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College Students: Save Up to 90% OFF Textbooks PLUS Get FREE 2-Day Shipping

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A tip from other readers:  If you have kids heading to school (or know someone who does), this is worth checking out, as we continue to hear from readers who tell us about the money they’ve saved on college books by ordering textbooks through this program. It‘s normally $79 for 12 months of Amazon “Prime” 2-day shipping benefits & this deal gets students 6 months of “Prime” shipping for FREE (with no other obligation which is nice)

This continues to get our pass-along worthy “seal of approval.”

    

Save a Bundle This Semester on Textbooks

Amazon is offering college students FREE 2-day shipping on all purchases of textbooks (and anything else that Amazon sells), and enrollment is FREE to students for 6 months!  Plus Amazon offers various other programs that will help you save on college costs including:

  • Amazon’s Textbook store.  Find thousands of college textbook titles  available ~ up to 30% OFF new bookstore prices and up to 90% OFF used textbooks ~ potentially saving hundreds of dollars on your book tab.
  • Kindle e-Textbook rental store. Take a look at Amazon’s Kindle Textbook Rental program which allows you to download your textbooks to a Kindle, iPad or just about any computer for 80% of the new book price.  Kindle textbooks can typically be rented for any length between 30 to 360 days – you pay only for the time you need and can extend or buy anytime.

Details, details
What:  College students can sign up here for the FREE Amazon
Student Two-Day Shipping on textbooks and more.  Learn more here.
When: 
FREE 2-Day shipping benefits will extend for 6 months from
the sign up date.
Who is Eligible:  Only students currently enrolled in a college or
university who have a valid .edu e-mail address to confirm their status
are eligible to take part in Amazon Student.

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SNEAK PEEK At The Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Clothing Sale

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As promised, we popped over to the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale to give you a first peek at everyone’s favorite clothing warehouse sale (doors open next Thursday, July 31-August 2).  There’s not enough room to tell you about all the goodies we found, so we will show you some of our favorites!

Here’s the inside scoop you want to know… 

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This sale is going to be huge with over 20,000 pieces and even more discounts, specials, and bargains!  New discounts include a fantastic buy one get one FREE daily deal PLUS an extra special discount will be given to teachers off their ENTIRE purchase on Thursday & Friday (pssst…tell your teacher friends to be sure to bring their Teacher ID to get the discount). These discounts are on top of the already discounted prices!  Woo-hoo!

Here are a few pictures of our finds:

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale August 2014

~ Click on any picture for a closeup view ~ 

:: The direct from the designer, Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale only happens four times a year, and the sale runs next Thursday to Saturday, July 31 to August 2, 2014. Everything is deeply discounted OFF retail and you’ll find sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between.

Tru Luxe Navy and White Top  Sharon Young Sale - Multiples Ombre Jacket Tru Lux Red Top and Jeans

~ We absolutely love the red top stitching on these jeans …what a fantastic summer and transition to fall look with this red blouse! ~

:: You will see row after row of gorgeous embellished Tru Luxe jeans, crops, skirts, and lots of fun embellished casual tops like these breezy peasant tops and ombre jean jacket above.

 Sharon Young Sale - Colorful Slimsation Crops   Sharon Young Sale Slim-sation

~ Look at all the fun colors in the rows of Slim-sation crops just waiting to be unwrapped from their packaging! ~

:: We brought home several pairs of our favorite “Slim-Sation” pants and crops.  These have a little inside tummy smoothing panel that make you look a size smaller (yes, please!).  These have become our new “go to” favorites — they are comfortable and have a fantastic fit.  Be sure and look for the tag above.

Sharon Young Sale - Al la carte tunics

::  The sale covers a huge selection and variety of styles, from trendy to traditional and from “running to the grocery store” casual to night-on-the-town dressy.  Plus, there is a nice variety of sizes to fit and flatter. Sizes range from Ladies & Petites 2-18 and there is a fantastic collection of stylish Womens Plus 14W-24W.

Sharon Young Sale - A la Carte White Jacket

:: There are thousands of pieces in this sale at 50% to 75% off retail. You’ll find everything you need to complete an outfit including tops, skirts, pants, and jackets ~ all $20 to $60.

