11 Apps Everyone Needs On Their Phone

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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11 apps everyone needs on their phone

In a technology and information driven age, apps are popping up everywhere, for every purpose!  With limited space on your phone, which apps do you think everyone needs on their phone to make life easier?  Here are our top 11 suggestions:

11 Apps Everyone Needs On Their Phone

*Fooducate

Fooducate allows you to scan the barcode of an item and view its “grade.” The database for the app grades food items based on everything from calories to controversial ingredients, giving you a clear picture of what you’re actually buying. It will even explain why an item has a particular grade and educates you on that item’s health value.

 

*Relax Melodies

This Relax Melodies app is my favorite.  You create your own custom sound to fall asleep to, or just relax.  From a campfire effect to rain on a tin roof sound, you combine the sounds that comfort you the most, and the app puts them together for you!

 

*Wunderlist

From reminders to shopping lists, this amazing Wunderlist app helps you keep your lists in order.  It’s especially cool because you can share your list with others, and it can also be downloaded on your Mac, and synced.  It’s super easy to use and a great way to stay organized!

 

*Quick Scan Bar Code Reader

This inventive Quick Scan app will save you the time of running from store to store for price comparison!  Use the camera on your phone to scan the barcode of any item you want to purchase.  Need more dishwashing tabs?  Scan the bar code and the app will let you know all of the places you can purchase it, with the prices!

 

 

*TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio app is a great resource for those that love listening to sports, news and music on the radio.  When you aren’t around a radio or can’t get your favorite station to tune in properly, use the TuneIn Radio app!

 

*SafeTrek

SafeTrek is an amazing app that can give you added comfort.  When it comes to safety, you can never be too cautious.  Whether walking to your car late at night after work, or finding yourself in an uncomfortable situation with a stranger, just press the button that says, “Hold until safe.”  If something happens, let go and the police are automatically and instantly informed of your location.

 

*Waze

Worried about traffic?  You don’t have to with the Waze app!  It’s the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app that joins drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info.  That will save you tons of time avoiding traffic, and with gas prices, who wants to cruise around aimlessly wasting it?

 

*AroundMe

“What do you want to eat?”  “I don’t know, what do you want to eat?” – sound familiar?  With AroundMe, you’ll never be indecisive again!  No matter where you are, or what you need, this app easily and quickly lets you know where the closest restaurants, hospitals, gas stations, banks, movie theaters and more are in reference to you!

 

*Mint

This neat app, Mint, helps you manage your money – all of your money.  It combines your balances and investments, and even your bank account balances in one place so you can keep track of your spending and savings easier.

 

*Burner

Sometimes, giving your phone number out leads to unwanted calls, texts and SPAM!  With Burner, you’ll get a temporary number that can be texted and called, and expires after a specific time that you set.  Pretty brilliant, right?

 

*Slice

The Slice app will help you keep track of all of those awesome deals you purchased from My Dallas Mommy and anywhere online!  It automatically grabs tracking numbers from your email account, when you receive confirmations that your packages have shipped.  It will alert you and let you know when to expect your package – leaving you more time wondering, researching and worrying about those packages!

These are the apps we have on our phones – what are your favorite apps?

 

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ZestFest at Irving Convention Center This Weekend

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:45 PM
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Mingle with the boldest and bravest of foodies and the hottest celebrity chefs. Sample fiery sauce, salsas, even chocolates and learn how to use them in recipes and remedies. Join an Atomic Wing Eating Contest, Puckerbutt’s Jalapeno Eating Contest or attend a bonafide Pig Roast. You can do all of this and more at ZestFest, January 27 – 29.

You don’t have to be a hot ‘n’ spicy food connoisseur to get in on the action. Enjoy live music, celebrity chef cooking demos, interactive contests, and samples of thousands of bold foods. Most products are available for purchase, so take advantage and stock the pantry with these one-of- a-kind items that can’t be found at your local grocer.

For the last 17 years, ZestFest has brought together spicy food lovers in a quest to introduce their palates to new and exotic flavors from over 150 exhibitors. ZestFest exhibitors from around the country showcase their products for during this one sizzling weekend. From ‘mom & pop’ brands to industry leaders, ZestFest provides an opportunity for companies to put their wares in front of not only the consumer, but also those in the industry, including retail buyers and restaurants.

The celebrity chef line-up includes “the Butcher Babe,” Chef Bonnell, DFW’s Chef Eddie Dean and our very own convention center Chef Eduardo Alvarez. Alvarez, formerly the Executive Chef of the Dallas Cowboys, will take the stage Saturday at 11 a.m.

Check out the @IrvingConventionCenter facebook page to see how you can win tickets to the festival and the Pig Roast Dinner. Contests will be posted through January 26.

Show hours:

Friday, Jan 27, 1 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, Jan 28, 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday, Jan 28, Eddie Deen’s Pig Roast: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (separate ticket needed)

Sunday, Jan 29, 10 am to 5 pm
Tickets:

Ticket prices vary each day and can be purchased online or at the Irving Convention Center box office during show hours. Price of admission covers all exhibits, competitions, and entertainment with the exception of the dinner. Children under 10 are admitted free with a paid adult ticket.

