Macy’s has some super deals on shoes for the whole family! Choose free in-store pick up with a $25+ order, if available near you; otherwise, shipping is free with any $25+ order OR you can add ANY beauty item to your cart and get free shipping on ANY size order
Need toothbrushes? If so here’s a hot deal you can grab at Target!
Buy 4 Oral-B Indicator Contour Clean Manual Toothbrushes, 4 pack $4.99 (call your local Target to make sure sale is at your store if you’re making a special trip!)
Receive a $5 Target Gift Card wyb 4
Use (4) $2.00 off ONE Oral-B Adult Manual Toothbrush 4ct
Stack with 30% off Oral-B Indicator Contour Clean 4 pack Cartwheel offer
Pay $5.97 – receive a free $5 Target Gift Card
Final Price: $0.24 each wyb 4 or $0.06 per toothbrush
Right now, three styles of 12pc Reversible Comforter Sets, originally $160, drop from $59.99 to $44.99 with promo code FRIEND at Macys.com. Queen, King and California King sizes are available in two styles; one additional style is available in Queen or King. Each set includes a comforter, 2 shams, 1 bedskirt, 2 decorative pillows and a 6pc sheet set. There’s a $3 handling fee per set, regardless of order size, but no additional shipping charges. Sales tax is charged in most states.
Choose free in-store pick up with a $25+ order if available near you; otherwise shipping is free with any $25+ order OR you can add ANY beauty item to your cart and get free shipping on ANY size order.
There are also select Calvin Klein men’s suits on sale for just $99.99 (regularly $650). Even sweeter, save an additional 25% off your purchase when you use promo code FRIEND at checkout! Plus, shipping is free on an order of $25 (thru 5/2).
MayFest is celebrating its 44th Anniversary in 2016 and on April 25th only! All tickets purchased on Monday, April 25 at www.mayfest.org are 44% off with the promo code “44YEARS” in celebration of the festival’s 44th anniversary.
Dates and Times: Thurs., April 28 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri., April 29 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat., April 30 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun., May 1 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Park in Fort Worth, Texas.
*Discount Tickets available at area Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores
**Tickets may also be purchased online – Purchasing tickets online
allows patrons to immediately enter the park without having to wait in ticket lines.
Parking/Transportation: Parking is available for $10 at Farrington Field
Free offsite parking is provided by Mayfest at LaGrave Field,
301 NE 6th, Fort Worth, Texas 76164. Patrons then ride a FREE
shuttle to Mayfest.
UBER – Dedicated Uber drop outside South Entrance of the festival.
Animals: No animals or pets, other than service animals, are allowed in the
festival or at EECU Mayfest Run.
Location: Mayfest spans 33 acres along the Trinity River in beautiful Trinity
Admission Adults: $8.00
Children 2 and under are FREE
Children 3-12: $5.00
Active, Reserve and Retired Military (with ID) will receive free admission to the festival and five (5) additional tickets free of charge with proof of service.
Senior Citizens Day –Thursday, April 28. Seniors age 60 and up receive free admission to the festival with a picture ID. Senior tickets are $5.00 the remaining days of the festival.
Special Needs Day – Friday, April 29. The festival opens exclusively for over 1,000 mentally and/or physically challenged school-aged children free of charge. Schools attending must make arrangements with Mayfest prior to the festival.
Highland Park Village is putting a new spin on their first annual Beauty Event with complimentary fitness classes and a customizable Beauty Event makeup bag next weekend,Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1, 2016!
With a cumulative beauty purchase of $150 at more than 15+ stores, guests can receive the premier Beauty Event makeup bag full of complimentary luxury beauty products and offers from select brands – guests will receive a passport at any participating stores to track their qualifying purchases. Also, don’t miss the exclusive 20% discount on Madison’s chic custom embroidery services to stylishly personalize Beauty Event makeup bags!
In addition, healthy living will be highlighted during Beauty Event with luxury athleisure brand BANDIER hosting complimentary fitness classes and healthy treats in Livingston Court (schedule below and attached – reserve your spot today!) and they will be offering a special 15% discount.
O.K. mom’s, we’re going to talk seriously for a second. When was the last time you took care of your body? You know, the nagging lower back, knee pain, stiff neck? One thing I’ve learned through the years is that you need to take care of YOU before you’re any good taking care of your family.
HealthSource of Southlake is a full-service shop for the body, from chiropractic health, rehab, e-stem, taping, X-ray + much more.and they feel as passionate as I do about a families physical health. That’s why they are offering a great deal just to help you. Get X-rays, assessment plan and adjustment for just $37 plus a free yoga class (keep in mind they take most insurance too). They will also be offering a Health Fair on April 30th with tons of screenings and FREE injury taping and demos on how to do it yourself.
I’ve used a similar service in the past to get rid of my nagging headaches and to keep my son healthy during baseball season and to keep my daughters back healthy as she has spondylolisthesis and is a gymnast. Check out all we learned at HealthSource of Southlake!
Learn how your DNA metabolizes major classification of medicines with PGX screening from Imperium Labs.
