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SniqueAway Dallas Staycation Bargain: The Adolphus Hotel at $99/night ~ Hurry!

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You probably already know that we are BIG, BIG, fans of TripAdvisor’s travel bargain site SniqueAway (you can read our review here), as we personally used them to save a bundle on our last two vacations and our experience was EXCELLENT.  Backed by the credibility of our favorite travel review site, TripAdvisor.com, SniqueAway offers limited-time sales and deep discounts on some fantastic 4 & 5-Star rated hotels around the world, with savings typically from 40-60% OFF.

Worth passing along ~ SniqueAway has a fantastic $99/night hotel deal for luxury Dallas Location, The Adolphus.  This historic location is known for its impeccable service and a guest list worthy of its own walk of fame.  It also boasts The French Room—the only 5-Diamond restaurant in Dallas.

Through SniqueAway’s sale, hotel rates at The Adolphus start at $99 a night and there are dates available now through December (perfect if you have out of town guests joining you for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but not enough space in the house).  Do note that there is an extra fee for valet parking.

To Get The Deal:

Go here to sign-in to SniqueAway (or become a member for FREE), then navigate to The Adolphus Hotel deal.  Tip:  Be sure to look for a diamond shaped icon on the dates when you peruse the available options on the calendar ~ the diamond icon means those dates feature the lowest sale price.

Popular dates often sell out quick.  If you intend to take advantage of this deal, you won’t want to wait too long as it’s only available on SniqueAway for a week and popular dates tend to sell out fast (offers are on a first come, first serve basis).

Learn more about SniqueAway, here or go here for a longer review of our experience with SniqueAway (and why we like it so much!).

Sign up & join here (FREE)!

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How SniqueAway Works

1.  Sign up with this invitation. There is no cost to join the members-only service, but an invitation is required.  As a reader of Frugal in Fort Worth, you are officially invited (Go here)!

2.  Check out the weekly hotel deals. Once you’re a member, there are always deals available on SniqueAway, with 10-15 new sales added weekly.

  • Members are notified via email of each week’s hotel deals, with offers on a first come, first serve basis, lasting up to seven days or until sold out. Members can preview future hotel deals seven days in advance and can set up a reminder for alerts when sales start.
  • After members receive and accept the invitation, they can check out photos and property overviews of the hotel offers. Inside every SniqueAway Escape there are TripAdvisor reviews, hotel amenities, room details—even local hot spots and location maps.
  • All hotels featured on SniqueAway have earned at least a four-star rating classification and four out of five review ratings on TripAdvisor.

3. Select and book your room.  Enter room type, check-in/check-out dates and click “Select.” Enter traveler information and any special requests for the hotel. From the time dates are selected, members have 15 minutes to click “Book it!” or the room(s) will be returned to inventory. All taxes and fees are included unless otherwise noted in the policies.

4.  Confirm, pack your toothbrush, and enjoy!  Upon booking, members receive a confirmation email from SniqueAway. All guests need at check-in is the hotel confirmation number and a credit card for any hotel purchase not included within the SniqueAway escape.

Sign up & join here (FREE)!

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FREE Admission to All National Parks ~ Saturday, September 29

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The National Parks are sponsoring another FREE entrance day for National Public Lands Day, September 29th. As part of the celebration, you can enjoy any of our almost 400 National Parks for FREE . Do note that not all national parks charge fees, but those that do will waive their costs these days (for example, $20 a car at Big Bend or $25 a car + $12/person at Yellowstone ). There is a long list of participating locations within a drivable distance of Fort Worth, including:

Details, Details
What: Find out more about  National Public Lands Day, here.  Plan your visit here.
When: Saturday, September 29, 2012 ~ times vary by location
Where: A list of almost 400 participating parks around the U.S.
can be found here.
Cost: FREE! Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees,
and transportation entrance fees.

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SniqueAway Austin Vacation Bargain: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa ~ Hurry!

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You probably already know that we are BIG, BIG, fans of TripAdvisor’s travel bargain site SniqueAway (you can read our review here), as we personally used them to save a bundle on our last two vacations and our experience was EXCELLENT.  Backed by the credibility of our favorite travel review site, TripAdvisor.com, SniqueAway offers limited-time sales and deep discounts on some fantastic 4 & 5-Star rated hotels around the world, with savings typically from 40-60% OFF.

