Posts Tagged ‘Dallas’

SMG “Grant the Wish of a Princess!” Prom Dress Collection & Giveaway Project

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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Don’t miss this opportunity to be a fairy godmother to a princess in need! March 1 through March 28, receive a free movie pass when you donate a gently used prom dress at any SMG location.

WHO: All Studio Movie Grill locations across the country and their local partners

WHAT: Studio Movie Grill’s “Grant the Wish of a Princess!” Prom Dress Collection and Giveaway Project is now in its final week, with the deadline of Wednesday, March 28 fast approaching.

SMG locations across the country will serve as prom dress collection sites for the next seven days in order to help young women, who couldn’t otherwise afford to do so, attend their formal events in style. Any person who donates a dress will receive a VIP guest movie pass that can be used at any Studio Movie Grill.

In its mission to open hearts and minds one story at a time, Studio Movie Grill (SMG) distinguishes itself by proudly supporting local initiatives through community outreach and offering programs that make a difference in peoples’ lives.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 28


Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Welcome to our new series, “My Dallas Mommy’s Top 10”!  Each week, we’ll highlight a top 10 list of our favorite things!

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Dallas is an artsy, cultural, fast-paced modern metropolis, with a ton of personality.  From Deep Ellum to Lower Greenville, Dallas boasts over 150 neighborhoods. It’s an impressive and eccelectic city that offers a little something for everyone.  Whether you love live entertainment, or need something family friendly, Dallas has a venue.  Here are our top 10 FREE things to do in Dallas:

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Explore Dallas with a treasure hunt from Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Downtown Dallas, Inc. sponsors a fun lunchtime hunt on Mondays and Wednesdays.   Pop over to Belo Garden a 11am for clues to get you started.  You’ll take pictures of each place the clues lead you to, and post them on social media.  You’ll be directed to shops, parks, landmarks and more.  Once you’ve completed the tasks, go back to the Garden.  The first one to finish receives a prize, and all who participate get goodies!

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Learn something new at a free museum

Get cultured, stimulated and educated for FREE at several Dallas museums!  The Dallas Museum of Art is one of the hallmarks of the city.  It features over 22,000 art pieces, too!  You can also see The Samurai Collection at The Ann  & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum. The Meadows Museum of Art features a HUGE collection of Spanish art.  And the African American Museum offers tons of history and pride.  Check them all out for free admission!

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Let loose at Reverchon Park

Uptown Dallas, you’ll find Reverchon Park.  It features tennis courts, baseball fields, hiking trails, garden area, a volleyball court and much more.  It covers 41.3 acres, and a TON of possibilities for activities.  It’s not quite as popular as other parks in Dallas, but it’s just as wonderful, and less crowded, too.

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas


Catch a ride on the McKinney Avenue Trolley

What better way to tour Dallas (or get around, if you’re local), then a classic trolley!?  The trolleys – Rosie, Matilda, Petunia, Miss Daisy and Green Dragon – are restored, vintage trolley cars.  They ramble along Dallas’ original trolley tracks through downtown.  Temperature-controlled, 100 year old trolleys.  We’re in!  Ride are always FREE, and the service runs 365 days a year!  Stop over here to see the route  map and schedule.

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Relax outdoors with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

As part of the Parks Concerts series, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra offers FREE concerts!  As they move around various parks in Dallas, the orchestra sets up a casual, family friendly environment.  Bring a blanket and lounge in the sun, while listening to amazing classical live music for free!  See the website for locations and schedule.

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Get cultured with Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park might not be “free,” but it sure is worth it!  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night performances ask for a donation to attend. Performances are in the amphitheater at the Samuell Grand Park.  Wilt thou partake in a festival of thespian culture?  😉  Check the website for details about play schedules.

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Sample freshness at Dallas Farmer’s Market

Monday through Sunday from 10am until 6pm, take a stroll through the Dallas Farmer’s Market. This 26,000 square foot food hall and artisanal vendor market also features more than just market fresh foods.  There are four restaurants, and seating areas inside and out.  Score some free samples from vendors, and relax while enjoying the Dallas skyline!  Dallas Farmer’s Market is located at 920 South Harwood Street.

