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 week.
There is a big book sale in Garland. The Friends of the Library are holding a book sale where children's titles are going for just $.50 and most other books are no more than $1. The sale runs from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the South Garland branch. Friends of the Library members will receive $1 off their total purchase. Free books!
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Pups need a break in tough economic times too -- well, at least maybe your grooming costs do. The Wuf Pet Resort and Spa is offering 50 percent off a doggie's first groom job or day care and 25 percent off all clothing, leads and collars.
Emeritus at Oak Hollow, a senior living community, is beginning a complimentary community outreach program where they will make home visits to local seniors who may need a little assistance. The facilities staff members will help seniors connect with services in the area, conduct wellfare checks for families or just have a friendly visit. Care options begin at $10 per hour. For more details, please contact Peggy Garrett at 817-267-6200.
DEALS THIS WEEK
Goodwill Dallas is having an end of summer sale on Saturday. Goodwill Dallas will offer 50 percent off all clothing, shoes, purses, hats, ties, belts, backpacks and books. All Goodwill stores in the Dallas area are participating -- this includes locations in Pleasant Grove, Plano, Mesquite, Lewisville, Irving, Garland, Dallas and Carrollton.
Questions about making a home purchase? TD Jakes' Metroplex Economic Development Corporation is holding a workshop this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. called "A Time To Own II." For a full schedule go here.
Visions Women's Expo is coming up this weekend. Learn about cutting edge beauty products, services and entertainment for women. By going to the event's Web site, attendees can save $2
Now through Aug. 31, T.G.I. Friday's is offering a coupon for $5 off any entree through their BYOB (Bring Your Own Buddy) Summer promotion. The coupon can be used for up to 10 people, or buddies. Get the coupon here.
The 7th Annual Tulisoma Book Fair and Arts Festival takes place this Friday through Sunday at the African-American Museum at Fair Park. Tulisoma is Swahili for "we read." To see a schedule of activities or to learn more about the event, visit http://www.tulisoma.com/
JourneyEd.com offers big discounts on eduation products for students, teachers and schools. Discounts are available on software, books and bags -- some up to 85 percent off.
On Wednesday, get 20 percent off your tab at Boston's Gourmet Pizza on North Freeway during happy hour. Please bring in a business card or company identification badge.
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.
Parents can get a free child's entree (10 and under) with the purchase of an adult entree at Cafe Brazil Sunday through Thursday between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Also, every Tuesday the restaurant has a special offer on their Facebook page.
The semi-annual FIG Finale designer sale hits Dallas Aug. 28 - 29. Top boutiques and retailers are participating and selling their merchandise for up to 75 percent off. Some stores participating are: Elements, Kacky & Karl, Baby Bliss, The Glass Slipper, Moxie, Mei Mei’s, Melanie Gayle, Epic, Krimson and Klover and others. Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 if bought online beforehand. The gallery is at 1807 Ross Avenue in Dallas. See more here: www.fashionindustrygallery.com
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.
Every day in August is "Dollar Day" at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is $5.
Ferré Ristorante & Bar in Sundance Square has a great deal every Monday. How does $0 sound for a two-course dinner? The restaurant's "Dine On Us" promotion offers a free meal and only asks that guests pay for their drinks and tip their server according to what their meal would have cost -- had it not been free. Sounds more than fair to me. Reservations are recommended and more information is available on the restaurant's Facebook page.
Kids eat free at Oliver’s Fine Foods in Mansfield on Monday's from 4 to 8 p.m. The free kids meal is offered with an adult meal purchase.
On Sept. 5, everyone who downloads a coupon from bowl.com can play one free game at local, participating bowling centers as part of National Bowling Day. Find the coupon here.
Domino's Pizza is offering a FREE Chocolate Lave Crunch Cake with every Breadbowl Pasta ordered at menu price until Sept. 13 with coupon code 9146.
At Planet Burrito kids eat free with the purchase of a regular priced entree Monday through Wednesday until Sept. 30. Planet Burrito is located at Park Boulevard in Plano and on Kimball Avenue in Southlake.
For only $5, music lovers with an appetite for tasty blues and mouth-watering barbecue can enjoy the Bedford Labor Day Blues & BBQ Festival. The event runs from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sept. 5-6 and features blues legends Buddy Guy, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and a $10,000 barbecue cook-off. All the fun is located at 1613 Hospital Parkway in Bedford (intersection of state Highway 121 and state Highway 183). www.bedfordbluesbbq.com
Through September, Hamp Painting in Flower Mound is offering a two-story exterior painting for as low as $995, including paint and prep -- that's $500 off their normal price. For more information visit them on their Web site, HampPainting.com.
Through Sept. 30, Skin Care Logic is offering half-price facials and a free Dermalogica gift to anyone employed by Dallas-area schools. The 1 hour facial (normally priced $50.00) includes steam, double cleanse, skin consultation, professional exfoliation, massage, mask and moisturizer. Proof of employment is required (school ID badge) to recieve the special. Visit their Web site, skincarelogic.com/spa.htm for more information.
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