This week you'll find lots of fun family fun and some terrific summer ending steals and deals. Enjoy!
There is a giant consignment sale taking place this week through the weekend in Cedar Park. It's put on by Fairytale threads at 1420 Toro Grande Blvd. It runs Thursday through Saturday starting at 10am. New moms (if you’re expecting or your child is 6 months old) can go early Wednesday if you pre-register. You’ll find all kinds of clothes for newborns-kid's 16, maternity, books, gear and toys for kids, babies and toddlers. For directions and info go here.
Now that most of the public pools are closed you may be looking for ways to keep your kids cool. My good friends at FreeFuninAustin.com put together a terrific summer guide complete with information on splash pads that are still open, shady parks and more. Check it out.
Austin Children’s Alliance for the Arts kicks off an 8 week series called “Art in the Park” this Saturday, September 7th. Come learn printmaking, sculpt with clay, create crazy rainbow paintings and bring to life puppets. These take place at one of four main Austin parks. This weekends event takes place between 10am and 11am at Garrison Park and helps kids create geometric box sculptures using recycled or upcycled materials. Kids will use math skills with shapes and colors and they may get messy. More info here.
We’re entering the final month of free concerts at Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road courtesy of KGSR. The live music begins at 8 p.m. This week, Thursday, September 5th you can hear the music of Parker Millsap. 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.
Visit the Howdy Honda (5519 E. Ben White Blvd., Austin) is offering FREE FBI quality digital fingerprint and photographs from one of the top child safety programs in the country Friday, September 6th from 3 to 7pm. The Keeping Kids Safe Project will take a child’s fingerprints and send them home with parents. Parents can use the record to turn directly over to authorities anywhere in the world to instantly aid in an investigation. There will also be community organizations present to provide safety information for families.
Steals and Deals
Austin-based BuildASign.com is offering 50% off a custom tailgate banner for football season (plus free shipping)! Just go to the web site and design a banner for your tailgate and enter code: FallTailgate50 at checkout.
Austin based Offers.com has found some terrific savings on big-ticket items. Check out these end of summer sales. Thanks Amber!
Below are the best freebies and deals that coupon site BeFrugal.com is seeing this week. Thanks Jen!
· Get a free $5 Amazon gift card when you give an Amazon gift card for a Facebook friend’s birthday
· Aeropostale Free Pillow with Live Love Dream Order, Expires: 9/4
· Drugstore.com Free Bubble Bath w/ Yes to Baby Carrots Order, Expires: 9/28
· Enterprise Free Upgrade on Rental Cars, Expires: 9/6
· Saks Fifth Avenue Free Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base With $75+ NARS Order, Expires: 9/22
· SkyMall Free $25 Gift Card With $75+ Order, Expires: 9/4
· Target Free $5 Target Card With 2 Nice 'n Easy Foam Hair Colors, Expires: 9/21
· Teavana Free Sample of Youthberry/Wild Orange Tea Blend With any order. Plus free shipping. Expires: 9/30
· McCormick and Schmicks coupon: Free Happy Hour Food Item, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 9/8
· Waffle House coupon: Free Waffle From Monday Through Friday, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 9/6
· Chick-Fil-A Free Breakfast Entree Sept. 9-14, Participating Chick-fil-A® restaurants are giving away one of a variety of FREE breakfast entrées to customers who make a reservation online. See offer for details. Expires: 9/9
· Papa John's Free 3-Topping Pizza On Future Order, Order $15+ before 9/15 and earn 25 Papa Rewards points. Use online promo code: TOUCHDOWN. Participating locations only. Must have Papa Rewards account. See offer for details. Expires: 9/15
· Red Lobster Free App Or Dessert w/ Purchase Of 2 Entrees, Must "Like" on Facebook. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 9/11