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 random.org 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.

FREE Breakfast at San Antonio Area Chick-fil-A Locations on 07/11, 07/18, & 07/25!

Participating San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Kerrville area Chick-fil-A restaurants are giving out FREE breakfast on Tuesdays throughout the month of July!  On 07/11 & 07/25 you’ll receive a FREE Chick-fil-A Chick-n-Minis (3-count) and on 07/18 grab a FREE Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit.  You’ll be able to get this until 10:30 am.  Limit 1 per customer, while supplies last.  See details here.

4 Six Flags Fiesta Texas Tickets & a $40 IHOP Gift Card for $79.99!

Have you heard that the Six Flags Fiesta Texas deal is back this summer at IHOP?  For only $79.99 you’ll receive 4 tickets to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and a $40 IHOP gift card!  That works out to just $10 per ticket, if you planned on eating at IHOP anyway.

Tickets are available (or will be soon) at participating IHOP locations, but they will be valid from 07/31/17 – 09/10/17 only.  If your location doesn’t have them yet, be patient.  The manager at my location will be going to a meeting on 07/12.

This is a limited time offer available while supplies last.  When this deal was happening last year they were available at IHOP locations all over South Texas (see reader comments here).

Have you seen that Splashtown San Antonio has partnered with the San Antonio Zoo?  Purchase a 2108 Splashtown Season Pass (prices start at $49.99) and you’ll receive the rest of 2017 free AND you’ll get access to the San Antonio Zoo through August 31st!  Find out more here.

While you wait until 07/31 to go to Six Flags, you can hop around town on the cheap with a Pogo Pass.  Get admission to Splashtown, the SA Zoo, SA Aquarium, Incredible Pizza, Laser Legend, SA Stars games, University Bowl, and much more for just $39.98.  Even better, see how you can get a PogoPass for just $31.98 through 07/26 only.


Are you military or a first responder?  Find out how you can get FREE admission to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels or Schlitterbahn Galveston during select weeks in August.  Click here.

National Women Learn to Surf Day at Schlitterbahn Waterparks!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Schlitterbahn Waterparks.

I’m so excited that Schlitterbahn New Braunfels and Schlitterbahn Galveston will be hosting National Women Learn to Surf Day this month!  Lessons will be taught by surfing champs Cathy and Morgan Seabert at both the New Braunfels and Galveston parks.

My favorite part is that I’M INVITED!  The one thing I’ve been too chicken to do at Schlitterbahn all these years is ride the Boogie Bahn.  Ok, there are really two things, but I’ll tackle the SkyCoaster another day. Really my fear of the Boogie Bahn is the embarrassment of not knowing what I’m doing, but if I’ve got the experts there to teach me I’m gonna learn.  I can’t wait to see my girls (ages 11 and 13) try it out too.

If you want to get in on the fun you can email at social@schlitterbahn(dot)com and put I WANT TO SURF IN NEW BRAUNFELS as the subject.  They will draw 2 dozen winners on 07/09, who will each be able to bring a guest.  If you’re chosen you’ll learn to surf in the morning and then you can stay and play in the park all day for FREE.  Here’s all you need to know about this event.  I hope to see you there.

National Women Learn to Surf DayWednesday, July 12, 2017

Schlitterbahn Waterparks will be celebrating National Women Learn to Surf Day with lessons at both New Braunfels and Galveston parks.

National Women Learn to Surf Day will feature inland surfing champions/mom & daughter duo Cathy and Morgan Seabert. Both will be on hand to teach women how to surf on the park’s inland surf ride, the Boogie Bahn, as a way to raise the profile of women in this sport and celebrate Women of the Wave.

Photo opps:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Schlitterbahn Galveston

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark, 588 S. Union St., New Braunfels, TX 78130.
Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark, 2026 Lockheed Rd, Galveston, TX 77554

Background: Schlitterbahn New Braunfels was the site of the invention of inland surfing, and now the ride has expanded to locations – including cruise ships – around the world.  Every week world Champions, Cathy and Morgan give lessons to aspiring surfers, but most are boys and young men.  To attract more women to the sport, Schlitterbahn has declared July 12 as National Women Learn to Surf Day to encourage girls and women to take their turn on the world’s most perfect wave.

Before you go, you might want to check out my post on 12 Tips to Own Your Schlitterbahn Trip.