This week you’ll find lots of great family fun deals including movies, concerts and travel savings. Enjoy!
Austin Parks and Rec Department is hosting its Movies in the Park with the Alamo Drafthouse Thursday, July 11th at Republic Square Park at 422 Guadalupe. Come to the park and catch A League of their Own free. The movie starts at 8:30.
Each Tuesday through August 20, 2013, Schulman Theaters Lost Pines 8 in Bastrop is hosting their summer Family Film Festival, with $0.50 movies on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. and seating is limited with no reservations. All proceeds benefit the Bastrop Boys & Girls Club. The theater also offers a 12 oz kid's drink and popcorn tub for $3.50.
The 2013 movie schedule:
- July 16 - Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- July 23 - How to Train Your Dragon
- July 30 - Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
- August 6 - Rango
- August 13 - Monsters vs Aliens
- August 20 - Puss in Boots
For more information, visit the Schulman Theaters Lost Pines 8 website.
Check out the other summer movie deals our good friends at Free Fun in Austin.com put together.
iTunes is marking the five year anniversary of the app big day by giving away 10 apps for free. They range from games to fitness to cooking and the list changes. So to see which ones are available go here. Thanks Tyler for the tip!
- Remember the Austin Symphony holds concerts in the park all summer long. This coming Sunday, July 14th you can hear a brass concert. These free ensemble concerts take place in the Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace and start at 7:30pm.
- Texas Parks & Wildlife is hosting free fishing classes to help encourage kids to spend more time outdoors. The program called “Go Fish” teaches the basics through fun, hands-on activities. All the equipment is provided. The kids also have a chance to win some prizes. Learn more about the program here. To see a list of the upcoming locations go here.
- Looking for some more low cost no cost fun for the family this summer? Be sure to check out the list created by our good friends at Free Fun in Austin.com.
- This Wednesday July 10th you can enjoy an Austin summer tradition out at Zilker Park. The free KGSR’s Blues on the Green concert this week includes the music of Austin favorite Bob Schneider with Max Frost. And if you miss this week, remember the concerts take place every other Wednesday. You can get more information too by texting "BLUES" to 29217 to get access to exclusive contests and information sent to your mobile device regarding KGSR's Blues on the Green. This is the 20th Anniversary for 93.3 KGSR's Unplugged at the Grove concert series. This week, Thursday, July 11th you can enjoy the music of Ruby Jane.
- Remember every Thursday through September 19th 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.
Free car seat safety checks
Texans in Motion at Scott & White are offering free car seat safety checks throughout the summer. You’ll find the dates and locations below. With some of them you will need to call to schedule an appointment.
· 07/10/13 - Baby Earth; 9am – 12pm ; 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock – 78664 ; (512) 600-7050
· 07/13/13- AMM Collision Center; 9am – 12pm ; 21681 IH 35, Kyle, TX - 78640 ; No Appointment Necessary ; (512) 336-3423
· 07/16/13 - Steiner Ranch Fire Station; 10am – 1pm ; 3048 Steiner Ranch Blvd., Austin – 78726 ; (512) 336-3423
· 07/25/13 - St. David’s Georgetown Hospital; 9am – 12pm ; 2000 Scenic Dr., Georgetown - 78626; (512) 943-1264
· 08/13/13- Central Texas Medical Center; 9am – 12pm ; 1301 Wonder World Dr., San Marcos – 78666 ; 512-336-3423
· 08/14/13 - Baby Earth; 9am – 12pm ; 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock – 78664 ; (512) 600-7050
· 08/20/13 - Plug & Play; 9am – 12pm ; 13343 No. Hwy. 183, Austin – 78750
· (512) 336-3423
· 08/21/13 - Marble Falls EMS Station ; 9am – 12pm ; 609 Industrial Blvd., Marble Falls - 78654 ; (830) 693-7277
· 08/22/13 - Luling EMS Station; 10am – 1pm ; 685 S. Hackberry St., Luling – 78648 ; (830) 875-7038
· 08/22/13 - St. David’s Georgetown Hospital; 9am – 12pm ; 2000 Scenic Dr., Georgetown - 78626; (512) 943-1264
Food and Drink Deals
Get a free small slurpee at Seven Eleven stores on 7-11 from 11am to 7pm.
In observance of Bastille Day this Sunday, July 14, la Madeleine Country French Café is inviting guests to celebrate the French holiday by indulging in a complimentary mini dessert. Guests must simply say, “Happy Bastille Day” to any la Madeleine associate at the register to receive their choice of a free mini tart, parfait or pastry, no coupon or purchase necessary. Thanks Stephen for the tip!
Summer Travel Savings
It’s the perfect time of year to travel. Whether you’re driving to the beach or flying to a tropical paradise, last-minute travel deals are abundant and going fast. Here are some great travel deals to help get your much-needed vacation started from our good friends at Austin based Offers.com. Thanks Amber!
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More summer savings
Our good friends at BeFrugal.com shared these deals too. Thanks Jen!
- Denny’s coupon: 2 for 1 milkshakes. Expires: 7/13
- Olive Garden coupon: 25% off lunch. Expires: 7/11
- Dunkin Donuts coupon: medium coffee for $0.49. Expires: 7/11
- Bob Evans Restaurants freebie: Free Bold Coffee, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 7/12
- Carl's Jr. freebie: Free Small Gold Peak Iced Tea, With the purchase of any new Grilled Chicken Salad at regular price. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 8/4
- Hardee's freebie: Free Small Coffee w/ Any Regular Price Purchase. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 7/12
- Hardee's freebie: Free Biscuit 'N' Gravy, with the purchase of any Breakfast Combo at regular price. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 7/12
- Lands' End Coupon: 25% off regular priced kids' clothing, uniforms & backpacks. Expires: 7/16
- Microsoft Store freebie: Free Game with any Console order. Expires: 7/31
- Microsoft Store freebie: Free $200 Gift Card or Code with $699+ PC order. Expires: 7/31
- Solstice Sunglasses coupon: Free $50 Gift Card with $200+ order. Expires: 7/31