$5 Off Houston Modern Home Tour September 20

Houston Modern Home TourHere’s your chance to browse inside some of Houston’s amazing modern homes — plus save $5 off admission! And Lawndale benefits, in return.

The 2014 Houston Modern Home Tour Saturday, September 20, allows Houstonians to explore seven modern homes throughout Houston that exude modern architecture and living. Folks can visit with the homeowners about their modern home and talk to the architects about their inspiration. Some of the neighborhoods include Hedwig Village, Greater Heights, and University Place. The tour is a self-paced, self-driving tour available 11 am – 4 pm.

Lawndale Art Center is the nonprofit beneficiary for the third year. $5 of each admission goes to Lawndale to help fulfill its mission of bringing contemporary art to the masses.

Save $5 and pay $25 online with promo code LAC2014, benefiting Lawndale Art Center. Regular tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Children 12 & under free.

These homes are completely amazing! Check out images of seven tour homes online. Buy advance tickets online here by 8 pm Friday to get discount price.

photo: Benjamin Hill Photography

$5 Haircuts at UR Salon, New Salon in NW Houston

UR salonThis is a sponsored post by UR Salon.

Take advantage of new Grand Opening specials this month at UR Salon, a new salon in NW Houston.

  • $5 haircuts
  • $20 services: relaxers, shampoo & style, updos, flat iron, wand curls, color retouch, thermal curling styles, shampoo roller sets
  • 50% off extensions, perms, soft curls, Brazilian blow outs
  • $5 facial and neck waxing, $10 full face
  • Ongoing special: 30% off with church program from previous Sunday or Wednesday or UR Salon business flyer

Owner Brandy is thrilled to offer “affordable luxury” for her clients and prides herself on providing personalized attention as a small, one-room salon. The salon is open Monday through Saturday and Sunday, by appointment.

UR Salon is located at 6935 FM 1960 W, Suite B, Room #3 near Cutten Road. Call 281-730-3597 for more info or to make an appointment. Or make an appointment online here.

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Half-Price Houston Fall Fun: Ringo Starr, Joshua Bell, Halloween Pub Crawl, Dracula, Blithe Spirit & More

ringo starrGoldstar has added some great half-price deals for fall fun in Houston. Here are a few that caught my eye today:

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band$35-$75 for Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ($55 -$115 value)

FREE: Texas Home & Garden Show FREE Texas Home & Garden Show ($10 value)

FREE: Sugar Land SkeetersFREE – $6.50 for a ticket to Sugar Land Skeeters ($12.99 value).

The Beach Boys$31 for The Beach Boys With Mike Love and Bruce Johnston at Arena Theatre ($62 value)

Dracula $30 for Dracula at Alley Theatre ($49 value)

Houston Halloween Pub Crawl$5 for Houston Halloween Pub Crawl ($10 value)

Joshua Bell$15 for Violinist Joshua Bell at Jones Hall ($30 value)

Blithe Spirit$7.50 for Blithe Spirit at Purple Box Theater ($15 value)

Philip Phillips$31 for Phillip Phillips at Arena Theatre ($62 value)

Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein$26 for Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein in the Brilliant Lecture Series at Wortham Theater ($65 value)

National Acrobats of the People of China$14 for National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China ($28 value)

Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir$10 for Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir at Jones Hall ($28 value)

Shark Exhibit at HMNS$12.50 for “Shark!” Exhibit at Houston Museum of Natural Science ($25 value)

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SeaWorld Military Discount: 50% Off Admission

Sea World San AntonioSeaWorld San Antonio (and other parks in the SeaWorld family) are celebrating the military with a 50% off single-day admission offer, thanks to its Waves of Honor program. Qualified service members and veterans include active, retired, honorably separated officers and enlisted personnel of U.S. military. Up to 6 discount admissions can be purchased per visit.

This offer is available until November 11, 2014, with the visit required by December 21, 2014.

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Houston Discounts: The Beach Boys, Great Wolf Lodge, Victor/Victoria, Skeeters (Free), Philip Philips

Follow Houston on the Cheap’s Daily Deals tab to save 50% on Houston restaurants, services, events, and more! It’s right on the home page navigation bar. Here are a few deals that caught my eye today:

beach boysThe Beach Boys$31 for The Beach Boys With Mike Love and Bruce Johnston at Arena Theatre ($62 value)

TUTS’ Victor/VictoriaVictor/Victoria presented by Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) at Sarofim Hall at The Hobby Center of the Performing Arts September 16 (average savings 25%)

Philip Phillips$31 for Phillip Phillips at Arena Theatre ($62 value)

Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein$26 for Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein in the Brilliant Lecture Series at Wortham Theater ($65 value)

Santikos Theatres$17.50 for Movie Tickets and Regular Popcorns for Two at Santikos Theatres ($34 Value)

National Acrobats of the People of China$14 for National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China ($28 value)

skeeters fieldSugar Land SkeetersFREE – $6.50 for a ticket to Sugar Land Skeeters ($12.99 value). Choose from about 20 game dates.

