Being Resourceful

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

$7 for $15 GC to Republic Grill — Plano, TX December 9, 2010

Let me start off by saying how HUNGRY just writing this post is making me… Here’s a little bit of history. I moved to Austin, TX in the mid-90’s and one of my first meals there was at Texadelphia. I can still remember their slightly tangy mustard oozing out the end of my scrumptious cheesesteak…

Many years later, I’m now in Dallas and still enjoying that same delicious sandwich! The Texadelphia in Plano was bought by someone locally and the name was changed to Republic Grill. The name may be different, but let me assure you that those infamous cheesesteaks are still just as fabulous and well worth a trip.

For just $7 you can get a $15 gift certificate to Republic Grill in Plano, located SE of Spring Creek & Preston, off Preston in the Weir’s shopping center. $15 goes far at Republic Grill, and they’ve added burgers, salads, and sandwiches to their already amazing cheesesteaks.

This gift certificate is good through 6/7/2011, so it would be a great one to purchase, print, and keep handy for whenever you’re in that part of town, or for whenever you simply get a craving…

Expires: I’m not sure how long this deal will be available, but the gift certificates expire 6/7/2011.

 

$5 for $10 GC to Kolache Station Bakery – Plano, TX December 4, 2010

Filed under: Bakery,Breakfast,Dining Out — Meg @ 3:40 am
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Before leaving town for Thanksgiving, my kids and I had a zillion errands to run. I wanted to bring something yummy to share with our holiday hosts, but simply ran out of time to bake a coffee cake. The Kolache Station Bakery in Plano came to the rescue! We bought sausage kolaches, fruit kolaches (raspberry and strawberry), and I just had to try one of their Bavarian Creme kolaches (don’t even get me started; it was divine).

Right now you can score a $10 gift certificate to the Kolache Station Bakery for just $5! This will go far when buying for the gang, your office, family, or friends. If I remember correctly, the kolaches were only about $7.50-12 per dozen — and these goodies are made from scratch, by hand! The certificate is good through 6/2/2011, but I don’t know when the deal will end.

I’ve been searching for 4.5 years in the northern ‘burbs of Dallas to find a place like this… Located at the NW corner of Parker & Independence, the shop is family-owned and operated, and you’ll see dad, son, daughter, and the rest of the owners’ family there when you visit. While we sat in the store to enjoy our breakfast (no, not all of what I bought made it to our Thanksgiving destination), we saw a steady stream of regular customers come in the door, often being greeted by name. One couple told me they’d been big fans for years, and advised me to try the cinnamon rolls. Apparently they’re simply amazing, and, yes, we will be back!

Expires: I don’t know when the gift certificate sale will end, but the certificates are good through 6/2/2011.

FYI, the Kolache Station Bakery has no idea I’ve written this. I am just a regular customer who had a great experience and want to share it. 🙂

 

SOLD OUT: $3 tickets to Plano (Hot Air) Balloon Festival September 16, 2010

BalloonsUPDATE: I just checked the AdPages site (1:50pm CST 9/17/10) and the discounted tickets are sold out.

There is something just so incredible and serene about watching hot air balloons take flight. The woosh of the flame as it heats the air in the balloon, the sight of the balloons filling and taking shape, then watching them take their ascent upwards as they display their majesty in the sky. I wax poetic, but really, it is AWESOME!

THIS WEEKEND is the Plano Balloon Festival in Plano, TX, just north of Dallas. It is worth driving from near and far to attend, and is fun for all ages. We went a few years ago when my son was barely 2-years-old and he was stunned into silence! (And this is one chatty kiddo.)

Purchase advance tickets for just $3 each right now online! Tickets are regularly $5, and during 9am & 3pm they’re $4, but  the balloons take flight at 6pm Friday, 7am & 6pm Saturday, and 7am & 6pm Sunday, so that’s when you’ll want to attend. (Note that kiddos 36″ & under are free.) Note that you’ll need to create a login/pw for AdPages to purchase this deal, but it is free and quick.

There’s even live entertainment on Sat night after the balloon launch, balloon glow, and fireworks — don’t forget your camera!

Expires: The tickets are good for Fri, Sat, or Sun this weekend (9/17-19/10), but there are a limited number of discounted tickets available and they’re going FAST.