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Deals of the Week

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on October 18, 2011 at 11:08 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 19 at 10:53 AM

This week you'll find more Halloween deals and some family fun. Enjoy!

Halloween treats
Oriental Trading has an entire page of free pumpkin stencils, recipes and Halloween coloring pages.
Below is a list of more free pumpkin stencils:
Free flu shot vouchers
People without health insurance can get free flu shots through the CVS and Minute Clinic flu shot clinic voucher system. To find a participating program near you go here.
Family fun
This weekend is the Texas Book Festival -- one of the great events to get your children interested in reading. Events begin at 10am Saturday, October 22nd and run through the 23rd at the State Capitol. There will be dozens of authors and sessions on lots of different topics and its all free.
Every Wednesday in October at noon Yoga Yoga puts on free Yoga classes in the Park at the newly remodeled Republic Square Park. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a water bottle and your own mat if you have one (there will be a few available to borrow if you don't). For more information, visit the Austin Parks Foundation website.
Food deals
Next Tuesday visit any participating Austin area Chick-fil-A restaurant during breakfast hours and receive a free Spicy Chicken Biscuit. Thanks to Heidi at Free Fun in Austin.com for the terrific savings!
This weekend is the Gypsy picnic down at Auditorium Shores. My husband and I went last year with family so I can tell you the trick is to go early. Last year some of the vendors ran out of food by the afternoon. But it’s a fun way to taste your way through the food trailer scene in Austin, listen to some live music and people watch. There’s even a kid area with story time, jugglers and face painting. It is free to get in and is Saturday, October 22nd starting at 11am. Food samples start at $3. Parking will cost you too, between $5 and $10.
On Monday, October 24th Maggie Moos is giving away free samples of Ice Cream Pizza!  One free sample per person (including kids!), while supplies last. And if you buy an ice cream pizza $1 from every order will be given to Komen for the Cure during the month of October which is Breast Cancer awareness month. 
Travel Deals
Southwest Airlines is once again doing their airfare deals between $35 and $125 one way depending on the distance of the flight. The deals are not good for holiday travel but shortly thereafter.