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LegoLand Discovery Center Annual Pass Sale ~ $35/Per Person

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, April 20th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

legoFrom now until May 5th, LegoLand Discovery Centers are having a sale on their annual passes. You can get passes as low as $35/per person! Prices and discount vary by location. Prices split between individual and family of 4.

Dallas/Ft Worth at $10/$15 off to $35/$135

If you are thinking to get the full Merlin Annual pass, it is listed at $199 for adults and $169 for child on every site except the Florida Legoland theme park where it is listed as $169 for everyone. Well worth it if you want to visit any (or multiples) of the Merlin attractions in the US (every LegoLand & Discovery Center plus Sea Life).

Earth Day Deals, Freebies and Events 2014

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

earth day freeEarth Day is coming up next Tuesday, and several businesses are offering Earth Day deals, freebies and events to celebrate the day!

Be sure to note the dates below because not all of these Earth Day freebies are given away on that day.

Here are a few for you to enjoy:

Caribou Coffee
Through Sunday, get unlimited coffee refills! And, when you buy one of Caribou Coffee’s Earth Day tumblers, you’ll get free coffee refills for the rest of the month!!

Disney Store
Next Tuesday, you can get a FREE Disney Nature Bears Reusable Tote Bag when you take 5 plastic bags to your local Disney Store! This is valid while supplies last.

Jo-Ann Fabric
On Earth Day, the first 50 customers at Jo-Ann Fabric stores will receive a FREE Reusable Shopping Tote!

H-E-B
Bring in 5 plastic bags, and they give you a Free tote bag, 4/22.

CVS:
Pick up a green bag tag at CVS and go green! Have it scanned whenever you use a reusable bag at CVS and get a Free $1 Extrabucks each 4th time it’s scanned.

EVOS
Get FREE Organic Shakes at your local EVOS on Tuesday!

Glass Dharma
Head over to the Glass Dharma website and take a quiz to get FREE Glass Straws!

Scholastic
Scholastic has a FREE Earth Day Activity Sheet for the kids this year! This is a great way to teach them about the environment and and being eco-friendly!

National Park Week
This weekend, you can get FREE admission to more than 400 national parks!

Origins: 
Bring in your empty cosmetic tubes, bottles and jars, etc. – regardless of brand – to your nearest Origins retail store or department store counter nationwide. They’ll give you a Free Sample of Origins!  All returned packaging will be sent back to a central location where products will be recycled or used for energy recovery. This is an ongoing promotion, not only on Earth Day!

Pottery Barn Kids
Have a Pottery Barn Kids nearby? Head over next week with your kiddos for an Earth Day Treasure Hunt and, on Tuesday, you can enjoy an Earth Day-inspired story time!

LakeShore Learning
Kids make Free Earth Day Binoculars on 4/20 from 11-3pm

FREE Earth Day eCards
Head over to the Care2 website to get some FREE Earth Day eCards!

Android App: Free “The Four Seasons – An Earth Day Interactive Children’s Storybook” download.

Thanks, Deal News and Penny Pinchin’ Mom!

MADD’s Powertalk – Online Workshops

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

maddThroughout the day on April 21st, MADD will offer free 30-minute online discussions on the best ways to talk with teens so that they really listen, using research-based tips and tools. They will also have sessions in Spanish. Click here to register for one of these online sessions and learn how you can make the most of your influence and keep your teens safe in the comfort of your own home.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Bass Pro Shops ~ FREE Easter Bunny Photos, Egg Hunt and Crafts!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

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Bring the entire family to Bass Pro Shops and get a FREE photo with the Easter Bunny, enjoy making free Easter crafts, and participate in weekend Easter Egg Hunts*!

Activities run through Easter Sunday, April 20th. Weekend activities run from 11 am til 4 pm; weekdays, 6 pm til 8 pm.

*Easter Egg Hunts are held for one hour only, from 2 pm til 3 with each child allowed to collect only 5 eggs.

