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Deals of the Week

Deals of the Week

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by TERRI GRUCA / KVUE News

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Posted on February 24, 2010 at 9:37 AM

This week you'll find lots of free music downloads, deals for those of you with children and a way to party and have it pay off. Enjoy!

Restaurant Deals

Through 2/28, Restaurant.com takes 80% off all their dining certificates. All you have to do is use the code SAVOR before you check out. This means that $10 certificates, which normally sell for $4 are now just $0.80 and $25 certificates, normally $10 are just $2. Obviously, not all restaurants participate, but there is definitely a good selection to choose from. Just be careful to read the fine print as many restaurants exclude alcoholic beverages, weekends or lunch.

Beauty Bargain

Starting Friday at noon February 24th Olay is giving away free samples of the company’s Regenerist Starter Trio to the first 1,000 people to sign up. If you miss that you can also find a bunch of coupons for various beauty products here. 

Save baby food labels and save

Beechnut baby and toddler foods offers a coupon deal for people willing to save labels. If you save 48 proof of purchase labels from the baby food or 16 proof of purchases from the toddler food and send them into the company, it will send you a coupon to save $4 on future baby food purchases and $2 on future toddler foods.

Win Diapers for a year

Huggies is having a contest good through April 12, 2010. Sign up and you could be one of the 365 families to win coupons for free diapers for a year.

Free music downloads

Music download deals

Amazon.com is also offering 100 downloadable albums for just $5 each  in the month of February. There’s one from Mary J. Blige, Duke Ellington, Colbie Caillat and Harry Connick Jr.

Maternity and Children's Sale

Don’t know if you’ve heard of this before but these sales are terrific. Just Between Friends is like a big consignment sale that only happens every so often.

It’s a way for families to sell some of their children’s items and mom’s to sell some of their maternity clothes which also means it’s a great place for future and current parents to find some bargains and to make some money. They happen across the country. You can check out the dates and locations here. There’s one coming up at the end of March in Round Rock and one in Ft. Worth this weekend.

Winter Clothing Sale

Adelante, a locally owned women’s dress shop is putting all of its winter merchandise on sale for 75 percent off Thursday, February 25th through Saturday, February 27th. The store is located at 1206 West 38th Street in Austin.

Host a Party get Freebies

I’ve written about this on my blog recently, but in case you missed it this is one of my favorite new deals. House Party is a service you sign up for and it will send you e-mail notices of companies with upcoming product parties. You gather your friends and the company provides some products. All they ask of you is to take pictures and talk about your experience on Facebook and Twitter. The products can be anything from pizza to house cleaning products to TV programs.

Polyanna recently hosted a Huggies party in Round Rock.

You can go here to find a list of upcoming parties.

A few things to keep in mind, just because you sign up to host a party doesn’t mean you’ll get picked. There is a limit on the number of people who can host a particular party. I’ve signed up to host several parties and have yet to be accepted.  The companies also select the dates in which you must host your party.

Companies look for people they want talking about their product. So obviously if it’s a child product, having children and lots of friends with children helps.

The companies provide you with a party pack which typically includes their product and some party planning materials. Another girlfriend of mine hosted a party for Microsoft when Windows 7 came out. It was pretty cool because she and several of her friends ended up getting free software for their computers just for taking part.

 

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