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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 October 26, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 27 at 9:26 PM

This week you'll find all kinds of Halloween deals. Plenty of treats, so enjoy!

Halloween weekend food deals

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill is celebrating its annual Boorito event with a bit of a twist this year. On Halloween, October 31st if you show up in a costume of a horrific processed food item after 6pm you can get a burrito for only $2. In years past they’ve had people dress up in foiled burrito costumes, but this year the company is changing things up a bit. You can also take part in a costume contest for the most horrifying processed food costume. To enter a picture at your local Chipotle restaurant on Halloween and post it online here. Thanks Kathryn for the tip.
  • Freebirds announced on its Facebook page that this weekend when you wear a costume you can get a half price monster this Saturday and Sunday. Plus kids eat free (with costume) with purchase of an adult entrée.
  • PF Chang's is running a Halloween promotion too. Order your dinner online for pickup on Sunday, October 31st and use the discount code word TREAT and save 25 percent.

Free book downloads

If you’ve got a Kindle be sure to check out the thousands of free book downloads.

Photo deals

Snapfish has some really good deals right now especially on calendars. You can get 50 percent off a 12”x12” wall calendar using the code CUSTSPOT50 through October 31st. Originally those calendars cost $24.99 but with the code they cost $12.50 plus $5.99 for shipping.

You can find more photo deals by Snapfish here.

Free scary pancake

Friday, October 29th IHOP is giving kids under the age of 12 a free scary face pancake. You must dine in.

Family fun Halloween events

Free Fun in Austin, the web site I told you about last week, has a terrific list of fun family Halloween events all across our area. If you’re looking for fun stuff to do with your family check it out.

Here are a few that stood out:

  • Spooktacular at Bob Bullock MuseumFriday, October 29th 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Free event. Go on a spooky tour of the Museum, create your own Monster, decorate your trick-or-treat bag, and win prizes in a terror-ific trivia game. Wear your costume to the Museum, or make one out of a t-shirt and recycled materials. Meet author Jeanine Plumer, who will be signing her book Haunted Austin: History and Hauntings in the Capital City.You can also get your face painted, listen to eerie stories about Texas History, and compete in a costume contest at this family friendly event.  1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin.
  • Chaparral Ice – Saturday, October 30th Kids can try hockey for free at this Hockey Halloween event!  Girls can skate for free from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. and boys can skate from 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.  Chaparral Ice, 14200 IH-35 N., Austin.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) – Sunday, October 31st free movie for kids 6 and up at Alamo Lake Creek.  Movie starts at 11 a.m., but arrive early as seating is first come, first served. 13729 Research Blvd, Austin.

Thanks Heidi!

Free kids tickets to Shrek performance

Tuesday, November 2 is Kids Night on Broadway.  So when you buy one adult ticket to see Shrek the Musical at Bass Concert Hall at 8 p.m. you will get one kid's ticket free!  Kid's tickets are for children 12 and under.  Every person entering the hall must have a ticket, including infants.  Go here and type in the promotion code KIDS.  Free tickets are available while supplies last. When I checked Tuesday night there were still tickets.

More Chick Fil A fun

The Chick Fil A off Parmer and North Mopac will wrap up its customer appreciation month this week. Here’s a look at some of the freebies it is offering:

  • October 27: Happy Hour, 5 - 7 p.m. - Buy any dessert and get another one for free.
  • October 28: Student's Night, 5 - 7 p.m. - Free Spicy Chicken Sandwich with Student ID.
  • October 29: Dunk for dessert, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Play a dunking game for a chance to win a free Dessert.
  • October30: Football Day, 2 - 10 p.m. - Wear any Longhorn attire and receive a free Spicy Chicken Sandwich. 

Mimi’s Café savings

Mimi’s Café has seven more days of spooktacular savings. Go here to download the coupons which includes $5 off any $15 check.

IKEA deals


IKEA in Round Rock has a couple of Halloween deals this weekend.

You can get FREE Spooky Halloween photos in the IKEA Restaurant from 4:30-6pm on Friday, October 29th. All kids will receive a coupon for a FREE Pasta Marinara kids meal with drink in the IKEA Restaurant for kids 12 and under.

Adults enjoy buy one get one FREE Chocolate Overload Cake, or any other desert of equal or lesser value in the IKEA Restaurant now until November 5th.  

Thanks Cecilia for the tip!

Travel Deals

If you have a pretty open calendar in December, January and February you will definitely want to check out some of the treats being offered by Southwest Airlines. When you travel up to 450 miles and score seats for $30, travel between 451 and 1000 miles and score tickets for $60, 1001 to 1500 miles you can get tickets for $90 and 1501 miles and up and tickets can be purchased for $120 one way. You’ve got to book by Thursday and the deals are good for travel between December 1st and the 15th and January 4th through February 16th. As they say there are no tricks only treats!

Restaurant Deals

Restaurant.com is offering 80 percent off through Sunday, October 31. Just use the discount code TREAT to get the savings. This means the $25 gift certificates that normally cost $10 can be purchased for just $2. There are lots of new restaurants in the Austin area. You can also get $20 off a minimum purchase of $50 from Mrs. Fields cookies.