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We had a great time previewing the warehouse sale for you! I hope you are able to make it over to the sale to check it out yourself and grab some bargains, too. 

Here’s the information you’ll need, in a nutshell:

Details, details
When: July 31-August 2, 2014 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas.  You’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: There is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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Thank you to the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale for sponsoring this post.  All opinions stated are entirely my own (as always).

Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Clothing Sale July 31-August 2 — Save The Date

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Our reader’s favorite Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse sale is right around the corner and there are even more savings this time — a Buy One Get One deal of the day plus extra savings for teachers too!  Be sure and save the date: July 31 – August 2.

Sharon Young Sale August 2014 flyer

The direct from the designer, Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale only happens four times a year, and their next sale runs Thursday to Saturday, July 31 to August 2, 2014. The sale will be huge, and everything is marked down 50% to 75% OFF retail.  You’ll find sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between.

We will make a preview visit to give you a sneak look at our favorite finds and other inside scoop.  In the mean time, be sure to carve out some time on your calendar and save the date!

Sharon Young Sale August 2014 a

Details, details
When: July 31-August 2, 2014 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas.  You’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: There is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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Thank you to the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale for sponsoring this post.  All opinions stated are entirely my own (as always).

FREE Chick-Fil-A Meal for Cow Appreciation Day — All Day On Friday, July 11

One of our favorite annual promotions is back!

Dress up like a cow from head to toe, and to get a FREE Chick-fil-a meal all day Friday, July 11th (part of customer appreciation day at Chick-fil-A).  Even a partial costume will get you a FREE entree!

Just in case you don’t have a cow costume hanging in your closet, you can download a printable D.I.Y. cow costume here.

:: Get more info at cowappreciationday.com.  

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FREE 2014 July 4th Fireworks Shows and Family Events — Fort Worth & Dallas Area

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Grab your lawn chairs and head to one of these FREE July Fourth celebrations and fireworks displays in Fort Worth, Dallas and the surrounding DFW communities.

Events are listed by date and in alphabetical order by community.

:: Thursday, July 3, 2014 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

Addison
What: Kaboom Town in Addison
Rated one of the top places to watch fireworks in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association, USA Today, Travel + Leisure and The Wall Street Journal, the nationally recognized fireworks show can be seen from anywhere in Addison.  The 30-minute fireworks show is choreographed to music and a live radio simulcast on 100.3 JACK FM. Plus there is food, live music and the spectacular Addison Airport Air Show.
Where: The fireworks display and the Addison Airport Airshow can be seen from almost anywhere in Addison. Go here for a list of watching party locations.
When: July 3, 5:00PM to Midnight ~ Fireworks start about 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!

Arlington
What: Light Up Arlington Fireworks Show
Live music, kids area, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting and games set up along several city blocks in Arlington. Features a 21-minute music-enhanced fireworks show from atop City Hall.
Where: Downtown Arlington. Go here for a map.
When: July 3, 6:0oPM – 10:30PM (Fireworks at 9:45)
Cost: FREE!  Petting Zoo and Pony Rides are available for a small fee.

Roanoke
What: Independence Day Celebration ~ Roanoke 3rd Rocks
Fireworks, family fun, food and music by retro disco band, Le Freak (returning by popular demand). Family activities include  bounce houses, rock climbing wall, train rides, games and more.
Where: Roanoke Community Park ~ 201 Park Dr.   A map has been provided of the available parking lots on Roanoke’s Facebook page.
When: July 3. Family activities begin at 6pm and fireworks at dusk.
Cost: FREE!

Southlake
What: Stars & Stripes Southlake Event and Fireworks Show
Kids zone activities, balloon artists,  live music/entertainment, fireworks celebration and more!
Where: Southlake Town Square
When: July 3, Family Activities begin at 6:00PM. Patriotic ceremony and fireworks will start at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!

:: Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

Arlington
What: 49th Annual Arlington Independence Day Parade
Where:
Downtown Arlington – see parade route here.
When: July 4, Begins at 9:00AM
Cost: FREE!

