This week you'll find lots of food, book and family fun deals. I appreciate all the tips. Enjoy!
Mama Fu's is celebrating the lunar New Year by offering half off entrees with a beverage purchase through today, Wednesday, January 25th. Thanks Rob for the tip!
McDonald’s is introducing its new Chicken McBites by offering the Snack Sized (3oz) for $1 (reg $1.99) between now and January 29th. Thanks Dana for the tip!
Amazon.com is offering a free quick and easy family dinners cookbook for your Kindle.
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is free the entire month of January. They have a bunch of hands-on activities for kids during its free admission Tree Talk Winter Walk. This is also a great chance for anyone to get expert advice on tree care.
This Sunday there’s a free Chinese New Year celebration at Chinatown Center in Downtown Austin. Opening ceremonies start at 11am, then throughout the day you can see dragon dances, face painting, calligraphy and more. The center is located at 10901 N. Lamar Blvd.
This Saturday, January 28th, 2012 from Noon to 10 PM, a party will be held to celebrate Australia Day at Boomerang’s located at 3110 Guadalupe, near the University of Texas campus. Australia Day commemorates the arrival of the first fleet to establish an Australian settlement on 26 January, 1788 in what is now modern day Sydney. The celebration will feature food and drink specials, entertainment, a raffle, a silent auction, a “fastest to eat a pie” contest, and more. Portions of the proceeds will be used to support the Austin’s Meals on Wheels and More non-profit service program, and the Austin Crows Australian Rules Football Club. Kids under 12 eat free with adult purchase. You can also get a free Aussie sausage roll with a donation to Meals on Wheels.
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 27, 2012, adults are invited for a Cult Classic movie night of their own. Pulp Fiction will be showing at 7 p.m. Then next Tuesday, January 31st they’ll show Princess Bride for the kids. And all kids eat free after 3pm with an adult purchase on Tuesdays at the 1608 Barton Springs Road location. For more information, visit the Austin Java website (select "Barton Springs" from the drop-down "Select a Location" menu). Thanks Heidi from Free Fun in Austin.com for the tip!
I’ve ordered lots of cards and photo books from Tiny Prints. You can get one free Valentine’s Card through Wednesday, January 25th using the code TPGFREE17A at the checkout.
Rebates worth collecting
Just wanted to remind you there are some terrific rebates to take advantage of if you're buying rainwater harvesting barrels,or a new washing machine. Just remember you've only got a limited time to apply for them.
Offers.com, an Austin based deals site, always researches deals and verifies them. Here’s a look at some of the best deals those folks have found this week. Thanks Shermayne for the tips!
*** HOTTEST DEAL, expires 1/25/12***
$15 off All Books + Free Shipping
$201.99 off Toshiba 46" HD LCD TV + Free Shipping
expires: while supplies last till 02/04/12
67% off Cuisinart Chef's Bakeware Set + Free Shipping
$900 off Perry Ellis 4 Piece Luggage Set + Free Shipping
51% Garmin nüvi GPS Navigation with Lifetime Map Updates + Free Shipping
30%-75% off + Extra $5-$10 off + Free Shipping w/ purchase $50+
50% off Boston Market Gift Card - Now Only $5