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Deals of the Week

terri gruca's deals of the week

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on February 9, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 10 at 3:43 PM

This week you'll find lots of Valentine's Day deals, freebies and terrific travel deals.

South Lamar Independent Business District Deals

Facebook is a great way to score deals at your favorite businesses. The South Lamar Independent Business District has a great Facebook page which mentions all kinds of specials.

They have a lot of specials running throughout the month of February, but particularly in time for Valentine’s Day. Many of the deals run from Saturday to Sunday. Here’s an example of one of the deals:

Vanity Salon: For the month of February, $50 for one of the following services:
- 2 spray tans (double dip)
- Gloss & Glow Hair Treatment
- Manicure & Pedicure
- Brazilian & a small temporary tattoo.

North Loop Business District Deals

The North Loop Business District does the same.

Here’s an example of one of the deals you’ll find in the North Loop for Valentine’s Day: The Parlor North Loop: Valentine’s Dinner for 2: $18.50 (small specialty pizza and one pitcher of Lone Star) 5pm to 9pm on February 14th.

These are a great way to support some local businesses. If you become a fan you'll see the deals as they pop up on your Facebook page.

Say “I do” all over again

The Oasis is doing a bunch of specials this weekend in honor of Valentine’s Day. On Sunday, February 14th from 5pm-9pm they’re having a wedding vow renewal ceremony. Couples can enjoy a night filled with food, entertainment, and flowers. There is still room if you’d like to participate you should call for a reservation at 266-2442. Thanks to Jenness for the tip!

Local Valentine's celebration suggestions

Noelle shared with me this great site--it's a local blog that has some great information on some of the Austin area specials you may not have heard about. You'll find everything from chocolate dipped strawberries from Amy's Ice Creams to a Sweetheart train ride. 

Free chocolate covered strawberries

Speaking of chocolate Buca is giving away free chocolate covered strawberry on Valentine’s Day. You get one per guest for as long as they last.

All you can eat special 

Locally owned Poke E Jo’s Barbecue is running an all you can eat for $13.99 special through February 28th at the Brodie Oaks Location only. On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesday nights you can get the special for just $9.99. Call 440-0447.

Coupon Codes for long distance Valentine's

Have a long distance Valentine? Check out Promotional Codes.com for Valentine’s Day coupon codes for online retailers and florists. Or checkout Fat Wallet.com. It has a special section devoted to Valentine's Day deals.

Free engraving on iPod

Apple is offering free engraving on any iPod. After selecting an iPod you’ll be taken to a page where you can add your own personal message.

Free Dessert

Fazoli’s is giving away a free dessert with adult entrée purchase. The coupon is good through Sunday, February 14th only.

Free Country Music Downloads

People Magazine is offering 12 free country music downloads, including Texan Janine Turner. The magazine doesn’t say how long this deal will last. 

Restaurant Deals

Restaurant.com is offering 80 percent off their already cheaply priced gift certificates. Just use the discount code PAYPAL before you check out. That means the $25 gift certificates that normally cost $10 can be purchased for just $2. This deal expires on Valentine’s Day as well—Sunday, February 14th. There are lots of new restaurants here and you can even give these certificates as gifts. Just be sure to read the fine print because you may not be able to use the gift certificates for drinks or lunch.

Travel Deals

Southwest Airlines is having another airfare sale. Book by Thursday and find fares as low as $39 one way with the "Travel near with your dear" sale. These deals are good for travel from March 15 through May 25th. There are some $39 fares from Austin to places like New Orleans.

Want to travel a bit farther? Check out these other deals from Southwest.

And check out the "Love is in the air" travel package promotions. You can save $100 when you book a flight and hotel to Lake Tahoe, New York or San Francisco. You’ve got to book by February 25th and travel through August 13th.

Book a trip to Las Vegas by Thursday, February 10th and you can get two nights free at select hotels. This deal is good for travel through March 31st.

Cruise Deals

Travelocity is having a big cruise sale with savings to Mexico, the Bahamas, Alaska and more. The sale ends February 11th.