Blizzard Sale: 2015 Entertainment Book $19

entertainment book blizzardThere’s no blizzard in Texas, but we can take advantage of the sale! Entertainment Book is offering a huge sale today as the Northeast prepares for a blizzard. Get a 2015 Entertainment Book for just $19 with free shipping ($35 retail). The book is filled with coupons to local restaurants, attractions, and services in Houston. My family loves using this book to save on eating out! Coupons are valid through December 2015. Access mobile coupons through the Entertainment Mobile App. This sale ends January 31, 2015.

Order the Entertainment Book online here and select any city book you want. If you travel frequently to another city, it might make sense to buy a second book, too!

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Cheap Skate Night Returns January 26: $6 Skating

Skating at DGTwo more weeks for Cheap Skate Nights at the ICE at Discovery Green, and it returns tonight! Houstonians can skate outdoors for just $6/person (+ tax). The fee is normally $13 per person.

The remaining Cheap Skate Nights are January 26 and February 2, 4 pm – 10 pm. The rink is open through February 8, 2015.

I am partnering with Discovery Green for the Monday night special all season. Here are some photos from the Houston on the Cheap craft table at the last Cheap Skate Night and the creative artwork by kids!

Discovery Green is located at 1500 McKinney.

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National Pie Day Discounts January 23

natl pie day discountsDid you know it’s National Pie Day today? According to a survey by American Pie Council, apple pie tops the list followed by chocolate and pumpkin (tied for 2nd) and cherry pie is 3rd. The 2014 survey is based on 1,000 responses.

Don’t miss these National Pie Day deals in Houston:

Three Brothers Bakery is offering $3 off all pies January 23 online and in stores. Use code PIEDAY online. Three Brothers Bakery has three locations: 4036 S. Braeswood, 12393 Kingsride at Memorial, and 4606 Washington Ave.

Goode Company is offering 10% off its famous Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie January 23. Order online and use code PECANPIE to get this discount. Home delivery begins around $7.65 locally.

Ooh La La Dessert Boutique is offering Buy-One-Get-One-Half-Off on its pies today, January 23. This is valid on traditional and miniature pies.

photo: Ooh La La Dessert Boutique

The Book of Mormon Lottery for $26 Houston Seats

The Book of MormonThe Book of Mormon National Tour opens January 20 in Houston for a three-week engagement through February 8. This production, with nine Tony Awards, is offering $26 front-row seats during its pre-show lottery at the Hobby Center box office, just like its wildly popular version for the Broadway show.

What does that mean? Houstonians can arrive early and have a chance to pay just $26 for a seat at that evening’s show. Limited tickets are available to each show in lottery fashion in every city on the National Tour.

What to do? Folks interested in a $26 front-row seat can arrive at the Hobby Center box office beginning 2½ hours before each performance. Each person will write their name and the number of tickets they wish to purchase (1 or 2) for that evening’s show. Names will be randomly drawn two hours before curtain for a limited number of $26 tickets, cash only.

Here is the show schedule January 20 – February 8:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings, 7:30 pm
  • Friday and Saturday evenings, 8 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday matinees, 2 pm

One entry per person and up to 2 tickets per winner. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to buy tickets. Tickets are subject to availability. The Hobby Center is located at 800 Bagby.

Houston Aquarium: 2-for-1 January Saturdays

downtown aquarium HoustonTake 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, Ferris Wheel, Carousel and Lighthouse Dive.

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.

Discount Houston Auto Show Tickets

Houston Auto Show2015 Houston Auto Show returns to Houston January 21-25. Just like last year, the Show takes over NRG Center with 34 manufacturers under one roof! Explore 500 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 ways to save on this year’s show:

  • $9 admission (save $3) with Groupon valid all 5 days.
  • $10 admission with $2 off coupon for weekdays only, Wednesday through Friday. Print coupon here.