Bedford
What: City of Bedford’s Independence Day Celebration
This 4th FEST will feature free live musical entertainment, a variety of themed family friendly activities, a classic car show, festival food and spectacular fireworks when the sun goes down.
Where: 2801 Forest Ridge Road ~ Bedford Boys Ranch Park.  Go here for parking details.
When: July 4, 12:00PM to 11:00PM, fireworks at 10:00PM
Cost: FREE! Swimming at Bedford’s Splash Aquatic Center is Admission is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids under 18 and free for children two years old and younger. Optional parking and shuttle service, $5 (Free for children 3 and under) will be offered at Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive.

Burleson
What: City of Burleson’s Independence Day Celebration
Parade, 90-minute live rock concert, fireworks show, and more.
Where: Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex
500 W. Hidden Creek Pkwy
When: July 4 ~ Parade starts at 9:00AM. Gates to Chisenhall  Complex will open at 5:00PM.  Fireworks at 9:20PM.
Cost: FREE!

Dallas
What: Fair Park Fourth Celebration

The City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration at Fair Park will feature spectacular fireworks at the Cotton Bowl, “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain, entertainment, kids activities, and a variety of live music. Access to food trucks will be available throughout Fair Park starting at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Fair Park in Dallas.
When: July 4 ~ 10:00AM to 10:00PM. Fireworks start at 9:30PM. Gates D and E to the Cotton Bowl will open at 7 p.m.
Cost: FREE!  You will need a wristband for Cotton Bowl entry (available at information booths while supplies last).  Parking is $5 at Fair Park Gates 5, 6, 10 and 11.

Flower Mound
What: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Show
This fun family event features live music from legendary classic rock band, KANSAS, children’s parade, Kid’s Zone activities, vintage auto show, art show, exhibitors, and a great fireworks show.
Where: Flower Mound’s Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane
When: July 4, Children’s Parade begins at 10:00AM, Gates for the festival activities will open at 5PM, Kansas plays at 8:15PM and fireworks begin at dusk.
Cost: FREE!

Fort Worth Fourth Fireworks

Fort Worth
What: Fort Worth’s Fourth Family Event
This fireworks show promises to be one of the largest and best in the metroplex! It offers an evening of free music, family fun, new jet ski and flyboard shows, zipline, bounce houses, miniature golf, food trucks,  fireworks, and lots more! You can even cool off in the Trinity River with kayaking and free river-tubing — tubes are free but supplies are limited, so feel free to bring your own.
When: July 4, Festival and shows starts at 2:00PM.  Fireworks shoot off at 10:00PM. See the complete schedule here.
Where: On the Trinity River, at Panther Island Pavilion.  Go here for directions and parking.


Local Traffic Tips: With an anticipated crowd of more than 100,000 for the various Fort Worth 4th of July events, the Fort Worth Police Department has put together a traffic plan to make it quicker and safer to get to and from Panther Island (or other downtown Fort Worth event locations).  Go here to learn more.
Cost: FREE!  Parking at Panther Island varies from $5 to $10.

Frisco
What: Frisco Freedom Fest
Fireworks, food, live music, children’s activities (bounce house, games, face painting, etc.), 5K run, street entertainment, and more.
Where: Simpson Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
When: July 4, Begins at 4:00PM, Fireworks at 10:20PM (approx.)
Cost: FREE!

Granbury
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Fireworks Show
Live music, parade, kids activities, fireworks over the lake, and more. Voted one of the top 5 best fireworks shows in Texas.
Where: Events take place around town with fireworks over the lake.
Go here for specific event locations.
When: July 4, Fireworks and Laser light show begin at dusk (about 9:30PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE. Check links above for specifics.

