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2016 Dates and Details For Texas Tax-Free and Tax Exemption Weekend – August 5-7

Be sure to add next weekend’s 2016 Texas tax-free holiday to your calendar (August 5-7) and save an extra 8.25% on qualifying back-to-school clothes, school supplies, and more. Here’s the scoop…

During the August 5-7 tax holiday, Texas residents receive tax-free shopping benefits on the following categories:

  • Clothing (most items under $100 qualify)
  • Shoes (under $100)
  • Backpacks and messenger/book bags for elementary
    and secondary students (under $100 )
  • School supplies under $100 such as binders, crayons,
    paper, and more (see complete list of qualifying school
    supplies here)

SHOPPING TIP: Need to quickly find your child’s school supply list? Go here and type in your zip code to find an updated supply lists for many of the schools in the area.

:: Learn more about the tax holiday at the Texas Comptroller’s site.

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College Students & Parents — Save Up to 90% OFF Textbooks PLUS Get FREE Amazon PRIME for 6-Months

A reminder tip from our readers: We regularly hear from parents that if you have college-bound kids, Amazon’s deals on textbooks are the way to go & will help you save a bundle ~ definitely worth checking out! Plus you can take advantage of Amazon’s free perks and free 2-day shipping just for college students with their 6 months of FREE Amazon Student Prime offer, (this is a GREAT deal, as it’s normally $99 for 12 months of Amazon Prime 2-day shipping and online movie/TV streaming benefits). 

Here’s the scoop…

 

Save a Bundle This Semester on Textbooks

Amazon is offering college students FREE Prime 2-day shipping on all purchases of textbooks (and the millions of other things that Amazon sells), and enrollment is FREE to students for 6 months!

Plus, Amazon offers a variety of options to help you save on college textbooks:

  • Amazon’s Textbook store.  Find thousands of college textbook titles available up to 40% OFF new bookstore prices and up to 90% OFF used textbooks.
  • 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 up to 80% off 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 the book and can extend or buy at anytime.

Details, details
What:  College students can sign up here for the FREE Amazon
Student Two-Day Shipping & other Prime benefits (learn more here).  Get more information about Amazon’s Textbook store 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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Celebrate National Lasagna Day — 50% OFF at Buca Di Beppo AND Carrabbas

Both Carrabbas and Buca di Beppo have 50% OFF offers for Lasagna in honor of National Lasagna Day (yes, apparently that’s a thing!).


Here’s the scoop: 

Buca di Beppo — 50% OFF Lasagna Coupon
Now through July 31, use the 50% off coupon you’ll find here for a small, large, or lunch portion of lasagna.  Go here to learn more and find locations near you.

Carrabba’s — Buy One Get One FREE Lasagna
Purchase one Lasagna entrée at Carrabba’s and get a FREE one to take to go — valid for every Lasagna entrée purchase with mention of offer, through July 31 (in other words, no coupon is needed). Do note that this offer is available for dine-in only. Learn more or find a location here.


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Get an EXTRA 20% OFF Hotel Bookings With Travelocity & Ebates — ENDS TOMORROW!

Travelocity and Ebates have launched TWO combinable deals that can save you an extra 20% OFF thousands of already discounted hotels.  This is a GREAT deal if you need to book a hotel for the coming weeks, but you’ll want to HURRY as this ends Thursday!

Here’s the scoop: There are 2 offers that you can easily combine — one is a 4% rebate deal through Ebates and the other is a rare 16% OFF promo code to use on the Travelocity site for hotel  bookings over $300!

Please note that most major hotel chains like Marriott and Hilton exclude themselves from the Travelocity 16% discount offer, but you can still take advantage of the Ebates 4% hotel rebate (no matter the hotel purchase on Travelocity). We tell you exactly how to stack up the savings below (but, HURRY, the promo code expires tomorrow, July 28, 2016)!


How to save an extra 20% OFF your hotel booking:

  1. Go here to sign into your Ebates account (or if you are not a member sign up for FREE here).  You can learn more about our experience with Ebates below if your are new to them — we cannot recommend using them enough, as we have saved hundreds of dollars through them!
  2. Once logged into Ebates, search for Travelocity and once on that page, click on the “SUMMERSIXTEEN” promotion to earn the 4% Cash Ebate rebate on hotels.  Clicking “Shop Now” will take you to the Travelocity site. 
  3. Explore the Travelocity’s site to find and select your perfect hotel deal to save another 16% OFF off a $300+ total booking. On each hotel’s page, select the “Reserve My Room” button to put the deal in your shopping cart.  Remember that the 16% discount code is only valid through July 28, 2016 and ends at 9PM CST.
  4. When you are ready to complete your purchase —  at checkout, click the “Enter a coupon or promotion code” link under the “Payment” section. Be sure to enter promo code SUMMERSIXTEEN to get the extra 16% OFF. You should see an adjustment to your total on the price summary on the right. There are a limited number of hotel deals available, so if you find one that interests you, we would not recommend  waiting too long to make your purchase, as many sell out quickly.