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Take a tour & drink free beer at Four Corners Brewing

Every Saturday, Four Corners Brewing offers tours of their industrial-style, yet trendy brewery.  Three guys started making beer out of their garage, and it blossomed into a hot spot in Dallas.  Learn all about how beer is made, what inspires the flavors of Four Corners brews, and get some free samples, too!  Find Four Corners Brewing just west of downtown at 423 Singleton Blvd.

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Get your giggles going at the Dallas Comedy House

Tuesday nights are open mic night.  That means you can try your luck at some stand-up comedy, or watch other funny people on stage for FREE!  If stand-up isn’t your forte, consider the free Improv Comedy Jam Session on the same night.  Located in the heart of Deep Ellum, the Dallas Comedy house is located on Main Street.

And….. our number 1 pick for free things to do in Dallas:

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Cheap Date Night at the Granada Theater 

Sundown at the Granada Theater offers everything you could need for a cheap date night, or girl’s night out.  Get free entertainment with live bands throughout the week, and drink specials like 1/2 off bottles of wine and 1/2 price draft beer.  Cuddle up on the roof and watch a movie with your date for free on Wednesdays, too.  Even better, Wednesdays offer 1/2 price whiskey!  Visit the Granada at 3502 Greenville Ave.  This is number 1 on our list of free things to do in Dallas, because it’s unique, a little nostalgic, and makes for great memories.

There you go!  These are our top 10 favorite free things to do in Dallas!  What would you add to the list?  Let us know in the comments about your favorite free event or activity!

Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 12.02.36 PMHave a little extra wiggle room in your budget!?  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!  Other ways to save going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!


Pokémon Go: Pokéstops and Deals in Dallas & Fort Worth

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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Pokémon Go in Dallas and Fort Worth!

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The Pokémon Go craze has hit new levels.  When is the last time my daughter wanted to hop in the car with me and drive endless miles and explore the city spending no money, but gas?  Ugh like, NEVER!!!!  Love it or hate it, Pokémon Go is the rage right now. Dallas and Forth Worth businesses and attractions are getting on the Pokémon Go bandwagon and offering deals, discounts and just plain fun.

Below is a list of Pokémon Go Pokéstops along with deals and discounts in Dallas-Fort Worth! I’ve also shared ways to save if you’re wanting to visit a local attraction to for hot Pokéstops!   Feel free to leave comments about any deals you find and I will share with our readers.

Dallas Summer Staycation Guide

Quick tip for saving at local attractions: 

Read our DFW Summer Staycation Guide for TONS of great places that are sure to be Pokestops for FREE!

Pogo Pass .  It’s a year long, family based entertainment pass, that gets pass holders into some of the best venues in Dallas that are great for Pokestops!  Head over here and use code MYDFWMOMMY and get 60% off (you’ll pay $49.98 instead of $124.95). Just Hawaiian Falls and the Fort Worth Zoo are over $40 by themselves!

CityPASS? is a booklet of admission tickets to the best attractions in a single city including Perot Museum, Reunion Tower, Dallas Zoo + more.

Also check GrouponLiving Social, and Ad Pages.

pokemon discountsPopular Retail Pokéstops & Discounts

GameStop: Select GameStop locations around the DFW are now Pokéstops and gyms!  Go HERE to find one near you.

Brookstone: Stop by your local Brookstone store and score $5 off your purchase when you show your Pokemon Go App to the cashier at checkout. For more information, visit the Brookstone Facebook page.

Sams Club: Sam’s Club is offering Pokemon Go players a free day pass to shop in its stores — and a free cookie to boot. Just head to your local store and show your phone to an associate — with the app installed, of course.

