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Calloway’s & Cornelius Nurseries: Free Repotting Day & Clinic (1/15)


Calloway's and Cornelius Nurseries

If you live in Dallas/Fort Worth or Houston, head to Calloway’s Nurseries (DFW) or Cornelius Nurseries (Houston) on Saturday, January 15 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM for their first ever repotting day.

Take your own pots and plants, or purchase new plants at the nursery. They also have newly imported pots that will be available for purchase.

They will provide:

* the working space and tools (including bench space in the greenhouse),
* complimentary Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil,
* a starter application of either granular or water soluble fertilizer
* and complimentary decorative material to top off your container

Also, at 10:15 AM on the same day, they will hold a “Dressing Your Indoors Clinic”. Here’s the description:

“Improve the quality of your indoor air with houseplants as well as use them to brighten up a room. Plant leaves act as filters for many of the harmful toxins which are produced from carpet, paint, insulation and many other building materials found in our homes and offices.

To learn how to clean the air using indoor plants, come to Calloway’s or Cornelius Nursery for a free “Dressing Your Indoors” Clinic Saturday, January 15, 2011, at 10:15 a.m. ”

Print the flyer with all the details.


AMEX Small Business $25 Credit Extended through 12/31


Small Business Saturday from American Express

On November 9, I wrote about the $25 credit you could get on your American Express Card if you enrolled and participated in Small Business Saturday on November 27. If you didn’t see this or you didn’t participate, you still have time! American Express has extended the program through December 31.

This means you can shop at any local (not online) small business that accepts American Express between now and December 31 and receive a $25 credit on your American Express card.

Use this free money to buy teacher gifts, stocking stuffers, food for holiday parties, etc.

I stopped by T. Hee Greetings & Gifts in Dallas today and saw many items for under $25 that were adorable. They have two east Dallas locations. If you need monogrammed items, stationery, holiday cards, ornaments or other gifts, and live in the area, you might check them out. I am trying to decide if I want to buy items there or at a local coffee shop or at another small business retailer in my neighborhood.

Be sure to enroll your card and read the terms & conditions before you use your card.

See details on Facebook too (look for the extension announcement from Amex on November 28).




Free Shipping Day at Participating Online Retailers is December 17


Free Shipping Day

If you are planning to make online purchases in the next few weeks, check out FreeShippingDay.com.

You may be able to get free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve if the online retailer is participating on Friday, December 17.

More than 1000 online retailers are participating, with more than 60% of them offering free shipping on all orders. Codes will be posted at 12AM Eastern on December 17 at FreeShippingDay.com.

I vaguely remember hearing about this last year, but had forgotten about it until I took an online survey a few days ago that asked if I planned to participate in ‘free shipping day’.


CardsDirect: Texas Sized Holiday Card for the Troops

CardsDirect emailed me recently asking if I would spread the word about a holiday event they are sponsoring: Texas Sized Holiday Card for the Troops.

Through December 15, they are attempting to collect 10,000 messages and signatures to show appreciation to the troops during the holidays. I love this idea and participated.

If you are interested in participating, go here and leave your note and signature. It’s free to participate and takes less than a few minutes to do. CardsDirect is incurring all costs.



Disney on Ice presents Princess Wishes – Discount Code & Giveaway for North Texas


Disney on Ice presents Princess Wishes - Allen, TX

Disney on Ice – Princess Wishes is coming to the Allen Event Center (north of Dallas) during the week of Thanksgiving!

About the Show

“Ariel, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine and Mulan all make their wishes come true in this collection of celebrated tales wonderfully told through artistic skating and acrobatics.

Audiences will be transported to a world where dreams really can come true. With the help of the magical pixie Tinker Bell, the Disney Princesses embark on an adventure to find their heart’s fondest wish. Ariel dreams of a life above the sea, Mulan finds her inner strength, Jasmine discovers a whole new world and Snow White finds her true love. Cinderella, Belle and Sleeping Beauty also find happiness in this beautifully imagined ice show.”

Snow White - Disney on Ice - Feld Entertainment

Be sure to arrive an hour before the performance to see the free pre-show. It is “an exclusive fairy tale collection of gowns and treasures from the Disney Princess stories” and will include the appearance of one of the princesses!

To learn more about Disney On Ice, visit www.disneyonice.com, or visit their Facebook page.

WHERE:
Allen Event Center
200 East Stacy Road, Ste. 1350
Allen, TX 75002
Free parking!

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 24 – 7:30 pm
Friday, November 26 – 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm
Saturday, November 27 – 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 28 – 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Sleeping Beauty - Disney on Ice - Feld Entertainment

TICKETS:
Tickets are available at online, at the Allen Event Center box office or charge by phone at 1-866-443-8849. Ticket prices are $75 (Rinkside), $45 (VIP) and $30 (Level 3).

DISCOUNT CODE:
Use the promo code MOM to receive $4 off Level 3 tickets at any performance. We sat in Level 3 for the Disney Live performance and had great seats. The Allen Event Center is a small venue so you can’t go wrong with any level of seating.