Legends of OZ Express Tour – Klyde Warren Park Sunday, 4/27

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

The animated film release LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN has launched the ‘Legends of Oz Express Tour’ which will bring the magical world of Oz to kids across the U.S.! Dorothy, Toto and friends from LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN to bring a family-friendly tour and book drive to Klyde Warren Park on Sunday, April 27th.

Sunday, April 27th
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Klyde Warren Park
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201

ABOUT THE LEGENDS OF OZ TOUR
Join Dorothy, Toto, and their new friend, Wiser the Owl, from the upcoming 3D animated feature, LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN, as they bring the magical world of Oz to kids across the U.S. on the “Legends of Oz Express”! The Oz-someness starts at (11 AM on April 27) at (Klyde Warren Park) in (Dallas) as part of a nine city tour before heading back over the rainbow on May 9, 2014, the opening day of LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN in theaters. Families will follow their hearts at the Tin Man’s Friendship Club by making friendship pins, test their brains in the Scarecrow’s Workshop with arts and crafts, and show their courage by performing on the Lion’s “Mane” stage. They will also hang out in cozy “Candy County” and hear the story that inspired the film, Dorothy of Oz, written by celebrated children’s author Roger Stanton Baum. Kids will virtually follow the yellow brick road in the “Legends of Oz World” iPad gaming stations, and Dorothy and her friends will be there for pictures, prizes and fun! Bring a book to donate too!

 

Discounted Tickets to Foreigner & Styx on May 17th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Take a trip through all the hits when Foreigner and Styx team up for an unforgettable concert spectacle at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie on Saturday, May 17!

~$25 for one 400-level ticket (Sections 405-409)

~$85 a ticket package, including:
• One 200-level side ticket
• One Mazda Club pass
• One general parking pass

Texas Rangers Ticket Offers on Groupon

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Hurry over to Groupon to get one of these great deals to visit the ballpark!

Ticket and Seating Options

The All You Can Eat porch section includes unlimited hot dogs, nachos, soft drinks, peanuts, popcorn, and grilled chicken sandwiches. Service lasts from when the gates open through the 7th inning or 2.5 hours after the first pitch.

For either option, choose between the following games against the Oakland A’s:

  • ~Monday, April 28, at 7:05 p.m.
  • ~Tuesday, April 29, at 7:05 p.m.

20% off 1 Local Spa and Beauty Deal on Groupon – LAST DAY!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 9:40 am

groupon spa

Through today only, Friday 4/18, take 20% off any one local beauty or spa deal on Groupon with promo code SPA20.

Get that pedicure, massage, or cosmetic procedure for 20% off – up to $50 max value!

Here are just a couple of ideas:

* massages
* hair removal
* teeth whitening
* day spa visit
* haircuts
* injectables and fillers
* braces
* facials
and many more!

 

#FamilyCarAdvice at Fort Worth Stockyards – Saturday, 4/26

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Cars.com, along with their Expert Moms, is holding its first #FamilyCarAdvice event at the Fort Worth Stockyards on Saturday, April 26th. Families can join the Cars.com Expert Moms for:

  • Car seat demonstrations
  • Safety advice
  • Family travel tips
  • Personal vehicle recommendations
  • Tours of the 2014 Cars.com award-winning family vehicles
  • Car-themed kids’ activities, swag giveaways and more

They’ll also be giving away the chance to win $100 gas cards for those who participate in our “Pack it in to Win” challenges! Plus, with all the recent car seat and vehicle recalls, it’s a great time for parents to do a little more thinking around car seat and family-vehicle safety.

