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15% Off at Carrabba's15% Off at Carrabba's Here's an offer to keep in your back pocket (or your bookmarks) - a coupon for 15 percent off lunch or dinner at Carrabba's. You can use this discount until October 25! It's valid for both dine-in and...

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Texas Monthly Less Than $4/Year + Other DealsTexas Monthly Less Than $4/Year + Other Deals Great news! For a limited time, Best Deal Magazines is offering 20 percent off their Texas magazine titles (which are already super cheap). Just enter the code TEXAS20 at checkout to get the discount....

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Free & Fun: Open House at Young Chefs AcademyFree & Fun: Open House at Young Chefs Academy Come to the Young Chefs Academy of Fort Worth this Saturday, Aug. 29 for their Food Network Open House event. The event, which is free, will take place from 3-5 p.m. Planned activities include fun and...

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Free School Supplies at Unity One Credit UnionFree School Supplies at Unity One Credit Union This Saturday, Aug. 22, Unity One Credit Union in the Stockyards will hold their Gear Up 4 School Celebration, a back to school event that lasts from 8 to 10 a.m. During the event, kids in need can receive...

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Tuesday: Free Breakfast Taco at Taco CabanaTuesday: Free Breakfast Taco at Taco Cabana There's a nationwide egg shortage, and prices are going up! But not to worry - on Tuesday, Aug. 11, Taco Cabana will begin to reverse those price increases by discounting their breakfast items - by 10...

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Tanga Deals: iPhone Cords, Backpacks & More

Category : family, Featured, gifts, shopping

Today, the deal site Tanga has quite a few items on super sale that you might need! What’s more, all of them have free shipping. Here’s what you can find today:

$7.99 for a 3-pack of iPhone cables – you’ll get three 10-foot cables that can be used on iPhone 5, 6, 6+ and more – the “lightning” cables.

$9.99 for an East West solid student backpack – this basic backpack comes in a variety of shades, including black, red and blue. Great if your school limits the backpack colors that students can carry.

$9.99 for a mystery bag of “Tanga Trash” – this one is kind of fun! Tanga will send you a variety of items, but you won’t know what they are until you get them. Each mystery box includes items like electronics, flashlights, tools, accessories, small toys, kitchen gadgets, gardening, games, health and beauty, and more.

$10.99 for a women’s Paradise Contour Sun Dress – great for covering up by the pool or wearing in the heat. Many colors and sizes to pick from.

$15.99 for a 4-piece king sheet set – pick from several colors. Use the code SUMMER15 to save an additional 15 percent off this item.

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Fun & Cheap: Bites & Flights at Lost Oak Winery

Category : dining, drinks, entertainment, family, Featured

Have you ever been to Lost Oak Winery? It’s just down the road in Burleson, and great to visit – plenty of space for the kids to play outside, beautiful scenery and, of course, great wine. And on Thursday, Aug. 6, the winery will host its latest Bites & Flights event starting at 5:30 p.m. For $10 per person, you’ll get 3 bites (small samples) of food from a local eatery, as well as 3 of your favorite Lost Oak wines! The featured restaurant for this week is Frescos Cocina Mexicana. You can RSVP for the event here.

The winery is OK with bringing in your own picnic-type stuff, too, so you’re welcome to pack water or food for the little ones. (You can’t bring your own alcohol.)

Lost Oak Winery is at 2116 FM 731 (John Jones Drive) in Burleson.

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Mommy & Me Playtime at West 7th

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

Come to the West 7th shopping district on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for their weekly free Mommy & Me Playtime session. The hourlong playdates for parents and younger kids start at 10 a.m. During August, the playtime activities will focus on items from the kitchen. Here’s what the website says:

Come learn how to take creative play and turn it into a community wide movement of items found in your kitchen! What can we do with stale bread, pretzels, seeds, nut and seed spreads like sunflower butter (help mom & dad clean out the pantry and reclaim your old food)? What role do birds play in germinating our project into new growth? Come see how creative play can make learning fun for all ages!

The activities take place at the large space at 820 Currie St., across from Sweet Sammies. Bring a pillow or blanket to sit on.

Find directions to West 7th here.