Worth passing along ~ today kicks off a fantastic SniqueAway Texas hotel deal for family friendly, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines river resort, just outside of Austin (in Cypress, Texas). The hotel is situated on 405 acres of river-front land and offers horseback riding, zip-lining, rock climbing, river rafting, kayaking, tennis, golf, and their very own water park with a 2-story water slide, lazy river and more.

Through SniqueAway’s sale, hotel rates at the Hyatt resort start at $159 a night (normally $239 or more) and there are dates available now through October.  The reservation through SniqueAway includes access to the resort’s Water Park, daily recreational activities, and free nightly s’mores.   Some of the activities (like the golf course, spa, horseback riding, and rock climbing) require an extra fee.

To Get The Deal:

Go here to sign-in to SniqueAway (or become a member for FREE), then navigate to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort deal.  Tip:  Be sure to look for a diamond shaped icon on the dates when you peruse the available options on the calendar ~ the diamond icon means those dates feature the lowest sale price.

We noticed that some dates are already starting to sell out.  If you intend to take advantage of the Lost Pines deal, you won’t want to wait too long as it’s only available on SniqueAway for a week and popular dates tend to sell out fast (offers are on a first come, first serve basis).

Learn more about SniqueAway, here or go here for a longer review of our experience with SniqueAway (and why we like it so much!).

Sign up & join here (FREE)!

———————————-

How SniqueAway Works

1.  Sign up with this invitation. There is no cost to join the members-only service, but an invitation is required.  As a reader of Frugal in Fort Worth, you are officially invited (Go here)!

2.  Check out the weekly hotel deals. Once you’re a member, there are always deals available on SniqueAway, with 10-15 new sales added weekly.

  • Members are notified via email of each week’s hotel deals, with offers on a first come, first serve basis, lasting up to seven days or until sold out. Members can preview future hotel deals seven days in advance and can set up a reminder for alerts when sales start.
  • After members receive and accept the invitation, they can check out photos and property overviews of the hotel offers. Inside every SniqueAway Escape there are TripAdvisor reviews, hotel amenities, room details—even local hot spots and location maps.
  • All hotels featured on SniqueAway have earned at least a four-star rating classification and four out of five review ratings on TripAdvisor.

3. Select and book your room.  Enter room type, check-in/check-out dates and click “Select.” Enter traveler information and any special requests for the hotel. From the time dates are selected, members have 15 minutes to click “Book it!” or the room(s) will be returned to inventory. All taxes and fees are included unless otherwise noted in the policies.

4.  Confirm, pack your toothbrush, and enjoy!  Upon booking, members receive a confirmation email from SniqueAway. All guests need at check-in is the hotel confirmation number and a credit card for any hotel purchase not included within the SniqueAway escape.

Sign up & join here (FREE)!

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Visiting The New Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition in Fort Worth (Spoiler Alert ~ It’s Amazing!)

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The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition opened its doors to the public in Fort Worth last week, and we popped in for a visit (it is incredibly interesting, to say the least!).  Here’s the scoop on our experience, what you need to know before you go, and how to save on your tickets.

We highly recommend putting this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition on your “must do” list, as this is one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibits of Dead Sea Scroll fragments  assembled, and the largest ever presented in Texas.  The exhibition features 21 fragments of original Dead Sea Scrolls ~ eight of which have never been shown publicly.

It was beyond amazing to see, in person, these ancient documents that were naturally preserved for almost 2,000 years ~ the oldest-known manuscripts of Biblical scripture and the greatest manuscript discovery of our time. First discovered in 1947 near the Dead Sea, the scrolls include surviving fragments of over 1,350 original scrolls, dating back as early as 250 B.C. 

Our Experience At The Exhibit

The tour:  The beginning of our guided tour took us through a fascinating, winding path of ancient artifacts and antiquities, interesting historical details, and thematic sets.  Our personal guide touched on the high points of many of the artifacts which included ancient glass & pottery, coins, medical implements, and other examples of life in ancient times.  This part took about 45 minutes ~ even at that, we didn’t get a chance to see every item (so we appreciated the opportunity to return at the end and view this section at our own pace).

Seeing the Scrolls: The next part of the tour brought us to a large room to see a quick film (less than 10 minutes) which provided some interesting background info about the Dead Sea Scrolls.  After the movie, we were led through a reproduction cave to the last section and focal point of the exhibition where we viewed the Dead Sea Scroll fragment displays (as well as other rare documents like part of the Gutenberg Bible ~ the first major book ever produced on a printing press).  It was absolutely amazing to see these historically important artifacts in person.  In a nutshell, we loved our visit!

