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This week you ll find several freebies and some great sales. Enjoy!

Free VIN etching

Austin police are hosting a free vehicle etching event January 10th. Call 512-974-5713 for more information. APDsays the etching is a permanent theft deterrent device applied to all the windows of your vehicle and may result in a 15 percent reduction in automobile insurance.

Food deals

Whole Foods is putting its ground beef on sale this Friday, January 11th. The 85/15 grain fed ground beef will sell for $3.49/lb (average savings of 40 percent).

Family Fun

AMOA-Arthouse is offering two FREE programs for area high school students who have an interest in and want to explore and dive deeper into the world of contemporary art. Both programs give budding artists amazing opportunities to meet artists, learn more about the local art scene, grow their portfolio, and more. Free Fun in Austin.com has all the info here.

Free music

You ll find thousands of free music downloads on Amazon.

Free ebooks

Got a new e-reader? Barnes & Noble has a bunch of free downloadable ebooks.

So does Amazon.com.

Free Car Seat Safety Checks

Scott & White and Texans in Motion are once again offering several free car seat safety checks in January. You need to call ahead to make a reservation.

  • 01/09/13 - Baby Earth; 10am 1pm; 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock 78664; (512) 600-7050
  • 01/15/13 - Steiner Ranch Fire Station; 10am 1pm; 3048 Steiner Ranch Blvd., Austin 78726; 512-336-3423.
  • 01/16/13 - Marble Falls EMS Station; 10am 1pm; 609 Industrial Blvd., Marble Falls - 78654; (830) 693-7277.
  • 01/17/13 - Lockhart EMS Station; 10am 1pm; 1914 W. San Antonio St., Lockhart 78644; (512) 336-3423.
  • 01/12/13- Johnson City Check-up; 11am- 1pm; 105 No. LBJ Dr., Johnson City 78636; (512) 336-3423; No Appointment Necessary.
  • 01/24/13 - Leander Central Fire Station; 10am 1pm; 201 Brushy St. No., Leander 78641; (512) 259-9010

Home and electronics sales

There are some great beginning of the year savings going on right now for items for the home, electronics and more! Here are several deals below put together by the Offers.com Deal Experts. Thanks Shermayne!

Sears Coupon Code

67% off Simmons Fairdale Pillowtop Queen Mattress + Free Delivery

Was $1359.99

Now $446.49 - HOT DEAL

Brandsmart USA Deal

71% off Dirt Devil Whiskers Hard Floor Cleaning Robotic Vacuum + Free Shipping

Was $229.99

Now $64.88 - HOT DEAL

Office Depot Deal

64% off Memorex Mini Alarm Clock Radio for iPod/iPhone

Was $49.99

Now $17.99

Best Buy Deal

$130 off Dell 15.6 Inspiron Laptop + Free Store Pickup

Was $429.99

Now $299.99

Amazon Deal

87% off Acase Dual Layer iPhone 5 Case/Cover + Free Shipping

Was $39.95

Now $4.95

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