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A Savvy Shopper's Guide to Bargains, Deals, & Freebies

$35 membership (reg $75) to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary – McKinney, TX January 20, 2011

Filed under: Education,Entertainment,Museum — Meg @ 9:33 am
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Right now you can get a family membership to The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, TX for just $35. That’s right! The membership that is normally $75 is on sale for JUST $35! (Yes, I’ve paid full price previously…)

Buy this for yourself or give it as a gift! The deal is on through tomorrow (1/21/11) and you have until 7/22/11 to activate your membership. From the date of activation, your membership is good for a full year! Click here to see the deal.

Here’s what is included in the family membership:

  • Free admission for 2 adults and all children 18 and younger living in the same household or grandchildren 18 and younger
  • 10% discount at the Heard Nature Store
  • Discounts on classes, camps, birthday parties, and facility rentals
  • Express entry into museum for crowded special events
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Discounted admission passes for your guests
  • “Reciprocal admission through the Travel Passport Program to more than 300 ASTC participating member museums and science centers worldwide. Visit www.astc.org/members/passlist.htm. Please note that museums within 90 miles of the Heard are excluded from the program and reciprocal admission only extends to general admission unless otherwise stated.”
  • If you live anywhere in the DFW area or North Texas, this deal is one you should seriously consider. The Heard is a gorgeous expanse of land complete with hiking trails, wildlife galore, an indoor museum, learning labs, guest speakers, traveling exhibits, and more. They have star gazing walks at night, guided hikes year ’round, and it is a primo spot for kids’ birthday parties. The Heard is staffed with highly educated folks who love to share nature with guests of all ages through classes for the youngest ones on up!

Expires: THIS FRIDAY, January 21, 2011

 

$10 for $20 Amazon Gift Card! January 19, 2011

This is one of those deals that is SO GOOD it seems like it is too good to be true — but it IS TRUE! Hurry up and click here to snag a $20 Amazon.com gift card for ONLY $10. That’s 50% off!

You can buy just about anything via Amazon these days, so this is a bit like finding a $10 bill on the ground. 🙂

Limit 1 per person and no gifting allowed. Best of all? It never expires!

The deal ends early Thursday 1/20/11 morning or when the inventory runs out — whichever happens first.

Thanks to Laura F. for the tip!

 

Over 50% OFF for family 4-pack to Dinosaur World October 18, 2010

Filed under: Education,Entertainment,Museum,Travel — Meg @ 2:02 pm

This past summer I took my kids on a road trip to Glen Rose, TX, just southwest of Fort Worth. We visited Dinosaur Valley State Park, went on a safari at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and even had a pizza & movie night in our hotel room. As it turns out, WE MISSED THE BEST PART of Glen Rose, when you’re in the dinosaur-wonder age group… DINOSAUR WORLD!

Now I have no excuse not to take the family back! Here’s a deal for a family 4-pack of tickets to Dinosaur World for just $22 (regularly $45, 2 adults & 2 kids).  The tickets are good for a full year (through 10/22/2011), so why not get them now to use next summer?

** When you make your purchase, there’s a spot just below where you enter your credit card information. It asks for a Referral Code. Enter code 4A84C.

Expires: The tickets for Dinosaur World expire 10/22/2011, but the deal ends on 10/21/2010.

 

$35 family membership to Sci-Tech Discovery Center (Frisco, TX) October 11, 2010

Sci-TechHold the presses! This is the BEST membership deal I’ve seen on the group buy sites! Just $35 gets your family a one-year membership to Sci-Tech Discover Center (located in Frisco, TX, southeast of the Dallas North Tollway & Main St.), hands-down the MOST FUN science & math museum and activity center in North Texas! If you have kiddos ages 0 – 12, or have family/friends with children in this age bracket, you NEED to check out Sci-Tech. Grandparents, I’m talking to you too. You can buy this deal as a GIFT or buy it for yourselves for when the grandkids come to visit!

I’ve been to Sci-Tech Discovery Center twice so far with my kids — once last year for their unbelievable Grossology exhibit (all things body-related and gross), and just this past week for their Math Midway exhibit (the kids were learning math and didn’t even realize it!). And, yes, I’m buying this membership and taking my family back there MANY more times in the next year! Sci-Tech fills a gigantic hole in North Texas… and I’m so glad they’re here!

So, here’s how to snag the deal and partake in Sci-Tech’s “mind stretching fun”:

(1) Create a Living Social account by clicking here. Just enter your email address and click the green button for “send me free daily deals” (you can turn this subscription off after snagging the deal – see step #4 below).