Blood pressure evaluation
Allergy testing and more!
Massage therapy, Steven Valenzuela, LMT
Dr. Charles Matthews, MD – Oncologist and Supervising physician and Sandy Stetz, PA-C will be on hand to administer the screenings. Sound interesting? Fill out this qualification form prior to the event. Make sure to bring your insurance card and identification.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Are you stumped? Here are some great things to do in Dallas & Forth Worth on Mother’s Day to get your creative juices flowing!
Brunch – La Madeleine Country French Cafe just released custom crepes, which is a perfect way to treat mom and your taste buds. These crepes are open-faced, made to order with fresh ingredients such as scrambled eggs, bacon, chopped spinach, diced tomatoes, cheddar & more.
Guests are encouraged to make reservations and call their neighborhood Mimi’s for additional details. Mimi’s offer of a free entrée upon return visit through May 29 is with purchase of an entrée and two beverages.
Mother Daughter Pampering – What mom doesn’t appreciate pampering? Daughters can schedule a visit to MY SALON Suite in Dallas (6115 La Vista) for a manicure, pedicure or a fresh new cut. Maybe they can schedule a visit for themselves too. = )
Wine and Paint Party – For the adult mother-daughter duo this is a great alternative to brunch. Moms and their daughters can plan a visit to Bottle & Bottega in Plano (1900 Preston Rd) or Flower Mound (2401 Lakeside Pkwy) to paint canvases or wine glasses. The best part is, it’s BYOB. Here is a deal:
Cooking Classes – Let the kids take over the kitchen for a change. Young Chefs Academy in Fort Worth (6333 Camp Bowie Blvd) has cooking classes that specialize in teaching the little ones to master the art of cooking. This is a fun, educational activity for the kids. They can cook up something special for mom.
Yogis On The Go Mother’s Day Package: One personalized, in-home yoga session with a lux yoga mat for $65 (regularly priced at $150). Also, your readers can enter our contest online for the chance to win this gift set for free!
The “hubs” and I are the 5-minute cuddle couple. Yep, a few minutes before snooze time to cuddle up, (a.k.a. spooning) and then we’re both scrambling off to our sides of the bed to grab some zzz’s. But those precious 5 minutes were stripped from us because of a funky lump/bump in my old mattress. Yep, it was like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro just to get close to my hubby, and frankly as tired as we are when we go to bed, it wasn’t worth the climb.
Buying a Mattress Online
I’m happy to say, the quick cuddle is back in the Thornquist home, thanks to a brand new mattress I got online. Yep, ONLINE! We had been shopping for over a YEAR, and frankly, we just decided to “deal” with the cuddle blocker mattress because shopping in store for a mattress was mind-numbing, exhausting and just a pain. Plus, I just couldn’t swallow spending $3,500 on a bed (we wanted a plush bed) when my son is getting ready to go to college.
I’ve also done some research recently as to why there were so many mattress stores and why these mattresses so darned expensive? And EUREKA!!! I’ve found a great option with Crave Mattress where you can get a high-quality, luxury (yes, the $3500 type) bed sent directly to your door where you save a ton of time and a ton of money!
First, let’s discuss why these mattresses found in brick and mortar stores are priced so high.
High-margin and low overhead
It’s reported that mattresses offer one of the best profit margins in retail, with a markup in the 40 to 50 percent range, according to Consumer Reports. That’s a pretty HEFTY profit. If you research online, some say even higher! I’ve been told on average it costs around $300 to make a mattress. Do the math in your head… ouch!
You can shop specialty stores and big box stores, but be aware many give the same mattresses different names in different stores or they set up exclusivity agreements by mattress line in certain stores. This makes it impossible to comparison shop.
Why Order Online?
Now I’m sure many of you “showroom” – which means a customer examines merchandise in a traditional brick and mortar retail store before buying online. However, what if you were given a super deal on an awesome bed direct from a manufacturer and your satisfaction guaranteed or the bed ships back for free? Yep, now you’re speaking MYDFWMOMMY’s language!
In reality, I think we are all familiar with what kind of bed feels good to us. Personally, I can’t tell the difference between a $4,000 mattress or a $1,000 mattress and it’s nearly impossible to comparison shop since manufacturers sell exclusive lines to different retailers.
Geno and I wanted a 5-star quality hotel kind of mattress with a Walmart kind of price. Yep, we wanted high-quality and luxury! One that was plush, but that provided ample support. When Crave Mattress contacted me to check out their mattress, I was thrilled as it was exactly the kind of mattress I had been looking for.
How to Order Online
It’s SUPER simple to order online and it arrives in about a week. Crave Mattress offers two different options. A memory foam mattress starting at $480- $930 and 12″ innerspring luxury plush starting at $525-$990. Oh, and right now they are offering $50 and free shipping with promo code: SAVE50. Crave Mattress also offers a box and whole sleep system in addition to the mattress. The Crave Mattress box is called a Foundation and the bed frame is just a basic bed frame – only made very sturdy, unlike those new flimsy ones.
