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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 October 2, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 5 at 7:11 PM

This week you’ll find some food and film deals and savings for the family. Enjoy!

Hair cut deals for breast cancer survivors

In honor of breast cancer awareness in October, JCPenney is giving away FREE hair cuts and styles to ALL breast cancer survivors.  Plus for the first 50,000 haircuts, they will donate $1.00 each to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Call or stop by jcp salon to schedule a FREE appointment while they last. 

Free Flu shots

Free flu vaccines are being offered by the St. David's South Austin Medical Center next week. The hospital announced this month it will offer the shots at its St. David's Urgent Care centers in Circle C and Kyle. It will also offer them at St. David's Emergency Centers in Bastrop and Bee Cave.

The following list shows where and when you can receive a free flu shot:

  • Monday, Oct. 8: St. David's Urgent Care in Circle C from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (512) 394-0020
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9: St. David's Emergency Care Center in Bee Cave from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (512) 816-2100
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10: St. David's Emergency Care Center in Bastrop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (512) 816-2300
  • Thursday, Oct. 11: St. David's Urgent Care in Kyle from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (512) 268-3824

The free flu shots will be given on a first-come, first served basis while the vaccine lasts. Appointments aren't necessary, but patients are asked to call before they arrive. For more information click here.

Food deals
At Subway get a "6" inch Sub with the purchase of any "6" inch Sub and drink in the month of October until 9am. You can order from the breakfast menu or regular menu it has to be equal or lesser value.
Thanks Irma for the tips!

Snag a printable coupon for a FREE single serving of Thai Cashew Chicken from Panda Express on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.  

The fine print:

  • While supplies last.
  • Valid at participating locations.
  • One coupon per person.
  • Not valid with any other discounts, coupons or promotions.
  • Valid only on October 3, 2012.

For more information, visit the Panda Express Facebook page.

This October, Chipotle Mexican Grill is joining the Austin Film Festival fun! This week until Sunday, October 7, Chipotle will give film and food-lovers alike a chance to win FREE, all-access and film passes to the upcoming Austin Film Festival in addition to a free meal for two at Chipotle, and all it takes is a simple text. Those who wish to enter only need to text AFF to 888222 and reply “OK” by the 7th. (As background, entrants will ONLY receive information about the sweepstakes and can only enter once per unique device.) Thanks Kat!

Movie deals

Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:30 p.m Austin Parks Foundation, along with sponsors Austin Resource Recovery, Downtown Austin Alliance, and Austin Parks & Recreation, present a free screening of Labyrinth (1986)(PG-13). The movie is produced by George Lucas and directed by Jim Henson, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.  Read more about the Movies in the Park 2012 Schedule here or  AustinParks.org and the Facebook event page.

Head to Dick Nichols Park (8011 Beckett Road, Austin) on Saturday, October 6th to enjoy a free screening of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax at sundown. Bring along your blankets and low lawn chairs. Water and snacks will be available for $1.

Family fun events

Round Rock is having a Sidewalk Chalk Art festival Saturday from 11am to 6pm. There's live music, art vendors, food, free activities for kids, street performers and amazing chalk art. Here's who's playing on the Main Stage:
11am - Biscuit Brothers- ALL
12pm - Monster BIG Band-Jazz
1 pm - Sound of Substance - Rock
2 pm - Stetson- Country
3pm - Belltower Trio
4pm - Xtreme Heat-Rock
5pm - The Copa Kings-Swing

Barnes & Noble Arboretum will celebrate Star Wars Reads Day on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at noon with face painting, Yoda Origami, a raffle and a costume contest. All free and open to the public. Stay for a discussion and book signing with Alexander Freed, Aaron Allston, Drew Karpyshyn and Ian Ryan at 2:00 p.m. For more information, visit the event page on the Barnes & Noble website.

Learning Express Toys in Hill Country Galleria will celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with a fun event on Sunday, October 7, 2012, from 2 - 4 p.m. Bring along your camera for pictures with Darth Vader, who will visit the store from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. At the event, families can enjoy activities and register to win prizes. If you dress up as your favorite Star Wars character, or wear a Star Wars t-shirt, you will receive 20% off your purchase. For more information, visit the Learning Express Toys Facebook page.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 is First Saturday at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, which means you can explore the Museum exhibits for free from 2 - 6 p.m. First Saturday includes: TEXplorations Family Story Time - Second floor lobby at 2 and 2:30 p.m. Family Story Time features a hands-on activity, songs, stories, games and more. October's Story Time theme is Jobs and their Uniforms. Visit the three floors of museum exhibits for free - From 2 - 6 p.m. In addition to the free exhibits, visitors can enjoy a chance to "go behind the plexiglass" with the Explore the Story stations. For more information, visit the Museum's calendar of public events.