Visiting tips:  I expect the exhibition will be busy on the weekends, so if you are able, we recommend attending during the middle of the week.  We went in the early afternoon on a weekday ~ we were able to spend as much time as we wanted on each display and not feel crowded or rushed.   You will be on your feet most of the time, so wear comfy shoes.  We also suggest you set aside about 2 hours to go through the exhibit.

How to save on tickets:  You can save up to $6 a ticket by attending the exhibit Monday through Thursday (the price goes up on weekends).  Also, active Military (with valid Military ID) and children under 3 can attend anytime for FREE!  Other discounts may be periodically posted on the exhibit’s Facebook page, (so be sure and “friend” them to be the first to learn about future savings).  Tickets are on sale at SeeTheScrolls.com.

Highlights You Don’t Want To Miss

  • 21 Dead Sea Scroll Fragments including biblical passages from Exodus, the Psalms and Daniel.
  • Ancient artifacts including the Simon of Cyrene ossuary and displays including actual excavation tools from the original site.
  • Other rare documents including a portion of a Gutenberg Bible and a 1611 King James Bible.
  • Simulated archaeological dig located just outside the exhibition where people of all ages can dig up an authentic 2,000 year old pot shard (plus, if you find one, you get to keep it!)

Details, Details

What:  Learn more and get tickets at SeeTheScrolls.com
When:  The Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible Exhibit runs through
January 13, 2013 and is open Monday to Saturday 10:00AM-8:00PM and Sunday 1:00PM-7:00PM
Where:  MacGorman Performing Arts Center at Southwestern Seminary ~ 4616 Stanley Avenue in Fort Worth

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FREE Fort Worth & Dallas Fourth Of July Fireworks Shows and Independence Day Celebrations

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Important note: To find the latest 2014 list of FREE DFW Area Fourth of July Fireworks Shows and Celebrations, go here (you stumbled upon an out-of-date 2012 schedule of events). So glad you found us…pull up a chair and check out all the other local bargains and free events we’ve found for you (here)!

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

:: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

Addison
What: Kaboom Town in Addison
Ranked as one of the best Fireworks Show in the US by Forbes magazine and The Travel Channel. Includes Warbird and F-16 flyover, food, and live music. Fireworks event will be simulcast on 100.3 FM & TXA 21.
Where: Watching party at Addison Circle Park
When: July 3, 5:00PM to Midnight ~ Fireworks start at dusk (about 9:30PM)
Cost: FREE.

Arlington
What: Light Up Arlington Fireworks Show
Live music, Radio Disney 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/City Hall/University District of Arlington. Go here for map.
When: July 3, 6:0oPM – 10:30PM (Fireworks at 9:45)
Cost: FREE.

Roanoke
What: Independence Day Celebration ~ Roanoke 3rd Rocks
Live music, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, children’s train and more.
Where: Roanoke Community Park ~ 201 Park Dr.
When: July 3, Family Activities begin at 6:00. Fireworks will start at dusk.
Cost: FREE!

Southlake
What: Stars & Stripes Southlake Fireworks Show
Kids zone activities, balloon artists,  live music & entertainment, Airforce flyover, patriotic music, and more!
Where: Southlake Town Square
When: July 3, Family Activities begin at 6:00PM. Patriotic ceremony and fireworks will start at 9:30PM.  Flyover at 8:20PM
Cost: FREE!

:: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

Arlington
What: 47th Annual Arlington Independence Day Parade
Where:
Downtown Arlington – see parade route here.
When: July 4, Begins at 9:00AM
Cost: FREE.

What: Arlington Highlands 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Live music, free snow cones and fireworks.
Where: Click here for directions.
When: July 4, 7:00PM, Fireworks at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!

Bedford
What: City of Bedford’s Independence Day Celebration
Live Music, inflataFUN Zone, a variety of family fun FREE activities, festival-style food & more independence day celebrations.
Where: 2801 Forest Ridge Road ~ Bedford Boys Ranch Park.  Go here for parking details.
When: July 4, 12:00PM to 11:00PM, fireworks at dusk (about 9:30PM)
Cost: FREE! Swimming at Bedford’s Splash Aquatic Center is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids under 18. Optional parking and shuttle service, $4 (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, live concert by the nine-time Grammy-winning Kings of Texas swing –
Asleep at the Wheel, 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!

Flower Mound
What: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Show
Live music, kid’s activity zone, vintage car show, arts & crafts, food and more.
Where: Flower Mound’s Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane
When: July 4, 5:00-10:30PM and Fireworks begin at 9:45PM
Cost: FREE!

