Houston Rodeo Discount Carnival Tickets

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kicks off in 24 days! Are you ready?!

One of my favorite mantras is planning ahead to save money. If you have kids and are attending the rodeo, take advantage of 2016 Houston Rodeo Carnival Packs and save 60% when you buy in advance.

Houston rodeo carnival

photo: Katie Haugland

February 12 is the last day to buy and select mail as the delivery option. Otherwise, purchase them through February 27 for pick up at Will Call.

Select from two different carnival discount packages and a food deal:

  • $10 Carnival Pack ($33.50 value)
  • $50 Carnival Pack ($131.50 value)
  • $20 Discount Food Card ($30 value)

Purchase them online here. Carnival packs are available for pick up at Will Call at the Rodeo. FEBRUARY 27 is the last day to save!

You must have a Reliant Park Admission ticket ($10 adults, $5 kids ages 3-12), Rodeo/concert ticket, or season pass to enter the carnival area. Save time and get your Reliant Park Admission ticket online, too. It’s not discounted, but you won’t have to stand in line to get in! Purchase these tickets online here.

Dollar Day: Sam Houston Race Park February 6

Sam Houston Race Park

photo: Sam Houston Race Park

Dollar Day returns to Sam Houston Race Park, Saturday, February 6!

This is a great chance to bring the family to the race track for cheap family fun. Dollar Day at the Park features lots of stuff for $1: admission, hot dogs, sodas, draft beer (4:30 pm – 10 pm), and live racing programs. Don’t miss the pig races and kids’ photo opps with their favorite princess or superhero! General admission tickets are normally $7 each.

Gates open at 4:30 pm with the first post at 6 pm. Sam Houston Race Park is located at 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West of Beltway 8.

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Discounts to Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk in Houston

Cirque du Soleil's TORUKAre you excited for the next Cirque du Soleil tour in Houston? Toruk: The First Flight arrives in Houston February 11-14 at Toyota Center. What a great Valentine’s date and gift!

Discount tickets are available with seats from $48 – $75 ($60 – $100 value). February 13 discount seats are sold out.

The story is inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar and blends puppetry, cutting-edge visuals, immersive multimedia, and stagecraft with an amazing score.

Head online to get discount tickets to TORUK.

Before you go: For the first time, Cirque du Soleil launched an app to bring fans’ experience to a whole new level. Download TORUK: The First Flight app for access to never-seen-before backstage photos and videos and discover what it’s like to become part of the show.

Disclosure: affiliate link included. I get a small referral fee when folks save and buy through my link.

Discount Houston Auto Show Tickets

Houston Auto ShowHouston Auto Show returns to Houston this week, January 27-31. Just like last year, the Show takes over NRG Center with 30+ manufacturers under one roof! Explore 700 of the newest model vehicles, concept cars, and Texas innovations. The Houston Auto Show is always a family favorite in my home.

Here are a couple of ways to save on this year’s show:

  • $9 admission with Groupon, EXPIRED.
  • Use a $2 off coupon and pay $10 for weekdays only, Wednesday through Friday. Print coupon here.

Take advantage of free test drives with 14 different auto makers. One of the new additions this year includes a modified Camp Jeep with a dirt track. Check out 13 different Texas debuts including 2016 Buick Envision, Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, Lotus Evora 400, and 2017 Infiniti QX30.

Admission is $12 adults and $5 for kids age 6-12 (cash only). Kids 5 and under are free. The Houston Auto Show is located at NRG Center with $10 parking. Hours are noon to 9:30 pm Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 9:30 pm Saturday, and 10 am – 7 pm Sunday.

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Houston Aquarium Super Saturdays: 2-for-1 in January

downtown aquarium Houston

Super Saturdays returns to Downtown Aquarium!

Take advantage of half-price tickets to Houston’s Downtown Aquarium with buy-one-get-one free All-Day Adventure Pass coupon available online. The $18.99 pass includes unlimited access to Aquarium Adventure Exhibit, Stingray Reef, and all the rides.

The coupon is valid Saturdays in January. The Adventure Pass retails for $18.99, so the deal makes it about $9.50 per person. Print the coupon here. Find the Houston Aquarium downtown at 410 Bagby at Memorial.

2016 Houston Boat Show Discounts

photo: Paul Salva

photo: Paul Salva

Looking for Houston Boat Show discounts? Save $2 with the weekday coupon.

Houston Boat Show is January 8-17 at NRG Center. This 61st annual event features 1,000 boats, seminars, fishing demos, campers, and more. {Note: The Boat Show is closed Saturday, January 9, for Houston Texans playoff game.}

Here is one way to save on the $12 adult admission price:

  • Save $2 per ticket Monday – Thursday (January 11-14) with a coupon. Print coupon here.

