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Free Item from Shutterfly, Today OnlyFree Item from Shutterfly, Today Only Today only, May 5, you can receive a free item of your choice from Shutterfly! Choose from a 16x20 print, photo magnet, pet tag or set of address labels. Use the code MAYCHOICE at checkout to receive your...

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Free Breakfast Taco at Taco CabanaFree Breakfast Taco at Taco Cabana Celebrating Cinco de Mayo is great, but the headaches that come the next day aren't! You can make things better, though, by stopping by your local Taco Cabana on Friday, May 6 for their Seis de Mayo celebration....

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

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$25 Restaurant Certificates for $6$25 Restaurant Certificates for $6 Today only, you can visit 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...

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Deals on Gifts for Teachers, Moms, and MoreDeals on Gifts for Teachers, Moms, and More 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...

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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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Free Salon Services for Prom at Remington College

Category : beauty, Featured, free

Prom season is almost here, and Remington College’s Dallas campus is offering prom-goers free salon services through their Prom Night Makeover events. Students in the Remington College Cosmetology Program will provide students headed to prom with free updos, manicures, pedicures, and makeup for girls; guys can get a haircut. All Prom Night Makeover services will be done in The Salon at Remington, located at 1640 Eastgate Dr. in Garland.

All services will take place on two Fridays and Saturdays: April 22-23 and May 20-21. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. To schedule an appointment, call the salon at call 972-698-3890.

Photo courtesy uniballer/flickr

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Free Shipping + 15% Off at Crazy 8

Category : family, Featured, shopping

Crazy 8This weekend, Crazy 8 is offering free shipping plus an additional 15 percent off when you use the code APRILFUN at checkout through their online store. This is a great way to get a good deal on lots of inexpensive items, including t-shirts for just $3.88, boys’ polos for $8.50, and tons of already-on-sale items. The promo code is good through Sunday, April 3.

Check out the sale here. 

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First Saturday Event at BRIT

Category : family, Featured, free

Saturday, April 2 is the next First Saturday event at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Come to BRIT from 9 a.m. to noon exhibits, plant ID, Bella’s Story Time (10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.), free public ambassador-led tours beginning at 10:30 a.m., and self-guided tours of BRIT’s LEED Platinum building. While you’re there, make time to explore the center’s pocket prairie, geology wall, braided gardens, and wetland area. This is a free event!

This is also the last weekend for Butterflies in the Garden at the nearby Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Butterflies in the Garden takes place inside a 70-degree Rainforest Conservatory filled with more than 700 species of plants and LOTS of butterflies! Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for kids 3-12 and $8 for seniors.

Image courtesy BRIT

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Open Streets + Earth Party on FW’s Southside

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Sunday, April 3, come to Fort Worth’s Southside for Open Streets, a car-free street fair filled with activities for everyone. The fair will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Magnolia Avenue between Eighth Avenue and Hemphill Street. Some parts of the route will be full of activities and vendors, while some will be more relaxed, allowing the gentle enjoyment of a neighborhood not dominated by cars. There is no charge to attend!

Enjoy food vendors, live music, water stations, a children’s area, fitness classes and more. Dogs are welcome. Choose to spend your time in the Roll Zone — an entire lane dedicated to rolling fun on bikes, boards, skates and scooters — or the Stroll Zone — more than 100 community partners providing free, family-friendly activities. Parking is available at 1201 Alston Ave.

While you’re enjoying Open Streets, make sure to head over to Magnolia Green Park for the Fort Worth Earth Party, a family event that celebrates everything green and sustainable in Fort Worth. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. The Earth Party includes educational booths, children’s activities, a tree giveaway and prizes, including four Fort Worth staycation packages. This is also a free event.

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“Sensory Saturdays” at Carter Museum

Category : family, Featured, free

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has a unique program, “Sensory Saturdays,” and the next one will be held on Saturday, April 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This program is especially designed for families with kids ages 5-12 who are on the autism spectrum. Families will have time to explore artworks in the galleries and get creative during a hands-on, art-making experience. Siblings welcome, too. This is a free event!

Reservations are required for this activity, and registration opens today, April 1. To save your spot, email or call 817-989-5030.

The Carter Museum is at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

Image courtesy Carter Museum

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Ready, Set, Bloom! At the Kimbell

Category : family, Featured, free

On Saturday, April 2 from 1-4 p.m., the Kimbell Art Museum will host “Ready, Set, Bloom!”, a free family festival with lots of fun activities. The event features creative art-making activities, gallery story times, family films, and a special musical performance of “Leopoldo the Frog” by the Hall Ensemble.

The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

Image courtesy Kimbell Art Museum 

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Free Doughnut @ Krispy Kreme

Category : family, Featured, food, free

On Friday, April 1, participating Krispy Kreme stores will celebrate their “Doughnut Harvest” by giving all customers a free Original Glazed Doughnut. No coupon is necessary to get your freebie.

Find your local Krispy Kreme here.

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Free Custom Photo Magnet

Category : family, Featured, free, gifts, Uncategorized

For a limited time, York Photo is offering a free 4×6 custom photo magnet to its new customers. Use the code FREE at checkout to get this offer – it’s good through April 21. Shipping is about $2 – still a great deal!

Other deals from York Photo include:

$1.99 for a set of 12 custom notecards – use code NOTE – good through April 7 (Shipping $3.49)

$1.99 for a set of custom playing cards – use code SHUFFLE – good through March 28 (Shipping $3.99)

Free shipping on orders of $20 or more – use code YOUSHIP – can’t find an expiration date on this one

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