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 7.27.33 AMT-Mobile:  As part of T-Mobile Tuesday, Pokémon GO players will be able to get free data for a whole year.However, the offer is not automatically applied to all T-Mobile customers and must be activated in order to obtain the benefits. In addition to the free data, the special offer from T-Mobile also contains the following extras:

  • Free Lyft rides up to $15 to help you get to a PokéStop or Gym
  • Free Wendy’s Frosty desserts
  • 50% off select accessories, including portable power packs and chargers at T-Mobile stores

Other Reported Retail Hotspots

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The Shops at Legacy: The Shops @ Legacy! Huge spread of pokestops, lots of people this weekend (so lots of lures). There’s a Marriott on the south side of the area with a pond where we caught several psyducks.

Attraction Pokéstops & Deals

Pokemon Go Event

Addison Circle Pavillion:  Pogue Entertainment Group & Studio 7 Presents Pokémon Go Benefit Festival August 28th from 6-9pm.  There will be $5 raffles for Pokémon Go merchandise, game coins and special items.  Free lures, live entertainment and food trucks are just more reasons to attend this great event! All raffle proceeds go to benefit “Hearts of Maya” scholarship fund.

Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: Family Day is the first Saturday of every month.  August 6th, they are featuring some neat information about samurai counterparts to  your favorite Pokémon characters.  This takes place between 1-3pm.  There will even be prizes to trainers who catch Pokémon in the museum!

Pub Crawl: August 10th, High and Tight’s themed pub crawl is… you guessed it, Pokémon Go!  Be sure to check out High and Tight, Twilite Lounge, Brick and Bones and Wits End for Pokéstops.  There will even be drink specials!  Get more information on their Facebook Page.

Pub Crawl Times:

High & Tight: 8:30pm-10pm
Twilite Lounge 10pm-11pm
Brick & Bones 11pm-12am
Wits End 12am-1am

Thunderbird Roller Rink:  August 12th is PokeSkate: A Pokémon Party!  Tickets can be purchased HERE, and need to be purchased in advance.  They are $7 per person (2 and older).  Skate rentals are an extra $2, but you can bring your own.  Skating is not required.  They will have charging stations for phones and free WiFi.  Also included is fun 90’s music to skate to, prizes, games and more.

Klyde Warren Park: Pokéwalk Dallas will be from 4-9pm on August 27th.  A pub crawl will finish out the night, for those left playing.  This is a great way to meet some new Pokémon trainer friends!

Arlington Visitors Welcome Center:  Stop by our Pokéstop in our Visitors Welcome Center, there might be an egg (we know we keep getting three poké balls every few minutes woo)! If you sign their guestbook,you’ll get a FREE APPETIZER coupon for Mellow Mushroom Pizza, which is also a Pokéstop!

Trinity River Audubon: Get some walking in with hiking trails!  There are 3 Pokéstops at the Trinity River Audubon, plus exhibit halls and more. It’s only $1 for admission.  Be sure you stay on the trails while hunting!  This deal is good for the entire month of August. Get more information HERE.

Arlington:  For a HUGE list of great spots in Arlington, go here!

AT&T Stadium:  it has THREE GYMS!!! Outside of AT&T Stadium, there is a Pokéstop or two. Then take a tour of the stadium to obtain the stops inside!

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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Dollar Days in August at the Arboretum offer some great fun! Get admission for just $1.  Parking is only $5. And, $1 per person, check out the 8-acre Children’s Adventure Garden, too.
Pokémon players can enjoy over 30 Pokéstops and 3 gyms within a 66-acre area!

Dallas Zoo: The Dallas Zoo welcomes all Pokémon trainers. We want you to have a fun and especially safe time while looking for the elusive Pikachu or fighting to take over the giraffe statue gym for Team Mystic.  Save using City Pass!

Putt-Putt:  All Tarrant County Putt-Putt locations (Fort Worth, Hurst and Arlington) are offering $2 off a game of golf when mentioning Pokemon Go. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! has two Pokéstops and a gym!

Six Flags Over Texas – there are three gyms and 26 stops.

