Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jazz By The Boulevard Featuring George Clinton 9/11

Jazz By The Boulevard Music & Arts Festival

September 11, 12 & 13, 2009

Headline performances of some of the most acclaimed artists in jazz, plus two stages of continuous jazz performances throughout the weekend. Musical guests for 2009 include George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic (Friday, September 11), Chris Botti (Saturday, September 12) and The Blind Boys of Alabama (Sunday, September 13), with additional guests being booked throughout the summer. For the most current performance schedule, please go to


Friday, September 11, 2009 : 5:00pm — 11:00pm
Saturday, September 12, 2009 : 12:00pm — 11:00pm
Sunday, September 13, 2009 : 2:00pm — 8:00pm


Nestled on the tree-lined lawn of the Will Rogers Memorial Center at 3401 West Lancaster, in Fort Worth’s beautiful Cultural District.


To preserve and beautify the Camp Bowie district, as well as educate and expose the public to the Cultural District’s historical architecture, eclectic variety of museums, shops, restaurants, and significant points of interest.

How Much?

$5 per person, per day for general festival admission & lawn seating — free for children 12 & under!

Reserved table seating — $35 in advance/$40 the day of the festival. Children 12 and under are $20

VIP Pavilion, includes premier seating & complimentary refreshments — $175 for two 1–day passes and $90 for individual 1–day pass

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Switched On Sunday 8/30

Thought I'd try my hand at a repeating weekly post so here goes!

Every week drugstores come out with new weekly ads on Sundays, in these ads there are certain specials that turn out free, after you get a print out voucher. On these deals, it's the early bird that gets the free worm!

At CVS they're known as Extra Care Bucks or ECB for short, these are attached to the receipt. Also to get these deals at all, you need a CVS card.

At Walgreens they're known as Register Rewards or RR for short, these print out separately. Register Rewards only print out 1 per deal per transaction. So say toothbrushes are buy 1 at $3 and you get $3 in RR back, you buy 2 toothbrushes in one trip, you only get (1)$3 Register reward in that transaction.

Free this week at CVS

Glade Fragrance Collection Scented Reed Diffuser 1.62 oz or Soy Candle 4.9-10oz
pay $6.99 get $6.99 ECB (Limit 1 per card user)

Free this week at Walgreens

Rembrandt Toothpaste 2.6 or 3 oz.
pay $5 get $5 RR

Carefree Ultra Protection Pantiliners 16 ct.
pay $1.99 get $2 RR

Men's Zone 6 Blade Razor System
pay $3.99 get $4 RR

Colgate 360 ActiFlex Toothbrush
pay $2.99 get $3 RR

Reach Total Care toothbrush, Total Care or Ultra Clean Floss 30 yds.
pay $2.99 get $2 RR

Friday, August 28, 2009

Free $10 dollar mall gift card?

Thanks to snurk at Fatwallet forums!

HURRY and sign up for a free $10 gift card to your local mall, appears there are 500 per mall. There were 470ish at the Hulen mall left.

Click HERE to sign up and see if your local mall is included.

Once you click the above link click on Gift Card Voucher tab to sign up -

don't be fooled there are two promotions - one where you can get $10 for spending $75 AND another where you can get a $10 with no strings attached. The button/tab you want is the next one over from the red button!!

They email you a confirmation almost immediately, you need to print this out and head to the mall September 17 - 19. There should be some promo set up - hand them the confirmation and they give you a gift card!

Not sure if this will happen or not, but I did sign up myself! Will be great if this works out!

Free Lip Product with any purchase at Bath and Body Works

Another great coupon just for this weekend! Starting today visit any Bath and Body Works and with this coupon get a free lip product up to $7.50 value!

My suggestion, grab a $1 preview bottle of PS I love you or a Pocket bac anti bacterial gel for $1.50
Coupon is only good until 8/30

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Free Screening of Aida the opera 9/10 at 7pm

Need a lil extra culture at a great price? Who can beat a free showing of Aida at Rave Motion Pictures 13 at the Ridgmar Mall 2300 Green Oaks RoadFort Worth, TX 76116.