Free concert

Austin Symphonic Band - Sunday, October 7, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The Austin Symphonic Band presents its traditional Fall concert in Zilker Park. Bring a snack and spread your blanket under the pecan trees at the beautiful Hillside Theatre. Then watch the stars come out as the band showcases music as big as the great outdoors. Zilker Park, Hillside Theatre, 2100 Barton Springs Road, Austin.

Take a musical tour of the world by venturing just a little bit north of Austin.  The City of Round Rock invites you to wind down at the Prete Main Street Plaza, with a variety of music genres, every Monday in October from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy this free music series. Monday, October 8, 2012 – Matt Smith’s World Trio. Caribbean flavor with Mexican favor. 

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

Women’s clothing savings

Adelante, a locally owned women’s dress shop, is offering 20 percent off any one item. Just use the code word “Gracias” when you checkout.

Free Car Seat Safety Checks

Scott & White and Texans in Motion have a full calendar of free car seat safety checks again this month. Remember you have to schedule these ahead of time to take part. Thanks Sherri for the reminders!

  • 10/09/12 - Seton Medical Center –Kyle; 10am – 1pm, 6001 Kyle Parkway – 78640, (512) 336-3423
  • 10/10/12 - Baby Earth; 10am – 1pm, 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock – 78664, (512) 600-7050
  • 10/17/12 - Marble Falls EMS Station ; 10am – 1pm, 609 Industrial Blvd., Marble Falls - 78654, (830) 693-7277
  • 10/18/12 - Luling EMS Station; 3pm – 6pm, 685 S. Hackberry St. – 78648, (830) 875-7038
  • 10/25/12 - Taylor ISD Family Services; 1pm – 4pm, Old Taylor High School; 3101 N. Main – 76574, Contact Taylor ISD Family Services (512) 352-3910; Ask for John

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Coupons

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And here are more deals from Austin based Offers.com has identified four initiatives that go above and beyond. Thanks Shermayne for the tips!



100% of Pink Ribbon Collection profits donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade



Estee Lauder

20% of Pink Ribbon Collection proceeds donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundation




Proceeds of pink merchandise are donated to the American Cancer Society


There are more great coupons from BeFrugal.com. Thanks Jen!

  • Click this Kohl's coupon to shop Kohl's Cares women's health items. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 4% cash back.
  • With this Target coupon, shop Target's Pink Women's Health Collection. Expires: 11/1. Also earn 4% cash back.
  • Enjoy this Lane Bryant coupon to support the fight against breast cancer. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 5% cash back.
  • Use this Sports Authority coupon for pink products & apparel for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Expires: 11/1. Also earn 3% cash back.
  • With this ShopKomen coupon get 25 FREE greeting cards with your $30+ order. Expires Soon! Also earn 7% cash back.
  • Use this DownEast Outfitters coupon to shop the Live for Pink Event. Expires: 10/14. Also earn 7% cash back.
  • This Personalization Mall coupon gets you $5 off your $25+ order for Breast Cancer Awareness. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 15% cash back.
  • Click this JC Penney coupon for FREE haircuts & styling to breast cancer survivors throughout October. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 1.5% cash back.
  • Use this Interstate Batteries coupon for pink flashlights to benefit breast cancer research. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 10% cash back.
  • With this Limoges Jewelry coupon, support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 15% cash back.
  • Click this OtterBox coupon to get 10% donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. Expires Soon! Also earn 10% cash back.
  • Use this Under Armour coupon to shop the Under Armour Power In Pink Collection. Expires: 11/1. Also earn 8% cash back.
  • Get a deal with this Glik's coupon for 50% off breast cancer awareness bracelets. Expires Soon! Also earn 10% cash back.
  • Use this The Walking Company coupon for the exclusive Pink Ribbon Collection featuring UGG Australia, Dansko, ECCO, ABEO & more. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 9% cash back.
  • Use this Poppin coupon to shop Poppin's breast cancer awareness items. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 10% cash back.
  • Get a deal using this Beauty Bridge coupon for 10% off any order. Expires: 10/31. Also earn 15% cash back.
  • Bite into savings using this The Popcorn Factory coupon for Pink Popcorn for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Expires: 11/1. Also earn 6% cash back.
  • Click this Zazzle coupon and support breast cancer awareness at Zazzle. Expires: 11/1. Also earn 2% cash back.

Cash back rates can change from day to day. These rates were valid 9/28/12.