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Your 2018 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Discount Guide — FREE & 50% OFF Ticket Savings

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The 2018 Stock Show and Rodeo kicks off today, and we are back to give you the full scoop on how to get discount or even FREE tickets to this favorite annual event (daily through February 3). Here’s how:

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s 23 day event opens its doors today with a schedule packed full of premier livestock shows, daily rodeo (extra ticket needed), live musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, and lots more. There are fun activities for the whole family, and the list of exhibits and events is fresh each day.

Plan ahead and you can get Stock Show grounds admission for FREE or even 50% OFF rodeo tickets. Here’s how to save:

1.  FREE Grounds Admission, Tuesday, January 16 (Dickies Day) ~ Wear your Dickies logoed clothing item to the gate ticket office and receive FREE general admission to the Stock Show grounds.  Tuesday, January 16 only — learn more here.

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Free and Half Off Tickets

2. FREE Grounds Admission for TCU Fans & 50% OFF Rodeo Tickets for TCU Students & Staff, Thursday, January 25 (TCU Day) ~ Wear any TCU  logoed gear on TCU day to receive FREE general admission to the Stock show grounds (rodeo performance not included). TCU students with a valid/current TCU I.D. can also get $10 rodeo tickets (regularly $22) for performances on this day. Learn more here

3. FREE Grounds Admission AND Rodeo for Military Appreciation Day, Monday, January 29 ~ Present your military ID (active or retired) at the Rodeo Ticket Box Office and receive FREE tickets to the Rodeo (includes Grounds admission) for you and your immediate family for the 2:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. performance (you can get your tickets now!).  Thank you for your service! Learn more here.

4. Fridays, 50% OFF Admission for SeniorsSenior citizens age 65 and over will be admitted to the Stock Show grounds every Friday throughout the show for $5  — that’s 50% OFF general admission January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 2018.

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5. Multiday Souvenir Pin / Pass (savings on multiple days) ~ While supplies last, the Stock Show and Rodeo has a special souvenir pin that you can purchase that nicely lowers the cost if you will be visiting the Stock Show for more than 4 days. With this $40 per person deal, you get a souvenir pin that provides daily ground admission, admission to 3 Museums (see info on the Moo-seum experience below), entrance to all livestock and horse shows during the entire 23 days of the show and more. Do note that you do need to plan to attend at least 5 days for this to be a savings. Learn more here.

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6.  FREE Stock Show Grounds Admission For Museum Members ~ If you’re a member of The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, or the Cattle Raisers’ Museum you can get into the Stock Show Grounds for FREE any day. Museum members must present  their current Museum Membership card and photo ID at a Stock Show ticket booth to receive free entry.  Learn more here.

7.  Special Cowboys & Culture Moo-seum bonus (love this!) ~ For the 7th straight year, bring your Stock Show ticket with you to get FREE admission to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, or the Cattle Raisers’ Museum — January 12 to February 3. For adults, that’s a bonus savings of up to $40 if you visit all 3 museums! Learn more about the “Moo-seum” program, here.

8. 50% OFF Parking on Saturdays & Sundays ~ Parking is normally $12, but on Saturdays and Sundays, visitors can take the $5 Rodeo Redline park & ride shuttle from the lot just north of Billy Bob’s in the Stockyards. Buses run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturdays and 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sundays.  Go here to learn more.

Details, details
When: The 2018 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo takes place
January 12 through February 3.  Learn more here.

Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr. Click here for driving directions.

Parking:  Parking is normally $12 and more limited due to construction of the new arena. Find parking info here.  A special Rodeo Redline Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays during the Stock Show (see above info).  It will take you directly from Billy Bob’s North Lot to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $5 per car.  To find out more, click here.

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SAVE THE DATE: Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale — February 1-3

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It’s almost time for our reader’s favorite fashion bargain event ~ the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale featuring Sharon Young’s latest winter resort collection. 

 Sharon Young Sale February 2018

This direct-from-the-designer sale actually takes place inside the clothing manufacturer’s warehouse (February 1-3) and features thousands of fashion pieces all at deep discount prices. 

This huge sale only opens its doors four times a year, and everything is marked down 50% to 75% OFF retail.  They have sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between. Much of my wardrobe comes from this sale, and I can’t begin tell you how many people ask me where I shop ~ ladies, this is the place.

Stay tuned! We’ll pop over to the sale in a few days to give you a sneak preview and post some “Insiders Scoop” pics and info so that you’ll know what is in store before you go.

In the mean time, save the date ~ February 1-3, 2018 (Thursday to Saturday). 

Details, details
When: February 1-3, 2018 ~ 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 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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2018 FREE Water Smart Landscape, Gardening, and Irrigation Seminars at BRIT in Fort Worth

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FREE Fort Worth Water Smart Irrigation and Landscape Seminars

Using less water is not only good for the environment, it is also great for saving money on your water bill! The Fort Worth Water Department, in partnership with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is hosting a series of FREE seminars that will teach you how to plan and grow a water-saving garden, easy tips for maintaining a healthy water-wise landscape, helpful info for installing a DIY drip irrigation system, and much more! 

