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Deals of the Week 4/24-5/1

Deals of the Week 4/24-5/1

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on April 23, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 26 at 7:14 PM

This week you'll find all kinds of food deals, family fun and a new scholarship. Enjoy!

Food Deals

Bruegger’s Bagels is celebrating its 30th year with a Three Free Bagel Day, this Thursday, April 25th. It’s loyal guests and as a fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which also turns 30 this year. Thursday, April 25 from open until 2pm.  To get your free bagels, visit the Bruegger’s Bagels Facebook page and click on the “3 Free Bagel” tab to print a coupon or display it on your smart phone at the register of your local bakery. The brand’s email club members will receive the coupon via email. (Bagel fans interested in receiving coupons all year long can register at www.brueggers.com.) Thanks Laurie for the tip!

Joe’s Crab Shack teamed up with Autism Speaks throughout the month of April in a month-long national partnership to raise money and awareness for the organization. So far folks have helped raise $600,000 dollars but the hope is to raise $1 million dollars. So the restaurant is asking folks to donate in-store or online, and for every $1 donation, guests receive a free kids meal entree; with a $5 donation, a free order of Crazy Good Crab Dip; and with a $10 donation, a free Classic Steampot. For more information, please visit www.joescrabshack.com or feel free to let us know if you have any questions. Thanks Brooke for the tip!

On Thursday, April 25, 2013, from opening until 2 p.m., guests can visit any participating Bruegger’s Bagels bakery, present a coupon and receive three free bagels of their choice. In return, guests are encouraged to donate to their local Children’s Miracle Network hospital and help kids and families in need. To get your free bagels, visit the Bruegger’s Bagels Facebook page and click on the “3 Free Bagel” tab. Print your coupon or display it on your smart phone at the register.

Sam's Club is letting folks in free from April 26 through the 28th. It's your chance to sample all kinds of free foods.

Family Fun

93.3 KGSR's Unplugged at the Grove kicked-off its 20th Anniversary season last Thursday. This week, Thursday, April 25th you can enjoy the music of Dirty River Boys.  Remember every Thursday for the next 22 weeks you can visit Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road. The live music begins at 8 p.m. For more information and schedule updates, visit the KGSR website or the Unplugged at the Grove Facebook page. You can also text "grove" to 43981 to join the Unplugged at the Grove Alerts Club.

 And don't forget to visit Trailer Food Tuesdays! On the last Tuesday of each month, (so on April 30th) March through October, ten food trucks gather at the Long Center City Terrace. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and an appetite. Visit the website for each month's truck lineup.

It’s a few days after the official Earth Day but the Austin Nature and Science Center is helping your entire family celebrate with Austin’s Nature Day on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 1 - 5 p.m. This year's theme is "Incredible Insects." The event will feature free fun for the whole family. For more information, visit the Austin Parks and Recreation Department - Arts and Parks Facebook page

Celebrate 50 years of art, music and more at the Blanton Museum this Saturday. Enjoy 12 hours of free fun for the entire family. Plus free parking will be available in the Brazos Garage located at the corner of Brazos Street and MLK Boulevard from 11AM on Saturday until 1AM on Sunday. Additional parking options can be found on the Parking page. Most of the fun starts at noon. Go here for more information. Thanks UT for the tip!

Spend a fun-filled Saturday, April 27th from 9am to 1pm at the Pflugerville's annual Bike Rodeo. The fun takes place in the Pflugerville High School parking lot at 1301 W. Pecan. The event is sponsored by the Pflugerville Police Department and offers the following:

  • Bicycle Registration
  • Safety Instructions
  • Riding Instructions and 8 different challenges
  • Police, Fire and EMS demonstrations all day
  • Child ID's
  • Displays by Central Texas Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Pflugerville Fire onsite with truck

Free to the public Kids of all ages Free bike registrations. IMPORTANT!!! - IF YOU HAVE A SAFETY HELMET, PLEASE BRING IT TO THE RODEO. KIDS - If you do not have a bicycle, come anyway!!!
A loaner bike will be provided for your use in the rodeo. For more information call the crime prevention unit at 670-5514. Thanks to Pflugerville P.D. for the tip!

You can always find terrific family friendly events every week on Free Fun in Austin.com.

Free car seat safety checks

Texans in Motion and Scott & White have two more free car seat safety checks across the area this month. Please call ahead to make a reservation.

  • April 24th – Travis County Fitting Station, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Austin (Location to be determined) – (512) 336-3423
  • April 25th – Old Taylor High School; 1pm – 4pm ; 3101 N. Main – 76574 - Contact Taylor ISD Family Services (512) 352-3910; Ask for John

Air fare deals

Southwest Airlines is having a fare sale this week. You’ll find tickets to places like Orlando for $108 one way., Denver for $107 one way and Ft. Lauderdale for $111 one way. Good for travel from May 7 through June 26th and you’ve got to book by Thursday, April 25th.

New College Scholarship and on line savings

On top of sharing all kinds of great shopping savings our friends at Offers.com also have a terrific way for college students to earn money. Be sure to check out the Offers.com Scholarship they just introduced where students heading to college or already in college can apply! All they need to do is write an essay about "How college students can use the Internet as a method of saving money on school expenses" and they could be awarded $2,500! Thanks Shermayne for all the tips!

Ebay Deal

70% off Oneida 45 Piece Stainless Flatware

Was $170 - Now Only $49.99

Expires 4/26/13


Yoga Accessories Deal

48% off Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat

Was $24.99 - Now Only $12.99

Expires 4/24/13


Lowes Coupon Code

25% off 2 Bags of Scotts Fertilizer

Expires 4/25/14


Kohl's Coupon Code

73% off Columbia Nordic Trekker Fleece Jacket

Was $160 - Now Only $43.20

Expires 4/29/13


Ulta Deal

$50 off Chi Ceramic Hairstyling Iron + Free Shipping

Was $149.95 - Now Only $99.95

Expires 4/26/14


The folks at BeFrugal.com have compiled this great list of freebies and deals. Thanks Jen!

Barneys New York Freebie: Free Lip Gloss With $75+ NARS Order, Expires: 4/29

·         Bigelow Chemists Freebie: Free My Favorite Lip Balm With $50+ Order, Expires: 4/30

·         Bruegger's Freebie: 3 Free Bagels On April 25 Until 2PM, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 4/25

·         Carvel Freebie: Free Junior Cone On April 25, Plus get a $20 coupon book for only $2. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 4/25

·         Macy's Freebie: Free Foundation Primer With $25+ Smashbox Order, Expires: 4/27

·         Marriott Freebie: Free $25 Gift Card w/ 2-night Stay In Orlando, Expires: 5/22

·         Nathan’s Freebie: Free Regular Cup Or Cone, With the purchase of any Nathan's Combo. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 4/30

·         Olive Garden Freebie: Free Shareable Dessert w/ 2 Dinner Purchases, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 5/31

·         Sbarro Freebie: Free Sbarro Skinny Slice, With the purchase of any Pizza Slice or Stromboli. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 4/30

·         Staples Freebie: Free QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll, With mail-in rebate. Expires: 4/27

·         Target Freebie: Free Disney Princess Doll w/ Select Disney Princess DVDs Order,  Expires: 4/27

·         TCBY Freebie: Free Pint w/ Purchase Of A Quart, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 5/12

·         Wyndham Hotel Group Freebie: Free Smartphone w/ WyndhamHotelGroup.com Booking, Expires Soon