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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 July 13, 2010 at 10:55 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 16 at 7:20 PM

This week you’ll find lots of free food, free family events and travel deals. Enjoy!

Free summer film passes

Thanks to Kathryn for alerting me to this deal. This Wednesday, July 14th all Austin- area Chipotle Mexican Grills will hand out FREE passes to Paramount’s Summer Film Series to the first 100 people who buy a burrito, burrito bowl, salad or tacos at 11 a.m.

Angie’s List coupons

Angie’s List, a member based consumer web site that rates contractors, service companies and doctors has added a deal of the week to its web site. This week’s deal expires Friday, July 16th and allows members to get 3 rooms of carpet cleaning, one room of enzyme treatment and one chair upholstery cleaning by CleanTech Carpet Cleaning for $60. That’s a saving of 50 percent. Thanks to Betsy for letting me know.

Free muffins

Mimi’s Café is doing it again. Visit their Facebook page and click like to get a coupon for four free muffins. Then buy breakfast, Wednesday, July 14th and collect your muffins.

Free book

For anyone with children under 12, if they read ten books, any they choose this summer they can get one free book from a selected batch of books at Border’s. It’s called the 10 Summer Reading Double Dog Dare program. Just download the form and bring it into a Borders, Borders Express or Waldenbooks book store and collect your free book. You’ve got to turn in that form by August 26th.

4th of July fun rescheduled for this weekend

Round Rock has rescheduled its July 4th celebration for this Friday, July 16th. There will be a lot more than just fireworks at Old Settlers Park Lakeview Pavilion (3300 Palm Valley Blvd). Free watermelon also will be served by the Round Rock City Council members and the Round Rock Parks & Recreation Department. A pepper eating contest and a second Rubber Duck Race will take place at 7pm. At 8 pm skydivers will fly into the festivities. Fireworks will take place at dark with the Time Warner Cable “Movies in the Park” presentation of Planet 51 to follow.

Family Summer Health and Safety Expo

Cedar Park Regional Medical Center is hosting a free family summer health and safety expo Sunday, July 18th from 3 to 5pm. It’s a chance for parents to ask doctors questions about children’s health and to discuss different ways to prevent diabetes and childhood obesity. There will be moon jumps and police and fire trucks there for kids to explore. It will take place at the Medical Center located at 1401 Medical Parkway in Cedar Park. For more information call 528-7100. It is a free event and no registration is required. Thanks to Dana for the tip.

Free Arts & Wonder Event

Target is teaming up to provide free admission to lots of theaters and art centers across the country this weekend July 16 through the 18th. Go here to find participating venues. You’ll find lots of venues including many in Dallas and Houston, but unfortunately none in Austin.

Free Car2Go registration

Anyone who signs up for Austin's Car2Go program through Sunday, July 18th can skip the $35 registration fee. You will still have to plug in a credit card for when you do use the car, but you will not be charged the initial fee.

Spa Deal

Bella Salon and Spa is offering another summer special this week. Receive a complimentary brow wax when you schedule a brow tint - that is half off- for $25! Offer must be scheduled by July 20, 2010.  Call Bella at 474-5999 and ask for Bella brows. Thanks Caryl.

Travel Deals

Southwest Airlines is having another air fare sale this week. The deals aren’t quite as good as last weeks, but it is for travel over Labor Day. You’ve got to book by Thursday for travel between September 2nd through the 6th.

Christmas in July

Toys 'R Us is having a Christmas in July celebration. Starting Sunday, July 18th through Saturday, July 24th you'll find specials normally reserved for the Christmas season. Be sure to check out the online specials (including free shipping on purchases over $49) on what they're calling they're Cyber Monday, July 26th. And if you become a Facebook fan you can learn of more specials. Thanks Meghan for the information.