Don’t miss the new live attraction, Croc Encounters: Live Alligator Wrestling! Kids will enjoy the family-friendly events featuring Fish-O-Rama where kids can catch live fish, plus engage with Bubble Runners and more.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for kids 6- 12, and free for kids 5 and under. Parking is $12 per day. CASH ONLY for admission and parking. Tickets are available for purchase online for full price, but a $2.30 fee is added per ticket.

The Boat Show will be at NRG Center. Hours are 1 pm – 8 pm (January 8, 11, 12, 13), 11 am – 8 pm (January 10), 1 pm – 9 pm (January 14, 15), 10 am – 8 pm (January 16), and 11 am – 5 pm (January 17). The Boat Show is closed Saturday, January 9, for the Houston Texans playoff game.

Houston Cyber Monday: TUTS, Goode Company & more

Cyber Monday Houston dealsCyber Monday accounted for more than $2 billion in online sales for the first time ever last year! Here are a few Cyber Monday deals that are available only in Houston:

TUTS — Save up to 50% off on upcoming TUTS performances. Tickets must be purchased online with code CYBERMONDAY. Limited number of tickets available through 10 pm November 30. Call TUTS with questions: 713.558.TUTS (8887).

  • A Christmas Story Save 20% off tickets to this holiday performance December 8-20.
  • TUTS Underground Save 50% off tickets to these shows including Striking 12 (December 17-23), The Sweet Potato Queens (March 17-27, 2016) and Heathers (April 28-May 8, 2016).
  • TUTS merchandiseSave 20% off merchandise from shop.tuts.com — with free shipping.

Toyota Center — Take advantage of Cyber Monday deals at upcoming Houston concerts at Toyota Center. Online prices reflect the Cyber Monday discount.

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra — $10 off $56.50 tickets December 18, 4 pm
  • Toruk: The First Flight (Cirque du Soleil) — broken link (!)
  • WWE Live — Save $30+ on 4-pack offers January 8
  • Barry Manilow — $12 off tickets to February 17 show

Goode Company — Save 20% off all Smoked Meats and Truly Texas products, including its famous Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie. Shipping not included. Use code CYBER2015 to get the 20% discount.

Asher Gallery — This shop inside Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is giving 20% off all items in Asher Gallery Online Shop Monday. Use code CRAFT20 at check-out.

Three Brothers Bakery Save 15% on pecan pies purchased online today. Use code ILOVE3BB to get the discount.

Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker: Up to 50% Off November 27 Performances

Houston Ballet The NutcrackerExperience opening night: Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker Thanksgiving weekend!

Special prices have just been released — up to 50% off  Friday, November 27, performances.

November 27, 2 pm
  • Orchestra Side — $50 ($99 regular)
  • Orchestra Ctr — $75 ($119 regular)
November 27, 7:30 pm
  • Orchestra Side — $66 ($99 regular)

These prices are brand-new and just released online! No promo code is needed.

Take advantage of this unprecedented sale to see the finale of Ben Stevenson’s production of Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker — a 30-year tradition in Houston. Next year will feature new sets and costumes.

Ticket are available for purchase online or by phone at 713-227-2787.

This is a sponsored post by Houston Ballet — helping you save money in Houston.

Discount Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker Tickets

Houston Ballet's NutcrackerThe Nutcracker is a family tradition that I enjoy with my girls to kick off the holidays, even as they get older. Just the special memory of dressing up, going downtown, and enjoying this classic by Houston Ballet never gets old.

Looking for a way to experience The Nutcracker, by Houston Ballet, with a discount? While there aren’t any promo codes, tickets are generally $10 cheaper per seat (with some sections $5 cheaper) for Thanksgiving weekend evening shows and dates into December. Prices range from $29 – $109 on discount nights. Actually, Balcony 2 seats are $15 cheaper on these discount nights ($29 instead of $44). Here are the special dates and times with discounted pricing:

  • Saturday, November 28, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 29, 7:30 pm
  • December 6, 11, 13, 16 (all 7:30 pm), 17 (2 pm, 7:30 pm), 18 (2 pm), 27 (7:30 pm)

This is the final year of Ben Stevenson’s production of The Nutcracker, which premiered 28 years ago. Next year Houston Ballet will premier a new version by Stanton Welch, artistic director.

Purchase your tickets to the Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker at 713.227.2787 or online here. Some seat locations are already sold out.

{I realize this is an expensive outing to include on this site, but this is such a Houston tradition it’s hard not to include. This just offers a little cheaper option for those who enjoy seeing the downtown Houston Ballet. I will be sharing some other studios performing The Nutcracker throughout the community this week.}

photo: Amitava Sarkar; Dancers: Allison Miller and artist, Houston Ballet