barcode on the app to the cashier to redeem your freebie. What’s more, every dollar you spend at Racetrac gets you points that you can use towards more freebies.

Find your local Racetrac here. 

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“Spring Into Nash” at Nash Farm

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

Saturday, April 16 is Spring Into Nash, a free annual event held at Nash Farm in Grapevine. Events take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include heritage toys, kitchen gardening, cotton planting, farm animals, wagon rides, wood carving demonstrations, jump rope making, wood stove cooking and blacksmith demonstrations. Registration is not required and all ages are encouraged to attend. Coupons can be purchased for activities that require a fee. Concessions are also available.

Nash Farm is at 626 Ball St. in Grapevine.

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Save on Japanese Garden Admission + More Deals

Category : dining, entertainment, family, Featured, food

The weather is warming up and it’s a great time to visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden! Admission to the main garden is, of course, always free, but admission to the wonderful Japanese Garden always costs a little cash. But right now, Groupon has a great deal: $10 for 2 admissions to the Japanese Garden, or $19 for admission for four. Admission is normally $7 for adults and $4 for kids ages 4-12, so this deal saves you a bit. The Japanese Garden is truly magical – it features 7.5 acres filled with cherry trees, Japanese maples, magnolias, bamboo, bridges, and ponds which are home to over 1,200 Koi fish.

Other deals in and around Fort Worth include:

$45 for a Sam’s Club membership – with this deal, you’ll get a yearlong membership to Sam’s, as well as a stack of extras: $20 gift card, coupons for free food and more.

$8 for two open-jump passes at Pump It Up – valid at their Ridgmar location. You can also get 5 jump sessions for $18 or 10 for $32.

$15 for a box of local, organic produce from It’s Organic 2U – you’ll get one regular Harvest Box, featuring all fruits, all veggies or a combo of the two. Deal also includes discounts on future orders.

$14 for $20 in barbecue for two at Back Forty Smokehouse – located in North Richland Hills; enjoy brisket, ham, pork ribs and more

$10 for $20 at Tommy’s Hamburger Grill & Patio – this deal gets you half off carryout orders; pay $15 for 2 burgers, 2 fries, and 2 drinks for dine-in lunch

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Discounted “Peter Rabbit” Tickets + Giveaway!

Category : contest, entertainment, family, Featured

On Wednesday, April 13, the Irving Arts Center will host two showings of the play “Peter Rabbit Tales,” based on the books by Beatrix Potter. The family-friendly play is sure to be enjoyed by audience members both young and old. Join the magical, marvelous World of Beatrix Potter™ as Peter, Flopsy and cousin, Benjamin embark on a daring rescue mission, reliving their childhood misadventures with Mr. McGregor and his cat along the way.

Right now, you can buy tickets for just $5 each using the code HOP2IT. Tickets can be purchased online here. Performances will be at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

But there’s more! The Irving Arts Center has graciously provided four tickets to “Peter Rabbit Tales” for one lucky Fort Worth on the Cheap reader! To enter, fill out the form below. The winner will be able to choose which showing they would like to attend. The drawing will take place on Saturday, April 9 at 5 p.m. and the winner will be notified via email. Must be a Texas resident to enter. Good luck!

Image courtesy Irving Arts Center

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Earth Day Celebration at River Legacy Science Center

Category : Arlington, family, Featured, free

On Saturday, April 9, River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington will host its annual Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is fun for the whole family and features nature hikes, story time with the Arlington Public Library, games, crafts and other activities. Family activities include creating art from recycled materials, making wildflower seed balls, investigating the plants and animals of the forest floor, face painting and more.

Attendees will get to make their own “Tree Nametags” with the Cross Timbers Master Naturalists and learn how to go native in their yards with the Native Plant Society of Texas. US Fish & Wildlife will present Endangered Species Artifacts, and the Trinity River Authority will feature a Water Wheel trivia activity. Other guests providing activities and information include General Motors with a “Green Car” Display and the Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators.

River Legacy Living Science Center is at 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington.

Photo courtesy River Legacy Living Science Center

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