The list of upcoming classes includes:

:: Rainwater Harvesting ~ March 1, 2018
Think big for your home and save big on your water bill! This program covers design, construction, maintenance and benefits of a large rainwater collection system. Participants will learn how to calculate rainwater capture and design an above ground water collection system for a home, ranch or business. Register here. »

:: Top 100 Plants for North Texas ~ April 5, 2018
Are you a “Native Texan” or a transplant? Plants can be native or transplants too! Create a lush and vibrant landscape with our favorite “Top 100” native and adapted plants, ideal for your North Texas landscape. You’ll also learn proper soil preparation, proper planting, how to choose the right plant for the right place, as well as tips to keep your plants beautiful and healthy year-round. Register here. »

:: You Landscape It ~ May 3, 2018
Transform your landscape into a beautiful low maintenance, water efficient landscape. At this seminar, you’ll learn basic design principles, plant placement, and the newest hardscape trends so you can “do it yourself” and save big! You’ll also receive tips on how to use the ULandscapeIT tool on the WaterUniversity.tamu.edu website so that you can become your own landscape designer! Register here. »

:: Drip Irrigation ~ June 7, 2018
Make every drop count — drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method for landscape beds, potted plants, vegetable gardens or home foundations. Whether you have an existing sprinkler system or just an outdoor faucet, learn how to install, convert and maintain a drip irrigation system. The flow of information from our experts will make “do it yourself” drip irrigation seem easy! Register here. »

:: Water U Doing?: Water Efficient Sprinklers ~ July 12, 2018
Save water, money and time by giving your sprinkler system a “Spruce Up.” Come learn how minor do-it-yourself repairs and simple irrigation tips can make a major impact on your water waste and your water bill. If you’ve got questions about your controller or how much your lawn and landscape really needs, we’ve got a stream of info to get your plants looking their best! Register here. »

:: Put the ‘Care’ Into Lawn Care ~ August 2, 2018
Did you fight the lawn and the lawn won? Don’t let it! This course will teach you proper maintenance techniques, efficient watering methods, and simplified fertilizer and pesticide application to reduce weed and disease issues. We’ll help you create a lush and healthy lawn that will make your neighbors green with envy! Register here. »

:: Grow Your Own Vegetables ~ September 6, 2018
“Lettuce” talk about vegetables! Whether you’re trying to eat healthier, want to know where your food comes from, or just love the idea of growing delicious vine-ripened vegetables at home, this class in for you. Learn proper soil preparation, garden design and layouts, disease and insect identification, as well as the proper planting times for getting the most production out of your favorite vegetables in the challenging climate of North Texas. Register here. »

:: Texas Trees ~ October 4, 2018
Trees are without a doubt, our most valuable landscape investment! Whether you’re interested in their ornamental value for your property, their contribution to energy and water savings at your home or business, or the many other ecosystem services they provide, this program covers it. Branch out and join us to learn tips on tree selection and proper planting practices, as well as proper watering, pruning, common insect issues and diseases.  Register here. »

:: Composting ~ November 1, 2018
Compost is absolutely one of the best soil amendments money can buy, but you don’t have to buy! Learn how to make high-quality compost at home using materials most folks throw away. This class give you the “dirt” on the most effective composting methods with a focus on practical techniques and tips to get your compost system back to its peak.  Register here. » 

 


All seminars will take place from 6-8pm at:

The Botanical Research Instiute of Texas
1700 University Drive in Fort Worth

Do note, that while seminars are FREE, they do require pre-registration as there are limited seats given on a first come, first serve basis.  

Learn more here.


 

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Save the Date: 2017 Texas Tax FREE Holiday for Energy Star Appliances & More — May 27-29

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

Texas Tax Free Weekend 2017 Washers and Dryers  Texas Tax Free Weekend 2017 Refrigerators and Kitchen Appliances

Saturday, May 27 to Monday, May 29, 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 qualifying items, plus save on future energy costs too.

Texas Tax Free Weekend on Ceiling Fans and Air Conditioners

The energy-star products qualifying in 2017’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, installation, shipping, and handling for any of these items are also excluded from tax!

The 2017 sales tax holiday begins on Saturday, May 27, and ends on Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day Weekend).

Texas Tax Free Weekend 2017 -- Fluorescent & Energy Star Lightbulbs      ENERGY STAR logo

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 not a 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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3-Day Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Clothing Warehouse Sale — Opens to the Public Next Week!

Greetings Frugal in Fort Worth friends! We have been on a bit of hiatus, and wanted to let you know we will be back in full gear next month (we sure have missed talking with you!). Because we’ve had many readers checking in on the next dates for the Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse sale, we wanted to make a quick “pop-in” to let you know that it’s almost here!

Be sure and save the date as it starts next week!  A readers’ favorite fashion and warehouse clothing sale, The Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Spring Sale runs for 3 days, and sale doors will be open Thursday, May 4 to Saturday, May 6 only!