 

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Are you signed up for EbatesIf not, then you really should be! If you do any online shopping, you’ll want to be sure to sign up and use their free service before you place your next purchase — you can save as much as 40% more at almost any online store including favorite places like Macy’s, Kohl’s, World Market, Ann Taylor Loft, Bath & Body Works — even Target & Walmart (and that’s on top of whatever deal you find at the online store)!

By clicking through the Ebates site to your favorite online stores (over 1,800 stores participate), you can save a bundle! It doesn’t cost anything to sign-up for Ebates and  it’s a no-brainer way that we personally use to save on online purchases we would be making anyway.


Our family signed up for Ebates a couple of years ago, and we have already received more than $400 back — the rebate savings can add up fast!

Ebates Big Fat Check

I love it when I get one of these ^ emails in my inbox.


Here is a sample of some popular online spots offering cash rebates/Ebates on your TOTAL purchase:

  • Amazon – Up to 7% Cash Back 
  • Ann Taylor &  Loft – 2% cash back
  • Best  Buy – Up to 1% cash back
  • Carter’s – 2.5% cash back
  • eBay – Up to 5% cash back
  • Eddie Bauer – 3% cash back
  • Entertainment.com – 17.5% cash back
  • GAP – 8% cash back
  • JC Penney – 6% cash back
  • Kohl’s – 6% cash back
  • Lands End – 3% cash back
  • Lancome – 4% cash back
  • Lowe’s – 2% cash back
  • Macy’s – 6% cash back
  • Magazines.com26% cash back
  • Neiman Marcus & Last Call Outlet – 4% cash back
  • Nike – 6% cash back
  • Nordstrom – 6% cash back
  • Old Navy – 2% cash back
  • Saks Fifth Avenue / OFF 5th Outlet – 4% cash back
  • Sears – 3% cash back
  • Sephora – 4% cash back
  • Toys R Us – 1% cash back
  • Walgreens – 7% cash back
  • Walmart  – 1% cash back

Secret sauce savings tip:  These cash back percentages change regularly, so be to check back to see the latest Ebates offers!


New to Ebates? Here’s how it works:

Sign up for free here. Each participating store offers a different cash back percentage — just look at the percentage next to the store name on the Ebates.com site to see how much savings you will earn.  You’ll also find additional savings coupons and deals for many of the stores too!

:: Learn more or sign up for Ebates FREE here.

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3-Day Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Clothing Warehouse Sale — July 28-30

Yellow Tunic Sharon Young

The Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale is almost here! Our readers’ favorite fashion sale only opens its doors four times a year, and the long-awaited 3-day summer sale starts on Thursday (July 28-30)! The sale will be huge with over 18,000 pieces starting at $20 with sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s plus sizes and everything in between (sizes 2-18 and a stylish selection of 0X-3X).

We just got back from a preview shopping trip, saved a bundle (50 to 75% off regular retail!), and went home with some gorgeous clothes usually only found at higher end ladies boutiques and department stores at higher prices. The racks were already packed, and even more beautiful pieces were coming into the warehouse during our visit!

Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale July 2016 -- Rows of Bargains

The sale covers a huge selection and variety of styles and sizes, from trendy to traditional and from “running to the grocery store” casual to night-on-the-town dressy. 

You’ll find everything you need to complete an outfit including tops, skirts, pants, and jackets ~ all $20 to $60. And, even though the sale is huge, everything is very organized into collections, making it easy to navigate the sale. Brands you’ll see include the new high-end boutique John Mark line (most John Mark pieces are at least 60% off!), Sharon Young, Multiples, Tru Luxe jeans and tops, Ali Miles, Slim-Sations, A La Carte, the new Bette & Court and Sport Haley luxury golf brands, and more.