(2) You should now see the deal page for the $35 family membership to Sci-Tech Discovery Center. (If you don’t, click here.)

(3) Make your purchase! Here’s the fine print: “Limit 1 per person, buy as many as you’d like as gifts • Limit 1 voucher per family only • One voucher is valid for up to four family members only • Membership is for one year • Promotional value expires on 04/12/11”

(4) IF you want to unsubscribe from the daily deal emails, log in using your Living Social account you created while making your purchase (you may still be logged in if you *just* made your purchase). In the upper right hand corner, you should see “welcome back, [your name]”. Below that click the “my account” link. Next, click the “subscriptions” tab. Click the “x” on the right next to any of the cities for which you want to unsubscribe.  Voila! You’re done. 🙂

Expires: This deal is only for sale TODAY (10/11/2010), so hop to it! The membership is good for one year. I *think* you have until April 2011 to redeem the voucher (start your membership).

 

FREE shipping from Disney – no minimum purchase! October 5, 2010

Tinkerbell dollI don’t know about you, but I am already stocking up for all those fall/winter birthdays and holidays! I have a box in my guest room closet where I’m tucking away the gifts, out of the kids’ sight. Here’s a surprise that might find its way into that box too — this giant 20″ tall Tinkerbell stuffed toy for just $12.99 (and FREE shipping)!

Nearly everything on the Disney site is up for grabs with FREE SHIPPING through October 10th, 2010 when you use the code MAGIC. This makes getting that shopping done even easier. Save time, save gas, shop online! Plus, their sale section is HUGE! That’s where I found Tinkerbell, plus some great deals on Halloween costumes (Mickey costume or Nemo costume for $19.50), housewares ($4.99 for 4-pc red, white, & blue Mickey plates), and pajamas for my kids (Tinkerbell or Handy Manny for just $7.99).

Expires: Free shipping offer expires 10/10/10

 

$75 “Sustainer” Membership to Dallas Museum of Art September 20, 2010

DMAIf you’re anywhere near the DFW vicinity and are looking for a SPECTACULAR gift to give to yourself or your family, THIS IS IT.

For a limited time, the Dallas Museum of Art is offering memberships at the “sustainer” level for just $75 (reg. $125). Just hop over to Savvy Source to make your purchase by Sept. 23, 2010!

Your membership includes:
* Unlimited free general admission to the Museum for two adults or one adult and a guest and children under 18 living in the same household
* Free admission to most special exhibitions
* Free parking during Museum hours
* Exclusive invitations to member previews
* Subscription to the Dallas Museum of Art Magazine
* Museum car decal
* Opportunity to join the Dallas Museum of Art League
* Free admittance to Museum film series
* Discounts in the Museum Store
* Discounts on dining
* Reciprocal memberships to more than 300 museums in the United States, Central America, and Canada
* Exclusive invitations to member-only special exhibition preview celebrations
* Opportunity to customize your membership by joining two of the following member-only groups: Kids Club, encore!, and the Professional Members League

Here’s the fine print from the site:

Discount is valid for new members only. Coupon must be redeemed by October 31, 2010. Membership expires 12 months from the date of redemption. A coupon cannot be combined with any other gift certificates, third party certificates, coupons or promotions, unless otherwise specified by merchant. The coupon is of no cash value, is non-transferable and cannot be purchased as a gift.

Expires: This deal is available to purchase through 9/23/10 (that’s this Thursday), and you must redeem your voucher to begin your membership by 10/31/10 (Halloween).

Thanks, Christine!

 

$5 tickets to Dallas Arborteum – that’s 50% OFF via GROUPON September 15, 2010

ArboretumWhere else in Dallas can you see swimming pumpkins in the fall, play in houses made of flowers, and be surrounded by more tulips and daffodils than you can count in the spring? TODAY ONLY you can buy advance tickets to the Dallas Arborteum for just $5 (reg. $10/ea). The tickets are good through March 1, 2011 with the exception of just 10/31-10/31 & 11/26-11/28.

Do you realize the savings here?!? Steeply discount tickets to the Dallas Arboretum like these are VERY hard to come by, and you can buy up to 10 with this deal! This is the time to go ahead and buy the maximum amount. You’ll have company coming to visit at some point, right? 🙂

Hop on over to GROUPON to snag this price and visit the Dallas Arboretum asap!

Expires: The tickets can only be purchased on 9/15/10 and they’re good through March 1, 2011.

Thanks to Patti D. for the tip!