The 2010 State Fair of Texas is underway, and for those who haven’t been yet, here are some great money saving opportunities you can take advantage of now through October 17. And with the money you save, think of all the extra fried foods you’ll be able to buy!

FREE Cinemark Thursdays: Free admission with a Cinemark Theater ticket stub on Thursdays.

HealthSpring and Mature Texan Magazine sponsor Seniors Day: FREE Thursday admission for senior citizens 60 years and older.

Kroger “Three for $2″ Wednesdays: Admission is $2 for each visitor bringing 3 cans of food for area food banks.

Dr. Pepper $3 Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, bring an empty Dr. Pepper can and enter the State Fair of Texas for $3. Most rides on those Tuesdays (excluding the Thrillway, Texas Star and select other attractions) are 5 coupons.

Dr. Pepper $5 after 5pm: Bring an empty Dr. Pepper can to any State Fair of Texas admission gate after 5pm and enter for only $5.

Coke $4 Thursdays: Bring an empty 20 oz bottle of a Coca-Cola product and enter the State Fair of Texas for $4 on Thursdays.

Any Day McDonald’s Deal: McDonald’s offers $4 General Admission with one of their State Fair coupons (available on tray liners or as bag stuffers) any day of the Fair. A free child ticket (with purchase of General Admission) coupon is also distributed by McDonald’s. Offer may not be combined with any other offer.

KISS-FM “Fridays at the Fair”: Half-price admission and half-price rides after 5pm on any Friday. Must present coupon printed from the KISS-FM website for admission offer. Half-price ride wristbands will be distributed from the KISS booth outside the Midway Arch from 5pm-9pm on Fridays.

DART Combo Ticket: Available at Kroger Food Stores. $16 buys 1 general admission ticket to the 2010 State Fair of Texas and roundtrip transportation on DART the day of your visit. The Green Line drops off at the front gate and a second station is located within easy walking distance to the MLK entrance. Advance tickets are $13.50 at Kroger without a DART pass.

And speaking of free deals, don’t forget to stop by the Ebby Halliday Century in the Making Pavilion located at the Hall of State. Downstairs in the Ebby Halliday Lounge, you can register to win a pair of luxury suite tickets to the Dallas Cowboys game on November 21 and an an autographed 1993 Super Bowl XXVII Dallas Cowboys World Champions football.

We’ll see you at the Fair!


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