Featured Family Vehicles:

·         2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Cars.com Family Car of the Year
·         2014 Hyundai Elantra, Cars.com Best Deal for Small Families
·         2014 Buick Enclave, Cars.com Best Car for Large Families
·         2014 Honda Odyssey, Cars.com Family Car of the Year nominee

WHERE:
Fort Worth Stockyards Station
On E. Exchange Ave, next to the Stockyard Museum and across from the Visitors Center
500 NE 23rd Street
Fort Worth, TX 76164

WHEN:  
Saturday, April 26, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Amon Carter – FREE Community Event – Art in the Dark – Thursday 4/17

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

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On Thursday, April 17th from 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering Art in the Dark, a FREE Community Program!

Have fun with food! Experience the museum at night with art making, cheese tastings, dining etiquette, food trucks, tours, and more inspired by the exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine.

No reservations required.

For more information visit HERE.

Tax Day Deals & Freebies 2014 (Updated)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

taxTax Day FREE Stuff 2014

Gotta love the FREE stuff on Tax Day! Check out this list of Tax Day deals and freebies. And be sure to bookmark this page so you can check back often, as we’ll be adding even more Tax Day freebies and deals as we come across them.

Restaurant Deals

Mimi’s Cafe - Buy One, Get One FREE Breakfast or Lunch Entrees with the purchase of two beverages. This coupon is valid through April 19th.

Steak ‘n Shake - Purchase a $10 gift card and receive a FREE milk shake at you next visit. This deal goes through May 6th.

Other Deals:

HydroMassage: FREE Hydrosoak April 14th-18th (It is strongly encouraged that you call ahead to schedule an appointment. Note that massages may be limited to a 10 minute-routine.)

Office Depot: Now through April 29 shred 5-lbs. of documents for free at your local Office Depot.

Retail Deals:

-6PM: Score clothing, shoes and more that normally retail between $100 – $200 MSRP for $49.99 or less! Sale starts at 6am PST on Monday, 4/14 and ends 4/16 at 11:59PM PST.

-Entertainment: Books only $10.49 plus $2.49 for Shipping. (Valid 04/15/2014 – 04/17/2014)

 

Ivy Jane and Uncle Frank Warehouse Sale – Friday 4/18

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

ivy janeGet ready for another Ivy Jane Warehouse Sale!

8303 Chancellor Row – Dallas, TX 75247

*** NO MEN – NO CHILDREN ***
*** ALL SALES ARE FINAL ***
Friday 4/18
9am – 1pm

GIVEAWAY: Splash Kingdom Wild West Waterpark Family 4 Packs (2 Winners!)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Splash Kingdom Wild West is a family waterpark located 20 minutes west of Fort Worth in Weatherford (also in Canton!). Get out of the city and head towards Hudson Oaks to spend the day splashing around with the entire family! The park will be open starting Memorial Day Weekend.

We’d love to give 2 our our MyDFWMommy readers a family 4 pack to visit the park which includes 4 meals per admission (includes 20oz drink, cookie, and your choice of a slice of pizza, or 2 chicken strips and fries, or hot dog and fries).

To enter, tell us what Splash Kingdom Wild West attraction you’re going to go on first! We’ll announce a winner on 4/23.

Be sure to check out Splash Kingdom on their website and Facebook!

FREE Tickets to Screening of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm – Tuesday, 4/22

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Million Dollar Arm starring Jon Hamm opens in theaters Friday, 5/16. Head over HERE to get tickets to a FREE screening of Million Dollar Arm (rated PG) on Tuesday, 4/22 at 7:30 pm at NorthPark AMC Theatre! Just use pin code 728662.

Please arrive early. Seating is first come, first seated. No one will be admitted late. The screening may be overbooked and seating is not guaranteed. (I personally recommend get there AT LEAST 90 minutes early, maybe even 2 hours – bring snacks, electronics, and coloring books! :))

MILLION DOLLAR ARM is based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18 year old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train.

 

FREE Motherhood Matters Postpartum Depression Expo ~ Wings for Wellness ~ Saturday 5/3

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, 5/3 and join a FREE expo hosted by nonprofit Wings for Wellness, dedicated to helping women and their families overcome Postpartum Depression. Did you know Postpartum Depression (or PPD) affects 1 in 8 women? Wings of Wellness raises awareness and provides support, resources and education.