Presented by Opera in Cinema, this kicks off the year's Opera Series you can get a list of the rest of the Ballets and Operas they'll be showing during the year here

Aida, an Ethiopian princess, is captured and brought into slavery in Egypt. A military commander, Radames, struggles to choose between his love for her and his loyalty to the Pharaoh. To complicate the story further, Radames is loved by the Pharaoh's daughter Amneris, although he does not return her feelings.

Directed and designed by Franco Zeffirelli
Sung In Italian with English subtitles
Approximate running time: 2hrs 37min plus one intermission

$5 off $25 from now Until Saturday

Click here to get your coupon

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Free Travel size item up to $5 with any purchase at Bath and Body works

You know I went to Bath and Body Works today, and their travel size stuff is a WHOLE lot spiffier than I remember it....must be the new packaging.

Take advantage of the great new coupon out that's good for any travel size product up to $5 with any purchase here with the fact they've got the small preview bottle of PS I love you Lotion out for only $1!

2 great birthday or perhaps even early stocking up on stocking stuffers for only a $1 and some change.

1 year of Southern Living for $5 /// 2 years of Seventeen $5

1 year for $5 great deal, check out Amazon here

Or if you have a Tween or Teen in the house, you can get 2 years to seventeen at amazon here

Free Chick-fil-a Sandwich when you sign up

Go to and sign up for the Wave club, the first 250,000 get free sandwiches, after that free cokes! You also are entered into a $50 a day gift card Drawing!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Buy 1 bowl get 1 Half off at Genghis Grill

Now Until September 15th You can print out the little coupon above or go here and enjoy a 1 time bowl for half price when you buy a 1 time bowl for regular price. Not valid on endless bowl :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sales Tax Free Weekend THIS WEEKEND!

August 21 - 23, 2009

Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 21, 22 and 23 -the state's annual tax holiday.

As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. Backpacks under $100 and used by elementary and secondary students are also exempt. A backpack is a pack with straps one wears on the back. The exemption during the sales tax holiday includes backpacks with wheels, provided they can also be worn on the back like a traditional backpack, and messenger bags.

The exemption does not include items that are reasonably defined as luggage, briefcases, athletic/duffle/gym bags, computer bags, purses or framed backpacks. Ten or fewer backpacks can be purchased tax-free at one time without providing an exemption certificate to the seller.

School Supplies - New in 2009!

The 81st Texas Legislature recently passed HB 1801 (2009) expanding the list of items qualifying for exemption from Texas state and local sales and use taxes during the annual sales tax holiday in August. Effective this year, in addition to clothes, footwear and some backpacks, Texas families also get a sales tax break on most school supplies priced at less than $100 purchased for use by a student in an elementary or secondary school.

The following is an all-inclusive list of qualifying school supplies (if priced less than $100):

Book bags
Cellophane tape
Blackboard chalk
Composition books
Folders; expandable, pocket, plastic, and manila
Glue, paste and paste sticks
Index cards
Index card boxes
Legal pads
Lunch boxes
Paper; loose leaf ruled notebook paper, copy paper, graph paper, tracing paper, manila paper, colored paper, poster board, and construction paper
Pencil boxes and other school supply boxes
Pencil sharpeners
Writing tablets

List of Clothing, Footwear and Backpacks, and Their Exemption Status

Baby clothes
Backpacks for use by elementary and secondary students
Belts with attached buckles
Boots - cowboy, hiking
Caps/hats - baseball, fishing, golf, knitted
Coats and wraps
Diapers - adult and baby
Gloves (generally)
Gym suits and uniforms
Hooded shirts and hooded sweatshirts
Jerseys - baseball and football
Jogging apparel
Neckwear and ties
Pants and trousers
Raincoats and ponchos
Shoes - sandals, slippers, sneakers, tennis, walking
Socks (including athletic)
Suits, slacks, and jackets
Sweat suits
Work clothes and uniforms

Accessories (generally) - barrettes, elastic ponytail holders, wallets, watches
Backpacks - unless for use by elementary and secondary students
Baseball cleats and pants
Belt buckles (without belt)
Boots - climbing, fishing, rubber work boots, ski, waders
Buttons and zippers
Cloth and lace, knitting yarns, and other fabrics
Dry cleaning services
Football pants
Golf gloves
Handbags and purses
Hard hats
Helmets - bike, baseball, football, hockey, motorcycle, sports
Ice skates
Laundering services
Leather goods - except belts with buckles and wearing apparel
Pads - football, hockey, soccer, elbow, knee, shoulder
Personal flotation devices
Rented clothing (including uniforms, formal wear, and costumes)
Roller blades and skates
Safety clothing, glasses
Shoes - bicycle (cleated), bowling, golf