Here’s a little sample of what’s in store —

Sharon Young 2017 sale    Sharon Young 2017 sale

The direct from the designer, Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale only opens their doors to the public four times a year, and the next sale runs Thursday to Saturday, May 4-6. This rare sale is in a large warehouse venue (behind Sharon Young’s design headquarters in Dallas), and will be huge with over 18,000 designer pieces!

You’ll find everything is marked down 50% to 75% OFF retail, as well as sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between. The sale features deep discounts on collections from Sharon Young, John Mark, Tru Luxe, Multiples, A La Carte, and more! You’ll even be able to shop their two new weekend and sportswear/performance lines — Bette & Court and Sport Haley. All prices start at $20 (with nothing over $60!).

You don’t want to miss this fantastic sale, including a surprise Buy One Get One Free offer on Thursday & Friday (May 4 & 5)!

We will be heading over for a preview of the sale to get you an exclusive sneak peek at some of the wonderful finds (get your shopping list ready!). In the mean time, be sure to carve out time to pop over to next week’s sale.

Sharon Young Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale  Sharon Young Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale

Details, details
When: May 4-6, 2017 ~ 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 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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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!

Limited Time — $11.19 For Nautica 5 Pack Baby Onesies at Amazon

Amazon is running a pass-along worthy deal — for a limited time, get big savings OFF top-rated Nautica Baby Girl and Boy Onesie Bodysuits — $11.19 for a pack of 5 cute onesie designs (making these less than $2.50 per outfit)! These are great to have on hand in your gift closet for last-minute baby showers or to brighten the day of a tired mommy.

Here are the links to the sale (Psssst! Be sure and read our Secret Sauce Savings Tips at the end of this post):

:: $11.19 ~ 5 Pack Nautica Baby Girls’ Bodysuits

:: $11.19 ~ 5 Pack Nautica Baby Boys Bodysuits

Secret Sauce Savings Tips: These 5-pack onesie sets come in a nice variety of design options, however not all sets are on sale — be sure to click on the size you want and then on the various styles to find the $11.19 sale designs.  Also, 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. 

:: Pop over here to find more great sale items at the Nautica 50% OFF (and more) children’s clothing event.

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2017 FREE Water Smart Landscape, Gardening, and Irrigation Seminars at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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FREE Fort Worth Water Smart Irrigation and Landscape Seminars

The Fort Worth Water Department, in partnership with Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is hosting a series of FREE water smart landscape and gardening seminars throughout 2017. These classes are offered monthly at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and will equip you to make educated decisions in your landscape as well as make efficient use of the latest watering and irrigation technologies.

:: Water Efficient Landscape Design ~ March 2, 2017
Are you on a budget but your landscape needs a facelift? Transform your landscape into a water efficient landscape. You’ll learn basic design principles, plant placement, and hardscape so you can do it yourself!  Register here. »

:: Native and Adaptive Plants for North Texas ~ April 6, 2017
Are you a “Native Texan” or a transplant? Plants are native or transplants too!This program covers a large selection of minimal water use plants that are native and adaptive — ideal for a sustainable landscape or garden. You will learn proper soil preparation, planting and native and adaptive plant selection.  Register here. »

:: Water Efficient Landscape Plants and Maintenance ~ May 4, 2017
Learn to install and maintain a water efficient landscape. Topics include proper soil preparation, plant and hardscape installation, and maintenance.  Register here. »

:: On the Wild Side: Gardening for Wildlife ~ June 1, 2017
In this seminar, you’ll learn about native and adaptive plants that are not only water efficient additions to your landscape, but also beautiful landscape accents that attract beneficial wildlife.  Register here. »

:: Drip Irrigation DIY ~ July 6, 2017
Learn how to water more efficiently with every drop by converting your spray heads and sprinkler system to drip. This hands-on class will teach you how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or convert an existing zone to drip. Drip irrigation for foundation watering will also be covered. Register here. »

:: Water Efficient Irrigation ~ August 3, 2017
In this class you’ll learn how to most efficiently operate your sprinkler system and its components to take advantage of water efficiency best practices.  You’ll also learn how to maintain your home’s automatic sprinkler systems and make basic repairs.   Register here. »

:: Lawn Care Maintenance ~ September 7, 2017
Proper lawn care is a key component to a healthy lawn. This program covers basic lawn maintenance best practices as well as selecting the right turf grass to improve the health and longevity of your landscape. This class will teach you how to maintain your landscape using less water, fertilizers and pesticides, too. Register here. »

:: Composting ~ October 5, 2017
This program teaches the benefits of different types and methods of composting.  Register here. »

:: The Edible Landscape ~ November 2, 2017
Why water and mow what you can’t eat? Utilizing areas in your landscape to grow edibles is a way to add food on your table and reduce your grocery bill. This program teaches you how to incorporate edible plants into your home garden and landscape. You will learn how herbs, fruits and vegetables can add to the colors and textures of your permanent landscape combining both aesthetics’ and functionality.  Register here. »


All seminars will take place at:

Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. ~ Inside the Iris Room

Do note, that while seminars are FREE, they do require pre-registration as there are limited seats — given on a first come, first serve basis.


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