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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 4, 2012 at 12:49 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 4 at 3:07 PM

 This week you’ll find some deals on food, drinks, family fun and travel. Enjoy!

Food and drink deals

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will host an Open House on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, from 4 - 7 p.m. at each of the six Austin locations.  During the Open House hours, you can enjoy a 12oz. Caramel Latte (hot or iced) or Caramel Cream Tea Latte for just $1.  No coupon is necessary. If you'd like to, you can RSVP on Facebook.

This month at the Barton Springs location of Austin Java, you can enjoy free Cult Classic Movie Nights on Tuesdays and Fridays. On Friday, January 6, 2012, Spinal Tap will be showing at 8 p.m. For more information, visit the Austin Java website (select "Barton Springs" from the drop-down "Select a Location" menu).

Kids 12 and under can eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée at Chili's, through January 4, 2012.  Go here to print your coupon.  The coupon allows you to get up to two Kid's Meals free per adult entrée purchased.  Multiple redemptions per table are allowed.

Thanks to Heidi at Free Fun in Austin.com for the tips!

Whole Foods is having a three day sale on beef roasts this weekend (Jan. 6-8). Boneless chuck, bottom round, rump roast and more (specific cuts vary by region) will be selling for $3.49/lb., a savings of around $2/lb. Thanks Beth for the info! 

Family Fun

Remember the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center reopened for the new year this week and admission the entire month is free. For more information, visit The Wildflower Center website.

Saturday, January 7, 2012 is First Saturday at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. This means you can explore the Museum exhibits for free on Saturday afternoon, from 2 - 6 p.m. 

The U.S. Tennis Association is giving away free kid memberships this entire year. It gives kids a chance to get a free newsletter, eligibility to participate in Junior tennis tournaments. 

Below are some hot deals to make sure this year you are well prepared to save money and time courtesy of Austin based Offers.com.

 And here are some of the other retail deals verified by Offers.com. Thanks Shermayne for the tips!

  • Steve Madden Up to 30% off + Extra 25% off + Free Shipping (Ends Wednesday)
  • Kohl's Extra 15% off Comforters already on sale 30-40% off + Only $0.99 for shipping (Ends Thursday)
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream 50% off $10 Gift Card - Now Only $5 (Ends Thursday). The Ben & Jerry's in Austin closed, so this is for all of the people outside of Austin who still visit my deals each week.
  • Banana Republic Up to 50% off + Extra 25% off Any Purchase + Free Shipping on order of $50 or more (Ends Thursday)
  • Sears $200 off Panasonic 50" HDTV + Free Shipping to Local Store (Ends Saturday)

Travel Deals

Here’s a look at the latest deals Southwest is offering as part of its New Year new deals promotion. You’ve got to book by Thursday, January 5th, but can get airfare as low as $89 one way from Austin to places like Phoenix and Denver. Travel is good through May 16th. There are some great deals to places that don’t often go on sale, so be sure to scour them all.