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Saturday, Oct 25, 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.

Free shredding in Largo, Land O’ Lakes

Published:   |   Updated: October 24, 2014 at 12:51 PM
By Janine Dorsey

Cooper Financial Services is hosting a free identity theft seminar with no-cost document shredding by Shred360 on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

You do not have to attend the workshop in order to take advantage of the free shredding service.

Donations of non-perishable food, diapers and laundry detergent are sought to support The Volunteer Way, but are not required to get the free shredding service.

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Pumpkin Fest features cornucopia of fall flavors

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By Janine Dorsey

The weather is touch and go when it comes to feeling like fall, but The Fresh Market will be all autumn this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, from 1 - 6 p.m., the specialty grocer will be hosting Pumpkin Fest.

The free sampling event will include tastes of new products and seasonal favorites all featuring the darling of fall, pumpkin.

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More Halloween kids-eat-free deals on offer

Published:   |   Updated: October 24, 2014 at 09:29 AM
By Janine Dorsey

It won’t be hard to scare up a free dinner for your kids on Halloween this year.

Several frightfully good restaurant offers are being advertised in the Tampa Bay area touting free kids meals on the haunted holiday.

 

Holy Hog Barbecue is treating kids ages 10 and younger in costume to a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree on Halloween.

The offer is good from 4 until 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.

Kids can choose from a menu that includes cheese quesadillas, chicken tenders and more. All kids meals include fries and a drink. 

For a Holy Hog location near you, visit http://holyhogbbq.com/

Tijuana Flats is returning to its old location in South Tampa on 1617 W. Platt St. on Monday, Oct. 27.

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Breast cancer community health event includes free lunch

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Moffitt Cancer Center is offering a free community event to bring attention to breast health this week.

‘A Crucial Catch Day - Your Day to Fight Breast Cancer’ is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Women of all ages are invited to learn about how to reduce their risk of breast cancer.

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Free flu shots in Pinellas Park

Published:   |   Updated: October 22, 2014 at 01:18 PM
By Janine Dorsey

It’s no trick! The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas Park is treating citizens to a free flu shot right before Halloween.

On Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 6 - 9 p.m., flu vaccines will be available at the Pinellas Park Health Department, located at 6350 76th Ave N., at no cost.

The vaccinations will be available inside or at a drive-thru in the parking lot at the front of the building.

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Costumed characters get free doughnut treats on Halloween

Published:   |   Updated: October 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM
By Janine Dorsey

It doesn’t matter if you are a “mummy” or a daddy, treats aren’t just for kids at Halloween - anyone sporting a creepy costume or ghoulish getup can score at Krispy Kreme.

Friday, Oct. 31, visit any participating Krispy Kreme location in costume during regular store hours and get a free doughnut of any available variety, including Krispy “Skremes” halloween-themed doughnuts.

Dress as silly or scary as you like, but no masks in the store are permitted.

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Costumed kids eat free on Halloween

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Kids in costume can eat for free when they visit any participating Tampa Bay area Beef O’Brady’s on Halloween.

Ninjas, zombies, fairies, super heroes, cheerleaders and all the other “creatures of the night” who are age 12 and younger can enjoy a free meal from the children’s menu with the purchase of an adult entree.

Kids menu items include chicken quesadillas, chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, hot dogs and other options. Meals include choice of a side item and a drink.

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Donate food items, score free movie tickets

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Studio Movie Grill is celebrating their grand opening this weekend at University Mall with free movies.

The state-of-the-art movie and dining experience will offer a free movie ticket to anyone donating two or more non-perishable food items Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 26. Collected donations will be given to Feeding America Tampa Bay.

Opening weekend first-run releases will include ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Fury’ and ‘Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day.’

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Bike safety classes feature free gear

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With the weather becoming more pleasant lately, more bicyclists may be choosing to be on the roads.

The City of Tampa wants to help keep those bikers safer on our streets with free safety classes.

Local recreation centers and parks will be the sites for ten sessions in November led by Tampa BayCycle.

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Costumed kids can score dinner, treats at Ikea

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Kids in costumes can get into the halloween ‘spirit’ early when they score treats and a free meal at Ikea’s annual ‘Trick or Treat’ event.

On Sunday, Oct. 26 from 3 - 5 p.m. all children ages 12 and younger are invited to gather treats in the store’s showroom.

The costumed kids are also invited to enjoy a free meal from the children’s menu, no purchase necessary.

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