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How to Save at The Texas State Fair

The excitement of the rides, games plus the fried foods is what the Texas State Fair has to offer. The RealGirlfriend Xperience wanted to provide our FaceBook Live followers with some Money Saving Tips.

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1. After 5pm Savings: Hit the State Fair for half-price anyday after 5 p.m. by bringing an empty Dr Pepper can to the gate

2. Dart GoPass App Savings: Buy in advance online or with DART's GoPass app will save $2 on fair tickets for any day of the week. If you purchase through the app, tickets will be paperless and scanned from your phone at the gate. With this discount, general admission tickets cost $16 and child/senior tickets cost $12. Bonus: Those who purchase tickets online will also be able to print their tickets at home.

3. McDonald's Savings: Purchase a meal at McDonald's and receive a coupon; it will either belining your tray or stuffed in your to-go bag. Coupons are good for $5 off General admisson tickets and half-price kids tickets, which can be redeemed anyday of the fair.

4. North Park Center Savings: NorthPark Center in Dallas has launched a partnership with the State Fair that also benefits our local men and women in blue. Purchase a $15 ticket from the mall's concierge desk (first floor near Neiman Marcus) and a third of the proceeds goes to Assist the Officer Foundation, which provides financial assistance to officers facing loss of income from injury and illness. The deal is available through Oct. 23.

5. Weekday Savings:

  • Tuesdays: $5 entry fee when you bring an empty Dr Pepper can;

  • Midway rides are also usually discounted this day

  • Wednesdays: $4 entry fee when you bring four canned food items will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank

  • Thursdays: $6 entry fee when you bring a 20-ounce bottle of any

  • Coca-Cola product; select food items are also discounted this day through the fair's Thrifty Thursday program

  • Fridays: $13 for adult admission or

$9 for children admission

  • when you download a $5-off coupon from KissFM's website

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