Being Resourceful

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

$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).

 

$12 for 4 tickets to Texas Discovery Gardens & Butterfly House July 16, 2010

If you haven’t been to the Texas Discovery Gardens & Butterfly House at Fair Park in Dallas, you should definitely put it on your calendar! We visited it a couple of years ago and it was gorgeous. The lush grass and canopy of shady trees just begs for a picnic, and my son (then 2) couldn’t decide which was more fun — running around the giant fountain or sitting at the edge of the fish pond, watching the fish, frogs, and bugs.

Admission (for both the Gardens & the Butterfly House) is normally $8 Adults, $6 Seniors (60+), $4 Children (3-11), and free for under 3. Save a bundle with this deal! TODAY you can buy 4 tickets to the Texas Discovery Gardens & Butterfly House for just $12 total! If you’ll be in the DFW area any time between now and the end of 2010, definitely consider this one.

There’s a limit of two purchases per person, so get one 4-pack for you and give one 4-pack as a gift! This would make an especially good gift to folks who are new to the area or who will have company in town at any point between now and December 31, 2010. (Note that there is an additional admission fee during the State Fair, Sept. 24 – Oct. 17.)

Bring your camera and a picnic!

Expires: The tickets expire December 31, 2010.  The deal ends Tuesday, July 20, 2010.

 

$40 family membership @ The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary June 22, 2010

I’m just going to start with a little grumble, grumble… You know when you’ve already bought something and then you see it on an AMAZING SALE and you just want to kick yourself? Well, good thing I’m not in pointy high heels right now!

Right now you can get a family membership to The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, TX for just $40. That’s right! The membership that is normally $75 is on sale for JUST $40! (Yes, I paid the full price several months ago…) This deal is through Savvy Source, and at least 20 memberships need to be sold in order for the deal to go through. (You lose nothing if the minimum number of memberships is sold.)

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

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!

Also, “note that 5% of your purchase goes to a preschool of your choice and another 5% for scholarships for children who otherwise could not afford to go to preschool.”

Expires: THIS FRIDAY, June 25, 2010

Thanks, Christine!

 

$45 family membership to Dallas Museum of Nature & Science (& Children’s Museum) April 15, 2010

This deal is unheard of!!! I can’t believe it. If my family didn’t already have a membership to the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science (which includes the Children’s Museum), I’d JUMP on this one!

TODAY ONLY you can get a family membership to the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science (which includes the Children’s Museum) for JUST $45. That’s 50% OFF!!! The membership is normally $90. Click here to access this deal offered by The Savvy Source.

At this price, this would make an AWESOME gift, especially for folks who are new to the area!

Here are the details:

  • FREE admission for 2 adults and all children/grandchildren 18 and younger living at home
  • 2 additional vouchers for the MNS exhibition halls, TI Founders IMAX® Theater and Planetarium
  • One voucher for free weekday admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children to the 2010 State Fair of Texas
  • Discounts on birthday parties, Spring Break and Summer Discovery Camps, Little Explorer programming and purchases made in the MNS Store and Cafe
  • Discounted admission to IMAX® and Planetarium shows
  • Invitations to exhibit previews and exclusive Member-Only events; reciprocal admission to more than 260 museums through the Association of Science and Technology Centers
  • Valid only for new members

Expires: TODAY! 4/15/2010

Thanks, Gena B.!