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Deals of the Week

Deals of the Week

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by Terri Gruca

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Posted on August 24, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 25 at 9:21 PM

This week you’ll find some terrific free health screenings, food, music and travel deals. Enjoy!

Free eye screenings

2.26 million adult Texans have diabetes and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the state. Today, Wednesday, August 25th and Thursday, August 26th under insured/uninsured, low-income Austin residents diagnosed or at-risk for diabetes can sign up to get free eye exams, eye wear and diabetes screenings that will take place Friday, August 27th on Colorado between 12th and 13th Streets. VSP Vision Care along with its partners are offering the event. Just call the hot line 866-549-9301 to schedule a free appointment. Thanks to Lisa for the tip.

Free eye screenings for infants

There is a terrific national program called InfantSee that provides screenings for infants regardless of income or insurance. Doctors across the country will provide these exams within the first year. Go here to find a provider near you.

Bagel Deal

You can get half off a bagel bucket at Einstein Bros. Bagels with this coupon. Good Saturday and Sunday only through September 1st.

Good deal on sprinkler tune-up

Angie's List has a pretty good Big Deal for a sprinkler tune-up. The service normally costs $75 but if you become an Angie's List member you can get it for $45. Thanks to Betsy for the tip.

Restaurant savings

Restaurant.com is offering the best deal they usually offer for the month. You can save 80 percent off by using the discount code CLEARANCE by Tuesday, August 31st.

Makeup Coupons

Revlon is offering $2 off coupons if you become a Facebook fan.

Learn for free

I’m not sure how many people know much about iTunes u, but if you’ve never checked it out I highly recommend it. You’ll find lectures and information from 600 universities across the globe that you can listen to free.

To find the Texas Education section go here.

Free Austin City Limits Music Festival iTunes sampler

You can get geared up for this year’s ACL fest by downloading a sampler of some of the music at this year’s event. You’ll find music from Phish, David Bazan and Midlake among others. 

Travel Deals

Southwest has some more good airfare deals for travel this fall. You’ve got to book by Thursday, August 26th but the deals are good for travel through December 14th with the exception of Thanksgiving.

Free bag check on any airline with hotel stay

The parent company of Holiday Inn, IHG, will reimburse you for your checked airline bags up to $50 when you stay any weekend between September 1st and December 30th at any of the company’s 4,500 hotels. You've got to keep receipts so be sure to read the fine print.