This week you'll find plenty of free SXSW fun, ways to avoid SXSW and some retail, tax and dining deals. Enjoy!

Free SXSW events

Looking for all the free stuff to do at SXSW? Be sure to check out this site.

And this Facebook page.

Then be sure to check out the KVUE SXSW page.

My good friends at have a terrific list of 10 free kid friendly activities at SXSW.


This is a great way to get your children interested in science. It s called Weatherfest and it's free at the Bullock Texas State History Museum downtown on Saturday, March 8 from 10am to 3pm. There will be all kinds of weather simulators and science activities including the latest storm-chasing equipment.

Eco Light Garden

One of the coolest events at SXSW for families will cost you nothing. It s the SXSW Eco Light Garden. It opens at Republic Square Park Saturday, March 8 from 7 to midnight. It s essentially an interactive light-filled garden. The pictures show you how much fun you ll have. You ll find more information here.

Avoid SXSW
Those of you looking to avoid SXSW might also appreciate this guide from

Tax Filing Savings

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Retail and Dining Deals

Our good friends with shared these deals. Thanks Jen!

Retail Freebies

1.Best Buy Free $25 Gift Card w/ Select Nintendo 3DS XL, Plus free shipping. Expires: 3/9

2.Sunglass Hut Free $20 & $50 Gift Card w/ Sunglasses Order, Full-priced items only. Expires: 3/13

3.Lego Free LEGO Martian Manhunter w/ $75+ Order, Expires: 3/31

4.OfficeMax Free Tote Set With $150+ Order, Expires: 3/8

5.Crabtree & Evelyn Free Tote w/ $40+ English Honey & Peach Blossom, Expires: 3/31

6.Elizabeth Arden Free 14 Day Anti-aging Serum Capsules, With $45+ order. Plus get free shipping. Expires: 3/5

7.Abe's of Maine Free Wall Mount w/ Select TV Purchase Order, Limited time only. Expires: 3/16

8.American Heart Association Shop Free Cookbook With $30+ Order, Expires: 4/30

9.The Sportsman's Guide Free $20 Gift Card When You Join or Renew Membership, Expires: 3/15

Dining Freebies

10.Jersey Mike's Free Chip & Drink w/ Regular Or Giant Sub Purchase, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 3/7

12.Krispy Kreme Free Original Glazed Donut On March 9th, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 3/9

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