This week you’ll find lots of freebies, including free shipping offers and holiday deals. Enjoy!
Free Chicken Biscuits
Chick-Fil-A on Mopac and Parmer Lane is celebrating it’s 12 Days of Christmas with a bunch of giveaways this month. Wednesday, December 15th from 7am to 10am you can get a free chicken biscuit. On Friday, December 17th you can get a free small peppermint chocolate chip milkshake between 2pm and 5pm. And if you miss the specials this week you have time to take advantage of even more freebies next week. You do need to go to this site click on the day and look toward the top of the page for the RSVP link which will get you a coupon to print out. You’ll also find all the deals here.
Free ice cream cupcake
Maggie Moos is hosting a "Cans for Cupcakes" food drive on National Cupcake Day, December 15, from 3 - 7 p.m. Donate canned goods between 3 and 7 p.m. and you will get a free ice cream cupcake! Limit of one free cupcake per person. Maggie Moos is located at 150 Sundance Parkway LaFrontera Village in Round Rock.
Thanks to Heidi from Free Fun in Austin for those tips!
More than 1,000 retailers are taking part in this year’s Free Shipping Day which is Friday, December 17th. This is the third year in which retailers will offer free shipping deals. You can connect to all of the deals here and find out what the requirements are to get the free shipping. About 65 percent of the retailers are offering free shipping regardless of how much you spend but others do require you to spend a certain amount. But if you have any last minute shopping and want it to get to its destination by Christmas you may want to check this out.
Holiday Night Out
The North Loop Independent Business District is hosting a Holiday Night Out this Thursday, December 16th. The event is a neighborhood block party with store hours extended to 9pm, special sales, live music and more.
The North Loop strip is located between Chesterfield and Martin and has long been home to Austin institutions like Room Service Vintage and Forbidden Fruit and other favorites like the Parlor and Hog Wild Vintage; but, in the past year, it's also seen a boom in new businesses as Blackbird Clothes and Curios, The Tigress Pub, Ecotopes, Ermine Vintage and Foreign & Domestic. Thanks Rebekka for the tip!
Southwest Airlines is having another great airfare sale. You’ll find deals from Austin to Phoenix for as little as $89 one way. You’ve got to purchase by December 16th and travel January 4th through March 9th, 2011.
Living Social 12 days of giving
Living Social is having a special 12 Days of Giving promotion through December 24th.
Each day they’ll feature a different deal which can help you save up to 90 percent on many Austin area items and the site will give a portion of the proceeds from what people buy to Donors Choose.org. Remember if you share the deal with your friends, and three of them buy it, you’ll get it free.
Free music downloads
Amazon.com has a lot of free Christmas music downloads. If you have kids they might like the Veggie Tales Incredible Singing Christmas Tree. There’s also a timeless Christmas even some Karoke Christmas songs.
People magazine has some free Country Music Holiday song downloads.