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Kidgits Back-to-School at North East Mall in Hurst on 8/23

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Don’t miss Simon Kidgits Club’s annual Back-to-School event at North East Mall on Saturday, August 23 from noon – 3 p.m.!

Join North East Mall as they welcome organizations that offer information for the back to school season. Simon Kidgits Club’s Back-to-School event will feature a variety of fun and interactive activities for children and valuable offers for adults, all designed to make the transition into upcoming academic routines a little easier.

  • Infusing some fun: To add excitement into getting back to the classroom, kids will have the opportunity to participate in seasonal-inspired craft-making activities and games, including a bounce house and a spin the wheel with prizes!
  • For the parents: Local vendors representing learning centers, medical offices, after school-programs, day care providers and more will be at the mall ready to offer information to all attendees.
  • Introducing what’s hot: Before hitting the books, families can explore the latest clothing, accessory and toy trends from retailers at North East Mall.
  • Sharing savvy ways to save: Event attendees will have the chance to win prizes and giveaways and tackle their back to school shopping lists with exclusive retailer coupons.
  • Giveaways Galore: Kidgits Members will receive their very own jumbo pen to get their school year started off on the right foot.

The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8. The Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused for over a decade with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games.

For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club and Back-to-School events, visit  or

Red Robin~ FREE Samples of Freckled Lemonade on National Lemonade Day, 8/20

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Tomorrow is National Lemonade Day!  Head to a participating Red Robin to score FREE samples of Freckled Lemonade! This campaign is to join in the fight against childhood cancer along with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).

Here’s how you can help:

  • Buy an Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) branded Red Robin eGift Card, and they’ll donate 10% of proceeds
  • Buy ALSF branded merchandise/goodies on Red Robin’s website, and they’ll donate 20% of proceeds
  • Donate directly to ALSF
  • Buy a Freckled Lemonade at a restaurant, and they’ll donate a portion of proceeds to ALSF from all Freckled Lemonade beverages sold

Thanks, FFM!

Half Price Books~ Teen Book Reviews in August

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Through August 27th, teens ages 14-17 are invited to stop by your local HPB store, pick up a Teen Review Sheet and write a short review of a book you’ve read. Return the Teen Review Sheet to the store and receive a Teen Reward Coupon for 20% OFF your entire purchase!

*Limited to one coupon per review per week. Coupons are valid from September 2-30.

Don’t forget to share your favorite books/reviews on Twitter with the tag @halfpricebooks and #HPBTeensRead to also be entered to win prizes throughout the month!

Walgreens Saturdate~ FREE TRESemmé Samples & Coupons on August 23rd

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Go to your local Walgreens on Saturday, August 23rd, from 10AM-5PM where you’ll get expert hair tips and tricks from Walgreens Beauty Advisors who will also hand out exclusive samples and coupons to use on TRESemmé products!

And remember, through August 23rd, you can earn 1,000 Balance Reward Points when you buy 2 participating TRESemmé products at Walgreens!

Thanks, H2S!

Groupon~ 15% Off Local Body-Slimming Deal Today Only

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, August 18th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Getting in shape for fall? Today only, go to Groupon to save an extra 15% off one local Body-Slimming deal with the promo code SLIM15 at checkout!

Plus, through tomorrow, you can also save up to 20% off select Summer Fun Deals – no promo code required! Keep in mind that prices shown here already reflect the discount. 

Vitamin Shoppe~ FREE Samples & Gift Bags on August 16th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

This Saturday, August 16th is National Share the Health Day and from 11am to 2pm CST time every Vitamin Shoppe nationwide will offer specialized festivities, such as FREE product and samples and consulations with welnness partners from the community.

Plus, the first 50 shoppers at each location will also be treated to a complimentary gift bag full of great health and wellness products! For a location nearest you visit here.

Grand Opening of Salata in Flower Mound on Aug 21st~ FREE Salads to First 37 Guests!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

To celebrate the opening of its first Flower Mound location and its 37th restaurant nationwide, Salata, “The Next Generation Salad Bar,” will give away a FREE salad or salad wrap and a signature drink to the first 37 guests to arrive on grand opening day! Doors open at 11 a.m.