Take advantage of free test drives while you’re there with 15 different auto makers — including Camp Jeep and Ram Test Track. Professional drivers take passengers through the obstacles on rough terrain to exhibit these vehicles’ capabilities. Kid-sized versions are available right next door to both exhibits for the younger set. Get the test drive info here. Must be 21 to participate.

Don’t miss the Kids Fun Zone–a free supervised play area for kids 12 and under that provides plenty of kid-friendly distractions. Kids will love the towering 30-ft. slide, arts and crafts, an obstacle course, Disney’s Pixar Cars dual lane slide, and Space Shuttle bounce house. The Kids Fun Zone is only open Saturday and Sunday. An adult must accompany children in the Fun Zone.

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.

Children’s Museum of Houston: Up to 50% Off

Childrens Museum of HoustonIf you have kids, don’t miss this opportunity to save up to 50% off admission to the Children’s Museum of Houston! Not only is it an amazing and award-winning museum but also it’s an indoor activity — which is important in chilly weather!

  • $5 for one admission ($9 value)
  • $10 for two admissions ($18 value)
  • $18 for four admissions ($36 value)

Its most recent cultural exhibit features Korea (Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea) and allows kids to explore the country’s music, cuisine, film, and fashion. Other regular features include Cyberchase, Ecostation, Chevron Maker Annex, Building Zone, FlowWorks, and fun daily activities. The museum also is offering a special $5 admission for Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Purchase tickets online here.

Passes must be used by March 7, 2015. Children’s Museum of Houston is located at 1500 Binz.

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Cheap Skate Night $6 at Discovery Green + Giveaway

Discovery Green IceThree more weeks for Cheap Skate Nights at the ICE at Discovery Green! Houstonians can skate outdoors for just $6/person (+ tax). The fee is normally $13 per person.

The remaining Cheap Skate Nights are Monday, January 12, January 26, and February 2, 4 pm – 10 pm. The rink is open through February 8, 2015.

I am partnering with Discovery Green for the Monday night specials at the rink all winter. I will be on site January 12 with my craft partner Stephanie from Splash Kids Art, so bring the kids over for more free fun!

I am giving away a prize pack with 4 ice skating passes & hot chocolate tickets each week for the downtown outdoor rink. These tickets ($52 value) are valid for skating Monday through Thursday at The ICE all season. As a bonus, there will be 2 winners this week!

Enter to win! Complete this mobile-friendly form below  to enter to win. If you can’t see the form, enter at this link.

Must be 18 or older to enter. One entry per person. Additional entries will be deleted. Contest ends Wednesday, January 7, 5 pm. Winner will be selected by and announced on the blog and by email.

2015 Houston Boat Show Discounts

boat show 2015It’s not too early to think summer! Houston Boat Show is January 2-11 at NRG Center. This 60th annual event features more than 1,000 boats, seminars, fishing demonstrations, campers, and travel trailers. As a bonus, many manufacturers and dealers will be offering pre-season specials and show discounts.

Here is one way to save on the $10 adult admission price:

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 $10 for adults, $4 for kids 6- 12, and free for kids 5 and under. Parking is $10 per day. CASH ONLY for admission and parking. Tickets are available for purchase online, but a $2.44 fee is added per ticket.

The Boat Show will be at NRG Center. Hours are 1 pm – 8 pm (January 2, 5, 6), 11 am – 8 pm (January 4), 1 pm – 9 pm (January 7-9), 10 am – 8 pm (January 3, 10), and 11 am – 5 pm (January 11).

Buy Holiday Gift Cards, Get Bonus Card for Yourself

Gift Card Bonus Deals for the holidaysIt’s getting down to the wire, folks! If you need any last-minute gifts, check out this list where you can snag a bonus gift card or food item! It’s like gifting yourself! Here are 38 participating merchants:

Purchase these by December 31, 2014. Bonus cards are valid for a specific time frame in early 2015, depending on the company. Buy the gift cards in person to skip shipping fees.

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