Ariel - Disney on Ice - Feld Entertainment

Win a Family Four Pack!

Would you like to win four tickets to the 7:30PM performance on Wednesday, November 24?

UPDATE: I am now giving away two 4-packs!

Mandatory entry:

Leave one comment letting me know who your favorite Disney princess is (or your child’s favorite!) Please note: it is one mandatory comment per person. I am deleting multiple mandatory comments made by the same person.

Additional entries (if you already do these, please leave comments too!):

– Like Disney on Ice on Facebook – 2 extra entries
– Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right column) – 1 extra entry
– Follow me on Twitter (@CravingSavings and @CravingGiveaway) – 1 extra entry for each
– Follow on Networked Blogs (right column) – 1 extra entry
– Like Craving the Savings on Facebook – 1 extra entry
– Become an email subscriber or RSS subscriber (top right column) – 1 extra entry for each

This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM Central on Wednesday, November 17. I will use Random.org to select two winners whom I will email. The winners will have 24 hours to respond or else a new winner will be selected. This is open to anyone who wishes to travel to Allen, TX for the show.

Good luck!

Disclosure: I will receive three tickets to attend this event in exchange for posting this information. All photos are credited to FELD Entertainment.


Dallas residents: Recycle and possibly receive free Dallas Stars Tickets!


Dallas Recycling RoundUp Event

Dallas is holding a Recycling Roundup this weekend!

On Saturday, October 23 from 10AM – 2PM, you can drop off any of these items:

– electronic items
– toys
– paper
– glass
– used cooking oil
– hardback books
– scrap metal
– auto and alkaline batteries
– small appliances
– fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs
– tires
– plastics
– clothing
– clean styrofoam
– packaging foam
– bubble and shrink wrap
– plastic bags and packaging (without food residue)

at one of four Dallas-area locations:

WEST/CENTRAL
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave, 75219
Parking Lot E
Shred truck

EAST
Lake Highlands Elementary
9501 Ferndale Road, 75238
Back horseshoe, off Lynngrove
On-site shred truck

SOUTH/WEST
Mountain View College
4849 W. Illinois Ave, 75211
South Stadium Parking Lot
Shred pod

NORTH
Unity Church of Dallas
6525 Forest Lane, 75230
Shred truck

And the first 50 vehicles at EACH location to drop off items will receive two FREE Dallas Stars tickets!

Please note: You cannot drop off household chemicals, paint, building supplies or mattresses at this event.

For more details, download this PDF.


Disney Live Mickey’s Rockin Road Show Giveaway (Dallas/Fort Worth)


Disney Live is coming to North Texas!

On Sunday, October 17, Mickey’s Rockin Road Show will hold three performances at the Allen Event Center.

What
A stage spectacular featuring classic Disney characters in an all-new adventure with an original storyline.

Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy set out on a zany road trip where audiences join in and help find the coolest acts around. Along the way:

– hit a high note with Cinderella
– get your bounce on with Tigger
– shout out your loudest “yee-haw” at a hoedown with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story!

Special bonus!
Starting fifteen minutes before every show, sing, dance and play along at the Playhouse Disney Pre-Show Party! This interactive experience features a live host and video highlights from “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Handy Manny,” “Imagination Movers,” “Special Agent Oso” and “Jungle Junction.” The pre-show is free to all ticket holders.

Where
Allen Event Center
200 East Stacy Road, Ste. 1350
Allen, TX 75002

When
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Three shows: 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm

Buy Tickets
Tickets are available online, at the Allen Event Center box office or charge by phone at 1-866-443-8849. Ticket prices are $60 (Front Row), $45 (VIP Floor) and $35 (Level 3).

Discount Code
Use the promo code MOM and get $4 off Level 3 tickets.

Win It

Feld Entertainment has provided me with a family four pack of tickets to the 12:30 PM Disney Live show on October 17 in Allen, TX… a $140 value!

Mandatory entry:

Leave one comment letting me know who your favorite Disney character is.

Additional entries (if you already do these, please leave comments too!):

– Like Disney Live on Facebook – 2 extra entries
– Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right column) – 1 extra entry
– Follow me on Twitter (@CravingSavings and @CravingGiveaway) – 1 extra entry for each
– Follow on Networked Blogs (right column) – 1 extra entry
– Like Craving the Savings on Facebook – 1 extra entry
– Become an email subscriber or RSS subscriber (top right column) – 1 extra entry for each

This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM Central on Thursday, October 7. I will use Random.org to select the winner who I will email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or else a new winner will be selected. This is open to anyone who wishes to travel to Allen, TX for the show.

Good luck!

Whole Foods Market is turning 30 and they’re celebrating with a party


On Saturday, September 18, Whole Foods Market stores around the country will be celebrating their 30th birthday. Each is slightly different, so be sure to check the Whole Foods Market Website to find details about your store’s birthday activities.

