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Deals of the week

Deals of the week

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on January 22, 2013 at 11:30 PM

This week you'll find lots of food and family fun deals. Enjoy!

Food deals

Mimi’s café is giving away a free breakfast when you buy a breakfast and two beverages. Just print this coupon good through January 25th.

Einstein Bros is offering a buy one egg sandwich get one free through February 10th with this coupon.

Get a free regular sized Anniversary Blend coffee or Anniversary Blend tea from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Wednesday, January 30th as part of the company’s  50th Anniversary. 

Family Fun

There is a really cool free family event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 11am to 3pm called Butterfly Family Day. You can pay to watch Flight of the Butterflies an IMAX theater movie and then take part in a bunch of free family activities including learning how to build a butterfly garden.

Saturday, January 26 from 9am to 5pm enjoy the free Tree Talk Winter Walk at the Wildflower Center. Take part in tree care talks, tree climbing for kids, roasting marshmallows at a fire pit and more while learning about 76-plus species of native trees and shrubs , including drought-tolerant options will be for sale.It’s the The first major festival at the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX. It’s free at www.wildflower.org/ttww – including drought-tolerant options. Thanks Barbra for the tip!

Children’s Activities:

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Professional arborists from They Might Be Monkeys! will have four tree-climbing harnesses for kids to help them climb trees.  Oak Motte. – A fort building area nearby allows children to build with tree limbs and branches.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – With guidance from TreeFolks, Texas Forest Service, Capital Area Master Naturalists and other educators, children and adults can learn to count tree rings, make paper tree cookies, learn about bird nests, wildfire prevention and more. Texas Arboretum tent area. – A fire pit with marshmallows to roast will be nearby

Art Activities:

All day – Artist Yan Lee sells his pen and ink drawings of famous and historical American trees. Tent area.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Artist Margie Crisp signs her book, “River of Contrasts: The Texas Colorado.” The Store. Note that Crisp will lead the 10 a.m. arboretum hike about sketching trees. Images from her book are on display in the McDermott Learning Center.

Talk and Walk Schedule (leave from Arboretum tent area):

10 a.m. – Margie Crisp leads Artistic Anatomy of Trees, a chance to learn basic sketching along the ADA-accessible main trail of the Texas Arboretum. Sketching materials will be provided.  11 a.m. – Tree ID by TreeFolks’ staff.

12 p.m. – Texas Arboretum tour led by Senior Botanist Damon Waitt.

1 p.m. – Tree planting demonstration by Center Horticulturist Elias Guerrero.

2 p.m. – Proper tree care by Don Gardner, a consulting arborist.

3 p.m. – Oak wilt identification walk with Chris Dolan, the City of Austin.

Got a kid who loves to write? There are a few upcoming writing workshops in February that Free Fun in Austin.com just wrote about that you may want to look into.  You can find all the info here.  

On line deals

There are some great deals on top brands going on this week and the Offers.com Deal Experts have rounded up the best ones online! Thanks Shermayne for the tips!

Overstock Deal

61% off Serta Deluxe 2-inch Memory Foam Mattress + Free Shipping

Was $199.99 - Now $77.99 - HOT DEAL

Expires 1/30/13


Kmart Deal


50% off Craftsman 18V Drill/Driver + Free Store Pick Up

Was $59.99 - Now $29.99 - HOT DEAL

Expires 1/31/13


BJ’s Warehouse Coupon

$300 off LG 47" LED HDTV 3D Sound Bar System w/ 3D Glasses + Free Shipping

Was $999.99 - Now $699.99

Expires 1/25/13


Best Buy Deal


$150 off Whirlpool 3.6 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer + Free Shipping

Was $599.99 - Now $449.99

Expires 1/23/13


Buy.com Deal


$35 off Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Processor + Free Shipping

Was $75.00 - Now $39.95

Expires 1/25/13


Columbia Sportswear Deal


55% off Men's Columbia Windfend Jacket

Was $120.00 - Now $53.99

Expires 1/24/13

6pm.com Deal

Up to 57% off Asics Women's & Men's Running Shoes + Free Shipping

Expires 1/25/13