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Party on the Plaza at Montgomery PlazaParty on the Plaza at Montgomery Plaza Come to Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth this Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6-9 p.m. for Party on the Plaza, a fundraiser for Streams and Valleys (an organization dedicated to the preservation of the Trinity River)....

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Free Steak Taco from Del TacoFree Steak Taco from Del Taco Print a coupon to receive a free steak asada taco or grilled chicken taco from Del Taco with any purchase. This coupon is good through Oct. 26. Pair it with a drink and you've got lunch! Find your local...

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Five Magazines Just $5 EachFive Magazines Just $5 Each The weather's slowly cooling off - make sure you have plenty to read when it gets cold! Visit LivingSocial and get a yearlong subscription to your choice of magazines for just $5. Pick from O the Oprah...

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Frontier Fall Fest at Log Cabin Village This Saturday, Oct. 18 is Frontier Fall Fest at Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth. Enjoy the fall season and relive autumn on the prairie - many artisans and musicians will be on hand, including those from...

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Free Dessert at Corner Bakery CafeFree Dessert at Corner Bakery Cafe Print a coupon to receive a free dessert at Corner Bakery Cafe with any lunch or dinner purchase. This coupon is good through Nov. 4. Pick from a Whoopee Pie, cookie, brownie, bar, cupcake bite or Baby...

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Free Magnet From Shutterfly

Category : Featured, free, gifts, holiday, shopping

From now through Wednesday, Oct. 8, you can get a free magnet from Shutterfly. This offer is valid for existing and new customers. Use the code MAGNETIZE at checkout to get the discount. A small shipping fee still applies. I like these magnets because you can customize them with your own images.

If you’re a new customer, you can also get some other great offers from Shutterfly. From now through Oct. 8 you can use the code 1FORU at checkout to get your choice of the following items:

 

These offers are all great opportunities to start working on photo gifts for the holidays!

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Free Cookie at McAlister’s

Category : family, Featured, food, free

It’s always nice to get something for free! Sign up for the McAlister’s Deli e-mail newsletter and you’ll receive a coupon for a free cookie. My kids always bug me to buy their cookies whenever we are there – they’re so good! This is a limited time offer, so grab it while you can. They don’t send a ton of e-mails, either.

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Save on Cool Treats in Fort Worth

Category : dining, family, Featured, food, shopping

 photo bahamabucks_zps825f8f77.pngThe weather’s cooling off, but it’s still warm enough outside for shaved ice! Visit Groupon today and pay just $6 for $10 worth of shaved ice at Bahama Buck’s. This voucher is good at two locations – one on West 7th and another on N. Tarrant Pkwy near Keller. This deal has several options – if you don’t want the $6 for $10, you can also pay $18 for three Groupons worth $10 each, or get a Paradise Party Package for $30. The party package includes a cooler filled with shaved ice, three flavor bottles, cups, spoons and scoops – perfect for taking the shaved ice party to the office or home.

If you buy this deal, you’ll have until Dec. 31 to redeem it. The Party Package must be ordered at least 4 days in advance. See the full deal details here.

Other deals available today include:

$12 for $20 at Tina’s Cocina – two people can enjoy Mexican food at a discount at this spot on Magnolia

$35 for a 1-hour massage + decompression at Wellness Centers of Richland Hills – get a 60-minute massage and two decompression treatments; $515 value

$15 for $30 at Cowtown iPhone Repair – save half on phone repairs at this place in Bluebonnet Hills; fix cracked screen and more

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Giveaway: Quest Protein Chips

Category : contest, Featured, food

 photo 82A0073B_zpsa8744d9c.jpgI’m a runner – with less-than-healthy snacking habits – so I was excited when the folks at Quest Nutrition offered to send over a box of their Quest Protein Chips. Yes, we are all supposed to snack on fruit and veggies when we’re hungry – I KNOW – but every once in a while, you just need something crunchy and salty! These chips fit the bill. One snack-sized bag of Quest Protein Chips has 21 grams of protein in it – compare that to 25 grams for a 4-ounce chicken breast and 31 grams for a 4-ounce steak. Regular chips, meanwhile, have two grams of protein.

Quest sent me a box with three different flavors – Cheddar and Sour Cream, Sea Salt, and BBQ. I tried them each on days that I ran, to see how they’d do as far as restoring some of the energy that I tend to lose after exercising. They are definitely chips in every sense of the word – crunchy, salty and full of flavor. The mouth feel is a little different than a normal potato chip, but I attributed that to the fact that the chips are baked instead of fried, and their lower carb content (5 grams per bag). While I would not recommend these as a meal replacement, they served as a nice accompaniment to my lunch (usually a sandwich on whole-wheat bread along with strawberries or some other fruits). On tough running days, I tend to stay very hungry, even after a meal, and I did notice that these chips tended to help a bit with satiety. Which is good – if I’m not hungry, I’m not looking for junk food in the pantry.