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FWISD’s Back to School Night at the Museum

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Saturday, Aug. 8, Fort Worth ISD will host Back to School Night at the Museum. This free event takes place at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History from 5-8 p.m.The first 500 guests in the door will receive a snack pack– sandwich, fruit, and water. Tickets to the Omni screening of “Dolphins” will be on a first come, first served basis after check-in at the event. All museum exhibits will be open to Fort Worth ISD families, and concessions will be available for purchase.

Families who attend will also receive packets with important information about the upcoming 2015-16 school year, which begins Monday, August 24. Many District departments, programs, and services will be represented to answer questions and share information.

You can register for Back to School Night here.

The FW Museum of Science and History is at 1600 Gendy St. in Fort Worth.

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Free Family Fun at TCC PROUD Celebration

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Saturday, Aug. 1, Panther Island Pavilion will host TCC PROUD: Celebrating 50 Years, a fun family-friendly festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of Tarrant County College. Festivities take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include:

Doing-Up the Decades: must-see performances from each of TCC’s five campuses
The Education Try-Way: exhibits and experiences showcasing TCC’s cutting-edge programs
You Were Here: a time-capsule awaiting your photo contribution
Vida Van Sampling Team: Dr Pepper’s very own brand ambassadors, hosting Pepper Pong and four flavors to savor
The Texas Rangers’ Captain: bringing promotional goodies and photo opps galore
The Fort Worth Vaqueros: presenting soccer skills, demos and lessons, plus free game tickets
Toro: TCC’s lovable mascot who’s bullish on future
Kids’ Zone: balloon artist, face painting and treats, OH MY!
Hot dogs, chips and desserts
KISS-FM will be on-site

Parking can be found at Peach St. and Henderson. Panther Island Pavilion is at 395 Purcey St. in Fort Worth

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Free Yoga in Sundance Square

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, fitness, free

You don’t need to go to a studio to take hot yoga! Come to Sundance Square this Saturday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. for a free yoga class. The sun will be fully up by then so it should be nice and hot! The class takes place in the Plaza. It’s presented in conjunction with the Downtown YMCA. All levels are welcome; bring a yoga mat, water and towel.

The next class will be Aug. 29.

Find directions and parking info for Sundance Square here.

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Summer Fun at UTA Planetarium

Category : entertainment, family, Featured

Just a reminder that there ARE some cheap, fun, and COOL things to do in Texas in the summer! The Planetarium at UT Arlington has interesting shows throughout the week, from kids’ selections to films geared toward adults. You can see the schedule of public shows here- it’s good through Aug. 23. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for kids, teens and seniors, and $3 for UTA students with ID.

For the month of August, the Planetarium is also bringing back their $2 movies. The movies take place every Friday in August at 7 p.m. The featured movie for the month is White Room: 02B3. See more about the film here.

The planetarium is at 700 Planetarium Place in Arlington.

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Free Mexidips & Chips at Taco Bueno

Category : Featured, food, free

Stop by your local Taco Bueno on Friday, July 31 – you can receive a free order of Mexidips & Chips with any purchase. No coupon is needed- simply ask for the discount. Mexidips & Chips are a trio of beans, guacamole and queso with chips.

Find your local Taco Bueno here.

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35% Off Water Park Admission

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, theme parks

Today on Groupon, you can snag discount package deals to Splash Kingdom Waterpark. Splash Kingdom has many locations, but the ones closest to DFW are in Hudson Oaks (just west of Fort Worth) and Canton. The packages available are:

$39 for admission for two people and two combo #1 meal vouchers ($59.80 value)
$76 for admission for 4 people and four combo #1 meal vouchers ($105 value)

The combo #1 meal includes one of the following:

  • Hot dog, chips, and a medium drink
  • Chicken strips, chips, and a medium drink
  • Slice of pizza and a medium drink (where available)

If you buy this deal, you must use it by Sept. 6. There’s a limit of 1 deal per person. See all the details here.

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Half Price Cheesecake Slices at Cheesecake Factory

Category : dining, family, Featured, food

On July 29 and 30, The Cheesecake Factory will offer half-price cheesecake slices to customers. No coupon is needed; simply come in and claim your discount. The offer, however, is for dine-in customers only.

Find your local Cheesecake Factory here.

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