Grapevine
What: 32nd Annual Fireworks Extravaganza
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Celebrate America’s birthday at Grapevine’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza! Be prepared to be astonished by the fireworks spectacular, which can be viewed from almost any lakeside location as well as several other places throughout Grapevine including Gaylord Texan Resort’s parking garage (with a parking fee), Admission is free at most viewing locations. 
Where:
Best fireworks viewing locations are Oak Grove Park and Rockledge Park on Lake Grapevine (map here) or on top of the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan Resort — our favorite spot, but there is a parking fee.
Local Traffic Tips:  In the interest of public safety, the City of Grapevine will be shutting down Fairway Drive between State Highway 26 E. and Silveron Blvd. on July 4th. beginning at 9 p.m. Additionally, parking along Fairway Drive will be prohibited.
When: July 4, Fireworks start at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE! Note that some parks along Lake Grapevine — as well as the Gaylord Texan — charge an admission fee of $5 to $15 per vehicle.  Most parks are free, though.

Irving/Las Colinas
What: Irving’s Firecracker Fourth
Join the City of Irving for the annual two-part celebration of America’s independence.  The fun begins with a community parade followed by a reception at Heritage Park.  Finish the day with an evening festival, showcasing live music, food, a Fun Zone, and fireworks spectacular.
Where: Go here for the parade route.  Fireworks will take place on the south side of  Lake Carolyn ~ 601 E. Las Colinas Blvd.
When: July 4, Parade begins at 9:00am. P:re-fireworks family event and entertainment begins at 6:00PM &  fireworks at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!

Lewisville
What: Red White & Lewisville Fireworks Show
Uncle Sam invites everyone to join him for a parade. Children can dress in America’s colors and decorate tricycles, strollers or wagons [no bikes allowed] in red, white and blue. The parade starts in Vista Ridge Mall’s Center Court and ends where a DJ will rock the mall with music and host fun games with prizes. Crafts with a patriotic theme along with face painting will also be a part of the festivities.
Where: Learn more about the family events and parade at Vista Ridge Mall here. For Fireworks, the best viewing area is on the south side of Vista Ridge Mall, between the mall and the Sam Rayburn Tollway.
When: July 4, Parade and all activities will begin at 11:00am and end at 2:00pm; fireworks begin at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!

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Northeast Tarrant County Family 4th Celebration and Fireworks Show — Sponsored by the Cities of Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, and Watauga
What: Family 4th Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day at the Family 4th Celebration.  Festivities include kid’s activities, bounce houses, contests, a salute to veterans, stage performances and festival food.  For fireworks viewing enjoyment, set your radio dial to KTCU, 88.7 for a choreographed, musical fireworks simulcast.  Learn more here.
Where: The Hills Shopping Center (6351 Highway 26)
or WG Thomas Coliseum (6108 Broadway in Haltom City).
When: July 4, Family activities and festivities begin at 5:00PM. fireworks start at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!

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TODAY ONLY — 40-60% OFF Summer Nerf Super Soakers & Sports Toys

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If your kids are starting to hit the summertime “boredom blues,” this is a GREAT deal of the day to check out ~ keep them active & making fun summertime memories with these Nerf toys — all up to 60% OFF…

Amazon Deal of the Day

TODAY ONLY, save  40-60% OFF top rated Nerf Toys including sports toys, super soakers, and blasters starting at $6.99. This one-day “Amazon Gold Box Deal” offer is valid today only, July 1, 2014 or while supplies last — at time of posting there were 19 items from which to choose!  Also, for an even greater value, take advantage of FREE Shipping (learn more here) or FREE 2-Day Prime Shipping (learn more here).

Amazon Nerf Toys Deal of the Day

:: Go here to see all deal-of-the-day discounted Nerf toys

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FREE 4th of July Sparkler Holder Printable — Great for Glow Sitcks Too!

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Free 4th of July Printable

Click here to download a FREE Fourth of July Sparkler holder printable designed by creative blogger, Over The Big Moon.  You’ll find a fun patriotic design that will hold at least 5 sparklers or glow sticks along with an easy-to-follow tutorial complete with pictures.

To make your sparkler holders, you will need letter-sized cardstock, scissors (or a straight edge trimmer), and glue. 

:: Get your FREE 4th of July Sparkler holder printables here.

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P.S.  If you plan on making several of these holders, we recommend using a trimmer like this one from Fiskars (as your hands may get a bit tired from all the scissor cutting).  We’ve had a Fiskars trimmer for several years, use it almost weekly, and at $16.50, it’s a good bargainLearn more here.

Fiskars Trimmer

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