Houston Deals for National Lasagna Day 2015

National Lasagna Day 2014Once again, Houston eateries are offering specials July 29 for National Lasagna Day (or July 28 at Brio!)

Brio Tuscan Grille — This Italian favorite is offering 50% off its lasagna entrees all day Tuesday, July 28. Dine in only, while supplies last. Brio Tuscan Grill is located at CityCentre and The Woodlands.

Buca di Beppo — This family-style restaurant is offering a deal for its e-Club members who receive coupons in their inbox. Get 50% off lasagna with the coupon. {I can’t share my coupon because it has my name on it. Sign up for the eClub and you might get your own!} Located at 5192 Buffalo Speedway and The Woodlands at 19075 I-45 South.

Lasagna House — This local restaurant is the spot for lasagna! Get half-priced lasagna all day at The Lasagna House July 29. Valid at three locations: Memorial, North Houston, and Sugar Land Town Square.

Spaghetti Warehouse — Get a free appetizer at Spaghetti Warehouse July 27-August 2 with purchase of two lasagnas. This is located at 901 Commerce.

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National Tequila Day: July 24 Deals in Houston

National Tequila Day July 24It’s National Tequila Day July 24! Here are a few local spots offering deals in Houston:

Cadillac Bar is offering $3.50 margaritas, $2 tequila drinks, tequila samples and giveaways Friday, July 24. Valid all day for house margarita and well tequila. Visit at 1802 Shepherd and Kemah Boardwalk locations.

Clay’s Restaurant is celebrating with $2 house margaritas all day! Located at 17717 Clay Road.

Hyatt Market Street is offering a tasty half-price deal: enjoy a jalapeno watermelon margarita at half price ($6). Located in The Woodlands, 9595 Six Pines.

STRAITS will be serving up half-price Spiced Mango Margaritas ($6) all day July 24. Located at CityCentre, 800 Sorella Court.

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Houston Zoo Cool Nights: Fridays Till 8:30 pm + $4 Off Admission After 4pm

giraffe houston zoo wordsThe Houston Zoo is helping you stay cool this summer with Cool Nights at the Houston Zoo — special activities 5 pm – 8 pm. The Zoo will stay open until 8:30 pm on Fridays through August 21, rather than close at 7 pm. Last admission is 7:30 pm. Bring your family or date and enjoy the animals, music, and fun.

SAVE $4 after 4 pm! Remember to purchase tickets online to save $4 off admission after 4 pm. Fridays could be a great day to use it for a longer visit at the zoo! This $4 off promotion is valid through September 30.

The Cool Nights theme Friday, July 10, is Teddy Bear Bash. Check out the fun:

  • live music by local Tom’s Fun Band
  • Teddy Bear Clinic and parade (bring your stuffed bear)
  • Meet the Keeper talks about bears

Future Cool Nights themes:

July 17: Coolest Backyard Bash
July 24: Sports Theme
July 31: Rhythms of Africa
August 7: Fairy Tails
August 14: Under the Sea
August 21: Super Summer Send-Off

$4.99 AMC Summer Night Movies Benefit Charity

See your favorite movies on the big screen again — and help support charities, to boot. AMC Theatres is hosting $4.99 movies each week all summer. Ticket sales benefit Will Rogers Institute and AMC Cares.

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Here is the summer schedule:

June 19-25: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
June 26-July 2: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
July 3-9: Fifty Shades of Grey
July 17-23: Get Hard
July 24-30: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
July 31 – August 6: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
August 7-13: Furious 7

Movie times are Monday-Thursday at noon and 10pm and Friday-Sunday at noon. Tickets can be purchased online in advance with a $1 convenience fee. Houston AMC theaters are located at Willowbrook, Dunvale, Deerbrook, Katy Mills, Loews Fountains (Stafford), Spring, First Colony, and Gulf Pointe.

Father’s Day Freebies and Deals in Houston

Don’t forget to spoil dad this weekend for Father’s Day! Here is a round-up of Houston-area Father’s Day Freebies and Deals for food and fun:

FOOD

crave cupcakeCRAVE Cupcakes: Buy 6 cupcakes for dad, and get 2 free for yourself at CRAVE Cupcakes. This freebie is available Friday – Sunday. The retailer also is hosting “Breakfast with Dad” event Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – noon, with Dad-centric activities over breakfast. Houston area has three locations: Uptown Park, Kirby, and The Woodlands.

