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Goodbye Groupon, Hello Try It Free [Giveaway]


Nobody likes to buy a pig in a poke. Well, you don’t have to. Try It Free, a new app created by an Austin Mom and entrepreneur, will help you “try before you buy.”

Learn more about the free Try It Free app and enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa card.
By Birgit Sund on October 21, 2019

Every Child Deserves A Happy Halloween – Free Costumes For Children Of Low-Income Families


Celebrating Halloween should not be a kid’s “privilege”, it should be a kid’s “right”.

Let’s face it: Halloween costumes aren’t cheap. While some costumes can be easily created with items many households have at home, most costumes come with a - for some families hefty - price tag.

Do you have Halloween costumes your child has outgrown of and that you'd like to donate? Or are you struggling to “pay the price of Halloween”? Read on to learn how Costume Connections (and you) can help.
By Birgit Sund on October 2, 2019

Free Self-Defense Classes for Women and Teenagers at UT Austin

In the last 2 years, Austin police have investigated several attacks on women who were running on or near popular Austin hike-and-bike trails close to downtown. Unfortunately, those types of attacks can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time.

The University of Texas at Austin Police Department is offering a free 12-hour basic physical defense class to provide women with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance. Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on October 2, 2019

Free Children's Books - Live Grow Play Austin “Read and Share” Program


Listen up, bookworms and Moms and Dads of future bookworms! Does your kiddo love to read or love to listen when you read to them?

We receive many children’s book review requests and just can’t keep up with reviewing all the books ourselves anymore. We'd hate to turn the authors down since we love books and we love to support the awesome people who help educate and entertain our little ones.

We know that many of you are or have little book lovers at home, so we wanted to see if anybody would be interested in a “Read and Share” program, where you have the opportunity to receive free books in return for book reviews? Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on September 4, 2019

Back-To-School and School Supply Drives In And Around Austin



The average costs for school supplies every year is $35 which creates an extra burden for already challenged families as well as for teachers, who often spend their own money buying missing supplies for their classrooms and students.

In order to ease the burden of both families and teachers, school districts that are continuously facing tighter budgets, are trying to outsource the financial obligation by requesting that parents help provide  these supplies. 

Here is a list of Back-to-School Programs and School-Supply Drives in and around Austin.
By Birgit Sund on July 23, 2019

Free And Almost Free Movies in Movie Theaters This Summer

There are many reasons to go to the movie theater this summer:

  •     Bring a smile to your kid's face
  •     Carry the glorious title "Best Mom/Dad/Grandma/Grandpa/Aunt/Uncle/... ever!" (at least for a day)
  •     Stay cool
  •     Eat popcorn
  •     Eat more popcorn
  •     Take a nap

And here are many more.

By Birgit Sund on May 20, 2019

Free Summer Food Service Program - Kids Eat Free This Summer

Many children in and around Austin participate in the free or reduced meals programs at their school. When school is over for the summer it can be an expensive time for many families.

Fortunately, many schools and organizations in and around Austin offer a Summer Food Service Program where children age 18 and under can visit a summer meal site throughout the summer while school is out of session to receive free meals, snacks and participate in fun activities. Read on for participating locations. 

By Birgit Sund on May 15, 2019

Free Movies In The Park In and Around Austin

It’s that time again! Movies in the park all over the 512!

Grab a blanket or a lawn chair, pack some snacks and drinks, check our list and head out to your favorite theater under the stars.

By Birgit Sund on March 12, 2019

Free Summer Camps In and Around Austin

Summer is coming...soon...well, in a few months. But, it's never too early to start thinking about summer camps. Especially when registration for some summer camps are already open and when they're free.

Free camps? Yes, there is such a thing as free camps. We've done quite some research to find camps in and around Austin (up to a 2.5 hr radius) that are not a financial burden to families, especially families that already have enough to worry about.

By Birgit Sund on February 25, 2019

West Austin Chamber of Commerce Summer Camp Fair


Looking for summer camps? Look no further and join the West Austin Chamber of Commerce for its second annual Summer Camp Fair on Monday, April 1st, 2019.  

This free, fun, family friendly event will feature over 80 booths with information from local summer camps and programs for children preschool age through high school.
By Birgit Sund on February 11, 2019

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