FREE Admission to the San Antonio Aquarium with Backpack Donation!

Get FREE admission to the San Antonio Aquarium when you donate a new backpack through 08/04!  All backpack donations will go to the Back 2 School Expo at Freeman Expo Hall on Saturday, 08/05.  Learn more about the Aquarium and Back 2 School Expo here.

Once Upon a Child $10 Grab Bag Event!

Once Upon a Child is hosting a Grab Bag Event this Saturday, 07/29!  From 9 am to 8 pm head to San Antonio locations and put as many clearance items as possible in a bag (they provide) for just $10!  Get a jump on your Back to School shopping.

I regularly sell to Once Upon a Child and scoped it out over the weekend.  I’m not sure what size the bag is, but there was still lots of good clearance items to be had.

20% off Groupon Local Deals (Get a PogoPass for $31.98)!

UPDATE:  The Groupon offer is no longer available, but you can still get a Pogo Pass for $39.98 (a 60% savings) when you head over here and use promo code CURRENCY.

Save 20% off Groupon Local Deals when you use promo code WOW20 through tomorrow, 07/26 SALE3 through 07/28!  There’s a max of $50 and you can do this deal up to 3 times.

If you’re local to San Antonio, you’ll want to check out this PogoPass offer.  For just $31.98 (after 20% off promo code) you’ll get admission to multiple venues around town.  Use your pass to visit Splashtown, Incredible Pizza, SA Aquarium, Pump It Up, Laser Legend, SA Stars games, Urban Air, University Bowl and more.  After visits to just 2 venues it pays for itself.  Get your discounted pass here.

This deal is also available in Austin/Waco, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Las Vegas.  Pogo Pass is also available in Phoenix/Tuscon, but there’s currently no Groupon for it.  You can still get a pass here with promo code CURRENCY.

Possible $10 off Next Groupon Purchase ($1 Glow in the Dark Mini Golf)!

Log in to your Groupon account to see if you have an offer for $10 off your next Groupon (min. $11)! If you have it, it’s valid only through 07/22.  There’s a limit of 1, and if can be used on Local, Goods, or Getaways.  I found Glow in the Dark Mini Golf for 2 at Cosmic Mayhem Blacklight Mini Golf in San Antonio for just $11!

I applied promo code TAKE10 (may be account specific) and my total came out to just $1!

First Responders Get FREE Admission to the SA Zoo!

The San Antonio Zoo is offering FREE admission to first responders during Police, Fire, & EMT Appreciation Days from 07/20 – 09/30!  Members of Bexar County and San Antonio police, fire, and EMT departments will need to submit proper ID to get in free.  In addition, up to four guests can save 50% off standard admission.  See details on the San Antonio Zoo Twitter page.

Family 4 Pack Giveaway to Discover the Dinosaurs: Unleashed in San Antonio!

Discover the Dinosaurs: Unleashed is making it’s way to San Antonio on August 12th & 13th!  Between 9 am and 7 pm you can enjoy this event at Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall.
There will be lots of activities, including the Dino Dig, Fossil Etching, and a Fossil Find.  Kids can enjoy crafts, face painting, and bouncy houses in the Kids Adventure Zone.  Those ages 3 – 12 can hop in a Jurassic Jeep take a ride around the Dino Raceway!  Families can also enjoy a game of mini golf.  With so much to do they’re sure to have a blast.  Head over here to take a look at all of the attractions.
Tickets are available ahead of time for $17 for adults & children and $14 for seniors.  You can also find them on Groupon for $14.  If you’d like you can purchase tickets at the door the day of the event, but you risk the chance of it being sold out.  Visit their events page for more info.
I’ve teamed up with at VStar Entertainment Group and have been given the opportunity to give away a family 4-pack to a lucky reader in the San Antonio area (Fort Worth enter here)!  If you’re able to attend Discover the Dinosaurs: Unleased at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall on 08/12 or 08/13 please enter the giveaway below.
(Giveaway ends on 08/06/17 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be chosen via and will be contacted by email.)

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Head over here for even more San Antonio fun.  Get deals on the SA Zoo, SA Aquarium, Splashtown, Schlitterbahn and more.

$16.50 Admission to Splashtown SA with Donation to SA Food Bank!

Splashtown San Antonio has teamed up with the San Antonio Food Bank to Splash out Hunger!  Why not support a good cause and have fun at a great price!?!

Donate 5 canned goods and get in for just $22.99 + tax.  Donate 10 canned goods and you’ll get B1G1 FREE admission!  General Admission at the gate is $32.99, so you’ll basically be paying $16.50 each for 2 tickets!  This is definitely the cheapest price I’ve seen all season!

This deal is valid only before 4 pm and cannot be combined with any other offer.  See details on the Splashtown SA Facebook page.

Schlitterbahn’s Inaugural National Women Learn to Surf Day a Success

Photo Credit: @Schlitterbahn on Instagram

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels and Schlitterbahn Galveston hosted the very first National Women Learn to Surf Day on Wednesday, 07/12.  I was glad that my girls (ages 11 & 13) and I were invited to be a part of it.  We received lessons from mom/daughter surfing champs, Cathy and Morgan Seabert, who were amazing.  We surfed on the Boogie Bahn, which is actually the very first inland surfing ride ever invented.

All ages were represented, from the young to the young at heart, as more than 2 dozen ladies were selected for each park.  We cheered each other on as each of us took a turn on the Boogie Bahn. Everyone was so supportive and encouraging.

The Boogie Bahn has been around since I was a teen, but I’ve never had the courage to try it.  After all these years I can finally say that I’ve tried it (I have the tattoo to prove it 😉 ) and I was actually decent at it (that’s me in the pic).  It had me feeling like a kid again and wanting to come back for more.  I’m hoping next time to maybe master a spin.

If you’ve never tried your hand at the Boogie Bahn, I highly recommend it.  Private lessons are available as an add-on to your Schlitterbahn ticket.  For $25 you’ll receive a lesson before the park opens, between 9 am – 10 am.  You can sign up here.

Check out more photos from National Women Learn to Surf Day on the Schlitterbahn News page and on Instagram.