The 3rd Annual Motherhood Matters Pregnancy Expo is on Saturday, May 3rd at Fellowship Dallas, from 10 am-2pm.

Enjoy FREE admission and attend educational seminars. Topics include Coping With an Identity Crisis as a New Mom, Benefits of Exercise During and After a Pregnancy and more!

 

GIVEAWAY: Family 4-Pack to All-New LEGO Star Wars MINILAND at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

miniland
This Friday, 4/18, the all-new LEGO Star Wars MINILAND will be opening at LEGOLAND Discovery Center! This new exhibit chronicles the adventures of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.

We’d love to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a family 4-pack to check out MINILAND for themselves! To enter, leave us a comment and tell us who is your favorite Star Wars character! We’ll announce a winner on Friday, 4/18.

We also have a special link to an exclusive “kids go free” ticket for our MyDFWMommy readers.

Offer includes: One free child ticket with the purchase of a full-price standard adult admission ticket. Cannot be combined with any other offer, including cluster tickets. Valid up to 4 free child tickets with the purchase of 4 full-price standard adult admission tickets per coupon. Offer expires 5/1/14.

FREE Barnes & Noble Event – Thursday, 4/24

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Barnes and Noble is having a fun event for the kids -Ants and Aardvarks and Rainbows, Oh My! Thursday, April 24th at 11am head to Barnes and Noble for Storytime and Fun Activities featuring It’s an Orange Aardvark!

Call ahead to be sure your store is participating!

Thanks, My Milwaukee Mommy!

FREE Easter Egg Hunt Saturday 4/19 at ELC in Frisco

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 10:00 am

ELC will kick off the Easter season on April 19th at 11 am with one of the biggest Easter egg hunts in North Texas. 60,000+ filled eggs will be scattered across ELC’s landscape for children up to the age of 12 to gather; special needs children are also welcome. The Easter Bunny will also be on site and available for photos! But the kids won’t have all the fun; beginning at 10:00 am a full class car, truck and cycle show will be located in ELC’s parking lot. Celebrate Easter with your family by making a fun day of it; there will also be some of DFW’s finest food trucks on site.

On April 19th at 6 pm and April 20th at 9 am, 10:30 am and 12 pm the creative team at Elevate Life Church will be performing their original, FREE musical production, “SEE.” This one-of-a-kind production is true to the season, but with a modern twist. Each song and scene was written by the ELC team and is exclusively for this production. It’s one you’ll not want to miss!

Bass Pro Shops ~ FREE Easter Bunny Photos, Egg Hunt and Crafts!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

bunny bass pro

Bring the entire family to Bass Pro Shops and get a FREE photo with the Easter Bunny, enjoy making free Easter crafts, and participate in weekend Easter Egg Hunts*!

Activities start on Saturday, April 12th and run through Easter Sunday, April 20th.  Weekend activities run from 11 am til 4 pm; weekdays, 6 pm til 8 pm, with the exception of Good Friday, April 18th, when activities are scheduled from 2 pm til 7.  No crafts will be available Monday, April 14th through Thursday, April 17th.

*Easter Egg Hunts are held for one hour only, from 2 pm til 3 with each child allowed to collect only 5 eggs.

Disney Store Stonebriar Centre Grand Opening – Saturday, April 12th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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On April 12, 2014, Disney Store will celebrate the grand opening of its newly-designed store at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco!

One lucky child attending the grand opening will “unlock imagination” and officially open the Stonebriar Centre Disney Store location at 10 a.m. on April 12. This signature opening ceremony will take place every day, giving guests an opportunity to participate in an unforgettable Disney Store experience.

Additionally, the first 500 guests to attend the grand opening celebration will receive a free gift, and from noon to 4 p.m. a Meet and Greet with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will take place in Nordstrom Court, with an opportunity for guests to take photos with the characters.