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Deals of the week

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by Terri Gruca

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Posted on May 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM

This week you can find all kinds of movie, family fun and on line deals. Enjoy!

Food savings

Through Thursday, May 31st you can save 10% at certain Austin restaurants if you ride your bike to eat. It's part of bike to eat week.

Free concerts

KGSR's popular FREE summer concert series, Blues on the Green, is back May 30, 2012, and the lineup is great. This is the 22nd year for the every other Wednesday concerts. Go to Zilker Park and enjoy a free show with friends. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Show begins at 7:30pm.

The lineup for the 2012 season is:

  • May 30: Charlie Mars (with Max Gomez opening)
  • June 13: Rhett Miller (with the Wheeler Brothers opening)
  • June 27: Ben Kweller (with Amy Cook opening)
  • July 11: BoDeans (with Quiet Company opening)
  • July 25: Marcia Ball (with Nakia opening)
  • August 8: To be announced

For more information about Blues on the Green, including parking info, and what to bring and what not to bring to the event, visit KGSR's Blue on the Green page or like them on Facebook. You can also text BLUES to 43981 for updates and special offers (standard messaging rates apply).

Free movies 

Austin's Deep Eddy Pool, is now open for the season.  The spring fed pool is not free, but you can swim for between $1 and $3 per person.  Plus, in the coming months, you may also enjoy movie nights at the pool, which are free with the cost of admission. All movies begin at dusk. This Saturday, June 2nd you can watch Ghostbusters (PG), next Saturday, June 9th it’s Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (G). For more information, download the City of Austin Aquatics brochure (pdf - the schedule is on page 24) or call 512-472-8546.

The Austin Parks Foundation hosts movie nights through the fall as part of its Movies in the Park series.This Friday, June 1st you can watch Jurassic Park (1993)(PG-13), at 8:30pm. Republic Square park is located at 422 Guadalupe Street. Dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are welcome but alcoholic beverages, glass and styrofoam are not. If the weather gets iffy, check the web site. They’ve been known to postpone them. For more information go to AustinParks.org.

Regal Cinemas has a 9-week movie festival, 
Summer Movie Express, returns to three Austin-area theaters on June 5, 2012.  The festival offers two G or PG rated movies each Tuesday and Wednesday morning through August 1, 2012.   The movies start at 10 a.m., but be sure to arrive early, as seating is first come, first served.  Admission is $1.

2012 Movie Schedule:

Arbor 8 at Great Hills 
9828 Great Hills Trail 

6/5-6/6 (10am) - Journey 2 & Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Westgate Stadium 11 
4477 South Lamar Blvd. 

6/5-6/6 (10am) - Journey 2 & Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Lakeline Mall 9 
11200 Lakeline Mall Dr, Cedar Park 

6/5-6/6 (10am) - Journey 2 & Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 

All movies are subject to change, so be sure to confirm with the Regal Summer Movie Express website before heading out. Thanks Heidi from Free Fun in Austin.com for the great suggestions, as always!

More local savings

Go Local Austin added some new locally owned businesses where you can save. Check out the newest savings:

You can buy the Go Local card at the following locations:

  • Alamo Drafthouse
  •  Torchy's Tacos
  •  Terra Toys
  •  Beets Cafe
  •  Tomlinson's
  •  Toy Joy
  •  Peoples Pharmacy
  •  Square Rut Kava Bar
  •  ATown
  •  Beauty Store Salon & Spa
  • * And more!

Thanks Phillip for the info.

Father's Day savings

Father's Day is right around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about what you want to get your dear old dad! On Offers.com Father's Day Savings Center, you can save a ton on dad's gift this year. These local savings experts rounded up some great deals. These are all verified on line savings. Thanks Shermayne for the tip!

Gift + Meal Deal

Take Dad out for a nice meal and get him a gift for just $14.99!

88% Off Sony Headphones + $100 Restaurant.com Gift Card


Protect Dad's Toys

Help Dad protect his gadgets with this stylish case for just $12.99!

75% off Leather iPad Case


Treats For Dad

For Dad's with a sweet tooth, treat him with delicious desserts from David's Cookies for just $25.00!

50% Off David's Cookies Vouches


Help Dad Look Cool On The Course

Get Dad a stylish golf polo this Father's Day for just $22.49!

62% Off David Leadbetter's Golf Polo From Jos. A Bank


High Tech Deal For Dad

Snag this amazing deal for Dad and upgrade to a 3D Blue-Ray Player for just $79.98!

47% off Samsung 3D Blue Ray Player with built-in Wi-Fi


Something Extra For Dad

You can't pass up this deal for a memory card - help dad save all his important documents for just $1.99!

90% off 8GB Micro Memory Card - Was $19.99, Now just $1.99!