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

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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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~ 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.  ~  

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~ 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.

 

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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 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!

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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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Top FREE 2016 July 4th Weekend Fireworks Shows and 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.

:: SATURDAY, JULY 2 ~ DFW FIREWORKS EVENTS

Granbury
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Weekend Celebration
Enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned patriotic events in Granbury, including live music, community parade, kids activities, fireworks over the lake, and more. Voted one of the top 5 best fireworks shows in Texas.
Where: Granbury ~ Events take place in various locations with fireworks over the lake.  Go here for specific event schedules and locations.
When: July 2-4, Fireworks show begins at dusk on July 4 (about 9:45PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE. Check links above for specifics.

:: SUNDAY, JULY 3 ~ 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 with skydivers and more.
Where: The fireworks display and the Addison Airport Airshow can be seen from almost anywhere in Addison. Go here for a list of fireworks watch party locations.
When: July 3, 5:00PM to Midnight ~ Addison Airport show begins at 7:30PM and 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 music-enhanced fireworks show from atop City Hall, set to music from 95.9 The Ranch.
Where: Downtown Arlington. Go here for a map.
When: July 3, 6:0oPM – 10:30PM (Fireworks at 9:45)
Cost: FREE! Note that some activities like the petting zoo require a small fee.

Granbury
What:
 Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Weekend Celebration
Enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned patriotic events in Granbury, including live music, community parade, kids activities, fireworks over the lake, and more. Voted one of the top 5 best fireworks shows in Texas.
Where: Granbury ~ Events take place in various locations with fireworks over the lake.  Go here for specific event schedules and locations.
When: July 2-4, Fireworks show begins at dusk on July 4 (about 9:45PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE. Check links above for specifics.

Roanoke
What: Independence Day Celebration
Enjoy a night of family fun with bounce houses, rock climbing wall, train rides, fireworks, food, music and more! Live music by Professor D.
Where: Roanoke Community Park ~ 201 Park Dr.  Complimentary shuttles will be available at the park entrance.
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!

:: MONDAY, JULY 4 ~ DFW FIREWORKS EVENTS

Arlington
What: 51st Annual Arlington Independence Day Parade.
Experience the oldest event in Arlington and one of the largest 4th of July parades in Texas!
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 music 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. On site parking is $15-20.

Burleson
What: City of Burleson’s Independence Day Celebration
Live rock concert by Journey Tribute Band, “Escape,” and fireworks show.
Where: Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex
500 W. Hidden Creek Pkwy
When: July 4 ~ The gates open at 5PM, the concert starts at 7:30PM and the 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, midway games, and a variety of live music. Access to concession stands will be available throughout Fair Park.
Where: Fair Park in Dallas ~ 1121 First Ave • Dallas
When: July 4 ~ 9:00AM to 10:00PM. Fireworks start at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!  Parking is $10 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 80s rock band, Loverboy, the Lewisville ISD children’s parade, Kid’s Zone activities (complete with bounce houses, face painting, and more), vintage auto show, and a great fireworks show!
Where: Flower Mound ~ Go here for directions and parking info.
When: July 4, Children’s Parade begins at 10:00AM, Gates for the festival activities will open at 5PM 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, F-16 flyover, flyboard shows, zipline, bounce houses, miniature golf, festival food, huge fireworks display, 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.

Fort Worth Stockyards
What: 4th of July Family Event at the Stockyards
Celebrate the Fourth in the Fort Worth Stockyards! Activities include face-painting for kids, live music, and a Legends of Texas gunfight show after each cattle drive — all inside Stockyards Station!
When: July 4. See the complete schedule here.
Where:  Fort Worth Stockyards
Cost: FREE!

Frisco
What: Frisco Freedom Fest
Fireworks, food, live music, children’s activities (bounce house, games, face painting, etc.), 5K run, street entertainment, and more.  Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair and for the fireworks show.
Where: Simpson Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.  Fireworks are visible around Frisco City Hall and Toyota Stadium (the corner of Dallas Parkway and Main Street).
When: July 4, Begins at 4:00PM, Fireworks at 10:00PM (approx.)
Cost: FREE!

Granbury
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Weekend Celebration
Enjoy a weekend of old-fashioned patriotic events in Granbury, including live music, community parade, kids activities, fireworks over the lake, and more. Voted one of the top 5 best fireworks shows in Texas.
Where: Granbury ~ Events take place in various locations with fireworks over the lake.  Go here for specific event schedules and locations.
When: July 2-4, Fireworks show begins at dusk on July 4 (about 9:45PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE. Check links above for specifics.

Grapevine
What: 34th 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 26-minute 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 (good news — most parks are free).  Also, note that a few parks (info here) are closed due to high waters.

