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2014 State Fair of Texas Discount Tickets Savings Guide — September 26 to October 19

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Yes!  It is finally beginning to feel like autumn in Texas and that means it is time for the annual Texas State Fair! If you are seeking to take your family at the lowest cost possible, be sure and check out our savings guide below.  We can help you save a bundle and if you plan it right, you might be able to attend for FREE!

Texas State Fair Events Begin Friday, September 26
(Runs September 26 to October 19, 2014)

This year’s line up of events is as extensive as ever.  Free concerts (with admission) include: The Swon Brothers — finalists of NBC’s “The Voice”, Fantasia, Lucy Hale, Kool & The Gang, and more great bands. There is so much to see and do.  Check out the line up of concerts herethe list of celebrity chef demonstrations here (including Keith Hicks – Buttons), and the full schedule of events here

Lots of Ways to Save on Tickets
General admission fair tickets are normally $17/person.  Plan ahead, and you can enjoy your day at a deep discount (or even attend for FREE) with one of the many ways to save on your tickets. Following is a roundup of discount options:

1. Kroger Grocery Store is the official site for advanced discount ticket purchases. We do recommend calling the Kroger service desk before stopping by to purchase tickets, as not all locations offer these tickets:

  • Advance General Admission$15.50  Valid for any one-day admission.
  • Advance Season Pass: $34.95. This is only sold at Kroger, and not available at the State Fair admission gates.  This is a great deal if you are going to make multiple visits during the fair.  This season pass includes: unlimited visits for 2014 and a one-day companion ticket (good Monday-Friday).

2. September 26, Opening Day $6 Admission with a Food Donation to the North Texas Food Bank Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank containers at Fair admission gates and get in for $6 per (per donation) per person.

3.  Tuesdays, Dr Pepper Day: $5 Admission & 6 Coupon Rides ~ On Tuesdays, bring an empty Dr Pepper can to the admission gate and enter for $5. Most rides (excluding the Thrillway and the Texas Star) are 6 coupons as well.

4.  Wednesdays, Kroger Food Drive Day: 3 Cans for $3 Admission ~ When you bring 3 cans of food (per person) for area food banks, get admission for $3.

5.  Thursdays, Coke Day: $6 Admission ~ Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of a Coca-Cola product and enter the Fair for $6 admission.

6.  Thursdays, Seniors Day: FREE Admission ~ Senior Citizens 60 years and older get into the State Fair FREE each Thursday.

7.  Fridays, $5 OFF with KISS-FM coupon ~ Download and print a coupon from the KISS-FM  website  (here) to get $12 admission with the coupon.  Discount is off of general admission only, when purchased at a State Fair of Texas admission gate with coupon

8. Fridays – Fort Worth Star Telegram Press Pass Savings: Buy One Get One FREE ~ Present the coupon found inside Friday’s Star-Telegram AND your valid Press Pass Card when purchasing a General Admission Ticket at any State Fair of Texas® ticket booth at the regular price of $17.00 AND receive a second ticket free.

9. Friday, October 3, Fort Worth Star Telegram Gold Press Pass Savings: 2 FREE ADMISSION Tickets ~ Present the coupon found inside Friday’s Star-Telegram AND your valid GOLD Press Pass Card at any State Fair of Texas ticket booth to receive two free General Admission tickets, valid Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 only.

10. After 5pm any day, Dr Pepper Day: $8 Admission ~ After 5pm, admission is $8  when you bring an empty Dr Pepper can to any State Fair admission gate.

11. Any Day $2 Off, Dart GoPass ~ Buy discounted tickets to the State Fair right from your DART GoPass app. Adult tickets are just $15 and child/senior tickets are $11.  You can also buy a DART pass to the Fair. Both your DART pass and your Fair tickets will be right there on your phone and scanned at the gates.

12. Any Day $3 Off with McDonald’s coupon ~ McDonald’s offers $3 off General Admission with one of their State Fair coupons (available on tray liner or bag stuffer) any day of the Fair.  A $6 child ticket (with purchase of general admission) coupon is also distributed by McDonald’s.

13. Any Day $3 Off with Sonic promo code ~ Enter the promo code “Sonic” when you order your State Fair tickets online, to get $3 off any ticket through October 13.

14. FREE Admission From Dickies ~ Make a purchase of $75 or more worth of items from the the Dickies clothing store in Fort Worth through October 6 and you will receive two free tickets to the State Fair.

Offers may not be combined together.

:: Learn more about the State Fair of Texas here.

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HALF OFF Sonic Ice Cream Cones — All Day September 22

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Sonic half price ice cream cones

As you wind down the summer, enjoy a special treat on the cheap.  Visit your favorite Sonic Drive-In location on Monday, September 22 and get 50% OFF the price of all ice cream cones.

Click here to find a Sonic location near you. 

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FREE Admission to All National Parks — Saturday, September 27

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The National Parks Service is sponsoring a FREE entrance day for National Public Lands Day, September 27th. As part of the celebration, you can enjoy over 400 National Parks for FREE. Do note that not all national parks charge fees, but those that do will waive their costs these days (for example, $20 a car at Big Bend or $25 a car at Yellowstone).

You’ll find a long list of participating locations within a drivable distance of Fort Worth, including:

Details, Details
What: Find out more about  National Public Lands Day, here.  Plan your visit here.
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 ~ times vary by location
Where: A list of over 400 participating parks around the U.S.
can be found here.
Cost: FREE! Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees,
and transportation entrance fees.

