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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 27, 2010 at 11:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 29 at 10:43 PM

This week you'll find some refreshing freebies, some lifesaving ones and a few travel deals. Enjoy! 

Free tea

McAlister’s Deli has found a sweet way to help you beat the heat. Thursday, July 29th they are giving away free 32 ounce cup of iced tea all day long. No purchase necessary. This is good at all McAlister locations. To find one near you go here. 

Free heart screenings

The Heart Hospital of Austin is hoping to help teens get prepared for their upcoming fall sports. So the hospital is offering free heart screens for teens ages 14 to 18 from 8am to noon at 3810 North Lamar. Area teens will receive an echo cardiogram, or ultrasound of the heart and an electrocardiogram, or EKG. Both tests are painless and are valued at approximately $700. Results of the ultrasound and EKG are immediate. These tests have been known to catch serious heart conditions that often go undetected in athletes until students collapse on the practice field.

Students must have a signed parental waiver in order to receive the heart screening. The waiver is available at the event or can be found here.

There is no charge for the screening however a contribution of $25 is suggested. Registration will be held in the café of Heart Hospital of Austin, 3801 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78756.

For more information, visit the foundation’s website or call (512) 340-7313.

Help a charity and save on tea and coffee

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s has partnered with HeartGift, an amazing organization that brings children from developing countries to Austin for life-saving heart surgery. Beginning this Friday, the locally owned CBTL will encourage customers to donate and help create awareness through a wrist band promotion. For the entire month of August, when customers come back in to CBTL with the wristband, they get 10% off their order.

Thanks Lynaia for the tip.

Free Burger

To celebrate Whataburger’s 60th birthday the restaurant is giving away free Whataburgers.  Just wear orange and stop by August 3rd from 5 to 9pm to get your freebie. This is dine-in only. Thanks Brenda!

Free Lasagna

Buca di Peppo is celebrating National Lasagna Day Thursday, July 29th by giving away free lasagna. Just purchase any small or large entrée and get a free lunch-sized lasagna. Find a participating location here.

Restaurant Deals

Restaurant.com is offering its best deal of the month. You can save 80 percent on gift certificates through Saturday, July 31st. Just use the code PLATE before you check out and the $25 gift certificates which normally sell for $10 will cost you only $2.

Cheap Cheesecake

I personally think there's no better combination than chocolate and peanut butter, okay maybe chocolate and coconut. Well The Cheesecake Factory is offering to let people try the new Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake on Thursday, July 29th for $1.50. You have to click "Like" on their Facebook page then print off a coupon and you must dine in. Then remember in honor of National Cheesecake Day, July 30th, you can get any slice for half price.

Spa Deal

Bella Salon is offering 30 minute back, neck and shoulder massages for $45. Call 474-5999 or visit the salon at its web site.
Thanks Caryl for the tip.

Travel Deals

Southwest Airlines is offering some last minute summer deals. Book by Thursday, August 5th for travel September 7th through December 14th. Fares start as low as $49 one way.

Jet Blue is also having an airfare sale. Book by Friday, July 30th for travel between September 7th through December 15th. You’ll find fares to Fort Lauderdale for as little as $79 one way, $104 one way to San Francisco and $149 one way to New York City.