Fort Worth
What: City of Fort Worth’s Fourth Of July Fireworks
An evening of free music, family activities, bounce houses, miniature golf, jet ski shows, food trucks, and fireworks. You can even cool off in the Trinity River with the Float the Fourth river-tubing event (inner tubes, kayaks and swim up barges are available free of charge).   Free fresh watermelon will also be available to all!
Where: On the Trinity River, at Panther Island Pavilion.  Address for parking is 1098 West Peach St.  Go here for a map.
When: July 4, Festival starts at 4:30PM. Fireworks begin at 9:30PM (approx.).
Cost: FREE!

What: A Salute to America Concert & Ice Cream Party
Concerts at Arborlawn presents their 200-voice Festival Chorus in the 23rd Annual A Salute to America concert.  Free ice cream social follows the concert.
Where: Arborlawn United Methodist Church, 5001 Briarhaven Rd.
When: July 4, Concert starts at 7:00PM
Cost: FREE!

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

Granbury
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Fireworks & Laser Show
“1776” Musical on the Courthouse steps, live band, kids activities fireworks, 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: 30th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza
Where:
Grapevine Lake (our favorite viewing spot is from the Gaylord
Texan Hotel. A map of viewing sites around Grapevine Lake can be
be found here
Worth noting: 
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 9:00PM and lasting through the fireworks show.
When: July 4, Fireworks start at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE (though some parks may charge a small admission fee).

Irving/Las Colinas
What: Irving’s Firecracker Fourth
Concerts, inflatables, food concession stands and fireworks over Lake Caroline.
Where: Las Colinas ~ Intersection of Las Colinas Boulevard and Lake Carolyn Parkway
When: July 4, Entertainment begins at 6:30PM, fireworks at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE! Parking is $5 at the Irving Convention Center parking garage ~ 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.

Lewisville
What: Red White & Lewisville Fireworks Show
Where: The best viewing opportunities will be on the South side of Vista Ridge Mall and along the 121 Bypass.
When: July 4, Fireworks begin at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!

North Richland Hills/Haltom City/Watauga/Richland Hills
What: Family Fireworks Show
Four cities join together to celebrate Independence Day.  Patriotic music will be simulcast live during the fireworks show on KDKR Radio 91.3 FM
Where: The Hills Shopping Center (6351 Highway 26)
or WG Thomas Coliseum (6108 Broadway in Haltom City).
When: July 4, Fireworks begin at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE.

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Thursday ~ FREE Fort Worth Sundance Square 2012 Outdoor Movie ~ Featuring Mission Impossible

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Don’t forget ~ the last day of Sundance Square’s 2012 FREE outdoor movie series, Stars under the Stars, takes place Thursday, June 28, with the movie Mission Impossible.  Gateway Parking Lot will be converted to an outdoor movie theatre and a fun spot to enjoy the action-packed feature, Mission Impossible. Old fashioned style hand fans will even be provided (way to go Sundance Square!). Bring your picnic blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Or if you like, folding chairs will also be available for a $2 rental fee. Gates open at 7:30pm with the show starting at dusk (around 9pm).

“To-go” food items from the Sundance Square restaurants may be brought onto the lot but Sundance Square kindly requests that you do not bring in other outside food, drinks or coolers. Please also leave your pets in the comfort and safety of your home.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Sundance Square’s FREE outdoor Movie Series,
Stars Under the Stars, here.
Where: Gateway Parking Lot ~ bordered by 4th Street, Houston Street, 5th Street and Throckmorton Street. Parking is FREE after 5 p.m. at all Sundance Square parking lots and garages. Click here to find available FREE parking options.
When: Thursday, June 28. Movie starts at dusk (about 9pm). Gates open at 7:30pm.  
Cost: FREE. You can rent a chair for $2 if you wish.

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FREE Entrance to 150+ Museums, Zoos, and More (For Bank of America & Merrill Lynch Cardholders)

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If you are vacationing the weekends of July 6 & 7, August 3 & 4, or September 2 & 3 (Labor Day weekend) take note if you are a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholder…

You might recall reading about the Museums on Us program that offers Bank of America & Merrill Lynch bank cardholders FREE admission to the Fort Worth Science & History Museum, The Dallas Museum of Art, and the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month.  This same FREE admission offer is available at over 150 other cultural venues from coast to coast!

