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Monday, Dec 22, 2014

Janine Dorsey

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Clearwater libraries waiving fines with food donations

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Kept those borrowed library materials a little too long? Here’s your chance to get forgiveness from the fines.

Artistic, creative folks can score two free Renaissance Fest tickets

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Put your creativity to work for you to earn two free admission tickets to the 2015 Bay Area Renaissance Fest by building your own fairy house or painting a mural.

Tampa Bay holiday blood drives offer various rewards

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Eligible donors, age 16 and up, who are feeling well and healthy can share the gift of life and score a bit of reward this holiday season at various blood drives around Tampa Bay.

Donate an Ikea toy or book, get a free zoo ticket

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Tampa’s Ikea store is in the giving mood this holiday season.

Guided downtown walking tour features holiday theme

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Stretch your legs, get in some exercise and load up on holiday cheer all at once when you ‘Do The Local Motion’ this Friday, Dec. 19.

Free Christmas toys for girls and boys

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Tampa’s Mangrove Software is spreading holiday cheer this Thursday, Dec. 18 with a community Christmas party.

Free pictures with Santa at Carrollwood Whole Foods

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Bring the kids for a picture with Santa Claus when Whole Foods Market of Carrollwood hosts the jolly elf.

Free Wild Wonderland tickets in Bay area Happy Meals this month

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There's a little something extra to make kids smile in Tampa Bay area Happy Meals this month.

Donate a toy, get a free Crossfit workout

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Donating a toy to a needy child will feel twice as nice when you attend Crossfit 9’s Santa Slam this weekend.

Free clown noses, circus discounts at Bay area Chick-fil-As

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Through Saturday, you can have a chance to win circus tickets at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants.

Free bucket of range balls daily for kids during holidays

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If there will be golf tees in their stockings and clubs under the tree for your kids this holiday season, the little duffers may be interested to hear about an offer from Ace Golf.

Learn to row at free weekend class

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Curious about the sport of rowing but don’t know much about it?

Get started on holiday shopping with more than a dozen gift card deals

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Gift cards are a great option for sending love to friends and family near and far.

Free document shredding next week in Land O’ Lakes

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Cooper Financial Services is hosting no-cost document shredding by Shred360 on Thursday, Dec. 18. 1 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

‘Eat for free’ this weekend when you shop at Ikea

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Just in time for holiday shopping, the Ikea “eat for free” deal is on again this weekend.

Donate toys, food for print shop credit

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Tampaprinter.com is hosting a seasonal toy and food drive and offering rewards for donors.

Free OJ (and possibly more) with Bruegger’s breakfast sandwich

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What goes great with a hot breakfast sandwich? If you’re a Floridian you better say “orange juice.”

Kids can earn real money at the free Tampa Kids Market

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Tampa Bay area kids can earn money for their piggy banks while learning about commerce at the recurring Tampa Kids Market.

Trade a toy for an oil change this week

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Tampa Bay area residents are invited to trade a child’s toy for auto services at Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair this week.

Trade a toy for a taco at Qdoba

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Tampa area Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants want to reward you for making a child’s Christmas special.

Buy 5 Starbucks holiday drinks, get one free

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Coffee lovers hoping to sample the flavors of the season can earn a free Starbucks coffee drink for their efforts.

$5 day coming soon at MOSI

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Here’s an early gift for Christmas: $5 day at MOSI is on Saturday, Dec. 13.

‘Holiday Shop Hop’ offers sales, snacks and more

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Those wanting their holiday gift dollars to do the most good in their own neighborhood will have an opportunity to spend at a fun night in St. Petersburg tonight.

Save at Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town when you visit after 3 p.m.

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Nothing says ‘Christmas’ like screaming your brains out as you plummet to the round.

Honor a first responder with free pie bonanza

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There’s a nice way to honor a first responder in your community without spending a dime this holiday season.

