Some people decide which Rangers games to attend by looking at the opponents. I’m more interested in what kind of free or discounted stuff I can get. Promotions schedules are almost exclusively detailed in chronological order, but this subject-based breakdown should be more useful.
If you’re not worried about your waistline, scarf down dollar hot dogs at just about any Wednesday game: April 10, May 1, May 22, May 29, June 12, June 19, July 3, July 31, Aug. 14, Aug. 21, Sept. 11, or Sept. 25. The only exception is July 24, when the Yankees are in town, because Yankees fans must pay full price for their hot dogs.
If you need something to shield your bald spot from the sun, you can get a blue cap (June 16), a fedora (July 2), a camouflage cap (Aug. 20), a red batting helmet (April 7, only if you’re 13 or younger), or — get this — a wrestling mask (Aug. 17, 13 and younger).
If you’re OCD, you’ll probably want a magnetic schedule (April 5), a calendar (April 6), a yearbook (May 5), and an Adrian Beltre growth chart (June 2, 13 and younger).
If you like to get your drink on, you can pick up a set of cups and a pitcher (June 18) or a beer stein (Aug. 13).
If you sell bobbleheads on eBay, you can accumulate new stock that looks like Nolan Ryan (May 21) or Yu Darvish (June 11).
If you need a new T-shirt, you can get one featuring Yu Darvish (April 9), Adrian Beltre (April 21, 13 or younger), or Joe Nathan (May 19, 13 or younger).
And if you need something in which to carry all this loot, you have your choice of a drawstring backpack (July 23), a reusable bag (July 30), a gym bag (Aug. 18, 13 and younger), or a pillowcase (July 21, 13 and younger).
I got a letter the other day, from someone most of you know. This person is fairly recognizable in Dallas; their signature is not.
First person in the comments who guesses the correct scribbler wins, in FrontBurner contest fashion, a random assortment of items from around the office: Jack Black eau de parfum, See’s orange cream lollypops, some sort of bacon bobblehead, and a bottle of barbecue sauce. The bacon bobblehead should be its own prize, truthfully. It’s that fancy.
UPDATE: We have a winner, and photo proof.
Thomas, email me to cash in on your wonderful prize.
- It’s at State Highway 121 and Plano Parkway
- It’s for Nebraska Furniture Mart’s 560,000-square-foot retail showroom and 1.3 million-square-foot distribution center
- Nebraska Furniture Mart will anchor Grandscape, a 3.9 million-square-foot monolith that will probably have the capability to detach from Earth and self-sustain, should the need arise
Last point: the first person to snag a picture of themselves in the chair will win a free year’s subscription to D Magazine. I will pay for it myself, since I can’t imagine our marketing team is too keen on the idea of a contest where I tell folks to trespass. And I don’t mean next to the chair, or one of those photos where your fingers look like they’re smushing the chair. IN IT. Get to snappin, and send the photo to email@example.com.
UPDATE: I assumed an email like this would land in my inbox today. From Jeff Lind, chief strategy and development officer for Nebraska Furniture Mart:
“I’m contacting you because safety is a huge priority for Nebraska Furniture Mart and I believe this could put someone at needless risk of injury. I’m sure it was for fun but I can’t bury my head in the sand when safety is involved. Any action you could take to cancel the ‘contest’ could potentially help avoid an injury. I hope you will consider this course of action and I encourage you to do so. Thank you very much.”
So, contest off. It was fun (?) while it lasted.
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A pickup former President George W. Bush used on his Crawford ranch will be auctioned off to benefit Fisher House Foundation, a program dedicated to assisting U.S. military families.
Let’s go straight to the announcement:
“President Bush has used this stunning white F-150 at his Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas, since shortly after he left the White House in 2009. With a 5.4-Liter V8 engine commanding 310 horsepower, this impressive truck has a luxurious adobe King Ranch premium leather interior and 11,200lbs towing capacity. President Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush have since used the truck to work around their ranch; entertain friends, family, and dignitaries and to give tours of their Crawford property.”
The most interesting thing to me: he used the truck to “entertain friends.” Donuts, presumably, or maybe some sort of demolition derby. Also, why’d he stop at the 150 model? Seems like a man who’d at least go F250, with all that ranching.
The auction is January 19, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Get more info and tickets (tickets?) here.
Today’s prize in the Best of Big D Giveaway series is the last in the four-weeks of giveaways. Today’s prize is an amethyst drop pendant with a gold top on a gold chain byÂ Olivia k,Â the editors’ pick forÂ Best Jewelry Designer.
Note: Tickets for this giveaway will need to be picked up from the D Magazine offices.
Today’s prize in the Best of Big D Giveaway series is two tickets to Frozen Planet in concert with Dallas Symphony OrchestraÂ at the Meyerson Symphony Center, the editors’ choice winner for Best Performing Arts Venue.
Today’s prize in the Best of Big D Giveaway series features tickets to see Bob Schneider or The Walkmen at Granada Theater, the readers’ pick and editors’ choice award winner for Best Live Music Venue.