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Are you looking to plan a vacation but need to do so on a budget? Well living in the Houston area makes it a lot easier. Try planning a Houston Staycation this time. These are little mini vacations that just involve short little drives for day trips or even over night stays. There is actually a ton of things to do and living in the greater Houston area you sometimes become blind to what all is there. It's increasingly becoming more and more expensive to have a vacation because of the increased cost in travel. A staycation makes it a lot more affordable and you can still have just as much fun. Follow along and we will help you plan your next Houston Staycation, while pointing out even more ways to save money as well! Get tips on discounts, packages, when to go, coupons, and more for your staycation in Houston.

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International Gem and Jewelry Show Houston

2014 October 7

The International Gem and Jewelry Show is back in the Houston area. It’s being held at the NRG Center (formerly the Reliant Center). Every year this show features the largest collection of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals under one roof and this year is no different. In total there will be 193 exhibitors there offering fantastic deals on dazzling jewelry. You can see a full list of exhibitors if you check with the NRG Center events page. Admission to this event is $8 at the door but there are of course plenty of ways to save money on your admission. All you need to do is plan out your visit ahead of time and you can save money on your tickets.

Get Free Admission to the International Gem and Jewelry Show at the NRG Center in Houston

The free admission tickets for the International Gem and Jewelry Show at the NRG Center in Houston have limited availability so if you miss out on this deal then you can still save with a few other ways. The first thing to check for are promo codes. When you purchase your tickets online you should notice a promo code box. Just enter your coupon in the box and you should notice your discount appear in the order total. An easy way to get a promo code is to sign up for their email newsletter. They will send you a promo code that will save you $2 off the cost of your ticket. It’s not as nice as the free admission but it is still $2 savings. You can also check with some of the featured exhibitors as many of them give away coupons for the show as well. Just give them a call and ask or stop by their store before the show.

Will you be attending another show at another time? Be sure to check out the International Gem and Jewelry Show coupons to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your tickets to attend.

Bulgari: 130 Years Of Masterpieces at HMNS

2014 July 7

See over 150 show stopping pieces of jewelry by Bulgari, which includes several pieces of stunning jewelry from the Elizabeth Taylor collection as well as other jewelry worn by Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Sophia Loren, Lynn Wyatt, and Joanne King Herring. This special exhibit is only at the Houston Museum of Natural Science for a limited time only though. (through October 5th). Also, admission is separate from the general admission ticket. Of course if you purchase a ticket to this special exhibit you will also get access to the rest of the museum.

Get Over 50% Off Admission to the the BVLGARI Exhibit at HMNS

There are a few other ways to save money on your admission to the Bulgari: 130 Years Of Masterpieces exhibit. For starters, if you are a senior then be sure to mention this and you can save $5 off the cost of your admission. Children also get $5 off the adult ticket price for their admission. Students also get the same discount. Just show your student ID in order to get the $5 off admission to Bulgari: 130 Years Of Masterpieces. Finally, if you are a member of the Houston Museum of Natural Science you can get a pretty big discount on your admission to this exhibit. At last check you can save $13 off your admission to Bulgari: 130 Years Of Masterpieces if you are a member of HMNS.

Note, if you have the CityPass or any other coupon / discount card you cannot apply it to this special exhibit. Those discounts are for general admission to HMNS only. Now if you want to visit the museum and just see the permanent exhibits then be sure to check out the Houston Museum of Natural Science coupons to make sure that you get the absolute most savings possible on your admission to the natural science museum.

Peking Acrobats at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts

2014 January 26

See one of the most amazing and gifted Chinese performers put on an acrobatic performance like no other. The Peking Acrobats are in Houston for one night only at the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts so you won’t want to miss this very unique opportunity to see this amazing show. You’ll se them perform daring maneuvers atop a pagoda of chairs, trick cycling, high precision tumbling, gymnastics, and more. Tickets are on sale right now but before you get your tickets you should know that there are several ways to save a little extra money off the total cost of your admission to see the Peking Acrobats perform at the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts.

Get 50% Off Tickets for the Peking Acrobats at Jones Hall

Tips & Coupons

  1. Keep an eye on the daily deal / coupon sites like Amazon Local where you can save as much as 50% off the total cost of your tickets for the Peking Acrobats at the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts.
  2. If you buy your tickets online then be sure to check for promotion codes. You should notice a promotion code box at the top of the ticket selection page. Enter the coupon here and then just click apply and you should see the discount appear right below.
  3. If you are a student then check out the student matinee that is offered. You have to call 713-632-8113 for details on the student matinee discount and for ticket purchasing.
  4. If you are a subscriber to the Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) you can include the Peking Acrobats in your 4 ticket package and save this way. Just choose the Citi Family Fun package.

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