Redbox discount in Austin – ends today

November 7th, 2012

Sorry for the late notice – this accidentally went to spam.

As a thank-you to Austin-area consumers for renting more than 25 million discs since it launched in Austin in 2005, Redbox has lowered the rental price of all Blu-ray Discs and DVDs to just 99 cents per day now through November 7.

New-release movies now available at Redbox include Magic Mike, The Cabin in the Woods and Safety Not Guaranteed. Arthur Christmas and Prometheus arrive at Redbox on November 6.
The first Redbox kiosk location in Austin debuted in 2005 at a McDonald‚s restaurant. Today, there are more than 360 Redbox kiosks in the Austin market at leading grocery, drug and convenience stores, including select Walgreens, Walmart and McDonald‚s locations. It‚s easy to find the nearest Redbox location on, via the Redbox iPhone® and Android˙ apps and by texting FIND to 727272.*

Enter to win FREE all-access & film passes Austin Film Festival & free meal for 2 @ChipotleTweets

October 5th, 2012

This October, Chipotle Mexican Grill is joining the Austin Film Festival fun! This week until Sunday, October 7, Chipotle will give film and food-lovers alike a chance to win FREE, all-access and film passes to the upcoming Austin Film Festival in addition to a free meal for two at Chipotle, and all it takes is a simple text. Those who wish to enter can text AFF to 888222 and reply “OK” by the 7th. (As background, entrants will ONLY receive information about the sweepstakes and can only enter once per unique device.)

6th Annual Art Across the Americas Art Exhibition,Featuring Peruvian & North American Artists

September 11th, 2012

The Austin Lima Sister Cities Committee is presenting our 6th annual art exhibition, Art Across the Americas, featuring Peruvian and North American artists at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection Library, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas.  An artists‚ reception will be Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 6-9pm, with special guest, the Consul General of Peru, Sr. Carlos Polo, who will be traveling from Houston.  Money from the sale of the art work will go to the artists and to the Center for Adolescent Mothers, in Lima, Peru (  Funds raised for the Center will help them buy books in Spanish for their library and to implement improvements in their bakery, which helps the center be self-sustaining.

Peruvian artists in this year’s Austin exhibition include Nelly Mayhua Mendoza, Enma Alcarraz Guia, Myrgett Fortún Mayhua, Richard Diaz, Moises Escriba, Frank Araujo Ayala, and Del Nino Ladron. Local Austin artists include Angueser, Bill Oakey, Toni Chandler, John Bielss, John Holdridge, Jill Alo, Lloyd Cuninngham, Alonso Rey-Sanchez, Danica Lee, and Susan Randle.  Artistic techniques include photographs, prints, and paintings, in styles ranging from the abstract, to portraits, and landscapes.

Admission to the reception and exhibit is free and open to the public.  Music and Peruvian refreshments will be provided. Attendees at the reception will choose a People‚s Choice Award, with prizes provided by Jerry‚s Artarama.  This is a wonderful opportunity for Austinites to see beautiful work from artists in one of our 12 Sister Cities, as well as work by local artists, much of it with a Peruvian or native American theme.  This exhibition will be located at the Latin American Library at UT and will close October 31st.

For more information please contact the President of the Austin Lima Sister Cities Committee, Carol Hayman, at 477-3099 or visit the committee websites at:

Enter to win a Disney cruise from KLBJ FM

August 9th, 2012

93.7 KLBJ is giving away a cruise on the Disney Magic, sailing from Galveston.

To get qualified just listen to Dudley & Bob in the morning and to CJ in the noon hour to win a $25 Disney Gift Card, which can be used at  You can also enter via the contest on the KLBJ website.  They’ll pick 10 names from online to throw in with the on-air qualifiers, and then pick a winner on August 31st.

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Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt – Free samples, coupons, cool prizes @ ACM Community Night

June 12th, 2012

Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt will be exhibiting at this year’s Community Night at The Austin Children’s Museum on Wednesday June 13th we will be giving out free samples, coupons, and other cool prizes.

Community Night at the Austin Children’s Museum takes place June 13th. Admission: suggested donation of $1/person.

In addition to sampling Yasso Frozen Greek yogurt, participants will have the opportunity to enter our $10,000 Hello Summer Get Away contest!

20% OFF initial service with Green Steam Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

May 23rd, 2012

The subject line says it all.

Green Steam, a JCAR, LLC is a locally owned and operated business which specializes in environmentally friendly carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, stain removal, and tile and grout cleaning.

Commercial & residential:

  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Tile and Grout Cleaning
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Water Extraction

They use only natural green-friendly cleaning solutions, instead of chemical-based and potentially dangerous polluting chemicals. Go Green!


.99 cent Bagels w/ Cream Cheese at Austin’s NEW Bruegger’s this Sunday!

April 13th, 2012

There’s a new Bruegger’s in town. The new location will be handing out their famous, New York-style bagels with cream cheese for 99 cents this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

The bakery will also sell its popular Bottomless Mug Trial cards (good for unlimited coffee, tea or fountain drinks through the end of April!!) as a fundraiser for the Westlake High School PTO.  The trial cards will go on sale when the bakery opens at 7 a.m. and all proceeds from each card sold will benefit the organization.

Stubb’s BBQ debuts limited time only offer for Super Bowl Weekend

January 26th, 2012

Just in time for Super Bowl weekend, Stubb’s Legendary Kitchen, makers of all-natural Stubb’s Bar-B-Q sauces, rubs and marinades, will introduce a new grocery line of ready-to-eat Stubb’s BBQ ribs, smoked brisket, roasted chicken, pulled pork and chopped beef. For one weekend only, locals can join the Stubb’s team at the south Austin Costco, located at 4301 W William Cannon Drive, on Feb. 2nd to get the first taste during these times:

Thurs. & Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Created with Texas-based J Bar B Foods, one of the nation‚s leading makers of smoked meats for more than 45 years, new Stubb’s fully cooked meats are ready to heat and serve and have all the authentic, smoky flavor of real Texas barbecue.

The meats are available ONLY through Feb. 5. Twin packs of Stubb’s new Signature Sauce, created just for Costco, will be continually available.

Week offered by McDonalds Austin

January 26th, 2012

To celebrate the new menu addition of their Chicken McBites, McDonalds Austin will be offering Snack-Sized McBites for just $1 (reg $1.99) between now and January 29, 2012. Chicken McBites come in three sizes: snack (3 oz.), regular (5 oz.) and shareable (10 oz.). Dipping sauces include: Sweet Chili, Tangy BBQ, Sweet ‘N’ Sour, Spicy Buffalo, Creamy Ranch and Honey Mustard. All 68 area locations will be participating.

New Specials & Locations Added

November 18th, 2011

We’ve added 2 new specials for 3 new locations:

  • Café Serranos – Kids eat free on Wednesday. Available at La Frontera and Symphony Square locations.
  • Port A Café – Kids eat free every day.