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. For the updated fireworks show parking map, go here.
When: July 4 ~ Parade begins at 9:00AM. |  Pre-fireworks family event and entertainment begins at 6:00PM & fireworks at 9:30PM.  Parking gate opens at 5:00PM.
Cost: FREE!  Parking is $10/car, cash only

Lewisville
What: Red White & Lewisville Fireworks Show
The city’s annual fireworks show, Red White & Lewisville, will return with a pow and flash on Monday, July 4.
Where: For Fireworks, the best viewing area is on the south side of Vista Ridge Mall, between the mall and  State Highway 121.
When: July 4, The show is scheduled to start after sunset, about 9:30 p.m.
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 multi-city Family 4th Celebration.  Festivities include kid’s activities, bounce houses, contests, a salute to veterans, stage performances and festival food.
Where: The Hills Shopping Center (6351 Highway 26)
or Wiley G Thomas Coliseum (6108 Broadway in Haltom City).
When: July 4, Come early, get a great parking spot and enjoy family entertainment starting at 5:00PM. Free concert begins at 8:00PM. and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE! Some activities require a small fee.

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2016 TEXAS TAX-FREE HOLIDAY for Energy Star Appliances, Lightbulbs, Ceiling Fans & More — Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30

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Please share on Facebook or pass this along to anyone you know who might be in the market for new appliances, ceiling fans, air conditioners, clothes washers, or other Energy Star qualifying products (this can save them a bundle!)…even incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs receive tax-free status this weekend!

This Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 28 to Monday, May 30), Texas shoppers receive a break from paying sales tax on purchases of many energy-efficient products like fluorescent light bulbs, ceiling fans, and energy-star home appliances like refrigerators, washers, and more even energy-star rated college-dorm / compact-sized refrigerators qualify! This is an excellent way to get extra savings on any of the qualifying items, plus save on future energy costs too.

The energy-star products qualifying in 2016’s tax-free weekend include:

  • Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
  • Ceiling fans
  • Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less
  • Delivery, shipping, and handling for any of these items are also excluded from tax!

The 2016 sales tax holiday begins on Saturday, May 28, and ends on Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day Weekend).

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Qualifying products will need to display the ENERGY STAR logo which will appear on the appliance, the packaging, or the Energy Guide label. The discount also applies to delivery and installation fees and  there is no limit to the number of qualifying items one can purchase during this sales tax holiday.

:: To find out more, go to the Texas comptroller’s site, here.

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GREAT DEAL — Up To 66% OFF Colored Pencil and Gel Pen Sets, PrismaColor Sets, Coloring Books For Adults, and More

Amazon has a HOT sale happening today on top rated art and coloring supplies. These are perfect to use with scrapbooking, art projects, and fine detail work found in coloring books for adults.  This is a great time to stock up on art supplies for summer craft projects for the kids, too!

All the items we have highlighted have received top-rated reviews by buyers (4.5 to 5 star user ratings). 

Here are a few examples of the fantastic savings we found over at Amazon today (you might not want to wait, as prices change quickly):

LolliZ 96 Gel Pen Set (2 Packs of 48 pens each)
Sale Price $16.99 (Regular retail $49.99)

Sargent Art Pack of 50 Colored Pencils Assorted Colors 22-7251
(High Quality Pencils for Beginners)
Sale Price $8.98

Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils, Set of 48 Assorted Colors
(PrismaColor is the premier artist brand, known for creamy leads & rich pigments — “Scholar” is their intermediate series)
Sale Price $24.99 (Regular retail $44.49)

72 Slots Portable Colored Pencil/Pen Organizer Zippered Case
 (Note that this is for the carrying case only)
Sale Price $14.99

Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil, Set of 48 Colors (Fine-art quality pencils create smooth color, superior blending and shading, light-resistant, and waterproof).
BEST DEAL ==> Sale Price $33.99 (Regular retail $99.99)

“Today Is Going To Be A Great Day”
Inspirational Coloring Book for Adults
Price $7.99

“Butterflies” Coloring Book for Adults
BEST DEAL ==>
Price $3.59


It Is Well with My Soul” Coloring Book for Adults
Price $5.93 

Colour Your Day: Coloring Book for Adults
Price $7.99

There are lots of great art supply deals to be found with this sale, too.  I hope you find just what you are looking for! : )

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43% OFF Kindle Bundle $79.99 — Save $59 on a 6″ Kindle E-Reader With Bonus Protective Cover & More

This Kindle bundle deal was so popular with our readers last year, that when we discovered it would be offered again for a short time, we wanted to be sure to let our readers know (perfect timing for Mother’s Day, graduation, and end-of-school gifts!). Note that Amazon is targeting this bundle towards parents, but this is the regular 6″ Kindle that, just by itself, normally retails for $99.99, but without all the nice bundle freebies in this deal.