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My Kroger Mega Event Savings

What I Purchased:
3 boxes of Hamburger Helper
6 cans of Grands Biscuits
1 can Pillsubury Cinnamon Rolls
6 boxes of Toaster Strudel (4 boxes not shown as there wasn't enough room)
2 Boxes of Fruit Gushers
1 bag Tostitos Tortilla chips
1 bag Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken

Most of the coupons I used were Internet Print coupons from
$1 off 3 Hamburger Helper
(2) $1 off 2 Pillsbury Grands
(3)$.55 off 2 Toaster Strudel

And the rest I got out of Sunday's paper, the only two items I didn't have coupons for were the chips and the Cinnamon rolls.

Before In store savings, Mega Event Savings ($10), and Coupons my total would have been $49.21.

I only paid $19.95! That's Almost 60% savings, not bad :)

Thanks again to General Mills, PepsiCo and MyBlogSpark for giving me the opportunity to host my first giveaway and for of course the giftcard they provided me so I could take advantage of Kroger's mega savings event!

$15 off $25 purchase at Catherine's plus sized Clothes

Thanks to STPATTY3172000 over at Slickdeals Forums for posting this great coupon for $15 off your purchase of $25 or more!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

OM NOM NOM or...Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Bowl is Back!

I'm sure it won't be too long before the TV airwaves are full with their O so Tempting commercials, but I wanted to be one of the first to report that YES Olive garden's Never ending pasta bowl is back!

It never fails that when this special comes around I usually drag the hubby kicking and screaming ( I seem to do that a lot ) and gourge myself silly on the yummy pasta and sausages.

For those unfamiliar with this pig out special, Olive Garden offers a selection of pastas (this year seven different kinds) and a selection of sauces (six different kinds this year) And the option of ordering never ending Sasauge or meatballs to add to your never ending pasta AS WELL AS the standard unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks.

Full Yet?

I usually don't eat all day and go there for an early dinner and THEN make sure to order another bowl of salad or soup after I finish my first and leave it sitting there until I'm finished with my meal, THEN ask for a to go box for it.

Olive Garden wait staff is usually great like this, so they wrap up my salad/soup and whatever left over pasta I may have ( I don't get too greedy, so I don't order a brand new bowl of pasta before I burst...I just take what leftovers I may have) And now I have enough to eat for lunch the next day!

Don't forget to leave a nice tip if they are nice enough to do this for you!

So for around $9 for a never ending pasta bowl, $11 if you add a meat, plus a nice 20 - 30% tip for wait staff you have the makings of possibly 2 great meals for just a little more than an extra value meal at McDonalds!

Free Chick-fil-a September 7th when you wear sports logo

And the Winner is...

And the lucky number this morning was #2...Hula Hooping Mom!

Congrats! I will be emailing you ASAP!

Thanks Again to General Mills, PepsiCo and MyBlogSpark for giving me this awesome opportunity!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Free No Purchase Necessary 1 oz. Victoria Secret Lotion


Print this email and present it any Victoria's Secret store (excluding Outlet stores) to receive your free 1 oz. Victoria's Secret Pink® Body lotion. Offer valid through September 7, 2009. Limit one free lotion per customer, while supplies last.

Get your Coupon here!

Kroger Mega Savings Event August 18th - September 1st AND $30 giftcard GIVEAWAY

August 19th- September 1st

Starting this coming Wednesday Kroger will be holding a Mega Savings Event, the yellow hang tag hunt is on! Mix and match 10 selected items and save an automatic $5, no coupons needed to save the $5, just your Kroger card! Add your own clipped coupons to SAVE even more!

If you are not familiar with this promotional offer, here is how it works: when you buy 10 participating brands (see list below) and use your Shopper Card at check out you instantly save $5. And there is no limit on the number of rewards per transaction! Look for the double yellow tags in-store because not all deals are advertised on the paper ad.

