Deals & Discounts: Parachuting Santa, Spa Deals

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  this weekend.

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


Santa Claus will be at the Mrs. Baird's Bakery in Fort Worth Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4:30 p.m. Come by for a free photo with Santa, sweet treats and craft making.  The bakery is located at 7301 S. Freeway in Fort Worth.

With better weather expected, Santa and his elves will try to parachute into Frisco Square's George Purefoy Municipal Center at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. If that isn't enough holiday entertainment -- there are also carriage rides, pony rides and a train.

The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau is providing three individuals with an opportunity to experience the AT&T Performing Arts Center firsthand with tickets to the opening night performance of the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra (URO) at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. Click here to register.

You have until midnight Monday to save up to $1,000 on one of nine spa treatment packages from BriteSmile.  For only $185, shoppers can choose from teeth whitening, hair removals, microdermabrasion treatments and more.  Click here to see the complete offering from Groupon.  The deal expires at midnight Monday and must be purchased through

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. 


Every Monday through Dec. 31, The Dermatology Southwest Aesthetic Center in Burleson is offering microdermabrasion for only $50.  Call 817-568-0500 or visit them online at

Dunkin' Donuts is offering a medium coffee for only $.25 every Monday through the NFL season.  The offer is good at most participating DFW locations from open to noon. Additionally, customers can redeem their Cowboys game ticket stubs at any Dunkin’ Donuts location to receive a free medium hot coffee on weekdays after every home game.


Holiday Haircuts for Hope wants to give 100 lucky children merry makeovers for Christmas.  Between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 22, head over to the Vatterott Education Center  at 9713 Harry Hines Blvd in Dallas to have your child's hair cut.  Refreshments and games will be available. For details call 214-630-5765 ext 13


Volunteers with the Dallas Bar Association will answer questions about divorce, child support, wills, insurance, criminal law and more each Wednesday between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.  There is no cost ... call 214-220-7476.

Enjoy a free game of bowling at the Allen Bowl on Greenville Avenue.  The offer is good through the end of the year, though you will need to print out a coupon to receive your free game.  You can get the coupon here.

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.

The Core Golf School at Chase Oaks in Allen is offering golf lessons for half price on Wednesdays as well as the ability to bring a friend along for free through the end of the year. Students can bring anyone they would like and get great golf instruction for the price of one.  For more information email Rob Sanders at or call 214-207-0625.  Ladies can ask for assistant instructor Carrie Chambers.  She is hosting a clinic for ladies every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for only $15 ... and private lessons are half-price.  Carrie can be reached at 469-371-7357.


Fight hunger at FaceLogic with canned food.  Through Dec. 31, anyone who brings in a canned good for the North Texas Food Bank will receive one free express Signature Facial. For six cans, guests can sign up for a six month membership with six $40 facials -- originally valued at $294.  They are also offering a New Year's Eve deal where they are cutting the cost of their Party Primper Package from $120 to $35.  Contact the spa for more information or visit them online.

Soft-Text Plus in Fort Worth is offering a reduced rate on printing 500 business cards now through the end of the year.  Call 817-546-9093 for details.

Methodist Richardson Cancer Center is offering free chair yoga classes on the first and third Thursday of each month. The class helps cancer patients manage stress and fatigue.  Call 469-726-6100 for more information.

Law Enforcement Counseling and Consulting Services are offering a free first counseling session for any law enforcement officer or military officer (current or retired) and 20 percent off every other counseling session after that. Call 817-283-5900 for more information.

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


Through Dec. 31, Olive: the beauty lounge is offering anyone employed by the Mansfield ISD a $55 facial. The 1 hour customized facial (reg. price $80.00) includes double cleanse, skin consulatation, professional exfoliation, massage, mask and moisturizer. Proof of employment is required (school ID badge) to recieve the special. Call 682-518-1000 or visit their Web site for more information.

Danette's Urban Oasis in Fort Worth is offering specials on massages, manicures and pedicures.  For example, a one-hour massage and manicure will cost only $40.  Call 817-882-8883 for more information.

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 here.

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

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