Here are a few pictures and favorite finds from our trip:

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~ We absolutely love the bright graphics and fun details in these new casual collections from Sharon Young and John Mark ~

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale July 2016
~ Yes to this wardrobe-making, fringed cut-out vest by Sharon Young — a  fantastic transition to fall piece!   ~

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 Sharon Young Warehouse Sale July 2016

~ The turquoise played off of black & white found throughout
several of the collections captured our attention.  ~

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~ Don’t miss the silky soft fabrics in the new fashion performance and golf athletic lines from brands Sport Haley and Bette & Court.  Everything from  shorts & skorts to tops & jackets are made in moisture wicking and performance fabrics — ideal for a day on the golf course or just a walk around the block.  ~  

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale July 2016 Slimsation closeup.com

~ And last, but definitely not least, we found 3 rows of our favorite Slim-Sation brand pants, crops, and shorts. Wow! ~

Psssssst… Slim-Sation is the same line of pants carried by a high-end travel clothing/online catalog store for almost TWICE as much as you’ll find them at this sale. We can’t reveal the name of the store, but doing a little Google search might tell you (wink-wink).  Slim-Sation pants have a little inside tummy smoothing panel that make you look a size smaller ~ our “go to” favorites for comfort and fit. 

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INSIDERS TIP: Take advantage of a special Buy One Get One FREE” deal on Thursday and Friday (only)This offer is on top of the already discounted prices, so be sure to ask about this deal to stretch your savings and wardrobe.

 

Sharon Young 2015

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 28 to 30, 2016 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas. There is free parking, and you’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: All Credit Cards are accepted, along with cash or check, but no credit card gift cards are accepted. Also, 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).  Frugal in Fort Worth only recommends brands and businesses we use and trust!

Mark Your Calendar! Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Next Sale ~ July 28-30

Sharon Young 2016

Need to update your wardrobe? Be sure to save the date for the next Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale ~ July 28-30. Our readers tell us that this is their favorite fashion warehouse sale and definitely worth the drive to Dallas ~ we agree! We always save a bundle off retail prices (50 to 75% OFF) and end up with gorgeous clothes at below wholesale, usually only found at higher end ladies boutiques and department stores!

The direct from the designer warehouse clothing sale only opens their doors to the public four times a year. This sale will be huge with over 18,000 pieces starting at $20 and sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s plus sizes and everything in between (sizes 2-18 and 1X-3X).

INSIDER TIPS: The sale will feature a special Buy One Get One FREE” deal on Thursday and Friday on a surprise category, so be sure to ask about this special offer to stretch your savings. 

Stay tuned…

We will head to Dallas to get a sneak look at the sale and share some of our favorite finds with you! In the mean time, be sure to carve out time on your calendar and save the date!

Sharon Young 2015   Sharon Young 2015

Details, details
When: July 28 to 30, 2016 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas. There is free parking, and you’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: All Credit Cards are accepted, along with cash or check, but no credit card gift cards are accepted. Also, 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).  Frugal in Fort Worth only recommends brands and businesses we use and trust!

RARE Hunter Rain Boot Sale — Up To 30% Off at Rue La La

With all the rainy weather we’ve had lately, you might want to check out this rare Memorial Day Weekend deal on top-of-the-line Hunter rain boots for the whole family…

Hunter Rain Boots Rue La La Promo Code

Hunter Rain boot fans: Rue La La has an exclusive sale happening now with styles for women, men, and kids, discounted up to 30% OFF! Those who have shopped Hunter brand boots know that this is a rare sale on these stylish, but hard-working & protective rain boots.

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Sale prices start at $34.99 and come in a range of colors, boot heights, sizes, and styles. Do hurry, because the sale ends this Monday and some items will undoubtedly sell out with this popular brand!

How to get the offer:

  1. Sign up or sign in to Rue La La.  If you are not a member ~ join here for FREE (read our review below to learn more about Rue La La). Once you are signed up/signed in…
  2. Go to the Hunter Boutique at Rue La La .  You can find this boutique by clicking on this link and then scroll through to the boutique (look for the Hunter Boots image below).
  3. Shop now through Monday, May 30, 2016. Several items have already sold out, so the sooner you look, the better the selection.

  Hunter rain boots Rue La La Promo Code

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It is worth checking out this flash/daily deal site (owned by PayPal) which offers every day quality brands (like New Balance, KitchenAid, Lego and Melissa & Doug) to very high-end boutique brands (such as Michael Kors, Le Creuset, Gucci, Badgley Mischka, Halston, and Marc Jacobs) ~ all at discount outlet store prices.  Every day you’ll find new bargains including beautiful clothes, magazine-page worthy home decor, toys, housewares and lots more!

Rue La La describes themselves as “an exclusive, invitation-only online destination where Members discover premier-brand, private sale Boutiques, each open for just a brief window of time. Our focus is a well-edited collection of sought-after offerings from the best brand names in the world – combined with helpful service.” Membership is invitation-only.  And, joining is FREE.

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