You can find Quest products at several places in DFW, including GNC, Smoothie King, and 24 Hour Fitness. Check the Quest store locator for more info. And now, on to the good stuff! One lucky Fort Worth on the Cheap reader will win a 6-pack of Quest Protein Chips to try at home! You’ll get two of each flavor – Sea Salt, Cheddar and Sour Cream, and BBQ. To enter, fill in the form below. I’ll draw for the winner at random on Monday, Oct. 13 and notify the winner via email shortly thereafter.

Good luck!

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Lake Worth Monster Bash

Category : entertainment, family, Featured

 photo lakeworthmonster_zps1fc1f2b6.pngThis Saturday, Oct. 4 is the Lake Worth Monster Bash at the Fort Worth Nature Center. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a myriad of activities including crafts, games, canoe rentals, hayrides, and story telling.  Perhaps you’ll even catch a glimpse of the legendary Monster! This event is free with paid admission to the nature center – $5 for adults, $2 for kids and $3 for seniors.

Find more information on the Lake Worth Monster here.

The Fort Worth Nature Center is at 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.

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First Saturday Events at BRIT

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo fallleaves_zps9d014274.jpgTomorrow, Saturday Oct. 4, is the first Saturday of the month, which means it’s time for fun at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas! Come to BRIT from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their free First Saturday family events. The theme for this month is Fall Harvest. Activities include public tours of the BRIT grounds, exhibits and more. Visitors can also explore BRIT’s pocket prairie, geology wall, braided gardens, and wetland area.

In addition, there will be a farmer’s market at BRIT from 8 a.m. to noon., and food truck vendors – this month features the very trendy Steel City Pops.

BRIT is at 1700 University Dr. in Fort Worth.

Photo courtesy mksfly/flickr

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Free Event: Stars Over Euless

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

This Saturday, Oct. 4 is Stars Over Euless, a free star-watching event sponsored by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Noble Planetarium staffers will gather at Euless’ Bob Eden Park from 8:30 to 10 p.m. to teach area residents about the stars and planets. Planetarium staff will conduct a PowerPoint presentation on different elements in the nighttime sky. Astronomers will bring out powerful telescopes so kids can gaze into outer space and learn about the order and function of stars and planets in the sky. Bring out a blanket for the entire family and enjoy a great evening of educational fun.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Bob Eden Park is at 901 W. Mid-Cities Blvd. in Euless.

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Free Event: A Taste of Nigeria

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo tasteofnigeria_zpse8824564.pngCome to the Knights of Columbus in Arlington this Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for A Taste of Nigeria, a free family-friendly festival. Celebrate Nigeria’s independence and experience its culture through its food, dance, fashion and more.

Activities include a soccer game, traditional Nigerian dance lessons, musical performances, and more. There will also be a vendor area, so bring some money for food and shopping! See a complete schedule of events here.

The Knights of Columbus is at 2625 S. Cooper St. in Arlington.

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Fall Harvest Family Day at Calloway’s

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo callowaysfall_zpsb43365c8.jpgCome to your local Calloway’s Nursery this Saturday, Oct. 4 for their Fall Harvest Family Day. There will be plenty of FREE activities for kids and families from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., including pie pumpkin decorating, story time, planting pansies in cute ice cream cones, drawings for great prizes, and Mad Science performances.

Mad Science performance times vary by store. Check the website for details. Bring your camera – there will be lots of fall decorations on display!

Find your local Calloway’s here. In Fort Worth, it’s at 2651 S. Hulen St.

Photo courtesy Calloway’s

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State Fair Discounts This Week

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo statefairkisscoupon_zps6ff0403d.pngThere are plenty of ways to save money on State Fair of Texas tickets this weekend! Here’s a rundown of the various discounts you can try:

Thursday, Oct. 2
Senior Thursday – anyone 60+ gets in free on Thursdays (Oct 2, 9 and 16).
Coke Thursdays – bring an empty 20-oz Coca Cola product bottle to the gate on any Thursday and get in for $6 (normally about $18).

Friday, Oct. 3
KISS-FM Fridays – each Friday of the fair, you can bring in a coupon from the KISS website that allows admission for just $12 ($5 off admission).
FREE Admission for Press Pass Holders – if you hold a Gold Press Pass from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, you can present it, along with a coupon found in Friday’s newspaper, to receive two free tickets to the fair. Only good Oct. 3.
B1G1 Press Pass Discount - any Star-Telegram Press Pass holder (silver or gold) can bring in their pass and a coupon found in Friday’s newspaper on any Friday, and get a free ticket with purchase of a ticket.

Any Day Discounts
McDonald’s Discount – DFW-area McDonald’s have coupons for $3 off admission on any day – it’s usually on the tray liners or as extras stuffed into bags.
DART GoPass – download the DART GoPass app and you can use it to buy adult tickets for $15 and child/senior tickets for $11.
Dr Pepper Discount – bring an empty Dr Pepper can to the gate after 5 p.m. on any day and get admission for $8.

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