Texas Rangers Games:  There are THREE in Globe Life Park + 2 gyms! Check out our Ways to Save at Texas Rangers games here! Globe Life Park is a Pokéstop in itself, you can take a tour of Globe Life Park or attend a game there to get the two (or more) lurking inside. The Nolan Ryan Statue is a Pokéstop, and there’s also a mysterious “Classic Texas Rangers” Pokéstop.

Other Hot Spots:

American Airlines Center

Dallas Museum of Art

Area Meet Ups

Check out for the Pokémon Go Club meet up schedule.  You’ll be able to meet other locals and hunt together!

Pokémon Go Restaurant Deals

Daireds Salon and Spa Pangéa in Arlington is offering free menu items and discounts at their newly revamped Café Daireds for Pokemon Go users Level 5 and up. 2400 W. I-20, Arlington, 817-465-9797,

My Family’s Pizza (Preston Hollow) is offering free menu items to Pokemon Go users who are Level 3 or higher. 10720 Preston, Suite 1014, Dallas, 214-363-6122,

Pokémon Go Online Deals

Pokemon Merchandise

Heads up all you Pokemon Go fans! Amazon offers downloads of Pokémon Go: The Ultimate Hunter’s Guide 2016: An Unofficial Player’s Guide Kindle eBook for free.

That’s a $3 savings for this 24-page guide.

Pokémon with Pokeball inside deal

Here’s something different for Pokémon players!  This Pokémon Pokéball with Pokémon inside is on sale right now for only $7.99!  It’s normally $19.99 and a great way to start collecting some fun memories of this craze!Pokemon Merchandise

Pre-order this Pokewares Shield for Pokemon Go Plus for just $14.99!

This STrATO Pokeman Go Ball Portable Charger PokeCharge LED Power Bank Pocket Monster Balls is too cute!  Grab one while they last for $35.99 and up your style while you hunt!

Are you searching endlessly for Pokémon on your bike?  Cyclists (bikes and motorcycles) can score this Roam Co-Pilot Universal Bike Phone Mount for only $1.06 (or Black and Red for $11.98)!!  This is compatible with iPhone 6/6s/Plus, 5/5s, Galaxy S4/S5S6 Edge and Note 5.  Please be careful while hunting and riding!

Running around as a trainer means you’re burning calories, too, so take advantage!  Track your fitness levels and keep track of them with a new Fitbit Flex for just $79.99.

Dallas Comic Show in Richardson August 6th-7th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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Dallas Comic Show in Richardson

If you have a comic-loving family, you’ll want to head out to the Dallas Comic Show this weekend!  This family-friendly event will feature vendors selling collectibles, comic book creators, a costume contest on Saturday evening, and celebrity guests!  John Romita Jr. (All-Star Batman) and Peter Mayhew (Star Wars Chewbacca) will be there, along with others.

This fun event will be held at the Richardson Civic Center August 6th-7th from 11am-7pm.
Tickets start at only $5, so grab the kids and enjoy the highlights!

Get more information HERE.

Bud Light Party Convention – Pub Primaries Are In Dallas!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 12:30 PM
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Bud Light Party Convention - Dallas Pub Primaries!

Attention all Bud Light fans!  If the political campaigns going on right now are getting a little too stressful for you, why not throw a little fun into the mix?  The Bud Light Party Convention is hitting the campaign trail this Summer, and they are already in Dallas!  The Bud Light Party Convention is a 13-city tour that will feature some hot musical talent, great fun, and of course, Bud Light.  In fact, Jason Derulo and Brett Eldredge will be performing at this big event!

The Pub Primaries have already begun, and will run through August 5th.  If you want to attend, just hit one of the local venues below, between 5-8pm.  You’ll be asked to cast a vote for one of three local charities: Habitat for HumanityResource Center and Folds of Honor.  The winning candidate will score a campaign donation and recognition at the Convention.

Bud Light Party Convention - Dallas Dates

Dallas’ own JoJo Fletcher from “The Bachelorette” will also be attending this fun event at Klyde Warren Park on August 11th.  Have your chance to meet her and join in on the fun!