Weekend Deals & Discounts: Sledding, Tree Lightings

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


Farmers Branch Tour of Lights is under way and the tree lighting will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Farmers Branch Historical Park. The event will feature a fireworks show, snow tubing, visits with Santa, tours of historical structures, the Dallas Puppet Theatre and Radio Disney. Revelers will be treated to complimentary cookies, punch and hot chocolate. Gates open at 6. The event is free and open to the public.  More info here.

Check out Sundance Square on Sunday at 2 p.m. when Ballet Folklorico de Fort Worth puts on a show just a few feet from the Fort Worth Christmas Tree.   See Sundance Square's full calendar of events for this holiday season here.

Also on Sunday, head over to Fair Park to see the lighting of Dallas' Christmas Tree.  Gates open at 3 p.m. and the Dallas Wind Symphony Quintet will perform at 4:30.  The tree lighting and a special "Bellagio-style" fountain show will take place on the Esplanade closer to dusk.  Find out more 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. 


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 http://www.dermsw.com/index.html

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.


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 coregolfschool@yahoo.com 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.


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 IrvingArtsCenter.org 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 Times.com.

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