Participating brands include: AMP Energy, Aquafina, Betty Crocker Baking Mixes, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Cascadian Farms Cereals and Bars, Cap'n Crunch, Cheerios, Cheetos, Chex Mix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Dole Juices and Juice Drinks, Fiber One, Fritos, Gatorade, Golden Grahams, Green Giant, Hamburger Helper, Life , Lipton Tea, Nature Valley, Old El Paso, Pepsi family of 2 Liters, Pillsbury, Progresso, Propel, Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Quaker Chewy Bars, Starbucks, Sobe Life Water, Totino's, Trix, Tropicana, Yoplait and MORE!

The wonderful people from General Mills, PepsiCo and MyBlogSpark Have given me a $30 to see how much I can really save, and I plan on using it to the fullest and I will post all the goodies I got Wednesday afternoon!

As an added bonus, General Mills, PepsiCo and MyBlogSpark ALSO gave me a $30 giftcard to giveaway to one of my readers! So to get you your card ASAP so you can jump on the good deals too my giveaway begins today!

To enter, please answer in a comment to this post: What is your favorite General Mills Product?

For extra entries, chose any of the following and leave me another SEPARATE comment telling me which method you used, 1 comment= 1 entry:

· follow me on Twitter (put username in comment)
· subscribe via RSS or email (just tell me which you subscribed to)
· Tweet about my giveaway/blog and include a link for my blog in the tweet (put username in comment)

*****All entries are due by 8:00AM Texas Time (CST) Tuesday, August 18th. Any Personal Information (email, name, etc.) Will only be used to contact winner and mail out your prize! One entry per household please. Gift cards supplied by General Mills, PepsiCo and MyBlogSpark, Winner will be chosen Tuesday at 10am using a random number picker and be announced around noon that same day, winner will be emailed by me and asked for shipping information for the gift card that will be sent directly from Myblogspark.*****

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Freebies from Kroger (today only with coupons)

Thanks to the great people over at Hot Coupon World Forums who made a WONDERFUL list that can be found here I was able to make my savings today even greater!

Some of the things I got absolutely free today:

Friskies indoor cat treats
oxy acne pads
oxy face wash
Kraft salad dressing
6 pack Dan-nino yogurt (not shown as it's in the fridge)
Danimals 6 pack drink pack (not shown as it's in the fridge)
Danimals 4 pack crush cup (not shown as it's in the fridge)
Borden cheese singles bacon and cheese flavor (not shown as it's in the fridge)

All in all it was a good trip except my card tied coupons from cellfire and shortcuts didn't come up :( so I will be returning the items that the coupons didn't ring up for... After that I will have gotten $100ish worth of groceries for only $30ish dollars!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Flapjacks and Flix

For around 8.50 per Child and $10.00 per adult you can grab a family friendly movie, all you can eat pancakes and drinks at the Hulen Movie Tavern at 4920 South Hulen in Fort Worth.
This week's show is Saturday the 15th at 9am and is the 3-D Version of G-force!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Kroger double coupon up to $1 event August 15th

On Saturday August 15th Kroger will take .40 - $1.00 coupons and double them.
There will be no overage, so say if you have $1.50 product with a $1.00 coupon, only $1.50 will be taken off your bill.

I personally have not had very good luck getting Kroger to take internet coupons so your store may vary on what coupons they will accept.

I called my local Kroger and asked what their policy on accepting Internet coupons was and was told if it scans they'll take it, I also asked if Internet coupons could be used on saturday and was told I could try, but no I guess I'll see.

Go Here to check your weekly local ad to see if your store is participating.

Pick Your own?

I can't really remember where I first heard that there were farms where you could pick your produce. but it's been festering in my mind for a little while.

Today I finally puttered around google and came across a nice little treasure trove of farm listings, how to can guides, and jam recipes.

Seems the closest one to me, that I can gather anyways, is Gnismer Farms off south Bowen Road in Arlington.

Unfortunately it seems to be in the middle of picking seasons, the next picking season doesn't start up until mid August to September.... but maybe that's a good thing, I'd prolly kill over in this heat.

This sounds like it would be a great, hopefully inexpensive, fun activity, especially in October when there are pumpkins to pick for Halloween.

I'm going to put this on a mental tack in my mind to try out as soon as picking season and family schedule allows!

Save $5 on hills science diet cat food

Go here and register to get a coupon good for $5 off cat food

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Upcoming contest!!

