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Deals of the Week (5/22-5/29)

Deals of the Week (5/22-5/29)

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by Terri Gruca

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Posted on May 20, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Updated Friday, May 24 at 4:58 PM

This week you’ll find all kinds of family fun events and some Memorial Day savings. Enjoy!

Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday weekend

If you're in the market for a new fridge or stove this weekend you won’t pay sales tax for energy star appliances. Saturday, May 25th through Monday, May 27th is tax free holiday weekend. That means you’ll get tax breaks on refrigerators, ceiling fans, dishwashers and dehumidifiers as well as other products. This applies to internet and catalog sales too. You can learn more on what qualifies here.

Family fun

93.3 KGSR's Unplugged at the Grove kicked-off its 20th Anniversary season last Thursday. This week, Thursday, May 23rd you can enjoy the music of Whiskey Myers.  Remember every Thursday for the next 20 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.

On Friday, May 24, 2013, RetailMeNot.com will offer an exclusive online deal (called a Super Coupon™) for $7 off a single movie ticket purchased from Fandango from May 24 through June 23rd – that’s 60% off the national average price of a movie ticket!

  • 7,500 Super Coupons™ will be available on RetailMeNot.com Friday May 24th on a first-come, first-served basis
  • The Super Coupon™ is good for $7 off a single movie ticket
  • Consumers must sign up for deal alerts at www.RetailMeNot.com/moviedeal  before Friday May 24th to be among the first to receive a notification email when the deal is available
  • Select consumers who sign up to receive an alert for the Movie Ticket Super Coupon have the opportunity to win a “golden ticket” to fund a free trip to Hollywood, CA  

Thanks Kristen for the tip!

The city of Austin holds Movies in the Park events all summer. This Friday, May 24th the Dittmar Recreation Center will be showing “Finding Nemo” in the park as a kick off to summer. The movie is free and food vendors will be there too. The movie starts at 8pm. 

This weekend SnipIts will donate $1 from every Kids regular haircut to Save the Children for the Oklahoma tornado victims.

Austin Children's Museum is among 1,800 Blue Star Museums across America offering free admission to all active duty and reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. Free admission is available for visitors with a valid military ID and up to five family members. Spouses of deployed military are also eligible for free admission with military ID. This year museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative, including more than 100 museums in Texas. The complete list of participating museums can be found here. 



Remember you can always find a terrific list of things to do with the family every week at Free Fun in Austin.com.

Mom’s Nite Out

The Arboretum at Great Hills originally planned to honor moms the week of Mother’s Day, but weather forced them to postpone the event and reschedule it for this week, Thursday, May 23rd from 5 to 7pm. Local moms can enjoy complimentary snacks, beverages, makeovers and massages and hair touch ups. The first 100 women get a swag bag and there will be hourly prize drawings too. You can find more information at the Arboretum at Great Hills Facebook event page.

Free cat and $10 kitten adoptions

The Austin Humane Society is kicking off its annual “Summer of Love” cat adoption special with a weekend of promotions starting Friday, May 24 and running through Monday, May 27. To find as many new homes as possible, the shelter is offering $10 adoptions for kittens under one year of age and free adoptions for all adult cats. The Austin Humane Society is located at 124 W. Anderson Lane. Thanks Kelly for the tip!


Free Car Seat Safety Checks

Scott &White and Texans in Motion have another month of free car seat safety checks. Certified technicians check your child’s seat free all you need to do is call for an appointment time. Thanks Sherri for the tip! Here are the dates and locations for May:

  • 05/21/13 - Plug & Play; 10am – 1pm ; 13343 No. Hwy. 183, Austin – 78750 ; (512) 336-3423
  • 05/22/13 - Marble Falls EMS Station ; 10am – 1pm ; 609 Industrial Blvd., Marble Falls - 78654 ; (830) 693-7277
  • 05/23/13 - Leander Central Fire Station; 10am – 1pm ; 201 Brushy St. No., Leander – 78641 ;(512) 259-9010

Memorial Day Savings

Adelante, a women's shop here in Austin is having a big Memorial Day sale. You can save an additional 20 percent on sale prices by using the phrase "Here comes the sun!".

