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Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine Stay and Water Park Passes as low as $139

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 at 12:55 PM
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Stay at Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine for as low as $139 per night!

What You Get
~Stay for up to six in a Wolf Den Suite or Family Suite, up to seven in a KidCabin Suite, or up to eight in a Loft Suite
~Daily water park wristbands for each guest up to maximum occupants per room type
May have the maximum number of guests in room option purchased for no additional fee

About Your Great Wolf Lodge Getaway
Prices vary by day; the price listed is the lowest possible and may not be available all days.
Click on a date on the booking calendar to see the individual prices by day.
Inclusions
Daily water park passes for each registered guest, up to the maximum room occupancy, are included in all options.

Looking for a Great Wolf Lodge Discount in another city? Check out all of the deals nationwide HERE.

The Home Depot FREE Kids Workshop

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, September 26th, 2022 at 12:59 PM
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Saturday, October 1st from 9am to 12pm, The Home Depot is having their monthly Home Depot Kids Workshop where kids can make a Fire Rescue Boat.

**The Home Depot Kids Workshop is now back in store! At this time there is no registration required.

You can also order previous kits online.

Free Lowe’s Kids Workshops ~ Register Now

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, July 15th, 2022 at 11:55 AM
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Register Now for these FREE Lowe’s Kids Workshops.

ARRR! Treasure Chest Kit Workshop – July 16th

​This month, you’ll treasure the time spent building a Treasure Chest Kit with your mini DIYer! In this hands-on workshop, kids will construct a creative container to store their own little gems and trinkets.

Build a Muscle Car with Your Mini-Mechanic – August 20th

Cruise into Lowe’s with your mini DIYer for this month’s Muscle Car Kit! We’ll provide all the parts needed to roll away with a fun, hand-built car that kids can really play with.

Bring your mini-DIYer into Lowe’s at one of the select time slots. Workshops hosted by one our Red Vest experts are held from 9:00am – 12:00pm, in-store only. We look forward to building with you and your little ones! Don’t forget – if you are unable to attend during your selected timeslot, your kit may be given away to Walk-Ins starting at 12:00pm, the day of the workshop.

Save up to 57% Off on Paintball at DFW Adventure Park

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Saturday, June 18th, 2022 at 1:30 PM
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For a limited time save up to to 57% Off on Paintball at DFW Adventure Park.

Select Option

Paintball Admission, Rental, and 500 Paintballs for One $23.20 (Retail $42)
Paintball Admission, Rental, and 500 Paintballs Each for Two $40 (Retail $84)
Paintball Admission, Rental, and 500 Paintballs Each for Four $71.20 (Retail $168)
Paintball Group Package for Up to Ten People for Two Hours $220 (Retail $350)

About This Deal
DFW Adventure Park provides attractions such as paintball, airsoft and more.
One, two, and four person options valid ONLY on Saturdays and Sundays (no reservation required)
Paintball Group Package for Up to Ten People includes:Paintball (.68-Cal), low-impact paintball (.50-Cal), or splat master
Reservation required
Gun rental
2000 paintballs
Air tank and air
Safety mask
Private games

Party room rental
Only on weekends

Can I Use This?
Must be 10 or older.

Discounted Tickets to Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience (May 14–15)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 6th, 2022 at 3:30 PM
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Head over to Groupon to get discounted tickets to Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience (May 14–15) at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas!

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!

Around Town

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 6th, 2022 at 12:00 PM
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Mayfest is the biggest party in Fort Worth and it’s finally back! Four days of live music, festival food, carnival rides, performing arts, pet adoptions, more than 60 Art and Gift Market vendors, free children’s activities, special attractions – the list goes on and on! Held on the first weekend in May on 33 glorious acres in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park, Mayfest is one event you won’t want to miss!

Mayfest is produced by Trinity Collaborative, Inc., a 501(c) 3 organization. The proceeds from each year’s festival are given back to the community in support of programs from three of Mayfest’s founding organizations – The Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc., Streams & Valleys, Inc., and The City of Fort Worth Park and Recreation Department. Trinity Collaborative, Inc. is proud to have given back more than $7.5 million to benefit the city of Fort Worth and it’s citizens.

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!

A Celebration for Mom: Boyz II Men on May 8th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, May 5th, 2022 at 4:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon to get discounted tickets to A Celebration for Mom: Boyz II Men on May 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Texas Trust CU Theatre in Grand Prairie!

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!

Healthy Makeover For Your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Dinner

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, May 5th, 2022 at 10:30 AM
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I always make a special Cinco de Mayo dinner for my family, especially if it will be a crazy weekday night and it is not convenient for us to make it to our favorite Mexican restaurant! Normally, a lot of the dishes that we traditionally associate with this fiesta are not that healthy. So here are a few makeover ideas to get you thinking about nutrition without sacrificing all those yummy flavors we love!

1. Start With the Chips~ It is so easy to make your own tortilla chips, plus this is a fun and easy recipe to do with your kids! Here is my go-to homemade recipe- take whole wheat tortillas and cut into triangles. Simply place them on a baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking oil. Then season however you like and bake for 5-6 minutes in a 350°F oven.

2. Choose Your Dip Wisely~  Load up on salsa, it is full of veggies. But make sure to check the ingredients if you are not making it yourself because some brands can be really high in sodium. Also, limit your guacamole to one serving (about 2 tablespoons) and stay away from queso.

3. Lighten Up Your Tacos~  Always choose lean ground beef or even better, use ground turkey or fish. Add mushrooms or lentils to your meat mix to get additional nutrition and stretch your dinner budget.  Leave off the cheese and sour cream and these tacos will actually be good for you!

4. Swap Your Burrito For a Burrito Bowl~ A lot of the calories from this favorite come for the super large tortillas used to wrap up this goodness. Instead, put your burrito filling over brown rice or a fresh salad.

5. Pile on the Spices~ Probably the most delicious part of Mexican cooking is the wide array of spices they use. Peppers (adobo, chili, jalapeño), cilantro, and cumin are all known to have positive health benefits while adding tons of flavor and hardly any calories!

6. Skinny Margaritas~ Any fiesta would be incomplete without a margarita! There are lots of great tasting, low calorie options at your grocery store so this is definitely an area you can save calories. And stick with just one drink- Cinco de Mayo is on a Thursday this year after all!

Go HERE for more recipe ideas!