Thanks to General Mills, PepsiCo and MyBlogSpark I'll soon be having my first contest!!

So gather up all those General Mills and Pepsico coupons and stayed tuned for more details!

Events going on this weekend!

The Peddler Show
Aug 14 - 16
at Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, TX

The Peddler Show: The shopping experience designed to be as individual and unique as you!
For the past 32 years, The Peddler Show has offered shoppers a truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Currently operating over 25 Peddler Shows annually, the Show's Jury Board is devoted to maintaining a fresh and unique marketplace – offering repeat shoppers something new with each visit. Shoppers will find a vast selection of unique items including personalized designs, home d├ęcor, hand crafted jewelry, fashionable clothing, gourmet treats, creative gifts and so much more!The Peddler Show is the perfect street of shops-customized just for you!

Admission :
$6 - Adults
$4 - Seniors 65+
Kids under 12 FREE

FREE Parking and Admission Good All Weekend

Hours :
Friday: 3pm - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm

You can also join their mailing list for coupons for the upcoming show on their website

also get a buy 1 free admission for adults here

Anand Bazaar
Saturday, Aug 15 5:30p to 11:59p
at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX

This year's edition of the annual Anand Bazaar, the local celebration marking the anniversary of India's independence from British rule, lines up with that momentous day in Indian history 62 years ago: Aug. 15, 1947. Anand (pronounced "Aah-nundh") means "happiness" in Sanskrit. So expect many festive activities, including a parade featuring American and Indian flags, live entertainment (singers and musicians from India), a variety of food and a fireworks finale.

Price: $5 in advance, $8 at the gate

Event Website

QuakeCon 2009
Thursday, Aug 13 9:00a
at Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center, Grapevine, TX

It’s billed as the largest video game tournament and party in North America. The celebration features an area where gamers can bring their computers to get together and play, drawings and contests, product demos and exhibits, pro gamers competing for $50,000 in cash, and more.

Price: Free

Starts Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. and runs through Aug. 16 at noon. Most activities are Aug. 13 through Aug. 15 (exhibit hours on those days are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Event Website

Harvest and Grape Stomp
Saturday, Aug 15 7:00a to 12:00p
at Delaney Vineyards & Winery, Grapevine, TX

Pick grapes off the vine and give your legs a workout in the vat at the annual Harvest and Grape Stomp at Grapevine's Delaney Vineyards & Winery. The event includes wine tastings (for those of legal drinking age), live music and arts and crafts items for sale. Aug. 15 from 7 a.m. to noon. (harvesting begins at 7 a.m., grape stomp at 10 a.m.).

Event Website

Old Navy Super Saturday Sale 8/15 $2 rib tanks

This upcoming Saturday is a GREAT sale on rib knit tank tops! Select styles and limited supplies $2. Be sure to call ahead and see what time they open, last time they had a similar sale I showed up at 9am thinking they opened at regular time only to find out they had opened at 7am! Still got some great things, but I will always wonder what slipped through my fingers because I wasn't there when they first opened...

Monday, August 10, 2009

$3.50 purina dog or cat food coupon

Not only can you take a short survey to get a coupon for $3.50 off any purina dog or cat food product, but when you do you also donate food to your local animal shelter from purina!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Goodyear Auto Service $20 off $20 or more

Get your coupon here

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

extra 25 to 50 percent off Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8. at Local Resale Shops

From NBC 5 comes News of a Special event dubbed Resale Road Trip

The stores are offering an extra 25 to 50 percent off Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8.

The four nonprofit resale stores in Fort Worth taking part in the Resale Road Trip are:

YWCA Resale Shop,
6500 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Goodwill Store,
6297 Granbury Road,

Berry Good Buys,
1701 W. Berry St.

Double Exposure Resale Shop,
1714 8th Avenue.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Free Dessert at Mimi's Cafe

Free Dessert at Mimi's with a meal purchase of $10 or more with this coupon.
Valid August 4th - 11th

Monday, August 3, 2009

Free 1 Night Movie Rental from RedBox

Choose Rent a DVD with a Promo Code and enter promo code
for a free overnight Red Box Rental. After that you will be charged $1 a day.
This code can used once per credit and or debit card. So mulitiple cards = multiple rentals!
Code is only good through today!

Saturday, August 1, 2009