Get rewards for donations on Kindness Day

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Friday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. will once again be Kindness Day in Tampa Bay.

Krispy Kreme offers ‘Day of the Dozens’ deal

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Doughnut lovers can celebrate the treats by the dozens on Friday, Dec. 12.

Free PDQ tenders on Brown Shoes Day

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PDQ is once again celebrating - what else? - brown shoes!

Military families treated to free day at Tampa Museum of Art

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The Tampa Museum of Art is showing military families some love this holiday season with a special day just for them.

Nights under the lights are cheap family fun

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Enjoy an evening under the stars and among the lights when you visit Florida Botanical Garden’s Holiday Lights event.

Pay what you will at Art on the House

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Friday evenings through the end of the year will be pretty cheap for art lovers in Tampa.

Meet Peg + Cat at Glazer Museum free admission day

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Kids and adults are all admitted free this Tuesday, Dec. 2 when they visit the Glazer Childrens’ Museum from 2 - 7 p.m.

Free access to MOSI with teddy bear donation

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Beginning Monday, Dec. 1 it will be mere child’s play to score a free kid’s ticket to the Museum of Science and Industry.

Donate blood, score an eGift card good for holiday shopping

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Healthy people age 16 and older that weigh at least 110 pounds can earn a little holiday spending money when they give the gift of life this weekend in the Tampa Bay area.

Humane Society offers ‘doorbuster’ deals on pets for Black Friday

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Forget about acquiring more “stuff” on Black Friday. Why not instead treat yourself to a new best friend?

Free hardware store clinics help kids build and grow

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Kids have two opportunities to make items for holiday giving at upcoming Home Depot workshops.

Lightning lets students rush for cheap game seats

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Students with valid I.D. can save big on home Tampa Bay Lightning games with the Subway Student Rush.

Donate at Sunshine Thrift for discount coupon

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Generous donors can reap the rewards this holiday season at Sunshine Thrift Store.

AmEx cardholders earn rewards on Small Business Saturday

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American Express cardholders who support local vendors on Small Business Saturday will be rewarded for their generosity in the community.

Free and cheap Thanksgiving week fun for kids

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Kids out of school this holiday week will be wanting to do one of two things: catch up on their sleep or have some fun.

Gibsonton Dollar General grand opening celebrating with giveaways

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The newest Tampa Bay area Dollar General location is coming to Gibsonton this weekend.

Free laundry services Saturday in Tarpon Springs

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Those needing some extra assistance to make it through the holidays can get some help this weekend by way of loads of fresh, clean clothes.

Donate food, get a free drink at SoHo’s Ciccio’s

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Ciccio’s/ Water is holding a Thanksgiving food drive this week to benefit Metropolitan Ministries.

Free acupuncture treatment in Seminole Heights

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A local business wants you to forget about Black Friday and instead “buy nothing” on that day.

Donate canned good, get free dessert at Longhorn

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Through Thursday, Nov. 20 donate a non-perishable food item at a participating Tampa Bay area LongHorn Steakhouse and you will get a free dessert for your table.

Donate food, see Pedro Lima comedy show free

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Side Splitters comedy fans can catch a free Pedro Lima show this month when they donate nonperishable food ite...

AAA offers free tow for intoxicated drivers Thanksgiving weekend

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If close quarters with relatives over Thanksgiving drives you to drink, don’t risk a DUI or worse. Just call (855) 2-TOW-2-GO for a confidential tow within a 10-mile radius to a safe location.

Subway shows customer appreciation with $2 sandwiches

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December is known for a lot of things, but maybe not sandwiches.

Roll up your sleeves to earn free seafood fest admission

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Healthy people age 16 and up can score free admission to this weekend’s Seaboard Seafood Fest when they take the time to donate blood at the event.

Download Chick-fil-A app, get free breakfast entree

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Finding a Chick-fil-A on the go just got that much easier with the introduction of a new downloadable app for iPhones and Androids.