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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 1, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Updated Friday, May 4 at 1:55 PM

This week you’ll find lots of family fun deals, some terrific on line and local savings. Enjoy!

NEW: Free dental care

Hutto Premier Dentisty is hosting a free dental care event through Dentistry From The Heart for residents of Hutto, TX and surrounding areas this Saturday, May 5th. Registration and will begin at 8:00 a.m. Patients are encouraged to come early and will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. The first 100 patients will receive treatment.  Hutto Premier Dentisty is located at 123 Ed Schmidt Boulevard, Suite 123, Hutto, TX 78634. Dr. John McEntire will provide patients with one free filling, extraction or cleaning.  For more information call (512) 846-2646 or visit www.dentistryfromtheheart.org. Thanks Ariel for the tip!

Food Deals

Maggiano’s sent out a reminder of its buy one get one free deal. Any time you buy one classic pasta dish for $12.95 you get another one to take home free.

Family fun

On the first Saturday of May each year, participating comic book shops across the country give away select FREE comic books to anyone who comes in (while supplies last) for Free Comic Book Day. This year's event takes place on May 5, 2012.

Participating Austin comic shops are:

  • Capstone Comics (2121 W Parmer Ln)
  • Rogues Gallery Comics & Games (1601 S IH 35, Suite 360)
  • Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy (6111 Burnet Rd)
  • Austin Books & Comics (5002 North Lamar)
  • Tribe Comics & Games (2919 Manchaca Rd)

Make sure to call your local comic shop to double check their participation and rules. For more information, visit FreeComicBookDay.com.

This year the Pecan Street Festival celebrates 34 years of community in downtown Austin. The festival takes place May 5 and 6, 2012 and will feature over 600 artists, artisans, and performing artists. This FREE, family friendly event is the oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas, drawing over 300,000 per year.  The festival is open from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Sunday and runs up and down 6th Street. The Pecan Street Festival has a little something for everyone. The booths will include vendors in arts and crafts, food vendors ranging from traditional to international, commercial vendors offering information about their products, and sponsor tents that help bring the festival to life. Guests can peruse furniture, art, jewelry, toys, sculptures, and more. 

Thanks Heidi from Free Fun in Austin.com.

Local deals

The Go Local Austin card has a few new members this week. So this means you have even more locally owned businesses where you can save if you have a card. Each card costs $15 a year and gets you savings all year long.

Marye's Gourmet Pizza - 10% Off. Located on Bee Caves next to Go Local member Breed & Co. 

Global Printing Solutions - 15% off everything! 

Places to buy the card:

  • Alamo Village
  • Alamo Slaughter
  • Austin Mattress/ Beds n' Brass 
  • Austin Real Estate Partners
  • Balcones Frame Supply
  • BOND Boutique
  • Breed And Co.
  • Cafe Pacha
  • C'est Chic
  • Cherrywood Coffeehouse
  • Clarke Kent Plumbing
  • Curry In a Hurry
  • DogStuff
  • Electric Avenue Scooters
  • The Frisco
  • Geo Growers
  • Global Printing Solutions
  • Hill-Berts Burgers
  • Lembas Bakery
  • Man Bites Dog
  • Postal Etc
  • Premier Health and Wellness
  • Roger Beasley Autoglass
  • Roger Beasley Collision
  • Square Rut Kava Bar
  • Taj Mahal
  • Taj Palace
  • Tucci's Southside Subs
  • Total Health Chiropractic
  • Yoga Yoga
  • Yo Way Frozen Yogurt

And more...

Travel Deals

Southwest Airlines is having a summer savings airfare sale. You've got to book by Thursday but can travel from May 11th through October 31st.

On line deals

Everyone could use some good tools for relaxation! Below Offers.com savings experts found some great relaxation deals that are all under $40! Thanks Shermayne for the tip!

Amazon Deal


30% off J FIT 36" High Density Foam Roller + Free Shipping

Was: $39.99

Now: $27.99


Amazon Deal


13% off TriggerPoint The Grid Foam Roller + Free Shipping

Was: $39.99

Now: $34.91


Buy.com Deal


78% off St. Johns Medical Back Stretcher + Free Shipping

was $89.95

now $19.99


Tanga Deal


62% off Acupressure Body Mat for Stress & Pain Relief + Only $4.99 for Shipping

Was: $39.50

Now: $14.99


Walmart Deal


Only $14.96 for Homedics Thera-P Masaging Lumbar Support Rest + Free Store Pick Up


Drugstore.com Deal


20% off Sportline 820 Back Support + Free Shipping

was $14.99

now $11.99


Walgreens Deal


25% off Homedics Therapist Select Shiatsu Pillow Massager + Free Shipping

was: $39.99

now: $29.99


Best Buy Deal


15% off GoFit 55" Exercise Ball + Free Shipping

was $19.99

now $16.98

**cheapest price around


Walgreens Deal


25% off  (2) THERMAL on Moist Heat Back Wrap Back + Free Shipping

Was: $39.98



Drugstore Deal


20% off Magic Bag Compress + Free Shipping

Was: $34.99

Now: $27.99