Some of the Dallas-area parties include:

Park Lane Store in Dallas
Mark your calendars! It’s Whole Foods Market’s 30th Birthday and we’re having a party! We’re rewinding to the 1980’s today with music, costume contest, granola making, a composting class and, of course, a big birthday cake for all of our great and loyal guests! Don’t miss it! We’ll have a blast from the past!

* Composting Class from 2pm-4pm by City Of Dallas – Pls r.s.v.p. to: joseph.hardyES@dallascityhall.com. Class limited to 20 persons – Reserve Early!

Coit Road Store in Richardson
It’s Whole Foods Market’s 30th birthday and we’re going to have a party! We’ll have lots of fun events going on in the store to say thank you for the past 30 years. We’ll have a blast! Live music, outdoor grilling and lots of prizes!

Forest Lane Store in Dallas
The infamous Aaron Brown Quartet kicks of our 30th birthday bash of grilling, door prizes, games, contests and more! Join us in celebrating our big 3-0.

Zhu-niverse Tour this weekend! (9/17-9/19) & $5/$25 TRU coupon


In early July, I blogged about the Zhu-niverse Tour coming to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in late September. That time is now here!

This has become “Zhu Zhu Pet” week in our house.

We kicked it off on Sunday with a combined Zhu Zhu Pet Wild Bunch Prankster Party and Zhu Zhu Flo Dance Party where several children and their moms decorated outfits for their new Wild Bunch pets… Sweetie the Bunny, Rocco the Raccoon, Stinker the Skunk and Zuzu the Hedgehog.

Most of the girls were drawn to Sweetie the Bunny, but my daughter selected Stinker! She had a difficult time choosing just one, but decided that Stinker was her favorite. They are all cute, but I am partial to Zuzu.



Here are some of Zhu Zhu pets in their new outfits:

I made little “base outfits” in white, blue and pink that the kids decorated with fabric, jewels, paint, ribbon and more as well as hats and skirts, as modeled below by my daughter’s Kung Zhu Seargent Serge!



This is my daughter’s own design, which is fun to look at when the Rock’O is spinning in circles!

Zhu Zhu Pets sell outfits, but my daughter really got into making her own! It was a fun craft project that we plan to do again.

At the party, we also played a few games, including “leaving their mark” – a hide and seek game where the kids drew Zhu Zhu Pets Wild Bunch birthmarks with chalk as clues.

The kids followed the birthmarks to find the hidden Zhu Zhu pet posters (the playground was still wet from the storms we had last week, so I didn’t want to hide actual toys for fear they’d get muddy!

We learned the Zhu Zhu Flo Dance that we will perform at the Zhu-niverse Tour stop at Grapefest this weekend!

Zhu-niverse Tour at Grapefest

Everything I’ve read about the Zhu-niverse Tour on various blogs makes it sound like a lot of fun. We’re looking forward to it!

You can visit the Zhu-inverse area at Grapefest for FREE until 5PM on Friday, otherwise you must buy Grapefest tickets to gain access this weekend. Tickets are $8/adult and $5/child (6 and older). Children 5 and under are free.

Zhu-niverse Tour Stop at Toys ‘R Us in Irving

If you can’t make it to Grapefest, there’s an indoor version of the tour that is going to be at Toys ‘R Us in Irving (7730 N Macarthur Blvd) on Thursday, September 16 from 12-5PM. And it will be air-conditioned and free!

If your child loves Zhu Zhu Pets, either of these events would be a fun outing!

Toys ‘R Us Printable Coupon

If you go to the event on Thursday, be sure to print this $5 off $25 Toys ‘R Us coupon to take with you in case you see something you like. All Kung Zhu and Zhu Zhu Pets, playsets and accessories are buy one get one 50% off this week!

Disclosure: While I was not required to blog about these experiences in exchange for products, I do want to disclose that I received 11 Wild Bunch Zhu Zhu Pets – one for my daughter and 10 to give to the children who attended the Wild Bunch Prankster Party. I also received a $20 gift card to Pizza Hut to supply pizza to the party attendees as well as a Kung Zhu hamster for including the Zhu Zhu Flo Dance at the Prankster Party. I also received 10 free tickets to Grapefest to take a group to the Zhu-niverse Tour to perform the Zhu Zhu Flo Dance and enjoy the tour stop. And finally I received a $25 gift card to Toys ‘R Us for registering to attend the Toys ‘R Us event in Irving on 9/16. My daughter LOVES Zhu Zhu pets, so this has been a fun week!


Dallas readers: Carter BloodCare Drive on Labor Day


The Preston Valley Carter BloodCare location (12835 Preston Road near LBJ) is holding a special blood drive on September 6 from 5AM to 5PM.

“Show your true colors by giving life to someone in your community. Preston Valley 12HOURGIVE will include T-shirts, food from Jason’s Deli, all-American goody bags and few prize drawings!”

Schedule an appointment.




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