Deals & Discounts: Free Shredding Today

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    NEWSLETTERS

    In tough economic times, frugal shoppers are looking for deals and smart business owners are giving them.  Here are a few deals we've found for the week of Oct. 12-18.

    Amy Yates-Garmatz has a ton of deals this week in her Penny Pinching blog.  Find out more here.

    FRIDAY DEALS

    Family 1st of Texas Federal Credit Union is offering free shredding services today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The credit union is at 3501 Western Center Boulevard in Fort Worth.  Anyone is welcome to bring their old papers and files for free shredding.

    This month and next, Dallas' West End is offering free concerts on Friday nights.  A full schedule is available here.

    The new CityDoc clinic at 5301 West Lovers Lane in Dallas is offering free flu shots for people who live in the 75209 zip code on Friday only.

    In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month you can indulge in food, wine, fine art and music Friday and Saturday in Sundance Square.  Admission to Musicarte de Fort Worth is free.

    WEEKEND DEALS

    There is a free Texas/OU watching party at the Market Street grocery on North Denton Tap Road in Coppell on Saturday.  A 9x15 foot video screen will show the game in the parking lot.

    Joe Sian is offering free personal training for anyone 40 and over every Saturday in October at Trophy Fitness Club. It starts Oct. 3 from noon to 1 p.m. and is only for the month of October. Contact Joe 214-505-6429 or joesian@sbcglobal.net for more information or to RSVP.

    Every Saturday has something different and interesting at the Uptown Village at Cedar Hill.  Jazz, movies and car shows will feature attractions on different Saturdays in September. A schedule is available here.

    Saturdays and Sundays at 11:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., The Legends of Texas Gunfight Shows take place at Stockyards Station in Fort Worth. The shows are free and attendees can learn about about the history of this part of North Texas between 1835 and the early 1900s.

    OTHER DEALS

    United Carpet Cleaning Systems is offering 20 percent off any service that costs more than $150. Call 817-268-6531 for more information.

    Curves is offering its 30-Day Diet Plan for free. No membership is needed you can call 1-800-520-8148 or fill out the form on the Curves Web site to find out about the next available free class. More information here.

    You can check out 72 works of art from NASA including drawings and photographs of space exploration for free now through Nov. 22. For more information call the Irving Arts Center at 972-252-ARTS or check out IrvingArtsCenter.org here.

    Trying to cut back on costs but don't want to miss out on the State Fair of Texas? Go to any Kroger store and you can pick up a general admission ticket and round trip transportation on DART for just $16. More information about the Kroger offer at BigTex.com. The State Fair of Texas runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 18.

    Medieval Times will throw you a birthday party featuring a free feast and tournament on your birthday, all you have to do is join their Birthday Fellowship and purchase on regular-priced admission. Freebies started Jan. 1 and end Dec. 31, 2010. More information at Medieval Times.com.

    Quiznos Sub is offering a free sub when you buy another sub of equal or greater value and a regular fountain drink. Click here for the printable coupon. 

    MONDAY DEALS

    Like a good steak? The Ranch Steakhouse in Cedar Hill is offering a buy one entree get one free on Monday evenings. A reservation is required by 6 p.m.

    All month long, with a minimum adult purchase of $6, two children can eat free at Boston Market. Kids must be present to eat free.

    Andy's Sprinkler, Drainage and Lighting is offering $20 off a sprinkler check, a lighting repair or a drainage installation during the month of October.  Go to www.sprinklerdrainage.com for more information.

    The Theatre Communications Group is offering Free Nights of Theater. The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs announced the Free Night of Theater will be held from Thursday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 8. featuring more than 2,000 free tickets to more than 25 Dallas-area theaters. Tickets will be released in a staggered format with each weekend's ticket allotment being released on the Monday prior to the performance. Theatergoers can reserve tickets through the Free Night of Theater Web site here beginning at noon on Monday, Oct. 5. The complete list of release dates and performances can be found on the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs Web site here.

    TUESDAY DEALS

    Through the end of the month, sign up for children's classes at My Gym in Plano and pay your child's weight as the first month's tuition. The gym is for children ages 6 months to 13 years old.

    On Tuesdays, shoppers older than 55 will be given 15 percent off their purchase at all Metroplex Catherine's Plus clothing stores.

    WEDNESDAY DEALS

    Dos Pericos Mexican restaurant and cantina in Lake Worth offers all you can eat enchiladas (beef, chicken and cheese) plus rice and beans for only $6.99.

    THURSDAY DEALS

    Through the end of October, anyone who donates two canned goods at any National Tire and Battery location will receive a free VIP card for discounts on tires and service.

     

    Billy Bobs Texas offers free line dance lessons every Thursday at 7 p.m. Admission on Thursday is reduced until 8 p.m.

    The Angelika Film Center is offering a free outdoor screenings of Alfred Hitchcock movies every Thursday at 8 p.m.  in October in the outdoor pavilion of Mockingbird Station in DallasFor more information about Hitchcocktober here.

    OCTOBER DEALS

    Every day all day through Oct. 31 two kids can eat free with every one adult entree purchased at Boston Market. The children must be present to take advantage of the deal.

    When was the last time you saw an 80s classic?  Well, that's too long.  Head over to the Belmont Hotel  on the west side of downtown Dallas and watch the movie poolside, under the stars.  Dive-in movies begin at dusk and are free of charge.  The Belmont will show a different movie each week ... go here for more information.

    Borden Milk is celebrating Elsie the Cow's 70th birthday with free music downloads now through Oct. 18. Look for specially marked caps on a gallon of milk to receive the information needed for the download.

    Looking for costumes for less? Check out BuyCostumes.com here. Some costumes sell for under $10.  


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