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Sunday, Sep 14, 2014

Free and Cheap

A deals blog by Janine Dorsey

Janine Dorsey loves to save money: it doesn’t matter if it’s hers or someone else’s. She rounds up all the best deals and freebies to be found in the Tampa Bay area -  in shopping, dining, entertainment and more – to help you save, too.

Scare up some savings at zoo during ‘Shriek Peek” weekend

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By Janine Dorsey

Those wishing to visit Lowry Park Zoo’s annual Halloween “Zoo Boo” event before the season really gets underway can save money during the “Shriek Peek” weekend.

On Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27 from 7 - 11 p.m. admission is discounted to just $12 for ages over 3. Annual zoo pass holders pay only $10.

The regular admission price for the rest of the special engagement is $14 for children ages 3 - 11 and $18 for adults. Zoo pass holders pay $12.50 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 - 11. Children ages 2 and younger are always admitted free.

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More ways to celebrate, save on National Cheeseburger Day

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By Janine Dorsey

It’s National Cheeseburger Day next week on Thursday, Sept. 18.

We already reported that Burger 21 is celebrating, now there are more ways to get your burger on at a discount.

Evos Feel Great Food is saluting the iconic American food with a buy-one-get-one free offer on their healthy version.

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Walking ghost tour offered for free fall fun

Published:   |   Updated: September 11, 2014 at 01:05 PM
By Janine Dorsey

There’s nothing like a ghostly ramble through dark, deserted city streets to get you in the mood for the Halloween season.

The Friends of the Safety Harbor Library is hosting a free ghost and history walking tour on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. to fill that bill.

The tour, presented by Safety Harbor Walking Tours of Yellow Snow Productionslasts two hours and will cover paranormal happenings and history of the area.

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Glazer Children’s Museum celebrates birthday with free, discounted days

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We can hardly believe The Glazer Children’s Museum is turning four years old.

But on Sunday, Sept. 21 the museum is having a party to celebrate and you’re invited.

On that day, everyone will be admitted free from 1 - 6 p.m.

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Free flu shots offered at USF

Published:   |   Updated: September 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM
By Janine Dorsey

The USF College of Public Health is once again hosting their annual free flu shot drive.

On Friday, Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., adults age 18 and older are invited to visit the school for a free influenza vaccination.

The offer is good while supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Talk, dress like a pirate to score free doughnut booty

Published:   |   Updated: September 10, 2014 at 11:06 AM
By Janine Dorsey

Tampa-area residents need only the slightest provocation to bust out their pirate gear and swagger.

Free doughnuts for wearing pirate garb is certainly an enticing offer.

On Friday, Sept. 19, anyone who visits a participating Krispy Kreme location and talks like a pirate or wears an eye patch will score one free original glazed doughnut.

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Zoo members treated to free MOSI, Aquarium admission in “Swaptember”

Published:   |   Updated: September 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM
By Janine Dorsey

Lowry Park Zoo members get treated to free admission at two reciprocal Tampa attractions during “Swaptember.”

During September, zoo pass holders will be admitted free to the Florida Aquarium and Museum of Science and Industry throughout the entire month.

Valid ID and current Lowry Park Zoo membership card must be presented at ticket counter to redeem offer.

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Free fun runs in Safety Harbor next week

Published:   |   Updated: September 9, 2014 at 12:32 PM
By Janine Dorsey

The City of Safety Harbor is hosting a day of fun runs for all ages and levels of ability.

Friday, Sept. 19 is National Run at Work Day and three runs of varying lengths are available to choose from. There will be raffles and contests at each run:

♦ 6 a.m. - Safety Harbor Marina, 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, 1.4 miles.

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Dress like a chicken, get a free meal at Pollo Tropical

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Pollo Tropical is giving away free quarter-chicken meals for National Chicken Lover's Day on Monday, Sept. 15 between 2 and 7 p.m.

There is a catch, though.

Customers hoping to score the free quarter-chicken meal with rice and beans and roll will have to be dressed head-to-toe in yellow like a chicken.

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Free haircut for blood donors in September

Published:   |   Updated: September 8, 2014 at 01:09 PM
By Janine Dorsey

Healthy people age 16 and older can score a free haircut in September.

That’s the free reward when you donate blood this month.

Donors in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas counties who give blood during September will receive a coupon for a free haircut from SportClips.

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