Firehouse Subs: Dad gets a free medium sub with purchase of a sub, medium drink and chips June 21. Get coupon here. One coupon per person.

Grub Burger Bar: Dads can take advantage of a free burger June 21 at Grub Burger Bar. Grub is located at 800 Town and Country at CityCentre.

Pollo Tropical: Take dad to Pollo Tropical Sunday for its Buy One Get One Free deal: free 1/4 chicken meal with two sides with purchase of another. Customers who text DAD to 52198 will get a code to show at the register for this special deal.

Spaghetti Warehouse: Dads eat free at Spaghetti Warehouse June 21 by choosing from Incredible 15-Layer Lasagne, World Famous Spaghetti & Meatballs or any of the restaurant’s Original Recipe Spaghetti entrees. No coupon required! Spaghetti Warehouse is located at 901 Commerce downtown.

FUN

Alamo Drafthouse — Catch a free screening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit Sunday at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park in Katy. The movie (rated PG) begins at 6:30 pm. An exclusive clip of Maron Season Three will be shown before the movie, which is rated PG-13. Children under 6 are not admitted.

Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens: Dads, grandfathers and children 9 and under get free admission this weekend (June 20-21) to Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens to celebrate Father’s Day. Additional adults pay reduced price of $10 or $5 for kids age 10-17. Bayou Bend is located at 6003 Memorial.

Studio Movie Grill: Don’t miss the $3 Family Rewind movie, The Neverending Story. The $3 screening is Sunday, June 21, at 2 pm. This is located at Copperfield and CityCentre Studio Movie Grill.

HPL Summer Book Sale June 11-13: $1-$2 Books

friends of HPLHouston’s largest community Summer Book Sale is this weekend at Friends of the Houston Public Library’s book sale, June 11-13. With more than 22,000 books, it’s a “can’t-miss” event. Prices are just $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardbacks, plus lots of specially-priced items on collections, DVD &  CDs.

Thursday, June 11, 4:30 pm – 9 pm (member preview)
Friday, June 12, noon – 8 pm
Saturday, June 13, 9 am – 4 pm

Doors open Thursday at 4:30 pm to members only. Join online now or at the door.

This book sale is held at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 11th at T. C. Jester in the Heights. Free parking, too!

Proceeds from the 2014 book sale enabled the organization to donate a $65,000 grant to the Houston Public Library for two new HPL Mobile Express vans available to communities needing technology and programs.

Houston Summer Fun Discounts: Downtown Aquarium, iT’Z, Houston Museum of Natural Science

Summer is here! Here are a few ways to save on Houston summer fun:

downtown aquarium HoustonDowntown AquariumTwo-for-Tuesday returns this summer at Downtown Aquarium. Buy One All-Day Adventure Pass for $18.99 and get one free. This is valid June through August with the coupon. A new coupon will be published each month. Get the June coupon here.

Houston Museum of Natural Science — Take advantage of a corporate promo code and save on all exhibits/tours at Houston Museum of Natural Science. The Exhibit Hall, Wortham Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center and Planetarium have no expiration date.

Discount  Regular
HMNS Exhibit Hall $5  $20
Burke Baker Planetarium
$6  $9
Wortham Theatre (2D & 3D) $8  $12
Cockrell Butterfly Center $6   $9
Shark Exhibit Hall $12  $25
Samurai Exhibit $12  $25
China’s Lost Civilization $12  $25
World Trekkers: China $8  $10
Tree Houses + Exhibit Hall (Sugar Land) $8  $15

To get these prices, head to the museum coupon link here and use password rock (no caps). Then print the entire page. This is your coupon. Bring this to the box office, and your entire group will receive the discount prices. Only one page required per group. The museum is located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive.

iT’Z — This arcade and bowling center has several deals including $5 All-You-Can-Bowl after 8 pm daily. It also offers $3.99 buffet and 99¢ drinks every Tuesday. Bonus: Kids 12 and under eat free Thursdays! Get two free kids meals per paying adult. Located at 18355 Tomball Parkway near Willowbrook Mall and 5950 Fairmont Parkway.

Follow the Daily Deals page at Houston on the Cheap for more savings to attractions like Studio Movie Grill, Sky High, and more!