Visit www.ZestFest.net for the full schedule of events.

 

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Amazon: Koogeek Bluetooth Wifi Smart Scale Only $41.59 (reg. $74.99)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:30 PM
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Stop by Amazon to score this Koogeek Bluetooth Wifi Smart Scale for just $41.59 when you enter promo code OPXT8TF8 at checkout.  This is regularly $74.99!

This Smart Scale measures weight, body fat, BMI, body water, MBR, bone mass, lean mass and visceral fat all in one easy to use device. You can automatically upload your measurements via Bluetooth 4.0 or Wi-Fi quickly and easily at home, or on the go. The free Fitness APP for iOS or Android, lets you set achievable goals and monitor your health trends in charts and graphs.

These ship for free with $49+ orders or with Amazon Prime.

See more online deals we’ve posted HERE!

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U.S. Polo ASSN ~ Men’s Pique Mesh Polo or Rugby Shirts Only $14.37 (reg. $42)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 6:15 PM
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This men’s Slim-Fit Pique Mesh Polo Shirt  and this Rugby Stripe Shirt is on clearance for $15.97, but when you add it to your cart, the price drops to only $14.37!  It’s regularly $42, and shipping is free when you use the code ONLINE at checkout. Choose from seven colors in men’s sizes S-XL while supplies last.

See more online and retail deals HERE!

Olive Garden ~ All You Can Eat Meals Starting at $11.99

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Want a cheap meal?  Dine-in at Olive Garden restaurant and you can choose from unlimited (yes, all you can eat!) servings of their classic Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Lasagna Classico, Fettuccine Alfredo, and/or Chicken Parmigiana entrées!  Prices start at only $11.99, too. And if you order seconds, you can mix and match the entrees! Note that your bill will be charged the highest priced item.  Plus, as always, you’ll get breadsticks and salad. YUM!

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Lands’ End ~ Lands’ End Women’s Primaloft Coat Only $45.49 (reg. $149)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 5:45 PM
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Now through tomorrow only, this beautiful  Lands’ End Women’s Primaloft Coat drops from $149 to $64.99 and lastly to just $45.49 when you apply code COOL with pin 5270 at LandsEnd.com! This is it’s lowest price! Shipping is free on orders of $50, otherwise, it’s $8 extra. Choose from four different colors: Black, Sand Pebble, Evening Grape, and Smokey Olive. This jacket offers 100-gram insulation and a water-repellant polyester shell.

See more online and retail deals HERE!

Shnoop ~ 2-Pack Target Amazonian Clay Foundation Only $16.99 (reg. $72)

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Love Tarte cosmetics? This 2-pack of Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation is normally $72 but is on sale for $19.99.  You’ll pay only $16.99 when you apply code TARTE3 at Shnoop, plus, shipping is free! This is the best price online by $2. Choose from two colors, including Light Medium and Medium. In addition to offering coverage, this formula also has hydrating benefits.

See more online and retail deals HERE!

Nike ~ Converse All-Star Chuck Taylor Athletic Shoes Only $29.97 (reg. $50)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 5:15 PM
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These Converse All-Star Chuck Taylor Athletic Shoes are just $29.97 right now at Nike.com!  These are regularly $50. Both men’s and women’s sizes are available in several cool colors. Join or sign into your free Nike+ Account to get free shipping, otherwise shipping adds $8.

See more online and retail deals HERE!

JCPenney ~ iCHI Pink Flat Iron Only $59.99 (reg. $129.99)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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This iCHI pink flat iron drops from its regular price of $129.99 to just $59.99, and finally to $44.99 when you enter code 22SAVINGS at checkout at JCPenney.com! Shipping is free for orders over $99 or ship to store. Otherwise, shipping is $8.95. iCHI ceramic plates heat fast and evenly, and this includes a free 2-ounce bottle of Silk Infusion.

See more online and retail deals HERE!

Tanga ~ 210-Piece Deluxe Caddy Sewing Kit Only $8.99 (reg. $29.99)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 4:45 PM
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Well this is pretty handy!  Every home could use one of these 210-Piece Deluxe Caddy Sewing Kits!  These are just $8.99, plus shipping is free!  It’s regularly $29.99 – some nice savings on this deal! The kit includes needles, thread, pins, and more. It comes in two colors as well. Sales tax is charged in most states.

See more online and retail deals HERE!

Gap ~ Up to 55% Off Women’s Sweaters + Extra 40% Off

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 4:30 PM
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Score women’s sweaters at up to 55% off at Gap.com!  Even better, take an extra 40% off when you use the code GOGO during checkout. Shipping is free at $50, otherwise it adds $7. Check out this Merino Wool-Blend Stripe Mock Neck Sweater – it’s on sale for $21.99 and falls to $13.19 with the code (regularly $49.95). This Soft Open V-Neck Sweater in black is regularly $69.95 but you’ll pay just $12 with the code! Another favorite I spotted was this Happy Intarsia Crew-Neck Sweater is regularly $54.95, but only $14.99 with the code.  Search the sale section to find out what’s still available during this awesome sale!