LIMITED TIME — Amazon has their Kindle for Kid’s Bundle at a DEEP discount of 43% OFF — just $79.99 (a savings of $59). The bundle includes 1.) a glare-free 6″ Kindle wi-fi e-reader ($99.99 regular price)  2.)  an extended 2-year accident protection that protects against drops or spills (valued at $19.99), and 3.) an ergonomic protective cover (valued at $19.99). This is the best deal available for this Kindle 6″ edition!

“SECRET SAUCE” SAVINGS TIP:  Don’t let the “Kid’s Bundle” title detour you ~ this is perfect for teens and adults too! Although Amazon describes this as a ‘kids bundle’ (and yes, it is great for kids), it’s also an excellent value for adults & teens since the same reader in this bundle alone normally sells for $99.99 (learn more here).

 


Features included in the Kindle Bundle:

* Includes the latest 6″ Paperwhite Kindle Reader ($99.99 retail), an ergonomic protective cover ($19.99), & a 2-year extended warranty provided by SquareTrade ($19.99).

* There are over 14,000 reviews on this powerful reader tablet & most reviewers give it 5 stars.

* Zero distractions – unlike tablets, this Kindle is designed just for reading.

* Drops or spills? No worriesincludes 2 years of accident protection provided by SquareTrade. Once your Kindle ships, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your coverage.

* Power up a young reader’s vocabulary with features that offer hints for difficult words and let you practice them on digital flashcards

* Set reading goals and track progress with Kindle FreeTime.

* Lighter than a paperback and holds thousands of books

* Easily checkout e-books from the Fort Worth public library.

:: Learn more about the $79.99 Kindle Kid’s Bundle, here.


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3-Day Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Clothing Warehouse Sale — Opens to the Public On Thursday

As promised, we hopped over to Dallas to bring you an exclusive preview of the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale. The sale opens its doors for just 3 days to the public, and it starts this Thursday (runs April 28-30). We had so much fun on our preview trip and found so many goodies that it was hard to choose!

Just for our readers, we have put together a little peek at some our favorite finds, plus some insiders’ tips & scoop you’ll want to know before you go to the sale…

Ali Miles Sleevless

The Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale only opens its doors four times a year, and this long-awaited 3-day Spring fashion sale starts this Thursday!  This sale is huge with over 22,000 items, like the beautiful, silky Ali Miles sleeveless top pictured above — over 70% OFF retail at only $20! We happened to see this exact top on display at a major department store last weekend for $69 — we cannot say where, but a little Google search for “Ali Miles” might tell you, wink-wink :).

Once again, I saved a bundle (50 to 75% off regular retail) on some wonderful new pieces for my wardrobe and went home with some gorgeous clothes usually only found at higher end ladies boutiques and department stores at MUCH higher prices. The racks were already packed, and even more beautiful pieces were coming into the warehouse during our visit!


INSIDERS’ TIP: The sale will feature 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.


Here is a little taste of some of our favorite finds:

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

~ Click on any picture for a closeup view ~  

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 & more.

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, we found a nice variety of sizes to fit and flatter  just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s plus sizes and everything in between (sizes 2-18 and a stylish selection of 0X-3X).

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Sharon Young Warehouse Sale 2016

:: We fell in love with the lovely fabrics and careful attention to quality and details we found in the new “John Mark” collection —  incredible bargains with most over 70% off retail! Be sure and look for this high-end, boutique quality line (definitely a “Best Buy” at this sale).

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale 2016   Sharon Young Warehouse Sale 2016

:: The modern twist on black and white, and bold pops of color throughout several of the collections captured our attention.  ~

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale 2016   Sharon Young Warehouse Sale 2016

:: There are thousands of beautiful tops and pants throughout the sale with prices starting at $20 (like the Sharon Young  sleeveless graphic top on the right for $20).

Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale April 2016   Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale April 2016
:: We found lots of on-trend lace layering pieces that add a breezy accent to a favorite pair of  jeans or pants.

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale 2016
 
:: We even found this wardrobe making REVERSIBLE John Mark blouse!
Click images above to see this colorful top in reverse!

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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. 

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Details, details
When: April 28-30, 2016 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas. You’ll see yellow signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Important to know before going: There is a very large dressing room area provided if you want to try on all your wonderful finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only but not private — you likely want to keep this in mind when choosing your undergarments : ). Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home.

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TODAY ONLY — 60% OFF Top-rated JBL Flip Wireless Bluetooth Speaker — $39.99

Another great offer worth checking out…

TODAY ONLY — Amazon has a hot deal on top-rated JBL Flip Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker  $39.99 (60% OFF the retail price of $99.95), refurbished version. We did a quick price comparison and this is the lowest price we could find on this model — in fact the same refurb speakers are selling at Fry’s for $69.99 right now (go here to compare). This is a GREAT deal!