WHERE: 5851 Long Prairie Road, Suite 102
Flower Mound, TX 75028

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Groupon~ Three or Six Months of Prenatal or Postnatal Yoga at Medical City

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Pregnant or just had a baby?  Grab this Groupon to help you feel great both during and after your delivery!

Choose from 4 Options:
~$25 for three months of Baby Bump prenatal yoga classes (up to $120 value)
~$40 for six months of Baby Bump prenatal yoga classes (up to $240 value)
*A certified professional yoga instructor who is also a labor and delivery nurse leads Baby Bump classes Mondays and Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

~$19 for three months of Little Bit postnatal yoga classes, held Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (up to $60 value)
~$25 for six months of Little Bit postnatal yoga (up to $120 value)
* Little Bit classes meet on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and are intended for moms and their babies from birth through the active walking stage.

Medical City Dallas
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, Texas 75230

Back To School Supply Drive This Saturday At SMG

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 7:30 am

Give and get back! This Saturday, August 16th, bring a school supply valued at $5 or more to any Studio Movie Grill location and receive a FREE kid’s or student movie ticket! 

Go here to find a location near you and to view upcoming movie times.

Picture Day at GAP Stores This Saturday From 10AM-4PM

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Don’t miss Picture Day at GAP stores this Saturday, August 16th from 10AM-4PM!

You’ll get a FREE portrait session and 4 lucky kids at each session will win a $50 GAP giftcard!  Perfect for back to school shopping!

CVS Beauty Appreciation Month~ Spend $30 On Select Beauty Products, Get a $10 CVS Giftcard

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Now through August 30th, shoppers who spend $30 on select beauty products will earn a $10 CVS gift card!  In addition to the great beauty deals during Beauty Appreciation Month, select CVS stores will host Beauty Day Giveaway events on Saturday, 8/23. During the daylong event, Beauty Club members will receive samples and coupons for the season’s hottest, NEW drugstore beauty finds!




Free Access To National Parks ~ August 25th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 12:30 pm

On August 25, the National Park Service will allow entrance to all 401 National Parks for free to celebrate the National Park Service’s Birthday. That’s a savings of up to $25 (at Grand Canyon National Park, the most expensive national park).

Keep in mind, most national parks is usually free; click here for a list of parks which offer free admission on this day only.


Dairy Queen~ Buy Blizzard Treat on 8/14 = $1 Donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Tomorrow, August 14th, Dairy Queen locations are celebrating Miracle Treat Day! Just head to a participating Dairy Queen restaurant and for every Blizzard treat sale, $1 or more will be donated to your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to help sick and injured children.

Thanks, Hatalla!

Norma’s Cafe & Operation Kindness~ 3rd Annual “Dog Days of Summer” Pet Adoption Event

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Norma’s Cafe, the original Dallas dining icon, is teaming up with Operation Kindness for its third annual “Dog Days of Summer” pet adoption event on Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23 to help raise money for the Carrollton-based no-kill shelter! All three Norma’s Cafe locations will have dogs and puppies of various breeds available for adoption at the below times:

Friday, Aug. 22
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Oak Cliff Location
1123 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Frisco Location
8300 Gaylord Parkway #19
Frisco, TX 75034

Saturday, Aug. 23
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North Dallas Location
17721 N. Dallas Parkway #130
Dallas, TX 75287

In honor of the event, Norma’s Cafe is bringing back its popular chili dog – a foot-long, 100 percent beef hot dog topped with chili, cheese, onions and jalapenos (all served with chips, fries or tots). In addition, Norma’s Cafe will donate a portion of both days’ sales to support Operation Kindness’ care for nearly 300 animals every day. The funds will provide the organization with resources for medical care, food, shelter and the chance for the animals to find a new home.


Lowe’s Build & Grow~ FREE Monsters vs Aliens Robot (Register Now!)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

For a limited time, hurry and register your kids for a FREE Monsters vs Aliens Robot to enjoy a free hands-on workshop on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at your local Lowe’s.