See more online and retail deals HERE!

FREE Guacamole & Chips at Chipotle!

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Love Chipotle? Now through February 7th (or while supplies last), go here and play the Cado Crusher Game to grab a FREE order of Guacamole and Chips with purchase of regular-priced Chipotle entreé item! You’ll need to play three rounds of the game, then fill out a short form to get your freebie valued at $3.31!  Your coupon will be texted to you and expires 2/28.

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Groupon~ Refurbished Jawbone Big Jambox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Only $79.99 Shipped

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For a limited time, grab this highly rated Jawbone Big Jambox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Refurbished) for just $79.99 for this speaker delivered to your door!

As a comparison, Amazon is currently selling this same item for $124.50.

See more online and retail deals HERE!

Target~ Frank’s RedHot Sauce Only 12¢ After Checkout51

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Grab this Target deal and make some hot wings for the Super Bowl!

Frank’s RedHot Sauce 12 oz $2.49 (reg. $2.84)
Use this 25% Off Frank’s RedHot Sauce 12oz Bottle Cartwheel Savings Offer
– will deduct 62¢
Use the $0.75/1 Frank’s RedHot Sauce coupon here
(OR use the 30¢/1 Franks RedHot Sauce coupon found here)
Pay $1.12, Earn $1 cash back via Checkout51 for purchase Frank’s RedHot sauce
Final cost = as low as 12¢

Thanks, Totally Target!

Michaels’ Kids Club Event on Saturday~ Make a Valentine’s Game

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Here is something fun and cheao for the kiddos to do this weekend! This Saturday, January 28th, your local Michaels location is hosting a Kids Club Event where the little ones can make a Valentine’s Game for $2.

Kids 3 and older can participate in this from 10am – 12pm.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

ThinkGeek Warehouse Moving Sale~ Save an Extra 30-75% Off Over 100 Items

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For a limited time only, shop the ThinkGeek Warehouse Moving Sale to save an extra 30-75% off over 100 popular items.

This is a great time to score some deals for the “geek” in your life. Shipping is also free on your $75 order or pay a $7.95 flat rate fee.

See more online and retail deals HERE!

Sign Up for Disney Baby Emails

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Sign up for Disney Baby emails and get special deals on Disney Baby products, mom-tested tips and inspired ideas to create magical moments with your baby!

See more online and retail deals HERE!

Kellogg’s Family Rewards~ Add 100 More Points

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kellogg'sKellogg’s Family Rewards members can sign into your Kellogg’s Family Rewards account and enter the code TISTHESEASON4PTS to score 100 points!

And be sure to enter ALL codes from any packages you have by 1/31/17 as after this date, the on-pack codes will no longer be accepted.

Thanks, Free Stuff Times!

TOMS Shoes~ Extra 20% Off Sale Items

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Now through 1/26, TOMS is offering an additional 20% off already-reduced Sale Items with promo code EXTRA20 at checkout! Shipping is a flat-rate of $5.99 or is free on $60 orders or on all kids shoes!

For example, grab the Tiny Toms for less than $16 shipped!

See more online and retail deals HERE!

Ladies Designer Warehouse Sale ~ February 2nd-4th

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Why pay retail prices when brands are willing to sell you perfectly good inventory for less? If you have a fondness for fashion but don’t care to spend a fortune, there is an answer to your dilemma.Just head to the warehouse!!! Yep, our area has some great Warehouse Sales to choose!

The Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale —Big Chill Fashion sale is coming up February 2-4th.

There are tons of hidden gems and great prices here, starting at just $20! I use the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale to STOCK UP plus find those extra accents to brighten up my wardrobe!

This warehouse sale has something for every woman and every size with prices ranging from $20-$60. It’s a great way to stay “in-fashion” and on-budget.

 

· Thursday, FEBRUARY 2     8:00 am – 7:00 pm

·  Friday,  FEBRUARY 3     8:00 am – 7:00 pm

·  Saturday,  FEBRUARY 4     8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Over 18,000 pc of 1st quality ladies clothing
Sizes 2 – 18 1X – 3X PLUS SIZES AND PETITES
NOW INTRODUCING OUR LADIES GOLF AND TENNIS LINES
BOGO Thursday 11/10 and Friday 11/11 on a surprise category
Easy free parking and plenty of dressing area
All CC accepted/cash or check
NO CREDIT CARD GIFT CARDS ACCEPTED
NO Men or Children under 12 allowed

  • All CC accepted/cash or check
  • NO CREDIT CARD GIFT CARDS ACCEPTED
  • NO Men or Children under 12 allowed

10367 BROCKWOOD RD, DALLAS, TX  75220, just a few doors down.. follow the yellow signs…

Remember.. plenty of close, FREE parking.. plenty of new try on areas/rooms… and always many Fashion Fair godmothers to help you find just the perfect outfit!