Great Deal: We love Legos…and Legoland!

At our house Legos have become quite a big deal.  Jude is now 5 and he has begun to get really into Legos.  We had a Star Wars birthday and it began with all the really cool Star Wars Lego ships and characters.  Then we have a Legoland that is not too far from us that we went to visit and he LOVED it!  I have a feeling that this Christmas will be filled with lots of fun lego projects to build:)

Well…you may be thinking…what does this have to do with a “great deal”?  I found two things that I thought I would share with all the other boy mommies out there!  I have been researching holiday events in our area and while researching I ran across a great deal for Legoland year passes!

Legoland and Sea Life are both having GREAT deal on Annual Passes for the month of November.  Usually an individual year pass is $64.95 and for November it is $37.89 and the family pass (including 4 family members) is usually @216.50 and for November it is $108.25!  That is 50% off and really you only have to go a few times to get your moneys worth.  Click here to find your local Legoland.

The second thing that is available is a free Lego Club magazine.  It is really simple and I just signed up today!  Jude will be so excited to get his own mail and to take the time to look through and see all the fun stuff included.

Hope you enjoy!

Christie

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Great Deal: 2012 State Fair of Texas Discounts and Deals

Who doesn’t love a good State Fair!  Funny story when Kevin and I met and were dating I found out that he (who was born and raised in the metroplex) had NEVER been to the state fair???  and me (who moved here in 1996) had been at least 2 or 3 times!!  I couldn’t believe that he had NEVER been??  Well, come to find out…that isn’t too uncommon, some of my friends recently have told me they have never been either.  It is so much fun…the food (my favorite), the rides (mainly the ferris wheel), the shows (lots of fun music for the hubby) and of course all the booths with random items that you just have to have!  The ONLY draw back…it is pretty pricey!  So today I received an email from Frugal in Fort Worth (one of my favorite Frugal blogs) with all the discounts available – I thought I would share it with you!

Texas State Fair Events Begin This Friday
(Runs September 28-October 21, 2012)

This year’s line up of events is as extensive as ever.  Free Concerts (with admission) include: Kevin Fowler, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Kellie Pickler, Kansas, The Commodores, and more great bands. There is so much to see and do.  Check out the line up of concerts herethe list of celebrity chef demonstrations here, and the full schedule of events here

Lots of Ways to Save on Tickets
General admission fair tickets are normally $16/person.  Plan ahead, and you can enjoy your day at a deep discount (or even attend for FREE) with one of the many ways to save on your tickets. Following is a roundup of discount options:

1. Kroger Grocery Store is the official site for advanced ticket purchases. Stop by your local Kroger’s check-out counter or purchase these discount tickets at the service desk:

  • Advance DART/State Fair Combo Ticket: $17  (value of $26 and only available at Kroger Food Stores).  This ticket gets you admission into the Fair AND a convenient round-trip ride via DART’s rail and/or buses on date of use.  You’ll be delivered to the front gate of Fair Park if you take the greenline ( plus you save $15 on fair parking and gas!).  Learn more here. Note, that this is not valid for service on TRE or the Fort Worth T which would need to be purchased separately (TRE details here).
  • Advance General Admission$14.50  (compared to $16 at gates).  Valid for any one-day admission.
  • Advance Season Pass: $34.95 (Only sold at Kroger, and not sold at State Fair admission gates).  This is a great deal if you are going to make multiple visits during the fair.  This season pass includes: Unlimited visits for 2012, a one-day companion ticket (good Monday-Friday) and one Cinemark movie ticket.

2. Opening Day $6 Admission with a Food Donation to the North Texas Food Bank (September 28) ~ Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank containers at Fair admission gates to get in for $6 per person, per donation.

3. Tuesdays, Dr Pepper Day: $5 Admission ~ On Tuesdays, bring an empty Dr Pepper can to the admission gate and enter for $5. Most rides (excluding the Thrillway and the Texas Star) are 5 coupons as well.

4.  Wednesdays, Kroger Food Drive Day: 3 Cans for $2 Admission ~ When you bring 3 cans of food (per person) for area food banks, get admission for $2.

5.  Thursday, October 11, Dickies Day FREE Admission ~ Anyone wearing a Dickies logo clothing item will receive a free voucher for admission to the Fair on same day.

6.  Thursdays, Coke Day: $6 Admission ~ Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of a Coca-Cola product and enter the Fair for $6 admission.

7.  Thursdays, Seniors Day: FREE Admission ~ Senior Citizens 60 years and older get into the State Fair FREE each Thursday.

8.  Thursdays, Cinemark: FREE AdmissionPresent a Cinemark Movie Theater ticket stub and receive a free admission (one person per ticket stub) on any Thursday.

9.  Fridays, $5 OFF with KISS-FM coupon ~ Download and print a coupon from the KISS-FM  website  (here) to get $11 admission with the coupon.  Discount is off of general admission only,  when purchased at a State Fair of Texas admission gate with coupon

10. Fridays, Fort Worth Star Telegram Press Pass Savings: Buy One Get One FREE ~ Buy one general admission ticket at full price and receive a second ticket free (Must present Fort Worth Star Telegram Press Pass Card and the  BOGO coupon from the newspaper at admission gates).  Additionally, Press Pass Gold Members can enjoy FREE admission on Friday, October 5 for 2 people with a Fort Worth Star Telegram Press Pass Gold Card (must present  Gold Press Pass Card and coupon at admission gates).