In case you are interested, here are the details:

  • Top rated 4.6/5 Star ratings by verified buyers
  • Bluetooth streaming wirelessly streams high-quality stereo music from any Bluetooth-equipped device like an enabled cell phone, tablet, laptop, and more.
  • Built-in bass port generates rich bass  and robust audio that’s superior to comparable portable products.
  • Built-in microphone and call-answer button allows you to answer phone calls from the speaker.
  • This certified refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, includes all original accessories plus a 90 day warranty.

JBL Flip Portable Stereo Speaker with Wireless Bluetooth Connection Best Price

:: Go here to learn more about the today-only JBL sale at Amazon.  

Secret Sauce Savings Tips: We like to remind our readers that Amazon prices can change at any time, so you might not want to wait when you find a great deal you intend to buy.

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Save The Date — 3-Day Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Public Warehouse Sale, April 28-30

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It’s almost time for our readers’ favorite fashion bargain event — the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale — April 28-30! The direct from the designer sale will feature Sharon Young’s 2016 Spring collection, plus many other designer clothing brands like Ali Miles, Tru Luxe, Multiples, and more.

Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale April 2016

This huge sale only opens its doors to the public four times a year, and features thousands of fashion pieces, all at deep discount prices. You’ll find everything marked down 50% to 75% OFF retail and sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between.

Pssst… There will be a special Buy One Get One Free offer on Thursday & Friday (April 28 & 29) only ~ be sure to ask about it!

We will be heading over to the sale in a few days to give you a sneak preview and post some “Insiders’ Scoop” pics and info — stay tuned!  In the mean time, save the date April 28-30 (Thursday to Saturday), get your shopping list ready, and look forward to more photos to come!

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Details, details
When: April 28-30, 2016 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas. You’ll see yellow signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Important to know before going: There is a very large dressing room area provided if you want to try on all your wonderful finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only but not private — you likely want to keep this in mind when choosing your undergarments : ). Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home.

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$10 For Custom Made Gold Foil Graphic Prints

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We recently discovered the freshly launched Handmade at Amazon store —  if you are an Etsy fan, you’ll enjoy this wonderful store, packed full of unique items crafted and sold directly from artisans. Handmade products range from jewelry and furniture to artwork and bedding and are easily browsed by category (Handmade Lighting, Home Decor, Stationery and Party Supplies, Kitchen and Dining, etc.) or search by artisans’ location (like Texas!).

Our perusal uncovered a new favorite find — gorgeous, yet inexpensive gold or silver foil art prints, made by hand in a small print shop just outside of Philadelphia. Choose a standard 5 x 7 framable size for $10 or 8 x 10 for $18 — both sizes are designed to be popped into a standard frame and you can pick gold or silver foil. They will even customize a print just for you for $7 more!

Here are some of our favorite designs:

  
  

:: Pop over here to see all the wonderful designs in this shop!


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New to the Handmade at Amazon store? This wonderful store is packed full of items crafted and sold directly from artisans with categories ranging from jewelry and furniture to artwork and bedding — easily browsed by category or by artisans’ location.

The product page for each handmade item contains a location icon (like Texas) to show where the artisan is based, along with a link to their profile so that you can learn more about the creator’s work and the unique story behind the artisan and item. You’ll find products from craftsmen in all 50 U.S. states, and over 60 countries. We appreciate Amazon’s promise to check out every artisan, to ensure their products are truly handcrafted goods and not mass-produced.

:: Find shop details & a list of today’s top-selling handmade items here.


 

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6 Tips for Flawless (and Fun!) Easter Egg Decorating from Williams Sonoma

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Did you know that plain, distilled white vinegar works best for dyeing eggs? Pop over to the Williams-Sonoma Blog to learn this and more from their professional catalog stylist. There are pointers for getting vibrant colors, making clean-up easy, and turning the activity into a fun event for the whole family.

:: Pop over here to get Williams-Sonoma’s 6 tips for Flawless (and Fun!) Easter Egg Decorating.

P.S. All of Williams-Sonoma’s Easter items just went on sale for 50% off! 

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FREE to Download — $149 Collection of High-End Photography Editing Tools From Google

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For our photo editing aficionados and creative dabbler friends…

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Google just announced that they are going to start giving away their Nik Collection of PC & Mac photo editing tools ~ a fantastic freebie, as a few years ago, these tools would have cost you $500! The Nik Collection is a set of plug-ins that you can use with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and Apple Aperture. The photo tools include special effect filters, color correction, color enhancement, sharpening tools, and more.

:: Pop over here to learn more or get the entire Nik suite as a free download from Google ~ for either Mac or Windows.

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