The long Memorial Day weekend is about to begin and you can take advantage of some great Memorial Day sales that have already began! Our good friends at Austin based Offers.com have a list of all the best Memorial Day sales that are going on right now. Be sure to check out the special Offers.com Memorial Day Savings Center. Thanks Shermayne for the tips!


Kmart Deal

64% off Simmons Cleaora Pillow top Queen Mattress

Was $1,360 - Now Only $481.30

Expires 5/22/13


Sears Coupon Code

Up to 20% off Appliances + Extra $35 off $300

Expires 5/26/13


World Market Coupon Code

Up to 30% off Outdoor Furniture + Extra 10% Off

Expires 5/25/13


Bargain Outfitters Deal

50% off CastleCreek Pergola w/Adjustable Shade                                                                                                                                

Was: $400 - Now $199

Expires 5/23/13



$200 off Jaclyn Smith 7pc Patio Set + Free In-Store Pickup

Was $699 - Now $499.99

Expires 5/23/13

Our good friends at BeFrugal.com also sent these terrific savings ideas. Thanks Jen for the tips!


Saving Money as Usual

·         Best Buy deal: Free HDTV, Tablet, or Wireless Audio System , With Samsung 55" Class LED 1080p Smart 3D HDTV. Expires: 5/25

·         Best Buy deal: Free $10 Gift Card With Select $15+ TV Titles, Expires: 5/25

·         Crutchfield deal: Free 3D Blu-ray Player With Select Sony TVs, Expires: 6/2

·         Golfsmith deal: Free Gift Card With Cobra or PUMA Items, Expires: 5/31

·         PC Richard & Son deal: Free Year of Netflix & HuluPlus w/ Select Sony HDTVs, Expires: 5/22

·         Smashburger freebie: Free Classic Smash On May 28th If Your Name Has "Burger" In It, With valid photo ID. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 5/28

·         Wyndham Hotel Group freebie: Free Smartphone w/ Select Wyndham Bookings, New or upgrade 2 year activation required., Starts: 5/15/2013, Expires Soon!


Memorial Day Deals & Coupons

·         CheapOAir Memorial Day Weekend, Up To $15 Off Flights, Expires: 5/27,

·         CheapOstay Memorial Day, Up To $15 Off Getaways, Expires: 5/26

·         Days Inn Day Memorial, 20% Off 3 Day Booking, Expires: 5/28

·         Orbitz Memorial Day, Extra 15% Off Hotel Bookings, See site for details. Expires: 5/27

·         Travelocity Memorial Day, Up To 50% Off Sales, Expires: 5/26

·         Super 8 Memorial Day, 15% Off Weekend Getaway, Expires: 5/28

·         Luggage Online sale: 15% Off $100+ Order, Expires: 5/30

·         OneTravel Memorial Day Weekend: Up To $15 Off Flights, Expires: 5/27

·         Hotels.com Memorial Day Sale: Up To 30% Off, Expires: 5/27

·         Macy's Memorial Day Sale, Extra 15% Off, Expires: 5/27

·         PetSmart Memorial Day Sale: Up To 50% Off, Expires: 5/28

Outdoor Cooking sale: 25% Off Any Order, Expires: 5/27



1.       LOFT savings: Extra 40% Off Sale Items, Expires: 6/1

2.       Lucky Brand Jeans savings: Extra 40% Off Sale Items + Free Shipping, Expires: 5/27

3.       Solstice Sunglasses savings: Extra 30% Off Select items: 5/28

4.       Fossil savings: 25% Off Women's Clothing Sale Items, Expires: 5/27

5.       Speedo USA savings: Up To 25% Off Memorial Day Sale, 5/23/2013 - 5/27

6.       Sperry Top-Sider savings: Extra 25% Off Final Call Items Order, Expires: 6/1

 Bloomingdale's savings: Extra 20% Off Reduced Price Items, 5/23/2013 - 5/27