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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 January 25, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 26 at 3:48 PM

This week you'll find some great deals for families and plenty of freebies. Enjoy!

Free car seat safety check

Parents may not realize this but seven out of every 10 children are not buckled in properly to their child safety seat. In many cases it's the seat itself that is not installed properly.Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will conduct a car seat safety event for area residents on Thursday, January 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This one tomorrow is all booked, however you can call 943-1264 to get added to a waiting list and you'll be notified when the February program is set. The program, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Health care encourages parents to have their child’s safety seat checked by a certified technician at this time.

If you missed the above check: There are all kinds of free car seat safety checks around the country and they happen on a regular basis. To find one near you go here.

Free day of dance

Always wanted to learn how to dance? This is your weekend. Austin's third annual free day of dance takes place this weekend. Last year 800 people took advantage of these classes. This year they will be held Saturday, January 29th and we're talking all kinds of free dance classes -- from the Tango to Ballroom dancing to Salsa. The classes start at 10am and run all day through 7pm and are located all across Austin at various dance studios. Go here to see the locations and complete schedule.

Half price museum admission

It's installation week at Austin Children's Museum, so as they gear up for their new exhibit, admission will be half price through January 28. For the discounted admission price, you can enjoy the entire Museum as usual, except for the feature gallery. The new exhibit,Ready, Set, Roll will open on Saturday, January 29: You can also save on Austin Children's Museum by using a Buy One, Get One Admission coupon, visiting on Community Night (Wednesdays from 5 - 8 p.m.) for a $1 donation, or visiting for free on Sundays from 4 - 5 p.m. Thanks Heidi for the tips!

Free day of family fun

RunTex is teaming up with the city of Austin and the YMCA for Move Austin Day at the YMCA Saturday, January 29 from 10am to 5pm. It’s a free day of family fun at all seven YMCA of Austin locations, designed to help families get active and lead healthier lifestyles – part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign to combat childhood obesity.  

Food deals

  • Pei Wei is offering free Korean BBQ. Come in Wednesday, January 26 and Thursday, January 27 and get a card to come back to try the BBQ free beginning January 31.
  • Einstein Bros. bagels is giving away a free thin bagel and shmear through February 20th with this coupon.
  • Maggianos is having a deal where you buy one entrée and get another one free the next day.