They compress, roll and ship directly to your door. The 2 options took the complexity and exhaustion of comparing mattresses while running from store to store.
Picking the Mattress
My biggest suggestion is deciding what type of mattress you prefer before you shop online. For me, I wanted plush so Crave Mattress was my choice. I chose the 12′ innerspring. Also, make sure and read the reviews as this will help you narrow down your decision on which bed is right for you.
I think the Crave mattress is an excellent choice for people that want a mattress that will cradle and envelop their body, yet still provides great support. Basically, it feels like a traditional innerspring mattress with extra cushioning on top and I love the fact that the beds are made in the USA! If you want to learn more, I suggest reading the FAQ’s!
Unboxing the Mattress
So my doorbell rang and I hear a “plunk”. To my delight, there sits my bed. My daughter runs out and says, “what is this?”. I told her it was my new bed. Honestly, she couldn’t wrap her head around it!
Check out the video!
You essentially cut (or in our case, tear) the vacuum sealed plastic wrapper and voilà… the mattress expands! It sits for a couple of hours and your bed is ready. The smell is a little “interesting” at first, but it airs out after a few hours.
Note: Be sure you have good box springs before you put the mattress on your bed as the warranty is not applicable if there are signs that it’s on a faulty spring.
The whole process is actually cool to watch and still a bit mind-boggling how it can be done. I didn’t have to deal with any delivery dates or charges and our trash guys hauled away the old mattress.
The Trial Period
Here’s the fun part! You have a 100-day trial to see if you really like it or you can return it if it doesn’t work out. You get to just sleep on the mattress and decide how you feel about it. Crave Mattress will have someone come pick up the mattress and issue a full refund. Pretty simple and shipping is FREE, which is a pretty killer deal!
My New Bed
My first night in the bed was literally “dreamy”. No joke, I slept like a rock and didn’t even move. I am more than pleased with this mattress, I’m ecstatic and so is my husband! The only bad part… I’m writing this post in MY BED now as it has become my new office :)!
This mattress, the one I’d spent almost zero brainpower to pick out, the one that I spent very little time shopping for, is PERFECT and a GREAT PRICE.
Oh, and look who got to try the bed first? Yep, Rylie dog did and she gives it 4 PAWS up!
NOTE: If you are one that needs a special bed built exclusively for you, this might not be your match, but realize you will pay high dollar. I also know there are retail outlets – Costco, Ikea, that buy from mattress companies in bulk and sell generic mattresses cheaper. If you chose this route, be careful of the warranty and return policy. My brother-in-law bought one recently this way and it was a huge hassle trying to return the mattress, plus he had to borrow a truck to bring it back. I found the online option a much easier and hassle-free option for me!
CRAVE MATTRESS PROS:
Both mattresses are eco-friendly and all of it is handmade in the USA (including all components).
No ridiculous retail markups
Direct to consumer, no middle-man, no haggling
Ten-year life span made with convoluted latex and open-cell memory foam technology or the second mattress with the same technology paired with individually pocketed coils, that are comfortable yet cost effective
Draft Media Sports Lounge honors local first responders on April 29
Police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians can go to Draft Media Sports Lounge in the Sheraton Dallas on April 29! Throughout the entire day on Friday, April 29th, uniformed first responders (police, firefighters and EMS) will receive 50% off of all to-go orders placed at Draft Media Sports Lounge, in recognition of their dedication and service to the community.
Additionally, Draft Media Sports Lounge now features All Call beer, Lakewood Brewing Company’s newest beer, for a special price of $5. A portion of proceeds from the sale of each beer will benefit the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas, a nonprofit organization providing aid to families of fallen first responders.
Today only, save 50% on NYDJ women’s jeans and more. Check out straight, ankle, cropped styles and more in a variety of washes for everyday wear. Shorts and skirts are also available. Prices start at just $34.
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A feast for the eyes. In a bright hue & a classic shape, this oval dish dresses up your meals. The stoneware piece features wide grip handles that make prep-to-presentation transport easy & a durable construction that is safe for oven, freezer, microwave & dishwasher use.
Great for baked pasta, casseroles, chicken & more!
Glazed non-porous interior won’t react with food
Extra wide handles for a confident grip
Microwave & freezer safe
Oven safe to 500ºF
*Keep in mind the coupon code: FRIEND will take 25% off select items during the Macy’s Friends and Family sale!
Shipping is free with your $25 purchase so I’m buying two at this hot price!
I can’t tell you how many people ask me on WFAA “where did you get that outfit?”. Nine times out of 10 it’s from THIS warehouse sale! There are tons of hidden gems and great prices, starting at just $20! I use the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale to STOCK UP plus find those extra accents to brighten up your wardrobe! Make sure and check out their Facebook page too for more goodies, promotions and deals!
Here is a preview from the FABULOUS Kay Fries!
Over 18,000 pc of 1st quality ladies clothing.
Sizes 2-18— 1X-3X..(LARGE SELECTION OF PLUS SIZE) AND WE HAVE PETITE SIZES…BOGO
BOGO Thursday 4/28 and Friday 4/29 on a category. (BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!!)