All kids get to build a wooden project and possibly get free stuff! These spots fill up fast, so hurry and register now!

NorthPark Center~ The ABC’s of Back-to-School Style on 8/23

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

NorthPark Center presents the ABC’s of Back-to-School Style Event this Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 1 – 4 pm. Shoppers are invited to Dallas’ premier shopping destination to discover the latest styles for back to school and fall fashion featuring a runway show, beauty touch-ups and entertainment.

•1:45 pm: Dallas Power House of Dance performs “Vogue”

•2 pm: The ABC’s of Back-to-School Fashion Show features the latest back- to-school styles for ages 6-12 from Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Lacoste, Vans and others, hosted by NorthPark Center’s Fashion and Beauty Expert, Victoria Snee, and produced by Jan Strimple.

•2:45 pm: Performance by Dallas Power House of Dance

•Enjoy hair braiding with Aveda for kids and Nespresso coffee samples for adults.

NorthPark Center
8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 363-7441


McAlister’s Deli NEW Ft. Worth Location Opens 8/29 ~ First 50 Customers Get Gift Cards!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 5:58 pm

*UPDATE~ The date of the opening has been changed from 8/15 to 8/29.

The only thing sweeter than McAlister’s Deli Famous Sweet Tea is yet another opening of a new location!

On August 29, 2014, McAlister’s fans in North Fort Worth will be able to enjoy the speedy service, friendly employees, and premium ingredients that have made the deli a family favorite throughout Texas. To celebrate the grand opening, McAlister’s Deli will be giving out $50 gift cards to the first 50 people in line on grand opening morning.

The new McAlister’s Deli will open its doors at 10:30 AM on Friday, August 29th and will be located at 4529 Heritage Trace Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76117.  For more information, visit

Back To School Deals on Haircuts From ITS Academy

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 12:30 pm

ITS Academy of Beauty schools in Arlington and Fort Worth are once again assisting The Potters House to help over 2,000 students return to school in style at a special back to school event from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 16th!

The back-to-school specials include : buy one get one free haircuts; $2 off any regularly priced haircut; $4 off acrylic nail services and 50% off color services (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only.) For more information visit

The Potter’s House
6777 W Kiest Blvd Dallas, TX


Huge Garage Sale Benefitting American Cancer Society~ Today From 6PM-10PM in The Colony

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 4:00 pm

This evening, head out the the Garage Sale benefiting the American Cancer Society from 6-10pm. A major retailer has donated thousands of pieces of clothing, with the tags still attached, so there should be some fantastic finds! Plus, there will be 30 rooms to browse with a little bit of everything for sale!

Pre-Sale Garage Sale- Aug 8th from 6-10pm
Trinity Medical Building
6053 Main St., The Colony, TX 75056

Also, there will also be a Super Garage sale on August 22-24 in the Colony sponsored by the residents of Castle Hills/Carrollton. About 30 students from Hebron High School will be working the garage sale & silent auction/raffle. They have given up their Summer to collect, sort & organize all the aspects of this garage sale. All of the funds go to the American Cancer society. If you’d like to help out, they are in desperate need of volunteers to organize and clean up the different departments. If you have a teenager in need service hours, this is the perfect opportunity.

Super Garage Sale-  Aug 21st from 6-9pm &  August 22-24th from 8am-5pm
Trinity Medical Building
6053 Main St., The Colony, TX 75056

If you have any questions, contact Tabrina at (972) 510-9401.

Get $5 Voucher at the Dallas Farmers Market From Chipotle Through 8/9

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Chipotle is spicing up the end of National Farmers Market Week (Aug. 3-9) by giving away $5 vouchers to the first 300 people to visit the Chipotle tent at the Dallas Farmers Market this Saturday, Aug. 9th!

The voucher is redeemable for produce at the Dallas Farmers Market. Chipotle is a huge supporter of local farming and sustainably grown ingredients, so they are a perfect fit with the DFM!