Shark Exhibit at HMNS$12.50 for “Shark!” Exhibit at Houston Museum of Natural Science ($25 value)

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema$6 for One Movie at Alamo Drafthouse ($9.50 Value)

Studio Movie Grill – One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for One Movie Outing with Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 50% Off)

great wolf lodgeGreat Wolf Lodge$209 for One-Night Stay at Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine, Texas for Up to Six with Water Park Passes and $25 Resort Credit M-Th ($345 value) or $249 for One Night Friday – Saturday ($389 value)

Ragin’ Cajun$22 for $40 Worth of Cajun Cuisine at Ragin’ Cajun

Texas Home & Garden Show -- FREE to $5 for one admission to Texas Home & Garden Show September 20-21 ($10 value)

Houston Astros Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners September 19 at Minute Maid Park  (average savings 50%)

Houston Museum of Natural Science & Butterfly Center — $14 for Houston Museum of Natural Science: Butterfly Center ($28 value)

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HPL Children’s Book Sale, September 12-13

child and bookTake advantage of bargain book prices at the Children’s Book Sale this weekend, hosted by the Friends of the Houston Public Library in the Heights.

Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 11th at T.C. Jester
Friday, September 12, 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday, September 13, 9 am – 5 pm

Prices are just $1 for paperbacks and board books and $2 for hardbacks. All kinds of books will be available including fiction, nonfiction, parenting and education resources, board books, graphic novels, audio and visual materials, reference materials and more. “Grab bag boxes” of paperbacks and other items will be $10, with 50-75 items per box.

Folks also can donate books to children in need, thanks to the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation. Just bring your gently used books to the sale to pass along to someone not as fortunate.

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Big Texas Train Show: Kids 16 & Under Free

Big Texas Train ShowIf you love all things train, this weekend’s Big Texas Train Show exhibition in Houston should be on your to-do list! And best of all — kids 16 and under are free. Scouts and scoutmasters in uniform also are free.

What to expect? Local model railroad clubs will have all sizes of trains running, from tiny Z scale to bigger garden size trains. With about 20 model railroad clubs in the community, it’s a great time to get involved for those who enjoy railroading as a hobby.

The venue also includes model railroad and railroadiana vendors, museum club displays, play area, door prizes, and more.

Save $1 off adult admission (priced regularly at $9) with this discounted coupon. Or buy your ticket in advance online for $8. Hours are 10 am – 5 pm Saturday and 10 am – 4 pm Sunday at George R. Brown Convention Center.

photo courtesy Big Texas Train Show

Search Cheap Gas in Houston – $2.93 in Cypress

Gas prices have dropped the lowest in about three years! I saw it for $2.93 at the H-E-B near Hwy 290 and Barker Cypress. And same price at the new Kroger Marketplace in Cypress. But $3.89 inside the loop? That’s a huge difference. Be sure to follow the Cheap Gas widget at Houston on the Cheap to save on your next fill up.

If you’re not familiar with the widget, you can search by zip code to find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood or city. The gas widget [labeled Fuel Up] on the top navigation bar is your go-to source for saving money on gas. Just search by zip code here.

Cheap Gas in HoustonJust quickly browsing the gas map, I also found pricing at $3.06/gallon at Louetta and Holzwarth and $3.03/gallon at CITGO at N. Fry/Morton. Then I found two priced at $3.89 at San Felipe/W. Loop and Hwy 6/Park Row. Big difference! It definitely pays to do some research.

photo: flickr/Robert S. Donovan

Downtown Aquarium: 2-for-1 September Saturdays

downtown aquarium HoustonSuper Saturdays return in September to enjoy Downtown Aquarium on the cheap! Take advantage of half-price tickets to Downtown Aquarium with buy-one-get-one free All-Day Adventure Pass coupon available online. The $18.99 pass includes unlimited access to Shark Voyage, Aquarium Adventure Exhibit, Ferris Wheel, Carousel and Lighthouse Dive.

The coupon is valid for Saturdays in September: September 6, 13, 20, and 27. 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.

photo: Vicki Powers

Orange Tuesday: 25% Off Halloween Costumes Today

Orange Tuesday costume saleInstead of Black Friday, today is dubbed Orange Tuesday — the day the Halloween costume season kicks off. Thanks to a one-day sale at BuyCostumes.com, you can save 25% off your entire purchase with promo code AFCDOrangeTuesday. Stack the savings with Pumpkin Buster sales, and you will save big!

If your kids are into any of the characters from Frozen, get those now because all stores are expected to sell out early.

Head online to BuyCostumes.com for this one-day sale. Add promo code AFCDOrangeTuesday to get the discount. Free shipping for orders $75 +.

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