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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 31, 2010 at 11:05 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 3 at 9:29 AM

This week you'll find some terrific giveaways, sales and more. Enjoy!

Labor Day sales

There's a terrific site that has compiled a list of lots of the Labor Day sales in one place. You'll find retailers like Aeropostale, Best Buy even some travel specials. Go here to see if your favorite stores have any deals.

Free sandwich giveaway

Whataburger is having a jalapeno-eating contest and meal giveaway to celebrate the grand opening of its new location at the north end of The Drag. The University of Texas-decorated restaurant opened May 8 at 2800 Guadalupe Street. But it’s celebrating the opening Wednesday, September 1 with a contest to see who can down the most spicy peppers in one minute. The event kicks off at 5 pm and features competitors from Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Chi and Delta Epsilon Psi fraternities. The winner will receive $500 to be donated to a philanthropic organization of their choosing.

The Texas-based burger joint is also giving away 100 free sandwiches to the first customers that day. Diners can also enter to win free burgers for a year, or spin a prize wheel offering drink holders, gift cards and coupons.

Plant sale

If you’re looking to add some good drought resistant plants to your yard this weekend is for you. The Austin Cactus and Succulent Society is hosting its annual fall show and sale from 10am to 5pm daily from Saturday, September 4th through Monday, September 6th.

Free boot camp

ATX Boot Camp Living is hosting another free boot camp session Saturday, September 4th at 9am at Auditorium Shores. Just bring a towel, a water bottle and a mat and enjoy a free workout. Thanks Shaula for the tip.

Whole Foods Labor Day deals

Friday, September 3  Whole Foods is having a one day sale on ground grass-fed beef. You can get it for $3.99 a pound and that’s at all Whole Foods Market stores across the country.It’s best to alter your cooking of this meat slightly. You can learn more here.  

Also starting Wednesday these are some other Labor Day specials:

Buy a Value Pack of Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

Get all this FREE (with in-store coupon)

  • Vegetable Macaroni Salad (2 lbs)
  • Nature’s Rancher Marinade
  • Roasted Hatch Chile Salsa Dip
  • 365 Everyday Value Soda (6-Pack)
  • (save $21.46!)

 Thanks to Rebecca for the tip. 

Lots of baby coupons

My sister-in-law whose expecting again told me about a terrific website for expectant parents. It’s called Baby Center.com and if you go here you can check out all the great discounts and deals and they change frequently.

Baby product swap and sale

Babies 'R Us will take your old, outdated and sometimes unsafe car seats, high chairs, strollers, etc.and give you 25 percent off new replacement gear. Just bring it in. There's no limit to how much you can trade.

Furniture Deals              

BoConcept is offering a tax free weekend this Labor Day holiday. From Saturday, September 4th through Monday the 6th you pay no sales tax. Thanks Chelsea for the tip.

Louis Shanks is offering a first of its kind sale this weekend. If you buy one item, you can get one item 50 percent off the list price and a third item free.

Labor Day flight deals

Don’t have Labor Day weekend plans? Southwest Airlines is having a last minute sale. You’ll find some pretty decent airfare out of Austin including one-way airfare to San Diego for $159 or San Francisco for $139.