As part of Museums on Us, cultural institutions in 91 cities across the country open their doors for FREE to bank cardholders on the first full weekend of each month.  FREE access includes some of the country’s best cultural institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, and many Texas venues like the Houston Zoo.

In case you find yourself in one of the participating cities this summer, during the 1st Saturday and Sunday of the month (July 6 & 7, August 3 & 4, or September 2 & 3), you might want to include one of these spots in your travel schedule.  Check out the complete list of participating venues here.

Details, details
What:  Bank of America and Merrill Lynch’s Museums on Us offers FREE museum and cultural institution access to their cardholders.  Learn more here.

When:  The first full weekend of each month on Saturday and Sunday. Check participating museums’ days and hours of operation, as they vary.

Where:  Museums on Us includes more than 150 leading U.S. cultural institutions in 91 cities including Fort Worth and Dallas.  Read the complete list of participating locations here.

The Small Print (Only Made Larger):  Photo ID and a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card must be presented. One free general admission limited to cardholder at participating institution, excluding fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows the first full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month. Not to be combined with other offers.

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Bargain! 45% OFF Fort Worth & Austin Hotel Stays ~ LivingSocial Staycation

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If you are looking for a relaxing Texas summer get-away or staycation, LivingSocial has a couple of  fantastic spa escape/hotel deals you might want to check out:

  • For $129 (Regular $251), get a 1-night stay for two at the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa. This price includes a breakfast buffet for two as well as a $25 spa credit. This offer expires June 25, 2012 and the hotel must be booked by December 30, 2012.   Go here to learn more
  • For $249 (Regular $450), get a 1-night stay for two at destination resort, Travaasa Austin ~ about 30 minutes from downtown Austin and located in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. This price includes a $25 Spa credit (per Guest), a $25 activity credit (per Guest) toward a Private or Semi-Private Class, and a $25 lunch or dinner credit at Jean’s Kitchen. This offer expires June 19, 2012 and the hotel must be booked by September 30, 2012Go here to learn more.

P.S.  If you are new to Living Social, be sure to first sign up for FREE here.  After you’ve signed up, click the links above to go directly to the offers.

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FREE “Kids At The Sid” Family Art Event at the Sid Richardson Museum ~ Sundance Square Fort Worth

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Do your children enjoy being creative? Drop by the Sid Richardson Museum next Wednesday, June 20th, for a FREE art making event, Kids At The Sid. Kids will learn about the museum’s collection which features American West artwork by Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington.  They’ll also have fun creating their own artworks in the museum’s studio classroom.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more about the Kids at the Sid family fun museum art event.  No reservations required, but do note that parents must remain with their children.
When:  Wednesday June 20, 2012 ~ 1:00-4:00PM
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE
 

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REMINDER ~ FREE Fort Worth Sundance Square 2012 Outdoor Movie Series Starts Tomorrow!

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Downtown Fort Worth Sundance Square’s 2012 FREE outdoor movie series, Stars under the Stars, kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, June 7, with the movie Cars. Each Thursday evening in June, the Gateway Parking Lot (bordered by 4th St., Houston, 5th St., and Throckmorton) will convert to an outdoor movie theatre and will feature classic box-office hits on a giant 40′ x 20′ Airscreen. Be sure to bring your picnic blankets or lawn chairs for seating. Or if you like, folding chairs will also be available for a $2 rental fee. Gates open at 7:30pm with the show starting at dusk (around 9pm).

Weekly Movie Night Schedule:

  • June 7 Cars
  • June 14 Secretariat
  • June 21 Hugo
  • June 28 Mission Impossible

“To-go” food items from the Sundance Square restaurants may be brought onto the lot but Sundance Square kindly requests that you do not bring in other outside food, drinks or coolers. Please also leave your pets in the comfort and safety of your home.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Sundance Square’s FREE outdoor Movie Series,
Stars Under the Stars, here.
Where: Gateway Parking Lot ~ bordered by 4th Street, Houston Street, 5th Street and Throckmorton Street. Parking is FREE after 5 p.m. at all Sundance Square parking lots and garages. Click here to find available FREE parking options.
When: Movies take place every Thursday in June around dusk (about 9pm).
Gates open at 7:30pm. See movie schedule, here.
Cost: FREE. You can rent a chair for $2 if you wish.

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Get $10 OFF Carrabba’s Italian Grill

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If you have followed our blog for a while, you know my opinion on Carrabba’s ~ it is THE BEST place in Fort Worth to order my favorite dish, Chicken Marsala (the most delicious I have had outside of a little hole in the wall spot outside Chicago).  Bliss!

