This week you'll find lots of freebies, some terrific travel savings and a discount card that can save you money at local businesses. Enjoy!
Whataburger is hosting an Orange Night Out. Anyone who comes into the store wearing burnt orange on November 10th between 5pm and 8pm will get a free Whataburger. Thanks George for letting me know about this deal!
Free Ice Cream
Amy’s Ice Creams celebrates its 25th Anniversary today and its hoping to sweeten the news by giving away free ice cream. So from 2pm to 6pm Wednesday, November 4th you can get free ice cream at all Austin Amy’s Ice Cream locations.
Half Price Burgers
Terraburger on 2522 Guadalupe Street did this when it first opened and it was so successful, they’re doing it again. This Friday and every Friday through the end of the year they are offering their burgers at half price. Thanks to George for letting me know about this deal.
Black Friday Ads
It’s a little early for me, but apparently lots of people are already thinking about holiday shopping. And some of the black Friday ads have already been leaked. If you’re a planner and want a sneak peak you can check it out here.
Veterans Day Freebies
--In honor of Veterans Day, Applebee’s is giving all veterans and active duty military members a free meal on Wednesday, November 11th. You’ll get to select from six different meals and you do have to show proof of military service. Here is what they will accept:
• U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card
•U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card
• Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
• Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion and VFW)
• Photograph in uniform
• Wearing uniform
• Citation or Commendation
You can go here to find an Applebee’s near you. Thanks Susan for letting me know about this deal.
--McCormick and Schmick's offers the same deal only on Sunday, November 8th. (The website has been a bit slow today.) Veterans and military members can choose from Cashew-Crusted Tilapia, Grilled Atlantic Salmon, Seafood Fettuccini Alfredo and Cedar-Planked Salmon. You can go here to see a list of all the participating restaurants.
Good locally run discount site
Sharon sent me an e-mail about a site that was just named a top 10 deal site by PC Magazine and its run by an Austin couple. It’s called BargainJack.com. It’s a great place to find some of the best online deals. And be sure to check out the one day buys.
Pflugerville Business Discount Card
The Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce is offering up a “Come Home to Shop!” discount card. It costs $1 and gets you 10 to 25 percent discounts at dozens of Pflugerville businesses. There are even a few businesses that are offering buy one get one free deals. You can use the cards through March 31, 2010. The goal is to get people to shop close to home. You can find a complete list of the discounts the card will get you here.
Here are some of the businesses taking part:
Air Craft, Inc.; Alexan Swenson Farms; All-Ways Storage; Aramco Auto Service Center; Austin Steam Train; Best Buy; BioLife Plasma Services; Blue Marble Java; Central Texas Secure Shredding; Comfort Suites; Common Solutions, LLC; CyberMaster; Dogboy’s Dog Ranch; Doggy Day Out Kennel & Daycare; Eagle Transmission; Firestone Complete Auto Care; Go Dental; Hilton Garden Inn North Austin; Holiday Inn Express; Imaginations; Interstate Lanes; Kaleidoscoops Ice Cream; Century 21-Leo Brown; Life Shakes N’ More; McMurtrie Farms Events Center; Oo La La; Round Rock Express; Simply Healing, LLC; StorageTown USA; the Pflugerville Pflag, The Storehouse Thrift Store; TMRCC; Villas Tech Ridge, Which Which?, and Windermere Events Center.
You can purchase the cards at the GPCC Office (101 S. Third St.; corner of Third and Pecan) and at all Chamber events. For more information, contact the Chamber Office at 251-7799.
Restaurant.com is offering 60 percent off through November 5th. Just use the code word HARVEST and the $25 certificates that normally cost $10 can be purchased for $4.
Free Music Download
Wal-Mart is offering a free Carrie Underwood music download. You have to use the code word CHANGE and create a Wal-mart.com account if you don’t already have one.
-- American Airlines is having a holiday airfare sale on over 100 cities. They say the sale won’t last long, but don’t mention a close date. Some flights are as little as $56 one way and they’ve even put together a calendar so you can see the cheapest days to fly. The flights are for select dates between November 22nd and January 4th. So if you haven’t booked a flight home for the holidays this may be worth checking out.
-- Air Tran is competing with the Southwest offers I told you about last week. If you book by November 10th you can find some airfare as low as $39 one way. There are blackout dates around the holidays but you can travel through February 10th. The best deals are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
-- Southwest Airlines is having a "3 days of Deals" sale this week. You’ve got to book by November 5th and the deals are not as good as they were last week. Again blackout dates around the holidays do apply and you can travel through February 9th.
-- The Wynn hotel in Las Vegas is offering the fourth night free when you stay three nights. Rooms start at $149 a night.