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Visited the Texas State Fair Yet? {4-Pack of Tickets Giveaway}

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We're down to the last week of the Fair . . . if you haven't gone, you are about to run out of time!



If you haven't had a chance to go to the Fair yet - or you just want to go again - you can win a 4-pack of tickets for FREE admission right here:
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Comment for each entry and include your email address so we can let you know if you win.  Contest ends at midnight on 10/19/2017 and the winner will have 24 hours to make arrangements to get the tickets. 

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Pirates . . . {Giveaway}

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It's that time . . . We're giving away the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie!
If you don't win, you can now purchase the Blu Ray DVD or catch it on-demand as of this week.

This is such an amazing series. My boys can't get enough of it, and I'm thrilled about adding this one to our collection.

If you would like to add it to your collection for FREE:
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3. List this giveaway on a linky or post it on your blog and leave the link.
Comment for each entry and include your email address so we can let you know if you win.  Contest ends at midnight on 10/8/2017 and the winner will have 24 hours to respond by ema…

State Fair: Insider Tips and Secret Savings

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By now, you're beginning to see all of your friends post about their trips to the State Fair.  If your mind automatically defaults to visions of dollars flying out of your wallet, you're not the only one. Thankfully, with a little planning, it doesn't have to put you in the poor house or run up debt on your credit card.

First, get a discounted rate on admission.

THEN, use these special insider tips to save in lots of little ways that will add up big.
Bring Your Own Food and Drink Many people don't realize you can bring in your own food and drinks as long as there is no alcohol, no glass and no knives. If you're pushing a stroller because you have littles with you, this is a little easier. Lugging a cooler around the Fair doesn't sound amazing to many of us, but there are other options . . .
Cheap Ways to Avoid Being ThirstyGet bottled water for $1 at the Continental Daughters of the American Revolution House (by the front entrance gate).Soda Refill Stations offe…

State Fair of Texas: Thrifty Thursdays

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Once you get into the Fair at a discounted rate on Thursday . . . now it's time to save on other things like funnel cake and cotton candy!

Did you even know that was possible? It is.

Sometimes you may get a miniature version, but some are full-size and they generally range in cost from 2 to 7 coupons.

Here's the list of products and the discounted rates for Thrifty Thursday:

Let us know which ones are your favorites!









State Fair of Texas: Save on Your Admission

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Our whole crew is getting excited about the Texas State Fair. It's a HUGE event in our family each year. The problem is that as our kids get older and our "crew" expands to include some other super special people, the cost of the fair can sky rocket. We've found a few great cost savings ideas over time, so I wanted to share them with you.

First, you have to get into the Fair . . .

Admission:You can buy them ahead of time at several retailers

If you buy them online at the State Fair website, they are $1.50 cheaper.

You can buy them on the DART GoPass app - $16 for adults and $12 for children and seniors.

Kroger sells one-day tickets for $16.50 and a season pass (which includes one Bring-a-Friend ticket good from M-F) for $34.95

Bringing Dr. Pepper cans will you get half-off the gate price after 5 p.m. on any week day.

McDonalds is offering discount coupons that will give you $5 off an adult admission or half-price children's admission with an adult admission.

First Respo…