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Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015

Janine Dorsey

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Library book, DVD sale features bargain prices

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Stock up on reading materials and other entertainment before spring break begins at this weekend’s Jan Platt Library book sale.

Free landscaping workshop includes Florida handbook

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The Safety Harbor Library is hosting a free ‘Florida Friendly Landscaping’ workshop open to the public.

Wake up with free coffee on Monday after Daylight Savings

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Dunkin Donuts restaurants are offering a cure for the lost hour of Daylight Savings Time on Monday, March 9 by offering customers a free iced coffee.

Donate blood, score dinner and a movie

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Several Tampa Bay area Boston Market restaurants are hosting a blood drive this weekend with a donor reward of a free dinner, including two sides and a drink, plus a voucher...

Free bike safety classes feature gear giveaways in March

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As spring approaches, more bicycle enthusiasts may be choosing to be on city roads.

Kids’ bike safety event includes helmet giveaways, more

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Load up that trike or Big Wheel for a ride in the park with Curious George.

Area YMCAs offering free swim classes around the Bay

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Kids all over Tampa Bay can spend spring break getting safer in the water this year.

Free picnic in the park includes live entertainment, old-fashioned ice cream

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Step back in time and enjoy the pleasures of days past with some free old-fashioned family fun this weekend.

Visit Plant Museum for free on ‘First Fridays’

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Local landmark and architectural treasure, the Henry B. Plant Museum, invites you to visit for free on certain Fridays.

Museum’s military appreciation event includes free music fest tickets

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The Tampa Museum of Art is hosting a special Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, March 8 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Visit kids museum for free on Tuesday

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Can’t make it out to the Glazer Children’s Museum half-price admission event

Free buttermilk short stack on National Pancake Day

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IHOP will once again invite guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day all day today until 10 p.m. 

Free movie with dinner at Red Robin

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Get treated to a movie when you buy dinner at Red Robin.

Fill your cup with Froyo Fresh for $4

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Fill your cup all the way up with frozen yogurt and toppings for just $4 on Friday.

Free rabies shot, vet exam at Healthy Dog Day

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This Saturday, Feb. 28 is Healthy Dog Day in Hillsborough County.

Zootastic family fun for only $5 this Saturday

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Let the zoo come to you at the Zootastic Family Fest on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Free hot dogs, more at Rays’ Spring Training Fan Day

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The Tampa Bay Rays are hosting a free Spring Training Fan Day this weekend at their spring training facility, the

Free bookend craft for kids at Home Depot

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There’s another free workshop on the calendar for crafty kids.

Free strawberry smoothie giveaway on Friday

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Here’s a reminder so you can celebrate: Friday is National Strawberry Day.

Ride for free on Election Day

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Leave your car parked at home on Election Day.

Swimsuit fitting event offers free swag bags to first to attend

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Are you helpless and hopeless when it comes to buying a bathing suit each year?

Visit kids’ museum at half price, score swag

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Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. is the Healthy Family Fair at the Glazer Children’s Museum.

Free weekly yoga at The Shops at Wiregrass

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Start the week off right with stretches and inner reflection when you join in on Yoga on the Lawn at The Shops at Wiregrass.

Free sample by mail roundup

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What’s more fun than getting free stuff in the mail? We can’t think of much.

Dinosaurs can skate for free at Skatepark’s ‘Old Man Jam’

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Are you a little long in the tooth? You know, on your last legs?

Shred for free at Wesley Chapel event

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It may feel like winter outside, but it is still time for some spring cleaning. Gather up those boxes of papers because there is another free shredding event on the calendar for next week.

Spring baseball is cheap family fun at Clearwater Threshers games

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Entertain your whole family with just a fistful of dollars when you take in a Clearwater Threshers spring baseball game.

Kids can build free ‘Monster Truck’ at workshop

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Kids can “build and grow” next weekend when they sign up for a free workshop from Lowes.

See story of Jackie Robinson on big screen at a discount

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In celebration of Black History Month, enjoy a special presentation of the 2013 film ‘42;’ the story of American legend Jackie Robinson.

Meet Lightning player at sporting goods drive

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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop will be signing autographs at a community outreach event on Monday, Feb. 23. from 5 - 7 p.m.

‘Bring Your Own Friend’ to annual Ikea event

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Make a day of it and spend time with a pal at the Tampa Ikea superstore on Saturday, March 7 when you “Bring Your Own Friend.”

Free family fun at Planes, Trains & Autos event

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Your chance to see airplanes, remote control planes, helicopters, model trains, classic cars and more is this weekend at the Planes, Trains & Automobiles event.

Free fishing clinic includes rod and reel giveaway

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children ages 5 to 15 from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Feb. 28.<...

Annual ‘Lights’ event is free fun in downtown Tampa

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On Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21 the lights will come on in downtown Tampa.

Freebies, prizes at weekend Sweet Tomatoes parties

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Two local Sweet Tomatoes locations will be throwing ‘Discover Fresh’ parties this weekend with giveaways, samples and more.

Military admitted free, others use coupon for discounted Armed Forces museum visit

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For a limited time,

Strawberry Fest offers free admission for farm workers, kids, first responders and more

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If you’ve been in a grocery store produce department lately, surely you know what season it is in the Tampa Bay Area.

Free original glazed doughnuts to celebrate opening

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Krispy Kreme is celebrating a grand opening in Kansas City, Kansas, but Tampa Bay is invited.

Donate blood, score free Renaissance Fest ticket

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It’s opening weekend of the Bay Area Renaissance Fest and you’ve spent all your money on chocolates and roses for Valentine’s Day?

Sign on as volunteer, score red carpet event access

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Tampa Theatre needs volunteers for their annual Oscars event and is not above bribing them.

Kids skate free this weekend with top report cards

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Did your kids wow you with great grades on their latest report card? Reward them for their hard work this weekend at United Skates.

Adopt the love of your life this weekend at Humane Society event

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Love is in the air this weekend at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Pucker up for BOGO smothered burritos on Valentine’s Day

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If you have plenty of power in your pucker, you can put it to use to earn yet another free meal on Valentine’s Day.

Sweetheart of a deal returns Valentine’s Day at Pollo Tropical

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Don’t have deep pockets to treat your sweetheart to an expensive meal on Valentine’s Day?

Save on spring visits to Florida’s Legoland

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For a limited time, Florida residents can enjoy a trip to Legoland at a discount.

Free dental event for Tampa kids Friday

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Tampa area kids will be treated to a healthy smile when they visit the “Give Kids A Smile” event this Friday, Feb. 13.

Trade kisses for burgers at Square 1

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Pucker up for a percentage off your burger bill when you dine at Square 1 on Valentine’s Day.

Early birds can score discounts, goodies for ZOOZoom

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Score some extra goodies and save some money when you register early for the Lowry Park Zoo ZOOZoom 5K.

BOGO meals for ‘Evomaniacs’ on Valentine’s Day

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Here’s a way to treat someone you love to a meal on Valentine’s Day without straining your wallet.

Free Icee, popcorn refill at AMC movies

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Take your sweetheart to the movies this weekend and save on theater snacks at AMC.