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Did you know you can use old coupons at the State Fair of Texas?

Don’t throw away that stash of last year’s coupons. That’s real money!

Story updated Sept. 23, 2021

State Fair of Texas coupons don’t expire. Really.

Corinne Pedersen, 10, Hannah Sifuentes, 9, and Preston Cooke, 13, count out their sheets of coupons at the State Fair of Texas in 2003. Here's the thing: They could still use those coupons this year. State Fair of Texas coupons don't expire.
Corinne Pedersen, 10, Hannah Sifuentes, 9, and Preston Cooke, 13, count out their sheets of coupons at the State Fair of Texas in 2003. Here's the thing: They could still use those coupons this year. State Fair of Texas coupons don't expire.(DMN file photo)

So, yep, you can take last year's coupons, or the coupons from long before that, and they will be valid anytime you visit the State Fair of Texas, now or in the future.

These coupons are like the forever stamps of the State Fair of Texas.

In 2021, the State Fair of Texas increased the price of each coupon from 50 cents to $1. With that change, they will allow all old coupons to be valued at $1 — even though you paid 50 cents.

“You just doubled your money,” says Mitchell Glieber, president of the State Fair of Texas.

The fine print: It’s OK if your coupons aren’t all the same color, confirms State Fair of Texas spokeswoman Karissa Condoianis. And it’s OK if your coupons clearly say “2017″ (or “2009,” even) on the front. Coupons will continue to be worth $1 each in the future.

So next time you’re ambling out of the State Fair of Texas on closing weekend, with just seven coupons in hand, you don’t have to waste them on a game at the Midway or buy a random bottle of water for the drive home. Stash ’em in a drawer, try not to forget they’re there, and pull out those coupons in the fall of next year. They’re worth something!

Original story posted Oct. 19, 2017; story refreshed for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

For more news like this, follow Sarah Blaskovich on Twitter at @sblaskovich.

Sarah Blaskovich, food writer. Sarah writes about restaurants, bars and culture in Dallas. Follow @sblaskovich and ask her what to do, where to eat or where to drink in your area.

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