Right now, you can grab a great $10 OFF 2 Entrees coupon to Carrabba’s when you like them on FacebookGo here to print the coupon which is valid through June 17, 2012.

P.S. If you are a fan of Carrabba’s, you might want to join Carrabba’s Amici club (herefor more offers like this. 

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Dads & Grads Sale: Up to 60% OFF GPS Units at Amazon

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Looking for the perfect Father’s Day or Graduation Gift?  For a limited time, pop over to this link to save up to 60% on Amazon’s GPS special saleThere are lots of great choices, but from our experience, we recommend you look for a GPS unit that includes lifetime map and traffic updates.  It generally doesn’t cost a lot more to add this feature (i.e. add $10 to the base cost for this model).  With all the construction changes happening around DFW, it is worth it to pay a little extra to stay up-to-date. 

Here is a sample of some of the great GPS deals we found that also include FREE Shipping (be sure to select Amazon as the merchant to get free shipping):

 

FREE Shipping Tip:  If you need your GPS unit faster than what the standard free shipping provides, you might want to consider a FREE 1-month trial of Amazon Prime which will get you FREE 2-day shipping on almost anything with no minimum order. There are other nifty benefits like unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime instant videos and FREE check-out of Kindle Books. Find out more here.

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FREE! Fort Worth Sundance Square 2012 Outdoor Movie Series Starts June 7 ~ New Location!

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Downtown Fort Worth Sundance Square’s 2012 FREE outdoor movie series, Stars under the Stars, kicks off next week, Thursday, June 7, with the movie Cars.  Each Thursday evening in June, the Gateway Parking Lot (bordered by 4th St., Houston, 5th St., and Throckmorton) will convert to an outdoor movie theatre and will feature classic box-office hits on a giant 40′ x 20′ Airscreen.  Be sure to bring your picnic blankets or lawn chairs for seating.  Or if you like, folding chairs will also be available for a $2 rental fee.  Gates open at 7:30pm with the show starting at dusk (around 9pm).

Weekly Movie Night Schedule:

  • June 7       Cars
  • June 14     Secretariat
  • June 21     Hugo
  • June 28     Mission Impossible

“To-go” food items from the Sundance Square restaurants may be brought onto the lot but Sundance Square kindly requests that you do not bring in other outside food, drinks or coolers.  Please also leave your pets in the comfort and safety of your home.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Sundance Square’s FREE outdoor Movie Series,
Stars Under the Stars, here.
Where: Gateway Parking Lot ~ bordered by 4th Street, Houston Street, 5th Street and Throckmorton Street. Parking is FREE after 5 p.m. at all Sundance Square parking lots and garages.  Click here to find available FREE parking options.
When:  Movies take place every Thursday in June around dusk (about 9pm).
Gates open at 7:30pm. See movie schedule, here
Cost: FREE. You can rent a chair for $2 if you wish.

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FREE Fishing Day in Texas (No License Needed) ~ Saturday, June 2

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Here’s another fun and FREE outdoor activity to kick off the summer ~ this Saturday, June 2,  anyone in Texas can fish without needing to purchase a state fishing license.  This is a great way to “test the waters” with the family without making a big investment.

:: Learn more here about Texas’ free fishing days.
::  Go here to view a complete  list of other free fishing days throughout the country in 2012.

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FREE Museum Tickets For Active Duty Military ~ Over 1,500 Participating Museums!

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Blue Star Museums FREE for Military

Through Labor Day, active duty military and their families can get FREE admission to over 1,500 museums all around the country, thanks to the Blue Star Museums initiative.

The list of participating museums in the Fort Worth and Dallas area includes:

Fort Worth
Kimbell Art Museum
American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum
Veterans Memorial Air Park

Arlington
Arlington Historical Society

Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Heritage Village
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Nasher Sculpture Center
Frontiers of Flight Museum
International Museum of Cultures
Meadows Museum
The Virtual Steam Car Museum,Inc.

Irving
National Scouting Museum

Mansfield
Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center

McKinney
Collin County Farm Museum

Weatherford
The National Vietnam War Museum

Go here to find a list of all the 1,500+ participating museums across the U.S. ~ through Labor Day, September 3, 2012.

P.S.  To get the free admission, you will need to show your military ID.  The free offer is valid for the military ID holder plus up to five family members.  Spouses of deployed military are eligible to take part as well (go here for helpful information).

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You might also be interested in learning how to get FREE Sea World Tickets for Military Families at our recent post here.

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