Deals & Discounts: Cheap Golf, Book Fair

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. 19-25.

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


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

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.

The Arlington Museum of Art is selling 20,000 hard and soft cover books starting at just $.50 each as part of the American Association of University Women Book Fair.  The fair starts at 4 p.m. and continues through the weekend.

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.


The Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Blue Angels and Golden Knights will be there. Admission is free but it does cost $20 to park.

Don't miss the free Fall in Love with Reading Festival for children ages 4 to 11 at TCU's indoor football practice facility.  Children will receive free books, free eye exams and much more beginning at 9 a.m.

Take the family out to Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas on Saturday for a free diabetes awareness event held between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Families can enjoy fitness activities, get nutritional information and take part in a walk/run.

Kincaid's Hamburgers, which won NBCDFW's Golden Local last April, is rolling back prices to the 1960s on Saturday -- offering a half-pound burger, chips and soft drink for only $2.  Read more here on

On Sunday, bring your little ghosts and goblins to a concert at the Denton Civic Center. The Denton Community Band will perform at 3 p.m. and the audience is encouraged to come in costume.

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 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.


Duncan 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.

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.

Eating in Glen Rose?  Stop by Three Rivers Fine Dining where one kids can eat free.  For every adult entree purchased, one child can select an entree (less than $12) off of the menu.

Posadas is offering a free nacho bar Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The nacho bar includes beans, meat, queso, lettuce, tomato, salsa and one sopapillia.


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


The Tarrant County Tax Collector is holding a large furniture and accessories auction at the Education Center Building at 401 8th Street.  The auction begins at 10 a.m.  Read more here on

Free nachos!  Diners who go to Kenny's Burger Joint in Frisco can get a free order of  nachos just by knowing the secret password -- which is: "I love Kenny's."  The offer expires Oct. 31.

Powerhouse Yoga and Pilates studio in Colleyville is offering new students 7 days of unlimited yoga classes for only $7. Call 817-442-5041 for more information.

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.


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.


The Moscow Ballet is offering their last discount of the season.  Save up to $12.50 on orchestra seats -- a total savings of $50 for a family of four. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

Maggiano's Little Italy wants you to have leftovers "Today & Tomorrow."  First, choose an entree from a special selection of items -- then Maggiano's will give you a second selection to take with you after your meal to enjoy as your dinner the next day. The promotion is available for dine-in only -- find out more on Twitter and Facebook.  The offer is good through Nov. 25.

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.

Through Dec. 31, Olive 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.

You can win a free cup of Brazilian Bold Coffee by playing a cheesy pick-up game on 7-Eleven's Web site.  You have to score in the game to score the coffee.  Estimated time it will take to earn the free cup: Less than 10 minutes.

Fort Worth Dental has a new patient special.  For $1, new patients can receive an exam and X-rays.  Call 817-921-0253 or go to for more information.

Target stores are giving customers a 5-cent discount for every reusable bag they use for their purchases.  CVS stores are giving customers a $1 bonus for every four visits where they have skipped using the plastic bags.  Read more here.

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.

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 for more information.

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.

La Madeleine is offering a free pastry to customers who print out a coupon from their Web site.  You can find the coupon here.

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.

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.

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 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

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. 

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.

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

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