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Deals of the Week (10/16 to 10/23)

Deals of the Week (10/16 to 10/23)

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on October 15, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 16 at 5:26 AM

This week you'll find lots of Halloween activities, free family fun and savings. Enjoy!

Family Fun

Movie night: Thursdays in October, Jo’s Coffee on Congress is showing spooky movies under the stars in their parking lot. Bring a chair, your dog and enjoy specials while watching scary movies. The movies start at dusk and are always free. This Thursday, October 3rd you can watch Suspiria.

Here is a list of the other upcoming movies in October:

10/24 – Frankenweenie

10/31 –  Trick R’ Treat

Pumpkin patch fun:

Sweet Berry Farm is one of my favorite places to go this time of year. You can buy pumpkins, stuff your own scarecrow, take a hayride, wind your way through the corn maze, pick flowers and your kids can jump til their heart is content. It’s free to go, pumpkins and some of the other activities do cost, but it is a full days worth of fun. Sweet Berry Farm is open 8:30am to 5pm except for Wednesdays. Sweet Berry Farm is located at 1801 FM1980, Marble Falls. (the attached picture is from our trip last year)

The Elgin Christmas Tree Farm offers some terrific fall fun too. This weekend and next is the pumpkin festival. Admission is $6 but it gets you lots of great things including hayrides, pumpkin painting and more. Monday October 14th is the open house. Admission is $6 you get hayrides, corn mazes, playgrounds, duck races and more. You’ll pay extra to decorate a pumpkin.

Fossil Dig: Have a kid who love dinosaurs, history or science they will love the event taking place this Wednesday, October 16, from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.  Join paleontologists at Texas Memorial Museum for National Fossil Day. This is a nationwide celebration promoting awareness of fossils and the science of paleontology. Fossil Identifications at the Paleo Lab: 9 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Fossil Dig Pit: Young paleontologists can make their own discoveries from 2-4 p.m. Teacher Workshop (pre-registration required): Deep Time Explorations, 6-9 p.m. Texas Memorial Museum, 2400 Trinity St, Austin.

Movie night:The Mueller development is hosting another movies in the park night Friday – weather permitting. Bring the kids and catch the movie Peter Pan at the Mueller Lake Park outdoor amphitheater! Bring snacks and blankets, but no chairs or other equipment that could block the view of others. Activities for the kids start at 6:30 p.m. and movies will begin at sunset. Free street parking along Simond Avenue and Mueller Boulevard. Information can be found here.

Halloween fun: The Austin Public Library has a bunch of Halloween fun planned for the rest of the month. From spooky films for kids, arts and crafts, costume contests, face painting, altars to honor the dead and puppet shows. All events are free and open to the public. For more information go here. Thanks Kanya for the tips!

Weeknight Cinema: Shocks in Shacks Milwood Branch, 12500 Amherst Dr., 512-974-9880

Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 PM Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, 2010 (R) Director:  Eli Craig

 Tuesday, October 29, 6:30 PM The Cabin in the Woods, 2012 (R) Director: Drew Goddard 

2nd Annual Halloween Family Fun and Film Fest Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr., 512-974-8820

Saturday, October 26, 10 AM – 3 PM Join the fun arts and crafts; food and drinks; and a movie for the whole family.

10:30 AM Monsters, Inc., 2001 (G) Director: Pete Docter 

Noche de Muertos Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd., 512-974-8840

Wednesday, October 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Come and celebrate this special day with us with Crafts, Stories and Songs!

7 PM The celebration ends with Dead Family Díaz, a Shadow Puppet Play presented by Literature LIVE! They are also making a Day of the Dead Altar to honor loved ones who have passed. If you’d like to contribute to the altar, the deadline to bring photos is October 19. They will make a copy of your photo and return the original to you.

2nd Annual Monster Festival Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd., 512-974-7500

Thursday, October, 31, 5 to 7 PM Come dressed as your favorite superhero or monster for the costume contest! Get your face painted like a monster at our face painting station. Get creative at our craftBOOths and let the monsters flow. Create your own scary story: write, draw, color, and more. Make your own paper monster!

6 PM Monsters, Inc., 2001 (G) Director: Pete Docter All ages welcome! Snacks and goodies bags will be provided on first comes first served basis.    

Día de los Muertos Celebration Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd., 512-974-7372

Saturday, November 2, 1-4:30  Join in for crafts and treats! Decorate Sugar Skulls to take home!

2 PM Dead Family Diaz Puppet Show by Literature

More Halloween fun

Free Fun in Austin.com has put together a great list of free city of Austin Halloween events. Check them out here. They run now through the end of October.

Free Vitamins

Now through October 27th if you bring in an old bottle of used generic or drugstore multivitamins to any Complete Nutrition store in Austin you can get a free one-month supply of Complete Nutrition multivitamins -- a $29.99 value. Thanks John!

More savings

It’s October, and there are some great deals on spooky Halloween costumes! Offers.com has some great deals at their Halloween Savings Center. Thanks Amber!


Our good friends at BeFrugal.com sent me these retail and dining deals. Thanks Jen.

 Retail Steals

·         Target Free $30 Gift Card with Apple iPad Mini Order. Expires: 10/19/2013

·         Best Buy Free $5 Savings Code with $50+ Store Pickup Order, Exclusions apply. See site for details. Expires: 10/15/2013

·         Spa Week Free $10 eGift Card with $50+ Order. Expires: 10/23/2013


Dining Deals

·         Bruster's Free Pint with Any Half Gallon Purchase, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 10/16/2013

·         Corner Bakery Cafe Free Pumpkin Latte or Other Small Espresso with the purchase of breakfast. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 10/29/2013

·         Ninety-Nine Restaurant Free Kids Meal Every Sunday In October, With the purchase of adult entree. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 10/27/2013

·         Outback Steakhouse Free Drink with Unlimited Soup, Salad & Breadstick Order, Non-alcoholic drinks only. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 10/27/2013

·         Shoney's Free Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with any Legendary Breakfast Buffet purchase. At participating locations for a limited time only. See offer for details. Expires: 10/20/2013,

·         Villa Pizza Free Slice Of Neapolitan Cheese on 10/15, Participating locations only. See offer for details.