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Deals of the Week

Deals of the Week

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by Terri Gruca

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Posted on May 25, 2010 at 11:42 PM

Updated Thursday, May 27 at 12:21 PM

This week you'll find appliance savings, free food and more. Enjoy!

Tax Free Weekend

Remember this weekend you don’t have to pay sales tax on certain appliances. That makes this weekend a better deal, in some cases, than the cash for appliances program.

The products qualifying for the sales tax exemption are:

  • Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less
  • Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
  • Ceiling fans
  • Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Programmable thermostats

The tax break starts at 12:01 AM (after midnight Friday) on the morning of Saturday, May 29, and it ends at 11:59 PM on Monday, May 31, Memorial Day at stores throughout Texas.

Paint Rebate

Home Depot is also offering a paint rebate good for this weekend. Get $5 off gallon cans or $20 off 5 gallon pails May 27 through May 31.

Feed 8 people for $26

Whole Foods is having a terrific deal for folks in the Southwest region (other markets have their own deals check wholefoodsmarket.com ) starting today, Wednesday, May 26 through May 31. It’s called Fill the Grill.

Buy Four 1/2 lb Burgers & 2 lbs Chicken Breast and Get ALL THIS FREE:

  • Vegetable Macaroni Salad - 1 pound
  • Cabot Mild White Cheddar Cheese - 8 slices
  • Bakehouse Buttermilk Buns - 8 pack
  • Whole Red, Seedless Watermelon

Thanks to Rebecca for letting me know.


Free game app


PlayMesh is offering an 8 in 1 game app free for a limited time. It doesn’t say when this deal expires.

However, iTunes has an ongoing promotion where they are constantly updating the apps they offer free. So keep checking back.

Free grilling recipes

I sometimes get to the point where I feel like I’m cooking the same recipes all the time. Now you have no excuse. XM is offering a free digital download of Martha Stewart’s Summer Grilling Cookbook. You can download it all or just the sections you want.

Free breakfast

Ikea’s offering free breakfast Saturday, May 29th through May 31st.

Gelato Happy Hour special

In this heat, gelato is a nice cool treat. Café Teo, a locally owned gelato and espresso café has some great deals for next week. Monday through Wednesday all medium lattes (iced or hot) are only $3 when you pay in cash. On Wednesday, June 2 from 5:30 to 7pm hour happy hour guests can purchase a small gelato for just $2 when you pay in cash.

Go local deals

Body business health club and spa is offering a special for first time clients. Get three personal training or Pilates sessions for $99 (valued up to $210). Ask for member services to get started.

There are two locations: 3801 N. Capitol of Texas Highway and 2700 W. Anderson Lane #802.

You’ll find all kinds of other great local deals at the Go Local Austin web site.

Travel Deals

Still don’t have Memorial Day weekend plans? Southwest Airlines has some last minute Memorial Day travel deals. You have to book by Thursday. The deals are pretty pricey out of Austin, but if you have friends or family living in other cities they should check it out. 

Restaurant Deals

Restaurant.com is offering 80 percent off gift certificates. So $25 gift certificates that normally cost $10 can be purchased for $2. Just cuse the code FLAG before you check out. The offer expires May 31st.