11. After 5pm any day, Dr Pepper Day: $8 Admission ~ After 5pm, admission is $8  when you bring an empty Dr Pepper can to any State Fair admission gate.

12. Any Day $3 Off, McDonald’s ~ McDonald’s offers $3 off General Admission any day of the Fair, with one of their State Fair coupons (available on the tray liner or as a bag stuffer).  A half price child with purchase of general admission coupon is also distributed by McDonald’s.

Offers may not be combined together.

:: Learn more about the State Fair of Texas here.

Thanks again Frugal in Fort Worth!

Great Deal: $20 for $40 worth of fabric at Cabbage Rose

Wow…two great deals in one day!  For all my sewing friends, Cabbage Rose has GREAT fabrics and is so fun!!  The fabrics are a little pricey, but this is a great opportunity for you get them for 50% off.  Check in out at Living Social…where until April 23rd you can buy a $40 worth of product for 1/2 price…$20!  Great deal!!

Check in out here:  Cabbage Rose Deal

Great Deal: 38 e-books, valued at $375, for only $29

So, here is another deal for you!  Some of you might know about my addiction to books…I LOVE THEM!  The strange thing is that I don’t usually read them or finish them…so I call my self a book collector:)  I have been doing better and actually finished a book recently…yay for me!  Anyway, I LOVE other blogs and so many of the great bloggers have started writing books, which is great.  I follow a blog called Simple Mom and she has great organization, time saving and just life tips.  I saw today on her site that her book is one of the ones in the collection.  So, I took a look and it looks like a bunch of great e-books with great resources…so I thought I would pass it along for any of you that actually read the books you purchase…or book collectors like me!  Enjoy!!

To take a closer look you can go here:  http://simplemom.net/simplify-your-life-ebook-sale/

Here’s a full list of everything that’s included:

Entrepreneurship & Blogging

Blogger Behave by Laura @ 10 Million Miles ($4.99)

How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($12.00)

Make Money Blogging by Tara @ Feels Like Home ($4.99)

Tap Into Your Unique Creativity and Self Expression Webinar by Lisa @ WellGrounded Life ($39.00)

Tell Your Time by Amy @ Blogging with Amy ($4.99)

Your Blogging Business: Tax Talk & Tips from a Bookkeeper Turned Blogger by Nikki @ Christian Mommy Blogger ($4.99)

Food & Cooking

Get Lean Recipe for Success by Nisha @ Healthy Mom’s Kitchen ($37.00)

Got Dinner? by Susan @ The Confident Mom ($4.00)

How To Cook For Yourself: A Complete Beginner’s Guide by Rachael @ Kitchen Courses ($35.00)

Plan It, Don’t Panic by Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home ($4.99)

Real Food Basics by Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama ($6.95)

Real Food, Real Easy by Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker ($9.95)

Smart Sweets by Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship ($9.95)

The Everything Beans Book by Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship ($9.95)

Homemaking

2012 Confident Mom Weekly Household Planner by Susan @ The Confident Mom ($9.00)

Clean Start: Your Guide to Natural Home Cleaning by Michelle @ Open Eye Health ($4.95)

Complete Printables Download Pack by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($7.00)

Food on Your Face for Acne & Oily Skin by Leslie @ Crunchy Betty ($7.99)

From Debtor to Better by Barry @ Debtor to Better ($15.00)

My Buttered Life {Summer + Gift Giving Editions} by Renee @ MadeOn Hard Lotion ($10.00)

Not a DIY Diva by Melissa @ The Inspired Room ($3.99)

One Bite at a Time by Tsh @ Simple Mom ($5.00)

That Works for Me by Kristen @ We Are THAT Family ($8.00)

Marriage & Relationships

A Simple Marriage by Corey @ Simple Marriage ($4.99)

Buck Naked Marriage by Corey @ Simple Marriage ($2.99)

Entangled by Amy @ Permission to Peruse ($4.99)

The A to Z Guide: 26 Ways in 26 Days to a Happier, Healthier Marriage by The Dating Divas ($9.97)

Minimalism for Families

101 Ways to Simplify Your Life by Laura @ Journey to a Simple Life ($9.95)

321-Stop by Lori @ Loving Simple Living ($9.97)

Inside Out Simplicity by Joshua @ Becoming Minimalist ($11.99)

Simple Ways to Be More with Less by Courtney @ Be More with Less ($9.97)

The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year by Rachel @ The Minimalist Mom ($9.95)

Parenting & Kids

4 Moms of 35+ Kids Answer Your Parenting Questions by the Moms @ 4 Moms, 35+ Kids ($7.99)

Flourishing Spring by Michele @ Frugal Granola ($5.95)

Mindset for Moms by Jamie @ Steady Mom ($4.99)

Nurturing Creativity by Renee @ FIMBY ($3.00)

Parenting with Positive Guidance by Amanda @ Not Just Cute ($9.00)

Truth in the Tinsel by Amanda @ Impress Your Kids ($6.99)

The Simplify Your Family Life Sale is brought to you in part by Plan to Eat, an online meal planner that makes eating at home simple. Receive an exclusive coupon code on a one-year membership with your purchase!