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TODAY ONLY — $70 OFF Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire HD 8.9

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TODAY ONLY (or until they run out), Amazon is offering a GREAT deal on their Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire HD for  $129 – that’s a savings of $70 OFF the new price of $199. This is the Kindle version that has often been compared to the iPad for size, wi-fi speed, etc.  Also worthy to note, Amazon’s “Certified Refurbished Kindle Fire” program tests, certifies, and refurbishes each Kindle to look and work like new, and these units come with the same one-year limited warranty as a brand new Kindle Fire.

:: Get the Kindle Fire 1-day $129 deal or read more here.

P.S.  Do note that this offer is valid today only, September 5, 2014 and is only good while supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.

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Yankee Candle, Buy One Get One FREE Candles

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Save on all “flavors” of Yankee candles with this terrific Buy 1 Large Candle, Get one FREE coupon ~ a great way to stock up on hostess and teachers gifts (and perhaps a little early Christmas shopping)!

Coupon expires September 7, 2014.

:: To learn more details and get the coupon, click here.

Insider tip:  Coupons are not only valid at Yankee.com,they also work at participating stores like Bed Bath & Beyond, Holly’s Hallmark Stores, Cracker Barrel, and other retailers.  They do not work at Kohl’s or Target.  You can find the complete list of local stores here.

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Up to 70% OFF Chacos Sandals for Men and Women at LeftLane Sports PLUS $10 OFF Through Wed.

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Wow! This is end of summer deal from Left Lane Sports daily deal site just landed in our inbox, and we had to pass it along to our readers before it expired.  This sports oriented daily deal site is offering Chaco sandals at up to 70% OFF ~ if you’ve shopped Chacos, you know that these are REALLY RARE discount prices. Here’s the scoop…

Men’s and Women’s Chaco sandals, the comfortable shoes that have become so popular for outdoor enthusiasts, college kids, and comfort seekers alike are on sale (only through Wednesday, September 2nd) at LeftLaneSports for up to 70% OFF!

Plus, on top of this savings, get an additional $10 OFF any purchase of $50 or more (for new members of LeftLane only ~ go here to sign up for free and get the $10 credit).

Here’s a sampling of our Chaco bargain finds (we counted almost 60 styles from which to choose):

:: Women’s Chaco “Tanana” Black Flip Flops $21.87 (reg. $70)

:: Women’s Chaco “Sleet” Blue Sandal $43.95 (reg. $75)

:: Men’s Chaco “Mighty” Black Sandal $53.95 (reg. $90)

:: Men’s Chaco “Rex” Grey Sandal $53.95 (reg. $90)

https://www.leftlanesports.com/invite/FrugalInFortWorth

:: Men’s Chaco “Fathom” Chevron Sandal $35.95 (reg. $60)

https://www.leftlanesports.com/invite/FrugalInFortWorth

Insider tip:  Chaco quantities are limited for this sale and due to the popularity, these will sell out really fast…you will want to hurry if you want to have the best selection of styles and sizes.

…And Here’s the Scoop on LeftLane Sports’ HOT $10 Credit Offer For New Members!

It’s a great time to get signed-up for LeftLane Sports daily deals!  When you sign up for the first time, you’ll get $10 credited to your account to use towards any LeftLane Sports  order of $50 or more ~ including these already discounted Chaco Sandals!  It looks like you have 6 months to use the credit before it expires, but other than that, there are no other strings attached (love that!). Do note that the $10 credit is only offered for new account sign-ups and that it is FREE to join.   Go here to sign up for free and get the $10 credit!

How to get the $10 OFF LeftLane Sports credit:

  1. Join LeftLane Sports for FREE and get a $10 Credit. Once you are signed up as a new member, a $10 credit will be waiting for you to use on your minimum $50 Purchase.
  2. Find and select the Chaco’s Sale by scrolling through the discount “boutiques” listed (look for the image of multiple feet wearing Chaco’s at the top of this post).
  3. Make your purchase before Wednesday. There are limited quantities of these sandals available, so I would recommend not waiting too long to make your purchase.  As usual with LeftLane Sports many of the items will sell out fast.

New to LeftLane Sports?  It’s a members-only (joining is free!) daily deal website featuring top endurance, outdoor, and sports brands — like Pearl Izumi, Asics, Columbia, Patagonia, and Camelbak — at typically 50-70% off retail price!  Whether you run, cycle, hike, camp, or swim they’ve got you covered with great daily sales.  Membership is free, and since I invited you, you’ll receive an instant $10 shopping credit towards your first purchase!   Learn more or join here free to get the $10 credit.

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20% OFF Amazon Promo Code for Kids’ Shoes and Clothes — Levis, Miss Me Jeans, New Balance and More

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This is a nice deal.  Spend at least $50 on eligible kids’ clothes, shoes & more (from big kids to baby/toddler sizes) and get 20% OFF your total qualifying purchase.  The sale even includes boots, jeans (like Levis & Miss Me), specialized sports & athletic shoes, dressy & casual clothes, jewelry and more sold and shipped by Amazon.

To get the additional 20% discount: purchase items that qualify for the sale (go here), and then at checkout, be sure to use the promo code OFF2SCHL.  The extra discount is added at checkout and is on top of the sale prices you’ll see.

  

There are 1000s of items in the 20% Off sale  – some of the bargains that caught our attention (we’ve pictured some of our favorites) include deals from Miss Me Jeans, Levis, Ariat Boots, Ralph Lauren, Saucony, Asics, Fila, Skechers, New Balance athletic shoes and more!

   

 

We are big fans of buying shoes and clothes from Amazon ~ they carry hard to fit sizes in top brands, prices are usually much lower than anywhere else, and if something doesn’t fit (or you just change your mind), return shipping is FREE on shoe & clothes orders.

 

There are lots of great kids deals to be found with this 20% off  offer.  I hope you find just what you are looking for! : )

P.S.  Don’t forget to use the promo code OFF2SCHL at checkout to get the 20% off.

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